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Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the Legal Sutra, a digital repository providing for long-term preservation and access to leading law related academic material and scholarly literature from India. The Legalsutra is an initiative with a mission to help the scholarly community take advantage of advances in technology.

These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to individuals and institutions accessing Legalsutra. “Legalsutra” means, as applicable, the scholarly material available on www.legalsutra.org or provided by it at any other source.

Use of the LEGALSUTRA

By accessing, using and uploading any content on LEGALSUTRA, the user would subject itself to the Terms and Conditions of LEGALSUTRA

General Description

LEGALSUTRA recognizes that preserving scholarly material requires those entities responsible to employ best practices in preservation as well as to provide assurances about the security of the material and the organization’s long term viability as a trusted archive.

Terms and Conditions Subject to Change

LEGALSUTRA may change or modify the Terms of use or any aspect of LEGALSUTRA at any time at the sole discretion of LEGALSUTRA without prior notice. Any persons use of this website following the posting of such changes will constitute your assent to all such changes. Please periodically visit this section of the site to review the current version of the Terms. These Terms supersede any verbal or submitted changes.

Account Registration

As a registered user of LEGALSUTRA , you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your password(s) and LEGALSUTRA Account(s). You understand and agree that you a fully responsible for all actions and postings made from your LEGALSUTRA Account(s). Any accounts you create are not transferrable. You agree to notify the LEGALSUTRA immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your LEGALSUTRA Account(s).

Content – For Private Use only

The service provided by LEGALSUTRA is solely for personal, non-commercial use. You may not take any content from this website and reformat, repost, or redisplay it for commercial purpose. The usage would be subject to Sec. 52 (fair use) of the Indian Copyright Act 1957 which states the permitted usage of content without infringing the Copyright of the author. Any other act which is not covered under this section would be deemed to infringement of the copyright and against the policy of LEGALSUTRA.

Contributed Content

Contributed content should be relevant to the subject scope of LEGALSUTRA. Content may not be illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious or objectionable. LEGALSUTRA does not pre-screen or regularly review any contributed content, but LEGALSUTRA has the right (though not the obligation) to remove, without notice, any content posted which we consider, for any reason, to violate these Terms or to be outside the subject scope of the Services. LEGALSUTRA may terminate any account, with or without notice, for posting such content.

Termination of Account

LEGALSUTRA reserves the right to terminate your LEGALSUTRA Account or restrict access to your LEGALSUTRA Account, or to delete any content posted through your LEGALSUTRA Account, with or without notice, for any or for no reason.

Prohibited Uses

Inter alia, No person may undertake the following acts which are regarded as “Prohibited Uses” by LEGALSUTRA.

  • use or authorize the use of LEGALSUTRA for commercial purposes, including charging a fee-for-service for the use of LEGALSUTRA beyond reasonable printing or administrative costs;
  • modify, obscure, or remove any copyright notice or other attribution included in the LEGALSUTRA;
  • attempt to override, circumvent, or disable any encryption features or software protections employed in LEGALSUTRA;
  • Systematically print out or download content to stock or replace print holdings;
  • undertake any activity that may burden LEGALSUTRA’s server(s) such as computer programs that automatically download or export Content, commonly known as web robots, spiders, crawlers, wanderers or accelerators;
  • make any use, display, performance, reproduction, or distribution that exceeds or violates these Terms and Conditions of Use
  • incorporate content into an unrestricted database or website, except that authors or other Content creators may incorporate their Content into such sites with prior permission from the publisher and other applicable rights holders;
  • download or print, or attempt to download or print, an entire issue or issues of journals or substantial portions of the entire run of a journal;
  • reproduce or distribute Content in bulk any form, such as by including Content in course packs or electronic

