Website Terms & Conditions of Use

Last updated – January (2018)

Carbon Initiative Forum is a (licensed company Not for Profit) company limited by shares under section 8 (1) of the Companies Act, 2013. The company registered at 41/1, 4th Floor, Rayyan Towers, Church Street, Bangalore – 560001, Karnataka, India, with CIN No. U74900KA2015NPL080757. Carbon Initiative Forum makes this Site available to the public and customers to be able to access information about its business, activities, products and services.

Please read this website terms of use carefully. Your access to, and use of, the websites of the Carbon Initiative Forum of 41/1, 4th Floor, Rayyan Towers, Church Street, Bangalore – 560001, Karnataka, India with URL being:


or derivations thereof (together the “Site”) is subject to the terms, conditions and notices set out herein and in our Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, any disclaimers applicable to specific content (“Terms of Use”), and all applicable laws and regulations.

By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions in full. Do not continue to use Carbon Initiative Forum’s website if you do not accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of India. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

The Site and all its contents including, but not limited to, the text, Site (as well as the organization and layout of the Site), design, logos, graphics, icons and images (the “Content”) are owned and copyrighted by Carbon Initiative Forum or others (including our licensors) with all rights reserved unless otherwise stated. All trademarks, copyright, database rights, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (together “the Rights”) in the Content and the Rights in any software or underlying software code that is made available for download from the Site (“Software”) are owned by us or our licensors or are otherwise used by us as permitted by applicable law.

Any content that is a trademark, logo or service mark is also a registered or unregistered trademark of Carbon Initiative Forum and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these Terms of Use shall be construed as conferring in any way (express or implied) any license or right to use any Rights of Carbon Initiative Forum or any other third party. Where the Content is owned or copyrighted by a third party, certain additional restrictions may apply. Where these apply, they will be indicated on the relevant part of this Site.

Your use of any Content, except as provided in the Terms of Use, without the written permission of Carbon Initiative Forum is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that Carbon Initiative Forum will enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent permitted by the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.

Carbon Initiative Forum hereby grants you permission to use the Site as follows:

  • except where purchasing any publications (in which case our conditions of sale will apply) you may download the Content, but only for informational, non-commercial, non-profitable and personal use and provided that you do not remove, adapt, alter or obscure any of the information, Content or notices (such as copyright and other proprietary notices) contained in the Content. You may not (without the prior written permission of Carbon Initiative Forum or in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended) copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, store in any medium (including in any other website), transmit, re-transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use the Content (including, but not limited to, “caching” any material on the Site for access by third parties or “mirroring” any material on the Site) in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of the Content or the Site requires the prior written permission of Carbon Initiative Forum;

  • content within the “News & Insights”, “Events” and/ “Press” sections of the Site may be reproduced solely for editorial purposes in daily newspapers, general circulation news magazines, trade publications and broadcast media;

  • you may not distribute, modify, copy (except as set out herein), transmit, display, reuse, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, sell or otherwise use Content without Carbon Initiative Forum’s prior written permission;

  • you may not create a database in electronic or structured manual form by systematically downloading and storing any Content on the Site;

  • as a condition of your access to and use of this Site, you warrant to Carbon Initiative Forum that you will not use this Site for any purpose that is prohibited by these Terms of Use or could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law and that you will not use the Site to post or transmit any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, discriminatory, liable to incite racial hatred, libellous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, indecent, scandalous, offensive, inflammatory, blasphemous, pornographic, or profane material or material in breach of confidence or privacy. We may, in our absolute discretion, remove any material if in our view it falls or might fall within the foregoing categories or is otherwise inappropriate. Carbon Initiative Forum will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or any court order requesting or directing it to disclose the identity of anyone posting or transmitting any such information or materials, and reserves the right in its discretion to otherwise disclose this information. You also warrant that you will tell Carbon Initiative Forum as soon as you become aware of any unlawful or prohibited use of this Site by any third parties;

