b. This document is an electronic record in terms of Information Technology Act, 2000 and rules there under as applicable and the amended provisions pertaining to electronic records in various statutes as amended by the Information Technology Act, 2000. This electronic record is generated by a computer system and does not require signature.
d. The domain name corporatelawjournal.org, including its online services, such as use of, research, journals, call for papers, news, blogs and text, graphics, images and information in the area of corporate sector obtained from website and any other material contained on the Website (“Materials”) provided by Website is owned and operated by Corporate Law Journal, and having its registered office at 171, Roopawato Ka Bass, Soorsagar, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, where such expression shall, unless repugnant to the context thereof, be deemed to include its respective representatives, administrators, employees, administrative team, agents and their successors and assigns.
i. The term ‘You’ &‘Candidate’ shall mean any legal person including student, professors, professionals, researcher, scholars, firms, entrepreneurs or entity accessing or using the services or information provided on this Website, who is competent to enter into binding contracts, as per the provisions of the Indian Contract Act, 1872;
ii. The terms ‘We’, ‘Us’ & ‘Our’ shall mean the Website and/or Corporate Law Journal, as the context so requires.
iii. The terms ‘Party’ & ‘Parties’ shall respectively be used to refer to the Candidate and Corporate Law Journal individually and collectively, as the context so requires.
f. The headings of each section in these Terms are only for the purpose of organizing the various provisions under these Terms in an orderly manner, and shall not be used by either Party to interpret the provisions contained herein in any manner. Further, it is specifically agreed to by the Parties that the headings shall have no legal or contractual value.
h. The Candidate unequivocally agrees that these Terms and the aforementioned Policy constitute a legally binding agreement between the Candidate and Corporate Law Journal, and that the Candidate shall be subject to the rules, guidelines, policies, terms, and conditions applicable to any service that is provided by the Website, and that the same shall be deemed to be incorporated into these Terms, and shall be treated as part and parcel of the same. The Candidate acknowledges and agrees that no signature or express act is required to make these Terms and the Policy binding on the Candidate, and that the Candidate’s act of visiting the any part of the Website constitutes the Candidate’s full and final acceptance of these Terms and the aforementioned Policy.
i. Actual TAT (Turn round time) may differ from display, because of the availability of super specialist / vacation/ holidays and / or other reasons. Corporate Law Journal will not guarantee any time / service commitment. Corporate Law Journal display the time and other parameters to facilitate Candidate with the better service but it does not entitle the Candidate to make any claim with Corporate Law Journal on any such failure.
j. The Corporate Law Journal shall not be responsible or liable in any manner to the Candidates for any losses, damage, injuries or expenses incurred by the Candidates as a result of any disclosures made by Corporate Law Journal.
k. Corporate Law Journal reserves the sole and exclusive right to amend or modify these Terms without any prior permission or intimation to the Candidate, and the Candidate expressly agrees that any such amendments or modifications shall come into effect immediately. The Candidate has a duty to periodically check the terms and stay updated on its requirements. If the Candidate continues to use the Website following such a change, the Candidate will be deemed to have consented to any and all amendments / modifications made to the Terms. In so far as the Candidate complies with these Terms, he/she is granted a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, limited privilege to enter and use the Website.
2. OUR SERVICES
a. Corporate Law Journal is only a technical facilitator that aims to provide a platform for professionals, educators, researchers, academicians and other members, students from corporate community . The Journal (CLJ) tries to bridges a gap between corporate sector and social sector. It allows a contributors/service provider to publish their work on the Website after blind peer review process done by experts team of CLJ. The Candidate shall be solely responsible to cross check all information acquired / received / collected from website/Corporate Law Journal or publish article that are not copyrighted. The Corporate Law Journal accepts no responsibility for any legal or financial consequences or implications arising out of use of the Website, including any Online Services, or Materials.
b. The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
c. The Corporate Law Journal take all care in ensuring that all information we provide in the website is accurate but we are not responsible for any copyright content published on the Website or loss suffered by you as a consequence of any that action you take or omit to take on the basis of any of the information we provide.
d. The Corporate Law Journal shall not be liable for any loss suffered by you through the use of the website howsoever caused, including loss caused through but not limited to our negligence, breach of contract, copyright infringement, breach of other intellectual property rights or defamation.
e. The Corporate Law Journal shall not liable for content published on the website by contributors /Candidates of the website. If any such content appears to be inappropriate to us, we reserve the right to take down such content.
f. The Candidate / contributors undertake that they shall not publish or cause to be published any unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive, harmful or otherwise objectionable content on the website/Corporate Law Journal.
3. COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIP
b. If the Candidate wishes to copy, reprint or in any other way reproduce all or any part, including illustrations, diagrams, footnotes and graphics of a title published by Corporate Law Journal, Candidate will need permission from Corporate Law Journal. The Corporate Law Journal only retains the copyright to the collective work. Thus, Candidate requires to obtain additional permission from the author.
a. The Candidate represents and warrants that he/she is competent and eligible to enter into legally binding agreements and that he/she has the requisite authority to bind himself/herself to these Terms, as determined solely by the provisions of the Indian Contract Act, 1872. The Candidate may not use this Website if he/she is not competent to contract under the Indian Contract Act, 1872, or is disqualified from doing so by any other applicable law, rule or regulation currently in force.
These Terms shall continue to form a valid and binding contract between the Parties, and shall continue to be in full force and effect until:
a. The Candidate continues to access and use the Website; or
b. The Transaction between the Parties, if any, concludes to the satisfaction of both Parties;
Whichever is longer? The Parties agree that certain portions of these Terms (“Sections”) shall continue to remain in full force and effect indefinitely, even after the expiry or termination of these Terms as contemplated herein.
a. Corporate Law Journal reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to unilaterally terminate the Candidate’s access to the services offered on the Website, or any portion thereof, at any time, without notice or cause. The Candidate shall continue to be bound by these Terms, and it is expressly agreed to by the Parties that the Candidate shall not have the right to terminate these Terms till the expiry of the same.
7. RESPONSIBILITIES OF AUTHORS
a. The Authors undertakes or warranties that Work (any literary work includes but not limited to research article, short notes, case comments, blogs etc.) is original and has not been published elsewhere and has not been considered for publication elsewhere and it does not violate any existing Copyright or any other third party
b. No unlawful, defamatory, plagiarized or any such content which would, if published, in any way whatsoever, violate the terms and conditions as laid down in this or any other agreement is not contained in the work and if any such content is present, the author(s) shall be responsible/liable for the same.
c. All acknowledgments/Presentations/references, wherever applicable, have been acknowledged to the sources and for such excerpts from copyrighted works as included in the contribution the proper permission is obtained of the copyright holder and author thereof where applicable. The work contains no defamatory statements, and that the work does not infringe upon any copyright, trademark, patent, statutory right, proprietary right or any other legal / professional rights of others. The editorial/administrative team and/or publisher of CLJ is in no way responsible/liable for any defamatory and/or plagiarized material contained in the research paper submitted by the Author.
a. The use of this Website by the Candidate, including browsing the Website and availing any services offered therein is free of cost. However, Corporate Law Journal reserves the right to amend this no-fee policy and charge the Candidate for any or all services offered / rendered. In such an event, the Candidate will be intimated of the same when he/she attempts to access the Website, and the Candidate shall have the option of declining to avail of the services offered on the Website. Any such change, if made, shall come into effect immediately upon such change being notified to the Candidate, unless specified otherwise.
9. CANDIDATE OBLIGATIONS
The Candidate agrees and acknowledges that he/she is a restricted Candidate of this Website, and that he/she:
a. is bound not to cut, copy, distribute, modify, recreate, reverse engineer, distribute, disseminate, post, publish or create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or software obtained from the Website. Any such use / limited use of the Website will only be allowed with the prior express written permission of Corporate Law Journal. For the removal of doubt, it is clarified that copying of the content for commercial purposes and unwarranted modification of data and information contained on the Website is expressly prohibited.
b. agrees not to access (or attempt to access) the Website and/or the materials or services by any means other than through the interface provided by the Website. The use of deep-link, robot, spider or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Website or its content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Website, materials or any content, or to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not specifically made available through the Website will lead to suspension or termination of the Candidate’s access to the Website. The Candidate acknowledges and agrees that by accessing or using the Website or any of the services provided therein, he/she may be exposed to content that he/she may consider offensive, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Corporate Law Journal disclaims any and all liabilities arising in relation to such offensive content on the Website. The Candidate expressly agrees and acknowledges that the products / services displayed on the Website are not owned by Corporate Law Journal/Website, and that the same are the exclusive property of certain third parties who have chosen to market their services through Corporate Law Journal’s Website, and that Corporate Law Journal /Website is in no way responsible for the content of the same. The Candidate may however report any such offensive or objectionable content, which Corporate Law Journal may then remove from the Website, at its sole discretion.
