Terms of Use

Welcome to MicrobioTx mobile application, kit, reports or website (the "Application"). The Application is operated by MicrobioTx Health Private Limited, having its registered office at 363, 8th Main, 3rd Block, Koramangala, Bangalore - 560034.

The terms ‘You’ or ‘Your’ refer to you as the user (irrespective of whether You are a Registered User or a Non-Registered User) and the terms ‘MicrobioTx’, ‘We’, ‘Us’, ‘Company’, and ‘Our’ refer to MicrobioTx.  In the event the Application is being used by a person on your behalf, the expression “You” or “Your” shall apply to such third party as well.

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE OF THE APPLICATION. THESE TERMS OF USE (AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME), TOGETHER WITH THE MICROBIOTX PRIVACY POLICY (AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME) AVAILABLE AT THIS LINK, ANY ADDITIONAL SERVICE SPECIFIC TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND OTHER POLICIES WHICH MAY BE APPLICABLE TO SPECIFIC PORTIONS OF THIS APPLICATION CONSTITUTE THE TERMS OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USAGE OF THE APPLICATION. BY USING THIS APPLICATION, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE, THE PRIVACY POLICY AND OTHER POLICIES WHICH MAY BE APPLICABLE TO THIS APPLICATION. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE APPLICATION.

If You are accessing the MicrobioTx mobile application, then there may be additional terms (such as the terms imposed by application stores) which may also govern the use of the mobile application. By accessing or using the mobile application, You agree to be bound by the aforesaid additional terms as may be amended from time to time.

These Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy, together with any additional Service-specific terms and conditions, other policies which may be applicable to specific portions of the Application and any disclaimers which may be present on the Application are referred to as “Agreement”. Where any part of the Agreement is modified in accordance with the terms of the Agreement, the Agreement shall be enforceable in its modified form.

The features / services of the Application are available to Registered Users only in India. However, Non-Registered Users within India may browse through the information provided in the Application.

The Agreement supersedes all previous oral and written terms and conditions (if any) communicated to You.

THE APPLICATION

MicrobioTx is the author and publisher of the Application, and all variants, editions, add-ons, and ancillary products or services of the Application (including all files and images contained in or generated by the software, and accompanying data, together). The Application may be used by Users (defined below) to avail Services (defined below) and/or to find, access, manage and organize information including but not limited to personal or non-personal information, doctor/health coach/consultant information, appointments, prescriptions, laboratory and diagnostic tests, electronic medical records, billing, inventory, accounting details and other relevant information.

USERS

“Registered Users” are users who have successfully made applicable payments, registered and onboarded themselves with MicrobioTx for availing MicrobioTx’s Services by providing information that is true and accurate, and who can log on to their account on the Application by providing their username and password.

“HealthCare Partners” or “HPs” are duly qualified doctors,nurses, dieticians, health coaches, paramedical staff,consultants, medical equipment suppliers, laboratory service providers, other incidental and ancillary health care service providers who interact with Registered Users as part of the Services. For the purpose of this agreement, HPs may also be referred to as representatives of our partner organisations / companies who may be interacting with you to provide similar wellness related or ancillary services to you.

“Non-Registered Users” are users who have not successfully registered themselves on the Application. Non-Registered Users may not be provided access to certain areas of the Application.

RegisteredUsers and Non-Registered Users shall individually or collectively be referred to as “Users”.

ACCESS AND USAGE RIGHTS OF USERS

Non - Registered User:A Non-Registered User is not permitted to access or make use of the Application For any purpose other than what is specifically permitted. A Non-Registered User is specifically permitted to (subject to acceptance of the Privacy Policy):

  1. To Browse the MicrobioTx website without accessing any Services;
  2. To share the MicrobioTx website via social media applications;
  3. Access certain questionnaires and provide details required to assess the eligibility for availing any Services.

Registered User : A Registered User is not permitted to access or make use of the Application for any purpose other than what is specifically permitted. A Registered User is specifically permitted to

  1. Enjoy all the access and usage rights of an Unregistered User;
  2. Access and use the Services specifically subscribed to and subject to such limitations and restrictions as are prescribed under the Agreement or may be otherwise communicated to Registered User from time to time through any contact information shared by such user at the time of registration.

CONTENT

The data and information available on the Application may be categorised as follows:

  1. Data and information generated or provided by Unregistered Users and Registered Users on the Application or through the usage of Services (“User Content”)
  2. Data and information which MicrobioTx (through itself or its partners) has generated or procured for the Application and includes data and information generated or provided by HP (“MicrobioTx Content”);

GENERAL TERMS OF USE

You will use the Application and the features provided by the Application only in relation to and in compliance with all applicable Indian laws.

