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These terms and conditions apply between all Users of this Website (including but not limited to Members), and, the owner(s) of this Website. Additionally these terms and conditions apply to the use of and (where applicable) purchase of Products and Services, including but not limited to Membership subscriptions and Events and the placing of advertising with Please read these terms and conditions carefully, as they affect your legal rights.
1. Acceptance of Terms
1.1 Your agreement to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Website. By using the Website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age. Your access to and use of the Website or Services is subject (unless expressly stated otherwise) exclusively to these terms and conditions. You will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms and conditions. By using the Website you are fully accepting the terms, conditions and disclaimers contained in these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should stop using the Website immediately.
1.2 reserves the right to change these terms and conditions without notice, and Users agree to be bound by such changes. It is the responsibility of Users to check these Terms and Conditions regularly for any changes.
1.3 If you are entering into these terms and conditions on behalf of your employer or acting as an employee, you warrant that you are authorised to enter into legally binding contracts on behalf of your employer. You further warrant that your employer agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.
2. Definitions and interpretations
2.1 Throughout this terms and conditions, the following words will have the following meanings set against them:
“Advertising” such individual media advertising campaign or programme of advertising that is purchased by the Client from;
“Advertisement” including display, classified, inserts, directories, banners, mini-sites, button Advertisements and any other announcement designed to publicly promote activities including Campaigns and Programmes;
“Advertising Agency/Agent” - individual or company instructed to act on behalf of the Client as an agent;
“Attendee” any person attending an Event in person or whom has access to an Online Event;
“Content” any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Website;
“Copy Date” Agreed deadline to supply advertising materials by;
“Client” any individual or company purchasing Advertising from;
“Directories” shall mean the Members Directory and Suppliers Directory collectively;
“Event” any live event hosted by, including but not limited to any training, seminar, workshop, conferences, summits and awards event as the same may be attended in person or as an Online Event;
“Free Membership” or “Guest membership” any Membership Product that is offered by free of charge in consideration for registering via the Website and agreeing to these terms and conditions;
“Magazine” the print edition of the magazine which may be available to Members as part of Membership;
“Member(s)” Users who have an active subscription to a Membership
“Membership Product(s)” Services and Content offered to Members in a subscription package upon registering as a Member depending on the specific Membership tier that they have purchased;
“Membership” a Members subscription package to a Membership Product;
“Online Event” an Event at which Attendees do not attend in person, but are given access to a virtual Event online via various interactive tools, including live and on-demand video streaming, web conferencing and online training courses;
“Partner” third parties (who may or may not be Members or Users) whom have licensed Third Party Content to in the form of Partner Downloads;
“Partner Download(s)” Third Party Content in the form of a Report created by Partners and which has been uploaded to the Website and available to Users on terms as specified on the relevant part of the Website;
“Privacy Policy”'s current Privacy Policy as the same may be amended from time to time and currently viewable here:;
“Products” physical goods in tangible form or otherwise including services provided by supplier;
“Services” collectively or individually as appropriate, any product or service provided by including but not limited to any services listed on the Website, Reports, Advertising, Products, Membership Products and Events;
“Start Date” agreed date from which the first advertisement will be placed;
“Subscriber” the individual or company that orders an annual subscription
“User”, “Users”, “you” Any and all persons who access the Site and services provided by, including but not limited to Members;
“Website” the website owned by with the url: http:// and any sub-domains of this site, unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
2.2 In these terms and conditions, unless the context requires a different interpretation:
2.2.1. the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
2.2.2. references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of these terms and conditions;
2.2.3. a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
2.2.4. 'including' is understood to mean 'including without limitation';
2.2.5. reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;
2.2.6. the headings and sub-headings do not form part of these Terms and Conditions.
3. Intellectual property and acceptable use of Content
3.1 Content is available via and this Website on a free of charge basis and in consideration for a specified payment, as part of a Membership subscription and content included within the various products, articles (for instance 'News' and 'Research & Reports' sections of the Website although this list is non-exhaustive.
3.2 All Content included on the Website, unless uploaded by Users, Members or Partners or as stated otherwise, is the property of our affiliates, licensees or other relevant third parties. By continuing to use the Website Users acknowledge that such Content is protected by copyright, trademarks, database rights and other intellectual property rights. Nothing on this site shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark, logo or service mark displayed on the site without the owner's prior written permission;
3.3 Subject to clause 4 hereby grants to the User a non-exclusive worldwide licence for the duration of the Membership or in the case of a User who is not a Member, until may choose to revoke such licence, to download, store, use, reproduce, transmit, display, copy, and provide access to Content in accordance with the terms of the Membership (where applicable) and at all times only for the User's own information purposes and for the avoidance of doubt, not for any commercial or business purposes.
3.4 Notwithstanding any other rights or remedies available to it, shall have the right to terminate any licence granted to any User, to terminate any Membership (where applicable) or block a User from the Website in the event of any breach by such User of any of the terms and conditions of this licence.
Without prejudice to any rights granted herein, reserves the right to amend, edit or abbreviate or take down any Content at our discretion.
3.5 Notwithstanding the above, were a User is paying for additional premium content (by way of example, for Reports and/or as part of a Membership subscription) (“Pre-Paid Content”) such Users acknowledge that their access to such Pre-Paid Content is conditional upon payment in accordance with the payment methods set out on the Website before access to such Pre-Paid Content is permitted, and no licence shall be granted until payment has been received in full for the relevant Pre-Paid Content. For the avoidance of doubt, all one off fees payable for Reports shall be non-refundable, and the period of licence granted in such Content may only subsist for the duration of a Users Membership subscription.
3.6 Subject to clause 4 below, Users (whether in their capacity as Members or Users) are able to upload content or postings content at various places on the Website including via blogs, on the forums and comments sections, as well as the content they include on Member Profiles (“User Generated Content”) and in doing so Users grant to a free of charge, worldwide perpetual licence in all media in such User Content. For the avoidance of doubt, Members acknowledge and confirm that all information they supply in their Member profile will be viewable by all Users of the Website.
4. Prohibited use of the Site by Users
4.1 Users are expressly forbidden to download, store, reproduce, transmit, display (including without limitation via an intranet or extranet site), copy, sell publish, distribute, provide access to Content for any purposes other than as set out herein or to sub-license, rent, lease, transfer or assign any rights in Content, to any other person, commercially exploit or use Content for any unlawful purpose.
4.2 With regard the uploading, or posting of User Generated Content, and use of the site more generally, Users may not use the Website for any of the following purposes:
4.2.1 in any way which causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or interferes with any other person's use or enjoyment of the Website;
4.2.2 in any way which is harmful, unlawful, illegal, abusive, harassing, misleading, inaccurate, threatening or otherwise objectionable or in breach of any applicable law, regulation or governmental order.
5. Availability of the Website and Disclaimers
5.1 The Website and Services are provided "as is" and on an "as available" basis. gives no warranty that the Website or Services will be free of defects and/or faults. To the maximum extent permitted by the law, provides no warranties (expressed or implied) of fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy of information, compatibility and satisfactory quality. is under no obligation to update information on the Website.
5.2 Whilst uses reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Website is secure and free of errors, viruses and other malware, give no warranty or guarantee in that regard and all Users take responsibility for their own security, that of their personal details and their computers.
5.3 accepts no liability for any disruption or non-availability of the Website.
5.4 reserves the right to alter, suspend or discontinue any part (or the whole of) the Website including, but not limited to, any products and/or services available. These terms and conditions shall continue to apply to any modified version of the Website unless it is expressly stated otherwise.
6. Limitation of Liability
6.1 Nothing in these terms and conditions will: (a) limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from our or your negligence, as applicable; (b) limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or (c) limit or exclude any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law.
6.2 We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of events beyond our reasonable control.
6.3 To the maximum extent permitted by law, accepts no liability for any of the following:
6.3.1 any business losses, such as loss of profits, income, revenue, anticipated savings, business, contracts, goodwill or commercial opportunities;
6.3.2 loss or corruption of any data, database or software;
6.3.3 any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.
7. Website Content and Services
7.1 Except as otherwise expressly agreed to by in writing, information regarding products and Services is subject to change without notice.
7.2 Information about Products and Services made available on and/or through this Website shall not constitute a representation, warranty or other commitment by with respect to any product or service unless otherwise expressly agreed to by in writing.
7.3 Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, hereby disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, suitability for any purpose or completeness therefore.
8. Third Party Content
8.1 This Website makes available certain Content that has not been created by either via hyperlinks which may take Users to websites not controlled or maintained by, or as hosted via the Website whether or not such Content is available free of charge, to Members only or for a fee, for example Partner Downloads, Member profiles and other materials posted by other Users on the Website blogs and forums ("Third Party Content") .
8.2 Any copying, distribution, reproduction, retransmission, or modification of any of the Third Party Content or any information or materials appearing in such Third Party Content, whether in electronic or hard copy form, is subject to the prior written permission of the author and publisher of such Third Party Content.
8.3 Third Party Content is not the responsibility of, and Users acknowledge and confirm that has no control over the opinions, information, legality of products, or accuracy of facts or statements contained in such Third Party Content and furthermore cannot guarantee and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, veracity, or completeness of any such information provided. Nothing contained within Third Party Content necessarily represents the point of view of
8.4 cannot and does not confirm each User's identity, whether or not they are a Member. allows Members to give access to information about themselves to other Members but does not control the information provided by Users or Members.
8.5 In the event that you have a dispute or issue with one or more of the other Users, you agree to unconditionally release (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of any kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
8.6 Downloading some Third Party Content such as 'Knowledge Bank' may involve sharing personal data collected during registration with the authors of such Third Party Content. Users who wish to download such Third Party Content should refer to our Privacy Policy prior to downloading. Users who do not wish to have their data shared in this manner should not download such Third Party Content.
9 Membership
Users may become Members in order that they may gain access to additional content (including Third Party Content) and Services in accordance with the various Membership tiers as defined on the Website (as updated from time to time), in consideration for such fees (where applicable) as specified therein and agreement from Users to participate as a Member.
Subscription to any Membership Product is subject to acceptance of these terms and conditions, Privacy Policy and specifically the following:
9.1 In order to become a Member User's are required to complete an online registration form. The User represents and warrants that the information given in that registration will be truthful, accurate and complete. will hold all such information in accordance with the terms of the's Privacy Policy and it may be used to validate the Users registration for Membership.
9.2 Each Member's profile will automatically appear in the Members Directory, (and the Suppliers Directory where Members qualify for and opt into inclusion therein), and profile information will be published in accordance with the terms of the's Privacy Policy. It is the Member's responsibility to maintain and accurate and up to date profile.
9.3 Free Membership commences upon registration, and shall continue until Member gives notice pursuant to clause 9.7 below.
9.4 Any subscriptions to Membership Products are deemed to commence from the date of receipt of User's completed order, registration form or online registration.
9.5 With the limited exception of Free Membership, all Membership Product subscriptions last 12 months from invoice date or, where immediate payment is required immediately online prior to the activation of membership and access to any Services, upon payment of such fee. As part of the subscription service, Membership will be automatically renewed for a following 12 months from the relevant end date.
9.6 Members shall be contacted, via either post, email or phone to inform them of their automatic renewal and the date that such renewal will take effect (“Renewal Date”). If after 30 days of the relevant Renewal Date you have not cancelled, you will automatically be fully renewed and we shall await payment.
