Hello www.echarcha.com visitors & users.
A brief description of this website and what this policy
means to you -
In today's Internet world Privacy and
terms of usage are very important.
www.echarcha.com was started as a
leisure time activity. I started this
site to allow a lot of users an easy to
use discussion forum for topics
especially concerning India and any other
topics in general.
There is NO big commercial
organistaion running www.echarcha.com.
Infact this is a "one-man leisure time
activity for entertainment and knowledge or info-tainment" type of
effort. So there is NO army of lawyers
here to go into any legal issues nor the funds for such things. Hence,
please just enjoy the spirit of free
discussions and do not take things too
seriously. Come here to relax and enjoy!
If you dont like what you see, then please leave and dont come back!
- I am not a lawyer nor an expert at law concerning websites, etc. So I am trying to make it amply clear in simple language - THIS SITE IS FOR YOUR LEISURE TIME AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS A PASS-TIME ONLY. If you get addicted to visitng this site and this causes loss of work or your boss catches you and fires you or anything else happens, please dont blame www.echarcha.com for this or anything else. Hope I am loud and clear.
I am not limiting the discussions and
entertainment all you users have on
echarcha.com, but in case some of you
dont like what you see or are concerned
with privacy and other issues, then the
the policy is presented below.
I am adding this privacy and terms of
usage policy for you to read and follow
so that I am not blamed, legally sued or held
responsible in any way for anything.
This site is for entertainment of
all users and for all users to share their
opinions and comments on any topics.
Please do not treat this site in any
other way - please remember that it is a
discussion and entertainment site for your entertainment.
- The term desi means person from India. The word desi is a local adjective term as used in India's national language Hindi to denote a person from India.
- The letter e in echarcha stands for electronic and charcha means discussion in Hindi.
- The term eCharchan is a phrase coined by www.echarcha.com to denote a registered user/member who participates in or browses www.echarcha.com.
- Upon some basic research - by searching via web search engin - it was found that there is a native American community called echarcha. www.echarcha.com does not have anything do with that community. The phrase eCharcha was coined in the context as explained above.
I hope you understand the simple
intent of this site - to allow you a
cyber place where you can post your
views and opinions and share others'
experience and gain from it. Come here
to enjoy and not whine about the site.
Its pretty simple - if you like what
you see here then good for you. If you
dont like it, then please do not come
I have the right to change the
policies of www.echarcha.com as and when it
seems appropriate or required. So if you are
concerned, you should check here often
and to see if there are changes in
So, here is the privacy and terms of
usage policy in detail for your
perusal. Please read, understand and
follow it carefully. Also look up the Internet Cookies
section which follows immediatley
below the privacy and terms of usage
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESSES ARE NEVER SOLD OR SHARED WITH
ANY OTHER PARTY!
Note on email abuse:
I have noticed that some people have submitted firstname.lastname@example.org and other addresses from this domain like email@example.com, etc. to some third party sites. Also some have tried to make their emails to others look like they have been sent by firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or some other firstname.lastname@example.org. This is an unnecessary headache for me and I consider these acts as acts of malice intended to cause harm to me and my privacy.
Every email that goes out from the www.echarcha.com servers has detailed headers which verify that the email has really originated from echarcha servers. Any email not containing such headers is counterfeit and not sent out by me.
Only emails originating from the server which hosts the domain www.echarcha.com and written by me from email@example.com are valid emails. Anyone using any email address like firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for submission to some third site or impersonating me or making it appear that the email has originated from me are doing so with an intent of malice and mischief. www.echarcha.com nor I are responsible for such acts.
In short, anyone submitting firstname.lastname@example.org or @echarcha.com for any purpose to any website or any person are not authorised to do so and I am not responsible for this. I hereby totally separate and absolve myself from any liabilities or issues that may arise due to this.
In connection with your use of this web
site - www.echarcha.com, the following terms apply:
- A valid email address is required to register on this website.
We do not SELL your email address to any third party
www.echarcha.com endeavors to ensure that the data and
other material in this web-site are correct and complete,
but does not accept liability for any errors made or
omission from this web-site. The information is updated
continuously but published information may not be up to
www.echarcha.com shall not be liable for any claims or
losses of any nature, arising indirectly or directly from
use of the data or material on this site or unauthorized
access to this site or otherwise howsoever arising.
You will not post, transmit, distribute, store, upload, or
destroy material (i) in violation of any applicable local,
state, national, or international law or regulation, or
(ii) in a manner that will infringe the copyright ,
trademark, trade secret, patent or other intellectual
property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity
or other personal rights of others.
You will not post or transmit any message, information,
data, text, software or images, or other materials
("Content") that is unlawful, harmful, threatening,
abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene,
libelous, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise
objectionable or that may invade another's right of privacy
You will not impersonate any person or entity, including
without limitation a www.echarcha.com employee or agent, an
authorized user of the Site, a job applicant, or an
employer, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with
any person or entity.
You will not register an e-mail address, which you do not
own or do not have the express permission of the owner to
As a user of the Site, you are responsible for your own
communications and are responsible for the consequences of
their posting. www.echarcha.com does not represent or
guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any
communications posted by any user or endorse any opinions
expressed by any user. You acknowledge that any reliance on
material posted by other users will be at your own risk.
www.echarcha.com has no obligation to screen communications
in advance and is not responsible for screening or
monitoring material posted by any user. If notified by a
user of communications that allegedly do not conform to
allegation and determine in good faith and in its sole
discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the
communication. www.echarcha.com is not liable or
responsible to any user for performance or nonperformance
of such activities.
www.echarcha.com reserves the right to expel any user and
prevent their further access to the Site for violating
communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive.
