Information about the terms and conditions that govern your use of this site and associated native apps for various platforms, and the policy on user privacy that we follow while providing the services.
Subscriptions and Digital Products
These terms and conditions (the ‘Terms’) govern your use of any or all of the documents that comprise the Web sites known as shabdkosh.com and/or shabdkosh.org (the “Web site”). Please read through the Terms. If you do not agree with the Terms, then do not use the Web site. If you do use the Web site, then your use indicates that you agree to be bound by the Terms. Changes may be made in these terms and conditions at any time and without notice; users are bound by such revisions and should therefore visit this page periodically to review the current Terms and Conditions.
CopyrightUpdated on January 24, 2009
Unless otherwise specified, the copyright in the contents of all of the documents on this Web site is owned by the owner(s) of the domains of the Web site and all rights are reserved. Title to copyright in the contents of all of the documents on this Web site will at all times remain with the copyright owner. Users are permitted to copy some material for their personal use as private individuals only. No part of the data is to be republished either on another Web site or in any other medium, print, electronic or otherwise, or as part of any commercial service, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. If you require any further information on permitted use, then please use the contact form.
The www.shabdkosh.com web site or its alternative website such as m.shabdkosh.com (the “web site”) records information about registered users such as their username, password, email, their activities on the user forums and messages sent to owners of the website and to other users. This web site also records the IP address and/or username of users that contribute/vote or use the contribute system in the collaborative dictionary. The server(s) on which this web site is hosted also records the IP address and surfing activity (including but not limited to the queries searches in the dictionary). The search queries, frequency of searches and the user agent (browser, automated browsing software, spiders) activity is monitored to detect systematic copying of content (which is considered violation of copyright). At no time and under no circumstance is any available personally identifiable information of the users (registered or otherwise) is shared with 3rd parties for commercial gain.
Disclaimer of LiabilityUpdated on August 19, 2022
Great efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this Web site, but this does not guarantee that there are no errors. The documents and information provided on this Web site may contain technical inaccuracies and typographical errors. The information provided may at times be out of date or inaccurate. The content of this website may be modified without notice. No claims, promises or warranties, express or implied, are made about the accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of any material on this Web site. No claims, promises or warranties, express or implied, are made about the reliability of the access to this Web site. No liability of any description is accepted, including liability for negligence, for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages or losses (including but not limited to loss of business, revenue, profits, or consequential loss) resulting from the use of or the inability to use this Web site. Liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this Web site is expressly disclaimed. No liability is accepted for any failure to keep the information in these documents up-to-date, and no responsibility is accepted for keeping the information in these documents up-to-date. The material in this Web site does not constitute advice and you should not rely on any material in this Web site to make (or refrain from making) any decision or take (or refrain from taking) any action. Nothing that can have an adverse effect on the User
Links to Third Party SitesUpdated on August 19, 2022
This Web site contains links to other Web sites which are not under the control of and are not maintained by the owners of the Web site. No responsibility is accepted for the content of those sites. These links are provided for your convenience only, and the material on these sites is not necessarily endorsed.
TrademarkUpdated on February 16, 2012
The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on shabdkosh.com, shabdkosh.in and m.shabdkosh.com (Web Site) are registered and unregistered trademarks of its affiliates and others. You can view trademarks owned related to this Web Site by on Trademarkia at this link: http://www.trademarkia.com/shabdkosh-85513305.html. Nothing contained on this Web Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on this Web Site without the written permission of or such third party that may own the trademark displayed on this Web Site. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on this Web Site, or any other content on this Web Site, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited.
The Shabdkosh App (the “app”) for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows 8 transmits information about users such as their IP address, their access and time of such access of Shabdkosh.com online dictionary or locally installed data/files. The server(s) from which such services are provided may also record the queries searched. The search queries, frequency of searches and the user agent activity is monitored to detect systematic copying of content, which is considered violation of copyright.
At no time and under no circumstance is any available personally identifiable information of the users (registered or otherwise) is shared with 3rd parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
The app may also provide advertising from Microsoft Advertising program or from the inMobi Advertising. Please refer to respective privacy policies for the advertisements you may see in this app.
We do not sell or share the data that our users provide with third parties. However, our services are often delivered through third party platforms, such as the Echo devices by Amazon with the Alexa Voice Assistant built in. We do not own the technology or the trademarks for these platforms but we do control the information and data use of our services. Here, you can learn how we use your data.
SHABDKOSH.COM offers its services(“Service”) via Alexa Skill as free or freemium app. We provide these services at no cost and is intended for use as is, however purchases may be available within the skill if the user wishes to access premium features.
This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service.
Information Collection and Use
The app does use third party services that may collect information used to identify you.
Alexa Log Data
We want to inform you that whenever you use our Service, in a case of an error in the app we collect data and information (through third party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.
Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device’s internal memory.
This Service does not use these “cookies” explicitly. However, the app may use third party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collect information and improve their services. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Service.
We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:
To facilitate our Service;
To provide the Service on our behalf;
To perform Service-related services; or
To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
We want to inform users of this Service that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links to Other Sites
These Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.
Premium Subscriptions and FeesUpdated on February 11, 2021
There are multiple tiers of the services that we provide. If you decide to purchase subscription to higher tier of services that renew with varying periodicity (as mentioned in the subscription details), you can access the advanced services as per the offering of the respective subscription.
We monitor the uptake and usage of various subscription offering and reserve the rights to modify the services offered and increase or decrease the price associated with the subscription products. You have the rights to review and manage subscriptions on our site and/or in the subscription management settings provided in the respective platform for which you have purchased the subscription.
If you select subscriptions, the subscription will automatically renew at the end of each subscription period. If you proceed with a Renewal, the method of payment used to pay the Fees will be debited at the end of your current Premium subscription. If you select Lifetime Premium subscription, this will be charged as a one-off upfront payment without any renewals. Lifetime Premium subscription constitutes three years or until the date we cease to commercially offer the Services.
You acknowledge that and change in fee schedule of the subscription will not affect your existing paid subscription. If you have signed up for at a certain fee, any fee changes will not affect any current subscription or any Renewals.
Please note that if you have purchased the subscription through Apple iTunes or our iPhone/iPad applications, the following conditions apply for renewals of Premium subscription:
1. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
2. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase. The subscription cannot be managed by us as we do not have any billing or your contact details.
Your Subscription may start with a free trial. The free trial period for any Subscription will last for the period of time specified when you signed up. Free trials may not be combined with certain other offers, as specified. If you begin your subscription with a free trial, the first billing day will be the day after the free trial expires. However, no charges will be made if you cancel the subscription prior to the end of your free trial period. You may cancel your membership at any time by going to your account settings.
* We cannot provide refunds for Apple App Store payments, as these are managed by Apple. You can manage subscriptions in the iTunes and/or App Store settings.
* We do not provide refunds after 14 days of the original purchase.
* We may not be able to refund you, or there may be a delay in issuing you a refund if you have paid the Fees using third party scripts or products that do not enable us to contact you or provide a way to issue refunds.