Terms of Use

1. General

Switch Idea (hereinafter, the “Website”) is owned and operated by Mottled Technologies Private Limited. (“Company”) a company incorporated under the Companies Act, having its registered office at Plot 8A, Shantiniketan Building, Sector 8, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai - 410210, India.

You are advised to read and understand these Terms of Use carefully as moving past the home page, or using any of the services shall be taken to mean that you have read and agreed to all of the policies, which constitute a legally binding agreement between you and the website. These terms are to be read along with the Privacy Policy and any other policies on the website.

This document is an electronic record published in accordance with the provisions of the Information Technology (Intermediaries guidelines) Rules, 2011 that require publishing the Rules and Regulations, Privacy Policy and Terms of Service for access or usage of the website and being generated by a computer system, it does not require any physical or digital signatures.

For the purpose of these Terms of Use, along with any amendments to the same, and wherever the context so requires “You”, “Your” or “User” refers to the person visiting, accessing, browsing through and/or using the Website at any point in time. The term “We”, “Us”, “Our” shall mean and refer to the website and/or the Company, depending on the context.

The headings of each section in this Agreement are only for the purpose of organizing the various provisions under this Agreement in an orderly manner. These headings shall not be used by either party to interpret the provisions contained under them in any manner. Further, the headings have no legal or contractual value.

We hold the sole right to modify the Terms of Service without prior permission from You or providing notice to you. The relationship creates on You a duty to periodically check the Terms of Service and stay updated on its requirements. If you continue to use the Website or avail any of its services without registration following such change, this is deemed as consent by You to the so amended policies. Your continued use of the Website is conditioned upon Your compliance with the Terms of Service, including but not limited to compliance with the Terms of Service even after alterations if any.

2. Services Overview

The Website is an online portal which provides Users with a connecting platform for the students and employers to obtain internships in a hassle-free manner. We conduct our proprietory certification exams called as National Talent Acquisition Test (NTAT) and Project-Based Internship Test (PBIT). They are held at various centers across India and are conducted throughout the academic years. The students can pay online fees for NTAT or PBIT by visiting our website.

We bring employers and education institutions together in one centralized location. We specialize in helping students and young professionals find the right internship and remote projects to kick start their career. Starting your internship search is easy. Simply tell us your internship preferences and preferred locations and you can connect with companies/employers that are hiring.

Companies and approved employers looking to find interns can post internships and work opportunities for free with Us.

3. Eligibility and Registration

The minimum age requirement to access this website is 15 years old and are applicable to all barring those ‘Incompetent to Contract’ which inter alia include insolvents under the Indian Contract Act, 1872.

To use the services provided on the website and make purchases, it is compulsory to create an account and register yourself on the website. A User will not have an option of a ‘Guest Checkout’. A User may also create an account on the Website which shall collect only Your basic information. To create an account, you need to choose an email address and password. You also have the option of linking your social media accounts, such as Your Facebook or Linkedin account with the Switch Idea account. You must keep your account and registration details current and correct for communications related to your purchases from the Website.

At the time of registration, the Company shall collect the following personally identifiable information about you: Name - including first and last name, email address, mobile phone number and other contact details, demographic profile (like your age, gender, address, etc.). If you choose to link your social media account with your Switch Idea account, we collect basic information about you from those social media platforms, such as: name, age, gender, location, and e-mail address. Information collected about you is subject to the Privacy Policy of the Company, which may be read as part and parcel of these Terms of Use.

You are solely responsible for protecting the confidentiality of your account information, password and any activity under the account will be deemed to have been done by you. In the event you provide us with false/inaccurate details or the Company has a reasonable ground to believe that false and inaccurate information has been furnished, we hold the right to permanently suspend your account.

