This Agreement applies to your use of our Website as well as other pages, information, software, services, products and contents which may be operated, hosted or managed by ConnectLink.com or its affiliates. By using our services (our "Services") or by completing the registration process to obtain and use an Account in our Website, you agree to be bound by this Agreement for as long as you continue to be a member. If you do not agree to this Agreement, please do not register with our Website or otherwise access or use our Website.
We reserve the right at any time to alter or amend the terms of this Agreement, modify our Website contents or features, or change any fees or charges for using our Website and our Services. Whatever changes we make will go into effect from the date of revision without notice to you. Your use of our Website after such changes will be deemed your acceptance of the changes. You may bookmark this page and check it frequently for any notice of amendments / changes to the earlier version of Agreement.
THIS IS NOT A FREE SITE
While signing up is free, as well as using functions such as browsing members' profiles, photos and posts, correspondence with members via Mail, Chat and CamShare, etc. are paid for using credits, which can be purchased on our websites. For details of the charge of services, please click here.
1.1 You must be at least eighteen years old when you register to become a member of our Website. Your membership at our Website is automatically void where prohibited.
1.2 By using our Website and our Services, you represent and warrant that you have the capacity to enter into this Agreement and to comply with all of its terms and conditions. If such representation turns out to be false, your membership will be terminated immediately without refund of any unused or used Credit / funds.
2.1 Before you register to become a member of our Website, you are deemed to have understood how our Website and our Services work. You may check for related details in our FAQs/Help pages.
2.2 When you register to become a member, you agree to provide us with accurate and the most updated information about yourself as required. We reserve the right at any time to terminate your membership if you are found to have provided inaccurate, outdated, incomplete or misleading information, as we may determine in our sole discretion.
2.3 Access to our Website requires you to go through a simple registration process. In order to access our Services, you will need an account and password.
2.5 By becoming a member on our Website, you agree to accept and consent to receiving electronic communications initiated from our Website or its affiliates including without limitation: message notification emails, emails informing you of promotions that are provided by our Website. You may opt-out from receiving such email communications sent from or through our Website by notifying us.
3.1 We reserve the right to terminate your membership and your access to our Services if you are found to be in breach of this Agreement. We reserve the right to take further action for the loss or the potential loss on our end and/ or any loss caused to other members or third parties when necessary as a result of your breach of this Agreement. You will not be entitled to any refund for any used or unused Credit /funds upon any breach of this Agreement by you.
3.2 You may terminate your membership with us at any time, for any reason, effective upon our receipt of your written notice of termination. All unused credits can be refunded as per our Refund Policy.
3.3 Save as otherwise expressly provided in any additional terms governing the use of specific services, for non-fee paying members, we may cancel or suspend your use of our Services at any time at our discretion, without cause and without notice.
3.4 Your right to use our Services and your Account will come to an end once your account is terminated and any information you have stored on our system will be deleted. They will no longer be available to you. It is therefore important that you maintain a backup of your own data and information should you wish to retrieve them.
3.5 If you have subscribed to any other products or services for which payment is necessary, you remain responsible for paying any amounts due on your account up to the time your account is terminated.
Online / Offline Conduct
As a member of our Website, you understand and agree that:
4.1 You may have only ONE membership account on our Website at any point in time, which is for your sole private (non-commercial) use. Your Account is not transferable and you may not authorize others to use your membership account. Only real persons with verifiable identity may use our Website. Other legal entities like organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not become members and should not use our Services for any purpose whatsoever.
4.2 You will only use our Website and our Services in a manner consistent with all applicable laws and regulations. You will not transmit defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, or illegal material, or any material that infringes or violates another party's rights when using our Website and our Services.
4.3 You will not make illegal and/or unauthorized uses of our Website and our Services, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of other members posted on our Website by any means for the purpose of sending unsolicited emails and unauthorized framing of or linking to our Website. Appropriate legal action will be taken on our side, including without limitation, civil, criminal and injunctive redress.
4.4 We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any of our members using our Website. Please use caution and common sense when using our Website and the Services. Your interactions with other members posted on our Website are entirely at your own risk in particular those set out in the Risk Disclosure Statements.
4.5 In addition to our Intellectual Property Policy, you may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted materials, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.
4.6 We are entitled to review and delete any contents, messages, posts, photos or profiles (collectively, "Content") that in our sole judgment violate this Agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm or threaten the safety of our Website, our Services and other members.
4.7 Our service fees quoted on our Website form part of this Agreement. We reserve the right to change the same at any time. If you are unhappy with any service fee changes you may terminate your membership by writing to us.
4.8 When using particular Services of our Website, you shall be subject to any posted Policies or Procedural Rules applicable to such Services, which may be updated and modified from time to time. All such Policies or Procedural Rules are hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement.
Credits and Payment
5.1 You may need to pay to use certain Services. Our payment is processed by our Secure Payment Service providers and this takes the form of purchasing Credit allocated to your Account in return for Services to be rendered.
5.2 To use payable Services you need a sufficient balance of Credits. Payments for certain Services must be made by credit or debit card or other means which may be made available where Credit is not an accepted method of payment.
5.3 Credits are valid for 180 days from the date of purchase, after which they will expire and cannot be reinstated. Please use them as soon as possible after purchase.
5.4 Price of the Credit is subject to change from time to time, without any notice to you. To get the current pricing of the Credits please go to the account settings area. The new price will apply to your next purchase of Credit after the adjustments have been published on your account settings area. You agree that by continuing to purchase and/or use the Services following the adjustments of the price, you accept the new price.
5.5 You shall pay us any applicable charges as stated on the certain account settings area in connection with the purchase and use of the Credit or other payable Services.
5.6 If there is no Credit available in your Account, you will be subject to the limitations of the Services unless you elect to top up Credit balance in the Account. For certain payable Services where Credit is not an accepted method of payment, Services become limited or unavailable to you if you have not committed to the required transaction.
5.7 In the event you believe that we have charged you in error, you must contact us within 90 days after such charge. No refunds will be given for any erred charges which are more than 90 days old.
5.8 We reserve the right to stop accepting debit or credit cards from one or more issuers.
Please refer to our Refund Policy. The Refund Policy on our Website forms a part of this Agreement. We reserve the right to amend or alter such Policy at any time, and changes are effective upon posting on our Website with notice to you.
8.1 Payment for our Services are predominately effected through member’s credit / debit cards, which processing involves further the card’s Issuing Bank, Acquiring Bank and the ultimate Card company. A chargeback claim will necessarily entail substantial amount of time & efforts in the factual investigation process by all parties concerned.
8.2 We recognize that there may be justifications with certain chargeback claims but equally there are ones wholly without merit, sometimes to the point of being malicious or fraudulent. Fraudulent claim is a criminal offence for which we reserve the right to complain and invoke prosecution by law enforcement agencies, during which process we will provide details of the complainant’s personal information, card authentication details, record of communication related to our Services or other users, members.
8.3 As a matter of compensation for our efforts in investigating the claim, you hereby agree that should your claim be found fraudulent or malicious, you will pay us an amount by way of liquidated damages comprising of :
- all relevant disbursements paid by us to third parties;
- US$125 per month from the commencement to full conclusion of the claim;
- 5% of the subject amount of the chargeback claim.
Such compensation be effected with priority by way of set-off from the Credit (currently at the equivalent of 1 Credit = US$5) available from your account with us.
Proprietary Rights of Contents of our Website
9.1 We own and retain other proprietary rights of our Website and our Services, as described in details in the Intellectual Property Policy. Our Website contains member profiles, photos, posts, copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information of our operating or holding company or its licensors. Except for the information which is already available in the public domain or for which you have been given permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.
9.2 Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us.
9.3 You will not "frame" or "mirror" any part of our Website, without our prior written authorization. You also shall not use Meta tags or code or other devices containing any reference to our Website or our Services in order to direct any person to any other web site for any purpose.
10.1 We cannot and do not warrant any specific outcome from using of our Website and/or our Services. We make no warranties, guarantees or representations as to any advice, opinion, statement or other information displayed, uploaded or distributed through our Website by us, our partners or any member or any other person or entity.
10.2 We NEVER authorize any third-party organization or individual, including without limitation, those service providers our Website presently cooperates with and/or used to co-operate with, any local service provider staff, any member whose profile is posted on our Website, to impose any charge our members for any reason in the name of our Website. We do not rule out the possibility that besides using our Website and our Services, some of our members might at the same time have relationship with certain service provider that our Website presently cooperates with and/or used to co-operate with, and even pay for their service that is in no connection with our Website. We claim no warranties for the quality of their service, and carry no responsibility for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from your use of their service. And you are solely responsible for any transactions between you and that service provider, whether online or offline.
Limitation / Exclusion of Liability
11.1 WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE MEMBERS POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE. PLEASE USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE WHEN USING OUR WEBSITE AND OUR SERVICE. YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH MEMBERS WITH PROFILE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE ARE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
11.2 WE CLAIM IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT UNDER THE LAW AND FOR CONTENTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIRD-PARTIES THAT OUR WEBSITE COOPERATES WITH, AND NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT IS INTENDED TO WAIVE, REMOVE, OR USURP SUCH IMMUNITY.
11.3 IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING ALSO LOST PROFITS ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE. WE DO NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY OF ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, LIABILITIES, COSTS (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY'S FEES) OR OTHER EXPENSES THAT ARISE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY OUT OF OR FROM YOUR BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT.
11.4 WE ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PRIVACY PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD-PARTIES THAT WE COOPERATE WITH. WE DO NOT DETERMINE WHICH INFORMATION WILL BE COLLECTED BY THAT THIRD PARTY FOR PURPOSE UNRELATED TO SERVICE OF OUR WEBSITE.
Risk Disclosure Statements and Client Protection Policy
As is with every objective you may pursue in life, there is always the associated risk(s), so are the endeavors you are about to take through our Services. Whilst we have taken and will take every practical control to minimize the such risks, we wish to highlight some scenarios of higher likelihood, which you must be aware of and undertake to risk the same. For details of the risks associated with our Services and the possible counter measures, please read our Risk Disclosure Statements and Client Protection Policy.
Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to our Services, we do not guarantee this. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay.
Legal Terms, Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or related to the Agreement shall be filed only in the Courts of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and that you hereby consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts, absolutely waive the procedural defence of "forum non-convenien". No action arising under or related to the Agreement may be brought by either party more than one year after the cause of action has occurred. This Agreement is governed and to be interpreted exclusively by the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.