Terms of Service

Effective date - APRIL 25, 2020

Welcome to ptsx.org. please read these Terms of Service “(TOS)” prior to registering for a user account on ptsx.org or using any portion of the ptsx.org online platform including accessing any courses, learning by doing programs, content or other electronic services. These Terms of Service that follows are Agreements (the “Agreements”) between you and ptsx.org. By using the ptsx.org online platform, you accept and agree to be legally bound by the Agreements, whether or not you are a registered user. Please also read the Privacy Policy and Honor Code for the ptsx.org online platform before you use any portion of ptsx.org online platform. The Privacy Policy describes how your personal data is collected and processed when you use the ptsx.org online platform. If you do not understand or do not wish to be bound by the terms of the Agreements or Privacy Policy, you should not use the ptsx.org online platform.

ptsx.org reserves the right to modify these TOS at any time without advance notice. Any changes to these TOS will be effective immediately upon posting on this page, with an updated effective date. By accessing the ptsx.org online platform after any changes have been made, you signify your agreement on a prospective basis to the modified TOS and all of the changes. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of these TOS.

These Terms of Service are organized as follows:

  • Rules for online conduct.
  • Strictly prohibited items.
  • User accounts.
  • Your right to use content on ptsx.org online platform.
  • User postings.
  • Courses and learning by doing programs.
  • Restriction on use of material.
  • Trademarks and logos.
  • Copyrights.
  • Disclaimers of warranty/Limitation of liabilities
  • Indemnification
  • Termination rights
  • Entire agreement
  • Waiver severability
  • Jurisdiction

Rules for Online Conduct

You agree that you are responsible for your own use of the ptsx.org online platform and for your user postings. “User postings” means all content submitted, posted, published, or distributed on the ptsx.org online platform by you or other users of the ptsx.org online platform, including but not limited to all discussion forum posts, notes, questions, content, comments, audios, videos and file uploaded. You agree that you will use the ptsx.org online platform in compliance with these Agreements, and all applicable local, state and national laws, rules and regulations, including copyright laws.

As a condition of your use of the ptsx.org online platform, you will not use the ptsx.org online platform in any manner intended to damage, disable, overburden, or impair any ptsx.org server or the network(s) connected to any ptsx.org server or to interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the ptsx.org online platform. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the ptsx.org online platform, other accounts, computer systems, or network connected to any ptsx.org server through hacking, password mining, or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any content or information stored on the ptsx.org online platform, its server, or associated computers through any means not intentionally made available through the ptsx.org online platform. If you are a registered user, you will not share your password or let anyone else access or compromise your user account.

Further, you agree not to scrape, or otherwise download in bulk, any ptsx.org online platform content, including but not limited to a list or directory of users on the system, user postings or user information, material, or trademarks and logos. You also agree not to misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent your identity while using the ptsx.org online platform (although you are welcome and encouraged to use ptsx.org online platform).

Strictly Prohibited Items

The following items are strictly prohibited on ptsx.org online platform:

  • Content that defames, harasses or threatens others;
  • Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them;
  • Content that infringes another’s intellectual property, including but not limited to, copyrights or trademarks;
  • Profane, pornographic, obscene, indecent or unlawful content;
  • Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation;
  • Content related to partisan political activities;
  • Viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files, malware, spyware, or any other similar software that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property; and
  • Content that contains intentionally inaccurate information or that is posted with the intent of misleading others.

You may not submit, post, publish, share or otherwise distribute any of the above strictly prohibited items on or via the ptsx.org online platform.

User Accounts

In order to create a user account (Register on ptsx.org online platform), you must provide your full name, an email address, mobile no. and password. To join in (purchase any courses or learning by doing programs), you must enter additional information such as select the medium of courses and learning by doing programs - Hindi or English, select the courses and/or learning by doing programs in which you want to join in and pay the applicable fees of those courses and/or learning by doing programs. You agree that you will never divulge or share access or access information for your user account with any third-party for any reason. You represent that all information provided by you is accurate and current.

We care about the confidentiality and security of your personal information. Please see the Privacy Policy for more information about the collection and use of data on the ptsx.org online platform.

Your Right to Use Content on the ptsx.org Online Platform

Unless otherwise expressly stated on the ptsx.org online platform, the content on the ptsx.org online platform, including question papers, audios, video lectures, images and other instructional material provided with the courses and learning by doing programs offered on ptsx.org online platform are for your personal use in connection with those courses and learning by doing programs only. Certain reference documents, digital textbooks, articles, and other information on the ptsx.org online platform are used with the permission of third-parties, and use of that information is subject to certain rules and conditions. By using ptsx.org online platform, you agree to abide by all such rules and regulations. We aim to make all of the ptsx.org courses and learning by doing programs accessible and affordable to all the aspirants.

All rights in the ptsx.org online platform and its content, if not expressly granted, are reserved.

Use for pedagogical improvements- Our goal is to provide current and future visitors to the ptsx.org online platform with high quality learning and development courses and learning by doing programs for the preparation of civil services examination. To further this goal, we try to improve our understanding of the learning process, and to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of our content, courses and learning by doing programs material, payment models, platform features, and offerings.

