By accessing http://www.thequint.com (“Site”), any mobile or internet connected device or otherwise (the “the Service”), you have read, understood, agree and undertake to be legally bound by the terms of the following user agreement:
This Site and Service is owned and operated by [Quint Digital Media Limited] (“the Company”) and contains material which is derived in whole or in part from material supplied by the Company, various new agencies and other sources, and is protected by Copyright and Trademark laws (Indian Laws and applicable International Laws). The restrictions on use of the material and content on this Site by the Subscriber are specified below. Except where specifically authorised, the Subscriber may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material from this site including code and software.
The Company shall have the right at any time to change or modify the terms and conditions applicable to Subscriber’s use of the Site or Service, or any part thereof, or to impose new conditions, including but not limited to, adding fees and charges for use. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including but not limited to, posting on the Site, or by electronic mail, or by any other means by which Subscriber obtains notice thereof. Any use of the Site or Service by Subscriber after such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by Subscriber of such changes, modifications or additions.
The Company requires that all users/visitors to this site(s) on the World Wide Web (the “Site”) adhere to these Terms & Conditions [T&C]. By accessing this Site you/user/visitor automatically confirm your acknowledgment & acceptance of these T&C which is the agreement between the parties.
- INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY USERS
By visiting or accessing our Site or Service 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 utilise the Service of 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 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 accesses or avails of 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 or change or update these terms and conditions from time to time entirely at its own discretion. You are responsible for checking these Terms periodically to remain in compliance with these terms. Your use of a site after any amendment to the Terms shall constitute your acceptance of these terms and you also agree to be bound by any such changes/revisions.
We May Discontinue or Suspend our Site or Terminate Use
We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, our site (or any part thereof) with or without notice without any liability whatsoever. The Quint reserves the right to suspend / cancel, or discontinue any or all channels, categories, products or service or any part thereof at any time without notice, make modifications and alterations in any or all of the content, products and services contained on the site without prior notice.
The Quint shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance of our site. In addition, we reserve the right to terminate your access to our site for any reason, and to take any other actions that The Quint, in its sole discretion, believes to be in the interest of our company and of our users as a whole.
Our site (including all text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content contained on our site) is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of India and other countries, and we (subject to the rights of our licensors and licensees under applicable agreements, understandings and arrangements) have all rights therein. Hence, all articles, blogs, videos, content and other elements comprising our site are also copyrighted works, and we (subject to the rights of our licensors and licensees under applicable agreements, understandings and arrangements) have all rights therein. You must abide by all copyright notices / restrictions on our site.
Quint shall moderate the comment threads.
The Quint reserves the right to charge subscription and / or membership fees from a user, by giving reasonable prior notice, in respect of any product, service or any other aspect of this Site.
Voluntary Contributions shall mean a donation to benefit a cause. The donation referred to here would be in monetary terms . That with respect to each voluntary contribution, the Company will raise the invoice and said contributions will be treated as inclusive of applicable Taxes, surcharge and cess.
Special Campaign/Competitions/ Cash Prize
Special Campaign/Competitions shall mean contests, sweepstakes, or giveaways to generate leads for the business .
That for gaining entry / access to special campaigns / competition, the participant has to pay entry fee/participation fee as specified in the Special Campaign/Competition notification and such fees shall be subjected to applicable taxes (both Income Tax & Goods and Services Tax) along with surcharge and cess. Entry Fee/Participation Fee is non-refundable.
Limit one entry per person. You shall not use multiple accounts/methods to enter the special campaigns / competition, and a participant who submits entries through multiple accounts/methods will be disqualified.
Terms and Conditions specific to each Competition are displayed in a notice and same shall be accessible on our web page (the “Competition Notice”) and are incorporated herein. In the event of discrepancy between these terms and conditions and the Competition Notice, the Competition Notice shall prevail.
By entering the competition, a participant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions mentioned herein and in the Competition Notice or any other additional terms and conditions as may be notified by the Quint.
That the Quint shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify terms and conditions of the competition, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.
