TERMS & CONDITIONS [T&C] & RULES & REGULATIONS [R&R]
IB NEWS GROUP is the sole and absolute owner of & maintains www.ibnewsgroup.com and other mobile applications (Apps) (hereinafter "website") to enhance public access to the IMPAVID Bulletin newspaper owned by IB NEWS GROUP. This service is provided on an "As Is" basis & is continually under development.
IB NEWS GROUP requires that all users/visitors to this site(s) on the World Wide Web (the "Site") adhere to these Terms & Conditions [T&C] & Rules & Regulations [R&R].
By accessing this Site you/user/visitor automatically confirm your acknowledgment & acceptance of these T&C & R&R which is the agreement between the parties.
Copyright/Trademarks [Collectively "Intellectual Property Rights"]
The trademarks, logos & service marks ("Marks") displayed on the Site are the property of IB NEWS GROUP & other parties. Users are prohibited from using any Marks for any purpose including, but not limited to use as metatags on other pages or sites on the World Wide Web without the written permission of IB NEWS GROUP or such third party which may own the Marks. All information & content including any software programs available on or through the Site ("Content") is protected by copyright. Users are prohibited from modifying, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, publishing, selling, licensing, creating derivative works or using any Content available on or through the Site for commercial or public purposes.
IB NEWS GROUP grants you a limited licence to access and make personal use of this site but not for commercial purposes. We permit the use of materials on this website subject to due credit is given to IB NEWS GROUP. The use shall also be subject to non-commercial use and limited to personal or academic dissemination. (including on social media and use on all kinds of media). Copyright should be acknowledged. Such use should not infringe on the Intellectual Property Rights of any person. When using material on this website, proper attribution to authors and/or copyright holders must be given. User is granted a limited, revocable and non exclusive right to create hyperlinks to the home page or any other page of IB NEWS GROUP/IMPAVID Bulletin so long as any of these links do not portray IB NEWS GROUP, IMPAVID Bulletin or their podcast or products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory or offensive manner. You may not use IB NEWS GROUP's logos or proprietary graphics or trademarks as part of the link without express permission.
ALL CONTENT ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY & FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SECURITY OR ACCURACY. IB NEWS GROUP DOES NOT ENDORSE & IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT MADE THROUGH THE SITE BY ANY PARTY OTHER THAN IB NEWS GROUP. OTHER THAN AS REQUIRED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW,
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL IB NEWS GROUP BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A USER'S RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE ON/THROUGH THE SITE. PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF PROFESSIONALS, AS APPROPRIATE, REGARDING THE EVALUATION OF ANY SPECIFIC OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT.
Limitation Of Liability
IB NEWS GROUP specifically disclaims any liability (whether based in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise) for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or special damages arising out of or in any way connected with access to or use of the Site, (even if IB NEWS GROUP has been advised of the possibility of such damages) including liability associated with any viruses which may infect a user's computer equipment.
Users are invited to submit comments, questions, ideas, reviews or any other information concerning IMPAVID Bulletin and the website's contents, provided they understand that such comments will be subject to moderation & IMPAVID Bulletin reserves the right to remove or edit such content. All such submissions should not be illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory or infringing on privacy or on intellectual property rights of others.
Confidentiality Of User Communications
Except as required by law IB NEWS GROUP will maintain the confidentiality of all user communications which contain personal user information & which are transmitted directly to IB NEWS GROUP. Postings by a user on any message board or in any chat room will not be protected as confidential & IB NEWS GROUP may use & provide information contained in any such postings (including any ideas, concepts, know-how or other intellectual property) to IB NEWS GROUP for any purpose whatsoever & as deemed appropriate by IB NEWS GROUP.
Linked Internet Sites
IB NEWS GROUP prohibits caching, unauthorized hypertext links to the Site & the framing of any Content available through the Site. IB NEWS GROUP reserves the right to disable any unauthorized links or frames & specifically disclaims any responsibility for the Content available on any other Internet sites linked to the Site. Access to any other Internet sites linked to the Site is at the user's own risk.
