You must carefully read and understand these terms and conditions before downloading, installing, and using MSNNEWS Information Technologies Private Limited, a desktop application/website (“Platform”), which is operated and managed by MSN News Team(“MSNnews”, “We” and “Us” or “Our”) which expression shall, unless repugnant to the context or meaning thereof, be deemed to include its affiliates, parent company, legal representatives and permitted assigns) provides you, i.e. the user (hereinafter referred to as the “User“ or “Users” or “Your” or “You”) with access to content, resources, tools for communication, public forums, commerce platforms, and other services through its websites and all desktop applications (hereinafter referred to as the “Service“).
The Terms of Service contained in this document govern the Service and its usage by the Users. These Terms of Service shall include all amendments thereto, related policies, operating rules, etc., as may be published by MSNNEWS on its websites or desktop applications, from time to time. You are reading these terms of service (“Terms”), which is an electronic contract recognized under the provisions of the Information Technology Act of 2000 read along with its Rules, and thereby governs the relationship and serve as an agreement between you and us and set forth the terms and conditions by which you may access and use the Platform and our related websites, services, applications, products and content (collectively, the “Services”). Our Services are provided for private, non-commercial use.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF SERVICE
MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE
MSNNEWS reserves the right to change, add or remove any of the Terms of Service at any time without prior notice, which shall become applicable immediately upon posting on the Platform. Users can determine when the Terms of Service were last modified by referring to the “Last Updated” legend above. The user is solely responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms of Service including all changes/modifications if any incorporated by MSNNEWS from time to time by the applicable laws. Continued use of the Service by the User, shall constitute his/her agreement to all the extant Terms of Service.
MODIFICATION TO THE SERVICE
MSNNEWS reserves the right to modify, transfer or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service or any part of thereof, without any obligation to give any prior notice to the User. The User agrees that MSNNEWS shall not be liable to the User or any third party for any modification or discontinuance of the Service.
The Services are intended solely to provide the Users with an index of content that is matching their search criteria and is publicly available across selected third-party sites. The User shall use the Services for making a choice using the content index and for any purchase pursuant thereto, the User shall be redirected to the third-party site (hereinafter referred to as the “Purpose”). Under no circumstance does MSNNEWS sell any goods or services through its websites or desktop applications as part of its Services. MSNNEWS uses spiders and other web-crawlers to use content and images from different third-party sites solely for the Purpose. MSNNEWS agrees that no automated system or spiders used to access third-party sites shall hamper or reduce the speed and performance of third-party servers lower than the speed at which such third-party servers are handling messages sent by users using a conventional online web browser.
USE OF SERVICE
The technology and the software underlying our websites /desktop applications and the Services is the property of MSNNEWS. The User agrees not to copy, modify, transfer, distribute or reverse engineer the technology or software underlying MSNNEWS websites or desktop applications or the Services. Users shall abide by all copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any content accessed through the Service. User agrees not to download any feature of the Service made available on the websites /desktop applications. User agrees not to falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations, or labels of the origin or the source of images or other material made available on the websites/desktop applications. For more detail on the intellectual property rights of the Service, please refer to the Section on Intellectual Property Rights herein. MSNNEWS also disclaims any liability for the content which is retrieved from third-party sites and is not liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors, or omissions in any such content, or the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof, or any damages arising therefrom. MSNNEWS websites and desktop applications may contain links to other related websites, resources, and advertisers. Since MSNNEWS is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, or their contents, Users should direct any concerns regarding any external link to the site administrator or webmaster of such site.
The User shall be responsible and liable for the content posted/created by him/her on the MSNNEWS website(s) and/or desktop application(s). The Service may include the capability to like, post reviews, make comments and other features that allow feedback, comments, and input of content by the User. While MSNNEWS does not control the content posted by the User, it reserves the right (which it may exercise at its sole discretion without notice) to delete, move or edit the messages, comments, etc. that it, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws or any other applicable laws, or otherwise unacceptable, and to terminate User’s access to and use of the Services. By submitting content on any of the forums, Users agree to indemnify and hold harmless MSNNEWS from all claims, costs, and expenses (including legal expenses) arising out of any liability due to content posted by the User. By submitting content on the websites and/or desktop application desktop, the User is granting MSNNEWS a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, translate, make available, distribute and sub-license the content in whole or in part, and in any form.
