IndiaMike.com | Forum Rules

Indiamike.com is a place to exchange information and ideas, post pictures, chit-chat, and most importantly have fun! This India travel site is frequented by people from all over the world. Our members come from all walks of life, each with their own opinions and impressions. For a vibrant and harmonious community, it is important that all our members respect and follow our simple forum rules and standards.

The indiamike.com forum uses an automated infraction system, with each violation resulting in infraction points being assigned to each user for a specific amount of time. Infraction points are cumulative, and the severity of the action depends on the total infractions points. Guidelines the moderation team follows are noted below.

  • 3 points: 1 day ban
  • 5 points: 1 week ban
  • 9 points: 1 month ban
  • 10+ points: Permanent ban

The indiamike.com moderation team shall be the sole arbitrator of what does and does not violate community standards. Failure to comply will result in actions ranging from a warning, to a permanent ban without warnings from the site. Moderation decisions are not subject to discussion on the public forums.

NOTE: New members' posts are moderated, so there can be a delay between the time you submit your post and it appears in the forum.

Forum Rules and Community Standards:
  • No Personal Attacks or Insults (2 points for 10 days): Remember there is a person on the other end of that keyboard. Feel free to discuss opinions, but keep it to the issues. No name-calling or personal insults!! All complaints need to be communicated privately using either PM, "Report Post" feature and/or EMail. Please try to keep it fun and friendly.

  • No Trolling (3 points for 15 days): Posting of inflammatory posts or threads with the sole purpose of starting an argument ("trolling") is not allowed. Examples of trolling include broad-brush criticizism of people or groups, and getting personal when disagreeing with people or opinions. Do not reply to such messages, as they only encourage the offender to post more. Rather, click on "Report Post" () and they will be dealt with appropriately.
  • No Offensive Content (5 points for 1 month): Do not use profanity, racial, ethnic, religious, or other slurs, or post pornography or any other offensive material. Violation of this rule will result in a permanent ban with no warnings.

  • No solicitation (Permanent ban): Solicitation for commercial or charity-based organizations of any kind, without the written consent of IndiaMike.com, is strictly forbidden. Any solicitation activity through user controlled content including, but not limited to user names, signatures, member profiles, and posts is strictly forbidden. Any violation of this rule will result in a permanent ban with no warnings. Content regarding commercial or charity-based organizations is only allowed if you are posting a legitimate reply to a question and you have no affiliation with the organization. Any violation of this rule will result in a permanent ban with no warnings.

  • No Multiple Postings (1 point for 10 days): Find the board you want your post in and post it. Posting the same message in multiple forums is not allowed.

  • No Nonsense or Gibberish (1 point for 10 days): Worthless posts with no content and nonsensical posts eat up space and waste everyone's time.

  • No SMS speak (1 point for 10 days): SMS speak is not permitted on the site, especially phonetic replacements for words, like "c u" for "see you" and "gr8" for "great". Exceptions are made for widely used acronyms like, LOL, ROFL, ASAP, and the like. Take the time to type out your message in full sentences, and people will be more likely to respond to your post.

  • No Disclosure of Personal Information (5 points for 1 month): Do not disclose any other member's email, Personal Messages, real name, address, phone number, IP address, or other personal information.

  • No posting of Copyright material (2 points for 10 days): You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you. If you would like to post a article from another site, like a news site, please read this thread on the proper way to do this.

Appeals Process:
If you feel you have been unfairly warned or banned from the site, contact the moderation team through PM or through the Contact Us link on the site. Do not discuss moderation warnings and decisions in the public forums. Attempts to do so will be viewed as trolling attempts, and will result in additional actions. The team will review the decision and notify you if it has been overturned.

Privacy Policy:
We require an email address for board registration. This allows us to reset your password if you forget, or contact you if needed. We respect your privacy, and your email and/or other personal information will not be disclosed or sold to a third party. Your email address is NOT displayed in your user profile, unless you specifically select to display it. Certain personal information at registration (birthday, occupation, interests, AIM name, homepage...etc...) is optional to enter, however if you choose to enter, it will be visible in your user profile for all visitors of this site to see. Please read our privacy policy for more information.

