The Reformist

The Reformist

Terms of Use

The Reformist (“us” or “we” or “our”) is a platform for intellectual and healthy discussion and any person (“Users”) can converse on topics which aren’t obscene, defamatory or derogatory in nature or incite sedition against the state and the Government of India. The Reformist is operated through the website

By accessing or using the website of the Reformist (“The Reformist ”), you agree to comply with and be bound by these Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”).

Subject to the Terms of Use, the Reformist allows you to only access and makes personal non-commercial use of the Sites.

The Reformist reserves the right to revise these Terms of Use at any time in its sole discretion by posting revised Terms of Use to the Sites. Your use of the Sites signifies your acceptance of all the terms and conditions contained within the Terms of Use posted at the time of your use. You will be responsible for regularly reviewing the Terms of Use posted to the Sites.

By mere use of the platform, the User expressly consents to the Reformist’s use and disclosure of user’s Personal Information as defined below in accordance with this Privacy


1.1 The Reformist may collect, through the Platform, the information which is of a personal nature to the User, including without limitation the following: age, profile photos, contact details (email, address and telephone / mobile numbers), date and place of birth and other relevant information to provide user a seamless services (“Personal Information”). The Reformist may use this information to send users updates about their discussions, queries, questionnaires and announcements about new services that The Reformist may offer.

1.2 The Reformist may also use Personal Information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve The Reformist services.

1.3 The Reformist will occasionally ask the users to complete optional online surveys. The Reformist uses this data to tailor user experience on the Platform, providing the users with content that The Reformist thinks users might be interested in and to display content according to user preferences.

1.4 By visiting the Platform and availing the Services, Users agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. Users are advised to not use or access the Platform, if they do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.


2.1 When users visit the Platform, the Reformist uses cookies on certain pages of the Platform to help analyse Platform web page flow, deliver ads that relate to User’s interests, measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns and promote trust and safety. The Reformist offers certain features that are only available through the use of a “cookie”. Cookies can also help The Reformist provide information that is targeted to the User’s interests. Most cookies are “session cookies”, meaning that they are automatically deleted from the User’s hard drive at the end of a session. Users are always free to decline It is possible for you to visit the Site without giving any personal information. However, by disabling cookies, the User may not be able to use certain features on the Platform.

2.2 Based on User’s previous visits to the Platform, third-party vendors use “cookies” to display advertisements on behalf of The Reformist across the internet.

2.3 Additionally, the User may encounter "cookies" or other similar devices on certain pages of the Platform that are placed by third parties. The Reformist does not control the use of cookies by third parties. If the User chooses to book on the Platform, The Reformist collects information about User booking behaviour.

2.4 The Reformist may also collect information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages viewed on the Platform, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers, for users leaving comments on website posts and other diagnostic data. The Reformist also uses session cookies to operate the service; preference cookies to remember the preferences and various settings selected by the Users and security cookies for security purposes.

2.5 Certain visitors to The Reformist’s websites choose to interact with The Reformist in ways that require The Reformist to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Reformist gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.


At times The Reformist may make certain Personal Information of the Users available to strategic partners or other professional organisations that work with The Reformist to provide services, or that help The Reformist market to Users.

3.1 Certain disclosure of Personal Information shall be on the following basis:

3.1.1 It may be necessary by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and government authorities for The Reformist to disclose User’s Personal Information.

3.1.2 The Reformist may also disclose information about the User if it determines that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.

3.1.3 The Reformist may also disclose information about the Users if it determines that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce The Reformist terms and conditions or protect its operations or Users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale The Reformist may transfer any and all Personal Information The Reformist collects to the relevant third party.

3.2 Third-party vendors may use information (not including User name, address, email address, or telephone number) about User’s visits to the Platform and User’s interaction with The Reformist services on the Platform to display such advertisements.

3.3 The Platform links to other websites or applications that may collect User’s Personal Information. The Reformist is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those linked platforms. The Reformist may indicate to the User that he is getting linked to a third party platform. The User is required to carefully read and understand the terms of use or privacy policy of such third party platform prior to browsing such platform or transacting thereon.


The contents of the sites including, without limitation,

(i) the Reformist’s trademarks, service marks, logos, brand names, trade names trade names and other distinctive identification; and

(ii) information, data, texts, materials, interfaces, computer code, databases, products, services, software applications and tools, text, images, photographs, audio and video material, including podcasts, and artwork, and

(iii) the design, structure, selection, compilation, assembly, coordination, expression, functionalities, applications, look and feel, and arrangement of any content contained in or available through the site (the items identified in subsections (i) (ii) and (iii) shall be collectively referred to herein as “contents”). The contents are the property of the Reformist or its licensors and are protected under Indian laws including laws relating copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights. You shall not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create new works from, distribute, perform, display (including framing and inline linking), communicate to the public or in any way exploit, any of the contents in whole or in part. With respect to contents that are articles and news you may copy and download them for your personal and non-commercial use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein.


