Terms and Conditions

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE.

The following terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions“) govern your use of this Website provided to you by Slowform Pte Limited, having its registered office at 68 Circular Road, #02-01, Singapore 049422 (“Slowform” or “we” or “us” or “our” or “Company“), and any content, features or functionality made available from or through this Website, including any sub-domains thereof, or application (the “Website”). Through the Website or related mobile application or other digital media (“Media“), the Company allows users to access certain news content, articles, opinions, data, statistics and current affairs only on the payment of a subscription fee (“Services”).  If you do not accept any of the following Terms and Conditions, please discontinue access immediately.

This document is an electronic record. This electronic record is generated by a computer system and does not require any physical or digital signatures. This is a legal agreement between you, the user (“User” or “You“) of the Service, as defined below, and stating the terms that govern your use of the Media, as set out below. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you are not entitled to use the Media and any use thereafter shall be unauthorized. Definition of “User” or “You” means any person who accesses or avails of this site of the Company for the purpose of using, storing, hosting, publishing, sharing, transacting, displaying or uploading information or views and includes other persons jointly participating in using the Media.

By continuing to access, link to, or use this Media, or any service on this Media, you signify your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.

Slowform Pte Limited reserves the right to amend, remove, or add to the Terms and Conditions at any time at its sole and absolute discretion. Such modifications shall be effective immediately. Accordingly, please continue to review the Terms and Conditions whenever accessing, linking to, or using the Media. Your access, link to, or use of the Media, or any service on this Media, after the posting of modifications to the Terms and Conditions, will constitute your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions, as modified.

Some of the services on the Media may be subject to additional posted Terms and Conditions. Your use of those services is subject to those conditions, which are incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by reference. In the event of an inconsistency between these Terms and Conditions and any additional posted conditions, the provisions of the additional conditions shall control.

If, at any time, you do not wish to accept the Terms and Conditions, you may not access, link to, or use the Media. Any terms and conditions proposed by you which are in addition to or which conflict with the Terms and Conditions are expressly rejected by Slowform Pte Limited and shall be of no force or effect. In such case, you are prohibited from accessing the Media and any such access shall be unauthorized.


ELIGIBILITY:
You will be eligible to subscribe to the Services on the Media only if you are competent to contract under the applicable laws. You hereby represent and warrant to the Company that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age or above and are capable of entering, performing and adhering to these Terms and Conditions and that you agree to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions. While individuals under the age of 18 may utilize the Services of the Media, they shall do so only with the involvement and guidance of their parents and/or legal guardians, under such parent/legal guardian’s registered account. You agree to register prior to uploading any content and/or comment and any other use or Services of the Media and provide your details including but not limited to complete name, age, email address, residential address, and contact number.


REGISTRATION:
While you may visit the Website without registration or subscription, some portions of the Website may be accessible by subscription only. You may subscribe to the Services on the Website only after registering with the Website. Additionally, you shall have to accept these Terms and Conditions and the Company’s Privacy Policy.

The information sought at the time of registration may include your username, name, age, email address, place of residence and phone number. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer or mobile phone, and agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. All actions performed by any person using your account and password shall be deemed to have been committed by you and you shall be liable for the same. The Company reserves the right to terminate the subscription at any time if it is found that you have been sharing the password with any unauthorized user.


SUBSCRIPTION:
Subscription services include access to the entire Website, its content and archives. A preview is available to all viewers of the Website but access to opinion pieces, commentaries and exclusive features of the Website are available to paid subscribers of the Subscription Services alone. The nature of the content made available to you is subject to change, the final decision of which lies with the management of the Website. The Company may vary the access rights of users engaged in accessing the Website without a paid subscription at any time at the Company’s sole discretion. With respect to paid subscribers, any revision of access rights will take effect on the completion of such user’s current subscription term.

Subscription Services may differ geographically and based on the device from which you subscribe. Subscriptions packages and prices may also vary in time. The Company reserves the right to introduce new subscription packages from time to time.

The Company will try to process your subscription promptly but does not guarantee that your subscription will be activated by any specified time. By submitting your payment and other subscription details, you are making an offer to us to buy a subscription. Your offer will only be accepted by us and a contract formed when we have successfully verified your payment details and email address, at which point we will provide you with access to your subscription. The Company reserves the right to reject any offer in its discretion, for any or no reason.


