Terms & Conditions
Terms and Conditions
Welcome to Www.IndianStar.News and related websites. Here we provide information about the website features and other products and services available to you for activities related to Indian Diaspora and in support of Indian Diaspora and news media. You are given permission to use www.IndianStar.News products or services, use applications for mobile devices, or use software provided by Www.IndianStar.News in connection with any of the foregoing services subject to the following conditions on this or other pages. By using these or any other Www.IndianStar.News services, you agree to these conditions.
These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) apply to your use of all Www.IndianStar.News websites, applications, services and products (“Services” or individually a “Service”) that post a link to these Terms and Conditions and that are provided by any Www.IndianStar.News group website worldwide ("Www.IndianStar.News", "we", "us" or "our").
Sometimes additional terms may apply. When you use a specific Www.IndianStar.News service you also will be subject to the guidelines, terms and agreements applicable to that Www.IndianStar.News service ("Service Terms"). If these Conditions of Use are inconsistent with the Service Terms, those Service Terms will control.
Effective Date: March 20, 2021
This web page represents a legal document and is the Terms and Conditions (Agreement) for our website, www.Www.IndianStar.News (Website). By using our Website, you agree to fully comply with and be bound by the following Agreement each time you use our Website.
The terms “us”, “we”, and “our” refer to Www.IndianStar.News the owner of this Website. A “Visitor” is someone who merely browses our Website. A “Member” is an individual or an organization who has registered with our Website to use our Services. The term “User” is a collective identifier that refers to either a Visitor or a Member. The term “Product” refers to any products we sell or give away.
All text, information, graphics, design, and data offered through our Website or Services, whether produced by our Members or by us, are collectively known as our “Content”. We distinguish content posted by our Members as “Member Content”.
Our Privacy Notice is considered part of this Agreement and is available on this website. You must review our Privacy Notice on this website. If you do not accept and agree to be bound by all the terms of this Agreement, including the www.IndianStar.News Privacy Notice, do not use this Website or our Services.
Acceptance of Agreement
This Agreement is between you and Www.IndianStar.News
THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND OTHER PROVISIONS THAT LIMIT OUR LIABILITY TO YOU. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY, AS USING, ACCESSING, AND/OR BROWSING OUR WEBSITE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND TO EACH AND EVERY TERM AND CONDITION SET FORTH HEREIN, PLEASE EXIT OUR WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT USE, ACCESS, AND/OR BROWSE IT FURTHER.
Except as otherwise noted, this Agreement constitutes the entire and only Agreement between you and Www.IndianStar.News, and supersedes all other Agreements, representations, warranties, and understandings with respect to our Website, Services, and the subject matter contained herein.
When you use Www.IndianStar.News services, or send e-mails, text messages, and other communications from your desktop or mobile device to us, you may be communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically, such as e-mails, texts, mobile push notices, or notices and messages on this site or through the other Www.IndianStar.News means of communications, and you can retain copies of these communications for your records. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
All content included in or made available through any Www.IndianStar.News service, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software is the property of Www.IndianStar.News, or of a contractor or content supplier and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content included in or made available through any Www.IndianStar.News service is the exclusive property of the writer, creator, a purchaser of rights, or Www.IndianStar.News and protected by US and international copyright laws.
Graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names included in or made available through Www.IndianStar.News are trademarks or trade dress of Www.IndianStar.News in the US and other countries. Www.IndianStar.News trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Www.IndianStar.News, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Www.IndianStar.News. All other trademarks not owned by Www.IndianStar.News that appear in on our website are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by us.
One or more patents maybe owned by Www.IndianStar.News and apply to the features and services accessible via Www.IndianStar.News services. Portions of the services operate under license of one or more patents.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMPLAINTS
Www.IndianStar.News will not knowingly or willingly violate the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your intellectual property rights are being infringed, please follow our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.
RISK of LOSS
All purchases and the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the email address supplied by you.
RETURNS, REFUNDS and TITLE
Www.IndianStar.News does not issue refunds. For any payment disputes, please review your contract whereby you sold or purchased a product or an item.
