Terms Of Use

Welcome to NPTEL ONLINE COURSES

Please read this “Terms of Usage” (TOU) agreement before accessing or participating in any course or service made available by NPTEL with entry- point URL (http:// nptel.ac.in). By registering or participating in this site, you acknowledge that you have read the terms of use, will comply with them and agree that the terms of use constitutes a binding legal agreement between you & NPTEL. If you do not understand or do not agree to be bound by the terms of use, please do not access this site. NPTEL reserves the right to modify TOU at any time without advance notice. Any changes to this “TOU” agreement will be effective immediately upon posting on this page with the updated effective date. Please visit this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of TOU.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

This site is restricted to individuals over 18 years of age. By accessing, registering or participating in this site, you hereby declare that you are over 18 years of age. In addition, those who wish to register and participate must meet the minimum requirements laid out in the Terms of Use (this document) and abide by the Honor Code. If you do not qualify or do not agree to these terms, you may not use the Site.

RULES FOR ONLINE CONDUCT

You agree that you are responsible for your own use of the Site and for your User Postings. "User Postings" include all content submitted, posted, published or distributed on the Site by you or other users of the Site, including but not limited to all forum posts, notes, questions, comments, videos and file uploads. Although NPTEL does not routinely screen or monitor user postings to the site, NPTEL reserves the right (but is under no obligation) to remove any prohibited content in its discretion. You agree that you will use the Site in compliance with this TOU agreement, the Honor Code and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations, including copyright laws.

RIGHT OF MODIFICATION

Any change or modification to the Terms of Use will be effective immediately upon posting on our website. We reserve the right to change or modify the Terms of Use at our discretion at any time.

DISCLAIMER

You agree and acknowledge that nothing in these Terms of Use or otherwise, with respect to your access or use of any Online Course or Site (a) enrolls or registers you in any university or other educational institution, or in any course offered by any university or other educational institution, (b) establishes any relationship between you and any university or other educational institution with which NPTEL may be affiliated, or (c) entitles you to access or use the resources of any university or other educational institution beyond the Online Courses provided by the Sites. In addition you agree and acknowledge that neither user posting nor the content on any links to other websites, are screened, moderated, approved, reviewed or endorsed by NPTEL. NPTEL is not responsible or liable for content of any postings therein.

COPYRIGHT

All content or other materials available on the Sites, including but not limited to code, images, text, layouts, arrangements, displays, illustrations, audio and video clips, HTML files and other content are the property of NPTEL and/or its affiliates or licensors and are protected by copyright. All rights in the Site and its content, if not expressly granted, are reserved by NPTEL.

USER MATERIAL SUBMISSION

By submitting or distributing your User Postings, you affirm, represent and warrant (1) that you have the necessary rights, licenses, consents and/or permissions to reproduce and publish the User Postings and to authorize NPTEL and its users to reproduce, modify, publish and otherwise use and distribute your User Postings in a manner consistent with the licenses granted by you below, and (2) that neither your submission of your User Postings nor the exercise of the licenses granted below will infringe or violate the rights of any third party. You, and not NPTEL, are solely responsible for your User Postings and the consequences of posting or publishing them.

PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy Policy covers all information we collect from you through our Site. Including but not limited to personal Information, when you sign up for a user account, participate in online courses, register for the proctored exam, send us email messages and/or participate in our public forums. In addition collection of certain usage information about student performance and patterns of learning might occur. This includes tracking information indicating, among other things, which pages of our Site were visited, the order in which they were visited, when they were visited and which hyperlinks and other user interface controls were used, etc. We may also log the IP address, operating system and browser software used by each user of the Site, and we may be able to determine from an IP address a user's Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity. Various web analytics tools are used to collect this information.

CHANGING OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Please note that we review our privacy practices from time to time, and that these practices are subject to change. Any change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on our Site. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Privacy Policy.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

The Sites may include hyperlinks to sites maintained or controlled by others. Neither NPTEL nor the Participating Institutions do not routinely screen, approve, review or endorse the contents of or use of any of the products or services that may be offered at these sites. These other websites are not under our control, and you acknowledge and agree that NPTEL is not responsible for the collection and use of your information by such websites.

ARBITRATION & JURISDICTION

You agree that any claim or dispute in any manner whatsoever arising out of or relating to these TOU or any content or service obtained from or through the site will be resolved through arbitration by a sole arbitrator to be appointed by NPTEL ONLINE COURSES. The place of arbitration shall be Chennai. It is specifically agreed that competent courts in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India shall have exclusive jurisdiction over the subject matter of this agreement.