IB NEWS GROUP is under no obligation to review any messages, information or content ("Postings") posted on the Site by users & assumes no responsibility or liability relating to any such Postings. Notwithstanding the above, IB NEWS GROUP may from time to time monitor the Postings on the Site & may decline to accept and/or remove any Postings that contain
· Any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.
· Advertisements or solicitations of any kind.
· Messages posted by users impersonating others.
· Personal information such as messages which state phone numbers, social security numbers, account numbers, addresses, or employer references.
· Messages by non-spokesperson employees of IB NEWS GROUP purporting to speak on behalf of IB NEWS GROUP.
· Messages that offer unauthorized downloads of any copyrighted or private information.
· Multiple messages placed within individual folders by the same user restating the same point.
· Chain letters /mails of any kind.
Changes To R & R
We reserve the right to revise these R & R at any time & Users are deemed to be apprised of & bound by any changes to these R & R. The latest updated R & R would be posted on the Site.
Violation Of Rules & Regulations
IB NEWS GROUP reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law & in equity for violations of these T&C & R&R, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to the Site.
Access To Password Protected/Secure Areas
Access to & use of password protected and/or secure areas of the Site is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas of the Site may be subject to prosecution.
Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this agreement, including any question regarding its existence, amendment, validity or termination, shall be referred to & finally resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Indian Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996. The arbitration shall be a "documents only", evidence through affidavits "fast track" arbitration. The Tribunal shall consist of one (1) arbitrator to be appointed by IB NEWS GROUP. The exclusive seats of arbitration shall be Mumbai, India & the language of the arbitration shall be English.
This agreement shall be governed by & construed in accordance with the laws of India.
User access to & use of the Site is subject to all applicable laws.
In respect of all matters/disputes arising out of, in connection with or in relation to this agreement, only the civil courts at Mumbai City, India shall have jurisdiction, to the exclusion of all other courts.
The Web site is deemed to be published from/at Mumbai City, India (irrespective of where it is accessed from).
ON LINE PAYEMENT BY USER/CUSTOMER IS SUBJECT TO THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This online payment system is provided by IB NEWS GROUP ( MERCHANT). The terms and conditions shall be amended, changed and/or modified from time to time by the MERCHANT and any such amendments/modifciations/ changes shall be effective forthwith.
Terms & Conditions
Please read these terms carefully before using the online payment facility for the Products and/or Services of MERCHANT. Using the online payment facility on this website indicates that you accept these terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms do not use this facility.
All payments are subject to the following conditions:-
The Product and Services are as described in thehindu.com website, under various section. Please read carefully the description of the product/service before proceeding with payment.
Payment shall be made in advance for the Products and Services.
All prices quoted are in Indian Rupees, unless explicitly stated otherwise. The MERCHANT reserves the right to change the prices at any time.
· Your payment will normally reach the MERCHANT account to which you are making a payment within two working days.
· The MERCHANT cannot accept liability for a payment not reaching the MERCHANT account due to you quoting an incorrect account number or incorrect personal details or for any other fault. The Merchant shall not accept liability if payment is refused or declined by the netbanking system / credit/debit card supplier for any reason.
· If the card supplier declines payment the MERCHANT is under no obligation to bring this fact to your notice. You should check with your bank/credit/debit card supplier that payment has been deducted from your account and reached the MERCHANT.
· In no event , the MERCHANT shall be liable for any loss, damages, compensation whatsoever arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of use of this site, any websites linked to this site, or the materials or information contained at any or all such sites, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages.
· Refunds, if applicable, at the discretion of the MERCHANT and shall be made only to the netbanking account/debit/credit card used for the original transaction. For the avoidance of doubt nothing in this Policy shall require the MERCHANT to refund the Fees (or part thereof) unless such Fees (or part thereof) have previously been credited to the MERCHANT account.
Any matter, dispute, resolution on the presents are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of Mumbai Court only.
IB NEWS GROUP is the sole and absolute owner of the Briefcase
Terms & Conditions
1.1. Briefcase provides a subscription that allows our subscribers to access content (“Briefcase content”) over the Internet to certain mobile phones, computers and other devices ("Briefcase ready devices"). By subscribing to the Briefcase, you deem to accept the Terms & Conditions.
