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AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND VIKATAN.COM
 
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Welcome to vikatan.com, online service portal of Vikatan.com private limited. These terms and conditions of use (Terms) constitute a legal agreement between you and Vikatan.com private limited. Use of this Site constitutes your unconditional acceptance of these Terms herein and by all terms, policies and guidelines incorporated by reference. You acknowledge that the VIKATAN.COM has absolute editorial control over all its Content at all times.

These Terms apply to your use of this Site, and do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with Vikatan.com, its subsidiaries or affiliates. By using this Site, you represent and warrant that you are over the age of 18 and are lawfully able to accept these Terms. If you are using the Site on behalf of any entity, you further represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these Terms on such entity"s behalf, and that such entity agrees to indemnify Vikatan.com for violations of these Terms.

Any reference in the Terms to "you" or "your"means you as a user of Vikatan.com Online Services.

Vikatan.com Services are made available to you by the vikatan.com private limited, No.757, Anna Salai, Chennai (For short, "Vikatan.com"). VIKATAN.COM is a single web site and it is host site and you can also be redirected here from the other related URLs including www.vikatan.in, www.anandhavikatan.com, www.juniorvikatan.com, www.avalvikatan.com, www.chuttivikatan.com.
Vikatan.com Online Service(s) are websites, products and/or software applications that enable you to access, view and/or read to vikatan.com Content on compatible devices and are identified as vikatan Online Services in Additional Terms.

vikatan.com content means audio, video, text, images or other content made available by the VIKATAN to you through vikatan.com online Services and may sometimes include content which is owned or controlled by third parties which the vikatan.com is permitted to make available to you through the relevant vikatan.com Online Service.

If you think that vikatan.com Content and/or any online Service should not be appearing on a website, blog or service then please contact us at .

General restrictions
(a) You may not infringe or try to infringe the privacy or other rights of other VIKATAN.COM Online Services users. This includes you storing or trying to store personal data or usage details of other VIKATAN.COM Online Services users.

(b) You may not infringe any applicable law (ex. Copyright law) when using VIKATAN.COM Online Services to access, view or read to VIKATAN.COM Content.

(c) You may not subject the VIKATAN.COM Online Services and/or the VIKATAN.COM Content to any derogatory treatment or use them in such a way that would bring the VIKATAN.COM into disrepute or cause the VIKATAN.COM to incur liability to any third party.

(d) You agree to use VIKATAN.COM Online Services and access, download, view and/or read to VIKATAN.COM Content as supplied to you by the VIKATAN.COM and you may not, and you may not assist anyone to, or attempt to, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, adapt, modify, copy, reproduce, lend, hire, rent, perform, sub-license, make available to the public, create derivative works from, broadcast, distribute, commercially exploit, transmit or otherwise use in any way VIKATAN.COM Online Services and/or VIKATAN.COM Content in whole or in part except to the extent permitted in these Terms of Use, any relevant Additional Terms and at law.

(e) You may not directly or indirectly charge others for accessing, viewing or reading to any VIKATAN.COM content, or commercialise or attempt to re-sell the VIKATAN.COM Content in any way, which includes advertising or selling any goods and services which offer VIKATAN.COM Content including any third party software applications.

(f) You may not disrupt or try to disrupt VIKATAN.COM Online Services. You agree not to use VIKATAN.COM Online Services to distribute software viruses or other harmful programs, or use VIKATAN.COM Online Services to engage in harmful, harassing or otherwise objectionable activity, including activity inhibiting access to VIKATAN.COM Online Services by others.

(g) You may not harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any other person using VIKATAN.COM Online Services or transmit obscene or offensive content or disrupt the normal flow of dialogue within VIKATAN.COM Online Services, in particular, on VIKATAN.COM message boards/comments.

If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use this Site.

Rights to Website and Contents thereof

This Site is owned and operated by Vikatan.com private limited. All the content featured or displayed on this Site, including, but not limited to,text, graphics, data, images-(photographic and moving), illustrations, software and selection and arrangement thereof (Content), is owned by Vikatan.com.

