Terms and Conditions

Advocata Institute Payment Gateway

General Terms and Conditions

  1. Material, Copyright and Terms of Use

1.1 The material provided by Advocata to the Subscriber in terms hereof (“the Material”) is the valuable intellectual property of Advocata and the same shall remain at all times the exclusive property of Advocata, and protected under copyright and other intellectual property law as may be applicable in Sri Lanka. Any and all material that may be accessed under this Agreement through published documents, email and from the Advocata website remain the exclusive property of Advocata, and protected under copyright and other intellectual property law as may be applicable in Sri Lanka.

1.2 Advocata reserves the right to translate, redistribute and produce the Material in alternate media.

1.3 Advocata shall be at liberty at any time and without reasons assigned, to make any such alteration to the format, layout or content of the Material.

1.4 The Subscriber must treat all Material received hereunder like any other copyrighted material, and further acknowledges that the Subscriber has and shall have no claim to ownership nor any right to grant any license in respect thereof by reason of its use or access thereto.

1.5 Readership access of the publications, as well as downloading from the website, is permitted for institutional or educational use of the Subscriber only. Recompiling, copying, publication, or republication of the Material, or any portion thereof, in any form or medium whatsoever, may be done only with the written permission of Advocata. The obligations and undertakings of the Subscriber under this Agreement shall survive the completion and/or termination and/or suspension of this Agreement.

1.6 The Subscriber also undertakes that the Material shall not be used, transmitted or facilitated for use, directly or indirectly, by any person for the making of products similar to the Material or any other products of Advocata. This undertaking shall survive the term and termination hereof.

2. Compliance and Violation of Subscription Agreement

Advocata will rely upon honesty on the part of the Subscriber to honour the terms herein. If the Subscriber is, in the opinion of Advocata, found/determined to have been violating/facilitating the violation of the rights and interests of Advocata protected herein, Advocata, in addition to any other rights and remedies available to it, reserves the right to terminate or restrict all web based access to the archives, as well as terminate email delivery of the publication, without any refund of the subscription fee. The Subscriber shall in such event be liable for any loss or damage on account of unauthorised circulation.

3. Debit/Credit Card, Bank Account Details 

3.1 The User agrees that the debit/credit card details provided by him/ her for use of the aforesaid Service(s) must be correct and accurate and that the User shall not use a debit/ credit card, that is not lawfully owned by him/ her or the use of which is not authorized by the lawful owner thereof. The User further agrees and undertakes to provide correct and valid debit/credit card details.

3.2 The User may pay his/ her fees to the Institute by using a debit/credit card or through online banking account. The User warrants, agrees and confirms that when he/ she initiates a payment transaction and/or issues an online payment instruction and provides his/ her card / bank details:

  • The User is fully and lawfully entitled to use such credit / debit card, bank account for such transactions;
  • The User is responsible to ensure that the card/ bank account details provided by him/ her are accurate;
  • The User authorizes the debit of the nominated card/ bank account for the payment of fees selected by such User along with the applicable Fees.
  • The User is responsible for ensuring sufficient credit is available on the nominated card/ bank account at the time of making the payment to permit the payment of the dues payable or the bill(s) selected by the User inclusive of the applicable Fee.

4. Termination

4.1 Either party to this Subscription Agreement is entitled to terminate this Agreement without requirement of any refund of subscription, in the event of an exigency such as war, civil war, civil commotion, fire, explosion, storm, tempest, flood, inevitable accident or other cause over which the parties have no control.

4.2 If Advocata is compelled to suspend or discontinue the provision of services hereunder due to the occurrence of any event of Force Majeure including any action by the Government or any other cause not reasonably within Advocata’s control, Advocata shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused as a result of such suspension or discontinuance nor be required to effect any repayment of any part of the subscription.

4.3 Any termination, for whatever reason, shall be without prejudice to any accrued rights and liabilities of the Parties.

5. Disclaimer

5.1 Advocata does not represent or warrant that the data/information analysed (as reported) are free from error, and hereby expressly disclaims any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by such errors or omissions in the material analysed, whether such errors or omission result from negligence, accident or any other cause.

5.2 Advocata specifically disclaims any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose and shall not be liable in respect of anything done or not done in reliance on the Material.

5.3 Advocata shall make every commercially reasonable effort to ensure that the Material transmitted is free of any contaminating or destructive features, such as software viruses, but shall not be held liable to any extent for any loss or damage caused by or arising from any illegal or irregular cyber activity or crime of which Advocata is in anyway a victim.