5.1 User agrees, undertakes and confirms that their use of Website shall be strictly governed by the following binding principles:

5.1.1 User shall not host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information that:

a) belongs to another person and to which User does not have any right to;

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 whatsoever;

c) is unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing including but not limited to indecent representation of women & within the meaning of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986;

d) is misleading in any way;

e) Harasses or advocates harassment of another person;

f) infringes upon or violates any third party’s rights including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, rights of privacy (including without limitation unauthorized disclosure of a person’s name, email address, physical address or phone number) or rights of publicity;

g) promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work , such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices;

h) provides material that exploits people in a sexual, violent or otherwise inappropriate manner or solicits personal information from anyone;

i) tries to gain unauthorized access or exceeds the scope of authorized access to the Website or to profiles, blogs, communities, account information, bulletins, or other areas of the Website or solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;

k) infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights or third party’s trade secrets or rights of publicity or privacy or fraudulent or involves the sale of counterfeit or stolen products;

l) violates any law for the time being in force;

m) impersonates another person; contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource; or contains any trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, easter eggs or other computer programming routines that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, diminish value of, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information; [Note: malware and virus.]

n) threatens the unity, integrity, defence, security or sovereignty of India, India’s 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;

o) violate any applicable local, state and central laws and regulations while using the Site;

p) User shall not make any negative, denigrating or defamatory statement(s) or comment(s) about The Reformist or the brand name or domain name used by the Reformist or otherwise engage in any conduct or action that might tarnish the image or reputation, of the Reformist on the Website or otherwise tarnish trade or service marks, trade name and/or goodwill associated with such trade or service marks, trade name as may be owned or used by the Reformist;

q) upload, download, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available 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;

r) User shall at all times ensure full compliance with the provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and rules thereunder as applicable and as amended from time to time and also all applicable domestic laws, rules and regulations (including the provisions of any applicable exchange control laws or other such regulations in force) and international laws, foreign exchange laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations(including, but not limited to sales tax/VAT, income tax, octroi, service tax, central excise, custom duty, local levies) regarding the User’s use of the Reformist. The User shall not engage in any transaction in any service, which is prohibited by the provisions of any applicable law including exchange control laws or regulations for the time being in force.


You agree that in the event of any dispute of any nature that may arise between you and us, these terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the law of New Delhi, India.

In the event of any dispute between the parties, such dispute shall be settled through arbitration through a single arbitrator appointed by the Reformist accordance with Arbitration & Conciliation Act of 1996 or any amendment or replacement thereof. The seat of arbitration shall be at New Delhi, India and the language of arbitration shall be in English. Any award rendered pursuant to such arbitration shall be final and conclusive.Subject to aforesaid, courts in New Delhi, India shall have jurisdiction over this Terms of Use.

Communications from Us to You
  1. If you have any queries or concerns relating to our Website or services or these terms and conditions please forward your query to the following email address:
  2. If you do not wish to receive unsolicited information about future services from us, then please inform us in the manner specified on our Website or email us as indicated above simply stating: UNSUBSCRIBE.
Communications from You to Us
  1. If our Website facilitates you sending us information, images, comment or data of any nature by email or otherwise which is then displayed on any notice board, open discussion forum or similar communally accessible and interactive site, you must ensure that such material is not defamatory or offensive, untrue, racially offensive or an incitement to racial hatred or otherwise in breach of an individual’s right to privacy or Human Rights or actionable in law in any jurisdiction.
  2. In the event that you do post such material on our Website, such consequences that may directly or indirectly follow will be entirely your responsibility and not ours, and you agree to indemnity and hold us harmless from any action or consequences that may arise in such circumstances.
  3. In the event that we receive any material from you that in our view (whether reasonable or unreasonable) is potentially actionable or otherwise objectionable, we reserve the right to withdraw the material without notice or reason, and without giving rise to any claim by you against us for so doing.
  4. All information that you supply to us under any circumstances shall be to the best of your knowledge and belief, true and accurate, and not misleading in any manner.
Helpful Advice
  1. Please take full responsibility for your own security and do not under any circumstances disclose your bank details, credit card details, your personal user name or password or other such information to any other person unless you are confident that the information will not be misused.
  2. Please also ensure that you do not leave your personal computer unattended while it is in operation unless it is safe to do so, and be aware that public forums and chat rooms are often used by people as a means of exploiting others and obtaining personal information about you.

If you believe that any Content on the Site has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please intimate us immediately with clear description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed to the following address:


In accordance with Information Technology Act 2000 and rules made there under, the name and contact details of the Grievance Officer are provided below:

Utkarsha Patil Chief Operating Officer, The Reformist Email –


Queries regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to

  1. Our failure to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use or to respond to a breach by you shall not in any way constitute a waiver of our right to enforce subsequently any terms or conditions of these Terms of Use or to act with respect to similar breaches.
  2. Nothing in Terms of Use shall constitute any partnership or agency relationship between The Reformist and you.
  3. The Reformist shall have no liability to you for any interruption or delay, to access the Site irrespective of the cause.
  4. The Reformist makes no claims regarding access or use of the Sites Content outside India. If you use or access the Sites or Content outside India, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws and regulations of your jurisdiction as well as these Terms of Use.