Welcome, and thank you for choosing and using Belt and Road!
If you do not want to register an account and become an Belt and Road Member, do not enter into this Agreement, do NOT click 'Sign Up' and do not access, view, download or otherwise use any Belt and Road webpage, information or services. By clicking 'Sign Up' (or 'Join Belt and Road' or similar), you acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of this Agreement and that you agree to be bound by all of its provisions. By clicking 'Sign Up,' you also consent to use electronic signatures and acknowledge your click of the 'Sign Up' button as one. 1. INTRODUCTION
Belt and Road is a platform for entrepreneurs to connect and collaborate to bring about business growth through networking and referrals. Our registered users (also known as 'Members') share their personal and business identities, to engage with their network, find and refer business opportunities and grow. To achieve our mission, we make services available through our website, mobile applications, and our associated services to enable you, and your business partners to refer businesses to each other in the network.
2. YOUR OBLIGATIONS
2.1. Applicable laws and this Agreement
You must comply with all applicable laws and this Agreement, which may be amended from time to time with or without advance notice, and the policies and processes are explained in the following sections.
2.2. License and warranty for your submissions to Belt and Road
You own the information you provide Belt and Road under this Agreement, and may request its deletion at any time, unless you have shared information or content with others and they have not deleted it, or it was copied or stored by other users. Additionally, you grant Belt and Road a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sublicenseable, fully paid up and royalty-free right for us to copy, prepare derivative works of, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, process, analyze, use and commercialize, in any way now known or in the future discovered, any information you provide, directly or indirectly to Belt and Road, including, but not limited to, any user generated content, ideas, concepts, techniques and/or data to the services, which you submit to Belt and Road, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or to any third parties. Any information you submit to us is at your own risk of loss. By providing information to us, you represent and warrant that you are entitled to submit the information and that the information is accurate, not confidential, and not in violation of any contractual restrictions or other third party rights. It is your responsibility to keep your Belt and Road profile information accurate and updated.
2.3. Service Eligibility
To be eligible to use the Services, you must meet the following criteria and represent and warrant that you:
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are not currently restricted from the Services, or not otherwise prohibited from having a Belt and Road account,
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are not a competitor of Belt and Road or are not using the Services for reasons that are in competition with Belt and Road;
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will only maintain one Belt and Road account at any given time;
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will use your real name and only provide accurate information to Belt and Road;
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have full power and authority to enter into this Agreement and doing so will not violate any other agreement to which you are a party;
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will not violate any rights of Belt and Road or third party, including intellectual property rights such as copyright or trademark rights; and
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agree to provide at your cost all equipment, software, mobile access, and internet access necessary to use the Services.
2.4. Your Membership and Belt and Road Account
The profile you create on Belt and Road will become part of Belt and Road and owned by Belt and Road. However, between you and others, your account belongs to you. You agree to:
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keep your password secure and confidential;
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not permit others to use your account;
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not use other's accounts;
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not sell, trade, or transfer your Belt and Road account to another party; and
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not charge anyone for access to any portion of Belt and Road, or any information therein.
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Further, you are responsible for anything that happens through your account until you close down your account or prove that your account security was compromised due to no fault of your own. To close your account, please contact Belt and Road's Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you purchase any services that we offer for a fee, either on a one-time or subscription basis ('Paid Services'), you agree to Belt and Road storing your payment information. You also agree to pay the applicable fees for the Paid Services (including, without limitation, periodic fees for the membership accounts) as they become due plus all related taxes, and to reimburse us for all collection costs and interest for any overdue amounts. Failure to pay may result in the termination of your subscription. Depending on where you transact with us, the type of payment method used and where your payment method was issued, your transaction with us may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in prices, including exchange rates fluctuations. Belt and Road does not support all payment methods, currencies or locations for payment. If the payment method you use with us, such as a credit card, reaches its expiration date and you do not update your payment method information or cancel your account or such Paid Service, you authorize us to continue billing that payment method and you remain liable for any outstanding amounts. Your obligation to pay fees continues through the end of the subscription period during which you cancel your subscription. All applicable taxes are calculated based on the billing information you provide us at the time of purchase.
You may cancel or suspend your Paid Services by contacting Belt and Road Customer Service Centre at email@example.com. You also acknowledge that Belt and Road's Paid Services are subject to this Agreement and any additional terms related to the provision of the Paid Service. You may obtain a copy of the invoice for your transaction with us via email, which is provided by third party provider and we shall not have any liability associated with providing invoices at any point in time.
