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Terms of Use

A. Information supplied by USERS:

These Terms of Use govern your use of the websites, content and community services offered through https://www.sustainabilitytoday.in (“Site”), any mobile or internet connected device or otherwise (the “the Service”).

By accessing the Site or Service or registering, you agree to be bound by these Terms.

You agree to register prior to uploading any content and / or comment and any other use or services of this site and provide your details including but not limited to complete name, age, email address, residential address, contact number.

Definition of “User” or “You”: means any person who accesses or avails of this site of the Company for the purpose of hosting, publishing, sharing, transacting, displaying or uploading information or views and includes other persons jointly participating in using the site of the Company.

We May Discontinue or Suspend our Site or Terminate Use

Sustainability Today shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance of our site. In addition, we reserve the right to terminate your access to our site for any reason, and to take any other actions that Sustainability Today, in its sole discretion, believes to be in the interest of our company and of our users as a whole.

B. Copyright & Trademark

Our site (including all text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content contained on our site) is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of India and other countries, and we (subject to the rights of our licensors and licensees under applicable agreements, understandings and arrangements) have all rights therein. Hence, all articles, blogs, videos, content and other elements comprising our site are also copyrighted works, and we (subject to the rights of our licensors and licensees under applicable agreements, understandings and arrangements) have all rights therein. You must abide by all copyright notices / restrictions on our site.

The contents of the Service are intended for personal, non-commercial use. All materials published on the Service (including, but not limited to articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, also known as the “Content”) are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by the DTE or the party credited as the provider of the Content. Users shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service.

 The Service and its Contents are protected by copyright pursuant to Indian and international copyright laws. Users may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Content or the Service (including software) in whole or in part.

Users may download or copy the Content and other downloadable items displayed on the Service for personal use only, provided that they maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from the Down To Earth or the copyright holder identified in the copyright notice contained in the Content.

The user agrees to report any copyright violations in regards to the Content supplied by the Service to Down To Earth as soon as they become aware of them. In the event a user has a claim of copyright infringement with respect to material that is contained in the Service, please notify us immediately.

Sustainability Today shall moderate the comment threads.

Unless otherwise stated, copyright and all intellectual property rights in all material presented on the site (including but not limited to text, audio, video or graphical images), trademarks and logos appearing on this site are the property of The Sustainability Today, its parent, affiliates and associates (subject to the rights of our licensors and licensees etc. under applicable agreements, understandings and arrangements) and are protected under applicable Indian laws. You agree not to use any framing techniques to enclose any trademark or logo or other proprietary information of The Sustainability Today; or remove, conceal or obliterate any copyright or other proprietary notice or any credit-line or date-line on other mark or source identifier included on the Site / Service, including without limitation, the size, color, location or style of all proprietary marks. Any infringement shall be vigorously defended and pursued to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Copyright © 2019 Envecologic. All rights reserved.

C. Charges

Sustainability Today reserves the right to charge subscription and / or membership fees from a user, by giving reasonable prior notice, in respect of any product, service or any other aspect of this Site.

D. Restricted Use of Content

You may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, transmit or in any way exploit any part of our site or any content thereon. You may not distribute any part of this site or any content thereon over any network, including, without limitation, a local area network, or sell or offer it for sale. In addition, these files may not be used to construct any kind of database.

We are concerned about the integrity of our site when it is viewed in a setting created by a third party that includes advertising or other materials that we have not authorised to be displayed with the content of our site. Neither you nor any third party shall make use of the contents of our site in any manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights, including copyright.

Sustainability Today grants you permission to only access and make personal use of the Site and You agree not to, directly or indirectly download or modify / alter / change / amend / vary / transform / revise / translate / copy / publish / distribute or otherwise disseminate any content on ST’s Site / Service, or any portion of it; or delete or fail to display any promotional taglines included in the Site / Service either directly or indirectly, except with the express consent of The Sustainability Today, or decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible at the Sites.

Sustainability Today forbids you from any attempts to resell or put to commercial use any part of the Site; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of the Site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of any other merchant; any renting, leasing, or otherwise transferring rights to the Site / Service; displaying the name, logo, trademark or other identifier of another person (except for www.theSustainability Today.in) in such a manner as to give the viewer the impression that such other person is a publisher or distributor of the Service on the Site, or any data gathering or extraction tools; or any use of meta tags.

You may not (whether directly or through the use of any software program) create a database in electronic or structured manual form by regularly or systematically downloading and storing all or any part of the pages from this site.

No part of the Site may be reproduced or transmitted to or stored in any other web site, nor may any of its pages or part thereof be disseminated in any electronic or non-electronic form, nor included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without prior written permission. Requests to republish The Sustainability Today’s material for distribution should be addressed to editorial@sustainabilitytoday.in

E. Individual Access, Registration and Exchange of Information

For certain services ,registration by the visitor may be required. To register for these services you have to open an account by completing the registration process (i.e. by providing your current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form). You agree to provide and promptly update true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself and if Sustainability Today believes such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, The Sustainability Today has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Sites by you. Our use of any personally identifying information you provide to us as part of the registration process is governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy.