Www.IndianStar.News tries to be as accurate as possible. However, Www.IndianStar.News does not warrant that product descriptions or other content is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free except as provided by the written agreement between you and Www.IndianStar.News. If a product itself is not as described, your sole remedy is provided by your written agreement.
All prices of a product will be stated in the written and specific agreements as provided by a supplier, or seller and between the buyers or purchasers. We will check prices against prices recently found agreed to by and between other parties.
With respect to items sold on our website, the listed price is controlling. Others may follow different policies in the event of a mispriced item.
We generally do not charge your credit card until we make the digital product available to you.
Sanctions and Export Policy
You must comply with all U.S. or other export and re-export restrictions that may apply to goods, software (including Www.IndianStar.News Software), technology, and services.
We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant, the offerings of any of these businesses or individuals (including the content of their Web sites). does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product, and content of all these and any other third parties.
Any legal controversy or claim arising from or relating to this Agreement and/or our Service, excluding legal action taken by us to collect or recover damages for – or obtain any injunction relating to – website operations, intellectual property, and our Service, will be settled solely by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim will be arbitrated on an individual basis and will not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party.
The arbitration will be conducted in Maryland. Any arbitration award may be entered into the record of any court having jurisdiction thereof. You or we may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in Maryland, necessary to protect our or your rights or property pending the completion of arbitration. Each party will bear half the arbitration fees and costs.
Choice of Law and Jurisdiction
This Agreement will be treated as if it were executed and performed in Maryland and will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Maryland without regard to conflict of law provisions. In addition, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts. Any cause of action by you with respect to our Website or Service must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred.
Www.IndianStar.News, grants you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable license to access and use our Website and Services strictly in accordance with this Agreement. No printout or electronic version of any part of our Website or Services may be used by you in any litigation or arbitration matter whatsoever under any circumstances.
You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding your use of our Website, Content, Services, and any software provided therein.
Our Relationship to You
This Agreement in no way creates any agency, partnership, joint venture, or employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship between you and Www.IndianStar.News.
Our Intellectual Property
Our Website may contain our service marks or trademarks as well as those of our affiliates or other companies in the form of words, graphics, and logos. Your use of our Website or Services does not constitute any right or license for you to use our service marks or trademarks without the prior written permission of Www.IndianStar.News
Our Content, as found within our Website and Services, is protected under United States and foreign copyrights. The copying, redistribution, use, or publication by you of any such Content is strictly prohibited. Your use of our Website and Services does not grant you any ownership rights to our Content.
Eligibility and Registration for Membership
To use our Services, you must register with our Website to become a Member. Your Membership is not transferable or assignable and is void where prohibited. Our Website and Services are intended solely for Users who are at least (18) years of age or older. Any registration by, use of, or access to our Website by anyone under that age is unauthorized, unlicensed, and in violation of these Terms and Conditions. By using our Website and/or Services, you represent and warrant that you are (18) years of age or older and agree to abide by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Www.IndianStar.News, Inc has sole right and discretion to determine whether to accept a Member and may reject a Member’s registration with or without explanation.
When you complete the registration process, you will receive a password that will allow you to access our Services. You agree to maintain the confidentiality of your password and are fully responsible for all liability and damages resulting from your failure to maintain that confidentiality as well as all activities that occur using your password.
You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of security. You agree that our Website cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with password security as discussed herein.
Errors, Corrections, and Changes
We do not represent or otherwise warrant that our Website will be error-free or free from viruses or other harmful components, or that we will correct any errors. We do not represent or otherwise warrant that the information available on or through our Website will be correct, accurate, timely, or otherwise reliable. Www.IndianStar.News reserves the right at our sole discretion to change any content, software, and other items used or contained in our Website or Services at any time without notice.
Our Website publishes content supplied by third parties, Users, journalists, advertisers, merchants, and sponsors. Accordingly, Www.IndianStar.News has limited editorial control over such content. Any opinions or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, Users, or any other User of our Website, are those of the respective author(s) and not of Www.IndianStar.News. Www.IndianStar.News does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose nor the legality of any content provided by any of these parties.
You understand that we do not operate or control the products or services offered by third-party merchants. These merchants are responsible for all aspects of order processing, fulfillment, billing, and customer service. We are not a party to the transactions entered into between you and merchants. You agree that use of or purchase from such merchants is AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND BY US.
