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This service is brought to you by Rediff.com India Limited.

By using, accessing, viewing, downloading, subscribing to these services offered by Rediff.com including any webpage, feature, information, data, graphics contained therein you agree to be bound by and abide by the terms and conditions under which these services are offered. You should not use the services in case any of the terms and conditions is not acceptable to you. You represent and warrant that you are competent and eligible to enter into legally binding agreement and have the requisite authority to represent and bind the other party to this Agreement. You shall not use this Service if you are not competent to contract under the applicable laws, rules and regulations. This Agreement shall continue to be in full force and effect for so long as you are using the Rediff services. Rediff.com may at any time modify the terms and conditions ("Terms") of the Service without any prior notification to you. You can access the latest version of the Terms here at any given time. You should regularly review the Terms. In the event the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, you should discontinue using the service. However, if you continue to use the service you agree to accept and abide by the modified Terms.

Rediff.com reserves the right to alter, amend, modify or terminate the service or access to the service at any time, with or without cause. Rediff.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Rediff services and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. If any point of time Rediff.com may come to know that the user is below the age of 13 years then Rediff.com reserves its right to delete the said user's account after observing due diligence.

To avail of and use the Services you may have to register with Rediff.com. As a part of registration process you agree to provide Rediff.com current, complete, and accurate registration information as prompted to do by the Service and to maintain and update this information as required to keep it current, complete and accurate. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate not current or incomplete or Rediff.com has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Rediff.com has the right to indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide you with access to the Services.

You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, which you will not be under an obligation to reveal to any representative or agent of Rediff.com. Membership is non-transferable. You further consent to receive communications from Rediff.com electronically. Rediff.com will communicate with Users by email or by posting notices on the Site/Service. This service is provided to you as a matter of convenience. You may be able to post, submit, transmit, share, upload any data, comment, messages, or any other material or a combination thereof ("Content") on the Service. The Content posted, transmitted by you can be accessed by all; which you may not be able to opt out of..

You agree and undertake that you shall not to host, post, upload, display, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information content/material that is:
(a) belongs to another person and to which you don't have any right to; copyrighted content owned by a third party unless you have the express consent, permission, license, authority of the rightful owner;
(b) violates/infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or any other proprietary or privacy rights of any third party.
(c) is grossly harmful, blasphemous, paedophilic, false, misleading, unlawful or with the intent to defraud, harass, abuse, intimidate, accuse, impersonate or harm the feelings of anyone; illegal, obscene, pornographic, vulgar, provocative, defamatory, indecent, libelous, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, threatening, impersonating another person, enticing/harming of minors in any way, infringing of intellectual property rights, proprietary rights of any third party, invasive of privacy or public rights or any other third party rights or otherwise injurious or objectionable, elicit response relating to illegal activity, contain viruses is an expression of bigotry or hatred based on age, gender, race, religion, caste, class, lifestyle preference, and nationality; relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling or otherwise unlawful in any manner;
(d) promotes or provides any instructional information about illegal activities;
(e) Upload or post any content/material that contain software viruses or any other computer codes, files or programs that would interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of this Site/Service or any software, network, servers, hardware or any other related equipment, any computer resource.
(f) violate any applicable laws or regulations for the time being in force.
(g) deceives or misleads the addressee about the origin of such messages or communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature.
(h) 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.

Rediff.com does not claims any ownership in the content posted by you including without limitation the feedback and suggestions provided. You may upload and share your content, share your views, feedbacks and suggestions - this should not be done at the cost of hurting the feelings of anyone.

You agree and acknowledge that any Content/material/image, uploaded or posted by you is lawfully owned by you. By posting the Content you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all the rights including without limitation the right necessary to provide, post, upload, and submit the Content. For any Content posted by you, actions undertaken on any/all Rediff Services under your account till date you grant a worldwide, royalty free right to Rediff.com and to the general public to use, reproduce, disclose, exhibit, display, transform, edit, translate, create, distribute or transmit the material without limitation or restriction with or without having your name attached/attributed/displayed/assigned to such Content in any and or all media (now known or developed later). You further agree and acknowledge that Rediff.com shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, techniques, know-how contained in any Content posted/uploaded by you, for any purpose including but not limited to publicity, promotion, advertising, developing/marketing products or use such information without compensation or any other obligations to anyone including you. You further agree and acknowledge that Rediff.com is under no obligation to post or use any content/material uploaded/posted by you.

You agree and acknowledge that the content posted, uploaded, accessed, bookmarked or shared by you across various Rediff.com services can be accessed, copied, stored, used publicly by all other users whether registered or not. The content posted on this Service is publicly available which is accessible by all the users whether registered or not with Rediff.com and you shall be solely responsible for any Content uploaded, posted or shared by you and for any consequences thereof.