As part of the subscription or usage of the Services or account creation process, Users may be required to create login credentials by selecting a password and providing an e-mail address or by using third-party login credentials. User shall /provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about himself/herself as required by the Service’s subscription form (such data being the “Registration Information “). User shall be solely responsible for this Registration Information and under no condition is MSNNEWS Sliable for their authenticity, correctness, loss, or theft;
Users shall maintain and promptly update the Registration Information to keep it accurate, current, and complete. If the User provides any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, MSNNEWS has the right to terminate the User account and refuse any current or future use of the Service;
User shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any User accounts created and passwords and agrees to immediately notify MSNNEWS of any unauthorized use of passwords or accounts or any other breach of security;
User shall not use another’s account without permission;
User shall exit from his/her account at the end of each session and acknowledges that failure to do so, may result in unauthorized use of the account;
User shall follow all local applicable laws regarding age limits for subscription to the Services or any part thereof;
User is responsible for all usage or activity of and through his/her account on the Service, including use of the account by any third party. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of the User’s account, at MSNNEWS sole discretion, and MSNNEWS may refer the User to appropriate law enforcement agencies;
MSNNEWS and/or third parties may, from time to time, send email messages to Users containing advertisements, special promotions, and other marketing materials (“Email Marketing Programs”) based on the agreed terms between MSNNEWS and its selected partner(s). MSNNEWS also offers Users permission-based email services. Users must decide to “opt-in” to our email services during the registration process or through a link on the MSNNEWS site before they receive any email services, newsletters, special promotions, or other marketing materials (“Opt-In Email Programs”). MSNNEWS has the right to partner with any email marketers to provide these Email Marketing Programs or Opt-In Email Programs;
User agrees not to use the Service to:
Obstruct or hinder the use and enjoyment of the Service by other Users;
intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations having the force of law;
Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
Interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or defy any requirements, regulations, or guidelines of networks connected to the Service;
Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that is unlawful, damaging, intimidating, hostile, offensive, harassing, defamatory, improper, obscene, vulgar, invasive of another’s privacy, caste related, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
Upload files that contain viruses, worms, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs designed to disrupt, damage, or limit the operation of any computer or telecommunications equipment or property of another;
Stalk or otherwise harass other Users or collect or store personal data about other Users;
Reproduce, duplicate, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion, use, or access of the Service;
harm minors in any way;
forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Services or develop restricted or password-only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to another accessible page);
upload, post, or otherwise transmit any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or any contractual relationship.
disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to “scroll” faster than other Users of the Services can type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other Users’ ability to engage in real-time exchanges;
Users shall not use MSNNEWS websites or desktop applications to engage in any illegal activities.
All intellectual property rights relating to the websites and desktop applications and the technology underlying the same exclusively belong to Vand are protected under the applicable Indian laws.
Notwithstanding the above, all copyright, trademarks, logos, service marks, and other intellectual property rights (“Third Party IP”) relating to any content or image uploaded in connection with the Services is owned or controlled by third parties and MSNNEWS is uploading such content or image to be used only for the purpose. The User agrees not to use any Third-Party IP or remove, conceal or obliterate any copyright or other proprietary notice or any other mark or source identifier included on the websites/desktop applications and the Service, including without limitation, the size, color, location or style of all proprietary marks in connection with such Third-Party IP.
MSNNEWS grants permission to the Users only for accessing and making use of the Service for the Purpose and the User agrees not to, directly or indirectly download or modify/alter/change/amend/vary/transform/revise/translate/copy/publish/distribute or otherwise disseminate any content on Service, or any portion of it; or delete or fail to display any promotional taglines included in the Service, either directly or indirectly, except with the express wrote consent of MSNNEWS. The User must not retain any copies of these pages saved to disk or any other storage medium except to use the same for subsequent viewing purposes or to print extracts for use in furtherance of the Purpose.
If as a User you believe that your intellectual property-protected work was posted on the MSNNEWS website or desktop application in a manner that infringes or threatens to infringe your intellectual property in such work, you may submit an infringement notification. These requests should only be submitted by the owner of the Third-Party IP or an agent authorized to act on his/her behalf. The fastest and simplest way to notify us of alleged intellectual property infringement is via our web form. However, any false claim by a User may result in the termination of the User account and suspension of Services.
SUBSCRIPTION FEES AND PAYMENTS
Services or part thereof may be made available to the User upon subscription by the User for the same. Even if certain Services are currently being offered by MSNNEWS , free of charge, the User agrees and acknowledges that in the future the subscription of the Service may carry a subscription fee or charge.
MSNNEWS reserves the right at any time to increase/decrease/apply/diminish the subscription fee for access to portions of the Services or the Services as a whole. However, in no event will the User be charged for access to the Services unless MSNNEWS obtains his/her prior agreement to subscribe to such Service(s).
If at any time MSNNEWS requires a subscription fee for portions of the Services that are now free, MSNNEWS will give the User an advance notice of such fees. Thereafter, the User may cancel his/her account at any time. All fees shall be billed to and paid by the User. The user shall pay all applicable taxes relating to the use of the Services through his/her account.
