Terms of Use



This document is an electronic record in terms of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (the “IT Act”) and the rules made thereunder as applicable and amended, pertaining to electronic records in various statutes as amended by the IT Act. This electronic record is generated by a computer system and does not require any physical or digital signature. This document is published in accordance with the provisions of Rule 3(1) of the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules, 2011 that require publishing the rules and regulations, privacy policy and Terms of Use for access or usage of www.elplaw.in.

The domain name www.elplaw.in (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”) is owned by Economic Laws Practice, a Partnership Firm incorporated under the provision of the Indian Partnership Act, 1932, having its registered office at 109, A-Wing, Dalamal Towers, Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400 021 (hereinafter referred to as “ELP” or “Us” or “We” or “Our”).

For the purpose of these Terms of Use (as defined below) wherever the context so requires “You” or “User” or “Yours” shall mean any natural or legal person using this Website.

Your use of this Website shall be governed by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”). By mere use of the Website, You shall be contracting with ELP and these Terms of Use shall constitute your binding obligations with ELP.

Your use of the services provided by us through the Website will be subject to the rules, guidelines, policies, terms, and conditions applicable to such service, and they shall be deemed to be incorporated into this Terms of Use and shall be considered as part and parcel of this Terms of Use. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms of Use, at any time without any prior written notice to You. It is Your responsibility to review these Terms of Use periodically for updates / changes. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes will mean that You accept and agree to the revisions. As long as You comply with these Terms of Use, ELP grants You a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited privilege to enter and use the Website.

By merely accessing, browsing or otherwise using the Website, You agree to all the Terms of Use. By implied or express acceptance of these Terms of Use, You agree to accept and be bound by ELP’s Privacy Policy which can be found here.

Registration Eligibility

Use of the Website is available only to persons who can form legally binding contracts under Indian Contract Act, 1872. Persons who are “incompetent to contract” within the meaning of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 including minors, un-discharged insolvents etc. are not eligible to use the Site/Website. If you are a minor i.e. under the age of 18 years, you shall not register as a member of ELP Website and shall not transact or use Website. As a minor if you wish to use or transact on website, such use or transaction may be made by your legal guardian or parents on the Website. ELP reserves the right to terminate your membership and / or refuse to provide you with access to the Website if it is brought to ELP’s notice or if it is discovered that you are under the age of 18 years.

Your Obligations on Registration

By using the Website, You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Login Name and Password, and You shall be responsible for all activities that occur under your Login Name.

You have no objection to ELP indefinitely suspending or terminating or blocking access to Your membership on the Website and refusing You access to the Website in the event any information provided by You that being inconsistent, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or on our having reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is inconsistent, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or not in accordance with these Terms of Use.


When you register to receive ELP’s newsletters/updates, you consent to receive communication via electronic records from ELP as and when required.

If you wish to stop receiving updates/newsletters from ELP, please follow the procedure mentioned in the updates/emails or as contained here.

Use of the Website

You agree, undertake and confirm that Your use of the Website shall be strictly governed by the following:

– You shall not host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit or share any information which

  • Belongs to some other person and to which You do not have any right;
  • Is grossly harmful harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, paedophilic, libellous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatever; or unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing including but not limited to “indecent representation of women” within the meaning of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986;
  • Is misleading in any way
  • Is patently offensive to the online community or any person who has access to such information including but not limited to sexually explicit Content, racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
  • Harasses or advocates harassment of any person;
  • Involves the transmission of spam, junk mail or chain letters;
  • Promotes or could promote illegal activities or conduct that is or tends to be abusive, threatening, obscene, abusive, defamatory orlibellous;
  • Infringes upon or violates any third party’s rights [including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, rights of privacy (including without limitation unauthorized disclosure of a person’s name, email address, physical address or phone number) or rights of publicity];
  • promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work (see “Copyright complaint” below for instructions on how to lodge a complaint about uploaded copyrighted material), such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
  • contains restricted or password-only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
  • provides material that exploits people in a sexual, violent or otherwise inappropriate manner or solicits personal information from anyone;
  • provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
  • contains video, photographs, or images of another person (with a minor or an adult);
  • tries to gain unauthorized access or exceeds the scope of authorized access to the Website or to profiles, blogs, communities, account information, bulletins, friend request, or other areas of the Website or solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;
  • interferes with another user’s use and enjoyment of the Website or any other individual’s user and enjoyment of similar services;
  • refers to any website or URL that, in Our sole discretion, contains material that is inappropriate for the Website or any other website, contains Content that would be prohibited or violates the letter or spirit of these Terms of Use.
  • harms minors in any way;
  • infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights or third party’s trade secrets or rights of publicity or privacy or shall not be fraudulent or involve the sale of counterfeit or stolen items;
  • violates any law for the time being in force;
  • deceives or misleads the addressee/ users about the origin of such messages or communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature;
  • impersonate another person;
  • contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource; or contains any trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, easter eggs or other computer programming routines that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, diminish value of, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information;
  • 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 cognizable offence or prevents investigation of any offence or is insulting any other nation;
  • which is false, inaccurate or misleading;
  • which either, directly or indirectly, offer, attempts to offer, trade or attempts to trade in any item, the dealing of which is prohibited or restricted in any manner under the provisions of any applicable law, rule, regulation or guideline for the time being in force;
  • which creates any liability, or causes any loss to ELP (in whole or in part);

