IPTJournal.com – Terms and Conditions of Use

Welcome to the Intellectual Property & Technology Journal website at www.iptjournal.com (“Website“). In these terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions“), “you” and “your” means you as the user of our Website.


These Terms and Conditions govern your use of the Website. By accessing the Website, you agree to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you should not use the Website. You should read all the Terms and Conditions prior to using the Website. You should also save and/or print out a copy of these Terms and Conditions for future reference.

The privacy of your personal information (such as your name, e-mail address and other contact details) is important to us. Please see our Privacy Policy at http://www.iptjournal.com/privacy-policy for details on how we may process your personal information.

These Terms and Conditions, together with the Privacy Policy and the terms and conditions that apply to your use of particular areas of the Website, shall be collectively referred to as the “Agreement”. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us. If you are uncertain about any of its terms, please contact us (see details below) and we will respond to any queries you may have as soon as possible.


We may, from time to time, make changes to the terms of this Agreement. We will post any changes to the terms of this Agreement on this page and update the modification date below. Please review these Terms and Conditions regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by us. If you use the Website after changes are notified to you in this way, you agree to such changes. If you do not agree to such changes, you should not use the Website.


Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend any or all of the Website without notice. We may suspend access to the Website periodically to carry out emergency or scheduled maintenance or for any other reason at any time. Access to the Website is dependent upon availability of the worldwide web and we accept no responsibility for your inability to access the Website arising out of circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

We have the right to disable your access to the Website at any time if, in our opinion, you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of this Agreement.


Subject to the terms of this Agreement, we grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, limited right to access, view, and print out one copy of the Website and all data, information, articles, publications, graphics, images, text, posts and other content on the Website, (“Materials”) on a single device strictly in accordance with this Agreement.

You may only view, print out and use the Website and the Materials for your own personal, non-commercial use. We expressly reserve all intellectual property rights in and to the Website and the Materials and your use of the Website and Materials is subject to the following restrictions. You must not (a) save where expressly permitted by us to do so, modify the Materials in any way or reproduce them; (b) use the Materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial), including selling, renting or sub-licensing Material from the Website; (c) republish Material from the Website (including republication on another website) without first obtaining permission in writing from us. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of Material on the Website must always be acknowledged; (d) redistribute Material from the Website (where content is specifically made available for redistribution, it may only be redistributed within your organization); (e) remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the Materials; (f) transfer the Materials to another person or “mirror” the Materials on any other server; (g) use any Materials from the Website in any manner that may infringe any intellectual property right, proprietary right, or property right belonging to us or any third parties; or (h) reproduce, modify, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast, frame, communicate to the public or circulate to any third party or exploit the Website and/or the Materials in any way; without our prior written consent.

Apart from our logos, banners and other graphics and images used throughout the Website, all other content is licensed under a Creative Commons licence, unless otherwise stated. Our Website also publishes content which it does not own or has not created, and cannot assign a licence to. Most of the content on the Website which is not covered by the abovementioned licence is attributed to the original authors or marked with the appropriate licence or copyright statement.


If you find any Materials on our Website to be in any way offensive, obscene, defamatory, racist, harmful, inaccurate, unlawful, illegal, infringing of any third party rights, deceptive in any way or otherwise in breach of our content standards, please notify us by clicking here and using the subject heading “Unacceptable content”.

We take complaints seriously and on receipt of your complaint, will investigate whether the content breaches our content standards or these Terms and Conditions and may, at our discretion, remove or block access to the content complained of.


To the fullest extent permissible by law, we exclude and disclaim all warranties, terms, conditions and representations that might otherwise be implied by law in relation to the Website and the Materials.

We shall not be liable under this Agreement for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

You acknowledge that the Materials may contain inaccuracies or technical, typographical and photographic errors. We do not represent or warrant that any of the Materials on the Website are accurate, complete, or current.

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Website and to make any changes to the features, functionality or content of the Website at any time without notice. We do not, however, make any commitment to update the materials. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to edit or delete any documents, information or other content on the Website.

We do not represent or warrant that the Website will be error-free, free of viruses or owner harmful components, or that defects will be corrected. We do not warrant or represent (a) that the Materials on the Website are up to date, or (b) that the Website or any service on the Website will remain available. We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of the Website services, and to stop publishing the Website, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.

By using the Website, you agree that the exclusions, disclaimers and limitations of liability set out in this Agreement are reasonable. If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use the Website.


