lOGO        Terms of Use


This Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”/ “Terms”) governs the “User(s)” (as defined below) and
the “Creator(s)” (as defined below) availing the Services (as defined below) being offered by
Advaith Foundation, through its website ShikshaLokam - http://shikshalokam.org.
ShikshaLokam has its principle place of business at #733, 17th Cross Road, KR Layout, JP
Nagar Phase 6, Bengaluru, Karnataka – 560078.
For the purposes of this Terms of Use, the Users and the Creators shall collectively be referred
to as “you” or “your”.
For the sake of clarity, the Terms are divided in to four (4) Parts as follows:
 Part I: Introduction and Definitions
 Part II: Terms applicable to Creators
 Part III: Terms applicable to Users
 Part IV: General Terms (applicable to both Creators and Users)


Part I – Introduction and Definitions
1. Please read the Terms of Use carefully before using and accessing ShikshaLokam. By
using, viewing or accessing ShikshaLokam, you: (a) acknowledge that you have read and
understood these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy (as defined below); (b) represent
that you are of legal age to enter into and are otherwise legally competent to enter into a
binding agreement; and (c) accept these Terms of Use and agree that you will comply with
and are legally bound by these Terms of Use.
2. We may modify the Terms of Use, any time by posting the changes on ShikshaLokam and
you agree that it shall be your responsibility to ascertain the changes to the Terms of Use,
by viewing the revised Terms of Use. Your continued use of any Services after the new
and/or revised Terms are effective, indicates that you have read, understood, and agreed
to those Terms. If you do not agree to the existing or revised Terms of Use, you should not
use, access or view ShikshaLokam.
3. Disclaimer
User Content on ShikshaLokam may include hyperlinks to platforms/ web pages
maintained or controlled by others. We are neither responsible for nor do we routinely
screen, approve, review or endorse the contents of or use of any of the content, products
or services that may be presented or offered at these third-party platforms/web pages.
4. Definitions
i. “Creator” means and refers to an individual or a body corporate registered with
ShikshaLokam who may avail the Services as detailed in Section 4 (iv) (b) of Part 1 in
accordance with Part I, III and IV of these Terms;
ii. “Privacy Policy” shall mean the privacy policy available on ShikshaLokam’s website
- http://shikshalokam.org;
iii. “Prohibited Content” includes the following content:
(a) Content that defames, harasses or threatens others;
(b) Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit such activities,
or encourages others to commit such activities;
(c) Content that infringes or misappropriates another's intellectual property rights,
including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks or trade secrets;
(d) Content that you do not have the right to disclose under contractual
confidentiality obligations or fiduciary duties;
(e) Material that contains obscene (i.e., pornographic) language or images;
(f) Advertising, promotional materials, or any form of commercial solicitation;
(g) Content that otherwise harms other Users other Creators or visitors to
ShikshaLokam;
(h) Content that is unlawful or that violates any applicable local, state, national or
international law;
(i) Content that probes, scans, or tests the vulnerability of any system or network;
(j) Content that plants malware or otherwise uses ShikshaLokam to distribute
malware;
(k) Content that breaches or otherwise circumvents any security measures; and
(l) Content that interferes with or disrupts any User, host, or network, for example
by sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing any other
User or part of ShikshaLokam.
iv. “Services” shall mean and refer to:
(a) access by Users to the articles, User Content, write – ups and stories that may be
featured on ShikshaLokam and/or the functionalities available on ShikshaLokam;
(b) access given to the Creators in order to create/upload or modify the User Content
on ShikshaLokam either independently or using the functionalities available on
ShikshaLokam;
(c)the option available to both Users and Creators to subscribe to the newsletter that
may be circulated by ShikshaLokam.
v. “User” means and refers to any individual or a body corporate registered with
ShikshaLokam who may avail the Services as detailed in Section 4 (iv) (a) of Part 1, in
accordance with Part I, II and IV of these Terms.
vi. “User Content” means information including articles, stories, blogposts which created
and uploaded by the Creator on ShikshaLokam for the Users.
vii. “User Information” shall mean any information provided by the User or the Creator
including but not limited to name, date of birth, telephone number, email address and
residential address, for the creation of a User account or a Creator account or otherwise
for the purpose of availing/accessing the Services.
Part II: Terms Applicable to Creator(s)
1. Access to ShikshaLokam:
As a Creator(s), you may use and access the relevant Services solely to:
i. create and upload User Content independently (using his/ her own resources) for and
on Shikshalokam;
ii. create and upload User Content using the functionalities available on ShikshaLokam
in accordance with these Terms;

