Terms and Conditions

This website/app is operated by Billionbrains Garage Ventures Private Limited (“Company”), which expression shall, unless repugnant to the context or meaning thereof, be deemed to mean and include its successors and assigns.

If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy, govern the Company’s, NextBillion Technology Private Limited’s and Finvantage Investment Adviser Private Limited’s relationship with you in relation to this website.

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The term “Billionbrains Garage Ventures Private Limited” or “us” or “we” refers to the Company, which is the operator of the website/app. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our website.

  1. The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

You understand and accept that the Company maintains the website https://groww.in or related websites (going ahead referred to as “Site” or “website”) to provide visitors/users with information about NextBillion Technology Private Limited (“NextBillion”) and Finvantage Investment Adviser Private Limited (“Finvantage”) and their products and services, and to facilitate communication with them for their services, and other mutual fund and general investment-related information.

You also accept that visitors to the Site are required to read the below terms, and use of the Site constitutes your acceptance and agreement to be bound by such terms, and the changes therein to the Terms from time to time, relating to your usage of the website as communicated or made available on the website.

You are aware and accept that all information, content, materials, products (including, but not limited to text, content, photographs, graphics, video and audio content) on the website is protected by copyright either in the favour of the Company, NextBillion, Finvantage or third parties from whom the appropriate permissions have been taken under applicable copyright laws and is also protected otherwise under general intellectual property law.

You understand and accept that all information, except your personal information and other data submitted by you for the purposes of transacting on the mutual fund units, through the Site shall be deemed the property of the Company, and the Company shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques provided by you at the Site, in any manner whatsoever. On initiating a contact through the Site you agree to be contacted by the Company, Finvantage or NextBillion or any other entities with whom the Company has entered into an arrangement.

You agree that you shall not copy, reproduce, sell, redistribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, transmit, license, create derivatives from, transfer or in any way exploit any part of any information, content, materials, services available from or through the Site, except that which you may download for your own personal and non-commercial use.

You agree that you will not use the Company’s website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You also agree you will not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable or impair the website or interfere with any other party’s use, legal rights, or enjoyment of the website.

You acknowledge that the software and hardware underlying the Site as well as other Internet related software which are required for accessing the website are the legal property of the respective Vendors. The permission given by the Company to access the website will not convey any proprietary or ownership rights in the above software/hardware. You agree that you shall not attempt to modify, translate, disassemble, decompile or reverse engineer the software/hardware underlying the website or create any derivative product based on the software/hardware.

You understand and accept that not all the products and services offered on this website are available in all geographic areas and you may not be eligible for all the products or services offered by the Company, or as the case may be, NextBillion or Finvantage on the Site. The Company, Finvantage and/or NextBillion reserves the right to determine the availability and eligibility for any product or service offered on the Website.

You understand and accept that Company, Finvantage and/or NextBillion is/are not responsible for the availability of content or other services on third party sites linked from the website. You are aware that access of hyperlinks to other internet sites are at your own risk and the content, accuracy, opinions expressed, and other links provided by these sites are not verified, monitored or endorsed by the Company, Finvantage or NextBillion in any way. The Company and/or NextBillion does not make any warranties and expressly disclaims all warranties express or implied, including without limitation, those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, title or non-infringement with respect to any information or services or products that are available or advertised or sold through these third-party websites.

The Company, Finvantage and/or NextBillion shall not be liable if any transaction does not fructify or may not be completed or for any failure on part of the Company, Finvantage and / or NextBillion to perform any of its obligations under these terms and conditions or those applicable specifically to its services/facilities if performance is prevented, hindered or delayed by a Force Majeure event (defined below) and in such case its obligations shall be suspended for so long as the Force Majeure event continues.

“Force Majeure Event” means any event due to any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Company, Finvantage and/or NextBillion, including without limitations, unavailability of any communication systems, breach, or virus in the processes or payment or delivery mechanism, sabotage, fire, flood, explosion, acts of god, civil commotion, strikes or industrial action of any kind, riots, insurrection, war, acts of government, computer hacking, unauthorised access to computer data and storage devices, computer crashes, malfunctioning in the computer terminal or the systems getting affected by any malicious, destructive or corrupting code or program, mechanical or technical errors/failures or power shut down, faults or failures in telecommunication etc.

By using the services provided through this Website, you shall be deemed to have accepted the Terms and Conditions herein including the amended terms and conditions published on the website.

