Terms of Use

This site, and the information contained therein, is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes. Taarak, Inc. does not guarantee the timeliness, sequence, accuracy or completeness of any of the information provided in this site. THIS SITE, AND ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.

Your use of this site is at your own risk. Neither Taarak, Inc. nor its affiliated or related entities or content providers shall be liable to any person or entity for any direct or indirect loss, damage (whether actual, consequential, punitive, special or otherwise), injury, claim, or liability of any kind or character whatsoever based upon or resulting from the use of or inability to use this site, or any information or materials provided on the site. All liability of any kind is expressly disclaimed. If you are dissatisfied with the site or any materials or information on the site, or with any of these Terms of Use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site.

The law applicable to the interpretation and construction of these Terms of Use and to the use of the site and any information provided on the site, shall be the laws of the State of California, USA, without regard to conflict of laws. All proceedings relating to the site, or these Terms of Use, shall be brought only in the state or federal courts of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Trademarks

Taarak, Taarak News, TF News, and Filterbase are trademarks or registered trademarks of Taarak, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Use of Taarak trademarks should abide by our Trademarks and Brands guidelines.

Advertising

Advertising on this site constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the Advertiser Terms of Service.

Privacy Policy

Your use of this site constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by our Privacy Policy.

Portability Policy

Taarak cares about our users data. Learn more about how you can use it by reading our Portability Policy.

Ethics and Disclosure Code

Taarak employees abide by a rigorous Ethics and Disclosure Code.

Copyright Dispute/DMCA Claim

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any Content on the Taarak Site infringes upon your copyright, please follow the directions on our Copyright Dispute Notice.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Taarak is an equal opportunity employer. Read our Equal Opportunity Employment Policy for additional information.

Mobile Site

If you are accessing this site on your mobile phone, you may choose to use the site’s mobile specific version. The mobile version of this site is powered by WPtouch.

Event Registration Cancellation and Substitution Policy

Event tickets are non-refundable. However, you may transfer your registration to another person by providing authorization to us at least a week before the scheduled date of the event by emailing us at [email protected]

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. By using the Taarak, Inc. (“Taarak”) websites (including, without limitation, any associated websites, forums or blogs, such as Taarak News, Taarak, Taarak Resource, Web TV Scheulde, and Taarak Jobs) (collectively, the “Taarak Site”), you agree to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”). These Terms govern only the content, features, and activities related to the Taarak Site and do not cover any other linked or referenced website associated with the Taarak Site, unless specifically stated. These terms and conditions constitute a legally binding agreement between you and Taarak. By using the Taarak Site, you understand, acknowledge and agree that you will abide by these Terms.

Taarak reserves the right to modify these Terms from time to time without notice, for any reason in Taarak’s sole discretion without notice. Taarak will post or display notices of material changes on the Taarak Site and/or may email you about these changes. These changes become effective immediately upon posting and if you use the Taarak Site after the changes become effective, it will signify your agreement to be bound by the changes. Please review these Terms from time to time so that you will be apprised of any changes.

Intellectual Property Rights

The Taarak Site is proprietary to Taarak and is protected by intellectual property laws and international intellectual property treaties. The entire contents of Taarak Site (the “Content”) are copyrighted as a collective work under the laws of United States and other copyright laws. Taarak holds the copyright in the collective work. The collective work may include works that are the property of other third parties which are also protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, download portions of the Content from the different areas of the Taarak Site solely for your own non-commercial use, unless otherwise permitted. Any redistribution retransmission or publication of any copyrighted material is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the copyright owner. You agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the Taarak Site. You may not use any Taarak logo or any other proprietary graphic or trademark without Taarak’s express written permission. As between the parties, title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights in the Material (as defined below), and any copies or portions thereof, shall remain in Taarak and/or its content providers. Third-party trademarks, service marks and logos contained in the Taarak Site are owned and licensed by their respective owners. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Grant of Limited License

Your access to the Taarak Site is licensed and not sold. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Taarak agrees to provide you with a personal, revocable, non-transferable and non-exclusive account enabling you to access and use the Service and the Taarak Site. All Taarak content that is made available to view and/or download in connection with the Taarak Site is owned by and is the copyrighted work of Taarak and/or its suppliers and is licensed, not sold. You may not lend, lease, rent or sublicense the Taarak Site.

