Terms and Conditions
An agreement between the site and all registered users.
Terms and Conditions
The information and facilities provided on this website (referred to here as the 'site') are provided to you ('you/your') by the site's administrators and registered users of the Chinese Digital Community ('we/our/us').
You can read and use the site without registering but if you would like to contribute and amend material to the site then you will need to register and agree to these Terms and Conditions. There is no charge for using the site or for becoming a registered user.
Shared content - use by you and others
The site works by enabling registered users to contribute and share information.
We have therefore adopted the Creative Commons Licence arrangements to govern how you may use content on the site and how any material you post will automatically become shared content for all to see, read and use.
Whenever you post content on the site, you agree to make it available under the terms of the Creative Commons Licence. This means that users of the site will be able to:
- copy, distribute, display and perform the shared content; and
- make derivative works from it,
- they do not use it for any commercial purpose
- when they use it elsewhere they credit you as the original author
- if they re-use or distribute the shared content, they make it clear to others the terms on which the shared content is made available by explaining to them these licence terms
- if they make any derivative work from the shared content, it's available to other users on the same Creative Commons Licence terms.
Other registered users will be able to amend, overwrite or even delete your content on or from the site without consulting you.
Please think carefully before uploading any content or information to the site. Do not upload content if you are unhappy for it to be shared content available to the public.
Non-shared content - restrictions on use
All other content on the site that is not shared content ('our content') is not held under the Creative Commons Licence. And your use of the site and our content grants you no rights in relation to our (or our licensor's) intellectual property rights including, without limitation, copyright, trade marks, logos, graphics, photographs, animations, videos and text or the intellectual property of third parties contained in such parts of the site.
You may not, without limitation, copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, record, transmit, commercially exploit, edit, communicate to the public or distribute in any way our content or the computer codes of elements comprising the site other than for your own personal, non-commercial use. Subject to the above, you may download insubstantial excerpts of our content to your hard disk for the purpose of viewing it provided that no more than one copy of any information is made.
Any use other than that permitted under this paragraph 1 may only be undertaken with our prior express authorisation.
Your licence of your content and how we may use it
When you contribute any content to the site, you grant us a perpetual, royalty-free licence to use such content as set out below. This licence is separate and different from the Creative Commons Licence that applies to other site users' use of such content.
On posting any content, the licence you grant to us and our partners is a licence to:
- communicate such content to the public and otherwise make it available on this website and to amend, copy or delete it in the course of doing so and at our discretion pursuant to any complaints in relation to such content; and
- create and publish the content (in or on any media) based on (or which include copies and/or modifications of) all or any part of the content in publications produced by this site's publisher or with our permission and you hereby waive any rights that you may otherwise have to any revenues arising from such use.
Password, profile and security
Upon registration, you will select a login name, password and user name that you can use to access your profile. We will then send you an email confirming your registration and containing links to Terms and Conditions. We will not be able to send you your password by email.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and user name and are responsible for all activities that occur under them. We do not have the means to check the identity of people using the site and services and will not be liable where your password or user name are used by someone else.
You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of your password or user name or any other breach of security of which you become aware.
Your use of the site
Please read this paragraph particularly carefully. You agree that, in using the site, you will not:
- email, transmit or otherwise disseminate any content (including, text, image, video or audio files) which is defamatory, obscene, in breach of copyright, vulgar or indecent or may have the effect of being harassing, threatening, abusive or hateful or that otherwise degrades or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age or disability, or that is illegal;
- transmit on the site, personal data regarding another registered user or other person including, without limitation, their email, address or other contact details that would enable another registered user or other person to identify or contact them without their express consent;
- use the site in any way that may lead to the encouragement, procurement or carrying out of any criminal activity;
- use the site for any purpose other than for non-commercial use;
- use the site to impersonate any person or entity (including, but not limited to, any of our employees or representatives) nor falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
- cause any part of the site to be interrupted, damaged or otherwise impaired;
- nor use any shared content or our content other than as prescribed in paragraph 1 above.
We reserve the right at our sole discretion to delete or remove any of your content posted on this site.
Links to and from other websites
The Chinese Digital Community includes links to other websites. We do not control such third party websites and are not responsible for their content. Our inclusion of links does not imply any endorsement of the material contained in such websites or any association with their operators.
