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GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

Please read the following Terms and Conditions carefully (including our Privacy Policy) (collectively “General Conditions”) before using this Site and/or the Services (as defined herein), so that you are aware of your legal rights and obligations with respect to Sin Chew Media Corporation Berhad and/or its related entities, affiliates and subsidiaries (individually and collectively, “the Publisher”).

By your access of this Site and/or use of the Services, you hereby agree to be legally bound by these General Conditions. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE GENERAL CONDITIONS, PLEASE LEAVE THE SITE AND DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICES IMMEDIATELY.

We reserve the right to amend, modify and change the General Conditions at any time without notice to you by posting changes online. You are responsible to regularly review information posted in the website to obtain timely notice of such changes. If you do not wish to be bound by these amended General Conditions, you have the right to delete all of your accounts on our website and/or to remove our mobile applications. However, your continue use of our website and your continue holding of a Sin Chew Membership account after changes are posted will be deemed to constitute acceptance of the amended General Conditions.

 

Definitions

1. In this Agreement, the following definitions shall apply unless the context does not permit such application:

Account” means a registered account of a Member opened under the Site or Services provided by the Publisher.

Agreement” means the agreement formed by these General Conditions and the Privacy Policy, and in the case of a Member, by these General Conditions, the Privacy Policy and the Subscribers Conditions.

App” means any software or mobile application of the Publisher.

Computer” means your computer, notebook computer, personal digital assistant, mobile phone or other electronic device used to access this Site or the Services.

Content” means materials, information, news, advertisements, listings, data, input, text, songs, audio, video, pictures, graphics, software, blogs, webcasts, podcasts, broadcasts, messages, software, comments, suggestions, ideas and other content.

Linked Sites” is defined in Clause 25.

Member” means a registered member of the Site or Services.

Publisher” means Sin Chew Media Corporation Berhad and/or its related entities, affiliates and subsidiaries.

Subscriber” means Member/any person who subscribe any Services of the Publisher.

Subscribers Conditions” means the terms and conditions applicable to Subscribers.

Servers” means the computer software, systems and servers hosting, operating, managing, providing or contributing to the Site and the Services.

Services” is defined in Clause 4.

Site” means the Publisher’s website containing the link to these General Conditions.

"The Publisher Content" means all Content of the Publisher that is made available on or via this Site, or any of the Publisher’s website.

Third Party Products” means products and services of third parties, including other users, advertised on or available at the Site or websites linked from the Site.

Third Party User Content” means all User Content which is not created, transmitted, posted or uploaded by you.

User Content” means all Content on this Site which is created, transmitted, posted or uploaded by a user of the Site.

 

 

Representations and Warranties

2. You hereby represent and warrant that:-

(a) you have read and agree to these General Conditions and our Privacy Policy;

(b) you have attained the age of majority (as defined in Age of Majority Act 1971) and have the necessary legal capacity, right, power and authority to agree to these General Conditions and you are either;

(i) accessing this Site, using the Services and contracting in your own personal capacity;

(ii) accessing this Site, using the Services and contracting on behalf of a corporate entity; or

(iii) contracting as parent or guardian of a child or ward who is less than 18 years old and who is accessing this Site and using the Services, in which event you agree as his/her parent/guardian, both in your personal capacity and on behalf of your child/ward, to be bound by these General Conditions and to be liable for your child’s or ward’s acts and omissions while accessing the Site and/or using the Services, and you also agree to ensure that your child or ward observes these General Conditions;

(c) you are authorised to bind the entity (yourself or your corporate entity) on whose behalf you are contracting and such entity agrees to be bound by these General Conditions; and

(d) all of the information provided by you to The Publisher (including without limitation personal particulars and contact information) is accurate and complete.


3. The Publisher reserves the right to change, modify, suspend or discontinue the whole or any portion of the Services or Site at any time. The Publisher may also impose limits on certain features or restrict your access to parts or the entire Services or Site without notice or liability.


4. The Publisher may from time to time vary or amend these General Conditions by posting the amended General Conditions at this Site. Any use of the Services after the amendment of these General Conditions will be deemed to be acceptance of the amended General Conditions by you. If you do not agree to the amended General Conditions, you have the right to close your Account and/or cease using the Services.

 

Services

5. The Site is owned and maintained by the Publisher. The Publisher may offer one or more of the following services on or through the Site (each a “Service” and collectively the “Services”):-

(a) access to a collection of information, news, data, text, listings, graphics, images, videos, audio files, podcasts, webcasts, software applications and other types of works, including any print, digitised or electronic newspapers, magazines, Apps or other content of Sin Chew, whether through an online store or otherwise;

(b) access to digital replica versions of Sin Chew Daily, Sin Chew Daily (West Malaysia Edition), Sin Chew Daily (East Malaysia Edition), available from Apple Store, Android and Smartphones and such other relevant smartphone applications.

