TERMS & CONDITIONS RULES AND REGULATIONS USER AGREEMENT USER AGREEMENT FOR WWW.NATIONALHERALDINDIA.COM

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This website is developed, managed and operated by The Associated Journals Limited (“Company”). These Website Terms & Conditions apply solely to your access to, and use of, the website www.nationalheraldindia.com ("Site") operated by the Company, its content offered and/or any mobile or internet connected device or otherwise.

These terms of use (Terms/Site Terms) constitute a legally binding agreement between you and the Company regarding your use of the Site including but not limited to delivery of content via the Site, any mobile or internet connected device or otherwise. By accessing the Site and/or by clicking "I agree", you agree to be bound by these Terms. You hereby represent and warrant to the Company that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age or above and are capable of entering, performing and adhering to these Terms and that you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions. While individuals under the age of 18 may visit the Site, they shall do so only with the involvement & guidance of their parents and / or legal guardians, under such Parent /Legal guardian's registered account. You agree to register (if so required) prior to uploading any content and / or comment and any other use or services of this site and provide your details including but not limited to complete name, age, email address, residential address, contact number.

Definition of "User" or "You": means any person who access or avail this Site of the Company for the purpose of hosting, publishing, sharing, transacting, displaying or uploading information or views and includes other persons jointly participating in using the Site of the Company.

The Company may add to or change or update these Terms of Use, from time to time entirely at its own discretion. You are responsible for checking these Terms of Use periodically to remain in compliance with these terms. Your use of a Site after any amendment to the Terms of Use shall constitute your acceptance of these terms and you also agree to be bound by any such changes/revisions.

Changes

The Company reserves the right to suspend / cancel, or discontinue any or all content or facility on the Site at any time without notice, make modifications and alterations in any or all of the content contained on the site without prior notice. Such changes will be posted to http://www.nationalheraldindia.com/agree.html for your reference and convenience so as to enable you to understand your responsibility as a user.

Charges

The Company reserves the right to charge subscription and / or membership fees from a User, by giving reasonable prior notice, in respect of any aspect of this Site.

Copyright and Trademarks

Unless otherwise stated, copyright and all intellectual property rights in all material presented on the Site (including but not limited to text, audio, video or graphical images), trademarks and logos appearing on this site are the property of the Company, its affiliates and associates and are protected under applicable Indian laws. You agree not to use any framing techniques to enclose any trademark or logo or other proprietary information of the Company; or remove, conceal or obliterate any copyright or other proprietary notice or any credit-line or date-line or other mark or source identifier included on the Site, including without limitation, the size, color, location or style of all proprietary marks. Any infringement shall be vigorously defended and pursued to the fullest extent permitted by law.

The information presented on this Site has been compiled from various sources including from external sources. No representation is made or warranty given as to the completeness or accuracy of such information. This Site may contain typographical errors, incomplete or out of date information. The Company reserves the right to make changes to the content and information on this Site, or update such information at any time without notice, but The Company makes no commitment to correct or update this information.

If you have a reason to believe that any material on the Site including the Site Property infringes upon any copyright or proprietary right which you own or control or that which is copyrighted by you has been reproduced, embedded, or linked without any authorization on this Site, in a manner that constitutes an infringement of your copyright under Indian law, please compile the following information and email the designated person as detailed below:

Name: The Associated Journals Limited
Address: 5A Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi 110002
Telephone: 011-23315950
Email: contact@nationalheraldindia.com

Any notice with respect of any such infringement shall be addressed to the abovementioned designated person and shall be governed by the Indian Laws and acts as amended up to date. The notice shall contain a clear identification of the copyrighted work allegedly infringed; a clear identification of the allegedly infringing material on the Website (with specific URL reference); your contact details: name, address, e-mail address and phone number; a statement that you believe, in good faith, that the use of the copyrighted material allegedly infringed on the Site is not authorized by your agent or the law; a statement that the information provided in the notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright right that is allegedly infringed; your signature or a signature of your authorized agent.

You are prohibited from using any Meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing "the Site" or any other name, Site Property or the name of the Site without the Site’s prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including but not limited to all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the proprietary property of the Site and must  not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Sites are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, and supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by us.

The Site makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party Web sites accessible by hyperlink from the Site, or web site linking to the Site. Such sites are not under the control of the Site and the Site is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. The Site provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by the Site of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Site, you are deemed to be aware of going out of the purview of the Site Terms. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.

You are prohibited from using any of the Site Property or placing/using any link to the content on the site without prior written consent of the Site.

