Terms of Use

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this site.

Last updated 23 October 2017.

Welcome to the Intellectual Property & Technology Journal’s website at www.iptjournal.com (the “Site“). These terms of use (the “Terms of Use”), together with the documents referred to in it, informs you of the Terms of Use on which you may make use of the Site. Use of the Site includes accessing and browsing the Site and registering for any features of the Site (such as newsletters).

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Site, as these will apply to your use of the Site. We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference.

By using the Site, you confirm that you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you must not use the Site.

Other applicable terms

These Terms of Use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of the Site:

  • Acceptable Use Policy (the “Acceptable Use Policy”), which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of the Site. When using the Site, you must comply with this acceptable use policy;
  • Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data collected from you, or that you provide to us. By using the Site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate; and
  • Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on the Site.

Changes to these terms

We may revise these Terms of Use at any time by amending this page.

Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we have made, as they are binding on you.

Changes to the Site

We may update the Site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on the Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

We do not guarantee that the Site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

Accessing the Site

The Site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that the Site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to the Site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of the Site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Site.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Materials

You may print off one copy of the Site and all data, information, articles, publications, graphics, images, text, posts and other content on the Site, (the “Materials”) on a single device strictly in accordance with this Terms of Use.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on the Site must always be acknowledged.

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

You may only view, print out and use the Site and the Materials for your own personal, non-commercial use. If you print off, copy or download any part of the Site in breach of these Terms of Use, your right to use the Site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Unacceptable content

If you find any Materials on the Site 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 of Use and may, at our discretion, remove or block access to the content complained of.

No reliance on information

The content on the Site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on the Site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on the Site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the Site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

Limitation of liability

Nothing in these Terms of Use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by applicable law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the Site or any content on it, whether express or implied.

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with use of, or inability to use, the Site, or use of or reliance on any content displayed on the Site. In particular, we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

Please note that we only provide the Site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the Site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on the Site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Submitting content to the Site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to submit or upload content to the Site, or to make contact with other users of the Site, you must comply with the content standards set out in the Acceptable Use Policy.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of that warranty.

Any content you upload to the Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to the Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of the Site.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on the Site if, in our sole opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in the Acceptable Use Policy.

The views expressed by other users on the Site do not represent our views or values.

Rights you licence

When you submit or upload content to the Site, you grant us a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform such content for any purpose across all media whether now known or hereinafter invented.

Viruses

We do not guarantee that the Site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access the Site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse the Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Site, the server on which the Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Site. You must not attack the Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Crimes Act 1997. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Site will cease immediately.

Linking to the Site

You may link to the home page of the Site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation, or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not remove or obscure by framing or otherwise, advertisements, copyright notices, or other information published on the Site. The Site must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of the Site other than the home page. You must not establish a link to the Site in any website that is not owned by you.

To avoid any doubt you must not link to the Site from a linking website 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 in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in the Acceptable Use Policy.

If you wish to make any use of content on the Site other than that set out above, please contact us.

Third party site and content

The Site and/or Materials may contain links to third party websites. If you decide to visit any third party website, 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 this Site is/are affiliated or associated with such websites. Third party content may appear on the Site or may be accessible via links from the Site. We are not responsible for and assume no liability for such content.

Legal compliance and applicable law

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

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

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