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BY ACCESSING AND USING THE WEBSITE, YOU HEREBY CONSENT TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT AND TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT AND TERMS OF USE, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY LEAVE THE WEBSITE AND DISCONTINUE YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE WEBSITE.

1. Scope

1.1 This Privacy Statement & Terms of Use (“Agreement”) shall apply to your use of and your access to the Internet website, [http://futurechina.sg] (the “Website”), operated by Business China. The Website’s primary purpose is to provide information and facilitate registration for the FutureChina Global Forum event (the “Event”).

1.2 By visiting the Website and/or accessing the Website, you agree to be bound by and to fully observe and comply with the terms and conditions in this Agreement.

1.3 Business China (which may also be referenced by “we”, “us” or other similar pronouns in this Agreement) reserves the right, at its absolute discretion, to change or amend this Agreement and any of the terms and conditions contained therein. Should there be a change in or amendment to this Agreement, details will be posted on our Website at www.futurechina.sg, and you agree that such changes or amendments shall be effective and immediately bind you upon such posting on the Website.

2. Conduct

2.1 You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for compliance with any and all laws, rules and regulations that may apply to your access and use of the Website.

2.2 In relation to your use of and/or access to the Website, you warrant and represent that you will not do any of the following:
 
(a) violate any laws, rules, regulations or any order of a court;
 
(b) use the Website for any purposes not expressly permitted in the Agreement;
 
(c) infringe the rights of any person or entity, including but not limited to, their intellectual property rights, privacy, or contractual rights;
 
(d) collect or store any personally identifiable information about any other user in violation of applicable laws;
 
(e) impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent himself as another person or entity;
 
(f) use the Website for any unlawful purpose; 
 
(g) make any misrepresentations when using the Website;
 
(h) interfere with or damage the Website through the use of, without limitation, viruses, Trojan horses, malicious codes, malwares, or other similar methods or technology;
 
(i) attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Website or breach any authentication measures;
 
(j) avoid, bypass, deactivate, remove, or otherwise circumvent any technological measures implemented by the Website’s providers to protect the Website, and/or
 
(k) advocate, encourage or assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing.

2.3 You acknowledge and agree that Business China shall have the right to investigate and prosecute any violation of or commence legal action for any breach of any of the sub-provisions in Clause 2.2 to the fullest extent of the law. Business China may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who violate Clause 2.2. 

2.4 For the avoidance of doubt, you acknowledge and agree that Business China has no obligation to monitor your access and use of the Website but Business China retains the right to do so. 

3. Termination 

3.1 You agree that Business China has the right in its sole and absolute discretion and without notice, to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Website, without assigning any reason. In the event of the foregoing, this Agreement and your ability to use and/or access the Website shall be deemed to have been terminated.

3.2 Any restriction, termination or suspension of the Website by Business China for whatever reasons shall not entitle you to receive any compensation in respect of the restriction, termination or suspension. 

4. Indemnity

4.1 Notwithstanding anything that may be to the contrary, you agree to indemnify and at all times hereafter to keep Business China (together with their respective officers, employees and agents) (each an “Affected Party”) indemnified against any and all losses, damages, actions, proceedings (whether such proceedings have been brought or are threatened to be brought), costs, claims, demands, liabilities (including full legal costs on a solicitor and client basis) which may be suffered or incurred by the Affected Party or asserted against the Affected Party by any person whatsoever, in respect of any matter or event whatsoever arising out of, in the course of, by reason of or in respect of:

 (a) your use of the Website; or

(b) your breach of any terms and conditions of the Agreement;

5. Intellectual property rights and warranties

5.1 You acknowledge that all intellectual property rights in the software and technology comprised in the Website are retained exclusively by Business China and/or their rightful owner(s) and you shall not do or permit any act which is directly or indirectly likely to prejudice the rights, title or interest of the said rightful owner(s) in and to any of the aforesaid. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, you shall not use in any way and shall not reproduce any trademarks that is associated with the Website or Business China that you have sight of when using the Website, without the prior written consent of Business China.

5.2 Business China does not represent or warrant that your use of the Website will not constitute an infringement or misuse of any intellectual property rights.

5.3 You agree to assume all risks arising out of or relating to your use of the Website. Notwithstanding anything that may be to the contrary, Business China makes no warranty that any information, software or any material made available by Business China via the Website does not contain computer viruses and Business China accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever relating to the aforesaid.  

5.4 You agree to be bound by and shall execute any end user licence agreements relating to any software or technology utilized on the Website that Business China may from time to time require you to agree to and execute for the purpose of the provision of the Website, failing which your access to the Website shall be discontinued or suspended at the discretion of Business China.

