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Amendment or Termination of These Notices Without Notice
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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 may download material from this website for your personal and noncommercial use only, provided you 1) keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices, 2) do not copy or post the material on any networked computer or any other type of media, 3) make no modification to the material and 4) make no representations of ownership.
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 Reflections On Gurbani.
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, message boards, chat rooms, blogs, audio, 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.
Permission to Quote, Copy or Use Our Materials.
If you wish to quote material, use our images and graphics of any kind from this website in any form of publication, paper, electronic report or for non-personal or commercial use, contact us providing exact details of the proposed use (material for which permission is sought, type of publication, purpose, date(s), etc.). Citing this website: "Reflections On Gurbani": http://www.gurbani.org/(particular page info, and today's date goes here
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.
Don't abuse this service. 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.
User agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, the Reflections On Gurbani, the Gurbani.org Website, its contributors, any entity jointly created by them, their respective affiliates and their respective directors, and officers, from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of your violation of this agreement or use of this Website.
You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of this website and the Content and Materials provided therein.
This Agreement shall be treated as though it were executed and performed in San Diego, California, and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California (without regard to conflict of law principles). Should any part of this Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. To the extent that anything in or associated with this webite is in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement shall take precedence. Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision. Our rights under this Agreement shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
GURBANI.ORG - THE GURBANI BLOGComments Policy:
We are dedicated to the Gurbani Blog's users community and strive 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. We do not delete, censor, or truncate comments unless they have content that:
- is not supported by the Gurbani, spreads Paakhandvaad (hypocrisy) or mis-information about the Gurbani's truth (Sach).
- is widely off-topic - not relevant to the post or the Gurbani; or does not contribute to the Gurbani Vichaar.
- is unnecessarily too long.
- 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, or Hindi.
- is left without a real name. (“Cheap Flights” and “Singh @ MyMobilePhoneTips.blah” are not real names).
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 Us" 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.
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.
Parents should remind their children to ask their permission before providing personal information to any website online. We urge all parents to participate in their children's exploration of the internet and to teach them about the importance of protecting their personal information while online.
Routine Information Collection
Web servers track basic information about their visitors. This information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. None of this information can personally identify specific visitors to this site. The information is tracked for routine administration purposes.
Certain visitors to Gurbani.org website choose to interact with Gurbani.org's certain features (such as "Contact", "tell-a-friend", Blog comments, blog subscription (via third-party - Google Feedburner, read their terms and policy) that require personally-identifying information (such as your name and email address). 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.
When commenting on Gurbani Blog, you voluntarily submit to us information such as your name, your e-mail address, and your website address. Every time you submit a comment, your Internet Protocol (IP) addresse also automatically records. Gurbani.org does not use such information to identify its visitors, and does not sell, share, give away or distribute in any way, this information.
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.
We do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you believe that a child has provided us with personally identifiable information without the consent of his or her parent or guardian, please contact us using our "contact" feature. If we become aware that a child under age 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we'll delete it.
Use of E-mails or "Contact" Feature of This Website.
Use this feature to contact us. Do not use it for any other purpose. When you contact us using the "Contact" feature of our website, you yourself provide an e-mail address and name that is meant for response purpose only. We do not sell, share, give away or distribute in any way, this information. We don't like spam and we refuse to support spammers!
Every time you send us email using our form ("contact" feature), your IP (The internet protocol) address automatically records in the message you send us. Your IP address reveals no information other than your IP. We do not use this information for any purpose than (in case of criminal activity or misuse of our website) to cooperate with the law enforcement. By sending us email using our form ("contact" feature) at this website, you are consenting to the way your IP address records in the message you sent to us. We do not sell, share, give away or distribute in any way, this information.
Use of "Tell-A-Friend" Feature of This Website
Use this feature to recommend this website to your friends. Do not use it for any other purpose. Neither you nor your friends will be subscribed to any mailing list as a result of using this feature. We do not sell, share, give away or distribute in any way, this information. We don't like spam and we refuse to support spammers! When you use this feature, the system also automatically generates a copy of the email informing us of the recomendation.
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The functionality of our "The Gurbani Blog" requires the setting of non-tracking cookies when visitors comment on the Blog. This is purely a convenience, so that the visitor won't need to re-type all their information again (e.g., name, email or url) when they want to leave another comment.
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What happens if I disable cookies?
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How you can contact us
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Whilst we endeavor to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, and suitability of the information provided in Gurbani.org.
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. Your use of Gurbani Blog will be governed by these "terms" and any applicable laws governing such activities. Gurbani.org does not screen Content in advance, nor does Gurbani.org evaluate in advance the accuracy or conformance to these "terms" of any Content. Gurbani.org is not responsible for screening, policing, editing, reviewing, or monitoring Content.
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External Links - Third-Party Links
Gurbani.org respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Through Gurbani.org there are links to other websites which are not under the control of Gurbani.org. We have no control over the nature, content, availability and practices of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.
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Use third-party websites at your own risk. Just because a website is listed here does not mean that Gurbani.org endorses or approves of any third-party website or of any of its contents. So you understand that Gurbani.org has no obligation to monitor these external 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.
Limitation of Liability
Gurbani.Org makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website.
Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, or loss that result from the use of, or the inability to use, Gurbani.org website. If you are dissatisfied with any Gurbani.org material, or with any of Gurbani.org's "terms", your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using our website.