2.6. Refund Policy
We do not provide refunds for lack of usage or dissatisfaction. When you purchase the Paid Services directly from Belt and Road you will be entitled to a cancellation period of five (5) working days (a 'Cooling-Off' Period). Outside of the Cooling-Off Period, no amount will be refundable. If you believe that Belt and Road has charged you in error, you must contact Belt and Road within 14 days of such charge. No refunds will be given for any charges more than 14 days old. Belt and Road reserves the right to refuse a refund request if it reasonably believes (i) that you are trying to unfairly exploit this refund policy, for example, by making repetitive refund requests in respect of the same Service; (ii) if you are in breach of these Terms or (iii) if Belt and Road reasonably suspects that you are using our Service or Software fraudulently or that your User Account is being used by a third party fraudulently.
2.7. Belt and Road Applications
Belt and Road may offer the Services through applications built using Belt and Road's platform ('Belt and Road Applications'), including but not limited to smart phone applications. If you use an Belt and Road Application or interact with a website that has deployed a plugin, you agree that information about you and your use of the Services, including, but not limited to, your device, your mobile carrier, your internet access provider, your physical location, or web pages containing Belt and Road plugins that load in your browser may be communicated to us. Further, by importing any of your Belt and Road data through the Belt and Road Application, you represent that you have authority to share the transferred data with your mobile carrier or other access provider. You acknowledge you are responsible for all charges and necessary permissions related to accessing Belt and Road through your mobile access provider. Therefore, you should check with your provider to find out if the Services are available and the terms for these services for your specific mobile devices.
2.8. User-to-User Communication and Sharing
Belt and Road offers various forums such as Belt and Road Profile, Business, and Network Galleries, where you can post and share your personal and business information. Belt and Road also enables sharing of information by allowing users to post updates, including photos and videos, product recommendations, and other content to their profile and other parts of the site, such as Belt and Road Business and Belt and Road Network Galleries. Belt and Road members can create any number of Belt and Road Business Galleries or Networks, however, Belt and Road, in its sole discretion, may close or transfer Belt and Road Business or Networks Galleries, or remove content from them if the content violates this Agreement or others' intellectual property rights. Please note that ideas you post and information you share may be seen and used by other Members, and Belt and Road cannot ensure that other Members will not use the ideas and information that you share on Belt and Road. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential or do not want others to use, or that is subject to third party rights that may be infringed by your sharing it, do not post it in Belt and Road. Belt and Road SHALL NOT BE FOR ANOTHER'S MISUSE OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU POST ON Belt and Road.
2.10. Your Feedback to Belt and Road
By submitting ideas, suggestions, documents, or proposals ('Contributions') to Belt and Road through our feedback channel, via the website, email, or our Customer Service Centre, you acknowledge and agree that:
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your Contributions do not contain confidential or proprietary information
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Belt and Road is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Contributions
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Belt and Road shall be entitled to use or disclose (or choose not to use or disclose) such Contributions for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide
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Belt and Road may have something similar to the Contributions already under consideration or in development
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you irrevocably non-exclusively license to Belt and Road rights to exploit your Contributions; and
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you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from Belt and Road under any circumstances.
3. YOUR RIGHTS
On the condition that you comply with all your obligations under this Agreement, we grant you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-sublicenseable license and right to access the Services, through a generally available web browser, mobile device or Belt and Road authorized application, to view information and use the Services that we provide on Belt and Road webpages and in accordance with this Agreement. Any other use of Belt and Road contrary to our mission and purpose (such as seeking to connect to someone you do not know or trust, or to use information gathered from Belt and Road commercially unless expressly authorized by Belt and Road) is strictly prohibited and a violation of this Agreement. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement, including, without limitation, title, ownership, intellectual property rights, and all other rights and interest in Belt and Road and all related items, including any and all copies made of the Belt and Road website.
4. OUR RIGHTS & OBLIGATIONS
4.1. Services Availability
For as long as Belt and Road continues to offer the Services, Belt and Road shall provide and seek to update, improve and expand the Services. As a result, we allow you to access Belt and Road as it may exist and be available on any given day and we have no other obligations, except as expressly stated in this Agreement. We may modify, replace, refuse access to, suspend or discontinue Belt and Road, partially or entirely, or change and modify prices prospectively for all or part of the Services for you or for all our Members at our sole discretion. All of these changes shall be effective upon their posting on Belt and Road or by direct communication to you unless otherwise noted. Belt and Road further reserves the right to withhold, remove or discard any content available as part of your account, with or without notice if deemed by Belt and Road to be contrary to this Agreement. For avoidance of doubt, Belt and Road has no obligation to store, maintain or provide you a copy of any content that you or other Members provide when using the Services.
