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User Agreement
In pursuance to being allowed access to PunjabOnline ("the Site") of the Government of Punjab, you hereby enter into the user agreement on the terms and conditions set out below. This Agreement is for an indefinite term. Subject to the terms contained herein, the Government of Punjab and/ or Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. can terminate this agreement for any reason provided that such termination shall be conditional upon, including but not limited to, discharge of all contractual and statutory obligations by the user.

We reserve the right to add to or change/modify the terms of this Agreement. Any changes will be posted to PunjabOnline and it is your responsibility as a user to refer to the terms on accessing this service. Changes could be made by us after the first posting to the Site and you will be deemed to have accepted any change if you continue to access the Site after that time.This Site reserves the right to modify, suspend/cancel, or discontinue any or all channels, or service at any time without notice, make modifications and alterations in any or all of the content, goods and services contained on the Site without prior notice. In the event any of the aforementioned actions are taken, we shall not be liable to you in any way whatsoever for such modification, suspension/cancellation or alteration or any consequences arising thereof. In addition, when using particular services, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services, which may be posted from time to time.

This Site reserves the right to charge subscription or membership fees in respect of any part or aspect of this Site upon reasonable prior notice.

Copyright and Trademarks
Unless otherwise stated, copyright and all intellectual property rights in all material presented on the Site (including but not limited to text, audio, video or graphical images), trademarks and logos appearing on this site are the property of Tata Consultancy Services Limited, its parent, affiliates and associates and are protected under applicable Indian laws. No part of our website should be copied and placed on other websites. Any infringement shall be vigorously defended and pursued to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Limited Permission to Copy
You are permitted to print or download extracts from these pages for your personal non-commercial use only. Any copies of these pages saved to disk or to any other storage medium may only be used for subsequent viewing purposes or to print extracts for personal non-commercial use. You may not (whether directly or through the use of any software program) create a database in electronic or structured manual form by regularly or systematically downloading and storing all or any part of the pages from this Site. No part of "the Site" may be reproduced or transmitted to or stored in any other web site, nor shall any of its pages or part thereof be disseminated in any electronic or non-electronic form, nor included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without prior written permission. Requests to republish punjabOnline material for distribution should be addressed to Tata Consultancy Services Limited.

Individual Registration, Access and Exchange of Information
For certain services such as Email, personal web pages, contests and shopping, registration by the visitor is required. By registering, you agree to the following terms in addition to any other specific terms, which shall be posted at an appropriate location of the Site.

Each registration is for a single individual user only. To access these services, you will be asked to enter your individual User Name and Password. Therefore, we do not permit any of the following: -

1. Any other person sharing your User Name and Password.
2. Any part of the Site being cached in proxy servers and accessed by individuals who have not registered with punjabOnline as users of the Site.
3. Access through a single User Name and Password being made available to multiple users on a network. If we reasonably believe that a User Name and Password are being used in any of these ways, we reserve the right to cancel access rights immediately without notice, and block access to all users from that IP address.

All information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials, whether publicly or privately transmitted/posted, is the sole responsibility of the person from where such content originated.

You shall be solely responsible for all content that you upload, post or otherwise transmit. punjabOnline does not control the content posted via chat and other community services and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content.

You understand that by using such services, you may be exposed to objectionable matter. Under no circumstances will punjabOnline be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, uploaded on this Site.

By using the facility of chat and other community services you agree not to upload, post, or otherwise transmit any matter or views that is/are, defamatory, abusive, obscene, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable. You shall also not indulge in cyber stalking and/ or become or create a nuisance for any person. You shall be solely responsible and liable for any and all consequences arising out of the non-compliance of this requirement.

You may not send, submit, post, or otherwise transmit, messages or material that contain software virus, or any other files that are designed to interrupt, destroy, and negatively affect in any manner whatsoever, any electronic equipment in connection with the use of this Site, or other user's ability to engage in real time exchanges. You shall be solely responsible and liable for any and all consequences arising out of the non-compliance of this requirement.

punjabOnline shall at its sole discretion terminate your account without any prior notice for any violation of these terms and condition and any other terms and conditions which may apply from time to time.

All content posted by you becomes the property of punjabOnline and you agree to grant/assign the royalty free, perpetual right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.

Certain services are only a venue for persons to interact and exchange views with each other. Any transactions relating to sale/purchase of goods or services offered are to be settled between the parties and all warranties express or implied of any kind, regarding any matter pertaining thereto, including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement are disclaimed by this Site. This Site is not involved in any way in the actual transactions between the buyers and sellers of goods and services.