4. Security

Transactions on the Website are secure and protected. Any information entered by the User when transacting on the Website is encrypted to protect the User against unintentional disclosure to third parties. The User’s credit and debit card information is not received, stored by or retained by the Company / Website in any manner. This information is supplied by the User directly to the relevant payment gateway which is authorized to handle the information provided and is compliant with the regulations and requirements of various banks and institutions and payment franchisees that it is associated with

5. License and Access

The Company grants you a limited sub-license to access and make personal use of the Site, but not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of the Company. Such limited sub-license does not include/permit any resale or commercial use of the Site or its contents; any collection and use of any listings, descriptions, or information of the users; any derivative use of the Site or its contents; any downloading or copying of information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. Any portion of the Site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of the Company. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of the Website or of the Company and/or its affiliates without the express written consent of the Company. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing the Company’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of the Company. You shall not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site or to any server, computer, network, or to any of the services offered on or through the Site, by hacking, ‘password mining’ or any other illegitimate means.

You hereby agree and undertake not to host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information which:

  • Belongs to another person or entity, and to which you do not have any right.
  • Is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, pedophilic, libelous, 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.
  • Harms minors in any way.
  • Infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary/intellectual property rights.
  • Violates any law for the time being in force.
  • Deceives or misleads the addressee about the origin of such messages communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature.
  • 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.
  • Threatens the unity, integrity, defense, security or sovereignty of India, friendly relations with foreign states, or public order or causes incitement to the commission of any cognizable offense or prevents investigation of any offense or is insulting any other nation.
  • Is misleading or known to be false in any way.

6. Communication

By using this Website, it is deemed that you have consented to receive calls, auto-dialed and/or pre-recorded message calls, e-mails, from Us at any time with the use of the telephone number and e-mail address that has been provided by you for the use of this website which is subject to the Privacy Policy. The user agrees to receive promotional communication and newsletters from the Company and its partners.

This includes contacting you through information received through other parties. The use of this website is also your consent to receive SMS from Us at any time we deem fit. This consent to be contacted is for purposes that include and are not limited to informational, clarification, and marketing and promotional calls. The user can opt-out from such communication and/or newsletters either by unsubscribing on the Website itself or by contacting the Support Team or National Internship Helpline and placing a request for unsubscribing by sending an email to support@switchidea.com

You may also be contacted by Service Providers with whom we have entered into a contract in furtherance of our rights, duties, and obligations under this document and all other policies followed by Us. Such contact will be made only in pursuance of such objectives, and no other calls will be made.

The sharing of the information provided by you will be governed by the Privacy Policy and we will not give out such contact information of yours to third parties not connected with the Website.

7. Payment

The Website uses Instamojo as a third party payment gateway. The following payment options are available on the application:

  • Domestic and international credit cards issued by banks and financial institutions that are part of the Visa, MasterCard & Amex Card networks.
  • Visa & MasterCard Debit cards.
  • Netbanking/Direct Debit payments from select banks in India. A list of available options will be made available at the time of ‘checkout’

As prescribed by the financial institutions issuing the credit or debit cards affiliated with Visa / MasterCard / Amex, the User will be required to submit his/her 16-digit card number, card expiry date and 3-digit CVV number (usually on the reverse of the card) while making an online transaction. The User must also have enrolled his/her card with VBV (Verified by Visa), MSC (MasterCard Secure Code) or any other applicable provider in order to complete the transaction. The User is hereby expressly made aware that his/her card statements will reflect that a payment has been made in favor of the Payment Gateway Company.

The User is further aware that in case of third party statements, including bank and credit card statements, the merchant name may appear in an abbreviated format, and the Company has no control over the same. To successfully subscribe on the Website, the User is required to complete the transaction by making the payment for the services opted for.

The user is further aware that in case of third party statements, including bank and credit card statements, the merchant name may appear in an abbreviated format, and the company has no control over the same. To successfully subscribe on the website, the user is required to complete the transaction by making the payment for the services opted for.