(c) search engines or tools;

(d) a platform to create, upload and publicly make available personalised content;

(e) an advertising and branding platform;

(f) message boards, forums, blogs, communication tools;

(g) a social networking platform;

(h) email alerts; and

(i) any other features, content or applications that Sin Chew may offer on or through the Site from time to time in its sole and absolute discretion.


6. You acknowledge and agree that to access and use certain Services, you will be required to register as a Member and additionally shall be bound to strictly comply with the Subscribers Conditions in addition to these General Conditions.


Intellectual Property

7. You acknowledges and undertakes not to reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, publish, display, communicate, transmit, broadcast, podcast, webcast, distribute, sell, trade or exploit for any commercial or other purposes, any portion of, or any access to:-

(a) any Service;

(b) the Site;

(c) any of the Publisher’s Content except, to the extent permitted, with the prior written consent of the Publisher or unless expressly permitted in these General Conditions; or

(d) any Third Party User Content except, to the extent permitted, with the prior written consent of the Publisher and the owner or licensee of the specific User Content.


8. Without prejudice to the generality of Clause 6, you undertakes not to reproduce, display or otherwise provide access to the Services, the Publisher Content, or Third Party User Content on another website or server, for example through framing, mirroring, linking, spidering, scraping or any other technological means (including any technology available in the future), without the prior written permission of the Publisher.


9. All the Publisher Content are the copyrighted work of the Publisher or its content or software providers, and the Publisher reserves and retains all rights in the Publisher Content. Any use of the Publisher Content may be governed by the terms of an accompanying end user license agreement.


10. You have also undertakes not to decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of any the Publisher Content available on the Site or through a Service except under the specific circumstances expressly permitted by law or the Publisher in writing.


11. The copyright, patents, trademarks, registered designs and all intellectual property rights in the Services, the Site, and all the Publisher Content, including without limitation the copyright in the compilation of all User Content, shall vest in and remain with the Publisher.


12. The trademarks, logos and service marks ("Marks") displayed on this Site are the property of the Publisher or other third parties, and all rights to the Marks are expressly reserved by the Publisher or relevant third parties. You are not permitted to use any Marks without the prior written consent of the Publisher or such third party. The Publisher will aggressively enforce their intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law. The name of the Publisher or any other Marks may not be used in any way, including in any advertising or publicity, or as a hyperlink without prior written permission of the Publisher


13. The domain name on which the Site is hosted on is the sole property of the Publisher and you may not use or otherwise adopt a similar name for your own use.


14. You acknowledge and agree that the Publisher has no control and cannot undertake responsibility or liability in respect of Infringing Material appearing on Linked Sites or other third party sites.



Undertakings of Member

15. You hereby undertake:-

(a) to comply with these General Conditions, and such other notices or guidelines that may be posted on the Site by the Publisher from time to time (which are hereby incorporated by reference into these General Conditions);

(b) not to use any Service or the Publisher Content for any unlawful purpose, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation, copyright law;

(c) not to hack into, interfere with, disrupt, disable, over-burden or otherwise impair the proper working of the Site, Services or Servers, which shall include but is not limited to denial-of-service attacks, spoof attacks, session

(d) hacking, sniffing, tampering, reverse engineering or reprogramming; and

(e) not to use the Account of another Member at any time, whether with or without his/her permission.


Limitations

16. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, the publisher disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of satisfactory quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, compliance with description, or the warranty of non-infringement. without limiting the foregoing, the publisher does not warrant that the functions contained in or access to the site, services, the publisher content or other content will be timely, uninterrupted or error-free or without omission, that defects will be corrected, or that the site, services, the publisher content or the servers are free of viruses or other harmful components, or that the download, installation or use of any the publisher content in or with any computer will not affect the functionality or performance of the computer. The publisher does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the publisher content, the services, the site or the servers in terms of their correctness, accuracy, completeness, reliability, or otherwise. you (and not the publisher) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction, including any defect, problem or damage in any computer. you agree not to hold the publisher liable for the loss of any of your user content that is due to any circumstances beyond the control of the publisher.


17. The data and information made available on the Site are of a general nature and do not purport, and shall not in any way be deemed, to constitute an offer or provision of any professional or expert advice. You should at all-time consult a qualified expert or professional adviser to obtain advice and independent verification of the information and data contained herein before acting on it. Any financial or investment information in this Site are for use in Malaysia only and are intended to be for your general information only. You should not rely upon such information in making any particular investment or other decision which should only be made after consulting with a fully qualified financial adviser. Such information do not nor are they intended to constitute any form of investment advice or any inducement, invitation or recommendation relating to any of the products listed or referred to. Any arrangement made between you and a third party named on or linked to from these pages is at your sole risk and responsibility. The Publisher does not sponsor, endorse or promote any financial products, services or information.


