This website (“Site”) is developed, managed and operated by the Lokmat Media Pvt. Ltd. (“Lokmat”), which includes its Chairman Vijay J. Darda, who represents and on whose domain the website is made. The terms and conditions governing the use of this service operate between you and Lokmat. Site Terms apply solely to your access to, and use of, the Website operated by Lokmat which links to these Site Terms. However Site Terms in no manner shall alter any of the express terms agreed between you and Lokmat (including its affiliates, agents and permitted assignees) for any products or services as the case may be.

Lokmat reserves the right to change, modify, alter, expand any of the terms and conditions contained in the Site Terms or any policy, guideline, specifications of the Site, at any time and in its sole discretion without any prior notice. Any such changes, modification, alteration, addition or expansion so made to the Site Terms shall be effective immediately upon posting of the revisions on the Sites, and by accessing the Site you waive any right you may have to receive specific notice of such changes or modifications. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes, alterations, modifications, addition and expansion will confirm your acceptance of such changes or modifications. Therefore, it is deemed that you frequently review, understand and accept the Site Terms and applicable policies from time-to-time. If you do not agree to the amended terms, you must stop using the Site.

If you have any question regarding the use of the Site, please email your queries, questions or comments clarifications about the Site or site content to chairman@lokmat.com

A. Terms of Privacy

Refer to the Privacy Policy for an understanding of how we collect, use and disclose the identifiable information from our users.

B. Registration forms, Tools, Features and Facilities

Lokmat may currently or in future provide various options to connect to Lokmat and register yourself on the Site for various purposes as and when applicable. However, you are solely responsible for properly completing the form and submitting it in a timely manner.. Although Lokmat works hard to keep the forms, format, content and the information on Site, accurate, up-to-date and complete, including the correct functionality of the tools as and when Lokmat offer, operate as intended, Lokmat cannot guarantee and makes no representation regarding the accuracy or currency of such forms or information or the operation of its tools. Therefore, all the tools, forms, features and facilities as and where present and available on the Site are provided “AS IS,” and you are solely responsible for usage of the Site in any manner. 

C. Stay connected option

If you request and accept to receive updates or other information by email or mobile phone or text message, you consent to our communicating with you via your emails and mobile device. We do not charge for these services. However, your carrier’s normal messaging, data and other rates and fees may be applicable as per your carrier’s connection and usage terms. You should check with your carrier to find out what plans are available and how much they cost. At any time, you may contact us to unsubscribe from the updates as subscribed by you.

You shall connect to Vijay Darda or Lokmat official links on social media portals such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, YouTube or any other such portals as and when available solely on your own responsibility wherein you may be bound by the individual terms of usage of such portal and Lokmat shall not be liable to you or anyone for any loss damage or liability arising out of your access, usage and exploration of any such portal at any time. It is further agreed by you that Lokmat at no time whatsoever assures, claims or represents the safety and security for usage of any such portal. Lokmat shall at no time be liable to any claims arising out of but not limited to any usage as mentioned above.


D. Intellectual Property Rights

Unless stated/indicated otherwise, the Site together with all content and materials, including, without limitation, the designs, texts, graphics, pictures, information, data, audio-visual files, sound files, tools, widgets, software and any files in whatsoever format whether used collectively or individually (“Site Property”) are the proprietary property of the Lokmat or its licensors or users and are protected by Indian and international copyright laws.

You as a user of the Site are granted a limited, non-sub licensable, non transferable license to access and use the Site and the Site Property for your informational, non-commercial and personal use only. The license so granted is subject to these Site Terms.

  • You as a user may use this material only as expressly authorized by Lokmat and shall not copy, transmit or create derivative works of such material without express authorization.
  • You acknowledge and agree that he/she shall not upload, post, reproduce, or distribute any content on or through the services that are protected by copyright or other proprietary right of a third party, without obtaining the written permission of the owner of such right.
  • Any copyrighted or other proprietary content distributed with the consent of the owner must contain the appropriate copyright or other proprietary rights notice. The unauthorized submission or distribution of copyrighted or other proprietary content is illegal and could subject the user to personal liability or criminal prosecution.

Copyright Complaints

If you have a reason to believe that any material on the Site including the Site Property infringes upon any copyright or proprietary right which you own or control you may contact us via email on chairman@lokmat.com

Any notice with respect of any such infringement shall be addressed to the abovementioned designated person and shall be governed by the Indian Laws and acts as amended up to date.

You are prohibited from using any Meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing “Vijay Darda”, “Lokmat” or any other name, Site Property or product or service name of the Lokmat without Lokmat’s prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including but not limited to all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the proprietary property of Lokmat and must not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Sites are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, and supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by us.