8.1 Disclaimer Policy for NTAT

  • Refund of fees (full refund or partial refund as the situation may be) should be claimed by a maximum 15 days before the date of NTAT exam. In other cases, no refund will be permitted.
  • Appeal for a reassessment of exam papers: No appeal for reassessment will be entertained by Switch Idea for whatever reason.
  • Relocation of the venue of exam: Once the hall ticket is sent along with the venue mentioned, no request for change of venue will be entertained although there could be more than one center in a particular city for the NTAT Exam.
  • Candidates who engage in any kind of misconduct or disruptive or offensive behavior shall be dismissed from the test. For instance: giving or receiving help, taking part in an act of impersonation, removing test materials or notes from the testing room, using offensive language, damaging venue property, and behavior that delays or interrupts testing.
  • Kindly do not litter in the venue property or induce/get-involved in any violent activities. You will be liable financially for these actions. Any discrepancy should be brought to the notice of the supervisor at the earliest.
  • There is no provision for rechecking of your test results. The answer sheets shall be evaluated digitally thereby providing the candidates with a 100% accuracy of the results.
  • Questions not attempted will result in zero mark and wrong answers will result in NO NEGATIVE marks. If time permits, answer all the questions for maximum weightage.

8.2 Disclaimer Policy for Non-Certified Students

  • Subscription fees for the first subscription are non-refundable; except that you may cancel renewed subscription by contacting the support team within three (3) calendar days after renewal date and receive a full refund of the renewed subscription fees.
  • Right of access granted under these Terms is effective only upon payment of the subscription fees.
  • You may deactivate your account at any time by emailing us on support@switchidea.com
  • Once your account is deactivated from the Switch Idea, you won’t be able to apply to any of the internships unless and until you upgrade your account.
  • No refunds will be refunded to a student upon deactivation.
  • Students have the ability to upgrade or downgrade their subscription plan for the Switch Idea services at any time. For any kind of upgrade or downgrade in subscription, the student has to write to the support team or call the Internship Helpline number. If you wish to downgrade your subscription (eg from two years to one year) you can contact us on support@switchidea.com, with regards to downgrades on a subscription. In the case of downgrades, Switch Idea does not issue any refunds.
  • Without limiting any other remedies, Switch Idea may suspend or terminate your account if we suspect that the user (by conviction, settlement, insurance or investigation, or otherwise) have engaged in fraudulent activity in connection with the services offered by us.
  • All prices are subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure accurate pricing of the services featured on our website. The services can be prevailed and the listed price can be changed on the sole discretion of Switch Idea. A user is advised to refer to our latest terms and conditions on this page before making any payment.

8.3. Disclaimer Policy for PBIT

The content of the PBIT exam is confidential. Switch Idea conducts the Project-Based Internship Test (PBIT) and owns the intellectual property rights as defined by law. The examination is proctored and evaluated by Mercer. To ensure confidentiality, you must agree to the following terms and conditions before taking the exam:

  • You understand that the PBIT test does not interfere with the internal recruitment policies of the hiring organizations, and the final authority of intern selection lies with the HRs of approved companies.
  • You will not record, copy, publish, or share any part of the test questions or answers in any form (verbal, written) or by any means (manual, electronic) for any purpose.
  • You confirm that the test will be taken solely by you. Additionally, you acknowledge that you will not consult any third person or use any other online or offline resource.
  • You will receive warnings if prohibited behavior is detected. Multiple instances of prohibited conduct will result in an automatic shut-down of the test, and the scores will not be sharable.

Refund of fees (full refund or partial refund as the situation may be) should be claimed by a maximum four days before the date of PBIT exam. In other cases, no refund will be permitted.

  • Cash refunds are not available.
  • Refunds will be in INR rupees.
  • Refunds will not be given if you do not follow proper registration procedures or fail to present the required transaction details.

9. User Obligations

You are a restricted user of this website.

A. You are bound not to cut, copy, distribute, modify, recreate, reverse engineer, distribute, disseminate, post, publish or create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or software obtained from the website. With our prior permission, limited use may be allowed. For the removal of doubt, it is clarified that unlimited or wholesale reproduction, copying of the content for commercial or non-commercial purposes and unwarranted modification of data and information within the content of the website is not permitted. You are bound not to cut, copy, distribute, modify, recreate, reverse engineer, distribute, disseminate, post, publish or create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or software obtained from the website. With our prior permission limited use may be allowed. For the removal of doubt, it is clarified that unlimited or wholesale reproduction, copying of the content for commercial or non-commercial purposes and unwarranted modification of data and information within the content of the website is not permitted.

