Subscriptions- Terms and conditions

This service is brought to you by Maktoob Media Private Limited a company incorporated and registered under the provisions of the Companies Act 2013 having its registered office at NO 1, PULLIPPADAM VILLAGE NILAMBUR MALAPPURAM Malappuram KL 676542 which is engaged in the business of running a digital media website Maktoob Media ( By using, accessing, viewing, subscribing to services offered by Maktoob Media including any webpage, feature, information, data contained therein you agree to be bound by and abide by the terms and conditions under which these services are offered.

To promote free, independent, and excellent journalism, and to keep journalism alive in the best democratic interest, subscriptions are invited for Maktoob Media from individuals as well as organisations. Every subscription will go to sustaining and strengthening the work of Maktoob Media.

You should not use any of Maktoob Media services in case any of the terms and conditions is not acceptable to you.

You represent and warrant that you are competent and eligible to enter into legally binding agreement and have the requisite authority to represent and bind the other party to this Agreement.

You shall not use this Service if you are not competent to contract under the applicable laws, rules and regulations.

This Agreement shall continue to be in full force and effect for so long as you are using Maktoob Media services. Maktoob Media may at any time modify the terms and conditions (“Terms”) of the Service without any prior notification to you. You can access the latest version of the Terms here at any given time. You should regularly review the Terms. In the event the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, you should discontinue using the service.

However, if you continue to use the service you agree to accept and abide by the modified Terms. Maktoob Media reserves the right to alter, amend, modify or terminate the service or access to the service at any time, with or without cause. Maktoob Media reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to Maktoob Media services and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To avail of and use the Services you may have to register with Maktoob Media. As a part of registration process you agree to provide Maktoob Media current, complete, and accurate registration information as prompted to do by the Service and to maintain and update this information as required to keep it current, complete and accurate. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate not current or incomplete or Maktoob Media has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Maktoob Media has the right to indefinitely suspend or terminate your subscription and refuse to provide you with access to Maktoob Media Services. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, which you will not be under an obligation to reveal to any representative or agent of Maktoob Media. Subscription is non-transferable. You further consent to receive communications from Maktoob Media electronically. Maktoob Media will communicate with Users by email or by posting notices on the Site/Service. This service is provided to you as a matter of convenience. You may be able to post, submit, transmit, share, upload any data, comment, messages, files, photographs, pictures, images, graphics or any other material or a combination thereof (“Content”) on the Service as per the respective terms and conditions thereto. You agree and undertake that you shall not host, post, upload, display, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information content/material that is: (a) belongs to another person and to which you don’t have any right to; copyrighted content owned by a third party unless you have the express consent, permission, license, authority of the rightful owner; (b) violates/infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or any other proprietary or privacy rights of any third party. (c) is grossly harmful, blasphemous, pedophiliac, false, misleading, unlawful or with the intent to defraud, harass, abuse, intimidate, accuse, impersonate or harm the feelings of anyone; illegal, obscene, pornographic, vulgar, provocative, defamatory, indecent, libelous, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, threatening, impersonating another person, enticing/harming of minors in any way, infringing of intellectual property rights, proprietary rights of any third party, invasive of privacy or public rights or any other third party rights or otherwise injurious or objectionable, elicit response relating to illegal activity, contain viruses is an expression of bigotry or hatred based on age, gender, race, religion, caste, class, lifestyle preference, and nationality; relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling or otherwise unlawful in any manner (d) promotes or provides any instructional information about illegal activities; (e) Upload or post any content/material that contain software viruses or any other computer codes, files or programs that would interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of this Site/Service or any software, network, servers, hardware or any other related equipment, any computer resource. (f) violate any applicable laws or regulations for the time being in force. (g) deceives or misleads the addressee about the origin of such messages or communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature. (h) threatens the unity, integrity, defence, security or sovereignty of India, friendly relations with foreign states, or public order or causes incitement to the commission of any cognisable offence or prevents investigation of any offence or is insulting any other nation. Maktoob Media does not claims any ownership in the content posted by you including without limitation the feedback and suggestions provided. You may upload and share your content, share your views, feedbacks and suggestions – this should not be done at the cost of hurting the feelings of anyone. You agree and acknowledge that any Content/material/image, uploaded or posted by you is lawfully owned by you. By posting the Content you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all the rights including without limitation the right necessary to provide, post, upload, and submit the Content. For any Content posted by you, actions undertaken on any/all Maktoob Media Services under your account till date you grant a worldwide, royalty free right to Maktoob Media and to the general public to use, reproduce, disclose, exhibit, display, transform, edit, translate, create, distribute or transmit the material without limitation or restriction with or without having your name attached/attributed/displayed/assigned to such Content. You further agree and acknowledge that Maktoob Media shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, techniques, know-how contained in any Content posted/uploaded by you, for any purpose including but not limited to publicity, promotion, advertising, developing/marketing products or use such information without compensation or any other obligations to anyone including you. You further agree and acknowledge that Maktoob Media is under no obligation to post or use any content/material uploaded/posted by you. You agree and acknowledge that the content posted, uploaded, accessed, bookmarked or shared by you across various Maktoob Media services can be accessed, copied, stored, used publicly by all other users whether registered or not. Maktoob Media services includes public areas – that are accessible by all the users whether registered or not with Maktoob Media and you You shall be solely responsible for any Content uploaded, posted or shared by you. By submitting the information to us, you represent and warrant that such submission is accurate, is not confidential and is not in violation of any contractual restrictions or other third party rights. You must consider and decide yourself the extent to which you wish to reveal information about yourself to the large community of users and to Maktoob Media. You must not communicate any information which could be harmful/damaging/detrimental to you. You further agree, understand and acknowledge that is a intermediary/service provider which facilitates/provides access to the communication system over which the information is made available by the third parties. As such Maktoob Media does not (a) initiate the said transmission or (b) select the receiver of said transmission or (c) select or modify the information contained in the said transmission. Maktoob Media is under no obligation to monitor or review the user contributed content. Maktoob Media assumes no responsibility for the content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate messages/content and no responsibility for the conduct of any user of this service. However, Maktoob Media reserves the right to review the content posted and to remove any content in its sole discretion. Maktoob Media does not permit or authorize infringement of intellectual property rights and reserves the right to remove the content without any prior intimation, upon proper notification that such subscriber uploaded content infringes the intellectual property rights including the copyright of the rightful owner. The information/content provided on this site is intended for personal non-commercial use. Other than what is expressly provided herein, you agree and undertake not to download, use, copy, reproduce, distribute, display, broadcast, sale, license or otherwise exploit for any purpose any content without the prior written consent of the respective rightful owners. Maktoob Media reserves the right to release current or past subscriber information that Maktoob Media believes is in violation of the terms of service or privacy guidelines, or used to commit unlawful acts, or if the information is subpoenaed, or a request is received from the law enforcement agencies or a court order and/or if Maktoob Media deems it necessary and/or appropriate.

