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SocietyWise is an e-Governance solution for housing societies that is easy-to-use, accountant approved & delivers clear-cut savings. It automates everything from bill generation to double-entry accounting. These terms of use are intended to explain our obligations as a service provider and Your obligations as a customer. Please read them carefully.

These Terms are binding on any use of the Service and apply to You from the time that SocietyWise provides You with access to the Service.

The SocietyWise Service will evolve over time based on user feedback. These Terms are not intended to answer every question or address every issue raised by the use of the SocietyWise Service. SocietyWise reserves the right to change these terms at any time, effective upon the posting of modified terms and SocietyWise will make every effort to communicate these changes to You via email or notification via the Website. It is likely the terms of use will change over time. It is Your obligation to ensure that You have read, understood and agree to the most recent terms available on the Website.

By registering to use the Service you acknowledge that You have read and understood these Terms and have the authority to act on behalf of any person for whom You are using the Service. You are deemed to have agreed to these Terms on behalf of any entity for whom you use the Service.

These Terms were last updated on 21 Mar 2016.

1. Definitions

"Agreement"
means these Terms of Use.
"Access Fee"
means the monthly fee (excluding any taxes and duties) payable by You in accordance with the fee schedule set out on the Website (which SocietyWise may change from time to time on notice to You).
"Confidential Information"
includes all information exchanged between the parties to this Agreement, whether in writing, electronically or orally, including the Service but does not include information which is, or becomes, publicly available other than through unauthorized disclosure by the other party.
"Data"
means any data inputted by You or with Your authority into the Website.
"Intellectual Property Right"
means any patent, trade mark, service mark, copyright, moral right, right in a design, know-how and any other intellectual or industrial property rights, anywhere in the world whether or not registered.
"Service"
means the online accounting and society management services made available (as may be changed or updated from time to time by SocietyWise) via the Website.
"Website"
means the Internet site at the domain http://app.societywise.in or any other site operated by SocietyWise.
"SocietyWise"
means DetangleSys Pvt. Ltd. and all current and future global subsidiaries.
"Invited User"
means any person or entity, other than the Subscriber, that uses the Service with the authorization of the Subscriber from time to time.
"Subscriber"
means the person who registers to use the Service, and, where the context permits, includes any entity on whose behalf that person registers to use the Service.
"You"
means the Subscriber, and where the context permits, a Society or an Invited User. "Your" has a corresponding meaning.
"Society"
refers to the (Co-operative) Housing Society, Resident Welfare Association or other forms of association that including its members and Invited Users.
"Organization"
means the Society that has authorized You to use SocietyWise to access information, and allows you to further authorize access to other Invited Users.
"Partner"
refers to a third-party that provides a product or service to the Society along with SocietyWise which may be charged separately and any liability originating from such product or service is owned by the said third-party
"Third Party"
refers to a third-party other than a Partner with whom SocietyWise or the Society may have an agreement

2. Use of Software

SocietyWise grants You the right to access and use the Service via the Website with the particular user roles available to You according to Your subscription type. This right is non-exclusive, non-transferable, and limited by and subject to this Agreement. You acknowledge and agree that, subject to any applicable written agreement between the Subscriber and the Invited Users, or any other applicable laws:

  1. the Subscriber determines who is an Invited User and what level of user role access to the relevant organisation and Service that Invited User has;
  2. the Subscriber is responsible for all Invited Users' use of the Service;
  3. the Subscriber controls each Invited User's level of access to the relevant organisation and Service at all times and can revoke or change an Invited User's access, or level of access, at any time and for any reason, in which case that person or entity will cease to be an Invited User or shall have that different level of access, as the case may be;
  4. if there is any dispute between a Subscriber and an Invited User regarding access to any organisation or Service, the Subscriber shall decide what access or level of access to the relevant Data or Service that Invited User shall have, if any.

3. Your Obligations

1. Payment obligations:
SocietyWise will issue invoices for Access Fee and Service on a annual basis that are charged in advance and are due on receipt. Unless specified in the contract or in case of dispute, the terms mentioned here will apply. Access fee will be charged from the first day You subscribe to SocietyWise on behalf of a Society. All invoices will include the Access Fee for the future period of use. SocietyWise will continue invoicing You monthly until this Agreement is terminated in accordance with clause 8.

