This website is a non-profit platform that does not operate commercially (such as subscriptions or payment for access). The website is dedicated to providing visitors an insightful browsing experience and access to content free-of-charge, while at the same time protecting our rights, the rights of our users and external affiliates. We have developed these Terms of Service to govern your use of the Website, and we, along with our affiliates, partners and advertisers, provide content and services to you subject to the following conditions. Your use of the Website tells us you have read and agreed to these Terms of Service. Please read them carefully. These Terms of Service are a binding contract between you and the Website and its operators, regarding your use of the Website. If you do not agree with any of these terms, please exit the Website.
Terms & Conditions on the Content found on the Website
All of the information, content, services and software displayed on, transmitted through, or used in connection with the Website, including for example, advertising, directories, guides, articles, opinions, reviews, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, video, html, source and object code, software, data, and all other matters related to this website, including without limitation, the selection and arrangement of the aforementioned and the “look and feel” of this website (aggregately, the “Site Content“), are protected under applicable copyrights and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights and are the intellectual property of their respective authors, the Website other licensors and suppliers.
The Website respects the intellectual property of others. As a platform, the Website aggregates, serves and displays Site Content supplied and submitted to us by authors, bloggers, writers, contributors and other third parties via various channels of our platform. The Website does not possess, nor claim ownership and/or responsibility for such Site Content and is not directly or legally responsible for any potential infringement of copyrights or violation of other intellectual property rights found within such Site Content. The Website also does not lay any claims or responsibility for the publication of Site Content. The Website is not able to carefully check the Site Content that are submitted by its users. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material placed by any third party on the Website, please contact our team immediately, in writing, by email at co[email protected] and provide the Website with detailed information specifying the issue. The Website will seek to rectify the issue expediently, usually within 7 business days.
The copying, rearrangement, broadcast, rewriting for broadcast or publication, redistribution, modification, use or publication by you in any medium, directly or indirectly, of any such matters or any part of the Website, including the removal or alteration of advertising, except for limited rights of use granted hereunder, is strictly prohibited. You may not use such material except as provided in these Terms of Service.
The Site Content includes logotypes, trademarks and service marks (collectively “Marks”) owned by the Website, and Marks owned by other information providers and third parties. For example, “Empirics Asia” is a legal trademark of the Website. No Marks may be used in any manner unless approved in advance, in writing by the Website.
You may use the Site Content online and solely for your personal, non-commercial use, and you may download or print a single copy of any portion of the Site Content for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice contained in such Site Content. No other use is permitted unless otherwise expressly permitted by the Website. You may not, for example, republish the Site Content on any Internet, Intranet or Extranet site or incorporate the Site Content in any database, compilation, archive or cache or store the Site Content in electronic form on your computer or mobile device unless otherwise expressly permitted by the Website. You may not distribute any of the Site Content to others, whether or not for payment or other consideration, and you may not modify, copy, frame, reproduce, sell, publish, transmit, display or otherwise use any portion of the Site Content without securing the prior written consent of the Website.
Additional Information on Content Matters
As mentioned above, the Website is a distributor of content supplied by other information content providers such as bloggers, authors, contributors, commenters and content owned by other providers that is published with their permission on the Website. The Website is not responsible for the Site Content, statements and opinions expressed by those content providers. Responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of such content lies solely with those content providers and is not guaranteed by the Website. As the Website is not the author of such information and is therefore not liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in such content. Given the volume of information posted by such providers, the Website cannot and does not monitor all of the information posted to the Website and assumes no duty to monitor the Website for inappropriate or inaccurate content. Neither the Website nor its operators, affiliates or employees shall be liable to any user or anyone else for claims of defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, violation of copyright or intellectual property rights, obscenity, pornography, fraud or misrepresentation arising from such content. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Website reserves the right to remove information provided by other information content providers at any time in its sole discretion.
