Terms of service

Last updated on 1st January 2023

We will consider that you have accepted our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service & Cancellation & Refund Policy if you — (1) Browse this website (2) Open an account in our digital library

When we say “Company”, “we”, “our”, or “us” in this document, we are referring to Aitihya Samstha Foundation.

When we say “Services”, we mean any product created and maintained by Aitihya Samstha Foundation, or services used by us. That includes our journals, website (aitihyatheheritage.in) and Slim DL, third-party digital library that we use to serve our journals.

When we say “You” or “your”, we are referring to people / organizations who are our website visitors, contributors or own an account with us via Slim DL.

We may update these Terms of Service in the future. Whenever we make a change to our policies, we will refresh the date at the top of this page. When you use our Services, now or in the future, you are agreeing to the latest Terms of Service. That’s true for any of our existing and future Services and all features that we add to our Services over time. There may be times where we do not exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service; in doing so, we are not waiving that right or provision. These terms do contain a limitation of our liability. It is your responsibility remain up-to-date with our terms before using any of our services.

If you violate any of the terms, we may terminate your account and suspend our Services. That’s a broad statement and it means you need to place a lot of trust in us. We do our best to deserve that trust by being open about who we are, how we work, and keeping an open door to feedback. To send your feedback, kindly write to profpannalal@gmail.com or nandita.goswami08@gmail.com


  1. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. The Company cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.
  2. You may not use the Services for any purpose outlined below:
    • Cybersquatting: We don’t like username extortionists. If you register an account in someone else’s name and then try to sell that account to them, you are cybersquatting. Cybersquatting accounts are subject to immediate cancellation.
    • Infringing on intellectual property: You can’t use our Services to make or disseminate work that uses the intellectual property.
    • Account transfer: If you are registered with our services, you cannot transfer your account or purchases to another individual or organisation
    • While our use restrictions are comprehensive, they can’t be exhaustive — it’s possible an offense could present for the first time, or illuminate a moral quandary we hadn’t yet considered. That said, we hope the overarching spirit is clear: Aitihya Samstha Foundation is not to be harnessed for harm, whether mental, physical, personal or civic
  3. You are responsible for all activity that occurs under your account
  4. You must be a human. Accounts registered by “bots” or other automated methods are not permitted
  5. You can report abuse by writing a mail to profpannalal@gmail.com or nandita.goswami08@gmail.com. If you’re not 100% sure if something rises to the level of our use restrictions (mentioned above), report it anyway. Please share as much as you are comfortable with about the account, the content or behavior you are reporting, and how you found it. Sending us a URL or screenshots is super helpful.


  1. Opening an account in our digital library is FREE and does not require any payments.
  2. We are currently offering our journal on a "pay per issue/paper" basis. Once you buy a journal issue or a paper, it will be available in your Slim DL account for future reading.
  3. We will change (2) once we pivot to a subscription model. In that case, you will have a pay an annual fee to read our journal issues.
  4. Prices of our products are exclusive of taxes and payment gateway processing fees. Where required, we will collect those taxes on behalf of the taxing authority and remit those taxes to taxing authorities.
  5. We have and will continue to have different pricing for users based in India and outside India.
  6. For refunds on your purchases and subscription cancellation, kindly refer to our Cancellation & Refund Policy


  1. We do not provide you the ability to cancel or terminate your account. In order to cancel/terminate your account, kindly write a mail to profpannalal@gmail.com or nandita.goswami08@gmail.com
  2. All of your data will be inaccessible immediately upon account cancellation. It will be permanently deleted in 30days from the date of account cancellation or termination. We cannot recover this information once it has been permanently deleted. We also do not allow downloading / exporting the journal issues that you have purchased.
  3. Verbal, physical, written or other abuse (including threats of abuse or retribution) of Company employee or officer will result in immediate account termination.
  4. We have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of our Services for any reason at any time. Suspension means you will not be able to access the account or any content in the account. Termination will furthermore result in the deletion of your account or your access to your account, and the forfeiture and relinquishment of all content in your account. We also reserve the right to refuse the use of the Services to anyone for any reason at any time.


  1. We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any part of our Services with or without notice.
  2. We may change prices of our Services. By purchasing, you agree to the pricing that we have set.


  1. Your use of the Services is at your sole risk.
  2. We take many measures to protect and secure your data through backups, redundancies, and encryption. We enforce encryption for data transmission from the public Internet.
  3. When you use our Services, you entrust us with your data. We take that trust to heart. You agree that Aitihya Samstha Foundation & Slim DL may process your data as described in our Privacy Policy and for no other purpose.
  4. We use third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Services. You can see all the data subprocessors in our Privacy Policy
  5. Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), Aitihya Samstha Foundation is a “service provider”, not a “business” or “third party”, with respect to your use of the Services. That means we process any data you share with us only for the purpose you signed up for and as described in these Terms of Service, and Privacy Policy. And on the flip-side, you agree to comply with your requirements under the CCPA and not use Aitihya Samstha Foundations's Services in a way that violates the regulations.


  1. You may not duplicate, copy, or reuse any portion of the HTML, CSS, JavaScript, or visual design elements of the Services.
  2. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Services
  3. You must not modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Services or the Company.


We design our Services with care, based on our own experience and the experiences of customers who share their time and feedback. However, there is no such thing as a service that pleases everybody. We make no guarantees that our Services will meet your specific requirements or expectations.

We also test all of our features extensively before shipping them. As with any software, our Services inevitably have some bugs. We track the bugs reported to us and work through priority ones, especially any related to security or privacy. Not all reported bugs will get fixed and we don’t guarantee completely error-free Services.


We mention liability throughout these Terms but to put it all in one section:

You expressly understand and agree that the Company shall not be liable, in law or in equity, to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, lost profits, special, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if the Company has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the Services; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the Services; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service; (v) or any other matter relating to this Terms of Service or the Services, whether as a breach of contract, tort (including negligence whether active or passive), or any other theory of liability.


  • For Indian users

    Full issue (all papers): ₹400
    Single paper: ₹50

  • For International users

    Full issue (all papers): $40
    Single paper: $5