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Content Disclaimer

This Website is designed, developed and hosted by Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Though all efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the content on this Website, the same should not be construed as a statement of law or used for any legal purposes. In no event will the Government or CCMB be liable for any expense, loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any expense, loss or damage whatsoever arising from use, or loss of use, of data, arising out of or in connection with the use of this Website. Links to other websites that have been included on this Website are provided for public convenience only.

Content Copyright Policy

Material featured on this Website may be reproduced free of charge after taking proper permission by sending a mail to us. However, the material has to be reproduced accurately and not to be used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context. Wherever the material is being published or issued to others, the source must be prominently acknowledged.

However, the permission to reproduce this material shall not extend to any material which is identified as being copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the departments/copyright holders concerned.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Indian Laws. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of India.

Privacy Policy

CCMB Website does not automatically capture any specific personal information from you, (like name, phone number or e-mail address), that allows us to identify you individually.

If the CCMB Website requests you to provide personal information, you will be informed for the particular purposes for which the information is gathered and adequate security measures will be taken to protect your personal information.

We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the India Website site to any third party (public/private). Any information provided to this Website will be protected from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

Hyperlink Disclaimer

Links to external websites/portals

At many places in this website, you shall find links to other websites/portals. This links have been placed for your convenience. Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) is not responsible for the contents and reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in them. Mere presence of the link or its listing on this website should not be assumed as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all the time and we have no control over availability of linked pages.

Links to the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology(CCMB) website by other websites/portals

Prior permission is required before hyperlinks are directed from any website/portal to this site. Permission for the same, stating the nature of the content on the pages from where the link has to be given and the exact language of the Hyperlink should be obtained by sending a request at director@ccmb.res.in

Content Contribution, Moderation & Approval (CMAP) Policy

The content on the website has to be always authentic, accurate, and up-to-date. Each and every bit of content published on the website is to be verified and checked thoroughly to make the information authentic and accurate. The content of the website goes through the entire life cycle process of:

  1. Creation
  2. Modification
  3. Approval
  4. Moderation
  5. Publishing
  6. Expiry

Following this policy, the website is provided with a role based Content Management System. This CMS helps the website team in giving role specific access of administrator panel to different users. The Web Information Manager will also be able to manage information specifically meant for internal use, which will be viewable to all members after the successful login. Web Information Manager can create the users by assigning them a particular role and Module to which functions of a particular user are limited.

Once the content is contributed it needs to be approved and moderated prior to being published on the Website. The moderation could be multilevel and is role based. If the content is rejected at any level then it is reverted back to the originator of the content for modification.

Different Content Element is categorized as: -

  1. Routine
  2. Priority and
  3. Express

Content Review (CRP) Policy

The Web Information Manager and the assigned Personnel will have the responsibility for periodically Monitoring & Reviewing the content of the website with respect to their respective domains and keep the information up-to date. A proper workflow (i.e. gather all the information about the particular content related topic) has to be followed before final updating of content on the website.

The Review Policy is based on different type of content elements, its validity and relevance as well as the archival policy.

The Reviewer will review the content and direct the officers of the concerned Section for further action.

For time sensitive content which expires after a certain date (e.g. tender notifications, press releases inviting suggestions, bills pending with the Committees etc), a policy on whether the content should be archived for future reference or removed altogether from the website should be decided by the concerned Section after careful consideration of nature of their content.

Security Policy

CCMB has a responsibility to protect from disclosure to unauthorized parties the personally identifiable information (name, address, date of birth, social security number, etc.) of its website users. Therefore, CCMB has adopted and implemented a website security policy to protect account information of its website users.

Contingency Management Plan

The CCMB website endeavor to be functional and running at all times to provide information and services to the potential users of the website. All possible efforts will be made to minimize the downtime of the website. In eventualities like defacement/hacking of the site, data corruption, hardware/software crash and natural disasters, all the efforts will be made to restore the website in the shortest possible time.

Website Monitoring Plan

We periodically monitor website to address and fix the quality and compatibility issues of the website on the following parameters:

  • Functionality: We test all modules of the website for their smooth functionality.
  • Performance: We test important web pages for the download time.
  • Broken Links: We meticulously review the website to rule out the presence of any broken links or errors.
  • Traffic Analysis- We regularly monitor traffic on the website.
  • Feedback- We collect feedback from users of the website and make necessary changes for valid suggestions.

Content Archival (CAP) Policy

The contents of the CCMB website can be classified as perpetual and with validity period. For time sensitive content which expires after a certain date, a policy on whether the content should be archived for future reference or removed altogether from the website should be decided by the concerned Division/Section after careful consideration of their nature of content. For a few of the components like Media Corner, tenders etc only the live content whose validity date is after the current date is shown on the website.