PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY POLICY

Effective date: 2020-08-31

1. Introduction

Welcome to OpusLoop.

OpusLoop (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates opusloop.com (hereinafter referred to as “Service”).

Our Privacy Policy governs your visit to opusloop.com, and explains how we collect, safeguard and disclose information that results from your use of our Service.

We use your data to provide and improve Service. By using Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions.

Our Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) govern all use of our Service and together with the Privacy Policy constitutes your agreement with us (“agreement”).

2. Definitions

SERVICE means the opusloop.com website operated by OpusLoop.

PERSONAL DATA means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).

USAGE DATA is data collected automatically either generated by the use of Service or from Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

COOKIES are small files stored on your device (computer or mobile device).

DATA CONTROLLER means a natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal data are, or are to be, processed. For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your data.

DATA PROCESSORS (OR SERVICE PROVIDERS) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller. We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.

DATA SUBJECT is any living individual who is the subject of Personal Data.

THE USER is the individual using our Service. The User corresponds to the Data Subject, who is the subject of Personal Data.

3. Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

4. Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

0.1. Email address

0.2. First name and last name

0.3. Phone number

0.4. Address, Country, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City

0.5. Cookies and Usage Data

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link.

Usage Data

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service or when you access Service by or through any device (“Usage Data”).

This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When you access Service with a device, this Usage Data may include information such as the type of device you use, your device unique ID, the IP address of your device, your device operating system, the type of Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Location Data

We may use and store information about your location if you give us permission to do so (“Location Data”). We use this data to provide features of our Service, to improve and customize our Service.

You can enable or disable location services when you use our Service at any time by way of your device settings.

Tracking Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and we hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

0.1. Session Cookies: We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.

0.2. Preference Cookies: We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

0.3. Security Cookies: We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

0.4. Advertising Cookies: Advertising Cookies are used to serve you with advertisements that may be relevant to you and your interests.

Other Data

While using our Service, we may also collect the following information: sex, age, date of birth, place of birth, passport details, citizenship, registration at place of residence and actual address, telephone number (work, mobile), details of documents on education, qualification, professional training, employment agreements, NDA agreements, information on bonuses and compensation, information on marital status, family members, social security (or other taxpayer identification) number, office location and other data.

5. Use of Data

OpusLoop uses the collected data for various purposes:

0.1. to provide and maintain our Service;

0.2. to notify you about changes to our Service;

0.3. to allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so;

0.4. to provide customer support;

0.5. to gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service;

0.6. to monitor the usage of our Service;

0.7. to detect, prevent and address technical issues;

0.8. to fulfil any other purpose for which you provide it;

0.9. to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection;

0.10. to provide you with notices about your account and/or subscription, including expiration and renewal notices, email-instructions, etc.;

0.11. to provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information;

0.12. in any other way we may describe when you provide the information;

0.13. for any other purpose with your consent.

6. Retention of Data

We will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

We will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

7. Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside India and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to India and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

OpusLoop will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

8. Disclosure of Data

We may disclose personal information that we collect, or you provide:

0.1. Disclosure for Law Enforcement.

Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities.

0.2. Business Transaction.

If we or our subsidiaries are involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Data may be transferred.

0.3. Other cases. We may disclose your information also:

0.3.1. to our subsidiaries and affiliates;

0.3.2. to contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business;

0.3.3. to fulfill the purpose for which you provide it;

0.3.4. for the purpose of including your company’s logo on our website;

0.3.5. for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information;

0.3.6. with your consent in any other cases;

0.3.7. if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Company, our customers, or others.

9. Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

10. Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights, covered by GDPR.

We aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please email us at hello@opusloop.com.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

0.1. the right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you;

0.2. the right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete;

0.3. the right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data;

0.4. the right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information;

0.5. the right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of your Personal Data in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format;

0.6. the right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where we rely on your consent to process your personal information;

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests. Please note, we may not able to provide Service without some necessary data.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

11. Your Data Protection Rights under the California Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivable the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy.

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:

0.1. users can visit our site anonymously;

0.2. our Privacy Policy link includes the word “Privacy”, and can easily be found on the home page of our website;

0.3. users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page;

0.4. users are able to change their personal information by emailing us at hello@opusloop.com.

Our Policy on “Do Not Track” Signals:

We honor Do Not Track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track browser mechanism is in place. Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.

You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.

12. Your Data Protection Rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

If you are a California resident, you are entitled to learn what data we collect about you, ask to delete your data and not to sell (share) it. To exercise your data protection rights, you can make certain requests and ask us:

0.1. What personal information we have about you. If you make this request, we will return to you:

0.0.1. The categories of personal information we have collected about you.

0.0.2. The categories of sources from which we collect your personal information.

0.0.3. The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling your personal information.

0.0.4. The categories of third parties with whom we share personal information.

0.0.5. The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.

0.0.6. A list of categories of personal information that we have sold, along with the category of any other company we sold it to. If we have not sold your personal information, we will inform you of that fact.

0.0.7. A list of categories of personal information that we have disclosed for a business purpose, along with the category of any other company we shared it with.

Please note, you are entitled to ask us to provide you with this information up to two times in a rolling twelve-month period. When you make this request, the information provided may be limited to the personal information we collected about you in the previous 12 months.

0.2. To delete your personal information. If you make this request, we will delete the personal information we hold about you as of the date of your request from our records and direct any service providers to do the same. In some cases, deletion may be accomplished through de-identification of the information. If you choose to delete your personal information, you may not be able to use certain functions that require your personal information to operate.

0.3. To stop selling your personal information. We don’t sell or rent your personal information to any third parties for any purpose. We do not sell your personal information for monetary consideration. However, under some circumstances, a transfer of personal information to a third party, or within our family of companies, without monetary consideration may be considered a “sale” under California law. You are the only owner of your Personal Data and can request disclosure or deletion at any time.

If you submit a request to stop selling your personal information, we will stop making such transfers.

Please note, if you ask us to delete or stop selling your data, it may impact your experience with us, and you may not be able to participate in certain programs or membership services which require the usage of your personal information to function. But in no circumstances, we will discriminate against you for exercising your rights.

To exercise your California data protection rights described above, please send your request(s) by email: hello@opusloop.com.

Your data protection rights, described above, are covered by the CCPA, short for the California Consumer Privacy Act. To find out more, visit the official California Legislative Information website. The CCPA took effect on 01/01/2020.

13. Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), provide Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analysing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

14. Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

15. CI/CD tools

We may use third-party Service Providers to automate the development process of our Service.

16. Advertising

We may use third-party Service Providers to show advertisements to you to help support and maintain our Service.

17. Behavioral Remarketing

We may use remarketing services to advertise on third party websites to you after you visited our Service. We and our third-party vendors use cookies to inform, optimise and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.

18. Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

19. Children’s Privacy

Our Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 18 (“Child” or “Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from Children under 18. If you become aware that a Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from Children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

20. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

21. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email: hello@opusloop.com.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Last updated: 2020-08-31

1. Introduction

Welcome to OpusLoop (“Company”, “we”, “our”, “us”)!

These Terms of Service (“Terms”, “Terms of Service”) govern your use of our website located at opusloop.com (together or individually “Service”) operated by OpusLoop.

Our Privacy Policy also governs your use of our Service and explains how we collect, safeguard and disclose information that results from your use of our web pages.

Your agreement with us includes these Terms and our Privacy Policy (“Agreements”). You acknowledge that you have read and understood Agreements, and agree to be bound of them.

If you do not agree with (or cannot comply with) Agreements, then you may not use the Service, but please let us know by emailing at hello@opusloop.com so we can try to find a solution. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use Service.

2. Communications

By using our Service, you agree to subscribe to newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information we may send. However, you may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or by emailing at hello@opusloop.com.

3. Contests, Sweepstakes and Promotions

Any contests, sweepstakes or other promotions (collectively, “Promotions”) made available through Service may be governed by rules that are separate from these Terms of Service. If you participate in any Promotions, please review the applicable rules as well as our Privacy Policy. If the rules for a Promotion conflict with these Terms of Service, Promotion rules will apply.

4. Content

Our Service allows you to post, link, store, share and otherwise make available certain information, text, graphics, videos, or other material (“Content”). You are responsible for Content that you post on or through Service, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness.

