Terms of Use

You (User/s) agree to access or use this application ‘TIMES NOW App’ (“Service”) subject to acceptance of these User Terms and Conditions (Terms) as set out herein and as amended from time to time by Bennett, Coleman & Company Limited through its Television Division (“BCCL”).

BY INSTALLING, USING, REGISTERING TO OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO THIS TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND GIVE AN EXPLICIT AND INFORMED CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT INSTALL, USE, REGISTER TO OR OTHERWISE ACCESS THE SERVICE. BCCL reserves the right to modify these Terms at reasonable times, so please review it frequently. Your continued use of Service will signify your acceptance of the changes to these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, please discontinue using this Service immediately.

The use of this Service requires access to data, internet or worldwide web, You are requested to check with your service provider with respect to the applicability of charges for the said use or access of the Service.

  1. User

    Please be aware of the open nature of certain social networking and other open features of the Service may make available to you. You may choose to disclose data about yourself in the course of contributing user generated content to the Service. Any data that you disclose in any of these forums, blogs, chats or the like is public information, and there is no expectation of privacy or confidentiality. BCCL is not responsible for any personal data you choose to make public in any of these forums.

    If you are under 18 years of age or a minor in your country of residence, please ask your legal guardian’s permission to use or access the Service. BCCL encourages parents and/or guardians to play an active role in their children's online experience at all times.

  2. Content

    Except as specifically provided with respect to user generated content, all materials, including illustrations, photographs, products, images, artwork, designs, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio and video clips and software (collectively, “Content”) appearing on this website/Service are owned or controlled by BCCL and/or its subsidiaries, affiliates and content suppliers and are protected by worldwide design, trademark, trade dress, copyright and other intellectual property laws. To the extent content is user generated by Users/viewers or other third party content providers, BCCL does not screen or review such content as a matter of course and the contributors of such content remain wholly responsible for all such contributions. The Content of this website/Service, and the website/Website as a whole, are intended solely for personal, non-commercial use by the Users of this Service. You may not copy Content from this Service, or otherwise modify, obscure or delete any copyright or other propriety notices on this Service. No right, title or interest in any materials or software, if applicable, on this Service is transferred to you from your use of this Service. You may not reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the Content, this Service, or any related software without the prior written authorization of BCCL.

    In contributing such Content, you represent and warrant to Service that the Content is your original work of authorship or that you otherwise have the right to make such contribution and grant the aforesaid licenses to Service and that such Content shall not infringe any proprietary or other rights of third parties or contain any libelous, tortious, or otherwise unlawful information. You shall not send or otherwise post any content that is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, paedophilic, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatsoever; BCCL reserves the right to modify, amend or delete any messages, information posted by any User.

    BCCL reserve the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the materials posted on the Service. BCCL shall have the right to remove or edit any content that in its sole discretion violates, or is alleged to violate, any applicable law or either the spirit or letter of these Terms. Notwithstanding this right, YOU REMAIN SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF THE MATERIALS YOU POST ON THE WEBSITE/SERVICE AND IN YOUR PRIVATE MESSAGES. Please be advised that such Content posted does not necessarily reflect our or BCCL’s views. In no event shall BCCL assume or have any responsibility or liability for any Content posted or for any claims, damages or losses resulting from use of Content and/or appearance of Content on the Service.

    To the extent you make any contribution of any Content to the Service you grant BCCL a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide right and license to reproduce, publish, distribute and adapt such Content in any medium whatsoever whether or not currently known. Further, You (User) agree and unconditionally, irrevocably grant BCCL the right to use, display the information provided by you while accessing this Service, any User data including but not limited to your image, data, information, messages, tweets, comments, posts or any part thereof for recording, editing, broadcasting on television channel ‘Times Now’ (Channel), the website www.timesnow.tv (Website), Times Now App or through any other means or medium and further any promotional activity thereof.

    You agree not to use the content, images, information provided by us relating to the Service in any manner including but not limited to on any third party site/platform, service or product.

  3. Non-personal data

    For purposes of these Terms, "non-personal data" means information that does not directly identify you. Additionally, non-personal data means "aggregate" and "de-personalized" information, which is Data collected by the use of the Service, from which any personally identifiable data has been removed.

    Service may use tools or third party analytical software to automatically collect and use certain non-personal data that does not directly enable the Service to identify you. The types of non-personal data the Service may collect and use include, but are not limited to: (i) device properties, including, but not limited to IP address, Media Access Control ("MAC") address and unique device identifier or other persistent or non-persistent device identifier ("Device ID"); (ii) device software platform and firmware; (iii) mobile phone carrier; (iv) geographical data such as zip code, area code and coarse location; (v) game progress, time used playing, score and achievements, time spent on non-gaming apps; (vi) other non-personal data as reasonably required by the Service to enhance the Service and other products and services.

    The Service may use and disclose to BCCL’s partners and contractors the collected non-personal data for purposes of analyzing usage of the Service, advertisement serving, managing and providing the Services and to further develop the Service and other services and products. You recognize and agree that the analytics companies utilized by the Service may combine the information collected with other information they have been independently collected from other services or products relating to your activities. These companies collect and use information under their own privacy policies.

