User Agreement

A. INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY USERS

Registration data:

These Terms of Use govern your use of the websites, content and community services offered through http://www.andamanchronicle.net ("Site") any mobile or internet connected device or otherwise (the "the Service").

These terms of use (Terms) constitute a legally binding agreement between you and the Company regarding your use of the web site i.e www.andamanchronicle.net (the Site) and any services offered by the company including but not limited to delivery of content via the Site, any mobile or internet connected device or otherwise (the "the Service"). By accessing the Site or Service and/or by clicking "I agree", you agree to be bound by these Terms. You hereby represent and warrant to the Company that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age or above and are capable of entering, performing and adhering to these Terms and that you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions. While individuals under the age of 18 may utilize the Service of the site, they shall do so only with the involvement & guidance of their parents and / or legal guardians, under such Parent /Legal guardian's registered account . You agree to register prior to uploading any content and / or comment and any other use or services of this site and provide your details including but not limited to complete name, age, email address, residential address, contact number.

Definition of "User" or "You": means any person who access or avail this site of the Company for the purpose of hosting, publishing, sharing, transacting, displaying or uploading information or views and includes other persons jointly participating in using the site of the Company.

Andaman Chronicle (AC) may add to or change or update these Terms of Use, from time to time entirely at its own discretion. You are responsible for checking these Terms of Use periodically to remain in compliance with these terms. Your use of a Site after any amendment to the Terms of Use shall constitute your acceptance of these terms and you also agree to be bound by any such changes/revisions.

AC may add to or change or update these Terms of Use, from time to time entirely at its own discretion. You are responsible for checking these Terms of Use periodically to remain in compliance with these terms. Your use of a Site after any amendment to the Terms of Use shall constitute your acceptance of these terms and you also agree to be bound by any such changes/revisions.

Changes

AC reserves the right to suspend / cancel, or discontinue any or all channels, products or service at any time without notice , make modifications and alterations in any or all of the content, products and services contained on the site without prior notice. Such changes will be posted to http://www.indiatimes.com/agree.html for your reference and convenience so as to enable you to understand your responsibility as a user.

Charges

AC reserves the right to charge subscription and / or membership fees from a user, by giving reasonable prior notice, in respect of any product, service or any other aspect of this Site.

Copyright and Trademarks

Unless otherwise stated, copyright and all intellectual property rights in all material presented on the site (including but not limited to text, audio, video or graphical images), trademarks and logos appearing on this site are the property of Times Internet Limited, its parent, affiliates and associates and are protected under applicable Indian laws. You agree not to use any framing techniques to enclose any trademark or logo or other proprietary information of AC; or remove, conceal or obliterate any copyright or other proprietary notice or any credit-line or date-line on other mark or source identifier included on the Site / Service, including without limitation, the size, color, location or style of all proprietary marks. Any infringement shall be vigorously defended and pursued to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Limited Permission to Copy

AC grants you permission to only access and make personal use of the Site and You agree not to, directly or indirectly download or modify / alter / change / amend / vary / transform / revise / translate / copy / publish / distribute or otherwise disseminate any content on AC's Site / Service, or any portion of it; or delete or fail to display any promotional taglines included in the Site / Service either directly or indirectly, except with the express consent of AC. However, you may print or download extracts from these pages for your personal / individual, non-commercial use only. You must not retain any copies of these pages saved to disk or to any other storage medium except for the purposes of using the same for subsequent viewing purposes or to print extracts for personal / individual use.

AC forbids you from any attempts to resell or put to commercial use any part of the Site; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of the Site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of any other merchant; any renting, leasing, or otherwise transferring rights to the Site / Service; displaying the name, logo, trademark or other identifier of another person (except for indiatimes.com or you) in such a manner as to give the viewer the impression that such other person is a publisher or distributor of the Service on the Site, or any data gathering or extraction tools; or any use of meta tags. You may not (whether directly or through the use of any software program) create a database in electronic or structured manual form by regularly or systematically downloading and storing all or any part of the pages from this site.

No part of the Site may be reproduced or transmitted to or stored in any other web site, nor may any of its pages or part thereof be disseminated in any electronic or non-electronic form, nor included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without prior written permission. Requests to republish AC's material for distribution should be addressed to Andaman Chronicle Syndication Services at E-Mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Individual Registration, Access and Exchange of Information

For certain services such as email, personal web pages, contests and shopping, registration by the visitor is required. To register for these services you have to open an account by completing the registration process (i.e. by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form). You also will choose a password and a user name. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. By registering, you agree to the following terms in addition to any other specific terms which shall be posted at an appropriate location of the Site. Each registration is for a single individual user only.

To access these services, you will be asked to enter your individual User Name and Password, as chosen by you during your registration. Therefore, we do not permit any of the following:- Any other person sharing your account and Password; Any part of the Site being cached in proxy servers and accessed by individuals who have not registered with AC as users of the Site; or Access through a single account and Password being made available to multiple users on a network.

If AC reasonably believe that an account and Password is being used / misused in any manner, AC shall reserve the right to cancel access rights immediately without notice, and block access to all users from that IP address.

Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify AC immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. AC will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by AC or another party due to someone else using your account or password.

No unlawful or prohibited use

As a condition of your use of the Services, you will not use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any AC's server, or the network(s) connected to any AC server, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of any Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Services, other accounts, computer systems or to any of the Services, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Services.

Material Posted/transmitted at AC's Site

All information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly or privately transmitted / posted, is the sole responsibility of the person from where such content is originated (the Originator). By Posting any material which contain images, photographs, pictures or that are otherwise graphical in whole or in part ("Images"), you warrant and represent that (a) you are the copyright owner of such Images, or that the copyright owner of such Images has granted you permission to use such Images or any content and/or images contained in such Images consistent with the manner and purpose of your use and as otherwise permitted by these Terms of Use and the Services, (b) you have the rights necessary to grant the licenses and sublicenses described in these Terms of Use, and (c) that each person depicted in such Images, if any, has provided consent to the use of the Images as set forth in these Terms of Use, including, by way of limitation, the distribution, public display and reproduction of such Images.