1.3. Your Briefcase subscription will continue by itself until terminated. To use the Briefcase service you must have Internet access and a Briefcase ready device, and provide a current, valid, accepted method of payment, which you may update from time to time ("Payment Method"). Unless you cancel your subscription before your billing date, you authorize us to charge your next month's subscription fee to your Payment Method (see "Cancellation" below).
2.1. Your Briefcase subscription may start with a free trial. The free trial period of your subscription lasts for one month, or as otherwise specified during sign-up and is intended to allow new subscribers and certain former subscribers to try the service.
2.2. Free trial eligibility is determined by Briefcase at its sole discretion and we may limit eligibility to prevent free trial abuse. We reserve the right to revoke the free trial and put your account on hold in the event that we determine that you are not eligible at our discretion without assigning any reason. We may use information such as device ID, method of payment or an account email address used with an existing or recent Briefcase subscription to determine eligibility.
2.3. We will charge your Payment Method for your monthly subscription fee at the end of the free trial period unless you cancel your subscription prior to the end of the free trial period. To view the monthly subscription price and end date of your free trial period, visit our website and click the "Billing details" link on the "Your Account" page.
3.1. Billing Cycle. The subscription fee for the Briefcase service and any other charges you may incur in connection with your use of the service, such as taxes and possible transaction fees, will be charged on a monthly basis to your Payment Method on the calendar day corresponding to the commencement of the paying portion of your subscription. In some cases your payment date may change, for example if your Payment Method has not successfully settled or if your paid subscription began on a day not contained in a given month.
3.2. Payment Methods. You cannot change your Payment Method during the tenure of your Subscription. If your selected Payment Method is no longer available or expires or your Payment Method fails for whatsoever reason, you will be responsible and liable for payment of any uncollected amounts and/or we reserves the right to terminate the Subscription offered. For some Payment Methods, the issuer may charge you certain fees, such as foreign transaction fees or other fees relating to the processing of your Payment Method. Local tax charges may vary depending on the Payment Method used. Check with your Payment Method service provider for details.
3.3. Cancellation. You can cancel your Briefcase subscription at any time, and you will continue to have access to the Briefcase service through the end of your monthly billing period. To the extent permitted by the applicable law, payments are non-refundable and we do not provide refunds or credits for any partial-month subscription periods or unwatched Briefcase content. To cancel, go to the "Cancel Subscription" page and follow the instructions for cancellation. If you cancel your subscription, your account will automatically close at the end of your current billing period. If you signed up for Briefcase using your account with a third party as a Payment Method and wish to cancel your Briefcase subscription, you may need to do so through such third party, for example by visiting your account with the applicable third party and turning off auto-renew, or unsubscribing from the Briefcase service through that third party. You may also find billing information about your Briefcase subscription by visiting your account with the applicable third party.
3.4. Changes to the Price and Service Plans. We may change our service plans and the price of our service from time to time; however, any price changes or changes to our service plans will apply to you no earlier than 30 days following such change.
All IPR in the content including the phots and works belong to IB NEWS GROUP
4.1 In the event of any grievances user can contact the grievance officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at the following address
IB NEWS GROUP
208/A, R 3, Haji Abdul Sattar Compound,
Ganesh Baug Lane. Behind Kurla Police Station.
Kurla west. Mumbai-400070
5.1. We reserve the right to discontinue the service at our discretion and convenience.
6.1 All matters with respect to the Terms & Conditions are subject to the courts of Mumbai.
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Registration, Passwords and Responsibilities
• Your email address and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access thehindu.com IB NEWS GROUP assumes that by signing up you are of a minimum of 18 years of age or above and if you are not, you have signed up with the guidance and permission of your guardian. If not, the responsibility will be borne by the guardian of the minor or the minor, as the case may be.
• You will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain unauthorised access to registration or subscription.
• You do not maliciously create additional registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the site, or other users; nor do you seek to pass yourself off as another user.
