Terms and Conditions

Applicable to the users of GramSamachar.com, m.GramSamachar.com and GramSamachar Mobile App

Information Collection

You can visit/surf our website without providing any personal information. However, if you choose to avail of certain services on our website, you shall be required to provide certain information for the registration and/or access to such services/web pages. Such information may include, without limitation, your name, email address, contact address, mobile/telephone number(s), sex, age, occupation, interests, financial information, content, IP address, standard web log information and such other information as may be required for your interaction with the services.

Use

If you choose to provide us with the above mentioned information, you consent to the use, transfer and storage of the information so provided by you on our servers. The information provided by you shall not be sold/given/rented to third parties (third parties for this purpose do not include our group / holding / subsidiary companies and or our service partners / associates) for marketing purposes and other related activities without your prior consent.

The information provided by you shall be used by us to:

  •  Improve our website and enable us to provide you the most user-friendly experience which is safe, smooth and customized;
  •  Improve and customize our services, content and other commercial /non – commercial features on the website;
  •  Send you information on our products, services, special deals, promotions;
  • Send you marketing/promotional communications (If you do not wish to receive such marketing/promotional communications from us you may indicate your preferences at the time of registration or by following the instructions provided on the website or by providing instructions to this effect);
  • Send newsletter(s) to you (Provided you subscribe to the same);
  • Send you service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so;
  • Provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our website (If you participate, we may request certain additional personally identifiable information from you. Moreover, participation in these surveys or contests is shall be completely voluntary and you therefore shall have a choice whether or not to disclose such additional information);
  • Provide customer support and the services you request;
  • Resolve disputes, if any and trouble shooting;
  • Avoid/check illegal and/or potentially prohibited activities and to enforce Agreements ;
  • Provide service updates and promotional offers related to our services/products.
  • Comply with any court judgment / decree / order / directive / legal & government authority /applicable law;
  • Investigate potential violations or applicable national & international laws;
  • Investigate deliberate damage to the website/services or its legitimate operation;
  • Detect, prevent, or otherwise address security and/or technical issues;
  • Protect the rights, property or safety of Gram Samachar and/or its Directors, employees and the general public at large; and
  • Respond to Claims of third parties;
  • The personal information provided by you shall also be disclosed to:
  • The members of our corporate family, affiliates, service providers and third parties under a contract to provide joint services, contents and marketing communications;
  • and Other third parties to whom you explicitly require us to send the information;

If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our website, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend an email inviting him or her to visit the website. However, your friend may contact us to request that he does not require such services/content/email or we remove the information related to him from our database.

Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and password. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries with respect to our services/content, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your wishes.

In order to provide certain services to you, we may on occasion supplement the personal information you submitted to us with information from third party sources (third parties for this purpose may include our group / holding / subsidiary companies and or our service partners / associates).

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.

Cookies

We use cookies on the website but do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our website. We do not set cookies to store your passwords. If you reject cookies, you will still use our website.

We have no access to or control over third party cookies and we don’t store any cookies and just use the facility of .net framework for page output cache. This privacy statement does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Changing Your Personal Information

You can access and modify your personal information by signing on to the website. We will not modify the information provided by you. However, you must update your personal information as soon as such changes are necessitated.

Where you make a public posting, you may not be able to change or remove it nor shall you be able to close your account. Upon your request, we will close your account and remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible, based on your account activity and in accordance with applicable law(s). However, we will retain your personal information from closed accounts to comply with law, Avoid/check illegal and/or potentially prohibited activities and to enforce User Agreements; Comply with any court judgment / decree / order / directive / legal & government authority /applicable law; Investigate potential violations or applicable national & international laws; Investigate deliberate damage to the website/services or its legitimate operation; Detect, prevent, or otherwise address security and/or technical issues; Protect the rights, property or safety of Gram Samachar and/or its Directors, employees and the general public at large; Respond to Claims of third parties; and take such other actions as may be permitted by law.

Account Protection

Your password is the key to your account. You shall be solely responsible for all the activities happening under your username and you shall be solely responsible for keeping your password secure. Do not disclose your password to anyone. If you share your password or your personal information with others, you shall be solely responsible for all actions taken under your username and you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter your personal information we treat the data as an asset that must be protected and use tools (encryption, passwords, physical security, etc.) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security nor can we guarantee that third parties shall not unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and that other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that you provide. Therefore, although we work hard to protect your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.

Links to Other Sites

The website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Gram Samachar Please be aware that we, Gram Samachar and/or the website, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by the website or to our other related websites provided it appears at the footer of the page therein. It does not apply to third party advertisements which appear on our websites and we suggest you read the privacy statements of such advertisers.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement and such other places we deem appropriate so that you are updated about the manner we collect information, what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.

Legal notice and disclaimer

By visiting and using the information on this website you agree to the legal notice and terms of use.

Intellectual property laws protect this site

Copyright in the material available at this site is owned by the Gram Samachar and third parties and may only be used in the ways described in this legal notice:

  • you may take temporary copies necessary to browse this site on screen
  • unless otherwise stated, you may download or print a single copy of material on this website for personal and non-commercial use only
  • you must not change any of the material or remove any part of any copyright notice

Material on the website

Information at this site:

  • is not professional, scientific, medical, technical or expert advice
  • is subject to the usual uncertainties of advanced scientific and technical research
  • may not be accurate, current or complete
  • is subject to change without notice
  • should never be relied on as the basis for doing or failing to do something

You must not reproduce any part of the website or the material or transmit it to or store it in any other website or disseminate any part of the material in any other form, unless we have indicated that you may do so.

For the purposes of this agreement, “material” means material including, without limitation, text, video, graphics and sound material, published on the Gram Samachar website, whether copyright of the Gram Samachar or a third party.

We give no warranties of any kind concerning Gram Samachar or the material. We do not warrant that the Gram Samachar or any of its contents is virus free. You must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or by anything that has destructive properties. We will have no responsibility or liability in relation to any loss or damage that you incur, including damage to your software or hardware, arising from your use of this website.

Third party material and links

Material submitted by third parties on the Gram Samachar website is the sole responsibility of those third parties. We accept no responsibility for the content of third party material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.

Gram Samachar accepts no liability in respect of any material submitted by users and published by us, and is not responsible for its content or accuracy.

We reserve the right to make additions or deletions to materials submitted to the site, or to refuse publication by deleting the material.

You can access other sites via links from this website. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.

Links to and frames of this site are permitted but the Gram Samachar reserves the right to prevent linking or framing by giving notice.

Links and frames connecting this site with other sites are for convenience only and do not mean that Gram Samachar endorses or approves those other sites, their content or the people who run them.

Disclaimer

You accept all risks and responsibility for losses, damages, costs and other consequences resulting directly or indirectly from using this site and any information or material available from it.

To the maximum permitted by law, the Gram Samachar excludes all liability to any person arising directly or indirectly from using this site and any information or material available from it.

The terms and conditions are subject to change, at our sole discretion, and any changes we make will be reflected on this page. Please ensure that you review this page regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the site after it has been posted.

Contact Us

Any questions or clarifications with respect to this Policy can be sent to Gram Samachar at: info@gramsamachar.com