  • you are responsible for complying with local laws and regulations of the jurisdiction from which you access this Site. This Site should not be accessed in any jurisdiction where for any reason the publication or availability of this Site is prohibited. Carbon Initiative Forum does not warrant or represent that this Site complies with laws in all jurisdictions. If you are in doubt, you should seek legal advice and if necessary, terminate your use of this Site immediately;

  • you are prohibited from using the Site to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation;

  • you are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Site, any material for which you have not obtained all necessary licences or approvals or which is technically harmful (including; without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data);

  • you may not misuse the Site (including, without limitation, by (i) hacking; (ii) defacing, altering or interfering with the front end ‘look and feel’ of this Site; (iii) obtaining or attempting to obtain unauthorized access (via whatever means) to any of our networks; (iv) by taking any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on this Site or related infrastructure; or by (v) using any software, routine or device to interfere or attempt to interfere electronically or manually with the operation or functionality of this Site (including but not limited to uploading or making available files containing corrupt data or viruses via whatever means));

  • responsibility for your keeping secure any passwords issued rests with you;

  • you are solely responsible for any information you post to any forums or discussions hosted on the Site and you warrant that any such information is non-confidential and non-proprietary;

  • you agree that any information posted on forums or discussions hosted on the Site will not be false, unlawful, misleading, libellous, defamatory, obscene or indecent, nor any information that may infringe the rights of any third party; and

  • you retain ownership of your content but you hereby grant us a limited license to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

Any personal data (for example, your name, address, telephone number or email address) that you transmit to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise will be used by Carbon Initiative Forum in accordance with the Privacy Policy (below). You agree that any other communication or material you transmit to the Site, such as questions, comments, suggestions or the like, will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and that Carbon Initiative Forum can use or disclose them as it wishes. You hereby confirm and agree that you consent to this.

If on registration to any of our services or products on the Site (or on amendment of your registration details) you provide us with an email address or contact details that may result in any emails we send you or contact we make with you being via a computer network or other facility provided or operated by or on behalf of your employer, educational establishment or other third party, then by so doing you are warranting that you are entitled to receive emails to that address and such other contacts. You also agree that we may stop sending any emails to such address without notifying you, even if you have subscribed to receive them or any other service, if we receive a request from your employer, educational establishment or other third party to stop sending emails to that address.

You consent to any personal data submitted by you to Carbon Initiative Forum being used by Carbon Initiative Forum, and third parties and agents working on behalf of Carbon Initiative Forum, for the purposes for which it was submitted and/or for such purposes as are explained in the Privacy Policy, and for Carbon Initiative Forum and such third parties and agents to manage and administer Carbon Initiative Forum’s business activities and services.

Carbon Initiative Forum reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend or permanently block your access to this Site or any portion of it without prior notice.

The Content on this Site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. Please use the Contact Email ID to notify us of any errors. Carbon Initiative Forum reserves the right to make changes periodically to this Site at any time and without notice. However, Carbon Initiative Forum makes no commitment to regularly update the information contained on this Site. While Carbon Initiative Forum has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the information contained within the Site is accurate, you should be aware that the information it contains may be incomplete, incorrect, or may have become out of date. In addition, while it is our goal to minimize disruption caused by technical errors, Carbon Initiative Forum does not guarantee that this Site (or your access to it) will operate uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be periodically corrected or that it is compatible with your computer, hardware or software.

The information, advice and opinions expressed in this Site are of a general nature only and are not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity. It should not be relied upon for personal, legal, financial or other reasons or decisions. If you need specific advice, you should consult Carbon Initiative Forum or another suitably qualified professional for advice tailored to your situation.

Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available on-line exactly reproduces an officially adopted text or publication. Only original hard copy materials obtained from Carbon Initiative Forum should be deemed authentic.

Carbon initiative forum has used reasonable care and skill in relation to the content in this site. However, all content (including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to each and any of carbon initiative forum, its products and services (or to third party products and services)) and all publications are subject to change and are provided to you on an “as is” and on an “as available” basis. Carbon initiative forum does not and shall not be deemed to make any guarantees, representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever (whether express or in any way implied) to the fullest extent permitted by law, including, but not limited to, in relation to the accuracy, completeness, comprehensiveness, method or quality of compilation, preparation or production, suitability, merchantability, fitness for any purpose or any particular purpose, non-infringement of any intellectual property or law, compatibility, security of the content and/or the site nor that either the content or the site is up to date. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Without limiting the foregoing, carbon initiative forum neither warrants nor represents that your use of any content will not infringe the rights of any third parties.

