Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Terms of Use

By accessing or using the Startup Uttarakhand Portal, using the service which are made available through Portal, or by downloading any applications (including mobile applications) made available by Startup Uttarakhand (together, the "Service"), however, accessed, you agree by the Terms of Use ("Terms of Use") mentioned hereunder.

The Nodal Department for Startup under Government of Uttarakhand is managing the content of the portal which are solely for the information of general public. The information and documents displayed on the portal and/or any applications are just for the reference and they shall not be construed as a statement of law or a legal document or used for any legal purposes. All information provided on the site is subject to change without giving notice. In case of ambiguity, confusion or doubts, the users are advised to write to the Nodal Department or respective agencies to get the clarification.

Though all efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the content on this portal and/or applications, neither the Nodal Departments nor its representatives or employees or the Government of Uttarakhand, warranty, whether express or implied, the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within the Startup Uttarakhand online portal or any applications.

In no event will the Nodal Departments or its representatives or employees or the Government of Uttarakhand be liable for any expense, loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any expense, loss or damage whatsoever arising from use, or loss of use, of data, arising out of or in connection with the use of this Portal.

The Nodal Department cannot ensure that any files or other data you download from the site will be free of viruses or contamination or destructive features. The user shall assume total responsibility for the use of the site and any linked sites. The sole remedy for user against the Nodal Department for dissatisfaction with the site or any content is to stop using the site or any such content. This limitation of relief is a part of the bargain between the parties.

Links to other websites and/or portal that have been provided on this Portal are solely for the purpose of public convenience. The Nodal Department cannot guarantee the availability of such linked pages at all times.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Indian Laws. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of India.

Copyright Policy

Material featured on this portal may be reproduced free of charge but only after taking proper permission by sending a mail to the Nodal Department. However, the material has to be reproduced accurately and not to be used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context. Wherever the material is being published or issued to others, the source must be prominently acknowledged. However, the permission to reproduce this material shall not extend to any material which is identified as being copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the departments/copyright holders concerned.

Privacy Policy

The Startup Uttarakhand Portal does not automatically capture any specific personal information from the user, (like name, phone number or e-mail address), that allows us to identify the user individually.

If the website requests the user to provide personal information, the user will be informed for the particular purposes for which the information is gathered e.g. feedback form and adequate security measures will be taken to protect your personal information. The Nodal Department do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the portal to any third party (public/private). Any information provided to this portal will be protected from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

The Nodal Department may gather certain information about the User, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, domain name, browser type, operating system, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. The department make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.

Additionally, by using the Site, the user acknowledge and agree that Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. The user understand that any message or information he/she send to the Site may be read or intercepted by others, even if there is a special notice that a particular transmission (for example, credit card information) is encrypted.

The Nodal Department may disclose any information the department has about the user (including the identity of user) if the department determine that such disclosure is necessary in connection with any investigation or complaint regarding the use of the Site, or to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) department's rights or property, or the rights or property of visitors to or users of the Site, including all the stakeholder of the Startup Ecosystem. The Nodal Department reserves the right at all times to disclose any information that it deems necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. The Department also may disclose the user's information when it determines that applicable law requires or permits such disclosure, including exchanging information with other departments and/or agencies, financial institutions or any court of law for fraud protection purposes.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on the user's computer by the websites that they visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The use of cookies is now standard for most websites. If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can manage and control them through your browser, including removing cookies by deleting them from your 'browser history' (cache) when you leave the site.

We use cookies to personalize content and to provide user with an improved user experience. By using this website or application user consent to the deployment of cookies. The user can control and manage cookies using the browser. Please note that removing or blocking cookies can impact the user experience and some functionality may no longer be available.

By using this website, the user agrees that we can place these cookies on their computer/device for the stated purposes.

Hyper Linking Policy

At many places on this portal, the user shall find links to other websites/portals created and maintained by other organisations. This links have been placed solely for the information and convenience of the user. Once the user select a link the user is leaving Startup Uttarakhand Portal and is subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners of other websites/portals.

The Nodal Department does not guarantee the availability of such linked pages all the time and the Nodal Department have no control over availability of linked pages.

Accounts, Passwords and Security

Certain features or services offered on or through the Startup Uttarakhand Portal may require the user to open an account (including setting up a User ID and Password). The user shall be entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the information he/she hold for his/her account, including their password, and for any and all activity that occurs under the account of the user as a result of failing to keep this information secure and confidential. The user agree to notify the Nodal Department immediately of any unauthorized use of his/her account or password, or any other breach of security.

Google Fonts

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Submission of Information Related to Entity

Submission of information related to entity such as idea, business plan, presentation or any other related document will be used for the purpose of evaluation by the Nodal Department and/or by any of assigned third party given the task of making such evaluations.

(a) We may store information in locations outside the direct control of the Department (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).

(b) We may disclose your information to any person of the Uttarakhand Startup Team (c) We may disclose your information to third-party service-providers solely in the course of their provision of services to us. We will take reasonable precautions to ensure that these service-providers are obligated to maintain the confidentiality of your information. (d) We may disclose your information if we are under a duty to do so in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction. (e) We may disclose your information to governmental and other statutory bodies who have appropriate authorization to access the same for any specific legal purposes. (f) We may share your Information with our advisers, consultants, directors, employees (without limitation). We strongly recommend you not to share any sensitive and/or competitive information that may compromise the confidentiality of your proposition.

Service Providers

The Nodal Department may employ third-party companies and/or individuals to perform certain tasks assigned to them such as:

  • To facilitate our Service;
  • To provide the Service on our behalf;
  • To perform Service-related services; or
  • To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties may have access to your Personal Information to perform the tasks assigned to them on the behalf of Nodal Department. However, they are obligated to secure and restrict the use of information for the assigned task and not for any other purpose.