– You shall not use any “deep-link”, “page-scrape”, “robot”, “spider” or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Website or any Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Website or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Website. We reserve our right to bar any such activity.

– You shall not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Website, or any other systems or networks connected to the Website or to any server, computer, network, or to any of the services offered on or through the Website, by hacking, password “mining” or any other illegitimate means.

– You shall not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Website or any network connected to the Website nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Website or any network connected to the Website. You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to Website, or any other customer, including any account on the Website not owned by You, to its source, or exploit the Website or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Website, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than your own information, as provided for by the Website.

– You shall not make any negative, denigrating or defamatory statement(s) or comment(s) about Us or any of our clients that you may be aware of or any potential clients or ELP’s domain name (www.elplaw.in) or otherwise engage in any conduct or action that might tarnish the image or reputation, of ELP or otherwise tarnish or dilute any of ELP’s trade or service marks, trade name and/or goodwill associated with such trade or service marks, trade name as may be owned or used by Us. You agree that You will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Website or ELP’s systems or networks, or any systems or networks connected to ELP.

– You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website or any transaction being conducted on the Website, or with any other person’s use of the Website.
You may not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or transmittal You send to us on or through the Website or any service offered on or through the Website. You may not pretend that You are, or that You represent, someone else, or impersonate any other individual or entity.

– You shall at all times ensure full compliance with the applicable provisions of the IT Act and rules thereunder as applicable and as amended from time to time and also all applicable domestic laws, rules and regulations (including the provisions of any applicable exchange control laws or regulations in force) and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of our service and your registration on our Website. You shall not engage in any transaction in an item or service, which is prohibited by the provisions of any applicable law including exchange control laws or regulations for the time being in force.

– You shall not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, other users of the Website to buy or sell any products or services, including, but not limited to, products or services related to that being displayed on the Website or related to Us. You may not transmit any chain letters or unsolicited commercial or junk email to other users via the Website. It shall be a violation of these Terms of Use and Our Anti-Spam Policy to use any information obtained from the Website in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to another person other than Us without our prior explicit consent. In order to protect Our users from such advertising or solicitation, we reserve the right to restrict the number of messages or emails which a user may send to other users in any 24-hour period which we deems appropriate in its sole discretion. You understand that We have the right at all times to disclose any information (including the identity of the persons providing information or materials on the Website) as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or valid governmental request. This may include, without limitation, disclosure of the information in connection with investigation of alleged illegal activity or solicitation of illegal activity or in response to a lawful court order or subpoena. In addition, We can (and You hereby expressly authorize us to) disclose any information about You to law enforcement or other government officials, as may be required from Us, in connection with the investigation and/or resolution of possible crime.

– We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor the materials posted on the Website. ELP shall have the right to remove or edit any Content that in its sole discretion violates, or is alleged to violate, any applicable law or either the spirit or letter of these Terms of Use. Notwithstanding this right, YOU REMAIN SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF THE MATERIALS YOU POST ON THE WEBSITE AND IN YOUR PRIVATE MESSAGES. Please be advised that such Content posted does not necessarily reflect ELP’s views. In no event shall ELP assume or have any responsibility or liability for any Content posted or for any claims, damages or losses resulting from use of Content and/or appearance of Content on the Website. You hereby represent and warrant that You have all necessary rights in and to all Content which You provide and all information it contains and that such Content shall not infringe any proprietary or other rights of third parties or contain any libellous, tortious, or otherwise unlawful information.

