Terms of use

By accessing, registering, using, posting or commenting on or accessing any material, information through the website or by using the information given on the website you are providing an acceptance or agreement to all our policies, given in our terms of use, privacy policy, disclaimer and shall be legally bound by the same.


I What is ayurvedacommunity.org?

1 The domain name www.ayurvedacommunity.org, an internet based portal, is owned and operated by the Ayurveda Panel of Confederation of Indian Industries- 10th Floor, Abad Nucleus Mall, Maradu, Kerala, INDIA (hereinafter, referred to as “ayurvedacommunity.org” or “We” or “Our” or “Us” or “the platform”). The domain name and the mobile applications are collectively referred to as “Website”.

2 Your access or use of the Website, viewing of content and use of Services hosted or managed through the Website, are governed by the following terms and conditions (referred to as “Terms of Use”), including the applicable policies which are incorporated herein by way of reference. These Terms of Use constitute a legal and binding contract between You, the User on one part and ayurvedacommunity.org on the other Part. 3 By accessing, browsing or in any way transacting on the Website, or availing any Services, You signify your agreement to be bound by the Terms of Use. Further, by impliedly or expressly accepting these Terms of Use, you also accept and agree to be bound by Our policies, including its Privacy Policy, and such other rules, guidelines, policies, terms and conditions as are applicable for the purposes of accessing, browsing or transacting on the Website, or availing any of the Services, and such rules, guidelines, policies, terms and conditions shall be deemed to be incorporated into, and considered as part and parcel of this Terms of Use. However, if you navigate away from the Website to a third party site, you may be subject to alternative terms and conditions of use, as may be specified on such site. In such an event, the terms and conditions of use applicable to that site will govern your use of that site.

4 The Website is a platform that primarily serves as an information or knowledge portal. The website provides articles, reports, news and updates related to Ayurveda also provides location based services wherein the registered Ayurveda practitioners or stores can enter their details and the users can locate and communicate with the practitioner or store. The users can also post comments or ask questions either as part of a post or as an independent question. The managers of the website who are experts in the area will directly respond via the website or help the user navigate to an answer.

5 The website is categorized as information services which may require the User to register and create a profile to access or use all of its features and content for a period of time that is stipulated by ayurvedacommunity.org. ayurvedacommunity.org reserves the right to change, amend or modify the registration or its duration or any policy(ies) or guideline(s) regarding the access to the Website or the terms of registration, at any time and in its sole discretion.

6 The content, comments or questions by users or the feedback given to it may contain external URls that may take the user to 3rd party platforms of which the content or services are not regularly evaluated or monitored by Us. ayurvedacommunity.org will exercise its full capacity to verify, validate and monitor these sections and its entries. The link to any such URL that is felt inappropriate by ayurvedacommunity.org or reported by User may be removed without prior notification. However, exclusive user discretion is advised while using these URLs. ayurvedacommunity.org holds no responsibility whatsoever, over these URLs or the content or services that it hosts.

7 Any information entered in the website by authors or users is subject to scrutiny and approval by the ayurvedacommunity.org team. However, notwithstanding anything contained in the provisions of these Terms of use shall absolve the authors or users liability of providing accurate information and further, notwithstanding anything contained in the provisions of these Terms of Use, no party shall hold ayurvedacommunity.org responsible fo the content so relied upon in the true faith and edited. ayurvedacommunity.org may change or modify the author or user generated content to suit the general guidelines or specific requirements of the Website.

8 ayurvedacommunity.org reserves the right to change or modify these Terms of Use or any policy or guideline of the Website including the Privacy Policy, at any time and in its sole discretion. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the revisions on the Website, and you waive any right you may have to receive specific notice of such changes or modifications. Your continued use of the Website will confirm your acceptance of such changes or modifications; therefore, you should frequently review these Terms of Use and applicable policies to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Website.

7 This Terms of Use is published in compliance of, and is governed by the provisions of Indian law, including but limited to:

i. The Indian Contract Act, 1872 (“Contract Act)

ii . The (Indian) Information Technology Act, 2000 and the rules, regulations, guidelines and clarifications framed thereunder, including the (Indian) Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Information) Rules, 2011, and the (Indian) Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011;

iii. The Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940 (“Drugs Act”), read with the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 (“Drugs Rules”);

iv. The Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954; a

v. The Consumer Protection Act, 1986.

