Last Updated: 12-05-2016

This website (“Site”) is owned and operated by ICRA Limited ( “ICRA”). These Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”) contain the terms, covenants, conditions, and provisions upon which you (also referred to herein as “User”) may access and use this Site and the content, including (without limitation) the ratings, opinions, and other research materials, tools, products, services, publications and information (collectively, the “Materials”) displayed on the Site. ICRA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THESE TERMS OF USE, WHICH MAY BE GIVEN BY ICRA POSTING SUCH CHANGE (OR REVISED TERMS OF USE) ON THE SITE, OR ANY OTHER REASONABLE WAY. IF A CHANGE IS NOTIFIED BY A POSTING ON THE SITE, IT SHALL BE DEEMED TO TAKE EFFECT WHEN POSTED; AND IF A MODIFICATION IS NOTIFIED IN ANY OTHER WAY, IT SHALL BE DEEMED TO TAKE EFFECT WHEN THE RELEVANT NOTICE IS SENT OR ISSUED BY OR ON BEHALF OF ICRA. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THIS SITE FOLLOWING NOTICE OF SUCH MODIFICATIONS WILL BE CONCLUSIVELY DEEMED ACCEPTANCE OF ANY CHANGES TO THESE TERMS OF USE. YOU AGREE THAT NOTICE OF CHANGES TO THESE TERMS OF USE ON THE SITE, OR PROVIDED IN ANY OTHER REASONABLE WAY CONSTITUTES REASONABLE AND SUFFICIENT NOTICE.

By using this Site, you acknowledge that you have read these Terms of Use, understand them, and agree to be bound by their terms and conditions. You also hereby acknowledge that you have read and understand the Privacy Policy and consent to ICRA’s use of your personal data set out therein. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, you shall neither access nor use this Site. If you register with this Site, the user agreement you enter into as part of that registration process will, rather than these Terms of Use, govern your use of this Site.

Terms and Conditions

1. Grant of License. These Terms of Use provide you with a personal, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Site conditioned on your continued compliance with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use. You may, on an occasional and irregular basis, print and download Materials on the Site solely for personal and non-commercial use, or, only to the extent permitted for internal business use, provided that you do not obscure, alter, remove or delete any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in such Materials. With the exception of the foregoing and except as otherwise expressly permitted herein, you may not modify, create derivatives of, copy, distribute, broadcast, transmit, reproduce, publish, license, transfer, sell, mirror, frame, “deep link”, “scrape”, data mine, or otherwise use any information or material obtained from or through this Site. Further, you may not post any content from this Site to forums, newsgroups, list serves, mailing lists, electronic bulletin boards, or other websites, without the prior written consent of ICRA. You warrant to ICRA that you will not use this Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, including but not limited to attempting or actually (i) disrupting, impairing or interfering with this Site, (ii) collecting any information about other users of this Site, including passwords, accounts or other information, or (iii) systematically extracting data contained on this Site to populate databases for internal or external business use.

2. Intellectual Property Rights. All Materials contained on the Site, unless otherwise indicated, is protected by law including, but not limited to, India copyright, trade secret, and trademark law, as well as other state, national, and international laws and regulations. The Site, its content, layout and design are the exclusive property of ICRA or its licensors and, except as expressly provided herein, ICRA does not grant any express or implied right in any such Materials to you. In particular and without limitation, ICRA owns the copyright in the Site as a collective work and/or compilation, any and all databases accessible on the Site, and in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of the content of the Site. ICRA and all other names, logos, and icons identifying ICRA and/or ICRA’s products and services are proprietary marks of ICRA or its licensors. Third-party trademarks displayed on the Site are the property of their respective owners.

3. Privacy Policy. Please see ICRA’s Privacy Policy for a summary of ICRA’s personal data collection and use practices with respect to the Site.

4. Password Policy.Your use of certain portions of the Site requires a password. As part of the registration process, you must select a member name and password and provide ICRA with accurate, complete and up-to-date information. Anyone with knowledge of your password can gain access to the restricted portions of the Site and the information available to you. Accordingly, you must keep your password secret. By agreeing to these Terms of Use, you agree to be solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of your respective password, as well as for any communications entered through this Site using your password. You will also immediately notify ICRA if you become aware of any loss or theft of your Password or any unauthorized use of your password. ICRA reserves the right to delete or change a password at any time and for any reason.

