Terms Of Use

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Introduction

The Boolokam.com website and service (the “Service”) which is operated by Boolokam, Inc. (“Company”). By using the Service you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use.

By accessing, browsing, and/or using this website (Boolokam or http://boolokam.com), its content and services rendered herein or hereafter, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of these Terms of Service and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including Indian copyright and trademark laws. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this website.

The Website Boolokam.com reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms of Service at any time. Please check these Terms of Service periodically for changes. You agree that each time you visit this website; you shall be subject to and bound by the current terms of these Terms of Service. Some of the pages of the Site contain their own terms and conditions that may by their terms supercede the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

Copyright

Copyright © 2013 Boolokam.com . Some rights reserved. This site has been published since 2009 and is continuously updated and revised. The content of this website unless otherwise specified will be governed by the terms of Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 2.5 India License [CC-BY-SA 2.5 IN] or later. The legal code of the aforesaid license can be accessed from here.

The website and its authors combined hold the right to explore any commercial aspects that may arise from the use of its contents. You may display, copy, distribute, download or reuse the Materials on this Site provided that proper attribution is given and a compatible licence is used.

Notwithstanding the above, you are expressly prohibited from downloading any databases made available on this site as information resources, including, but not limited to, the Boolokam.com repertoire.

By uploading content to Boolokam.com you grant us permission to publish your content on Boolokam.com [both online and paper versions] as well as anywhere online [including other websites as a part of mutual promotion and content sharing] according to the editor’s discretion. We will notify you prior to any print publication. If you find that somebody uploaded your content without your permission please contact us by our mail.

Photographs

Boolokam.com is a news sharing site and we encourage others too to share the content. Photographs used in this site are for representational purposes only and we do not hold any right on those works. We are reusing them considering that our use of those photographs does not violate fair use agreements. But if anybody feels that, the use of a particular photograph violate their rights, we are ready to remove them from our database on notifying about it.

We do not consider photo sharing to be a theft. Sharing is in deed, a virtue and not a crime. But not giving proper attribution is unethical and against the principles of sharing. We have used photos from elsewhere and in some of the cases, we have already given the attribution. We have issued guidelines for our reporters so as to never use any photograph without proper attribution. We will stick to this guideline as far as possible. With regard to those photos already published without proper attribution, it is hard to check the original. Whenever someone notifies us, we will do the needful.

We agree that, there is a labour behind the art of photography. The photographers should be paid for their work. Giving attribution itself is one way of paying. By reusing their work (for which, they may have once received payment from elsewhere) with proper attribution, more peaple will get to see his/her works and he/she may get more contracts (photo shoots) in return. We have the example of pirate coehlo in front of us. Piracy (as it is wrongly reffered) actually helped Paulo Coelho to reach out to more readers and once they got the taste of his works, the readers went to buy a hard copy of it. Sharing does increase commercial activity and we believe in that.

Trademarks

All pages on this Site, Boolokam.com stylized abbreviation, logo, splash screen and all page headers, custom graphics are service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress (collectively, “Marks”) of Boolokam.com or other third parties. Boolokam.com owned or administered Marks include, but are not limited to Boolokam.com.

All materials contained in the Site (the “Material” or “Materials”), which include, among other things, designs, icons, services other materials that are part of this Site, are the copyrighted or trademarked property of Boolokam.com or other third party entities. You may not reuse or redistribute Boolokam.com branded images or other materials without permission.

Other products or services referenced in this web site or enclosed documents are identified by the trademarks of their respective companies or organizations. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Restrictions

You agree not to use the Website or the Content to: (i) restrict or inhibit others from using and enjoying the Website; (ii) gain unauthorized access to other accounts on the Website, or other computer systems or networks; (iii) store, collect or disclose any information except as strictly necessary to use the Website; or (iv) impersonate or otherwise misrepresent any person or entity, or make false or misleading indications of origin or fact.

You agree not to use the Website or the Content to transmit or upload: (i) unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, “spam,” chain letters or any other form of unauthorized solicitation; (iii) any material that violates or infringes the rights of third parties; (iv) any virus or any programs or component designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment; (v) any material that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harmful, harassing, defamatory, tortious, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, obscene, sexually explicit or indecent.

Without limiting the foregoing, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations that apply to your use of the Website. You, and not Boolokam.com, shall be responsible for ensuring that your use of the Website and Content does not constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law, regulation or ordinance, including, but not limited to, Indian law regarding the transmission of technical data. You agree to obey the requirements, procedures and policies of computer systems connected to the Website. Boolokam.com shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor or review your conduct on the Website.

Feedbacks

While Boolokam.com is pleased to receive feedback, comments and ideas from visitors to the Website, any information that you submit through the Website will be considered non-personal, non-confidential, and non-proprietary. Your submission of personal information to Boolokam.com constitutes your acceptance of all the terms of the Privacy Policy. If you transmit any ideas, information, concepts, know-how or techniques or materials to us through the Website, you hereby grant Boolokam.com an unrestricted, royalty-free, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute them in any medium, and agree that Boolokam.com is free to use them for any purpose including commercial.

Disclaimer

If you are not satisfied with our website, your sole remedy is to discontinue your use of the website. ‘Boolokam.com’ shall not be liable for any damages suffered as a result of your use or inability to use the website and/or a linked website. Links to third-party websites are provided for your convenience. They may not remain current or be maintained. Linked sites are not an endorsement, approval, recommendation, or preference by us or the site owners or operators, or for any information, products or services contained within.

This site is for informational purposes only. The materials and information found on this site are provided “as is,” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation any warranty for information, services, or products provided through or in connection with this site and any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, expectations of privacy or non-infringement. We do not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. We do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not us) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correctIion.

In no event shall ‘Boolokam.com’ be liable for any indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damage (including but not limited to loss of business, revenue, profits, use, data or other economic advantage), however it arises, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortuous action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of information available from this website, even if ‘Boolokam.com’ has been previously advised of the possibility of such damage. You agree to hold ‘Boolokam.com’ harmless from, and you covenant not to sue ‘Boolokam.com’ for, any claims based on or related to the use of the website. This liability includes interference with or damage to your computer systems occurring in connection with use of the site or a linked site. The effectiveness of these limitations is an express precondition to your use of this website.

In exchange for accepting the benefits you receive by accessing this website, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless ‘Boolokam.com’, their agents, associates and partners, from and against any claims, actions, or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, made by any third party due to or resulting from your use of the website, your violation of these Terms, or your violation of any laws, regulations, or third-party rights.

As we are administering this site from Kerala, India, these Terms of Service are bound to be governed by Indian law and if at all any dispute arise; all disputes are exclusively subject to Thiruvananthapuram jurisdiction. We both agree that a court may strike out, or override, any part of these Terms of Service if it considers them to be illegal, unenforceable or unfair and in such cases enforce only the terms as if the offending clause or clauses had never been included.

From time to time, Boolokam.com may change or add information, products or services without notice to the website. Boolokam.com is not liable if errors occur in the information on the site or if that information is not up-to-date. Make sure that your access to the site is not illegal or prohibited by laws that apply to you or your location.

The views published in this blog are entirely the views of the concerned author. Boolokam.com can not guarantee the accuracy of any post published here. However, if notified the status of any disputed posts will be reviewed at the earliest and if needed will be deleted accordingly. Please note that this may be subject to delays as the posts may be published from different parts of the world.

This disclaimer is not restricted or modified by any of the specific warnings and disclaimers listed above. Boolokam.com reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law or in equity for violations of these Terms of Service, including the right to block access from a particular internet address to the Website.