You will not use this Application or any feature provided by the Application for any purposes not intended under this Agreement.

You should not use this Application from outside of India. In a situation where You avail of any Service outside India which involves an MicrobioTx doctor or HP, You should have any prescription issued or advice received validated by a local registered medical practitioner or relevant qualified service provider.

Certain Services are location specific. Depending on Your location, some Services may not be available to You.

You will not deliberately use the Application in any way that is unlawful or harms MicrobioTx, its directors, employees, affiliates, distributors, partners, service providers and/or any User and/or data or content on the Application.

As a Registered or Non-Registered User, You may have access to business sensitive information. You shall not share such information with MicrobioTx’s direct competitors, except with MicrobioTx’s prior written consent.

You understand that as part of Your registration process as well as in course of Your use of the Application, You may receive SMS, telephone and/or email communication from MicrobioTx on Your registered contact information. These communications will relate to Your registration, Services provided by MicrobioTx, transactions that You carry out through the Application and any such information found suitable of Your attention by MicrobioTx. Please note that MicrobioTx will send these communications only to the mobile number that You provide on the Application. It is Your responsibility to ensure that You provide the correct number for the transaction You wish to enter into. Further, MicrobioTx may also send notifications and reminders to You for the features that You may be using on the Application. You hereby consent to receive such communications from MicrobioTx.

You will not share Your log-in details with anyone. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your account access information and password. You shall be responsible for all usage of Your account and password, whether or not authorized by You. You shall immediately notify MicrobioTx of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of the Your account or password. Although MicrobioTx will not be liable for Your losses caused by any unauthorized use of Your account, You may be liable for the losses of MicrobioTx or others due to such unauthorized use.

SERVICES

The Application may be used to access a variety of health and related services. Depending on the status of Your registration and subject to the limitations and restrictions imposed by the Agreement or by MicrobioTx, You may avail of the following services through the Application (provided by MicrobioTx or through third party independent contractors):

  1. Online Coaching/Consultations;
  2. Lab/sample collections;
  3. Built-in features such as reminders, storage and display of Your medical records, history, including general medical information, formulations, lab investigations and reports;
  4. Prescription of certain formulations as deemed fit according to reports
  5. Any physical devices or instruments as part of kit, deemed fit by MicrobioTx for successful delivery of its Services
  6. Such other services as may be intimated from time to time.

The Services are non-transferable and only cover the Registered User.

The initiation, duration, pricing and terms of any specific Service availed by You, along with any additional terms and conditions not specifically covered under this Agreement shall be separately communicated to You as and when you decide to avail of such Service. Where the price for a Service is displayed on the Application or separately communicated to You, You agree to such pricing where You avail of the Service. Certain discounts may be made available to You from time to time, at the sole discretion of MicrobioTx. MicrobioTx expressly reserves the right to change/modify/withdraw such discounts based on various factors including ongoing campaigns, geographies, channels, etc.

You are advised not to use the Services in the following situations:

You have a critical illness or other health condition that can interfere or get worsened due to your availing the Services.

If You are a Registered User but do not satisfy the above pre-conditions, please do not avail the Services. MicrobioTx will not be responsible or liable for any harm or loss that You may suffer if You elect to access those Services.

Some Services may be provided via the following communication channels [Call Center Helplines / Telephones / Mobiles / IM Chats / Online Chats / SMS & Text Chats with and without camera and video facilities]. Reasonable efforts will be made to protect Your privacy and confidentiality across Health Consultation Services.

MICROBIOTX’S RIGHTS TO THE APPLICATION AND MICROBIOTX CONTENT

MicrobioTx respects the intellectual property rights of others, and We expect the same from You. The Application, User Content and the MicrobioTx Content are protected by applicable intellectual property laws.

MicrobioTx’s Rights to the Application and MicrobioTx Content:

All intellectual property in and to the Application and all software, techniques and processes used in connection with the aforesaid, belongs exclusively to MicrobioTx or its licensors. As a User, You are granted a limited license to access and use the Application as per the terms of the Agreement. Through Your use of the Application, by no means are any intellectual property rights impliedly or expressly granted by MicrobioTx to You in respect of such works.

MicrobioTx and/or its licensors assert all proprietary rights in and to all names and trademarks contained on the Application. Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, the name and logos of “MicrobioTx” [is/are] the trademarks and copyright (inclusive of any other applicable intellectual property right) of MicrobioTx and/or its licensors. Any use of the such name or logo, unless otherwise authorized in a written agreement, will constitute an infringement upon the trademark and copyright (or any other such intellectual property right) of MicrobioTx and/or its licensors and may be actionable under applicable laws.