The Site may make third party information and other content available on or through the Site ("Third Party Content") as a service to those interested in this information and we may provide information regarding or access to third party products or services available on or through the Site (“Third Party Products and Services”). Your business dealings or correspondence with such third parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated therewith, are solely between you and such third party. The Site does not control, endorse or adopt any Third Party Content or Third Party Products, and makes no representation or warranties of any kind regarding the Third Party Content, including without limitation regarding its accuracy or completeness. You acknowledge and agree that the Site is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Third Party Content and undertakes no responsibility to update or review any Third Party Content. Users use such Third Party Content contained therein at their own risk.

Limited Permission to Copy
You as a user of the Site are granted a limited, non-sub-licensable, non-transferable license to access and use the Site and the Site Property for your informational, non-commercial and personal use only. The license so granted is subject to these Site Terms. In addition to the above, you agree that:

You as a user may use this material only as expressly authorized by the Site and shall not copy, transmit or create derivative works of such material without express authorization. You acknowledge and agree that you shall not upload post, reproduce, or distribute any content on or through the services that is protected by copyright or other proprietary right of a third party, without obtaining the written permission of the owner of such right.
Any copyrighted or other proprietary content distributed with the consent of the owner must contain the appropriate copyright or other proprietary rights notice. The unauthorized submission or distribution of copyrighted or other proprietary content is illegal and could subject the user to personal liability or criminal prosecution.

The Company grants you permission to only access and make personal use of the Site and You agree not to, directly or indirectly download or modify / alter / change / amend / vary / transform / revise / translate / copy / publish / distribute or otherwise disseminate any content on the Site, or any portion of it; or delete or fail to display any promotional taglines included in the Site either directly or indirectly, except with the express consent of the Company. However, you may print or download extracts from these pages for your personal / individual, non-commercial use only. You must not retain any copies of these pages saved to disk or to any other storage medium except for the purposes of using the same for subsequent viewing purposes or to print extracts for personal / individual use.

The Company forbids you from any attempts to resell or put to commercial use any part of the Site; any collection and use of any listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of the Site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of any merchant; any renting, leasing, or otherwise transferring rights to the Site; displaying the name, logo, trademark or other identifier of another person (except for nationalheraldindia.com or you) in such a manner as to give the viewer the impression that such other person is a publisher or distributor of the Site, or any data gathering or extraction tools; or any use of meta tags. You may not (whether directly or through the use of any software program) create a database in electronic or structured manual form by regularly or systematically downloading and storing all or any part of the pages from this Site.

No part of the Site may be reproduced or transmitted to or stored in any other web site, nor may any of its pages or part thereof be disseminated in any electronic or non-electronic form, nor included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without prior written permission. Requests to republish the Company’s material for distribution should be addressed to The Associated Journals Limited at E-Mail - contact@nationalheraldindia.com .

Individual Registration, Access and Exchange of Information For certain services such as email, personal web pages, contests and purchase (if so introduced on the Site) registration by the visitor may be required. To register for these services you have to open an account by completing the registration process (i.e. by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form). You also will choose a password and a user name. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. By registering, you agree to the following terms in addition to any other specific terms which shall be posted at an appropriate location of the Site. Each registration is for a single individual user only. Please refer to the Privacy Policy for an understanding of how we collect, use and disclose the identifiable information from our users.

Although the Site and the Company work hard to keep the forms, format, content and the information on Site, accurate, up-to-date and complete, including the correct functionality of the tools and the manner in which they operate, the Site cannot guarantee and makes no representation regarding the accuracy or currency of such forms or information or the operation of its tools. Therefore, all the tools, forms, features and facilities as and where present and available on the Site are provided on “AS IS” basis and you are solely responsible for the usage of the Site in any manner.

To access these services, you will be asked to enter your individual User Name and Password, as chosen by you during your registration. Therefore, we do not permit any of the following:- Any other person sharing your account and Password; Any part of the Site being cached in proxy servers and accessed by individuals who have not registered with the Company as users of the Site; or Access through a single account and Password being made available to multiple users on a network.

If the Company reasonably believe that an account and Password is being used / misused in any manner, the Company shall reserve the right to cancel access rights immediately without notice, and block access to all users from that IP address.

Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify the Company immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. The Company will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by the Company or another party due to someone else using your account or password.

You shall connect to the Site’s official links on social media portals such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google plus, YouTube or any other such portals as and when available solely on your own responsibility wherein you may be bound by the individual terms of usage of such portal and the Site shall not be liable to you or to anyone for any loss damage or liability arising out of your access, usage and exploration of any such portal at any time. It is further agreed by you that the Site at no time whatsoever assures, claims or represents the safety and security of such usage of any such portal. The Site shall at no time to be liable to any claims arising out of any usage as mentioned above.

No unlawful or prohibited use
As a condition of your use of the services, you will not use the services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any Company’s server, or the network(s) connected to any Company server, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of any Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Services, other accounts, computer systems or to any of the Services, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Services.