Restrictions

You may not, directly or indirectly, (a) engage in any acts inconsistent with the principles of copyright protection and fair use, as codified in 17 U.S.C. Sections 106-110, without obtaining the express written permission of Taarak and the copyright owner; or (b) distribute (except for the purposes set forth above), rent, lease, transfer or otherwise transfer rights to, or in any way exploit, the Content or any User Submissions (as defined below), in whole or in part; or (c) remove any proprietary notices or labels on the Content or any User Submissions.

You are responsible for your communications and your use of the Taarak Site. You may not, under any circumstances, do any of the following: (a) post or transmit any message which is libelous or defamatory; (b) post or transmit any message, data, image or program which is indecent, obscene or pornographic; (d) post or transmit any message, data, image or program that would violate the property rights of others, including unauthorized copyrighted text, images or programs, trade secrets or other confidential proprietary information, and trademarks or service marks used in an infringing fashion; (c) use the Taarak Site to threaten, harass, stalk, abuse, or otherwise violate the legal rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of others; (d) upload or download files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, rights of privacy or publicity, or any other applicable law unless you own or control the rights to such files or have received all necessary consents; (e) upload files that contain a virus or corrupted data; (f) delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in a file that you upload to a BBS or the Taarak Site; (g) falsify the source or origin of software or other material contained in a file that you upload to a BBS or the Taarak Site; (h) falsely purport to be an employee or agent of Taarak; (i) act, or fail to act, in your use of the Taarak Site, in a manner that is contrary to applicable law or regulation; (j) distribute in any medium any part of the Taarak Site, including, but not limited to, any User Submissions (as defined below), without Taarak’s prior written consent; (j) circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Taarak Site or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Taarak Site or the Content therein; (k) use the Taarak Site, any Content or any User Submissions for any commercial use, without the prior written authorization of Taarak; or (l) engage in any other activity deemed by the Taarak to be in conflict with the spirit or intent of these Terms.

It is not the intent of Taarak to discourage users from taking controversial positions or expressing vigorously what may be unpopular views in Taarak Site, nonetheless, Taarak reserves the right to take such action as it deems appropriate in cases where the Service is used to disseminate statements which are deeply and widely offensive and/or harmful. Your failure to observe any of the foregoing limitations or obligations may result in civil or criminal liability.

User Submissions

Although some of the individuals posting to the Taarak Site, including the columnists and moderators, work for Taarak, any opinions expressed are the personal opinions of the original authors, not of Taarak. The content is provided for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not meant to be an endorsement or representation by Taarak or any other party. Taarak does not assume any responsibility or liability for any blogs, opinions or other commentary posted on the Taarak Site or any website linked to the Taarak Site and makes no express or implied warranty or guarantee about the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or any other aspect of the content.

Taarak does not claim ownership of any materials and other information (including, without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products or services) you post, upload, or submit to public areas of the Taarak website (such as bulletin boards (“BBSs”), forums and chat rooms), video content and textual content (collectively, the “User Submissions”).

By posting, uploading, submitting, or inputting any User Submissions to the Taarak Site or through the Service, alone or as part of other works, you agree to grant to Taarak a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, irrevocable, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, copy, sublicense, reproduce, distribute, redistribute, modify, adapt, publish, edit, translate, transmit, create derivative works of, publish and/or broadcast, publicly perform or display any such User Submissions (including without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products or services) in any form, media, or technology whether by any means and in any media now known or hereafter developed and to sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses; and to publish your name in connection with your User Submission. You also hereby grant each user of the Taarak Site a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Taarak Site, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Taarak Site and under these Terms.

