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The Newskarnataka.com Website Terms of Service

1. Acceptance

1.1 These Newskarnataka.com Service Terms together with the Privacy Policy and all other additional terms and information that may be provided within the Service (collectively “Terms”) govern your use of the service, site, content and software (collectively the "Service"). By registering for or using the Service or any portion of it you accept the Terms.

1.2 The Terms constitute an agreement between you and Newskarnataka.com., including its affiliates and suppliers (collectively “Newskarnataka.com”), defining your and Newskarnataka.com’s rights and responsibilities with respect to the Service.

2. Registration and Termination

2.1 To use a Service you may need to register and create an account with a username and a password. You may need to provide us with certain personal and other information. Newskarnataka.com may verify your email address before your account can be used.

2.2 You agree to provide truthful and complete information when you register for the Service and to keep that information updated. You must take due care to protect your username and password against misuse by others and promptly notify Newskarnataka.com about any misuse. You are personally responsible for any use of the Service.

2.3 You may terminate your registration if you no longer wish to use the Service. After termination, you will no longer have access to the Service. Newskarnataka.com may terminate your registration or restrict your access to certain parts of the Service if Newskarnataka.com reasonably believes that you have breached the Terms.

3. Licenses

3.1 Newskarnataka.com grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license, revocable at any time at Newskarnataka.com’s sole discretion, to access and use the Service strictly in accordance with the Terms. Use of the Service does not grant you any intellectual property rights in or to any information or content in the Service.

3.2 As part of the Service, Newskarnataka.com may provide you with content developed by Newskarnataka.com or its licensors (“Content”). Newskarnataka.com grants you a non-exclusive and perpetual license to use Content for the purpose it is intended, unless otherwise defined in the applicable Terms or the purchase order. You are bound by any restrictions applicable to specific Content you obtain through the Service. Any license acquired to third-party Content is a binding agreement between you and the third-party Content provider. You have only the rights to the Content which are expressly granted here.

3.3 As part of the Service, Newskarnataka.com may provide you with certain software developed by Newskarnataka.com or, its licensors (“Software”). Your use of Software may be subject to separate terms and conditions that you must accept before using the Software. If there are no separate terms and conditions applicable to such Software, the following terms apply: Newskarnataka.com grants to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to install and use the Software on your computer and/or mobile device. You may not copy the Software, except to make a single archival backup copy. You may not distribute, transfer the right to use, modify, translate, reproduce, resell, sublicense, rent, lease, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of or make derivative works of the Software. For open source licensed software, applicable open source license terms apply.

3.4 You may be able to submit information or content (“Material”) to the Service. Newskarnataka.com does not claim ownership in your Material. Your submission of Material does not transfer ownership of rights of the Material to Newskarnataka.com. Newskarnataka.com is only transmitting the Material and is not responsible for editorial control over it. By submitting Material to the Service you grant Newskarnataka.com a world-wide, non-exclusive, sub-licensable, assignable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual and irrevocable license to use, copy, publicly perform, display, distribute in any media and modify the Material to incorporate the Material into other works, and to grant similar sublicenses to the extent necessary for Newskarnataka.com to provide the Service. You may be able to adjust this grant in the privacy and other settings of the Service.

3.5 You are solely responsible for taking backup copies of the data you store on the Service, including Content you upload. If the Service is discontinued or canceled, Newskarnataka.com may permanently delete your data. Newskarnataka.com has no obligation to return data to you after the Service is discontinued or canceled.

4. Using the Service

4.1 You agree to:

  • Comply with applicable laws, the Terms and good manners;
  • Use the Service only for your personal, non-commercial purposes;
  • Not submit unlawful, offensive, inaccurate, misleading, abusive, pornographic, harassing, libelous, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pedophilic, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, racially or ethically objectionable, disparaging, relating to or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise inappropriate material.
  • Not to upload or share any information that impersonates another person, threatens the unity, integrity, defense, security or sovereignty of India.
  • Obtain any consents, permission or licenses that may be legally required for you to submit any Material;
  • Respect the privacy of others;
  • Not distribute or post spam, unreasonably large files, chain letters, pyramid schemes, viruses; or
  • Not use any other technologies or initiate other activities that may harm the Service, or the interest or property of the Service users.
  • Not to use any automated systems or means to access, acquire, copy or monitor any part of the service.
  • Be responsible for the consequences related to the Material that you post.
  • To report any abuse of the above terms editor@newskarnataka.com .

