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TERMS OF USE (TERMS & CONDITIONS)

User Agreement

A. INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY USERS


Please read the following "Terms of Use" carefully. These "Terms of Use" govern your use of the Website, content and community services offered through https://www.publicnewstv.in ("Site"), which uses the brand name "publicnews", on any mobile or internet-connected device or otherwise ("the Service").

These "Terms of Use" (Terms) constitute a legally binding agreement between you and the Company namely "P N Media Broadcast Private Limited" regarding your use of the Website and/ or app i.e., https://www.publicnewstv.in (the Site) and any services offered by the company including but not limited to delivery of content via the Site, on any mobile or internet-connected device or otherwise (the "the Service").

By accessing the Site or Service, you agree to be bound by these Terms. You hereby represent and warrant to the Company that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age or above and are capable of entering, performing and adhering to these Terms and that you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions.

While individuals under the age of 18 may utilise the Service of the site, they shall do so only with the involvement & guidance of their parents and/ or legal guardians, under such Parent/ Legal guardian's registered account.

You agree to register yourself before uploading any comment or any other use or services of this site and, if required, provide your details including but not limited to complete name, email address, and contact number.

Definition of "User" or "You" means any person who accesses or avails of this site of the Company for accessing content or any services/ campaigns or any other thing offered by this site, or for publishing, sharing, 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

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, our site (or any part thereof) with or without notice without any liability whatsoever. "publicnews" reserves the right to suspend/ cancel, or discontinue any or all channels, categories, products or service or any part thereof at any time without notice, make modifications and alterations in any or all of the content, products, and services/ campaigns or any other thing contained on the site without prior notice.

"publicnews" 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 "publicnews" in its sole discretion, believes to be in the interest of our company and of our users as a whole.

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.

"publicnews" reserves the right to moderate the comment threads.

Charges

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

Membership

"publicnews" offers various Membership Plans with certain perks defined for each category of the membership. You are advised to read all details of the ‘publicnews Membership Scheme’ before subscribing to it. The Company (P N Media Broadcast Private Limited) will raise the invoice in respect of each such Membership Fee paid and the said fee will be treated as inclusive of applicable taxes, surcharge, and cess. The Company reserves the right not to accept any Membership Fee from an individual or entity or refuse or return the same without assigning any reason whatsoever.

Registration of Users and Personal Details

For taking subscription or memberships or participating in a Contest, Competition, Special Campaign, or Special Event or for certain other services, registration of user may be required. To register yourself you will have to open an account by completing the registration process. You may be asked to furnish your full name, age, gender, address, email, mobile number, and any other information which is required as per applicable registration form. You agree to provide your true, complete, accurate and latest information about yourself and if the Company (P N Media Broadcast Private Limited) believes that such information is untrue, incomplete, inaccurate or not current, the Company has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any or all future use of the Site by you. Our use of any personally identifiable information provided by you for your registration will be governed by our Privacy Policy.

Wherever necessary, you will be asked to choose a User Name and Password and you will be entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and Account. Each registration is for a single user individual.

By registering yourself you agree to the following terms in addition to any other terms and conditions which shall be posted on the appropriate location of the Site.

"publicnews" reserves the right to moderate the comment threads.

Charges

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

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.

"Public News" 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 "Public News"'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 "Public News," or decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible at the Site.

However, you may print or download extracts from these pages for your personal/ individual, non-commercial use only provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. You must not retain any copies of these pages saved to disk or any other storage medium except for the purposes of using the same for subsequent viewing purposes or to print extracts for personal/ individual use.

"Public News" 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 identifiers of another person (except for https://www.publicnewstv.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.

Content published on "Public News" may be reproduced/ transmitted/ republished provided due credit (Courtesy: https://www.publicnewstv.in) and backlinks are given.

Material Posted/ transmitted at Public News's Site

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 sub-licenses 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 "Public News" or its affiliates for all claims arising out of any content that you post on the Site.

"Public News" accepts no responsibility for the said Content/ Images. However, you understand that all Content/ Images posted by you becomes the property of "Public News" and you agree to grant/ assign to "Public News" and its affiliates, a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and sub-licensable 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.

"Public News" 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 a 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.

Not Responsible for and Not Necessarily Hold the Opinions of our Contributors/ Columnists/ Bloggers/ Commenters etc.

Opinions and other statements expressed by users and third parties (e.g., bloggers, contributors, writers, columnists or any other person) are theirs alone, not opinions of "Public News."

"Public News" is not responsible for the accuracy and completeness of Blogger/ Contributor’s content, neither does it endorse or the guarantee the same, nor accept any obligation or liability for the same. "Public News" 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.

"Public News" 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, "Public News" reserves the right to block or remove communications, postings or materials at any time in its sole discretion.

Not Responsible for Linked Site

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.