Carbon Initiative Forum shall not have any liability or responsibility whatsoever and howsoever arising for any information provided OR not provided on this Site nor for the failure of or defects in any of our services offered on this Site, including but not limited to provision of information about our campaigns (such as our strategic campaign to manage the business impact of climate change; our operational campaign to cut carbon emissions and costs; and our campaign to make a personal difference). Information provided by third parties for use on the site (including through forums or discussions) is done so without any verification by Carbon Initiative Forum and no liability whatsoever is accepted by Carbon Initiative Forum in respect of such information. Any opinions expressed by third parties on this Site are not necessarily the opinions of Carbon Initiative Forum. Your use of the Site is at your own risk.

Your use of the site (including without limitation your downloading of any software or data) is at your own risk. Carbon initiative forum does not have and shall not be deemed to have any liability or responsibility whatsoever and howsover arising in relation to either the content or the site and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, shall not have or be deemed to have any liability or responsibility whatsoever in relation to each or any of the accuracy, completeness, comprehensiveness, method or quality of compilation, preparation or production, suitability, merchantability, fitness for any purpose or any particular purpose, non-infringement of any intellectual property or law, compatibility, security of the content and/or the site nor that either the content or the site is up to date.

To the fullest extent permissible by law, carbon initiative forum excludes its liability and that of its directors, officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates, sub-contractors and any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering each of the content and the site, including for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business and/or contracts; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; (g) any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential or any other damages of any kind arising out of or in any way connected with carbon initiative forum’s products or services, the use of or access to this site or content, or the inability to use this site, any websites linked to this site or the content of such websites (including without limitation: the inadvertent downloading of computer viruses from the site or from emails sent from the site that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing this site or your downloading of any material from this site or any websites linked to this site), whether based on contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of any such damages. Nothing in these terms of use is intended to limit or exclude the user’s statutory rights as a consumer (if any).

If your use of material on this site results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof.

If you are dissatisfied with any portion of this site you’re sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using it.

The Site may contain links to websites owned or operated by parties other than Carbon Initiative Forum. Such links are provided for your convenience only. If you use these links, you may leave the Site or, alternatively, the link and third party website content may be framed within this Site. Carbon Initiative Forum has not reviewed all of these third party websites or such framed content, and does not control, and is not responsible for their operation nor for the content on or privacy policies on, or the security of, such websites. Without limiting the foregoing, Carbon Initiative Forum specifically disclaims and shall not have or be deemed to have any responsibility if such websites:

  • infringe any third party’s intellectual property rights;

  • are inaccurate, incomplete or misleading;

  • are not merchantable or fit for a particular purpose;

  • do not provide adequate security;

  • contain viruses or other items of a destructive nature; or

  • are libelous or defamatory.

Carbon Initiative Forum also does not endorse or make any representations about the content or any products or services available on such websites or any results which may be obtained by using them. Carbon Initiative Forum shall not be assumed to be associated with the operators or administrators of such websites and is not responsible for them. If you access such websites or establish a link to such websites or the Site, you do so at your own risk and without the permission or deemed permission of Carbon Initiative Forum.

Attention: linking to this site indicates that you accept these terms of use and legal restrictions and that you will abide by the guidelines set out below. If you do not accept these terms of use or you do not agree to abide by these guidelines, do not link to this site.