18. You acknowledge that it is not the Publisher’s policy to exercise editorial control over, and to review, edit or amend any data, information, materials or contents of any User Content, posting, email or any information that may be inserted or made available on the Site by other users of the Services and that the Publisher does not endorse and shall not be responsible for any such content.


19. You acknowledge and agree that the Publisher does not endorse or recommend, is not an agent, reseller or distributor of, and has no control over Third Party Products, and the Publisher hereby expressly disclaims all liabilities and responsibilities arising in relation to any Third Party Products whether available or advertised via the Site or on Linked Sites (as defined herein).


20. You agree that all statements, offers, information, opinions, materials, User Content, and Third Party Products, from other users and from advertisers and other third parties on this Site should be used, accepted and relied upon only with care and discretion and at your own risk, and the Publisher shall not be responsible for any loss, damage or liability incurred by you arising from such use or reliance.


21. You also acknowledge and agree that some Services may enable other users to upload User Content to the Site, and that some of these may be offensive, annoying, unlawful, in breach of these General Conditions, contain viruses or cause you damage. While we may remove any such User Content brought to our notice at our sole and absolute discretion, you acknowledge and agree that we cannot be responsible or liable for any User Content, and you agree to exercise access and use User Content only at your own risk and with care and discretion.


22. You agree that:-

(a) The Publisher shall be entitled at any time, at its sole and absolute discretion and without prior notice, to add to, vary, terminate, withdraw or suspend the operation of the whole or any part or feature of the Site or Services without assigning any reason; and

(b) access to or the operation of the Site, Servers and/or the Services may from time to time be interrupted or encounter technical or other problems and may not necessarily continue uninterrupted or without technical or other errors,

and in any such event, the Publisher shall not be liable for any loss, liability or damage which may be incurred as a result.


Exclusion of Liability

23. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE PUBLISHER BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES, EXPENSES, LIABILITIES UNDER ANY CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHERWISE) CAUSED THROUGH THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE PUBLISHER CONTENT, USER CONTENT, SERVICES, THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS, ANY COMPUTERS, THE SITE, OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE. IN THE EVENT THAT THE PUBLISHER IS LIABLE FOR DAMAGES DESPITE THE FOREGOING PROVISION, YOU AGREE THAT THE PUBLISHER’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL CAUSES OF ACTION IN RELATION TO THE PUBLISHER CONTENT, SERVICES, SITE, AND THE AGREEMENT, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF FEES AND CHARGES PAID BY YOU FOR THE SERVICES TO THE PUBLISHER FOR THE ONE (1) MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE TIME SUCH LIABILITY AROSE.


24. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL THE PUBLISHER BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE PUBLISHER CONTENT, SERVICES, SITE, OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE, EVEN IF THE PUBLISHER OR A AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PUBLISHER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF, OR SHOULD HAVE FORESEEN, THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.


25. You agree that the above exclusions and limitations of liability enable the Services and the Publisher Content to be provided by the Publisher at either reasonable costs or no costs to you.


26. The Publisher may provide links to other sites ("Linked Sites") that may be of relevance and interest to users. The Publisher has no control over, and is not responsible for the content on the Linked Sites or for any damage you may incur from the Linked Sites (including any virus, spyware, malware, worms, errors or damaging material contained in the Linked Sites) or the availability of any content on the Linked Sites, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to the Linked Sites.


27. Please do not submit any personal information or data without first reading our Privacy Policy which explains our data use and privacy practices in detail.


Personal Data Protection

28. You hereby consent that The Publisher may process (defined in the Act) your personal data in accordance with the provisions of the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 (“Act”) and its regulations enacted thereunder.


29. You further consent that the said personal data may be retained and/or used by the Publisher as long as necessary for the following purposes:-

(a) to respond to your requests and queries;

(b) to provide goods and services to you;

(c) to verify and process your personal particulars and payments;

(d) to communicate with you;

(e) to enforce contractual and legal rights and obligations;

(f) for marketing research, user profile and statistical analysis;

(g) to send you information, promotions, updates, and marketing and advertising materials in relation to our goods and services and those of third party organisations;

(h) complying with law, the requests of law enforcement and regulatory officials, or orders of court;

(i) to response to requests or complaints;

(j) for any other purposes for which we have obtained your consent;


30. YOU HEREBY DISCHARGE THE PUBLISHER FROM ANY EXISTING AND FUTURE LIABILITIES, OBLIGATIONS AND DUTIES ARISING FROM GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL DATA.