Www.IndianStar.News is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Content posted on our Website or in connection with our Services, whether posted or caused by Members of our Website, or by Www.IndianStar.News. Although we provide strict rules for Member conduct and postings, we have limited control and are not responsible for what Members post, transmit, or share on our Website or Services, and are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, or otherwise objectionable content you may encounter using our Website or Services.
Our Website or Services may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. Www.IndianStar.News assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of User communications.
Www.IndianStar.News is not responsible for any technical malfunction or other problems of any telephone network or service, computer system, server or provider, computer or mobile phone equipment, or software, or for any failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, or for any combination thereof – including injury or damage to Members’ or any other person’s computer, mobile phone, or other hardware or software – related to or resulting from the use or downloading of materials in connection with our Website or Services, including, without limitation, any software provided through our Website or Services.
Reference to any products, services, processes, or other information by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship, recommendation, or any affiliation with our Website by third parties or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized by our Services.
THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, AND DOCUMENTS FROM OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ‘AS-IS’, ‘AS AVAILABLE’, WITH ‘ALL FAULTS’, AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE DISCLAIMED (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE DISCLAIMER OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE). OUR WEBSITE AND SERVICES MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS, OR OTHER LIMITATIONS.
Www.IndianStar.News INCLUDING ALL OUR AFFILIATES, HAS NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE OR SERVICES. WWW.INDIANSTAR.NEWS CANNOT GUARANTEE AND DOES NOT PROMISE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM THE USE OF OUR WEBSITE OR SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RELATED SOFTWARE. WWW.INDIANSTAR.NEWS, DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT OUR CONTENT, SERVICES, OR ANY SOFTWARE FOUND WITHIN ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT, ERROR-FREE, OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IN THE USE AND DOWNLOADING OF ANY SUCH CONTENT OR SOFTWARE AND USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND REMOVE VIRUSES. ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY VIRUSES SOMEHOW ATTRIBUTED TO OUR CONTENT, SERVICES, AND RELATED SOFTWARE IS DISCLAIMED.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL WWW.INDIANSTAR.NEWS, OR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST DATA ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE, CONTENT, SERVICES, OR ANY RELATED SOFTWARE ACCESSED THROUGH OR DOWNLOADED FROM OUR WEBSITE OR SERVICES, EVEN IF WWW.INDIANSTAR.NEWS IS AWARE OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, Www.IndianStar.News’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO US FOR WEBSITE AND/OR SERVICES ACCESSED DURING THE PREVIOUS MONTH OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY.
Members may have the ability to post their content to our Website through our Services (Member Content). We have limited control over Member Content and do not in any way guarantee its quality, accuracy, or integrity. Www.IndianStar.News is not responsible for the monitoring or filtering of any Member Content. Should any Member Content be found illegal, Www.IndianStar.News will submit all necessary information to relevant authorities.
If any Member Content is reported to Www.IndianStar.News as being offensive or inappropriate, we may ask the Member to retract or otherwise modify the questionable content within 24 hours of being notified by Www.IndianStar.News. If the Member fails to meet such a request, Www.IndianStar.News has full authority to restrict the Member’s ability to post Member Content OR to immediately terminate the Member’s Membership without further notice to the Member.
Without limiting the foregoing, we have sole discretion to remove any Member Content that violates this Agreement or that is otherwise objectionable in our sole discretion. Members are responsible for complying with all applicable federal and state laws for their content, including copyright and trademark laws. We require that Members respect copyright and trademark laws.
You warrant that you will not use our Services to infringe on the intellectual property rights of others in any way. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, we have adopted a policy of terminating Members whom we deem, in our sole discretion, to be infringers of others’ intellectual property rights.
As a Member, you agree not to use our Services to do any of the following:
Upload, post, or otherwise transmit any Member Content that:
Violates any local, state, federal, or international laws
Infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party
Harms, threatens, defames, promotes violence or illegal activities, or is otherwise vulgar, obscene, abusive, harassing, tortuous, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethically, or otherwise objectionable
Links directly or indirectly to any materials to which you do not have a right to link
Contains any private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers, and credit card numbers
Contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or to extract information from our Website or Services
Contains any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation
In the sole judgment of Www.IndianStar.News, is objectionable or restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying our Website or Services, or which may expose Www.IndianStar.News, our affiliates, or our Users to any harm or liability of any type.