Except as otherwise provided, you retain ownership of all User Submissions you post on the Site. However, if you post User Submissions to the Site, unless Lokmat indicate otherwise, you grant Lokmat and its affiliates a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sub licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Submissions throughout the world in any manner, media or language including without limitation in advertising, campaigning and other communications in support of Lokmat, without any right of compensation or attribution . You grant the Lokmat and its affiliates and sub licenses the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, as and if they choose. You represent and warrant that (i) you own and control all of the rights to the User Submissions that you post or you otherwise have the right to post such User Submissions to the Site; (ii) the User Submission is accurate and not misleading; and (iii) use and posting of the User Submission you supply does not violate these Site Terms and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.


E. Third party and hyperlinks

The Lokmat makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party Web sites accessible by hyperlink from the Site, or web site linking to the Site. Such sites are not under the control of the Lokmat and the Lokmat is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. The Lokmat provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by the Lokmat of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Site, you are deemed to be aware of going out of the purview of the Site Terms You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.


Hyper Linking Notice

You are prohibited from using any of the Site Property or placing/using any link to the content on the site without prior written consent of Lokmat.

F. Third Party Content

Lokmat may make third party information and other content available on or through the Site (the “Third Party Content”) as a service to those interested in this information and we may provide information regarding or access to third party products or services available on or through the Site (“Third Party Products and Services”). Your business dealings or correspondence with such third parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated therewith, are solely between you and such third party. Lokmat does not control, endorse or adopt any Third Party Content or Third Party Products, and makes no representation or warranties of any kind regarding the Third Party Content, including without limitation regarding its accuracy or completeness. You acknowledge and agree that the Lokmat is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Third Party Content and undertakes no responsibility to update or review any Third Party Content. Users use such Third Party Content contained therein at their own risk. 

You acknowledge and agree that any feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, or other information or materials regarding the Site or the Lokmat that are provided by you in the form of email or other submissions to the Lokmat, or any postings on the Site, are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of the Lokmat. The Lokmat shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these materials for any purpose without acknowledgment or compensation to you.

G. Interactive Areas

The Sites may include interactive interface to users (“Interactive Areas”) such as forums, blogs, chat rooms or message boards, or other areas or services in which you or other users may create, post, share or store content, messages, materials, data, information, text, graphics, audio, video, or other items or materials on the Sites (“User Submissions”). You are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk. By using any Interactive Areas, you agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Sites any of the following:


User Submission

  • that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent, deceptive or misleading;
  • that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law.
  • that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party.
  • that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • that, in the sole judgment of the Lokmat, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Sites, or which may expose Lokmat or its users to any harm or liability of any type;
  • which violates the terms of any Lokmat guidelines, principles, policies or rules posted on the Site or as and where communicated to you;
  • Unsolicited promotions, spam, advertising or solicitations;
  • Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Aadhar numbers or any other such personal details; and
  • Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files;

H. User Data

In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to:

  • Provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site (“Input Data”);
  • Maintain the security of your password and identification wherever applicable;
  • Maintain and promptly update the Input Data, and any other information you provide to Lokmat, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and
  • Accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to the Lokmat.

I. Disclaimer

Except as specifically stated in Site Terms, Lokmat does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, in connection with the subject matter of the Site Terms and hereby disclaims any and all implied warranties, including all implied warranties of system ability or fitness for a particular purpose. Lokmat shall adopt industry acceptable standards for providing and maintaining the Site and shall maintain widgets, softwares, or any other link, uptime of 98% provided however that Lokmat shall not be required to suffer any direct, consequential, or, indirect, exemplary, punitive, or other liability under Site Terms for uninterrupted access or use of the Site by factors beyond the Lokmat’s reasonable control including, without limitation, the unavailability, inoperability or interruption of the internet or other telecommunications services or as a result of any scheduled maintenance or other service work carried out on Site. The user acknowledges that all such computer software and/or hardware as and where applicable is provided on “AS IS BASIS”.

User agrees that Lokmat at no time shall be responsible or liable for any User Submissions posted, stored or uploaded by you or anyone else acting on your behalf or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, Lokmat at no time shall be liable for any mistakes, defamation, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. You agree that your use of Interactive Areas is at your own risk. Implementation of the Site Terms set out here is the sole responsibility of Lokmat, and failure to enforce such rules in some instances does not constitute a waiver of Lokmat’s right to enforce such rules in other instances. In addition, these rules do not create any private right of action on the part of any third party or any reasonable expectation that the Site will not contain any content that is prohibited by such rules. By providing Interactive User interface, Lokmat does not attract liability for any statements, representations or User Submissions provided by its users in any public forum, blog or other Interactive Area. Lokmat reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any User Submission posted or stored on the Site at any time and for any reason without notice, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Submission you post or store on the Site at your sole cost and expense. Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of the Sites in violation of the foregoing violates these Site Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Site.


