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Terms And Conditions

This page contains the terms and conditions that shall govern your use of Kanal Media Private Limited’s digital products not limited to thekanal.in and mobile applications offered by Kanal Media Private Limited.

You (“You” or “User”) can access to read digital products not limited to thekanal.in and mobile application (App) subject to the terms and conditions of use, as updated or modified from time to time, entirely at the discretion of Kanal Media Private Limited as set out below. This Agreement is for the term of your subscription and you understand and agree that you shall be bound by such terms till such time you access the App/the subscription period. That if you access any of our other digital products not limited to RSS fees, APIs and Software, you agree to abide by all the Terms & Conditions contained herein. Your exposure to advertising, promotions or marketing communications hosted on the sites is a condition of accessing the Website and App.

We reserve the right to add, remove, edit, update, change or modify these Terms & Conditions and the User Agreement including but not limited to suspend, cancel, or discontinue App or services or portions or sections thereof at any time without notice, edit, remove, update, make modifications and alterations in any or all of the content, products and services or portions thereof without prior notice (“modifications and changes”). The modifications and changes shall be effective immediately upon posting on the Website and App. It shall be your sole responsibility to review these Terms and Conditions prior to each use. You shall be deemed to have accepted all such modifications and changes if you continue to access the Website and App thereafter.

When you register, you are registering as a personal single user of the App. Access to registration areas is via your email address and password or mobile phone number. We allow you access to the registration areas of the Sites subject to:

(i) Your email address and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access the Sites. You have completed 18 (eighteen) years of age. If not, your registration shall be subject to your Guardian’s approval for usage by you.
(ii) You will not do anything which may assist or enable anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to the App for which you are registered or thekanal.in in case it is discovered that you have enabled or allowed anyone else to access via your login credentials of the App, then you acknowledge and agree that we at our sole discretion are entitled to revoke, suspend or terminate your access to the App or thekanal.in and block access to all users from that IP address and we shall have a right to collect damages from you. Further we shall not be liable to refund your subscription amount which shall stand forfeited.
(iii) You do not create additional registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the App, or other users; nor do you seek to pass yourself off as another user.
(iv) You specifically agree that we shall not be responsible for unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, any material or data sent or received through the App.
(v) You shall comply with these terms and conditions. If we have reason to believe that you have not complied with these requirements, we may, at our sole discretion, cancel your access to the registration areas of thekanal.in and without giving you any advance notice.
(vi) You authorise and expressly agree and grant your consent to us and our Affiliates to collect and store your personal data as submitted by you during the registration process or otherwise. In the event we desire to share such personal data collected with any 3rd party or parties, the same shall be done with your consent.

Any subscription paid is non-refundable except as provided in clause
6.1. We reserve the right to change subscription and / or membership fees and terms any time without prior notice to you.

Unless otherwise stated, the trademarks, service marks, appearing on the sites, copyright and all intellectual property rights in all material presented on the App
(including but not limited to text, audio, video or graphical images are property of Kanal Media Private Limited or that of the Affiliates duly licensed to Kanal Media Private Limited, and such Intellectual Property is protected under applicable law. You agree that you shall have no right title or interest in the Intellectual Property and that you shall not now or in the future claim any right title or interest therein. Any infringement and/or passing off shall be vigorously prosecuted to the maximum extent permitted by law.

6.1 In case we desire to bring the agreement to an end, we will inform you by email at the address you have registered stating that the agreement is terminated. The agreement shall stand terminated with immediate effect and your email address and password will become invalid on the Website or App immediately. On such termination we will refund your subscription amount for the remaining period on a pro rata basis.
6.2 We may at our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or any of the Sites for any reason, including without limitation, breach or suspected breach of these Terms & Conditions.

You are not permitted to take clippings or download extracts from Website or App. You may not (whether directly or through the use of any software program) create a database in electronic and/or structured manual form by regularly or systematically downloading and storing all or any part of the pages from this Sites. You may not archive or cache the Sites or parts thereof. No part of the Website or App may be reproduced, transmitted, edited, and/ or stored in any other website, blog, curator or medium, nor may any of its pages or parts thereof be disseminated in any electronic and/or non-electronic form, nor include in any public or private electronic retrieval system or services without prior written permission

You shall not use the sites in violation of applicable laws or in violation of Kanal Media Private Limited or its affiliate’s intellectual property or legal rights therein. You will not attempt or permit a third party to circumvent, reverse engineer, decrypt or otherwise alter or interfere with the Website and App or any Part thereof. Should you do so, it may result in termination of the agreement and initiating civil, criminal and/or other actions against you and such User or those assisting.