By posting Content on or through Service, You represent and warrant that: (i) Content is yours (you own it) and/or you have the right to use it and the right to grant us the rights and license as provided in these Terms, and (ii) that the posting of your Content on or through Service does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person or entity. We reserve the right to terminate the account of anyone found to be infringing on a copyright.

You retain any and all of your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through Service and you are responsible for protecting those rights. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for Content you or any third party posts on or through Service. However, by posting Content using Service you grant us the right and license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content on and through Service. You agree that this license includes the right for us to make your Content available to other users of Service, who may also use your Content subject to these Terms.

OpusLoop has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit all Content provided by users.

In addition, Content found on or through this Service are the property of OpusLoop or used with permission. You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, download, repost, copy, or use said Content, whether in whole or in part, for commercial purposes or for personal gain, without express advance written permission from us.

5. Prohibited Uses

You may use Service only for lawful purposes and in accordance with Terms. You agree not to use Service:

0.1. In any way that violates any applicable national or international law or regulation.

0.2. For the purpose of exploiting, harming, or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content or otherwise.

0.3. To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter,” “spam,” or any other similar solicitation.

0.4. To impersonate or attempt to impersonate Company, a Company employee, another user, or any other person or entity.

0.5. In any way that infringes upon the rights of others, or in any way is illegal, threatening, fraudulent, or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, or harmful purpose or activity.

0.6. To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of Service, or which, as determined by us, may harm or offend Company or users of Service or expose them to liability.

Additionally, you agree not to:

0.1. Use Service in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair Service or interfere with any other party’s use of Service, including their ability to engage in real time activities through Service.

0.2. Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access Service for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on Service.

0.3. Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on Service or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent.

0.4. Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper working of Service.

0.5. Introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

0.6. Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of Service, the server on which Service is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to Service.

0.7. Attack Service via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

0.8. Take any action that may damage or falsify Company rating.

0.9. Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of Service.

6. Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

7. No Use By Minors

Service is intended only for access and use by individuals at least eighteen (18) years old. By accessing or using Service, you warrant and represent that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age and with the full authority, right, and capacity to enter into this agreement and abide by all of the terms and conditions of Terms. If you are not at least eighteen (18) years old, you are prohibited from both the access and usage of Service.

8. Accounts

When you create an account with us, you guarantee that you are above the age of 18, and that the information you provide us is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Inaccurate, incomplete, or obsolete information may result in the immediate termination of your account on Service.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, including but not limited to the restriction of access to your computer and/or account. You agree to accept responsibility for any and all activities or actions that occur under your account and/or password, whether your password is with our Service or a third-party service. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trademark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you, without appropriate authorization. You may not use as a username any name that is offensive, vulgar or obscene.

We reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in our sole discretion.

9. Intellectual Property

Service and its original content (excluding Content provided by users), features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of OpusLoop and its licensors. Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of and foreign countries. Our trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of OpusLoop.

10. Copyright Policy

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond to any claim that Content posted on Service infringes on the copyright or other intellectual property rights (“Infringement”) of any person or entity.

If you are a copyright owner, or authorized on behalf of one, and you believe that the copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please submit your claim via email to hello@opusloop.com, with the subject line: “Copyright Infringement” and include in your claim a detailed description of the alleged Infringement as detailed below, under “DMCA Notice and Procedure for Copyright Infringement Claims”

You may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) for misrepresentation or bad-faith claims on the infringement of any Content found on and/or through Service on your copyright.

11. DMCA Notice and Procedure for Copyright Infringement Claims

You may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):

0.1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright’s interest;

0.2. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, including the URL (i.e., web page address) of the location where the copyrighted work exists or a copy of the copyrighted work;

0.3. identification of the URL or other specific location on Service where the material that you claim is infringing is located;

0.4. your address, telephone number, and email address;

0.5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

0.6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

You can contact our Copyright Agent via email at hello@opusloop.com.

