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These terms of service (hereinafter referred to as “ToS”or “Agreement”) form a legally binding agreement between you and lawstreet.co and applies to your access and use of thelawstreet.co website (hereinafter referred to as the “Site”), which may be accessed through the World Wide Web on your browser. These terms apply whenever you access our website on any of your devices. This Agreement is for an indefinite term and you understand and agree that you are bound by such terms till the time you access this Site.

Binding Agreement

By using our website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the terms of service of this Agreement, our Privacy Policy, and any other documents incorporated by reference. This Agreement constitutes “a written agreement” deemed to be signed by you as per the laws of India.

Lawstreet.co reserves any rights not expressly granted herein. The terms of this Agreement shall take effect immediately on your first use of the Site. If you do not agree to be legally bound by any or all of the following terms, please stop accessing or using the Site. By using the Site as a reader or a registered user, you are deemed to have accepted these terms of service.

General

This Agreement may be modified by lawstreet.co, for any reason, without prior notice (unless prior notice is required by law), by posting the revised Agreement on the lawstreet.co website. If at any time you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you must immediately cease your use of the lawstreet.co website.

Definitions

The following terms shall have the indicated meanings:

  1. “LawStreet Journal” is a product of EasyAdvocacyTecnologies Private Limited and an accredited journal by the Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI) which provides detailed information on every significant incident happening in the world.
  2. The “Lawstreet.co website” and the “LawStreet Journal/magazine” (hardcopy version)are both products of the LawStreet Journal.
  3. “Lawstreet.co” or “Us” or “We” or “Our” refers to the LawStreet Journal that provides, maintains and operates the Lawstreet.co system for Lawstreet.co Users.
  4. The “Lawstreet.co System” means the software owned by LawStreet Journal; provided to Lawstreet.co Users by the Lawstreet.co website; or used by Lawstreet.co in the provision of its services.
  5. “Lawstreet.co User”, “User”, “You”, or “Your” means a natural person, corporation, or other entity that has established a User Account on the Lawstreet.co System.
  6. “Lawstreet.co Partners” or “Partners” means natural persons or entities that Lawstreet.co does business with, in order to bring the Lawstreet.co System to the marketplace.
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Registration

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  • You will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to any registration area of the Site; and
  • You will comply with the ToS contained herein.

If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with these requirements, we may, at our discretion, cancel your access to the registration areas of the Site, without giving you any advance notice.

Access and Use

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  • Lawstreet.co may change these terms at any time by posting changes online. Please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made. Your continued use of the Site after changes to this policy are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.
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Users’ Liability

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Disclaimer of Liability

Lawstreet.co does not accept any responsibility for any statement in the material published on the Website except for those published by staff reporters and company editors. Nevertheless, you must not rely on any statement we have published on the Site without taking professional legal advice. Nothing in the material is provided for any specific purpose or at the request of any particular person.

We give no warranties of any kind for material-information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons published on the Site.

You can access other sites via links from the Site. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.

Lawstreet.co is not liable for any of the following losses or damages (whether such losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise):

  • loss of data;
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  • losses suffered by third parties; or
  • any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of Lawstreet.co regardless of the form of action.

You must take your own precaution in this respect, as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus, by other contamination or by anything that has destructive properties.

Minors

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Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example, telephone number, home address or email address).

Content

All the contents of the Site are for general information only. They do not constitute professional legal advice and should not be relied upon in making (or refraining from making) any decision. Any specific advice or replies to queries in any part of the Site is/are the personal opinion of such experts/consultants/persons and are not subscribed to by the Site or Lawstreet.co. The information from or through this site is provided on an “as is” basis, and 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.

Lawstreet.co shall not be liable, at any time for damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business projects, or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use the Site, or any of its contents, or from any act or omissions a result of using the Site 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 unauthorised access to, alteration of, or use of information contained on the site. No representations, warranties or guarantees whatsoever are made as to the accuracy, adequacy, reliability, completeness, suitability or applicability of the information to a particular situation.

Certain links on the Site lead to resources located on servers maintained by third parties over whom Lawstreet.co has no control or connection, business or otherwise as these sites are external to Lawstreet.co. You agree and understand that the content published by such third party websites fall outside the domain of this Site.

Lawstreet.co neither endorses nor offers any judgment 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 or any violation of local or international laws that may be incurred by your visit and/or transaction/s on these sites

Charges

Lawstreet.co reserves its right to charge subscription and/ or membership fees in respect of any part, aspect of this Site upon reasonable prior notice.

Third Party Material

You will see advertising material submitted by third parties on the Site. Advertisers are solely responsible for the content of advertising material, which they submit to us, including ensuring that it complies with relevant legislation. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.

Text Submission To the Site

Users of the Site may submit material for publication, which also includes by way of comments in various areas of the Site. We accept no liability with respect to any material submitted by users and published by us. We are not responsible for its content and accuracy.

If you want to submit material to us for publication on the Site, you may do so on the following terms and conditions:

  • Publication of any material you submit to us will be at your sole discretion. We reserve the right to make additions or deletions to the text or graphics prior to publication, or to refuse publication;
  • You grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide licence to republish any material you submit to us in any format, including, without limitation, print and electronic format;
  • You declare to us that any material you submit to us is your own original work and that you own the copyright and any other relevant rights;
  • You warrant that the material you submit is not obscene, offensive, defamatory of any person or otherwise illegal;
  • You agree not to post material including spamming which is deliberately intended to upset other users;
  • You acknowledge that any breach of these warranties may cause us damage or loss and you agree to indemnify us 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;
  • We reserve the right to remove your access to individual services if we believe you are abusing the services in any way.

Submission of Graphic Material

When you send a photograph or other graphical material to us you do so in accordance with these Terms. This means that you hereby agree that you have taken the photograph(s) you have sent to us or you have permission from or are authorized by the owner of the photograph(s) to send it (them) to us, and you are granting us a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to publish or otherwise use the photograph(s) in any way and at any time we want on the Site.

The photograph(s) must not be defamatory and shall not break any laws.

Selected photographs and graphical material will be published at the discretion of the editor and you will not be paid, even if your photograph(s) is (are) published.

We may cut, edit, crop or arrange your photograph(s) or graphic as we think fit to appear on the Site, and we may remove your photograph(s) or graphics at any time.

Your name will be published alongside your photograph(s) or graphic, but we may edit or delete any comments, which you submit along with your photograph(s) or graphic.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of India, especially the Information Technology Act, 2000. All relevant rules, regulations, directions, orders and notifications will also apply. The Courts in Delhi shall have exclusive jurisdiction to the exclusion of other courts.

Force Majeure

You understand and agree that Lawstreet.co will not be held responsible for losses or damages resulting from suspension of service due to extraordinary events or circumstances beyond the control of Lawstreet.co (a “Force Majeure Event”). In the event of a Force Majeure Event, Lawstreet.co may suspend service and access to the Lawstreet.co System

Termination

Lawstreet.co, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to terminate this Agreement, access to our website, or access to the Lawstreet.co System for any reason and at any time upon notice to you.

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