15 September 2014
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Terms, Conditions and Disclaimers

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1       Agreement - Terms

1.1   All access to any area of the Singapore Law Watch (SLW) website at www.singaporelawwatch.sg ("Website"which shall include any SLW channels such as daily email, RSS feeds and smart phone applications complementary to the SLW website) is governed by these terms and conditions ("Terms"). If you do not accept any of these Terms, exit or discontinue access to the Website immediately. Continue only if you accept these Terms. In these Terms, the words "we", "our" and "us" refers to the Singapore Academy of Law (including but not limited to the LawNet Secretariat) and its employees and agents.

 

2       Access to the Website

2.1   The accessibility and operation of the Website rely on technologies outside our control. We do not guarantee continuous accessibility or uninterrupted operation of the Website.

 

3       Relying on Information

3.1   The Website is a general information source only. The contents of the Website do not constitute legal advice, and no information contained on the Website or communicated to or through the Website is intended to create a lawyer-client relationship. Before relying on the contents of the Website, you should do your own checks or obtain professional advice relevant to your particular circumstances.

 

4       Hyperlinks

4.1   The Website contains links to other websites which are not under our control or maintenance. We are not responsible for the content of these websites and do not necessarily endorse the material therein, but provide these links for your convenience only. We are not responsible or liable for the availability or content of any other Internet site linked to or from the Website. Access to any other Internet website is at your own risk.

 

4.2   If you create a link or frame to the Website, you do so at your own risk. We reserve the right to object to or disable any link or frame to or from the Website. We also reserve the right to change the URL of the Website.

 

5       RSS Feeds

5.1   RSS (Really Simple Syndication) service is a means by which the Website offers feeds of story headlines in XML format ("RSS Content") to you for the purpose of using RSS aggregators. It is provided to you free for non-commercial use. Any other uses, including but not limited to the incorporation of advertising into or the placement of advertising associated with or targeted towards the RSS Content, are strictly prohibited. You must use the RSS feeds as provided by the Website, and you may not edit or modify the text, content or links supplied by the Website without our prior written consent.

 

5.2   The RSS service may be used only with those platforms from which a functional link is made available that, when accessed, allows you to see the display of the full article from the Website. You may not display the RSS Content in a manner that does not permit successful linking to, redirection to or delivery of the applicable part of the Website. You may not insert any intermediate page, splash page or other content between the RSS link and the applicable part of the Website.

 

5.3   You must comply with all applicable laws and all limitations and restrictions placed by us on the use, display or distribution of any RSS Content; give us complete and accurate registration information when requested to do so; and not archive any of the RSS Content for access by users of your website at any future date after the RSS Content has been removed from the Website. You acknowledge that the service must link and redirect to the appropriate part of the Website when a user of your website clicks on the RSS Content (e.g. a headline).

 

5.4   You shall not decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble the software or other functions and features of the Website. You shall not use any software or process to track usage of the Website including information about users, and monitor or copy the contents of the Website.

 

5.5   Where applicable, we retain all ownership and other rights in the RSS Content, and any and all logos and trademarks used in connection with the RSS service. Any unauthorized use of the content, logos and trademarks of the Website may violate copyright, trademark and/ or other laws. You must provide attribution to the Website in connection with your use of the RSS feeds.

 

5.5   Where applicable, we retain all ownership and other rights in the RSS Content, and any and all logos and trademarks used in connection with the RSS service. Any unauthorized use of the content, logos and trademarks of the Website may violate copyright, trademark and/ or other laws. You must provide attribution to the Website in connection with your use of the RSS feeds.

 

5.6   We reserve the right to discontinue providing any or all of the RSS feeds at any time and to require you to cease displaying, distributing or otherwise using any or all of the RSS feeds for any reason including but not limited to your violation of any provision of these Terms. We assume no liability for any of your activities in connection with the RSS feeds or for your use of the RSS feeds in connection with your website.