9.7 Members may cancel their renewal at any point throughout their annual subscription. Members may also cancel their renewal within 30 days of the Renewal Date, at no cost. To cancel any Membership Product, Members must inform in writing by emailing or by writing to Subscription Services,, Clover House, 5th Floor, 147-149 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3HN. Any cancellation by Members must be in writing and a full refund will be given only if this is received by within 14 working days of the date of purchase. No refund shall be given if Members cancel a service part way through a subscription year.
10. Products
Users may purchase Products (whether as Members or Users) as the same are available via the Website and at such prices and on such supplemental conditions as are stated on the site.
11. Events: Training, Seminars, Conference and Awards
The booking and attendance at all Events shall be subject to the following:
11.1 Payment Policy: Where payment is required to enjoy paid services, this must be made before the date of the services begin. Late payment will result in a ‘late payment administration charge'. The relevant fees and payment methods are listed with each Event description, though is always subject to VAT for Chinese companies.
11.2 Changes:, aims to deliver high quality services in the manner in which how they are advertised. However, it may become necessary to alter and/or change certain elements including by way of example the choice of display etc, although this list is illustrative and shall not be deemed to be exhaustive. shall, where reasonable and possible to do so, make such reasonable changes to if necessary, and shall inform users of any such relevant changes in a reasonable time before the relevant change. For the avoidance of doubt, shall not be in breach of contract if such changes are necessary, and users shall not be permitted to obtain a refund of any fees payable.
12. Advertisements Purchasing
All media and advertising placed with shall be subject to the following:
12.1 All Advertisements are accepted subject to's approval of the copy and to the space being available.
12.2 reserves the right to omit or suspend any Advertising (or part thereof) at any time for if holds the belief that publication may be unlawful, defamatory, put into disrepute, in breach of any Ofcom regulations, or Advertising Standards Agency (or like body) regulation or code, put it in breach of contract or infringes the copyright off a third party in which case no claim on the part of any Client for damage or breach of contract shall arise.
12.3 If considers it necessary to modify the space or alter the date or position of insertion or make any other alteration, the Client will have the right to cancel if the alterations requested are unacceptable, unless such changes are due to an emergency or circumstances beyond's control. Every care is taken to avoid mistakes but cannot accept liability for any errors due to third parties, subcontractors or inaccurate copy instructions. In any event the Client acknowledges and confirms that its sole remedy for such inaccuracies in Advertisements will be for to use its reasonable endeavours to remedy such inaccuracies upon notice from the Client , where practicable. For the avoidance of doubt the Client accepts that Advertisements which have gone to print cannot be altered.
12.4 The Client warrants that the Advertisement does not contravene any Law nor is it in any other way illegal or defamatory or an infringement of any other party's rights or an infringement of the British code of Advertising Practice. Country of origin (other than the United Kingdom) of goods advertised must be shown in advertisements if so required by statute or statutory or other regulations.
12.5 The Client will indemnify fully in respect of any claim made against arising from's publication of any Advertisement or part thereof arising from a breach of any term, condition, undertaking or warranty given hereunder or otherwise to may consult with the Advertiser as to the way in which such claims are to be handled, and may require the Client to enter as a party to any claim.
12.6 Advertisement rates are subject to revision at any time and orders are accepted on condition that, in the case of Advertising placed within an issue of the Magazine, that the price binds only in respect of the next issue to go to press. In the event of a rate increase, the Client will have the option to cancel the order without surcharge or continue the order at the revised advertisement rates.
12.7 If a Client cancels the balance of a contract for the placement of Advertising, the Client relinquishes any right to any series discount to which they may previously have been entitled and Advertising will be paid for at the then current rate card.
12.8 Accounts are due for settlement within 30 days of the commencement of publication of the Advertising. In the event of any account becoming overdue, reserves the right both to suspend Advertising until such time as the sum owing is paid and to reduce any commission otherwise allowed to Advertising Agencies.
