TERMS AND CONDITIONS

"China"
refers to the Chinese mainland unless otherwise specified on the Website
“Content”
any information, materials, documents, text, images, video clips, directories, files, databases, listings, service, and/or mechanisms provided, produced, hosted by, linked to or accessed through use
"Information"
information, data, content, analysis, news, reports, programmes, photographs, pictures, graphics, video, audio, software and other materials and services, communications, transmissions and other items, tangible or intangible
"Services"
services including database, academic journals, working papers, newsletters, newspaper articles, links and such other services as may be offered from time to time on the Website.
"GCR", "we", "our" or "us"
Global China Research Programme
"Terms and Conditions"
the terms and conditions set forth below as amended from time to time
"Third Party Provider"
any provider of Information or services (including third party payment processors) on the Website other than GCR
"users", "you" or "your"
any person who accesses the Website
"Website"
http://www.gcr.cuhk.edu.hk/index.php , including the Services offered therein, and any other website(s) from time to time hosted or linked up by GCR

 

1. Changes to Website

We may, in our sole discretion and at any time, without notice to you, add to, amend or remove any Information from the Website, or alter the presentation, substance, or functionality of the Website.

 

2. Change of Terms

We may amend the Terms and Conditions from time to time in our sole discretion without notice or liability to you. By continuing to use the Website following such amendments to the Terms and Conditions, you agree to be bound by such amendments.

 

3. User's Conduct

As a condition of your use of the Website, you must not:

 
 

1. trespass, break into, access, use or attempt to trespass, break into, access or use any other parts of our servers, and/or any data areas for which you have not been authorised by us;

 

2. restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Website;

 

3. post or transmit any unlawful, fraudulent, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane, threatening, abusive, hateful, offensive, or otherwise objectionable or unreasonable Information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that may constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national or foreign law;

 

4. post or transmit any advertisements, solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities or schemes or other unsolicited commercial communication, or engage in spamming or flooding;

 

5. post or transmit any Information or software which contains any virus, trojan horse, worm or other harmful component;

 

6. post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute or in any way exploit any Information obtained through the Website for commercial purposes;

 

7. upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, or distribute in any way, Information obtained through the Website which is protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, or create derivative works with respect thereto, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner or rightholder.

 

You have no rights in or to the Information available on the Website and you will not use the Information available on the Website in any manner or for any purpose, except as permitted under these Terms and Conditions.

 

4. Access

We reserve the right at all times to prohibit or deny your access to the Website or any part thereof immediately and without notice, where we are of the opinion that you have breached any of the terms contained in the Terms and Conditions or that such prohibition or denial is appropriate, desirable or necessary in our sole discretion.

 

5. Third Party Information

The Information may contain Information provided by Third Party Providers or sourced by GCR from other references or sources. The Information on the Website may not be regarded as any recommendation or endorsement by GCR for any purpose with respect to any person, product or service.

 

GCR is not responsible if any such Information is not up-to-date; GCR does not separately verify such Information. Accordingly we do not accept any responsibility whatsoever in respect of such Information. Any use of and reliance on such Information is at your own risk.

 

6. Links to and from the Website

The links on the Website may take you to other sites and you acknowledge and agree that GCR and the GCR Affiliates have no responsibility for the accuracy or availability of any Information provided by linked websites.

Links to other websites do not constitute an endorsement by GCR of such websites or the Information, products, advertising or other materials available on those websites.

 

7. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us and the GCR Affiliates harmless from and against all liabilities, damages, claims, actions, costs and expenses (including without limitation legal fees), in connection with or arising from your breach of any of these Terms and Conditions and/or your use of the Website. We may, if necessary, participate in the defence of any claim or action and any negotiations for settlement. No settlement which may adversely affect our rights or obligations shall be made without our prior written approval. We reserve the right, at our own expense and on notice to you, to assume exclusive defence and control of any claim or action.

 

8. Intellectual Property Rights

All intellectual property rights subsisting in respect of the Website belong to GCR or have been lawfully licensed to GCR for use on the Website. All rights under applicable laws are hereby reserved. Except with the express permission of GCR, you are not allowed to upload, post, publish, reproduce, transmit or distribute in any way any component of the Website itself or create derivative works with respect thereto, as the Website is copyrighted under applicable laws.

 

9. Limited Liability and Warranty

All Information is for your general reference only. GCR do not accept any responsibility whatsoever in respect of such Information.

YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND IS PROVIDED "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE." THE WEBSITE IS FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE ONLY AND WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES ON MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

OUR ENTIRE LIABILITY AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE OR OTHERWISE, IS RE-PERFORMANCE OF DEFECTIVE SERVICES. IN JURISDICTIONS WHICH DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN TYPES OF LIABILITY, OUR LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. WE DO NOT ENDORSE, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE ANY MATERIAL, PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERED THROUGH US OR OUR WEBSITE. WE ARE NOT AND WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY THIRD PARTY.

Neither GCR nor any of the GCR Affiliates shall guarantee or assume any responsibility that:

 
 

1. the Information on the Website is accurate, adequate, current or reliable, or may be used for any purpose other than for general reference;

 

2. the Information on the Website is free of defect, error, omission, virus or anything which may change, erase, add to or damage your software, data or equipment;

 

3. messages sent through the internet including in connection with the Services will be free from interception, corruption, error, delay or loss;

 

4. access to the Website will be available or be uninterrupted;

 

5. use of the Website or Services will achieve any particular result; or

 

6. defects in the Website will be corrected.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in no event will the GCR or the GCR Affiliates be liable to you or any other person for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential loss or damages, including any loss of business or profit, arising out of any use, or inability to use, the Information or the Services, even if GCR or the GCR Affiliates have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages.

 

In addition, GCR accepts no responsibility for or liability in respect of Information or services provided by Third Party Providers, nor does it endorse such Third Party Providers. You acknowledge and accept that any dispute in relation to such Information or services is unrelated to GCR and is solely a matter between you and such Third Party Provider.

 

You will exercise and rely solely on your own skill and judgment in your use and interpretation of the Information and use of the Services. You are responsible to ensure that your use of the Information and the Services complies with all applicable legal requirements.

 

The limitation of liability contained in these Terms and Conditions will apply to the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws.

 

10. Partial Invalidity

The illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms and Conditions under the law of any jurisdiction shall not affect its legality, validity or enforceability under the laws of any other jurisdiction nor the legality, validity or enforceability of any other provision.

 

11. Several Users

If there are two or more persons adhering to these Terms and Conditions as user, their liability under the Terms and Conditions is joint and several, and their rights are joint.

 

12. Miscellaneous

No waiver of any breach under these Terms and Conditions will amount to a waiver of any other breach. The headings in these Terms and Conditions are for convenience only and do not affect interpretation.

 

13. Termination

We may, in our sole discretion and at any time, without prior notice to you and without cause, terminate all or any part of our Services to you and consequentially prohibit your right to access to the Services and/or the Website and remove any information and data linked to your profile or registered account.

 

14. Chinese Version

If there is any conflict or difference between the Chinese version of the Terms and Conditions and its English version, the English version prevails. If any part of the Chinese version is unclear, reference should be made to the English version. The Chinese version may not be translated into English for the purpose of comparing with or interpreting the English version.