B. In order to access some features of the HinduCentral Website or App, you will have to create an account. You may never use another’s account without that user’s permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify HinduCentral immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. Although HinduCentral will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of HinduCentral or others due to such unauthorized use.
C. You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” , “Automated voting”, etc., that accesses the HinduCentral Website or App in a manner that sends more request messages to the HinduCentral Website or App servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, HinduCentral grants the operators of public search engines permission and license to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. HinduCentral reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the HinduCentral Website or App, nor to use the communication systems provided by the HinduCentral Website or App for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the HinduCentral Website or App with respect to their User Submissions. All Website or App products, contests and services are void where prohibited by law.
HinduCentral does not claim ownership of Content (as defined below) that you (hereinafter referred to as “User” or “you”) submit or make available for inclusion on the HinduCentral Website or App. User affirms, represents and warrants that the User owns (and/or otherwise has the right to submit) the Content submitted or made available by the user on the HinduCentral Website or App, and such ownership is retained by User at all times. With respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas and/or other areas of the HinduCentral Website or App, you affirm, represent and warrant that you have the legal power and authority to, and do, grant to HinduCentral, as well as HinduCentral’s Partners and Sponsors (i) the right to display the Content on the HinduCentral Website or App, (ii) the right to use the Content to promote the contest(s) or the Content (iii) the right to and (iv) the right to engage in all of the acts as set forth below, as applicable.
A. HinduCentral may now or in the future permit the submission of photographs, motion pictures, videos, other audio-visual works, literary works, and/or image files and/or other communications by you and other users (“User Submissions”) and the hosting, sharing, and/or publishing of such User Submissions. You understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, HinduCentral does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any submissions. You retain all rights to your work. By submitting your work here, you grant HinduCentral, Contest Sponsors and Partners the right to display and/or to provide exposure to your photograph and/or other works anywhere including, without limitation, when your photographs or other works are selected as winners of any contest, (i) to be displayed on HinduCentral’s Website or App, (ii) to be displayed and used in connection with marketing, promotion and/or advertising of HinduCentral on HinduCentral’s Website or App, any other Website or App, in social media and/or in any other form of media including publications, periodicals, communications, still images, video and/or television. All used photographs and images are credited to whomever the photographer is as represented by User. Any use of the images will be solely used in the context of promoting the contests’ submissions, the HinduCentral Website or App, and Users in HinduCentral’s sole discretion with no additional compensation owed to User, photographer and/or any other person or entity.
B. You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and warrant that:
You agree to upload only your own work.
D. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Submission or other content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail): (i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site; (iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material; (iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address; (v) A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
E. You understand that when using the HinduCentral Website or App, you will be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources, and that HinduCentral is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submissions that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable. and You agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against HinduCentral with respect to User Submissions. You agree to indemnify and hold HinduCentral, its Owners/Operators, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your User Submissions and Content, as well as your use of the HinduCentral Website or App.
F. HinduCentral may choose to provide resident or guest judging for specific contests, themes, challenges and other activities, the decisions of the Judges are final and binding on all matters relating to the selection of winners. The Finalists and any other winners will be judged on by the Judges’ in their sole discretion. Voting and People’s Choice results, the submission with the most votes will be deemed the winner from among the User Submissions. User Submissions with the same total votes will be re-judged using the same criteria. All User Submissions and votes will be retained until eligible winners are chosen for all prizes. Once a User Submission or a User is deemed ineligible, however, the User Submission will be deleted and not further considered.
1.Submissions should be original
2.All submissions would be published on the portal, unless hidden or removed by the HinduCentral admin
3.Entries should be original. Individuals submitting copied entries would not be considered for future contests.
4.All efforts will be made by the Standing Committee to check for originality of the submissions, however HinduCentral portal will not be held accountable for any submission identified as a copy.
8.Contests, User Rewards and Payments We are Canberra, Australia based but worldwide friendly
You agree that all of the following terms and conditions will apply to your participation in all photography and other types of contests on the HinduCentral Website or App:
A.HinduCentral Contests Will Comply With Canberra, Australia Law
All HinduCentral Contests on the HinduCentral Website or App will be conducted in accordance with the laws of the State of Canberra, Australia. This means that all HinduCentral Contests are real contests in which at least a majority of the participants will have failed to win, and all HinduCentral Contests will comply with the following requirements:
1.The nature of the HinduCentral Contest and number of contestants will be disclosed.
2.The exact nature and approximate value of prizes or items of value won by participants in each HinduCentral Contest will be disclosed.
3.The deadline for submissions to each specific HinduCentral Contest will be disclosed.
4.The opportunity to win a prize will not be conditioned on a minimum number of entries or contest participants.
5.HinduCentral will keep detailed records of each HinduCentral Contest for at least two years after all the prizes are awarded.
6.In addition, all HinduCentral Contests will clearly and conspicuously disclose each of the following:
b.The maximum amount of money, including postage and handling fees, which a participant may be asked to pay to win each of the prizes offered.
c.The date(s) upon which the contest will terminate, and upon which all prizes will be awarded.
d.Whether future contests or tie-breakers, if any, will be significantly more difficult than the initial contest, and the method of determining prize winners if a tie remains after completion of the last tie breaker.