With respect to any User Submissions consisting of video files, the above licenses granted by you shall terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete of such video files from the Service. You understand and agree, however, that Taarak may retain server copies of User Submissions that have been removed or deleted. The above licenses granted by you with respect to any other types of User Submissions are perpetual and irrevocable. You hereby waive your moral rights in any such User Submissions, and you hereby warrant that any such User Submissions are original with you, or that you have the right to submit such User Submissions. You agree that you shall have no recourse against Taarak for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your communication to us. You further acknowledge and agree that (a) no compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your User Submissions, as provided herein; (b) Taarak is under no obligation to post or use any User Submission you may provide; and (c) Taarak may remove any Submission at any time in its sole discretion.

Your participation in on-line communications occurs in real time and is not edited, censored, or otherwise controlled by Taarak. Taarak cannot and does not screen content provided by you to the Taarak Site or through its service. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Taarak reserves the right to remove any content from the Taarak Site at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such content or if Taarak is concerned that you may have breached the immediately preceding sentence), or for no reason at all.

The Taarak Site is available to the public. No information you consider confidential should be posted to these websites. If you submit content, you agree that Taarak may reveal your identity and whatever information we know about you to any law enforcement agent or official in the event of legal action arising from any posting(s) made by you. Taarak may modify, display, delete, transmit or distribute content posted on the Taarak Site in its sole discretion and without your permission. However, Taarak shall not be responsible for controlling or editing any content, nor can Taarak ensure prompt removal of inappropriate or unlawful content.

Links to Third Party Websites

The Taarak websites may contain links to third party websites. Access to any other Internet website linked to the Taarak Site is at your own risk and Taarak is not responsible for the accuracy, availability or reliability of any information, goods, data, opinions, advice or statements made available on these websites. A Theses links may also lead unintentionally to sites containing information that some people may find inappropriate or offensive. These links are not under the control of Taarak and as such, Taarak is not liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such third party website. Taarak provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement or recommendation. Taarak is not responsible for any form of transmission received from any link, nor is Taarak responsible if any of these links are not working appropriately. You are responsible for viewing and abiding by any privacy statements and terms of use posted in connection with these links.

Disclaimer of Third Party Information

Taarak does not and cannot review all communications and materials posted or uploaded to the Taarak website and is not responsible for the content of these communications and materials. However, Taarak reserves the right to block or remove communications or materials that it determines, in its sole discretion, to be (a) abusive, libelous, defamatory or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of a copyright or trademark, other intellectual property right of another or (d) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to Taarak.

You understand that when using the Taarak website, you will be exposed to User Submissions and third party content from a variety of sources, and that Taarak is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions or third party content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submissions and third party content that may be offensive, indecent, inaccurate, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Taarak with respect thereto.

Statements made in websites, newsgroups, message boards, email, forums, conferences, chats and/or User Submissions reflect only the views of their authors. Forum managers, forum hosts, content providers, or merchants appearing on the Taarak website are not authorized Taarak spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Taarak, and Taarak does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein.

Operation

Taarak reserves complete and sole discretion with respect to the operation of Taarak Site. Taarak may, among other things: (a) make available to third parties information relating to the Taarak Site and its users; and (b) withdraw, suspend or discontinue any functionality or feature of the Taarak website. Taarak may, in its complete and sole discretion, review uploaded files, conferences, BBSs, forums, chats and User Submissions and authorize restrictions on access thereto.

You acknowledge and agree that from time to time the Taarak website and/or its services may be inaccessible or inoperable for any reason, including, without limitation: (i) equipment malfunctions; (ii) periodic maintenance procedures or repairs which Taarak may undertake from time to time; or (iii) causes beyond the control of Taarak or which are not reasonably foreseeable by Taarak.

