Terms of Use Notice

Understanding the World with Geography is governed by the following Terms of Use ("Terms") to ensure that it is legally and properly used. If you continue to browse and use this website, you ("users") agree to comply with and be bound by the following Terms:

Definitions

The following definitions are applied in the Terms of Use:
  • "Contents" refers to all contents of Understanding the World with Geography, including information, data, text, graphs, fonts, images, photos, animations, records, button icons, sound, music, videos and software.
  • "Intellectual Property" refers to intellectual property of all forms of contents, including copyrights, registered designs, trademarks and invention patents.
  • "Linked website" refers to websites linked with Understanding the World with Geography (including but not limited to hypertext links, content links and frame links).
  • "Website" refers to Understanding the World with Geography but not including linked websites.
  • "Providers" refers to individuals providing contents.
  • "Users" refers to individuals browsing Understanding the World with Geography for any purposes.

Disclaimer

Users agree to bear all risk of using the Website. The Website is provided on an "as is" basis. We make no representations or warranties of any kind, expressly or implied, as to the operation or contents of the Website. We do not make any commitments about the contents within the Website, the specific functions, or their reliability, availability, or ability to meet your needs. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all warranties. In no event shall we be liable for any incidental, indirect, exemplary, punitive or consequential damages resulting from the use of the Website.

Using the Website

Users agree to use the Website for purposes that are legal. Using the Website does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in the Website or the contents you access. Do not remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with the Website.

We reserve the rights to disclose any contents or other electronic communication: (i) to satisfy legal, ordinance or government requirements, (ii) if such disclosure is essential or appropriate for the operation of the Website, (iii) to protect the rights and properties of users and providers of the Website. We reserve the right to ban any actions, information or contents that are regarded as illegal or detrimental to users of the Website, communities, and the rights of the Website and third parties. Although we reserve such rights, it does not guarantee immediate removal of questionable contents. We, our related personnel, executives, directors, staff and agents take no responsibility or liability for whether or not to take action about the behaviour, information transmissions or contents by providers (except the Website) and users.

The Website is available on mobile devices. Do not use the Website in a way that distracts you and prevents you from obeying traffic or safety laws.

Termination

We may suspend or stop providing the Website to you if you do not comply with our terms or policies or if we are investigating suspected misconduct.

Linked Websites

We are not responsible for content available on or the set-up of any linked websites. This content is the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available. We may review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But that does not necessarily mean that we review content, so please do not assume that we do.

Users agree to bear all risk of using linked websites. By providing hyperlinks to other websites, we shall not be deemed to endorse, recommend, approve, guarantee or introduce any third parties or the service/products they provide on their websites or have any form of co-operation with such third parties and websites. We are not a party to any contractual arrangements entered into between you and the provider of external websites unless otherwise expressly specified or agreed to by us.

Email

Email messages sent to the Website over the internet cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure. We are not responsible for any damages incurred by users if they send a message to the Website or if the Website sends a message to them at their request over the internet. We are not responsible in any way for direct, indirect, special or consequential damages arising out of the use of the Website.

Transmitting over the Internet

Due to the nature of the internet, transmissions may be subject to interruption, transmission blackout, delayed transmission and incorrect data transmission. We are not liable for malfunctions in communications facilities not under our control that may affect the accuracy or timeliness of messages and transmissions you send.

Downloading

We do not guarantee or warranty that the Website will be available and will meet your requirements, that access will not be interrupted, that there will be no delays, failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information, that no viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties will be transmitted or that no damage will occur to your computer system. You have sole responsibility for adequate protection and back up of data and/or equipment and for undertaking reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses or other destructive entities. We make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, functionality or performance of any third party software that may be used in connection with the Website.

Applicable Law

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China. At all times and unconditionally, users agree that the courts of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

Indemnification

Users agree to indemnify us, our related personnel, executives, directors, staff and agents (“Indemnified Party”) from and against all losses, damages, claims, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal costs) incurred by the Indemnified Party by reason of or related to (a) your breach or non-observance of any provision in the Terms; (b) your use of our Website and/or applications; (c) the contents or information you provided when using our Website and/or applications; (d) in connection with any dealings with you through our Website and/or applications; and (e) any personal information you submit.

Severability

All clauses in these terms are severable. If for any reason a clause is determined to be totally or partially invalid or unenforceable, the clause or a particular part of it will be deemed invalid, without affecting the enforceability of all remaining clauses or provisions.

Overall agreement

These terms and all documents mentioned represent a complete understanding of the relationship between users and the Website and supersede any previous statements or disclaimers. These terms may be amended from time to time.

By accessing this website and any of its pages, you unconditionally agree to the terms set out in this Terms of Use Notice.

English and Chinese Versions of the Terms of Use Notice

This Terms of Use Notice has been translated into Chinese. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail.

Last revision date: September 2014