terms & conditions
The following terms and conditions apply to all web pages at this web site (traintrackers.com). In case of any queries please feel free to contact us at: email@example.com
Clause 1: Copyright
Clause 1.1: All materials in this web site (traintrackers.com), including text, articles, documents, images, videos, data files, computer programs, artwork, and site design, are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced or republished in whole or part without permission from the copyright owners. All rights reserved.
Clause 1.2: All materials appearing on this site are by due permission of the copyright owners.
Clause 1.3: Any material that is used without permission or is misattributed, it will be considered as copyright infringement according to INDIAN COPYRIGHT ACT, 1957. Any such incidence will attract legal proceedings under sections 193 and 228 of the Indian Penal Code.
Clause 2: Term of Copyright in Photographs
Clause 2.1: According to INDIAN COPYRIGHT ACT 1957, in the case of a photograph, copyright shall subsist until sixty years from the beginning of the next calendar year following the year in which the photograph is published.
Clause 3: Zero Liability
Clause 3.1: traintrackers.com is a privately maintained site intended for the benefit of all those who are interested in learning about Indian Railways with the hope of raising awareness of India's railway heritage of over 160yrs & to provide information for railfans or rail-enthusiasts.
Clause 3.2: It is to be understood that TrainTrackers is not encouraging railway photography without adequate safety measures & necessary permissions from the concerning authority for instances. This website do not encourage or condone any illegal or dangerous activity by any person or persons during rail-fanning. On the contrary, TrainTrackers urge everyone to use abundant caution and prudence when in the vicinity of trains or railway lines, and also urge everyone to follow all applicable laws, rules and regulations, whether on railway property or not.
Clause 3.3: TrainTrackers do not accept responsibility for, and explicitly disclaim all liability for any illegal or dangerous acts carried out by any person or persons in the pursuit of any rail-fanning or related activity.
Clause 3.4: TrainTrackers takes no liability whatsoever for the accuracy or completeness of the information and materials presented on this web site (traintrackers.com) or suitability for any purpose. Maps shown on this site may not show provincial and international boundaries correctly.
Clause 3.5: The material on this web site is not guaranteed to be free of viruses, worms, spyware, or other destructive or malicious computer programs. Materials available on this web site are not guaranteed to be in conformance with local laws applicable in the jurisdiction of the locations of the viewers of this web site. Any material that is available on this website is accessed or downloaded by the viewer at viewer's own risk.
Clause 3.6: TrainTrackers shall not be liable for any loss, inconvenience, or damage, including direct, special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from misuse of materials and information presented on this site for any purpose.
Clause 3.7: References on this web site (traintrackers.com) to or from any persons, corporations, organizations, and web sites, do not necessarily constitute endorsement of, support for, connection to, or affiliation with such publications, persons, corporations, organizations, or web sites. Trademarks, logos, and similar marks and devices of corporations or organizations are sometimes used on this site purely for informational purposes.
Clause 4: Private Concern
Clause 4.1: This web site (traintrackers.com) is a privately maintained site and does not have any official connection or affiliation whatsoever to Indian Railways and related organizations, or to the Government of India, nor is it endorsed or supported by any of them in any way.
Clause 4.2: Opinions expressed in this web site are solely the personal opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect official views of the Indian Railways or any other related organization.
Clause 4.3: TrainTrackers also has no official connection or affiliation to local groups, organizations, fan clubs, registered societies, corporations, events, meetings, conferences, or any other gatherings or groups or entities set up and organized by any persons affiliated with this web site in any way, in any location in India or elsewhere. This web site is privately and independently run and has no administrative, financial, or legal connection to any such organizations or events anywhere. Maintainers of this web site do not accept any liability or responsibility for the acts of the members of such organizations or entities or participants in such events, and further do not accept any liability for financial or contractual obligations incurred by anyone associated with such organizations or events.
Clause 5: Membership Policy
Clause 5.1: Providing membership to anyone will be under sole discretion of TrainTrackers admin panel of moderators. There will be certain criteria & parameters to be matched upon before providing membership/associate membership of TrainTrackers.
Clause 5.2: Members of TrainTrackers will have to abide by the norms & guidelines set by the admin panel and need to agree, understand, follow those intricately & faithfully.
Clause 5.2.1: Members of TrainTrackers will be granted full access to the database, materials, passwords, etc. and will be able to contribute materials to all sections of the website with any restrictions whatsoever.
Clause 5.2.2: Before accepting Membership of TrainTrackers one has to agree & understand that there will be an annual subsrciption fee which he/she need to pay every year lately by 15th day of December.
Clause 5.2.3: Before accepting Membership of TrainTrackers one also has to agree & understand that the annual subscription fee may vary every year depending on certain uncontrolable circumstances.
Clause 5.2.4: Members of TrainTrackers also has to agree & understand that they are free to host/publish/submit/donate any of his/her photo/s & video/s on any other website/s, social media platform/s and also can take part in any photographic competitions excluding those material/s which are already hosted in traintrackers.com and also excluding the particular photo/s exclusively submitted for TrainTrackers Locomotive Database.
