Welcome to our Site. Please read the following Website
before using this Site and/or the Services (both defined below), so that you
are aware of your legal rights and obligations with respect to Singapore Press
Holdings Limited and/or its related entities, affiliates and subsidiaries (individually
and collectively, "SPH").
By your (or where Clause 1.1.2(iii) applies, your child’s or ward’s) access of this Site
and/or use of the Services, you hereby agree to be legally bound by these
Website Conditions. If you do not accept these Website Conditions, please
leave the Site and discontinue use of the Services immediately.
You hereby represent
and warrant that:
read, agree and consent to this Agreement, including these Website
incorporated into this Agreement by reference;
you are at
least 18 years old and have the necessary legal capacity, right, power and
authority to agree to this Agreement and you are either;
accessing the Site, using the
Services and contracting in your own personal capacity;
accessing the Site, using the
Services and contracting on behalf of a corporate entity; or
contracting as parent or guardian of
a child or ward who is less than 18 years old and who is accessing the 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 this Agreement 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 this Agreement;
authorised to bind the entity (yourself or your corporate entity) on whose
behalf you are contracting and such entity agrees to be bound by this
all of the
information provided by you to SPH (including without limitation personal
particulars and contact information) is accurate and complete. If in
connection with your use of the Site and/or Services, you provide the
Personal Data of any third parties, you further warrant and represent that
and to the collection, use and disclosure of their Personal Data in accordance
with the aforesaid.
SPH reserves the right
to change, modify, suspend or discontinue the whole or any portion of the
Services or Site at any time. SPH may also impose limits on certain features
or restrict your access to parts or the entire Services or Site without
notice or liability.
SPH may from time to
time vary, replace, delete, supplement or amend this Agreement by posting the
amended Agreement at the Site. Any use of the Services after the amendment of
this Agreement will be deemed to be acceptance of the amended Agreement by you.
If you do not agree to the amended Agreement, you have the right to close
your Account and/or cease using the Services.
In this Agreement, the
following definitions shall apply unless the context does not permit such
“Account” means a registered account
of a Member opened under this Site.
“App” means any software or mobile
application of SPH.
“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 9.1.
“Member” means a registered member of
“Member Conditions”meansthe terms andconditions applicable to
Members accessible here.
“Personal Data” means, data, whether true or
not, about an individual who can be identified from that data or from that
data and other information to which a party has or is likely to have access
“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 3.2.
“Site”means the SPH website and/or
platform and includes but is not limited to the material and information
contained in the website and/or platform, including any Content and RSS
feeds, APIs, software code and scripts, and any other downloadable materials
displayed or incorporated therein, as well as the Services offered thereon,
as may be applicable.
means all Content of SPH that is made available on or via the Site or a SPH
“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 PartyUser 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.
The words “include” and “including” shall not be construed as
having any limiting effect.
The headings in this
Agreement do not have any legal effect nor shall they affect the construction
of this Agreement in any way.
Site and Services
The Site is owned and
maintained by SPH.
SPH may offer one or
more of the following services on or through the Site (each a “Service” and collectively the “Services”):
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 Apps or other content of SPH, whether through an online store
search engines or tools;
a platform to create, upload and
publicly make available personalised content;
an advertising and branding
message boards, forums, blogs,
a social networking platform;
email alerts; and
any other features, content or
applications that SPH may offer on or through the Site from time to time in
its sole and absolute discretion.
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 Member Conditions and/or
such other terms and conditions as SPH may prescribe in addition to these
Website Conditions and the other terms of this Agreement.
From time to time SPH
will run competitions, promotions and surveys at the Site. These are subject
to additional terms and conditions that will be made available at the time
they are run.
Content Use Conditions
You may not 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:
SPH Content except, to the extent permitted, with the prior written consent
of SPH or unless expressly permitted in this Agreement; or
Third Party User Content except, to the extent permitted, with the prior
written consent of SPH and the owner or licensee of the specific User
Without prejudice to
the generality of Clause
you agree not to reproduce, display or otherwise provide access to the
Services, SPH 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 SPH.
You may for your
personal, non-commercial use:
retrieve and display
SPH Content on any compatible device owned by you;
print a single copy of
SPH Content on paper (but not photocopy them); and
store such SPH Content
in electronic form on disk or on a mobile device owned by you (but not on any
server or other storage device connected to a network).