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: a) Belongs to another person and to which you do not have any right to; b) 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; c) Harm minors in any way; d) Infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights; e) Violates any law for the time being in force; f) Deceives or misleads the addressee about the origin of such messages or communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature; g) Impersonate another person; h) Contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource; i) 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 cognizable offence or prevents investigation of any offence or is insulting any other nation. j) Results in Advertising or solicitation to anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind. k) Promotes mail fraud, multi-level marketing (pyramid) schemes or other illegal or fraudulent activities. l) 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: - m) Results in spamming, phishing or password harvesting email addresses that have been posted by other users of the Site. n) Uses or attempt to use another person's account, password or services. o) Disrupts, interferes with or otherwise violates the security of the Site or any services, accounts, passwords, servers or networks related to the Site. p) Sends repeated messages to another user or repeat postings of the same message under the same or multiple subjects or engage in cyberstalking or become a nuisance for other users. q) Damages, disables, overburdens, or impairs Public News's servers, or the network(s) connected to Public News's servers, or interferes with any other party's use and enjoyment of any Services. r) 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. s) Obtains or attempts to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Services.

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.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless "Public News" and its affiliates, and their respective members, directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, and licensors and content providers, from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including attorneys' fees and from all claims including but not limited to claims for defamation, trade disparagement, privacy, and intellectual property infringement and damages or resulting from any violation by you of these Terms and Conditions or any breach by you of your representations and warranties hereunder including in respect of the content posted or information provided by you for Public News's use or information or material posted or transmitted through your password account even if not posted or transmitted by you, We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defence of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification hereunder. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.

Liability

The Site includes links and pointers to Internet Site, content, and services provided by third parties. Public News's linking to any third party Site/s does not imply an endorsement or sponsorship of such Site/s or the information, products or services offered on or through the Site/s. In addition, "Public News" does not operate or control in any respect any information, products or services that third parties may provide on or through the Site or on Website linked to by "Public News."

"Public News" 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 a breach of any warranty or other term of these Terms and Conditions).

Disclaimer

USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE AND ANY THIRD-PARTY SITE ARE PROVIDED ON "AS IS" BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT OUR SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS AND INACCURACIES IN THE NEWS, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SITE. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO OUR SITE OR ANY INFORMATION OR GOODS THAT ARE AVAILABLE OR ADVERTISED OR SOLD THROUGH OUR SITE. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS, NOR DO WE ENDORSE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT OR OTHER MATERIAL OR DATABASE DISPLAYED, UPLOADED OR DISTRIBUTED ON THIS SITE OR AVAILABLE THROUGH LINKS ON OUR SITE. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS ON OUR SITE. ALTHOUGH WE INTEND TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES, WORMS, "TROJAN HORSES" OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE MATERIALS TO OUR SITE, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT OUR SITE OR MATERIALS THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM OUR SITE DO NOT CONTAIN SUCH DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH FEATURES. IF YOU RELY ON OUR SITE AND ANY MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR SITE, YOU DO SO SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

 

OUR SITE MAY CONTAIN VARIOUS COMBINATIONS OF TEXT, IMAGES, AUDIO-VISUAL PRODUCTIONS, OPINIONS, STATEMENTS, FACTS, ARTICLES, MARKET DATA, STOCK QUOTES OR OTHER INFORMATION CREATED BY US OR BY THIRD-PARTIES. DUE TO THE NUMBER OF SOURCES FROM WHICH CONTENT ON OUR SITE IS OBTAINED, AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS OF ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES IN SUCH CONTENT. ACCORDINGLY, SUCH CONTENT, INCLUDING MARKET DATA, IS FOR YOUR REFERENCE ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON BY YOU FOR ANY PURPOSE. SUCH CONTENT IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF TAX OR INVESTMENT ADVICE AND IT DOES NOT ADVOCATE THE PURCHASE OR SALE OF ANY SECURITY OR INVESTMENT. INFORMATION CREATED BY THIRD PARTIES THAT YOU MAY ACCESS ON OUR SITE OR THROUGH LINKS IS NOT ADOPTED OR ENDORSED BY US.

DISCLOSURES, VIOLATION, AND TERMINATION

You understand that "Public News" has no obligation to monitor any bulletin boards, chat rooms, comment threads or other areas of the Site through which users can supply information or material. "Public News" 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 Public News's sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of these "Terms of Use."

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

Any Content uploaded by you shall be subject to relevant laws and may be 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 contained in this "Terms of Use", 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 "Public News" under the applicable laws.

Miscellaneous

These "Terms of Use" shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India without giving effect to any of its conflicts of law provisions. You agree that any cause of action relating to your use of the Site must be filed in the courts located in New Delhi in India.

"Public News" may transfer its rights and obligations under the "Terms of Use" at any time without notice.

Any failure of "Public News" to enforce or exercise any provision of these "Terms of Use" shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. In the event of termination of these "Terms of Use" for any reason, the provisions entitled Disclaimers, Liability, Indemnity, and other provisions for which survival is equitable or appropriate, shall survive.

Grievance Redressal

Redressal Mechanism: Any complaint/s or concern/s with regards to content and or comment or breach of these terms shall be sent to the Grievance Officer as mentioned below in writing via email: