Terms of Use

Editec International Pte Ltd, a legal entity registered in the Republic of Singapore owns the proprietary rights of Foodbiz Asia, a regional food trade publication produced in the form of a printed magazine, and electronically through its domain, the website www.foodbizasia.com, and digitally as an e-magazine (PDF) downloadable onto computers and as an App downloadable onto handheld devices, including but not limited to mobiles phones and tablets (each, all or any referred to as “Foodbiz Asia”).

Upon visiting and accessing the Foodbiz Asia website at www.foodbizasia.com (“the Site”) or otherwise accessing any content found therein or using any digital application edition of Foodbiz Asia you enter into an agreement with Foodbiz Asia and agree to the terms that follow (the “Terms”):

PRIVACY POLICY & COOKIES

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

All Foodbiz Asia content, images, designs, digital applications and any related materials of or originating from the Site, emailed or otherwise provided to you in conjunction with the Site and/or any of its digital applications is the copyright of Foodbiz Asia, its licensors or its business partners. You and any party known to you shall not, in any way, extent or reason, use or reproduce any trademarks, trade names or logos presented on the Site or through any other Foodbiz Asia digital applications emailed or otherwise provided to you without the formal and written consent of Foodbiz Asia. Unless as expressly permitted herein, you may not, in any way or extent, use, copy, reverse engineer, modify or deal with the proprietary software that operates the Site or any digital applications of Foodbiz Asia.

USE OF CONTENT

Your access to all or any Foodbiz Asia content shall be strictly for personal use and not for any commercial purpose. Your retrieval and/or storage of any Foodbiz Asia content from the Site onto a computer screen or mobile device or printing of pages (but not reproducing or photocopying) is permissible for personal use but not for any commercial purpose or reason whatsoever. Unless expressly permitted, you may not modify, store, reproduce, transmit or disseminate to or through any other medium, or in any other way, commercially exploit the content from any Foodbiz Asia medium, print or electronic, including but not limited to the Site. The use of any Foodbiz Asia content as described herein and specifically not permitted is expressly prohibited. Permission for other possible or permissible uses may be requested by writing to: The Publisher, Foodbiz Asia Division, Editec International Pte Ltd, 61 Tai Seng Avenue, #05-01 Crescendas Print Media Hub, Singapore 534167.

REGISTRATION, PASSWORDS & RESPONSIBILITIES

Your registration or subscription is intended for your personal use of the Site and your subscription or log-in details and password are not intended for sharing nor is your subscription transferable. Accessibility to the Site may be limited to some visitors as certain features, pages and areas of the Site may only be open to subscribers or registered users. As a subscriber or registered user, you will have full access to the Site through the use and disclosure of your personal information such as your name, email, password, and so on. You shall remain solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of and access to Foodbiz Asia content, the Site and related digital applications and in the use of your user name and/or password. It is imperative that you notify Foodbiz Asia should you know that privacy or confidentiality has been compromised, particularly by any unauthorised use of any user ID, password, email address or Foodbiz Asia content and you agree to do so immediately. As a subscriber or registrant, you will provide Foodbiz Asia with current, accurate, complete registration information and notify Foodbiz Asia duly of any changes in the said information. In ascertaining the compliance of all subscribers with the Terms herein, Foodbiz Asia whether directly or through the engagement of a third-party service provider, reserves the right to monitor, analyse and record activity on the Site and related digital applications, including visitor and subscriber access to all Foodbiz Asia content. Foodbiz Asia also reserves the right to suspend or cancel any subscriber’s access to the Site and/or any related digital applications without further obligation, should the subscriber compromise or breach the Terms of use.

SUBSCRIPTIONS & ACTIVATION

Access to the Site is open to all visitors. Only registrants or subscribers will have total access to Foodbiz Asia content by subscribing yearly to all or any version of Foodbiz Asia magazine, currently available in digital format (PDF) downloadable from the Site or App, which will be sent to the subscriber via mobile communication, or printed version, which will be mailed to the subscriber’s mailing address. The content for all versions of Foodbiz Asia is currently free as a service to the industry, except that subscribers who opt for the printed magazine shall be required to pay the prevailing postage and handling fee. The activation of your subscription for the digital or App versions shall typically require 2-3 work days, whilst the printed magazine would need 3-4 weeks, depending on your location and mailing address. In consideration of prevailing economic circumstances, operational factors and related costs, Foodbiz Asia reserves the right to implement or amend any subscription or service fees at any time as it may deem necessary but always respecting and honouring any current subscription up to the point of its yearly renewal.

RENEWAL OF SUBSCRIPTION

Whilst subscriptions are currently free other than the postage and handling fee required for the print edition of Foodbiz Asia, as a subscriber you shall be invited and required to renew your subscription on a yearly basis as well as to update your Personal Data in order to remain a valid subscriber. You will be reminded via automated email or a prompter from the Site when your subscription is due for renewal each year.

CANCELLATION OF SUBSCRIPTION

Should you choose for whatever reason to discontinue your free subscription prior to its yearly expiry, you may express so via email to subscription@foodbizasia.com, and your total access to the Site, downloading of the digital magazine and/or App and/or printed magazine, shall discontinue within 30 days from the date of your email notice. Being free, the cancellation of your subscription does not entitle you to any refund and if ever it is to be chargeable, a pro-rated refund of your subscription shall be made for issues yet to be processed. You understand and agree that aside from subscription charges, if any, all or any administration, postage or handling fee (if applicable,) shall be fully non-refundable.

TRANSFER OF SUBSCRIPTION

All forms and options of subscriptions shall be regarded as personal and individual. Your subscription is valuable to us and is not transferable, and shall not be shared with any other party. For all intent and security purposes, we urge you not to disclose your Personal Data to any other party, but instead share your experience of Foodbiz Asia by suggesting other individuals to take advantage of our free subscription by visiting the Site themselves.

USER CONTENT

If not already so, the Site may in due course include comment capability components such as feedback, forums, webinars and other interactive features for the benefit of subscribers and visitors. You accept that by your participation and interaction as a visitor and subscriber, all that you express or post on the Site shall be your sole responsibility and accountability, and you shall fully indemnify Foodbiz Asia from all or any accountability of hurt or damage caused to any party as a result of your expressions, comments and/or posts whether such party be a fellow subscriber or not, including but not limited to other members of the public, local or foreign. You shall indemnify and hold harmless Foodbiz Asia from all claims, costs and expenses, including but not limited to legal expenses, arising out of messages posted by you in any forum and/or in any interactive section of the Site that are a breach of its Terms.

Not limited to the following, you also accept that:

  • Foodbiz Asia may not control expressions, information or materials in messages or forums posted by users but shall reserve the right to edit, remove or delete any or all messages it deems inappropriate or distasteful and shall do so at its sole discretion, including the termination of your access to any or all such forums.
  • You shall not in any way post any form of hate speech or messages that are prejudice in nature.
  • You shall not in any way post messages or materials that are obscene, crude, vulgar, racist or sexist.
  • You shall not in any way post messages or material that promote or discriminate against any religion, race or culture.
  • You shall not in any way post messages that infringe copyright or that are libellous, illegal, defamatory or that may obstruct justice or any legal proceedings.
  • You shall not in any way post messages that are attacking or threatening to any group or individual including but not limited to other users of the Site, staff of Foodbiz Asia or members of the public, local or foreign.
  • You shall not post messages in any other language but English unless and except when an edition or forum is intentionally meant to be in another chosen language and as such, only that language shall be used.
  • You shall not post any message repeatedly or post messages that are irrelevant to any particular forum or topic of discussion.
  • You shall not in any way post messages that advertise, promote or offer the sale of any goods or services.
  • You shall not post anything that is a “chain” or “spam” message.
  • You shall not in any way post messages by impersonating any other party or making false affiliations to any other person or entity.
  • You shall not in any way post messages that transmit viruses or components that may stall, destroy or cause damage to the Site or to other users.
  • You shall not use or abuse the personal data of other users or cause disruption to their use of the Site or any forum.
  • You shall not in any way post messages or perform any activity within the Site or any of its forums that is not in keeping with the common law or that is offensive or disrespectful to any other party.

AMENDMENTS & DELETIONS

Foodbiz Asia reserves the right and at its sole discretion to make amendments and/or deletions of all or any extent of its content available on the Site and/or on any digital application including but not limited to restricting the use and accessibility of the Site and any of its digital applications, at any time.

LIABILITY & INDEMNITY

Whilst Foodbiz Asia endeavours to ensure the high quality, precision and accuracy of the Site, digital applications and its content, it makes no warranty, express or implied concerning these or any software that are made available through the Site, which are always provided as it is. Foodbiz Asia expressly disclaims all warranties, including but not limited to warranties of fitness for any particular purpose and warranties of merchantability. Under no circumstance will Foodbiz Asia, its agents, suppliers, licensors or any other of its affiliates be liable for indirect, incidental and/or consequential damages, including but not limited to damages for loss of business opportunity or profits, business disruption, loss of data or business information or any other pecuniary loss that may arise directly or indirectly from the use of or reliance on the services rendered by Foodbiz Asia, the Site or its digital applications. Foodbiz Asia does not guarantee the accuracy, content or timeliness of its services, or that they are free from viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties. In subscribing to Foodbiz Asia and on entering the Site and/or using its digital applications, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Foodbiz Asia, its affiliates, agents, suppliers and licensors from any claims and expenses, including legal fees, related to any breach of these Terms by you or your use of any Foodbiz Asia services.

FORCE MAJEURE

Foodbiz Asia shall not be liable or deemed to be in default for any delay or failure in performance that may result directly or indirectly from any causes beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to governmental restrictions, failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems, computer viruses, unauthorised access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, epidemics, earthquakes or natural disasters, strikes or other labour problems, riots, wars or any other such circumstance.

CHANGE OF TERMS

Foodbiz Asia may at its sole discretion change the Terms of use including but not limited to the Site and its digital applications, by revising the Terms on the website and where it deems feasible, by email notification to you. Your continued use of the Site and/or its digital applications confirms your acceptance of the Terms and/or any changes of the Terms and your agreement to be bound by these Terms and/or the changes in them. Should you not agree with the Terms of changes in them, you should no longer use the Site and/or its digital applications.

THIRD-PARTY CONTENT

The Site and/or its digital applications may contain advertising or other third-party content for which the advertisers and respective content providers shall be fully responsible in ensuring that their content and material, including but not limited to images, are compliant with statutory requirements and laws, national and international. Third-party content in the Site may also have links to their website or other websites for which Foodbiz Asia shall not be responsible in any way or to any extent.

ASSIGNMENT OF AGREEMENT

This agreement, which Foodbiz Asia may have assigned to a third party, is personal to you and your rights and obligations under these Terms may not be assigned, sub-licensed or otherwise transferred.

SEVERABILITY / SURVIVAL / STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

Should any provision of the Terms herein become invalid or unenforceable, such shall not render all other Terms invalid or unenforceable. All other Terms shall be read and construed as if the invalid and unenforceable provisions were not contained herein. Any cause of action in respect to the Terms herein must be filed within one year from its occurrence in a court of law within the Republic of Singapore, or such cause shall be barred and/or deemed invalid and void. Save as expressly referred to herein, any representation, warranty, term or condition not expressly set out in these Terms shall not apply.

TERM & TERMINATION

Foodbiz Asia may, at its own discretion, terminate or suspend your access to and/or use of all or part of the Site and/or its digital applications and content with or without cause by serving notice to you. These rights of termination are in addition to all other rights and remedies available to Foodbiz Asia under these Terms or by law.

GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION

These Terms shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws and jurisdiction of the Republic of Singapore. It is hereby irrevocably agreed by all parties that the courts of Singapore shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of or in connection with these Terms.