Material Posted/transmitted at the Site
All information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly or privately transmitted / posted, is the sole responsibility of the person from where such content is originated (the Originator). By Posting any material which contain images, photographs, pictures or that are otherwise graphical in whole or in part ("Images"), you warrant and represent that (a) you are the copyright owner of such Images, or that the copyright owner of such Images has granted you permission to use such Images or any content and/or images contained in such Images consistent with the manner and purpose of your use and as otherwise permitted by these Terms of Use, (b) you have the rights necessary to grant the licenses and sublicenses described in these Terms of Use, and (c) that each person depicted in such Images, if any, has provided consent to the use of the Images as set forth in these Terms of Use, including, by way of limitation, the distribution, public display and reproduction of such Images.

You represent that you have valid rights and title in any and all Content/Images that you submit on the Site, that you have not infringed on any IPR belonging to any party and further that you will indemnify AJL or its affiliates for all claims arising out of any content that you post on the Site.

Posting/uploading of any information or material, which is harmful, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, profane, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, or otherwise unlawful in any manner is prohibited and any person found to be involved in such activity on this website will solely be liable for actions under the applicable laws.

The Company accepts no responsibility for the said Content / Images. However, you understand that all Content / Images posted by you becomes the property of the Company and you agree to grant/assign to the Company and/or its affiliates, a non-exclusive, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable and licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content / Images (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed throughout the world.

Exchange of Information qua CHAT & other Community Services
You represent that you are a responsible adult (18 years or above) and you shall be solely responsible for all Content that you upload post or otherwise transmit.

The Company endeavours to provide a web platform for various community interactions for persons to interact and exchange views with each other. The content posted on such services is by general public therefore the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content cannot be guaranteed. You understand that by using such services, you may be exposed to objectionable matter.

By using the facility of chat and other community services you agree not to upload, post, or otherwise transmit any matter or views, which are, defamatory, abusive, pervasive, obscene, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable. You may also not indulge in cyber stalking, become or create a nuisance for any visitor / user of the Site.

You may not send, submit, post, or otherwise transmit, material or messages that contain software virus, or any other files that are designed to interrupt, destroy, and negatively affect in any manner whatsoever, any electronic equipment in connection with the use of this Site, or other user's ability to engage in real time exchanges.

Prohibited Activities
The Site may include interactive interface to users (“Interactive Areas”) such as forums, blogs, chat rooms or message boards, or other areas or services in which you or other users may create, post, share or store content, messages, materials, data, information, text, graphics, audio, video, or other items or materials on the Sites ("User Submissions"). You are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk. By using any Interactive Areas, you agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Sites any of the following: (a) that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent, deceptive or misleading. (b) that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law. (c) that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. (d) that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity; (e) that, in the sole judgment of the Site, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Sites, or which may expose the Site or its users to any harm or liability of any type.

Unsolicited promotions, spam’, advertising or solicitations
Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses,  phone numbers, email addresses, Aadhar numbers or any other  such personal details; and Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files

In addition and without prejudice to the above, you agree to comply with the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules 2011 under the Information Technology Act 2000 and in particular You shall not host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information on the Site, that —
a) Belongs to another person and to which you do not have any right to;
b) Is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, paedophilic, libellous, 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;
c) Harm minors in any way;
d) Infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights;
e) Violates any law for the time being in force;
f) Deceives or misleads the addressee about the origin of such messages or communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature;
g) Impersonate another person;
h) Contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource;
i) Threatens the unity, integrity, defence, security or sovereignty of India, friendly relations with foreign states, or public order or causes incitement to the commission of any cognisable offence or prevents investigation of any offence or is insulting any other nation.

Any Content uploaded by you shall be subject to relevant laws and may disabled, or and may be subject to investigation under appropriate laws. Furthermore, if you are found to be in non-compliance with the laws and regulations, these terms, or the privacy policy of the Site, we may terminate your account/block your access to the Site and we reserve the right to remove any non-compliant Content uploaded by you.

Any Content and or comment uploaded by you, shall be subject to relevant Indian laws and may be disabled, or and may be subject to investigation under appropriate laws. Furthermore, if you are found to be in non-compliance with the laws and regulations, these terms, or the privacy policy of the Site, the Company shall have the right to immediately terminate/block your access and usage of the Site and the Company shall have the right to immediately remove any non-compliant Content and or comment, uploaded by you and shall further have the right to take recourse to such remedies as would be available to the Company under the applicable laws.

