All products and services, including but not limited to the https://www.howzat.com/ website and mobile app and the games and services provided through them (referred to collectively as "Services" hereinafter), provided to you and offered by Junglee Games India Private Limited (hereinafter referred to as “Junglee Games” ), a company incorporated under the Companies Act 1956, with its corporate office at Obeya Tulip, No. 100, Regent Insignia, 100 Feet Road, 4th Block Koramangala, Bengaluru Urban, Karnataka, 560034, and/or its affiliates, subsidiaries, associates and partners (hereinafter collectively referred to as "We/we" or "Us/us", “Howzat” or "Howzat.com" or "Our/our") through the https://www.howzat.com/ website and/or mobile app (hereinafter referred to as "Website/Mobile App" ") are subject to these Terms of Service (hereinafter referred to as "Terms" or “Terms of Service” or “Agreement”).
Howzat aims to provide information that is accurate, complete, and reliable at the time of publishing or posting it. However, Howzat makes no representations about the correctness, completeness or suitability of any information published on its Website/Mobile App or contained in its Services or any documents. All the information and related graphics are provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Howzat hereby disclaims all warranties with regard to such information, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. Regardless of Howzat’s efforts to provide its users with the Services of the highest quality, Howzat does not provide users with any warranty or representation whatsoever regarding the quality, fitness for purpose, completeness, merchantability, non-infringement or accuracy of its Services, software, Website, Mobile App or fantasy sports games. Howzat makes no warranty that its Services, including but not limited to, software, Website, Mobile App, games and servers, will be uninterrupted, timely or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that the features and Services provided therein will be free from viruses or bugs of any kind. Howzat reserves the right to determine, at its sole discretion, whether it is responsible for any malfunction or disruption. Howzat reserves the right to limit your tournament/game participation or terminate your account in case it determines that you have intentionally caused a malfunction or disruption in its Website, Mobile App or Services. Howzat is not liable for any potential winnings from any unfinished tournaments or unfinished online fantasy sports games. Howzat will not compensate the user for any potential winnings in any unfinished contest, game or tournament under any circumstances.
Commercial use of our software is strictly forbidden. Users are only allowed to use the software for their personal entertainment. Under no circumstances shall users be permitted to use their Howzat.com accounts for any purposes other than playing Howzat games for entertainment. Users may not attempt to modify, decompile, reverse-engineer or disassemble Howzat software in any way. The use of artificial intelligence including, without limitation, robots is strictly forbidden in connection with the Howzat software and games. All actions taken in relation to fantasy sports games by users must be executed personally by users using the user interface accessible through Howzat software.
After you have registered on our Website or Mobile App, it is solely your responsibility to keep your password absolutely confidential. Make sure you do not share your password with anybody, be it your family, friends or anyone else. Howzat is not responsible in any way if your user account is logged in to or accessed by anybody else using your password.
In the event of breach of any of our Terms of Service, evidenced by our investigation, or if there is reasonable ground to believe that your continued access to our Website/Mobile App is detrimental to the interests of Howzat.com or its other users or the general public, Howzat may, at its sole discretion, take any or all of the following actions:
These Terms of Service shall in all respects be governed and interpreted and construed in accordance with the laws of India. The courts of competent jurisdiction at Bengaluru, India, shall have exclusive jurisdiction to determine any and all disputes arising out of, or in connection with, the Services provided by Howzat, the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Terms of Service, or the rights and obligations of the user(s) (including participants) or Howzat, as well as the exclusive jurisdiction to grant interim or preliminary relief in case of any dispute referred to arbitration as given below.
In the event of any legal dispute (which may be a legal issue or question) that may arise, the party raising the dispute shall provide a written notification ("Notification") to the other party. On receipt of the Notification, the parties shall first try to resolve the dispute through discussions. In the event that the parties are unable to resolve the dispute within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the Notification, the dispute shall be settled by arbitration.
The seat and venue of arbitration shall be New Delhi, India. All arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in English and in accordance with the provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, as amended from time to time.
The arbitration award will be final and binding on the Parties, and each Party will bear its own costs of arbitration and equally share the fees of the arbitrator unless the arbitral tribunal decides otherwise. The arbitrator shall be entitled to pass interim orders and awards, including the orders for specific performance and such orders will be enforceable in competent courts. The arbitrator shall give a reasoned award.
