Terms and Conditions
The following terms and conditions are for use of the Columnist Asia website (the Site). You may access the Site in several ways, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, PDA, mobile phone and RSS feeds. These terms and conditions apply whenever you access the Site, on whatever device.
By using the Site you are deemed to have accepted these conditions.
Subject to what is said below, material from the Site may be downloaded, viewed, listened-to, printed, copied on the hard disk of your computer (but not photocopied) and used for: your own personal, non-commercial purposes; internal business purposes; or the non-commercial purpose of using the Site as a personal information resource in good faith ONLY. Single copies of pages from the Site may be printed out for the sole purposes of enabling the person printing the page to retain a copy for their own personal records. Any other type of use (and, in particular, any copying or distribution of material from the Site for any commercial or business purpose) requires the prior written agreement of Columnist Asia.
You agree that you will not use the Site:
for the posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any material which infringes the rights of any person or which is unlawful in any other respect; in any way which is abusive, defamatory or obscene or which will harass, distress or inconvenience any person or which might restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the the Site by any person; which will compromise the privacy or data protection rights of any person; for the posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail”, “spam”, “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes”, or any other form of solicitation or commercial exploitation; for the posting, uploading, emailing or other transmission of any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, restrict, destroy, limit the functionality of or compromise the integrity of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; to create a database (electronic or otherwise) that includes material downloaded from the Site; to transmit or re-circulate any material obtained from the Site to any third party;
Removal of material and cancellation of access to the Site
Columnist Asia shall have the right to cancel your registration and/or refuse you access to the Site at any time and for any reason without giving you any advance notice and Columnist Asia shall not be liable for any losses or damages whatsoever (other than losses or damages for death or physical injury arising out of the negligence of Columnist Asia or its employees) arising from your inability to access any of the pages on the Site.
Columnist Asia shall have the right at any time and for any reason to remove from the pages on the Site any material posted, uploaded, emailed or otherwise transmitted by you without giving you any advance notice and Columnist Asia shall not be liable for any losses or damages whatsoever (other than losses or damages for death or physical injury arising out of the negligence of Columnist Asia or its employees) arising from the removal of such material.
Columnist Asia will not view or edit or pre-screen any contribution that you or anyone else make to the interactive pages of the Site and therefore, unless Columnist Asia is specifically notified of the nature of any item of content, you cannot assume that they are responsible for having made it available on the Site. Columnist Asia shall have the right (but not the obligation) to refuse or remove any content that is posted to, or made available on, the forums or the website without the need to give any reasons for doing so.
If you object to the publication of any material placed on the Site please let Columnist Asia know by sending an appropriately worded email to email@example.com and we will take whatever action we deem appropriate.
Your privacy & cookies
The copyright, and other rights, in some of the material appearing on the Site may belong to a third party. It is your responsibility to obtain any licences or permissions that may be required to use such material and you agree to pay any costs or expenses incurred by Columnist Asia which arise as a result of your failure to obtain such licences and permissions.
You may submit material for publication on parts of the Site, including blogs, forums and Ad of the day/week. We accept no liability in respect of any material submitted by users and published by us and we are not responsible for its content and accuracy. If you want to submit material to Columnist Asia for publication on the Site, you may do so on the following terms and conditions:
Columnist Asia may publish and make available to the public by any means any material that you submit, post, upload, email or otherwise transmit to them or to the Site at their sole discretion and they shall be entitled to make additions or deletions to any such material prior to publication.
You hereby grant Columnist Asia a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual and worldwide licence to republish any material you submit, post, upload, email or otherwise transmit to them or to the Site in any format, including without limitation print and electronic format.
You hereby waive all of the moral rights that you may have under the Copyright Act 1957 in respect of any material you submit, post, upload, email or otherwise transmit to Columnist Asia or to the Site.
Publication of any material you submit to us will be at Columnist Asia’s sole discretion. Columnist Asia reserves the right to make additions or deletions to the text or graphics prior to publication, or to refuse publication
You warrant to Columnist Asia that any material you submit to the Site is your own original work and that you own the copyright and any other relevant rights
You warrant that the material you submit and the language that you use is not obscene, abusive, hateful, offensive, defamatory of any person or otherwise illegal
You agree not to post material which is deliberately intended to upset other users, to breach confidence, to compromise privacy or to process personal data in an unauthorised manner.
You agree not to post material which may encourage criminal conduct or which may give rise to civil liability, or which is otherwise unlawful.
You agree not to place any links on the Site where those links take users to unlawful material or material that contravenes these terms.
You agree that, except where expressly permitted by Columnist Asia, you will not place on the Site advertisements nor make commercial solicitations nor use the Site for any commercial purposes (which would include using the Site to promote or encourage the sale of your goods/services).
You acknowledge that any breach of these warranties may cause Columnist Asia damage or loss and you agree to indemnify Columnist Asia in full and permanently against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, loss or damage we incur as a result of publishing material you submit to us, including consequential losses.
Columnist Asia reserves the right to remove your access to individual services completely if Columnist Asia believes that you are abusing the services in any way.
Accuracy and availability of our website
We do our best to make sure that our Website is accurate, up-to-date and free from bugs, but we cannot promise that it will be, and you are responsible for putting in place your own internet security and safety measures.
Our Website is provided free of charge and has not been developed to meet your specific requirements. We cannot promise that it will be fit or suitable for your specific purposes.
Materials posted on our Website are provided for general information purposes only and to inform you about us and our news, features, products and services. This information is not intended as any form of advice and should not be relied on as such. Any reliance that you may place on the information on this Website is at your own risk, and we make no warranty or representation that the content or materials on our Website are accurate, complete, or up to date.
Access to our Website is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to suspend or terminate access to any part of it at any time without notice.
We update our Website regularly and reserve the right to add, remove and otherwise change the Website and/or its content at any time without notice.
Some of the pages on the Site include links to external websites. These links are included to give users the opportunity to access other pages that it is felt may be of assistance to them. Columnist Asia is not responsible for the content of these Internet sites.
Whilst effort has been taken to ensure that the pages of the Site are free from viruses, Columnist Asia gives no warranties that they are indeed free from viruses and users are responsible for ensuring that they have installed adequate virus checking software.
Columnist Asia excludes, in so far as it is legally possible, all liability and responsibility (other than liability for death or physical injury arising out of the negligence of Columnist Asia or its officers) for any viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, restrict, destroy, limit the functionality of or compromise the integrity of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or other material transmitted with or as part of:
(a) the pages on the Site or any other Internet sites; or
(b) any material downloaded from the Site or any other Internet sites.
The names, images and logos identifying Columnist Asia or third parties and their products and services, are the proprietary marks of Columnist Asia, and/or may be the proprietary marks of third parties. Any use made of these marks may be an infringement of rights in those marks and Columnist Asia reserves all rights to enforce such rights that it might have and/or claim damages for such infringement.
These terms may vary from time to time. Please ensure that you review these terms and conditions regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the Site after any variation has been posted.
If any of these terms and conditions should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from the terms and conditions and the remaining terms and conditions shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
The Site has been created with Indian users in mind and therefore its content may not be appropriate or lawful outside of India. Users from outside of India should therefore verify for themselves whether or not it is appropriate for them to access the Site
The terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India. Any disputes arising from matters relating to the Site shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of India.