2. Description of the Site.
‘IAS Forums’ website (IASforums.com) hosts various discussion forums for UPSC aspirants. UPSC Forums as a discussion platform, help thousands of aspirants who write UPSC (Union Public Services Commission) exams to clarify their doubts and anxieties.
‘IAS Forums’ website (IASforums.com) is not officially connected with UPSC (Union Public Services Commission) or any state PSCs. This is a privately hosted forum platform and views expressed in these forums are of respective users only. Neither the ‘IAS Forums’ website nor the host bears no responsibility for the accuracy of forum member’s comments and will bear no responsibility or legal liability for discussion postings. We reserve the right to remove posts deemed offensive without notice, and the right to ban anyone who wilfully violates the forum rules.
3. Access and Registration.
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5.Intellectual Property and Rights to Access Site.
5.2 Permitted Use. IASforums.com grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right and license to access and use this Site for your personal, non-commercial and recreational or informational purposes. You may view and privately display the Site Content on one computer, and you may cache pages of the Site for the sole purpose of increasing the speed and efficiency with which you view the Site. Except as expressly stated above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppels, or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright, or proprietary right of IASforums.com or any third party. This license is limited to personal use only. No business entity is licensed to use this Site for any purpose.
5.3 Copyright Complaint. If you feel that any Content on the Site infringes your copyrights, you may contact IASforums.com’s copyright agent at the following address: (a) Electronic mail (e-mail) must be sent to contactus[at]IASforums.com.
Please be sure to include the following information: (a) a description of the copyrighted work you allege is being infringed upon (and registration information if such work is registered with the copyright office); (b) the location (including URL addresses where possible) of the allegedly infringing material on the Site, (c) your signature (digital or hard-copy), (d) your address, telephone number, and e-mail address, and (e) a statement (notarized if possible and made under penalty of perjury that): (i) you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; (ii) you believe in good faith that the rights of the copyright owner are being infringed, and that the uses of the allegedly infringing material are not authorized (either by the copyright owner, its agents, or applicable law).
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6. Posting Materials to the Site.
7. License to Your Posted Material.
8. User Conduct.
In addition to the restrictions on Your Posted Material, by using this Site, you agree you will not: (a) reproduce, copy, distribute, or perform by any means, method, or process now known or later developed any of the audiovisual works or other works made available on or through the Site, without the express authorization of the copyright holder in such work; (b) disrupt or interfere with the security of the Site or any Code or hardware used in connection with the Site, (c) use or attempt to use another’s account on the Site, (d) mislead others about your identity, (e) use any automated means to access the Site or collect any information from the Site (including without limitation robots, spiders or scripts), (f) frame the Site, place pop-up windows over its pages, or otherwise affect the display of the Site pages, or (g) use any meta tags or other “hidden text” utilizing a IASforums.com name, trademark, or product or service name. In addition, you agree that you will comply with all applicable laws that relate to your use of or activities on the Site.
You agree that any submissions, including but not limited to ideas, comments, suggestions, plans, notes, questions, drawings, original or creative materials or other information, provided by you to IASforums.com in the form of e-mail or submissions are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of IASforums.com. IASforums.com shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use of these materials for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. The submission of any materials to IASforums.com will irrevocably waive any and all “moral rights” in such materials, including the rights of paternity and integrity.
10.Changes to Site.
IASforums.com may modify, suspend or discontinue any portion or service of the Site at any time, with or without notice. The Site is currently accessible to users without charge, however IASforums.com reserves the right to charge for one or more portions of the Site in the future. (IASforums.com will notify you of any fees associated with any portion of the Site, and require you to subscribe to such portion of the Site, prior to charging you any fees.)
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17. Limitation of Liability.
You understand that in no event will IASforums.com or its offices, owners, directors, shareholders, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents or licensors be liable for any consequential, indirect, incidental, special or punitive damages, whether in an action under contract, negligence or any other theory, arising out of: (a) your use or inability to use the site, (b) your reliance on any content, or (c) any goods or sites advertised on the site; even if IASforums.com or any related party has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event will IASforums.com or its offices, directors, shareholders, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents or licensors be liable to any damages.
19. Applicable Law.
Notices by IASforums.com to you may be given by means of a general posting at the Site. Notices (including questions, complaints, or legal notices) by you may be given by e-mail messages as follows: Electronic mail (e-mail) must be sent to: contactus[at]IASforums.com.