Summer Research Fellowship Programme of India's Science Academies

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  • Agreement

    Welcome to AuthorCafe. AuthorCafe is a website owned and maintained by ‘TNQ Books and Journals Private Limited’. By using our services, you are entering into an Agreement with AuthorCafe which includes our Terms and Conditions for service and Privacy Policy. You will hereby be legally bound by the same. Any failure on the part of AuthorCafe to enforce these Terms and Conditions of Service may not be understood to constitute a waiver of the same.

    This Agreement applies to both Registered Users of our site as well as Visitors. Please read this and the allied documents carefully before proceeding to avail of our services.

  • Proprietary Rights

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  • Ownership of Data

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  • Terms and period of use

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  • User Obligations

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    9. Act in violation of any law or perform any illegal activity.

    If you do not meet any or all of the above-mentioned obligations AuthorCafe reserves the right to terminate your Account and take any other action against you that AuthorCafe deems appropriate.

  • Warranties and Representations

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  • Limitation of Liability

    AuthorCafé is only a platform to host the content uploaded by users, and enabling users to work on their data/files online. AuthorCafé shall host/publish the content based on consent from authors and participating institutions. However, AuthorCafé is only responsible for hosting the content and not for the accuracy, truth or falsehood of the content. In no event shall AuthorCafe or its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, Agents, or suppliers be liable for any direct, special, incidental, indirect or Consequential damages, costs or any other damages, costs of any kind, including, but not Limited to, loss of use, loss of profits or loss of data, whether in an action in Contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence), or otherwise, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of, or inability to use, AuthorCafe or content contained on, or accessed through AuthorCafe , even if AuthorCafe has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

  • Indemnification

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    1. Your use of and access to AuthorCafe and its services;
    2. Your violation of any of the Terms and Conditions of Service;
    3. Your violation of ANY third party right;
    4. Any claim for damages relating to work published on AuthorCafe ; and
    5. Any other claim relating to your use of AuthorCafe.
  • Removal and Disclosure

    1. AuthorCafe reserves the right to, at our sole discretion, remove, take down, destroy or delete any Material and Submissions at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to Material and Submissions, that AuthorCafe deems or have been advised to be or ordered or directed by any legal authority as being inappropriate, scandalous, obscene or which AuthorCafe believes might subject AuthorCafe to any liability.
    2. AuthorCafe may access, use and disclose transaction information about your use of AuthorCafe, and any Material and Submissions transmitted by you via or in connection with our AuthorCafe, to the extent permitted by law, in order to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena); to protect our rights or property, or to protect users of AuthorCafe from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of AuthorCafe. Indirect or attempted violations of this notice or any related policy, guideline or agreement, and actual or attempted violations by a third party on your behalf, shall be considered violations of this agreement by you.
  • Applicable Law

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  • Termination

    AuthorCafe reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion at any time, to terminate your license to use AuthorCafe to block or prevent future access to and use of AuthorCafe , and to remove and discard any Material and Submissions.

  • Severability

    If any provision of this Notice shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Notice and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

  • Assignments

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  • Modification of Terms and Conditions

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  • Complaints

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  • Disclaimer Of Warranties

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  • Acceptance

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  • Entire Agreement

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