5.5 You undertake: 

(a) not to send or submit any materials or information or otherwise use the Website for a purpose, which under applicable laws, regulations or policies, or under international conventions, codes, regulations or licences of such countries, would be prohibited; 

(b) all information, materials and content that you publish, submit or upload to the Website shall not be defamatory of any party;

(c) not to cause Business China to do anything that would amount to a contravention of the laws of Singapore, or international conventions, codes or regulations, and

(d) that in using the Website, you will not do anything that will be unlawful or that will infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party. 

5.6 You shall only have a limited, non-exclusive and revocable right to access and view content posted by Business China or other users of the Website, for your personal and non-commercial purpose, subject to the terms and conditions in this Agreement.

5.7 You shall not use, copy, modify, adapt, distribute, create derivative works from, license, sell, broadcast or otherwise exploit or deal in any content posted by Business China or other users, except as expressly permitted under the terms and conditions in this Agreement.

6. Protection of your privacy

6.1 Your personal information will be stored in a confidential database system and we will use our best endeavours to protect such information from unauthorised access. 

7. Collection, use and disclosure of personal information

7.1 To administer and/or manage your use and/or access of the Website, Business China will necessarily need to collect, use, disclose and/or process certain personal data or personal information about you. Such personal data will be collected, used, disclosed and/or processed by Business China for the following purposes:

(a) for registration of attendance for the Event; 

(b) for management and/or administration of your use and/or access of the Website and your registration for the Event;

(c) for identification and/or verification, and / or

(d) for contacting you on matters relating to your registration for the Event, and any enquiries and/or requests submitted by you through the Website. 

7.2 Such personal data of yours will/may be disclosed by Business China to third party service providers or agents (whether in Singapore or elsewhere in the world where such service providers are sited) for one or more of the above purposes, as such third party service providers or agents, if engaged by Business China, would be processing your personal data for Business China, for one or more of the above purposes.

7.3 By submitting your registration application to us, you consent to our collection, use, disclosure and processing of the personal information that you have provided during registration and any other information that we have collected through the use of cookies, for the purposes as described above and you consent to Business China transferring your personal data out of Singapore to Business China’s third party service providers or agents for the purposes as described above.

7.4 We may also disclose your personal information when required by law or court order, or as requested by other government or law enforcement agencies and you agree to the foregoing. 

7.5 If we wish to collect, use or disclose your personal information for purposes additional to that stated in this Agreement, we will inform you of the same. We will only collect, use or disclose your personal information for such additional purposes upon your consent.

8. Access and correction of your personal information 

8.1 If you wish to access or correct your personal data, you may do so by submitting a request through the “Contact us” form located on the Website

9. Use of Cookies

9.1 The Website adopts the use of cookies. A cookie is an alphanumeric string of identifier that websites use to transfer to the cookie file of your browser on your computer’s hard disk. The use of cookies allows us to find out if you have visited our Website before and also helps us understand your web preferences. The saved preferences will enhance your web-viewing experience.

9.2 You may accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, note that you may not be able to use all interactive features on our Website if cookies have been disabled completely.

10. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution

10.1 This Agreement shall be subject to and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Singapore. 

10.2 Any dispute or controversy arising in connection with the Agreement, which cannot be settled by mutual or amicable agreement, shall be finally settled in accordance with the Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre ("SIAC Rules") by one arbitrator appointed in accordance with the SIAC Rules.  The place of arbitration shall be Singapore.  The arbitration shall be conducted in English.  The decision and award resulting from such arbitration shall be final and binding on the Parties. 

10.3 For the purpose of enforcing the Agreement and notwithstanding Clause 10.2, Business China has absolute discretion to seek equitable relief from a court of competent jurisdiction, as it may choose, without first attempting to resolve a dispute under Clause 10.2 and you hereby submit to the jurisdiction of the court which Business China may seek relief from under this sub-clause. For the avoidance of doubt, the right under this sub-clause is only extended to Business China and not to you.

11. Disclaimer

11.1 All contents and information provided on the Website, including but not limited to other users’ content, are provided on an “AS IS WHERE IS” basis. Business China disclaims all warranties and makes no warranty of any kind, whether express or implied (statutory or otherwise), including but not limited to warranties on the timeliness, safety & accuracy of the contents and information on the Website, that the Website will be uninterrupted, be free of any viruses or bugs, and implied warranties of merchantability, sufficiency, quality and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Business China be liable for any loss, damage, claims, costs or expense of any kind, whether directly or indirectly arising from any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or other harmful elements, communication line failure, breach of contract, tort, negligence, defamation, copyright infringement, breach of intellectual property right or any other cause of action. 

 

(updated as of 6 March 2013)