Terms & Conditions of Use

The user agrees to comply with all relevant local, state, national and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations that apply to the use of this website and its content, information, products and services.

The permission to view and temporarily store pages of this website for personal and non-commercial use cannot be deemed to be a license granting any right except the permission to view and temporarily store the pages for personal non-commercial use. This website or any portion of this website may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the express written consent of the Institute of Medicine & Law and any such unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by the Institute of Medicine & Law. The user is granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of this website so long as the link does not portray the Institute of Medicine & Law or its content, information, products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner.

The user shall not copy, display, distribute, modify, publish, reproduce, store, transmit, post, translate or create other derivative works from, or sell, rent or license all or any part of the content, information, products or services obtained from this website in any medium to anyone, except as otherwise expressly permitted under these Terms and Conditions, relevant license or subscription agreement or authorization by the Institute of Medicine & Law.

The user may not reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or translate any software in the content and information, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code of such software, except to the extent expressly permitted under applicable laws, without the prior written permission of the Institute of Medicine & Law. The user may not engage in systematic retrieval of content and information from this website to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without prior written permission of the Institute of Medicine & Law.

Unless expressly authorized by the Institute of Medicine & Law, the user may not use any robots, spiders, crawlers or other automated downloading programs, algorithms or devices, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to:

  1. continuously and automatically search, scrape, extract, deep link or index any content or information;
  2. harvest personal information from this website for purposes of sending unsolicited or unauthorized material; or
  3. cause disruption to the working of this website or any other person’s use of this website.

If this website contains robot exclusion files or robot exclusion headers, the user agrees to honor them and not use any device, software or routine to bypass them. The user may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of this website, any other systems or networks connected to the website, or any of the products or services provided on, accessed from or distributed through this website. The user may not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of this website or any network connected to this website or breach the security or authentication measures on this website or any network connected to this website.

The user may not use this website to publish or distribute any information (including software or other content) which is illegal, which violates or infringes upon the rights of any other person, which is defamatory, abusive, hateful, profane, pornographic, threatening or vulgar, which contains errors, viruses or other harmful components, or which is otherwise actionable at law.

The user may not, without the express written permission of the Institute of Medicine & Law, use this website to publish or distribute any advertising, promotional material, or solicitation to other users of this website to use any goods or services.

All content and information contained on or accessed from this website, including text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, videos, images, applications, programs, software, computer codes and other content, information, publications, products and services, including but not limited to the design, layout, “look and feel” and arrangement, is owned by the Institute of Medicine & Law or its licensors and is protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property and unfair competition laws.

Any downloading, reproducing or otherwise copying from the website is strictly prohibited and will not transfer any right, title or interest from the Institute of Medicine & Law.

Any questions about whether a particular use is authorized and any requests for permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, display or make derivative works from any published works, images or other material on this website should be directed to the Institute of Medicine & Law (contactus@imlindia.com).

Institute of Medicine & Law welcomes links to this website, provided that the link does not state or imply any sponsorship or endorsement of the other website by the Institute of Medicine & Law.

Any of the content, information or other materials including trademarks, service marks or copyrighted materials including but not limited to any logos, appearing on this website shall not be framed or otherwise incorporated into another website without prior, written and express permission of the Institute of Medicine & Law.

Institute of Medicine & Law does not claim ownership and is not responsible for the content, accuracy or compliance with relevant laws or regulations, of any application, content, information, feedback, suggestion, post, upload, input or submission provided by third parties, general public, registered users of this website or by the members of any public or private community made on or through this website, including blog pages, bulletin boards, message boards, chat rooms and forums. Any such application, content, information, feedback, suggestion, post, upload, input or submission does not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute of Medicine & Law.

However, by such posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting the user, author or the owner grants and sub-licensees to the Institute of Medicine & Law a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to display, publish and otherwise use the same in any manner, format or medium in connection with the operation of all other activities of the Institute of Medicine & Law including, without limitation, this website.

The user by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting, warrants and represents that the user owns or otherwise controls all of the rights including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for granting the permission specified hereinbefore and does not infringe any proprietary or other rights of third parties; contains any viruses or other contaminating or destructive devices or features; contains any defamatory, indecent, offensive, tortious, or otherwise unlawful material or content; to carry out or solicit any unlawful activity; and / or be used to make commercial solicitations.

Institute of Medicine & Law has the right but not the obligation, to monitor, screen, edit or review; and also the discretion to display, edit, refuse to post, or remove any application, content, information, feedback, suggestion, post, upload, input or submission made on or through this website, including blog pages, message boards, chat rooms and forums at any time according to its sole discretion.