4.2 Newskarnataka.com may, but has no obligation to:

  • Monitor or moderate any Content or Material;
  • Remove any Material from the Service; and
  • Restrict access to any part of the Service at any time in its sole discretion.

5. Content

5.1 Before downloading or accessing any Content, please check whether the Content which you wish to access is restricted by age or marked as potentially ‘offensive’ or ‘explicit’. Newskarnataka.com shall not be responsible for any claims or offense caused or suffered by you accessing such Content. You agree:

  • To use the Content only for your personal, non-commercial purposes;
  • To use the Content in accordance with the restrictions set out in the applicable laws, additional terms, guidelines and policies or on the product pages that apply to that particular piece of the Content;
  • Not to make copies, give, sell, resell, loan, rent, offer, broadcast, send, distribute, transfer, communicate to the public, reproduce, modify, display, perform, commercially exploit or make the Content available unless otherwise authorized in the applicable Terms and to advise Newskarnataka.com promptly of any such unauthorized use;
  • Not to remove, circumvent, reverse engineer, decrypt, or otherwise alter or interfere with any applicable usage rules or attempt to circumvent digital rights management or copy protection features associated with the Content or any other technologies used to control the access to or use of the Content or its identifying information;
  • Not to use any automated systems or means, except for those provided by us, for the selection or downloading of the Content;
  • Not to give out your password or otherwise allow other people to access the Content. The restrictions on copying that apply to applicable media also apply to the Content accessed as part of this Service.

5.2 The Content is owned and/or controlled by Newskarnataka.com and/or its respective licensors and is protected by intellectual property laws.

5.3 The third party Content provider is solely responsible for any Content it provides, any warranties to the extent that such warranties have not been disclaimed and for any claims you may have relating to that Content or your use of that Content. However, Newskarnataka.com reserves the right to enforce the third party Content license terms against you as a third party beneficiary of those terms.

5.4 The third party Content providers are third-party beneficiaries under these Terms and may enforce the provisions that directly concern the Content in which they have rights.

5.5 Newskarnataka.com may be acting as an agent for third party Content provider in providing the Content to you. Newskarnataka.com is not a party to the transaction between you and the third party Content provider for such Content.

6. Notices

Newskarnataka.com may post notices within the Service. Newskarnataka.com may also send you notices about products and Services to the email address or telephone number you have provided to us. You are deemed to have received such notices at the latest within seven (7) days from Newskarnataka.com sending or posting those. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your receipt of all notices regardless of delivery method. 

7. Fees

7.1 Your use of the Service may be or may become subject to charges.

7.2 Use of the Service may involve transmission of data through your service provider’s network. Prices listed within the Service do not include possible data transmission, text message, voice or other service provision charges by your network service provider.

7.3 Newskarnataka.com assumes no responsibility for the payment of any charges of your service providers.

8. Order and Payment Terms

8.1 "Order" shall mean the selection of payable Content and/or subscription to Content offered by Newskarnataka.com and available in the Service and submission of payment method, as well as submitting the order by selecting the "buy", "ok", "I accept" or other similar confirmation of acceptance in the order flow or providing other indication of acceptance terms that are presented to you in the order flow.

8.2 You agree that all Orders shall be legally valid and binding. All Orders are subject to acceptance by newskarnataka.com.

8.3 You may pay by credit or debit card, network service provider billing, or other payment methods if available.

8.4 Your credit or debit card must have a billing address in the country where the Content is offered by the Service. Newskarnataka.com will charge your credit card or debit your bank account within a reasonable time after you have made your Order. All credit card payments are subject to validation checks and authorization by the card issuer.

8.5 If you choose network service provider billing, charges will appear on your mobile phone bill or be deducted from your prepaid account if it is a prepaid account. Some network service providers may subject your usage of the Service to additional terms and conditions including placing limits on the amount of charges possible with network service provider billing. Charges in excess of network service provider limits or account balance may be rejected.

8.6 You agree to pay the charges related to your Order, to ensure that the instrument of payment is valid at the time of the Order, that you are the rightful holder of the instrument and that the instrument is used within its credit limits.

8.7 The Content that is delivered is licensed to you. You agree to use such Content solely as permitted in these Terms and in any additional terms that you may be presented in the order flow.

