Basic Terms

Welcome to AmritPunjabi.com ("Service"). By using this Service, you agree to be bound by all of the terms of this Agreement and by the Discussion Guidelines. In general, the Service is currently free to all users. We reserve the right to change the terms of this Agreement or to modify any features of this Service at any time. By registering for this Service and/or continuing to use this Service after the posting of Notices regarding such changes, you agree to be bound by such changes.

Personally Identifiable Information

We collect no information about you, other than information automatically collected and stored (see below), when you visit our web site unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Information Automatically Collected and Stored

When you browse through any web site, certain information about you can be collected. We automatically collect and temporarily store the following and similar information about your visit:

  • the name of the domain you use to access the Internet (for example, aol.com, if you are using an American Online account, or stanford.edu, if you are connecting from Stanford University's domain);
  • the date and time of your visit;
  • the pages you visited; and
  • the address of the web site you came from when you came to visit.

We use this information for statistical purposes and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected about you.

Session and Persistent Cookies

When visiting websites, a small text file called a "cookie" may be placed on your computer. This allows us to collect non-PII data while you are navigating through the website. There uses two types of cookies on its websites:

  • Session cookies are temporary text files that expire when you leave our websites. When cookies expire, they are automatically deleted from your computer.
  • Persistent cookies are multi-session cookies that are stored on your computer and expire 30 days after your last visit to our websites. After 30 days , they are automatically deleted from your computer.

We may persistent cookies to collect non-PII data about users who frequently visit our websites and to test variations of our site design and content to optimize our webpages.

If you do not want cookies placed on your computer, you can set your browser to block them. Blocking these cookies from your computer will not affect your access to the content and tools in our websites. Instructions to opt out are available on http://www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml.

Personally Provided Information

You do not have to give us personal information to visit our web sites.

If you choose to provide us with additional information about yourself through an e-mail message, form, survey, etc., we will only maintain the information as long as needed to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication.

However, all communications addressed to us are archived for historical purposes. These communications are archived on a monthly basis, but are also protected by the Privacy Act which restricts our use of them, yet permits certain disclosures.

Disclosure

AmritPunjabi.com does not provide personal information about our visitors, except to partners or if required for law enforcement or statute.

Copyright Policy

This Service (including, but not limited to, text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content) is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All individual articles, content and other elements comprising this Service are also copyrighted works. You must abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in this Service. By posting or contributing content to the Service, a user is giving us the right to display such content on the Service and its affiliated publications and to distribute such content and use such content for promotional and marketing purposes.

Except expressly permitted, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit any part of this Service, except that you may download material from this Service for your own personal use as follows: you may make one machine readable copy and/or one print copy that is limited to occasional articles of personal interest only. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may not distribute any part of this Service over any network, including a local area network, nor sell or offer it for sale. In addition, these files may not be used to construct any kind of database.