All elements of this Site, including, but not limited to, the general design and the Content thereof, are protected by copyright, moral rights, trademark and other laws related to the protection of intellectual property rights. Except for, as explicitly permitted under this, or other written license or agreement with Vikatan.com, no portion or element of this Site or its content may be copied or retransmitted via any means. All related rights shall remain the exclusive property of Vikatan.com, its licensors or its third-party image partners.

Trademarks

Vikatan Trademark, the vikatan logo, and any other product or service name or slogan contained in the Site are trademarks of Vikatan.com/Vasan publication private limited and its suppliers or licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Vikatan.com or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use metatags or any other "hidden text" utilizing content or any other name, trademark or product or service name of Vikatan.com without our prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of Vikatan.com and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by us.

Digital Rights Management

So that the VIKATAN.COM can meet its obligations to third parties who own rights in VIKATAN.COM Content, the VIKATAN.COM may embed digital rights management security in VIKATAN.COM Online Services or VIKATAN.COM Content and/or use other content-protection measures. You may not adjust or circumvent or try to adjust or circumvent these technical measures.

Vikatan.comservices and your device

You can use VIKATAN.COM Online Services on a variety of compatible devices. These Terms apply to your use of VIKATAN.COM Online Services on any device. VIKATAN.COM Online Services or some of the features and functionalities may not be available on all devices. The VIKATAN.COM makes no guarantee that all or any features of VIKATAN.COM Online Services will work on any particular device.

Using the Website& services

This Site and its Content are intended for customers /subscribers of Vikatan.com,its publications or publications marketed or distributed by it/its affiliate company including Vasan Publications. You may not use this Site or the content for any purpose which is not related to your business with Vikatan.com. Any use of the Content, this Site or any of its functionality for a purpose not permitted by these Terms is grounds for the immediate revocation of any usernames, pass codes or other permissions that may have been granted by Vikatan.com for use of this Site.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Vikatan.com, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, employees, agents, third party information providers and independent contractors against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses arising out of or related to any User Content that you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through the Site, your conduct, your use or inability to use the Site, your breach or alleged breach of the Site Terms or of any representation or warranty contained herein, your unauthorized use of the Content, or your violation of any rights of another. Further you shall indemnify vikatan.com, its subsidiaries, its affiliates and licensors against any loss, expense, cost or damage incurred by any or all of them as a result of your breach of these Terms or your unauthorized use of the Content or the Site

Changes to Site Terms

Vikatan.comreserves the right to change any of the terms and conditions contained in the Site Terms or any policy or guideline of the Site, at any time and in its sole discretion. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes. We encourage you to review the Site Terms whenever you visit the website.

Disclaimers

THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND VIKATAN.COM AND ITS AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTENT PROVIDERS AND AGENTS EXCLUDE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. VIKATAN.COM WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE OR THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS AND DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. THE FUNCTIONS EMBODIED ON OR IN THE MATERIALS OF THIS SITE ARE NOT WARRANTED TO BE UNINTERRUPTED OR WITHOUT ERROR. YOU, NOT VIKATAN.COM PRIVATE LIMITED COMPANY, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION DUE TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR CONTENT. VIKATAN.COMMAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR THE CONTENT IS FREE FROM INFECTION BY VIRUSES OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT HAS CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES.

VIKATAN.COMuses reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy, correctness and reliability of the information and data, but we make no representations or warranties for the same. Contents, Images of people or places displayed on the Site are either the property of, or used with permission by, VIKATAN.COMor third parties. The use of these contents, images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms or specific permission provided elsewhere on the Site or by separate license or agreement. Any unauthorized use of these contents, images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and other applicable laws.

SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES

Registration

In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to:

  • provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site;
  • maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to Company, to keep it accurate, current and complete;
  • maintain the security of your password and identification;
  • notify Vikatan.com immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or other breach of security;
  • accept all responsibility for any and all activities that occur under your account; and
  • accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to Company.
Subscription services

1. This Service shall be available to the Subscriber on a monthly basis. The payment for the Service shall be made by the Subscriber, in advance through credit card/debit card/net banking/paypal as per the rates published on VIKATAN.COM, web site. VIKATAN.COM reserves the right to change/alter the rates from time to time without prior notice.