8.8 The Service may offer subscriptions. You authorize the Service to place a periodical charge during the period of the subscription. The Service may also offer a trial period. If your Order involves a trial period (also known as try-and-buy), you may be charged when the trial period expires, unless you cancel in accordance with the subscription/trial terms.

8.9 The prices in the Service may change from time to time. Prices include applicable taxes in effect at the time of your transaction, unless otherwise stated. There may be instances where you incur additional charges from your bank or credit card provider based on currency conversion rates used and/or additional fees assessed.

9. App Service Terms

You must carefully read and understand these terms and conditions before downloading, installing and using the www.Newskarnataka.com desktop website or mobile android application (hereinafter referred as the "website or app") which is owned and operated by Spearhead Media Pvt. Ltd (hereinafter referred to as "SMPL"), having its registered office at 'No. 19, 2nd floor, city gate building, Kadri toll gate, Kadri, Mangaluru – 575002, Dakshina Dannada district, Karnataka, India (hereinafter referred to as "SMPL","We" and "Us").

This terms and conditions (hereinafter referred to as "terms") as well as the privacy policy, disclaimers, the user agreement and all other website or applicable laws and regulations governs your access and use of the website or app, irrespective of whether you are a registered user or a visitor (which means that you simply browse the website or app without limitation, through a mobile or other wireless device, or otherwise use the website or app without being registered). The terminologies "You", "Your", "User" and "Users" shall be read in context, and shall refer to you. By using or accessing or downloading the website or app to view the contents, you agree to be bound by these terms.

In case of an organization, company or branch of government, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to legally bind your company or organization and your company or organization will be bound by the obligations and restrictions of these terms. Any and all references herein to 'you' or 'your' will include your company or organization.

If you do not agree to the terms or do not have the authority to bind your organization or company to these terms, then do not access, avail, download or use the website or app.

It is understood that the terms shall construe an agreement between you and SMPL

9.1 ABOUT THE WEBSITE OR APP

9.1.1 Newskarnataka.com is a desktop Website and Android Application software or technology developed by SMPL that allows Users to view, read and use its News and other contents including but not limited to videos, images, GIFs, memes etc., collected from its own and third party sources (hereinafter referred to as 'Contents'). This Website or App categorizes these Contents and allows Users to explore, search, access, view and share the Contents with third parties.

9.2 ELIGIBILITY

9.2.1 Use and access to the Website or App is available to all persons who can be legally bound by contract and who are not disqualified or declared incompetent under the Indian Contract Act, 1872. If You are a minor i.e. under the age of 18 years, You shall not register as a User of the Website or App and shall not access or use the Website or App. As a minor if You wish to access or use the Website or App, such access or use may be made by Your legal guardian or parents on the Website or App. SMPL reserves the right to terminate such use and/ or refuse to provide You with access to the Website or App if it is brought to SMPL's notice or if it is discovered that You are under the age of 18 years.

9.3 TERM AND TERMINATION

9.3.1 These Terms, and any posted revision, shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Website or App and certain provisions may continue to apply even after termination. You may terminate this Agreement by uninstalling or deleting the Website or App at any time, for any reason. SMPL may terminate this Agreement by deleting Your account or profile without assigning any reasons whatsoever. On termination of this Agreement, all of Your profile contents and other information may be deleted. However, certain details are maintained with us for archival and legal purposes. We reserve the right to change these Terms from time to time. If You do not agree to any such changes, You have the discretion to discontinue from accessing, availing or using the Website or App. Continued access or use of the Website or App following notice of any such changes will indicate Your acknowledgement of such changes and You will be bound by such revised Terms.

9.4 COMMUNICATIONS

9.4.1 When You use the Website or App or send emails or other data, information or communication to SMPL, You agree and understand that You are communicating with SMPL through electronic records and You consent to receive communications via electronic records from SMPL periodically and as and when required. SMPL may communicate with You by email provided by You in Your communications or at the time of registration or by any other mode of communication, electronic or otherwise. However, SMPL does not assure any confidentiality or security of information provided to SMPL from Your side.

9.5 YOUR LICENSE AND USE OF THE WEBSITE OR APP

9.5.1 Subject to the Terms and Conditions and Your payment of required fees, if any, SMPL hereby grants You only a limited, non-transferrable, non-exclusive, revocable license to make personal and non-commercial use of the Website or App.