General Disclaimer

THE Taarak WEBSITE IS PROVIDED BY Taarak ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. Taarak MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THESE WEBSITES OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THESE WEBSITES. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, Taarak DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND WARRANTIES THAT ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES THAT EXTEND BEYOND THE FACE OF THESE TERMS. Taarak CANNOT AND DOES NOT WARRANT AGAINST HUMAN AND MACHINE ERRORS, OMISSIONS, DELAYS, INTERRUPTIONS OR LOSSES, INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA. Taarak CANNOT AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT FILES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING FROM THIS ONLINE SITE WILL BE FREE OF INFECTION BY VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER CODE THAT MANIFEST CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES. Taarak DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR SERVICE ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE WEBSITE WILL BE CORRECTED. THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY CONSTITUTES AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THESE TERMS. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SERVICE. Taarak MAY CHANGE THE SERVICE OR THE FEATURES IN ANY WAY, AND AT ANY TIME AND FOR ANY REASON.

Although Taarak has attempted to provide accurate information on the Taarak Site, Taarak assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information.

Indemnification

YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS Taarak, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND SUPPLIERS FROM AND AGAINST ALL LOSSES, EXPENSES, DAMAGES AND COSTS, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY’S FEES, RESULTING FROM ANY VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS OR ANY USER SUBMISSION POSTED OR SUBMITTED BY YOU (INCLUDING INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ WORLDWIDE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR NEGLIGENT OR WRONGFUL CONDUCT).

Waiver and Release

YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER Taarak NOR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY OR INDEMNITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE Taarak WEBSITE, THE SERVICE, OR THE CONTENT. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT Taarak SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST Taarak, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS BASED UPON THE NEGLIGENCE OF Taarak, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS) FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES YOU SUSTAIN IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE Taarak SITE, THE SERVICE, OR THE CONTENT.

Liability Limitation

NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING PARAGRAPH Taarak WILL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY THEORY OF LAW, FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA OR COSTS OF REPLACEMENT GOODS, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE Taarak WEBSITES OR RESULTING FROM USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION PRESENTED, EVEN IF Taarak MAY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

The Taarak Site is controlled and offered by Taarak from its facilities in the United States of America. Taarak makes no representations that the Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

Copyright or Intellectual Property Infringement Notification:

Taarak respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that there may be an instance of copyright infringement on the Taarak Site, please review our Copyright or Intellectual Property Infringement Notification Policy, currently accessible at: http://www.taarakmehtakaooltahchashmah.net/copyright-dispute

Miscellaneous

Taarak may terminate or suspend access to the Taarak Site immediately, without prior notice or liability, if you breach any of these Terms or for any other reason. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. These Terms are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with Taarak’s prior written consent. These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of California without regard to the conflict of laws provisions thereof. Both parties agree that these Terms, along with Taarak’s Privacy Policy, Copyright or Intellectual Property Infringement Notification Policy and any other legal notices published by Taarak on the Taarak Site, are the complete and exclusive statements of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersede and cancel all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter hereof, and that all modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of these Terms and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Taarak in any respect whatsoever.

You agree that any legal action or proceeding between Taarak and you for any purpose concerning these Terms, and any other related agreements with Taarak, or the parties’ obligations hereunder shall be brought exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Los Angeles, California, United States. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to Taarak must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. If any action in law or in equity is necessary to enforce the terms of these Terms, and/or Taarak’s Privacy Policy or Copyright or Intellectual Property Infringement Notification Policy, the prevailing party will be entitled to reasonable fees of attorneys, accountants, and other professionals, and costs and expenses in addition to any other relief to which such prevailing party may be entitled.

Notice

Taarak may deliver notice to you under this Agreement by means of electronic mail, a general notice on Website, or by written communication delivered by first class U.S. mail to your address on record in your Taarak Account. You may give notice to Taarak at any time via electronic mail to the following address: [email protected]

Other Policies

For information regarding Taarak’s treatment of personally identifiable information, please review Taarak’s current privacy policy at http://www.taarakmehtakaooltahchashmah.net/contact-us. If you believe that material or content residing on or accessible through the Taarak Site infringes a copyright, please review Taarak Copyright Dispute Policy at http://www.taarakmehtakaooltahchashmah.net/contact-us

 

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