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BACKGROUND

  • This document is an electronic record in terms of (i) Information Technology Act, 2000; (ii) the rules framed there under as applicable; and (iii) the amended provisions pertaining to electronic records in various statutes as amended by the Information Technology Act, 2000. This electronic record is generated by a computer system and does not require any physical or digital signatures.
  • This document is published in accordance with the provisions of Rule 3 (1) of the Information Technology (Intermediaries guidelines) Rules, 2011 that require publishing the rules and regulations, privacy policy and Terms of Use for access or usage of soulveda.com ("Website").
  • This Website is owned, registered and operated by N. Ranga Rao & Sons Private Limited ("Company"), a private limited Company, incorporated under the provisions of Companies Act, 2013 and having its registered office at B. No. 52, 1553, N.R House, Vanivilasa Road, Mysore - 570 004.
  • These terms of usage ("Terms of Use") govern Your use of the Website and Services (as defined below) provided through the Website. By using or visiting the Website, or by using any content or information provided as part of the Website/Services, You shall be deemed to have read, understood and accepted to be bound by these Terms of Use.
  • For the purpose of these Terms of Use, wherever the context so requires "You", "Your", or "User" shall mean any natural or legal person who uses the Website for availing the Services. The term "We", "Us", "Our" shall mean the Company.
  • We reserve the right to make changes to these Terms of Use at any time. Any such modifications will become effective immediately upon posting to the Website and Your continued use of the Website, and/or the Services constitutes Your agreement to such modifications. You agree to periodically review the current version of these Terms of Use as posted on the Website.

SERVICES

  • The Company has published an online spirituality-wellness magazine ("Magazine") which acts as a platform for discussions and interactions on various aspects of spirituality with focus on wellbeing ("Services").
  • You may use the content ("Content") made available in the Magazine and upload Your information or views, subject to Your compliance with and acceptance of these Terms of Use.
  • For the purpose of these Terms of Use,

"Applicable Law" shall mean any statute, law, regulation, ordinance, rule, judgment, notification, rule of common law, Order, decree, bye-law, government approval, directive, guideline, requirement or other governmental restriction, or any similar form of decision of, or determination by, or any interpretation, policy or administration, having the force of law of any of the foregoing, by any Authority having jurisdiction over the matter in question, whether in effect as of the date of these Terms of Use or thereafter;

"Authority" shall mean any national, state, provincial, local or similar government, governmental, regulatory or administrative authority, branch, agency, any statutory body or commission or any non-governmental regulatory or administrative authority, body or other organisation to the extent that the rules, regulations and standards, requirements, procedures or Orders of such authority, body or other organisation that have the force of Applicable Law or any court, tribunal, arbitral or judicial body in India.

REPRESENTATION AND WARRANTIES

Website - The Company hereby represents and warrants that -

  • We are a duly registered private company as under the relevant provisions of the Companies Act, 2013
  • We are in compliance with the Applicable Law to provide Services, subject to these Terms of Use
  • We will comply with the Privacy Policy and ensure data security of the Users at all times

User - The User hereby represents and warrants that -

  • The User is a natural or legal person, competent to contract, and has read, understood and agreed to be bound by these Terms of Use
  • The User shall provide accurate information and details at the time of registration

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Copyright

  • Unless otherwise stated, All Content included on the Website and made available to the Users as part of the Service, including but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, designs, photographs, button icons, images, articles, blogs, quotes, data compilations, is the property of the Company, including the contents submitted by Guest Contributors or other similar Contributors is protected by the applicable intellectual property laws. The compilation of all Content on this Website is the exclusive property of the Company, and shall not be reproduced or used without express written permission from the Company. You agree not to decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any Content accessible through the Website, not to insert any code or product or manipulate the Content of the Website in any way that affects the User's experience, and not to use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method. We reserve the right to terminate our engagement if We, in our sole and absolute discretion, believe that You are in violation of this clause.
  • The Content available on or via the Website, are provided to You AS IS for Your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the Company. The Company reserves all rights, not expressly granted in and to the Website.

Trademarks

www.soulveda.com is the domain of the Company. The Website, including, but not limited to its graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names constitute trade dress of the Company. The Company is the sole and exclusive owner of the trademarks, domain names and trade dress. These shall not be used or reproduced without prior written approval from the Company, and may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not affiliated with the Company, in any manner that is likely to (a) cause confusion among Users or potential users; or (b) dilute the rights of the Company, or (c) to disparage or discredit the Company.