5. Assumption of Risk. You use the Internet solely at your own risk and subject to all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations. While ICRA has endeavored to create a secure and reliable website, please be advised that the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from this Site over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, ICRA and ICRA’s licensors and suppliers are not responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the Internet, the accuracy of the information contained on the Site, or for the consequences of any reliance on such information. ICRA and ICRA’s licensors and suppliers shall have no liability for interruptions or omissions in Internet, network or hosting services. You assume the sole and complete risk of using the Site.

6. Enforcing Security. Actual or attempted unauthorized use of any of the Site may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution. For your protection, ICRA reserves the right to view, monitor, and record activity on the Site without notice or further permission from you, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. Any information obtained by monitoring, reviewing, or recording is subject to review by law enforcement organizations in connection with the investigation or prosecution of possible criminal activity on any of the Site. ICRA will also comply with all court orders involving requests for such information.

7. Links to Other Websites. ICRA may provide links, in its sole discretion, to other websites on the World Wide Web for your convenience in locating related information and services. These websites have not necessarily been reviewed by ICRA and are maintained by third parties over which ICRA exercises no control. Accordingly, ICRA and its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, licensors and suppliers (together, the “ICRA Parties”) expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, the accuracy of the information, the quality of products or services provided by or advertised on and/or software downloaded from these third-party websites. Moreover, these links do not imply an endorsement of any third party or any website or the products or services provided by any third party.

8. Events beyond ICRA’s Control. You expressly absolve and release ICRA, ICRA’s licensors and suppliers from any claim of harm resulting from a cause beyond their control, including, but not limited to, the failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems, computer viruses, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes, or natural disasters, strikes or other labor problems, wars, terrorism or governmental restrictions.

9. Disclosures. ICRA hereby discloses that most issuers of debt securities (including corporate bonds, debentures, notes and commercial paper) rated by ICRA have, prior to assignment of any rating, agreed to pay to ICRA for the appraisal and rating services rendered. ICRA maintains policies and procedures to address the independence of its ratings and rating processes.

10. DISCLAIMERS. ICRA obtains all Materials furnished on the Site from sources believed by it to be accurate and reliable. You expressly agree that (a) the credit ratings and other opinions provided via the Site are, and will be construed solely as, statements of opinion of the relative future credit risk (as defined below) of entities, credit commitments, or debt or debt-like securities and not statements of current or historical fact as to credit worthiness, investment or financial advice, recommendations regarding credit decisions or decisions to purchase, hold or sell any securities, endorsements of the accuracy of any of the data or conclusions, or attempts to independently assess or vouch for the financial condition of any company; (b) the credit ratings and other credit opinions provided via the Site do not address any other risk, including but not limited to liquidity risk, market value risk or price volatility; (c) the credit ratings and other opinions provided via the Site do not take into account your personal objectives, financial situations or needs; (d) each rating or other opinion will be weighed, if at all, solely as one factor in any investment or credit decision made by or on behalf of you; and (e) you will accordingly, with due care, make your own study and evaluation of each investment decision or security, and of each issuer and guarantor of, and each provider of credit support for, each security or credit that you may consider purchasing, holding, selling, or providing. For the avoidance of doubt, ICRA’s Materials and opinions may also include quantitative model-based estimates of credit risk and related opinions or commentary. Further, you expressly agree that any tools or information made available on the Site are not a substitute for the exercise of independent judgment and expertise. You should always seek the assistance of a professional for advice on investments, tax, the law, or other professional matters. For purposes of this paragraph, ICRA defines “credit risk” as the risk that an entity may not meet its contractual, financial obligations as they come due and any estimated financial loss in the event of default.

