சிலர் எப்போதும் எதற்கெடுத்தாலும் எனக்கென்று யாரும் இல்லை. எனக்கென்று நண்பர்கள் இல்லை. எல்லாரும் என்னை ஒதுக்கிவைத்துவிட்டார்கள் என புலம்பித் தள்ளுவார்கள். இப்படிப்பட்டவர்களைத் தனிமை உணர்வு கொல்லும். லண்டனில் உள்ள கிங்ஸ் கல்லூரியை சேர்ந்த ஆராய்ச்சியாளர்கள் பிரிட்டனை சேர்ந்த 2000 இளம் வயதினரிடம் ஆய்வு ஒன்றை மேற்கொண்டிருக்கிருக்கின்றனர். அதில் தனிமையை உணர்வதாக கூறுபவர்களுக்கு, மற்றவர்களை விட 24 சதவிகிதம் வரை தூக்கம் குறைவாக இருக்கும் என தெரிவித்துள்ளனர். மேலும் தனிமையை உணர்வதாக கூறுபவர்கள், தங்களால் எந்த செயலிலும் முழு கவனத்தை செலுத்த முடியவில்லை என்றும், நான் முழுக்க சோர்வை உணர்வதாகவும் தெரிவித்துள்ளனர்.
Terms and Conditions
"Thinaboomi" is the interactive on-line service operated by Thinaboomi Tamil daily Newspaper on the World Wide Web of the Internet, consisting of information services and content provided by Thinaboomi, affiliates of Thinaboomi and other third parties. "Subscriber" means each person who establishes or accesses a connection ("Account") for access to and use of Thinaboomi Services.
(A) By using Thinaboomi Services (other than to read this Agreement for the first time), Subscriber agrees to comply with all of the terms and conditions hereof. The right to use Thinaboomi Services is personal to Subscriber and is not transferable to any other person or entity. Subscriber is responsible for all use of Subscriber's Account (under any user name or password) and for ensuring that all use of Subscriber's Account complies fully with the provisions of this Agreement. Subscriber shall be responsible for protecting the confidentiality of Subscriber's password(s), if any.
(B) Thinaboomi shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of Thinaboomi Services, including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use.
3. Changed Terms.
Thinaboomi shall have the right at any time to change or modify the terms and conditions applicable to Subscriber's use of Thinaboomi Services, or any part thereof, or to impose new conditions, including, but not limited to, adding fees and charges for use. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including, but not limited to, posting on Thinaboomi Services, or by electronic or conventional mail, or by any other means by which Subscriber obtains notice thereof. Any use of Thinaboomi Services by Subscriber after such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by Subscriber of such changes, modifications or additions.
Subscriber shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of Thinaboomi Services and all charges related thereto.
5. Subscriber Conduct.
(A) Subscriber shall use Thinaboomi Services for lawful purposes only. Subscriber shall not post or transmit through Thinaboomi Services any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law, or which, without Thinaboomi's express prior approval, contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services. Subscriber shall not use Thinaboomi Services to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation, including, but not limited to, the solicitation of users to become subscribers of other on-line information services competitive with Thinaboomi Services.
(B) Thinaboomi Services contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound, and the entire contents of Thinaboomi Services are copyrighted as a collective work under the India copyright laws. Thinaboomi owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. Subscriber may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part. Subscriber may download copyrighted material for Subscriber's personal use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express permission of Thinaboomi and the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. Subscriber acknowledges that it does not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.
(C) Subscriber shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on Thinaboomi Services any material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right and the burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright rests with Subscriber. Subscriber shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission. By submitting material to any public area of Thinaboomi Services, Subscriber automatically grants, or warrants that the owner of such material has expressly granted Thinaboomi the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material. Subscriber also permits any other Subscriber to access, view, store or reproduce the material for that Subscriber's personal use. Subscriber hereby grants Thinaboomi the right to edit, copy, publish and distribute any material made available on Thinaboomi Services by Subscriber.
