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Para 1: The use of the website of Hybrid Computing Technology Labs (HCTL) Open Publications Solutions, India - www.hctl.org and all other HCTL websites (collectively, the "website") is subject to the terms and conditions given below. By using this website in any way possible, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions by Hybrid Computing Technology Labs ("HCTL," "HCTL Open," "we," "us" or "our"). If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this website.

Para 2: By using this website you confirm that you have read our Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and Disclaimer as stated and accepted them unconditionally, without reservations. HCTL reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of these terms and conditions in its sole discretion at any time and without prior notice. Please check these terms and conditions periodically for any modifications. Your continued use of the website following the posting of any changes will mean that you have accepted and agreed to the changes unconditionally, without reservations.

Para 3: The website and all the content of the website including site layout, design, images, programs, text and other information/files, unless otherwise indicated/mentioned, are the property of Hybrid Computing Technology Labs abbreviated as HCTL, and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. Subject to conditions given below, the reproduction of material on this website is prohibited unless expressly indicated.

Para 4: Copyright of all articles published by HCTL Open which are marked as "Open Access" is held by the respective author(s) of such articles. You can use and distribute such articles under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, provided you give correct citation of the original source of publication (preferably the URL/DOI of the paper) and details of the author(s).

Para 5: Subject to Para 4 above, you may not redistribute any content of HCTL Open website or use the content to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory in any manner without prior written permission of Hybrid Computing Technology Labs.

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Para 15: HCTL will upload the PDF files to the indexing servers and some Indexing Companies use crawlers to retrieve the manuscript from our website. If there is any problem in the Index List you should contact the corresponding indexing companies and not HCTL.

Para 16: HCTL Open have no policy of refunding the publishing/paper registration charges under any circumstances.

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Para 18: Copyright Infringement Claims: Any claims of copyright infringement should be addressed to the respective Editor at editor_ijtir@hctl.org or editor_stl@hctl.org or editor_tdr@hctl.org bearing the subject line "Copyright Infringement". The claim must be sufficed by documented evidence supporting the same version as being published or copyrighted or patented by the aggrieved party before the date of publication of the concerned HCTL Open article. On receipt of the claim, the HCTL Open Committee, if found deemed, shall inform the author to provide an explanation; the discussion of which shall be transparent to both parties. The HCTL Open Committee reserves the sole rights to decide the validity of any such claims. After deliberation, if the claim is found justified, the concerned manuscript will be removed from all HCTL Open archives and servers. In case, the changes required are minimal such as inclusion of references, the authors will be intimated to do the required amendments according to the HCTL Open Article Correction Policies. The alternative version shall undergo peer-review as any other general submission and shall be published in the same issue(number) of the concerned volume. Any claims on copyright will be addressed with the highest priority. A revert mail will be dispatched within 3 working days provided the claim is supported with documented evidence.

Para 19: These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of The Republic of India, without regard to its conflicts of law principles. You hereby submit to and agree that the sole jurisdiction and venue for any actions that may arise under or in relation to the subject matter hereof shall only be in the court located at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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