Terms and conditions

ITDMN – IT Decision Maker Network

  • ITDMN Group, the website (www.itdmn.in) and the associated Facebook and LinkedIn groups are owned and managed by Nfaktor Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (nfaktor), Bangalore. You are invited to share articles, post comments, sign up to receive RSS feeds, and visit the Site. By visiting and using the ITDMN website and the social media pages , you expressly acknowledge and agree that any use of the above will be in accordance with these Terms of Use.
  • The term ‘We’ used in this page refers to representatives assigned by Nfaktor to represent ITDMN as ITDMN Host, ITDMN Convener and ITDMN Admin.
  • The term ‘Jury’ refers to the panel of ITDMN Admins and the associated sponsors (if any).
  • The term ‘ITDMN Web Properties’ refers to the ITDMN website and social media accounts.

We reserve the right to modify the Terms And conditions at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. By continuing to access the Site after such modifications have been published, you signify your agreement to be bound by them.

Purpose of the ITDMN Group

  • To build a community of IT decision makers by leveraging the ITDMN Web Properties to share news, views and opinions, organize online and offline events, promote relevant products and services, etc.
  • By IT decision makers we mean the CXOs, VPs, Directors, Sr. Managers and Managers who are directly responsible for influencing or making purchase and implementation decisions on servers, network, storage, cloud, IoT components, enterprise wearable devices, computers, laptops, workstations, etc.

Personal Data Policy

  • ITDMN Group collects certain types of personal information like your name, address, phone number, email address etc. when you register on the ITDMN website or when you register for contests, events, webinar, meet ups, etc.  By providing personal information to us you are explicitly and voluntarily accepting and agreeing to our processing of your personal information.
  • We may use your personal and non-personal information for our own marketing and non-marketing purposes such as follows:
    • Process and respond to your inquiries
    • Help you complete a transaction
    • Send you marketing or other communications that may be of interest to you
    • Update you on service and benefits
    • Analyse the accuracy, effectiveness, usability, or popularity of the Services
    • Improve the content and features of the Services or develop new Services
    • Administer and troubleshoot the Services
    • Enforce the legal terms that govern the Services
    • Personalize the Services for you
  • We may aggregate information and disclose it to advertisers and other third parties for marketing and promotional purposes. Also, we may provide your personal information to third parties that assist us with the operation/maintenance of our website or our electronic event registration or the agencies that handle the logistics in association with the reward program.
  • We may disclose your personal information if compelled by law, subpoena, and other legal process.

By joining the ITDMN, the member agrees to be contacted by ITDMN or Nfaktor for events, promotions, newsletters and for any other announcements that may be relevant and in line with the purpose of this group.

  • We may collect non-personal identification information that may include the browser name, the type of computer, the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
  • The ITDMN website may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them.

Conduct Policy

  • Do not make postings that involve the following:
    • Securities for sale, barter, or exchange
    • Online harassment such as trolling, flaming, thread assassination, quote hacking, browser bombing, etc.
    • Harassment, defamation, threats, stalking, bullying, or violations of the legal rights of others
    • Illegal activities
    • Impersonation of any person or entity, or falsely states or misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity.
    • Infringement of another’s intellectual property, including, but not limited to, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights of any type.
    • Obscene, vulgar, bigoted, hateful, or racially offensive language or images, posts that promote disharmony amongst communities, groups, nationalities, cultures or religions or threatening content, related to illegal activities and “shock” images or websites.
    • Gambling, pyramid schemes, or chain letters.
    • Violations of any applicable local, state, national, or international law in connection with your use of the Site. This includes securities laws and regulations.
    • Comments personally attacking the author of a post.
  • Activities like starting campaigns to get other community members evicted or “name and shame” cheaters are prohibited.
  • Spamming and flooding are not permitted, although high forum use is fine as long as you are sensible. Please also avoid double-posting and creating duplicate threads.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments and posts we deem inappropriate for our site. In cases of misconduct, ITDMN Admin reserves the right to close a user account and/or ban a user completely.
  • Any content/comment posted by you on the ITDMN Web Properties must be limited to legitimate pursuits in furtherance of ITDMNs mission. However, You may access the material on the ITDMN Web Properties only for your own personal, non-commercial use.
  • We encourage you to respond to posts and comments! Be sure to read and respond to follow-up comments.
  • Requests for Removal of Links or Content on the ITDMN Web Properties are considered, please email us at abuse[at]itdmn[dot]in and clearly state the reason to do so.
  • Further, your membership in the ITDMN Group (via ITDMN website and Social Media Pages) does not qualify or guarantee access or any privilege unless specifically mentioned.

