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Terms of Use

The use of the website of The Critical Mirror (TCM) and its service requires that you are accepting the Terms of Service (“Terms”), which include the privacy policy, discussion and submission guidelines. Unless you agree to follow and be bound by the Terms, do not access or use the TCM website and services (“Services”). Terms of use are as follows:

  1. Modification in Terms of Service: In the backdrop of fast changing technology and environment, changes to Terms may take place at any time, without notice and at our sole discretion. You will be deemed to have accepted the change if you continue to use our website and services.
  2. Compliance with Governing Law: The use of the Services is conditional on your acceptance of not using them for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and on your compliance with all applicable laws and any conditions or restrictions imposed by these terms. The Services may be use for your personal and non-commercial purpose only, and you are prohibited from using them for any other purpose. You also agree that any dispute that may arise from these terms and use of our Services shall be adjudicated exclusively by civil courts located in Ahmedabad.
  3. Privacy: By using the Services you automatically confirm your acknowledgment and acceptance of our Privacy Policy involving the practices of information collection, use, and disclosure.
  4. Discussion and Submission Guidelines: Your posting of content and/or making submission on, to, or through the Services indicate that you are consenting to provide us with a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, exclusive, and fully sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, incorporate into other works, distribute, perform, display, and otherwise exploit such content, in whole or in part in any form, media or technology now known or later developed. You also agree that TCM has no obligation to accept, maintain, or preserve any of your contributions to our Service. User-contributed content may include text, images, photographs, audio, video, or material in any other form.
  5. Contributor’s Agreement and Reproduction:  In making a submission to the TCM, the contributor warrants that the piece is his/her/their original work, that the same is unpublished and is not submitted to elsewhere; consents to editorial changes and accepts that the editors have discretion in the choice of the post title. Posts published in TCM shall not be reproduced in other platforms within two days of publication in the TCM (cross-posting before or after this period of time is permissible so long as the previous publication in the TCM is acknowledged).
  6. Copyrights: All copyrights in the Services covering individual articles, photographs, graphics, video, audio, and other content or elements are owned by us or by our third-party licensors to the extent permitted under all international copyright laws. Unless expressly authorized by The Critical Mirror in writing, you are prohibited from publishing, reproducing, distributing, publishing, entering into a database, displaying, performing, modifying, creating derivative works, transmitting, or in any way exploiting any part of the Services, except for the content that you have posted on the Services. As a part of the policy of personal use, you may make one machine readable copy and/or print copy of the content of personal interest only. TCM gives utmost respect to copyrighted works of others and shall act in good faith if you bring to our notice about your copyrighted work that has been reproduced on our site without authorization constituting copyright infringement.
  7. Trade Mark Rights: All rights in the company names, trade names, logos, service marks, slogans, product packaging, and designs of the Services, whether or not appearing in large print or with the trademark symbol, belong exclusively to The Critical Mirror or its licensors and are protected from reproduction, imitation, dilution, or confusing or misleading uses under national and international trademark and copyright laws
  8. Links to Third Party Websites:As a convenience, links to third-party websites or resources are provided in the Services, and we are not responsible for the content, products, or services available from those Linked Sites. Your use of any third-party websites or resources is your sole responsibility.
  9. Warranty Disclaimers: The Services are provided “As Is”, without warranty of any kind. The Critical Mirror disclaims to the maximum extent permitted by law any and all such representations and warranties. Without limiting the foregoing, WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. We do not warrant that the services will meet your requirements or will be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. We make no warranty regarding the quality, accuracy, timeliness, truthfulness, completeness or reliability of any content or information. If you rely on the content and materials made available through the Services, you do so solely at your own risk.
  10. Limitation of Liability: The Critical Mirror or its affiliates or any party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Services shall not be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special, or punitive damages arising out of your access, use, misuse, or inability to use the Services or any linked sites, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, transmission, computer virus, or line or system failure.
  11. Indemnification: You agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Critical Mirror and its subsidiaries, affiliates, and their owners, directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, and licensors, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of the Terms or the failure to fulfill any obligations relating to your account incurred by you or any other person using your account. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this Section. In such event, you shall provide us with reasonably cooperation when requested by us.

The Critical Mirror stands for critical and intellectual journalism that offer unbiased and independent analysis of social, political, economic, institutional and individual events affecting and shaping the life and aspirations of the people. It intends to contribute to conscious citizenry, responsive governance, and vibrant democracy. It will cover all issues that help in making our governance system more transparent, accountable and inclusive. The Mirror will show the bare truth and harsh realities of politics, society and institutions that affect people’s daily lives.

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