Terms Of Use

Use of www.fdmasia.com website is subject to the following general terms and conditions. Please note that this is a legally binding contract with Eastern Trade Media Pte Ltd, the owner of www.fdmasia.com.

Scope Of Services:
We will make available various news and information and other services through fdmasia.com in accordance with the General Terms and Conditions.

We may, at our sole discretion, vary, amend, add to, or suspend fdmasia.com or any part thereof including the removal of the content of any web pages, and we may do so with or without giving you prior notice.

The website may be temporarily unavailable from time to time due to required maintenance, telecommunications interruptions or other disruptions.

Eastern Trade Media reserves the right at any time to impose a charge for access to its website or for the use of any services comprised therein. The amount of charges and the specific terms governing the access or use thereof (if any) will be as indicated, as the case may be.

The user shall bear all charges that may be imposed by the providers of network services such as telephone call charges, Internet connection charges and other fees or charges incurred or payable in necessary for you to access this website or use any of the services comprised therein.

You shall bear any taxes, duties or levies to which the charges may be subject.

The user shall be solely responsible for the set-up or configuration of your equipment to ensure you will have optimal access to this website at all times.

Information transmitted through the Internet or by means of network services may not be confidential. We cannot therefore and will not guarantee the privacy or protection of your personal information including Username and Password. The user shall therefore take all necessary measures (such as changing Password regularly) to protect the secrecy of such information.

The user shall use the website in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws, regulations and directives of the applicable jurisdictions.

The website is made available to you for your own personal use only. In no event shall you use www.fdmasia.com for or in connection with any business or commercial enterprise, without limitation, any securities, investment, accounting, banking, legal or media business or enterprise.

The user shall regard all the information provided by you upon registration as true, accurate and correct, and if there shall be any change to any of the information thereafter, you shall immediately notify us.

No Investment Advice:
All news, articles and material displayed on this website are for your information only and are no substitute for independent research and/or verifications.

The user shall not treat this website as a financial or investment advisory service. Any information that may be given by www.fdmasia.com is provided on a general basis and does not take into account your specific investment objectives, financial status and particular needs.

Prohibited Conducts:
The user shall not:
a. use this website for spamming. Spamming includes the bulk-sending of unsolicited messages, or the sending of unsolicited e-mails which provoke complaints from recipients, the sending of junk mail, the use of distribution lists that include people who have not given specific permission to be included in such distribution process,posting commercial advertisements to newsgroup that do not permit them, e-mail harassment of another Internet user, including transmitting any threatening, libellous or obscene material, or material of any nature which could be regarded as offensive by the recipient.

b. upload to, distribute through, or otherwise publish through www.fdmasia.com any content which is libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable that would constitute or encourage a criminal offence, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law;

c. re-sell or re-distribute www.fdmasia.com or any part thereof.

Intellectual Property:
All intellectual property rights and proprietary rights in all content and material inclusive of text, photographs, video, audio and graphics, that is part of, contained in, or accessed through this website and in any enhancements or modifications to, adaptations or translations of, or derivative works based on the foregoing shall be and remain our property or that of our licensors, as the case may be.

The user is authorised to download one copy of the material on this website on your equipment for your personal, non-commercial use only but you may not in so doing remove or amend any trademark, copyright or other proprietary notice.

Subject to the above, the user may not modify, copy, distribute, republish or upload any of the material on www.fdmasia.com without our prior consent in writing.

Any creatives, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts or other information provided by the user in respect of www.fdmasia.com, shall be deemed and remain our property, unless otherwise stated..

No Warranty:
The user accepts that this website is provided on an "as is, as available" basis. Any condition or warranty which may be implied or incorporated within the General Terms and Conditions by reason of statute or common law or otherwise (including warranties as to merchantability, suitability, satisfactory quality and fitness for purpose) is hereby expressly excluded.

In particular, we do not give any warranty in respect of the timeliness, accuracy or completeness of any information provided on this website.

Materials displayed on this website may include views and opinions of third parties which do not necessarily reflect ours. Therefore we cannot and do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of, or otherwise endorse, these views and opinions.

Where we provide advertisements of third party products or services on this website we do so for information purposes only, and such advertisements are not endorsements or approval by us of any such products or services and we accept no liability nor make any endorsement or approval of the same. We neither endorse nor approve the contents of the third party websites to which such advertisements are linked and your access to such websites shall be entirely at your own risk and subject to such terms and conditions as may be posted thereon.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, we for ourselves and on behalf of our related companies, our respective officers, employees, agents, suppliers and licensors exclude liability for any losses and expenses of whatever nature and howsoever arising, including without limitation any direct, indirect, special, punitive or consequential damages, loss of use, loss of data, loss caused by a virus, loss of income or profit, loss of or damage to property, claims of third parties, or other losses of any kind or character, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses, arising out or or in connection with the use of www.fdmasia.com.