J. Indemnification and Liability

You as user shall be liable towards, and compensate, indemnify and hold Lokmat, its affiliates or any person working under it harmless from and against any direct or indirect damages, liabilities, obligations, costs, claims of any kind, interest, penalties, legal proceedings and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) actually paid, suffered or incurred by Lokmat due to the breach of the Site Terms, any act or omission, misuse, abuse of the Site access, fraudulent acts, willful misconduct of the user or Any person acting under such user.

Users shall be liable for any claims arising due to fraudulent transaction, abuse or misuse of the Site and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Lokmat against such claims, loss or damage.


K. Governing Laws and Dispute Resolution:

These Site Terms including any dispute of whatsoever nature arising out of the use, access, operation, interpretation, or any effect related directly or indirectly arising out of the Site and the Site Property shall be exclusively governed by the laws of INDIA and user expressly agrees to the exclusive jurisdiction of courts in Nagpur (Maharashtra State).


L. General

  • No course of dealing, failure by either party to require the strict performance of any obligation assumed by the other hereunder, or failure by either party to exercise any right or remedy to which it is entitled, shall constitute a waiver or cause a diminution of the rights or obligations provided under Site Terms. No provision of site Terms shall be deemed to have been waived by any act or knowledge of either party, but only by a written instrument signed by a duly authorized representative of the party to be bound thereby. Waiver by either party of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any other or subsequent default.
  • Notwithstanding anything as mentioned or specified in the Site Terms, Lokmat reserves the right to terminate or withdraw your license to use the Site at any time without prior notice of the same.
  • If any one or more provisions contained in this agreement or any document executed in connection herewith shall be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions contained herein shall not in any way be affected or impaired.
  • User acknowledges that the remedy at law for any breach or violation of any provision of Site Terms may not be sufficient and a breach may cause continuing and irreparable loss, harm or damage to goodwill, name, reputation and credibility of Lokmat. Users therefore agree that Lokmat shall be entitled to obtain injunctive relief, or any other restraining or any other appropriate order against the user in the event of any threat or disclosure of confidential Information.
  • Nothing in Site Terms shall be construed as to create the relationship of employer-employee, partners, collaborators, joint-venture or principal-agent between user and Lokmat hereto. The parties shall be independent entities and neither party shall bind the other by its acts, deeds or omissions.
  • User agrees that all notices under these Site Terms from the user shall be in writing, sent by facsimile or first-class registered or recorded delivery post to the Lokmat at its registered office or at such other address of which Lokmat shall have given notice as aforesaid, and marked for the attention of that Lokmat designated agent as mentioned above in the Site Terms. The date of service shall be deemed to be the day following the day on which the notice was transmitted or posted as the case may be.


The Privacy Policy is applicable to the website of Vijay Darda. This privacy statement also does not apply to the websites of our partners, affiliates, agents or to any other third parties, even if their websites are linked to Site. We recommend you review the privacy statements of the other parties with whom you interact.

For the purposes of this privacy policy, “affiliates ” means any entity or project or venture that is wholly or partially owned or controlled by Lokmat. “Agents” means any subcontractor, vendor or other entity with whom we have an ongoing business relationship to provide products, services, or information. The following terms governs the collection, use and protection of your personal Information by the Site. This Privacy Policy shall be applicable to users who visit the Site. By visiting and/ or using the Site you have agreed to the following Privacy Policy.


As a registered member of the Site and/or as a visitor (if applicable and as the case may be), you will get an insight on the updates and detailed information of the happenings and developments within and by the organisation. In addition, look forward to receiving monthly newsletters and updates from Lokmat.

That’s why we’ve provided this Privacy Policy, which sets forth our policies regarding the collection, use and protection of the Personal Information of those using or visiting the Site.

Personal Information

Personal Information means and includes all information that can be linked to a specific individual or to identify any individual, such as name, address, mailing address, telephone number, e – mail address, aadhar number, constituency, voter details, credit card number, cardholder name, expiration date, information about the constituency, and any and all details that may be requested while any user visits or uses the website When you browse the Website, Lokmat may collect information regarding the domain and host from which you access the Internet, the Internet Protocol address of the computer or Internet Service Provider you are using, and anonymous site statistical data. The Website uses cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Personal Information will not be collected via cookies and other tracking technology; however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy, and become familiar with it, but you should know that we do not sell or rent our users’ Personal Information to third parties.

Please note that we review our Privacy Policy from time to time, and we may make periodic changes to the policy in connection with that review. Therefore, you may wish to bookmark this page and/or periodically review this page to make sure you have the latest version. Regardless of later updates, we will abide by the privacy practices described to you in this Privacy Policy at the time you provided us with your Personal Information.

Information we collect from you?

When browsing our Website, you are not required to provide any Personal Information unless and until you choose to sign up for one of our e-mail newsletters or other services as is described in the Website from time to time.