• You comply with these terms and conditions. If, for any reason, IB NEWS GROUP believes that you have not complied with these requirements, IB Publishing may at our discretion, cancel your access to the registration areas of thehindu.com and without giving you any advance notice.
You are responsible for keeping your information and passwords up to date and confidential.
Certain features of the Site may be open to registered users or subscribers only. By signing up on the Site and subscribing, you become a “Registered User”. Even if you are not subscribing, you still will become a “Registered User”. Being a Registered User shall entitle you to (i) Push Notifications (ii) Newsletters (iii) One-time Free Trial with full access to all premium features for thirty days (iv) Any other IMPAVID Bulletin Content which IB NEWS GROUP determines shall be part of the benefits of being a Registered User from time to time. IB NEWS GROUP reserves the right to amend or vary IB NEWS GROUP Content available to Registered Users from time to time.
You are solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of and access to IMPAVID Bulletin Content and the Site using your user name and/or password. You agree to immediately notify IB NEWS GROUP if you become aware of the loss, theft or unauthorised use of any password, user ID or e-mail address or of any IMPAVID Bulletin Content. You will provide IB NEWS GROUP with accurate, complete registration information and inform IB NEWS GROUP of any changes to such information. For the purpose of confirming your compliance with these Terms, IB NEWS GROUP reserves the right to monitor and record activity on the Site, including access to IMPAVID Bulletin Content. Each registration and subscription is for the personal use of the Registered User or subscriber only. You may not share your log-in details or password with any other person. You may not share or transfer your subscription with any one. IB NEWS GROUP does not allow multiple users (networked or otherwise) to access the Site through a single name and password and may cancel or suspend your access to the Site if you do this, or breach any of these Terms without further obligation to you.
Subscription and Cancellation
IB NEWS GROUP reserves the right to vary the amount of content and types of service that it makes available to different categories of users at any time, including without limitation to Registered Users.
• IB provides a subscription that allows our subscribers to access content (“IB Content”) over the Internet to certain mobile phones, computers and other devices. By subscribing to the IB, you deem to accept the Terms & Conditions.
• Our IB subscription may start with a free trial. The free trial period of your subscription lasts for thirty days, or as otherwise specified during sign-up and is intended to allow subscribers to try the service.
• Free trial eligibility is determined by IB at its sole discretion and we may limit eligibility to prevent free trial abuse. We reserve the right to revoke the free trial and put your account on hold in the event that we determine that you are not eligible at our discretion without assigning any reason. We may use information such as device ID, method of payment or an account email address used with an existing or recent IB subscription to determine eligibility.
The subscription fee for the IB service and any other charges you may incur in connection with your use of the service, such as taxes and possible transaction fees, will be charged on the basis of your plan and your Payment Method from the calendar date corresponding to the commencement of the paying portion of your subscription. In some cases, your payment date may change, for example if your Payment Method has not successfully settled or if your paid subscription began on a day not contained in a given month.
• Cancellation. You can cancel your IB subscription at any time, and you will continue to have access to the IB service through the end of your billing period. To the extent permitted by the applicable law, payments will not be refunded. To cancel, write to email@example.com
• Changes to the Price and Service Plans. We may change our service plans and the price of our service from time to time. All jurisdiction with serving these changes to the user lies with IB.
IB NEWS GROUP will try to process your Subscription promptly but does not guarantee that your Subscription will be activated by any specified time. By submitting your payment and other subscription details, you are making an offer to IB NEWS GROUP to buy a Subscription. Your offer will only be accepted by IB NEWS GROUP and a contract formed when IB NEWS GROUP has successfully verified your payment and contact details
Unless specifically stated in any Subscription offer or promotion when you place your Subscription order with IB NEWS GROUP. IB NEWS GROUP will contact you at the end of the initial subscription period with an offer to renew your subscription at the then prevailing renewal rate, which may be changed from time to time.
Unless specifically stated in any Subscription offer or promotion when you place your Subscription order, you have the right to cancel your Subscription at any time. Please note that if your Subscription includes a digital element, by placing your order you agree that IB NEWS GROUP may start your Digital Subscription immediately. If you exercise your right to cancel, we have a no refund policy against payments received from you, In this section references to "published" includes publication on the Site, made available digitally to customers.