2. Prohibited Uses:
In relation to the use and access of ShikshaLokam, and its content and features, you agree
and undertake not to:
i. upload, modify, transmit, publish, update or share any information on behalf of a third
party, including any information of any person other than you that you do not have a
right to, and more specifically, you will not impersonate another person;
ii. upload, transmit, share, modify, update or publish any information or material which
constitutes Prohibited Content, anywhere on ShikshaLokam;
iii. upload, transmit, modify, update, publish or share information which violates any law
for the time being in force;
iv. upload, transmit, update, publish or share information which harms minors in any
way;
v. upload, transmit, publish, modify, update or share any information which deceives or
misleads the addressee about the origin of such messages or communicates any
information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature;
vi. upload, transmit, share, modify, update or publish any viruses or any other computer
code, files or programs or other malware, designed to corrupt, interrupt, limit the
functionality of, destroy or otherwise impact either ShikshaLokam and/or Advaith
Foundation’s computer systems, or the computer systems of other Users or Creators
or third-party systems;
vii. upload, transmit, modify, update, share or publish anything which you do not have
the rights to or any material which infringes the intellectual property rights (in
whatever form) of any third party.


3. Indemnity:
The Creator agrees to indemnify and hold harmless, Advaith Foundation, its trustees, its
officers, employees, authorized representatives and agents, against any claims, losses,
damages or costs arising from (i) Creator’s use of ShikshaLokam and any acts/ omissions
in relation to the use thereof (ii) infringement of intellectual property rights of third-parties
in respect of User Content generated by the Creator; (iii) Creator’s breach of these Terms
of Use.


4. Intellectual Property:
i. The User Content generated by a Creator shall be owned by and shall belong to the
Creator. Subject to the license granted in Clause 4 in Part IV, all intellectual property
rights with respect to the User Content shall vest solely with the Creator.
ii. You hereby, as a Creator grant every User a license under Creative Commons, namely
the CC-BY-4.0 International License or such other Creative Commons International
License as maybe expressly stated by you in any User Content (“Applicable Creative
Commons License”) uploaded by you.
iii. You have no rights to remove, modify (including removing any copyright notices or
proprietary markings) any part of ShikshaLokam save with respect to User Content
that belongs to you.


5. Disclaimer:
i. Without limiting the Disclaimers stated under Clause 5 of Part IV, Advaith Foundation
does not warrant that the integrity of the User Content you upload or create will be
maintained or that by licensing to you the right create/ upload User Content on
ShikshaLokam, it is endorsing any of your views.
ii. Advaith Foundation does not assume responsibility for any Users and their use of your
User Content or compliance with the license terms detailed hereinabove. To the
maximum extent permitted by law, you release Advaith Foundation from any claims
(including future claims) that you may have in respect of any other User or Creator
infringing any of your intellectual property rights in the User Content created by you.
Part III: Terms Applicable to User(s)
1. Access to ShikshaLokam:
Users may use the relevant Services solely to:
i. view and access Shikshalokam and the User Content featured therein;
ii. use any User Content uploaded by Creators, subject to compliance with the terms
of the Applicable Creative Commons License under which the User Content is
licensed to you;
iii. subscribe to the ShikshaLokam newsletter.
2. Prohibited Uses:
In relation to the use and access of ShikshaLokam its content and features, you agree and
undertake not to:
i. engage in unlawful copying, distribution or resale of User Content or any other
material on ShikshaLokam or in any edition of the newsletter;
ii. violate the privacy of any person;
iii. use ShikshaLokam in any manner which is not permitted under these Terms of Use
or in any manner which is illegal or unethical;
iv. access ShikshaLokam in any unauthorized manner, including by hacking or using
log in credentials of any other User or Creator;
v. use ShikshaLokam for any unauthorized marketing purposes or for sending any
unsolicited materials;
vi. Provide any third parties with access to the Services;
vii. Re – sell, grant any rights to third parties to the Services, lease, time-share, lend or
rent the Services.
3. Indemnity:
The User(s) agrees to indemnify and hold harmless, Advaith Foundation, its trustees, its
officers, employees, authorized representatives and agents, against any claims, losses,
damages or costs arising from (i) User’s use of ShikshaLokam and its contents, (ii) User’s
breach of these Terms of Use or (iii) any acts or omission by User in relation to
ShikshaLokam and its use thereof;
4. Disclaimers:
i. User(s) hereby expressly acknowledges that the Creators, Advaith Foundation, its
staff, Creators are not rendering personal advice and have no expertise in determining
the effect of you following any advice that may be featured in the content of
ShikshaLokam. User(s) further acknowledge that Advaith Foundation will be in no
way responsible for any risk/outcome/results associated with
using/following/relying on the User Content, that you may access/view/subscribe
to on ShikshaLokam and that you will be solely responsible for the same.
ii. Users hereby understand and acknowledge that any such advice and guidance is for
general informational purposes only and the same is prepared without taking into
account your circumstances, objectives, and/ or personal needs.
iii.Without limiting the Disclaimers stated under Clause 5 of Part IV, Advaith Foundation
does not warrant that the content made available on ShikshaLokam will meet your
requirements or expectations or achieve the intended purposes
5. Intellectual Property:
Subject to Clause 4 of Part IV, the User is granted Applicable Creative Commons License
by the Creator for the use of the User Content for any purpose including commercial and
non – commercial.