12. Error Reporting and Feedback

You may provide us either directly at hello@opusloop.com or via third party sites and tools with information and feedback concerning errors, suggestions for improvements, ideas, problems, complaints, and other matters related to our Service (“Feedback”). You acknowledge and agree that: (i) you shall not retain, acquire or assert any intellectual property right or other right, title or interest in or to the Feedback; (ii) Company may have development ideas similar to the Feedback; (iii) Feedback does not contain confidential information or proprietary information from you or any third party; and (iv) Company is not under any obligation of confidentiality with respect to the Feedback. In the event the transfer of the ownership to the Feedback is not possible due to applicable mandatory laws, you grant Company and its affiliates an exclusive, transferable, irrevocable, free-of-charge, sub-licensable, unlimited and perpetual right to use (including copy, modify, create derivative works, publish, distribute and commercialize) Feedback in any manner and for any purpose.

13. Links To Other Web Sites

Our Service may contain links to third party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by OpusLoop.

OpusLoop has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT COMPANY SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY SUCH CONTENT, GOODS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH ANY SUCH THIRD PARTY WEB SITES OR SERVICES.

WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU TO READ THE TERMS OF SERVICE AND PRIVACY POLICIES OF ANY THIRD PARTY WEB SITES OR SERVICES THAT YOU VISIT.

14. Disclaimer Of Warranty

THESE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY COMPANY ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THEIR SERVICES, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT OR MATERIALS INCLUDED THEREIN. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THESE SERVICES, THEIR CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED FROM US IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

NEITHER COMPANY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH COMPANY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER COMPANY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH COMPANY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE SERVICES, THEIR CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT THE SERVICES OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE SERVICES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.

COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

15. Limitation Of Liability

EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, YOU WILL HOLD US AND OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS HARMLESS FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, HOWEVER IT ARISES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND ALL RELATED COSTS AND EXPENSES OF LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION, OR AT TRIAL OR ON APPEAL, IF ANY, WHETHER OR NOT LITIGATION OR ARBITRATION IS INSTITUTED), WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY CLAIM FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT AND ANY VIOLATION BY YOU OF ANY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAWS, STATUTES, RULES, OR REGULATIONS, EVEN IF COMPANY HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, IF THERE IS LIABILITY FOUND ON THE PART OF COMPANY, IT WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID FOR THE PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES, AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THERE BE CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE PRIOR LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

16. Termination

We may terminate or suspend your account and bar access to Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, under our sole discretion, for any reason whatsoever and without limitation, including but not limited to a breach of Terms.

If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using Service.

All provisions of Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

17. Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Bangalore, India, which governing law applies to agreement without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding Service.

18. Changes To Service

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend our Service, and any service or material we provide via Service, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of Service is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of Service, or the entire Service, to users, including registered users.

19. Amendments To Terms

We may amend Terms at any time by posting the amended terms on this site. It is your responsibility to review these Terms periodically.

Your continued use of the Platform following the posting of revised Terms means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page frequently so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.

By continuing to access or use our Service after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use Service.

20. Waiver And Severability

No waiver by Company of any term or condition set forth in Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of Company to assert a right or provision under Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

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Importance of Effective Communication at Workplace

Importance of Effective Communication at Workplace

Importance of Effective Communication at Workplace

Employees have always believed that an organization’s management should be transparent. Employers who spend the extra time and effort in encouraging open communication will gain respect from employees, leading to better results in the organization. It is undeniable that communication in the workplace is the sign of a healthy workplace culture. Therefore, effective communication is the central to all business goals, small or big. 

Improves Productivity and Efficiency

We have all felt lost when given a task by our leader, not knowing where to begin. Most of the time, employees are not given clear directions as managers are just not comfortable communicating with employees constantly. Managers hold the responsibility to communicate effectively with employees to better understand their talents and skills. This doesn’t just increase the turnaround time of the project but also allow employees to discover a job best suited for their skills. Clear instructions help increase overall productivity and efficiency as there is no need to clarify any issues faced by employees.  

Increased Job Satisfaction 

Employee satisfaction helps companies survive the cut throat competition in running their businesses. Employees being their strongest asset, it is important that they are happy and satisfied with their jobs in order to give their level best for the company. Healthy communication is when employees obtain the accurate information and do not feel left out within the system. When employees feel the sense of inclusion, they would want to bring the organization to a higher level and not just because their superiors ask them to do so. 