B. You agree not to access (or attempt to access) the website and/or the materials or services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by the website. The use of deep-link, robot, spider or other automatic devices, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the website or content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the website, materials or any content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not specifically made available through the website. You acknowledge and agree that by accessing or using the website or services, you may be exposed to content from other users that you may consider offensive, indecent or otherwise objectionable. We disclaim all liabilities arising in relation to such offensive content on the website. Further, you may report such offensive content.

C. In places where this website allows you to post or upload data/information, you undertake to ensure that such material is not offensive and in accordance with applicable laws. Further, you undertake not to:

  • Abuse, harass, threaten, defame, disillusion, erode, abrogate, demean or otherwise violate the legal rights of others.
  • Engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts access to the website or the services (or the servers and networks which are connected to the website).
  • Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
  • Publish, post, disseminate, any information which is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, pedophilic, libelous, 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; or 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.
  • Post any file that infringes the copyright, patent or trademark of other legal entities.
  • Upload or distribute files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of the website or another's computer.
  • Download any file posted by another user that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the website or any network connected to the website, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the website or any network connected to the website. You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user, of or visitor to, the website, or any other customer of the website, including any website account not owned by you, to its source, or exploit the website or service or information made available or offered by or through the website, in any way whether or not the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification information, other than your own information, as provided for by the website.
  • Disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise cause harm to, the website, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers or networks connected to or accessible through the website or any affiliated or linked sites.
  • Collect or store data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth in this section.
  • Use the website or any material or content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms of service, or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of this website or other third parties.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines, which may be applicable for or to any particular service.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations for the time being in force within or outside India.
  • Violate the terms of service including but not limited to any applicable additional terms of the website contained herein or elsewhere.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines, which may be applicable for or to any particular service.
  • Threaten the unity, integrity, defense, security or sovereignty of India, friendly relations with foreign states, or public order or cause incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence or prevent investigation of any offence or is insulting any other nation.
  • Publish, post, disseminate information that is false, inaccurate or misleading; violate any applicable laws or regulations for the time being in force in or outside India.
  • Directly or indirectly, offer, attempt to offer, trade or attempt to trade in any item, the dealing of which is prohibited or restricted in any manner under the provisions of any applicable law, rule, regulation or guideline for the time being in force.
  • Create liability for us or cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our internet service provider ("ISPS") or other suppliers.
  • You shall not engage in advertising to, or in the solicitation of, other users of the website to buy or sell any products or services, including, but not limited to, products or services related to that being displayed on the website or related to us.
  • You may not transmit any chain letters or unsolicited commercial or junk email to other users via the website. It shall be a violation of these terms of service to use any information obtained from the website in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to another person other than us without our prior explicit consent.
  • We can (and you hereby expressly authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials, as we, in our sole discretion, believe it necessary or appropriate in connection with the investigation and/or resolution of possible crimes, especially those that may involve personal injury.
  • In order to protect our users from such advertising or solicitation, we reserve the right to restrict the number of messages or emails which a user may send to other users in any 24-hour period which we deem appropriate in our sole discretion.
  • You understand that we have the right at all times to disclose any information (including the identity of the persons providing information or materials on the website) as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or valid governmental request. This may include, without limitation, disclosure of the information in connection with an investigation of alleged illegal activity or solicitation of illegal activity or in response to a lawful court order or subpoena.
  • We have no obligation to monitor the materials posted on the website.
  • We shall have the right to remove or edit any content that in its sole discretion violates, or is alleged to violate, any applicable law or either the spirit or letter of these terms of service. Notwithstanding this right, you remain solely responsible for the content of the materials you post on the website and in your private messages.
  • In no event shall we assume or have any responsibility or liability for any content posted or for any claims, damages or losses resulting from the use of content and/or appearance of content on the website.
  • You hereby represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights in and to all Content which you provide and all information it contains and that such content shall not infringe any proprietary or other rights of third parties or contain any libelous, tortuous, or otherwise unlawful information.

