Terms of Use

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using this Application. By using this Application, you agree to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use this Application

General

Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) is a public charitable trust registered under the Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950 - E 5032 (Bom). It is engaged primarily in printing, publishing and distributing books, writings and speeches of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is the Author/Settlor of the said Trust. His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada formed a Trust dated 30th March 1972 called the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust and assigned the rights of all his books, writings, and speeches to it. BBT is the copyright owner of his books, writings, and speeches and artworks. BBT reserves the right to grant permission/license to any third party to use the said copyrighted works, subject to such conditions as it may deem fit, or deny the same without providing any reasons.

BBT provides users with access to the books, incluing e-books and audio books, writings and speeches of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada printed, published and distributed by Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. The audio format of the books is distributed through multiple electronic interfaces including BBT’s’ website, mobile applications, web applications and other applications (the "Service"). By registering with, accessing or using the Service you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use (these "Terms of Use"), whether or not you are a buyer of the Service. You are only authorized to use the Service (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and with this Agreement. BBT reserve the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms of Use at any time without further notice. If BBT does this, BBT will post the changes to these terms and conditions on the Service. Your continued use of the Service after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised terms and conditions.

If you do not comply with these Terms of Use at any time, BBT reserves the right to immediately cancel or terminate your access to the Service (or any part thereof), if any, or to take proper recourse as per law for breach thereof. In BBT’s sole discretion and without prior notice or liability, BBT may discontinue, modify or alter any aspect of the Service including, but not limited to:

  • restricting the time the Service is available;
  • restricting the amount and/or manner of use permitted; and
  • restricting or terminating any user's right to use the Service.

You agree that any termination or cancellation of your access to, or use of, the Service may be effected without prior notice. If you do not abide by these Terms of Use, you agree that BBT may immediately deactivate or delete your paid account, if any, and all related information and/or files in your user account and/or bar any further access to such information and/or files and/or the Service (or part thereof). Further, you agree that BBT shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination or cancellation of your access to, or use of, the Service. You acknowledge that your only right with respect to any dissatisfaction with any modification or discontinuation of or to the Service, or any policies or practices by BBT in providing the Service, including without limitation any change in content, is to cease using the Service and cancel or terminate your purchases, as applicable. Cancellation/ termination shall however be subject to the other terms and conditions contained herein.

TO AVAIL THE SERVICES, YOU WILL NEED TO ESTABLISH AN ACCOUNT WITH THE BBT APPLICATION WITH AN E-MAIL ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER AND A PASSWORD.

BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS OF USE, YOU CONSENT TO RECEIVING PROMOTIONAL CONTENT THROUGH VARIOUS CHANNELS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WHATSAPP, EMAIL, AND OTHER PLATFORMS.

BY USING THE WEB APP, YOU AGREE THAT THE TEXT SELECTION FEATURE AND RELATED FEATURES (HIGHLIGHTS, COPY, FLASHCARD, SHARE QUOTE, NOTES) WILL BE UNAVAILABLE.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF YOUR ACCOUNT AND PASSWORD AND FOR RESTRICTING ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER OR ANY OTHER DEVICE TO USE THE WEBSITE/APPLICATION TO PREVENT UNAUTHORISED ACCESS TO YOUR ACCOUNT. YOU AGREE TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL ACTIVITIES THAT OCCUR UNDER YOUR ACCOUNT OR PASSWORD. YOU SHOULD TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS TO ENSURE THAT THE PASSWORD IS KEPT CONFIDENTIAL AND SECURE AND SHOULD INFORM US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE ANY REASON TO BELIEVE THAT YOUR PASSWORD HAS BECOME KNOWN TO ANYONE ELSE, OR IF THE PASSWORD IS BEING, OR IS LIKELY TO BE, USED IN AN UNAUTHORISED MANNER OR IF YOU HAVE ANY REASON TO BELIEVE THAT YOUR ACCOUNT HAS BEEN HACKED OR YOUR PASSWORD HAS BEEN COMPROMISED IN ANY MANNER. PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE DETAILS YOU PROVIDE US WITH ARE CORRECT AND COMPLETE AND INFORM US IMMEDIATELY OF ANY CHANGES TO THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDED WHEN REGISTERING. YOU CAN ACCESS AND UPDATE MUCH OF THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDED US WITH IN THE YOUR ACCOUNT AREA OF THE WEBSITE.

BBT Service Purchase

Your use of the BBT service is subject to the rules of the service set out herein, which BBT may vary from time to time on its website/application. Your continued use of the BBT service constitutes acceptance of the Terms and Conditions set out herein.

BBT service purchasers may listen to their choice of audio books and read the eBooks available on the application, for lifetime validity after making the initial purchase.

Payment Methods

We accept a variety of payment methods, including Debit Cards, Credit cards or payment through payment processors. Your membership only becomes effective upon successful authorization of payment. If the payment methods provided by you are declined for payment of your Purchase or you do not have a valid payment method on file on your renewal date, we may at our option, limit access to non-purchased content and/or cancel your Purchase,as applicable, unless you provide us with a valid payment method.

