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- MEMBER CONDUCT: You agree that when using the Website or any other TOI News Site or Server you will not: (a) Upload, post or otherwise transmit Content which violates the rights (including, without limitation, the intellectual property rights) of a third party or which is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, argumentative, flaming, hateful, offensive (whether in relation to sex, race, religion or otherwise) harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, indecent, libellous, invasive of another’s privacy or contains any illegal content; (b) Harvest Content or IP addresses or upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content which contains software viruses or any other files or programs that may interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of this Website or any other TOI News Site or Server or any networks connected to this Website or any other TOI News Site or Server or another’s computer, or that contains any chain letters, pyramidselling schemes, bulk mail, junk mail or similar; or (c) Upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content for any commercial or business purpose including (without limitation) any Content which contains any advertising or promotional materials; or (d) Restrict or in any way inhibit any person from using this Website or any other TOI News Site or Server; (e) Upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content which is unnecessary and/or repetitive including any Content which repeats that previously uploaded, posted or transmitted by you or another visitor, unless absolutely necessary; or (f) Upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content to a part of this Website or any other TOI News Site or Server which is irrelevant to the subject matter or the Content; or (g) Upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content to this Website or any TOI News Site or Server using an email address provided by a free account service such as hotmail; or (h) Register yourself as a member of this Website or the forum provided through this Website or any TOI News Site, or to receive any newsletter or other service under more than one user name and/or user account number without the consent of the Website editor or the forum moderator; or (i) Use this Website or any other TOI News Site or Server in a manner that is inconsistent with these Terms and Conditions and/or any relevant laws and regulations in force from time to time; or (j) Breach the terms of any suspension or ban or seek alternative access.
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If TOI News is liable to you directly or indirectly in relation to this Website, any other TOI News Site or Server, any Third Party Websites, links to Third Party Websites, the Material, Content, Downloads or any products or services offered on or through this Website or any other TOI News Site or Server or Third Party Website, that liability (howsoever arising) shall be limited to the sums paid by you in consideration for TOI News granting you membership to this Website or any other TOI News site. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed as excluding or limiting the liability of TOI News for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for any other liability which cannot be excluded by English law. This Website is controlled and operated by TOI News from its offices in the UK. TOI News makes no representation that material contained on this Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this Website or any TOI News Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation on applicable statutory rights of a consumer, so the exclusions and limitations in this section 7 may not apply to you in whole or part.
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- ACCESS RESTRICTION: TOI News reserves the right in its sole discretion to deny you access to this Website or any other TOI News Site or Server, or any portion thereof, without notice and for any reason including, without limitation, if you fail to comply with any clause 5 (Member Conduct) or any other provision of these Terms and Conditions. In particular, TOI News may deny you access to this Website or any other TOI News Site or Server if TOI News exercises its right to lock any discussion topic to prevent further discussion, following submission of Content relating to that topic by you.
- ONLINE COMPETITIONS: If you take part in any competition which is run on or through this Website or any other TOI News Site or Server (“Competition”), you agree to be bound by the Online Competition Rules and any other rules specified by TOI News from time to time (“Competition Rules”) and by the decisions of TOI News, which are final in all matters relating to the Competition. TOI News reserves the right to disqualify any entrant and/or winner in its absolute discretion without notice in accordance with the Competition Rules.
- GENERAL: These Terms and Conditions (as amended from time to time) constitute the entire agreement between you and TOI News concerning your use of this Website or any other TOI News Site or Server and supersede any previous arrangement, agreement, undertaking or proposal, written or oral between you and TOI News in relation to such matters.
TOI News reserves the right to update these Terms and Conditions from time to time. If it does so, the updated version will be effective as soon as it is uploaded on to this Website. No other variation to these Terms and Conditions shall be effective unless in writing and signed by an authorized representative on behalf of TOI News.
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Unless otherwise expressly stated, nothing in the Terms and Conditions shall create any rights or any other benefits whether pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise in favor of any person other than you, TOI News.