Terms & Conditions

These terms of use describe your rights and responsibilities as a user of the HSHDB.in (HSHDB). To have a HSHDB account, you must accept these terms of use.
HSHDB, NIC, DeitY and Govt. of India reserve the right to make changes to HSHDB and these terms of use at any time. If those changes affect your rights or responsibilities, you will be notified through HSHDB. .

The following terms of use supersede and replace any terms and conditions you may have previously accepted governing your use of HSHDB. The following Terms & Conditions come into effect as soon as you have accepted it and created your HSHDB account.
As a user of HSHDB you are granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable, limited license to access and use HSHDB and content in accordance with these Terms of Use. Provider may terminate this license at any time for any reason.
HSHDB designed by HKCL & hosted by National Informatics Centre, Contents provided by the various Organizations, Departments and HSHDB.

Though all efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the content on HSHDB, the same should not be construed as a statement of law or used for any legal purposes. In case of any ambiguity or doubts, users are advised to verify/check with the concerned Ministry/Department/Organization and/or other source(s), and to obtain appropriate professional advice.

Under no circumstances will the Government Ministry/Department/Organization be liable for any expense, loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any expense, loss or damage whatsoever arising from use, or loss of use, of data, arising out of or in connection with the use of HSHDB.

LIMITATION ON USE:
The Content on HSHDB is for your personal use only and not for commercial exploitation. You may not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, rent, lease, loan, sell, sublicense, or create derivative works from HSHDB. Nor may you use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine the site architecture, or extract information about usage, individual identities or users. You will not use any robot, spider, other automatic software or device, or manual process to monitor or copy HSHDB without Provider’s prior written permission. You will not copy, modify, reproduce, republish, distribute, display, or transmit for commercial, non-profit or public purposes all or any portion of HSHDB, except to the extent permitted by the copyright policy of this terms of use. Any unauthorized use of HSHDB is prohibited. The use of any software (e.g. bots, scraper tools) or other automatic devices to access, monitor or copy the website pages is prohibited unless expressly authorized by the HSHDB in writing.

POLICY WITH REGARD TO YOUR CONTENT:
Uploading content or submitting any materials for use on HSHDB, you grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) HSHDB a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license, with right to sublicense, to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally display and digitally perform translate, create derivative works from and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe. You agree that you shall have no recourse against Provider for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your communications to us.

USER RESPONSIBILITY:
You must:
Be a natural person to access or seek to access HSHDB or a Member Service;
Not access or link to or seek to access or link to (either directly or indirectly) any other person’s HSHDB or Member Service account;
Not permit any other person to use your username and password; keep your HSHDB account username, password, at all times and not disclose your password to anyone else;
Report the HelpDesk immediately if you suspect that the security of your HSHDB account may have been compromised e.g.: your password or username has been lost or stolen. Contact HSHDB using the details at Contact Us;
Ensure your personal details (including your name and date of birth) are accurate and keep up to date with HSHDB;
You are responsible for any use of your HSHDB account using your username and password, whether or not such use has been authorized by you.
Details on HSHDB may only be accessed through the HSHDB website, and only using the username and authentication details which have been specifically allocated to you.
You must use HSHDB and your HSHDB account only for lawful purposes and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of HSHDB by any third party. This includes conduct which is unlawful or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption to HSHDB.
You must not post or transmit via HSHDB any unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive or scandalous material, or any material that constitutes or encourages conduct that would contravene any law.

INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE ON HSHDB:
If, within your HSHDB account, you are asked to provide information, the information you supply must be complete and accurate. You acknowledge that if you supply incomplete, inaccurate or false information, use HSHDB to perform (or attempt to perform) an unauthorized action, or otherwise misuse HSHDB, the it may suspend or terminate your HSHDB access.
Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence. Providing incomplete, inaccurate or false information via HSHDB will be treated in the same way as providing incorrect information on a form or in person and may result in prosecution and civil or criminal penalties.

COPYRIGHT POLICY:
Material featured on this website may be reproduced free of charge. However, the material has to be reproduced accurately and not to be used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context. Wherever the material is being published or issued to others, the source must be prominently acknowledged. However, the permission to reproduce this material shall not extend to any material which is identified as being copyright of a third party (user submitted content). Authorization to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holder concerned.

HYPERLINKING POLICY:
Links to external websites/portals
At many places on HSHDB, you shall find links to other websites/portals. These links have been placed for your convenience. HSHDB is not responsible for the contents of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in them. Mere presence of the link or its listing on this website should not be assumed as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all the time and we have no control over availability of linked destinations.

Links to HSHDB by other websites/portals
We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on this web site and no prior permission is required for the same. However, we would like you to inform us about any links provided to this website so that you can be informed of any changes or updates therein. Also, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The pages belonging to HSHDB must load into a newly opened browser window of the User.

PRIVACY POLICY
This website does not automatically capture any specific personal information from you (like name, phone number or e-mail address), that allows us to identify you individually. If you choose to provide us with your personal information, like names or addresses, when you visit our website, we use it only to fulfill your request for information. To participate and engage with government through HSHDB requires your registration. Information so collected is used to facilitate interaction.

HSHDB do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on this site to any third party (public/private). Any information provided on HSHDB will be protected from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
HSHDB gather certain information about the User, such as Internet protocol (IP) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. HSHDB make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage HSHDB has been detected.

COOKIES POLICY
A cookie is a piece of software code that an internet web site sends to your browser when you access information at that site. A cookie is stored as a simple text file on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Cookies let you navigate between pages efficiently as they store your preferences, and generally improve your experience of a website. HSHDB use following types of cookies to enhance your experience and interactivity with HSHDB its sub-domains:

1. Analytics cookies for anonymously remembering your computer or mobile device when you visit our website to keep track of browsing patterns.

2. Service cookies for helping us to make our website work efficiently, remembering your registration and login details, settings preferences, and keeping track of the pages you view.

3. Non-persistent cookies a.k.a per-session cookies. Per-session cookies serve technical purposes, like providing seamless navigation through HSHDB and its sub-domains. These cookies do not collect personal information on users and they are deleted as soon as you leave our website. The cookies do not permanently record data and they are not stored on your computer’s hard drive. The cookies are stored in memory and are only available during an active browser session. Again, once you close your browser, the cookie disappears.

You may note additionally that when you visit HSHDB and its sub-domains where you are prompted to log in, or which are customizable, you may be required to accept cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that sub-domains of HSHDB may not function properly.