(a) Terms and Conditions
These are the terms and conditions (Terms) that govern the use of www.ChinaGoAbroad.com (Website). Please read these Terms carefully before using the Website. Your use of the Website implies acceptance of the Terms. Additional terms and/or conditions may be posted on specific pages and shall be deemed to be part of these Terms.
We may revise these Terms from time to time. If the revision, at our sole discretion, is considered a material change, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Website. You are responsible for reviewing and familiarizing yourself with any such revisions. Continued use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of the modified Terms.
Third-party content may be governed by additional terms and agreements, and your use of such content is conditioned upon your acceptance of such other terms and agreements.
These Terms are not subject to any particular time limit.
(b) Access to the Website
You may access the Website by entering the domain name “www.chinagoabroad.com” directly in your Internet browser, or by clicking the link to the Website displayed in our newsletters, on another website, or as a part of an Internet search engine query. You may access any Premium Content on the Website (as defined below, the scope of which may change from time to time) as an individual, corporate, or non-profit member (Subscribing Member) by registering with us as a Subscribing Member and paying all applicable fees. Use of the Website, any Content (as defined below) and/or your registration to become a Subscribing Member, constitutes your acceptance of these Terms.
Any individual registering on behalf of a corporate Subscribing Member, or who accesses any Premium Content on the Website as an employee, director, partner or representative of a Subscribing Member (Representative), warrants that he or she has the authority to use the website and accept these Terms on behalf of the Subscribing Member in question. Further, a Representative’s use of the Website shall imply acceptance of these Terms.
2. Your Obligations
This Website is not intended for users under 18 years old, and such individuals are not permitted to be Subscribing Members. Individuals under 18 years old who wish to view Content shall request their legal guardian to agree to the Terms on their behalf prior to accessing the Website.
(b) User Undertakings
You undertake that you:
3. Our Obligations
(a) Website Maintenance
We will exercise our best efforts to maintain the smooth operation of the Website and provide the Content (including both general and Premium Content). However, faults may occur from time to time, in which case we will use our best efforts to repair them as soon as reasonably practicable. We will take reasonable steps to give notice of any disruptions to the operation of the Website.
We will not be liable for your reliance on any Content. Please see our Disclaimer for details.
We will send you newsletters and/or other announcements related to the Website by e-mail. If you wish to unsubscribe from our e-mails, please change your e-mail preferences by clicking the “unsubscribe” link found at the bottom of our newsletters and/or announcements, or by e-mailing us at email@example.com with the subject line “CGA unsubscribe.”
4. Use of the Content
(a) Permitted Use
You may use the Website and the Content solely for your own use and benefit, and not for resale or other transfer or disposition to any other person or entity. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, modify, transfer, exploit, distribute or dispose of any Content for commercial purposes, nor in any manner that might compete with our business.
We reserve the right to vary the scope and amount of Premium Content available to Subscribing Members from time to time. We will take reasonable steps to give the relevant members notice when we make any changes to the availability of Premium Content.
(b) Not Legal Advice
The Content is not intended to and does not constitute legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed by your use of the Website, nor is anything submitted to any part of the Website treated as confidential.
5. Intellectual Property
(a) Intellectual Property Rights
All rights in, and to, the Content belong to us, our contributing members, and/or our third-party content providers, as the case may be. Content may not be copied, published, altered, modified, reproduced, transferred or distributed in any form without the express consent of the relevant party. The aforesaid rights are reserved in all applicable jurisdictions. This includes, but is not limited to, “ChinaGoAbroad.com,” ChinaGoAbroad, ChinaGoAbroad Limited, the ChinaGoAbroad stylized logo, and any other proprietary names and marks used on the Website by ChinaGoAbroad Limited, our contributing members, and our third-party content providers.
Any request for permission to republish, reprint or use any Content, and the Intellectual Property associated thereto, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or the relevant party that has provided such Content. If you are unsure as to the source of any Content found on the Website, please contact us to obtain further instructions.
6. Pricing and Termination
(a) Payment and Fees
You undertake as a Subscribing Member to pay all fees and charges incurred through your account at the rates in effect for the billing period in which such fees and charges are incurred, including all applicable taxes related to the use of the Website. We may direct you to make payments to a third-party payment agent.
