Terms and Conditions

  • These terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions") apply to your access and use of the ACWADAM website (www.acwadam.org) and the contents therein.
  • By accessing or using the Website, you expressly agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions (including policies, disclaimers and guidelines as prevailing at the time of your access or updated from time to time by ACWADAM).
  • If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, you are welcome to write to us for clarifications and waivers where appropriate. We advise you to avoid accessing this website until you are familiar and in agreement of the applicable Terms and Conditions.
  • Notwithstanding this, continued use or access to this website will be construed as an express and unconditional acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.
  • ACWADAM reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms and Conditions at its sole discretion at any time and without prior notice. Please check these Terms and Conditions periodically for any modifications. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of any changes will expressly mean that you have accepted and agreed to the changes.
  • Definitions :

  • ACWADAM is the official acronym for Advanced Center for Water Resources Development and Management (registered under the -------- Act as a Public Charitable Trusts Act….. ) with its registered Headquarters at 7, Lenyadri Society, Sus Road, PUNE 411021, Maharashtra, India. ACWADAM is a not-for-profit private organisation that works in the water resources area and is dedicated to research and applications of science to societal needs.
  • Website includes all material (Contents) that has been posted on the internet and can be accessed through the IP address of www.acwadam.org. Website does not include links to third parties and their web-pages that have been provided in the Contents with due prior permissions from the appropriate agencies.
  • Contents of this website (www.acwadam.org) include, but are not limited to, text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, videos, audio, images, applications, programs, computer code and other information; besides the design, layout, "look and feel" and arrangement of such Content in separate pages or links to this website. Contents also include the logo and trademark ACWADAM.
  • Registered Users of this website include all persons, organisations (including their staff and affiliates) who have been granted express prior permission to use the contents of this website for the purpose of their research, scientific writings, reports, compilation, etc and other activities. Such permission may be available from ACWADAM and will be granted at the sole discretion of ACWADAM through its competent authority to the Registered Users on applying for the same.
  • Submissions to the website include (but is not limited to) feed-backs, suggestions, and any such information that a user / accessor of this website may submit to ACWADAM as required on some of the pages on the website, by acts of commission, omission or otherwise. The interactive pages of the website will enable such submissions. The rights of any such information submitted through these pages / formats will not accrue to ACWADAM and will rest with the user / accessor and be protected under the appropriate laws and regulations governing Privacy, IP and Copyright. ACWADAM is not bound to accept all such submissions; and may reject / delete / discard any such submission at its sole discretion without giving any reasons whatsoever.

Rights And Certification Of Acwadam :

  • ACWADAM certifies that all contents of this website are the exclusive intellectual property & copyright of ACWADAM; unless specifically mentioned or indicated otherwise as being the property of a third party. Due care has been taken to ensure that any third-party intellectual property (such as logos or trademarks of other organisations, material sourced from or owned by other organisations) that is included in the contents has been duly acknowledged for its source and rights and appropriate permission for its use is in place before posting on the website.
  • Information or data which is available in the public domain or in a free-to-use accessible state from a third party is excluded from the above certification.
  • Any use (commercial or otherwise) of the contents of the website for any purpose whatsoever is expressly prohibited unless prior permission has been obtained from ACWADAM and the source is duly acknowledged to ACWADAM during any such approved reproduction.
  • Any rights and limitations claimed by ACWADAM vide this website conform to the applicable laws and guidelines of the Union of India as notified by the Government of India from time to time and in force at the time of inclusion in the website.
  • ACWADAM certifies that it adheres to the norms and regulations governing such intellectual property, trademarks and logos, and submits that all care has been taken to conform to such norms, regulations and laws.
  • Subject to the Disclaimers & Limitations listed below, ACWADAM does not claim any rights to, nor does it officially endorse / subscribe to / promote any third party material that may be included in the website. The responsibility of the authenticity and appropriateness of such material lies entirely with the third party from whom the material has been sourced and is so acknowledged.

Disclaimer Of Liabilities And Warranties

  • The website and its contents have been created using a technically reasonable level of skill and based on best of belief, reliability, quality, non-infringement and accuracy available to ACWADAM.
  • It is however not possible for ACWADAM to make any specific promises or commitments that the operation of the website will be uninterrupted or error-free; or that the Website, the server on which it is hosted and the channel used for accessing it are free of viruses or other harmful components.
  • To the extent permitted under applicable law, ACWADAM does not assume responsibility for any injury and/or damage to persons, animals or property as a matter of products liability, malpractice, failure to warn, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any ideas, instructions, methods, tests, products or procedures displayed on the website or incorporated in the contents or any submissions included in or accessible from the Website. Practitioners and researchers must rely on their own experience, knowledge and judgment in evaluating or applying any information, which remains their own professional responsibility.  Any such usage (by the registered users) will at the sole discretion and risk of the user and ACWADAM disclaims any liabilities arising out of the same.
  • ACWADAM does not claim ownership, endorse or take responsibility for any third-party products, information, guidelines, materials or Websites that may be offered, advertised, provided or displayed on the Website or incorporated in the Content or any Submission contained on, accessible from or distributed through the Website.
  • ACWADAM will not be liable for the failure by any (registered, authorised or other) user of the Website, Contents or Submissions to use due care in the use and validation of results made available through the website or included in the contents or any submission.
  • The user (authorised or not) agrees to indemnify and hold ACWADAM, its trustees, officers, employees, agents harmless from and against any and all third-party claims of liability, losses, damages and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' or legal fees, arising out of or in connection with your violation of these Terms and Conditions, and your use of or inability to use any of the website or the contents or submission.
  • To the extent permitted under applicable law, in no event shall ACWADAM be liable for any damages (including, without limitations, consequential, special, incidental, indirect damages), personal injury (including death), loss of profits, corruption or loss of data, business interruption or any other commercial damages or losses arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of the website or contents or submissions.