c. In places where Website permits the Candidate to post or upload data/information, the Candidate undertakes to ensure that such material is not offensive or objectionable, and is in accordance with applicable laws. The Candidate expressly agrees that any such material that is deemed to be an objectionable/offensive may be removed from the Website immediately and without notice, and further that the Candidate’s access to the Website may also be permanently revoked, at the sole discretion of Corporate Law Journal.
d. The Candidate is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the Candidate’s account access information and password, if the Candidate is registered on the Website. The Candidate shall be responsible for all usage of the Candidate’s account and password, whether or not authorized by the Candidate. The Candidate shall immediately notify Corporate Law Journal of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of the Candidate’s account or password. Although Corporate Law Journal will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of Corporate Law Journal or such other parties as the case may be, due to any unauthorized use of your account.
e. Further undertakes not to:
i. Abuse, harass, threaten, defame, disillusion, erode, abrogate, demean or otherwise violate the legal rights of any other candidate or entity;
ii. Engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts access to the Website or the services provided therein (or the servers and networks which are connected to the Website);
iii. Post any image/file/data that infringes the copyright, patent or trademark of another person or legal entity;
iv. Upload or distribute files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of the Website;
v. Download any file posted/uploaded by another Candidate of the Website and cannot be legally distributed in such a manner;
vi. Probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Website or any network connected to the Website, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Website or any network connected to the Website. The Candidate may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information relating to any other Candidate of, or visitor to, the Website, or any other customer of the Website, including any Candidate account maintained on the Website not operated/managed by the Candidate, or exploit the Website or information made available or offered by or through the Website, in any manner;
vii. Use the Website or any material or content therein for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, or to solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of this Website or any other third party(ies);
viii. Violate any code of conduct or guideline which may be applicable for or to any particular product or service offered on the Website;
ix. Violate any applicable laws, rules or regulations currently in force within or outside India;
x. Violate any portion of these Terms or the Policy, including but not limited to any applicable additional terms of the Website contained herein or elsewhere, whether made by amendment, modification, or otherwise;
xi. Publish, post, or disseminate information that is false, copied, inaccurate or misleading;
xii. Commit any act that causes Corporate Law Journal to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its internet service provider (“ISP“) or in any manner disrupts the services of any other supplier/service provider of Corporate Law Journal/Website;
f. The Candidate hereby expressly authorises Corporate Law Journal/Website to disclose any and all information relating to the Candidate in the possession of Corporate Law Journal/Website to law enforcement or other government officials, as Corporate Law Journal may in its sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with the investigation and/or resolution of possible crimes, especially those involve personal injury and theft / infringement of intellectual property. The Candidate further understands that Corporate Law Journal/Website might be directed to disclose any information (including the identity of persons providing information or materials on the Website) as necessary to satisfy any judicial order, law, regulation or valid governmental request.
10. SUSPENSION OF CANDIDATE ACCESS AND ACTIVITY
Notwithstanding other legal remedies that may be available to it, Corporate Law Journal may in its sole discretion limit the Candidate’s access and/ or activity by immediately removing the Candidate’s access credentials either temporarily or indefinitely, or suspend / terminate the Candidate’s membership, and/or refuse to provide Candidate with access to the Website, without being required to provide the Candidate with notice or cause:
a. If the Candidate is in breach any of these Terms or the Policy;
b. If the Candidate has provided wrong, inaccurate, incomplete or incorrect information;
c. If the Candidate’s actions may cause any harm, damage or loss to the other Candidates or to the Website/Company, at the sole discretion of Corporate Law Journal.
d. If Candidate’ action copying or duplicating in any manner any of the information available from the Website.