2. Once the payment has been received by VIKATAN.COM, the Subscriber shall complete the registration form as available on the Website and shall be required to give basic information which shall include Name, address, Phone no, email address, Password along with a valid mobile phone number.

3. Once registered, vikatan.com grants the subscriber a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right to use the software used in connection within this section to a single user; provided that the subscriber shall not be allowed to copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the software. The subscriber agrees not to modify the software in any manner or form or to use modified versions of the software, including, without limitation, for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the site.
4. All material under this section including without limitation, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound are protected by Indian copyright laws. The subscriber shall access and use the materials for personal purposes only.

5. VIKATAN.COM Videos are provided as a service for information purposes only. No representations or warranties are made regarding the videos, or the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any information or advice it contains. Vikatan.com assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in information or advice provided.

6. VIKATAN.COM will provide the Service from the date the registration of the Subscriber is accepted on the Website until the expiry of the Term or until the subscription to the Service is suspended /cancelled by VIKATAN.COM or the Subscriber. In the event of permanent suspension of services other than by Force majeure within the period of subscription from the date of the commencement of your subscription, vikatan.com shall be liable to refund only the proportionate subscription amount so collected being the unexpired period of your subscription as on that date of suspension.

7. VIKATAN.COM may suspend the Services for lack of use or in case VIKATAN.COM believes that the Subscriber has violated or acted inconsistently with these Terms and Conditions.

8. Vikatan.comsubscription services does not include any other new paid services which may be included in the future. The subscription is valid only for the existing nine magazines including Anandavikatan, Junior Vikatan, AvalVikatan, ChuttiVikatan, SakthiVikatan, NanayamVikatan, PasumaiVikatan, Motor Vikatan (except autocar pages), doctor vikatan.

9. Though we take utmost effort to offer disruption free service we do not make any warranties, express or implied with respect to this service due to the factors that are beyond our control.

Subscription of printed books will be posted by Register Airmail for foreign subscribers and by Registered Mail for inland subscribers. A book will be dispatched at your own risk. And it may take approximately three weeks to reach you. To more details contact:

Payment & Chargeback Disclaimer

You hereby expressly agree that once you or any other person have started the process of payment of subscription by expressly without reservation agreeing to the terms and conditions of the site by clicking and accepting them and have further submitted your credit card/ any other card details or other details to the site/internet banking service provider for payment and your account gets debited no chargeback claim or dispute with regard to the failure of delivery of Product or the use/misuse of such credit card or any other card, or internet banking filed by you/on your behalf with the Credit Card Provider/Internet banking service provider or any Bank/Financial Institution or Court /Tribunal /Ombudsman shall be binding on VIKATAN.COM or its Merchant Bank or any company which maintains VIKATAN servers thereby giving connectivity to internet banking service provider(s).

You accept and take full responsibility towards the ownership/possession and use of your credit card or any other card or your internet banking password or access. This understanding that you will have no right to claim any charge back is a material condition of this agreement and once you hereby expressly agree to it you shall be stopped from challenging /disputing it in any adjudication/proceeding before any Bank/Financial institution/ Internet banking service provider or Court or Tribunal or Ombudsman or otherwise.

Lifemembership

  1. In the event of permanent suspension of services other than by Force majeure within the period of ten years from the date of the commencement of your life time subscription, vikatan.com shall be liable to refund only the proportionate subscription amount so collected being the unexpired period of your 10 years subscription as on that date of suspension.
  2. This offer does not include any other new paid services which may be included in the future. This life time subscription offer is valid only for the existing nine magazines including Anandavikatan, Junior Vikatan, AvalVikatan, ChuttiVikatan, SakthiVikatan, NanayamVikatan, PasumaiVikatan, Motor Vikatan (except autocar page), doctor vikatan.