All SPH Content are
the copyrighted work of SPH or its content or software providers, and SPH
reserves and retains all rights in the SPH Content. Use of some SPH Content
may be governed by the terms of an accompanying end user license agreement.
You may not decompile,
reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of any SPH
Content available on the Site or through a Service except under the specific
circumstances expressly permitted by law or SPH in writing.
patents, trade marks, registered designs and all intellectual property rights
in the Services, the Site, and all SPH Content, including without limitation
the copyright in the compilation of all User Content, shall vest in and remain
The trademarks, logos
and service marks ("Marks") displayed on the Site are the property
of SPH or other third parties, and all rights to the Marks are expressly
reserved by SPH or relevant third parties. You shall not use any Marks
without the prior written consent of SPH or such third party. SPH and its
subsidiaries aggressively enforce their intellectual property rights to the
fullest extent of the law. The name of SPH 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 SPH.
The domain name on
which the Site is hosted on is the sole property of SPH and you may not use
or otherwise adopt a similar name for your own use.
If you have any
questions or concerns about this Agreement or any issues raised in this
Agreement or on the Site, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You hereby undertake:
comply with this Agreement, and such other notices or guidelines that may be
posted on the Site by SPH from time to time (which are hereby incorporated by
reference into this Agreement);
to use any Service or SPH Content for any unlawful purpose, and to comply
with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation,
copyright law, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act
2019 (No. 18 of 2019) and the Protection from Harassment Act (Cap. 256A));
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 hacking, sniffing, tampering, reverse engineering or reprogramming;
to use any automated process, use any kind of scripting software or bots or
service to access and/or use the Site and/or Services; and
to use the Account of another Member at any time, whether with or without
Disclaimers & Limitations
While we make every
effort to ensure that all SPH Content displayed on the Site is accurate and
complete, we provide the SPH Content for informative purposes and on an 'as
is', 'as available' basis only without warranties of any kind either express
or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, SPH
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, SPH does not warrant that
the functions contained in or access to or use of the Site, Services, SPH
Content or other content will be timely, secure, uninterrupted or error-free
or without omission, that defects will be corrected, or that the Site,
Services, SPH Content or the Servers are free of viruses or other harmful
components, or that the download, installation or use of any SPH Content in
or with any Computer will not affect the functionality or performance of the
Computer. SPH does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use
or the results of the use of the SPH Content, the Services, the Site or the
Servers in terms of their correctness, accuracy, completeness, reliability,
or otherwise. You agree that you (and not SPH) shall bear and assume all risk
arising out of your use of the Site, Services, SPH Content or the Servers
including, without limitation the entire cost of all necessary servicing,
repair, or correction, including any defect, problem or damage in any
Computer. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to hold SPH liable
for the loss of any of your User Content that is due to any circumstances
beyond the control of SPH.
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 times
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 the Site are for use
in Singapore 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 does not and is not 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. SPH does not sponsor,
endorse or promote any financial products, services or information.
You acknowledge that
it is not SPH'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 SPH does not
endorse and shall not be responsible for any such content.
You acknowledge and
agree that SPH does not endorse or recommend, is not an agent, reseller or
distributor of, and has no control over Third Party Products, and SPH 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.
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 the Site should be used, accepted and relied upon only with care and
discretion and at your own risk, and SPH shall not be responsible for any
loss, damage or liability incurred by you arising from such use or reliance.
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 this Agreement, 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.
SPH may in our sole
and absolute discretion, screen, delete and/or remove any Content made
available on the Site, including where SPH receives a complaint from another
user or a notice of intellectual property infringement or other direction for
removal, or where in SPH's sole and absolute opinion such Content is in
breach of this Agreement, or is illegal or otherwise objectionable, or for
any other reason as SPH may see fit. SPH may use automated systems that
analyse any Content made available by you to help detect infringement and
abuse, such as spam, malware, and illegal content. SPH may delete, archive,
block or remove communications by you (including but not limited to feedback,
postings, messages and/or chats).
You agree that:
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
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,
SPH shall not be liable for any loss, liability or damage which may be
incurred as a result.