31. You agree that the Publisher has the rights in its absolute discretion and without notice to restrict, suspend, or terminate your Account and/or your access to all or any part of the Site or Services, without giving any reason or whatsoever.


32. This Site is owned and operated by the Publisher in Malaysia. The Publisher makes no representation that the Contents of the Site are appropriate or available for use in your location. Those who choose to access this Site from any location do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.


Indemnity

33. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD THE PUBLISHER, AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, PARTNERS, AND EMPLOYEES, HARMLESS FROM ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, ACTIONS, PROCEEDINGS, LIABILITIES (INCLUDING STATUTORY LIABILITY AND LIABILITY TO THIRD PARTIES), PENALTIES, AND COSTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LEGAL COSTS ON A FULL INDEMNITY BASIS), AWARDS, LOSSES AND/OR EXPENSES, DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF:-

(a) ANY USE OF THE SITE OR ANY SERVICE;

(b) YOUR CONNECTION TO THE SITE;

(c) YOUR BREACH OF ANY TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THESE GENERAL CONDITIONS;

(d) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY RIGHTS OF ANOTHER PERSON OR ENTITY; OR

(e) YOUR BREACH OF ANY STATUTORY REQUIREMENT, DUTY OR LAW.


Miscellaneous

34. If any provision of these General Conditions is found to be illegal, void or unenforceable under any law that is applicable hereto or if any court of competent jurisdiction in a final decision so determines, these General Conditions shall continue in force save that such provision shall be deemed to be deleted.


35. Nothing in these General Conditions shall constitute or be deemed to constitute an agency, partnership or joint venture between the Publisher and you and neither party shall have any authority to bind the other in any way.


36. No waiver of any rights or remedies by the Publisher shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by an authorised representative of the Publisher. Any failure by the Publisher to exercise or enforce any rights conferred upon it by these General Conditions shall not be deemed to be a waiver or variation of any such rights or operate so as to bar the exercise or enforcement thereof at any subsequent time or times.


37. No party shall be liable for any failure to perform its obligations under this Agreement if the failure results from a Force Majeure Event (defined below), provided always that whenever possible, the affected party will resume that obligation as soon as the Force Majeure Event occasioning the failure ceases or abates. For purposes of this Agreement, a “Force Majeure Event” is an event which is a circumstance or event beyond the reasonable control of a party which affects the general public in that party’s country or in the territory, and which results in the party being unable to observe or perform on time an obligation under this Agreement. Such circumstance or event shall include industrial action or labour disputes, civil unrest, war or threat of war, criminal or terrorist acts, government action or regulation, telecommunication or utility failures, power outages, fire, explosion, natural physical disasters, epidemic, quarantine restrictions, and general failure of public transport.


38. The Publisher reserves the right to investigate notices of copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property infringement (“Infringement”) in respect of the Publisher Content, User’s Content and other material on the Site (“Infringing Material”) and take appropriate action. If you believe that your work has been used or copied in a way that constitutes Infringement and such Infringement is occurring on this Site, please notify us in writing immediately together with the relevant information of such Infringement (“Infringement Notice) at:-

(a) [email protected]: in respect of digital replica versions of Sin Chew Daily, Sin Chew Daily (West Malaysia Edition) and/or Sin Chew Daily (East Malaysia Edition); or


39. The Publisher will duly consider all Infringement Notices submitted in the above manner. In return, you agree that you shall not take any legal action or exercise any legal remedy you may have against the Publisher in respect of any Infringing Material, unless you have first given the Publisher the Infringement Notice and sufficient opportunity to verify and remove the Infringing Material within a reasonable time. Where the Publisher removes the Infringing Material in response to your Infringement Notice, you agree not to exercise and you hereby waive, any right of action against the Publisher under applicable law which you may have in respect of any Infringing Material appearing on the Site prior to such removal by the Publisher.


40. You agree that the Publisher has no control and cannot undertake responsibility or liability in respect of Infringing Material appearing on Linked Sites or other third party sites.


41. For any other questions or concerns about these General Conditions or any issues raised in these General Conditions or on the Site, please contact us at:-

(a) 603-79658887

(b) For more information, you may also visit our websites at https://member.sinchew.com.my


42. These General Conditions shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Malaysia and the parties agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Malaysia courts.

SUBSCRIBER TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please read the following terms and conditions (“Subscriber Conditions”) carefully including our Privacy Policy and General Conditions (collectively known as “Terms and Conditions”) before using this Site and/or the Services (as defined herein), so that you are aware of your legal rights and obligations with respect to Sin Chew Media Corporation Berhad and/or its related entities, affiliates and subsidiaries (individually and collectively referred as “the Publisher”).