 

6       General Disclaimer and Exclusion Of Liability

6.1   While we endeavour to ensure accuracy in the information presented on the Website so as to provide a high-quality service, we disclaim all warranties and representations (whether express or implied), to the fullest extent permissible under the law, as to the veracity, accuracy, completeness, format, currency or any other aspects of the information contained on the Website and its applications.

 

6.2   We do not warrant or represent, in particular, the following:

 

        (i) that access to the Website will be fault-free, secure, timely or uninterrupted, or that the Website will be free from software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; and

 

        (ii) that any information transmitted to you by electronic mail or otherwise through the Website or to us will be accurately received or secure.

 

6.3   Use of the Website, and the electronic transmission of any document or information to you through the Website or to us, are entirely at your own risk.

 

6.4   Our liability for any damage, claim or loss arising from any inability to access the Website, from any use of the Website, or from any reliance on the information transmitted from the Website, howsoever caused, whether arising from breach of contract, tort (including but not limited to negligence, misrepresentation, defamation and infringement of any intellectual property rights) or otherwise, is excluded to the fullest extent permissible under the law.

 

6.5   If any of the disclaimers or exclusions of liabilities mentioned in this document is prohibited or otherwise fail, our liability is limited to SGD100.00 (Singapore Dollars One Hundred) only.

 

7       Restrictions on use of MAS/SGX Proprietary Material

7.1   Except as otherwise provided, MAS/SGX Proprietary Material (comprising the materials on the Website under the section "General Notices" and any material belonging to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) and Singapore Exchange Ltd (“SGX”)) shall not be reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or otherwise distributed in any way, without the prior written permission of MAS/SGX.

 

7.2   You may download one copy of the MAS/SGX Proprietary Material onto a single computer for your own personal non-commercial use provided that you keep intact all accompanying copyright and other proprietary notices.

 

7.3   Modification of any of the MAS/SGX Proprietary Material or use of the MAS/SGX Proprietary Material for any other purpose will be a violation of MAS'/SGX’s copyright and other intellectual property rights.

 

8       Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability regarding use of MAS/SGX Proprietary Material

8.1   The MAS/SGX Proprietary Material is provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind. To the fullest extent permitted by law, MAS/SGX does not warrant and hereby disclaims any warranty as to the accuracy, correctness, reliability, currency, timeliness, non-infringement, title, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose of the MAS/SGX Proprietary Material.

 

8.2   MAS/SGX shall also not be liable for any damage or loss of any kind, howsoever caused, as a result (direct or indirect) of the use of the MAS/SGX Proprietary Material, including but not limited to any damage or loss suffered as a result of reliance on the contents of the MAS/SGX Proprietary Material.

 

8.3   The MAS/SGX Proprietary Material does not constitute financial or other professional advice. If financial or other professional advice is required, services of a competent professional should be sought.

 

9       Privacy Policy

9.1   We are firmly committed to your privacy.

 

9.2   We may collect your personally identifiable information like names and addresses only if you voluntarily input such information on the Website. All reasonable endeavours will be made to protect your privacy and to prevent the disclosure of such information. We do not sell such information to third parties. We do not share such information with third parties except as required by law.

 

9.3   We may use your personally identifiable information to respond to your specific requests or to provide you with the requested service. We may also use such information to inform you of our products and/ or services. However, you will at all times have an option to decline to receive such communication from us. We may collect your non-personally identifiable information to determine the usage of the Website with a view to make it more useful and attractive.

 

9.4   We do not guarantee your privacy when you access other websites through the links, if any, provided on the Website.

 

10       Applicable Laws

10.1   These Terms and the use of the Website are governed by the laws of Singapore. Any claim relating to the use of the Website shall be heard by the Courts of Singapore.

 

11       Variations

11.1   We may revise these Terms at any time by updating this webpage. You should visit this webpage from time to time and review the then current Terms because they are binding on you. We may modify or discontinue any information or features that form part of the Website at any time, with or without notice to you, and without any liability whatsoever on our part.