9.1 You may see and read advertorials, advertising, promotional or sponsored content, or links to third party websites, submitted by third parties on the Website or App (“Third Party Promotional Content”). Individual advertisers and parties releasing advertisements are solely responsible for such Third Party Promotional content which may appear on the Website or App, or accessible at or through the Website or App. The third party alone is responsible to ensure that it complies with relevant legislation, rules and regulations and that the Promotional contents are not illegal, immoral or contrary to public policy. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising or third Party Promotional Content or third Party websites, including, without limitation, any errors, omissions or inaccuracies therein.
9.2 You may see and read press releases, agency reports or content created by the copyright owner, licensor, contributor or Third Parties (“Third Party content”) which have been licensed to us. Such parties shall be solely responsible for such Third Party content as appear on the Website or App, or accessible through the Website or App including compliance with law.
9.3 We do not control, endorse, sponsor, recommend or otherwise accept any responsibility for such Third Party Promotional Content. The User must make all necessary inquiries before entering into any transaction or remitting monies, data, personal information, etc. or contracting with or accepting or acting on third party promotional content in any manner.

You represent, warrant, covenant and agree in reference to our Website or App as follows:
(i). You shall not use, upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content or comment that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, and/or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.
(ii). You shall not impersonate any person or entity, including, Kanal Media Private Limited, its official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
(iii). You shall not harm, influence or make inappropriate contact or seek to harm, influence or make inappropriate contact with minors or vulnerable persons in any way.
(iv). You shall not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Website or App.
(v). You shall not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content or comment that infringes and/or passes off or harms or seeks to harm any patent, trademark, service mark, trade secret, brand, copyright or other proprietary rights or personal rights (“Rights”) of any party.
(vi). You shall not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary, privileged and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements).
(vii). You shall not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, false or fraudulent advertising, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation.
(viii). You shall not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content which contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource.
(ix). You will not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content threatens the unity, integrity, defense, security and/or sovereignty of India or its borders, friendly relations with foreign states, or public order or causes incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence or prevents investigation of any offence or is insulting any other nation; or shows incorrect borders or territory of India.
(x). You shall not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content which is in violation of relevant laws and/or 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 Kanal Media Private Limited, we shall terminate the agreement/block your access to the Website and App, and we reserve the right to remove any content uploaded by you.
(xi). You shall not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content to cache or archive content from the Website and App or any part thereof.
(xii). You shall not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content or device or software designed to or having the effect of circumventing any restriction, condition or technological control to the access of the Website and App including overriding or by passing or compromising any security features, controls or limits.

11.1 All the contents of the Website and App are only for general information or use. They do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making (or refraining from making) any decision or action. Any specific advice or replies to queries in any part of the Website and App are the personal opinion of such experts/consultants/persons and are not subscribed to by the Website and App. The information from or through Website and App is provided on an “AS IS” and “as available” basis, and we do not warrant that the Website and App will operate error-free or that the Website and App and its servers are free of computer viruses or other harmful mechanisms. If your use of these or content therein results directly or indirectly in need for servicing or replacing equipment, software or data, we are not responsible for any such costs. The content source and content are provided on an “as is” basis without any warranties of any kind and to the maximum extent permitted in law all warranties, expressed or implied of any kind, regarding any matter pertaining to any goods, service or channel, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement are disclaimed and excluded. You should not rely on the content as  a substitute for, nor does it replace any medical, legal, educational or other professional advice. The use of Website and App are solely at your risk.
11.2 We shall not be liable, at any time for damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business projects, loss of savings, loss of revenue, or loss of profits) arising in contract or otherwise from the use of or inability to use the Website and App or any of its contents, or from any act or omissions as a result of using the Website and App or any such contents or for any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of information contained.
11.3 Certain links on the Website and App lead to resources located on servers maintained by third parties over whom Kanal Media Private Limited has no control or connection, business or otherwise as these sites are external to us and you agree and understand that by visiting such sites you are beyond our space and you bound by their terms of service. We therefore neither endorses nor offers any judgement or warranty and accepts no responsibility or liability for the authenticity/availability of any of the goods/services/or for any damage, loss or harm, direct or consequential that may be incurred or any violation of local or international laws that may be incurred by your visit and/or transaction/s on those sites.

User agrees to indemnify and hold us viz Kanal Media Private Limited, its subsidiaries, affiliates, their directors, shareholders, officers, employees and representatives, harmless from any claim, demand, loss, cost, liability, expenses or damage, including reasonable attorney’s fees and cost of litigation, asserted by any third party due to and/or arising out and/or connected with your use of or conduct on the Website and App in breach of these terms and conditions. This clause along with your representations, warranties and undertakings shall survive the expiry or termination of the User Agreement. We reserve the right to disclose any personal information about you and your use of the Sites including its contents, without your express prior permission, if we have good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
(a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process;
(b) protect and defend our rights or property s;
(c) enforce these Terms & Conditions;
(d) to protect the rights and interests of minors and members of the public, third parties or others.

Although we will endeavor to provide constant, uninterrupted access to the sites, we do not guarantee it. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption, delay or disconnection due to force majeure events or acts which are not in our control.

The contents of the Website and App are proprietary in nature and should not be shared with anyone. This condition shall not apply to our sharing individual articles on social media websites for the purpose of initiating discussions and expressing opinions.

The Website and App are deemed to have been published from/at Chennai, India
(Irrespective of the place from where the content of it were accessed.

This agreement shall be governed by the Indian Law. The courts at Chennai shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising out of or in relation to this agreement.