By submitting the information to us, you represent and warrant that such submission is accurate, is not confidential and is not in violation of any contractual restrictions or other third party rights. You must consider and decide yourself the extent to which you wish to reveal information about yourself to the large community of Rediff.com users and to Rediff.com. You must not communicate any information which could be harmful/damaging/detrimental to you. You can post and share your views, observations and comments on various issues/designated topics. Rediff.com cannot guarantee that the other members will not use the ideas and information that you share. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential and/or don't want others to use, do not post it on the service. You further agree, understand and acknowledge that Rediff.com is a intermediary/service provider which facilitates/provides access to the communication system over which the information is made available by the third parties. As such Rediff.com does not:
(a) initiate the said transmission or
(b) select the receiver of said transmission or
(c) select or modify the information contained in the said transmission.

Rediff.com is under no obligation to monitor or review the user contributed content. Rediff.com assumes no responsibility for the content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate messages/content and no responsibility for the conduct of any user of this service. However, Rediff.com reserves the right to review the content posted and to remove any content in its sole discretion. Rediff.com does not permit or authorize infringement of intellectual property rights and reserves the right to remove the content without any prior intimation, upon proper notification that such member uploaded content infringes the intellectual property rights including the copyright of the rightful owner. The information/content provided on this site is intended for personal non-commercial use. Other than what is expressly provided herein, you agree and undertake not to download, use, copy, reproduce, distribute, display, broadcast, sale, license or otherwise exploit for any purpose any content without the prior written consent of the respective rightful owners.

Rediff.com reserves the right to release current or past member information that Rediff.com believes is in violation of the terms of service or privacy guidelines, or used to commit unlawful acts, or if the information is subpoenaed, or a request is received from the law enforcement agencies or a court order and/or if Rediff.com deems it necessary and/or appropriate.

Rediff.com makes no warranty regarding any transactions entered into through the service. No advice or information, whether oral or written, which the user obtains from Rediff.com or through the service shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.

Rediff.com does not endorse in anyway any content/ materials or the expression of the users. Rediff.com shall neither be responsible nor liable for any consequential damages arising on account of the user relying on the contents. To the maximum extent permissible by applicable law, Rediff.com shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential loss, damages or for interrupted communications, lost data or lost profits arising out of or in connection with this service, even if Rediff.com has been advised of the possibility of damages, or inability to use the Rediff sites/services or related services, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through the Rediff sites/services.

The Services may contain links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that Rediff.com is not responsible or liable for:
(i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or
(ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by Rediff.com of any advertisers/ contents of advertisers on its web pages including this Service. Please therefore verify the veracity of all information/content on your own before undertaking reliance and actioning thereupon. Rediff.com shall not be responsible nor liable for any consequential damages arising on account of your relying on the contents posted through the Services or any advertisement.

Rediff.com expressly disclaims any warranties whether express or implied about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, correctness, completeness, quality, continuity, performance, fitness of products, services contained/displayed within this site for any purpose. All such information, software, products, services and related graphics are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Rediff.com hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to this service, software, products and services, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, workmanlike effort, title and non-infringement.

This Service (or any part thereof) may be accessed or made available to you through various mediums or devices now existing or hereafter developed, including but not limited to internet, mobile telephone or other telecommunication services or any combination thereof. You shall be solely responsible for the payment of any service/subscription fees to your mobile operator for accessing the services. Rediff.com shall not be responsible in the event of failure of Telecom Operators network transmission or failure of message transmission for any reasons whatsoever. This Agreement is governed and construed in accordance with the Laws of Union of India. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Rediff sites/services. Use of the Rediff sites/services is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree to indemnify and hold Rediff.com, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and representatives harmless from any claim, demand, or damage, including reasonable attorneys' fees, asserted by any third party due to or arising out of your use of or conduct on the Rediff sites/services.

I have read and understood this agreement and agree to be bound by and abide to this agreement.

In case of any grievance, please contact the Grievance Officer. If you are the rightful owner of the content or an affected person and have the reason to believe that any content that has been uploaded/contributed through this Service contravenes your rights in violation of Rule 3 of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules, 2011 ("Rules"), then you may intimate the same to Rediff.com in the following manner:
(a) Sending a request in writing or through email signed with electronic signature identifying the content alleged to be in infringement of your rights as the rightful owner or affecting you prejudicially;
(b) Providing exact identification and description of the content by giving its URL that is to be disabled, which in your view contravenes Rule 3(2) of aforesaid "Rules".
(c) Giving a declaration cum undertaking alongwith necessary documents establishing you (i) as the rightful owner of the content to be disabled, or (ii) as an affected person, and stating that the information submitted is true, complete & accurate and no material fact has been hidden. Further, stating that Rediff.com and its Management, Directors, employees, including Grievance Officer shall not be liable for any loss or damage or claim for relying upon the said request.
(d) Contact information including address, telephone number, email address, etc. where you can be contacted if required.

You can send your request to Grievance Officer, Rediff.com at:
Dixon D'mello - Grievance Officer
Rediff.com India Ltd.
Address: 1st Floor,Mahalaxmi Engineering Estate, L. J. First Cross Road, Mahim (W), Mumbai 400 016 (India)
Email:grievances@rediff.co.in
Phone: +91-22-61820000 (between9am to 6pm IST from Monday -Friday except Public holidays)
(e) The grievance(s) shall be redressed in accordance with the said Rules and in good faith by the Grievance Officer.