Content Policy

  • The content of the ITDMN Web Properties is offered for general information, discussion, and entertainment purposes only.
  • All original text, graphics, audio, design and other works on the ITDMN site are the copyrighted works of Nfaktor unless otherwise indicated and cannot be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any ways without permission from Nfaktor or mentioning and linking the original source.
  • By posting to or otherwise engaging in any communication within the ITDMN Web Properties, you are granting us a perpetual, royalty-free, and irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, create derivative works from, transfer, and sell any such information.
  • Any of the trademarks, service marks, collective marks, design rights or similar rights that are mentioned, used or cited in the articles of the ITDMN Web Properties are the properties of their respective owners.
  • You may find advertising or other content on the ITDMN Web Properties that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by these third parties. We do not control or guarantee the currency, accuracy, relevance, or completeness of information found on linked, external Web sites and shall not be held responsible for any errors or discrepancies or conflicts. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to the ITDMN Web Properties, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
  • You are responsible for your own postings and agree to access and use the ITDMN Web Properties at your own risk on an as-is basis. Your postings should be truthful and accurate.
  • The ITDMN Web Properties may contain unmoderated information containing the personal opinions and other expressions of the persons who post entries on a wide range of topics. Such entries are the opinions of the specific authors and are not statements of advice, opinion, or information of the ITDMN Group or any or any ITDMN -affiliated person or entity.
  • We do not endorse organizations that sponsor linked, external Web sites. In addition, we do not endorse products or services that such organizations may offer.
  • We do not endorse or control the User Content transmitted or posted on the ITDMN Web Properties and therefore, do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of User Content. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any User Content, including, without limitation, for any errors or omissions in any User Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred by you as a result of the use of any User Content transmitted, uploaded, posted, e-mailed or otherwise made available via the ITDMN Web Properties.
  • We do not warrant that the ITDMN Web Properties will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner or that the ITDMN Web Properties are free of viruses or other harmful components. Use of information obtained from or through the Site is at your own risk.
  • We are not liable for any loss or damages including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, errors, loss of data, or interruption in availability of data arising out of the use or inability to use the ITDMN Web Properties or any links; to your placement of content on the ITDMN Web Properties; or to your reliance upon information obtained from or through the ITDMN Web Properties or through links contained on the ITDMN Web Properties.
  • As of now, we do not allow promotional or commercial content/messages in the ITDMN Web Properties. However, we reserve the right to make the final decision on allowing promotional or commercial content in the ITDMN Web Properties .

For Contributors

  • By contributing content, the contributor agrees to give the ITDMN a perpetual, non-exclusive copyright to the content.
  • We reservethe right to not publish contributed content at our discretion.
  • We reserve the right to schedule syndicated and directly contributed content for publication on our site on any future date or time at our discretion.
  • We will always properly attribute all content in its full form.
  • We reserve the right to syndicate all contributed content to third parties.
  • All contributed content may contain a brief author’s biography, and a link back to the original post.
  • Contributing authors are solely responsible for the originality and accuracy of their submissions.
  • We reserve the right to remove any sharing links or advertising accompanying contributed posts, especially affiliate links that can damage the authority of our site.
  • We reserve the right to set fonts and styles, adjust image alignments, and otherwise alter post layout to ensure that posts comply with our global site styling.
  • We may display summary versions of contributed content. In such cases, we may edit posts in summary form. Such summaries will always contain a link to the full and unaltered post. In such circumstances, we will strive to preserve the original meaning and intent of the content.
  • We reserve the right to edit post headlines for clarity or search engine optimization (keyword inclusion).
  • We reserve the right to make corrections for spelling and grammar, remove photo links that are not links to the original source photo or copyright owner.
  • We reserve the right to insert relevant advertising in and around content.
  • We reserve the right to cache post images and serve them from our CDN.
  • Contributors are not entitled to any compensation from ITDMN.
  • Contributing content to ITDMN does not in any way form an employee agreement.