Cash Prize shall mean a Cash award to be given to a person, a group of persons or organization to recognise and reward actions or achievements. The cash prize offered under the special campaigns / competitions shall be subjected to the Applicable Taxes (both Income Tax & Goods and Services Tax) along with surcharge and cess and the wining Contestant will receive the cash prize after deduction of all applicable taxes along with surcharge and cess from the cash prize.
The prize is as specified in the Competition Notice. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
The winner will be notified by Email and/or by notification on our web page. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
The Quint will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.
In the event of any dispute regarding conduct, results and all other matters relating to a Competition, our decision will be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
That the employees of the Quint and/or their group companies, affiliate or associate companies and their relatives/ dependents (First blood/Spouse of immediate member) shall not be eligible to participate in the Special Campaign/Competition. If found otherwise, then the Quint reserves the right to forfeit the prize. If an employee of the Quint leaves the organization when the Special Campaign/Competition is launched or leave during Special Campaign or Competition Period / before Winner list announcement / after Winner’s list is announced, the employee will not be eligible to participate in the Special Campaign/Competition.
The Quint reserves the right to cancel the Competition or amend the terms and conditions of the Competition without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the Quint’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to participants as soon as possible by the Quint.
Quint (or any third party nominated by Quint) may exercise its sole discretion to use the winner’s (and (if applicable) their companion’s) name, address, and image and their comments relating to the prize and competition experience for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice or without any fee being paid.
Information and/or data (“personal data”) which is provided by participants when they enter will be held and used by Quint and their suppliers and contractors in order to administer the competition. Participants’ personal data may also be passed to their mobile phone network or to relevant regulatory bodies, the police or other authorities in the course of the investigation of any complaints or suspected unlawful activity or where requested by the phone provider in connection with the billing arrangements for the competition. Aggregate, non personal data may also be used for the purpose of undertaking market research or in facilitating reviews, developments and improvements to relevant services.
By entering the special campaigns / competition, each participant agrees and acknowledges that Quint and Quint Related Parties shall not be responsible or liable for:: (a) lost, misdirected, late, incomplete, or unintelligible entries or for inaccurate entry information, whether caused by you or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the special campaigns / competition, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of entries; (b) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Quint; (c) any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any participant entering the competition or as a result of accepting any prize and; (d) any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, telephone lines or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile telephone related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the competition.
Quint cannot promise that the services relating to the competition will be free from errors or omissions nor that they will be available uninterrupted and in a fully operating condition. These services may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons reasonably beyond the control of Quint. Quint will not be liable in the event that all or any part of the service relating to the competition is discontinued, modified or changed in any way.
By participating in the special campaigns / competition, each participant will be legally bound hereby, to release from liability, and hold harmless Quint, and any of its employees or agents representing or related to the company and its products/services. This release is for any and all liability for personal injuries (including death), property loss or damage, and misuse of promotional prize, in connection with any activity or accommodations for this promotion or directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize or participation in the special campaigns / competition, even if caused or contributed to by our negligence. Once Quint has fulfilled the prize distribution as per the special campaigns / competition rules and regulations, no further liability may be held against its employees or agents. You further agree to abide by all special campaigns / competition rules and regulations, as posted with the special campaigns / competition rules and made available on the company website. Further, you agree to bear all the personal taxation that might arise out of the winnings from this contest and shall not look to Quint, and any of its employees or agents for payment of the same and/or any dispute arising from the same.
In the event that any participant does not, or is unable to, comply with and meet these terms and conditions and the Competition Notice, Quint shall be entitled at its sole discretion to disqualify such participant, without any further liability to such participant. In these circumstances, any prize(s) won by the participant may be forfeited and Quint reserves the right to reclaim any prize(s) already distributed to the participant. Any participant must comply with any directions given to him or her by Quint including but not limited to any and all relevant laws, rules and applicable regulatory codes.
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 Quint, its parent, affiliates and associates (subject to the rights of our licensors and licensees etc. under applicable agreements, understandings and arrangements) 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 Quint; or remove, conceal or obliterate any copyright or other proprietary notice or any credit-line or date-line on other mark or source identifier included on the Site / Service, 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 trademarks, logos & service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Site are the property of [Quint Digital Media Limited] and 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 [Quint Digital Media Limited] 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.