User Postings

User postings representations and warranties- 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 ptsx.org and its user 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 ptsx.org, are responsible for your user postings and the consequences of posting or publishing them.

License grant to ptsx.org and the members- By submitting or distributing your user postings, you hereby grant to ptsx.org and the members a nationwide, non-exclusive, transferable, assignable, sub licensable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to host, transfer, display, perform, reproduce, modify, distribute, redistribute, relicense, and otherwise use, make available, and exploit your user postings, in whole or in part, in any form and in any media formats and through any media channels (now known or hereafter developed).

License grant to ptsx.org users- By submitting or distributing your user postings, you hereby grant to each user of ptsx.org online platform a non-exclusive license to access and use your user postings in connection with their use of the ptsx.org online platform for their own personal purposes.

Courses and Learning by Doing Programs

ptsx.org provides most of its courses and learning by doing programs for a fee. For anything that you choose to purchase on the ptsx.org online platform, you agree to pay all applicable fees. As described in the Privacy Policy, the processing of your payment information is done by a third-party payment vendor, and you will be routed to a secure payment flow controlled by that vendor to complete the payment transaction. Once your payment transaction is completed, a ptsx.org confirmation page will be displayed, and you will receive a confirmation email with your name, name of the courses and/or learning by doing programs chosen, and the payment amount. Please retain this email for your records as this information will be required if you seek a refund from ptsx.org, as described below.

Refunds- Once joined in (purchase of) any courses or learning by doing programs on ptsx.org online platform, ptsx.org shall not refund the money or transfer the money to be adjusted against any other aspirant.

Cancellation and incompletion of any courses or learning by doing programs- However, In case of cancellation or incompletion of any courses or learning by doing programs by ptsx.org and ptsx.org members, aspirants are eligible to get the entire fees of those courses or learning by doing programs refunded only after receiving the proof (by aspirants) of joined in those courses or learning by doing programs, within 30 days.

Extra payment refund policy- Incase ptsx.org receive extra payment for any courses or learning by doing programs by any means, after receiving proofs for such claims, ptsx.org will try to refund the extra payment within 30 days. The ways may include direct bank transfers or any other means agreed by the aspirant and the ptsx.org. For any bank related formalities during payment process ptsx.org has no liability to pay for any damages which resulted solely due to the bank processing or negligence from the side of the aspirant. Aspirants are advised to take up such matters directly with the bank and may proceed to consumer forum if not satisfied. ptsx.org will try to help aspirants with constraints of time, work-force and other factors.

Restriction on Use of Material

No material from ptsx.org online platform may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way. You may download material displayed on ptsx.org online platform for your personal use only, provided that you also retain the clauses pertaining to all copyrights and other proprietary notices contained in the material. You shall not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost, or use the content of this online platform, including material, images, audios and videos for public or commercial purposes without the written permission of ptsx.org.

ptsx.org neither warrants nor represents your use of material displayed on ptsx.org online platform will not infringe rights of third-parties not owned by or affiliated by ptsx.org.

Trademarks and Logos

All Trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos and icons used on or through ptsx.org online platform are the proprietary to ptsx.org. Nothing contained on ptsx.org online platform should be construed as granted, by implication, estoppels or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on ptsx.org online platform. your use of the trademarks displayed on ptsx.org online platform, or any other content on ptsx.org online platform, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited. you may not use any of these trademarks, or any variations thereof, for promotional proposes, or in any way that deliberately or inadvertently claims, suggests or, in the owner’s sole judgement, gives the appearance or impression of a relationship with or endorsement by the owner.

Images displayed on ptsx.org online platform are either the property of, or used with permission by, ptsx.org. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted herein. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, Trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statues. Unless otherwise stated, this clause shall override the Privacy Policy.

All trademarks not owned by ptsx.org or the ptsx.org members that appear on the ptsx.org online platform or on or through the content, courses, learning by doing programs or services made available on or through the ptsx.org online platform, if any, are the property of their respective owners.

Copyrights

Copyright owners who believe their content has been infringed on the ptsx.org online platform should contact ptsx.org at director@ptsx.org.

Notification must include :-

  • Identification of the copyrighted work, or, in the case of multiple works at the same location, a representative list of such works at ptsx.org online platform.
  • Identification of the content that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity. You must include sufficient information for us to locate the content.
  • Information for us to be able to contact the complaining party (e.g. name, email address, phone number).
  • A statement that the complaining party believes that the use of the content has not been authorized by the copyright owner or an authorized agent.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Disclaimer of Warranty/Limitations of Liabilities

The ptsx.org online platform and any information, content, courses, learning by doing programs or services made available on or through the ptsx.org online platform are provided “As is” and “As available” without warranty of any kind (express, implied or otherwise), including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non- infringement, except insofar as any such implied warranties may not be disclaimed under applicable law.

The ptsx.org and the ptsx.org participants (as defined below) do not warrant that the ptsx.org online platform will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner, that the ptsx.org online platform is free of viruses or other harmful components, or that the courses, learning by doing programs or content provided will meet your needs or expectations.

