Terms of service
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
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 email@example.com or
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
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
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
You are responsible for all activity that occurs under your
You must be a human. Accounts registered by “bots” or other
automated methods are not permitted
You can report abuse by writing a mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
PAYMENTS AND REFUNDS
Opening an account in our digital library is FREE and does not
require any payments.
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.
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
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
We have and will continue to have different pricing for users
based in India and outside India.
For refunds on your purchases and subscription cancellation,
kindly refer to our
Cancellation & Refund Policy
CANCELLATION AND TERMINATION
We do not provide you the ability to cancel or terminate your
account. In order to cancel/terminate your account, kindly write a
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
Verbal, physical, written or other abuse (including threats of
abuse or retribution) of Company employee or officer will result
in immediate account termination.
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.
MODIFICATION TO THE SERVICES AND PRICES
We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue,
temporarily or permanently, any part of our Services with or
We may change prices of our Services. By purchasing, you agree to
the pricing that we have set.
UPTIME, SECURITY, AND PRIVACY
- Your use of the Services is at your sole risk.
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.
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
and for no other purpose.
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
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
requirements under the CCPA and not use Aitihya Samstha
Foundations's Services in a way that violates the regulations.
COPYRIGHT AND CONTENT OWNERSHIP
You may not duplicate, copy, or reuse any portion of the HTML,
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or
exploit any portion of the Services
You must not modify another website so as to falsely imply that it
is associated with the Services or the Company.
FEATURES AND BUGS
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
We mention liability throughout these Terms but to put it all in one
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