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Restrictions on use

This website is owned and operated by Reflections On Gurbani (www.gurbani.org) and contains material which is protected by applicable U.S. and international laws. You agree that you will not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, repost, reuse, transmit, display or distribute in any way any material from this website including code and software and images. You also agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automated device, or manual process to monitor or copy any content from this website. You are welcome to reference our content on your own sites as long as you 1) give us full credit from that article, 2) keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices, 3) do not copy or post the material on any networked computer or any other type of media, 4) make no modification to the material and 5) make no representations of ownership.

You are NOT allowed to plagiarize our content and/or translate content on your site.

The Reflections on Gurbani, www.gurbani.org, name and logo are the trademarks owned by Reflections On Gurbani. Our failure to list a current name or logo is not a waiver of our intellectual property rights to that name or logo. Use of our name in commerce may be a violation of the law without the express written permission of Gurbani.org.

Use of materials from this website

All materials (Gurbani articles, blogs, Kirtans, and so on) on this website are only for personal and noncommercial use. For any other non-personal and commercial use such as books, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, posting in forums, posting in message boards, poting in chat rooms, posting in blogs, using inaudio/video or any other type of media, electronic or mechanical, contact us for permission.

Add direct link to materials on this website

As this Website daily gets updated, do not cut and paste contents (of articles, blogs, other sitelinks...) to your website pages (or PDF files etc.). Instead add a direct link to them. This way the reader can see the most updated editions. Also, create a direct link for Kirtans as well.

Linking to this website.

You may provide links to this website, provided (a) that you do not remove or obscure, by framing or otherwise, the copyright notice, or other notices on this website, (b) your website does not engage in illegal or pornographic activities, and (c) you discontinue providing links to this website immediately upon request by us.

Use of E-mails or "Contact" Feature of This Website

E-mails or "Contact" feature of this website is for the personal use of individuals seeking to contact Reflections On Gurbani. It may not be used for any other commercial or noncommercial purpose.

Unlawful activity

Don't abuse this site. We reserve the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of this agreement and to take any action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to usage, your email addresses, IP addresses, traffic information, and any other pertinent information.

More information

For more information, read our following notices: "Gurbani.org - Privacy Policy", "Gurbani.org - Gurbani Blog", and "Gurbani.org - Disclaimer".


Comment policy:

Gurbani.Org is a serious website of all things SGGS related. We try to understand the Gurbani Through the Gurbani. One of the ways to enhance this understanding of the Gurbani is having interaction within the site through the use of comments/Sharing Shabad-Vichaar. In order to assure quality, we must have a policy to maintain a respectful, engaging and informative conversation.

Towards that end, we have general guidelines for commenting. If you wish to participate in the community, we ask that you follow the guidelines below. While we appreciate each comment, your comment may be removed, truncated, or edited if it has content that:

  • is widely off-topic - not relevant to the post or the Gurbani; or does not contribute to the Gurbani Vichaar.
  • is not supported by the Gurbani, spreads Paakhandvaad (hypocrisy) or mis-information about the Gurbani's truth (Sach).
  • is unnecessarily too long (long comments may get caught in the spam filters).
  • is consistently or intentionally making this Blog's community a less civil and enjoyable place to be.
  • is abusive, obscene, profane, insulting, name-calling, obnoxious, crazy, hateful, and uses foul/violent/hostile language.
  • is blatantly spam, promotes your website and products, or includes a link back to an unrelated site.
  • is to personally attack others - directly or indirectly.
  • is not written in one of these languages: English, Punjabi, Urdu, Gujarati, or Hindi.

Posting Anonymous Comments: If you would like to post anonymous comments, you may use a pseudonym or a nickname instead of your real name.

Just be yourself, only yourself, and just one of yourself. Don't misrepresent yourself or others, or create multiple accounts.

Personal identifiable information should never be posted in the comments section. If you see any threats, harassment or personal information trolling please report it quickly using the "Contact" feature of this website.

In addition to spam-filters, we enable comment modration and also use a broad list of moderation keywords. However, if your comment is held for moderation and abides by our comment policy, it will be cleared shortly by a website editor.

By submitting a comment here you agree to the above comment policy and grant this site a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution.

More information

For more information, read our following notices: "Gurbani.org - Privacy Policy", "Gurbani.org - General Terms of Use", and "Gurbani.org - Disclaimer".