[Quint Digital Media Limited] 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 [Quint Digital Media Limited]. 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 [Quint Digital Media Limited/The Quint] so long as any of these links do not portray [Quint Digital Media Limited], The Quint or their podcast or products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory or offensive manner. You may not use [Quint Digital Media Limited]’s logos or proprietary graphics or trademarks as part of the link without express permission.
Restricted Use of Content
You may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, transmit or in any way exploit any part of our site or any content thereon. You may not distribute any part of this site or any content thereon over any network, including, without limitation, a local area network, or sell or offer it for sale. In addition, these files may not be used to construct any kind of database.
We are concerned about the integrity of our site when it is viewed in a setting created by a third party that includes advertising or other materials that we have not authorized to be displayed with the content of our site. Neither you nor any third party shall make use of the contents of our site in any manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights, including copyright.
The Quint 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 Quint’s Site / Service, or any portion of it; or delete or fail to display any promotional taglines included in the Site / Service either directly or indirectly, except with the express consent of The Quint, or decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible at the Sites.
However, you may print or download extracts from these pages for your personal / individual, non-commercial use only provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. 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 Quint forbids you from any attempts to resell or put to commercial use any part of the Site; any collection and use of any product 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 other merchant; any renting, leasing, or otherwise transferring rights to the Site / Service; displaying the name, logo, trademark or other identifier of another person (except for www.thequint.com) in such a manner as to give the viewer the impression that such other person is a publisher or distributor of the Service on 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 Quint’s material for distribution should be addressed to email@example.com
Individual Registration, Access and Exchange of Information
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.
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 Quint as users of the Site; or Access through a single account and Password being made available to multiple users on a network.
If The Quint reasonably believes that an account and Password is being used / misused in any manner, The Quint 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 Quint immediately of any unauthorised use of your account or any other breach of security. The Quint will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account or your failure to protect your password or account information. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by The Quint or another party due to someone else using your account or password.
Material Posted/transmitted at The Quint’s Site
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 The Quint or its affiliates for all claims arising out of any content that you post on the Site.
The Quint accepts no responsibility for the said Content / Images. However, you understand that all Content / Images posted by you becomes the property of The Quint and you agree to grant / assign to The Quint and its affiliates, a non-exclusive, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable and sub-licenseable 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.
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 Quint endeavours to provide a web platform for various community interactions for persons to interact and exchange views with each other. Members of the general public posts content on such services, and 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.
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.
Not Responsible For and Not Necessarily Hold the Opinions of our Contributors / Bloggers / Commenters, etc.
Opinions and other statements expressed by users and third parties (e.g., bloggers) are theirs alone, not opinions of The Quint. The Quint is not responsible for the accuracy and completeness of Blogger / Contributor content, neither does it endorse or the guarantee the same, nor accept any obligation or liability for the same. The Quint and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders do not undertake or assume any duty to monitor its site for inappropriate or unlawful content.
The Quint and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from the content thereof, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, pornography, profanity, fraud, or misrepresentation.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, The Quint reserves the right to block or remove communications, postings or materials at any time in its sole discretion.
Not Responsible for Linked Sites
We are not responsible for the availability or content of other services that may be linked to our site. Because we have no control over such services, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external services, and that we do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, accuracy, quality, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such services. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on or through such services.
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 shall not post, 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, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, including bodily privacy, insulting or harassing on the basis of gender, libellous, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise inconsistent with or contrary to the laws in force;
c) Harm minors or children 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 but may reasonably be perceived as a fact;
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;
- j) is patently false and untrue, and is written or published in any form, with the intent to mislead or harass a person, entity or agency for financial gain or to cause any injury to any person;j) Results in Advertising or solicitation to anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind.
k) Promotes mail fraud, multi-level marketing (pyramid) schemes or other illegal or fraudulent activities.
l) Discloses any personally identifying information or private information about any third parties without their express consent.
