Welcome to Praja.org! Before you begin using Praja.org, you must read and agree to these Praja.org Terms of Service ("Terms of Service") and the following terms and conditions and policies, including any future amendments (collectively, the "Agreement"):
Praja.org Terms of Service - Praja.org's general terms and conditions
Praja.org Content Policy - How we promote free expression and responsible publishing
Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to these Praja.org Terms of Service, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version (http://www.praja.org/discaimer.php). Praja.org may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Service and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. If you do not accept and abide by this Agreement, you may not use the Praja.org service.
Description of Service. Praja.org hosts (i) information with regard to elected representatives and the activities undertaken by them in that capacity which has been obtained from the various central, state, local government and quasi-government agencies pursuant to applications/requisitions made by Praja Foundation under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (ii) information about the various wards in Mumbai City and Suburban District (iii) creates general awareness of the useful resources of obtaining information from the various government agencies (iv) provides a platform to the registered users to write complaints/ suggestions/ feedback to the local councilor and wards of Mumbai, which are then forwarded to the said councillor by Praja.org on behalf of the registered user (v) informs the public about the various projects and initiatives undertaken by the Praja Foundation (vi) provides a platform to the user to express their independent views, thoughts and opinions on the website (vii) various other services which may be added or altered from time to time (all of the above collectively the “Service”).
You understand that all information which you may have access to as part of, or through your use of, the Services are the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated (“Content”). Praja.org does not monitor the Content on Praja.org, and takes no responsibility for such Content. Instead, Praja.org merely provides access to such Content and a platform for forwarding the Content posted by you as a service to you.Praja.org reserves the right (but shall have no contractual and/or legal obligation) to pre-screen, review, flag, filter, modify, refuse or remove any or all such Content from any Service. For some of the Services, Praja.org may provide tools to filter out explicit sexual or indecent content.
Praja.org has not altered, modified, revised any information obtained in writing from the government agencies in any manner whatsoever and neither does it alter, modify or revise the suggestions/ feedback/ complaints of the users posted on our platform to the various councilors/ wards of Mumbai. You will be responsible for all activities occurring under your username, any information posted by you on Praja.org, including the Content and for keeping your password secure. You understand and agree that the Service is provided to you on an AS IS and AS AVAILABLE basis. Praja.org disclaims all responsibility and liability for the availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Service or any other client software. Praja.org also reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Service with or without notice at any time and without any liability to you.
You must be at least Eighteen (18) years of age to use the Service. Praja.org reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time without notice for any reason.
You agree not to:
use the Service in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the website
upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available any Content that we deem to be harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make publicly available on Praja.org any private information of any third party, including, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, identity card numbers and credit card numbers;
upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
intimidate or harass another user of the Service;
upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
use or attempt to use another's account, service or system without authorization from Praja.org, or create a false identity on the Service or Praja.org
upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that, in the sole judgment of Praja.org, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the website, or which may expose Praja or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
Praja.org disclaims all responsibility and liability in respect of the Content and the inappropriateness of the same under law or otherwise. You shall be solely responsible and liable for (and that the Praja Foundation has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) breach of any law, regulation or generally accepted practices or guidelines in the relevant jurisdictions and for the consequences (including any loss or damage which Praja Foundation may suffer) of any such breach.
You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that Praja.org has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any Content that you create, transmit or display while using the Services and for the consequences of your actions (including any loss or damage which the Praja Foundation may suffer, which you shall be liable to indemnify) by doing so.
You understand that by using the Services you may be exposed to Content that you may find offensive, indecent or objectionable and that, in this respect, you use the Services at your own risk.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE PRAJA FOUNDATION OR ITS TRUSTEES, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST DATA ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICE, ANY PLATFORM APPLICATIONS OR ANY OF THE SITE CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS ON, ACCESSED THROUGH OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE SITE, EVEN IF THE PRAJA FOUNDATION IS AWARE OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO PRAJA.ORG FOR THE SERVICE DURING THE TERM. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IF NO FEES ARE PAID TO PRAJA.ORG FOR THE SERVICE, YOU SHALL BE LIMITED TO INJUNCTIVE RELIEF ONLY, UNLESS OTHERWISE PERMITTED BY LAW, AND SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO DAMAGES OF ANY KIND FROM THE PRAJA FOUNDATION, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION.
