Terms of Use | Times Crest
  1. INTRODUCTION

    Welcome to Timescrest.com, a flagship portal of Times Internet Limited ("TIL"). These terms and conditions of use ("Terms") constitute a legally binding agreement between you and TIL which govern your use of the websites, and the Services (as defined hereinafter) offered through http://www.timescrest.com ("Site"). These Terms may be updated by TIL from time to time. You agree to access the Site, subject to acceptance of the terms and conditions of use as set out here. In addition, when using any particular services, you may be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms.

    If you do not agree with these Terms, please do not use this Site or Services.


  2. SERVICES

    TIL provides access to various services, including without limitation, Content on the Site ("Services"). For the purposes of these Terms, "Content" shall mean all articles, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials including photos, photographs, pictures or that are otherwise graphical in whole or in part. The quantity of Content that you can view the Site depends upon your choice of subscription.

  3. REGISTRATION AND ACCESS RIGHTS

    For certain Services registration by the visitor is required. To register for these Services you shall be required to open an account by completing the registration process (i.e. by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form). You also will choose a password and a user name. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. By registering, you agree to the following terms in addition to any other specific terms which shall be posted at an appropriate location of the Site. Each registration is for a single individual user only.

    To access these services, you will be asked to enter your individual user Name and Password, as chosen by you during your registration. Therefore, we do not permit any of the following:-

    • Any other person sharing your account and Password;
    • Any part of the Site being cached in proxy servers and accessed by individuals who have not registered with TIL as users of the Site; or
    • Access through a single account and Password being made available to multiple users on a network

    If TIL reasonably believe that an account and Password is being used / misused in any manner, TIL shall reserve the right to cancel access rights immediately without notice, and block access to all users from that IP address. Furthermore, you shall be entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify TIL immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. TIL will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, however, you could be held liable for losses incurred by TIL or another party due to someone else using your account or password.

    You understand that TIL only facilitates the third party payment gateway for processing of payment. This facility is managed by the third party payment gateway provider and you are required to follow all the terms and condition of such third party payment gateway provider. You are responsible for the accuracy and authenticity of the instructions provided by you, including the bank account number/credit card details and the like. You agree and acknowledge that TIL shall not be liable and in no way be held responsible for any losses whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, incidental or consequential, including without limitation any losses due to delay in processing of payment instruction or any credit card fraud. You can file any complaint related to payment transfer at www.timescrest.com, and the same forwarded to the concerned third party payment gateway provider for redressal.

  4. TYPES OF SUBSCRIPTION

    If you do not register on the website, then you will have the limited right to see only a small portion of the articles on the website.

    Regular Subscription:

    As a part of free subscription, where you register as a user but do not pay any subscription charge, you will have access to only four articles in a month.

    Premium Subscription:

    For accessing and using the Services beyond this, you will be required to pay subscription charges. Based on the amount paid, a quarterly or annual subscription for viewing unlimited articles can be taken by you. To view the exact subscription charges, please visit the URL- http://www.timescrest.com/register.php.

    Before expiry of such period, TIL will send a maximum of three reminders for renewal of the subscription. If you still do not renew your subscription, then, your account will automatically be converted into 'Regular Subscription', i.e., 4 free articles in a month.

  5. YOUR OBLIGATIONS

    You hereby agree and assure TIL that the Site/Services shall be used for lawful purposes only and that you will not violate laws, regulations, ordinances or other such requirements of any applicable Central, State or local government or any other international laws. You further concur that you will not, through Site/Service:

    • delete from the Site any legal notices, disclaimers, or proprietary notices such as copyright or trademark symbols, or modify any logos that you do not own or have express permission to modify;
    • not use the Site / Service in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair and not to undertake any action which is harmful or potentially harmful to any TIL's server, or the network(s), computer systems / resource connected to any TIL server, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site/Service;
    • obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Site/Service;
    • perform any activity which is likely to cause such harm;
    • carry out any "denial of service" (DoS, DDoS) or any other harmful attacks on application or internet service or;
    • use the Site/Service for illegal purposes;
    • disrupt, place unreasonable burdens or excessive loads on, interfere with or attempt to make or attempt any unauthorized access to any TIL website or the website of any TIL's customer;
    • forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Site

    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 use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any TIL's server, or the network(s) connected to any TIL server, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of any Services. You shall not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Services, other accounts and computer systems through hacking, password mining or any other means. You shall not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Services.