– It is possible that other Users (including unauthorized users or “hackers”) may post or transmit offensive or obscene materials on the Website and that You may be involuntarily exposed to such offensive and obscene materials. It also is possible for others to obtain personal information about You due to your use of the Website, and that the recipient may use such information to harass or injure You. ELP does not approve of such unauthorized uses, but by using the Website You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the use of any personal information that You publicly disclose or share with others on the Website. Please carefully select the type of information that You publicly disclose or share with others on the Website.

– ELP retains the right to take necessary action and claim damages that may occur due to Your involvement/participation in any way on your own or through group/s of people, intentionally or unintentionally in DoS/DDoS (Distributed Denial of Services).

Content posted on the Website

Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, no part of the Website and no Content may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted or distributed in any way (including “mirroring”) to any other computer, server, Website or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise, without ELP’s express prior written consent.

You may use information made available on the Website for downloading, provided that You (1) do not remove any proprietary notice language in all copies of such documents, (2) use such information only for your personal, non-commercial informational purpose and do not copy or post such information on any networked computer or broadcast it in any media, (3) make no modifications to any such information, and (4) do not make any additional representations or warranties relating to such documents. You shall be responsible for any notes, messages, e-mails, billboard postings, photos, drawings, profiles, opinions, ideas, images, videos, audio files or other materials or information posted or transmitted to the Website (collectively, “Content”). Such Content will become Our property and You grant Us the worldwide, perpetual and transferable rights in such Content. We shall be entitled to, consistent with our Privacy Policy as adopted in accordance with applicable law, use the Content or any of its elements for any type of use. You agree that any Content You post may be used by Us, consistent with Our Privacy Policy and You are not entitled to any payment or other compensation for such use.

Restriction of Right to Use

KINDLY NOTE THAT ELP STRICLTY PROHIBITS ANY OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT ON OUR WEDSITE. Please choose carefully Content you wish to post on Our Website and the Content you provide to other Users. This Content must not include any or obscene, lewd, excessively violent, harassing, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable subject matter.


Any User who publishes or transmits or causes to be published in the electronic form, any material IN violation of the above, shall be strictly treated under the Section 67 of the IT Act and as per the provisions of Indian Penal Code and other appropriate statutes may be applicable. Despite this prohibition, information provided by other Users may contain inaccurate, inappropriate, offensive or sexually explicit material, products or services, and ELP assumes no responsibility or liability for this material. If you become aware of misuse of the services provided by ELP by any person, please contact us at contact@elp-in.com

Intellectual Property Rights

Intellectual Property Rights for the purpose of this Terms of Use shall always mean and include copyrights whether registered or not, patents including rights of filing patents, trademarks, trade names, trade dresses, house marks, collective marks, associate marks and the right to register them, designs both industrial and layout, geographical indicators, moral rights, broadcasting rights, displaying rights, distribution rights, selling rights, abridged rights, translating rights, reproducing rights, performing rights, communicating rights, adapting rights, circulating rights, protected rights, joint rights, reciprocating rights, infringement rights. All those Intellectual Property Rights arising as a result of domain names, internet or any other right available under applicable law shall vest in the domain of ELP as the owner of such domain name. You agree and confirm that no part of any Intellectual Property Rights mentioned hereinabove is transferred in Your name and any Intellectual Property Rights arising as a result of these presents shall also be in the absolute ownership, possession and Our control or control of its licensors, as the case may be.


We reserve the right to disclosure of any personal information about You and Your use of the Website including its contents, without your Your permission if we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process;
  • Protect and defend Our rights or property or Our affiliated companies;
  • Enforce the Terms of Use; or
  • Act to protect the interest of Our members or others.

Our performance of these Terms of Use are subject to compliance with existing laws, rules, regulations, as may be applicable, and legal processes and nothing contained in these Terms of Use are in derogation of Our rights to comply with any governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirement relating to Your use of the Website or services or information provided to or gathered by Us with respect to such use.

Please look at our Privacy Policy for further details with respect to Our endeavours to protect your privacy and limits thereto.


