Terms & Conditions

Access and use of www.thealternative.in is subject to the terms and conditions listed below. These terms and conditions may be modified from time to time, please revisit this page to check for the latest agreement. Your continued usage of this website is subject to your acceptance of the latest terms and conditions listed here.


1. Content

Whilst “The Alternative” has used reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information provided in the website is accurate and up to date as at the time of publishing, it reserves the right to make corrections and does not warrant that it is accurate or complete. The content you see in the website is authored by The Alternative’s team of in-house staff writers, subject experts in the field, guest writers, bloggers, volunteers and people associated with/interested in sustainability. If you notice any errors with the published information, do get in touch with us at contact@thealternative.in, and we will address your concerns.

Opinions sections in the magazine are listed under sections heads like ‘Student Voices’, ‘Columns’, ‘Opinion’, ‘Expert Speak’, ‘Guest Column’ and ‘Voices’. These opinions are the views of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Alternative.

The content on The Alternative is intended for your personal, noncommercial use. All content that is published is protected by copyright, owned by The Alternative or jointly owned by contributors. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any content accessed through the website.


2. Distribution

Any copying, redistribution, republication or broadcasting, sale, trade, resale or any other means of making available any of The Alternative’s content for anything except personal, non-commercial use is strictly prohibited. In case of references to any of The Alternative’s content, all references needs to be accordingly attributed/linked back to www.thealternative.in or www.thealternative.in if it is on print. If you would like to syndicate our content, get in touch with us at editor@thealternative.in.

Be nice. We have had our content used without credit by big media and we have always hunted them down and publicly shamed them. Respect our work, cos we care one hell of a lot about it. If you are referring to content from our site, please publish a clickable hyperlink back to the post.


3. Links

We are not responsible for the availability of outside resources accessed through our site, or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to the site administrator or Webmaster of such site.


4. Website

The Alternative does not warrant that services/tools contained in thealternative.in will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that The Alternative or the publishing system that makes it available are free of bugs. This is work in progress, and The Alternative reserves the right to change the content, look and feel of thealternative.in frequently.


5. Service

The Alternative reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the website service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that thalternative.in shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.


6. Communication between TA and our users

If you indicate on our site that you want to receive any information like newsletters and any other specific subscriptions, we, our owners and assigns, may allow certain third party vendors to provide you with information about products and services.

We reserve the right to send electronic mail to you for the purpose of informing you of changes or additions to our service.

We reserve the right to disclose information about your usage and demographics, provided that it will not reveal your personal identity in connection with the disclosure of such information.

We may contact you via e-mail requesting for participation in user surveys, feedback on current Services or prospective products and services. This information will be used to improve the Services and better understand our users, and any information we obtain in such surveys will not be shared with third parties, except in aggregate form.


7. User content

(including contests, poll votes, user submissions, comments and discussions)

You shall not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish on any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal material.

Be courteous. You agree that you will not threaten or verbally abuse others, use defamatory language, or deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive messages, meaningless messages or “spam.”

Use respectful language. Like any community, the online conversation flourishes only when everyone feels welcome and safe. You agree not to use language that abuses or discriminates on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc. Hate speech of any kind is grounds for immediate action from our side in deleting or suspending you from other usage of the site.

Debate, but don’t attack. It is always the case that in a group, different people have differing opinions, but personal attacks are frowned upon.

You shall not, without the express approval of TA, distribute or otherwise use any of the material on our site for raising funds or other commercial or monetization activities.

You are solely responsible for the content of your submissions. However, while TA does not and cannot review every comment or discussion and is not responsible for the content of these messages, TA reserves the right to delete, move, or edit submissions that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable.


8. Limited Liability

No materials of any kind submitted by you will (i) violate, plagiarize, or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; or (ii) contain libelous or otherwise unlawful material; and (b) that you are at least thirteen years old. You hereby indemnify, defend and hold harmless TA and all personnel, directors, staff, partners, contributors and customers (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you or any user of your account of these Terms of Service or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim.

9. Governing Law

This agreement shall be governed by & construed in accordance with the laws of India. The access and use of this site is subjected to all applicable laws.


 10. Jurisdiction

In respect of all matters/disputes arising out of, in connection with or in relation to this agreement, only the civil courts at Bangalore, India shall have jurisdiction, to the exclusion of all other courts. This website is deemed to be published from/at Bangalore, irrespective of where it is accessed from.

If you come across any violations of our terms and conditions, please do report it to us at contact@thealternative.in