Except as stated otherwise in this Agreement, all MicrobioTx Content (including all intellectual property rights to such content) is owned exclusively by MicrobioTx and/or its licensors.

When You use the Application in accordance with this Agreement, a limited royalty-free right is granted to You by MicrobioTx to use MicrobioTx Content for personal and non-commercial use in India for the term of the Agreement.

Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as conferring on You any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise.

Unless expressly authorized by MicrobioTx, You agree not to reproduce, modify, sell, distribute, mirror, frame, republish, download, transmit, or create derivative works of the MicrobioTx Content, in whole or in part, by any means. You must not remove or modify any copyright or trademark notice, or other notice of ownership.

Rights in User Content:

You agree that You are the owner of all rights (including all intellectual property rights) in the User Content that You post on the Application or provide to MicrobioTx.

To the extent permissible by law, You hereby grant MicrobioTx a perpetual, non-revocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to make use of such User Content including the right to copy, distribute, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, the User Content, and create derivate works of the User Content.

PATIENT CONSENT & PRIVACY

You have the option of uploading Your personally identifiable health information including physical, physiological and mental health condition, and medical records and history on the Application which may be accessed by MicrobioTx and/or HPs using the Application, during the course of providing Services to You.

We may collect various personal information from You when You use the Application and for the features provided by the Application.

Our Privacy Policy available at [PROVIDE LINK TO MicrobioTx PRIVACY POLICY] sets out Our policy with respect to the collection, storage, use, transfer and protection of any such personal information.

When You click on the ‘I accept’ tab at the time of registering or access the Application or otherwise provide Your personal information, You specifically consent to Our Privacy Policy.

MicrobioTx may disclose/transfer Your Personal Information in accordance with applicable law and for the purposes as set out in the MicrobioTx Privacy Policy.

MicrobioTx is required by law to maintain the privacy of Your medical information. We assure to take Your privacy seriously and to maintain privacy and confidentiality of the information provided by You to us. We however do not represent, warrant or guarantee that our safeguards to prevent unauthorized access to Your personal information is fool-proof.

MicrobioTx RESPONSIBILITIES

HPs

MicrobioTx may work with qualified HPs to render Services after carrying out appropriate background and reference checks.

It is hereby clarified MicrobioTx’s obligation to carry out appropriate background and reference checks and to validate qualification of HPs does not go beyond ensuring that the HPs were registered with relevant authorities (where applicable to the HP) at the time of engagement and had a certificate of good standing at the time of engagement. The HP is solely responsible for the Services provided to You and will use his/her professional skill and judgement in providing such Services, which shall include formulating a treatment/health plan, lifestyle and diet recommendations as deemed appropriate by the HP.

Services

Subject to applicable law and unless otherwise communicated, MicrobioTx will use commercially reasonable efforts to make the Services available to Registered Users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except for

  1. planned downtime that will be communicated in advance to Registered Users;
  2. any unavailability caused by circumstances beyond MicrobioTx’s reasonable control, including without limitation, acts of God, acts of government, flood, fire, earthquakes, civil unrest, acts of terror, strikes or other labor problems, or internet service provider failures or delays.
  3. When such Service is rendered under a time-schedule, in which case, the obligation of MicrobioTx under this clause shall be limited to making available such Service during the time-schedule. This obligation will also be subject to (i) and (ii) above;
  4. When such Service requires a response/reply from MicrobioTx or an HP, which shall have a standard turnaround time of 48-72 hours. This obligation will also be subject to (i) and (ii) above;
  5. When the Registered User is outside the operational coverage of Services

MicrobioTx has no responsibility towards Unregistered User for providing Services.

For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby clarified that MicrobioTx’s responsibility towards Registered User will be limited to the provision of the Services as per the terms and conditions of the Agreement, along with any other terms or conditions that are separately communicated to the Registered User based on the Service availed.

If MicrobioTx suspects any illegal, wrongful or fraudulent activity on the Application by any User, notwithstanding any other rights MicrobioTx may have against such User, MicrobioTx reserves the right to inform the relevant government or law enforcement authorities. MicrobioTx will cooperate in all investigative procedures or requests for access / information initiated by any such government or law enforcement authorities.

MicrobioTx reserves the right to add new functionality, remove existing functionality, and modify existing functionality to its Services as and when it deems fit, and make any such changes available in newer versions of Application at its discretion. MicrobioTx reserves the right to automatically upgrade all Users to the latest version of its Services as and when it deems fit.

MicrobioTx Services may be subject to certain limitations, such as, limits on storage space, limit on bandwidth, unexpected downtime, unavailability of MicrobioTx consultants/partners/doctors due to unforeseen circumstances, etc.