Without prejudice to the foregoing, we for ourselves and on behalf of our related companies, our respective officers, employees, agents, suppliers, and licensors shall not be liable to you for any cost, claim, liability, expense, demand or damages whatsoever (including any loss of profits, lost savings, direct, indirect, special, incidental or punitive losses or consequential damages) arising out of:

a. your accessing www.fdmasia.com or any part thereof or using any services comprised therein (or your inability to do any of the foregoing);

b. any error, omission or inaccuracy with respect to any advice or information obtained by virtue of this website.

Without prejudice to any of the other provisions of the General Terms and Conditions and to any other rights and remedies which we may have at law, you shall indemnify and hold us, our related companies, our respective officers, employees, agents, suppliers, and licensors harmless at all times against all actions, proceedings, costs, claims, expenses (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis), demands, liabilities, losses (whether direct, indirect or consequential) and damages (whether in tort, contract or otherwise) whatsoever (including claims made by third parties and claims for defamation, infringement of intellectual property rights, death, bodily injury, wrongful use of computers, unauthorised or illegal access to computers (including hacking), property damage or pecuniary losses howsoever arising, which any of us may sustain, incur, suffer or pay arising out of, in connection with or pursuant to the General Terms and Conditions for the use of this website whether authorised or not or any act or omission on your part.

Either party may terminate your use of www.fdmasia.com, effectively immediately, at any time. We reserve the right at our sole discretion to immediately terminate your access to and use of this webiste or any of the services comprised therein if you shall fail to comply with any of the General Terms and Conditions.

Entire Agreement:
The General Terms and Conditions contain the entire understanding between us with respect of www.fdmasia.com and no representation, statement, inducement oral or written, not contained herein shall bind either of us.

Amendment Of General Terms & Conditions:
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any of the provisions of the General Terms and Conditions at any time. The user shall therefore check this page periodically for changes to the General Terms and Conditions. Your continued use of the wesbite following the posting of changes to the General Terms and Conditions shall mean that you accept those changes.

Governing Laws & Jurisdiction:
The General Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore and Malaysia and all disputes arising in any way out of or affecting the General Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Singapore, to which the parties agree to submit.

Updated on March 01, 2007

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy does not apply to information that we may collect from you by other means (including offline) or from other sources. Your use of this website constitutes your acceptance of all of the terms and conditions contained in this Privacy Policy and your consent to any action we take with respect to your information that is in compliance with this Privacy Policy.

We may change the terms of this Privacy Policy, so users are encouraged to review this page from time to time. Your continued use of this website following the posting of changes to the Privacy Policy means that you accept the changes.

If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, as modified from time to time, please do not visit this website.

Personally Identifiable Information (PDI): We do not collect PDI's except when provided voluntarily. Such personally identifiable information may be obtained from a contest registration, when you register to use www.fdmasia.com and in connection with content submissions, Postings, suggestions, voting/polling activities and transactional areas. When you visit this website, we may collect the IP address of your computer.

Tracking: We also automatically record other information that identifies your computer to this site and tracks your behaviour on the website. For example, we may record how many times you visit this website and your navigation within the website.

Third Parties: Some of the materials included on this website, including advertising, may be served by third parties. These third parties, in the course of serving such materials, may collect information regarding your use of this website and how you respond to email communications, using methods that may include those described in the preceding paragraph. Collection, use, disclosure and security of information collected by third parties are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties.

Disclosures:We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary. Examples include,
  1. to comply with the law or in response to a subpoena, court order, government request, or other legal process;

  2. to protect our interests, rights, safety, or property;

  3. to enforce any of the provisions of the Terms and Conditions;

  4. to provide you with the services or products requested by you and to perform other activities related to such services and products, including billing and collection; or

  5. to operate our systems properly. We may also share your personal information with a sponsor or other third party who is interested in serving you ("Third-Party Providers"). You may inform us at any time not to share your personal information with such Third-Party Providers by sending us an e-mail message at our email address specified below.
Newsletters and Offers: We may use the information you provide us to send you email, fax and other communications on behalf of Eastern Trade Media Pte Ltd. These communications may include email newsletters that are relevant to this website.

Security: Due to the design of the Internet and other factors outside of our control, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorised access by third parties.

Links: This website contains content, services, advertising and other materials that link to websites operated by third parties. We have no control over those other sites, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to them. We encourage you to refer to the privacy policies, if any, of those sites.

We reserve the right to change this statement at any time by posting revisions on www.fdmasia.com. This privacy policy is not intended to, and does not, create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.




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