You also will choose a password and a user name. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. By registering, you agree to the following terms in addition to any other specific terms which shall be posted at an appropriate location of the Site. Each registration is for a single individual user only.

To access these services, you will be asked to enter your individual User Name and Password, as chosen by you during your registration. Therefore, we do not permit any of the following: any other person sharing your account and password; Any part of the Site being cached in proxy servers and accessed by individuals who have not registered with The Sustainability Today as users of the Site; or Access through a single account and Password being made available to multiple users on a network.

If The Sustainability Today reasonably believes that an account and Password is being used / misused in any manner, The Sustainability Today shall reserve the right to cancel access rights immediately without notice, and block access to all users from that IP address.

Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify The Sustainability Today immediately of any unauthorised use of your account or any other breach of security. The Sustainability Today will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account or your failure to protect your password or account information. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by The Sustainability Today or another party due to someone else using your account or password.

E. Material Posted and Transmitted through the website

All information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials (“Content”), whether publicly or privately transmitted / posted, is the sole responsibility of the person from where such content is originated (the Originator). By Posting any material which contains images, photographs, pictures or that are otherwise graphical in whole or in part (“Images”), you warrant and represent that (a) you are the copyright owner of such Images, or that the copyright owner of such Images has granted you permission to use such Images or any content and / or images contained in such Images consistent with the manner and purpose of your use and as otherwise permitted by these Terms of Use and the Services, (b) you have the rights necessary to grant the licenses and sublicenses described in these Terms of Use, and (c) that each person depicted in such Images, if any, has provided consent to the use of the Images as set forth in these Terms of Use, including, by way of limitation, the distribution, public display and reproduction of such Images.

You represent that you have valid rights and title in any and all Content / Images that you submit on the Site, that you have not infringed on any IPR belonging to any party and further that you will indemnify The Sustainability Today or its affiliates for all claims arising out of any content that you post on the Site.

The Sustainability Today accepts no responsibility for the said Content / Images. However, you understand that all Content / Images posted by you becomes the property of The Sustainability Today and you agree to grant / assign to The Sustainability Today and its affiliates, a non-exclusive, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable and sub-licenseable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content / Images (in whole or part) worldwide and / or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed throughout the world.

You represent that you are a responsible adult (18 years or above) and you shall be solely responsible for all Content that you upload post or otherwise transmit.

The Sustainability Today endeavours to provide a web platform for various community interactions for persons to interact and exchange views with each other. Members of the general public posts content on such services, and therefore the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content cannot be guaranteed. You understand that by using such services, you may be exposed to objectionable matter.

You may not send, submit, post, or otherwise transmit, material or messages that contain software virus, or any other files that are designed to interrupt, destroy, and negatively affect in any manner whatsoever, any electronic equipment in connection with the use of this Site, or other user’s ability to engage in real time exchanges.

F. Not Responsible For and Not Necessarily Hold the Opinions of our Contributors / Bloggers / Commenters, etc.

Opinions and other statements expressed by users and third parties (e.g., bloggers) are theirs alone, not opinions of The Sustainability Today. The Sustainability Today is not responsible for the accuracy and completeness of Blogger / Contributor content, neither does it endorse or the guarantee the same, nor accept any obligation or liability for the same. The Sustainability Today and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders do not undertake or assume any duty to monitor its site for inappropriate or unlawful content.

The Sustainability Today and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from the content thereof, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, pornography, profanity, fraud, or misrepresentation.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, The Sustainability Today reserves the right to block or remove communications, postings or materials at any time in its sole discretion.

G. Not Responsible for Linked Sites

We are not responsible for the availability or content of other services that may be linked to our site. Because we have no control over such services, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external services, and that we do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, accuracy, quality, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such services. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on or through such services.

H. Prohibited Activities

As a condition of your use of the Services, you will not use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices.

You shall not post, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information on the Site, that:

  1. Belongs to another person and to which you do not have any right to;
  2. Is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, paedophilic, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatever;
  3. Harm minors in any way;
  4. Infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights;
  5. Violates any law for the time being in force;
  6. Deceives or misleads the addressee about the origin of such messages or communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature;
  7. Impersonate another person;
  8. Contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource;
  9. 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.
  10. Results in Advertising or solicitation to anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind.
  11. Promotes mail fraud, multi-level marketing (pyramid) schemes or other illegal or fraudulent activities.
  12. Discloses any personally identifying information or private information about any third parties without their express consent.