  1. Additionally by continuing Using the Website or Services by the Company, or as the case may be, Finvantage and/or Nextbillion, You are confirming that:

You are 18 years of age or older and where you are acting as Guardian on behalf of a minor, you have the necessary authority to register/sign up for the services on behalf of the minor.

You have understood and agreed to abide by the terms of the Investment Services Agreement and other service specific agreements thereunder. This agreement is part of the other service specific agreement and Investor Application Form which is generated once you confirm your registration. You are required to sign it.

You have read and understood the Privacy Policy published on the Website.
The information you provide when you register on the Website is true and correct.
The Company, Finvantage or NextBillion may contact you by phone and/or E-mail in connection with your registration.

  1. Investment Services Agreement

It is hereby clarified that the services of distribution of mutual funds and investment advisory are being rendered by NextBillion and Finvantage respectively. It is further clarified that NextBillion is the AMFI registered mutual fund distributor, and Finvantage is a SEBI registered investment advisor. The Company is not rendering the services of mutual fund distribution and investment advisory, and it is just providing a platform to its users, NextBillion, and Finvantage to facilitate the transaction of investment in mutual funds and investment advisory respectively.

 A. You acknowledge that:

You have applied for an Investment Account after understanding the nature and scope of services (“Services”) provided by NextBillion and/or Finvantage, and you shall be bound by the detailed terms and conditions with respect to the investment account and the investments carried out or as the case may be investment advisory rendered therein.

B. Under this Agreement:

1. NextBillion’s obligations are to provide Services as below:

(i) Facilitate subscription and redemption of mutual fund units by transmitting my money and instructions to the appropriate AMC, as per your instructions.

(ii) Securely and confidentially maintain a record of your personal information and financial transactions.

(iii) Promptly and efficiently respond to your queries relating to your online investment account.

2. Finvantage’s obligations are to provide Services as below:

(i) render investment advisory services for a charge,

(ii) facilitate direct selling of mutual funds, subject to applicable laws.

C. Under this Agreement, your obligations are to:

Ensure that the money you invest is from your bank account (primary holder’s bank account in case of Investment Account held jointly), and the same is from legitimate sources and remitted through approved banking channels.

You also agree to keep your login credentials safe and secret.

You further agree to promptly change your login credentials and inform NextBillion or as the case may be Finvantage of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your login credentials.

You also agree to make an informed investment decision by reading the offer documents of the mutual fund schemes that you are investing in.

Before investing, you shall seek independent financial planning, legal, accounting, tax or other professional advice.

D. You further acknowledge and agree to the following:

You are aware that NextBillion is an AMFI registered distributor of mutual funds and receives commissions from AMCs, details of which are available on the Website.

Your Investment Account will be activated after NextBillion, or as the case may be Finvantage, verifies your personal information in accordance with the Know Your Client (“KYC”) guidelines issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”).

NextBillion and/or Finvantage does/do not, and is not obliged to, offer all mutual fund schemes for investment or as the case may be, all kind of investment advisory services. By limiting the number of schemes on the Website, neither the Company nor NextBillion make any representation as to the quality, bona fides or nature of any AMC or mutual fund scheme, or any other representation, warranty or guaranty, express or implied.

The data and information provided on the Website does not constitute advice and shall not be relied upon by you while making investment decisions.

In case you violate this agreement, or any local or international laws, NextBillion and/or Finvantage may, at any time and at its sole discretion, terminate your Investment Account and/or prevent you from accessing the Website and/or Services at any time and at its sole discretion.

The Company, in consultation with NextBillion and/or Finvantage, may modify these terms at any time. Your continued use of the services will imply your acceptance of the changes.

E. Refund policy

Transactions will be completed only after successful transfer of money from the customer’s bank account registered with AMC.

Transactions once completed cannot be canceled by the customer.

With respect to investments in mutual funds, in case of successful transfer of money but the failure of investment transaction, money would be refunded to the registered bank account.

F. You will not dispute or hold NextBillion and/or Finvantage responsible for:

  1. any act that is not an obligation of NextBillion or as the case may be Finvante in this Agreement;
  2. any disclosures made by NextBillion or as the case may be Finvante to any statutory body under any law;
  3. any loss, notional or otherwise, incurred because of delays either at the bank, BSE Star MF, registrar and transfer agency and/or the AMC;
  4. rejection of your instructions by the bank, BSE Star MF, registrar and transfer agency and/or AMC;
  5. processing of instructions authenticated by your login credentials, non-availability or non-accessibility of the Website, telephone(s), or office(s) of NextBillion or as the case may be Finvantage in case of circumstances beyond NextBillion’s control.