IndiaMike.com | Terms of Use

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These following terms and conditions that govern your use and browsing of the materials, documents and other underlying data, being made available to you without obligation at this website (herein after referred as "Materials"). By using the Materials, you expressly signify to have agreed to all the terms, conditions, and notices contained or referred herein (the "Terms of Use"). If you do not agree to these Terms of Use then you may not use this website or the Materials. We reserve the right, at our discretion and will, to update or revise these Terms of Use. You are advised to please check the Terms of Use time to time for such changes. Continued use of this website by you, following the posting of any change or updates to the Terms of Use will be deemed as constituted acceptance of the same by you.

Electronic Mail Delivery Policy and Your Consent 
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Privacy Policy 
IndiaMike.com may collect information in several ways from one or different parts of website. IndiaMike.com may ask you for personal information at times, including, but not limited to, when you enter in a contest or promotion sponsored by IndiaMike.com and/or our other contracted partners; when you browse for travel arrangements, looking at the images on the site and when you report a problem with one of our sites or services. IndiaMike.com occasionally may also ask site user to complete surveys that are use for internal research. Wherever IndiaMike.com collects personal information an effort is made to include a link to this Privacy Policy on that page.

As combined part of offering and providing customized and personalized services, IndiaMike.com may use cookies to store and track your information. A cookie is a miniscule amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server that may be stored on your computer's hard drive. 

Generally, we use cookies to:

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  • Measure certain specific traffic patterns to the site, track the areas of IndiaMike.com network of Web sites visited, track the Web site or geographical location through which you came to IndiaMike.com and your visiting patterns in average. We use this research to understand our users' visit habits and browsing preferences or if they are similar or different from one another so that we can make each visit by you on IndiaMike.com better then last one. We may use this information to better the content, banners, and promotions that you and other users will be likely to see on our sites.

  • IndiaMike.com also collects geophysical IP addresses for system and server administration and to report visiting information to our advertisers. 

  • Other advertising networks that may serve advertisings onto IndiaMike.com network may also use their own cookies. 

  • IndiaMike.com and its advertisers may also use small pieces of code called ''web beacons'' or electronic images that are sometime called "single-pixel GIF" to collect anonymous and average advertising patterns, such as counting hits, browser type, time spent viewing a page, type of page views, promotion views, or advertising responses. These "web beacons" may be used to deliver cookies that conform to our anonymous cookie policy. IndiaMike.com does not allow access or sell other advertisers or their advertising networks, information collected from you.

When you are visiting a IndiaMike.com site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information for use by IndiaMike.com alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise. Some IndiaMike.com services may be offered in conjunction with a third partner. In order to provide this service to you, it may be necessary for us to share your personal information with our partner company. In such cases you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer. Where as if you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer of such data by not using that particular service at all. 

Sometime promotions that run on IndiaMike.com network sites may be sponsored by companies other than IndiaMike.com or may be co-sponsored by IndiaMike.com and another company. Some or all data collected during such a promotion may be shared with the sponsor. In the event of data being shared, you will be notified prior to the time of data collection or transfer. So you can decide whether to participate in the promotion, if you don't want your data to be shared. Please be advised that IndiaMike.com advertisers or Web sites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. Such information practices of those Web sites linked to IndiaMike.com are expressly not covered by this privacy statement once you leave IndiaMike.com and go over to the website of the advertiser.  

As a thumb rule, IndiaMike.com will not willfully disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under extraneous circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. Described herein under are some of the ways that your information may be shared or disclosed. 

Sponsors & Business Partners: IndiaMike.com may disclose your personal information to business partners or sponsors, but this is specifically and expressly described to you at the time of data collection or prior to transferring the data. Some or all data collected during a IndiaMike.com promotion may be shared with a sponsor. If a part of personally identifying data about you will be shared, we will tell you before we collect or transfer the data.