MicrobioTx reserves the right to schedule/reschedule/cancel appointments and select/swap HPs at any time without prior intimation, based on the information provided by You, Your location and other factors, the accuracy of which is Your responsibility.

MicrobioTx reserves the right to refuse Service at any time without providing any reasons. In case MicrobioTx has received an advance for such Service(s), MicrobioTx will either refund the advance or provide credit against such advance for use against any future Service.

Legal Compliances

MicrobioTx will strictly adhere to and adopt all reasonable measures to ensure compliance to all central and state government regulations and directives as applicable from time-to-time.

Data Recording, Storage, Encryption & Usage

The information stored on the Application may be entered by You or by a HP in the course of services provided by MicrobioTx. The information collected as part of the Services may be stored on Your mobile device, MicrobioTx servers within or outside India as well as on a third-party cloud platform (“Cloud Service Provider”) or server located within or outside of India (“Storage Service Provider”).

All video-consultations / IM chat consultations / text messages / audios / videos / transcripts / prescriptions / email and hard copy correspondences between Users, who are patients, and HPs engaged by MicrobioTx may be recorded, saved and stored for record purposes and in the event such records are required to be produced as evidence on the direction of a court of law.

All User Content shall be recorded, saved and stored electronically on a secure cloud database/server managed by the Cloud Service Provider/Data Storage Provider. MicrobioTx shall ensure that the Cloud Service Provider/Data Storage Provider uses appropriate levels of encryptions to protect data and takes all necessary precautions. MicrobioTx will however not be responsible for any cyber data theft from its Application or the Cloud Service Provider’s/Data Storage Provider’s databases.

MicrobioTx shall maintain a detailed transaction & purchase history of Registered Users online.

After conclusion or termination of any Service, or due to a User’s inactivity for a period of 3 years, MicrobioTx reserves the right to permanently delete User Content unless such Service is renewed.

USER RESPONSIBILITIES

Your use of this Application shall be subjected to the following terms and conditions:

  1. You will observe and comply with the terms and conditions of the Agreement in letter and spirit;
  2. You will provide full and accurate information about Your health, medical history and personal care needs;
  3. You will strictly adhere to the advice and instructions given from time to time;
  4. You will not delete or modify any content of the Application including but not limited to, legal notices, disclaimers or proprietary notices such as copyright or trademark symbols, logos, that You do not own or have express permission to modify;
  5. You will not decipher, decompile, reverse engineer, or disassemble the MicrobioTx content;
  6. You will not use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (such as spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the Application;
  7. You will not remove any copyright, trademark registration, or other proprietary notices from the Application. You further agree not to access or use this Application in any manner that may be harmful to the operation of this Application or its content;
  8. You will not frame or hotlink or deeplink any MicrobioTx Content;
  9. You will not use the Application and / or Services in any way that is unlawful, or harms MicrobioTx or any other person or entity, as determined in the MicrobioTx’s sole discretion.
  10. You will not engage in any form of antisocial, disrupting, or destructive acts, including "flaming", "spamming", "flooding", "trolling", "phishing" and "griefing" as those terms are commonly understood and used on the Internet;
  11. You will not host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information that —a) belongs to another person and over which You does not have sufficient legal rights;b) is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous defamatory, obscene, pornographic, paedophilic, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatever;c) harm minors in any way;d) infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights(se), violates any law for the time being in force;e) deceives or misleads the addressee about the origin of such messages or communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature;f) impersonate another person;g) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource;h) threatens the unity, integrity, defence, security or sovereignty of India, friendly relations with foreign states, or public order or causes incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence or prevents investigation of any offence or is insulting any other nation.

 

Without prejudice to the rights that MicrobioTx may have under other provisions of this Agreement, where MicrobioTx has reasons to believe that a User has violated a term or condition of this Agreement, then MicrobioTx shall, in its sole discretion:

  1. Suspend provision of Services; and/or
  2. Suspend the account of the User until there is enough information available with MicrobioTx to determine whether the User had violated a term or condition of this Agreement; and/or
  3. Suspend or terminate the account of the User where MicrobioTx has determined that the User had violated a term or condition of this Agreement; and/or
  4. Approach User to make good that loss or damage caused to MicrobioTx as a pre-condition to revoke the suspension; and/or
  5. Take any such action against the User as it permissible under law; and/or
  6. Raise invoice of Services availed by the User; and/or
  7. Disable and/or delete such User Content that is in contravention of the Agreement while preserving such information and associated records for the purpose of production to governmental authorities for investigation purposes.