Better Client Relationships 

A successful salesmanship is being able to build a strong bond with their customers. The best way to build this relationship is through effective communication. Every employee, particularly those working in the human relations or marketing department are required to have excellent communication skills. Poor communication may result in lost sales or tarnish the company’s reputation as a whole. Employees with good yet effective communication should always begin in the workplace before engaging customers to ensure customer satisfaction. 

Reduces Conflict Among Employees 

Conflicts have never been able to occur by itself. It is brought around by taking sides, talking behind each other’s backs and retaliating. The time that was supposed to be spent on designated tasks is wasted due to conflicts, reducing company’s productivity. However, most conflicts can be prevented by expressing each other’s opinions while keeping an open mind. Employees should acknowledge that a situation exists and try to find the underlying problem and solution for it, together. Effective communication allows individuals to express their emotions safely, instead of letting their anger off in the wrong way which may cause further issues in the workplace. 

Increases Employee Engagement 

Boosting employee engagement has always been the ultimate goal for HR departments leading to countless surveys, multiple meetings and new programmes. However, the actual most effective way to create engagement is through day-to-day communication. With the ever advancing technology, businesses must find new ways to communicate effectively with their employees. A clear communication nurtures more loyal and productive employees who are better engaged with the company. Therefore, managers should send messages with openness and honesty while keeping a clear authentic tone to build engagement with employees. 

Boosts Company And Employee Growth

Poor communication can cause un-measurable profit loss to an organization. Although communication skills are taught in colleges and universities, they are most likely forgotten over time as one steps into the working life. Communicating clearly with clients helps set realistic expectations for the task. To encourage better communication, tools such as emails and virtual meetings should be utilized to its best ability to ensure everyone in the company is updated with information. It is therefore crucial to communicate clearly for the company to obtain higher profits at the same time boosting employees’ growth in their communication skills. 

 

Improves Team Building

Any team, may it be in university or in the workplace requires honest and open communication among members. Every member should be given a chance to express their opinions to ensure a steady progress of the project. As a result, the entire team is able to bond strongly together, creating a more enjoyable workplace. Communication keeps employees’ morale at an all time high, making them feel useful. Employees will be more enthusiastic to prove themselves in order to not let their teammates down. 

Increases Effective Innovation

Almost 80% of all employees have the fear of speaking up and voicing out their opinions about their colleagues or the company. If employees are scared of sharing their thoughts and ideas, they will only remain stationary in their career advancement. They will only contribute their bare minimum, affecting the company’s business growth. Therefore, supervisors and employees must practice open communication to encourage employees to be more vocal and also effective with their tasks. In this way, they are more confident and will be more creative and innovative within the organisation, providing better ideas and results. 

Reduces Employee Turnover 

There is so much being said in giving the right offers to employees at the same time providing benefit to the organisation. Employers must always listen to the needs and expectations of employees and try their best to provide satisfaction. By communicating effectively, it will influence how employees feel about their organisation, giving a positive impact on them. When employees can easily access their benefits, they will remain more loyal to their employers, hence reducing employee turnover annually. This proves that just by communicating effectively, employees are better engaged and are capable of increasing the company’s profit. 

Enhances Employees’ Skills 

Every individual holds one or more talent that might not have been discovered or realized. In the workplace, managers are capable of exploring employees’ hidden talents by communicating effectively with them. They can help enhance their skills, which will benefit the workplace over time and also improve the employee’s capability in the company. For example, an employee may be more suited to be in marketing instead of the financial department. This is where the manager comes in to observe and aid employees in order to help them do better in the company and gain recognition. 

In a nutshell, effective communication doesn’t just apply to one’s personal life but also to their work life. Employees and employers can foster a good relationship just by talking to each other to understand each other’s expectations. When employers are meeting employees’ needs, it does more than just benefit the workplace, but the entire organisation. It can be clearly stated that the prerequisite for a successful business is by establishing proper communication, face to face and also social media channels.

Why Employee Recognition Matters

Why Employee Recognition Matters

Why Employee Recognition Matters

For most people, a simple act of achievement acknowledgement is a major boost for morale and better performance. In any workplace, every employee is expected to give their 100% of heart and soul in completing a project given by their supervisor. Although there is a National Employee Appreciation Day every year, employee recognition should be practiced every single day of the year. 