License and Warranty for Your Submission to the Website

  • As between You and the Company, You own the content and information You provide to the Company, and You may request its deletion at any time. Additionally, You grant the Company a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sub-licensable, fully paid up and royalty-free right to copy, prepare derivative works of, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, process, analyse, use and commercialise, in any way now known or in the future discovered, any information You provide, directly or indirectly to the Company, including, but not limited to, any user generated content, ideas, concepts, techniques and/or data to the Services, You submit to the Company, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to You or to any third parties.
  • Any content or information You submit to Us is at Your own risk. By providing content or information to Us, You represent and warrant that You are entitled to submit such content and it is not confidential or not in violation of any law, contractual restriction or third party rights (including any intellectual property rights).

LIMITED PERMISSION TO COPY FROM THE WEBSITE

  • The Company grants You permission to only access the Content made available on the Website for personal use and You agree not to, directly or indirectly, download, modify, alter, change, copy, publish, distribute or otherwise disseminate the Company's Services, or any portion of it.
  • You are permitted to print or download extracts from these pages for Your personal, non-commercial use only. Any copies of these pages saved to disk or to any other storage medium may only be used for subsequent viewing purposes or to print extracts for personal use.
  • The User shall not be permitted to (i) resell or put to commercial use any information/Content made available on the Website; (ii) make any derivative use of the Website or its Content; and (iii) download or copy account information for the benefit of any third party.
  • 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 Content/information/pages from the Website.
  • No part of the Website may be reproduced or transmitted to or stored in any other website, nor shall 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 from the Company.
  • In the event, you wish to hyperlink the Content made available on the Website on your own personal blog or website or on any such medium, you may do so, provided that, such Content is attributed directly to the Company's Website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any inadvertent failure to provide attribution shall be considered as a breach of these Terms of Use.

REGISTRATION OF USERS

  • All Users of the Website shall have access to all the Content available on the Website, without the requirement of registration with the Website. However, in order to be able to access the full functionality of the Website, such as sharing, commenting, and participation in online discussions a User must be registered with the Website.
  • In order to avail the full functionality of the Website as mentioned above, You will have to open an account by completing the registration process by providing Us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form. You shall also choose a password and a user name for Your account ("User Account"). 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 Website. Each registration is for a single individual User only.
  • To access and avail the full functionality of the Services made available on the Website, You shall be asked to enter Your individual user name and password, as chosen by You during Your registration. However, the following shall not be permitted by the Company:
  • Any other person sharing Your User Account
  • Any part of the Website being cached in proxy servers and accessed by individuals who have not registered as Users of this Website
  • Access through a single account and password being made available to multiple Users on a network
  • If the Company reasonably believe that a User Account is being misused in any manner, the Company shall reserve the right to cancel access rights to such Users immediately without issuing any prior notice.
  • Furthermore, You are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under Your User Account. You agree to notify the Company immediately of any unauthorised use of Your User Account or any other breach of security. The Company will not be liable for any loss that You may incur as a result of someone else using Your User Account. However, You could be held liable for losses incurred by the Company or another party due to someone else using Your User Account.

FRAUD AND IMPROPER CONDUCT

  • You may only access the Website and use the Services for lawful purposes. You are solely responsible for the knowledge of and adherence to any and all laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to Your use of the Services. You agree that You will not in any way:
  • Interfere with the ability of others to use the Website
  • Disrupt the normal flow of communication or otherwise act in a manner that adversely affects the other Users' ability to use the Website or the Services
  • Claim a relationship with or to speak for any individuals, business, association, institution, or other organisation for which You are not authorised to claim such a relationship
  • Interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Website or Services
  • Upload or post or use the service to transfer, any content or other material that contains or constitutes viruses, trojan or other code with malicious, disruptive and/or destructive features
  • Upload or transmit, any unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio, etc., on/through the Website
  • You shall not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any hardware or software systems or networks associated with the Website and the Services made available through the Website, or obtain any services or information not intentionally made available to You by the Company on or through its Website
  • You shall not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the account of any other User or entity, or otherwise interfere with any other User,s or entity,s use of the Website
  • You shall not use any false or misleading information (e.g., false or misleading names, email addresses or URLs) when using the Website, including, without limitation, with respect to any identifying information for Your account, and all information that You provide must be accurate and correct, and You must update any changes to such information, so that it remains current
  • You will not use any communication tool or other means made available on the Website to transmit, directly or indirectly, any unsolicited bulk communications (including emails and instant messages). You may not harvest information about Users of the Website for the purpose of sending or to facilitate the sending of unsolicited bulk communications. We may terminate Your access or use of the Website immediately, with or without any notice