Intellectual Property Rights

  • Any person who provides any material for inclusion on LEGALSUTRA is responsible for ensuring that this material does not violate other parties’ copyright or other proprietary rights and does not otherwise violate law or applicable LEGALSUTRA policy. As part of its general right to remove material, LEGALSUTRA reserves the right in its sole discretion to delete or make inaccessible files that do or may contain material that violates law, or applicable LEGALSUTRA policy, or the rights of third parties.
  • The trademark, copyrights, design and layout (collectively referred to as “Intellectual Property”) of the LEGALSUTRA website vest LEGALSUTRA exclusively.
  • Users grant LEGALSUTRA a limited, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free, revocable license to all contributed content to perform the services. By posting or contributing content using these services, you are granting LEGALSUTRA a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your content in connection with the operation of the services, including, without limitation, the license rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your digital and non-digital content, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work.
  • Trademarks –  Neither LEGALSUTRA nor Users may use the other’s name or trademark(s) in a way likely to cause confusion as to the origin of services, or to endorse or show affiliation with the other, except as specifically approved. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Users are encouraged to use LEGALSUTRA’s name and logo to announce participation to Authorized Users and to train Authorized Users on the use of LEGALSUTRA.

User Representations and Warranties

By posting any content, user represent and warrant that user have all right, title, and interest to such posted content, including but not limited to any consent, authorization, release, clearance or license from any third party (such as, but not limited to, any release related to rights of privacy or publicity) necessary for user to provide, post, upload, input or submit the content, and that posting such content does not violate or constitute the infringement of any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of privacy, right of publicity, moral rights, or other intellectual property right recognized by any applicable jurisdiction of any person or entity, or otherwise constitute the breach of any agreement with any other person or entity. User represent and warrant that user will not use any software, which sends repeated queries to LEGALSUTRA, or otherwise send automated queries of any sort to LEGALSUTRA.

User further represents that all information contained in the posted content is true and your own work or work user is authorized to submit, and that the posted content does not contain any threatening, harassing, libelous, false, defamatory, offensive, obscene, or pornographic, material, or other material that would violate any other applicable law or regulation. User agrees that user will not knowingly and with intent to defraud provide material and misleading information. User to represent and warrant that the content supplied does not violate the Terms.

No Waiver of Terms

Failure of LEGALSUTRA to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance.

Use of Software

LEGALSUTRA utilizes software and other electronic tools designed to permit authorized users to access, use, reproduce, display, and distribute Content (“Access Software / website”). Use of the Access Software and its related documentation is limited to the license granted herein. Users may not copy, distribute, modify, decompile, reverse engineer, circumvent, override or disable encryptions or other protections in, or create derivative works from the Access Software / website.

Withdrawing Content from LEGALSUTRA

With good cause shown LEGALSUTRA would withdraw content from LEGALSUTRA. Endeavour at LEGALSUTRA is to minimize any inconvenience caused by such withdrawal. In case such inconvenience is unavoidable, LEGALSUTRA is not liable for the same. For requesting withdrawal please mail us.

Institution Content

Certain content on LEGALSUTRA has been uploaded by users or authorised for uploading, being individuals or institutions other than the authors. In such case, LEGALSUTRA would like to reiterate that they are not liable for copyright infringement as they are covered under Sec. 52 of Indian Copyright Act 1957. Also, the user represents and warrants that it has obtained the necessary permission of the author or authority concerned or that it has including but not limited to any consent, authorization, release, clearance or license to upload such content. In such event, if the author of the content has objection to the content being uploaded, author must contact LEGALSUTRA for withdrawal of the same content.

Disclaimer Of Warranty And Limitation Of Liabilities

LEGALSUTRA IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. LEGALSUTRA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE SITE’S OPERATION OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT OR MATERIALS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, LEGALSUTRA HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. LEGALSUTRA WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOU USE THIS SITE SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL LEGALSUTRA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, ECONOMIC OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF USE DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SITE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ITS OPERATION, ITS CONTENTS OR THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN, OR THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY OTHER SITE LINKED TO THE SITE, OR ANY CONTENT CONTAINED IN ANY SUCH SITE, OR THESE TERMS, OR THE PRIVACY POLICY APPLICABLE TO THIS SITE) EVEN IF LEGALSUTRA HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY DAMAGES.