Rules
The MeriCity Rules is an integral part of The MeriCity User Agreement.

The MeriCity Rules is an integral part of The MeriCity User Agreement. Please read the rules carefully before downloading and installing the Application, or using the Service.

MeriCity is having a dream of Digital India; transparent and efficient services of the authorities; easy connectivity between the citizens and the authority through technology; and to provide platform where information regarding the City or Cities are available. MeriCity respects and salutes every good-responsible Citizen-User of India and the Authority working for a betterment of society. In order to protect the experience and safety of people who use MeriCity, there are some limitations on the type of content and behavior that we allow. All users must adhere to the policies set forth in the MeriCity Rules. Failure to do so may result in the temporary locking and/or permanent suspension of account(s). Please note that we may need to change these rules from time to time and reserve the right to do so. The most current version will always be available at www.MeriCity.com/Rules.

Content Boundaries and Use of MeriCity:

In order to provide the Service, there are some limitations on the type of content that can be published with MeriCity.

  • Complaint Content: You may not to post, transmit, distribute, upload, or otherwise disseminate through the Service any material that you know, or has reason to believe, to be untrue, false, or misleading. MeriCity respects the Indian Laws, Rules and Regulations. Except the caption of the complaint, all other contents like Graphic Content and the complaint pertaining to crime against woman and/or child may not be displayed or shown to you unless you are the Reporting User or the appropriate Authority-User, and are expressly granted the rights to access it. You understand and agree not to mention the names of victims in the caption area, and your responsibility to protect their identity. If you post the complaint pertaining to crime against woman and/or child under the different caption then the prescribed one, MeriCity will act immediately upon the request from the other Users or the appropriate Authority-User.
  • Graphic Content : You may not use pornographic or excessively violent media, and media which violates the provisions of Indian Law, Rules and Regulation in your profile image or header image. MeriCity strongly condemn the crime against the women and children. You may not be able to see any of the Media Content which is uploaded by the other users under the caption of Crime against Woman and/or Child unless you are the Reporting User or the appropriate Authority-User, and you are expressly granted the rights to access it. MeriCity may allow some forms of graphic content marked as sensitive media. When content crosses the line into gratuitous images of death, MeriCity may upon the request from the other Users or the Authority may disable some feature(s), out of respect for the deceased, so that the other users may not see it.
  • Trademark : We reserve the right to reclaim usernames on behalf of the Authorities, businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark on those usernames. Accounts using the names and/or logos of the Authorities or business to mislead others may be permanently suspended.
  • Copyright : We will respond to clear and complete notices of alleged copyright infringement. Our copyright procedures are set forth in the Terms of Service.
  • Unlawful Use : You may not use our service for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities. You agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.In the event that we deem in our sole discretion that you have engaged or attempted to engage in fraudulent, unlawful, or improper activity while using the Service, we will be entitled to take such action as we see fit, including immediately blocking access to the Service, terminating your account with us, and taking legal action against you. Further, if you negligently or deliberately engage in any fraudulent, unlawful, or improper activity while using the Service, you may be liable to any action, Civil or Criminal, initiated by the Government and/or the Authority for their costs incurred in responding to or investigating any individuals or circumstances as a result of your fraudulent, unlawful, or improper activity.
  • MeriCity Restrictions on Use : You accept and agree not to do or engage in the activities (under the guise of posting complaint/ information and/or the Capture Content) specified below which may cause temporary locking and/or permanent suspension of your account by MeriCity.
    1. use of the Service for any commercial purpose;
    2. access, monitor or copy any Content or information on the Service using any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose without our express written permission, except you are the Authority and you are expressly granted the rights to access it; or
    3. use of any content uploaded by the other users except sharing the content over the social media without downloading, copying, storing, capturing, and transmitting any or all of such content unless you are the Reporting User or the appropriate Authority- User and are specifically granted the permission for such act;
    4. take an action that imposes, or may impose, in our discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; or
    5. violate any applicable local, state, provincial, national, or international law or regulation in connection with your use of the Service; or
    6. capture or submit any Captured Content for any purpose other than the intended purposes of the Application and the Service including, without limitation, capturing or transmitting any Captured Content that you do not know, or has no reason to believe, to be true and pertaining to a person who is in the process of committing, or recently has committed, a criminal offense; or
    7. otherwise misusing the Application or the Service in any manner, as determined by MeriCity in its sole discretion.

You may not to post, transmit, distribute, upload, or otherwise disseminate through the Service any of the following:

  1. material that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or involves nudity, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, or fraudulent;
  2. material that violates, or that causes us or our affiliates, subsidiaries, or partners to violate, any applicable law, regulation, or order of any governmental authority in any jurisdiction;
  3. material that infringes or violates, or that may infringe or violate, any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party, or that you otherwise do not have the right to make available; or
  4. material that, in our sole judgment, is objectionable, restricts or inhibits any person or entity from using or enjoying the Service, or which may expose us or our users to harm or liability of any nature.

