Tue, Mar 28, 2017 | updated 11:22 PM IST
TERMS OF USE
General

These Terms of Use govern your use of the website "aninews.in" ("Website") and all such online services provided by ASIAN NEWS INTERNATIONAL (“ANI”) through its website and unless other terms and conditions expressly govern, any other electronic/online services provided by ANI that may be available from time to time (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Services"). The term “you” or “your”, being used interchangeably, refers to the user or viewer of the Website / Services. These terms shall apply mutates mutandis to the mobile versions or the versions of the Websites or Services provided by any ANI applications, including any upgrades, new versions, new features and new releases.



Agreement

By using the Website or Services, you agree to comply and be bound by these Terms of Use as well as by the applicable laws and regulations, in force or as maybe notified from time to time. In case you do not accept these Terms of Use, you are directed to discontinue with the use of the service. ANI reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of the Terms of Use at any time. You are advised to check this page periodically for any changes or modifications to the Terms of Use. Your use of any of the Services, following any changes or modifications made by ANI, shall constitute your acceptance to such changes or modification. You agree that you are at least 18 years of age, or the age of majority in your jurisdiction, or if you are a minor, you are viewing the Website with the permission and under the supervision of your parent or local guardian, who assume responsibility for you. If you are using the ANI application, you consent to ANI automatically upgrading and updating the data and software thereof.



Ownership of Conduct

The content includes articles, other text, photographs, images, illustrations, graphics, video material, audio material, including musical compositions and sound recordings, logos, works of authorship, proprietary software, data, reports, information, images, sound, organization, graphics, design, compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly of all Content) and other matters related to the website or in relation to the Services and other material owned by ANI and/or its third party content providers ("Third Party Content Providers"), so applicable. Unless otherwise indicated, any new Content or Products and Services added to the Website will also be subject to the Terms of Use Agreement effective upon the date of any such addition.



Trade Marks / Service Marks

The Website / Services may contain trademarks or service marks of ANI or that of their respective owners (the "Marks"). The domain name for the Website, including, without limitation, ANI™, ANINEWS.IN, ANIIN.COM, ANI, ASIAN NEWS INTERNATIONAL, are service marks, trademarks, logos, and/or trade dress of ANI. All other trademarks, service marks, trade dress, product names, company names or logos, whether registered or not, on the Website are the property of ANI or their respective owners.



Rights

The Content is protected by international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Unauthorized use of the Content shall amount to violation of the copyright, trademark, and other laws, which shall compel ANI to take legal recourse against such unathorised use. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the Site. The posting of information or materials on the Site does not constitute a waiver of any right in such information and materials. Some of the Content on the site is the copyrighted work of third party content providers.



Third Party Content

ANI does not knowingly or unknowingly accept unsolicited submissions including, without limitation, submissions of scripts, story lines, articles, fan fiction, characters, drawings, information, suggestions, ideas or concepts. ANI’s policy is to simply delete any such submission, without reading it or even forwarding it to other ANI staff. Therefore, any similarity between an unsolicited submission and any elements in any ANI creative work, including, without limitation, a film, series, story, title or concept would be purely coincidental. Third party content may appear on the website or may be accessible via links from the website. ANI is not responsible for and assumes no liability for any mistakes, misstatements, defamation, omissions, falsehood, obscenity, or profanity in the statements, opinions, representations or any other form of Content on the Website. You understand that the information and opinions in third party content represent solely the thoughts of the author / third party content provider and is neither endorsed by ANI nor does it reflect ANI’s belief. Any dealings between you and a Third Party, be it an advertiser or another user, is purely at your own risk and ANI will accept no liability for the same.



Errors, Corrections and Changes

ANI does not represent or warrant that the Site will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected. ANI does not represent or warrant that the information available on or through the website will be correct, accurate, timely or otherwise reliable. ANI may make changes to the features, functionality or content of the Website at any time. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to edit or delete any documents, information or other content appearing on the website.



Permissible Use

You may use the Website or the Services only for your internal, personal and non-commercial purposes. Except as otherwise expressly stated herein, you shall not, for compensation of otherwise, alter, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, reuse, post, publish, license, frame, download, store for subsequent use, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or Content obtained from the Website, in whole or in part, including any text, images, audio, and video in any manner, without the prior written authorization of ANI or any applicable third party suppliers. Your use of the Content, including any images, or use by anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by ANI. Any unauthorized use of text or images shall amount to violation of copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and applicable regulations and statutes. The use of the Content on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited except as specified in these Terms of Use. Each Third Party Content Provider is a beneficiary hereunder to the extent necessary to enforce its proprietary rights in their Content. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on this Site can be made by contacting ANI in writing at:


ANI Media Pvt. Ltd.
ANI Building, Plot No. 15,
Sector 9, R K Puram,
New Delhi – 110022
Tel: +91-11-26703000
Fax: +91-11-26191053
E-Mail: feedback@aninews.in


If you violate any provisions of the Terms of Use Agreement, your permission to use the website and the services shall automatically stand terminated and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Content, and ANI reserve the right to institute legal proceedings against any violation of the Terms of Use.