All SocietyWise invoices will be sent to You by email. Separate invoices will be sent for separate societies. You must pay or arrange payment of all amounts specified in any invoice by the due date for payment and are payable within 10 days of the invoice date. You are responsible for payment of all taxes and duties in addition to the Access Fee.

2. Preferential pricing or discounts:
You may from time to time be offered preferential pricing or discounts for the Access Fees as a result of ongoing promotions. Eligibility for such preferential pricing or discounts is conditional upon Your acceptance of responsibility for payment of any Access Fees in relation to all of Your Societies. Without prejudice to any other rights that SocietyWise may have under these Terms or at law, SocietyWise reserves the right to render invoices for the full (non-discounted) Access Fees due or suspend or terminate Your use of the Service in respect of any or all of Your Societies in the event that any invoices for those Access Fees are not paid in full by the due date for payment.

3. General obligations:
You must only use the Service and Website for Your own lawful internal business purposes, in accordance with these Terms and any notice sent by SocietyWise or condition posted on the Website. You may use the Service and Website on behalf of others or in order to provide services to others but if You do so you must ensure that You are authorized to do so and that all persons for whom or to whom services are provided comply with and accept all terms of this Agreement that apply to You.

4. Third-party software & services delivered into Your SocietyWise account:
SocietyWise reserves the right to pass on any charges related to the provision of third-party products (software components and services) on a case-by-case basis at SocietyWise's sole discretion. SocietyWise would first inform You via email to indicate what those charges are likely to be (as such charges may vary from case-to-case). You have the option to decide to discontinue use of such products at any time. To exercise this option, you must give SocietyWise sufficient prior notice, and upon receiving such notice SocietyWise will arrange to terminate access to such products in accordance the third-party's usual practices.

5. Access conditions:
a. You must ensure that all usernames and passwords required to access the Service are kept secure and confidential. You must immediately notify SocietyWise of any unauthorized use of Your passwords or any other breach of security and SocietyWise will reset Your password and You must take all other actions that SocietyWise reasonably deems necessary to maintain or enhance the security of SocietyWise's computing systems and networks and Your access to the Services.

b. As a condition of these Terms, when accessing and using the Services, You must:

i. not attempt to undermine the security or integrity of SocietyWise's computing systems or networks or, where the Services are hosted by a third party, that third party's computing systems and networks;

ii. not use, or misuse, the Services in any way which may impair the functionality of the Services or Website, or other systems used to deliver the Services or impair the ability of any other user to use the Services or Website;

iii. not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any materials other than those to which You have been given express permission to access or to the computer system on which the Services are hosted;

iv. not transmit, or input into the Website, any: files that may damage any other person's computing devices or software, content that may be offensive, or material or Data in violation of any law (including Data or other material protected by copyright or trade secrets which You do not have the right to use); and

v. not attempt to duplicate, modify, copy, adapt, reproduce, disassemble, decompile, resell, exploit or reverse engineer any computer programs used to deliver the Services or to operate the Website, and/or the service provided, except as is strictly necessary to use either of them for normal operation.

vi. not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the product or Service, in whole or in part

6. Usage Limitations:

Use of the Service may be subject to limitations, including but not limited to monthly transaction volumes and the number of calls You are permitted to make against SocietyWise's application programming interface. Any such limitations will be specified within the Service.

7. Communication Conditions:

As a condition of these Terms, if You use any communication tools available through the Website (such as any blog, forum, chat room or message centre), You agree only to use such communication tools for lawful and legitimate purposes. You must not use any such communication tool for posting or disseminating any material unrelated to the use of the Services, including (but not limited to): offers of goods or services for sale, unsolicited commercial e-mail, files that may damage any other person's computing devices or software, content that may be offensive to any other users of the Services or the Website, or material in violation of any law (including material that is protected by copyright or trade secrets which You do not have the right to use).

When You make any communication on the Website, You represent that You are permitted to make such communication. SocietyWise is under no obligation to ensure that the communications on the Website are legitimate or that they are related only to the use of the Services. As with any other web-based forum, You must exercise caution when using the communication tools available on the Website. However, SocietyWise does reserve the right to remove any communication at any time in its sole discretion.