You represent that you have valid rights and title in any and all Content/Images that you submit on the Site, that you have not infringed on any IPR belonging to any party and further that you will indemnify AC or its affiliates for all claims arising out of any content that you post on the Site.

Posting/uploading of any information or material, which is harmful, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, profane, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, or otherwise unlawful in any manner is prohibited and any person found to be involved in such activity on this website will solely be liable for actions under the applicable laws.

AC accepts no responsibility for the said Content / Images. However, you understand that all Content / Images posted by you becomes the property of AC and you agree to grant/assign to AC and its affiliates, a non-exclusive, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable and sub-licenseable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content / Images (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed throughout the world".

Exchange of Information qua CHAT & other Community Services

You represent that you are a responsible adult (18 years or above) and you shall be solely responsible for all Content that you upload post or otherwise transmit.

AC endeavours to provide a web platform for various community interactions for persons to interact and exchange views with each other. The content posted on such services is by general public therefore the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content cannot be guaranteed. You understand that by using such services, you may be exposed to objectionable matter.

By using the facility of chat and other community services you agree not to upload, post, or otherwise transmit any matter or views, which are, defamatory, abusive, pervasive, obscene, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable. You may also not indulge in cyber stalking, become or create a nuisance for any visitor / user of the Site.

You may not send, submit, post, or otherwise transmit, material or messages that contain software virus, or any other files that are designed to interrupt, destroy, and negatively affect in any manner whatsoever, any electronic equipment in connection with the use of this Site, or other user's ability to engage in real time exchanges.

Prohibited Activities

You shall not host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information on the Site, that —

a) Belongs to another person and to which you do not have any right to;

b) Is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, paedophilic, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatever;

c) Harm minors in any way;

d) Infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights;

e) Violates any law for the time being in force;

f) Deceives or misleads the addressee about the origin of such messages or communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature;

g) Impersonate another person

h) Contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource;

i) Threatens the unity, integrity, defence, security or sovereignty of India, friendly relations with foreign states, or public order or causes incitement to the commission of any cognisable offence or prevents investigation of any offence or is insulting any other nation.

Any Content uploaded by you shall be subject to relevant laws and may disabled, or and may be subject to investigation under appropriate laws. Furthermore, if you are found to be in non-compliance with the laws and regulations, these terms, or the privacy policy of the Site, we may terminate your account/block your access to the Site and we reserve the right to remove any non-compliant Content uploaded by you.

Any Content and or comment uploaded by you, shall be subject to relevant Indian laws and may be disabled, or and may be subject to investigation under appropriate laws. Furthermore, if you are found to be in non-compliance with the laws and regulations, these terms, or the privacy policy of the Site, the Company shall have the right to immediately terminate/block your access and usage of the Site and the Company shall have the right to immediately remove any non-compliant Content and or comment, uploaded by you and shall further have the right to take recourse to such remedies as would be available to the Company under the applicable laws.

  • The privacy of our visitors to Andaman Chronicle Website is important to us.

    At Andaman Chronicle Website, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit Andaman Chronicle Website, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

  • Log Files

    As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

  • Cookies and Web Beacons

    We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

    We also use third party advertisements on Andaman Chronicle Website to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

    You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

    Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

Andaman Chronicle was established on 9th December 2006 as a daily registered with the Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI) having a registration number ANDENG/2006/19155. The daily is owned and published by Denis Giles, who is also the Editor of the newspaper.

Starting with minimum, the news daily is the most popular and the most reliable source of information about the Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India.

Andaman Chronicle’s prime focus is on Environment, Ecology and Tribes. It has been campaigning and defending the rights of the aboriginal tribes of Andaman Islands, known to be the first among the human race. It also carries articles, features and current affairs to keep its readers updated.

Andaman Chronicle was the first to launch a newspaper website in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands in the year 2008. After running the website for six years, it was shifted from .com to .net due to administrative reasons.

With the active support of the readers, Andaman Chronicle continues to serve the people of the islands and also keeps the world informed about the latest happenings in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

 

About the Editor:

Having done his Journalism from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, India, Denis Giles returned to his Andaman & Nicobar Islands in the year 1999. Starting to work as a receptionist in a local hotel with not many avenues in journalism, Denis volunteered to work as a reporter for a local weekly called ‘The Light of Andamans’ under Late Mr. Paras Ram. Within months his works were noticed and he was picked up by the then only private daily in the islands ‘Andaman Herald’ as the Associate Editor.

Denis Giles later became a stringer for ‘Time Magazine’ in the year 2003 and also served as a stringer for the ‘Press Trust of India’ at a later stage. Since then, he has contributed to various national and international magazines like Down to Earth, Newsday, Mint among others.

Giles also edited a newsletter of the Society for Andaman & Nicobar Ecology (SANE) and reported several stories on the situation of the tribes, which helped the policy makers formulate policies for the tribes of Andaman Islands. He also worked as research assistant in the Nicobar group of islands under Dr. Simronjit Singh, Professor in Lund University, Vienna.

During the Tsunami of 26th December 2004, Denis risked his life and covered the Nicobar Islands along with Alexander J Perry, the then South East Asia Bureau Chief of ‘Time Magazine’, who reported from Port Blair. Soon after the tsunami, he served as a relief worker in the Nicobar group, which was completely devastated on the Boxing Day.

Denis has also exposed many disturbing stories of the Jarawa (Ang) tribes, which includes rape, murder, sexual exploitation, poaching among others.