InnovativeChina User Agreement
The Services, original InnovativeChina content (such as article summaries), and tools provided by InnovativeChina on the Services is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
Neither InnovativeChina nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, Services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
2. Intellectual Property Rights; DMCA Notice; Linking
The Services, original InnovativeChina content (such as article summaries), and tools provided by InnovativeChina on the Services are protected by applicable intellectual property and proprietary rights laws and are owned, controlled, and/or licensed by InnovativeChina. All publication trademarks appearing on the Services are the property of their respective owners. Their display on the Website does not signify authorship or approval of article summaries, which are written by Innovativechina, and serve only to identify the source of the articles linked to from the InnovativeChina Website.
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Notice
InnovativeChina owns, protects and enforces copyrights in its own creative material and respects the copyright properties of others. Materials may be made available on the Services that are provided by third parties. It is our policy not to permit materials known by us to be infringing to remain on this site. All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website. You should notify us promptly if you believe any materials on the Services infringe a third-party copyright. (Please bear in mind that InnovativeChina typically summarizes articles available on third-party websites and links users to such websites to view the full articles. Thus, rights requests relating to full articles should be directed to the owner of the website where the full article is displayed.) Upon receipt of a proper notice of claimed infringement under the DMCA, InnovativeChina will respond promptly to remove, or disable access to the material claimed to be infringing that is in our direct control, or will provide you with information on how to contact a third-party content provider to notify them of the copyright infringement. Please send all notices to InnovativeChina, Sophialaan 49, 1075 BN Amsterdam, The Netherlans or use send an email to info(at)innovativechina(dot)com.
If you operate a website and wish to link to the Services, you must link to the Website’s home page unless permission to do otherwise has been granted in writing by an authorized representative of InnovativeChina. You may contact InnovativeChina for this permission using this form. InnovativeChina reserves the right to reject or terminate any links to the Services.
3. Third-Party Content
While the Website contains links to the websites of other companies and parties, InnovativeChina has no control over those websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). InnovativeChina is not responsible or nor shall it be liable for any content, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from those websites. InnovativeChina does not guarantee that it will not include or link to unintended or objectionable content. InnovativeChina is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, advertising, products, services or other materials on those websites.
4. Use of the Services
You may view the content and use the Services and tools available on the Website pursuant to this Agreement and only for your personal, non-commercial use. You may print content from the Services solely for your personal use. You may not download electronic copies of our content for any purpose other than those permitted by Fair Use or otherwise by law. You shall make no other use of the content without the express written permission of InnovativeChina. You will not modify, publish, distribute, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, translate, create derivative works, or in any way exploit other than as set forth herein, any of the content, tools or technology (including software code), in whole or in part, found on the Services. Further, you shall not engage in any systematic downloading or other activity directed towards any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Services that would create any electronic database or archive containing such content. You shall not make any changes to any content that you are permitted to use under this Agreement, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You also will not “frame” any of the content, tools or technology on the Services or the Services themselves without the express written permission of InnovativeCina. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any downloaded content. You further agree that all rights in the Services and any of the content found on the Services not granted to you under this Agreement are expressly reserved to InnovativeChina.
You shall not employ any automated tools, including “crawlers,” “bots” or “spiders,” which programmatically access and extract content in order to repurpose or resell the Services content and tools, nor may you “scrape” and/or reformat any information off the services HTML pages or XML interface, including meta tags, results pages, abstracts, and documents except as permitted by our FAQs without the express written permission of InnovativeChina.
InnovativeChina is willing to provide reasonable assistance to ensure a good user experience. However, given the technical nature of ad blocker and similar software, we are unable to provide such assistance if you use such software.
5. Disclaimer of Warranties & Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NEITHER INNOVATIVECHINA NOR ANY OF ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, DISTRIBUTORS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, OR LICENSORS (AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS) WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR THAT THEY WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR CONTENTS OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIAL, POSTINGS, OR POSTING RESPONSES FOUND ON THE SERVICES, ANY MERCHANDISE OR SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES, OR ANY LINKS TO OTHER SITES OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SERVICES.
THE SERVICES, ALL TOOLS, CONTENT, MATERIAL, INFORMATION, POSTINGS, OR POSTING RESPONSES FOUND ON THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE OR GROSS OR WILLFUL NEGLIGENCE, SHALL INNOVATIVECHINA (OR ANY OF ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, DISTRIBUTORS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, OR LICENSORS (AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS), BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIAL, POSTINGS, OR POSTING RESPONSES ON THE SERVICE, OR THE SERVICES ITSELF. THESE LIMITATIONS APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE PARTY LIABLE OR ALLEGEDLY LIABLE WAS ADVISED, HAD OTHER REASON TO KNOW, OR IN FACT KNEW OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT INNOVATIVECHINA (AND ANY OF ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, DISTRIBUTORS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, OR (AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS), IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER, INCLUDING YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF INNOVATIVECHINA (OR ANY OF ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, DISTRIBUTORS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, OR LICENSORS (AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS)) TO YOU EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO INNOVATIVECHINA DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRIOR TO ANY CLAIM OF INJURY OR DAMAGE.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you will defend, indemnify and hold harmless InnovativeChina (and any of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, distributors, third-party providers, and licensors (and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents)) from and against all claims, liability, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees and legal fees and costs, arising out of your use of the Services or your breach of any provision of this Agreement. InnovativeChina reserves the right, in its sole discretion and at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. You will cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim.
7. Third-Party Content, Third-Party Providers, Advertising and Links
The Services include a number of third-party providers (each a “Third-Party”) for content, technology and other features, including the opportunity for users of the Services to purchase goods or services from third parties. InnovativeChina makes no warranty concerning content, technology, goods or services provided by Third-Party providers. YOU AGREE THAT ANY RECOURSE FOR DISSATISFACTION OR PROBLEMS WITH THOSE GOODS OR SERVICES WILL BE SOUGHT FROM THE THIRD PARTY PROVIDER DIRECTLY, NOT FROM INNOVATIVECHINA, AND THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY AGAINST INNOVATIVECHINA SHALL BE TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.
8. Site Security
You may not violate or attempt to violate the security of the Service, including by, without limitation (a) accessing data not intended for you or logging into a server or account with you are not authorized to access, (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization, (c) attempting to interfere with Services to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Service, overloading, conducting “denial of Services attacks”, “flooding”, “spamming”, “mail bombing” or “crashing”, (d) sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services, (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting, or (f) attempting to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Service. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. InnovativeChina will investigate occurrences which may violate such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.
9. Law Governing Performance and Disputes
This Agreement, your performance under it, and any disputes arising under it shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the The Netherlands, without giving effect to their conflict of laws principles.
We want you, the users, to enjoy the blog and comments section and make them a place for intelligent and vigorous debate.
You must not post comments which:
- Make unfounded or unproved allegations (especially of wrongdoing) against a person, organisation or group.
- Contain swear words or language which may offend. This may include swear words with asterisks replacing some letters.
- Break the law, or encourage/support breaking the law. This includes libel, contempt of court and breach of copyright.
- Advertise goods or services.
- Include URLs of third party websites which may contain offensive or illegal material.
- Are racist, sexist, homophobic, abusive or otherwise objectionable.
- Include personal details (yours or someone else’s such as phone numbers and addresses).
- Are made to appear as if they have been posted by someone else (impersonation).
- Are repeated more than once (spam).
- Deviate wildly from the topic of the thread or blog.
Anyone who submits material which breaks these rules or our Terms and Conditions, or abuses the system, may be banned from contributing in the future, and could be reported to the authorities. If you have questions about this please e mail us at info(at)innovativechina(dot)com.
1. Log Files
This website utilizes industry standard analytics packages which gathers limited information on visitors to our website automatically, and stores this anonymous information in server log files. This information may include:
- Internet Protocol addresses (IP)
- Types of browser
- Internet Service Provider (ISP)
- Date and time stamp
- Referring and exit pages
- Number of clicks
All of this information is not linked to anything that is personally identifiable; it is used only for site administration, as well as for analysis of website usage and trends.
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4. Registration and Use of Personal Information
Registration is not required in order to use or access this website. However, this site may make forums, comments, blogs, message boards or similar available to its users. You may be required to register for these features, particularly if you wish to leave comments or provide articles.
If you do register, and in the process provide us with personally identifiable information, rest assured that any such information you provide will not be shared with any third-party organization except with your express consent.
Please note that if you post comments or articles to any forum, blog or message board on this site, any personally identifiable information you provide in those comments or articles may be read, collated and used by anyone viewing them. As such, we are not responsible for personally identifiable information you may choose to make available through these channels.
We also provide visitors to our website the opportunity to opt-in to receive communications from us. In this case, we ask the visitor for his or her email address and [delete as applicable] name. These communications will include our InnovativeChina Newsletter and any other information that we feel may be pertinent to the visitor. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications [enter whichever are relevant] by emailing us at info(at)innovativechina(dot)com, by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email we send to you or by replying to any email we send you.
Again, if you provide us with your email address and/or name for the purposes of receiving communications from us, this information will not be shared with any third-party organization except with your express consent.
5. Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer wish us to possess your information, you may request correction, updating, or deletion of your information by emailing us at info(at)innovativechina(dot)com.
We follow accepted industry standards to protect any personal information you have provided to us. However, please be aware that no method of electronic storage can ever be 100% secure. Therefore as is the case with any organization – we are not in a position to guarantee the absolute security of your information.You may submit any questions you may have about our security procedures by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Legal Disclaimer
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on our website.
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