Comments provided by Third Parties found on the Website
The Website’s interactive areas are provided to give users an interesting and stimulating forum to express their opinions and share their ideas and information. To protect your safety, please use your best judgment when submitting information to the Website. We particularly discourage divulging personal phone numbers and addresses or other information that can be used to identify or locate you in public areas of the Website. The Website reserves the right to delete, move or edit any submission at any time, for any reason or in its discretion, but has no obligation to review or remove any such content.
By placing material on, or communicating with, the Website, including for example by posting a comment to Site Content, you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you provide, that the content is accurate, that it does not violate these Terms of Service, and that it will not cause injury to any person or entity. You grant the Website, its affiliates and related entities, including the Website, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to
Change of Terms and Conditions found on the Website
The Website shall have the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add or remove terms of this agreement at any time without notice. Changes shall be effective immediately. You agree to review this agreement periodically since subsequent use by you of the Website shall constitute your acceptance of any changes. The Website shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect of the Website, including, but not limited to, the community areas, content, hours of availability and equipment needed for access to use. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon posting and any subsequent use by you after such posting shall conclusively be deemed to be acceptance by you of such changes, modifications or deletions.
General Disclaimer Notice on Liability
ALL MATERIALS AND SERVICES ON THE WEBSITE AND THIRD-PARTY SITES TO WHICH IT LINKS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” OR “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE WEBSITE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AVAILABILITY OR CONTENT OF OTHER SERVICES THAT MAY BE LINKED TO THE WEBSITE. BECAUSE THE WEBSITE HAS NO CONTROL OVER SUCH SERVICES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE WEBSITE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AVAILABILITY OF SUCH EXTERNAL SERVICES, AND THAT THE WEBSITE DOES NOT ENDORSE AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY CONTENT, ACCURACY, QUALITY, ADVERTISING, PRODUCTS OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR AVAILABLE FROM SUCH EXTERNAL SERVICES. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE WEBSITE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT, GOODS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH SUCH EXTERNAL SERVICES.THE CONTENT PUBLISHED ON THE WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO THE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE. THE WEBSITE AND/OR ITS OPERATORS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES TO THE WEBSITE AT ANY TIME INCLUDING CHANGES TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. THE WEBSITE AND/OR ITS OPERATORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION; THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENT, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS, OR OTHER ITEMS CONTAINED WITHIN THE WEBSITE, OR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM ACCESSING AND USING THE WEBSITE AND/OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN. THE WEBSITE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING BULLETIN BOARDS OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE USER ASSUMES THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY MAINTENANCE, REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF THE USERS COMPUTER AND OTHER EQUIPMENT.
AS A CONDITION OF USE OF THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS, THE WEBSITE AND ITS OPERATORS, EACH OF THEIR PARENT AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONTRACTORS AND AGENTS, FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS FOR DEFAMATION, TRADE DISPARAGEMENT, PRIVACY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT AND DAMAGES INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COURT COSTS ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO ANY ALLEGATION REGARDING: (A) YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE; (B) EMI USE OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE, AS LONG AS OUR USE IS NOT INCONSISTENT WITH THIS AGREEMENT; (C) INFORMATION OR MATERIAL POSTED OR TRANSMITTED THROUGH YOUR MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT, EVEN IF NOT POSTED BY YOU; AND, (D) ANY VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE BY YOU. If you are dissatisfied with any the Website’s material, or with any terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Website.
These Terms of Service have been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with Malaysian law. Any action to enforce this agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in Malaysia. If any provision is deemed to be unlawful or unenforceable, that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the Website must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred.
Any failure of the Website to enforce or exercise any provision of this Agreement or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of these Terms of Service. The section titles used in this Agreement are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect. In the event of termination of these Terms of Service for any reason, you agree that the following provisions will survive: the provisions regarding the limitations on your use of Site Content, the license(s) you have granted to the Website and all other provisions for which survival is equitable or appropriate. The Website may assign its rights and duties under these Terms of Service to any party at any time without notice to you.
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