9.5.2 The Website or App is licensed, not sold, to You, and SMPL retains ownership of all copies of the Website or App even after installation on Your devices. SMPL may assign this License Agreement or any part of it without restrictions. You are not allowed to assign, transfer or sub-license Your rights under this license, to any third party.

9.6 PROPRIETARY RIGHTS IN CONTENTS

9.6.1 SMPL holds proprietary rights over all the materials contained in the Contents barring those of a third party. In no event shall SMPL assume or have any responsibility or liability for the Contents accessible by use of the Website or App for any claims, damages or losses resulting from the unauthorized use of misuse of the Contents.

9.6.2 You acknowledge and concede that the Contents accessible by use of the Website or App are the property of the relevant content providers including SMPL and is subject of proprietary and other rights of such content providers including any Intellectual Property Rights. You are not permitted to distribute, download/use/access, transmit, republish, display, sell, license or otherwise communicate the Contents to the public in any manner except via the features provided in the Website or App.

9.7 ACTIVITY PROHIBITED

9.7.1 You agree, undertake and confirm that Your use of the Website or App shall be strictly governed by, including but not limited to the following:

  1. You shall not alter or modify any part of the Website or App and/or use the Website or App for any illegal purpose;
  2. You shall not reformat or frame any portion of any web page that is part of the Website or App;
  3. You shall not collect or harvest or attempt to collect personal data, or any other kind of information about other Users, including without limitation, through spidering or any form of scraping;
  4. You shall not post advertisements, promotions or solicitations of business or solicit Users or post spam or any other form of solicitation or spam; post or transmit any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain the password, account or private information from any other User;
  5. You shall not deliberately impersonate another person, whether real or fictional or otherwise misrepresent Your affiliation with a person or entity, for example, by registering an account in the name of another person or company, or sending messages or making comments using the name of another person impersonate other Users or otherwise fake Your identity;
  6. You shall not rent, sell or transfer or lease or offer to sell or transfer access to the Website or App and/or any SMPL account or permit any third parties to use Your name and password, or any Contents on the Website or App.
  7. You shall not rent, sell or transfer or lease or offer to sell or transfer access to the Website or App and/or any SMPL account or permit any third parties to use Your name and password, or any Contents on the Website or App.
  8. You shall not resell or commercially use the Website or App or any of its Contents, or download or copy account information for the benefit of Yourself or any third-party. The Website or App is for personal use only and may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose;
  9. You shall not authorize any third party to use Your account;
  10. You shall not commit or engage in, or encourage, induce, solicit or promote, any conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law or regulation; or use the Website or App for any illegal or unauthorized purpose; You agree to comply with all local laws applicable to Your conduct and the content and information, including hyperlinks, that You upload, store, share or transmit using the Website or App;
  11. You shall not alter or remove, attempt to alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other proprietary or legal notices contained in, or Website or Appearing on, the Website or App or on any Contents Website or Appearing on the Website or App. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, content, music, text, page layout, or form) of SMPL and our affiliates or other Users. You may not use any meta-tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing SMPL's name or trademarks without the express written consent of SMPL. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by SMPL. You may not use any SMPL logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without SMPL's advance express written permission;
  12. You shall not employ scraping or similar techniques to aggregate, repurpose, adapt, copy, republish, make available or otherwise communicate to the public, display, perform, transfer, share, distribute or otherwise use or exploit the Contents except via the features provided in the Website or App.
  13. You shall not, permit any third party to, copy or adapt the object code of the Website or App, or reverse engineer, reverse assemble, decompile, modify or attempt to discover any source or object code of any part of the Website or App, or circumvent or attempt to circumvent or copy any copy protection mechanism or access any rights management information pertaining to Contents;
  14. You shall not transmit any viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horse, cancel bots, spyware, other items of a contaminating or destructive nature, adware, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or electronic mail address information or similar methods or technology harmful code, flood pings, malware, bot, time bomb, worm, or other harmful or malicious component, which or might overburden, impair or disrupt the Website or App or networks forming part of, or connected to, the Website or App, or which does or might restrict or inhibit any other User's use and enjoyment of the Website or App;
  15. You shall not stalk, exploit, threaten, abuse or otherwise harass another User, or any SMPL employee;
  16. You shall not violate, circumvent or attempt to violate or circumvent any data security measures employed by SMPL; access or attempt to access data or materials which are not intended for Your use; log into, or attempt to log into, an account which You are not authorized to access; attempt to scan or test the vulnerability of SMPL's server, system or network or attempt to breach SMPL's data security or authentication procedures; attempt to interfere with the Website or App by any means including, without limitation, hacking SMPL's servers or systems, submitting a virus, overloading, mail-bombing or crashing. insult, harass, threaten, molest or intimidate other Users;
  17. You shall not use any robot, spider, offline readers, site search and/or retrieval Website or Application, or other device to retrieve or index any portion of the Website or App, with the exception of public search engines; use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access, analyze or copy the Website or App and/or information (whether our information or other User's information),
  18. You shall at all times ensure full compliance with the Website or Applicable provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and rules there under as Website or Applicable and as amended from time to time and also all Website or Applicable Domestic laws, rules and regulations (including the provisions of any applicable Exchange Control Laws or Regulations in Force) and International Laws, Foreign Exchange Laws, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations (including, but not limited to Sales Tax/VAT, Income Tax, Service Tax, Central Excise, Custom Duty, Local Levies).
  19. You agree to comply with the above conditions and acknowledge that SMPL has the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate Your account or take action as in our sole discretion is necessary if You breach any of the above conditions or any of the other provisions of this Terms;
  20. You understand that we have the right at all times to disclose any information (including the identity of the persons providing information or materials on Website or App) as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or valid governmental request. This may include, without limitation, disclosure of the information in connection with investigation of alleged illegal activity or solicitation of illegal activity or in response to a lawful court order. In addition, we can (and You hereby expressly authorize us to) disclose any information about You to law enforcement or other government officials, as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or Website or Appropriate in connection with the investigation and/or resolution of possible crimes, especially those that may involve personal injury; Throughout these Terms, SMPL's prior written consent means a communication coming from SMPL's Legal Department, specifically in response to Your request, and specifically addressing the activity or conduct for which You seek authorization.