ITDMN Program Policy for Referrals/Contests/Surveys

  • All programs such as referrals, contests, surveys,  etc. conducted on the ITDMN website and social media pages are owned by ITDMN.
  • Eligibility: Participation in the ITDMN programs is open exclusively to all members of the ITDMN Group,
  • Who are Indian citizens, currently residing in any province or territory within India;
  • Who have reached the age of 18 as of the date of entering the Program and
  • Who comply with all terms and conditions of the respective program.
  • ITDMN Admins are not bound in any manner to participate in any referral programs, contests and surveys conducted on the ITDMN website and social media pages.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to participate unless specifically mentioned.
  • Methods of entry:  To enter the program, you must meet all eligibility criteria set out in Eligibility section above and those mentioned specifically for respective programs.
  • Rewards: Rewards for each program, if any, will be announced along with the program. ITDMN reserves the right to modify or change the rewards without prior intimation.
  • Selection of winners: Winners of any program will be selected based on the criteria mentioned for the respective program. The decision of the ITDMN jury members and the program sponsors would be final in this regard and no communication from the participants will be entertained.
  • Name/Image (or photograph) of Winners: By entering the ITDMN Program, each winner authorizes ITDMN and its sponsors, advertising and promotional agencies and their respective employees or other representatives to broadcast, publish and otherwise use his or her name, photograph, image, statements regarding the corresponding ITDMN program or any reward, place of residence and (or) voice for publicity purposes, without any form of remuneration.
  • Personal Information: Any personal information gathered in connection with an ITDMN program will comply to the Personal Data Policy of ITDMN.
  • Any false information provided within the context of any ITDMN program by entrant concerning identity, mailing address, telephone number, email address, ownership of right or non-compliance with these rules or the like may result in the immediate elimination of the entrant from the respective ITDMN Program.
  • The decision of ITDMN Admin on any matters in relation to or arising from all ITDMN programs shall be final and binding.
  • All disputes are subject to exclusive jurisdiction of Bangalore courts only. Arbitration clause
  • Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the ITDMN programs must be directed to ITDMN Admin (convener@itdmn.in) and not Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or any other social media company. However, no correspondence shall be entertained regarding the jury’s winner selection procedure and the results of the contest beyond what is published in the ITDMN website and social media pages.
  • The selection of the winner/s is made by these jury members based on the criteria relevant to the ITDMN program which include but are not limited to first in the order of submission , most complete and correct response, qualitatively better response, etc.
  • ITDMN cannot be held responsible for any loss or delay in the delivery of the rewards due to the postal service. In case of loss of the reward after it has been entrusted it to the postal service for delivery, the reward shall be deemed to be delivered and no other reward will be delivered to the winner.
  • More generally, ITDMN shall under no circumstance whatsoever be liable for any delays, changes, disruptions, cancellations, diversions or substitutions, unavailability of the reward(s) due to local public holidays or other conditions or events affecting availability or enjoyment of the reward(s), nor any act or omission whatsoever by any form of transportation and/or accommodation included in the reward(s). ITDMN reserves the right to cancel or amend the contest and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of any act of God, civil war or strike, hostilities, act of foreign enemy, invasion, war, satellite failure, legal enactment, governmental order or regulation or any other cause beyond its respective control. ITDMN is not responsible for any inaccurate reward details given to any entrant by any third party connected with the ITDMN programs.
  • The commercial value of the winner’s reward will not be stated in the ITDMN programs and hence may be considered as the average market value of the product. No cash alternatives for the rewards will be offered. The rewards are non-transferable. The rewards are subject to availability and ITDMN reserves the right to substitute any reward with another of equivalent value without giving notice. No communication, correspondence or consideration will be entertained from the winner/participant of the contest.
  • All participants are responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by them as a result of their participation in any of the contests (including without limitation costs for sending a text messages, using Multimedia Messaging Services or accessing the Internet). Costs to enter the contest via the internet may vary. The participants are thus invited to check with their local service provider for current charges.
  • A participant is responsible for any costs, taxes, duties or levies incurred as a result of participating in or winning the contest. In addition, the participant hereby agrees and accepts that by winning the contest, the participant may incur taxes, duties or other levies including but not limited to any reward tax etc., under any applicable laws and regulations. The participant hereby unconditionally accepts to bear any such tax, duty or other levy on behalf of the participant and/or any party associated to the entry.
  • No responsibility shall be borne for entries lost, delayed, misdirected, damaged, or undelivered, whether due to technical difficulties affecting electronic communication or any other event.
  • ITDMN shall under no circumstance whatsoever, be liable for any loss, damage or personal injury to the winner nor to property or else caused or suffered in connection with this contest or any reward(s) awarded in connection herewith.
  • ITDMN shall not make any representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the quality or suitability of any rewards awarded under these terms and conditions. The liability of Nfaktor is limited to, (i) the replacement of the reward or the supply of an equivalent reward; or (ii) the payment of the cost at prevailing market value of the replacement or supply, if it does not contravene any law or corporate mandate.
  • While all efforts are made to check errors, inadvertent errors do occur from time to time and the organizers of the referral program reserve the right to decline claims arising from such errors.
  • Entry into any ITDMN program will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  • General rule for Referral programs: You are encouraged to refer as many references as you may like. However, you may receive only one reward per program based on the number of qualified references who join the group as mentioned in the program criteria, irrespective of the number of references you submit, unless otherwise mentioned in the program criteria. Incase, two members happen to submit the same reference, the reference will be added to the account of the first referrer. If an existing member gets referred again, the entry will be considered invalid. The decision of the ITDMN jury members will be final in qualifying the references and no communication from the participants will be entertained.