Terms and Conditions
- Professionals (or the families of these professionals) working with
YourStory Media Pvt Ltd, <>, <> or their partners/affiliates are not eligible to
apply for the SheSparks awards.
- To participate, startups and enterprises must be at least six
months old as a registered company under the Indian laws.
- YourStory reserves the right to publish all material submitted on
the site for review.
- YourStory reserves all rights to make change(s), cancel, postpone
this event and/or make amendment(s) to the existing terms and
conditions, at their sole discretion, without any prior notice and
not being liable for any consequential losses or damages.
- The Nominee(s) of the awards agree that he/she shall indemnify
and keep indemnified and hold harmless YourStory, and their
partners, employees, officers, contractors or any other person in
relation to any injury/damage/harm/loss suffered by him/her, in
any manner whatsoever in connection with the event and shall
also not file in person and/or through any family member and/or
any third party applications, criminal and/or civil proceedings in
any courts or forum in India against YourStory to claim any
damages and/or reliefs and/or otherwise. The decision of
YourStory Media, and Intel Inc. and their representatives,
employees, directors, officers or agents with respect to the
contest, any matter related thereto including the manner of
choosing of winners will be final and binding on all participants
and no questions, correspondence, enquiries on the manner of
conduct of the contest from any party whatsoever will be
- These rules shall be construed in accordance with the laws of
India and in case of any dispute or any other matter arising in
reference to the awards and/or otherwise shall be referred to a
sole arbitrator to be appointed by YourStory and shall be
governed by the provisions of Arbitration and Conciliation Act,
1996, amended from time to time. The seat for arbitration shall be
New Delhi only and the same shall be conducted in English
language. The costs, charges and expenses in connection to
arbitration shall be solely borne by the Nominee(s) disputing the
- You agree to behave in such a way as to create a safe, supportive
learning environment while at the event. You agree not to engage
in disruptive speech or behavior or otherwise interfere with the
event or other individuals’ participation in the event. You will
comply with all applicable laws and agree not to engage in any
form of harassing, offensive, discriminatory or threatening speech
or behavior, including relating to race, gender, sexual orientation,
religion or disability. YourStory may require participants engaging
or threatening to engage in such behavior to leave the event or
related event immediately and such participants will not be eligible
to receive a refund of any fees paid to YourStory related to the
event. If you witness such behavior, please promptly contact an
YourStory staff member so direct action can be taken.
- To the extent permissible by applicable law, you (for yourself, your
heirs, personal representatives, assigns, and anyone else who
might make a claim on your behalf) hereby release YourStory and
its affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees,
contractors, representatives, agents, successors and assigns,
from any and all claims, demands, causes of action, suits,
damages, losses, debts, liabilities, costs and expenses (including
without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) that you
may have now or in the future associated in any way with the
event or the items. You acknowledge and agree that your
attendance and participation in the event is voluntary.
- If you do not agree to any of the Terms you should not participate
in the event.
- In no event will (a) YourStory be liable for any loss of data,
loss of profits, loss of opportunity, cost of cover or other special,
incidental, consequential, indirect, punitive, exemplary or reliance
damages or (b) the aggregate liability of YourStory for all other
damages in connection with the event exceed $100 USD.
- Taxes and levies on the winnings as imposed by Central,
State and Local government authorities including Gift
Tax/Registration/Insurance will need to be paid by the winners
and they are fully responsible in this regard for the same. The
winner shall receive the prize only after all amount related to the
taxes and levies have been settled.
- Participants acknowledge that the prize is sponsored and
agree that YourStory will not be responsible for the same.
YourStory accepts no responsibility for the quality of the prize. In
case of any problems with the prize the winner will need to contact
the manufacturer directly for the same.
- Comments of winners or materials sent to YourStory
including feedback and other communications of any kind shall be
deemed to be non-confidential. YourStory is free to reproduce,
distribute and publicly display such feedback and contest entries
without limitations or obligation of any kind. YourStory is also free
to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in
such feedback for any purpose. YourStory reserves the right to
analyze and summarize data that we collect and also reserves the
right to publish, distribute, share summaries of the data collected
with sponsors or other business partners without limitations or
obligations of any kind.