11. INDEMNITY AND LIMITATIONS
a. The Candidate hereby expressly agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Website / Corporate Law Journal, its signatories, representative, affiliate, employees, agents and their successors and assigns and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including attorney’s fees, caused by or arising out of claims based upon the Candidate’s actions or inactions, including but not limited to any warranties, representations or undertakings, or in relation to the non-fulfilment of any of the Candidate’s obligations under this Agreement, or arising out of the Candidate’s infringement of any applicable laws, rules and regulations, including but not limited to infringement of intellectual property rights, payment of statutory dues and taxes, claims of libel, defamation, violation of rights of privacy or publicity, loss of service by other subscribers, or the infringement of any other rights of a third party.
b. The limitations and exclusions in this section apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, and the Parties expressly agree that in the event of any statute, rule, regulation or amendment coming into force that would result in Corporate Law Journal/Website incurring any form of liability whatsoever, these Terms and the Policy will stand terminated one (1) day before the coming into effect of such statute, rule, regulation or amendment. It is further agreed to by the Parties that the contents of this Section shall survive even after the termination or expiry of the Terms and/or Policy.
Any comments, ideas, suggestions, initiation, or any other content contributed by the Candidate to Corporate Law Journal or this Website will be deemed to include a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license for Corporate Law Journal to adopt, publish, reproduce, disseminate, transmit, distribute, copy, use, create derivative works, display worldwide, or act on such content, without additional approval or consideration, in any media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content, and the Candidate hereby waives any claim to the contrary. The Candidate hereby represents and warrants that he/she owns or otherwise controls all of the rights to the content contributed to the Website, and that use of such content by Corporate Law Journal/Website does not infringe upon or violate the rights of any third party. In the event of any action initiated against Corporate Law Journal/Website by any such affected third party, the Candidate hereby expressly agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Corporate Law Journal/Website, for the use of any such information provided to it by the Candidate or copyright of any content/ article/paper/research etc published on the website. Corporate Law Journal reserves its right to defend itself in any such legal disputes that may arise, and recover the costs incurred in such proceedings from the Candidate.
13. DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND JURISDICTION
It is expressly agreed to by the Parties hereto that the formation, interpretation and performance of these Terms and any disputes/claim/refund/compensation arising here from will be resolved through a two-step Alternate Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) mechanism. It is further agreed to by the Parties that the contents of this Section shall survive even after the termination or expiry of the Terms and/or Policy.
a. Mediation: In case of any dispute/claim/refund/compensation between the parties, the Parties will attempt to resolve the same amicably amongst themselves, to the mutual satisfaction of both Parties. In the event that the Parties are unable to reach such an amicable solution within thirty (30) days of one Party communicating the existence of a dispute to the other Party, the dispute will be resolved by arbitration, as detailed herein below;
b. Arbitration. In the event that the Parties are unable to amicably resolve a dispute by mediation, said dispute will be referred to arbitration under Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 by a sole arbitrator to be appointed by Corporate Law Journal, and the award passed by such sole arbitrator will be valid and binding on both Parties. The Parties shall bear their own costs for the proceedings, although the sole arbitrator may, in his/her sole discretion, direct either Party to bear the entire cost of the proceedings. The seat of Arbitration shall be the city of Jodhpur in the state of Rajasthan, India.
The Parties expressly agree that the Terms, Policy and any other agreements entered into between the Parties are governed by the laws, rules and regulations of India, and that the Courts at Jodhpur, Rajasthan shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising between the Parties.
Any or all kind of communication relating to any dispute or grievance experienced by the Candidate may be communicated to Corporate Law Journal by the Candidate reducing the same to writing, and sending the same to the registered office of Corporate Law Journal by Registered Post Acknowledgement Due / Speed Post Acknowledgement Due (RPAD / SPAD).
15. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
a. Entire Agreement: These Terms, read with the Policy form the complete and final contract between the Candidate and Corporate Law Journal with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all other communications, representations and agreements (whether oral, written or otherwise) relating thereto;
b. Waiver: The failure of either Party at any time to require performance of any provision of these Terms shall in no manner affect such Party’s right at a later time to enforce the same. No waiver by either Party of any breach of these Terms, whether by conduct or otherwise, in any one or more instances, shall be deemed to be or construed as a further or continuing waiver of any such breach, or a waiver of any other breach of these Terms.
c. Severability: If any provision/clause of these Terms is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by any court or authority of competent jurisdiction, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions/clauses of these Terms shall in no way be affected or impaired thereby, and each such provision/clause of these Terms shall be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. In such case, these Terms shall be reformed to the minimum extent necessary to correct any invalidity, illegality or unenforceability, while preserving to the maximum extent the original rights, intentions and commercial expectations of the Parties hereto, as expressed herein.