Nothing contained in these Terms of Service shall prevent Howzat from seeking and obtaining interim or permanent equitable or injunctive relief, or any other relief available to safeguard Howzat's interest prior to, during or following the filing of arbitration proceedings or pending the execution of a decision or award in connection with any arbitration proceedings from any court having jurisdiction to grant the same. The pursuit of equitable or injunctive relief shall not constitute a waiver on the part of Howzat to pursue any remedy for monetary damages through the arbitration described herein.
All content and materials on the Howzat Website and Mobile App, including, but not limited to, information, images, marks, logos, designs, pictures, graphics, text content, hyperlinks, multimedia clips, animation, games and software (collectively referred to as "Content" hereinafter), whether or not belonging to Howzat, are protected by applicable intellectual property laws. Additionally, all chat content, messages, images, recommendations, emails, images sent by any users can be logged/recorded by Howzat and shall form part of the Content, and Howzat is free to use this material in any manner whatsoever.
The Howzat Website and Mobile App may contain information about or hyperlinks to third parties. In such cases, Howzat is not in any way responsible for the content on such websites, and it does not provide any express or implied warranty of the accuracy, completeness, suitability or quality of the content belonging to such third-party websites. You may choose to rely on any third-party content (content that does not belong to Howzat) posted on the Howzat Website/Mobile App solely at your own risk and liability.
If you visit a third-party website through any third-party content posted on Howzat.com, you shall be subject to the terms and conditions applicable to that content and website. Howzat neither controls nor is responsible for the content published on such third-party websites. The existence of a link to a third-party website on the Howzat Website/Mobile App is not in any way an endorsement of that website by Howzat.
Howzat may obtain the score feed and other information required for the computation, calculation and tabulation of scores from third party service providers. In the rare event that any error in the computation or tabulation of scores, selection of winners, etc. as a result of inaccuracy or incompleteness of the feed provided by the third-party service provider comes to its attention, Howzat.com will make the best efforts to rectify such error prior to the distribution of prizes. However, Howzat.com hereby clarifies that it relies on the accuracy and completeness of such third party score/statistic feeds and does not itself warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy thereof and in any event shall not be responsible for inaccuracies in computation and tabulation of scores or the selection of winners as a result of any inaccurate or incomplete scores/statistics received from such third party service providers. Users and participants agree not to make any claim or raise any complaint against Howzat in this respect.
Starting Line-up: The purpose of indicating a player's inclusion in the final starting line-up is only to provide information and assist a user in selecting his/her team on Howzat. A player's inclusion in the starting line-up is indicated by Howzat on the basis of the information/data received from feed providers and publicly available information. Users are advised to do a thorough research of their own using official sources and/or other available sources of information to verify the information. Howzat shall not be liable or responsible in any way if a player indicated as 'playing' does not play or start the game for any reason whatsoever.
Bonus: A bonus can be used only as a percentage/part of an entry fee. The permitted percentage or portion of the entree fee that can be paid from Bonus balance is mentioned on the contest card. If a user does not have sufficient Bonus balance to join a contest, the amount shall be deducted from his/her Deposit balance. A user can get a bonus in 3 ways: by availing deposit offers, by referring friends to Howzat, and in certain occasional promotions.
Instant Cash: Instant Cash is added to an eligible user’s Deposit account/Deposit balance. The full Instant Cash amount can be used to join cash contests. Sometimes Instant Cash comes with a fixed-period validity. In such a case, the user is informed about the expiry of Instant Cash.
Referral Bonus: It is the total cash amount that a user is eligible for for referring his/her friend to Howzat. It is a sum of Instant Cash and Referral Bonus.
Free Entry Contests: You can join a Free Entry Contest without paying any entry fee whatsoever but you can win a cash prize by beating your opponents in that Contest.
The following conditions apply to all the Howzat bonuses and promotions/offers (Instant Cash, Referral Bonus, etc.) on www.Howzat.com and all users who receive a bonus or promotion amount are bound by them:
Subject to these Terms of Service, all amounts collected from a user are held in a separate non-interest-earning Trust Account, which is responsible for the management of the user account and the prize pool until the determination of winners and distribution of prizes. Howzat receives only its share of the platform fee through the said Trust Account and has no control over user funds.
In compliance with the amendments made in the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017, Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017, the State Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 and Rules made under the said Acts including Notifications issued under the said Acts (hereinafter collectively referred to as “GST Laws”) related to taxability of online gaming, Junglee Games is obligated to collect GST at the rate of 28% (28% of the deposit amount) from the amount deposited by players/users for playing on Howzat. Junglee Games and the player/user agree that the amount deposited by the player/user in his/her Howzat account will be deemed to be inclusive of GST. Accordingly, the GST portion of the amount deposited by the player/user will be deducted by Junglee Games from the player’s/user’s user account to be paid to the Government.