10. ayurvedacommunity.orgauthorizes the User to view and access the content available on the Website solely for the purposes of availing the Services, such as visiting, ordering, receiving, delivering and communicating only as per the Terms of Use. The contents on the Website information, text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software code, design, and the collection, arrangement and assembly of content, contains third party content like Direct Posts, Invited Content, User generated Content (“3rd Party Content”) as well as content generated by team members of ayurvedacommunity.org (“in-house content”) (collectively, “Content”). All content is the property of the respective authors or owners and may be protected under copyright, trademark and other laws. Users shall not modify the content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the content in any way for any commercial purpose or for personal gain, without the written consent of ayurvedacommunity.org.

11. Compliance with the Terms of Use would entitle the User to a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited privilege to access and interact with and avail the services of the Website.

12. These Terms of Use constitute an electronic record in terms of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and rules framed there under, as applicable and amended from time to time. This electronic record is generated by a computer system and does not require any physical or digital signatures.

II. Eligibility

1. For the purposes of accessing, interacting, exchanging information and transacting through the Website, the Users may be required to obtain registration, in accordance with the procedure established by ayurvedacommunity.org in this regard. As part of the registration process, ayurvedacommunity.org may collect the following personal information from the Users:

i. Name;

ii. Email address;

iii. Address (including country and ZIP/ postal code);

iv. Gender;

v. Age;

vi. Phone number;

vii. Password chosen by the User;

viii. Income Tax Identification number (PAN number)

ix. Aadhar number or UID number or Passport number or any other valid identification number or details as provided by the Central / State Government;

x. Academic qualifications and validating proof of the same

xi. Professional status, experience and validating proof of the same

xii. Valid financial and bank account information; and

xiii. Other details as the User may volunteer.

2. The registration on or use/ access of the Website is only available to natural persons, other than those who are ‘incompetent to contract’ under the Contract Act. That is, persons including minors, un-discharged insolvents etc. are not eligible to register on, or use/ access the Website.

3. By registering, accessing or using the Website, you accept the terms of this Terms of Use and represent and warrant to ayurvedacommunity.org that you are ‘competent to contract’ under the Contract Act and have the right, authority and capacity to use the Website and agree to and abide by its Terms of Use.

4. A registered id can only be utilized by the person whose details have been provided and ayurvedacommunity.org does not permit multiple persons to share a single login / registration id. However, a registered user, being also a parent or legal guardian of a person ‘incompetent to contract’ such as minors or persons with unsound mind, would be permitted to access and use the Website for the purposes of viewing and interacting, on behalf of such persons.

5. You agree and acknowledge that You would (a) create only one account; (b) provide accurate, truthful, current and complete information when creating Your account and in all their dealings through the Website; (c) maintain and promptly update Your account information; (d) maintain the security of Your account by not sharing Your password with others and restricting access to Your account and Your computer; (e) promptly notify ayurvedacommunity.org if You discover or otherwise suspect any security breaches relating to the Website; and (f) take responsibility for all activities that occur under Your account and accept all risk of unauthorized access.

III. Privacy Policy

1. ayurvedacommunity.org has duly formulated a policy on how ayurvedacommunity.org collects, uses and discloses personally identifiable information from its users (“Privacy Policy”). The Privacy Policy forms an integral part of these Terms of Use and the Users are requested to carefully read the same.

IV. Services and Use of Website

Platform to facilitate information dissemination in Ayurveda

1. ayurvedacommunity.org provides Services through the Website, which is a platform that facilitates viewing and posting information regarding Ayurveda and allows users to comment and ask questions. Additionally, the Website provides location based services wherein the registered Ayurveda practitioners or stores can enter their details and the users can locate and communicate with the practitioner or store. You understand and agree that ayurvedacommunity.org and the Website merely compile and provide information and enable users to do the same. However, ayurvedacommunity.org has no control over 3rd party content provided through the Website and this content shall be sole responsibility of the 3rd Parties. The Users understand and agree that ayurvedacommunity.org shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to the authenticity or reliability of the 3rd Party Content.

2. The Users are explicitly informed that the Website provides content and services only as a voluntary initiative and is not remunerating either the volunteers or invitees in any way for contributing content or a service. Neither shall the Website promote any content or post any direct promotional material or advertisements from other firms or individuals nor shall the Website or its stakeholders collect any fee or benefits to do so. Any direct or indirect financial transaction is prohibited in the Website.

Representation as to legal title of 3rd Party Products and Services

1. ayurvedacommunity.org does not make any representation or warranty as to the legal title of the 3rd party products and services mentioned on the Website. At no time shall any right, title, claim or interest in the products mentioned or displayed on the Website vest with ayurvedacommunity.org nor shall ayurvedacommunity.org have any obligations or liabilities in respect of any related transactions on or outside the website. The Users agree and acknowledge that the ownership of the 3rd party products and services shall always vest with the respective 3rd parties.

2. The Users agree and acknowledge that the respective 3rd Party shall be solely responsible for any claim/ liability/ damages that may arise in the event it is discovered that such 3rd Party does not have the sole and exclusive legal ownership over the goods and services that are mentioned in any content in the Website.

Non-Performance of Contract

1. The User accepts and acknowledges the following:

i. ayurvedacommunity.org is not responsible for any unsatisfactory, delayed, non-performance or breach of the contract entered into between the User and any 3rd Party for purchase and sale of goods or services that was availed or accessed through any channel including and not limited to External URLs on the Website;

ii. ayurvedacommunity.org shall not and is not required to mediate or resolve any dispute or disagreement between Users and 3rd parties. In particular, ayurvedacommunity.org does not implicitly or explicitly support or endorse any 3rd party information, service or product on the Website;

i. ayurvedacommunity.org may, at its sole discretion, suspend User’s ability to use or access the Website at any time while ayurvedacommunity.org investigates any complaints or alleged violation of the Terms of Use or for any other reason. In the event, Users find any wrong information on the Website in relation to such User, they can correct it themselves or contact ayurvedacommunity.org immediately for such corrections. ayurvedacommunity.org shall have no liability or responsibility in this regard.

Explicit Advisory on Medical or Therapeutic Information


i. The content available on the Website, including without limitation, text, copy, audio, video, photographs, illustrations, graphics and other visuals, is for targeted at general public for informational purposes and should not be considered as diagnosis, treatment or guideline of any kind.

Consulting a Registered Ayurveda Practitioner

1. You must always consult a registered Ayurveda practitioner, as defined under the Drugs Act (“Registered Medical Practitioner”) with any questions or concerns you may have regarding the suitability of any content or service on the Website, in light of your individual needs and medical conditions. Reliance on any information appearing on the Website, whether provided by ayurvedacommunity.org, its content providers, visitors to the Website or others, is solely at Your own risk, and ayurvedacommunity.org shall not bear any liability for any loss/ injury that may arise due to Your reliance on any information published on the Website. You further acknowledge and agree that should any claim/ damage/ liability arise as a result of any reliance placed by You on any information published on the Website, or 3rd Parties from whom said content is obtained and made available on the Website shall be solely responsible for any claim/ damage/ liability arising as a result of any reliance being placed by the User on said content, and ayurvedacommunity.org shall have no liability in relation to the same.

2. Users must never avoid or cause any delay in obtaining medical advice from a Registered Medical Practitioner or disregard any such medical advice duly obtained, because of any information provided on the Website. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem or condition, please contact a Registered Medical Practitioner immediately.


Order and Delivery of Products

1. ayurvedacommunity.org does not sell any item directly or indirectly. The mention of any product or service is solely as part of information dissemination and general awareness only.

2. The User accepts and acknowledges that ayurvedacommunity.org does not engage in the provision or distribution of the 3rd Party products or services.

i. The User further accepts and acknowledges that ayurvedacommunity.org does not engage in the stocking, distribution or sale of any products or services. ayurvedacommunity.org assumes no responsibility whatsoever regarding the risks or rewards arising from any transaction engaged between the 3rd Party and the user of the Website.

Compliance of Applicable Law

1. While accessing or communicating through the Website, the Users shall at all times ensure full compliance with the applicable provisions of the Drugs Act read with the Drugs Rules, as well as all other laws for the time being in force.

V. Payment, Fees and Taxes

1. ayurvedacommunity.org does not charge any fee for registering, accessing, browsing and interacting through the Website.


1. The Website may use temporary cookies to store certain data (that is not sensitive personal data or information) that is used by ayurvedacommunity.org for the technical administration of the Website, research and development, and for User administration. In the course of serving advertisements or optimizing services to its Users, ayurvedacommunity.org may allow authorized third parties to place or recognize a unique cookie on the User’s browser. ayurvedacommunity.org does not store personally identifiable information in the cookies.

VI. Covenants

1. You undertake that You shall not do any act or post, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information that -

i. belongs to another person and to which the User does not have any right;

ii. is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, pedophilicpaedophilic, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatever;

iii. infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other intellectual proprietary rights of any 3rd party;

iv. violates any law for the time being in force;

v. impersonates another person;

vi. contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource;

vii. is prohibited under applicable law for the time being in force including Drugs Act (read with the Drugs Rules), the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954, the Indian Penal Code, 1860, as amended from time to time and rules made there under;

viii. threatens the unity, integrity, defense, security or sovereignty of India, friendly relations with foreign states, or public order or causes incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence or prevents investigation of any offence or is insulting any other nation.