Miscellaneous: IndiaMike.com may also disclose user information in such cases where we have reason to believe that disclosure of this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) or IndiaMike.com ís rights or property, other IndiaMike.com users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. IndiaMike.com may disclose user information when we believe in good faith that the law or law-enforcing agency requires it.

By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use some of IndiaMike.com services that require the use of cookies in order to participate. IndiaMike.com as a policy does not sell or rent your information to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. You can choose not to use a particular service or not to participate in certain promotions or contests, if you do not wish to allow such data sharing.

To keep your personal financial information private is vital and important to us. As with all personal information, IndiaMike.com will never rent or sell your personal financial information. Your use of certain services or features, known to us, may help us to offer you better and more relevant content and advertisements. Yet as with all personally identifiable information, we do not make this available to any third parties without your permission. 

Please note that as of now IndiaMike.com do not conduct any services for which any financial dealing is required but in future there may be places on the IndiaMike.com where you can transmit credit card information in order to complete a purchase transaction or for verification purposes. Any time we ask for a credit card number we transmit that credit card number in an encrypted format. We use best industry-standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption technology. This sophisticated encryption process ensures that prying eyes are unable to decode your personal data when it travels from your computer to ours.

It may not be a norm but the fact remains that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure always. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, IndiaMike.com cannot ensure or warrant the total security of any information you transmit to us or for our online products purchase or services, and you do so at your own risk. But once we receive your transmission, we strive and make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. 

Do keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on message boards, through email, on mailing lists or in chat areas - that information can be seen and collected and used by others. In nutshell, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the other public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. 
Finally, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any registration information. Please be careful and responsible on your own whenever you're online. 

The safety of children is very important to us. Children should always ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to IndiaMike.com or to anyone online for that matter. IndiaMike.com does not share personal information about users under the age of 13 with third parties under any circumstances unless there is a special situation and such information is requested by law enforcing agency and we do not sell or rent personal information about any of our users, regardless of their age. IndiaMike.com is an information site and as a policy we never display by way of direct or any third party agreement, any pornographic material. 

Proprietary Rights 
You agree and acknowledge that the Materials are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other applicable proprietary rights and laws in force by the time of this agreement and in future. For example, IndiaMike.com hold a worldwide copyright in the selection, development, organization, arrangement, re-organization and enhancement of the Materials contained herein on this site, as well as in the Materials original to itself. Third parties Materials appearing on this website have the copyright in the Materials original to them. The look, feel and overall impression of uniqueness of this website, including our color combinations, button shapes, mark ups and other unique graphical elements, content on this site including the site structure, layout and juxtaposition of the site, text, graphics, logos, icons images are exclusive Trademarks or Copyright impressions and IndiaMike.com assert moral and legal rights in continuity to be the rightful owner of the same.

License to and Limitations on Use of Content Information
Provided you comply with these Terms of Use, IndiaMike.com grants you a nonexclusive, non-transferable license to browse, view for your own personal non-commercial use. You may not digitally or electronically transfer the Material to anyone else, commercially exploit the Materials or the underlying data, including, without limitation, you may not create derivative works of the Materials, use any data mining, auto robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools on the Materials, frame any portion of the Materials. You may not print, copy, reprint, modify, translate, port, publish, sublicense, assign, transfer, sell, or otherwise distribute or redirect the Materials without the prior express written consent of IndiaMike.com  You can not show any image taken from this site on your site with hyperlink to this site and just declare the source of such image without permission obtained from IndiaMike.com You shall not derive or attempt to derive the source code, read string or structure of all or any portion of the Materials by reverse engineering, disassembly, de-compilation or any other means employable for such usage. You shall not use the Materials to operate as a service bureau or company or for any other use involving the processing of data and the Materials of this site, for others. You shall use the Materials and this website only for legal purposes and will not use them in any manner that violates the laws of any existing or concurrent jurisdiction. You do not receive any, and IndiaMike.com and its licensors and third party contractors retain all ownership rights in the Materials. You are expressly forbidden to alter or remove any copyright notice or proprietary legend contained in or on the Materials. Nothing that contains herein will be construed as granting you a license under any circumstances about the copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right of IndiaMike.com or any third party, except for the right of use license expressly set forth herewith.