You hereby agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. For avoidance of doubt, in the event of any conflict, inconsistency or ambiguity, Subscriber Conditions shall govern and take precedence over the General Conditions. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE LEAVE THE SITE AND DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICES IMMEDIATELY.


We reserve the right to amend, modify and change the Terms and Conditions at any time without notice to you by posting changes online. You are responsible to regularly review information posted in the website to obtain timely notice of such changes. If you do not wish to be bound by these amended Terms and Conditions, you have the right to delete all of your accounts on our website and/or to remove our mobile applications. However, your continue use of our website and your continue holding of a Sin Chew Membership account after changes are posted will be deemed to constitute acceptance of the amended Terms and Conditions.



Definitions

1. In this Agreement, the following definitions shall apply unless the context does not permit such application:-

Account” means a registered account of a Member opened under the Site or Services provided by the Publisher.

Agreement” means the agreement formed by these General Conditions and the Privacy Policy, and in the case of a Member, by these General Conditions, the Privacy Policy and the Subscribers Conditions.

App” means any software or mobile application of the Publisher.

Computer” means your computer, notebook computer, personal digital assistant, mobile phone or other electronic device used to access this Site or the Services.

Content” means materials, information, news, advertisements, listings, data, input, text, songs, audio, video, pictures, graphics, software, blogs, webcasts, podcasts, broadcasts, messages, software, comments, suggestions, ideas and other content.

Linked Sites” is defined in Clause 25 of the General Conditions.

Member” means a registered member of the Site or Services.

Publisher” means Sin Chew Media Corporation Berhad and/or its related entities, affiliates and subsidiaries.

Subscriber” means Member or any person who subscribe any Services of the Publisher.

Subscribers Conditions” means the terms and conditions applicable to Subscribers.

Servers” means the computer software, systems and servers hosting, operating, managing, providing or contributing to the Site and the Services.

Services” is defined in Clause 4 of the General Conditions.

Site” means the Publisher’s website containing the link to these Terms & Conditions.

"The Publisher Content" means all Content of the Publisher that are made available on or via this Site, any of the Publisher’s website.

Third Party Products” means products and services of third parties, including other users, advertised on or available at the Site or websites linked from the Site.

Third Party User Content” means all User Content which is not created, transmitted, posted or uploaded by you.

User Content” means all Content on this Site which is created, transmitted, posted or uploaded by a user of the Site.



Account

2. You agree that your Account is for your sole, personal use (or that of the entity on whose behalf you are entering into these Subscriber Conditions). You hereby agree not to:-

(a) share with or permit others to use your Account or Password (defined in Clause 5); or

(b) assign or otherwise transfer you`r Account to any other person or entity.


3. You also acknowledge and agree that any unauthorised sharing or disclosure of your Password will cause wrongful loss to the Publisher.


4. You shall provide the Publisher with accurate, complete, and up-to-date Account information and further ensure that the information is kept updated and remains current, accurate and complete. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of these Subscriber Conditions, which may result in the restriction, suspension or immediate termination of your Account.


5. As part of the registration process for the Account, you will select a password ("Password") and user name ("User Name"). You may not:

(a) select or use a User Name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person;

(b) use a name subject to the rights of any other person without authorisation; or

(c) use a User Name that the Publisher, in its sole discretion, deems inappropriate or offensive.


6. You shall promptly notify the Publisher of any known or suspected unauthorised use(s) of your Account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorised disclosure of your Password. You shall be solely responsible for safeguarding and maintaining the confidentiality of your User Name and Password.


7. You shall be bound by and responsible for, and the Publisher shall be entitled to rely on, all communications transmitted through the use of your User Name and Password, and all such communications shall be deemed to be communications made and issued by you.


8. You shall be responsible for all User Content, messages, and all online activity at the Site transmitted or conducted through the use of your User Name and Password.


9. The Publisher shall have no responsibility or liability for any direct or indirect loss, damage, cost, expenses, or liabilities howsoever sustained, suffered or incurred as a result of or in connection with the wrongful or fraudulent use of your User Name and Password.


10. You agree that the Publisher reserves the right to change or re-assign User Names and/or Password(s) at its sole discretion by giving you notice. The Publisher shall not be liable for any direct or indirect loss, damage, cost or expense howsoever sustained, suffered or incurred by you as a result of such change or re-assignment.


11. Unless prior written notice of no less than thirty (30) days (or such other period specified by the Publisher) is given to the Publisher, you agree that the Publisher may automatically renew your membership or subscription account upon expiration.