8. Indemnity:

You indemnify SocietyWise against: all claims, costs, damage and loss arising from Your breach of any of these Terms or any obligation You may have to SocietyWise, including (but not limited to) any costs relating to the recovery of any Access Fees that are due but have not been paid by You.

4. Confidentiality & Privacy

1. Confidentiality

Unless the relevant party has the prior written consent of the other or unless required to do so by law:

a. Each party will preserve the confidentiality of all Confidential Information of the other obtained in connection with these Terms. Neither party will, without the prior written consent of the other, disclose or make any Confidential Information available to any person, or use the same for its own benefit, other than as contemplated by these Terms.

b. Each party's obligations under this clause will survive termination of these Terms.

c. The provisions of clauses 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 shall not apply to any information which:

i. is or becomes public knowledge other than by a breach of this clause;

ii. is received from a third party who lawfully acquired it and who is under no obligation restricting its disclosure;

iii. is in the possession of the receiving party without restriction in relation to disclosure before the date of receipt from the disclosing party; or

iv. is independently developed without access to the Confidential Information.

2. Privacy

SocietyWise maintains a privacy policy that sets out the parties' obligations in respect of personal information . You should read that policy at http://app.societywise.in/privacy and You will be taken to have accepted that policy when You accept these Terms.

5. Intellectual Property

1. General:

You acknowledge and agree that the Service contains proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Title to, and all Intellectual Property Rights in the Services, the Website and any documentation relating to the Services remain the property of SocietyWise (or its licensors).

2. Ownership of Data:

Title to, and all Intellectual Property Rights in, the Data remain Your property. However, Your access to the Data is contingent on full payment of the SocietyWise Access Fee when due. You grant SocietyWise a license to use, copy, transmit, store, and back-up Your information and Data for the purposes of enabling You to access and use the Services and for any other purpose related to provision of services to You.

3. Backup of Data:

You must maintain copies of all Data inputted into the Service. SocietyWise adheres to its best practice policies and procedures to prevent data loss, including a daily system data back-up regime, but does not make any guarantees that there will be no loss of Data. SocietyWise expressly excludes liability for any loss of Data no matter how caused.

4. Third-party applications and your Data.

If You enable third-party applications for use in conjunction with the Services, You acknowledge that SocietyWise may allow the providers of those third-party applications to access Your Data as required for the interoperation of such third-party applications with the Services. SocietyWise shall not be responsible for any disclosure, modification or deletion of Your Data resulting from any such access by third-party application providers.

6. Warranties and Acknowledgements

1. Authority:

You warrant that where You have registered to use the Service on behalf of another person or organization, You have the authority to agree to these Terms on behalf of that person or organization and agree that by registering to use the Service You bind the person on whose behalf You act to the performance of any and all obligations that You become subject to by virtue of these Terms, without limiting Your own personal obligations under these Terms.

2. Acknowledgement:

You acknowledge that:

a. You are authorized to use the Services and the Website and to access the information and Data that You input into the Website, including any information or Data input into the Website by any person you have authorized to use the Service. You are also authorized to access the processed information and Data that is made available to You through Your use of the Website and the Services (whether that information and Data is Your own or that of anyone else).

b. SocietyWise has no responsibility to any person other than You and nothing in this Agreement confers, or purports to confer, a benefit on any person other than You. If You use the Services or access the Website on behalf of or for the benefit of anyone other than yourself (whether a body corporate or otherwise) you agree that:

i. You are responsible for ensuring that You have the right to do so;

ii. You are responsible for authorizing any person who is given access to information or Data, and you agree that SocietyWise has no obligation to provide any person access to such information or Data without Your authorization and may refer any requests for information to You to address; and

iii. You will indemnify and hold SocietyWise, its employees and agents harmless against any claims or loss relating to:

i. SocietyWise's refusal to provide any person access to Your information or Data in accordance with these Terms,

ii. SocietyWise's making available information or Data to any person with Your authorization.

c. The provision of, access to, and use of, the Services is on an "as is " basis and at Your own risk.

