Privacy and Policy
We, The Community Media Trust ( TCMT) are the publishers of Vartha Bharati newspaper and related publications. We own and manage the internet websites www.varthabharati.in including other related websites, media, etc. as part of our publishing group.
We are committed to the protection of personal privacy and have adopted a policy to protect information about individuals. Any or all information that you may provide to us shall be kept strictly confidential, unless the same is required to be disclosed or acted upon in the course of providing legal services to you, as and when the need arises.
To avail certain sites / services on our websites, users are required to provide certain information for the registration process namely:- a) your name, b) email address, c) sex, d) age, e) PIN code , f) credit card or debit card details g) medical records and history h) sexual orientation, i) biometric information, j) password etc., and / or your occupation, interests, and the like.. The Information as supplied by the users enables us to improve our sites and provide you the most user-friendly experience.
All required information is service dependent and TCMT may use the above said User information to, maintain, protect, and improve its services (including advertising services) and for developing new services such information will not be considered as sensitive if it is freely available and accessible in the public domain or is furnished under the Right to Information Act, 2005 or any other law for the time being in force.
Users are invited to submit comments, questions, ideas, reviews or any other information concerning TCMT publications and the website's contents, provided they understand that such comments will be subject to moderation & TCMT reserves the right to remove or edit such content. All such submissions should not be illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory or infringing on privacy or on intellectual property rights of others.
Security of your information
We take reasonable steps to ensure the security of all information we collect from you, including against risks such as loss or unauthorised access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure of data. For example, your personal information is maintained in a secure environment which can be accessed only by authorised personnel. Any acts of commission and omission beyond our reasonable control will not render us liable to you.
However, no data transmission over the internet or information stored on servers accessible through the intranet/internet can be guaranteed to be fully secure. These activities are undertaken at your risk.
Links to other Websites
We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any other website that is linked to this website. It is your responsibility to investigate the privacy policies of those other sites.
Our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer's connection to the Internet, including your IP address, when you visit our site. (Your IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send you data -- such as the web pages you view.) Your IP address does not identify you personally. We use this information to deliver our web pages to you upon request, to tailor our site to the interests of our users, to measure traffic within our site and let advertisers know the geographic locations from where our visitors come.
TCMT is not responsible or liable for any claims of losses, injury, etc. on account of reliance on advertisements on our website/s. The content and claims made in all/any advertisement/s that appears on our website is solely the responsibility and the representation made by the respective advertiser. Any action or reliance placed upon viewers or users of our website upon advertisements therein should be taken after due and proper independent verification of claims of the advertiser.
TCMT does not endorse the correctness or marketability or merchantability of services, goods, products, claims, etc. found in any advertise on its website/s. In no event shall TCMT be liable or responsible for any claims from anyone in connection with advertisement/s on TCMT website/s.
Change of Information and Services
Information and services published on this website are subject to change without notice.
Information provided to us
You may at your discretion provide information to us through our contact information provided in order to receive further information about us or our services enumerated on this website. If you do so, you agree that any such information becomes our property and may be used by us or others, reproduced, published, transmitted, displayed modified or distributed at our discretion, subject to our obligations under our Privacy Statement. Copyright and Trademarks All contents of this website, including the software, design, logos, trademarks, text and graphics are owned by or licensed to us and are protected by copyright under the laws of India. Apart from fair dealing for the purpose of personal use, private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under copyright legislation, you may not reproduce, transmit, adapt, distribute, sell, modify or publish or otherwise use any of the material on this website without our prior written consent.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
WE EXCLUDE ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS AND REPRESENTATIONS WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THIS WEB SITE AND ALL ITS CONTENT, YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE AND THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES OFFERED OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE; AND LIABILITY (INCLUDING FOR NEGLIGENCE) TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN RESPECT OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE (INCLUDING SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE), COSTS AND EXPENSES SUFFERED BY YOU OR CLAIMS MADE AGAINST YOU ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY USE OF THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SUPPLIED, OFFERED TO BE SUPPLIED OR ADVERTISED OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE). NO LIABILITY WILL FASTEN ON TCMT, ITS AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, ETC. IF YOU ACT ON YOUR OWN ON ANY INFORMATION THAT IS CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE. WE WILL ALSO NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY ADVICE OR INFORMATION THAT YOU MAY GATHER FROM US THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, UNLESS THE SAME IS PROVIDED BY US THROUGH OUR REGULAR COURSE OF INTERACTION/COMMUNICATION ORIGINATING FROM INTERNALLY AUTHORISED SOURCES.
You agree to indemnify us and our partners, agents, officers, employees and other authorised representatives against all claims, suits, demands, damages, liabilities, costs or expenses arising in any way out of or in any way connected to your use of this website.
Any legal issues or disputes arising out of the use of this website will be governed by the laws of India and by using this website you submit to the jurisdiction of the courts in Mangaluru City alone.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
How to contact us
If you have any concerns or questions, please use contact details as found in this website. Thank you for taking the time to read our Policy and Disclaimer.