Clause 5.3: Associate Members of TrainTrackers will also have to abide by the norms & guidelines set by the admin panel and need to agree, understand, follow those intricately & faithfully.
Clause 5.3.1: Associate Members of TrainTrackers will be granted access to the social media platforms of TrainTrackers like Facebook/Twitter handle/YouTube etc. where one can host their photos & videos copyrighted by TrainTrackers and will be able to contribute materials to all sections of the website except the locomotive database.
Clause 5.3.2: There is no annual subsrciption fee for any of the Associate Members of TrainTrackers. Please refrain from entertaining any such demand/s in the name of TrainTrackers from unknown source/s asking for any kind of financial transaction/s.
Clause 5.3.4: Associate Members of TrainTrackers also has to agree & understand that they are free to host/publish/submit/donate any of his/her photo/s & video/s on any other website/s, social media platform/s and also can take part in any photographic competitions excluding those material/s which are already hosted in traintrackers.com.
Clause 5.4: Before accepting membership of TrainTrackers one also has to agree & understand that TrainTrackers is not encouraging railway photography for its members without adequate safety measures & necessary permissions from the concerning authority for instances. You may be questioned or challenged by local security personnel if you are in restricted areas. You should have appropriate permits from Indian Railway officials for rail-photography in any restricted areas, yards, sheds, inside locomotives, etc.
Clause 5.5: Before accepting membership of TrainTrackers one also has to agree & understand that TrainTrackers do not accept responsibility for, and explicitly disclaim all liability for any illegal or dangerous acts carried out by any of its member/s in the pursuit of rail-fanning or any other related activities.
Clause 5.6: Before accepting membership of TrainTrackers one also has to agree & understand that he/she will refrain from making any kind of controversial, defamatory, derogatory, racial, communal, sexual remarks or comments or both in any social media platform or in front of print/electronic media whatsoever.
Clause 6: Termination of a Membership
Clause 6.1: Stringent action/s will be taken in any of the cases mentioned in Clause 5.6 which will include immediate termination of membership with TrainTrackers and will attract legal proceedings under Section 66 of the Indian Information Technology Act 2000.
Clause 6.2: Any racial act(s)/behavior(s)/comment(s)/sign(s) etc. made/published by any member/associate member of TrainTrackers through any form/s will attract legal proceedings under Sections 153A, 295 & 295A of Indian Penal Code.
Clause 6.3: Any kind of defamatory act(s)/comment(s)/sign(s) made/published by any member/associate member of TrainTrackers through any form/s will attract legal proceedings under Sections 499 & 500 of Indian Penal Code.
Clause 6.4: Any instance/s or deliberate attempt/s of making communal remarks/comments in public or in any social media or publishing of photos/videos in soical media which may harm the sentiments of any particular community or inturn may inciting communal violence in India/outside, by any member/associate member using the name of TrainTrackers will attract immediate termination of membership & legal proceedings under Sections 153A & 120B of Indian Penal Code & Section 66 of the Indian Information Technology Act 2000.
Clause 6.5: Any kind of profinity/sexually explicit act(s)/comment(s)/sign(s) made/published by any member/associate member of TrainTrackers through any form/s will attract legal proceedings under Section 354 of Indian Penal Code.
Clause 6.6: Any instance/s of publishing sexually explicit material/s, pornographic photo/s or video/s in any platform by any member/associate member using/misusing the name of TrainTrackers or any intentional/deliberate attempt/s of bringing disrepute to TrainTrackers in any social media platform or in any print/electronic media will attract immediate termination of membership & legal proceedings under Section 66 of the Indian Information Technology Act 2000.
Clause 7: Contributing Materials to TrainTrackers
Clause 7.1: TrainTrackers may accept materials from any person which may satisfy the general purpose of this website & the person will be termed as 'Contributer' in the website which shall not mean any membership granted whatsoever. Interested persons may send their copyrighted photographs to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clause 7.2: While contributing photos it should be understood the TrainTrackers do not accept responsibility for, and explicitly disclaim all liability in case of any copyright infringements by any third party in any case whatsoever.
Clause 7.3: By contributing material for our web site (traintrackers.com) one has to agree & understand that the material may be accessible to the general public, may be indexed and catalogued by search engines and other information aggregators and may thereby be made available in other forms.
Clause 7.4: Before sending any material to us, one also need to agree, that the material once submitted to our website (traintrackers.com) will be treated as non-returnable & will be considered as property of TrainTrackers though copyrighted by original owner. TrainTrackers will not entertain any request whatsover regarding removal of the said material. In any cases, TrainTrackers reserves all rights about the time-period of hosting a particular material in the website (traintrackers.com).
Clause 7.5: Hosting of the guest photographs will be under sole discretion of moderators & TrainTrackers will not entertain any kind of confrontation regarding the same whatsoever.
Clause 8: Disclaimer
Clause 8.1: All the photographs & videos are taken with necessary safety measures & with due permissions from the concern authorities, wherever required, also obeying all the rules & regulations for railway photography in different zones of Indian Railway.
Clause 8.2: This website (traintrackers.com) is purely intended to glorify the Indian Railways, to define railway system in India & to let people know about the rich heritage of IR for over 160 years.