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1. Introduction

LAW.ASIA is produced by Vantage Asia Publishing Limited, an independent publisher based in Hong Kong.

These Website Standard Terms and Conditions (the “Terms” or the “Website Standard Terms and Conditions”) govern all websites or related services owned, operated or provided by Vantage Asia Publishing Limited (referred to as “Vantage Asia”).

LAW.ASIA contains materials from a range of publications owned by Vantage Asia, including, but not necessarily limited to, Asia Business Law Journal, China Business Law Journal, and India Business Law Journal. Additional content may have been posted by users of this website.

These terms shall govern your use of this website, including all pages within this website (collectively referred to herein below as “this website”). These Terms apply in full force and effect to your use of this website and by using this website you expressly accept all terms and conditions contained herein in full. You must not use this website if you have any objection to any of these Website Standard Terms and Conditions.

2. Intellectual property rights

Other than content you own, which you may have opted to post or otherwise include on this website, under these Terms, Vantage Asia and/or its licensors own all rights to the intellectual property and material contained in this website, and all such rights are reserved.

You are granted a limited licence only, subject to the restrictions provided in these Terms, for purposes of viewing the material contained on this website.

3. Restrictions

You are expressly and emphatically restricted from all of the following:

• publishing any material from this website in any media;

• selling, sublicensing and/or otherwise commercializing any material on this website;

• publicly performing and/or showing any material from this website;

• using this website in any way that is, or may be, damaging to this website or to the business of Vantage Asia.

• using this website in any way that impacts user access to this website

• using this website contrary to applicable laws and regulations, or in a way that causes, or may cause, harm to this website, or to any person or business entity;

• engaging in any data mining, data harvesting, data extracting or any other similar activity in relation to this website, or while using this website;

• using this website to engage in any advertising or marketing.

Certain areas of this website are restricted from access by you, and Vantage Asia may further restrict access by you to any areas of this website, at any time, in its sole and absolute discretion.

Any user ID and password you may have for this website are confidential and you must maintain the confidentiality of such information.

4. Your content

In the Website Standard Terms and Conditions, “Your Content” shall mean any text or other material you choose to post or display on this website.

With respect to Your Content, by displaying it, you grant Vantage Asia a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute it in any and all media.

Your Content must be your own and must not be infringing on any third party’s rights. Vantage Asia reserves the right to remove any of Your Content from this website at any time, and for any reason, without notice.

5. No warranties

This website is provided “as is”, with all faults, and Vantage Asia makes no express or implied representations or warranties of any kind related to this website or the materials contained on this website.

Additionally, nothing contained on this website shall be construed as providing consult or advice to you. The views expressed on this website may not be those of Vantage Asia or its directors and employees.

6. Limitation of liability

In no event shall Vantage Asia, nor any of its directors and employees, be liable to you for anything arising out of, or in any way connected with, your use of this website, whether such liability is under contract, tort or otherwise, and Vantage Asia, including its directors and employees, shall not be liable for any indirect, consequential or special liability arising out of, or in any way related to, your use of this website.

7. Indemnification

You hereby indemnify to the fullest extent Vantage Asia from and against any and all liabilities, costs, demands, causes of action, damages and expenses (including reasonable lawyer’s fees) arising out of, or in any way related to, your breach of any of the provisions of these Terms.

8. Severability

If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid under any applicable law, such unenforceability or invalidity shall not render these Terms unenforceable or invalid as a whole, and such provisions shall be deleted without affecting the remaining provisions herein.

9. Variation of terms

Vantage Asia is permitted to revise these Terms at any time as it sees fit, and by using this website you are expected to review such Terms on a regular basis to ensure you understand all terms and conditions governing use of this website.

10. Assignment

Vantage Asia shall be permitted to assign, transfer and subcontract its rights and/or obligations under these Terms without any notification or consent required.

However, you shall not be permitted to assign, transfer or subcontract any of your rights and/or obligations under these Terms.

11. Entire agreement

These Terms, including any legal notices and disclaimers contained on this website, constitute the entire agreement between Vantage Asia and you in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings with respect to the same.

12. Governing law and jurisdiction

These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong, and you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of Hong Kong and courts located in Hong Kong for the resolution of any disputes.

13. Contact details

If you have any questions or complaints about this website or any of the materials contained within, please contact Vantage Asia immediately at the following address:

Vantage Asia
1603 Shun Kwong Commercial Building,
8 Des Voeux Road West,
Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 3622 2623
Email: enquiries@law.asia

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