Oneindia | User Agreement
Updated in January 2022
You must carefully read and understand these terms and conditions before downloading, installing, and using the One.in Digitech Media Private Limited application or website ("Platform"), which is operated and managed by One in Digitech Media Private Limited., having its registered office at Site No. 08, Katha No. 1149/1108, Vakil Marina Layout 2, Kodichikkanahalli, Bangalore, Karnataka 560076(hereinafter referred to as "ODMPL", "We" and "Us").
In these terms and conditions, when we say the “Platform” we mean the digital information networks, the mobile website, mobile application, operated and managed by One.in Digitech Media Private Limited (collectively "ODMPL"), regardless of how you access the network, as well as whether you access those via the website or a third-party site. However, when you access the Platform, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you have accessed the Platform from any other country which are signatories to the WIPO and other international treaties/conventions on Intellectual Property, you also agree to be bound by the terms and conditions contained herein.
You are reading these User Agreement ("Terms"), which is an electronic contract recognized under the provisions of the Information Technology Act of 2000 read along with its the “Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021”, and thereby governs the relationship and serve as an agreement between you and us and set forth the terms and conditions by which you may access and use the Platform and our related websites, services, applications, products and content (collectively, the “Services”). Our Services are provided for private, non-commercial use.
The terminologies ("You", "Your", "User" and "Users") shall be read in context and shall refer to You. By using or accessing or downloading the Platform to view content by You, You agree to be bound by these terms.
For the purpose of these Terms, any reference to Platform shall include its affiliates, parent company, subsidiaries and sister concerns.
This User Agreement grants a non-exclusive and non-transferable license to download, access and use the Platform, which allows You to access various content on the Platform. ODMPL holds no responsibility or liability for any content accessible by You through the Platform. Under no circumstances will ODMPL be held responsible or liable, in any way, for any Content which in legal opinion is derogatory, threatening, defamatory, obscene or offensive or offends public sensibilities or morals and shall also not assume liability for any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted or uploaded on the Platform, or any infringement of another's rights, including intellectual property rights. The views expressed in the Content/articles are not views or endorsement of ODMPL (directly or indirectly) but purely views of the author of the Content/articles.
If You do not agree to the Terms or do not have the authority to bind You or company to these terms, then do not access, avail, use the Platform.
Oneindia.com is a multilingual news platform, which serves news content in English and seven Indian languages, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali and Gujarati. Founded in 2006, its mission is to connect people in their own local language. Oneindia was started with the sole intention of serving the larger online community of users in India - the non-English speaking users.
By 2021, India will have 536 million Indian language users & 200 million English users. i.e. 75% of the online users will prefer Indic. We identified this online opportunity well before anybody else did. Breaking News, Views and Features on various national issues and politician developments. From international affairs to local happenings. It features the latest news, in the form of text, pictures and videos. The site is updated continuously throughout the day. The website provides updates on national news, international, sports, business, travel, gadget, entertainment, lifestyle, etc. Having over 45 million monthly active users, Oneindia offers updates and news pieces in your native language. A team of writers works in a committed manner to bring out the news updates to the readers. It serves several unique and useful videos for its audience in their language.
ODMPL hereby grants you a limited license, to access the Platform (including www.oneindia.com provided and expressly conditioned upon your agreement that all such access and use shall be governed by all of the terms and conditions set forth in this User Agreement.
The articles, text, photos, maps, videos, video players, and third-party material available on the Platform applications and programs, are for your non-commercial, personal use only. Other uses, including downloading, copying, or redistributing these materials, or using these materials or products to build your own products, are permitted only to the extent specifically authorized by ODMPL or rights holders, or allowed by applicable copyright law. ODMPL or other rights holders reserve all rights to the material not expressly granted by ODMPL under the license terms, whether by implication, estoppel, or otherwise.