PAYMENT TERMS:
The subscription fees and any other charges due from you in connection with your subscription for the Subscription Services (including any applicable taxes) shall be as per the rates in effect at the time at which it is charged (“Subscription Fees”).

When you purchase a subscription with the Website, you must provide us with complete and accurate payment information. By submitting payment details you promise that you are entitled to purchase a subscription using those payment details. If we do not receive payment authorization or any authorization is subsequently cancelled, we may immediately terminate or suspend your access to your subscription. In suspicious circumstances, we may contact the issuing bank/payment provider and/or law enforcement authorities or other appropriate third parties. If you are entitled to a refund under these Terms and Conditions, we will credit that refund to the card or the other payment method you used to submit payment, unless it has expired in which case we will contact you.

The Company uses the services of third-party payment service providers to process your payment of the Subscription Fees. Accordingly your usage of such third-party services shall be in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of adopted and implemented by such service provider, and the Company shall not be responsible for any failed or incomplete fulfilment of any payment instructions issued by you through such service provider or any actions taken by the Company in respect of the same.

Subscription Fees will be billed at the beginning of your subscription and any renewal of your subscription. As a general matter, all our fees and charges are non-refundable. We reserve the right to issue refunds or credits at our sole discretion. If we do issue a refund or credit, we are under no obligation to issue the same or similar refund in the future. We may change the Subscription Fees and charges then in effect, or add new fees or charges which will take effect that the end of your subscription period, by giving you notice in advance and an opportunity to cancel.


CONTENT:
The contents of the Services are intended for your personal, non-commercial use. You will use the Service and any content, material, or information found on the Website, solely for lawful, non-commercial purposes. All materials published and provided on the Website (“Content”) are protected by copyright, trademark, and other applicable intellectual property and proprietary rights laws and is owned, controlled, and/or licensed by the Company. ‘The Morning Context’ and ‘TMC’ and ‘Things Change’ are the intellectual property of the Company. You shall abide by all copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service. 

The Service and its Contents are protected by the intellectual property laws pursuant to such international laws as are applicable. You are permitted to print or download extracts from these pages for your personal non-commercial use only. Any copies of these pages saved to disk or to any other storage medium may only be used for subsequent viewing purposes or to print extracts for personal use. You may not (whether directly or through the use of any software program) create a database in electronic or structured manual form by regularly or systematically downloading and storing all or any part of the pages from this site. No part of Service may be reproduced or transmitted to or stored in any other web site, nor may any of its pages or part thereof be disseminated in any electronic or non-electronic form, nor included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without prior written permission. 

The Company reserves the right to collect, to use, and to distribute demographic data about you and your use of the Service in forms that do not identify you individually or reveal your identity. 

The Company may contain links to other related World Wide Web internet sites, resources, and sponsors of the Company.

You agree not to rearrange or modify the Content available through the Website. You agree not to display, post, frame, or scrape the Content for use on another website, app, blog, product or service, except as otherwise expressly permitted by these Terms. You agree not to create any derivative work based on or containing the Content. The framing or scraping of or in-line linking to the Services or any Content contained thereon and/or the use of WebCrawler, spidering or other automated means to access, copy, index, process and/or store any Content made available on or through the Services other than as expressly authorized by us is prohibited.

You agree not to use the Services for any unlawful purpose. We reserve the right to terminate or restrict your access to the Website if, in our opinion, your use of the Services may violate any laws, regulations or rulings, infringe upon another person’s rights or violate these Terms.

