Scrapping of GST Portal Site is strictly prohibited : GSTN

By | December 7, 2018
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(Last Updated On: December 7, 2018)

Following Message appeared on GST Portal ( www.gst.gov.in) on 05.12.2018

We have updated our website policy. As per this Scrapping of GST Site is strictly prohibited. For details please visit “Website Policy” link.

05/12/2018

Website-Terms of Use/User Agreement

Terms and Conditions : Use of GST Portal

This User Agreement shall apply to all the Users of GST Portal.

Definitions

GST portal: The term GST Portal includes https://www.gst.gov.in/ along with all its sub-domains, internal and external services serviced by this domain and mobile applications of the GST Portal.

Services: The term Services include all authorised services and/or facilities and/or features as are available on the GST portal.

Unauthorised activities: The term Unauthorised activities includes any activity which is punishable under section 43 (for eg web scraping, altering source code, hacking, introducing viruses etc.)and Section 45 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (hereinafter IT Act) or which have been defined as offence under Chapter XI of The IT Act and/or any other activity which is prohibited under any Act, rules, regulations having force of law in India and/or any activity which contravenes access controls/Service use limits set by GSTN on the GST Portal and/or any security feature developed by GSTN on the GST Portal and/or any activity which is contrary to any other policies of the GST Portal.

User: The term User includes any persons/company/organization/entities/body/association/group of persons/ Authorised Service Provider and/or their affiliates accessing the GST Portal and/or using/accessing any Services provided by the GST Portal and/or conducting any activity authorised in writing by Goods and Services Tax Network (hereinafter GSTN).


Permitted use

GST Portal shall not in any manner be used for any unauthorized activity(ies). The GST Portal shall be used only for purposes as authorised by GST Law/GST portal policy.

Confidential Information and personally identifiable information of any taxpayer shall not be disclosed. For any unauthorised disclosure which is not attributable to GSTN, GSTN shall not be held responsible.

While using the GST Portal the user shall comply with all applicable laws, provide up to date, and correct and accurate information as may be required. The Services provided on the GST Portal shall be accessed only through the interfaces expressly authorised by GSTN or on the GST Portal.

Without limitation of the above, the Users of GST Portal shall not:-

  1. Imply or state any affiliation with or endorsement of GSTN / without direct and express consent of such organisation (e.g., representing oneself as an accredited GSTN associate).
  2. Manipulating identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or post transmitted through the GST portal.
  3. Monitoring the GST portal’s availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purposes.
  4. Overlaying or otherwise modifying the GST portal or their appearance.
  5. Removing or covering or obscuring any advertisement included on the GST portal.
  6. Renting, leasing, loaning, trading, selling/re-selling access to the GST portal or related data of GST portal.
  7. Selling, sponsoring, or otherwise monetizing any GST portal Service or feature without GSTN’s direct and express consent.
  8. Soliciting or collecting email addresses or other personal information of GST portal users or GSTN users in any manner.
  9. Using, disclosing or distributing any data obtained in violation of this policy.

This User Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Indian Laws. Any contravention of this User Agreement shall be viewed strictly and appropriate Criminal/ Civil action will be initiated in accordance with the applicable laws.

GSTN exclusively reserves the rights, to change or modify or alter this User Agreement(whether completely or partially), from time to time, at its discretion, without any objections, interruptions, grounds, claims or liabilities of any third party/users.

If you do not agree to terms of this User Agreement you are requested not to use the GST Portal. By accessing GST Portal it is deemed that you have given your consent to this User Agreement and shall be bound by the terms of this User Agreement.

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