10. Reviews, Feedbacks, and Submissions

All reviews, comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered on the site or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered in connection with use of the site (collectively, the comments) shall be and remain the property of the company. Such disclosure, submission or offer of any Comments shall constitute an assignment to the company of all worldwide rights, titles, and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual properties in the comments. Thus, the company shall exclusively own all such rights, titles, and interests in the comments and shall not be limited in any way in its use, commercial or otherwise.

The company will be entitled to use, reproduce, disclose, modify, adapt, create derivative works from any comments, and publish, display and distribute any Comments submitted for any purpose whatsoever without restriction and without compensating the user in any way. The company is and shall be under no obligation to: (i) maintain any comments in confidence; or (ii) pay compensation for any comments; or (iii) respond to any comments. You agree that any Comments submitted by you on the site will not violate the terms of use or any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary right(s), and will not cause damage to any person or entity.

You further agree that no comments submitted by you on the site will be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, threatening, abusive or obscene material, or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mails or any form of ‘spam’. The company does reserve the right (but assumes no obligation) to monitor, edit and/or remove any comments submitted on the site. You hereby grant the company the right to use names that you submit in connection with any comments. You agree not to use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any comments you submit. You are and shall remain, responsible for the content of any comments you make and you agree to indemnify the company and its affiliates against all claims, loss, and liabilities resulting from any comments you submit.

Further, any reliance placed on comments available on the site from a third party shall be at your sole risk and expense.

11. Copyright and Trademark

The company, its users and licensors expressly reserve all intellectual property rights in all text, programs, products, processes, technology, images, content and other materials which appear on the site. Access to or use of the site does not confer and should not be considered as conferring upon anyone any license to the company or any third party’s intellectual property rights. All rights, including copyright, in and to the site are owned by or licensed to the company. Any use of the site or its contents, including copying or storing it or them in whole or part is prohibited without the permission of the company.

You may not modify, distribute or re-post anything on the site for any purpose. The names and logos and all related product and service names, design marks and slogans are the trademarks/service marks of the company, its users, its affiliates, its partners or its suppliers/service providers. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. No trademark or service mark license is granted in connection with the materials contained on the site. Access to or use of the site does not authorize anyone to use any name, logo or mark in any manner. References on the site to any names, marks, products or services of third parties or hypertext links to third party sites or information are provided solely as a convenience to you and do not in any way constitute or imply the company’s endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of the third party, the information, its product or services.

The company is not responsible for the content of any third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of material on such sites. If you decide to access a link of any third party websites, you do so entirely at your own risk and expense.

12. Disclaimer of Warranties and Liabilities

You expressly understand and agree that to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law:

The website, services and other materials are provided by this website is on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, express, implied, statutory or otherwise, including the implied warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, we make no warranty that:

  • Your requirements will be met or that services provided will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free.
  • Materials, information, and results obtained will be effective, accurate or reliable.
  • Any errors or defects in the website, services or other materials will be corrected.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we will have no liability related to user content arising under intellectual property rights, libel, privacy, publicity, obscenity or other laws. We also disclaim all liability with respect to the misuse, loss, modification or unavailability of any user content.

The user understands and agrees that any material or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the website is done entirely at his/her own discretion and risk and he/she will be solely responsible for any damage to his/her computer systems or loss of data that results from the download of such material or data. We are not responsible for any typographical error leading to an invalid coupon. We accept no liability for any errors or omissions, with respect to any information provided to you whether on behalf of itself or third parties.

We shall not be liable for any third-party product or services. The advertisement available on e-mail or website with respect to the third-party website or the products and services is for information purpose only.

13. Indemnification and Limitation of Liability

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless this website/company including but not limited to its affiliate vendors, agents and employees from and against any and all losses, liabilities, claims, damages, demands, costs and expenses (including legal fees and disbursements in connection therewith and interest chargeable thereon) asserted against or incurred by us that arise out of, result from, or may be payable by virtue of, any breach or non-performance of any representation, warranty, covenant or agreement made or obligation to be performed by you pursuant to these terms of service. Further, you agree to hold us harmless against any claims made by any third party due to, or arising out of, or in connection with, your use of the website, any claim that your material caused damage to a third party, your violation of the terms of service, or your violation of any rights of another, including any intellectual property rights.