If you submit material to any Media, you represent and warrant that (a) you shall not upload, post, transmit, distribute or otherwise publish through the Media or any service or feature made available on or through the Media, any materials which violate any terms of these Terms and Conditions (b) the User Materials are original to you, that no other party has any rights thereto, that any “moral rights” in User Materials have been waived, that the User Material is truthful and accurate; that use of the User Material does not violate these Terms And Conditions and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify the Company and its suppliers, agents, directors, officers, employees, representatives, successors, and assigns for all claims resulting from the said Material; and (c) you grant to the Company and its affiliates a perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub licensable and fully transferable worldwide right and licence in any and all media, now known or later developed, to use, publish, copy, reproduce, display, modify, transmit digitally, translate, create derivative works based upon, distribute, store and otherwise exploit, such content for any purpose whatsoever (including, without limitation, advertising, commercial, promotional and publicity purposes) in the Company’s discretion without additional notice, attribution or consideration to you or to any other person or entity. You agree that the Company and its suppliers, agents, directors, officers, employees, representatives, successors, and assigns do not have any responsibility and assume no liability for any material submitted by you or any third party and may delete or destroy any such material at any time. Bloggers will be fully responsible for all activities and user actions taken in connection with his blog, the details of responsibilities being set out in these Terms and Conditions. By posting or submitting content on or to our Media (regardless of the form or medium with respect to such content, whether text, videos, photographs, audio or otherwise), you are giving us, and our affiliates, agents and third-party contractors the right to display or publish such content on our site and its affiliated publications or to store and use such content for promotional and marketing purposes. Further, with respect to any submissions to us made by you from time to time, you understand and agree that we may, or may permit users to, compile, re-edit, adapt or modify your submission, or create derivative works therefrom, either on a stand-alone basis or in combination with other submissions, and you shall have no rights with respect thereto and we or our licensees shall be free to display and publish the same (as so compiled, re-edited, adapted, modified or derived) for any period. You agree to register prior to uploading any content and/or comment and any other use of Service or the Company IPR or the Media and provide your details including but not limited to complete name, age, email address, residential address, and contact number.

Private or Sensitive Information on Public Forums: It is important to remember that comments submitted to a forum may be recorded and stored in multiple places, both on the Media and elsewhere on the internet, which are likely to be accessible for a long time and you have no control over who will read them eventually. It is, therefore, important that you are careful and selective about the personal information that you disclose about yourself and others, and in particular, you should not disclose sensitive, embarrassing, proprietary or confidential information in your comments to our public forums.

User Material containing Protected Content: All information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials (“Content”), whether publicly or privately transmitted/posted, is the sole responsibility of the person from where such content is originated (the “Originator”). By posting any material which contains images, photographs, pictures or GIFs that are otherwise graphical in whole or in part (“Images”), you warrant and represent that (a) you are the copyright owner of such Images, or that the copyright owner of such Images has granted you permission to use such Images or any content and/or images contained in such Images consistent with the manner and purpose of your use and as otherwise permitted by these Terms and Conditions, (b) you have the rights necessary to grant the licences and sublicences described in these Terms and Conditions, and (c) that each person depicted in such Images, if any, has provided consent to the use of the Images as set forth in these Terms and Conditions, including, by way of limitation, the distribution, public display and reproduction of such Images.

You represent that you have valid rights and title in any and all Content/Images that you submit on the Media, that you have not infringed on any intellectual property rights belonging to any party and further that you will indemnify Company or its employees, directors, agent and affiliates for all claims arising out of any content that you post on the Media.

The Company accepts no responsibility for the said Content/Images. However, you understand that all Content/Images posted by you becomes the property of the Company and you agree to grant/assign to the Company and its affiliates, a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content/Images (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed throughout the world.

You represent that you are a responsible adult (18 years or above) and you shall be solely responsible for all Content that you upload post or otherwise transmit.

The Company also endeavours to provide a web platform for various community interactions for persons to interact and exchange views with each other. Members of the general public posts content on such services, and therefore the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content cannot be guaranteed. You understand that by using such services, you may be exposed to objectionable matter.

You may not send, submit, post, or otherwise transmit, material or messages that contain software virus, or any other files that are designed to interrupt, destroy, and negatively affect in any manner whatsoever, any electronic equipment in connection with the use of any Media, or other user’s ability to engage in real-time exchanges.

The Company is under no obligation to monitor any bulletin boards, chat rooms, or other areas of the Media through which users can supply information or material. The Company reserves the right at all times to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in its sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of these Terms and Conditions.

Not Responsible For and Not Necessarily Hold the Opinions of our Contributors/Bloggers/Commenters, etc.: Opinions and other statements expressed by users and third parties (e.g., bloggers) are theirs alone, not opinions of the Company. The Company is not responsible for the accuracy and completeness of blogger/contributor content, neither does it endorse or guarantee the same, nor accept any obligation or liability for the same. The Company and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders do not undertake or assume any duty to monitor its site for inappropriate or unlawful content.

