Terms and Conditions

TCS’ Enterprise Security Community Portal, https://securitycommunity.tcs.com  (the “Portal”) is a Portal for cyber/information security articles, news, best practices, thought leadership and industry leading security experiences, etc. shared/contributed by security subject matter experts and practitioners, both from TCS and its customers, in/through this community Portal.

By accessing/using the Portal, You agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below in addition to the terms and conditions on www.tcs.com (including Legal Disclaimer and the Privacy Policy which are incorporated herein by reference). If You do not agree to the same, do not access/use the Portal.

The Portal and its services / content is provided on “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. TCS and any other parties involved in the creation, production or delivery of the Portal and/or its services / content, expressly disclaim any and all warranties, express and implied, including but not limited to any warranties of accuracy, reliability, availability, title, merchantability, non-infringement, fitness for a particular purpose, or that the Portal and its services / content will meet your requirement, or will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, accurate, complete, virus-free or error-free. TCS reserves the right to withdraw, amend, change, suspend or terminate the Portal and/or service / content or any part thereof (including these terms) provided on or through the Portal without notice. It is Your responsibility to check for updates to these terms and conditions and Your continued use the Portal after the posting of these changes shall mean Your acceptance of such changes. You acknowledge and agree that Your decision to access and/or use any information, services or products made available by or through this Portal, or to take any action or refrain from taking any action as a result of Your use of this Portal and its services / content will be Your discretion and decision alone, based solely on Your own evaluation. Neither this Portal nor any content/information provided by or through this Portal constitute an offer or solicitation to sell any product or service.

In no event shall TCS or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, officers, directors and agents or suppliers (“Related Parties”) be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with, the use or performance of this Portal and its services / content, the delay or inability to use this Portal and its services / content or related services, the provision of or failure to provide content / services, or for any information, products, services and material obtained through this Portal, or otherwise arising out of the use of this Portal and its services / content, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if TCS or any of its  Related Parties has been advised of the possibility of damages. If You are dissatisfied with any portion of this Portal and its services / content, or with any of these terms of use, Your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this Portal and its services / content.

Subject to Your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement, TCS grants You a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited and temporary right to access and use this Portal and the services / information (materials) thereon only for Your personal and non-commercial use. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to TCS. Unauthorized access or use, or in violation of these terms and conditions, may attract legal action, criminal and/or civil.

In general, You can visit the Portal without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself, however, You acknowledge and agree that the membership to the community to share as aforesaid requires registration on the Portal and we may need information from You, such as Your name, phone number and email id (“Personal Data”) to send You invitation to enable registration and/or user authentication for membership of the community and use the services / content. You will be contacted via email from admin@securitycommunity.tcs.com (This is a system generated “Do not Reply” email ID) to facilitate registration. You agree and consent to use of Your Personal Data by TCS for the purpose or otherwise contacting You and identifying you as a contributor/author of Your Content (as hereinafter defined). Our web servers collect the IP addresses of visitors and users. This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the portal, pages viewed, devices or browsers from which the Portal is accessed, etc. TCS uses this information to measure the effectiveness of this Portal and to improve the Portal and its services, content and usability. Your accessing our Portal signifies your unconditional consent to allow the collection of your IP addresses. The license granted herein is effective until terminated by TCS which shall at its sole discretion be entitled at any time without any notice withdraw access and/or any permission(s) granted to You. You may terminate it any time by surrendering Your user authentication details.

Personal Data, if any, collected may be transferred and stored and processed in India or in any other country in which TCS or its service providers maintain facilities or in which TCS or any of its Related Parties operate for user authentication, role authorization, permissions, record keeping, statistical analysis and improvement purposes only. By using this Portal, You consent to the use, storing, processing and transfer of your personal data outside of your present country/state. If You provide/submit/disclose any third party personal data as part of Your Content You shall ensure that you are entitled to transfer the relevant personal data to TCS so that TCS may lawfully use, store, publish, display, transmit, distribute, process and transfer the personal data on your behalf. You shall ensure that the relevant third parties have been informed of, and have given their consent to, such use, storing, publishing, displaying, transmitting, distributing, processing, and transfer as required by all applicable law and regulations, including without limitation, data protection legislation. TCS shall process and/or transfer and/or provide and/or disclose to third parties, including but not limited to Government agencies mandated under the law to obtain information including personal data for the purpose of verification of identity, or for prevention, detection, investigation including cyber incidents, prosecution, and punishment of offences, the personal data.

TCS is the sole and exclusive owner of the Portal. All intellectual property rights in the Portal and its services / content, including but not limited to copyright, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and design of the Portal and its services / content is owned by TCS and/or its licensors. You agree that you shall not remove, obscure, or alter any proprietary rights notices (including copyright and trade mark notices) which may be affixed to or contained within the Portal and its service / content. You are prohibited from copying, modifying, transmitting, distributing, selling, licensing, displaying, communicating, publishing, posting, creating derivative works of, downloading, storing, archiving, or reproducing or in any way exploit any content including text, images, opinions, posts, analysis, statistics, information or photographs made available through or on this Portal, whether in whole or part, without written permission from TCS or by the owners of that content. Any comments, suggestions, improvements or other communications from You to TCS regarding the Portal and its services / contents shall become the sole property of TCS. TCS has the right to use them without any compensation or attribution whatsoever. Nothing herein will have the effect of granting any right, title or interest in the Portal and its services / content or in or any intellectual property rights therein in Your favor.