This website may contain links to third-party websites or resources. Institute of Medicine & Law has no control over and is not responsible for the availability of such third-party websites or resources or for any advertisement, content, information, material, services or products which may appear therein or for the protection and privacy of any information. The inclusion of any such links to other websites does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed therein by the Institute of Medicine & Law.

Transactions that occur between the user and any third party are strictly between the user and the third party and not the responsibility of the Institute of Medicine & Law. The user is advised to review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of these linked sites, as their policies may differ from that of the Institute of Medicine & Law.

Institute of Medicine & Law reserves the right to change, revise, modify, amend, update, add or remove portions or all the Terms & Conditions of Use, on this website at any time and without prior notice, particularly to address changes in its activities, business needs, law or technology. Revisions will be effective upon posting and the users continued use of this website after the posting will be subject to the changed terms of the revisions.

Any such change will be posted on this page with an updated revision date and the user may also be notified of such changes or updates to this website.

If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any of the remaining conditions.

The users use of this website and any dispute or difference arising out of such use of the website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts / Tribunals / Forums at Mumbai, India only. The laws and regulatory framework of India, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern disputes and differences of any sort arising out of or in connection with the use of or inability to use this website or its content, information, products or services.

If the users have any questions, concerns, comments or requests regarding the Terms & Conditions of Use or about processing of personal information, please contact the Institute of Medicine & Law at (contactus@imlindia.com).

Terms & Conditions of Use last revised as of May 5, 2014 and effective as of June 5, 2014.

The content and information in this website is for general information and use only. The use of this website and its content, information, products and services is solely at the risk of the user.

All efforts have been taken to keep the content and information up-to-date and correct. Institute of Medicine & Law makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, suitability, availability, quality, non-infringement, or result obtained from the use of any content, information, product or service provided on, accessible from or distributed through this website. This website and all content, information, products and services included in or accessible from this website are provided on "as is" basis and without warranties or representations of any kind (express, implied and statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of title and non-infringement and the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose), all of which the Institute of Medicine & Law disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by law.

In no event will the Institute of Medicine & Law be liable for any claims, charges, damages, liabilities, losses, and expenses, including without limitation, any compensatory, incidental, direct, indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages, loss of use, loss of data, loss caused by a computer or electronic virus, loss of income or profit, loss of or damage to property, claims of third parties, or other losses of any kind of character, of whatsoever nature and howsoever arising from, out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Institute of Medicine & Law does not claim ownership, endorse or take responsibility for any third-party products, information, guidelines, materials or services that may be offered, advertised, provided or displayed on this website or incorporated in the content, information, products or services contained on, accessible from or distributed through this website.

Institute of Medicine & Law aims to keep this website available twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week and to maintain saved content and information. However, the Institute of Medicine & Law, its suppliers or licensors do not make any warranty whatsoever, including without limitation, that the operation of the website will be uninterrupted or error-free; that content and information will not be lost, altered, or corrupted; that any defects will be corrected; that the website, including the server that makes it available, is free of viruses or other harmful components.

The user hereby agree to indemnify and hold Institute of Medicine & Law, its directors, officers, shareholders, predecessors, successors in interest, employees, agents, suppliers and licensors harmless from and against any and all third-party claims of liability, claims, charges, demands, losses including losses of profit or goodwill, expenses, damages and costs, direct or consequential, including without limitation, legal expenses, arising out of or in connection with your use of or inability to use the website or its content, information, products or services or in breach of these terms and conditions and the obligations and warranties contained herein.

Institute of Medicine & Law is committed to maintaining confidence and trust of the users with respect to the privacy of the personal information collected from the users. Institute of Medicine & Law adheres to the principles of applicable data protection and privacy laws throughout the world. This online privacy policy describes how personal information is collected, used, disclosed, shared and protected when users visit this website, application, service or product that posts a link to this online privacy policy.

Institute of Medicine & Law and this website -

  • will collect personal information that is voluntarily provided by the user;
  • will collect sensitive personal information with explicit consent of the user;
  • will treat an information as personal information for as long as the non-personal information remains combined with the personal information;
  • may on occasion match or combine the personal information provided by the user with information that is obtained from other sources or that is already in records, whether collected online or offline or by predecessor or affiliates;
  • may use a third party service to collect anonymous visitor information like IP addresses, browser types (such as Internet Explorer or Netscape), referring pages, pages visited and time spent on a particular site;
  • recommends that users should not use important information such as username or password for this website or others.