12.9 Advertisement copy should be supplied by the Client in accordance with the mechanical data stated on the rate card. Charges will be made to the Client or his Agent where the printers are involved in extra production work owing to acts or defaults of the Client or his Agent. These charges will be at the rate agreed prior to commencement of Advertising.
12.10 If copy instructions are not received by agreed Copy Date no guarantee can be given that proofs will be supplied nor corrections made and reserves the right to repeat the most appropriate copy, or insert a house advertisement for which the Client will be invoiced.
12.11 Total amount payable, by the Client, within the 30-day period, will be written in the 'Gross Payment' section of the order form, accompanying this document. Series bulk discount purchases must be paid in one payment, 30 days after invoice, unless otherwise stated.
12.12 In the case of the Client failure to make complete payment within 30 Days of the invoice date occurred, cumulative monthly interest, at a rate of 10% per month from the invoice date, will be added to the gross amount. If at any time legal fees and costs are incurred as a result in obtaining payment from the Client, those costs will be charged back to the Client.
12.13 Client's materials which may be delivered to including but not limited to property and data are held by at Client's risk and should be insured by them against loss or damage from whatever cause. reserves the right to destroy or delete all data, which has been in his custody for twelve months from the date of its last appearance.
13 Pricing
Prices for any of services or products are subject to change without prior notice. aim to regularly update all publicly available sources of price information via the Website to ensure that you have accurate information available to you when you order.
The description and price of any Service purchased hereunder will be confirmed in's despatch note and/or invoice or at point of payment if purchased online.
14 Payment Policy
Unless specified herein or at point of purchase to the contrary, invoices for any Service are due for payment 30 days from their date. reserve the right to charge for costs and expenses incurred in recovering late payments, and to charge interest on overdue amounts at the rate in force pursuant to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 as at the due date.
15 General
15.1 Dependence on Services: The contents of any of Services or the Website do not constitute advice and should not be relied on in taking, or refraining from taking, any decision or action. Under no circumstances shall be liable for direct, indirect, or incidental damages resulting from your use of information, commentary, advice or other content on the Website or Services. You agree to indemnify against any actions, claims, proceedings, or liabilities arising from your use of the Website or Services.
15.2 Data Protection: may use personal information which hold about Users to provide products and services to Users, for credit control and market research purposes and to inform Users about products and services, legal developments and training sessions or Events which we believe may be of interest to Users. For further details please consult our Privacy Policy
15.3 Force Majeure: If by reason of labour dispute, strikes, inability to obtain labour or materials, fire or other action of the elements, accidents, power or telecommunications failure, customs delays, governmental restrictions or appropriation or other causes beyond the control of a party, such is unable to perform in whole or in part its obligations set forth in these terms, then shall be relieved of those obligations to the extent it is thereby unable to perform, and such inability to perform shall not make liable to any other party.
15.4 Users may not transfer any of their rights under these terms and conditions to any other person. may transfer their rights under these terms and conditions where reasonably believes Users rights will not be affected.
15.5 These terms and conditions may be varied by from time to time. Such revised terms will apply from the date of publication. Users should check the terms and conditions regularly to ensure familiarity with the then current version.
15.6 These terms and conditions contain the whole agreement between the parties relating to its subject matter and supersede all prior discussions, arrangements or agreements that might have taken place in relation to the terms and conditions.
15.7 The Contracts law shall not apply to these terms and conditions and no third party will have any right to enforce or rely on any provision of these terms and conditions.
15.8 If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of these terms and conditions (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of these terms and conditions will not be affected.
15.9 Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
15.10 Governing Law and Jurisdiction
16 Recruitment Website
Full terms and conditions outlining the terms and conditions pertaining to the use and delivery of the recruitment website can be found within that section of the site.
These terms and conditions shall be construed in accordance with the laws of China and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the China courts.
These terms and conditions are compiled in English and in Chinese. In whatever case of discordance between the two texts or doubts about their interpretation, the Chinese one will prevail.