1.     Terms of Use

This web site (“Web Site”) is owned and operated by Population Council Institute (“PC Institute”). By accessing or using the Web Site, you agree to accept and comply with the terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers stated below and elsewhere on the Web Site (known collectively as the “Terms of Use”).

PC Institute may change the Terms of Use at its discretion and without notice.  A version of the current Terms of Use will be made available on the Web Site as they are changed.  By continuing to use the Web Site you accept the Terms of Use as they apply from time to time.

2.     Disclaimer

All information, text, material, images, graphics, publications, reports and works contained on and/or accessed via the Web Site (“Content”) is provided for your general interest and is only intended to provide a summary and general overview of the matters of interest.

The Web Site is not provided for, or intended as, a means of disseminating medical advice. Content should not be relied upon for medical purposes in any way. If medical advice is required you should seek expert medical assistance.

3.     Limitation of Liability

Subject to any statutory rights you have which, by law, may not be excluded, (including under any applicable Consumer Guarantees in the Indian Consumer Law), you acknowledge and agree that:

(a) Whilst PC Institute has used due care and skill in preparation of the Web Site and its Content, PC Institute does not:

(i) Warrant or make any representation regarding the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, reliability or otherwise, of any Content or the content of any third party web site which is linked to the Web Site (“Third Party Site”); or

(ii) Warrant that the functions on the Web Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that any defects will be corrected or that the server which stores and transmits Content to you is free of viruses or other harmful components.

(b) Except as required under the Indian Consumer Law, PC Institute does not accept liability for any direct, indirect, incidental, special and/or consequential damages or loss of profits resulting from any use or access, or any inability to use or access, the Web Site; and

(c) PC Institute does not exert control over users of the Web Site (including individuals referred to on the Web Site) and is not liable either for their opinions or their behaviour including any Content and/or advice and any defamatory statements or offensive conduct.

To the extent that PC Institute’s liability for breach of any applicable Consumer Guarantee relates to goods or services that are of a kind not ordinarily acquired for personal, domestic or household use, the PC Institute’s liability is limited (at its option) to:

(a) In the case of services, the supply of the services again or the payment of the cost of having the services supplied again;

(b) In the case of goods, the replacement of the goods or the supply of equivalent goods; the repair of the goods; the payment of the cost of replacing the goods or acquiring equivalent goods; or the payment of the cost of having the goods repaired.

4.     Third Party Sites and Advertising

The Web Site may contain links to Third Party Sites.  Whilst PC Institute may be associated or affiliated with Third Parties, PC Instituteis not associated or affiliated with any Third Party Site and the Content in any Third Party Sites is not produced by nor is it the responsibility of PC Institute. PC Institute does not sponsor, endorse or support, in any way, the goods, services or Content supplied by or displayed on Third Party Sites.

PC Institute does not permit the Web Site to be linked to any Third Party Site without our prior written consent. If you would like to link the Web Site to a Third Party Site please email info@pcinstitute.org.in

5.     Grant of Licence by User to PC Institute

If you place any information or other material on the Web Site, including without limitation posting messages, uploading files, inputting data or engaging in any form of communication, subject to the Privacy Policy, you grant PC Institute:

(a) A perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, irrevocable, unrestricted, worldwide licence to:

(i) Use, copy, sublicense, redistribute, reproduce, adapt, transmit, publish and/or broadcast, publicly perform or display the information or material; and

(ii) Sublicense to any third party the unrestricted right to exercise any of the rights outlined in sub-paragraph (i) above; and

(b) The right to exploit all proprietary rights in any information or material including, without limitation, rights under copyright, trademarks, designs and/or patent laws in any jurisdiction worldwide.

You agree to execute and deliver to PC Institute all instruments and take all action that may be required to carry out this grant of licence.

6.     Warranties

If you place any Content on the Web Site, including without limitation posting messages, uploading files, inputting data or engaging in any form of communication, you warrant that you have obtained all the necessary assignments or licences in respect of any Content supplied by a third party to you, including without limitation any authoring tool, application software or other program used in the development and production of the information supplied.

7.     Copyright and restriction on use of Content

All rights are reserved to PC Institute.  All Content, software and advertisements on the Web Site are protected by Indian and international copyright and trademark laws.  Content on the Web Site is published in real-time. Using an industry standard Web browser, you may download, display and browse the Content including making copies in a temporary storage device necessary to facilitate browsing and print hard copies in unaltered forms for your own personal, non-commercial use provided that you:

(a) Do not download the Content in its entirety as a single file;

(b) Do not modify the copy of the Content from how it appears on the Web Site;

(c) Include the copyright notice ‘©PC Institute’ in the copy of the Content; and

You must not otherwise modify, copy, reproduce, adapt, frame, publish, transmit (including broadcast), distribute, upload to a third party, link to or otherwise use any of the material on the site, including audio and video excerpts, except as expressly permitted by law or with PC Institute’s prior written consent.

You must not use the Web Site in any manner or for any purpose that:

(a) Is unlawful;

(b) Violates any rights of PC Institute; or

(c) Is prohibited by the Terms of Use.

8.     Trademarks

You may not use PC Institute’s trade marks in connection with any product or service that does not belong to PC Institute or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion, or that disparages or discredits PC Institute.

You may not use PC Institute’s trade marks in any way, including, without limitation, in advertising or publicity relating to distribution of materials, without the express prior written permission of PC Institute.

All other trademarks displayed on the Web Site are trademarks of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Web Site should be construed as granting a licence or right to use of any trade mark displayed in the Web Site without the express prior written permission of PC Institute or the owner of the relevant trade mark.

9.     Applicable Law

The use of this website is governed by the laws of India without regard to the choice or conflicts of law principles. Any legal action or proceeding related to or in connection with this website shall be brought exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction in New Delhi.  If any provision of the Terms of Use is found to be invalid or unenforceable by such a court, such invalidity or unenforceability will not affect the remainder of the Terms of Use that will continue to have force and effect.