Institute of Medicine & Law may collect the following personal information from the user directly:

  • name and job title;
  • contact information such as complete name, birth date, email address, postal address and telephone number;
  • demographic information such as postcode;
  • educational and professional background information;
  • interests and communication preferences;
  • comments, feedback, posts and other content submitted by the user to this website;
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and offers;
  • usernames and passwords; and
  • payment information, such as a credit or debit card number.

In order to access certain content, information, service, products or to make use of additional functionality and features of this website, the user may be directed to register by completing and submitting a registration form, which may request additional information.

If the user chooses to register and sign in by using a third party account (such as facebook account), the authentication of login is handled by the third party and this website will collect information about the third-party account at the time the user gives permission for account on this website to be linked to the said third party account.

Institute of Medicine & Law may also through servers, software, systems, and the use of cookies (small text files sent to your computer), web beacons (also known as clear or single pixel gifs) and other technologies, collect information from the user automatically that discloses the identity and the way this website is used by the user, such as:

  • Internet Protocol ("IP") address used to connect the users computer to the internet;
  • computer, device and connection information, such as browser type and version, operating system, mobile platform and unique device identifier ("UDID") and other technical identifiers;
  • Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") click stream data, including date and time stamp, referring and exit URLs, search terms used, and pages visited or searched for on this website by the user; and
  • for location-aware services, the physical location of the device in order to provide with more relevant content for where the user is in the world.

The user can control cookies through browser's settings and other tools. However, if certain cookies are blocked, the user may not be able to register, login, access certain parts or make full use of this website.

Institute of Medicine & Law requires personal information to understand needs and provide better service to the users, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • to allow access to, delivery of, provide, process or fulfill an order or transaction for content, information, products and services from the user;
  • to respond to requests, inquiries, comments or concerns of the user;
  • to contact the user by email, phone, fax or mail;
  • to customize the website according to the users interests and needs;
  • to offer customized content and information and individualized personalization of services and products to make it more relevant to the interests and needs of the user;
  • to enhance, evaluate and improve the website, content, information, products, services, their advertisements and promotional campaigns and to develop new products and services;
  • to send promotional information about new products, services, special offers or other information which the Institute of Medicine & Law thinks the user may find interesting about this website as well as products, events and services of the Institute of Medicine & Law, its affiliates and non-affiliated third parties such as societies and sponsors;
  • to identify and analyze usage trends, webpage traffic patterns, including for the purposes of market-research, surveys, audits, reporting and paying royalties and license fees to third-parties;
  • for internal record keeping;
  • to administer this website and servers and provide technical, product and other support and help to keep this website working, safe and secure; and
  • to notify the user about changes or updates to this website, content, information, products, and services.

The user can control cookies through browser's settings and other tools. However, if certain cookies are blocked, the user may not be able to register, login, access certain parts or make full use of this website.

Institute of Medicine & Law may share personal information with:

  • relevant agents, representatives, joint venturers, and entities for whom the Institute of Medicine & Law is acting as an agent, licensee or publisher, such as societies and sponsors;
  • applicable companies, suppliers and service providers, including editors, reviewers, credit card processors, customer support, email service providers, mailing houses, shipping agents, market research administrators, database management services providers, and IT service providers; and
  • affiliates, trading names and divisions within the group worldwide and other persons and organizations who perform work for or sell products or services that compliment products and services of the Institute of Medicine & Law.

Institute of Medicine & Law may also need to disclose the personal information of the user:

  • to respond to or comply with any law, regulation, subpoena, court order or other legal obligation to the extent permitted and required by law;
  • to protect user security or the security of other persons, consistent with applicable laws;
  • to enforce and protect rights, properties or safety of the Institute of Medicine & Law, its users, employees or others;
  • to detect, investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud or other malicious activity;
  • if the Institute of Medicine & Law, this website or a related asset or line of business is acquired by, transferred to or merged with or a joint venture agreement is entered with another company; and
  • to enforce this website's 'Terms & Conditions of Use'.

If personal information is shared as mentioned above, Institute of Medicine & Law will always seek to limit the scope of information that is furnished to the amount necessary for the performance of the specific function. Unless otherwise precluded by law, Institute of Medicine & Law requires third parties to protect personal information and abide by applicable privacy laws and regulations.

Institute of Medicine & Law is committed to ensure that the personal information provided by the user is secure; takes precautions to safeguard personal information against loss, theft and misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction; and has put in place suitable physical, technical, electronic, administrative and managerial procedures to safeguard, secure and prevent unauthorized access or disclosure of personal information.

The personal information of users may be transferred to other countries for processing and other purposes. The user by using this website hereby consents to the transfer of information to countries outside the country of residence of the user, and which may have different personal data protection rules than in the country of the user.