You acknowledge that we will not be party to any transaction or contract with a third party that you may enter into and we shall not be liable to you in respect of any loss or damage which you may suffer by using those websites. You agree that you will not involve us in any dispute between you and the third party.
Limitation of liability
We have no responsibility or control over the contents of any shared content nor communications made by or between registered users and can not be held liable for any contents of or consequences of such material. You must be aware that any shared content information provided by another registered user may be incorrect or misleading and it is your responsibility to take precautions and use common sense when using the site and any shared content or providing any information to others via the site. Unfortunately, there may be occasions when you may find other registered users' use of the site or posted shared content offensive, harmful or deceptive. If you have a complaint about any of the content contained on the site then contact us using the appropriate 'Contact' link at the top of the page.
To the fullest extent permissible by law, we disclaim any and all warranties of any kind (whether express or implied) in relation to the site and any items accessed by you via the site or a third party provider including any shared content. Your statutory rights as a consumer (including your right to receive a reasonable standard of service) are not affected.
We do not accept any liability for damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from your use of the site and we cannot guarantee that any files that you download are free from viruses, contamination or destructive features. Please ensure you run an effective virus detection system.
Whilst we use all reasonable endeavours to correct any errors or omissions in our own posted information as soon as practicable once they have been brought to our attention, we do not promise that it is correct.
We do not promise that the site will be available uninterrupted and in a fully operating condition due to the nature of the internet and our dependency on other service providers. Access to the site may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons reasonably beyond our control.
All content and services on the site are provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. We do not make any representation or give any warranty in respect of the site or its content, including, without limitation, any advice given (on a personal or general basis) and statements made by advertisers on or via the site. Any decisions or action taken by you on the basis of shared content or information provided on or via the site is at your sole discretion and risk.
Complaints and feedback
If you have any other specific complaints about another registered user, or any shared content or any other aspects of the site then you can contact us using the appropriate 'Contact' link at the top of the page. Please note that we are under no obligation to take any action against a registered user or other person unless required by law.
You warrant that:
- all information and details provided by you to us on registration are true, accurate and up to date in all respects and at all times (note that you can update or correct your personal details at any time through amending your profile details);
- you will undertake to comply with the restrictions on your use of the site or any shared content or non-shared content as set out in the Terms and Conditions
- all content that you contribute to the site is yours and you have all rights required to grant the licences set out above without this sites publisher or other user needing to obtain any further consents or permissions from or to pay any monies to any third person in respect of their use of such content.
- You agree to compensate us and hold us harmless from any claim or damages (including any legal fees in relation to same) made by a third party in respect of any matter in relation to or arising from your use of the site or any shared content or non-shared content including any breach or suspected breach of these Terms and Conditions or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
Termination and cancellation
We reserve the right to terminate or suspend your registration where we have reason to believe or suspect that you are acting in breach of these Terms and Conditions or House Rules, or where required to do so by law, regulatory body or our licensors; at any time on not less than 24 hours notice to you.
Security and privacy
Changes to terms and conditions and services
We are constantly looking for new ways to improve the site and to enhance your experience. We therefore reserve the right to amend and develop the site and these Terms and Conditions at any times. We will email you advising of the change in terms and conditions and post all such changes on the site and all such changes will take effect once they have been posted and you will be deemed to have accepted any such changes forthwith from such point if you continue to use the site. If you do not accept any changes made, then you can exercise your right of termination at any time.
Each provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be constructed separately and independently of each other and the invalidity of any one part shall not affect the validity of any other part.
These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of New Zealand. Disputes arising in connection with these terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New Zealand.
In these Terms and Conditions, a 'force majeure' event means and shall include, without limitation, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes, nuclear accident or acts of God, war or terrorist activity, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or government order, rule regulation or direction, accident breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers, and where they are beyond our reasonable control, any other acts, events, omissions or accidents.
We shall not be liable for any failure, any suspension or any termination of access to the Site or any content in connection with or arising out of a force majeure event.
These Terms and Conditions were last updated on 16 July 2009.
The Chinese Digital Community wishes to acknowledge that the content on this page has been adapted from a similar page on Kete Horowhenua.