In addition, you are prohibited from doing anything on the Site or in respect of the Services that:-
m) Results in spamming, phishing or password harvesting email addresses that have been posted by other users of the Sites.
n) Uses or attempt to use another person’s account, password or services.
o) Disrupts, interferes with or otherwise violates the security of the Sites or any services, accounts, passwords, servers or networks related to the Site
p) Sends repeated messages to another user or repeat postings of the same message under the same or multiple subjects or engage in cyber stalking or become a nuisance for other users.
q) Damages, disables, overburdens, or impairs The Quint’s servers, or the network(s) connected to The Quint’s servers, or interferes with any other party’s use and enjoyment of any Services.
r) Attempts 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.
s) Obtains or attempts to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Services.
Sharing User Details
Delete, modify or block of Published Content / News Story
You hereby agree that in the event we receive the notification or notice or order from the Court or from a law enforcement or government agency with respect to published content, we shall comply such notification or notice or order without your consent or prior notice to you and shall delete or modify or block the relevant published content or news story and such other actions in the manner as required under such notification or notice or order.
You hereby agree that in the event we receive the complaint of infringement of Intellectual Property rights or defamation or harassment or any other complaint which prima facie establishes that you have violated this agreement or applicable Indian laws then without your consent or prior notice to you we have the right to delete or modify or block the relevant published content or news story and take such other actions as provided under this Agreement or under the applicable Indian laws.
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Quint Digital Media Limited, The Quint and its affiliates, and their respective members, directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, and licensors and content providers, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including attorneys’ fees and from all claims including but not limited to claims for: a) any non-compliance by user with the terms and conditions hereof; b) your access and use of [QUINT DIGITAL MEDIA LIMITED]’ site and service; c) any third party actions related to users receipt and use of the information, whether authorized or unauthorized;or d) defamation, trade disparagment, privacy and intellectual property infringement and damages or resulting from any violation by you of these Terms and Conditions or any breach by you of your representations and warranties hereunder including in respect of content posted or information provided by you for Quint’s use or information or material posted or transmitted through your password account even if not posted or transmitted by you We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification hereunder. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.
Limitations of Liabilities
[Quint Digital Media Limited] 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 [Quint Digital Media Limited] has been advised of the possibility of such damages) including liability associated with any viruses which may infect a user’s computer equipment.
Under no circumstances will [Quint Digital Media Limited] be held responsible or liable, in any way, for any content which in Legal opinion is derogatory, threatening, defamatory, obscene or offensive or offends public sensibilities or morals and shall also not assume liability for any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted or uploaded on the Site, or any infringement of another’s rights, including intellectual property rights. You specifically agree that [Quint Digital Media Limited] is not responsible for any content sent using and/or included in [Quint Digital Media Limited]’s site/service by any third party.
Any transactions relating to sale/purchase of goods or services not directly offered by [Quint Digital Media Limited] are to be settled inter-se between the parties to such transaction and all warranties express or implied of any kind, regarding any matter pertaining thereto, including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement are disclaimed by [Quint Digital Media Limited]. [Quint Digital Media Limited] merely endeavors to provide a platform where you and other party may interact, exchange information or carry out sale/purchase transactions on such terms and in the manner mutually agreed between you and the other party. [Quint Digital Media Limited] does not have any involvement in the actual transactions between the buyers and sellers in any way. It is only you, who is entirely responsible for all the activities, arising out of the transactions of sale/purchase of goods or services offered by any other party and not [Quint Digital Media Limited]. [Quint Digital Media Limited] will not be liable for any loss that you may incur, while selling or purchasing goods /services of the third party.
The Sites include links and pointers to Internet sites, content and services provided by third parties. The Quint’s linking to any third party sites does not imply an endorsement or sponsorship of such sites or the information, products or services offered on or through the sites. In addition, the Quint does not operate or control in any respect any information, products or services that third parties may provide on or through the Sites or on web sites linked to by the Quint.The Quint and its affiliates, and their respective members, directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents and licensors are not liable for incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages of any kind, including, without limitation, lost revenues or profits, loss of business or loss of data, in any way related to this site or for any claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in our site (including, without limitation, as a result of breach of any warranty or other term of these Terms and Conditions).