Unless expressly permitted by TCS in writing, you may not and not permit anyone else to (i) reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of the Portal, its service / contents or any part thereof; (ii) intentionally interfere with or damage operation of the Portal or any users’ enjoyment of the Portal, by any means, including but not limited to uploading or otherwise disseminating viruses, adware, spyware, worms, or other malicious code; (iii) use any robot, spider, other automatic device/process, or manual process to monitor or copy the Portal or its contents; (iv) share the authentication details (if any provided) with any other user or circumvent, bypass, delete or remove any form of protection, or usage, functionality or technical restrictions/limitation, or to enable functionality disabled/restricted by TCS.

The Portal may provide various means to contribute/share, including without limitation, chat/discussion rooms, blogs, message board facilities, polls, contest, etc. or other features enabling you to give your input, upload, submit or use/download the content. You represent, warrant and covenant that you will not use the Portal and its services / content in a way, and/or upload, post, transmit, distribute, or otherwise publish through this Portal or any service provided hereunder any materials/content, which are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, hateful, harassing, malicious, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit, or indecent; constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate law; violate, plagiarize or infringe the rights of any third party including, without limitation copyright, trademark, patent, rights of privacy or publicity, or any other right of any third party; contain a virus or other harmful or potentially harmful component; contain any information advertising of any kind; constitute or contain false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact; or restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Portal and/or its services or content. You agree to assist TCS in relation to any investigation and remedy of any claim, allegation, action, suit, proceeding or litigation with respect to alleged unauthorized access and use of the Portal and its services / content.

By accessing or using the Portal and its services / content, You expressly consent and agree that TCS shall have the right to monitor Your access and use of the Portal, and in its sole discretion (but without any obligation) to moderate, edit, delete, remove, un-publish, publish, refuse to post/publish or use any communication, views, opinion, comments, responses, ideas, documents, content, submissions, articles, data (including personally identifiable data), text, images, posts, analysis, statistics, information or photographs etc. expressed/input/uploaded/submitted by You (collectively “Your Content”) on/for the Portal, without any further permissions or approval from You, and You covenant that this will not violate your privacy, moral or any other rights and waive any such rights in our favor. You agree that no remuneration or other consideration will be paid with respect to Your Content. Your Content which is published can be seen by anonymous or unauthenticated users as well. Also, your full name will be shown along with Your Content which is published. Your registration with the Portal signifies your unconditional consent to moderate Your Content, display of Your full name and Your Content to registered and non-registered users. TCS and its Related Parties shall not be responsible or liable for use of Your Personal Data by any third party which is made available in this way.

TCS does not claim ownership of Your Content that you provide to this Portal. You shall have sole responsibility and liability for the accuracy, quality, integrity, legality, reliability, appropriateness, and intellectual property ownership or right to use of Your Content. However, by posting, uploading, submitting Your Content, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid up, royalty free, transferable, sub-licensable right and license to display, publish, post, communicate, distribute, copy, store, archive, reproduce, modify, adapt, transmit, translate, create derivative works of or otherwise use Your Content in any way. You further represent and warrant that you own and control rights to Your Content submission including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for granting the permission specified here.

The Portal may provide links to, or access to third party website or content or content services, the accuracy or completeness of the materials or the reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, reports, analysis, statistics or other information (collectively “the TP Content”) displayed or distributed through it or based on the TP Content, is not warranted by TCS. TCS is providing the TP Content, or a link to the third party website only for informational purpose only as an additional resource for convenience and do not provide an endorsement or recommendation to such website or content or content services by TCS of the TP Content, products or services offered through the said . You acknowledge that reliance on any TP Content, product or services made available through the use of the Portal, suitability for any contemplated use, manner of use and whether any intellectual property rights are infringed shall be at Your own discretion, evaluation, risk and consequences.

If You breach these terms and conditions or violate any law, rule or regulation of India or any other country, Your access and use of the Portal is automatically terminated and any subsequent access and use is unauthorized. TCS and all its Related Parties described hereinabove stand indemnified and held harmless by You from and against all liabilities, costs or consequences arising out of proceedings or matters arising thereto resulting from Your access and use of the Portal and its services / content and/or Your Content. On termination, You must stop use and destroy any content/materials downloaded immediately. You agree that termination of this Agreement shall in no manner: obligate TCS to remove or delete or unpublish Your Content and Personal Data which is already published/displayed/distributed in or on the Portal; or, have any effect on, (i) right and licenses or other permissions granted to TCS under this agreement, (ii) TCS and Related Parties limitation of liability hereunder, or (iii) Your indemnification obligations, all of which shall survive any termination of this Agreement.

Failure to exercise or delay in exercising any right or remedy under these terms and conditions or law by TCS will not constitute a waiver of rights or remedy nor shall it prevent exercising that right or remedy in whole or in part in future.

These terms and conditions along with the terms and conditions on www.tcs.com (including Legal Disclaimer and the Privacy Policy which are incorporated herein by reference) form a legally binding agreement between You and TCS and are the entire agreement between You and TCS regarding access and use of the Portal and its services / content and supersede any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting or additional understandings or agreements or communications (written or oral). Please proceed only if you accept all the conditions enumerated herein above, out of your free will and consent.

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