    The Service may supplement your personal and non-personal data with data received from third parties in connection with demographic, advertisement, market and other analytics surveys or services.

  4. Personal Data

    For purposes of these Terms, "personal data" means personally identifiable information that specifically identifies you as an individual. Likely situations when you make personal data available to BCCL include, but are not limited to: (i) registration for Service and special events; (ii) accessing Services using a third party ID, such as social networking sites; (iii) subscribing to newsletters; (iv) using "tell a friend," "email this page," or other similar features; (vi) requesting technical support; and (vii) otherwise through use of the Service where personal data is required for use and/or participation.

    The types of personal data may vary depending on the type of activity you are engaged in. The personal data BCCL may collect, process and use may include, but are not limited to your name, screen/nick name, e-mail address, phone number, photo or other image, birthdate, sex, address, friend connections, avatar image, and location.

    BCCL may use personal and non-personal data, both individually and combined together, for purposes of analyzing usage of the Service, providing customer and technical support, managing and providing Service (including managing advertisement serving), customizing communications and to further develop the Service and other BCCL’s services and products. BCCL may use your personal data to send messages to you with informative and/or commercial content about services or third party products and services, such as new features and services, special offers and updated information.

    Please note that certain features of the Service may be able to connect to your social networking sites to obtain additional information about you. In such cases, BCCL may be able to collect certain information from your social networking profile. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, profile picture, gender, user ID, email address, your country, your language, your time zone, the organizations and links on your profile page, the names and profile pictures of your social networking site "friends" and other information you have included in your social networking site profile. BCCL may associate and/or combine as well as use information collected by BCCL and/or obtained through such social networking sites in accordance with these Terms.

  5. Ad Serving Technology

    BCCL reserves the right to use and disclose the collected non-personal data for purposes of advertisement. BCCL may employ third party ad serving technologies that use certain methods to collect information as a result of ad serving through the Service. BCCL or third parties operating the ad serving technology may use demographic and location information as well as information logged from your hardware or device to ensure that appropriate advertising is presented within the Service. BCCL or third parties may collect and use data for this purpose including, but not limited to IP address (including but not limited to for purposes of determining your coarse location), Device ID, MAC, software, applications, hardware, browser information, internet and on-line usage information and in-game information. The foregoing data may be used and disclosed in accordance with these Terms and the policy of the company providing the ad serving technology.

    You recognize and agree that the advertising companies who deliver ads for BCCL may combine the information collected with other information they have independently collected from other services or products. These companies collect and use information under their own policies. These ad serving technologies are integrated into Service; if you do not want to be subject to this technology, do not use or access Service. Although BCCL takes commercially reasonable steps to instruct such advertising companies to comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms, BCCL does not have access to or control of third party technologies.

  6. Ownership of Intellectual Property

    All trademarks, service marks and trade names on this Service, are proprietary to BCCL or their respective owners. No use of any of these may be made for any purpose whatsoever without the prior written authorization of BCCL or the relevant owners.

  7. Copyright Notices

    Written of copyright or other intellectual property laws may be sent to jyothi.sureshkumar@timesgroup.com and should clearly identify the alleged materials (such as through providing the URL or other identifier, must identify the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property rights allegedly infringed and must be signed along with a certification that the legal notice has been sent in good faith by or on behalf of the copyright owner.

  8. Warranty and Liability Disclaimer

    BCCL follows generally accepted industry standards and maintains reasonable safeguards to attempt to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of the information in the Service possession. Notwithstanding anything contained herein, BCCL provides the Services in good faith on 'AS-IS,' 'with all faults' and 'as available' basis. All warranties including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, workmanlike effort, title and non-infringement are disclaimed and excluded. Further no representations, warranties or guarantees whatsoever are made by BCCL as to the (i) accuracy, adequacy, reliability, completeness, suitability or applicability of the information to a particular situation; (ii) that the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free.

    BCCL shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or special loss, damage, liability, costs, expenses incurred or suffered by any User or any other person or entity due to the use or in relation to this Service, regardless of the cause or form of action and regardless of whether or not any of those could have been foreseen.

  9. Accuracy of Information

    The information presented on this Service has been compiled by BCCL from internal and external sources. No representation is made or warranty given as to the completeness or accuracy of such information. This Service may contain typographical errors, incomplete or out of date information. BCCL reserves the right to make changes to the Content and information on this Service, or to the services described therein, or update such information at any time without notice, but BCCL makes no commitment to correct or update this information.

  10. Product Information

    The particular technical specifications and settings of your computer or access device and its display could affect the accuracy of its display of the application /Service. BCCL takes no responsibility for loss caused to any person based on reliance on any information on this Service and retains the right to amend or retract any Content on its own terms and in its sole discretion at any time and without notice.

  11. Indemnification

    You agree to defend, indemnify and hold BCCL harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorney’s fees, arising from or related to your use of this Service, your access to, or inability to access this Service, liability arising from the illegality of or infringement by any contributions of Content you make to the Service or from your reliance upon any information contained on this Service.

  12. Applicable Law

    This Service, including the Content and information contained herein, shall be governed by the laws of India and the courts of Mumbai, India shall retain exclusive jurisdiction. Courts at Mumbai shall have exclusive jurisdiction in deciding any disputes that may arise out of or relating to this Service.