The Site and the Materials may contain inaccuracies or
typographical errors. www.echarcha.com makes no
representations about the accuracy, reliability,
completeness, or timeliness of the Site or the Materials,
and use of the Site and the Materials is at your own risk.
Changes are periodically made to the Site and may be made
at any time by www.echarcha.com. You assume all risks
associated with dealing with other users with whom you come
in contact through this Site, including without limitation,
the risks of physical harm, dealing with strangers, foreign
nationals, underage persons, or people acting under false
pretenses. www.echarcha.com cannot and does not confirm
that each user is who they claim to be.
THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES.
THESE LINKS ARE PROVIDED SOLELY AS A CONVENIENCE TO YOU AND
THE INCLUSION OF ANY SUCH LINK TO A THIRD-PARTY SITE DOES
NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT BY www.echarcha.com OF SUCH
THIRD-PARTY SITE OR THE CONTENTS THEREOF. www.echarcha.com
IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF ANY LINKED
THIRD-PARTY SITE OR ANY LINK CONTAINED IN SUCH LINKED
THIRD-PARTY SITE, AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE CONTENTS OR
ACCURACY OF MATERIALS ON SUCH THIRD-PARTY SITES. IF YOU
DECIDE TO ACCESS LINKED THIRD-PARTY SITES, YOU DO SO AT
YOUR OWN RISK.
YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR
YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND THE INTERNET GENERALLY. THIS SITE
AND THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON IT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS
IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY
KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION GIVEN BY
www.echarcha.com, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE
EMPLOYEES SHALL MODIFY THE FOREGOING OR CREATE ANY
WARRANTY. www.echarcha.com EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY
THAT THE INFORMATION ON THIS SYSTEM OR ON THE INTERNET
GENERALLY WILL BE UNINTERRUPTIBLE OR ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY
INFORMATION, SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIALS ACCESSIBLE FROM
THE SYSTEM IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
YOU SHALL HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO RECOURSE AGAINST
www.echarcha.com AS THE SYSTEM PROVIDER FOR ANY ALLEGED OR
ACTUAL INFRINGEMENT OF ANY PROPRIETARY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE
IN ANYTHING YOU POST O THIS SITE.
www.echarcha.com DOES NOT ASSUME ANY LEGAL LIABILITY OR
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY,
TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION,
DATA, APPARATUS, PRODUCT, SOFTWARE OR PROCESS USED OR
DISCLOSED ON THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS ACCESSIBLE
FROM THE SITE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL www.echarcha.com BE LIABLE FOR ANY
DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY
CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR WITH THE DELAY OR
INABILITY TO USE IT (OR ANY LINKED SITES), OR FOR ANY
INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OBTAINED
THROUGH THIS SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF
THIS SITE, THE INTERNET GENERALLY OR ON ANY OTHER BASIS.
BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR
INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU. IF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OR THE EXCLUSION OF
WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE IS HELD INAPPLICABLE OR
UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN www.echarcha.com's
MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY TYPE OF DAMAGES FOR ALL
CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS
SHALL BE LIMITED TO U.S. $100.00.
User agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless
www.echarcha.com, its officers, directors, employees,
agents, and affiliates from and against any claims, actions
or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal
and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of
the Site or the Materials or your breach of these Terms of
Use. www.echarcha.com shall provide notice to you promptly
of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist
you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or
All trademarks and copyrights and intellectual properties are owned by their
You may receive some informative emails from www.echarcha.
com about site updates, etc.
Access to this web-site is confirmation that you have
understood and accepted these terms. If you do not accept
site and services.
About Internet Cookies:
- www.echarcha.com runs using
a commercial software called vBulletin
(www.vBulletin.com). Visit their website
for more details.
- The software uses internet cookies
to store the username and password on
the user's local computer.
- You can browse the forums without
registering, but to post or reply to any
post, you need to register. This is
where cookies come into play, as per the
best of knowledge of
- This use of internet cookies is just
to facilitate quick login without having
to enter the login information for every
visit to this site. Beyond this, the
cookies do nothing as to the best of
knowledge of www.echarcha.com
- You may go to your user profile and
and edit it to not let such cookies stay
on your local computer
- IP addresses of local computers from
where users visit
www.echarcha.com are logged
automatically by the software for
purposes of security - so as to trace if
some user vandalises or hacks the site.
These IP addresses are not revealed to
anyone else by the software as to the
best of the knowledge of
- To respect the privacy and security
of www.echarcha.com users, IP
addresses gathered by the vBulletin
software will not be revealed to anyone.
Only under extraordinary circumstances
like hacking, vandalism, etc. it might be
necessary to reveal these IP addresses
to law enforcement agencies to help
bring the culprit to book.
- You may see some advertising
banners and web site statistics counters
on this site. Such banners and counters
may track the online behaviour of
visitors by usage of cookies and other
techniques. www.echarcha.com is
in NO WAY responsible for such tracking.
- There are many resources on the
Internet which explain what are internet
cookies and how they are used. It is
advised that users read these resources
to fully understand internet cookies.
- If any of this internet cookie, IP
address or other technical information
is found to be inaccurate then it is
simply due to the limited technical
knowledge of the vast internet and other
computer technologies on part of
www.echarcha.com (and not due to
purposeful or malicious intent).
- Access to this web-site is
confirmation that you have understood
and accepted these terms. If you do
not use the www.echarcha.com web
site and services.