Terms and Conditions

1. Definitions

www.swaminarayanbhagwan.org or any of its foreign language translations, affiliate temples subsites, reference, knowledge website[s] and all other online information (hereafter referred to as “Site”) are operated by The Swaminarayan Bhagwan temples (affiliated with the “Vadtal Desh”) at Kundaldham and Karelibaug, Baroda (“TSBT”), consisting of information, services, proprietary content, links, search capabilities, and other internet resources (“Materials”) provided by the TSBT, affiliates of the TSBT, and third parties to individuals viewing and using the site (“Users”).

These Website Terms and Conditions (“Site Terms”) together with our Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, and Copyright Notice (together “Our Legal Notices”) provide you information about us, the terms on which we make our website available and how you may use our site and the legal terms and conditions (“Terms”) on which we provide our services to you (“User”).

By using our site, you confirm that you accept and agree to Our Legal Notices. We may amend or revise our Legal Notices at any time by updating the website. If you do not agree to Our Legal Notices, please refrain from utilising our site.

2. Copyright and Trademark Protection

The Site layout, “look and feel”, functionalities, design and software, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks (“Materials”) of this Site or its subsidiaries and are the property of the TSBT, its affiliated companies or licensors, and are protected by applicable copyright and trademark laws. All software used on this Site is the property of TSBT or its software suppliers and protected by applicable copyright laws.

You may not publish, copy, display, distribute, transmit, perform, modify, and create derivative works from, or sell any Materials, information, products or services obtained from this Site, except as otherwise expressly permitted under applicable law or as described in these Terms and Conditions of Use.

You may not: (1) modify the Site, (2) publish, display, disclose, rent, lease, modify, loan, distribute, or create derivative works based on the Site or its Documentation or any part thereof without the express written permission of TSBT, (3) remove, obliterate, or cancel from view any copyright, trademark, confidentiality or other proprietary notice, mark or legend appearing on the Site, (4) reverse engineer, decompile, translate, adapt or dissemble the Site (or the content of/within the site), nor shall you attempt to create the source code from the object code of the Site(or the content of/within the site) without the express written permission of TSBT, or (5) assign the license for the Service.

3. Use and Downloading of Materials

You may print or download Materials on the Site for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Please refer to our Copyright License for further details.

4. Denial of Access, Use, or Service

TSBT reserves the right to deny access, use or service on this Site or any of its subsidiaries to any User, for any reason whatsoever, at its sole discretion.

5. News Items and Privacy Releases

Publishers of news items do not generally obtain releases from subjects, individuals, groups or entities that are shown in their photographs or graphics or quoted in their texts. Also, no clearance is obtained from the owners of trademarks or copyrighted materials whose marks or materials are included in news items. Therefore, you will be solely responsible for obtaining any and all necessary releases if you use news items that you find on this Site. Neither TSBT nor any other publisher or news service will be liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in any news material or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing.

6. Linking, Framing, and Third-Party Sites

The Site provides links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Hyperlinks to other Internet resources are provided for your convenience. The editors of the Site have selected these resources as having some value and pertinence, but the development and maintenance of such third-party sites are not under the direction of TSBT. Thus, the content, accuracy, opinions expressed, and other links provided by these resources are neither verified nor endorsed by the TSBT.

Because TSBT has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that TSBT is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources and shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused by the use of any such content, product or materials.

7. Compliance with Laws, Junk Mail, and Spam

Use of the Services is subject to all applicable local, state, and national laws and regulations (including, without limitation, those governing account collections, export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising). Each User agrees: (1) not to use the Services for illegal purposes; (2) not to interfere or disrupt networks connected to the Services; (3) to comply with all regulations, policies, and procedures of networks connected to the Services; (4) not to use the Services to infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; and (5) not to transmit through the Services any unlawful, harassing, libellous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature. Each User further agrees not to transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or, otherwise, violate any applicable local, state, and national laws or regulation. Each User agrees not to use the Services for chain letters, junk mail, spamming or any use of distribution lists to any person who has not given specific permission to be included in such a process and, further, agrees not to attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer/mobile systems.

Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, you agree not to reproduce, retransmit, disseminate, sell, distribute, publish, broadcast or circulate the information received through the Site to anyone, including, but not limited to, others in the same company or organization, without the express prior written consent of TSBT.

8. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall tsbt, its affiliates or content providers be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive or consequential damages arising out of or related to the use, inability to use, authorized use, performance or non-performance of this site, even if tsbt was previously advised of the possibility of such damages and regardless of whether such damages arise in contract, tort, under statute, in equity, at law or otherwise.

You understand and expressly agree that use of tsbt’s services are at your sole risk, that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of tsbt’s services is at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer/mobile system or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data.

Except as expressly set forth on our site, tsbt disclaims all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement and it makes no warranty or representation regarding the results that may be obtained from the use of tsbt’s services, regarding the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through tsbt’s services or that tsbt’s services will meet any user’s requirements, be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error free.

Tsbt will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages of any kind resulting from the use of or the inability to use tsbt’s services, resulting from any goods or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transaction entered into through tsbt’s services, resulting from loss of, unauthorized access to or alteration of a user’s transmissions or data or for the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, use, data or other intangibles, even if tsbt had been advised of the possibility of such damages.

9. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify TSBT, its officers, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and licensors, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from your violation of these Terms of Use.

10. Copyrights

All contents of this Site are Copyright © The Swaminarayan Bhagwan temples (affiliated with the “Vadtal Desh”) at Kundaldham and Karelibaug, Baroda. All rights reserved. Photographs, illustrations, software or other “Materials” are sometimes separately copyrighted by their respective owners, as noted in the credits.

Further, the Website, and/or our promoters, The Swaminarayan Bhagwan temples (affiliated with the “Vadtal Desh”) at Kundaldham and Karelibaug, Baroda, are either the owner[s] of intellectual property rights or have the exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise the intellectual property (“IPR”)in/on the aforementioned platform/website, and in the material published on it including, but not limited to, user/consumer interface, layout format, process flow, and all or any content therein.

You, as users/consumers, recognize that the Website and/or our promoters, The Swaminarayan Bhagwan temples (affiliated with the “Vadtal Desh”) at Kundaldham and Karelibaug, Baroda, is/are the registered owner[s] of the word mark and the logo and/or trademarks and/or copyrights under applicable Indian laws including, but not limited to, its variants (IPR) and you shall not, directly or indirectly, attack or assist any another entity in attacking/infringing/querying the validity of the Website and/or our promoters, The Swaminarayan Bhagwan temples (affiliated with the “Vadtal Desh”) at Kundaldham and Karelibaug, Baroda, proprietary rights in the licensed marks or any registrations thereof, or file any applications for the registration of the licensed marks or any names or logos derived from or confusingly similar to the licensed marks, any variation thereof, or any translation or transliteration thereof in all or any another language, in respect of any products/services and in any territory throughout the world. If you become aware or acquire knowledge of any infringement of our IPR, you shall report the same to info@swaminarayanbhagwan.org with all relevant information.

You shall not make any copies, digital or otherwise, of any materials/data from the Website and, further, you must not print, copy, or download in any way such materials/data, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics and/or any accompanying text under any circumstances without prior written approval and/or obtaining a license obtained from info@swaminarayanbhagwan.org.

In the event that you do so, we reserve the right to: [a] claim the rights as our own and/or [b] you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials/data that you have made and/or [c] legally proceed against you for copyright/trademark infringement by way of civil/criminal action, as may be advised, under applicable laws of the land, entirely at your costs and consequences.

11. Privacy

We believe in protecting the privacy of our Users and take all reasonable measures to do so. To this extent, we have adopted a detailed Privacy Policy.