 G. Governing laws

The laws of India shall govern this Agreement. All disputes are subject, firstly, to mediation, and then by Arbitration by a sole arbitrator appointed by the Company. The venue of arbitration will be Bangalore. Court of Bangalore shall have exclusive jurisdiction over the disputes arising out of this Agreement.

H. SEBI Caution

Investment in securities market (including mutual fund investments) are subject to market risks, read all investments and scheme-related documents carefully.

For the purposes of this Agreement, the term “Offer Document/s” shall refer to a collective term for Offer Document, Scheme Information Document, Statement of Additional Information, Key Information Memorandum, issued by the Asset Management Company that manages the mutual fund.

  1. Whatsapp Groups

The Company created Whatsapp groups (“Groups”) through its representatives (hereinafter referred to as “Group Admin”) who is authorized to control, monitor and administer the Groups on its behalf.

The usage, membership, and participation in the group are subject the following terms and conditions:

  1. You shall not:

a. use the Groups for circulating, uploading, transmitting, or otherwise making available any information, data or content that is unlawful, harassing, threatening, harmful, tortuous, defamatory, libellous, abusive, violent, obscene, vulgar, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or otherwise objectionable;

b. stalk, harass, threaten or harm another using the Groups;

c. engage in any copyright infringement or other intellectual property infringement, or disclose any trade secret or confidential or personal information in violation of a confidentiality, employment, or nondisclosure agreement and/or privacy norms;

d. post, send, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized e-mail messages, advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, or chain letters, including, without limitation, bulk commercial advertising, and informational announcements;

e. upload, post, e-mail, transmit, store or otherwise make available any material that contains viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to harm, interfere or limit the normal operation of the Service (or any part thereof), or any other computer software or hardware;

f. interfere with or disrupt the Whatsapp Group services;

g. plan or engage in any illegal activity using the Groups;

h. circulate or post any jokes and poems;

i. circulate or post any religious or politically oriented views or comments;

j. pretend to be anyone, or any entity, you are not i.e. you may not impersonate or misrepresent yourself as another person (including celebrities), entity, another participant of the Groups, an employee or official or representative of Nextbillion Technologies Private Limited, unless you are an employee, official or representative duly appointment by Nextbillion Technologies Private Limited in writing, or a civic or government leader, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

  1. The Group Admin reserves the right at all times to determine, in its sole discretion, whether the content is appropriate and in compliance with the terms and conditions herein. The Group Admin further reserves the rights to remove any participant/member if it finds you or any participant/member to have circulated/posted any content which is objectionable or improper for the Groups or its participants and/or deemed to have violated the terms and conditions herein or for any reason whatsoever. The participants shall not challenge or question such removal by the Group Admin or declaration of any content as inappropriate or not complaint with the terms and conditions herein. The participant hereby agrees and acknowledges that any of such actions by the Groups Admin shall not be construed as defamatory by the participant or you.
  2. This group shall be used only for communication and group chat in relation to financial investments, financial products, and the related topics;
  3. The views or comments posted herein by any participant (including any recommendation for investment and/or disinvestment in any financial products including mutual funds) shall be the views and comments of that participant only and shall not be construed to be the views or comments of the Group Admin and/or Next Billion Technologies Private Limited or that such view/comments are endorsed by the Group Admin and/or Next Billion Technologies Private Limited.
  4. The participant agrees and acknowledges that views/comments/suggestion by any other participants in the Groups shall be subject to verification by the participant reading/relying upon such views/comment/suggestion including view/comments/suggestion with respect to any financial product or class of financial products and financial market conditions.
  5. The participant agrees and acknowledges investments in mutual funds or any other financial products are subject to market risks (including possible loss of the principal amount invested), and the participant shall read all investment/scheme-related documents carefully, and make its own assessment before making any investment/disinvestment decision.
  6. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Group Admin and/or Next Billion Technologies Private Limited, its affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, agents, partners and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys fees, made by a third party or any other participant in the Groups, relating to or arising from: (a) any content you submit, post, transmit, or otherwise make available in and through the Groups; (b) your use of the Groups; (c) any violation by you of the terms and conditions herein; or (d) your violation of any rights of another. This obligation shall survive the termination or expiration of these terms and conditions or termination of your usage of the Groups by your and due to your removal by the Group Admin.
  7. You agree and acknowledge that your personal information including your mobile number disclosed in the Groups may be used by the participants and/or the Groups Admin/NextBillion Technology Private Limited to communicate or establish contact with you or for any other purposes. You hereby further unconditionally consents that such communications via SMS/text messaging services and/ or voice call by any other participant, Group Admin/ NextBillion Technolgy Private Limited is (a) upon the request and/or authorization by you, (b) ‘transactional’ and not an ‘unsolicited commercial communication’ as per the guidelines of Telecom Regulation Authority of India (“TRAI”) and (c) in compliance with the relevant guidelines of TRAI or such other authority in India and abroad. You shall indemnify the Group Admin and/or Next Billion Technologies Private Limited against all types of losses and damages incurred by it or its affiliates, , subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, agents, partners and licensors due to any action taken by TRAI, access providers (as per TRAI regulations) or any other authority due to any erroneous compliant raised by you or anyone on the Group Admin and/or NextBillion Technology Private Limited or its affiliates, , subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, agents, partners and licensors with respect to the intimations mentioned above or due to a wrong number or other contact details provided by you for any reason whatsoever. 