ODMPL holds no responsibility for the materials contained in the Content or inaccuracy of the Content accessible by you through your use of the Platform. You acknowledge that the Platform is merely enabling technology that allows you to search for and access the Content. In no event shall ODMPL assume any responsibility or liability for the Content accessible by use of the Platform or for any claims, damages or losses resulting from the use of the Content.
ODMPL DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION OR ANY OTHER PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTY. ODMPL EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO YOUR PERSONAL OR OTHER INFORMATION THAT MAY BE COLLECTED, PROCESSED, SHARED OR RETAINED BY ANY THIRD PARTY.
When you use the Platform or send emails or other data, information or communication to ODMPL, you agree and understand that you are communicating with ODMPL through electronic records, and you consent to receive communications via electronic records from ODMPL periodically and as and when required. ODMPL may communicate with you by email provided by you in your communications or at the time of registration or by any other mode of communication, electronic or otherwise.
The Services are intended solely for the purpose of providing the Users with an index of Content that is matching their search criteria and is publicly available on the Platform. The redirection to any third-party websites/platform for any goods or services. The User shall use the services for making a choice using the content index and for any purchase pursuant thereto, the User shall be redirected to the third-party site (hereinafter referred to as the "Purpose"). Under no circumstance does ODMPL sell any goods or services through its Platform as part of its Services. ODMPL uses spiders and other web-crawlers to use content and images from different third-party websites solely for the Purpose but does not create caches or archives of such content or images. ODMPL agrees that no automated system or spiders used to access third-party websites shall hamper or reduce the speed and performance of third-party servers lower than the speed at which such third-party servers are handling messages sent by users using a conventional online web browser.
The technology and the software underlying our Platform and the Services is the property of ODMPL. The User agrees not to copy, modify, transfer, distribute or reverse engineer the technology or software underlying ODMPL’s Platform or the Services. “Users'' shall abide by all copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any content accessed through the Service. User agrees not to download any feature of the Service made available on the Platform. Users agree not to falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or the source of images or other material made available on the websites. For more detail on the intellectual property rights in relation to the Service, please refer to the Section on Intellectual Property Rights herein. ODMPL also disclaims any liability for the content which is retrieved from third-party sites and is not liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in any such content, or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof, or for any damages arising therefrom. ODMPL’s websites/ Platform may contain links to other related websites, resources, and advertisers. Since ODMPL is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, or their contents, Users should direct any concerns regarding any external link to the site administrator or webmaster of such site.
Services or part thereof may be made available to the User upon subscription by the User for the same. Even if certain Services are currently being offered by ODMPL, free of charge, the User agrees and acknowledges that in the future the subscription of the Service may carry a subscription fee or charge.
ODMPL reserves the right at any time to increase/decrease/apply/diminish the subscription fee for access to portions of the Services or the Services as a whole. However, in no event will the User be charged for access to the Services unless ODMPL obtains his/her prior agreement to subscribe to such Service(s).
If at any time ODMPL requires a subscription fee for portions of the Services that are now free, ODMPL will give the User an advance notice of such fees. Thereafter, the User may cancel his/her account at any time. All fees and charges shall be billed to and paid by the User. User shall pay all applicable taxes relating to the use of the Services through his/her account.
If the subscription for a certain Service includes access to areas that contain other products, the User may have to pay additional fees to fully access those products. These additional charges will be clearly stated. When the User uses the Service, he/she may incur other additional charges, such as telecommunications fees, data fees or service provider fees. User is solely responsible for paying all such charges.
Software License: You hereby agree that all rights, title and interests in the Platform solely and exclusively vest with ODMPL and/or such third parties from whom ODMPL services such rights. Subject to your strict and full compliance with this User Agreement, ODMPL hereby grants you a revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, limited personal license, to download, install and use the Platform on the compatible devices owned and controlled by you, and to access and use the Content only through the Platform on such compatible Devices, strictly in accordance with this User Agreement. The Platform includes (i) the software application in object code that you may access and download; (ii) the scripts, interfaces, graphics, displays, text, documentation and other components/associated data and information made available to you; and (iii) any updates, modifications, or enhancements to or any part thereof, as may be provided by ODMPL.