This privacy policy describes what types of information we collect and how we use it.

This is not a commercial website: WE DO NOT SELL OR MARKET PRODUCTS OR SERVICES FOR PURCHASE BY CHILDREN OR ADULTS. Also, if all you do is just visit and surf Gurbani.org, no registration is required, and you do not need to provide any personal information.

If you are under the age of thirteen

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. Gurbani.org abides by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). IF YOU ARE UNDER 13, WE ASK YOU NOT TO DISCLOSE OR PROVIDE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION ON OR VIA THIS WEBSITE.

Personally-identifying information

Certain visitors to Gurbani.org website choose to interact with Gurbani.org's certain features (such as "Contact", "tell-a-friend", add comments at the blog, subscribe to blog (via third-party - Google Feedburner, read their terms of service and privacy policy) that require personally-identifying information (such as your name and email address).In addition, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses is also recorded for users leaving comments on our blogs and users using our "Contact" form to contact us.

Admin and any others that may help the admin with the site will be able to see this information.

Who will hold the information

Gurbani.org will hold it and our web host it on our behalf.

How we will use the information

We will only use your personal information to communicate with you, and publish your comments.

Gurbani.org does not disclose personally-identifying information - we do not sell, share, give away or distribute in any way, this information.

Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, however, with this the drawback is that it may prevent you from using certain website-related features.

If you are outside the United States, you should know that any personally identifiable information you enter into this website will be transferred out of your country and into the United States, and possibly to other countries. By using this website, you consent to such transfer, and are representing that you have the right to transfer such information outside your country.

How long the information will be held

We will hold the information for as long as we operate this or any related site. We will delete your information when we no longer operate this or any related site or when you ask us to. You can still unsubscribe from the mailing list (Google - Feedburner) at any time.

Other information and cookies

We may collect statistical information about visits to the site to help me understand its usage (this information is anonymous).

The functionality of our "The Gurbani Blog" may use cookies for this and other purposes. The cookies that WordPress generates for commenters are described here.

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What happens if you disable cookies?
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How you can contact us

If you have questions or concerns regarding any of the notices here, personal information about you that we have stored, or to request correction of such personal informationyou may contact us by using the electronic mail - the "Contact" feature of this website. You’ll understand that we may need to ask for proof of your identity before providing you with any personal information.

More information

For more information, read our following notices: "Gurbani.org - General Terms of Use", "Gurbani.org - Gurbani Blog Terms of Use", and "Gurbani.org - Disclaimer"


The information contained in Gurbani.org is for general information purposes only, and provided in good faith. You accept that any information provided is general information and is not in the nature of advice.

You understand and agree that neither Gurbani.org, nor the admin or the webmaster are responsible for Content you post to Gurbani Blog on Gurbani.org website. Gurbani.org shall have no liability whatsoever related to Content, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, trademark, libel, slander, defamation, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. You will solely be responsible for the Content you post to our Gurbani Blog. You further understand and agree that Gurbani.org does not control Content posted to the comments on Blog posts.

Links to other sites (non-Gurbani.Org websites)

Links to non-Gurbani.Org Websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the Websites, and we have no control over the nature, content, availability and practices of non-Gurbani.Org Websites.

If you choose to link to a Website not controlled by Gurbani.Org, Gurbani.Org makes no warranties, either express or implied, concerning the content of such site, including the accuracy, completeness, reliability or suitability thereof for any particular purpose, nor does Gurbani.Org warrant that such site or content is free from any claims of copyright, trademark or other infringement of the rights of third parties or that such site or content is devoid of viruses or other contamination. Gurbani.Org does not guarantee the authenticity of documents on the Internet. Links to non-Gurbani.Org Websites do not imply any endorsement of or responsibility for the opinions, ideas, products, information or services offered at such sites, or any representation regarding the content at such sites.

So, use non-Gurbani.Org Websites at your own risk.. You understand that Gurbani.org has no obligation to monitor these non-Gurbani.Org Websites.

If you own any of the third party websites linked here and you would like Gurbani.org to remove it from here, contact us.

More information

For more information, read our following notices: "Gurbani.org - General Terms of Use", "Gurbani.org - Gurbani Blog Terms of Use", and Gurbani.org - Privacy Policy"

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