4.2. Disclosure of User Information
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comply with legal process, including, but not limited to, civil and criminal subpoenas, court orders or other compulsory disclosures;
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enforce this Agreement;
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respond to claims of a violation of the rights of third parties, whether or not the third party is a Member, individual, or government agency;
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respond to customer service inquiries; or
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4.3. Connections and Interactions with other Members
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Members. Belt and Road may limit the number of connections you may have to other Members and may, in certain circumstances, prohibit you from contacting other Users through use of the Services or otherwise limit your use of the Services. Belt and Road reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other members and to restrict, suspend, or close your account if Belt and Road determines, in our sole discretion, that doing so is necessary to enforce this Agreement.
4.4. Intellectual Property Notices
The Service includes the copyrights and Intellectual property rights of Belt and Road and except for the limited license granted to you in Section 3, Belt and Road reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Service. 'Belt and Road' logos and other Belt and Road trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with Belt and Road are trademarks or registered trademarks of Belt and Road in the Republic of Singapore and/or other countries. Other trademarks and logos used in connection with Belt and Road may be the trademarks of their respective owners. This Agreement does not grant you any right or license with respect to any such trademarks and logos.
WE PROVIDE THE PLATFORM FOR Belt and Road AND ALL INFORMATION AND SERVICES ON AN 'AS IS' AND 'AS AVAILABLE' BASIS. Belt and Road DOES NOT CONTROL OR VET USER GENERATED CONTENT FOR ACCURACY. WE DO NOT PROVIDE ANY EXPRESS WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, Belt and Road AND ITS SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, ACCURACY OF DATA, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED OR HARMED BY Belt and Road OR ANYTHING RELATED TO Belt and Road, YOU MAY CLOSE YOUR Belt and Road ACCOUNT AND TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT AND SUCH TERMINATION SHALL BE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY. Belt and Road IS NOT RESPONSIBLE LIABLE, AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES FOR THE DELIVERY OF ANY MESSAGES (SUCH AS EMAILS, MESSAGES, POSTING ON WEBSITES, OR TRANSMISSION OF ANY OTHER USER GENERATED CONTENT) SENT THROUGH Belt and Road TO ANYONE. IN ADDITION, WE NEITHER WARRANT NOR REPRESENT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES. ANY MATERIAL, SERVICE, OR TECHNOLOGY DESCRIBED OR USED ON THE WEBSITE MAY BE SUBJECT TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OWNED BY THIRD PARTIES WHO HAVE LICENSED SUCH MATERIAL, SERVICE, OR TECHNOLOGY TO US. Belt and Road DOES NOT HAVE ANY OBLIGATION TO VERIFY THE IDENTITY OF THE PERSONS SUBSCRIBING TO ITS SERVICES, NOR DOES IT HAVE ANY OBLIGATION TO MONITOR THE USE OF ITS SERVICES BY OTHER USERS OF THE COMMUNITY; THEREFORE, Belt and Road DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR IDENTITY THEFT OR ANY OTHER MISUSE OF YOUR IDENTITY OR INFORMATION BY OTHERS.
Belt and Road DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES IT PROVIDES WILL ALWAYS BE SAFE, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL ALWAYS FUNCTION WITHOUT DISRUPTIONS, DELAYS OR IMPERFECTIONS IN PARTICULAR, THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICES MAY BE INTERRUPTED DUE TO MAINTENANCE, UPDATES, OR SYSTEM OR NETWORK FAILURES. Belt and Road DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY ANY SUCH INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS IN FUNCTIONING.
FURTHERMORE, Belt and Road DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY MALFUNCTIONING, IMPOSSIBILITY OF ACCESS, OR POOR USE CONDITIONS OF THE Belt and Road SITE DUE TO INAPPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT, DISTURBANCES RELATED TO INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS, TO THE SATURATION OF THE INTERNET NETWORK, AND FOR ANY OTHER REASON.
6. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Neither Belt and Road nor any of our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, suppliers, employees, shareholders, or directors ('Belt and Road Affiliates') shall be cumulatively liable for (a) any damages up to US$100, or (b) any special, incidental, indirect, punitive or consequential damages or loss of use, profit, revenue or data to you or any third person arising from your use of the Service, any Platform Applications or any of the content or other materials on, accessed through or downloaded from Belt and Road. This limitation of liability is part of the basis of the bargain between the parties and without it the terms and prices charged would be different.