9.8 THIRD PARTY CONTENTS

9.8.1 It is strictly clarified that, the Website or App may provide access to Third Party Contents and links to third party websites that are not owned, controlled or endorse by SMPL. SMPL is not responsible for any third-party contents, Website or Applications, services, advertisements, and/or links that may be contained in the Website or App.

9.8.2 The information including but not limited to Third Party Contents and other Contents on the Website or App are made available on the understanding that the SMPL and their respective employees and agents shall have no liability (including liability by reason of negligence) to the users for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred or arising by reason of any person using or relying on the information including but not limited to Third Party Contents and other Contents on the Website or App and whether caused by reason of any error, negligent act, omission or misrepresentation in the information including but not limited to Third Party Contents and other Contents on the Website or App or otherwise.

9.8.3 SMPL takes no responsibility for the accuracy, reliability correctness and currency of the information including but not limited to Third Party Contents and other Contents on the Website or App or for the accuracy, reliability correctness and currency of links or references to information sources including but not limited to websites or internet sites outside of the Website or App. Links to other websites or internet sites are not under the control of SMPL and are provided for information only. SMPL has not reviewed or Website or Approved any content that appears on the linked websites.

9.8.4 No part of the Website or App and no Content may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted, downloaded or distributed in any way (including "mirroring") to any other computer, server, website or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise. SMPL shall have all the rights to take necessary action and claim damage in case of any violation. Such action may also involve terminating of the permission for User to use the Website or App by deleting User Account.

9.8.5 You may use general information about the Website or App expressly permitted, provided that You (1) do not remove any proprietary notice language in all copies of such documents, (2) use such Contents only for Your personal, non-commercial informational purpose unless agreed otherwise through an agreement and do not copy or post such Contents on any networked computer or broadcast it in any media, (3) make no modifications to any such Contents, and (4) do not make any additional representations or warranties relating to such documents.

9.9 USER REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

9.9.1 This Website and App and the Contents under it are provided by SMPL "as is" and on an "as available" basis and SMPL, its officers, directors, employees, and agents make no warranties and hereby disclaim any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties (collectively, "warranties") of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed. In no event shall SMPL be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this Website or App, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.

9.9.2 You agree that Your use of the Website or App shall be at Your sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, SMPL disclaims all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the use of the Website or App.