When you subscribe Maktoob Media, we collect a limited amount of information from you. 

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

To personalize your experience — your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.

To improve our services — we continually strive to improve our offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.

To improve customer service — your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.

To send periodic communications — The information you provide may be used to send you communications and notifications about your account, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

Subscription payments are non-refundable. If you wish to cancel your subscription, you can do that by sending a request to [email protected], and we will cancel your subscription. However, no payment related to the subscription will be refunded.

In addition to this, we use third party services to deliver and streamline your experiences, and their respective privacy policies will also apply.

Any information you share with us will not be shared with any third party for any purposes other than to provide specific experiences from Maktoob Media. For example, the information will be shared with a mailing list provider to send you newsletters or with a video conferencing platform to give you access to an event.

This Agreement is governed and construed in accordance with the Laws of Union of India. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of Maktoob Media sites/services. Use of Maktoob Media sites/services is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree to indemnify and hold Maktoob Media, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and representatives harmless from any claim, demand, or damage, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, asserted by any third party due to or arising out of your use of or conduct on Maktoob Media sites/services. I have read and understood this agreement and agree to be bound by and abide to this agreement. In case of any grievance, please contact Maktoob Media. If you are the rightful owner of the content or an affected person and have the reason to believe that any content that has been uploaded/contributed through this Service contravenes your rights in violation of Rule 3 of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules, 2011 then you may intimate the same to Maktoob Media in the following manner: 

(a) Sending a request in writing or through email signed with electronic signature identifying the content alleged to be in infringement of your rights as the rightful owner or affecting you prejudicially; 

(b) Providing exact identification and description of the content by giving its URL that is to be disabled, which in your view contravenes Rule 3(2) of aforesaid.

(c) Giving a declaration cum undertaking along with necessary documents establishing you (i) as the rightful owner of the content to be disabled, or (ii) as an affected person, and stating that the information submitted is true, complete & accurate and no material fact has been hidden. Further, stating that Maktoob Media and its Management, Directors, employees, including Grievance Officer shall not be liable for any loss or damage or claim for relying upon the said request. 

(d) Contact information including address, telephone number, email address, etc. where you can be contacted if required. You can send your request to Maktoob Media, at: 

Maktoob Media Private Limited

Address: F38, Abul Fazal Enclave, Okhla, New Delhi, 110025

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +91-8943035403 (between 9am to 6pm IST from Monday – Saturday except Public holidays) 

(e) The grievance(s) shall be redressed in accordance with the said Rules and in good faith by Maktoob Media.