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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions create a binding agreement between you, whether personally or on behalf of you and The International Society for Chronic Illnesses, herein referred to as ISCI , concerning the access and usage of the services provided by and on the website of as well as any contacts , links , or otherwise connected thereto. 


You agree that by registering for ISCI membership, you have read and acknowledged, understood and agreed to all the terms and conditions of the site and if you have not read, understood or accepted the terms, kindly refrain from availing any services the website has to offer. 


We reserve the right to make modifications in the terms and conditions of the website and may do it at any time for any reason. 


It is your responsibility to check the terms and conditions periodically and keep yourselves updated. It will be deemed that you are aware and have accepted any changes made thereto by your continued use of the website after the revision of the terms and conditions.




Unless otherwise specified, this website is our proprietary property and all the databases, software, functions, information services, graphics, audio, video, texts, trademarks, logos, domain name are owned and controlled by us or licensed to us, and are protected by copyright and trademark laws and various other intellectual property rights applicable worldwide.


Unless otherwise provided, any part or entirety of the website shall not be copied, reproduced, republished, distributed, transmitted, translated, sold, uploaded, posted publicly or otherwise exploited for any commercial or personal use without our prior permission. 



By using the site, you represent and warrant that :

  1. All the information you provide i.e. name, address, code, phone number, academic status, location (country) , institute you are affiliated with (if you are affiliated)  are accurate, current and complete. 

  2. You have the legal capacity to enter into the Peer Research Mentorship Program (prmp) by accepting the terms and conditions of the website and after membership registration.

  3. You will not use the website for any unlawful or illegal purposes or any other reason for which the website does not prima facie provide for. 

  4. Your use of the website shall not violate any of the governing laws and regulations prevalent in India and your respective State. 


If you are inconsistent with any or all of the above-mentioned criteria, we reserve the right to deny any services to you at the very instant or/and in future as well. 



You shall not use or access our website for any purpose other than that which falls under the scope of work of the website. Our website is strictly for availing services which are mentioned on it under the head of ‘Activities’. 


Being a user, you agree not to do the following:

  1. Attempt to avail services from the site which do not fall under its scope of work , any unauthorised activity, to fulfill any illegal, unlawful or morally condemnable activity via the site or any of the employees registered thereto. 

  2. Engage in linking the site to any activity of which it is not a part of.

  3. Exploit the support care of the site by making false reports and allegations against the site or any of its members. 

  4. Attempt to impersonate another person or use the details of another person and convey them as their own. 

  5. Use any information availed from the site to harass, intimidate, influence, mislead anybody else.

  6. Harass, intimidate, threaten, harm, injure, mistreat any of the mentors, mentees, representatives, founder of the site or any individual associated with the site. 

  7. Upload or transmit any viruses inside the system of the site. 

  8. Try to obtain database or information of the mentors and mentees and research data of the site or any activity connected/associated with the website or its agenda by hacking the website, introducing any virus, through unlawful means.

  9. Attempt to use coercion against the team members of ISCI to make them do something against the nature of work, personal or professional ethics, and the will of the employee. 

  10. Attempt to mislead or commit misrepresentation in order to misuse the scope of activities of ISCI , to acquire information or details about any mentor, mentee or research work. 

  11. Invade privacy and attempt to commit identity theft, thereby committing internet fraud.

  12. Attempt to damage, tarnish, negatively impact the goodwill and image of the website.

  13. Use the site in a manner not consistent with the governing laws and regulations of India and all other member nations including but not limited to Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the United States of America. 



The site may invite you to give feedback, testimonials, opinions, comments, suggestions related to the service availed from the site. The same shall be visible to other users and viewers. 


On invitation, you shall not communicate anything which is untrue, misleading, of lewd or vulgar nature. It is your responsibility to ensure truthfulness of your piece of communication. In order to accept the invitation, you shall make an expressed communication to the website. 


Your contributions shall not contain anything which is offensive to any gender, nationality, sect, religion, caste, orientation.




While rating the site or posting any comment or testimonial, the following criteria must be complied with:

  1. You should have first hand experience of the narrative you are submitting

  2. Your review shall not contain anything offensive, racist, abusive in nature.

  3. Your review shall not contain any false references of illegal activities.

  4. You shall not communicate hate speech, discriminatory statements, lewd comments regarding this. 

It is upto us to accept and post your opinion, feedback, testimonial, rating and you do not reserve any right to take any action against the decision of the site. 




We reserve the right pertaining to create, update and amend the terms and conditions of the site. However, we are not obligated to do the following:


  1. Monitor the site for any violations of the terms and conditions.

  2. Initiate any legal action against any individual for violating the terms and conditions of the site.

  3. Restrict the use of any individual to avail services from the site.

  4. Delete or dispose of information, databases from the system of the site which is burdensome to the functioning of it. 




We care about the protection of your data. By agreeing to the terms and conditions of the site, registering as a member and providing us details in furtherance to make a contact, you are bound by the Privacy Policy contained therein. 


Any information received by us from your end, i.e. name, contact details, email id, address, any kind of identification detail shall be protected. However, they may be disclosed by us under circumstances of legal intervention in accordance with the governing laws and regulations of India and all member nations including but not limited to Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the United States of America. 


Please review our Privacy Policy  for  elaborate content.



We respect the Intellectual Property Rights of others. If it comes to your knowledge that anything contained on the site or associated therewith infringes any of the intellectual property rights of any individual, corporation, firm, partnership, group, institute then kindly inform us.


If you are unsure whether any material on the site infringes Intellectual Property Rights of others, kindly consider that fact first. 




The terms and conditions shall remain in force till you use and avail the services of the site. You shall be under a contractual liability to abide by the terms till you use it. We hold sole discretion, without any liability, to deny access of the site or services to anyone for reasons we are not obligated to mention. 


We reserve the right to delete any contribution made by you towards the site, restricting you from the site, without any intimation or warning  because of authority of  sole discretion. 


We shall have the right to institute a legal action against you in case of breach of any of the terms and conditions of the site after you have agreed to it. 




The terms and conditions and other content of the site is governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Gujarat/India. 




For any kind of conflict between parties regarding the breach of terms and conditions or about services, both the parties shall invoke Arbitration clause or try for another alternative dispute resolution method, i.e. Mediation. 


Both the parties agree to try resolving the dispute via negotiation or Mediation upto 90 days (time) before commencing an arbitral proceeding.


In case of initiation of arbitration procedure, the arbitrator shall be appointed on the basis of consensus of both the parties. The arbitrator shall be bound by the law prevalent in the state and nation. 


Both the parties agree that in events of the following, arbitration clause will not be binding upon both the parties:


  • Cyberstalking, phishing, invasion of privacy, harassment, online impersonation, fraud, trafficking passwords, unauthorised system access. 

  • Protection of Intellectual Property Rights, infringement of Intellectual Property Rights.

  • Claim for injunctive relief



Under no circumstance will the founders, president, respective heads of ISCI be liable to you or/and third party for any direct, indirect, consequential damages arising from the use of the site even after knowing the possibility of such damages. 


Notwithstanding  anything to the contrary of the above-mentioned content, the liability of the site shall not exceed an amount of Rs. 20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Rupees Only) irrespective of any case. 



You agree to indemnify and defend the site, founders, president, respective heads of ISCI and anyone associated thereto against any claims, loss, damages, liability arising due to breach of terms and conditions and the use of site. 


We reserve the right of exclusive defense under circumstances when you are liable to indemnify us.   

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