6. Disclaimer of Warranty; Limitation of Liability.
(A) SUBSCRIBER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF THINABOOMI SERVICES IS AT SUBSCRIBER'S SOLE RISK. NEITHER THINABOOMI, ITS AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT THINABOOMI SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THINABOOMI SERVICES, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE, OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH THINABOOMI SERVICES.
(B) THINABOOMI SERVICES IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT.
(C) THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. SUBSCRIBER SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THINABOOMI IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER SUBSCRIBERS OR THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH SUBSCRIBER.
(D) IN NO EVENT WILL THINABOOMI, OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING THINABOOMI SERVICES OR THE THINABOOMI SERVICES SOFTWARE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THINABOOMI SERVICES. SUBSCRIBER HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT ON THINABOOMI SERVICES.
(E) IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS SET FORTH ABOVE NEITHER, THINABOOMI, NOR ITS AFFILIATES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS SHALL BE LIABLE REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OR DURATION, FOR ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER DEFECTS IN, OR UNTIMELINESS OR UNAUTHENTICITY OF, THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THINABOOMI SERVICES, OR FOR ANY DELAY OR INTERRUPTION IN THE TRANSMISSION THEREOF TO THE USER, OR FOR ANY CLAIMS OR LOSSES ARISING THEREFROM OR OCCASIONED THEREBY. NONE OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS OR LOSSES OF ANY NATURE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. PRIOR TO THE EXECUTION OF A STOCK TRADE, SUBSCRIBERS ARE ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH YOUR BROKER OR OTHER FINANCIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO VERIFY PRICING OR OTHER INFORMATION. THINABOOMI, ITS AFFILIATES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR INVESTMENT DECISIONS BASED ON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED. NEITHER, THINABOOMI NOR ITS AFFILIATES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE TIMELINESS, SEQUENCE, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS INFORMATION. ADDITIONALLY, THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE INFORMATION.
Thinaboomi shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of Thinaboomi Services, to determine compliance with this Agreement and any operating rules established by Thinaboomi and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request. Thinaboomi shall have the right in its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on Thinaboomi Services. Without limiting the foregoing, Thinaboomi shall have the right to remove any material that Thinaboomi, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable.
Subscriber agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Thinaboomi, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the use of Thinaboomi Services by Subscriber or Subscriber's Account.
Either Thinaboomi or Subscriber may terminate this Agreement at any time. Without limiting the foregoing, Thinaboomi shall have the right to immediately terminate Subscriber's Account in the event of any conduct by Subscriber which Thinaboomi, in its sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by Subscriber of this Agreement. The provisions of Sections 5(B), 5(C), 5(D), 6, 8, 10 and this Section 9 shall survive termination of this Agreement.
Thinaboomi, Thinaboomi Services, and each of their logos are trademarks of Thinaboomi Company. All rights reserved. All other trademarks appearing on Thinaboomi Services are the property of their respective owners.
11. Third Party Content.
Thinaboomi is a distributor (and not a publisher) of content supplied by third parties and Subscribers. Accordingly, Thinaboomi has no more editorial control over such content than does a public library, bookstore, or newsstand. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, Subscribers or any other user of Thinaboomi Services, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of Thinaboomi. Neither Thinaboomi nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. (Refer to Section 6 above for the complete provisions governing limitation of liabilities and disclaimers of warranty.)
In many instances, the content available through Thinaboomi Services represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider, Subscriber, or other user not under contract with Thinaboomi. Thinaboomi neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on Thinaboomi Services by anyone other than authorized Thinaboomi employee spokespersons while acting in their official capacities. Under no circumstances will Thinaboomi be liable for any loss or damage caused by a Subscriber's reliance on information obtained through Thinaboomi Services. It is the responsibility of Subscriber to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through Thinaboomi Services. Please seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice or other content.
This Agreement and any operating rules for Thinaboomi Services established by Thinaboomi constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.