Employee recognition is the stepping stone for a successful management in an organization. It is an important part of company culture that must not be forgotten. Today, the way organizations appreciate their employees matters more than ever. 

Encourages High Productivity  

It is not uncommon for employees to feel that their hard work and effort on a project is ignored once in a while. Workplace recognition provides a sense of accomplishment and allows employees to feel valued, just for their presence. Besides that, recognition acts as an example to other employees that their work does bear fruit. Recognition has been found to boost employee productivity as they actively push themselves to do better and produce greater results for the company. 

Leads to Higher Employee Retention 

The indirect cost of employee turnover each year has been a problem for many organizations worldwide. When one employee leaves, the other team members will have to take in additional work, leading to an unhappy workplace environment. No matter the type of employee recognition, every company must have one. A simple saying of  “Thank you for your hard work” goes a long way in making employees feel appreciated by the company. Recognition involves treating employees as individuals who bring value to the organisation and not just easily replaceable employees. This will lead to a higher employee retention rate over time. 

Increases Employee Engagement 

A culture of employee recognition has presented numerous benefits to many organizations. Employee engagement is the emotional commitment where they want to feel that their work has a purpose and is recognized by everyone in the company. With a good employee recognition program, such as award ceremonies and company souvenirs, it creates better employee engagement leading to a more effective company which in turn produces satisfied customers. Employee engagement is without a doubt the key factor on the thrivability of a company. Therefore, employee recognition is important to increase the engagement of employees. 

Forms a Higher Employee Morale 

Without employees, no companies will be able to run as smoothly. Employee morale is one of the main factors that keep the company in one piece. With low morale, almost every aspect of the company will suffer great loss. As morale is usually associated with feelings, and job satisfaction, employee recognition is closely related with high morale in the workplace. Basic recognition such as a compliment, or an award is more than enough to raise their morale and increase job satisfaction. With high employee morale through great recognition ways, it tends to inspire greeted productivity and satisfaction among employees in the workplace. 

Help Build A Positive Workplace Culture 

For job seekers, there is nothing more important than working under a company with a positive workplace culture. An increasing number of companies opt to create a fun work atmosphere with multiple benefits for their workers. Through an employee recognition programme, people are recognized for their efforts, hence making the workplace somewhere they want to spend their time in. When employees realise the positive culture they are in, they will put in extra effort on the tasks given, providing better results overall for the company. 

Increases Employee Motivation 

Employees who do not feel adequately recognized by their companies are twice more likely to quit in the next year. The most effective recognitions are always authentic and personalized to each employee. A low-cost recognition such as a thank you card can be extremely meaningful and memorable to the employee. They will notice that they are not just working for a good salary, but to impress and produce good results for their supervisors who appreciate them. Overtime, employee motivation will increase leading to higher revenue sales in the company. 

Enhances Team Spirit 

A study has shown that a person’s desire to impress other employees has been the greatest factor behind a team achieving its goals. A strong team spirit exhibits higher performance as peer pressure is a good motivating force. When employers provide recognition such as team reward, may it be cash or a holiday trip, the team’s desire increases as everyone knows that there is a reward at stake, and will give their best to earn it. With this recognition, it allows employees to cooperate better in given tasks. 

Decreases Workplace Conflict 

Conflicts and disputes between employees in a workplace is inevitable in every organization, no matter big or small. If left unresolved, it will decrease morale, lowers productivity and eventually employees may even quit their job. Employees who were able to keep a clear mind and resolve their conflicts on their own, should be given recognition and praised. This sets an example to other employees to have a stronger emotional intelligence and  avoid future conflicts by improving their social skills and focus on the problem involved. 

Lowers Employee Stress and Absenteeism 

A healthy job is where the pressures on employees are appropriate and they have the right amount of control over their work. Excessive stress can lead to other more serious health problems such as depression. Besides that, stress will also impair strategic thinking, and will eventually lead to higher absenteeism. When employees do not come to work, the entire company’s productivity is affected. Therefore, having recognition and respect at work is a fundamental human need. By encouraging employee recognition, employees will feel that they have a positive personal rapport with their management. They will feel less stressful when their work gets noticed and awarded. 