Content Availability

We may add or remove purchasable, promotional and membership content (collectively, "Content") from our catalogue, plans and our Service at any time and make no guarantee as to the availability of specific Content in any plan or as to any minimum amount of Content in any plan.

Purchased Content

Content you purchase will be available in your account’s library for you to access at your convenience.

Service Restrictions

We reserve the right to accept or refuse access or to restrict use of the Service in our discretion. You may not transfer or assign your purchase or any Service benefits. We may take actions we deem reasonably necessary to prevent fraud and abuse, including placing restrictions on the amount of content or other services that can be accessed from the Service at any one time.

Content Restrictions

These terms apply to all users of the Service:

A. All literary works available on BBT are the exclusive property of the publisher or its licensors and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. The access to any Digital Content is available only to the users who have purchased the Service and is intended only for such users’ personal and purely non-commercial use. Any other use of Digital Content accessed from the Service is strictly prohibited. Customers may not modify, transmit, publish, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the content of any Digital Content, in whole or in part. By downloading or otherwise accessing Digital Content from the Service, the Customer hereby acknowledges and agrees to these terms.

B. You shall use the Service for lawful purposes only. You shall not post or transmit through the Service any material that: (i) violates or infringes; in any way upon the rights of others, (ii) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable; and/or (iii) encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law.

C. All contents on the Application are the proprietary property of BBT or its licensors with all rights reserved. No Content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted, or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part. Provided that you are eligible for use of the Service and subject to these Terms of Use, you are granted an access solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep all copyright and other proprietary notices intact. You may not upload, share or republish Site Content on any Internet, Intranet or Extranet site or incorporate the information in any other database or compilation, and any other use of the Site Content is strictly prohibited. Any use of the Service or the Contents other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of BBT, is strictly prohibited. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including but not limited to copyright and trade-mark laws. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these terms and conditions shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise.

Termination by Us

Our business may change over time and we reserve the right to cancel the Service and any plan in whole or in part, and to terminate your use of the Service at our discretion. Our failure to insist upon or enforce your strict compliance with the Terms will not constitute a waiver of any of our rights.

Advertisements

Some of the Services may be supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions. These advertisements may be targeted to the content of information stored on the Services, queries made through the Services, or other information.

The manner, mode, and extent of advertising by BBT on the Services are subject to change without specific notice to you. In consideration for BBT granting you access to and use of the Services, you agree that BBT may place such advertising on the Services.

Exclusion of Warranties

You expressly understand and agree that your use of the services is at your sole risk and that the services are provided “as is” and “as available”. In particular, BBT, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its licensors or suppliers do not represent or warrant to you that:

  • Your use of the Services will meet your requirements,
  • Your use of the Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or free from error,
  • Any information obtained by you as a result of your use of the Services will be accurate, reliable, or legal and
  • That defects in the operation or functionality of any software provided to you as part of the Services will be corrected.

Any material obtained through the use of the Services is done at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or other device, or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from BBT, or through or from the Services shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the terms.

BBT further expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, BBT (and its licensors or suppliers) are never liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages which may be incurred by you, however caused and under any theory of liability. This shall include, but not be limited to:

  • Any loss of profit (whether incurred directly or indirectly), any loss of goodwill or business reputation, any loss of data suffered, cost of procurement of substitute goods or services, or other intangible loss;
  • Any loss or damage which may be incurred by you, including but not limited to loss or damage as a result of:
    • Any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any advertising, or as a result of any relationship or transaction between you and any advertiser or sponsor whose advertising appears on the services;
    • Any changes which BBT may make to the services, or for any permanent or temporary cessation in the provision of the services (or any features within the services);
    • The deletion of, corruption of, or failure to store any content and other communications data maintained or transmitted by or through your use of the services.
    • Your failure to provide BBT with accurate account information;
    • Your failure to keep your password or account details secure and confidential.

The limitations on BBT’s liability to you above shall apply whether or not BBT has been advised of or should have been aware of the possibility of any such losses arising.

To the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, under no circumstances and under no legal theory (including, without limitation, tort, contact, strict liability, or otherwise) shall BBT (or its licensors or suppliers) be liable to you or to any other person for any amount, in the aggregate, in excess of the total amount you have paid BBT for the Services in the twelve months prior to the claim.

Indemnification

To the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, you agree to indemnify and hold BBT, its affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and partners harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way related to any third party claims relating to (a) your use of the Services (including any actions taken by a third party using your account), and (b) your violation of these Terms.

Other Content

The Services may include hyperlinks to other web sites or content or resources. BBT may have no control over any websites or resources which are provided by companies or persons other than BBT.

You acknowledge and agree that BBT is not responsible for the availability of any such external sites or resources, and does not endorse any advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such web sites or resources.

You acknowledge and agree that BBT is not liable for any loss or damage which may be incurred by you as a result of the availability of those external sites or resources, or as a result of any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any advertising, products or other materials on, or available from, such web sites or resources.