Content License: The Content is owned or licensed by a third party to ODMPL. Subject to your strict and full compliance with these User Agreement, ODMPL, hereby grants you for the territory of India, a personal, limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable and revocable license to use the Content strictly for your private and personal use and for non-commercial viewing/ streaming/ temporarily downloading, on your compatible device. Except for the rights to use granted herein, no other rights are granted to you with respect to the Platform or the Content, either by implication, estoppel, or otherwise.
11.1 This Agreement, and any posted revision, shall remain in full force and effect while You use the Platform and certain provisions may continue to apply even after termination.
11.2 You may terminate this Agreement by uninstalling or deleting the Platform at any time, for any reason. In case you choose to uninstall the Platform. However, certain details are maintained with Us for archival, enriching our machine learning, continuous product improvements or for legal purposes.
11.3 ODMPL may terminate this Agreement by deleting Your profile without assigning any reasons whatsoever, if You have breached any provision of the Agreement, or if ODMPL is required to do so by law (e.g., where the provision of the App is, or becomes, unlawful).
11.4 All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
11.5 Effect of Termination. Termination of the Agreement, your profile, or your access to or use may include removal of access and barring further use of the Platform. Termination of this Agreement or your profile also includes disassociation and, all related information, files and user content associated with or inside your profile (or any part thereof), including your user content. Upon termination of the Agreement, your right to use the Platform, including Platform will automatically terminate. ODMPL will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any suspension or termination, including for deletion of your user content. ODMPL will hold and use the content/data as long as required and/or permissible under local laws. All provisions of the Agreement which by their nature should survive shall survive termination of this Agreement, including without limitation, warranty disclaimers, governing law, and limitations of liability.
12.1 As a condition of use, You promise not to use the Platform for any purpose that is prohibited by this Agreement. You are responsible for all of Your activity in connection with the Platform.
12.2 You agree, undertake and confirm that You are only permitted to use the Platform for accessing Content and for sharing Content created by You or Content which You are authorised to post on the Platform.
12.4 Additionally, You shall abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations and if you represent a business, any advertising, marketing, privacy, or other self-regulatory code(s) applicable to your industry.
12.5 You agree, undertake and confirm that Your use of the Platform shall be strictly governed by, including but not limited to the following:
12.6 You will not host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, store, update or share any content that:
12.7 You agree to comply with the above conditions and acknowledge that ODMPL has the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate Your account or take action as in our sole discretion is necessary if You breach any of the above conditions or any of the other provisions of this Terms.
12.8 You understand that ODMPL has the right at all times to disclose any information (including the identity of the persons providing information or materials on the Platform) as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or valid governmental request. This may include, without limitation, disclosure of the information in connection with investigation of alleged illegal activity or solicitation of illegal activity or in response to a lawful court order. In addition, ODMPL may (and You hereby expressly authorize ODMPL to) disclose any information about You to law enforcement or other government officials, as ODMPL , in its sole discretion, believes necessary or appropriate in connection with the investigation and/or resolution of possible crimes, especially those that may involve personal injury; Throughout these Terms, ODMPL's prior written consent means a communication coming from ODMPL's Legal Department, specifically in response to Your request, and specifically addressing the activity or conduct for which You seek authorization.
13.1. You hereby agree, undertake and confirm to receive advertisements through use of this Platform. The Platform may provide access to third-party Content and/or websites that are not owned or controlled by ODMPL. ODMPL is not responsible for any third-party Content, applications, services, advertisements, and/or links that may be contained in the Platforms.
13.2 The Platform may provide access to third-party games, quizzes, and other such activities requiring skill, for which prizes may be awarded by the concerned third-party. ODMPL does not own or control these third-party games or other activities, and does not control or undertake any liability for declaring results or awarding prizes.