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

  • The Website may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of the Website. We are not responsible for the content of any Linked Site, including, without limitation to, any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site.
  • We are not responsible for any form of transmission, whatsoever, received by the User from any Linked Site. We are providing these links only for convenience, and the inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement by the Website, of the Linked Sites or any association with its operators or owners including the legal heirs or assigns thereof.
  • On accessing the Linked Sites, You shall be governed by the terms of use, privacy policy and such other additional policies of the Linked Sites. 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 such content, advertising, products, services or other materials available on or through any Linked Sites or for any errors, defamatory content, libel, slander, omissions, falsehoods, obscene content, pornographic material, or any profanity contained therein.

LIMITATION AND DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

  • The Website, the Services and each portion thereof are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind either express or implied. To the fullest extent possible pursuant to applicable laws of India, We disclaim all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the Website, the Services and each portion thereof, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or other violation of rights.
  • The Company does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use, validity, accuracy, or reliability of, or the results of the use of, or otherwise with respect to, the Website or its Services. The Content made available on the Website is for Your general information and use only. The information/Content made available on the Website is subject to change without issuing any prior notice to You.
  • Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall the Company be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, loss of data or profit, arising out of the use, or the inability to use, the Website, the Services or any portion thereof, by any person, including employees and contracted personnel of the Company.
  • If You are dissatisfied or harmed by this Website or anything related the Website, You may terminate these Terms of Use in accordance with Clause 11 below and such termination shall be Your sole and exclusive remedy.
  • The Company does not guarantee that the Services it provides will function without interruption or errors in functioning. In particular, the operation of the Website may be interrupted due to maintenance updates, or system or network failures. In the event of interruption in provision of the Services due to the above mentioned reasons, the Company shall inform the User of the same, and shall disclaims all liability with respect to delay in provision of Services due to the same.
  • We shall be entitled to add, to vary or amend any or all these terms and conditions at any time and the User shall be bound by such addition, variation or amendment once such addition, variation or amendment is incorporated into these terms and conditions, and such amended terms and conditions are on the Website.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company, and Our affiliates, officers, directors, agents, partners, employees and representatives, from and against all losses, expenses, damages, costs, claims and demands, including reasonable attorney's fees and related costs and expenses, due to or arising out of, (a) Your failure to comply with these Terms of Use; or (b) where any content You submit, email, or otherwise transmit to Us violates third party rights or applicable laws; or (c) any content You submit through Your use of the Services, or any portion thereof, Your connection to the Services that violates third party rights or Applicable Laws. We reserve the right, at Our own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by You, and in such case, You agree to fully cooperate with such defence and in asserting any available defences.

TERMINATION

  • The Company may terminate these Terms of Use immediately without notice in the event of any breach by You of these Terms of Use or any of Our applicable policies, as posted on the Website from time to time or upon a misuse of the Services by You.
  • You may terminate these Terms of Use, for any or no reason, at any time, with notice to the Company pursuant to this Clause. This notice will be effective upon the Company processing Your notice.
  • In the event of any termination or expiration of these Terms of Use, the following sections of these Terms of Use shall survive: all provisions regarding ownership of intellectual property, indemnification, disclaimer of warranties and limitations of liability, fraud or abuse, and the provisions of this section.
  • You agree that upon the termination of these Terms of Use, We may delete all information related to You with respect to the Services availed by You.

SEVARABILITY

If any part of the Terms of Use for Services are determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable laws of India, including, but not limited to, the warranty, disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed to be superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Terms of Use for Services shall continue in effect.

GENERAL

Unless otherwise specified herein, these Terms of Use for Services constitute the entire agreement between You and the Company in respect of the Services and supersedes all previous written and oral agreements between You and the Company, if any. The Company's failure to act with respect to a breach by You or others does not waive its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.

GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and constructed in accordance with the applicable laws of India without reference to conflict of laws principles. The courts in Mysore, India shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to determine any disputes arising in relation to, or under, these Terms of Use.

GRIEVANCES:

Any complaints or concerns with regard to the Content and/or comments or breach of these Terms of Use, including reporting of any copyright infringement with respect to the Content shall be informed to the designated grievance officer ("Grievance Officer") as mentioned below via email addressed to the Grievance Officer at

Email: grievanceofficer@soulveda.com

Phone: +91 (0)80 4125 4702

Address: 104/105, Parvati Plaza, Richmond Circle, Bangalore - 560025

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