9.9.3 SMPL makes no representations or guarantee that the Website or App will be free from loss, destruction, damage, any unauthorized access to or use of SMPL's secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, corruption, attack, any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Website or App, any bugs, viruses, Trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through the Website or App by any third party, and/or 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 of the Content accessible via the Website or App. SMPL does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third party through the services or any hyperlinked services or featured in any banner or other advertising, and SMPL will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for monitoring any transaction between You and third-party providers of products or services. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium or in any environment, You should use Your best judgment and exercise caution, interference, personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from Your access to and use of the Website or App, hacking, or other security intrusion, and SMPL disclaims any liability relating thereto.

9.9.4 SMPL makes no guarantees, representations, or warranties that use or results of the use of the Website or App will be accurate, timely, reliable, uninterrupted, or without errors. Without prior notice, SMPL may modify, suspend, or discontinue any part or all of the Website or App or Your use of the Website or App. In such event, SMPL will not be liable to You or any third party.

9.9.5 SMPL makes no guarantees, representations, or warranties that Contents accessible through the Website or App by the User or the links provided by third parties will be free of viruses or similar contamination or destructive features. You agree that You assume all risk as to the quality and performance of the Website or App and the accuracy and completeness of the contents.

9.9.6 You understand that You may encounter offensive, indecent, or other objectionable content while using the Website or App and that You may be involuntarily exposed to such offensive and obscene materials. It is also possible for others to obtain personal information about You due to Your use of the Website or App, and that the recipient may use such information to harass or injure you. We do not Website or Approve of such unauthorized use, but by using the Website or App You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for any such illegitimate use of any personal information so obtained by others.

9.10 PRIVACY

9.10.1 SMPL may collect some of Your personal information and data while accessing, availing and/or using the Website or App. Such information collected is only attributed to the functionality of the Website or App and for no other purpose whatsoever. You may read the SMPL's Privacy Policy by visiting the following link here https://www.newskarnataka.com/privacy-policy

9.11 DISCLAIMERS

9.11.1 The website or app, its features and contents are provided "as is" and "as available", and "with all faults".

9.11.2 Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Website or App, including payment and delivery of related products or Services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between You and such advertiser. We shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Website or App.

9.11.3 SMPL shall have all the rights to take necessary action and claim damages that may occur due to Your involvement/participation in any way on Your own or through group/s of people, intentionally or unintentionally in DoS/DDoS (Distributed Denial of Services).

9.11.4 All materials (including, without limitation, all designs, images, GIFs, memes, logos, names, text, illustrations, icons, audio clips, video clips, documents, products, software, sound recordings, music, graphics, look and feel of the Website or App, trade dress, photographs, software, interfaces or code, video and links, registered or unregistered trademarks and all other content) on the Website or App are protected by copyright and Intellectual Property laws under laws of both Republic of India and other countries and in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed and are the property of SMPL or our licensors or the respective third party entities as identified in our Website or App and/or Services.

9.12 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

9.12.1 The copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property rights in the Contents of the Website or App (including, without limitation, all designs, logos, names, text code, processes, data, information links) are owned by SMPL or the respective third party entities as identified in the Website or App. No license or right is granted and Your use of and/or the Website or App therein shall not constitute by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right of use. As such, You shall not reproduce, transmit, republish, upload, post, perform, broadcast, adapt, parody, distribute, display, license and/or alter in whole or in part any of the foregoing in any manner without the express permission from SMPL.

9.12.2 You shall not download or encourage others to download copyrighted works, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of the Contents. In the event of infringement SMPL shall on its own sole discretion take necessary steps.

9.13 INDEMNITY

9.13.1 User hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold SMPL, (including all its officers, directors and employees) harmless from and against any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including attorney's fees and expenses, arising out of, incident to, or resulting directly or indirectly from the use of the Website or App in a manner inconsistent with this Terms. Notwithstanding its reasonable efforts, SMPL cannot take responsibility or control the contents made for access through the Website or App.

9.14 NO LIABILITY

9.14.1 To the maximum extent permitted by website or applicable law, in no event shall SMPL be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special or consequential damages, for loss of profits or confidential or other information, for business interruption, for personal injury, for loss of privacy, for failure to meet any duty including of good faith or of reasonable care, for negligence, and for any other pecuniary or other loss whatsoever arising out of or in any way related to the use or inability to use the website or app and any loss or damage arising out of or in relation to acts of god or act of third party that is beyond the control of SMPL.

9.14.2 SMPL shall not be liable for any direct or indirect damage for any data provided by the user or any violation of third party rights of whatsoever nature, arising out of or in any manner related to the use or inability to use the website or app.