You agree that Your use of the Website shall be at Your sole risk to the fullest extent permitted by law. ELP, its partners, consultants, employees and agents disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the website and Your use thereof. ELP makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of this Website’s content, information, software, products, features and services or the content of any sites linked to this Website and assumes no liability or responsibility for any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from Your access to and use of Our Website, (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of Our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from Our Website, (iv) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through Our Website by any third party, and/or (v) any errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delay in operation or transmission in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Website.

ELP will not be held responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any User communication, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liabilty or otherwise. We are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or on any of the ELP’s services or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to users or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in connection with ELP’s services.

This Website, all the materials and products and services, included on or otherwise made available to You through this site are provided on “as is” and “as available” basis without any representation or warranties, express or implied except otherwise specified in writing.

Without prejudice to the forgoing paragraph, ELP does not warrant that:

  • The Website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  • The information on this Website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

ELP shall not be liable to You or any User in any way or in relation to the Contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, the Website. ELP does not warrant that this site; information, Content, materials, product (including software) or services included on or otherwise made available to You through the Website; their servers; or electronic communication sent from Us are free of viruses or other harmful components. Nothing on Website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.

Publications available on this site provide general information only. They do not constitute legal advice or seek to be an exhaustive statement of the law. You should take legal advice on any particular matter which concerns You. If You do require advice, please get in touch with Us

Limitation of Liability

Neither ELP nor its partners, employees, consultants and/or agents shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, exemplary or consequential damages of any kind including but not limited to loss of profits, business interruption and/or loss of information or data whatsoever resulting from any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content, (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of our website, (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein, (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from our website, (iv) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like, which may be transmitted to or through our website by any third party, and/or (v) any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Website, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not the company is advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing limitation of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction.

You specifically acknowledge that ELP shall not be liable for User submissions or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with You.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless ELP, its partners, employees and/or agents, from and against any and all claims, causes of action, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, fees (including reasonable attorneys fees) costs, debt, demands, recoveries, fines, penalties and expenses of any kind or nature (including but not limited to reasonable legal and accounting fees) arising from: (i) Your use of and access to the Website; (ii) Your violation or non- compliance of any term of these Terms of Use; (iii) Your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, Intellectual Property Right, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of Your Conent caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Use and Your use of the Website.


ELP may limit Your activity, immediately remove Your information, warn other Users of Your actions, immediately temporarily/indefinitely suspend or terminate or block Your registration and/or refuse to provide You with access to the Website in the event, but not limited to:

  • If You breach the Terms of Use or Privacy Policy or other Policies, if any;
  • If We are unable to verify or authenticate any information You provide; or
  • If it is believed that Your actions give rise to any cause of action to other Users or ELP

We may at any time at our sole discretion reinstate suspended Users. A User that has been suspended or blocked may not register or attempt to register with Us or use the Website in any manner whatsoever until such time that such user is reinstated by Us. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if You breach the Terms of Use or Privacy Policy or other ruler and policies, ELP reserves the right to recover any amounts due and owing by You to Us and to take strict legal action including but not limited to a referral to the appropriate police or other authorities for initiating criminal or other proceedings against You.


All information and other material available on this Website is protected by copyright laws. Access to the Website and other content displayed, is subject to these Terms of Use which are deemed to have been accepted by You.


Electronic links to this site are prohibited without the consent of ELP.

Every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information on this Website, and the internet links established here. However, because of the nature of the medium and the risks of interruption and disruption, any and all liability which might arise from Your use or reliance on the information or links contained on the Website is excluded.

We do not endorse or accept any responsibility for any content or on software downloaded from any website linked from this Website.

Governing Law and Arbitration

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of India and any dispute shall exclusively be subject to the jurisdiction of the appropriate Courts situated at Mumbai, India.


Nothing contained in these Terms of Use shall constitute You as the agent of ELP or otherwise entitle You to have authority to bind ELP for any purpose.

These Terms of Use together with the Privacy Policy and any other legal notices published by ELP on the Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between You and ELP concerning the Website. If any provision(s) of these Terms of Use are deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision(s) shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and ELP’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

ELP reserves the right to amend these Terms of Use at any time and without notice, and it is Your responsibility to review these Terms of Use for any changes. Your use of the Website following any amendment of these Terms of Use will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms.



We remain available to You with respect to any queries/suggestions you may have regarding Our Website and these Terms of Use. Please report any violations of these Terms of Use to contact@elp-in.com.