Terms Of Use

  1. Acceptance of Terms

These Website Terms of Use (these “Terms”) govern your access to websites and related services operated by or on behalf of Ban Jhakri Falls. (“BJF” “we” or “us”). These Terms are important and affect your legal rights, so please read them carefully. Note that Section 14 of these Terms contains a mandatory arbitration provision that requires the use of arbitration on an individual basis and limits the remedies available to you in the event of certain disputes.

By accessing or using banjhakrifalls.com and our various related websites and services (collectively, the “Services”), you agree to be bound by these Terms.

You must be 18 years of age or older and reside in India or any of its territories to use the Services. By accepting these Terms, you represent that you have the legal authority to do so, and that, if you have accepted these Terms on behalf of any person or entity, you represent that you have the legal authority to do so and that such person or entity agrees to be responsible to us if you or such person or entity violates these Terms. If you do not agree to every provision of these Terms, you may not, and we do not authorize you to, access or use the Services or any features provided therein.

By accessing or using the Services, you represent and warrant that you have not been previously suspended or removed from the Services or engaged in any activity that could result in suspension or removal from the Services.

You should not construe our publication of any content found on the Services as an endorsement by Ban Jhakri Falls of the views expressed therein, or any warranty or guarantee of any strategy, recommendation, treatment, action, or application of medication or preparation made by the author of such content.

We may revise these Terms at any time for any reason and may provide you notice of these changes by any reasonable means, including through the Services. You can determine when we last updated these Terms by referring to the “Last Updated” legend at the top of these Terms. Except to the extent that your express consent to any revised Terms is required under applicable law, by continuing to access, browse or use the Services, you agree to any revised Terms. If you do not agree to any revised Terms, you may not and we do not authorize you to use the Services. We strongly recommend that you periodically visit this page to review these Terms.

  1. User Registration

In order to access and use certain areas or features of the Services, you may need to provide certain information and/or answer certain questions. Each registration is for a single user only.

You agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information, (b) maintain and promptly update, as necessary, your information, (c) be responsible for the acts or omissions of any third party who has authority to access or use the Services on your behalf, and (d) immediately notify us if you discover or otherwise suspect any security breaches related to the Services. If you provide information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we may suspend and/or terminate your current or future use of the Services.

By providing information and/or answering questions, you also consent to receive electronic communications from us (e.g., via email or by posting notices to the Services). You should maintain copies of electronic communications from us by printing a paper copy or saving an electronic copy.

We may also send you promotional communications via email, including, but not limited to, newsletters, special offers, surveys and other news and information we think will be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving these promotional emails at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions provided therein.

  1. Right to Access and Use the Services and Content

Unless otherwise indicated in writing by us, the Services and all content and other materials contained therein, including, without limitation, any Ban Jhakri Falls service mark or logo and all designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, “Content”) are the property of Ban Jhakri Falls or our licensors or users, as applicable, and are protected by India and international copyright and other laws.

Subject to these Terms, you are hereby granted a limited personal, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable right to access, view and make personal, non-commercial use of the Services and Content. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. You do not acquire any ownership interest in the Services or Content under these Terms, or any other rights thereto other than to use the Services in accordance with the rights granted by, and subject to all terms, conditions and restrictions of these Terms.

You do not have any right to, and you shall not, directly or indirectly: (a) sell, resell or use commercially the Services or Content, (b) distribute, publicly perform or publicly display the Services or any Content, (c) modify or otherwise make any derivative uses of the Services or Content, or any portion thereof, (d) use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods, (e) download (other than page caching) any portion of the Services or Content, except as expressly permitted by us, (f) use the Services to stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the rights of others, including without limitation others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity; (g) interfere with the Services or servers or networks used in connection with the Services; or (h) use the Services or Content other than for their intended purposes.

Any use of the Services or Content other than as specifically authorized herein, without our prior written permission, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the right of access and use granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws, including, without limitation, copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Except as expressly permitted herein, nothing in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any right or license to any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights of Ban Jhakri Falls or any third party, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise.

You will not remove, alter or conceal any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying any Content and you will not reproduce, modify, adapt, or prepare derivative works based on, perform, display, publish, distribute, transmit, broadcast, sell, license or otherwise exploit any Content.

We reserve the right in our sole discretion to modify, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any features or parts thereof) at any time.

  1. Trademarks

The Ban Jhakri Falls logo, and any other Ban Jhakri Falls product or service names, trademarks, logos, or other indicia that may appear on the Services (“Marks”) are the property of the Ban Jhakri Falls or its subsidiaries, affiliates or third parties, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. Nothing contained in these Terms and/or the Services shall be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any such Marks without our prior written permission or the prior written permission of such third party that may own such Marks.

  1. Legal Requirements; Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy describes how we handle the personal information you provide to us when you use the Services. For an explanation of our privacy practices, please visit our Privacy Policy located at https://banjhkarifalls/privacy/.

  1. User Content

You are solely responsible and liable for all data, information and other materials (“User Content”) that you submit, upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit (“Transmit”) in connection with the Services. In addition, we have no control over, and shall have no liability for, any damages resulting from the use (including without limitation, republication) or misuse by any third party of information made public through the Services. IF YOU CHOOSE TO SUBMIT TO US, OR OTHERWISE MAKE ANY USER CONTENT PUBLICLY AVAILABLE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK AND WE SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY THEREFOR.

You agree that you will not, and will not permit anyone else to, directly or indirectly: (a) Transmit any User Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, hateful, obscene, harassing, tortious, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, pornographic, profane, vulgar, offensive, lewd, invasive of another’s privacy or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (b) Transmit any User Content: (i) that you do not have the right to Transmit, under any law or contractual or fiduciary relationships, including, without limitation, any inside information or proprietary or confidential information; (ii) that infringes any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right or misappropriates any trade secret or right of privacy of any third-party; (iii) that constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional materials, “spam,” “chain letters,” or pyramid schemes; or (iv) that contains any software routine, code, instruction or virus that is designed to disable, delete, modify, damage or erase software, hardware or data; or (c) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise any User Content Transmitted through the Services.

Although we have no obligation to screen, edit or monitor User Content, we reserve the right and have absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit User Content posted or stored on the Services at any time and for any reason, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Services at your sole cost and expense.

  1. Rights in User Content

We do not claim any ownership interest in User Content. However, by uploading, posting or submitting User Content to the Services or to our pages or feeds on third-party social media platforms (e.g., our Facebook page, LinkedIn page or Twitter feed), you hereby grant us a nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and publicly display your User Content, in whole or in part, in any manner or media and for any purpose whatsoever at our sole discretion, including, without limitation, for publicity, promotional, advertising, trade, business, illustration, artistic and other commercial and noncommercial purposes. However, we will only share personal information that you provide in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

You agree that we may disclose or use any User Content for any purposes permitted under applicable law, including, but not limited to: (a) enforcing these Terms; (b) complying with any laws, regulations or rules of any federal, state or local government or agency; (c) responding to claims that any User Content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protecting the rights or property of Ban Jhakri Falls, its customers or the public.

  1. Feedback

Separate and apart from User Content, you can submit questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, original or creative materials or other information about us, or the Services (collectively, “Feedback”). Feedback shall become the sole property of Ban Jhakri Falls. We shall own exclusive rights, including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights, in and to Feedback and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of Feedback for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgement or compensation to you.

  1. Third-Party Sites

We have not reviewed all of the websites linked to the Services and are not responsible for the content of any third-party pages, any other websites linked to the Services, or any products or services offered by third parties. Nothing in the Services, including, without limitation, any links to other websites, should be construed as an endorsement by us of any products, services or information of any other persons or companies. Your choice to access a link to any other website is at your own risk, and you agree to comply with all terms and conditions relating to such websites. We reserve the right not to link, or to remove the link, to a particular website at any time.

Any links to third-party websites are provided as a convenience to you and are neither owned nor operated by us. We have no control over these linked websites and make no representations or warranties with respect to these linked websites or third-party products or services. Your viewing and use of any third-party websites is at your sole discretion and risk.

  1. Indemnification

You shall indemnify, hold harmless, and, at our option, defend Ban Jhakri Falls and its affiliates and subsidiaries from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, and costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) (“Losses”) resulting from any third-party claim, suit, action or proceeding relating to or arising from your use of the Services, any User Content, any Feedback you provide, any violation of these Terms by you, or any other act or omission by you, including your violation of any rights of another, arising from your use of the Services or any of its features. You further agree that we shall have control of the defence or settlement of any third-party claims unless we exercise our option to require you to defend us. This indemnity is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other indemnities set forth in a written agreement between you and Ban Jhakri Falls.

  1. General Disclaimers

THE SERVICES AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, WE DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO: (A) THE SERVICES; (B) CONTENT; (C) USER CONTENT; OR (D) SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO OR FROM THE SERVICES. WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, THAT ANY RESULTS WILL BE ACHIEVED, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION, AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS.

WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE SERVICES OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THE SERVICES AVAILABLE ARE FREE FROM ANY HARMFUL COMPONENTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, VIRUSES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS LAWFUL IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT SUCH JURISDICTION’S LAW IS APPLICABLE TO YOU AND THESE TERMS.

BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICES, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES ARE LAWFUL IN EVERY JURISDICTION WHERE YOU ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES

  1. Limitation of Liability; Waiver

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE INDIAN LAW, BJF SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF REVENUE, INCOME, PROFITS, USE, OR DATA, OR DAMAGES FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES (INCLUDING USER CONTENT AND LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES), OR THE ORDER, RECEIPT, OR USE OF ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE, OR OTHERWISE RELATED TO THESE TERMS. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY ALSO INCLUDES DAMAGES RESULTING FROM RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM US OR EVENTS BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING SIMPLE NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE INDIAN LAW, THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF BJF ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE SERVICES SHALL NOT EXCEED FIVE HUNDRED INDIAN RUPEES (₹5000). THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY EVEN IF YOUR REMEDIES HEREUNDER FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, AND THIS SHALL CONSTITUTE OUR SOLE LIABILITY AND OBLIGATION IN RESPECT HERETO

  1. Arbitration

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES YOU TO ARBITRATE CERTAIN DISPUTES AND CLAIMS WITH US AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM US.

YOU AND BJF AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE, CLAIM, OR CONTROVERSY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THESE TERMS OR THE SERVICES SHALL BE FINALLY DECIDED BY BINDING ARBITRATION UNDER THE INDIAN ARBITRATION AND CONCILIATION ACT GOVERNING CONSUMER DISPUTES.

ARBITRATION USES A SINGLE, NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR TO DECIDE A DISPUTE (INSTEAD OF A JUDGE OR JURY); ARBITRATION ALLOWS FOR MORE LIMITED DISCOVERY THAN IN A COURT CASE; AND THE ARBITRATION PROCESS AND RESULT ARE SUBJECT TO VERY LIMITED REVIEW BY COURTS. IN ARBITRATION, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT, AT YOUR EXPENSE, TO BE REPRESENTED BY AN ATTORNEY OF YOUR CHOOSING. ARBITRATORS CAN AWARD THE SAME DAMAGES AND RELIEF UNDER THESE TERMS THAT A COURT CAN AWARD UNDER THESE TERMS. YOU AND BJF AGREE THAT ANY IN-PERSON ARBITRAL HEARING WOULD OCCUR IN INDIA IN THE SAME COUNTY AND STATE AS YOUR BILLING ADDRESS. WE FURTHER AGREE THAT YOUR FILING FEE FOR AN ARBITRATION WILL BE CAPPED AT THE AMOUNT SET BY THE INDIAN ARBITRATION AND CONCILIATION ACT. YOU AGREE THAT, BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS, THE INDIAN ARBITRATION AND CONCILIATION ACT GOVERNS THE INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THIS PROVISION, AND THAT YOU AND BJF ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY AND/OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION. THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION SHALL SURVIVE THE TERMINATION OF THESE TERMS AND THE TERMINATION OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES. FURTHER, UNLESS BOTH YOU AND BJF AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT JOIN OR CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS WITH YOUR CLAIMS AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING. IF THIS SPECIFIC PROVISION IS FOUND TO BE UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THE ENTIRETY OF THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION SHALL BE NULL AND VOID. THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD DECLARATORY OR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF ONLY IN FAVOUR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF WARRANTED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM.

  1. Class Action Waiver

Regardless of the forum, you and Ban Jhakri Falls agree that each may bring claims against the other only in your or its individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding.

  1. Termination

Notwithstanding anything contained in these Terms, we reserve the right, without notice and in our sole discretion, to terminate your right to access or use the Services at any time and for any or no reason, and you acknowledge and agree that in such event we shall have no liability or obligation to you.

  1. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

We operate the Services from Sikkim, India. These Terms and the transactions they contemplate, including without limitation their interpretation, construction, performance and enforcement, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Sikkim, India, including its statutes of limitations, but without reference to conflict or choice of law provisions. The International Convention on the Sale of Goods, and other international treaties that are not mandatory with respect to contracts made and performed entirely in Sikkim shall not apply.

  1. Notice

All notices, demands, or consents given by you under these Terms will be in writing and will be deemed given when delivered to us at the following contact: info@banjhakrifalls.com. Any notices to you may be made via either e-mail or postal mail to the address in our records or via posting on the Services. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including, but not limited to, that such communications be in writing.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance accessing these Terms may contact us as provided for in this Section, and depending on your individual needs, we will grant reasonable requests to furnish these Terms in an alternative format.

  1. Severability

If any term, clause or provision of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable, then that term, clause or provision will be severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining part of that term, clause or provision, or any other term, clause or provision of these Terms.

  1. Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

If you believe in good faith that any of the content on the Services infringes your copyright, please provide our copyright agent the following written information: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (b) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (c) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Services; (d) your address, telephone number and email address; (e) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and (f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Ban Jhakri Falls’s copyright agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached at info@banjhkarifalls.com.

  1. Miscellaneous

The Services are hosted in India. If you are located outside of India and you contact us, please be advised that any information you provide to us will be transferred to India and that by submitting information, you explicitly authorise such transfer. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us relating to your access to and use of the Services. These Terms, and any rights granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you without our prior written consent. No waiver of any provision of these Terms will constitute a waiver of such provision in any prior, concurrent or subsequent circumstance, and our failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Except as otherwise provided herein, these Terms are intended solely for the benefit of the parties and are not intended to confer third-party beneficiary rights upon any other person or entity.