ICRA adopts all necessary measures so that the information it uses in assigning a credit rating is of sufficient quality and from sources ICRA considers to be reliable, including, when appropriate, independent third-party sources. However, ICRA is not an auditor and cannot in every instance independently verify or validate information received in the rating process or in preparing ICRA’s Materials made available on the Site. Because of the possibility of human or mechanical error as well as other factors, the Site and all related Materials are provided on an "AS IS" and “AS AVAILABLE” basis without representation or warranty of any kind, and THE ICRA PARTIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY AS TO THE ACCURACY, RESULTS, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE OR ANY RELATED MATERIALS. ICRA makes no representation or warranty that any Materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in any particular locations, and access to them from territories where any of the contents of this Site are illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access this Site from such locations, you do so on your own volition and are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws, rules and regulations. ICRA may limit the Site’s availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion. You agree and acknowledge that no oral or written information or advice given by ICRA or any of its employees or agents in respect to the Site shall constitute a representation or a warranty unless such information or advice is incorporated into these Terms of Use by a written agreement. FURTHER, THE MATERIALS, MADE AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND THERE MAY BE TIMES WHEN THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENTS ARE UNAVAILABLE. MOREOVER, ICRA MAY MAKE MODIFICATIONS AND/OR CHANGES TO THE SITE OR TO THE MATERIALS DESCRIBED OR MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON. YOU ASSUME THE SOLE RISK OF MAKING USE AND/OR RELYING ON THE MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE.

ICRA’S CREDIT RATINGS AND ICRA’S PUBLICATIONS ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY RETAIL INVESTORS AND IT WOULD BE RECKLESS FOR RETAIL INVESTORS TO CONSIDER ICRA’S CREDIT RATINGS OR ICRA’S PUBLICATIONS IN MAKING ANY INVESTMENT DECISION. IF IN DOUBT YOU SHOULD CONTACT YOUR FINANCIAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVISER.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ICRA PARTIES DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ANY, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENT, EVEN IF ANY OF THE ICRA PARTIES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
i. COMPENSATION, REIMBURSEMENT OR DAMAGES ON ACCOUNT OF THE LOSS OF PRESENT OR PROSPECTIVE PROFITS;
ii. EXPENDITURES, INVESTMENTS OR COMMITMENTS, WHETHER MADE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT, DEVELOPMENT OR MAINTENANCE OF BUSINESS REPUTATION OR GOODWILL;
iii. ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING WHERE THE RELEVANT FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT IS NOT THE SUBJECT OF A PARTICULAR CREDIT RATING ASSIGNED BY ICRA;
iv. LOSS OF DATA;
v. COST OF SUBSTITUTE MATERIALS;
vi. COST OF CAPITAL;
vii. THE CLAIMS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, OR
viii. ANY SUCH DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY OTHER REASON WHATSOEVER.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ICRA PARTIES DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ANY DIRECT OR COMPENSATORY DAMAGES CAUSED TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BY ANY NEGLIGENCE (BUT EXCLUDING FRAUD, WILLFUL MISCONDUCT OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF LIABILITY THAT, FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, BY LAW CANNOT BE EXCLUDED) ON THE PART OF, OR ANY CONTINGENCY WITHIN OR BEYOND THE CONTROL OF, THE ICRA PARTIES ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENTS.

THE USER MUST USE ALL REASONABLE ENDEAVORS TO MITIGATE ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHATSOEVER (AND HOWSOEVER ARISING) AND NOTHING IN THESE TERMS OF USE SHALL BE DEEMED TO RELIEVE OR ABROGATE THE USER OF ANY SUCH DUTY TO MITIGATE ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE.

IN ANY EVENT, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE ICRA PARTIES FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER RELATED TO ACCESS TO OR USE OF THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENTS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF (A) THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY THE USER FOR SERVICES PROVIDED VIA THIS SITE PURSUANT TO THESE TERMS OF USE DURING THE 12 MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY.

11. Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless ICRA, its licensors and suppliers, all of their affiliates, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, agents, successors and assigns, from and against any damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ and professionals' fees and court costs) arising out of any third party claims based on or related to your use of the Site or any breach by you of these Terms of Use.