USE OF THE SITES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITES AND ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES ARE PROVIDED ON “AS IS. BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.” WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT OUR SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS AND INACCURACIES IN THE NEWS, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SITE. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO OUR SITE OR ANY INFORMATION OR GOODS THAT ARE AVAILABLE OR ADVERTISED OR SOLD THROUGH OUR SITE. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS, NOR DO WE ENDORSE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT OR OTHER MATERIAL OR DATABASE DISPLAYED, UPLOADED OR DISTRIBUTED ON THIS SITE OR AVAILABLE THROUGH LINKS ON OUR SITE. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS ON OUR SITE. ALTHOUGH WE INTEND TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES, WORMS, “TROJAN HORSES” OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE MATERIALS TO OUR SITE, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT OUR SITE OR MATERIALS THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM OUR SITE DO NOT CONTAIN SUCH DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH FEATURES. IF YOU RELY ON OUR SITE AND ANY MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SITE, YOU DO SO SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
OUR SITE MAY CONTAIN VARIOUS COMBINATIONS OF TEXT, IMAGES, AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTIONS, OPINIONS, STATEMENTS, FACTS, ARTICLES, MARKET DATA, STOCK QUOTES OR OTHER INFORMATION CREATED BY US OR BY THIRD-PARTIES. DUE TO THE NUMBER OF SOURCES FROM WHICH CONTENT ON OUR SITE IS OBTAINED, AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS OF ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES IN SUCH CONTENT. ACCORDINGLY, SUCH CONTENT, INCLUDING MARKET DATA, IS FOR YOUR REFERENCE ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON BY YOU FOR ANY PURPOSE. SUCH CONTENT IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF TAX OR INVESTMENT ADVICE AND IT DOES NOT ADVOCATE THE PURCHASE OR SALE OF ANY SECURITY OR INVESTMENT. INFORMATION CREATED BY THIRD PARTIES THAT YOU MAY ACCESS ON OUR SITE OR THROUGH LINKS IS NOT ADOPTED OR ENDORSED BY US.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL [QUINT MEDIA PRIVATE LIMITED] 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.
Disclosures, Violation And Termination
[Quint Digital Media Limited] reserves its right to refuse service, restrict, suspend, terminate your account; Terminate this agreement; Terminate or suspend your access to the [Quint Digital Media Limited]’s Web Sites; Refuse, move or remove for any reason any Content / Image that you submit on or through the Services; Refuse, move, or remove any Content / Image that is available on or through the Services; Deactivate or delete your accounts and all related information and files in your account (subject to retaining such information and associated records as required under applicable laws); Establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Services at any time and, remove or edit contents or cancel orders (entered by you) in its sole discretion with or without cause, and with or without any prior notice for any violation of the Terms. Upon such termination or suspension, your right to use the [Quint Digital Media Limited]’s Web Sites will immediately cease.
You can also terminate your account at any time by intimating the same to the “Grievance Officer” but your information may remain stored in archive on our servers even after the deletion or the termination of your account.
[Quint Digital Media Limited] may retain any information and associated records that are required to be retained or preserved under applicable laws including post termination of your account and irrespective of whether such information or content has been removed or access to it has been disabled.
The Web site is deemed to be published from/at [_______], India (irrespective of where it is accessed from).
[QUINT DIGITAL MEDIA LIMITED] will not be held responsible for circumstances beyond its control.
[QUINT DIGITAL MEDIA LIMITED], 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 [QUINT DIGITAL MEDIA LIMITED] 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, epidemic or pandemic, unauthorised access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes or natural disasters, strikes or other labour problems, wars, or governmental restrictions or order or law.
You hereby agree that in respect of all matters/disputes arising out of, in connection with or in relation to this agreement, only the Courts at New Delhi, India shall have jurisdiction, to the exclusion of all other courts.
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 Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 (as amended from time to time). The arbitration shall be based on “Fast Track Procedure” (“documents only”, evidence through affidavits “fast track” arbitration) as mentioned/provided in the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (as amended from time to time). The Tribunal shall consist of one (1) arbitrator to be appointed by the Company. The exclusive seat or place of arbitration shall be New Delhi, India & the language of the arbitration shall be English. The Parties to the dispute shall share the costs equally or in proportion as decided by the arbitrator/arbitral tribunal.