If you apply for any goods or services detailed on this website, these terms and conditions should be read in conjunction with any other terms and conditions which relate to any such goods or services and, in the event of any contradiction between these terms and conditions and the specific terms and conditions relating to such goods or services, the latter shall prevail. For the purposes of these terms and conditions, good(s) and service(s) shall include, without limitation, any financial service.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Tata Consultancy Services Limited, its parent, affiliates and associates, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, post to or transmit or as a result of any transaction done on or through this Site.

Email Services
This Site, to the extent email services are provided to users hereunder, may place reasonable restrictions on the maximum number of days that email messages, message board postings or other uploaded content will be retained, the maximum number of email messages that may be sent from or received by an account, the maximum size of any email message that may be sent from or received by an account, the maximum disk space that will be allotted to you, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the service in a given period of time. Inactive accounts may be closed down with prior intimation. This Site assumes no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store inaccuracy in transmission and receipt of any messages and other communications or other information maintained or transmitted.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability
All the contents of this Site are only for general information or use. They do not constitute advice and should not be relied upon in making (or refraining from making) any decision. Any specific advice or replies to queries in any part of the Site is/are the personal opinion of such experts/consultants/persons and are not subscribed to by this Site.

The information from or through this Site is provided on "AS IS " basis, and all warranties, expressed or implied of any kind, regarding any matter pertaining to any goods, service or channel, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement are disclaimed and excluded.

Tata Consultancy Services Limited and its parent, affiliates and associates shall not be liable, at any time for damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business projects, or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use the Site, or any of its contents, or from any action taken (or refrained from being taken) as a result of using the Site or any such contents or for any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of information contained on the Site. No representations, warranties or guarantees whatsoever are made as to the accuracy, adequacy, reliability, completeness, suitability or applicability of the information to a particular situation.

Certain links on the Site lead to resources located on servers maintained by third parties over whom punjabOnline has no control or connection, business or otherwise. These Sites are external to punjabOnline and by visiting these; you are outside the punjabOnline website and its channels. punjabOnline neither endorses in any way nor offers any judgment or warranty and accepts no responsibility or liability for the authenticity, availability of any of the goods or services or for any damage, loss or harm, direct or consequential or any violation of local or international laws that may be incurred by your visiting and transacting on these Sites.

If any of these terms and conditions (or any terms and conditions relating to a good or service referred to in this website) should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of India and/or any state or country in which such terms and conditions are intended to be effective, then to the extent of such illegality, invalidity or unenforceability, and in relation to such state or country only, such terms or condition shall be deleted and severed from the rest of the relevant terms and conditions and the remaining terms and conditions shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

Material Submitted by Users
Certain elements of The Site will contain material submitted by users. Tata Consultancy Services accepts no responsibility for the content, accuracy, and conformity to applicable laws of such material.

Advertising Material
Part of the Site will contain advertising and other material submitted to punjabOnline by third parties. Advertisers are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Site complies with applicable international and national laws. Tata Consultancy Services Limited will not be responsible for any advertiser's claim, error, omission or inaccuracy in advertising material, and reserves the right to omit, suspend or change the position of any advertising material submitted for insertion. Acceptance of advertisements on the Site will be subject to punjabOnline terms and conditions, which are available on request.

Data Protection
punjabOnline may send information and offers of goods and services to you from time to time. For further details relating to our policy relating to such offer please refer to our privacy statement.

Privacy Policy
Any time you visit a Web site, you may be providing information about yourself to the site's owner or operator. We at PunjabOnline respect and value your privacy and safeguarding your information is of utmost importance to us. We believe it is important that you know how we treat the information that we receive on the Internet and that information shared with us is safeguarded in accordance with the strictest standards of security and confidentiality both internally and externally.

At PunjabOnline we use information that we get from your visit to enable you to participate in and take advantage of the various programs and features presented on the PunjabOnline site and to make the PunjabOnline site useful and interesting to you. We do not use the information that we collect from the PunjabOnline site for any other purpose, nor do we share it with third party, except as specifically noted and with agencies, vendors, partners, or affiliates under contract with PunjabOnline.

Force Majeure
punjabOnline shall have no liability to you for any interruption or delay in access to the Site irrespective of the cause.

Indian Law
The Agreement shall be governed by the laws of India. The Courts of law at Chandigarh shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising under this agreement.

Entire Agreement
These terms and conditions, including any other terms and conditions that may be made applicable from time to time to the goods or services availed of by the user, constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter.