OpenRice.com and its sub-domains (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Sites") are powered by Openrice Limited (hereinafter referred to as the "Company"). By using the Sites and any other site accessed through the Sites, users acknowledge and agree that the Privacy Statement and the terms and conditions (hereinafter referred to as the "T&C") set out below are binding upon them. If user does not accept either or both of the Privacy Statement and the T&C, please do not use the Sites. The Company may revise the Privacy Statement and the T&C at any time without prior notice. Once posted on the Sites, the amended Privacy Statement and the T&C shall apply to all users. Users are advised to visit this page periodically to review the latest Privacy Statement and the T&C. User’s access to the Sites and the Services (as defined below) will be terminated upon his/her notice to the Company that any change is unacceptable; otherwise the continued use shall constitute acceptance of all changes and they shall be binding upon the user.
1. General Terms
Users of the Sites agree not to use any of the Sites for any of the following purposes which are expressly prohibited: -
Users shall, subject to the terms and conditions set out below and in the Privacy Statement, be entitled to post any advertisements or other materials on the Sites.
The User agrees that he/she/it shall only use the Sites for lawful purposes. The Company reserves the right to edit any advertisement / materials as it sees appropriate.
In the event that the User is an individual, he/she shall not post his/her HK ID card or passport number on the advertisement or material listed on the Sites.
The User agrees and consents that the Company and/or its affiliates may use his/her personal data for purposes relating to the provision of services offered by the Company and marketing services and special events of the Company and its affiliates.
b. Specific uses - User viewing the advertisements (the "Viewer")
Viewer agrees that any personal data received from the Sites or the Company shall only be used for the purpose of identifying and or locating advertisements or materials or any content therein. Any personal data which are irrelevant to the above purposes shall be disregarded. Viewer also agrees that any personal data collected from the Sites or the Company shall be promptly and properly deleted when the above purposes have lapsed or been achieved.
4. Content License
By posting content on the Sites, the User unconditionally grants the Company a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free right to exercise the copyright, publicity and database rights (but no other rights) he/she/it has in the content in order that the Company can host, display, promote, copy, download, forward, distribute, reproduce, sell and re-use the content in any form, and carry out the purposes set out in the Privacy Statement and herein.
5. Intellectual Property Rights
The text, images, layout, database, graphics, pictures, sounds or audio formats, software, brands and all other materials on the Sites are the intellectual properties of the Company or the Users (as the case may be) which are protected by copyright and trademark laws and may not be downloaded or otherwise duplicated without the express written permission of the Company. Re-use of any of the foregoing is strictly prohibited and the Company reserves all rights.
Users acknowledge that the Company does not pre-screen or approve any content posted on the Sites or any content sent through the Sites. In any event, the Company takes no responsibility whatsoever for the content on the Sites or any content sent through the Sites, or for any content lost and does not make any representations or warranties regarding the content or accuracy of any material on the Sites.
Any material or details posted on the Sites by the User may be viewed by users of other web sites linked to the Sites and the Company is not responsible for any improper use by any user or third party from linked third party web sites of any data or materials posted on the Sites. All Users acknowledge and agree that they are solely responsible for the form, content and accuracy of any advertisement, web page or material contained therein placed by them. The Company is not responsible for the content of any third party web sites linked to the Sites and does not make any representations or warranties regarding the contents or accuracy of materials on such third-party web sites.
The Company shall have the right to remove any advertisement or materials posted on the Sites at its sole discretion without any compensation or recourse to the Users. In the event if the Company decides to remove any paid advertisement for any reasons not relating to any breach of the provisions herein, the Company may, after deducting the fees charged for the period that the advertisement has been posted on the Sites, refund the remaining fees (if any) to the related User.
The Company may not monitor the Sites at all times but reserves the right to do so. The Company does not warrant that any advertisement or web page or materials will be viewed by any specific number of users or that it will be viewed by any specific user. The Company shall not in anyway be considered an agent of user with respect to any use of the Sites and shall not be responsible in any way for any direct or indirect damage or loss that may arise or result from the use of the Sites, for whatever reason made. WHILST ENDEAVOURING TO PROVIDE A QUALITY SERVICE TO USERS, THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITES WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SITES AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MECHANISMS. IF USE OF THE SITES OR THEIR CONTENTS RESULT IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA BY ANY USER, THE COMPANY SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS. THE SITES AND THEIR CONTENTS ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO THE FOREGOING, ANY IN RESPECT OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENTS, SERVICES, TEXT, GRAPHICS AND LINKS OF THE SITES.
8. Own Risk
All USERS SHALL USE THE SITES AND ANY OTHER WEB SITES ACCESSED THROUGH IT, AT ENTIRELY THEIR OWN RISK. ALL Users are responsible for the consequences of their postings. The Company does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any advertisement or materials posted by other Users or endorse any opinions expressed by Users. Any reliance by users on material posted by the Users will be at their own risk. The Company reserves the right to expel any user and prevent their further access to the Sites, at any time for breaching this Agreement or violating the law and also reserves the right to remove any material which is abusive, illegal, disruptive or inappropriate in the Company’s sole discretion.
9. Links to Other Sites
The Sites may contain links to third party web sites. These are provided solely as a convenience to you and not in any way as an endorsement by the Company of the contents on such third-party web sites. If any user accesses any linked third party web sites, he/she does so entirely at their own risk.
All users agree to indemnify, and hold harmless the Company, its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, actions, demands, losses or damages arising from or resulting from their use of the Sites or their breach of the terms of this Agreement. The Company will provide prompt notice of any such claim, suit or proceedings to the relevant user.
11. Limitation of the Service
The Company shall have the right to limit the use of the Services, including the period of time that contents will be posted on the Sites, the size of the contents, email messages or any other contents which are transmitted by the Services. The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify or remove any contents or materials posted on the Sites, for any reason, without giving any prior notice or reason to users. Users acknowledge that the Company shall not be liable to any party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
12. Termination of Service
The Company shall have the right to delete or deactivate any account, or block the email or IP address of any user, or terminate the access of users to the Services, and remove any content within the Services immediately without notice for any reason. The Company shall have no obligation to deliver any material or content posted on the Sites to any user at any time, both before or after cessation of the Services or upon removal of the related contents from the Sites.
The Company does not have control over and does not guarantee the truth or accuracy of listings of any advertisement or materials on the Sites.
IN ANY EVENT, THE COMPANY, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY EVENT FOR ANY LOSSES, CLAIMS OR DAMAGES SUFFERED BY ANY USER WHATSOEVER AND HOWSOEVER ARISING OR RESULTING FROM HIS/HER USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES AND THEIR CONTENTS, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND DISPUTES BETWEEN ANY PARTIES.
14. Limitation of Liability
Without prejudice to the above and subject to the applicable laws, the aggregate liability by the Company to any user for all claims arising from their use of the Services and the Sites shall be limited to the amount of HK$1,000.
15. Security Measures
The Company will use its reasonable endeavours to ensure that its officers, directors, employees, agents and/or contractors will exercise their prudence and due diligence in handling the personal data submitted by the Users, and the access to and processing of the personal data by such persons is on a "need-to-know" and "need-to-use" basis. The Company will use its reasonable endeavours to protect the personal data against any unauthorized or accidental access, processing or erasure of the personal data.
16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
The terms and conditions as set out herein and any dispute or matter arising from or incidental to the use of the Sites shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China ("Hong Kong"). Both users and the Company shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Hong Kong