As a Member, you agree that you will not use our Services or Content to do any of the following:
Develop a competing website
Create compilations or derivative works as defined under United States copyright laws
Redistribute it in any manner, including, but not limited to, sale, license, lease, rental, subscription, or any other distribution mechanism
Decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer our Website, Services, and any related software
Use our Website or Services in any manner that violates this Agreement or any local, state, federal, or international laws
Use of Information
You grant Www.IndianStar.News a license to use the information and materials you post to our Website. By posting, displaying, transmitting, performing, or otherwise distributing information or other content (“Member Content”) to our Website, you are granting Www.IndianStar.News, its officers, directors, employees, agents, consultants, representatives, and affiliates, a license to use the Member Content in connection with the operation of the business of Www.IndianStar.News its directors, employees, officers, affiliates, representatives, consultants, and agents, including, without limitation, a right to distribute, copy, transmit, publicly display, reproduce, translate, edit, and reformat Member Content. You understand and agree that you will not be compensated for any Member Content. By posting Member Content on our Website or Service, you warrant and represent that you own the rights to the Member Content or are authorized to post, display, distribute, perform, or transmit Member Content.
We reserve the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of this Agreement and to take any action we deem appropriate, including, but not limited to, reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your profile, email addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses, and traffic information.
Linking to Our Website
You may provide links to our Website provided that (a) you do not remove or obscure any portion of our Website by framing or otherwise, (b) your website does not engage in illegal or pornographic activities, and (c) you cease providing links to our Website immediately upon our request.
Links to Other Websites
Our Website may from time to time contain links to third-party websites. Inclusion of links for any website on our Website does not mean that we endorse, guarantee, warrant, or recommend the services, information, content, and/or data of such third-party websites.
Www.IndianStar.News has no control over the legal documents and privacy practices of third-party websites; you access any third-party websites at your own risk. We recommend that you review the privacy notice and terms and conditions of those websites to fully understand what information is collected and how it is used.
You represent and warrant that if you are purchasing something from us, (i) any payment information you supply is true and complete, (ii) charges incurred by you will be honored by your bank or credit card company, (iii) you will pay the charges incurred by you at the posted prices, including any applicable taxes, and (iv) if your initial payment method is dishonored, you will still pay the incurred charges, including any surcharge we may incur due to the dishonored payment.
No refunds will be given.
Termination of Membership
Whether we accept or decline your Membership is at our sole discretion.
If accepted, your Membership with us is effective until terminated by you or us. Your rights under these Terms and Conditions will terminate without our giving notice to you if you fail to comply with any term of these Terms and Conditions. Upon termination, you will stop representing yourself as a registered Member or Client. You must delete or destroy any information or content (including all copies) obtained from our Website. Certain provisions of this Agreement, including, but not limited to, copyrights, indemnity, trademarks, limitation of liability, warranty, and jurisdictional issues will survive the termination of this Agreement.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us and our partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, third-party suppliers of information and documents, attorneys, advertisers, product and service providers, and affiliates free from any liability, loss, claim, and expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees, related to your violation of this Agreement or use of our Website or Services.
Severability and Survival
Should any part of this Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion will be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. To the extent that any Content is in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement will take precedence. Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not be deemed a waiver of such a provision, nor of the right to enforce such a provision. Our rights under this Agreement will survive any termination of this Agreement.
Changes to Our Terms and Conditions
We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by giving you advance notice of the changes by email or in writing or posting it on the website. We will also post these changes on our website. These changes will become effective fifteen (15) days after the sending or posting of the notice. To avoid doubt, no unilateral amendment will retroactively change agreed dispute-resolution provisions of these Terms and Conditions, if any, including, for example, arbitration provisions for then-pending disputes unless the parties expressly agree otherwise. Your continued use of our Website, Services, and Products after any change to these Terms and Conditions and our notifying you will constitute your acceptance of such change. If you do not agree with the changes to these Terms and Conditions, you can choose to discontinue the use of our Website, Services, and Products.