Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions of use

Welcome to our digital information network. These are our terms and conditions for use of the network, which you may access in several ways, including but not limited to the World Wide Web via kashmirbylines.com, digital television, PDA, mobile phone and RSS feeds. In these terms and conditions, when we say the “Kashmir Bylines site” we mean the digital information network operated by or on behalf of Kashmir Bylines LLP or its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively “Kashmir Bylines”), regardless of how you access the network, as well as any Kashmir Bylines apps whether you access those via a Kashmir Bylines Site or a third party site. However you access the Kashmir Bylines Site, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you have accessed the Kashmir Bylines Site from the United States or Australia, you also agree to be bound by additional terms contained at the end of these terms and conditions.


1. Registration

You may access areas of the Kashmir Bylines Site that require registration by becoming a registered member and creating an account with us. You agree to be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords or other account identifiers which you choose and all activities that occur under your account.

By registering on the Kashmir Bylines Site, you agree that:

your account and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access the Kashmir Bylines Site;

you will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to any registration area of the Kashmir Bylines Site; and

you will not create registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the site, or other users; nor will you seek to pass yourself off as another user.

You agree to notify us immediately if you become aware any unauthorised use of your password or account identifiers by others.


2. Termination of registration

If you no longer accept these terms and conditions, or any future modification to these terms and conditions, you must cease using the Kashmir Bylines Site. Continued use of the Kashmir Bylines Site indicates your continued acceptance of these terms and conditions.

If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with these terms and conditions, we may, at our sole discretion, cancel your access to the registration areas of Kashmir Bylines Site immediately and without prior notice.

We may terminate your registered account, at our sole discretion, by emailing you at the address you have registered stating that the agreement has terminated.

3. Use of material appearing on the Kashmir Bylines Site

Your use of the Kashmir Bylines Site is for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You acknowledge that, as between Kashmir Bylines and you, except for user content and advertisements (as discussed below), Kashmir Bylines is the sole owner of all content on the Kashmir Bylines Site, including, without limitation, all applicable copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, trade names, logos, and other intellectual property rights thereto, as well as text, images, graphics, logos, audio, video and other material appearing on the Kashmir Bylines Site (“Kashmir Bylines Content”). The Kashmir Bylines Site and the Kashmir Bylines Content are protected by the copyright laws and other intellectual property laws of the India and are protected globally by applicable international copyright treaties.


You may download and print extracts from the Kashmir Bylines Content for your own personal and non-commercial use only, provided you maintain and abide by any author attribution, copyright or trademark notice or restriction in any material that you download or print. You may not use any Kashmir Bylines Content for any other purpose without our prior written approval. Except as expressly authorised by the Kashmir Bylines, you are not allowed to create a database in electronic or paper form comprising all or part of the material appearing on the Kashmir Bylines Site.If you wish to use our content other than as permitted by these terms and conditions, please contact us at [email protected] If you operate a news aggregation service that charges a subscription fee to its users, then you need to approach us directly to discuss your licensing requirements.

For all other inquiries about distribution or reproduction of the materials, please contact [email protected]


4. Disclaimer of liability

To the extent permitted at law, we do not accept any responsibility for any statement in the Kashmir Bylines Content. Nothing in the Kashmir Bylines Content is provided for any specific purpose or at the request of any particular person. For the avoidance of confusion, we will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing, reading or listening to the Kashmir Bylines Content or any part of it. You can access other sites via links from the Kashmir Bylines Site. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.


We give no warranties of any kind concerning the Kashmir Bylines Site or the Kashmir Bylines Content. In particular, we do not warrant that the Kashmir Bylines Site or any of its contents is virus free. You must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.

Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to the Kashmir Bylines Site, we do not guarantee this. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay.


5. Third party advertising on the Kashmir Bylines Site

You will see advertising material submitted by third parties on the Kashmir Bylines Site. Each individual advertiser is solely responsible for the content of its advertising material. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.


If you want to advertise on the Kashmir Bylines Site, please email the user help team at [email protected], and they will pass your details on to our advertising sales team.


6. User content

You or the owner of the content still own the copyright in the content sent to us, but by submitting content to us, you are granting us an unconditional, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully transferable, perpetual worldwide licence to use, publish and/or transmit, and to authorise third-parties to use, publish and/or transmit your content in any format and on any platform, either now known or hereinafter invented.

You acknowledge and agree that when you post content on the Kashmir Bylines Site or view content provided by others, you are doing so at your own discretion and risk, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, of that content. You further acknowledge and agree that the views expressed by you and other users in that content do not necessarily reflect the views of Kashmir Bylines, and we do not support or endorse any user content. You acknowledge that we have no obligation to pre-screen, monitor, review, or edit any content posted by you and other users on the Kashmir Bylines Site.

We, or authorised third parties, reserve the right to cut, crop, edit or refuse to publish, your content at our or their sole discretion. We may remove your content from use at any time.

We accept no liability in respect of any content submitted by users and published by us or by authorised third parties.

You warrant that the content you submit to us is not obscene, threatening, harassing, libellous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, offensive, defamatory of any person or illegal. You warrant that the content you submit to us does not infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary or privacy right of any party or individual. You agree not to (i) post content which is deliberately intended to upset or harm other users; (ii) use the Kashmir Bylines Site to post or otherwise transmit content that victimises, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of any impermissible classification, including, without limitation, religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, military status or disability; (iii) post or otherwise transmit any content that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of the Kashmir Bylines Site or any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (iv) upload or otherwise transmit any content, or take any other actions with respect to your use of the Kashmir Bylines Site, that would constitute, or would otherwise encourage, criminal conduct or give rise to civil liability; or (v) use the Kashmir Bylines Site for commercial purposes, including, without limitation, submitting any material to solicit funds or to promote, advertise or solicit the sale of any goods or services.

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Kashmir Bylines Site may involve (i) transmissions over various networks; and (ii) changes to content to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Kashmir Bylines assumes no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store postings of content or other information submitted by you or other users to the Kashmir Bylines Site. If you are under 16, you confirm that you have permission of your parent or Kashmir Bylines to submit content.

Any queries regarding copyright and your content should be directed in the first instance to [email protected]


8. Data protection

Please see our privacy policy for details of how personally identifiable information is collected and may be processed or shared with others. You will find the complete online Privacy Policy at


9. Changes to these terms and conditions of use


Please note that we may change these terms and conditions from time to time at our sole discretion and we reserve the right to do without your consent. Any revised terms and conditions will be applicable at the time of posting on the Kashmir Bylines Site. Please ensure that you review these terms and conditions regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the Kashmir Bylines Site after it has been posted.