In no event shall SPH
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 SPH Content, User Content, Services, Third Party Products, any Computers,
the Site, or any other website. In the event that SPH is liable for damages
despite the foregoing provision, you agree that SPH's aggregate liability to
you for any and all causes of action in relation to the SPH Content,
Services, Site, and the Agreement, shall not exceed in aggregate of S$50.00
or the total amount of fees and charges paid and/or payable by you for the
Services to SPH for the one (1) month period immediately preceding the time
such liability arose, whichever is lower.
circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall SPH be liable
for any indirect, special, consequential, loss of profits, loss of business
or incidental damages suffered by any party or that result from (A) this
Agreement; or (B) the use of, or the inability to use, the SPH Content,
Services, Site, or any other website, even if SPH or a SPH authorised
representative has been advised of, or should have foreseen, the possibility
of such damages.
To the maximum extent
permitted by applicable law, SPH disclaims all liability for any direct,
incidental or consequential damage or loss suffered by you that may result
from the collection, use or disclosure of your Personal Data, including but
not limited to any loss of, or any inability to retrieve, any Personal Data,
howsoever caused, or any inaccuracy in the Personal Data presented, used or
You agree that the
above exclusions and limitations of liability are reasonable and enable the
Services and the SPH Content to be provided by SPH at either reasonable costs
or no costs to you.
SPH may provide links
to other sites ("Linked
that may be of relevance and interest to users. SPH 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.
Data Use & Privacy
Please do not submit
explains our data use and privacy practices in detail.
The foregoing consents
provided by you in Clause 1 supplements but does not supersede nor replace
any other consents you may have previously provided to SPH in respect of your
Personal Data, and your consents herein are additional to any rights which we
may have at law to collect, use or disclose your Personal Data.
The Site may provide
links to Linked Sites whose data protection and privacy practices may differ
from those set forth here. We are not responsible for the content and privacy
practices of these other websites and you agree to review and abide by the
data protection and privacy notices of those sites.
A cookie is a small text file which is placed on your device whenever you run
or use the Site. These cookies collect information about your use of the
the Site and to improve your experience of the Site. You may change the
choose to block the cookies used in the Site, you may not be able to use
certain features and functions of the Site. For more information about the
You agree that SPH has
the right in its sole and 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 assigning any reason. Grounds for such termination
may include, but are not limited to: (a) a breach of any of the terms under
the Agreement; (b) violation of any applicable law; (c) fraudulent,
harassing, defamatory, threatening or abusive behaviour; and/or (d) behaviour
that is harmful to other users, third parties, or the business interests of
SPH. Use of your Account, the Site and/or the Services for illegal,
fraudulent, harassing, defamatory, threatening or abusive purposes may be
referred to law enforcement authorities without notice to you.
Upon suspension or
termination of your Account or your access to all or any part of the Site or
and/or licences granted to you under this Agreement shall immediately
we may remove
or discard from the Services any Content associated with your Account; and
liable for all obligations you may have incurred under this Agreement.
Notification of Infringement
SPH reserves the right
to investigate notices of copyright, trademark and other intellectual
property infringement (“Infringement”) in respect of SPH Content,
User 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 the Site,
please notify SPH in writing immediately in the form and containing the
information prescribed by the Singapore Copyright Act (Cap. 63) (“Infringement Notice”).
Notices shall be sent to SPH addressed as follows:
The Company Secretary
1000 Toa Payoh North, News Centre, Singapore 318994
+65 6319 6319
+65 6319 8388 email@example.com
SPH 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 SPH in respect of any Infringing Material, unless you have first
given SPH the Infringement Notice and sufficient opportunity to remove the
Infringing Material, and thereafter SPH refuses or fails to remove the
Infringing Material within a reasonable time. Where SPH removes the
Infringing Material in response to your Infringement Notice, you agree not to
exercise and you hereby waive, any right of action against SPH under
applicable law which you may have in respect of any Infringing Material
appearing on the Site prior to such removal by SPH.
You acknowledge and
agree that SPH has no control and cannot undertake responsibility or
liability in respect of Infringing Material appearing on Linked Sites or
other third party sites.
SPH reserves the right
to investigate notices of infringement under the Protection from Online
Falsehoods and Manipulation Act 2019 (No. 18 of 2019), including without
limitation the Code of Practice for Transparency of Online Political
Advertisements and the Code of Practice for Preventing and Countering Abuse
of Online Accounts ("Relevant Notices") received in respect of SPH Content, User Content and
other material on the Site and take such action as it considers appropriate
to comply with the requirements of the said Act and/or Codes.
If you believe that
any SPH Content, User Content and other Material on the Site contravenes the
said Act or any other written law, including without limitation where (a)
there are online political advertisements that are undisclosed or
miscategorised; (b) there is a suspected abuse of advertising tools by
malicious actors; and/or (c) there are compromised end-user account(s) and/or
account(s) that impersonate any "verified" accounts, you may notify
SPH in writing by completing and submitting the form prescribed by SPH from
time to time for such purposes, available here.