13.3 If You have any complaints or concerns regarding third-party content or third-party activities on the Platform, You agree to report your complaints through the self-report or grievance redressal mechanism. You further agree and acknowledge that ODMPL will handle Your complaints in accordance with its grievance redressal mechanism and the applicable law.
13.4. You shall not copy reproduce, republish, upload, post, publicly display, encode, translate, transmit, download or distribute the Platform or any Content in any way (including "mirroring") to any other computer, server, website or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise. ODMPL shall have all the rights to take necessary action and claim damages in case of any violation. Such action may also involve terminating Your permission to use the Platform by deleting Your Account.
13.5. You may use general information about the Platform expressly permitted, provided that You (1) do not remove any proprietary notice language in all copies of such documents, (2) use such Content only for Your personal, non-commercial and informational purpose unless agreed otherwise through an agreement and do not copy or post such Content on any networked computer or broadcast it in any media, (3) make no modifications to any such Content, and (4) do not make any additional representations or warranties relating to such documents.
14.1 This Platform and the Content under it are provided by ODMPL “as is" and on an "as available" basis and ODMPL and its affiliates, and their officers, directors, employees, and agents make no warranties and hereby disclaim any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties (collectively, "warranties") of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed. In no event shall ODMPL be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this Platform, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.
14.2 You agree that Your use of the Platform shall be at Your sole risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, ODMPL disclaims all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the use of the Platform.
14.3. ODMPL makes no representations or guarantees that the Platform will be free from loss, destruction, damage, any unauthorized access to or use of ODMPL 's secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, corruption, attack, any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Platform, any bugs, viruses, Trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through the Platform by any third party, and/or any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any of the Content accessible via the Platform. ODMPL does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third party through the services or any hyperlinked services or featured in any banner or other advertising, and ODMPL will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for monitoring any transaction between You and third-party providers of products or services. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium or in any environment, You should use Your best judgment and exercise caution, interference, personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from Your access to and use of the Platform, hacking, or other security intrusions, and ODMPL disclaims any liability relating thereto.
14.4. ODMPL makes no guarantees, representations, or warranties that use or results of the use or content of the Platform will be accurate, timely, reliable, uninterrupted, or without errors. Without prior notice, ODMPL may modify, suspend, or discontinue any part or all of the Platform or Your use of the Platform. In such an event, ODMPL or its affiliates will not be liable to You or any third party.
14.5. ODMPL makes no guarantees, representations, or warranties that Content accessible through the Platform by the User or the links provided by third parties will be free of viruses or similar contamination or destructive features. You agree that You assume all risk as to the quality and performance of the Platform and the accuracy and completeness of the Content.
14.6. You understand that You may encounter offensive, indecent, or other objectionable content while using the Platform and that You may be involuntarily exposed to such offensive and obscene materials. It also is possible for others to obtain personal information about You due to Your use of the Platform, and that the recipient may use such information to harass or injure you. ODMPL does not approve of such unauthorized use, but by using the Platform You acknowledge and agree that ODMPL is not responsible for any such illegitimate use of any personal information so obtained by others.
THE PLATFORM, ITS FEATURES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE", AND "WITH ALL FAULTS".
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold ODMPL and its business associates, affiliates, and their officers, directors and employees, harmless from and against any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including attorney's fees and expenses, arising out of, incident to, or resulting directly or indirectly from the use of the Platform in a manner inconsistent with these Terms. Notwithstanding its reasonable efforts, ODMPL and its business associates, affiliates cannot take responsibility or control the Content made for access through the Platform.
18.1. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL ODMPL OR ITS BUSINESS ASSOCIATES, AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR CONFIDENTIAL OR OTHER INFORMATION, FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, FOR PERSONAL INJURY, FOR LOSS OF PRIVACY, FOR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING OF GOOD FAITH OR OF REASONABLE CARE, FOR NEGLIGENCE, AND FOR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY OR OTHER LOSS WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PLATFORM AND ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF OR IN RELATION TO ACTS OF GOD OR ACT OF THIRD PARTY THAT IS BEYOND THE CONTROL OF ODMPL OR ITS AFFILIATES.