Contract and Disputes
IB NEWS GROUP shall provide your Subscription in accordance with these Terms (and the terms of any offer or promotion that may apply to your Subscription). As further detailed above you have legal rights with regards to your subscription including the right to cancel. Should you have any queries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees and Payments
You are responsible for any fees that are payable including any processing or other fees charged by the issuing bank/payment provider.
The price to be paid for your Subscription will be made clear to you on the Subscription order pages or otherwise during the order process and may vary from time to time. You agree to pay the fees at the rates notified to you at the time you purchase your Subscription together with any processing or other associated fees charged by the issuing bank/payment provider. Eligibility for any discounts if applicable is ascertained at the time you subscribe and cannot be changed during the term of your Subscription. All payments from outside India (including any applicable taxes) must be made in US Dollars. If we find out that you are from outside India and are transacting in INR, your account will be suspended You are responsible for the payment of all charges associated with the use, by you or someone else, of the Site using your ID. When you purchase a Subscription or access to any other Content owned by IMPAVID Bulletin, you must provide IB NEWS GROUP with complete and accurate payment information. By submitting payment details you confirm that you are entitled to use those payment details for this purpose. If IB NEWS GROUP do not receive payment authorisation or any authorisation is subsequently cancelled, IB NEWS GROUP may immediately terminate or suspend your access to your Subscription or IMPAVID Bulletin Content and in suspicious circumstances we may contact the issuing bank/payment provider and/or law enforcement authorities.
IB NEWS GROUP respects your privacy.
Changes to the Site
IB NEWS GROUP reserves the right, in its discretion and at any time, to suspend, change, modify, add or remove portions of IMPAVID Bulletin Content available on the Site at any time and to restrict the use and accessibility of the Site.
Liability and Indemnity
All IMPAVID Bulletin Content and services are provided 'as is'. You indemnify us for breaches of these Terms.
Although we endeavour to ensure the high quality and accuracy of the Site and IB NEWS GROUP makes no warranty, express or implied concerning IMPAVID Bulletin Content, the Site or any software that are made available through the Site (the " Services"), which are provided "as is". IB NEWS GROUP expressly disclaims all warranties, including but not limited to warranties of fitness for a particular purpose and warranties of merchantability. In no event will IB NEWS GROUP, its affiliates, agents, suppliers or licensors be liable for indirect, special, incidental, and/or consequential damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information or other pecuniary loss) that may arise directly or indirectly from the use of (or failure to use) or reliance on the Services, even if IB NEWS GROUP has been advised of the possibility that such damages may arise. IB NEWS GROUP does not guarantee the accuracy, content, or timeliness of the Services or that they are free from viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties. In no event will any liability of IB NEWS GROUP or its affiliates, agents, suppliers and licensors to you that may arise out of any kind of legal claim (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) in any way connected with the Services or in breach of these Terms by IB NEWS GROUP exceed the amount, if any, paid by you to IB NEWS GROUP for the particular Service to which the claim relates. Upon IB NEWS GROUP's request, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless IB NEWS GROUP, its affiliates, agents, suppliers and licensors from any claims and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, related to any breach of these Terms by you or your use of any Services.
IB NEWS GROUP will not be held responsible for circumstances beyond its control.
IB NEWS GROUP, its affiliates and its information providers will not be liable or deemed to be in default for any delay or failure in performance or interruption of the delivery of IB NEWS GROUP Content that may result directly or indirectly from any cause or circumstance beyond its or their reasonable control, including but not limited to failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems, computer viruses, unauthorised access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes or natural disasters, strikes or other labour problems, wars, or governmental restrictions.
• We reserve the right to discontinue the service at our discretion and convenience.
• All matters with respect to the Terms & Conditions are subject to the courts of Mumbai only.
All communications and notices of any kind may be sent to:
IB NEWS GROUP
208/A, R-3, Haji Abdul Sattar Compound,
Ganesh Baug Lane. Behind Kurla Police Station.
Kurla west. Mumbai-400070. Maharashtra.
Tel: +91- 982 099 5289