In no event shall we, our officers, directors, employees, partners or suppliers be liable to you, the vendor or any third party for any special, incidental, indirect, consequential or punitive damages whatsoever, including those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not foreseeable or whether or not we have been advised of the possibility of such damages, or based on any theory of liability, including breach of contract or warranty, negligence or other tortious action, or any other claim arising out of or in connection with your use of or access to the website, services or materials.

The limitations and exclusions in this section apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

14. Termination

This user agreement is effective unless and until terminated by either you or the company. You may terminate this user agreement at any time, provided that you discontinue any further use of the website in the written consent from your registered email address. The company may terminate this user agreement at any time and may do so immediately without notice, and accordingly deny you access to the site.

Such termination will be without any liability to the company. The company’s right to any comments and to be indemnified pursuant to the terms hereof shall survive any termination of this user agreement. Any such termination of the user agreement shall not cancel your obligation to pay for the product(s) already ordered from the site or affect any liability that may have arisen under the user agreement prior to the date of termination.

15. Hosting of Third Party Information

The website hosts information provided by third parties. We are in no manner responsible to you for the accuracy, legitimacy, and trueness of the information so hosted. We take reasonable care to ensure such accuracy but we are not responsible for the information so furnished. You agree to not hold us liable for the falsification of any such provided information.

16. Compliance with Laws

All users shall comply with all the applicable laws (including without limitation to foreign exchange management act, 1999 and the rules made and notifications issued thereunder and the exchange control manual as may be issued by the Reserve Bank of India from time to time, customs act, Information Technology Act, 2000 as amended by the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008, prevention of money laundering act, 2002 and the rules made thereunder, Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 1976 and the rules made thereunder, Income Tax Act, 1961 and the rules made thereunder, Export-Import Policy of the Government of India) applicable to them respectively for using payment facility and the website.

17. Disputes and Jurisdiction

All disputes involving but not limited to rights conferred, compensation, refunds, and other claims will be resolved through a two-step alternate dispute resolution mechanism.

A. Stage 1: Mediation. In case of a dispute, the matter will first be attempted to be resolved by a sole mediator who is a neutral third party and will be selected at the mutual acceptance of a proposed mediator by both parties. Both parties may raise a name for the sole mediator and in the case, both parties accept the proposed name, the said person shall be appointed as sole mediator. In case the parties are not able to reach a consensus within two proposed mediators, the company reserves the right to decide who the final mediator is. The decision of the mediator is not binding on both parties.

B. Stage 2: Arbitration. In case that mediation does not yield a result suitable or preferred by any one of the parties, arbitration may follow, the award of which is binding on both parties. The arbitration board shall comprise three members – one appointed by each party and the third member to be nominated by the two appointed members by mutual consent. The arbitration shall be held in Maharashtra, India. The proceedings of arbitration shall be in the English language. The arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding on the parties.

If the dispute cannot be resolved by this two-step alternate dispute resolution mechanism, it shall be referred to the Courts at Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Please read the policy, conditions, and process carefully as they will give you important information and guidelines about your rights and obligations as our customer, concerning any services you use through us unless specifically stated otherwise on our product pages or readers offer advertisements.

18. Refunds and Cancellation

  • For Non-Certified Students: A Refund of payment (full refund or partial refund as the situation may be) should be claimed by maximum 3 days from the date of registration. In other cases, no refund will be permitted.
  • For NTAT: A Refund of fees (full refund or partial refund as the situation may be) should be claimed by a maximum 15 days before the date of NTAT exam. In other cases, no refund will be permitted.
  • For PBIT: Refund of fees (full refund or partial refund as the situation may be) should be claimed by a maximum 4 days before the date of PBIT exam. In other cases, no refund will be permitted.

19. Privacy

We encourage you to read the Privacy Policy and to use the information it contains to make informed decisions regarding your personal information. Please also note that certain information, statements, data and content (such as but not limited to photographs) which you provide on the Website are likely to reveal Your gender, ethnic origin, nationality, age, and/or other personal information about you. You acknowledge and agree that your submission of such information is voluntary on your part. Further, you acknowledge, consent and agree that we may access, preserve, and disclose information you provide to us at any stage during your use of the Website. Disclosures of information to Third Parties are further addressed in Our Privacy Policy.