If you detect any
suspected vulnerabilities or weaknesses in the Services, the Site, systems,
resources and/or processes which may potentially affect SPH's
internet-accessible Services, notify us immediately or as soon as practicable
by submitting a report to us at [insert email], and encrypt all
communications using our PGP key whenever possible. This Clause 12.3 does not authorise or
permit the taking of any action which may contravene applicable laws and
regulations, including without limitation the Computer Misuse Act (Cap. 50A)
and all of SPH's rights and remedies are expressly reserved. Without limiting
the generality of the foregoing, any exploitation or testing of suspected
vulnerabilities or gaining unauthorised access to any computer program or
data is prohibited, and you agree and undertake not to:
publicly disclose any suspected vulnerability to any third party;
destructive, disruptive or other unlawful means to detect vulnerabilities,
including without limitation any attacks on physical security, social
engineering, denial of service, brute force attacks; and
or otherwise use any suspected vulnerability, including without limitation
taking any step(s) to access, copy, create, delete, modify, manipulate or
download any data or programme, build system backdoor(s), modify system
configuration(s), facilitate or share system access.
The Site is owned and
operated by SPH in Singapore. SPH makes no representation that the Contents
of the Site are appropriate or available for use in your location. Those who
choose to access the 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.
You agree to indemnify
and hold SPH, 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:
any use of the
Site or any Service;
to the Site;
your breach of
any terms and conditions of this Agreement;
of any rights of another person or entity; or
your breach of
any statutory requirement, duty or law.
If any provision of
this Agreement 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, this Agreement shall continue in force save
that such provision shall be deemed to be deleted.
Relationship of Parties
Nothing in this
Agreement shall constitute or be deemed to constitute an agency, partnership
or joint venture between SPH and you and neither party shall have any
authority to bind the other in any way.
No waiver of any
rights or remedies by SPH shall be effective unless made in writing and
signed by an authorised representative of SPH.
A failure by SPH to
exercise or enforce any rights conferred upon it by this Agreement 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.
You may not assign
this Agreement or any of its rights or obligations under these Agreement to
SPH may, by notice in
writing posted on its website, assign all of its rights and interests
relating to or in connection with this Agreement, the Site and/or Services to
a wholly-owned subsidiary of SPH (the "Transferee")
without your consent.
Without prejudice and
in addition to the right under Clause 18.2 above,
SPH may, by notice in writing posted on its website (the "Notification"), transfer and/or
novate all of its rights, interests, obligations and liabilities relating to
or in connection with this Agreement, the Site and/or Services to the
Transferee, and you shall not withhold your consent thereto. For the
avoidance of doubt, you hereby consent to (a) the assignment of all rights of
SPH relating to or in connection with this Agreement, the Site and/or
Services to the Transferee, (b) the assumption by the Transferee of all
liabilities of SPH relating to or in connection with this Agreement, the Site
and/or Services, (c) the release of all obligations of SPH relating to or in
connection with this Agreement, the Site and/or Services, and (d) the
Transferee taking the place of SPH as if it were named in all documents relating
to or in connection with this Agreement, the Site and/or Services as a party
thereto in place of SPH, in each case with effect from such effective date as
may be informed in the Notification.
Rights of Third Parties
Except as provided for
a person or entity who is not a party to this Agreement shall have no right
under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act (Cap. 53B) to enforce any
term of this Agreement, regardless of whether such person or entity has been
identified by name, as a member of a class or as answering a particular
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
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.
Governing Law &
This Agreement and all
matters relating to your access to, or use of, the Site and the Services
shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore
including without limitation the provisions of the Singapore Evidence Act
(Chapter 97) and the Electronic Transactions Act (Cap. 88), without giving
effect to any principles of conflicts of law.
You hereby agree to
submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore courts.
Contact Us & Notice
If you have any
feedback or enquiries relating this the Site and/or the Services, and/or this
Agreement, please contact us.
All notices required
or permitted to be given hereunder to SPH shall be in writing and in the
English language and shall be sent by hand or by post to:
1000 Toa Payoh North, News Centre,
Attention: The Company Secretary
or, to such other address and person as SPH may hereafter specify to you by
notice in writing expressed to be for the purposes of this clause.