In the event that Junglee Games decides, at its own and absolute discretion, to refund an amount deposited accidentally by a player/user, the amount will be refunded only after deducting GST payable on such amount, in accordance with the GST Laws. No amount will be refunded in full and any refund is subject to Junglee Games’ and/or Howzat’s absolute discretion."
KYC verification is mandatory for a cumulative deposit of ₹50,000 or more or the first withdrawal, whichever happens first. KYC verification includes the verification of your ID, address, and mobile number. We reserve the right to verify your PAN and/or KYC documents (ID and address) from time to time and to rescind or cancel any prizes won by you if your PAN and/or KYC documents (ID and address) are found incorrect/inconsistent in our verification process.
Non-compliance with this clause may result in civil or criminal liability. Howzat/Junglee Games will have the right to investigate such occurrences, which may include investigating your usage of the Website/Mobile Application or Howzat/Junglee Games. Howzat/Junglee Games may involve, provide information to, and seek assistance from law enforcement authorities in seeking remedies against such violations.
In accordance with applicable laws, your acceptance to use the Website/Mobile Application and Services constitutes your permission for Howzat/Junglee Games to use the details and information provided by you, in perpetuity, in any manner that Howzat/Junglee Games deems appropriate for publicity or marketing purposes of Website/ Mobile Application, without any compensation (whether monetary or otherwise) to you.
All rights, titles, and interest in and to the Services, including all intellectual property rights arising out of the Content and all other elements in connection with the Website/Mobile Application, are owned by or otherwise licensed to Howzat and Junglee Games. Subject to compliance with this Agreement, Howzat and Junglee Games grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable, and limited right to use the Services in accordance with this Agreement. Your use of the Services, Website/Mobile Application and Content must strictly be for your personal and non-commercial use in accordance with this Agreement, and you agree not to sell or trade any proprietary material. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Howzat/Junglee Games.
You undertake to comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines in connection with your access to and use of the Services, Website/Mobile Application, and Content. Except as expressly permitted, you may not redistribute, transmit, assign, sell, broadcast, rent, share, lend, modify, adapt, edit, sublicense, or otherwise transfer or use the Services, Website/Mobile Application, or Content. Nothing in this Agreement grants you any synchronization, public performance, promotional use, commercial sale, resale, reproduction, rental or distribution rights in the Services, Website/Mobile Application or Content.
Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, you are not granted any right or license to the Services, Website/Mobile Application or Content.
You will promptly notify Howzat or Junglee Games in writing upon your discovery of any unauthorized use or infringement of the Services, Website/Mobile Application or Content or Junglee Games' patent, copyright, trade secret, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights.
Howzat, Junglee Games, and its affiliates are not liable to you or any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, punitive or consequential damages, or for any loss of profits, revenues, data, business, production or goodwill, or for any other form of damages or losses in any manner arising out of or in connection with the Services, the Howzat Website, Mobile Application, Content, this Agreement, or any other interactions with another user of the Services, including but not limited to (a) any delay or inability to use the Website, Mobile Application or Services; (b) the provision of or failure to provide the Services, or for any information or Services obtained through the Website or Mobile Application; (c) or otherwise arising out of the use of the Website and/or Mobile Application or the Services of Junglee Games, regardless of the form of action or the basis of the claim or whether or not Junglee Games has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
To the extent permitted by law, and in consideration for being allowed to use our Services and participate in our Contests, you hereby agree to indemnify, save, and hold harmless and defend Howzat (to the extent of all benefits and awards, cost of litigation, disbursements and reasonable attorney's fees that Howzat may incur in connection therewith including any direct, indirect or consequential losses, any loss of profit and loss of reputation) from any claims, actions, suits, taxes, damages, injuries, causes of action, penalties, interest, demands, expenses or awards asserted or brought against Howzat by any person in connection with:
All deposits and purchases made and all fees paid on Howzat to participate in Contests or in connection with Contests are final. All transactions are final. Howzat gives utmost importance to customer satisfaction, so only erroneous transactions shall be reviewed, at Howzat’s own and absolute discretion.
If you are not fully satisfied with any deposit/purchase made or any fee paid on Howzat and feel there is an error in the transaction, please reach out to Howzat within 3 days from the date of such transaction, and Howzat will review the transaction and determine the resolution at its own discretion.