Restrictions and Prohibitions on Use

Your access and use of the Website / Services and any content therein are subject to, inter alia, the following restrictions and prohibitions on use: You may not (a) copy, print (except for the express limited purpose permitted by aforementioned clause), republish, display, distribute, transmit, sell, rent, lease, loan or otherwise make available in any form or by any means all or any portion of the website or any content and materials retrieved from it; (b) use the Site or any materials obtained from the Website to develop, of as a component of, any information, storage and retrieval system, database, information base, or similar resource (in any media now existing or hereafter developed), that is offered for commercial distribution of any kind, including through sale, license, lease, rental, subscription, or any other commercial distribution mechanism; (c) create compilations or derivative works of any Content and Materials from the website; (d) use any Content from the Site in any manner that may infringe any copyright, intellectual property right, proprietary right, or property right of us or any third parties; (e) remove, change or obscure any copyright notice or other proprietary notice or Terms of Use contained in the Website; (f) make any portion of the Website available through any timesharing system, service bureau, the Internet or any other technology now existing or developed in the future; (g) remove, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any software or use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine the website architecture; (h) use any automatic or manual process to harvest information from the website; and (i) use the Site in a manner that violates any law and Third-Party Services /Links to other Web Sites.



Third-Party Services / Links to other Web Sites

The Website contains links to other sites. ANI is not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such sites, and such sites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness or any compliance with law by ANI. Inclusion of any linked site on ANI’s website does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked site by ANI. If you decide to leave the Website and access such third-party sites, you do so at your own risk.



Advertisements / Third Party Service Providers
The Website may contain advertisements and / or sponsorships. You understand that Advertisers and sponsors are solely responsible for ensuring that any content or material submitted for inclusion on the Website is accurate and complies with applicable laws. ANI is not responsible for the illegality or any error, inaccuracy or problem in the advertiser's or sponsor's materials. ANI may allow access to or advertise certain third-party product or service providers (“Third Party Service Providers”) to provide certain services (“links”) on the website. You understand that ANI does not operate or control the products or services offered by such service providers. These Third Party Service Providers / links are responsible for all aspects of order processing, fulfillment, billing and customer service. ANI is not a party to the transactions entered into between you and such Third Party Service Providers / links. You agree that use of or purchase from such Third Party Service Provider’s / Links is at your sole risk and is without warranties of any kind by ANI, expressed, implied or otherwise including warranties of title, fitness for purpose, or non-infringement. Under no circumstances will ANI be held liable for any damages arising from the transactions between you and such Third Party Service Providers / links or for any information appearing on Third Party Service Providers’ websites or any other site linked to ANI’s website. All rules, policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of such Third Party Service Providers will apply to you while accessing any such Links. ANI is not responsible for information provided by you to such Third Party Service Providers / Links. You understand that ANI and such Third Party Service Providers are independent contractors and neither party has authority to make any representations or commitments on behalf of the other.


Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold ANI, its partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, third party suppliers of information and documents, advertisers, product and service providers, and affiliates (collectively, “Affiliated Parties”) harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense related to your violation/breach of this Agreement or use of the Website including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of (i) the information or material you submit or comment, including, but not limited to, liability for violations of copyrights, trademark rights, trade secret rights, or any other intellectual property rights, or the privacy or publicity rights of others, or liability for information or material you provide that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity, or is fraudulent or deceptive, (ii) your use or unauthorized copying or use of the Services or any of their content, (iii) your sharing of any of the Content through any medium or (iv) your violation of the Terms of Use or any applicable laws or regulations.


Limitation of Liability
For information obtained from Third Party Content Providers, you are solely responsible for compliance with copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights and restrictions and are referred to publication data appearing in bibliographic citations, as well as to the copyright notices appearing in the original publications. Your use and browsing of the Website is at your own risk. If you are dissatisfied with any of the Materials contained in the Website, or with any of these Terms of Service, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue accessing and using the Website. While ANI does its best to ensure the optimal performance of the Website, you agree that you use this Website and rely on material contained in this Website at your own risk. IN NO EVENT SHALL ANI, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS, OR CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, PERFORMANCE OR NONPERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES, EVEN IF ANI WAS PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARISE IN CONTRACT, TORT, UNDER STATUTE, IN EQUITY, AT LAW, OR OTHERWISE. ANI and any Affiliated Party shall not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting in any way from (1) any errors in or omissions from the website or any services or products obtainable therefrom, (2) the unavailability or interruption of the website or any features thereof, (3) your use of the Site, (4) the content contained on the Site, or (5) any delay or failure in performance beyond the control of ANI or any Affiliated Party.


Monitoring
ANI shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of ANI, to determine compliance with this Agreement and any operating rules established by ANI and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request. ANI shall have the right in its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on ANI. Without limiting the foregoing, ANI shall have the right to remove any material that ANI, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable.


Copyrights
ANI respects the rights of all copyright holders and in this regard, ANI has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of subscribers and account holders who infringe the rights of copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide ANI with the following information:
1) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
2) Identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
3) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material
4) Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party;
5) A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
6) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of law, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. ANI’s Agent for notice of claims of Copyright or other Intellectual Property infringement can be reached as follows:-
By mail: feedback@aninews.in
ANI Media Pvt Ltd
ANI Building, Plot No. 15,
Sector 9, R K Puram,
New Delhi – 110022
By Phone: Tel: +91-11-26703000
By Fax: +91-11-26191053
By E-mail: feedback@aninews.in

Termination
You agree that ANI, in its sole discretion, may terminate your access to the Website / Services, and remove and discard any content that you have posted on the website, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if ANI, in its sole opinion, believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the Terms of Use of this Agreement or that you are a repeat infringer of intellectual property rights. You agree that any termination of your access to the Website under any provision of this Agreement may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that ANI may immediately bar any further access the website. Further, you agree that ANI shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Website.


Governing Law
The Terms of Use are governed by the laws of India and the Courts at Delhi shall have the exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of the Terms of use, without giving recourse to any principles of conflicts of laws.