18.2. ODMPL OR ITS BUSINESS ASSOCIATES, AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT DAMAGE FOR ANY DATA PROVIDED BY THE USER OR ANY VIOLATION OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS OF WHATSOEVER NATURE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY MANNER RELATED TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PLATFORM.
19.1. The construction of these Terms shall be determined in accordance with laws and rules in force in India and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts in Bangalore and no other court.
19.2 All disputes arising under or in relation to these Terms shall be referred to arbitration before a sole arbitrator. If the Parties fail to agree on the appointment of a sole arbitrator within the time stipulated under the [Indian] Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (the "Act") the Parties shall approach the competent Court under the Act for appointment of the Sole Arbitrator. The Arbitration proceedings shall be carried out in accordance with the Act and the Rules framed thereunder and the place of Arbitration shall be Bangalore. The arbitration proceedings shall be conducted in English. The arbitrator's award shall be final and undisputable by both Parties.
If any provision in the Terms becomes invalid or illegal or adjudged unenforceable, the provision shall be deemed to have been severed from the Terms and the remaining provisions of the Terms shall not, so far as possible, be affected by the severance.
The failure of ODMPL to enforce at any time any of the provisions of these Terms shall not be construed to be a waiver of its right, power, privilege or remedy or as a waiver of any preceding or succeeding breach on Your part to these Terms nor shall any single or partial exercise of any right power privilege or remedy preclude any other or further exercise of such or any other right power privilege or remedy provided in these Terms all of which are several and cumulative and are not exclusive of each other or of any other rights or remedies otherwise available to ODMPL at law or in equity.
The performance of any part of this User Agreement by ODMPL and its affiliates shall be excused on account of Force Majeure events (including but not limited to act of God, public enemy, epidemics declared as pandemics, revolt, strikes, riot, terrorist attack, fire, flood, war, typhoon and any regulation of the government or order of any competent statutory or judicial authority or of any government), or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of ODMPL , or act of any third party beyond the control of ODMPL including but not limited to hacking, data theft, unauthorized access to User account, impersonation, fraud, misrepresentation and so on.
These Terms, and any modifications, alterations or amendments to, shall remain in full force and effect while You use the Platform and the provisions related to Intellectual Property, Confidential Information, Representations and Warranties, Liability, Indemnity, and all other provisions which by their nature survive the termination of this User Agreement shall continue to apply even after termination of this User Agreement.
Notice is specifically given that ODMPL is not responsible for the Content or advertisements accessible through the App. ODMPL reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove and/or disable access to Content claimed to infringe third-party rights and/or terminate the accounts of the Users of the Platform who may infringe upon the intellectual property or other rights of ODMPL and/or other third-parties.
a. Self-report: You can also report content by using the report content feature within the app on any offending content.
b. In accordance with Information Technology Act 2000 and rules made thereunder, the contact detail of the Grievance Officer is provided below:
One.in Digitech Media Private Limited No. 08, Katha No. 1149/1108, Vakil Marina Layout 2, Kodichikkanahalli, Bangalore, Karnataka 560076 India
A complaint or other issue faced by a user of our product may be submitted through email at the below address. The complaint should provide
(i) username of the relevant account holder
(ii) specific content/video that is of concern and
(iii) reason(s) for such a takedown request.
The complaint must contain such information as is necessary in order for ODMPL to dispose-off the complaint. All notices to ODMPL hereunder shall be in writing and shall be duly given if delivered personally or sent by registered mail, return receipt requested, or facsimile to the above address or emailed.
ODMPL shares monthly disclosure of information as required under the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Codes) Rules, 2021. For these disclosures, please visit:
In accordance with the Code of Ethics, ODMPL demonstrates its commitment to comply with such extant rules and other Constitutionally mandated freedoms.