2. The User is also prohibited from:

i. violating or attempting to violate the integrity or security of the Website or any in-house content;

ii. transmitting any information (including job posts, messages and hyperlinks) on or through the Website that is disruptive or competitive to the provision of Services by ayurvedacommunity.org;

iii. intentionally submitting on the Website any incomplete, false or inaccurate information;

iv. making any unsolicited communications to other Users;

v. using any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (such as spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the Website;

vi. attempting to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any part of the Website;

vii. copying or duplicating in any manner any of the in-house content or other information available from the Website;

viii. framing or hot-linking or deep-linking any content.

3. ayurvedacommunity.org, upon obtaining knowledge by itself or being brought to actual knowledge by an affected person in writing or through email signed with electronic signature about any such information as mentioned in Clause VI above, shall be entitled to disable such information that is in contravention of Clause VI. ayurvedacommunity.org shall be entitled to preserve such information and associated records for at least 90 (ninety) days for production to governmental authorities for investigation purposes.

4. In case of non-compliance with any applicable laws, rules or regulations, or the Agreement (including the Privacy Policy) by a User, ayurvedacommunity.org has the right to immediately terminate the access or usage rights of the User to the Services and to remove noncompliant information.

VII. Liability

1. The User accepts and acknowledges that ayurvedacommunity.org does not provide any representation or give any guarantee or warranty (whether express or implied, or whether arising by virtue of a statue or otherwise in law or from a course of dealing or usage or trade) in relation to the content, services or products mentioned on the Website, including any guarantee or warranty that such goods (i) are merchantable; (ii) fit for the purpose of which they are to be (or have been) purchased;(iii) have accurate description; (iv) do not cause any infringement; and (v) that the 3rd parties have legal title over the goods being offered for sale by them on the Website. ayurvedacommunity.org also does not provide any representation or give any guarantee or warranty (whether express or implied) about the Website or any of the Services offered.

2. The User further accepts and acknowledges that ayurvedacommunity.org is not responsible for any content or information provided by the 3rd parties and to fullest extent permitted by law, disclaims all liability arising out of the User's use or reliance upon the Website, the Services, the content, representations and warranties made by the 3rd parties or the content or information (provided by such 3rd Party) on the Website or any opinion or suggestion given or expressed by ayurvedacommunity.org or any 3rd Party in relation to any User or Services provided by ayurvedacommunity.org.

3. The Website may host External URLs to web pages and content of third parties, affiliates and partners (collectively, “3rd Party Content”). ayurvedacommunity.org does not control, endorse or adopt any 3rd Party Content and can make no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. The User acknowledges and agrees that ayurvedacommunity.org shall not be responsible or liable in any manner for the content, accuracy, validity, reliability, quality of such 3rd Party Content. Inclusion of any link on the Website does not imply that ayurvedacommunity.org endorses the linked site. User may use the links and these services at User's own risk.

4. ayurvedacommunity.org assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect User's equipment on account of User's access to, use of, or browsing the Website or the downloading of any material, data, text, images, video content, or audio content from the Website. If a User is dissatisfied with the Website, User's sole remedy is to discontinue using the Website.

5. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, ayurvedacommunity.org, its teammates, patrons, advisers, affiliates, independent contractors, service providers, consultants, licensors, agents, and representatives, and each of their respective directors, officers or employees (“Protected Entities”), shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, exemplary or consequential damages, or any other damages of any kind, arising from, or directly or indirectly related to, (i) the use of, or the inability to use, the Website or the content, materials and functions related thereto; (ii) User's provision of information via the Website; even if such protected entity has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

6. In no event shall the Protected Entities be liable for, or in connection with, (i) the provision of, or failure to provide, all or any products or service by a 3rd Party to any User; or (ii) any comments or feedback given by any of the Users in relation to the content or services provided by any 3rd Party; or (ii) any content posted, transmitted, exchanged or received by or on behalf of any User or other person on or through the Website.

7. In no event shall the total aggregate liability of the protected entities to a User for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract or tort, including, but not limited to negligence, strict liability, product liability or otherwise) arising from the Terms of Use or a User's use of the Website exceed an aggregate amount of Rs. 1000/- (Indian Rupees One Thousand Only). ayurvedacommunity.org accepts no liability for any errors or omissions, whether on behalf of the Users or third parties.

