Terms and Conditions between Vikatan and Users - Up to 9/2/2017
Contact e-mail: webmaster@vikatan.com

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 webmaster@vikatan.com

(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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

We use cookies and similar technologies to help us recognise you across different Services, learn about your interests, improve your experience, measure use and effectiveness of our Services, and serve advertising. By continuing to browse the site you are giving your consent for us to set cookies.


Cookies are small text files stored on your device (computer, tablet or mobile) when you are on the Internet.We mainly use these Cookies on our sites in order to make your browsing more pleasant and to improve the use and the functionality of them; for instance, to recognize you on your next login and to offer you content tailored to your expectations and your interests. We also use these files to perform traffic statistics and to determine how you discovered our sites. Some of the cookies we use are Google Analytics, Web beacons, Lotame, Pixels, Comscore.


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Effective date: May 24, 2018

Vikatan.com Pvt. ltd ("us", "we", or "our") operates the https://www.vikatan.com website and the Vikatan News & Magazines mobile application (the "Service").

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions.


  • Service

    Service means the https://www.vikatan.com website and the Vikatan News & Magazines mobile application operated by Vikatan.com Pvt. ltd

  • Personal Data

    Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).

  • Usage Data

    Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

  • Cookies

    Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your device (computer or mobile device).

  • Data Controller

    Data Controller means the natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal information are, or are to be, processed.

    For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your Personal Data.

  • Data Processors (or Service Providers)

    Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller.

    We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.

  • Data Subject (or User)

    Data Subject is any living individual who is using our Service and is the subject of Personal Data.

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
  • Cookies and Usage Data

We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send.

Usage Data

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service or when you access the Service by or through a mobile device ("Usage Data").

This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, this Usage Data may include information such as the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Location Data

We may use and store information about your location if you give us permission to do so (“Location Data”). We use this data to provide features of our Service, to improve and customize our Service.

You can enable or disable location services when you use our Service at any time, through your device settings.

We also track your activities such as;

Your searches - To showcase more relevant keywords and results to you, and analyze trending keywords

Your downloads - To verify if you have downloaded the magazines which you are permitted to access

Magazines you've visited - To understand your interests and showcase more relevant magazines

Magazines you’ve read - To understand your interests and showcase more relevant magazines

Articles you’ve read - To understand your interests and showcase more relevant articles

Time spent on reading each magazine and article - To analyze the quality of content and provide appropriate feedback to publishers

Web and app pages you’ve visited - To track features used by you and recommend features that you’ve not used

We send push notifications to our apps. These push notifications inform users about the breaking news, latest offers, new magazine release. The users can disable push notifications anytime.

We also track your interactions to our marketing initiatives such as which emails you have clicked and which push notifications you have tapped on, to understand your interests and improve our services.

We will also use usage information in order to ensure users adhere to our Terms of Use. For example, a user’s usage information will help us confirm that a user only downloads a magazine or other content a permitted number of times or to a permitted number of devices.

Personal information you can access

Company allows you to access the following information about you for the purpose of viewing, and in certain situations, updating that information: email address, mobile number, name, location and marketing preferences. This list may change as the Service changes. The information you can view, update, and delete may change as the Website changes. If you have any questions about viewing or updating information we have on file about you, please contact us at privacy@vikatan.com or at Vikatan.com Pvt Ltd, 757, Anna Salai, Vasan Avenue, Chennai – 600 002.

You can add or update certain personal information on your account, such as name , mobile number and email address. When you update information, however, we often maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records.

Upon your written request to privacy@vikatan.com, we will remove your Personal Information from our active user database provided that (a) you are current with all payment obligations, (b) we do not believe it reasonably necessary to keep such information for any pending legal action, and (c) we are under no obligation to retain such information. Please be aware that any unfulfilled subscriptions may be canceled without refund and you will have to re-register in order to use the Service. It is your responsibility to request a refund from us.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
  • Advertising Cookies. Advertising Cookies are used to serve you with advertisements that may be relevant to you and your interests.

Use of Data

Vikatan.com Pvt. ltd uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide customer support
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
  • To monitor the usage of our Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues
  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), Vikatan.com Pvt. ltd legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.

Vikatan.com Pvt. ltd may process your Personal Data because:

  • We need to perform a contract with you
  • You have given us permission to do so
  • The processing is in our legitimate interests and it's not overridden by your rights
  • For payment processing purposes
  • To comply with the law

Retention of Data

Vikatan.com Pvt. ltd will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Vikatan.com Pvt. ltd will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside India and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to India and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Vikatan.com Pvt. ltd will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Disclosure for Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, Vikatan.com Pvt. ltd may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Legal Requirements

Vikatan.com Pvt. ltd may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Vikatan.com Pvt. ltd
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Vikatan.com Pvt. ltd aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.

If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.

  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.

  • The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where Vikatan.com Pvt. ltd relied on your consent to process your personal information.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

  • Google Analytics

    Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

    For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

  • Firebase

    Firebase is analytics service provided by Google Inc.

    You may opt-out of certain Firebase features through your mobile device settings, such as your device advertising settings or by following the instructions provided by Google in their Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

    We also encourage you to review the Google's policy for safeguarding your data: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245. For more information on what type of information Firebase collects, please visit please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

  • Comscore

    For more information on what type of information Comscore collects, please visit the Comscore Privacy & Terms web page: https://www.comscore.com/About-comScore/Privacy-Policy


We may use third-party Service Providers to show advertisements to you to help support and maintain our Service.

Behavioral Remarketing

Vikatan.com Pvt. ltd uses remarketing services to advertise on third party websites to you after you visited our Service. We and our third-party vendors use cookies to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.


We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).

We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.

The payment processors we work with are:

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

  • By email: webmaster@vikatan.com