    Unless otherwise stated, copyright and all intellectual property rights in all material presented on the site (including but not limited to text, audio, video or graphical images), trademarks and logos appearing on this site are the property of Times Internet Limited, its parent, affiliates and associates and are protected under applicable Indian laws. You agree not to use any framing techniques to enclose any trademark or logo or other proprietary information of TIL; or remove, conceal or obliterate any copyright or other proprietary notice or any credit-line or date-line on other mark or source identifier included on the Site, including without limitation, the size, color, location or style of all proprietary marks. Any infringement shall be vigorously defended and pursued to the fullest extent permitted by law.

    TIL 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 the Site, or any portion of it. However, you may print or download extracts from these pages for your personal / individual, non-commercial use only. You must not retain any copies of these pages saved to disk or to any other storage medium except for the purposes of using the same for subsequent viewing purposes or to print extracts for personal / individual use.

    TIL 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 Service. 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.

  6. No part of the Site may be reproduced or transmitted to or stored in any other web site, nor may any of its pages or part thereof be disseminated in any electronic or non-electronic form, nor included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without prior written permission. Requests to republish TIL's material for distribution should be addressed to Times Syndication Services at E-Mail - tss@timesgroup.com.

  7. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

    You shall not host, 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, libellous, 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 cognisable offence or prevents investigation of any offence or is insulting any other nation.

    Any Content uploaded by you shall be subject to relevant laws and may 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, or the privacy policy of the Site, we may terminate your account/block your access to the Site and we reserve the right to remove any non-compliant Content uploaded by you.

  8. LINKS TO OTHER SITES

    All the contents of this Site 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. 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 this Site. The information from or through this site is provided on "AS IS" basis, and all warranties and conditions, expressed or implied of any kind, regarding any matter pertaining to any goods or service including without certain links on the Site lead to resources located on servers maintained by third parties. These sites of third party(s) may contain TIL's-logo, but they are independent from TIL and TIL has no control over or connection with these sites. TIL, therefore neither endorses nor offers any judgement or warranty and accepts no responsibility or liability for the authenticity, availability, suitability, reliability, accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained, 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 site(s). When you gain access to such other site, the terms and conditions for that site, will apply to you in your use of that site.

  9. ADVERTISING MATERIAL

    Part of the Site contains advertising information or promotion material or other material submitted to TIL by third parties. Responsibility for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on Site complies with applicable international and national law is exclusively on the party providing the information/material. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of advertisers including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. TIL shall not be responsible or liable for any claim, error, omission, inaccuracy in advertising material or any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Site. TIL reserves the right to omit, suspend or change the position of any advertising material submitted for insertion. Acceptance of advertisements on the Site will be subject to these terms and conditions. TIL shall not be responsible nor liable for any consequential damages arising on account of your relying on the contents of the advertisement. Before relying on the material, you should independently verify its relevance for your purpose, and should obtain appropriate professional advice. TIL may also send information to you about the various services offered to users from time to time.

  10. Copyright Notice
  11. DATA PROTECTION

    TIL reserves the right to disclose any information in response to that it is required to be shared, disclosed or make made available to any governmental, administrative, regulatory or judicial authority under any law or regulation applicable to TIL. TIL can further disclose your name, street address, city, state, zip code, country, phone number, email, and company name to Intellectual Property right's owners, as we in our sole discretion believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity.

  12. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY

    You understand and agree that TIL provides the Services on an 'as-is,' 'with all faults' and 'as available' basis. All warranties including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, for the title and non-infringement are disclaimed and excluded.

    TIL and its parent, affiliates and associates shall not be liable, at any time for any, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential, damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business projects, damage to your computer system or damages for loss of profits, damages for loss of use, data or profits whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise arising out of or in any way connected with the use Site with the delay or inability to use the Sites or Service or any of its contents or for any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communications line failure, or due to use of information contained on the site.

    No representations, warranties or guarantees whatsoever are made by TIL as to the (a) accuracy, adequacy, reliability, completeness, suitability or applicability of the information to a particular situation; (b) that the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free; (c) the quality of any services, content, information, or other material on the website will meet your expectations or requirements; or (d) any errors in the website will be corrected.

    In the event any exclusion contained herein be held to be invalid for any reason and TIL or any of its affiliate entities, officers, directors or employees becomes liable for loss or damage, then, any such liability of TIL or any of its affiliate entities, officers, directors or employees shall be limited to not exceeding subscription charges paid by you for the particular subscription in question chosen by you.