J. Confidentiality

 Except for the purposes of performing its obligations under these terms and conditions and affecting the transaction contemplated herein, you, NextBillion, Finvantage and the Company shall keep confidential all non-public information provided to each other and shall not disclose such information to any third party except for such information which:

  1. is or becomes generally available to the public (other than as a result of a disclosure by a party);
  2. was available to a party on a non-confidential basis prior to its disclosure by the other party;
  3. becomes available to the party on a non-confidential basis from a third party, is not bound by the confidentiality contained herein or is not otherwise prohibited from transferring such information to such party;
  4. the party has permitted disclosure;
  5. a party is requested pursuant to, or required by, law, regulation, legal process or regulatory authority to disclose;
  6. is disclosed a party’s affiliates or to its and their respective employees and advisors (including legal advisors) who need to know in order to perform its obligations hereunder and who are informed of the confidential nature of such information.
  7. is disclosed a party’s affiliates or to its and their respective employees and advisors (including legal advisors) who need to know in order to perform its obligations hereunder and who are informed of the confidential nature of such information.

K. Limitation of Liability, Indemnit, and warranty:

  1. In no event shall the Company, Finvantage and/or NextBillion be liable to you for any loss or damage that may cause or arise from or in relation to these terms and conditions or due to use of this Website or due to investments made using this Website.
  2. You agree to indemnify the Company, , Finvantage and/or NextBillion, its directors and employees for all the liabilities (including claims, damages, suits or legal expenses in defending itself in relation to the foregoing) arising due to non-performance and/or non-observance of the duties and obligations under these terms and conditions or due to your acts or omissions.
  3. You warrant that all the details and information provided by you to the Company, Finvantage and/or NextBillion while using this Website (including for the purposes of carrying out investments) shall be correct, accurate and genuine and the same shall be your proprietary. You further warrant that providing of such details and information in the Website or sharing of the aforesaid details/information shall not violate any third party right or the intellectual property right of the others.
  4. You hereby further acknowledge and agree that you may create a pool or selection of Mutual Funds (“Portfolio”) either for the purposes of subscription or otherwise (including for the purposes of your own analysis). While creating such a Portfolio, you shall be given an option to make the Portfolio created by you to be made or not to be made public. If opted to be made public, you acknowledge and agree that such Portfolio can be copied or used by the Company, Finvantage and/or NextBillion or the users of this Website for the purposes of investment or otherwise disclosing your identity. In such cases, you shall not claim any royalty or other financial/monetary benefits or compensation from the Company, Finvantage and/or NextBillion or the users of this Website.
  5. Notwithstanding whether you opt to make your portfolio public or non-public, you hereby specifically acknowledge and agree that you shall not have any proprietary right or intellectual property right over the choice, selection, idea or concept of pool of Mutual Funds in that Portfolio; and the Company, Finvantage and/or NextBillion shall have the right to adopt or copy the Portfolio for its commercial and non-commercial use.
  6. Further, you (and all the users of this Website) shall be solely responsible for any investment decision taken by it on the basis of the Portfolio created using this website or the system generated analysis of such a Portfolio; and the Company, Finvantage and/or NextBillion shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused to you or other users of this Website due to such investment decision, or any kind of reliance upon it. The Company, NextBillion and Finvantage specifically disclaims the accuracy of the analysis or data generated or reflected while creating such portfolio.