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We provide these Terms of Service for The Guru Granth Sahib Project website (collectively the "Service") so that you know what terms apply to your use. You acknowledge that we have allowed you to review these Terms of Service and that you have agreed to them.
Acceptance of These Terms

By using or visiting The Guru Granth Sahib Project website or any products, software, data feeds, and services provided to you on, from, or through the Service, you signify your agreement to (1) these terms and conditions (the "Terms of Service") and (2) The Guru Granth Sahib Project’s Privacy Policy and incorporated herein by reference. If you disagree with any of these terms or The Guru Granth Sahib Project Privacy Policy, please do not use the Service. The Guru Granth Sahib Project is provided by the Sikh Research Institute, which, along with its products and services, is referred to as “SikhRI” in these Terms of Service.
Changes to the Terms

The Guru Granth Sahib Project may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Service and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. Nothing in these Terms of Service shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

Where The Guru Granth Sahib Project has provided you with a translation other than the English language version of the Terms of Service, then you agree that the translation is provided for your convenience only and that the English language version of the Terms of Service will govern your relationship with The Guru Granth Sahib Project. If there is any contradiction between what the English language version of the Terms of Service communicates and its translation, then the English language version shall take precedence.
Changes to The Guru Granth Sahib Project

While we hope always to offer The Guru Granth Sahib Project and all of its features, we reserve the right to change or cease offering The Guru Granth Sahib Project or any part portion or functionality of The Guru Granth Sahib Project without notice. We will not be liable if, for any reason, all or any part of The Guru Granth Sahib Project is unavailable at any time.
Information About You and Your Access to The Guru Granth Sahib Project

All information we collect on or through The Guru Granth Sahib Project is subject to our Privacy Policy . By using The Guru Granth Sahib Project, you consent to all actions we took in compliance with the Privacy Policy
Permissions and Restrictions

These Terms of Service apply to all users of the Service. “Content” includes the text, scripts, graphics, articles, interactive features, and other materials you may view or access through the Service. You may use The Guru Granth Sahib Project per these Terms for your personal or non-commercial use. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by Sikh Research Institute. You agree that you are not permitted and will not use The Guru Granth Sahib Project as follows:

- In any way that violates any federal, state, local, or international law or regulation;

- To exploit, harm, or attempt to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise;

- To impersonate or attempt to impersonate any organization or person, including Sikh Research Institute or another The Guru Granth Sahib Project user;

- To engage in any other conduct which, as determined by us, may harm Sikh Research Institute or users of The Guru Granth Sahib Project or expose them to liability;

- In any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair The Guru Granth Sahib Project or interfere with any other person’s use of The Guru Granth Sahib Project;

use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access The Guru Granth Sahib Project for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on The Guru Granth Sahib Project;

- To introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful;

- To attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of The Guru Granth Sahib Project or any server, computer, or database connected to The Guru Granth Sahib Project;

- To attack The Guru Granth Sahib Project via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack; and

- Otherwise, attempt to interfere with the proper working of The Guru Granth Sahib Project.

The Guru Granth Sahib Project hereby grants you permission to access and use the Service as outlined in these Terms of Service, provided that:

You agree not to distribute any part of the Service or the Content in any medium without The Guru Granth Sahib Project’s prior written authorization. You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Service. You agree not to access Content through any technology or means other than the pages of the Service itself or other explicitly authorized means The Guru Granth Sahib Project may designate.

You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including, without limitation, "robots," "spiders," or "offline readers," that accesses the Service in a manner that sends more request messages to Guru Granth Sahib Project’s servers in a given period than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the preceding, The Guru Granth Sahib Project permits the operators of public search engines to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. The Guru Granth Sahib Project reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Service, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Service (e.g., comments, email) for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any Service users concerning their Content.

You will comply with all applicable laws in your use of the Service.

The Guru Granth Sahib Project reserves the right to discontinue any Service aspect at any time.

Your Use of Content

In addition to the general restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of Content.

The Content on the Service, and the trademarks, service marks, and logos ("Marks") on the Service, are owned by or licensed to The Guru Granth Sahib Project, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law.

Content is provided to you “AS IS.” You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Service and as permitted under these Terms of Service. You shall not download any Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by The Guru Granth Sahib Project on the Service for that Content. You shall not copy, reproduce, make available online or electronically transmit, publish, adapt, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of The Guru Granth Sahib Project or the respective licensors of the Content. The Guru Granth Sahib Project and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Service and the Content.

You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Service or features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on the use of the Service or the Content therein.

You understand that when using the Service, you will be exposed to Content from various sources and that The Guru Granth Sahib Project is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to inaccurate or objectionable content. You agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against The Guru Granth Sahib Project concerning it, and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Guru Granth Sahib Project, its owners, operators, affiliates, licensors, and licensees to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the Service.
Disclaimer of Warranties

YOUR USE OF THE GURU GRANTH SAHIB PROJECT, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY FUNCTIONALITY, SERVICES, OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE GURU GRANTH SAHIB PROJECT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK, ALL OF WHICH ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER SIKH RESEARCH INSTITUTE NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH SIKH RESEARCH INSTITUTE MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE GURU GRANTH SAHIB PROJECT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER SIKH RESEARCH INSTITUTE NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SIKH RESEARCH INSTITUTE REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE GURU GRANTH SAHIB PROJECT OR ANY FUNCTIONALITY CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE GURU GRANTH SAHIB PROJECT WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT THE GURU GRANTH SAHIB PROJECT OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE GURU GRANTH SAHIB PROJECT OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE GURU GRANTH SAHIB PROJECT WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.

SIKH RESEARCH INSTITUTE HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE GURU GRANTH SAHIB PROJECT, ITS OFFICERS, TRUSTEES, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, LOSSES OR EXPENSES OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SERVICES, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SERVICES, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SERVICES BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

WE UNDERSTAND THAT IN SOME JURISDICTIONS, WARRANTIES, DISCLAIMERS, AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY THAT CANNOT BE LEGALLY EXCLUDED; IF THAT IS TRUE IN YOUR JURISDICTION, THEN TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE GURU GRANTH SAHIB PROJECT LIMITS ITS LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIMS UNDER THOSE WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS TO EITHER SUPPLYING YOU THE SERVICES AGAIN (OR THE COST OF SUPPLYING YOU THE SERVICES AGAIN).

YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE GURU GRANTH SAHIB PROJECT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

Indemnity

To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless The Guru Granth Sahib Project, its directors, employees, and contractors from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs, or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Service; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that your Content caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the Service.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction

All matters, disputes, or claims relating to The Guru Granth Sahib Project and these Terms (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New Jersey without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule. Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms or The Guru Granth Sahib Project shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of New Jersey in each case located in the City of Hackettstown, Warren County. By agreeing to these Terms and using The Guru Granth Sahib Project, you waive all objections to exercising jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.
Waiver and Severability

Sikh Research Institute may only waive its rights under these Terms in writing. If any provision of these Terms is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of these Terms will continue in full force and effect.
Entire Agreement

These Terms and our Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and Sikh Research Institute with respect to The Guru Granth Sahib Project and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to The Guru Granth Sahib Project.
Your Comments and Concerns

The Guru Granth Sahib Project is operated by Sikh Research Institute, a 501-c3 non-profit organization. All feedback, comments, and other communications relating to The Guru Granth Sahib Project should be directed to: The Guru Granth Sahib Project Support, 470 Schooleys Mt Road, Ste 614 Hackettstown, NJ 07840 USA or community@sikhri.org.
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