12. Submissions. ICRA welcomes your feedback and suggestions, including about how to improve this Site. We and/or our service providers may make available through the Site certain services to which you are able to post comments, information and/or feedback (for example, message boards, blogs, chat features, messaging and/or comment functionalities). Any ideas, suggestions, information, feedback, know-how, material, and any other content (collectively, “Submissions”) posted and/or received through this Site, will be deemed to include a worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, transferable and fully sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right and license for ICRA to adopt, publish, reproduce, disseminate, transmit, distribute, copy, use, create derivative works, display, (in whole or part) worldwide, or act on such Submissions without additional approval or consideration, in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such Submissions. You hereby waive (a) any claim to the contrary; and (b) any “moral rights” associated with your Submissions. You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary for you to grant the foregoing license, and that each Submission you provide to the Site complies with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. You are and remain responsible and liable for the content of any Submission. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO GRANT THE RIGHTS GRANTED IN THIS SECTION, PLEASE DO NOT POST, TRANSMIT OR OTHERWISE MAKE ANY SUBMISSION. ANY SUBMISSIONS MADE ARE DONE SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. Please note, ICRA does not control any of the User-submitted Submissions, they do not reflect the opinion of ICRA, and ICRA does not guarantee their accuracy or endorse any of the opinions expressed. The ICRA Parties are not responsible or liable for (i) any Submissions, including, without limitation, any errors or omissions in such Submissions, links or images embedded therein, or results obtained by using any of the same; or (ii) any loss or damage caused by theSubmissions or resulting from the use (including without limitation republication) or misuse thereof by any third party, including your reliance thereon.

13. Export Restrictions. No software or any other materials associated with this Site may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported to countries or persons prohibited under relevant export control laws, including, without limitation, countries against which the United Nations has embargoed goods. You are responsible for compliance with the laws of your local jurisdiction regarding the import, export, or re-export of any such materials. By using and/or downloading any such materials from this Site, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country to which such import, export, or re-export is prohibited or are not a person or entity to which such export is prohibited.

15. Governing Law. These Terms of Use, including (without limitation) any disputes relating to the content the Site, whether sounding in contract, tort, statute or otherwise, is governed by the laws of India.

16. Dispute Resolution. In relation to any dispute, legal action or proceedings arising out of or in connection with these Terms of Use (whether arising out of or in connection with contractual or non-contractual obligations), the same shall be finally resolved by arbitration by a sole arbitrator appointed by Managing Director and Group – Chief Executive Officer of ICRA. The arbitration shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 and any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof. Arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in New Delhi. The arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in the English language.

17. Term, Termination. These Terms of Use will take effect when you first commence using the Site. ICRA reserves the right at any time and for any reason to deny you access to the Site or any portion thereof. Termination will be effective without notice.

18. Waiver. Failure to insist on strict performance of any of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use will not operate as a waiver of any subsequent default or failure of performance. No waiver by ICRA of any right under these Terms of Use will be deemed to be either a waiver of any other right or provision or a waiver of that same right or provision at any other time.

19. Nature of Relationship. No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and ICRA as a result of these Terms of Use or your utilization of this Site.

20. Severability. The provisions of these Terms of Use are severable. If any provision (or part of any provision) shall be determined to be void or unenforceable, the relevant provision or part of any provision shall be deemed deleted and these Terms of Use, and the validity and enforceability of all remaining provisions (and parts of any provisions) of these Terms of Use, shall not be affected.

21. Entire Agreement/Reservation of Rights. Your rights to use certain material available on or through this Site may be subject to separate written agreements with ICRA (“Other Agreements”). Particular pages or features of this Site with content supplied by ICRA or its licensors may have different or additional terms ("Special Terms"), which will be disclosed to you when you access those pages or features, and by accessing or using such pages and features, you will be deemed to have agreed to the applicable Special Terms. If there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and the Special Terms, the Special Terms will govern with respect to such pages or features or content. In the event of a conflict between these Terms of Use and one or more Other Agreements, the terms of such Other Agreement(s) shall govern and control. With the exception of any Special Terms and Other Agreements, these Terms of Use represent the entire agreement between you and ICRA with respect to your use of and material available on or through the Site, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written between you and ICRA with respect to the Site. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Notwithstanding the foregoing, ICRA’s data collection and usage practices in connection with the Site are as set forth in the Privacy Policy.

24. Claims of Copyright Infringement. The Indian Copyright Act, 1957 provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under Indian copyright law.

25. Contact Information. If you would like to contact ICRA regarding these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, please contact:

Legal Department
ICRA Limited
2nd Floor, Tower A, Building no.8
DLF Cyber City, DLF Phase II, Gurgaon
Haryana, 122001
India
Phone: +91-124-4545300
E-mail: icra.compliance@icraindia.com

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