Disclaimer

Except as specifically stated in Site Terms, the Site does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, in connection with the subject matter of the Site Terms and hereby disclaims any and all implied warranties, including all implied warranties of system ability or fitness for a particular purpose. The Site  shall adopt industry acceptable standards for providing and  maintaining the Site  and shall maintain widgets, softwares, or any other link, uptime of 98% provided however that the Site shall not be required to suffer any direct, consequential, or, indirect, exemplary, punitive, or other liability under Site Terms  for uninterrupted access or use of the Site  by factors beyond the Site’s reasonable control including, without limitation, the unavailability, inoperability or interruption of the internet or other telecommunications services or as a result of any scheduled maintenance or other service work carried out on Site. The user acknowledges that all such computer software and/or hardware as and where applicable is provided on “AS IS BASIS". User agrees that the Site at no time shall be responsible or liable for any User Submissions posted, stored or uploaded by you or anyone else acting on your behalf  or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, the Site at no time shall be liable for any mistakes, defamation,  libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. You agree that your use of Interactive Areas is at your own risk. Implementation of the Site Terms set out here is the sole responsibility of the Site, and failure to enforce such rules in some instances does not constitute a waiver of the Site’s right to enforce such rules in other instances. In addition, these rules do not create any private right of action on the part of any third party or any reasonable expectation that the Site will not contain any content that is prohibited by such rules. By providing Interactive User interface, the Site does not attract liability for any statements, representations or User Submissions provided by its users in any public forum, blog or other Interactive Area. The Site reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any User Submission posted or stored on the Site at any time and for any reason without notice, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Submission you post or store on the Site at your sole cost and expense. Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of the Sites in violation of the foregoing violates these Site Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Site.

Indemnification and Liability

i. You as user  shall be liable towards, and compensate, indemnify and hold the Site, its affiliates or any person working under it  harmless from and against any direct or  indirect  damages, , liabilities, obligations, costs, claims of any kind, interest, penalties, legal proceedings and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) actually paid, suffered or incurred by the Site due to the breach of the Site Terms, any act or omission, misuse, abuse of the Site access, fraudulent acts, willful misconduct of the user or Any person acting under such user. 
 ii. User shall be liable for any claims arising due to fraudulent transaction, abuse or misuse of the Site and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Site against such claims, loss or damage.

General

No course of dealing, failure by either party to require the strict performance of any obligation assumed by the other hereunder, or failure by either party to exercise any right or remedy to which it is entitled, shall constitute a waiver or cause a diminution of the rights or obligations provided under Site Terms.  No provision of Site Terms shall be deemed to have been waived by any act or knowledge of either party, but only by a written instrument signed by a duly authorized representative of the party to be bound thereby.  Waiver by either party of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any other or subsequent default.

Notwithstanding anything as mentioned or specified in the Site Terms, the Site reserves the right to terminate or withdraw your license to use the Site at any time without prior notice of the same at its own sole discretion.

If any one or more provisions contained in this agreement or any document executed in connection herewith shall be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions contained herein shall not in any way be affected or impaired.

User acknowledges that the remedy at law for any breach or violation of any provision of Site Terms may not be sufficient and a breach may cause continuing and irreparable loss, harm or damage to good will, name, reputation and credibility of the Site. User therefore agree that the Site shall be entitled to obtain injunctive relief, or any other restraining or any other appropriate order against the user in the event of any threat or disclosure of confidential Information.

Nothing in Site Terms shall be construed as to create the relationship of employer-employee, partners, collaborators, joint-venture or principal-agent between user and the Site hereto. The parties shall be independent entities and neither party shall bind the other by its acts, deeds or omissions.

User agrees that all notices under these Site Terms from the user shall be in writing, sent by email or first-class registered or recorded delivery post to the Site at its registered office or at such other address of which the Site shall have given notice as aforesaid, and marked for the attention of that the Site designated agent as mentioned above in the Site Terms.  The date of service shall be deemed to be the day following the day on which the notice was transmitted or posted as the case may be.

These terms and conditions are subject to the laws of India and in particular the Information Technology Act 2000 and the Rules framed therein from time to time. Any part of these terms which may be in contravention of or inconsistent with the Act, Rules as mentioned above or any other applicable law will be deemed as invalid and void and shall be deemed as severed from this policy. Also all relevant and appropriate terms and provisions of such Act and Rules and any other applicable law shall be deemed to have been incorporated herein for the purposes of these terms and use by you of the Site.

Governing Law

These Site Terms including any dispute of whatsoever nature arising out of the use, access, operation, interpretation, or any effect related directly or indirectly arising out of the Site and the Site Property shall be exclusively governed by the laws of India (including but not limited to the Information Technology Act 2000 and Rules and Guidelines framed therein from time to time) and user expressly agrees to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts at New Delhi.

Grievance Redressal

Any complaints or concerns with regards to content and or comment or breach of these terms shall be taken up with the designated Grievance Officer for respective website as mentioned below via in writing or through email at their respective email id, signed with the electronic signature to the Grievance Officer.

Grievance Redressal Officer
The Associated Journals Limited
5A Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi, New Delhi 110 002, India
Ph: 011-23315950