d. SocietyWise does not warrant that the use of the Service will be uninterrupted or error free. Among other things, the operation and availability of the systems used for accessing the Service, including public telephone services, computer networks and the Internet, can be unpredictable and may from time to time interfere with or prevent access to the Services. SocietyWise is not in any way responsible for any such interference or prevention of Your access or use of the Services.

e. SocietyWise is not Your accountant and use of the Services does not constitute the receipt of accounting advice. If You have any accounting questions, please contact an accountant.

f. It is Your sole responsibility to determine that the Services meet the needs of Your business and are suitable for the purposes for which they are used.

g. You remain solely responsible for complying with all applicable accounting, tax and other laws. It is Your responsibility to check that storage of and access to your Data via the Software and the Website will comply with laws applicable to you (including any laws requiring you to retain records).

3. No warranties:

SocietyWise gives no warranty about the Services. Without limiting the foregoing, SocietyWise does not warrant that the Services will meet Your requirements or that it will be suitable for any particular purpose. To avoid doubt, all implied conditions or warranties are excluded in so far as is permitted by law, including (without limitation) warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose, title and non-infringement.

4. Consumer guarantees:

You warrant and represent that You are acquiring the right to access and use the Services for the purposes of a business and that, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any statutory consumer guarantees or legislation intended to protect non-business consumers in any jurisdiction does not apply to the supply of the Services, the Website or these Terms.

7. Limitation of Liability

1. To the maximum extent permitted by law, SocietyWise excludes all liability (including legal fees, damages, losses, costs and other expenses) and responsibility to You (or any other person) in contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise, for any loss (including loss of information, Data, profits and savings) or damage resulting, directly or indirectly, from any use of, or reliance on, the Service or Website.

2. If You suffer loss or damage as a result of SocietyWise's negligence or failure to comply with these Terms, any claim by You against SocietyWise arising from SocietyWise's negligence or failure will be limited in respect of any one incident, or series of connected incidents, to the Access Fees paid by You in the previous 3 months.

3. If You are not satisfied with the Service, Your sole and exclusive remedy is to terminate these Terms in accordance with Clause 8.

8. Termination

1. Trial policy

When You first sign up for access to the Services You can evaluate the Services under the defined trial usage conditions, with no obligation to continue to use the Services. If You choose to continue using the Services thereafter, You will be billed from the day You first added Your billing details into the Services. If You choose not to continue using the Services, You are expected to inform us at support@societywise.in and receive an acknowledgement from SocietyWise confirming that the request has been registered.

2. Prepaid Subscriptions

SocietyWise will not provide any refund for any remaining prepaid period for a prepaid Access Fee subscription.

3. No-fault termination:

These Terms will continue for the period covered by the Access Fee paid or payable under clause 3.1. At the end of each billing period these Terms will automatically continue for another period of the same duration as that period, provided You continue to pay the prescribed Access Fee when due, unless either party terminates these Terms by giving notice to the other party at least 30 days before the end of the relevant payment period. If You terminate these Terms You shall be liable to pay all relevant Access Fees on a pro-rata basis for each day of the then current period up to and including the day of termination of these Terms.

SocietyWise reserves the right to change or remove (temporarily or permanently) the Website or any part of it without notice and you confirm that SocietyWise shall not be liable to you for any such change or removal.

4. Breach:

If You:

a. breach any of these Terms (including, without limitation, by non-payment of any Access Fees) and do not remedy the breach within 14 days after receiving notice of the breach if the breach is capable of being remedied;

b. breach any of these Terms and the breach is not capable of being remedied (which includes (without limitation) any breach of clause 3.4 or any payment of Access Fees that are more than 30 days overdue); or

c. You or Your society become insolvent or Your business goes into liquidation or has a receiver or manager appointed of any of its assets or if You become insolvent, or make any arrangement with Your creditors, or become subject to any similar insolvency event in any jurisdiction,

SocietyWise may take any or all of the following actions, at its sole discretion:

d. Terminate this Agreement and Your use of the Services and the Website;

e. Suspend for any definite or indefinite period of time, Your use of the Services and the Website;

f. Suspend or terminate access to all or any Data.

g. Take either of the actions in sub-clauses (d), (e) and (f) of this clause 8(4) in respect of any or all other persons whom You have authorized to have access to Your information or Data.