If the subscription for certain Services includes access to areas that contain other products, the User may have to pay additional fees to fully access those products. These additional charges will be clearly stated. When the User uses the Service, he/she may incur other additional charges, such as telecommunications fees, data fees, or service provider fees. The user is solely responsible for paying all such charges.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
MSNNEWS AND ITS SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. MSNNEWS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. MSNNEWS DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES. MSNNEWS DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR SERVICES OR GOODS PURCHASED ON THIRD-PARTY SITES UNDER THE SERVICE OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED BY THE SERVICE, AS WELL AS FOR ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN THE SERVICE. Notwithstanding the above, no representations, warranties, or guarantees whatsoever are made by MSNNEWS 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 goods, services, or other material purchased from third party sites under using the Service will meet your expectations or requirements; or (d) any errors in the Service will be corrected.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
MSNNEWS shall not be liable, at any time for any, direct, indirect, exemplary, punitive, incidental, special, consequential, damages (including, without limitation, damage to the User’s computer system damages for loss of profits, or damages for loss of business) whether such claim is based in warranty, contract, tort or otherwise, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of MSNNEWS websites/desktop applications and Services, with the delay or inability to use MSNNEWS websites/desktop applications and Services, with the interruption, suspension, or termination of the Service, or with the unauthorized use of any content made available as a feature of the Services on MSNNEWS websites/desktop applications.
CONTACTING THE USER
If the User indicates on the subscription form that he/she wants to receive such information,
MSNNEWS will allow certain third-party vendors to provide him/her with information about their products and services; and
MSNNEWS may disclose information about the User’s usage and demographics, provided that it will not reveal the User’s identity in connection with the disclosure of such information.
MSNNEWS may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend the User’s access to all or part of the Services for any reason, including, without limitation, breach or assignment of these Terms of Service. MSNNEWS reserves the right to block IPs from accessing its server(s).
These Terms of Service have been made in and shall be construed and enforced by Indian laws. The user irrevocably agrees that the courts at Bengaluru, Karnataka in India shall (subject to the paragraph below) have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these Terms of Service or the legal relationship established by them, and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of such courts.
All correspondence should be sent to our address being mentioned on our Contact Us page. The user agrees to report any violations of the Terms of Service to MSNNEWS as soon as he/she becomes aware of them.
Content like news (“News Content”) appears on the website. MSNNEWS is not in any way responsible for News Content uploaded on the website and plays no role in the generation/transmission/modification of such News Content. MSNNEWS hereby disclaims all liability arising from such News Content.
Assignment & Delegation
No right may be assigned, and no duty may be delegated, by the User under this Agreement except upon the written consent of MSNNEWS and any attempted assignment and delegation without such consent shall be void and without effect. Notwithstanding the foregoing, however, MSNNEWS shall be entitled to assign this agreement, and all rights and obligations hereunder, to a successor to all or substantially all of its assets, whether by sale, merger, or otherwise. This agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective representatives, heirs, administrators, successors, and permitted assigns except as otherwise provided herein.
Neither party is, nor will it be deemed to be, an agent or legal representative of the other party for any purpose. Neither party will be entitled to enter into any contracts in the name of or on behalf of the other party, and neither party will be entitled to pledge the credit of the other party in any way or hold itself out as having authority to do so.
If any provision(s) of the Terms of Service is/are held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, or otherwise invalid or unenforceable, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties with the other provisions remaining in full force and effect.
Any waiver (express or implied) by either party of any breach of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of any other or subsequent breach. No provision of the Terms of Service will be waived by any act, omission, or knowledge of a party or its agents or employees except by an instrument in writing expressly waiving such provision and signed by a duly authorized officer of the waiving party.
Statute of Limitations
User and MSNNEWS agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to these Services must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred. If you do not agree with any of our Terms of Service mentioned above please do not read or use the material on any of our network of websites and desktop applications or avail of our Service.
Notices and Grievance Redressal Mechanism
Notice is specifically given that MSNNEWS is not responsible for the Content or advertisements accessible through its Platform. MSNNEWS reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove and/or disable access to Content claimed to infringe third-party rights and/or terminate the accounts of the Users of the Platform who may infringe upon the intellectual property or other rights of MSNNEWS and/or other third parties.
Grievance Redressal Mechanism
MSNNEWS has implemented the following mechanism for dealing with grievances:
a. Self-report: You can also report content by using the report content feature within the desktop application/ website on any offending content.
b. By Information Technology Act 2000 and rules made thereunder, the contact detail of the Grievance Officer is provided below:
Mr. Ajay Mohan Verma
E-mail: [email protected]
A complaint or other issue faced by a user of our product may be submitted through email at the below address. The complaint should provide (i) the username of the relevant account holder (ii) specific content/video that is of concern and (iii) reason(s) for such a takedown request.
The complaint must contain such information as is necessary to dispose of the complaint. All notices to MSNNEWS hereunder shall be in writing and shall be duly given if delivered personally or sent by registered mail, return receipt requested, or facsimile to the above address or emailed.
Monthly disclosure of information by Publishers and Self-Regulatory MSNNEWS shares monthly disclosure of information as required under the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Codes) Rules, 2021. For these disclosures, please visit:
Disclosure of Grievance: Goodreturns.in | Boldsky.com | Gizbot.com | Careerindia.com | Filmibeat.com | Nativeplanet.com | Drivespark.com
By the Code of Ethics, MSNNEWS demonstrates its commitment to comply with such extant rules and other Constitutionally mandated freedoms.