The Terms and Conditions of Use of this blog & Disclaimer is as below.. By reading this site, you agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.. This site including its name, data, images, contents are copyright © of [Hariesh Manaadiar (Puthan House)] and [Shipping and Freight Resource/Shipping in South Africa], 
- Blog : refers to this blog – Shipping and Freight Resource and its hyperlink – http://shippingandfreightresource.com
- Author : refers to Hariesh Manaadiar (Puthan House)
- Contributors : refers to guest authors that write for this blog on a freelance basis or in their capacity as an industry expert approved by the author, or as a commenter of this blog
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I have spent a lot of time and effort to write the articles in this blog.. So please don’t use any of these articles in part or in full or in any form by any means (electronic, photocopying, recording or otherwise) for any commercial purposes without my consent..
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1.3 Subject to paragraph 1.1, no part of this blog may be reproduced without my prior written permission.. If you want to use it for free for a noble cause, do let me know and depending on the circumstance, I might be nice and say yes..
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3.3 If you choose to link to this website/blog in breach of Paragraph 3.2 it is understood that you fully indemnify me for any loss or damage suffered as a result of your actions..
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4. EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY
4.1 I am writing this blog from my experiences and knowledge gained on the job since 1989, and there might be some stuff that you don’t agree with, if there is, please do let me know.. But after using what I have written (with my permission of course), you can’t hold me responsible for anything..
The contents of this blog is intended to provide a general guide to the various shipping and freight related matters discussed.. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances..
The information is offered only for general informational and educational purposes and is not offered as and do not constitute legal advice or legal opinions..
4.2 I have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the information on this website/blog is correct and current.. This blog’s information is dynamic.. The information that is published today might not be valid or accurate two days or two years from now..
Content, sources, information and links change all the time, and it is the responsibility of the user to verify the contents of this blog..
The blog or its author does not guarantee the correctness or completeness of material on this blog.. Neither me nor any other party (whether or not involved in producing, maintaining or delivering this blog), shall be liable or responsible for any kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party as a result of your or their use of this blog and the information provided herein..
4.3 This exclusion shall include direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of access to or use of any content on this blog including viruses, regardless of the accuracy or completeness of any such content..
The blog’s content is my personal opinion or the opinions of the people commenting on the blog or posting guest posts on this blog, and is not intended to “malign any company, individual, ethnic group, club, organization, or religious groups”..
4.4 There may be instances where I might have used data that have been downloaded from the internet, for the purposes of explaining stuff.. It may not always be possible to identify and contact the actual owner or copyright holder of these data..
If you are the actual owner of the data and you don’t approve of it being on my site, please let me know which data are yours with proof and I will gladly remove them..
PS : Data refers to images, text, narratives, audio, video or other types of media..
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Phew, that’s it for now.. Hariesh Manaadiar – over and out..
Oh, I almost forgot – I am writing this blog in my personal and private capacity and all views, articles, comments, and opinions expressed in this blog are my own, or that of the readers of this blog, or the guest authors and is no way connected to or linked to my current employers..