The Materials available at the Website are for general, informational purposes only and do not claim to be or constitute legal or other professional advice and shall not be relied on as such. You should contact your lawyer or other professional to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.

We do not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness, suitability, likely results or reliability of the Materials or other information on the Website for any particular purpose.

Any use of or reliance on the Materials or other information on the Website shall be at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any Materials or other information available through this Website meet your specific requirements.

Any use of and access to the Website or any of the links contained within the Website does not create any form of professional relationship between us and the user. The opinions expressed at or through the Website are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect our opinions.

Neither we nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the Website shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your use of, access to or inability to use or access the Website. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Website is provided to you “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. We shall not be liable for any damages, claims, loss of profits, injuries, savings or goodwill resulting from your use of, access to or inability to use or access the Website or any Materials or other information found on the Website.


In these Terms and Conditions, “your content” means all works and materials (including without limitation text, graphics, images, audio material, video material, audio-visual material, scripts, software and files) that you submit to our personnel or the Website for storage or publication on, processing by, or transmission via, the Website.

Any content you submit to our personnel or the Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, distribute, store, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and display such content in any existing or future media in relation to the Website and any successor website and use your name in relation to it. We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content submitted by you or any other user of the Website.

Without prejudice to our other rights under these Terms and Conditions, if you breach any provision of these Terms and Conditions in any way, or if we reasonably suspect that you have breached these Terms and Conditions in any way, we may delete, unpublish or edit any or all of your content.


You warrant and represent that your content will comply with these Terms and Conditions. Your content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any person’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action against any person.

Your content must not (a) be libellous or maliciously false; (b) be obscene or indecent; (c) infringe any copyright, moral right, database right, trademark right, design right, right in passing off, or other intellectual property right; (d) infringe any right of confidence, right of privacy or right under data protection legislation; (e) constitute negligent advice or contain any negligent statement; (f) constitute an incitement to commit a crime, instructions for the commission of a crime or the promotion of criminal activity; (g) be in contempt of any court, or in breach of any court order; (h) be in breach of racial or religious hatred or discrimination legislation; (i) be blasphemous; (j) be in breach of official secrets legislation; (k) be in breach of any contractual obligation owed to any person; (l) depict violence, in an explicit, graphic or gratuitous manner; (m) be pornographic, lewd, suggestive or sexually explicit; (n) be untrue, false, inaccurate or misleading; (o) consist of or contain any instructions, advice or other information which may be acted upon and could, if acted upon, cause illness, injury or death, or any other loss or damage; (p) constitute spam; (q) be offensive, deceptive, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, harassing, anti-social, menacing, hateful, discriminatory or inflammatory; or (r) cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.


You may register for one (1) personal account with the Website by completing and submitting the account registration form on the Website, and clicking on the verification link in the email that the Website will send to you.

You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your account. You must not use any other person’s account to access the Website, unless you have that person’s express permission to do so.


If you register for an account with the Website, we will provide you with/you will be asked to choose a user ID and password.

Your user ID must not be liable to mislead and must comply with the content rules set out below; you must not use your account or user ID for or in connection with the impersonation of any person.

You must keep your password confidential. You must notify us in writing immediately if you become aware of any disclosure of your password.

You are responsible for any activity on the Website arising out of any failure to keep your password confidential, and may be held liable for any losses arising out of such a failure.


We may (a) suspend your account; (b) cancel your account; and/or (c) edit your account details, at any time in our sole discretion without notice or explanation.

You may cancel your account on the Website using your account control panel on the Website.


You shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations in connection with your use of the Website and the Materials that appear on it.

The laws of Malaysia shall apply to this Agreement and this Agreement shall be interpreted under Malaysian law. Any dispute arising from this Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Malaysian courts.


You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and which does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not link to our Website in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part without our prior written consent. You must not remove or obscure by framing or otherwise, advertisements, copyright notices, or other information published on the Website. Our Website must not be framed on any other site.

To avoid any doubt you must not link to our Website from a linking site which contains any adult or illegal material or any material that is offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.


The Website and/or the Materials may contain links to third party websites. All links from the Website are provided for users’ convenience only. If you decide to visit any third party site, you do so at your own risk. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites. Links do not imply that we or the Website is/are affiliated or associated with or approve or endorse such sites. Third party content may appear on the Website or may be accessible via links from the Website. We are not responsible for and assume no liability for such content.


If you have any concerns regarding these Terms and Conditions, or any other issue, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for visiting our Website.

These Terms and Conditions were last modified on 3 July 2017.