20. Miscellaneous Provisions

A. Entire Agreement: The terms and conditions set forth in this Section 3 and any additional or different terms expressly agreed by Client and Service vendor shall constitute the entire agreement and understanding of Client and Service vendor with respect to each Service Contract and shall cancel and supersede any other prior or contemporaneous discussions, agreements, representations, warranties, and/or other communications between them. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Client and Service vendor shall always remain subject to the terms of the by Mottled Technologies Private Limited user Agreement.

B. Waiver: The failure of either party at any time to require performance of any provision of this Agreement in no manner shall affect such party's right at a later time to enforce the same. No waiver by either party of any breach of this Agreement, whether by conduct or otherwise, in any one or more instances, shall be deemed to be, or construed as, a further or continuing waiver of any other such breach, or a waiver of any other breach of this Agreement.

C. Severability: If any provision of this Agreement shall to any extent be held invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality, and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall in no way be affected or impaired thereby and each such provision of this Agreement shall be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. In such a case, this Agreement shall be reformed to the minimum extent necessary to correct any invalidity, illegality or unenforceability, while preserving to the maximum extent the rights and commercial expectations of the parties hereto, as expressed herein.

21. Blacklist Rules (For Candidates)

Rule 1: Selecting an inappropriate period of availability

The student is required to mention his/her availability dates in the student profile.

  • If the student is not available for a particular time frame the Unavailable option is to be selected.
  • In case of the incorrect availability dates mentioned in the profile, the student will be responsible.

Rule 2: One Internship One Student Policy

It is of primary importance for the student to apply for companies only if he/she wants to work with the company and not just for the sake of applying.

Switch Idea follows One Internship One Student Policy. The conditions given below apply for a particular internship season.

  • If the student has applied for multiple internships and gets an offer from a particular company, it is mandatory for him/her to accept the offer within the specified deadline of 48 hours from the communication of selection from the company.
  • If the student receives another offer within 48 hours of receiving the first offer, he/she has an option to choose from the multiple offers within 48 hours of receiving the first offer.
  • In this case, the selected student will not be considered for the other subsequent companies he/she has applied for.
  • The selected student should also keep in mind that he/she cannot apply for more companies once he/she gets an offer.
  • Failure to accept an offer will result in blacklisting of the student’s profile for a period of one year

Rule 3: Failure to respond to an interview invitation

If the candidate fails to respond to the interview call either by the HR of the company or by the Switch Idea support team his application of internship to that company would be rejected.

First failure to respond: You will not be allowed for applying to any internships on Switch Idea for one year.

Second failure to respond: Blacklisting of the profile for three years.

Rule 4: Cancellation of an interview

Switch Idea does not encourage interview cancellations. However, if you must cancel an interview, you are required to notify the support team at support@switchidea.com at least two business days in advance of the scheduled interview time, so that another student may interview in your place.

If you cancel an interview less than two business days in advance of the scheduled interview (see below), this is considered a last-minute cancellation. You are responsible for contacting the Support team at support@switchidea.com as well as the employer with your reasons for canceling the interview, as soon as possible. A copy of your email to the employer must also be mailed to the Support team.

  • First last-minute cancellation: You will not be allowed for applying to any internships on Switch Idea for one year.
  • Second last-minute cancellation: Your profile in Switch Idea will be blacklisted prohibiting you from applying to internships in future.

22. Profanity Policy

We expect high standards of professionalism from the students during their internship.

If any user is found to detain standards of professionalism during his/her tenure of internship in any form, necessary action will be taken.

If any student absconds his internship before the completion of his/her tenure, he/she will be blacklisted from Switch Idea for two years.

The students should observe that they are not only representing themselves but also their family, their college, their community as well as Switch Idea in front of the employer during their selection/internship.

Thus, it is important for a student to maintain discipline and follow all the guidelines mentioned above.

23. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Agreement, the practices of, or your experience with the Service, you can e-mail us at support[at]switchidea[dot]com or management[at]switchidea[dot]com