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These Terms of Use (sometimes referred to as “Terms”) govern your access and use of this Dun & Bradstreet web site and its related sites (collectively, the “Dun & Bradstreet Site”).  Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the Dun & Bradstreet Site or opening an account with Dun & Bradstreet (“Account”) as they govern your use of the information, tools, features, and functionality provided through the Dun & Bradstreet Site and constitute an agreement concerning your legal rights and obligations with respect to Dun & Bradstreet Information Services India Private Limited, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, contractors, including all data sources, marketing partners and third-party suppliers (individually and collectively, “we,” “us,” “our,” “Dun & Bradstreet” or “D&B”).  These Terms of Use are in addition to, and do not override, the terms and conditions that apply to the specific services or products offered by Dun & Bradstreet. Your rights and obligations concerning your purchase and/or use of the products, services, information, or software offered by us are governed by the terms of your agreement, including, but not limited to, your Governing Terms, Master Agreement, Product License Agreement, Order or Order Schedule or other written agreement with D&B as may be applicable. These Terms of Use do not override any applicable legal requirements relating to the collection, transfer, and use of your personal or proprietary information. Any specific legal requirements relating thereto if applicable, are complied with.

By using the Dun & Bradstreet Site, you agree to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you may not use the Dun & Bradstreet Site.

 

Ownership & Proprietary Rights

The services, including, but not limited to, data, articles, blog posts, content, information, products, software and programs, available on or through the Dun & Bradstreet Site (collectively “Service”) are the proprietary, copyrighted works of D&B and comprise of: (i) works of original authorship, including compiled information containing D&B’s selection, arrangement and co-ordination and expression of such information or pre-existing material it has created, gathered or assembled; and (ii) trade secret and other confidential information.

Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® Numbers are proprietary to and controlled by D&B. D&B grants you a non-exclusive, perpetual, limited license to use D-U-N-S® Numbers (excluding linkage DUNS® Numbers) solely for identification purposes and only for your internal business use. Where practicable, you will refer to the number as a “Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® Number” and state that D-U-N-S® is a registered trademark of Dun & Bradstreet.

Dun & Bradstreet, D&B, D&B logo, logos of Dun & Bradstreet affiliates and subsidiaries, and the names and content of D&B products referenced in a Dun & Bradstreet Site are either trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, copyrights or other intellectual property of Dun & Bradstreet (“D&B IP”). Other products and company names mentioned in a Dun & Bradstreet Site may be the intellectual property of their respective owners. You may not use any D&B IP without the consent of D&B. Except as noted herein, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel, or otherwise in or to any D&B IP or the intellectual property of any third party.

You acknowledge and agree that by providing D&B with any personal or proprietary information through the Dun & Bradstreet Site, you consent to the lawful transmission of such personal or proprietary information over international borders as necessary for processing in accordance with D&B’s standard business practices and the D&B’s Privacy Notice retained at Privacy policy (dnb.co.in).

By posting your content you are granting D&B, to the extent lawfully permissible, a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your content and your association to such content in connection with the operation of the Services, including, without limitation, the license rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, modify, delete, translate and reformat your content, and/or to incorporate such content and your association with such content into a collective work, which may include name and likeness.

To the extent lawfully permissible, you acknowledge, consent and agree that D&B shall also have the right to access, preserve and disclose your Account information and content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Terms; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property or personal safety of D&B, its users and the public.

To the extent lawfully permissible, you grant D&B permission to use your name for attribution purposes. You, likewise, agree to represent yourself accurately. You acknowledge that misrepresentation may lead D&B, at its sole discretion, to cancel your use of the Services and delete any of your content.

You will be responsible for the content of any material you enter on the Dun & Bradstreet Site. D&B retains the right, which it may or may not exercise in its sole discretion, to review, edit or delete any material that D&B deems to be illegal, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate.

Restrictions

You agree not to reproduce, copy, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, sub-license publish, broadcast, or circulate the information received through the Service to anyone without the express prior written consent of D&B. You may not: (a) use or permit the use of the Service to prepare an original database or a comparison to other databases that are sold, rented, published, or furnished in any manner to a third party; (b) use or permit the use of the Service for the purpose of compiling, enhancing, verifying, supplementing, adding to, or deleting from any mailing list, business directory, or other compilation of information that is sold, rented, published, or furnished in any manner to a third party; (c) use or permit the use of the information in connection with any individual credit, employment, or insurance applications; or (d) voluntarily producing the Service in legal proceedings without D&B’s prior consent. Systematic access or extraction of content from the Dun & Bradstreet Site, including the use of “bots” or “spiders,” is prohibited. D&B prohibits caching, unauthorized hypertext links to the Dun & Bradstreet Site and the framing of any content available through the Dun & Bradstreet Site. D&B reserves the right to disable any unauthorized links or frames.  

Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of the Dun & Bradstreet Site is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas of the Dun & Bradstreet Site may be subject to prosecution.

No part of the Dun & Bradstreet Site may be reproduced, modified, or distributed in any form or manner without the prior written permission of D&B including any factual information regarding descriptions of D&B and its products and services.

 

Accounts and Security

To access and use the D&B Service, information and/or software, you must access our websites and register with us to open an Account. As part of the registration process, each user will submit his or her email address and select a password. You shall provide us with accurate, complete, and updated Account information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of this Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of your account. You agree that you will not (i) select or use the email address of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use a name subject to the rights of any other person without authorization; (iii) use an email address that D&B, in its sole discretion, deems inappropriate or offensive; or (iv) breach any representation, warranty or promise made by you herein regarding your account.  The terms of our website, Terms of Service and Privacy Notice are also applicable to your use of our website and your Account.

You agree to immediately notify D&B of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your Account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. It is your sole responsibility to protect your password and not share your password with other people. Accordingly, you understand and agree that you shall be liable for any activity performed by others using the Dun & Bradstreet Site, your email address and password. D&B is not responsible for any loss or damage arising from your failure to maintain the confidentiality of your password.

D&B may immediately terminate your Account, or suspend your access to your Account, in its sole discretion and, without notice, for conduct that D&B believes is: (i) illegal, fraudulent, harassing or abusive; (ii) a violation of these Terms of Use or any other policies or guidelines posted by D&B; or (iii) harmful to other users, third parties, or the business interests of D&B. Use of an Account for illegal, fraudulent or abusive purposes may be referred to law enforcement authorities without notice to you. If you file a claim against D&B, or a claim which in any way involves D&B, then we may terminate your Account. Upon termination of your Account by D&B for any of the above-mentioned reasons, (a) you may not establish a new Account for a period of one year (or such other duration as we may determine in our sole discretion) from the date of termination, (b) D&B will have no obligation to notify any third parties regarding such termination, and (c) you will be responsible for any damages that may result or arise out of termination of your Account.

You may only use the Dun & Bradstreet Site and/or open an Account if your applicable jurisdiction allows you to accept the terms set forth herein in accordance with the acceptance procedures adopted by D&B.

D&B certifies that D&B will follow the administrative, technical and physical safeguards located at https://www.dnb.com/about-us/company/our-security.html.

 

Content Restrictions

You will not upload, post or otherwise transmit any content that: (a) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (b) harm minors in any way; (c) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a D&B official, forum leader, guide, moderator or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (d) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Dun & Bradstreet Site (e) remove any proprietary notice from the Dun & Bradstreet Site; (f) cause, permit or authorize the modification, create derivative works, or translation of the Dun & Bradstreet Site without D&B’s prior written permission; (g) use the Dun & Bradstreet Site for any commercial purpose or the benefit of any third party or any manner not permitted by the licenses granted hereunder; (h) use the Dun & Bradstreet Site for fraudulent purposes; (i) attempt to decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or hack the Dun & Bradstreet Site or any of the software embedded or included therein, or to defeat or overcome any encryption technology or security measures implemented by D&B with respect to the Dun & Bradstreet Site, or any of the D&B products and/or data transmitted, processed or stored by D&B; (j) harvest or collect any information about or regarding other Account holders, including but not limited to any personal data or information; (k) upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (l) upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party; (m) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (n) disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to “scroll” faster than other users of the Dun & Bradstreet Site are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in real-time exchanges; (o) interfere with or disrupt the Dun & Bradstreet Site or servers or networks connected to or operated with the Dun & Bradstreet Site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to or operated with the Dun & Bradstreet Site; (p) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by various statutory authorities, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, any regulations having the force of law; (q) "stalk" or otherwise harass another; (r) promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual, or promote any act of cruelty to animals; (s) use the Dun & Bradstreet Site to provide material support or resources (or to conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support or resources) to any organization(s) designated as a foreign terrorist organization.  

You may not use D&B’s name to endorse or promote any product, opinion, cause or political candidate. Representation of your personal opinions as endorsed by D&B is strictly prohibited.