If you provide us with a credit or debit card for billing, and the issuer gives you a new card on the account with a different expiration date, you authorize us to update our records to reflect the new expiration date and to continue to use the account as before.
Membership fees are subject to change. We will exercise our best efforts to notify you if and when we raise the membership fee for access to the Content. Any increased fee will be applicable to existing Members upon the expiration of their current membership period.
(b) Termination and Refund Policy
We may terminate or suspend your access to the website and/or membership immediately, without prior notice or liability, if we have a reasonable belief that you may have breached these Terms. Upon termination, your right to use the Website will immediately cease.
You may terminate your access to, and use of, the Website under these Terms at any time by discontinuing to access and use the Website and Content. Termination of your access to and use of the Website and Content shall not affect any provision of these Terms.
As a Subscribing Member, you may terminate your membership prior to the expiration of your current membership period by notifying us via e-mail to email@example.com with the subject line “CGA membership termination.”
Should you decide to terminate your membership prior to expiration, we will refund your membership fee, on a pro rata basis, for any complete months remaining of your membership term at the date of termination beyond the initial year. Upon termination, you will receive a confirmation via e-mail that your request was received and your access will be suspended within 24 hours. You are responsible for all charges incurred up to the time the account is deactivated. We will issue any refunds within 90 days of sending out the confirmation e-mail by crediting the credit or debit card on file.
7. Interactive Services
The Website may contain bulletin boards, discussion groups, messaging systems and other public areas that allow interactivity between users and/or feedback to be provided to us (Interactive Services). Though we may moderate discussions, and remove inappropriate Content or other Content that may violate these Terms, we do not control and are not responsible for the information and/or materials posted to Interactive Areas by you or any third party. We do not guarantee the veracity or accuracy of any information and/or materials posted to the Interactive Areas. All use of the Interactive Areas is at your own risk and you should not rely on the information and/or materials in any way.
8. Links and Advertisements
The Website may contain links to other websites and advertisements that may be of interest to you. The views, opinions and statements in these linked websites and advertisements are provided by our sponsors, advertisers, other Subscribing Members or third-party content providers; they do not represent our views or opinions. Although we make reasonable efforts to select and screen these links and advertisements, we do not endorse nor take responsibility for the content found on such other websites, or any of the advertisements found on this Website or any linked website therein.
You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless against all costs, claims, damages, liability and expenses which we might incur by reason of a breach by you of the Terms, including without limitation any of your undertakings above. For the avoidance of doubt, this indemnity shall extend without limitation to any losses which we may suffer as a result of the use of your membership by an unauthorized party, or any breach of our, or our third-party providers’, Intellectual Property by any unauthorized party, except in circumstances where you can demonstrate such use or breach is through no fault of your own.
10. Governing Law
The execution, validity, interpretation and implementation of these Terms, and the settlement of disputes hereunder, shall be governed by Hong Kong law.
11. Dispute Resolution
Any dispute arising from, or in connection with, these Terms shall be submitted for arbitration. The arbitration shall be conducted in Hong Kong under the auspices of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (Arbitration Centre) and in accordance with the HKIAC Rules, except as modified in this Agreement. The arbitral award shall be final and binding on both parties.
The arbitrator will be selected by mutual agreement of the parties, but if no agreement is reached within 90 days of the application to the HKIAC, then the HKIAC will appoint an arbitrator according to its rules. Unless otherwise determined by the arbitrator, the cost of the arbitration shall be borne by the losing party.
12. Appendix – Definitions
Content: All information, summaries, texts, graphics, videos, webcasts, presentations and other materials, generated by ChinaGoAbroad Limited and its third-party content providers, found on ChinaGoAbroad.com. This includes both general and Premium Content.
Premium Content: Sections of the Website which are restricted to the Members, including the Projects, Training, Events, and specific sections. Premium Content may change from time to time.
Intellectual Property Rights: Copyrights, trademarks, patents, and other intellectual property rights that belong to CGA and our third-party content providers, and are protected under applicable laws in all jurisdictions. This includes, but is not limited to, “ChinaGoAbroad.com,” ChinaGoAbroad, ChinaGoAbroad Limited, the ChinaGoAbroad stylized logo, and any other proprietary names and marks used on the Website by ChinaGoAbroad Limited and its third-party content providers, as the case may be.