PAYMENT, FEES AND TAXES

You agree to pay all subscription fees, consulting fees, reasonable out of pocket expenses and other fees applicable to Your use of the Services. While MicrobioTx will strive to give You a fair estimate of fees in advance, the actual fee may be dependent on the type of Services that You purchase and may vary based on the number or duration of the Services subscribed to.

You are solely responsible for payment of all taxes, legal compliances, statutory registrations and reporting. MicrobioTx is in no way responsible for any of the taxes except for its own income tax.

The fees could be paid online through the facility made on the Application. MicrobioTx is not associated with any insurance companies, and only self-payments are currently accepted. Third parties support and services are required to process online fee payment. MicrobioTx is not responsible for any loss or damage caused to User during this process as these third parties are beyond the control of MicrobioTx.

All fees are exclusive of taxes. The payment process would be considered to be complete only on receipt of the amount to MicrobioTx' designated bank account.

In order to process the payments, MicrobioTx might require details of Your bank account, credit card number etc. Please check our privacy policy on how MicrobioTx uses the confidential information provided by You.

MicrobioTx shall send an intimation of receipt of fee from You through an email within 2 working days of receipt of fee.

DELIVERY, REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS

For Services that involve scheduling, appointments may be scheduled automatically based on algorithm or manually through the Application. We will communicate the availability of the consultations at the time of providing the Service, if applicable. If You wish to reschedule, You can contact the support team. While MicrobioTx does not guarantee availability of appointment date and time, it will try and make best efforts to accommodate your preference.

For all MicrobioTx Services that require delivery, reasonable efforts shall be made to provide you with the estimated delivery date provided to You at the time of placing the order.

Certain MicrobioTx Services availed by a Registered User may include an kit, which includes certain equipment required for availing the Service. This equipment are manufactured by third parties and MicrobioTx is not responsible for its quality or functioning, which shall be the sole responsibility of the respective third party. MicrobioTx does not accept any liability nor provide any warranty or replacement guarantee for the components of the kit. You hereby agree and undertake that the equipment provided as part of the onboarding kit shall strictly be for personal use only and shall not be resold or used for any commercial purposes. MicrobioTx may require that the equipment be returned in the event of termination of the Service.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Unless otherwise communicated to You based on the availed Service, You are free to cancel the Service at any time.

MicrobioTx shall provide refunds for the Services in the following manner:

  1. Severe adverse effect - full (except onboarding fee) refund at any point of time during the supplementation  period, at the complete discretion of MicrobioTx;
  2. Refunds shall include cost of the Services only and not the cost of supplement or any other additional cost You may have incurred.

MicrobioTx may modify the terms of refund at its sole discretion, and any such modification shall be intimated to You.

EMERGENCIES

The Services are not a replacement to emergency services offered at hospitals and should not be accessed if the patient is in a critical or unstable state. You should not disregard or delay to seek medical advice based on anything that appears or does not appear on the Application. You should seek emergency help or follow up care when recommended by a Provider or when otherwise needed. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health care provider concerning questions You have regarding a medical condition and before stopping, starting, or modifying any treatment or modification. If You believe you have an emergency, please contact emergency services and/or rush to nearest hospital.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

By Using This Application, You represent and warrant that:

  1. You are 18 years of age or older and that Your use of the Application shall not violate any applicable law or regulation. If you are under age 18, you agree that you are using this Application with the consent of your parent or legal guardian.;
  2. All registration information You submit is truthful and accurate and that You agree to maintain the accuracy of such information;
  3. You as a Registered User will use the Application solely for Your personal and non-commercial use. Any use of this Application or its content other than for personal purposes is prohibited.

MicrobioTx represents and warrants that:

  1. it is a Private Limited company and has the power and authority to provide the Services and the Application;
  2. it has all permits, approvals and licenses necessary to carry out the Services and in fulfilling its obligations hereunder;
  3. by entering into this Agreement, MicrobioTx does not violate any of the previous arrangements entered into with other entities to which it is a party;

DISCLAIMERS

You understand that there are inherent risks involved in receiving health/medical services over a mobile/computer platform, which include:

  1. Information transmitted may not be sufficient (e.g., poor resolution of images) to allow for appropriate medical decision making by physician;
  2. Delays in reporting and recommendations could occur due to deficiencies or failures of the application/website;
  3. Security protocols could fail, causing a breach of privacy of your confidential medical information.
  4. A lack of access to complete medical records may result in errors in medical judgment.

User may expect the anticipated benefits from the Services provided by MicrobioTx or its authorized representatives, but no results can be guaranteed. User’s condition may not be cured or improved, and in some cases, may get worse. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the outcome of any Service availed by You would be subject to your adherence to the advice/plan provided to You.

