Acceptable Use Policy

Acceptable Use Policy

This acceptable use policy (“Use Policy”) is a part of and incorporated within and to be read with the Terms of Website Use (“Terms”). The capitalized terms used in this Use Policy, but not defined herein, shall have the meaning given to such terms in the Terms.

PROHIBITED USES

You may use the Website only for lawful purposes. You may not use the Website:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
  • For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
  • To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of the Website in contravention of the provisions of the Terms.
  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
  • any part of the Website;
  • any equipment or network on which the Website is stored;
  • any software used in the provision of the Website; or
  • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party in order to facilitate you or allow you to access any part of the Website.

CONTENT STANDARDS

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to the Website (Contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it. You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

  • Be accurate (where they state facts).
  • Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
  • Comply with applicable law in India and in any country from which they are posted or in which such Contributions are likely to be of interest.

Contributions must not:

  • Be misleading in any way.
  • Contain video, photographs, or images of another person (without voluntary permission/consent of that person)
  • Contain any material which is defamatory to any person.
  • Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
  • Promote sexually explicit material.
  • Promote violence.
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Infringe any intellectual property right of any other person.
  • Be likely to deceive any person.
  • Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
  • Threaten public order or incite commission of any cognizable offence.
  • Prevent investigation of any offence.
  • Be insulting to any other nation.
  • Threaten the unity, integrity, defence, security or sovereignty of India.
  • Threaten India’s friendly relations with foreign states.
  • Promote any illegal activity.
  • Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
  • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
  • Be blasphemous or paedophilic in nature.
  • Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
  • Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
  • Refer to any website or URL that, in our sole discretion, contains material that is inappropriate for the Website or any other website, contains content that would be prohibited or violates the letter or spirit of this Use Policy or the Terms.
  • Interfere with another user’s use and enjoyment of the Website or any other individual’s use and enjoyment of similar services;
  • Solicit gambling or engagement in any gambling activity which we, in our sole discretion, believe is or could be construed as being illegal;
  • Involve the transmission of “junk mail”, “chain letters”, or unsolicited mass mailing or “spamming”.
  • Shall not, directly or indirectly, offer, attempt to offer, trade or attempt to trade in any item, the dealing of which is prohibited or restricted in any manner under the provisions of any applicable law, rule, regulation or guideline for the time being in force.

SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this Use Policy through your use of the Website. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this Use Policy constitutes a material breach of the terms of use upon which you are permitted to use the Website, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Website.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to the Website.
  • Issue of a warning to you.
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
  • Further legal action against you.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this Use Policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

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