Part IV: General Terms of Use


1. Access to ShikshaLokam:
i. You have to register for the purpose of using ShikshaLokam. Information provided by
you for registration, including User Information, may be viewed by third parties on a
need to know basis. You represent that you have all rights required to provide the
information that you have provided to ShikshaLokam, including the User Information
and represent that they are true and accurate.
ii. You will be solely responsible for your acts on ShikshaLokam including those conducted
under the username assigned to you.
iii. You understand that for the purpose of promptly receiving the said newsletter or other
updates, information and correspondence from ShikshaLokam, you will be required to
provide accurate User Information.
iv. All User Information will be used and processed in accordance with these Terms of Use
and the Privacy Policy. You agree that you have read and understood the Privacy Policy.
v. Advaith Foundation may in its sole discretion permit or deny your attempt to access or
use ShikshaLokam and you waive any right to claim access to or use of ShikshaLokam
or any other claim that you may have. Any data of your usage may be retained or
deleted at Advaith Foundation’s sole discretion.
vi. You will be solely responsible for your acts on ShikshaLokam including those conducted
using your User Information.
vii. You understand that ShikshaLokam shall adhere to reasonable security measures
deemed to be appropriate by ShikshaLokam for the provision of the Services, including,
without limitation, using reasonable measures to secure your information (including
User Information) from unauthorized access and modifications. Such security measures
shall be no less stringent than the measures used by ShikshaLokam to secure its own
information. You will not take any action that will cause a breach of the security
measures used by ShikshaLokam.


2. Permitted Uses:
i. You will use ShikshaLokam and any information or products available therein in
accordance with these Terms and all applicable laws and regulations.
ii. These Terms of Use are in addition to any other agreement(s) you may have with
Advaith Foundation.
3. Intellectual Property:
i. Advaith Foundation grants a limited, revocable license to the Creator to access and use
the functionalities on Shikshalokam to enable the Creator(s) create and upload User
Content.
ii. Advaith Foundation grants a limited right to Users to access and use ShikshaLokam in
accordance with the Terms of Use, on a non-exclusive and non-transferable basis, subject
to Clause 5 in Part III, there are no other rights being granted to you in ShikshaLokam
or any of its contents and functionalities.
iii. The Creators and the Users agree and acknowledge that all content, material,
information (apart from User Content) and the contents of ShikshaLokam including but
not limited to newsletters, information, logos, designs, databases, arrangement of
databases, user interfaces, response formats, software, pictures, logos, icons, including
any intellectual property rights therein, are the sole property of Advaith Foundation or
its licensors as the case may be. Save for the limited rights granted to the Creators and
User as detailed in this Section, no other rights or interests are being granted to the
Creators and Users.
iv. You have no right to use any search mechanisms other than that provided on
ShikshaLokam and you will not use any web-crawler or any data harvesting tools to
harvest data of any sort from ShikshaLokam.
4. Disclaimers:
i. ShikshaLokam and any content or information, therein are provided "as is" without
warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, any
implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement.