If you provide hyperlinks to the home page of this Site (but not to other pages within this Site), you agree that you:

  • may link to, but may not replicate, any Content;

  • shall not frame or otherwise create a browser or border environment around any Content;

  • shall not imply that Carbon Initiative Forum is endorsing you or your products or services;

  • shall not misrepresent you or your website’s relationship with Carbon Initiative Forum;

  • shall not present false, misleading or inaccurate information about Carbon Initiative Forum or Carbon Initiative Forum’s products or services on your website or otherwise disparage or denigrate Carbon Initiative Forum’s products or services;

  • shall not use Carbon Initiative Forum’s logos, trademarks, service marks or suchlike without express prior written permission from Carbon Initiative Forum;

  • shall not include content on your website that is or could be construed as illegal, distasteful, offensive or controversial, which infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations and you shall include on your website only content that is appropriate for all age groups;

  • shall not remove or obscure any of the information, Content or notices contained on the Site;

  • shall not link the Site to a website that is not owned by you;

  • shall inform Carbon Initiative Forum in writing of the link; and

  • shall immediately discontinue the link if instructed to do so by Carbon Initiative Forum.

Carbon Initiative Forum expressly reserves the right to revoke the permission granted in this section for any breach of these Terms of Use and to take any further action it deems appropriate in respect of such breach. Please be aware that the home page to the Site may from time to time include legal and/or other notices for the attention of some or all Site users. We shall not be liable for any direct or indirect losses that arise from a failure by you or a third party to view and/or adhere to any notice displayed on the home page of the Site.

Carbon Initiative Forum may give you the option to subscribe to different services (such as publication ordering and event booking) through this Site. Such services are open to registered users only and your use of the content received through any such service/publication will be subject to these Terms of Use. As part of the registration process, you must therefore agree to accept these Terms of Use. Where registering on behalf of an organisation, you are accepting these Terms of Use on behalf of your organisation. We will let you know if you will also be subject to any additional terms and conditions. We reserve the right to reject or cancel your registration. If you use one of the links on this Site to visit a third party website, then condition 9 (Links to third party websites) of these Terms of Use will apply and your viewing of such websites and any purchases or orders made through them will be subject to separate terms and conditions to be entered into between you and the relevant third party.

We reserve the right (at any time and without notice) to change these Terms of Use by updating this posting online. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the current Terms of Use. These Terms of Use cannot be altered by you unless it is agreed in writing by Carbon Initiative Forum.

These Terms of Use refer only to your viewing of and using this Site. As mentioned above, separate terms and conditions may apply to promotions which we may run from time to time as well as to products and services sold through this Site. If there is a conflict between the Terms of Use and any specific rules and/or terms and conditions which: (i) appear elsewhere on the Site and are stated to take precedence; or (ii) form part of a separate agreement between Carbon Initiative Forum and you, those other terms will take priority.

Nothing in the Content within the Site or materials accessed via the Site, other than the Terms of Use, is intended to form any binding contract. In particular, notes on products, services and the like are stated on an ‘invitation to treat’ basis (i.e. they are not offers which will become binding upon purported acceptance by you) and are ‘subject to availability’.

If Carbon Initiative Forum decides to waive any breach of obligation arising under these Terms of Use, that does not mean that Carbon Initiative Forum has waived any other breach or any future breaches. All rights and remedies under these Terms of Use are cumulative and are not exclusive of any rights or remedies provided by law or by any other agreement.

If at any time any part of the Terms of Use are determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations above, then that invalid, illegal or unenforceable part shall be severed from the remainder of the Terms of Use and the validity, legality and enforceability of the remainder of the Terms of Use shall not be affected or impaired in any way. Further, the invalid, illegal or unenforceable part will be deemed superseded by a valid, legal or enforceable part that most closely satisfies the intention of the original part. The validity, legality and enforceability of the remainder of the Terms of Use shall not be affected or impaired in any way. A printed version of this Site and these Terms of Use and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of these Terms of Use or your use of this Site.

These Terms of Use are not enforceable under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 by any person not a party to them.

These Terms of Use and your use of the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, without regard to its choice of law provisions. The courts of general jurisdiction located within England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any and all disputes arising out of, relating to or concerning these Terms of Use and/or the Site or in which these Terms of Use and/or the Site are a material fact.

[1] The term ” Carbon Initiative Forum” is hereinafter used to designate Carbon Initiative Forum and every wholly owned subsidiary from time to time of Carbon Initiative Forum (“Subsidiaries”) and every wholly owned subsidiary of such Subsidiaries. The term “subsidiary” has the meaning given to that term in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006.