B. Verification Of Winners And Delivery Of Prizes
The method of selection, as well as the selection, of contest winners shall be determined by HinduCentral in its sole discretion. The HinduCentral team, deemed as resident judges/curators or any other assigned HinduCentral team member, can (i) select the winners of any contest, or (ii) provide a preliminary list of finalists to any guest or exterior judge/curator, or HinduCentral Partner to select the winners, including the grand winner and runners up, of a specific contest, (iii) solicit votes from Users of the HinduCentral Website or App and/or any members of the public and declare winners based upon the number of votes obtained, and/or (iv) determine contest winners in any manner not prohibited by the laws of Canberra, Australia. After judging, voting and/or any other method to select winners has finished, the potential winners will be notified in accordance with the contact information provided in their respective User Submissions by mail, courier, email or other method chosen by HinduCentral, HinduCentral’s Partners and/or the HinduCentral’s Sponsors in its their discretion. HinduCentral, any HinduCentral Partner, or any HinduCentral Sponsor reserves the right to verify winners collectively or one or more at a time, as it deems appropriate and expedient in its their discretion, and in whatever order it they chooses. To be confirmed as a winner and to be awarded the prize, the winning User will be required to confirm its ownership of the copyright and any other applicable intellectual property and/or other rights to the User Submission (“Required Confirmation”). Should a prize notification or prize addressed to a particular winning User be returned as undeliverable, HinduCentral, HinduCentral’s Partner and/or HinduCentral’s Sponsor will not resend the notice (whether by the same or another method), research the winning User’s address nor make any further attempts at delivery. That User will be deemed to have withdrawn from the HinduCentral Contest and given up the User’s right to receive the prize notification or the prize. In the case that winner’s User’s shipping address is located in a Country or area designated by HinduCentral, HinduCentral’s Sponsors and/or HinduCentral’s Partners as undeliverable, they reserve their rights to provide a cash payment sent via Paypal of equal value of to the announced prize instead of the specific announced prize.
Winners will be announced after the Required Confirmation is received and the respective winners are confirmed. HinduCentral, HinduCentral’s Sponsors and/or HinduCentral’s Partners reserves the right to announce prize winners collectively, one at a time, or in any order or clusters as it deems appropriate in their discretion, except that the winner of the Judged or Most Votes Prize will be announced within thirty (30) days of the date on which the Required Confirmation are received from such winner. Winners will receive their prizes within thirty (30) days of HinduCentral, HinduCentral’s Partner and/or HinduCentral’s Sponsor announcement of the winners. The reward and prizes and/or any other rewards are subject to change at any time without notice in the sole discretion of HinduCentral, HinduCentral’s Partners and/or HinduCentral’s Sponsors, to the extent and under the circumstances permitted by Canberra, Australia law.
C. Contest Entrant’s Release:
By entering the Contest, each User releases and holds harmless HinduCentral, HinduCentral’s Partners and/or HinduCentral’s Sponsors and any participating prize providers, as well as any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), against any and all claims, demands and liabilities arising out of or relating to the Contest, User’s (and each individual member of User’s) participation in the Contest and/or any Contest-related activity, including, without limitation, from winner’s use or misuse of a prize or any portion thereof. Prize winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest and/or use/redemption of any prize.
D. Payments from HinduCentral to User
Payments from HinduCentral to User will be implemented as a PayPal transfer. User must own a legitimate PayPal account in order to receive payment.
Any User who is a subscribing member may offer their photographs for sale on the HinduCentral Website or App by appointing HinduCentral as their photograph selling agent. By putting up photos for sale, you expressly agree to the Terms of Sale set forth herein below, which will apply from the date on which you offer your first photograph for sale.
A. Terms of Sale of Photographs and Other Products on the HinduCentral Website or App
3.Sale of your photographs
You can give notice of termination of your authorization to HinduCentral to sell your photographs and/or other products by closing your HinduCentral account and/or stop selling your photos through HinduCentral’s Website or App platform. HinduCentral may give notice of termination to you in writing at any time. After notice of termination, you authorize HinduCentral to complete any transactions in progress in relation to your photographs and/or other products, which we will do on the terms of these Terms of Sale. Termination will take effect once these transactions have been completed.
Users can purchase products on the HinduCentral Website or App using the PayPal system or a valid credit card. You do not have to be a HinduCentral member to purchase a product. The price you pay is final and not negotiable. Orders may not be cancelled after it has been submitted. It is the purchaser’s responsibility to ensure the product delivery address is correct. HinduCentral takes no responsibility for any product a customer does not receive because of errors in the delivery address given to us.
HinduCentral reserves the right to cancel an order in the event that products may be listed at an incorrect price or with incorrect information or may be unavailable. This may be due to an error or similar oversight.
Delivery will be made by FEDEX, a postal or courier service and will be paid for by the purchaser at the price indicated at time of purchase. HinduCentral may also charge a handling fee, depending on the size of the product. If a product is delivered to a purchaser, that is physically damaged, HinduCentral will issue a replacement copy of the product. Please email HinduCentral customer service at members@HinduCentral.com within 5 business days of receiving the product to tell us about the nature of the damage and to arrange for a new product to be sent to you at HinduCentral’s expense. Please be aware HinduCentral is a member submission online site, we do not monitor all the content on the HinduCentral Website or App. It is the purchaser’s responsibility to verify the quality of the content (including but not limited to misspelled words, formatting, quality or overall appearance) before ordering a product. This damaged goods policy does not apply to content, only to the physical product.
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