Advaith Foundation does not warrant, and hereby disclaims any
warranties, either express or implied, with respect to the accuracy, adequacy or
completeness of the content of ShikshaLokam or its newsletter. Advaith Foundation
does not warrant that ShikshaLokam will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free
manner or that ShikshaLokam is free of viruses or other harmful components.
ii. Without limiting the foregoing, Advaith Foundation does not warrant that:
(a) the content including User Content made available on ShikshaLokam or your
access to ShikshaLokam will not experience outages or otherwise be
uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free;
(b) the information or services obtained through or from the ShikshaLokam will
be accurate, complete, current, error-free, completely secure or reliable;
(c) it endorses the views of the Creators who upload User Content;
(d) it has screened or verified any of the information posted herein; or
(e) that defects in the content (including User Content) made available on
ShikshaLokam will be corrected.
iii. Advaith Foundation does not make any representation regarding your ability to upload,
modify, update, transmit and/or receive Information from or through ShikshaLokam,
and you agree and acknowledge that your ability to access the content made available
on ShikshaLokam may be impaired.
iv. Advaith Foundation disclaims any and all liability resulting from or related to such
events or the access or use of the online courses made available on ShikshaLokam or
any information or services related to them.
v. You expressly release Advaith Foundation and where applicable its trustees, officers,
employees, authorized representatives and agents and representatives from any cost,
damage, liability or other consequence of any use of ShikshaLokam by you.
vi. You understand and acknowledge that it is at your own discretion and based on our
judgment that you transact on ShikshaLokam.
vii. Subject to applicable laws, Advaith Foundation hereby disclaims all warranties, whether
express or implied, in relation to ShikshaLokam, its contents and functionalities,
including but not limited to warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose. Where applicable laws do not permit the disclaimer of warranties to the extent
detailed above, the said warranties are disclaimed to the maximum limit permitted by
applicable law.
viii. Advaith Foundation reserves the right to remove any content including User Content
on ShikshaLokam.
ix. ShikshaLokam may contain links to third party platforms. Advaith Foundation shall
not be responsible in any manner for the contents of these third-party platforms and if
you should choose to use the link to view the third-party platforms, you choose to do so
at your own risk. Advaith Foundation does not endorse the contents nor in any manner
represent the accuracy or correctness of information on such third-party platforms.
5. Price/ Usage fee
The access to ShikshaLokam and your subscription to the newsletter will be free of cost.
6. Limitation of Liability
The aggregate liability of Advaith Foundation to you or any third party, whether in
contract, tort, negligence or otherwise, howsoever arising, whether in connection with
these Terms of Use, your access and use of ShikshaLokam and its contents (including User
Content) and functionalities or for any reason related to the operation of ShikshaLokam,
shall not exceed Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred Only), regardless of whether the claim
or action is based on contract, tort, warranty, indemnification or otherwise.

In no event shall Advaith Foundation be liable to the User, Creator and any third party,
for any loss of profits (anticipated or real), loss of reputation, loss of data, or any direct,
indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive, tort or other damages, however
caused, whether or not it has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
7. Complaints
Advaith Foundation takes matters related to intellectual property rights and privacy very
seriously. Should you have any complaints regarding ShikshaLokam, including but not
limited to abuse and misuse of ShikshaLokam, copyright infringement and the like, or any
issues related to data privacy please report the same to info@shikshalokam.org.
Please provide your name, email address, physical address and contact numbers so that
Advaith Foundation may be in a position to verify details or check the authenticity of the
complaints.
8. General
i. Termination: Advaith Foundation reserves the rights to terminate your access to
ShikshaLokam at any time, in its sole discretion, if you violate these Terms of Use. You
acknowledge Advaith Foundation’s right to do so and waive any claim that you may
have arising from such termination. Notwithstanding the termination of access, all
provisions which by their nature are intended to survive, shall survive termination
and continue to be applicable.
ii. Force Majeure: in no event shall Advaith Foundation be liable for any acts beyond its
control or for any acts of god.
iii. Access: Advaith Foundation does not make any claim that ShikshaLokam and its
contents may be lawfully viewed or accessed in the jurisdiction you are viewing it in.
You are solely responsible for complying with laws applicable to you.
iv. Waiver: No waiver of any provision of these Terms of Use shall be binding unless
executed and notified by Advaith Foundation in writing to you. No waiver of any of
the provisions of these Terms of Use shall be deemed or shall constitute a waiver of
any other provision and no waiver shall constitute a continuing waiver. You hereby
waive any present or future claims you have against Advaith Foundation arising from
your use of ShikshaLokam or any other User’s and/or Creator’s conduct.
v. Entire Agreement: These Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy and any other agreements
you execute with Advaith Foundation as relevant, shall constitute the entire agreement
between you and Advaith Foundation for the use of ShikshaLokam. Any modification
to these Terms of Use shall only be binding if posted on ShikshaLokam by Advaith
Foundation.
vi. Assignment: You may not assign your obligations under this Terms of Use or any part
thereof without the prior written consent of Advaith Foundation.
vii. Severability: If any provision of these Terms of Use is determined to be invalid or
unenforceable, it will not affect the validity or enforceability of the other provisions of
these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect.
viii. Governing Law: These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of India. Any disputes
that may arise in connection herewith or relating to these Terms of Use shall be subject
to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts competent courts at Bengaluru, India.