Strengthens Trust Between Manager and Employees 

A positive working relationship has always been based on trust. An employee-manager relationship is a primary component to a successful company. Employees rely on their superiors for guidance on how to improve their skills. When a manager provides good employee recognition, it carries a message that you have each other’s best interest in mind. This produces an environment of trust which adds greater efficiency to the workplace productivity. 

In short, employee recognition is a form of appreciation that supervisors or managers show to their employees for their hard work in the company. It could be a simple high-five, a shout out in front of other employees or even a bonus at the end of the year. Recognition can take many forms but it is the authenticity of it that matters. Implementing the right kind of employee recognition program will only increase a business’ competitive edge.

Employee Engagement Ideas To Keep Your Teams Happy

Employee Engagement Ideas To Keep Your Teams Happy

Employee Engagement Ideas To Keep Your Teams Happy

Employees are the pillars of any successful organization. They’re the face of the company interacting with your customer base and driving all aspects of operations. It should go without saying that keeping your employees committed, comfortable and motivated in your organization should be at the main goal.

Of course, failing to employ an effective and appropriate measure to gauge employee satisfaction will only create more problems to an organization. Thus, employee engagement should be any company’s main focus in engaging, examining and acting upon the employee concerns and feedback collected to maintain a happy working environment.

1. Give Employees the “Inside” information

Team members, irrespective of one’s position within a company, employees feel more valued when included in the all decision-making process. When topics like organizational directions and goals, performance, hiring or even leadership challenges — traditionally all such conversations are held behind closed doors; However if openly discussed with other employees, they will feel included and experience a greater sense of belonging.

2. Celebrate and Recognize Success

Positive recognition drives human behavior excellence across all aspects of life — it is no different at the workplace. When a team member completes a complex project, accomplishes certification or meets a sales target, celebrating as a team or making an announcement regarding the accomplishment, can help motivate all employees and make them feel valued and engaged. 

Small or big, they are the proof that the work people are putting in has some meaning. No one can go through tasks and assignments for months, or even years without burning out. Refill their energy with recognition and celebrate their hard work with the entire company. This is also a great way to glue together teams.

3. Collect Anonymous Feedback

Employees are never comfortable voicing their honest opinions and true thoughts due to the fear of repercussions. They feel more comfortable giving anonymous feedbacks through any channels. For this reason, an anonymous voice board or surveys can play an important role in overall employee engagement system.

However, as important as it is to implement anonymous feedback tools, such systems will have no advantage unless the resulting data is quickly transformed into actions. 

4. Receive and Give Feedback

Yes, most people know about it, almost every leader talks about it, but it is hard to implement. While dealing with people’s work, their position and emotion, it is in fact dangerous to mix with wrong feedback. Keep it simple and layout a framework which employees trust and give and receive feedback honestly. Managers and Management should show in a way that the employees are important and herd by acknowledging their feedback and acting upon it.

5. Encourage Innovative Thinking

Interactions between employees regarding improvements, are often the foundation for innovation and creativity that can transition the company into a successful future. By collecting and acting upon these wellsprings of innovation, companies will often realize an increase in motivation, morale, productivity and problem-solving. Organizations should be seeking feedback frequently and asking their people for their insight into improving various aspects of the organization.

6. Cross-Training Opportunities

Successful employees want to broaden their skill set and knowledge, sometimes for career progression, and other times just out of curiosity and desire to learn. Challenge and support employees in learning and developing their skills, this will not just help building a motivated workforce, but companies will see an increase in employee engagement and happiness. 

7. Be Open to Internal Transfers and Lateral Moves

Many times, departmental cross-training, as well as team members new to a company or early in their career, may find themselves more interested in other positions than their own. Allowing employees to make internal transfers or lateral moves allows them to feel more successful in their career and demonstrates an important flexibility from the company. Once employees understand that an organization is open to such moves, it creates an environment where employees feel important, engaged and fulfilled within their roles.

8. Happiness at work / Internal Networking Events

Internal networking doesn’t have to be anything more than a simple happy hour, lunch or casual get-together. No matter the time or place, these events allow team members to spend time together outside of the normal work environment, getting to know each other on a more personal level.