Your License to IndiaMike.com
If should you ever provide IndiaMike.com with information including, but not limited to, feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, plans, ideas, theme or the like, then such information will be deemed to be non-confidential and IndiaMike.com do not assume any obligation to protect such information from disclosure. The submission of such information to IndiaMike.com shall in no way prevent the purchase, manufacture or use of similar products, services, plans or ideas by IndiaMike.com for any purpose whatsoever and by such submission you (i) grant to IndiaMike.com the irrevocable right to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the information to others without restriction or compensation required, and (ii) warrant and represent that public posting and use of such information by IndiaMike.com will not infringe or violate the rights of your or any third party.

Procedure For Making Claims Of Copyright Infringement
We respect the idea of Intellectual property right. And with a website mostly dedicated to forum members and their sharing of copyrighted materials such protection is all the more pertinent. If you believe that your work has been copied in some way and is accessible on this website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify IndiaMike.com Click here to contact us.

No Warranties
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SOME LAWS AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

However your use of the website and Materials is at YOUR OWN RISK and IndiaMike.com is and will not be under no obligation to provide you with any support, error corrections, updates, upgrades, bug fixes and/or enhancements of the website and Materials unless there is a specific contract to such nature with you.

Please note that the Materials may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors unique to the Materials, IndiaMike.com has the right at any time to change, modify, reformat, add to or discontinue or retire any aspect or feature or considerable part of the Material or a theme of the website or Materials, including, but not limited to, the software, content, hours of availability, equipment needed for access or use, or the availability of the website or Materials on any particular device or communications service. IndiaMike.com has no obligation to provide you with notice of any such changes.

Limitation of Liability
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SOME LAWS AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

ADDITIONALLY, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE INDIAMIKE.COM BE HELD RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED TO YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT, GOODS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH ANY EXTERNAL SITES LINKED FROM THIS WEBSITE. NOR INDIAMIKE.COM WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OF DATA OF ANY TYPE STORED AT THE DEVICE INSTALLED AT YOUR END WHILE USING THIS SITE.

While producing the contents IndiaMike.com ethically takes care of the quality of contents and do not mean to be offensive towards any particular individual or a religious group. However IndiaMike.com assume no responsibility if you or some member of a religious group does not appreciate some or any part or whole content submitted by the forum members, wither written material or any sketched, cartographic, click-able visual image and find them offensive. IndiaMike.com will not be liable to any kind of consequential damages arising out of such person's reaction or mental shock.

Disclaimer of Endorsement
Reference herein or on the website to any products or personal references of forum members in various forums for any services or products offered by some other website or company, or hypertext links to third parties advertisement or other information by trade name, trademark, manufacturers, suppliers or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by IndiaMike.com in respect of the charter, quality or contents of such goods. Product, service information and content quality are the sole responsibility of such individual vendor or supplier. There will be no extended warranty expressed or implied by IndiaMike.com for any such services or products sold by third party or hyper linked via this website.

International Use
IndiaMike.com makes no claim or representation that the Materials on this web site are appropriate or available for use in any particular locations, your accessing this site from territories where viewing the site and Materials are or may be illegal is prohibited, is discouraged by IndiaMike.com. Those who choose to access this website from other or such locations will do so on their own risk, initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. If you willingly use this Site in a jurisdiction that explicitly prohibits or restricts such use, your use will be subject to only to the provision of the Terms of Use, and IndiaMike.com shall not have any liability arising out of your own conduct.

Agreement Severability And Integration
The Terms of Use in here will constitute the entire agreement between you and IndiaMike.com with respect to the Materials and this website. If any part of these Terms of Use is held invalid or unenforceable then that portion will be read and construed in such a manner that will be consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties to agreement, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect as per this agreement and governing laws.

Agreement Termination Without prejudice IndiaMike.com reserves the right, on its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Materials or to all or part of this website, with or without notice.

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