Users :

  • Anybody (person or organisation) accessing the website (directly, indirectly or through a third-party link) automatically becomes a user of the website. Any use or access to the website is construed as an implicit acceptance of Terms and Conditions governing access and use of the website. (Please refer #1 to #3).
  • ACWADAM reserves the right to suspend, discontinue or change the website, or its availability to any user at any time without notice and without giving any reason for the same whatsoever.
  • ACWADAM assumes that the user agrees to comply with all relevant local, state, national and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations that apply to the individual access of the website, contents or submissions; and that the user accepts that the disclaimers of liabilities and warranties (Para # 17 to para #23) come into force automatically.
  • ACWADAM submits that the Privacy Policy outlined in this document will be adhered to for all users of the website.

Registered Users :

  • Some parts of the Website may require you to register in advance before being granted access. This will involve submission of personal information and a request. These will qualify as submissions to the website.
  • Each registration is for a single individual or an authorised person of an organisation only, unless specifically designated otherwise on the registration page. In case of an organisation qualifying as a registered user, all Terms and Conditions expressed here are binding on all employees, associates, consultants and management of the organisation jointly and severally.
  • ACWADAM retains sole right to approve or reject your request without giving any reasons whatsoever. If approved, you will get rights as a Registered User subject to your implicit acceptance of all terms and conditions of access and use of the contents of the website.
  • It is assumed that the information you submit for such registration is accurate, complete and factual. Falsification of any such submission will be considered as a violation of the Terms and Conditions and you will be solely responsible for the consequences of the same.
  • It is the responsibility of the Registered User to keep ACWADAM informed of any changes in the information submitted. Failure to do so will be at the sole risk and liability of the Registered User.

Privacy Policy

  • ACWADAM is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust with respect to the privacy of the personal information we collect from you. Please read this privacy policy carefully to understand our practices about how we collect, use and share your personal information.
  • This privacy policy describes how the personal information that is collected when you visit the ACWADAM website will be used by ACWADAM. This policy may be supplemented by additional privacy terms or notices set forth on certain areas of the website.

Information We Collect

  • The Website collects information from you in two ways: directly from your input and automatically through the Website's technologies.
  • Information You Provide:
    • The types of personal information that the Website collects directly from you may include:
    • Contact details, such as your name, email address, postal address and telephone number;
    • Educational and professional background information;
    • Comments, feedback, posts and other content you submit to the Website; and
    • Interests and communication preferences.
    • In order to access certain content and to make use of additional functionality and features of the Website, we ask you to complete and submit a registration form, which may request additional information.
  • Information Collected Automatically
    • The Website also automatically collects, through our servers and the use of cookies (small text files sent to your computer), web beacons (also known as clear or single pixel.gifs) and other technologies, information that tells us how you use the Website, such as:
    • Internet Protocol ("IP") address used to connect your computer to the Internet;
    • Computer, device and connection information, such as browser type and version, operating system, mobile platform and unique device identifier ("UDID") and other technical identifiers;
    • Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") click stream data, including date and time stamp, referring and exit URLs, search terms you used, and pages you visited or searched for on the Website;
    • For location-aware Websites, the physical location of your device in order to provide you with more relevant content for where you are in the world.
    • We may use and disclose information that does not reveal your identity or permit direct association with any specific individual, such as browser and device information, anonymous usage data and aggregated information, for any purpose, except where we are restricted by law. If we combine non-personal information with personal information, the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
    • You can control cookies through your browser's settings and other tools. However, if you block certain cookies, you may not be able to register, access certain parts of the Website or make full use of the Website.

Use Of Your Information:

  • We may use your personal information to:
    • Provide the Website to you, such as allow access to or delivery of our products or Website;
    • Respond to your requests, inquiries, comments or concerns;
    • Provide technical, product and other support and help keep the Website working, safe and secure;
    • Enhance, evaluate and improve the Website;
    • Identify and analyse usage trends, including for the purposes of research, audits, reporting;
    • Notify you about changes or updates to the Website and our products;
    • Provide you information regarding our events and announcements.
  • Disclosure of Your Information
    We may need to disclose your personal information:
    • to respond to or comply with any law, regulation, subpoena, court order or other legal obligation;
    • to enforce and protect our rights and properties;
    • to detect, investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud or other malicious activity;
    • to protect the rights, property or safety of our users, employees or others.
  • Data Security

    ACWADAM takes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction through the use of appropriate administrative, physical and technical security measures.

  • Cross-Border Transfer of Your Information

    Your personal information may be transferred to other countries for processing. By using the Website you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, which may have different personal data protection rules than in your country.

  • Changes to Our Privacy Policy

    We may change this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted on this page with an updated revision date.

Governing Law And Venue :

  • All matters relating to your access to or use of the Websites, including all disputes, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the UNION OF INDIA as notified by the Government of India.
  • The exclusive jurisdiction and venue with respect to any action or suit arising out of or pertaining to the subject matter hereof shall be the courts of competent jurisdiction located in Pune, India.

Contact Us :

If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding this privacy policy or our processing of your information, please contact:

  • ACWADAM
    4, Lenyadri society, Sus Road, Pashan,
    Pune – 411021. Maharashtra, India
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