MicrobioTx hereby disclaims any responsibility towards Users in terms of development, maintenance and updation of the Application.

Any modification, development, maintenance or updation of Application and any modification, transfer, license or assignment of the rights in the Application shall be done by MicrobioTx as per its sole judgment and in its sole discretion.

The Application and Services provided by MicrobioTx is provided "as is," as available, and without any warranties or conditions (express or implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability, accuracy, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement, arising by statute or otherwise in law or from a course of dealing or usage or trade). To the fullest extent permitted by law, MicrobioTx disclaims all liability arising out of the User’s use or reliance upon the Application, the Services, the MicrobioTx Content, representations and warranties made by MicrobioTx or any opinion or suggestion given or expressed by MicrobioTx or its contractors and agents (including HPs).

Specifically, MicrobioTx disclaims any liability arising out of:

  1. Any pre-existing medical condition; or
  2. Any adverse drug reaction (due to any act or omission based on information found on the Application, or otherwise); or
  3. Sudden escalation of a prior medical condition or medical situations that occur on account of omission of critical and material health information by a User.
  4. MicobioTx will not be responsible for adverse effects of the products or can arise from the quality defects in the manufacturing
  5. Any delay in delivery if the orders to the same are placed via MicrobioTx infrastructure

MicrobioTx assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for ways in which Your personal data is used. It is the responsibility of You alone to ensure that Your personal data is used in compliance to applicable privacy laws.

MicrobioTx assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect User’s equipment on account of User’s access to, use of, or browsing the Application or the downloading of any material, data, text, images, video content, or audio content from the Application. If a User is dissatisfied with the Application, User’s sole remedy is to discontinue using the Application.

Neither MicrobioTx nor its contractors and agents (including HPs) shall be liable to a User, monetarily or otherwise, for an occurrence wherein no medical or procedural negligence of MicrobioTx or its contractors and agents is proven.

Information regarding HP and Services

Information regarding HP and MicrobioTx Services is intended for general reference purposes only. Such information often changes frequently and may become out of date or inaccurate. You are encouraged to independently verify any such information You see on the Application with respect to a HP that You seek to engage through the Application.

MicrobioTx disclaims any representation and/or warranty for the security, reliability, quality, timeliness, and performance of

  1. The application and its features;
  2. HP information on the application;
  3. Any information, content or advice available on or received through the application
  4. Access to or alteration of user content or microbiotx content
  5. Transmissions or data and (vi) any other matter relating to the application and / or services.

MicrobioTx makes no warranty or representation that any errors in the application will be corrected except as required by law.

MicrobioTx assumes no responsibility and/or liability with respect to any information which you or a HP may post on the application and you are solely responsible for such user content posted on the site.

You agree that the open and real-time nature of the platform make it impossible for MicrobioTx to vouch for the validity, authenticity and honesty of user content. MicrobioTx is not responsible for any user content on the application, or for the consequences of you reading or relying on such content.

MicrobioTx does not provide any guarantee and shall not be held liable or responsible for the failure to send any communication, notification or reminder to you whether as a feature of the application or not.

MicrobioTx shall not be responsible or liable for any breach or loss of data including personal information caused due to events beyond the control of microbiotx due to technical reasons or third party actions.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event will MicrobioTx or its contractors or agents (including HPs) or any of their directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents or content or service providers (collectively, the “Protected Entities”) be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, exemplary or consequential damages (including, without limitation, loss of business, revenue, profits, goodwill) arising from, or directly or indirectly related to, the use of, reliance on, or the inability to use or rely on, the Application or the Services, materials and functions related thereto whether or not MicrobioTx has been warned of the possibility of such damages or could have reasonably foreseen such damages.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, in no event shall the total aggregate liability of the Protected Entities to a User for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract or tort, including, but not limited to, negligence or otherwise) arising from the terms and conditions or a User’s use of the Application exceed, in the aggregate, INR 5000 or the amount of payment against Services that has been directly received by MicrobioTx from the User in the past three months, whichever is lesser. MicrobioTx shall not be liable for any damage or loss caused after the expiration of an availed Service.

INDEMNIFICATION

You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold MicrobioTx, MicrobioTx's distributors, agents, affiliates, representatives and other authorized Users (Registered and Non-Registered Users, Patients, HPs), and each of the foregoing entities' respective resellers, distributors, service providers and suppliers, and all of the foregoing entities' respective officers, directors, owners, employees, agents, representatives, harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities and costs arising from (i) Your use of the Application (ii) Your breach of terms, conditions or provisions of this Agreement and (iii) any negligent or intentional wrongdoing on Your part.