Privacy Policy

12. In addition to and without limiting the terms of our Privacy Policy, by providing the information requested for your Account, you hereby consent to the Publisher’s use and disclosure of all such information and information relating to your use of the Site or Services for the following purposes:-

(a) to respond to your requests and queries;

(b) to provide the Services to you;

(c) to verify and process your personal particulars and payments;

(d) to communicate with you;

(e) to enforce these Subscriber Conditions and the General Conditions and our legal rights and remedies;

(f) for marketing research, user profile and statistical analysis;

(g) to send you information, promotions, updates, and marketing and advertising materials in relation to our goods and services and those of third party organisations;

(h) complying with law, the requests of law enforcement and regulatory officials, or orders of court;

(i) to response to requests or complaints; and

(j) for any other purposes for which we have obtained your consent;

provided that the Publisher shall not disclose credit card account information except for the purposes set out in para (b) and (c) above.



Rights of the Publisher

13. You agree that the Publisher has the right in its sole and absolute discretion and without notice to:

(a) restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Services; and/or

(b) terminate, deactivate or suspend your Account, delete your Account and all related information and files in your Account, without assigning any reason. Without prejudice to the generality of the above, the Publisher reserves the right to deactivate your Account if it has been inactive for a period of six (6) months or more, or if you are in breach of any of our General Conditions or these Subscriber Conditions or if the Publisher believes or suspects that you have been using the Account for any unlawful and/or undesirable activities.


14. YOU ALSO AGREE NOT TO HOLD THE PUBLISHER LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT LOSS OR DAMAGE HOWSOEVER INCURRED BY YOU ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUSPENSION AND/OR TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT.



Representations and Warranties

15. You hereby represent and warrant that you have read and agree to be bound by our General Conditions as well as these Subscriber Conditions.



16. You acknowledge that the Site and Services are used by a community of users, and you hereby agree and undertake:

(a) to treat all users with respect and civility;

(b) not to annoy, pester, solicit, harass, threaten, offend, insult, abuse, defame, or injure any other users, or commit any unlawful or tortious acts against other users;

(c) not to spam, mail bomb, send viruses, spyware, malware, worms or other damaging material to other users, or act in any manner that adversely affects the use of the Services by other users;

(d) not to harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including email addresses, without the Publisher’s prior written consent.



17. You agree that when using the Services:

(a) you will only submit, upload or publish User Content in strict compliance with Clause 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 below;

(b) you will not offer for sale items and/or services which are illegal, banned, unlicensed, controlled, or socially or morally reprehensible items;

(c) you will not offer for sale items and/or services, or submit, upload or publish User Content, in an incorrect or inappropriate category or area on the Site, including without limitation posting unauthorised advertisements in any forum, discussion or message boards that is open and accessible to users of the Services; and

(d) you will not alter, delete, manipulate, undermine or interfere with the listings or postings of any other Member.



18. Any infringing, fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity, or any breach of the General Conditions or these Subscriber Conditions, shall be grounds for termination of your use of the Site and Services and/or your Account, at the Publisher's sole and absolute discretion, and you may be reported to appropriate law-enforcement agencies.



19. Without prejudice to the Publisher’s rights of restriction, suspension and termination under Clause 4 above, the Publisher reserves the right to terminate your Account and/or your access to all or any part of the Site or Services if you are in breach of any of these Subscriber Conditions or the General Conditions or if the Publisher believes that you have been using the Site or any of the Services for unlawful and/or undesirable activities.



INDEMNITY

20. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD THE PUBLISHER, AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, AGENTS, PARTNERS, AND EMPLOYEES, HARMLESS FROM ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, ACTIONS, PROCEEDINGS, LIABILITIES (INCLUDING STATUTORY LIABILITY AND LIABILITY TO THIRD PARTIES), PENALTIES, AND COSTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LEGAL COSTS ON A FULL INDEMNITY BASIS), AWARDS, LOSSES AND/OR EXPENSES, DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF:

(a) ANY ADVERTISEMENTS, LISTINGS, POSTINGS OR USER CONTENT PLACED BY YOU;

(b) ANY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED, SOLD, PROVIDED, OR ADVERTISED BY YOU;

(c) YOUR USE OF ANY SERVICES;

(d) YOUR BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR BREACH OF ANY TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THESE SUBSCRIBER CONDITIONS; OR

(e) YOUR MISREPRESENTATION, FRAUDULENT ACTS, TORTIOUS ACTS, BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR VIOLATION OF ANY RIGHTS OF ANOTHER PERSON OR ENTITY.



21. Please exercise respect when participating in any community feature on the Site or the Services which permits you to upload or submit User Content.



22. You may not submit, upload or publish through the Site or the Services any User Content that is inaccurate, misleading, libellous, defamatory, threatening, pornographic, obscene, indecent, lewd, abusive, illegal, political, racist, religious, blasphemous, false, an infringement of any intellectual property rights of a third party, or would otherwise violate or encourage the violation of any law or the proprietary or other rights of any third party (individually and collectively “Improper Works”). Furthermore, you may not submit or publish User Content that solicits funds, or includes programs that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs or any other programs designed to impair the operation and functionality of the Site, Services, Servers, or any computer.