Proper Use. You agree that you are responsible for your own use of the Service, for any posts you make, and for any consequences thereof. You agree that you will use the Service in compliance with all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations, including any laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from your country of residence.
You agree to abide by the Praja.org Content Policy (http://www.praja.org/praja-content-policy.php) and the rules and restrictions therein. Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to the Praja.org Content Policy, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version. Praja.org may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise the Praja.org Content Policy at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions.
Violation of any of the foregoing, including the Praja.org Content Policy , may result in immediate termination of your use of the Service, and may subject you to such penalties as are applicable under the law or otherwise and other legal consequences. Praja.org reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to investigate your use of the Service in order to (a) determine whether a violation of the Agreement has occurred or (b) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.
Praja.org does not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any communications/information posted via the Service or endorse any opinions expressed via the Service. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted via the Service will be at your own risk.
General Practices Regarding Use and Storage. You agree that Praja.org has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any content and other communications maintained by the Service. Praja.org retains the right to create limits on use and storage at our sole discretion at any time with or without notice.
Content of the Service.Praja.org takes no responsibility for third-party content (including, without limitation, any viruses, trojans, cookies or other disabling features), nor does Praja.org have any obligation to monitor such third-party content. Praja.org reserves the right at all times to remove or refuse to distribute any content on the Service, such as content which violates the terms of this Agreement. Praja.org also reserves the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as it reasonably believes is necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (b) enforce this Agreement, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (d) respond to user support requests, or (e) protect the rights, property or safety of Praja.org, its users and the public. Praja.org will not be responsible or liable for the exercise or non-exercise of its rights under this Agreement.
Intellectual Property Rights.You acknowledge that Praja.org owns all right, title and interest in and to the Service, including all intellectual property rights (the "Praja.org Rights"). Praja.org Rights are protected by Indian and international intellectual property laws. Accordingly, you agree that you will not copy, reproduce, alter, modify, or create derivative works from the Service. You also agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automated device, or manual process to monitor or copy any content from the Service. As described immediately below, Praja.org Rights do not include third-party content used as part of the Service, including the content of communications appearing on the Service.
Your Intellectual Property Rights. Praja.org claims no ownership or control over any content submitted, posted or displayed by you on or through the Services. You retain all rights to any content you submit, post or display on or through the Services and you are responsible for protecting those rights, as appropriate. By submitting, posting or displaying content on or through the Services which are intended to be available to the members of the public, you grant Praja.org a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, publish and distribute such content on Praja.org for the purpose of displaying and distributing the Services. Praja.org furthermore reserves the right to refuse to accept, post, display or transmit any content in its sole discretion.
You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any content submitted.
No Resale of the Service.Unless expressly authorized in writing by Praja.org, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes (a) any portion of the Service/information posted on the Praja.org, (b) use of the Service/information posted on Praja.org, or (c) access to the Service.
Publicity.Any use of Praja.org's trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features ("Brand Features"), including "Praja.org", "Praja" and "Praja Foundation" must be in compliance with this Agreement and in compliance with Praja.org.
Representations and Warranties.You represent and warrant that (a) all of the information provided by you to Praja.org to participate in the Service is correct and current; and (b) you have all necessary right, power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform the acts required of you hereunder.
Termination; Suspension.Praja.org may, in its sole discretion, at any time and for any reason, terminate the Service, or suspend or terminate your account. In the event of termination, your account will be disabled and you may not be granted access to your account or any files or other content contained in your account although residual copies of information may remain in our system for some time for back-up purposes. This Agreement shall survive the termination of your use of the Service.
Indemnification.You agree to hold harmless and indemnify Praja.org, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from and against any third-party claim, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, Praja.org will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action, arising from or in any way related to your use of the Service, Content you post or share on or through the website, your conduct in connection with the Service or the website or with other users of the Service or the website, or any violation of this Agreement or of any law or the rights of any third party.
Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Praja.org and governs your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Praja.org. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other Praja.org services, affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software.
Waiver and Severability of Terms.The failure of Praja.org to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Service remain in full force and effect.
Choice of Law; Jurisdiction; Forum.These Terms of Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the India, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions or your actual state or country of residence. Any claims, legal proceeding or litigation arising in connection with the Service will be brought solely in Mumbai, India and you consent to the jurisdiction of such courts.