D&B reserves the right to refuse to provide you access to the Dun & Bradstreet Site or to allow you to open an Account for any reason.

Warranties and Indemnification

By posting content to any blog, you warrant that you either own or otherwise control all of the rights to that content, including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the content, or that your use of the content is a protected fair use. You agree that you will not knowingly and with intent to defraud provide material and misleading false information. You also warrant that the content you supply does not violate these Terms, and that you will indemnify and hold D&B harmless for any and all claims resulting from content you supply.

Disclaimers and liability

THE DUN & BRADSTREET SITE MAY PROVIDE A LINK TO OTHER WEBSITES BY ALLOWING THE USER TO LEAVE THE DUN & BRADSTREET SITE TO ACCESS THIRD-PARTY MATERIAL OR BY BRINGING THE THIRD-PARTY MATERIAL INTO DUN & BRADSTREET SITE VIA "INVERSE" HYPERLINKS AND FRAMING TECHNOLOGY (A "LINKED SITE"). D&B HAS NO DISCRETION OR OBLIGATION TO ALTER, UPDATE, OR CONTROL THE CONTENT ON A LINKED SITE.  USER SHOULD BE AWARE THAT LINKED SITES MAY CONTAIN TRANSMISSION OF PERSONAL DATA PROVISIONS THAT DIFFER FROM THE PROVISIONS PROVIDED HEREIN. D&B IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH PROVISIONS, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RELATED TO SUCH PROVISIONS.

D&B does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any of the Services. ALL SERVICES ON DUN & BRADSTREET SITE, OR A LINKED SITE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS.  D&B DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, QUALITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND THOSE ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF GRADE OR FROM D&B’s CONDUCT IN COLLECTING, COMPILING, OR INTERPRETING ANY DATA OR INFORMATION.  D&B DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS OR RELIABILITY OF THE DUN & BRADSTREET SITE OR ITS ONLINE BUSINESS DIRECTORIES. D&B DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE DUN & BRADSTREET SITE OR USE THE SERVICE AT THE TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING. D&B DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE DUN & BRADSTREET SITE OR THE SERVICE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.    

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE REMAINS WITH YOU TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

D&B, ITS LICENSORS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS (“RELATED PARTIES”) WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY ARISING OUT OF, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, D&B'S CONDUCT IN PROCURING, COMPILING, COLLECTING, INTERPRETING, REPORTING OR DELIVERING SERVICES. D&B AND THE RELATED PARTIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOST REVENUES, LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, AND COST OF PROCURING SUBSTITUTE SERVICE OR LOST OPPORTUNITY) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE DUN & BRADSTREET  SITE OR A LINKED SITE, OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE DUN & BRADSTREET SITE OR A LINKED SITE, OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE DUN & BRADSTREET SITE OR A LINKED SITE, EVEN IF D&B AND RELATED PARTIES ARE MADE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS LIMITATION ON LIABILITY INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, THE TRANSMISSION OF ANY VIRUSES WHICH MAY INFECT A USER'S EQUIPMENT, FAILURE OF MECHANICAL OR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT OR COMMUNICATION LINES, TELEPHONE OR OTHER INTERCONNECT PROBLEMS (e.g., YOU CANNOT ACCESS YOUR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER), UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, THEFT, OPERATOR ERRORS, STRIKES OR OTHER LABOR PROBLEMS OR ANY FORCE MAJEURE.  YOUR SOLE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO ANY PROBLEMS OR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE DUN & BRADSTREET SITE IS TO DISCONTINUE ANY USE OF THE DUN & BRADSTREET SITE.

The opinions and information provided by D&B in articles and blog posts (collectively the “Marketing Information”) are provided “as-is”. Nothing stated or implied in the Marketing Information should be construed to be legal, tax, or professional advice. D&B makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to such Marketing Information or the results of the use or reliance on such Marketing Information. Please contact an attorney or tax professional if you are in need of legal or tax advice.

You acknowledge that D&B does not pre-screen or regularly review posted content, but that it shall have the right to remove in its sole discretion any content that it considers to violate these Terms of Use. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any content created by D&B or submitted to it, including without limitation information in D&B message boards, directories, and in all other parts of the Dun & Bradstreet Site. You will be responsible for the content of any material you enter on Dun & Bradstreet Site. D&B retains the right, which it may or may not exercise in its sole discretion, to review, edit or delete any material that D&B deems to be illegal, offensive or otherwise inappropriate.