Notices to [Quint Digital Media Limited] must be given in writing, by letter, and sent to [Quint Digital Media Limited], [______Address____].
Whole Agreement. Save as expressly referred to herein, any representation, warranty, term or condition not expressly set out in these Terms shall not apply.
Severability. If any provision of these Terms is invalid or unenforceable, such will not render all the Terms unenforceable or invalid. Rather, the Terms will then be read and construed as if the invalid or unenforceable provision(s) are not contained therein.
If there is any conflict between this User Agreement and other documents, this User Agreement shall govern, whether such order or other documents is prior to or subsequent to this User Agreement, or is signed or acknowledged by any director, officer, employee, representative or agent of [Quint Digital Media Limited].
[Quint Digital Media Limited] may at its discretion terminate or suspend your access to The Quint Content at any time without notice to you all or part of the Site or Service with or without cause by delivering notice to you.
Headings. Headings in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal meaning or effect, nor shall they be taken into account in interpreting these Terms.
Redressal Mechanism: 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 as mentioned below in writing via email / post / courier sent to the appropriate address:
The Grievance Officer
Gaurav Mercantiles Limited
9th Floor, Plot 1, Sector 16A
Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Pin: 201301 Ph: 0120-4751818
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Blog Terms of Service
Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the website, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services.
Your Quint Account and Site.
You are fully responsible for all activities user actions taken in connection with your blog. You must not describe or assign keywords to your blog in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Quint may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or prohibited or otherwise likely to cause Quint liability. You must immediately notify the Quint of any unauthorized uses of your blog or any other breaches of security. The Quint will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
We May Discontinue or Suspend our Site or Terminate Use
We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, our site (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that The Quint shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance of our site. In addition, we reserve the right to terminate your access to our site for any reason, and to take any other actions that The Quint, in its sole discretion with or without notice (including on account of violation of this Agreement or legal considerations), believes to be in the interest of our company and of our users as a whole. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
Content Copyrights and Responsibility of Contributors.
If you operate a blog, comment on a blog, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of what form the Content takes, which includes, but is not limited to text, photo, video, audio, or code. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that your content does not violate these terms or the Privacy Guidelines or Terms and Conditions of User Agreement or any applicable laws. The Quint has the right (though not the obligation) to, in the Quint sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in the Quint reasonable opinion, violates any Quint policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable or unlawful, or includes any of the Prohibited Activities mentioned in the Terms and Conditions of the User Agreement (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in the Quint’s sole discretion. The Quint has no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid, if any. Quint shall have the right to moderate the comment threads on the Blog.
Your Works will be original and solely created by you, with us being deemed the owner of all rights now known or hereafter devised (including copyrights and extensions and renewals of copyrights) in and to the Work, with the right to commercially exploit and make all uses of the Work in perpetuity worldwide and make changes in each Work in any media or forum. Without further obligation to you and without limitation, we may use, reproduce, publish, sell, perform, distribute, archive, display, exhibit, edit, change, translate, reformat, add to, take from, reformat, make derivative works from, the Work in any manner and in any medium now known or as may evolve in the future. We may also authorize and control the exploitation of the same and to sue in respect of infringement of any such right, title and interest so assigned.
(a) Our site (including all text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content contained on our site) is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of India and other countries, and we have all rights therein. All individual articles, blogs, videos, content and other elements comprising our site are also copyrighted works, and we (subject to the rights of our licensors and licensees under applicable agreements, understandings and arrangements) have all rights therein. You must abide by copyright notices or restrictions contained on our site.
(b) By posting or submitting content on or to our site (regardless of the form or medium with respect to such content, whether text, videos, photographs, audio or otherwise), you are giving us, and our affiliates, agents and third party contractors the right to display or publish such content on our site and its affiliated publications (either in the form submitted or in the form of a derivative or adapted work), to store such content, and to distribute such content and use such content for promotional and marketing purposes.
Further, with respect to any submissions to us made by you from time to time, you understand and agree that we may, or may permit users to, compile, re-edit, adapt or modify your submission, or create derivative works therefrom, either on a stand-alone basis or in combination with other submissions, and you shall have no rights with respect thereto and we or our licensees shall be free to display and publish the same (as so compiled, re-edited, adapted, modified or derived) for any period.