Intellectual Property

23. If, at any time you contribute, submit, upload or post User Content to the Publisher or the Site or using the Services, you automatically:-

(a) and irrevocably grant and assign to the Publisher an equal share of all intellectual property rights, title and interests (including copyright) in the User Content, in all forms and media, and in all countries of the world, to be co-owned as tenants-in-common, with full rights to use, license, exploit and enforce the said intellectual property rights and to assign the above share of co-ownership, and without any obligation for the Publisher to account to you for any proceeds thereof, and you also agree and undertake to execute at the request of the Publisher, such other instruments, assurances or documents, as may be required to vest in the Publisher, or required for the Publisher to register in any jurisdiction, all the title or rights as referred to herein. For the avoidance of doubt, and without derogation from the above, the Publisher and its affiliates, subsidiaries and subcontractors (including its Internet content hosting servers and delivery networks) shall have a non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and worldwide right to use (including without limitation, to store, reproduce, modify, distribute, publish, display, communicate, transmit, broadcast, podcast, webcast, or broadcast) and to sub-licence the User Content whether or not in connection with the provision of the Services and/or on or via the Site, other websites, and other printed and online publications and newspapers;

(b) represent and warrant that:-

i. all such User Content are your own original works and creations and do not and will not infringe the copyright or any other intellectual property or other rights of any third party;

ii. none of the User Content are proprietary or confidential;

iii. none of the User Content are Improper Works, nor will they expose the Publisher to any civil or criminal proceedings in any part of the world; and

iv. the use by the Publisher and other users for the purposes and in the manner set out in this Clause 21, and the hosting of such User Content on the Servers by the Publisher will not require any further licences or rights from, or infringe any intellectual property or other rights of, any third party; and


(c) if the User Content constitutes or is likely to constitute “election advertising” and is contributed, submitted, uploaded or posted during the period beginning with the day the writ of election is issued for an election and ending with the start of polling day at that election (and without prejudice to Clause 20 and the rest of this Clause 21), represent and warrant that:-

i. if you are a candidate or an election agent, you have complied with all relevant laws and regulations in relation to such election advertising; and

ii. if you are not a candidate or an election agent, you are a citizen of Malaysia, you are not contributing, submitting, uploading or posting the said User Content at some other person’s direction or on some other person’s behalf and you will not receive and have not agreed to receive, and have not contracted for, any money, gift, loan, property, valuable consideration, office, place or employment, for yourself or for any other person, for or in connection with the contribution, submission, uploading or posting of the said User Content.



24. The Publisher shall at all times retains the sole discretion to remove or decline to accept any User Content from the Site without assigning any reason whatsoever. Without limiting the foregoing right, The Publisher may monitor the Site for Improper Works (but is not obliged to do so) and reserves the right to remove any User Content which the Publisher believes are Improper Works, or which is the subject of any dispute.



25. The Publisher may in its sole and absolute discretion lift the restriction or suspension of your access to the Site, Services or Account, if the Publisher is satisfied that the User Content no longer constitutes Improper Works or is the subject of any dispute. If full payment was received by the Publisher for the display of such removed User Content, the Publisher will restore such paid User Content (provided always that such User Content is no longer deemed as Improper Works or is the subject of any dispute) on to the Site until the remaining term for its display expires. For the avoidance of doubt, the Publisher shall not be obliged to extend the term for the display of paid User Content, for the time period that such User Content was removed from the Site. In the event that the Publisher fails to restore the paid User Content for whatsoever reason, you agree that the Publisher shall only be liable to refund the amounts paid for the display and publication of such User Content, on a pro-rated basis for the remaining and unexpired term for its display.



26. You agree to indemnify and hold the publisher, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from all claims, demands, actions, proceedings, liabilities (including statutory liability and liability to third parties), penalties, and costs (including without limitation, legal costs on a full indemnity basis), awards, losses and/or expenses, due to or arising out of user content you submit, post to or transmit through the Site or Services.



Services

27. You acknowledge and agree that:-

(a) Some Services are subject to further terms and conditions or the execution of a separate contract between the Publisher and yourself.

(b) The Publisher shall be entitled at any time, at its sole discretion and without prior notice, to:-

i. add to, vary, terminate, withdraw or suspend the whole or any part or feature of any Service; and/or

ii. add new Services.

(c) Where new Services are added, these Subscriber Conditions and the General Conditions will also apply to such new Services, in addition to any further terms and conditions notified to you.



