Terms of Use

Law Tidings Services LLP (hereinafter referred to as “LTSL” or “we” or “us” or “our”, as the context requires) owns and operates a portal called ‘www.lawbeat.in’ which shall be made available as a website and/or application (each a “Platform”). For the purpose of this Terms of Use (“Terms”), references to Platform will also include usage of our website, services, applications, products and content as may be made available. 

The Platforms seek to operate as a comprehensive gateway to legal news and updates in India and abroad making law accessible to the general public in India. We also endeavour to share news, information and knowledge to the legal fraternity by outlining various developments in the Indian laws and thereby the content of the Platforms is subject to change without notice.

Binding Agreement

As per the prevailing laws in India, these Terms are a legally binding agreement governing the relationship between you (i.e., the user/reader) and us. Please read the Terms carefully before accessing or conducting any activities on the Platform. This agreement is for an indefinite term and you understand and agree that you are bound by such terms till the time you access any of the Platforms.

By accessing or using any of the Platforms through any of the online facilities, mediums, modes or devices, you agree to comply with these Terms as more particularly provided hereinbelow. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms please do not access and/or use the Platforms. By using the Platforms as a reader or registered user, you are deemed to have accepted these Terms. You are required to read these Terms carefully as well as the Privacy Policy which shall form a part of these Terms. 

Registration

When you register as applicable, you are registering as a personal user of the Platforms. Access to registration areas is via your email address and password. You are allowed access to the registration areas of the site on the basis that:

•    your email address and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access the Platforms; •    you will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to any registration area of the Platforms; and •    you will comply with the Terms 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 Platforms and/or access to the Platforms altogether and without giving you any advance notice.

Use of Platforms and Proprietary Rights

Unless otherwise stated, the content of the Platforms including without limitation (i) Law Tidings Services LLP ("Law Tidings") or ‘Lawbeat’ trademarks, service marks, brand name, logos, trade names and other distinctive identification; (ii) information, data, texts, materials, interfaces, computer code, databases, products, services, software applications and tools, text, images, photograph, audio and video material, including podcasts, and artwork; (iii) the design, structure, selection, compilation, assembly, coordination, expression, functionalities, applications, and arrangement of any content available on the Platforms; and (iv) reports, writings and updates [save and except as may be specified] (collectively referred to as the “Contents”) are the property of LTSL and are protected under applicable Indian laws. Any infringement shall be vigorously defended and pursued to the fullest extent permitted by law.  It is hereby clarified that the information provided on the Platforms can be used for personal or non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any content on the Platforms except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any redistribution or reproduction of any part of the data or information is strictly prohibited for commercial use save and except with the prior written consent of LTSL. 

Any other use of the Platforms content requires the prior written permission of LTSL.

You agree to use the Platforms only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of the Platforms. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within/on/vide the Platforms. You agree to not use the Platforms/services to: •    Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable. •    Harm minors in any way. •    Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a LTSL official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity. •    Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the service. •    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, unpublished price sensitive information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements). •    Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any person. •    Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation.

Limitation of Liability

Your use of the Platforms is at your own risk. Neither LTSL nor any of their respective officers, designated partners/ partners, or employees are liable at any time for damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business or projects, loss of profits, loss of data, loss of revenue or anticipated profits, loss of opportunity, or loss of goodwill or injury to reputation, losses suffered by third parties) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use the Platforms, or any of its contents, or from any act or omissions as a result of using the Platforms 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 Platforms. LTSL does not accept any responsibility for any statement in the Content/Platforms. You must not rely on any statement we have published on the Platforms without first taking specialist professional advice. You agree that LTSL shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages of any kind, whether based on any view taken on the contents provided on the Platforms and/or direct or indirect use of the Platforms or otherwise.

Any content, news, articles, reports, analysis or graphics as published on the Platform does not constitute legal advice and no attorney-client relationship is formed, nor is anything submitted to this Platform treated as confidential. The accuracy, completeness, adequacy or currency of the Content is not warranted or guaranteed. Your use of this Platform or any contents thereof are at your own risk. 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.

Certain links on the Platforms may lead to resources located on servers maintained by third parties over whom LTSL has no control or connection, business or otherwise as these sites are external to LTSL, you agree and understand that by visiting such sites you are beyond the Platforms. LTSL neither endorses nor offers any judgement or warranty and accepts no responsibility or liability for the authenticity/availability of any of the goods/services/information/ reports 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 third party sites/ applications.

Disclaimer 

All the Contents of the Platforms are only for general information or use. They do not constitute advice (more particularly 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 Platforms is/are the personal opinion of such experts/consultants/persons/writers/ journalists/reporters/ extracts of judicial texts or judgements and are not subscribed to by the Platforms or LTSL.

The Platforms and all the contents are subject to change and is provided to you on an "as-is," "where-is," "as available," and with "all faults," and without any warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of title, non-infringement, availability, or accuracy and reliability. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we do not warrant that the Platforms will be error-free or free from viruses or other possible harmful elements. 

The Platforms endeavours to provide legal updates on any change in Indian Laws on a regular basis. However, LTSL does not accept any responsibility or liability for any interruption, delay, misreporting.  

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 or otherwise.

Data Protection and Privacy Policy

For information about data protection and privacy policy, you are requested to carefully go through LTSL’s Privacy Policy, as the same is incorporated into and made a part of these Terms.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, LTSL reserves the right to disclose any information provided by you in connection with any governmental, administrative or regulatory proceedings or as may be required under applicable laws.

Minors

Please obtain permission from a parent or guardian before taking part in any discussion on any Platform. Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, home address or email address).

Third Party Material

You will see advertising material, articles, reports, views, analysis, graphics and other content submitted by third parties on the Platforms. Advertisers and such third parties are solely responsible for the content of advertising material, articles, reports, views, analysis, graphics and other content submitted by third parties which they submit to us, including ensuring that it complies with relevant legislation. The Advertisers and such third parties shall be solely responsible for, and the Platform assumes no liability for, any infringement, mistakes, misstatements of law, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehood, in the statements, opinions, representations or any other form of content contained in any such advertisers and/or third party including any articles, reports, views, analysis, graphics appearing on the Platform. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, articles, reports, views, analysis, graphics and other content submitted by third parties on the Platforms, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy or their personal views therein.

Grievance Officer 

A complaint or other issue faced by a user of our Platform may be submitted through email at info@lawbeat.in . The complaint should provide: (a) username of the relevant account holder; (b) specific content/video that is of concern; and (c) reason(s) for such a takedown request.

Termination

LTSL may in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Platforms for any reason, including without limitation breach of any of these Terms.

Governing Law and Dispute Resolution

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of India without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that the courts in Mumbai shall have sole and exclusive jurisdiction over any action at law or in equity arising from your use of the Platforms, these Terms and submit to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.

General Provisions

These Terms may vary from time to time. You are requested and expected to review these Terms regularly as you have deemed to have accepted any variation if you continue to use the Platforms after any such varied terms are posted on the Platforms.