  13. TERMINATION OF ACCOUNT

    TIL reserves its right to refuse service, restrict, suspend, terminate your account; suspend your access to Site; delete, move, or remove any Content that is available on or through the Site; establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Site at any time with or without any prior notice. Upon such termination or suspension, of your account, your right to receive the Services shall immediately cease. Notwithstanding anything else stated in these Terms, the subscription charges paid to TIL shall not be refundable for any reason whatsoever.

  14. GENERAL TERMS

    a) Notice Of Copyright Infringement

    Our policy is to comply with all Intellectual Property Laws and to act expeditiously upon receiving any notice of claimed infringement. If you believe that any work has been reproduced on this website in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide a notice of copyright infringement containing all of the following information:

    • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner for the purposes of the complaint.
    • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
    • Identification of the material on our website that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity.
    • The address, telephone number or e-mail address of the complaining party.
    • A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
    • A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notice of copyright infringement is accurate, and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed.

    All notices of copyright infringement should be sent to: copyright.infringement@indiatimes.com And mail to:-
    Legal Head: Times Internet Limited
    4th Floor, 'I' World Tower, DLF City Phase V,
    Opposite DLF Golf Course Gurgaon,
    Haryana 122002, India

    b) Relationship
    None of the provisions of the Terms shall be deemed to constitute a partnership or agency between you and TIL and you shall have no authority to bind TIL in any manner, whatsoever. This agreement is solely for your and TIL benefit and not for the benefit of any other person, except for permitted successors and assigns under this Agreement.

    c) Assignment
    None of the provisions of the Terms shall be deemed to constitute a partnership or agency between you and TIL and you shall have no authority to bind TIL in any manner, whatsoever. This agreement is solely for your and TIL benefit and not for the benefit of any other person, except for permitted successors and assigns under this Agreement.

    d) Force Majeure
    Neither Party shall have any liability for any interruption or delay, to access the Site due to Force Majeure Event. For the purposes of this clause, 'Force Majeure Event' means any event or circumstance or combination of events and circumstances which is reasonably beyond the control of the party affected thereby and which causes or results in default or delay in performance by such affected party of any of its obligations under this agreement and includes an act of God, war, hostilities, civil commotion, strikes, lockouts and other industrial disputes.

    e) Applicable Law
    This agreement shall be governed by the laws of India. The courts of law at New Delhi shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising under this agreement.

    f)Limited Time To Bring Your Claim
    You and TIL agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to TIL's web sites, only, must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues otherwise, such cause of action will be permanently barred.

    g) Survival
    Rights and obligations under the Terms which by their nature should survive will remain in full effect after termination or expiration of the subscription.

    h) Non Waiver
    Any express waiver or failure to exercise promptly any right under this agreement will not create a continuing waiver or any expectation of non-enforcement.

    i) Entire Agreement
    These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter.

    j) Notice of Copyright Infringement
    TIL is not liable for any infringement of copyright arising out of materials posted on or transmitted through the site, or items advertised on the site, by end users or any other third parties. In the event you have any grievance in relation to any Content uploaded on the Site, you may contact our Grievance Officer at copyright.infringement@indiatimes.com; or write at the following address:
    Times Internet Limited
    4th Floor, 'I' World Tower,
    DLF City Phase V, Opposite DLF Golf Course
    Gurgaon, Haryana 122002
    India
    Ph: 0124-4187000
    We request you to please provide the following information in your complaint:-
    (a) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner for the purposes of the complaint.
    (b) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
    (c) Identification of the material on our website that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity.
    (d) The address, telephone number or e-mail address of the complaining party.
    (e) A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
    (f) A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notice of copyright infringement is accurate, and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed.

    k) For Grievance Redressal
    Any complaints or concerns with regards to content or to report any abuse of laws or breach of these terms may be taken up with the designated grievance redressal officer as mentioned below via post or by sending an email to grievance.tc@indiatimes.co.in or Mr.Vinay Pandey ("Grievance Redressal Officer")
    Grievance Redressal Officer
    Times.crest.com
    Times Internet Limited
    4th Floor, 'I' World Tower, DLF City Phase V,
    Opposite DLF Golf Course, Gurgaon, Haryana 122002, India
    Ph: 0124-4187000

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    This disclaimer/terms of service notification is subject to change without notice


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