28. The terms and conditions governing the subscription of the print content of the Publisher including, but without limitations to any print newspapers of the Publisher, shall be governed by the terms and conditions of subscription of print content (“Print Content Terms and Conditions”).



29. The terms and conditions governing the subscription of the apps service of the Publisher shall be governed by the terms and conditions of apps service (“Apps Service Terms and Conditions”).



30. The Publisher may offer a package deal for subscribing to a combination of certain Publisher Print Content and/or App Services on or via the Site (“Package Subscription”). The terms and conditions governing each component of the Package Subscription are hereby incorporated by reference pursuant to Clauses 26 and/or 27 unless and except to the extent that there is any conflict or inconsistency with this Clause 28, 29 and 30, the later shall prevail and govern. You agree to pay any subscription fees and other charges for the Package Subscription at the rates in effect when the fees and charges are incurred (“Package Fees”). No cancellation or early termination of the Package Subscription by you is allowed, and subject to Clause 33 and Clause 34, all Package Fees paid for the Package Subscription are non-refundable. In the event of any cancellation or early termination of the Package Subscription by you, the Publisher shall be entitled to recover the unpaid balance of the Package Fees from you.



31. Unless otherwise indicated, the Package Subscription will automatically renew for further period(s), each equivalent to the duration of the contracted subscription period, (each a “Renewal Term”) and you agree to be charged the Package Fees for the Renewal Term using the payment method currently associated with your Account, if any. You may cancel the automatic renewal at least seven (7) days or such other period specified by the Publisher before the expiry of the current subscription period, by notifying us at [email protected].



32. The Publisher may offer the use of any Service, subject to payment of a fee or other charges to the Publisher. If you wish to use such Service, you shall make full and prompt payment to the Publisher of the applicable fees in accordance with the payment terms specified by the Publisher at the point of transaction. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in Ringgit Malaysia.



33. You acknowledge and agree that the Publisher in its sole and absolute discretion may now or in the future impose a fee or vary any fee for any Service by notifying you.



34. In the event that any fee for any Service is stated erroneously on the Site or otherwise, as determined in the sole discretion of the Publisher, the Publisher:-

(a) is not obliged to provide the Service to you at the erroneous fee; and

(b) shall be entitled to rectify such error by giving you written notice of the error and of the correct fee. If you do not agree to make payment of the correct fee after being notified, you may terminate the Service and the Publisher shall refund any fees paid by you to the Publisher on a pro-rated basis for the remaining and unexpired portion of the term for such Service, as your sole remedy.



35. In the event that the Publisher terminates or withdraws the operation of any Service, the Publisher may (but is not obliged to) refund any fees paid by you to the Publisher, on a pro-rated basis for the remaining and unexpired portion of the term for such specific and relevant Service.



36. In the event that you request to terminate and delete your account prior to the ending date of your subscription, you agree that no refund shall be given to you and the Publisher shall not be liable for and losses, damages, and expenses incurred by you in relation to such termination.



37. If your Account is terminated at any time by the Publisher for breach of the Agreement, or if you cancel any payable Service, you shall not be entitled to any refund of any fees that have been paid to the Publisher and shall be liable to pay the Publisher the unpaid balance of the full amount of the agreed fees for the Service.



38. Your use or access of certain Services or the Publisher Content may require payment of additional charges to other third party service providers, including your telecommunications service provider or mobile service provider. You shall be solely responsible for the payment of any applicable telecommunications charges, data charges or other charges incurred in connection with your use or access of the Services or Publisher Content. You should check with your relevant third party service provider(s) if any such additional charges are applicable, prior to using, accessing or purchasing any Service or Publisher Content.



39. You acknowledge that the Publisher may be required under applicable law or upon the receipt of legitimate instructions from government authorities, to carry out acts in breach of the terms of this Agreement, and you hereby agree not to hold the Publisher liable or responsible for any such breach of the Agreement. Records 38. You hereby agree that:-

(a) All records of the Publisher relating to the Services, your use or access of the Services or the Site, your Account, your particulars, any Content, or this Agreement (collectively “Records”), though in electronic form, are written documents, and you shall not dispute or challenge the validity or enforceability of any Record on the grounds that it is not a written document, is in electronic form, or was produced by or is the output of a computer system, and you hereby waive any such right you may have at law; and

(b) the Records, though in electronic form, are original documents, and you will not challenge the admissibility of any Record on the grounds that it is made in electronic form. Contact



40. For any other questions or concerns about these terms and conditions or any issues raised in these Subscriber Conditions or on the Site, please contact us at:-

(a) 603-79658887

(b) For more information, you may also visit our websites at https://member.sinchew.com.my



Governing Law

41. These Subscribers Conditions shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Malaysia.

 





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