In addition, you are prohibited from doing anything on the Site or in respect of the Services that:-

  1. Results in spamming, phishing or password harvesting email addresses that have been posted by other users of the Sites.
  2. Uses or attempt to use another person’s account, password or services.
  3. Disrupts, interferes with or otherwise violates the security of the Sites or any services, accounts, passwords, servers or networks related to the Site
  4. Sends repeated messages to another user or repeat postings of the same message under the same or multiple subjects or engage in cyber stalking or become a nuisance for other users.
  5. Damages, disables, overburdens, or impairs The Sustainability Today’s servers, or the network(s) connected to The Sustainability Today’s servers, or interferes with any other party’s use and enjoyment of any Services.
  6. Attempts to gain unauthorised access to any Services, other accounts, computer systems or to any of the Services, through hacking, password mining or any other means.
  7. Obtains or attempts to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Services.

I. Sharing User Details

You agree that in the event we receive a subpoena issued by a court or from a law enforcement or government agency, we shall comply with such subpoenas without your consent or prior notice to you and may disclose your IP address, username, name, IP location or other information in response thereto. This is to be read along with the Privacy Policy.

J. Liability

The Sites include links and pointers to Internet sites, content and services provided by third parties. The Sustainability Today’s linking to any third party sites does not imply an endorsement or sponsorship of such sites or the information, products or services offered on or through the sites. In addition, The Sustainability Today does not operate or control in any respect any information, products or services that third parties may provide on or through the Sites or on web sites linked to by The Sustainability Today.The Sustainability Today and its affiliates, and their respective members, directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents and licensors are not liable for incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages of any kind, including, without limitation, lost revenues or profits, loss of business or loss of data, in any way related to this site or for any claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in our site (including, without limitation, as a result of breach of any warranty or other term of these Terms and Conditions).

K. Disclaimer

The Services are provided on an “as-is” and “with all faults and risks” basis, without warranties of any kind. The Company does not warrant, expressly or by implication, the accuracy or reliability of the Services or its sustainability for a particular purpose or the safety/ security of the data/Content stored by You. The Company disclaims all warranties whether express or implied, including those of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, or that use of the Services and/or Sustainability Today Platform or any Content made available thereof will be uninterrupted or error-free. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Company does not represent or warrant that the Services and/or Sustainability Today Platform will result in compliance, fulfillment or conformity with the laws, regulations, requirements or guidelines of any government or governmental agency.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Company provides no warranty on use of the Services and/ or Sustainability Today Platform. The Company also disclaims all liability with respect to the misuse, loss, modification or unavailability of the Services.

L. Disclosure, Violation and Termination

You understand that The Sustainability Today has no obligation to monitor any bulletin boards, chat rooms, or other areas of the Sites through which users can supply information or material. The Sustainability Today reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request, or to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in The Sustainability Today’s sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of these Terms of Use.

The Sustainability Today may terminate or restrict your use of the Sites or any part of the Sites at any time for any reason without notice. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorised to access the part of the Sites affected by such termination or restriction.

Any Content uploaded by you shall be subject to relevant laws and may disabled, or and may be subject to investigation under appropriate laws. Furthermore, if you are found to be in non-compliance with the laws and regulations, these terms, or the privacy policy of the Site, we may terminate your account / block your access to / usage of the Site, fully or partially, and we reserve the right to immediately remove any non-compliant Content / comment uploaded by you without any liability and shall further have the right to take recourse to such remedies as would be available to The Sustainability Today under the applicable laws.

M. Grievances

You agree that any recommendation, idea, proposal, suggestion, feedback or other input (“Feedback”) you submit to us related to our products, services, websites, apps, or technology may be used by us without any notice, obligation, restriction, reimbursement or compensation to you and you waive (or agree not to enforce) any and all rights that may now or in future exist (including moral and equivalent rights) in any Feedback.

Redressal Mechanism: Any complaints or concerns with regards to content and or comment or breach of these terms shall be taken up with the designated Grievance Officer as mentioned below in writing via email / post / courier sent to the appropriate address:

grievance@sustainabilitytoday.in

N. Unsolicited Emails

You will not use any communication tool or other means available on Sustainability Today Platform to transmit, directly or indirectly, any unsolicited bulk communications (including emails and instant messages). You may not harvest information about other Users for the purpose of sending or to facilitate the sending of unsolicited bulk communications. We may terminate Your access or use of Sustainability Today Platform immediately, with or without any notice, and take any other legal action if You, or anyone using Your access details to Sustainability Today Platform, violates these terms. We may adopt any technical remedy (including any filtering technology or other measures) to prevent unsolicited bulk communications from entering, utilising or remaining within Our computer or communication networks. Such filtering technology or other measures may block, either temporarily or permanently, some e-mail sent to You through Sustainability Today Platform.

O. Indemnity

You shall indemnify and hold harmless, the Company, its affiliates, any third party content/ networks/ infrastructure providers and their respective directors, officers, personnel, contractors and agents, for and against any and all claims, suits, judgment, losses, damages, cost and expenses arising or relating to Your use of the Services or Your breach of the TOU or the Privacy Policy or any other restrictions or guidelines provided by the Company from time to time. This indemnification obligation will survive this TOU and Privacy Policy and Your use of the Services.