Automatic Logging of Session Data

We automatically log generic information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, which we call “session data”, that is anonymous and not linked to any Personal Information. Session data consists of things such as IP address, operating system and type of browser software being used and the activities conducted by the user while on the Website. An IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the internet, such as our web servers, know where to send data back to the user, such as the pages of the Website the user wishes to view. We collect session data because it helps us analyze such things as what items visitors are likely to click on most, the way visitors are clicking through the Website, how many visitors are surfing to various pages on the Website, how long visitors to the Website are staying and how often they are visiting. It also helps us diagnose problems with our servers and lets us better administer our systems. Although such information does not identify any visitor personally, it is possible to determine from an IP address a visitor’s Internet Service Provider (ISP), and the approximate geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.


“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. There are many myths circulating about cookies, but you should know that cookies are only read by the server that placed them, and are unable to do such things as run programs on your computer, plant viruses or harvest your Personal Information. The use of cookies is very common on the Internet and Lokmat’ use of cookies is similar to that of such Websites as any other reputable online portal.

First and foremost, you can rest assured that no personally identifiable information (“PII”) about you (e.g., name, address, etc.) is gathered or stored in the cookies placed by the Website and, as a result, none can be passed on to any third parties. Cookies allow us to serve you better and more efficiently, and to personalize your experience at our Website. Lokmat may use cookies to personalize your experience on the Website as these types of cookies allow you to log in without having to type your login name each time (only your password is needed. None of this information is passed to any third party, and is used solely by us to provide you with a better user experience on the Website.

A cookie may also be placed by our advertising server. Such cookies are used only for purposes of tracking the effectiveness of advertising served by us on our Website and no PII is gathered from you by the use of these cookies, nor is this information shared with any third parties. Similarly, a cookie may be placed by our third – party advertising companies or advertisement providers or servers. These companies may use aggregated statistics about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide information and updates about the happenings on the Website that you may be interested in or any subject of potential interest to you. The information they collect does not include your PII.

The third – party advertising companies or advertisement providers may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of ads. Any such information is anonymous. They may use this anonymous information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide information and updates about the happenings on the Website that may interest you. No PII is collected during this process. The information is anonymous, and does not link online actions to an identifiable person.

Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies. Of course, by changing the options on your web browser or using certain software programs, you can control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your browser. Lokmat supports your right to block any unwanted Internet activity, especially that of unscrupulous websites. However, blocking the cookies may disable certain features on the Website, and may make it impossible to use certain services available on the Website. Please note that it is possible to block cookie activity from certain websites while permitting cookies from websites you trust.


From time to time we may add or enhance services available on the Website. To the extent these services are provided, and used by you, we will use the information you provide to facilitate the service requested. For example, if you email us with a question, we will use your email address, name, nature of the question, etc. to respond to your question. We may also store such information to assist us in making the Website the better and easier to use.

With whom we may share your Personal Information?

For making the use of Website effective and resourceful Lokmat may share your information with vendors, consultants, and other service providers or volunteers who are engaged by or working with us and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us; with candidates, organizations, groups or causes that we believe have similar political viewpoints, principles or objectives; to report required information to the Elections Commission of India, or any other statutory body at any time as may be required. ;when you give us your consent to do so, including if we notify you on the Website, that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information; when we believe in good faith that we are required to do so by law, court order, as requested by other government or law enforcement authority, or in the good faith belief that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable including, without limitation, to protect the rights or properties of Lokmat or any or all of its affiliates, associates, employees, agents or office bearers or when we have reason to believe that disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing interference with our rights or properties, whether intentionally or otherwise, or when anyone else could be harmed by such activities; to enforce or apply this Policy, our Terms of Usage, or our other policies or agreements; and in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, reorganization, acquisition, asset sale, financing or lending transaction or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the assets of the Lokmat.

How can you opt out from our website and informational updates?

You may “opt out” of receiving text messages, email updates and newsletters by following the instructions in those text messages and emails. Please note that we may still send you other types of emails, such as emails about your use of our Sites, or use information as otherwise described in this Policy, even if you opt out of receiving email updates and newsletters. Changes to information in your account does not affect information provided to others as set forth in this policy, including in connection with petitions or donations or that has been previously shared with like-minded candidates, organizations, groups or causes.

What safeguards we have in place to protect your Personal Information?

We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission that can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of our web sites by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.

Does this policy apply to third party links on Website?

Our website may contain links to other websites. Any personal information you provide on the linked pages is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s privacy policy. This Policy does not apply to such linked sites, and we are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of these websites or any other sites that are linked to from our Sites. We encourage you to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before providing them with personal information.

Any material changes in the way Lokmat uses Personal Information will be described in future versions of this Privacy Statement. Of course, you may always submit concerns regarding our Privacy Statement or our privacy practices via email to chairman@lokmat.com. Please reference the privacy policy in your subject line. Lokmat will attempt to respond to all reasonable concerns or inquiries at the earliest.