The Company and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from the content thereof, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, pornography, profanity, fraud, or misrepresentation.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company reserves the right to block or remove communications, postings or materials at any time in its sole discretion.


PROHIBITED CONTRIBUTION:
The Website includes comments sections, blogs and other interactive features that allow interaction among users and between users and the Company. We call the information posted by or contributed by users “Contributed Content”.

In the course of availing of the Services or uploading any post or comment on the Website, you shall not post any Contributed Content that (i) contains nude, semi-nude, sexually suggestive photos, (ii) tends or is likely to abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other users of the Website and/or Services, (iii) is lascivious or appeals to the prurient interest or if its effect is such as to tend to deprave and corrupt persons who are likely to use or have access to the Website and/or Services, or (iv) otherwise violates, is prohibited or restricted by applicable law, rule or regulation, is offensive or illegal or violates the rights of, harms or threatens the safety of other users of the Website and/or Services (collectively “Prohibited Content”).

The Company reserves the right to cease to provide you with the Services or with access to the Website, prevent you from accessing the Website and/or Services and terminate your subscription, with immediate effect and without notice and liability, for violating these Terms, applicable law, rules or regulations and the reserves the right to remove Prohibited Content which is in violation of these Terms, or is otherwise abusive, illegal or disruptive. The determination of whether any content constitutes Prohibited Content, violates these Terms, or is otherwise abusive illegal or disruptive, is subject to the sole determination of the Company.


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS:
Except as otherwise expressly stated herein, all rights, title and interest in the Website, its contents and the online services therein, are owned by the Company. No part of this Website may be reproduced, distributed, republished, retransmitted, disseminated, displayed, adapted, altered, hyperlinked or otherwise used in any form or by any means without the prior written consent of the Company. You also may not, without the prior written consent of the Company, mirror or frame any part or whole of the contents of the Website on any other server wherever situated or as part of any other website.

All proprietary content, trademarks, service marks, brand names, logos and other intellectual property displayed in this Website are the property of the Company and where applicable, third-party proprietors identified in any Website. No right or licence is granted directly or indirectly to any party accessing any Website to use or reproduce any such proprietary content, trademarks, service marks, brand names, logos and other intellectual property, and no party accessing any Website shall claim any right, title or interest therein are of any other website. In addition, you agree that you will not use any of the following but not limited to, robot, spider, software, programme, algorithm or any other automatic device or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained herein, without the prior written consent of the Company (such consent is deemed given for standard search engine technology employed by internet search websites to direct internet users to any Website).

The domain name on which the Site is hosted on is the sole property of the Company and you may not use or otherwise adopt a similar name for your own use.


THIRD-PARTY LINKS:
Any hyperlink included in the Website and resources provided by third parties are for information only and are not an endorsement or verification of such linked websites. You agree that the Company has no control over the contents of these websites or resources and assumes no responsibility for the contents of or the consequences or for any loss or damage that may arise from accessing such linked websites. You agree that your access to and/or the use of any such linked website is entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of access and/or use contained therein. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any such linked website, and encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of such third-party websites. Some of these third-party websites may be co-branded with our logo or trademark, even though they are not operated or maintained by us. Once you are directed to any third-party website, you should check the applicable personal data policy of the third-party website to determine how they will handle any personal data which they may collect from you. The Company is not responsible for any third-party content (including but not limited to any computer viruses or other disabling features), nor does the Company have any obligation to monitor such third-party content. 


DISCLAIMER:
The information and materials contained in any Website are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of title, merchantability, satisfactory quality, non-infringement of third-party intellectual property rights and freedom from computer virus as well as fitness for a particular purpose. You further acknowledge and agree that any use by you of any content submitted by any third party is entirely at your own risk. The Company shall not bear any liability in connection with any use of any content made available on the Website or any infringement of any rights arising in connection therewith, and you hereby release the Company from any and all claims in connection therewith. The Company does not and is not in a position to verify any party’s rights to submit any content on the Website, and The Company takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party, or for use of the same. The Company does not in any way endorse or support the views or ideas expressed in any submitted content.

The Company also does not warrant the truth, accuracy, timeliness, adequacy, completeness or reasonableness of such information and materials and expressly disclaims liability for any errors in, or omissions from such information and materials. The material including such material provided by the Company under the Subscription model at any time and must not be relied upon in connection with any investment decision. You should seek professional advice at all times and obtain independent verification of the information and materials before making any decision based on such information and materials. The information and materials contained in any Website shall not be construed as an offer or a solicitation to sell, buy, give, take, issue, allot or transfer, or as the giving of any advice in respect of shares, stocks, bonds, notes, interests, unit trusts, mutual funds or other securities, investments, loans, advances, credits or deposits in any jurisdiction.


INDEMNITY:
You (a) represent, warrant and covenant that no materials of any kind provided by you will (i) violate, plagiarise, or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; or (ii) contain libellous, Prohibited Content or other unlawful material; and (b) hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company and all of the Company’s officers, directors, owners, agents, customers/clients, information providers, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable advocate’s fees, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of these Terms or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defence of any such claim. The Company reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.


GOVERNING LAW:
You agree that by accessing any Website and/or using the online services herein, your access and/or use, as well as these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Singapore and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Republic of Singapore.


COOKIES:
By visiting the Website with your browser settings adjusted to accept cookies, you consent to our use of cookies and other similar technologies to provide our services. You can, however, modify the settings in your browser to notify you when you receive a new cookie and disable cookies altogether but doing so may reduce the functionality of the Website.

We may use cookies and store these on your computer through your web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide services or advertisements which may be tailored to your preferences. Cookies may also identify you when you sign-in to our Website, and may be used by us to deliver content, including advertisements, relevant to your interests, conducting research and diagnostics to improve our content, products and services, prevent fraudulent activities and improve security.

TERMINATION AND SUSPENSION:
The Company will determine, in its discretion, whether there has been a breach of the aforesaid Terms and Conditions of access through your use of our Website. Failure to comply with Terms and Conditions of access constitutes a material breach, and may result in the Company taking actions against you, including but not limited to the following:

  • immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use any Website;
  • immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to any Website;
  • issue a warning to you;
  • initiate legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
  • further legal action against you;
  • disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as the Company may reasonably opine is necessary.

The Company excludes liability for actions taken in response to breaches of these terms and conditions of access.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
You Expressly Agree That Use Of The Service Is At Your Sole Risk. Neither Company, Its Affiliates, Nor Any Of Its Employees, Agents, Third-Party Content Providers, Or Licensors Warrant That The Service Will Be Uninterrupted Or Error Free. Nor Do They Make Any Warranty As To The Results That May Be Obtained From The Use Of The Service, Or As To The Accuracy, Reliability, Completeness, Or Contents Of Any Content, Information, Material, Postings, Or Posting Responses Found On The Service, Any Merchandise Or Services Provided Through The Service, Or Any Links To Other Sites Made Available On The Service.

The Service And All Content, Material, Information, Postings, Or Posting Responses Found On The Service Are Provided On An “As Is” Basis Without Warranties Of Any Kind, Either Express Or Implied, Including, But Not Limited To, Warranties Of Title Or Implied Warranties Of Merchantability Or Fitness For A Particular Purpose.

In No Event Will The Company (Or Any Of Its Parents, Subsidiaries, Affiliates, Employees, Agents, Third-Party Content Providers, Or Licensors, And Their Respective Directors, Officers, Employees, And Agents), Be Liable For Any Direct, Indirect, Incidental, Special Or Consequential Damages That Result From The Use Of, Or The Inability To Use, Any Content, Information, Material, Postings, Or Posting Responses On The Service Or The Service Itself. These Limitations Apply Regardless Of Whether The Party Liable Or Allegedly Liable Was Advised, Had Other Reason To Know, Or In Fact Knew Of The Possibility Of Such Damages. You Specifically Acknowledge And Agree That Company (And Any Of Its Parents, Subsidiaries, Affiliates, Employees, Agents, Third-Party Content Providers, Or Licensors, And Their Respective Directors, Officers, Employees, And Agents), Is Not Liable For Any Defamatory, Offensive Or Illegal Conduct Of Any User, Including You.