9.15 LAW, JURISDICTION AND ARBITRATION

9.15.1 The construction of these Terms shall be determined in accordance with laws and rules in force in India and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts in Mangaluru and no other court.

9.15.2 All disputes arising under or in relation to the Terms shall be referred to arbitration before a sole arbitrator. If the Parties fail to agree on the Appointment of a sole arbitrator within the time stipulated under the [Indian] Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (the "Act") the Parties shall approach the competent Court under the Act for the appointment of the Sole Arbitrator. The Arbitration proceedings shall be carried out in accordance with the Act and the Rules framed there under and the place of Arbitration shall be Mangaluru. The arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in English. The arbitrator's award shall be final and undisputable by both Parties.

9.16. SEVERABILITY

9.16.1 If any provision in the Terms become invalid or illegal or adjudged unenforceable, the provision shall be deemed to have been severed from the Terms and the remaining provisions of the Terms shall not, so far as possible, be affected by the severance.

9.17 WAIVER

9.17.1 The failure of SMPL to enforce at any time any of the provisions of this Terms shall not be construed to be a waiver of its right, power, privilege or remedy or as a waiver of any preceding or succeeding breach on Your part to this Terms nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right power privilege or remedy preclude any other or further exercise of such or any other right power privilege or remedy provided in this Terms all of which are several and cumulative and are not exclusive of each other or of any other rights or remedies otherwise available to SMPL at law or in equity.

9.18 FORCE MAJEURE AND ACT OF THIRD PARTIES

9.18.1 The performance of any part of this Terms by SMPL shall be excused to the extent that such performance is hindered, delayed, or made impractical by flood, fire, war, or riot or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of SMPL or act of any third party beyond the control of SMPL including but not limited to hacking, data theft, unauthorised access to Your account, impersonation, fraud, misrepresentation and so on.

9.19 MODIFICATION

9.19.1 SMPL can update, modify, suspend, discontinue or change any part of these Terms from time to time The revised Terms will be posted as notification here on this link https://www.newskarnataka.com/service-terms. Users are encouraged to periodically check this page to stay informed about changes to the Terms. The revised Terms will be effective from the date stated on the revised Terms.

9.19.2 You acknowledge and agree that it is Your responsibility to review these Terms periodically and become aware of modifications. If You disagree to any of the changes to the Terms, please refrain from accessing or using the Website or App. Your continued access or use or availing of the Website or App following the posting of revised Terms will indicate Your acceptance and acknowledgement of the changes and You will be bound by it.

9.20 SURVIVAL

9.20.1 These Terms, and any modifications, alterations or amendments to, shall remain in full force and effect while You use the Website or App and the provisions related to Intellectual Property, Warranties and Indemnity shall continue to Website or Apply even after termination of this Agreement.

9.21 NOTICES AND TAKE DOWN POLICY

9.21.1 SMPL places high emphasis on respecting and protecting right holders’ intellectual property against infringement and hence takes due care to make the contents available in good faith. Notice is specifically given that SMPL is not responsible for the Advertisements accessible through the Website or App. SMPL reserves right in its sole discretion to remove and/or disable access to Contents claimed to be a copyright infringement and/or terminate the accounts of the Users of the Website or App who may infringe upon the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of SMPL and/or others or may be in violation of the terms or the privacy policy, the user agreement and/or all other applicable laws and regulations that governs users access and use of the Website or App

9.21.2 If any contents on the Website or App concern you or for which you have not given permission, or is in violation of copyright law and not subject to any limitation or exceptions, contact us in writing. All notices to SMPL hereunder shall be in writing and shall be duly given if delivered personally or sent by registered mail, return receipt requested, or facsimile to the registered office Address mentioned above or emailed to the following email id: office@spearheadpvtltd.com.

9.21.3 This document is an electronic record in terms of Information Technology Act, 2000 and rules there under as applicable and the amended provisions pertaining to electronic records in various statutes as amended by the Information Technology Act, 2000. This electronic record is generated by a computer system and does not require any physical or digital signatures.

9.21.4 This document is published in accordance with the provisions of Rule 3 (1) of the Information Technology (Intermediaries guidelines) Rules, 2011 that require publishing the rules and regulations, Privacy Policy and Terms for access or usage of the Website or App.

9.21.5 I have read and understood the Terms and Conditions and I hereby, out of my free will, unconditionally accept to be bound by the same.