This limitation of liability shall:
6.1. Apply regardless of whether (1) you base your claim on contract, tort, statute or any other legal theory, (2) we knew or should have known about the possibility of such damages, or (3) the limited remedies provided in this section fail of their essential purpose; and
6.2. Not apply to any damage that Belt and Road may cause you intentionally or knowingly in violation of this Agreement or applicable law, or as otherwise mandated by applicable law that cannot be disclaimed in this Agreement.
7.1. Mutual rights of termination
You may terminate this Agreement, for any or no reason, at any time, with notice to Belt and Road. This notice will be effective upon Belt and Road processing your notice. Belt and Road may terminate this Agreement and your account for any reason or no reason, at any time, with or without notice. This cancellation shall be effective immediately or as may be specified in the notice. Termination of your Belt and Road account includes disabling your access to Belt and Road and may also bar you from any future use of Belt and Road.
7.2. Misuse of the Services
Belt and Road may restrict, suspend or terminate the account of any Member who abuses or misuses the Services. Misuse of the Services includes inviting other Members with whom you do not know to connect; abusing the Belt and Road messaging and communication services; creating multiple or false profiles; using the Services commercially without Belt and Road's authorization, infringing any intellectual property rights, or any other behavior that Belt and Road, in its sole discretion, deems contrary to its purpose. In addition, and without limiting the foregoing, Belt and Road has adopted a policy of terminating accounts of Members who, in Belt and Road's sole discretion, are deemed to be repeat infringers.
7.3. Effect of Termination
Upon termination of your Belt and Road account, you lose access to the Services.
8. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
8.1. Law and Forum for Legal Disputes
This Agreement or any claim, cause of action or dispute ('claim') arising out of or related to this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of Singapore regardless of your country of origin or where you access Belt and Road, and notwithstanding of any conflicts of law principles and the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods. You and Belt and Road agree that all claims arising out of or related to this Agreement must be resolved exclusively by Arbitration as set out below. You and Belt and Road agree to submit to be bound by the Law Society Arbitration Rules of Singapore, for the purpose of litigating all such claims. Notwithstanding the above, you agree that Belt and Road shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction.
8.2 Arbitration Clause
9. GENERAL TERMS
If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction or arbitrator to be illegal, void, or unenforceable, the unenforceable provision will be modified so as to render it enforceable and effective to the maximum extent possible in order to effect the intention of the provision; if a court or arbitrator finds the modified provision invalid, illegal, void or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement will not be affected in any way.
In the event of any inconsistency between a non-English version of these Terms and the English version, the English version shall govern your relationship with Belt and Road.
9.3. Entire Agreement
You agree that this Agreement constitutes the entire, complete and exclusive agreement between you and Belt and Road regarding the Services and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, whether written or oral, or whether established by custom, practice, policy or precedent, with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement.
9.4. Amendments to This Agreement
9.5. No Injunctive Relief
In no event shall you seek or be entitled to rescission, injunctive or other equitable relief, or to enjoin or restrain the operation of the Service, exploitation of any advertising or other materials issued in connection therewith, or exploitation of the Services or any content or other material used or displayed through the Services.
9.6. Assignment and Delegation
You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under the Agreement. Any purported assignment and delegation shall be ineffective. We may freely assign or delegate all rights and obligations under the Agreement, fully or partially without notice to you. We may also substitute, by way of unilateral novation, effective upon notice to you, for any third party that assumes our rights and obligations under this Agreement.
Although we provide rules for user conduct, we do not control or direct users' actions on Belt and Road and are not responsible for the content or information users transmit or share. We are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable content or information you may encounter on Belt and Road. We are not responsible for the conduct of any member of Belt and Road, whether online or offline.
You agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless for all damages, losses and costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) related to all third party claims, charges, and investigations, caused by
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your failure to comply with this Agreement, including, without limitation, your submission of content that violates third party rights or applicable laws
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any content you submit to the Services
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any activity or action in which you engage on or through Belt and Road, whether online or offline.
HOW TO CONTACT US
If you have questions or comments about this User Agreement, please contact online at firstname.lastname@example.org or by physical mail at:
Belt and Road Chamber Of Commerce
Attn: User Agreement Issues
A-08-01, (8th Floor) SkyPark @ One City
Jalan USJ 25/1 47650
Subang Jaya Selangor, Malaysia