Some of the most effective internal networking events include: 

  • Team lunch and dinners
  • Cooking contests or other lighthearted competition
  • Bring your kids to work day
  • Ping Pong, badminton or foosball
  • Scavenger hunt

9. Encourage Charity and Volunteering during office hours

Many employees are close to the idea of community and social responsibility and participating in some. Companies can demonstrate a sincere commitment to such endeavors by allowing employees to participate in volunteering service while on company time. To further embrace a sincere commitment to volunteering, organizations can even allow team members to select specific charities and causes to concentrate on during a future team outing.

10. Give your employees more responsibility, not just more tasks to do

Even if it’s something you have no experience doing – when you see your goal as being important to the success of the company you’ll find a way to get it done. Give employees more responsibility, set goals and targets which on achieving discuss how that has helped the company and its growth, however small or big they are – This will only lead to more motivated individuals and teams across the organization. 

11. Promote Perks That Boost Mental and Physical Wellbeing

Incentives can make the work environment a more fun place to be in. One of the biggest costs in the modern workplace are those associated with healthcare. To help mitigate such costs, effective health and wellness programs needs to be implemented. In fact, more than two thirds of organizations that offer health-related initiatives indicate their efforts range from somewhat effective to very effective in reducing the cost of healthcare.

12. Encourage Personal Projects

Allow employees to connect and collaborate within the organization to work on personal projects during dedicated time within office hours. Having people from different teams and backgrounds, brainstorming and bouncing ideas can lead to a different perspective. Projects can lead to new directions or creativity and positive energy, which would further benefit rest of the working hours.

Engagement Initiatives From Well-Known Companies

Here are five creative engagement strategies from companies that are well-known for their such practices:

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines Employee Recognition

One company that stands out with their engagement strategies is Southwest Airlines. They feature employees that perform above and beyond in their roles across various public channels to acknowledge their pride and appreciation for everything they do. On a weekly basis, the CEO gives a shout out to publicly praise employees deserving of recognition for their efforts at work. Southwest’s magazine also features employees each month that give recognition in a similar fashion.

Google

Google Allows Employees to Explore

Google allows employees to spend up to 20% of their work time to pursue special projects. Giving employees the freedom to pursue projects of their choosing enables them the autonomy to create and innovate without restrictions. In essence, it brings out the full potential of their skills through true engagement.

Google’s Workplace Democracy

Creating an environment like Google’s workplace democracy can inspire employees and enables a more open channel of communication. When every employee’s opinion is openly welcomed and considered, employees are better connected to the people and the workspace around them. Google facilitates this positivity through leadership development and employee rapport. They use company-wide surveys to collect people analytics that help push innovation and change in their engagement strategies.

Screwfix

Screwfix and 360-Degree Feedback

At Screwfix, a large multi-channel retailer of trade tools based in the United Kingdom, employees are given a opportunity to provide feedback without rules or guidelines to their managers. The concept focuses on improvement, where employees have the ability to give feedback on everything from how things are going in the business to how management could improve. Any and all ideas for improvement are welcome. This concept encourages employees to be innovative because they have no restrictions holding their imaginative thinking down.

Zappos

Zappos Shadow Sessions

One of the greatest challenges to engagement is the lack of development opportunities. One way to fight disengagement from these challenges is to cross-train your teams with a “shadowing program.” In essence, employees would shadow one another to learn what coworkers do during a typical day in their position. Zappos enables employees to “shadow” coworkers in other departments for a few hours to gain a better understanding of the work they do. This type of regularly scheduled cross-training not only develops your team’s skills overall, but also gives your employees insight as to what everyone’s job function demands.

Facebook

Facebook Pride

Facebook’s mission is “to make the world more open and connected.” Through this strong social message, Facebook employees strengthen the community by doing social good — showing people that the company’s work improves people’s lives. With its altruistic agenda, Facebook employees have a lot of pride in the company that drives their engagement. The bigger picture they paint for the work they do enables employees to make a lasting impact and change on the world. This sense of pride is a major driving factor in Facebook’s engagement strategies.