The ptsx.org and ptsx.org participants also make no warranty about the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or quality of the ptsx.org online platform or any courses, learning by doing programs or content, or that any particular courses, learning by doing programs or content will continue to be made available. “ptsx.org participants” means the ptsx.org members providing courses, learning by doing programs or content on or through ptsx.org online platform, the course instructors and their staffs.

The use of ptsx.org online platform, and the content, courses, learning by doing programs and services obtained from or through the ptsx.org online platform, is at your own risk. Your access to or download of information, material, or data through the ptsx.org online platform or any reference sites is at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your property (including your computer system) or loss of data that results from the download or use of such material or data, unless otherwise expressly provided for in the Privacy Policy.

User posting disclaimer- You understand that when using the ptsx.org online platform, you will be exposed to user postings from a variety of sources and that neither ptsx.org nor the ptsx.org participants are responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, reliability or intellectual property rights of or relating to such user postings. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to user postings that are inaccurate, offensive, defamatory, indecent or objectionable and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against ptsx.org or any of the ptsx.org participants with respect thereto. Neither ptsx.org nor any of the ptsx.org participants endorse any user postings or any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein. Neither ptsx.org nor any of the ptsx.org participants have any obligation to monitor any user postings or any other user communications through the ptsx.org online platform.

However, ptsx.org reserves the right to review user postings and to exercise its sole discretion to remove any user posting at any time and for any reason, or to allow ptsx.org participants to do so. Without limiting the foregoing, upon receiving notice from a user or a content owner that a user posting allegedly does not conform to these TOS, ptsx.org may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove the user posting, which it reserves the right to do at any time and without notice.

Third parties services; links to other websites- The ptsx.org online platform and its content, courses or learning by doing programs may be integrated to third-party services or include hyperlinks to websites maintained or controlled by third parties. ptsx.org and ptsx.org participants are not responsible for and do not routinely screen, approve, review or endorse the content of or use of any of the products or services that may be offered by such third parties. If you decide to access any third party services or linked third-party websites, you do so at your own risk.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that neither ptsx.org nor any of the ptsx.org participants will be liable to you for any loss or damages, either actual or consequential, arising out of or relating to these Terms of Service, or your (or any third-party’s) use of or inability to use the ptsx.org online platform, or your placement of content on the ptsx.org online platform, or your reliance upon information obtained from or through the ptsx.org online platform, whether your claim is based in contract, tort, statutory or other law.

In particular, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, neither ptsx.org nor any of the ptsx.org participants will have any liability for any consequential, indirect, punitive, special, exemplary, or incidental damages, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable and whether or not ptsx.org or any of the ptsx.org participants has been negligent or otherwise at fault (including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, errors, loss of profits, loss of data, or interruption in availability of data).

Indemnification

You agree to defend, hold harmless, and indemnify ptsx.org and the ptsx.org participants, and their respective faculty, aspirants, fellows, governing body members, agents, team and employees from and against any third-party claims, actions, or demands arising out of, resulting from or in any way related to your use of ptsx.org online platform, including any liability or expense arising from any and all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgements, litigation costs, and lawyer’s fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, ptsx.org or applicable ptsx.org participant will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit, or action.

Termination Rights: Discontinuation of Courses, Learning by Doing Programs and Content

You agree that ptsx.org, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of the ptsx.org online platform or your participation in it, for any reason or no reason, upon notice to you. It is ptsx.org’s policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances the accounts of users of the ptsx.org online platform who are repeat copyright infringers. ptsx.org and ptsx.org participants reserve the right at any time in their sole discretion to cancel, delay, reschedule or alter the format of any courses or learning by doing programs offered on or through ptsx.org, or to cease providing any part or all of the ptsx.org online platform content, courses, learning by doing programs or related services, and you agree that neither ptsx.org nor any of the ptsx.org participants will have any liability to you for such an action. If you no longer desire to participate in the ptsx.org online platform, you may terminate your participation at any time. The rights granted to you hereunder will terminate upon any termination of your right to use the ptsx.org online platform, but the other provisions of the Agreements will survive any such termination.

Entire Agreement

The Agreements constitute the entire agreement between you and ptsx.org with respect to your use of the ptsx.org online platform, superseding any prior Agreements between you and ptsx.org regarding your use of the ptsx.org online platform.

Waiver and Severability

The failure of ptsx.org to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Agreements shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Agreements is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision and the other provisions of the Agreements shall remain in full force and effect.

Jurisdiction

You agree that the Agreements and any claim or dispute arising out of or relating to the Agreements or any content, courses, learning by doing programs or services obtained from or through the ptsx.org online platform will be governed by the laws of India. All disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of New Delhi courts. You waive and agree not to assert any objection to such proceedings in those courts (including any defence or objection of lack of proper jurisdiction or venue or inconvenience).

Violation of Terms of Service

If you are found in violation of Terms of Service, you may be subject to one or more of the following actions: 

  • Being unenrolled from a course or learning by doing program; or
  • Termination of your use of ptsx.org online platform. 
  • Additional actions may be taken at the sole discretion of ptsx.org and ptsx.org members (courses or learning by doing programs providers).

No refunds will be issued in case of any corrective action for such violations.

Effective date : APRIL 25, 2020