Release of Claims. In consideration of your availing the Services, you hereby agree to assume all risks of injury or death to yourself. You understand that the results/reports given to you are preliminary, for informational purposes only, and are in no way conclusive and must be compared with other test results by your clinician for proper interpretation. You understand that providing Services does not give rise to any obligation on behalf of MicrobioTx to provide further interpretation, diagnostic tests or examinations, treatment, or any other medical services. You understand that the Services are not diagnostic or therapeutic and may fail to detect deficiencies that more definitive screenings would detect. In addition, you understand that it is possible that apparent deficiencies would be found to be normal by a more definitive screening.  If you have a disease condition, fall into certain high health risk categories, and/or receive abnormal laboratory tests, you should promptly consult with a clinician and obtain his or her approval prior to engaging in any health improvement program or lifestyle change activity. MicrobioTx is not liable for any health consequences resulting from your availing the Services, and nor its staff is responsible for ensuring that you have consulted with your physician regarding any recommendations you may receive as a result of your participation. Your results may be automatically sent to a healthcare provider on your behalf if the Service request for you was made through them. YOU HEREBY RELEASE MICROBIOTX AND ALL OF ITS PERSONNEL AND ASSOCIATES FROM ANY AND ALL DAMAGES AND CLAIMS CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM YOUR USAGE OF SERVICES. This release shall also be binding upon your heirs, executors, and administrators. 

USER ACCOUNT SUSPENSION

In the event where a User has breached the Agreement in MicrobioTx’s sole judgment or when MicrobioTx is unable to verify or authenticate any information provide by User to MicrobioTx or when or User fails to provide the consents necessary or desirable for MicrobioTx to provide the Services (or after providing such consent, later revokes), MicrobioTx reserves the right to suspend and / or terminate Your user account and/or access to the Application by blocking Your IP address or email id with or without notice to You. Any suspected illegal, fraudulent or abusive activity may be grounds for suspending and / or terminating Your account and/or Your access to the Application and/or Services. Upon suspension or termination, Your right to use the features on the Application including Services shall immediately cease and MicrobioTx may permanently remove or delete Your information that is available with MicrobioTx, including but not limited to login and account information.

MicrobioTx shall not be liable to User or any third party for any claims or damages arising out of any termination or suspension of User’s account or any other actions taken by MicrobioTx in connection with such account termination or suspension.

Once User’s account has been temporarily or indefinitely suspended or terminated, User may not continue to use the Application under the same account, a different account or re-register under a new account.

TERMINATION

This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while You use the Application in any manner or capacity.

You can terminate Your relationship with MicrobioTx at any time by providing 90 (ninety) days’ prior written notice to support@microbiotx.com. We need this period to inactivate the User account, only after verifying if there are any ongoing or pending Services. MicrobioTx may require User to continue until the completion of an on-going Service should the situation warrant.

MicrobioTx may terminate its relationship with You after providing 30 (thirty) days’ prior written notice to Your registered email address.  However, it does not prejudice MicrobioTx’ right to refuse Service to You without providing any reason.

MicrobioTx may terminate the Agreement without notice and with immediate effect where, in the sole opinion of MicrobioTx:

  1. Any material particular relating to personal and medical information furnished by a User appears to be untrue; or
  2. A User is critical or unstable or dead; or
  3. Provision of Services poses a risk to life of HPs; or
  4. Financial dues have not been paid by a User within requested time-frame; or
  5. User fails to co-operate with HPs or displays/does/causes any act that MicrobioTx deems to be inappropriate behavior with an HP; or
  6. HPs and/or other MicrobioTx resources are no longer adequate, available and/or suitable to accommodate User’s health requirements.

APPLICABLE LAW, JURISDICTION OF COURTS AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

The information provided under this Application and the terms and conditions therein are governed by and to be interpreted in accordance with Laws of India.

All disputes, controversies or claims arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, including any dispute regarding its existence, validity, interpretation, breach or termination, the Parties shall attempt to first amicably resolve such dispute or claim through discussions at the Executive level.

If the dispute is not resolved through such discussions within 30 (thirty) days after any of the Parties has served a written notice on the other requesting the commencement of discussions, any Party shall refer the disputes to arbitration which shall be held in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of The Arbitration and Conciliation Centre Rules (“TACC Rules”), which rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference in this clause.