Privacy Policy

VIKATAN.COM PRIVATE LIMITED puts the resources and quality of VIKATAN at your service. These Subscription Servicesare committed to protecting the privacy of Internet users. This statement discloses the privacy practices of Subscription Service of vikatan group at vikatan.com.

To make use of certain features on our website, visitors must provide us with certain information as part of the registration process. (We may ask you, for example, your sex, age, etc, and request for details regarding your occupation, interests, and the like.) The information you supply will help enhance our services, by allowing us to tailor our site to your interests and make it more useful to you. Supplying such information is entirely voluntary. In some instances, for example, that involving subscriptions, you may need to provide all the information before it can reach you.

The information gathered by Subscription Service falls into two categories:

  • information voluntarily supplied by visitors to our website through optional registration and
  • tracking information gathered as visitors navigate through our site.

To help make our site more responsive to the needs of our visitors, we invoke a standard feature of browser software, called a "cookie", to assign each visitor a unique, random number (a sort of user ID) that resides on your computer. The cookie does not personally identify the visitor as an individual; rather, it merely identifies the computer that a visitor uses to access our site. Unless you voluntarily identify yourself (through registration, for example), we will have no knowledge of who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer. The only personal information a cookie can contain is the one that you supply (A cookie cannot read data of your hard drive). Our advertisers (if any) may also assign their own cookies to your browser (if you click on their ads), a process that we do not control.

We use cookies to help us tailor our site in accordance to your needs, and to deliver a better service that is keyed to the interests of our visitors. We use cookies to determine what features our visitors prefer and which ones are less popular. By knowing which pages our users visit and how often, we aim to improvise and build a better site. We also use cookies to avoid showing you the same ad, repeatedly, during a single visit.If you do not want the benefit of cookies, there is a simple process to manually delete them. Please consult your web browser"s Help documentation for more information on this process.

If you do register with vikatan.com, we may contact you, from time to time; about content and features that we believe may be of interest to you. All registered users information may be used by VIKATAN.COMor any of our business partners to send marketing and promotional emails, phone calls, SMS etc to the customers/ Subscribers.

Account Security

All information gathered on vikatan.com is securely stored within the Subscription Service of vikatan controlled database. The database is stored on the servers secured behind a firewall and access to these servers is password-protected and is strictly limited. However, as effective as our security measures are, no security system is impenetrable. And, any information you include in a posting to the discussion areas is available to anyone with Internet access.
A note to end on : The Web is an evolving medium. If we need to change our privacy policy at some point in the future, we"ll post the changes before they take effect. Of course, the use of any information we gather will always be consistent with the policy under which the information was collected, regardless of what the new policy may be.

Links

VIKATAN.COM Online Services and/or VIKATAN.COM Content may contain hyperlinks to websites and resources owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites and resources have their own terms of use and we urge you to review them. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for any third party websites and resources and your access and use of such services and content is at your own risk.

Use of Single-pixel-gifs

Vikatan.com may contain electronic images that allow Vikatan.com to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. Such electronic images are not used to access your personally identifiable information on the Vikatan.com network of sites and services; they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about Vikatan.com usage.

Transfer of Rights

You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights and obligations in the Terms to any other person.

Severance & Waiver

No action of VIKATAN.COM, other than an express written waiver or amendment, may be construed as a waiver or amendment of any of these Terms. If any clause in these Terms is found to be unenforceable, wherever possible, it will not affect any other clause and each will remain in full force and effect. We reserve the right to change these Terms; the Content/ information displayed on the Site, any license or product prices contained on the Site and any other information or license terms without prior notice. These Terms set out the entire agreement between VIKATAN.COM and you relating to your use of this Site. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Termination

Notwithstanding any of these Site Terms, Vikatan.com reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to suspend/ terminate your account and/or to block your use of the Site.

Jurisdiction & Resolution of Disputes

All license agreements, use or any issues arising out of any activity regarding the use of this website will be governed by the laws of India and subject to exclusive jurisdiction of courts in CHENNAI. All and a ny dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this terms & transaction shall be settled by mutual discussion and if not solved may be referred to arbitration to be appointed by vikatan.com and to be held at Chennai.

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