e Journal of English Studies

Term of Use

1. Terms of Service / Use

By using and accessing this website, http://www.mera.org.in AND www.thecontext.in (collectively referred to as the “Site” or “Modern English Research Alliance” in these Terms of Use), you (“you”, “user” or, “end user”) agree to these Terms of Service (collectively, the “Terms of Service” or “Agreement”).
You agree not to modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, transfer, create derivate work from, sell or re-sell any content or information obtained from or through the Site.
1.1 Accounts
When you create an account with us, you must provide us information that is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your account on our Service.
You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Service and for any activities or actions under your password, whether your password is with our Service or a third-party service.
You agree not to disclose your password to any third party. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
1.2 Links to Other Web Sites
Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Modern English Research Alliance
Modern English Research Alliance has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that Modern English Research Alliance shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.
We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.
1.3 Termination of Use
Modern English Research Alliance shall have the right to immediately terminate or suspend, in its discretion, your access to all or part of the Site with or without notice for any reason.
1.4 Governing Law
These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Maharashtra, India, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
1.5 Modifications to this Agreement
Modern English Research Alliance reserves the right to change or modify any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement at any time. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review the Site and these Terms of Service from time to time. Your continued use of the Site after such modifications to this Agreement will constitute acknowledgment of the modified Terms of Service and agreement to abide and be bound by the modified Terms of Service.
1.6 Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Modern English Research Alliance be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive damages or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to your use of the Site, the content and other information obtained therein.

2. Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally identifiable information' (PII) is being used online.
2.1 What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number or other details for a verified and privileged user access. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
2.2 When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
2.3 How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or periodic communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
·          To personalize user's experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
·          To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website content, add ease of use based on the information and feedback we receive from you)
·          To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
·          To send periodic emails (if you’re subscribed to our periodic email newsletter)
2.4 How do we protect visitor information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.
2.5 Do we use 'cookies'?
We do not use cookies for tracking purposes.
2.6 Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
2.7 Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
2.8 Google
Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.
2.9 California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We value your privacy and we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
2.10 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
2.11 We collect your email address in order to:
      Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
2.12 If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can
      Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.
2.13 Your Consent
By using our site, you consent to our online privacy policy.
Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.
Modern English Research Alliance
95, Dhanlaxmi Nagar, Jintur Road, Parbhani 431 401. MS India. Contact: info@thecontext.in

3. Express Disclosures: Modern English Research Alliance THE CONTEXT Journal

3.1- Publication of articles received will occur only with your consent after Modern English Research Alliance - THE CONTEXT editorial board approves publication. However, your submission of manuscript via online submission channel or by email itself indicates your agreement for publication of your article after the editorial board approval.
3.2- Modern English Research Alliance will not use your submission, subject to (3.6) below, in any way other than posting to THE CONTEXT quarterly on line journal bearing ISSN 2349-4948.
3.3- That Modern English Research Alliance cannot control third party usage of your article once posted online and that you, the submitter, clearly understand and agree to this, and agree absolutely not to issue any legal proceedings against Modern English Research Alliance should a third party be proven by a court of law to have used wholly or partially any, all or part of your submission.
3.4- That you, the submitter, by submitting your article, confirm and agree that the work is wholly your own, that the article has been exclusively submitted to THE CONTEXT journal, and where ideas or thoughts have been included that emanated from a third party, you have clearly acknowledged, in a scholarly way, that fact, and that you, the submitter, agree unreservedly not to claim financial reward for the said online publishing of your article. You further confirm that the article has not been published elsewhere or is in consideration for publishing elsewhere. You also agree unreservedly that you will not seek republishing of the said published article, in the original or an edited form, without first obtaining the written permission of the Modern English Research Alliance. Modern English Research Alliance may from time to time request two independent names who may be contacted by Modern English Research Alliance.
3.5- That once you have agreed to have your article published on-line, it will not be removed unless - your written request is forwarded to Modern English Research Alliance - THE CONTEXT and responded to. The decision to remove any article remains absolutely with Modern English Research Alliance - THE CONTEXT.
3.6- Every year critically acclaimed articles are compiled and published in that year’s journal. By agreeing to have your article published on www.thecontext.in Internet site, you unreservedly agree that your article may be entered into that year’s journal.
3.7- Copyright – though the copyright for the article remains with the submitter upon on-line publication, the author agrees unreservedly to allow Modern English Research Alliance to post that article on-line or in any hard-bound publication as Modern English Research Alliance determines in their sole discretion.
3.8- We levy article processing charges towards editing and on-line web work, the Modern English Research Alliance requires that authors pay such charges before publication failing which his / her article will not be published even though the acceptance of manuscript is intimated to the author. It is author’s responsibility to keep in contact with the journal and respond in timely manner.
3.9- If the submitted article is accepted for publication Modern English Research Alliance THE CONTEXT Journal requires that authors sign Licensing Agreement before publication failing which his / her article will not be published even though the acceptance of manuscript is intimated to the author. It is author’s responsibility to keep in contact with the journal and respond in timely manner.
3.10- The Modern English Research Alliance - THE CONTEXT journal grants permission for articles published on this site to be photocopied without any request for royalties, subject to the following conditions: (a) that reproductions must only be used for non-profit educational purposes (b) that each photocopy include the entire bibliography (c) that no permission is granted to any other on-line or hard cover journal to republish any article whatsoever without the express written permission of the Modern English Research Alliance - THE CONTEXT journal. Breaches may result in legal proceedings.
3.11- Content Disclaimer: copyright of the published content remains with the author(s); all copyright conflicts, including but not limited to plagiarism, shall be the responsibility of the who submitted respective content.

4. Content License (applicable for articles published in The Context Journal only)

4.1 Copyright and License
Authors choosing online Open Access publication will retain copyright in their articles. Modern English Research Alliance applies the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY-NC) to works we publish in The Context Journal. Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but allow end User to use it as expressed in CC BY-NC as long as the original authors and source are cited. No special permission is required.
4.2 Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License
The Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY-NC) permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.
Copyright in any online open Access article published under the CC BY-NC license is retained by the author(s). Authors grant Modern English Research Alliance a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as it is not used for commercial purposes and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified.

5. Cancellation and Refund Policy - membership

The Modern English Research Alliance reserves the right to refuse/cancel a membership in the MERA. If MERA refuses a new or renewing membership, registrants will be offered a refund.
During the renewal process each year, members must attest to continued eligibility for membership based on the criteria of being in harmony with the aims and objectives of the MERA. Regular auditing of membership records will be conducted.
5.1 Membership Cancellation by Participant
Membership cancellations received within 7 days of registration may be eligible to receive a full refund less Rs. 30/- service fee. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.
Cancellations will be accepted via phone or e-mail, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. In addition:
  • All refund requests must be made by the member with proof of identity and account details.
  • Refund requests must include the name of the member and/or transaction number.
  • Refunds will be credited back to the original subscribing member with proof of identity and account details.
  • All benefits and incentives received by the participant must be cancelled/returned to the MERA.
The above policies apply to all MERA memberships unless otherwise noted in the corresponding program materials. Please read all individual program information thoroughly.
Any questions or cancellation requests may be directed to MERA staff at info@thecontext.in

This policy document was last modified on 2nd Feb 2024

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