Any information, comments, materials and other content that is voluntarily posted and shared by a user to a public area of this website (for example, a posting to a bulletin board or chat room) might be collected and used by others, may be indexable by search engines, and might not be removable. This website cannot prevent such uses. Users are requested to be careful when disclosing personal information in these public areas.

This website may include advertisements for, and links to, other websites of the Institute of Medicine & Law as well as third party websites or resources. The information practices of such websites are not covered by this online privacy policy or any other policies or terms of this website. Each of them may have a different online privacy policy and terms of use. The user is advised to know the terms of use and online privacy policy of any linked website before using it.

  • Dispatch will be made only when payment has been received.
  • Delivery will be made via post, courier, or equivalent, and will require a signature upon delivery.
  • Delivery times stated on the website is estimated and for guidance only.
  • Please provide a telephone number to avoid your order being declined or delayed.
  • Please note that orders requiring delivery to a P.O. Box address will not be processed.

The activation code will be emailed to you, within 48 working hours of receiving the payment.

  • Estimated delivery time is 5 working days for all "in-stock" books and journals in India.
  • For shipment outside India the estimated delivery time is 8-10 working days.
  • For locations not serviced by major courier company's delivery may take upto 2 weeks.
  • For books classified as "print-on-demand" delivery time will be intimated to you.
  • For "out-of-stock" items please use "Alert me when available" icon or email your requirement to (contactus@imlindia.com).

Delays in shipping can be due to titles that may not be available at the time of ordering. In case of pre-orders or not yet published titles, books will be dispatched as soon as available. Please check website for the due date.

All prices quoted may be subject to change without prior notice.

Institute of Medicine & Law will not be in breach of obligations under these terms and conditions to the extent that any failure or delay in performing its obligations occurs because of an event or circumstance which is outside reasonable control including without limitation, any act of God, war and other hostilities, fire, flood, strikes, lockouts, delays in transport, breakdowns in equipment, or restrictions or prohibitions or any other acts by any government or semi-government authority.

  1. Services (Helpline / Alerts)Request for cancellation will be entertained only if made within 30 days of the invoice date. Full refund will be granted.
  2. Classroom coursesNo request for cancellation will be entertained.
  3. Online coursesRequest for cancellation will be entertained only if the fees sent by cheque / DD has not been realised by the Institute of Medicine & Law. Full refund will be granted.
    In case online payment is made no request for cancellation will be entertained.
  4. CMLE's / workshops / conferences / seminars / symposiumsNo request for cancellation will be entertained.
  5. Journal subscription (print)Request for cancellation will be entertained only before the first issue is dispatched. Full refund will be granted.
  6. Journal subscription (print + online / online)No request for cancellation will be entertained.
  7. BooksRequest for cancellation will be entertained only if the publishers / printers have not initiated the process of shipping. Full refund will be granted. No request for cancellation will be entertained for orders placed under the 'same day delivery' category.

  1. Request for return of books will be entertained only if made within 30 days of the date of delivery.s
  2. The books returned must be in a saleable condition. Institute of Medicine & Law reserve the right to refuse refunds of books which do not arrive in a saleable condition.
  3. The purchaser will be responsible for and will pay the cost of sending the books back by the same method as it was delivered.
  4. The purchaser must send the books only after receiving a written confirmation from the Institute of Medicine & Law in this regard.
  5. refund will be granted.

Institute of Medicine & Law reserves the right to refuse or cancel any order placed for a publication or service that is listed at an incorrect price or for any other reason. This shall be regardless of whether the order has been confirmed and / or payment been received. 100% payment shall be refunded within 7-10 working days.

Institute of Medicine & Law takes stringent measures to ensure that books or journals delivered are in perfect condition. However, there is a remote possibility that books or journals may be damaged during transit or the wrong book may be delivered. Only in such cases Institute of Medicine & Law will replace the book(s) or journal(s) at no extra cost, provided that the request for replacement is made within 15 working days of the receipt of the books or journals. No replacements will be allowed except for the aforesaid reasons.

Institute of Medicine & Law takes stringent measures to ensure that books or journals delivered are in perfect condition. However, there is a remote possibility that books or journals may be damaged during transit or the wrong book may be delivered. Only in such cases Institute of Medicine & Law will replace the book(s) or journal(s) at no extra cost, provided that the request for replacement is made within 15 working days of the receipt of the books or journals. No replacements will be allowed except for the aforesaid reasons.

The purchaser must send the books or journals for replacement only after receiving a written confirmation from the Institute of Medicine & Law in this regard. No extra shipping charges will be levied for the delivery of replaced books or journals.

To cancel, return or replace please send request email at crr@imlindia.com.