We takes no responsibility and assume no liability for any material posted, stored, or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto.

  • Misuse of MeriCity Badges : You may not use badges, such as but not limited to the “promoted” or “verified” MeriCity badge, unless provided by MeriCity. Accounts using these badges as part of profile photos, header photos, or in a way that falsely implies affiliation with MeriCity, may be suspended.

Abusive Behavior:

Abusive Behavior:

MeriCity believes in freedom of expression, in addressing the grievances to the Authority and in speaking truth to power, but that means little as an underlying philosophy if voices are silenced because people are afraid to speak up. In order to ensure that people feel safe expressing, and addressing the grievances and problems, we do not tolerate behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another user’s voice.

Any accounts and related accounts engaging in the activities (under the guise of posting complaint/ information and/or the Capture Content) specified below may be temporarily locked and/or subject to permanent suspension.

  • Violent Threats (Direct Or Indirect) : You may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism in guise of the complaint and/or by using the Service.
  • Harassment : You may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Some of the factors that we may consider when evaluating abusive behavior include:
    • if a primary purpose of the reported account is to harass or post abusive material, including, but not limited to, information/complaint and/or Captured Content to injure other persons including the Authority;
    • if the reported behavior is one-sided or includes threats;
    • if the reported account is inciting others to harass another account;
    • if you stalk, harass, monitor, or record data pertaining to, any person other than for the intended purposes of the Application and the Service;
    • if you post or continuously post any information/complaint and/or Captured Content which is palpably false, frivolous and/ or vexatious and
    • if the reported account is doing any of these activities, mentioned hereinabove, to an harass account from multiple accounts.
  • Hateful Conduct : You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories.
  • Multiple Account Abuse : Creating multiple accounts with overlapping uses or in order to evade the temporary or permanent suspension of a separate account is not allowed.
  • Private Information : You may not post, transmit, distribute, upload, or otherwise disseminate through the Service any private or confidential information of any person or entity, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, UID Number or any number of ID card issued by the Authority, credit card numbers, and any trade secrets or information for which you have any obligation of confidentiality. The revelation of private and confidential information between the Authority and you (on being asked by the Authority) will be governed as per the existing Laws of India. You agree and accept that MeriCity will be not be responsible or held liable for such private communication between you and the Authority.
  • Impersonation : You may not post, transmit, distribute, upload, or otherwise disseminate through the Service any material that impersonates any person or entity, or misrepresents your affiliation with the Service or with any other person or entity. You may not impersonate others through the MeriCity service in a manner that is intended to or does mislead, confuse, or deceive others.

Spam :

Spam :

We strive to protect people on MeriCity from technical abuse and spam. Any accounts engaging in the activities specified below may be temporarily locked or subject to permanent suspension.

  • Username Squatting : You may not engage in username squatting. Accounts that are inactive for more than six months may also be removed without further notice. Some of the factors we take into consideration when determining what conduct is considered to be username squatting are:
    • the number of accounts created;
    • creating accounts for the purpose of preventing others from using those account names;
    • creating accounts for the purpose of selling those accounts; and
    • using feeds of third-party content to update and maintain accounts under the names of those third parties.
  • Selling Usernames : You may not buy or sell MeriCity usernames.
  • Malware/Phishing : You may not publish or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another person’s browser or computer or to compromise a person’s privacy.
  • Spam : You may not use the MeriCity service for the purpose of spamming anyone. What constitutes “spamming” will evolve as we respond to new tricks and tactics by spammers. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be spamming are:
    • if you have posted large number of any information/complaint and/or Captured Content in a short time period, particularly by automated means;
    • if your updates consist mainly of links, and not personal updates;
    • if a large number of people are reporting about your posted information/complaint and/or Captured Content;
    • if a large number of spam complaints have been filed against you;
    • if you post duplicate information/complaint and/or Captured Content (Collectively “Content”) over multiple accounts;
    • if you repeatedly create false or misleading Content;
    • if you repeatedly post other people’s account information as your own (bio, Contents, URL, etc.);
    • if you post misleading links (e.g. affiliate links, links to malware/clickjacking pages, etc.);
    • if you are creating misleading account; and
    • if you are selling or purchasing account information or Content;
  • Accounts created to replace suspended accounts will be permanently suspended. Accounts under investigation may be removed from search for quality. MeriCity reserves the right to immediately terminate your account without further notice in the event that, in its judgment, you violate these Rules or the Terms of Service.

Effective Date :

May 8,2017