All press releases and other materials presented or released to the financial community that are contained on Dun & Bradstreet Site were, to the best of D&B’s knowledge, timely and accurate when issued. However, the passage of time can render information stale, and you should not rely on the continued accuracy of any such material beyond the date of issuance. D&B has no responsibility to update any information contained in any such material. All viewers should carefully check the dates of issuance of the material contained on Dun & Bradstreet Site.

Marketing Consent & Privacy Rights

BY ACCEPTING THE TERMS HEREIN, YOU EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZE D&B TO CONTACT YOU IN ANY LAWFUL MANNER, INCLUDING WHERE LEGALLY PERMITTED THROUGH THE USE OF AUTOMATIC AND/OR COMPUTERIZED DIALING SYSTEMS AND PRE-RECORDED MESSAGE AND CALL TECHNOLOGIES, AND FOR ANY LAWFUL PURPOSE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ACCOUNT SUPPORT OR TO INFORM YOU OF OR PROMOTE OR MARKET D&B PRODUCTS AND THIRD PARTY SERVICES WHICH D&B BELIEVES MAY BE OF INTEREST TO YOU, AND YOU HEREBY UNAMBIGUOUSLY AGREE AND EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO RECEIVE SUCH MAILERS, EMAILS, TEXTS AND TELEPHONE CALLS.

YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO BE CONTACTED AT THE ADDRESSES, TELEPHONE NUMBERS (INCLUDING MOBILE OR WIRELESS NUMBERS), AND EMAIL ADDRESSES YOU PROVIDE TO D&B (EITHER VERBALLY OR WRITTEN) AS CONTAINED IN YOUR D&B SERVICES, INFORMATION AND/OR SOFTWARE. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT ANY MOBILE OR WIRELESS TELEPHONE NUMBER YOU PROVIDE BELONGS TO YOU AND IS ASSOCIATED WITH A MOBILE DEVICE IN YOUR POSSESSION. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO NOTIFY D&B AT YOUR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE IF YOUR MOBILE OR WIRELESS TELEPHONE NUMBER CHANGES. SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHICH ADDRESSES, TELEPHONE NUMBERS OR EMAIL ADDRESSES YOU PROVIDED TO D&B FOR THE ABOVE, PLEASE REVIEW YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION IN YOUR PRODUCT DASHBOARD OR PLEASE CONTACT D&B AT ServiceIndia@DNB.com

YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMS OF THIS SECTION IS NOT REQUIRED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, AS A CONDITION OF PURCHASING ANY GOODS OR SERVICES, INCLUDING INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE, FROM D&B. SHOULD YOU NOT WISH TO CONSENT TO BEING CONTACTED FOR EITHER OR BOTH ACCOUNT SUPPORT OR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES, OR TO REVOKE A CONSENT PREVIOUSLY GIVEN, YOU AGREE TO CONTACT US TO CLEARLY INFORM D&B OF YOUR DESIRE TO REVOKE CONSENT BY EMAILING ON: ServiceIndia@DNB.com

D&B reserves the right to remove any content from the Dun & Bradstreet Site which allegedly infringes another person's copyright. Notices to D&B regarding any alleged copyright infringement on the Dun & Bradstreet Site should be directed to ServiceIndia@DNB.com. In order for D&B to assist you accordingly, while you write to D&B, please provide: (i) your name; (ii) the work you believe has been infringed along with any relevant registration numbers; (iii) identification of the work on the Dun & Bradstreet Site that you believe infringes your work; (iv) your contact information; (v) confirmation that you have a good faith belief that the material you are concerned about was not authorized by the rights owner; (vi) confirmation under penalty of perjury that the information you are submitting to D&B is accurate and you are authorized to act on behalf of the rights holder; and (vii) your signature where applicable.

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Dun & Bradstreet Site, including your content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

Others

Dun & Bradstreet has the right to amend the terms herein at any time and without notice to you.  Such amendments shall be effective immediately upon posting.  You agree to review Dun & Bradstreet Site periodically to be aware of any such amendments.  Your continued use of a Dun & Bradstreet Site after such amendments have been made shall constitute acceptance of the amendments.

You may access D&B’s Privacy Policy available at Privacy policy (dnb.co.in) on the Dun & Bradstreet Site.

The Terms herein are governed by laws of India and the courts at Mumbai shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

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