Howzat reserves the right to cancel any matches for any reason, with or without disclosure of the reason, and refund all fees paid for such matches by any and all users.
Playing games of skill is legal as it is excluded from the ambit of Indian gambling legislations, including the Public Gambling Act of 1867. The Supreme Court of India, in the cases of State of Andhra Pradesh v. K Satyanarayana (AIR 1968 SC 825) and KR Lakshmanan v. State of Tamil Nadu (AIR 1996 SC 1153), has held that a game in which success depends predominantly upon the superior knowledge, training, attention, experience and adroitness of the player is a game of skill and playing a game of skill for real money is not gambling or betting but business activity.
All Contests provided by Howzat are games of skill as participants’ success in the Contests depends primarily on their superior knowledge of the games of cricket and/or football and/or kabaddi and the knowledge of statistics, players' form, players' performance in a particular territory, conditions and/or format (such as ODIs, Tests, T20, T10, etc.) and attention the Contests in which they are participating. The Contests require participants to field well-balanced sides with limited resources and appoint a captain and a vice captain to score the most points.
By participating in Howzat Contests, each participant acknowledges and agrees that he/she is participating in a game of skill, not a game of chance or luck.
Howzat or Junglee Games may suspend or permanently terminate your access to and use of the Howzat Website, Mobile App, and Services at any time at its sole discretion. Upon suspension or termination of your access or user account, you shall not have the right to use or access the Website/Mobile Application or the Services. The foregoing will not limit any other rights or remedies under applicable law.
Upon the termination of this Agreement, you must cease usage of the Services, Website/Mobile Application and Content, and uninstall the Mobile Application, if applicable.
Termination of this Agreement by Junglee Games or Howzat will not relieve you of any obligations to pay any accrued or outstanding charges.
This Agreement contains the entire agreement between Junglee Games/Howzat and you with respect to its subject matter and supersedes any and all prior agreements or communications, whether oral or in writing, between Junglee Games/Howzat and you with respect to the subject matter hereof.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any clause in this Agreement will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other clause of this Agreement, and all other clauses will remain in full force and effect.
The provisions of this article, and any provisions relating to licenses, indemnity, governing law, jurisdiction, dispute resolution, confidentiality, intellectual property rights and other provisions that by their nature survive expiry or termination, and those representations and warranties that are required to supplement the above clauses for making them effective will survive the expiry or termination of this Agreement.
No failure to exercise or any delay in exercising any right, power, or remedy by a party under the Agreement will operate as a waiver. A single or partial exercise of any right, power, or remedy does not preclude any other or further exercise of that or any other right, power, or remedy. A waiver is not valid or binding on the party granting that waiver unless made expressly in writing.
You may incur access charges or data charges from third parties (such as your internet service provider or mobile carrier) in connection with your use of the Website/Mobile Application or Services. You are solely responsible for bearing all such charges.
Howzat/Junglee Games shall have no liability whatsoever in the event of non-availability of any portion of the Website/Mobile Application/Services or subscribed Content occasioned by the act of God, war, pandemic, epidemic, disease, revolution, riot, civil commotion, strike, lockout, flood, fire, failure of any public utility, man-made disaster, infrastructure failure, or any other causes that are beyond the control of Howzat/Junglee Games.
You may not assign your rights under this Agreement without prior written permission from Junglee Games/Howzat, and any attempt by you to do so will be void from inception. Junglee Games/Howzat may assign or transfer this Agreement in its entirety at any time without any notice and without your consent.
Howzat/Junglee Games’ performance of this Agreement is subject to existing applicable laws and legal processes and the policies and business decisions of Howzat/Junglee Games, and nothing contained in this Agreement is in derogation of Howzat/Junglee Games' right to comply with the government’s, courts’ and law enforcement agencies’ requests or requirements relating to your use of the Services or Content or information provided to or gathered by Howzat/Junglee Games with respect to such use.
In this Agreement, unless specified otherwise: (a) "include" means "including without limitation", (b) the singular includes the plural, and vice versa, (c) reference to one gender includes the other, (d) references to any time of day are to Indian standard time, (e) reference to a statute or a statutory provision includes its amendments, modifications, re-enactments and consolidations, and (f) the rule of construction that an agreement should be interpreted against the party responsible for drafting it will not apply to this Agreement.
If you have any complaints or concerns with respect to any Services or Content available on the Howzat Website/ Mobile Application, please write to our Grievance Officer, Parul Gupta, at [email protected].
To enable Howzat to efficiently address your complaint, please include the following information while writing to us:
Last updated on: 30th January 2024