VIII. Indemnity

1. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless ayurvedacommunity.org, its affiliates, independent contractors, service providers, consultants, licensors, agents, and representatives, and each of their respective directors, officers and employees, from and against any and all claims, losses, liability, damages, and/or costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney fees and costs) arising from or related to (a) Your access to or use of Website; (b) Your violation of the Terms of Use; (c) Your violation of any rights of another person/ entity, including infringement of their intellectual property rights; or (d) Your conduct in connection with the Website.

IX. Modification of Website

1. ayurvedacommunity.org reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website or any features or portions thereof without prior notice. You agree that ayurvedacommunity.org will not be liable for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Website or any other part thereof.

X. Termination

1. The provisions of this Agreement shall continue to apply until terminated by either You or ayurvedacommunity.org as set for below:

i. if You want to terminate this Agreement with ayurvedacommunity.org, You may do so by:

a. not accessing the Website; or

b. closing Your accounts for all of the Services that You use.

ii. ayurvedacommunity.org reserves the right to, at any time, and with or without notice, terminate this Agreement with You if:

a. You breach any of applicable law, including but not limited to the Drugs Act and the rules issued thereunder or the provisions of this Agreements or the terms of the Privacy Policy or any other terms, conditions, or policies that may be applicable to You from time to time (or have acted in a manner that clearly shows that You do not intend to, or are unable to, comply with the same); or

b. ayurvedacommunity.org is unable to verify or authenticate any information provided to ayurvedacommunity.org by You; or

c. ayurvedacommunity.org believes, in its sole discretion, that Your actions may cause legal liability for ayurvedacommunity.org (or any of its affiliates, independent contractors, service providers, consultants, licensors, agents, and representatives) or are contrary to the interests of the Website; or ayurvedacommunity.org is required to do so by law; or

d. if You fail to provide (or after providing such consent, later revoke) the consents necessary or desirable for ayurvedacommunity.org to provide the Services to You; or

e. the provision of the Services to you, or to the general public, is in ayurvedacommunity.org’s opinion, no longer commercially viable; or ayurvedacommunity.org has elected to discontinue, with or without reason, access to the Website or the Services (or any part thereof).

f. ayurvedacommunity.org may also terminate or suspend (temporarily or permanently) all or a portion of Your account or access to the Services, with or without reason. Except as may be set forth in any of the terms applicable to a particular Service, termination of Your account may include: (i) removal of access to all offerings within the Website or with respect to the Services; and (ii) barring You from further use or access of the Website or of any of the Services.

g. Once terminated or suspended (temporarily or permanently), You shall not continue to use the Website under the same account, a different account or re-register under a new account.

h. Upon termination of this Agreement, ayurvedacommunity.org shall have no obligation to maintain or provide any of Your data and may thereafter, unless legally prohibited, delete all Your data in its systems or otherwise in its possession or under its control, including but not limited to Your personal information, log-in ID and password, order details (including any prescriptions uploaded) and all related information, files and materials associated with or inside Your account (or any part thereof).

i. The right to terminate/ suspend the account is in addition to, and without prejudice to, ayurvedacommunity.org’s right to initiate action against the User, in accordance with applicable law.

XI. Force Majeure

1. The User accepts and acknowledges that ayurvedacommunity.org shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused to the User as a result of delay or default or deficiency or failure in the Services as a result of any natural disasters, fire, riots, civil disturbances, actions or decrees of governmental bodies, communication line failures (which are not caused due to the fault of the User), or any other delay or default or deficiency or failure which arises from causes beyond ayurvedacommunity.org’s reasonable control (“Force Majeure Event”). In the event of any Force Majeure Event arising, ayurvedacommunity.org, depending on whose performance has been impacted under the Terms of Use, shall immediately give notice to the User of the facts which constitute the Force Majeure Event.

XII. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution

1. This Agreement and any contractual obligation between ayurvedacommunity.org and User will be governed by the laws of India, without reference to the conflict of laws principles. India and any legal action or proceeding related to Your access to, or use of, the Website or these Terms of Use shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts at Ernakulam, Kerala, India.

XIII. Survival

1. Even after termination, certain obligations mentioned under Covenants, Liability, Indemnity, Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution will continue and survive termination.

XIV. Severability

1. If any provision of this Terms of Use is deemed invalid, unlawful, void or for any other reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any of the remaining provisions.

XV. Contact Information

1. If any User has any grievance, comment, question or suggestion regarding any of our Services, please contact us at info@ayurvedacommunity.org If a User has any questions concerning ayurvedacommunity.org, the Website, this Agreement, or anything related to any of the foregoing, ayurvedacommunity.org can be reached at the following email address - info@ayurvedacommunity.org

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