(c) You shall be solely responsible for your own submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with each of your submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: (i) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize us to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all such submissions to enable inclusion and use of such submissions in the manner contemplated by us and these Terms and Conditions; and (ii) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in such submissions to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of such submissions in the manner contemplated by us and these Terms and Conditions. Further, you agree that you will not: (iii) submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant us all of the rights granted herein; (iv) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage us or any third party; (v) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to criminal or civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; or (vi) post advertisements or solicitations of business. We reserve the right to remove or not publish submissions without prior notice. You understand that when you submit content in any form to The Quint we may authorize such content to be distributed or syndicated to or published on other Quint-branded environments.
If you delete Content, you must intimate Quint and the Quint will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.
The Quint, the logo and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Quint or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Quint or the Quint’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any the Quint or third-party trademarks.
The Quint reserves the right to display advertisements on your blog.
Confidentiality of Information
You will keep in confidence & protect from disclosure any confidential and proprietary information concerning the Company that you may exposed to during your engagement with the Company. You will not use any such information for any purpose that is detrimental to Company.
Not Responsible For and Do Not Necessarily Hold the Opinions Expressed by Our Bloggers / Content Contributors, etc.
Opinions and other statements expressed by Contributors / Bloggers / users are theirs alone, not opinions of The Quint.
You are solely responsible for your content by way of accuracy and completeness, and The Quint does not necessarily endorse it.
You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute content through our site, The Quint is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to the content.
The Quint and its affiliates, successors, assigns and their respective employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders do not undertake or assume any duty to monitor our site for inappropriate or unlawful content.
The Quint and its affiliates, successors, assigns and their respective, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from the content thereof, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, pornography, profanity, fraud, or misrepresentation or claims that content violates applicable laws and/or are covered under Prohibited Activities specifically mentioned in the Terms and Conditions of the User Agreement.
The Quint reserves the right to block or remove communications, postings or materials at any time in its sole discretion.
Quint accepts no liability regarding any unauthorised use of Blogs.
Not Responsible for Linked Sites
We are not responsible for the availability or content of other services that may be linked to our site. Because we have no control over such services, we are not responsible for the availability of such external services, and that we do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, accuracy, quality, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such services. We shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on or through such services.
You will indemnify the Company and its affiliates and their respective shareholders, employees and directors, contributors, employees, licensors from any action or claims or damages arising from your breach of the terms herein including breach of the representations and warranties, including but not limited to attorney’s fees and legal costs.
We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.
The Quint and its affiliates, and their respective members, directors, officers, managers, employees, contributors shareholders, agents and licensors are not liable for incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages of any kind, including, without limitation, lost revenues or profits, loss of business or loss of data, in any way related to this site or for any claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies.
OUR SITE IS AVAILABLE “AS IS.” WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT OUR SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS and INTERRUPTIONS.
WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO OUR SITE OR ANY INFORMATION on OUR SITE.
WE DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS, NOR DO WE ENDORSE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT OR OTHER MATERIAL OR DATABASE DISPLAYED, UPLOADED OR DISTRIBUTED ON THIS SITE OR AVAILABLE THROUGH LINKS ON OUR SITE.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS ON OUR SITE.
Warranties & General
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the Quint and you concerning the subject matter hereof. This Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of India excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the courts of New Delhi. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. The Quint may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
Your agreement to provide your Blog to the Quint shall not be interpreted or construed to create an association, agency, joint venture, partnership or employer-employee relationship between you and the Quint or to impose any liability attributable to such a relationship upon either party.
Any notice given under this shall be in writing to such contact as the parties may notify from time to time and may be emailed to the party specified in this Agreement or such other address as may be notified under this Agreement by that party from time to time for this purpose.
If any part of this arrangement (or part of any provision) is found by any court or other authority of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall remain unaffected and in force.
We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time, and you agree to be bound by any such changes.
By having your blog published on www.thequint.com, you have indicated your acceptance of the above terms and conditions.