The seat of arbitration shall be in Bangalore and the language of arbitration proceedings shall be English. The arbitration shall be conducted by 3 (three) arbitrators, one arbitrator to be jointly appointed by Institution and the Principal Investigator; one arbitrator to be appointed by MicrobioTx, within 15 (fifteen) business days of receipt of notice above; and the third arbitrator to be jointly appointed by the arbitrators nominated by the respective Parties within 15 (fifteen) business days of the date of appointment of the two nominated arbitrators. In the event the Parties fail to appoint the arbitrators as per the timelines mentioned above, the arbitrators will be appointed in accordance with TACC Rules.

The governing law of the arbitration agreement shall be Indian law.

The Parties shall co-operate in good faith to expedite (to the maximum extent practicable) the conduct of any arbitral proceedings commenced under this Agreement.

The Parties agree that any arbitral award shall be final and binding on the Parties.

Notwithstanding this clause, each Party may approach the competent courts in Mumbai to obtain urgent interim relief in respect of the subject matter of this Agreement.

The Parties agree that the arbitration shall be kept confidential and that the existence of the proceeding and any element of it (including but not limited to any pleadings, briefs or other documents submitted or exchanged, any testimony or other oral submissions, and any awards) shall not be disclosed beyond the tribunal, the Parties, their counsel and any person necessary to the conduct of the proceeding, except insofar as:

  • otherwise required by provisions of Applicable Law from which the Parties cannot derogate; or
  • necessary to protect or pursue a legal right or to enforce or challenge an award in bona fide legal proceedings before a state court or other governmental authority.

MISCELLANEOUS

Severability : If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction or arbitral tribunal to be unenforceable under applicable law, then such provision shall be excluded from the Agreement and the remainder of the Agreement shall be interpreted as if such provision were so excluded and shall be enforceable in accordance with its terms; provided however that, in such event the Agreement shall be interpreted so as to give effect, to the greatest extent consistent with and permitted by applicable law, to the meaning and intention of the excluded provision as determined by such court of competent jurisdiction or arbitral tribunal.

Notices : All notices and other communications required or permitted hereunder to be given to a Party shall be in writing, in the English language, and shall be sent e-mail, or mailed by prepaid internationally-recognized courier or otherwise delivered by hand or by messenger, addressed to such Party's address as set forth below or at such other address as the Party shall have furnished to the other Party in writing in accordance with this provision:

If to MicrobioTx:

suppor@microbiotx.com

If to You:

at the email address provided by You to us when You registered as a User.

No term of the Agreement shall be deemed waived and no breach excused, unless such waiver or consent shall be in writing and signed by the Party claimed to have waived or consented. Any consent by any Party to, or waiver of a breach by the other, whether expressed or implied, shall not constitute consent to, waiver of, or excuse for any other different or subsequent breach.

Complete Understanding : The Agreement contains the entire understanding of the Parties, and there are no other written or oral understandings or promises between the Parties with respect to the subject matter of the Agreement other than those contained or referenced in the Agreement.

Force Majeure : MicrobioTx shall not be liable for any downtime or delay or unavailability of the Application caused by circumstances beyond MicrobioTx’s reasonable control, including without limitation, acts of God, acts of government, floods, fires, earthquakes, civil unrest, acts of terror, strikes or other labour problems, internet service provider failures or delays, or denial of service attacks.

Advertisement : MicrobioTx shall have the right to place advertisements and publicity materials of its choice, including that pertaining to parties other than itself for commercial use through electronic means on the Application.

Assignment : You may not assign or sub-license, without the prior written consent of MicrobioTx, the rights, duties or obligations under this Agreement, in whole or in part, to any person or entity.

Conflict : In the event there is any conflict between the terms set out in these Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy and any other policies applicable to specific pages of the Application, the following order of prevalence shall apply:

  1. any additional Service-specific terms and conditions that may be agreed by You
  2. Privacy Policy
  3. the Terms of Use and
  4. any other policies applicable to specific pages of the Application.

Survival : Even after termination, the provisions of the Agreement with respect to Limitation of Liability, Indemnity, Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution will continue and survive termination.

Modifications

MicrobioTx reserves the right to modify any part of the Agreement at any time without giving You prior notice. No part of the Agreement shall stand modified unless consented to in writing by MicrobioTx.

When MicrobioTx updates the Agreement, We may send an email to You on Your registered email id which will intimate You of the changes but we advise You to review latest policies before each usage. If You do not agree to the policies, please do not use the Application any further.

These Terms of Use were last updated on: 10th June 2024

By choosing to accept this Terms of Use, hereby voluntarily grant Your unequivocal informed consent to MicrobioTx’s Privacy Policy, the MicrobioTx Mobile Application/Application Terms of Use and receipt of commercial communications from MicrobioTx. You further give Your voluntary and informed consent to transfer Your personal data to third parties as specified in the MicrobioTx Privacy Policy.