For the avoidance of doubt, if payment of any invoice for Access Fees due in relation to any of Your Billing Contacts, Billing Plans or any of Your Organisations (as defined at clause 3) is not made in full by the relevant due date, SocietyWise may: suspend or terminate Your use of the Service, the authority for all or any of Your Organisations to use the Service, or Your rights of access to all or any Data.

5. Accrued Rights:

Termination of these Terms is without prejudice to any rights and obligations of the parties accrued up to and including the date of termination. On termination of this Agreement You will:

d. remain liable for any accrued charges and amounts which become due for payment before or after termination; and

e. immediately cease to use the Services and the Website.

Expiry or termination:

Clauses 3.1, 3.7, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 survive the expiry or termination of these Terms.

9. Support & Availability

1. Technical Problems:
In the case of technical problems You must make all reasonable efforts to investigate and diagnose problems before contacting SocietyWise. If You still need technical help, please check the support provided online by SocietyWise on the Website or failing that email us at support@societywise.in .

2. Service availability:
Whilst Xero intends that the Services should be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it is possible that on occasions the Services or Website may be unavailable to permit maintenance or other development activity to take place.

If for any reason SocietyWise has to interrupt the Services for longer periods than SocietyWise would normally expect, SocietyWise will use reasonable endeavors to publish in advance details of such activity on the Website.

General

Entire agreement:

These Terms, together with the SocietyWise Privacy Policy and the terms of any other notices or instructions given to You under these Terms of Use, supersede and extinguish all prior agreements, representations (whether oral or written), and understandings and constitute the entire agreement between You and SocietyWise relating to the Services and the other matters dealt with in these Terms.

Waiver:

If either party waives any breach of these Terms, this will not constitute a waiver of any other breach. No waiver will be effective unless made in writing.

Delays:

Neither party will be liable for any delay or failure in performance of its obligations under these Terms if the delay or failure is due to any cause outside its reasonable control. This clause does not apply to any obligation to pay money.

No Assignment:

You may not assign or transfer any rights to any other person without SocietyWise's prior written consent.

Governing law and jurisdiction:

If the information or Data You are accessing using the Services and the Website is solely that of a person who is tax resident in India at the time that You accept these terms then the State of Maharashtra law govern this Agreement and You submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state courts of Mumbai, Maharashtra for all disputes arising out of or in connection with this Agreement.

Severability:

If any part or provision of these Terms is invalid, unenforceable or in conflict with the law, that part or provision is replaced with a provision which, as far as possible, accomplishes the original purpose of that part or provision. The remainder of this Agreement will be binding on the parties.

Notices:

Any notice given under these Terms by either party to the other must be in writing by email and will be deemed to have been given on transmission. Notices to SocietyWise must be sent to support@societywise.in or to any other email address notified by email to You by SocietyWise. Notices to You will be sent to the email address which You provided when setting up Your access to the Service.

Rights of Third Parties:

A person who is not a party to these Terms has no right to benefit under or to enforce any term of these Terms.

SocietyWise respects your privacy. We take great care to ensure that information entered in the system is secure and that it is not disclosed without your consent. Personal information, other than that knowingly provided, is not collected, shared or disclosed to third parties.

To provide a better experience, we may use cookies, web beacons and other monitoring technologies to compile anonymous statistics about site users.

SocietyWise (hereafter "we") may contain links to other sites outside of our control for which their respective privacy policies apply.

We may share non-personal and non-personally identifiable information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties allowing them to offer their services through our site.

In addition, we may share limited personal information with partners that is necessary for providing various services on our site, such as payment gateways or mailing lists. These companies are prohibited from using this information for any other purpose.

We may provide personal information when disclosure may be required by law. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud detection or protection, or in other situations involving suspicious or illegal activities.

In the event of a transfer of ownership, such as acquisition by or merger with another company, a user's personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.

By using our site or services, you consent to the collection and use of your information as we have outlined in this privacy statement and consent to our Terms of Use. We may decide to change this privacy statement from time to time, and update this page so that you are aware.

Feel free to contact us at any time with any questions you may have regarding our privacy statement. Also refer the terms of use.