The use of this website requires your agreement with the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”):

  1. Informational Purposes/Personal Use:
    1. The Bharat Soka Gakkai Site (“Site”) is maintained by the Bharat Soka Gakkai – Headquarters (“BSG”) as a courtesy to those who may choose to access the Site (“you”). The information presented herein is for personal educational purposes only.
    2. BSG hereby grants you permission to visit and view the Site and to download and copy the information and materials (collectively, “Materials”) from the Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use, without any right to recompile, disassemble, copy, modify, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish or create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products, tools or services accessed from this web site or put on social media in any form or medium and in any manner whatsoever. You must not rent, lease, sell, sublicense, lend or in any manner allow any other party to use the Materials, with or without consideration.
    3. You must use the Site subject to the Terms of Use outlined below, and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to specific part or parts of the Materials within this Site.
    4. Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the Materials on this Site are those of the various BSG staff members, consultants and advisers who prepared the work and do not necessarily represent the views of the BSG, its affiliated organizations, or its membership.
  2. Privacy Notice:
    1. By accessing this site, certain information about you, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, navigation through the Site, the software used and the time spent, along with any other information available to the webmaster of the Site, will be stored on the BSG servers. These will not specifically identify you. The information will be used internally only for website maintenance purposes and traffic and statistical analysis. If you voluntarily provide unique identifying information, such as name, address and other information on forms stored on this Site, such information will be used only to the extent expressly agreed by you for originally intended purposes of use and will not be published for any other purpose unless otherwise specified. However, since communications made by means of the Internet cannot be absolutely secure, you agree that by using the Site, BSG shall have no liability for disclosure of the information due to errors in transmission, unauthorized or fraudulent acts of third parties.
    2. BSG does not rent, sell or share your personal information provided to the Site and shall not disclose any such personal information to third parties. Notwithstanding anything contained above, BSG reserves the right to disclose personal information where it believes in good faith that such disclosure is required by law, to protect BSG’s rights or property or for other bona-fide uses.
    3. You agree and warrant that all information that BSG may possess or may obtain pursuant to the use of Material has been possessed or obtained with your permission.
    4. BSG may update this Privacy Notice from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. The Site shall ask you to agree to these Terms of Use again.
  3. Availability of access:
    1. While BSG endeavours to ensure that this Site is normally available 24 hours a day, BSG shall not be liable if for any reason it is unavailable at any time or for any period.
    2. Access to this Site may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance, upgrade or repair or for reasons beyond BSG’s control.
  4. Website material and conduct:
    1. You must not misuse the Site (including, without limitation, by hacking) and only use the Site for lawful and proper purposes, in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations practice and otherwise in accordance with the other provisions of these Terms of Use or the documents it incorporates by reference.
    2. By accessing the Site, you undertake that you will not:
      1. use any software, routine or device to interfere or attempt to interfere electronically or manually with the operation or functionality of the Site including but not limited to making available files containing corrupt data or viruses via whatever means;
      2. deface, alter or interfere with the front end ‘look and feel’ of the Site or the underlying software code; or
      3. take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site or related infrastructure.
  5. Modification of these Terms of Use:
    1. BSG reserves the right to change, without notice, this Terms of Use. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. The Site shall ask you to agree to these Terms of Use again. Your continued use of the Site will be subject to the Terms of Use in force at the time of the use.
  6. Changes to Site:
    1. BSG may change or discontinue any aspect, service or feature of the Site at any time, including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use.
  7. Copyright/Trademark:
    1. The copyright to this Site and the content of this Site, including and without limitation, all images, texts and designs, are reserved by BSG and, or, Soka Gakkai president Daisaku Ikeda, except where copyright ownership is otherwise expressly stated. The trademark BSG logo is also held by BSG.
  8. Disclaimers: Please note that these Terms of Use affect your legal rights and obligations, including, but not limited to, waivers of rights, limitation of liability, and your indemnity to BSG.
    1. No warranties, modifications etc.:
      1. You expressly agree that use of the Site is at your sole risk. Neither BSG, its present or future parent(s), subsidiaries, or related entities, nor any of their respective employees, agents, third party content providers or licensors warrant that the Site will be uninterrupted or error free; nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from use of the Site, or as to the accuracy, reliability or content of any information provided through the Site.
      2. The Site, including, without limitation, any downloadable software, is provided on an “as is” basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
    2. Limitation of Liability:
      1. Under no circumstances shall BSG be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered, computer and/or device or technology failure or malfunction or for any form of direct or indirect, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages that is claimed to have resulted from the use of this Site or any alleged failure of performance, including, without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay, or any alleged computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction of property with respect thereto.
      2. You agree that this limitation of liability applies whether such allegations are for breach of contract, tortious behaviour, negligence, or otherwise, regardless of the basis upon which liability is claimed and even if BSG has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage.
      3. Without limiting the generality of the forgoing, you also specifically acknowledge that BSG is not liable for any actual or alleged defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other Readers of the sites or any other third parties.
    3. Intellectual Property Rights:
      1. The Site is expressly owned and operated by BSG. Unless otherwise noted, intellectual property rights in all materials in the Site, including and without limitation, PDFs, video, graphics, footages, text, images, music, song, image, design etc. are owned by BSG or its affiliates or are licensed from third-party service providers by BSG unless expressly stated otherwise.
      2. The use of the Materials is permitted only for personal, non-commercial use. Copying for reproduction, for redistribution or other purpose of the Site or any part thereof including but not limited to text content, video and graphics to any other server or location including caching of any kind is expressly prohibited. Any violation of the IP as referred to herein shall be governed by the applicable laws.
    4. Infringement:
      1. Any broadcasting, uploading on any form of media including social networking sites, licensing, distribution of any Material contained in this Site, in whole or in part, to any third party, without the express written permission of BSG is strictly prohibited. Any violation of this condition shall be governed by the applicable laws.
    5. Indemnity:
      1. As a condition of use of this Site, you agree to indemnify BSG, its affiliates, directors, employees, from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of your use of this Site, including and without limitation, any infringement of the copyright or trademarks that are owned by BSG, or any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach of these Terms of Use. If you are dissatisfied with any part or parts of the Materials on this Site or with any of its Terms of Use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.
    6. Third Party Links:
      1. This Site may contain links and references to third-party websites. The links in this Site will let you leave the Site and proceed to the linked sites. The linked sites are not under the control of BSG, and BSG is not responsible for the content of any linked site, any link contained in a linked site or the privacy policy of any linked site. BSG provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by BSG. BSG will not directly or indirectly be liable for any loss that may arise to you as a result of accessing the linked sites.
  9. Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Dispute Resolution:
    1. This Terms of Use is governed by the laws of the Republic of India. You hereby consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of Courts in New Delhi, India in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of this Site.
  10. General:
    1. Nothing contained in this Terms of Use is in derogation of BSG’s right to comply with Governmental, Court and Law enforcement requests or requirements relating to use of this Site or information provided to or gathered by BSG with respect to such use. This Terms of Use constitutes the entire agreement between you and BSG with respect to this Site.
  11. Severability:
    1. Except as specified in Section 9 (Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Dispute Resolution), if any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable for this Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the matters contained herein.