Terms and Conditions
(Updated on September 6th, 2013)
Welcome to www.abc-hk.org! This document are applicable to your access and use of the website at www.abc-hk.org, and is a legally binding agreement between you as the user(s) of the Site (referred to as “you”, “your” or “User” hereinafter) and the ABC-HK.ORG entity listed in clauses below (referred to as “we”, “our”, “ABC-HK.ORG”, “ABC” or “Association of Bridal Consultants” hereinafter). ABC-HK is a trading name of Association of Bridal Consultants (Greater China):
1. Application and Acceptance of the Terms
b. You acknowledge and agree that ABC-HK.ORG may amend any Terms at any time by posting the relevant amended and restated Terms and Conditions. By continuing to use the Services or the Site, you agree that amended Terms will apply to you.
c. If ABC-HK.ORG has posted or provided a translation of the English language version of the Terms, you agree that the translation is provided for convenience only and that the English language version will govern your uses of the Services or the Site.
d. You may be required to enter into a separate agreement, whether online of offline, with ABC-HK.ORG or our affiliate for any Service (“Shipping Policy”). If there is any conflict or inconsistency between the Terms and Shipping Policy, the Shipping Policy shall take precedence over the Terms only in relation to that Service concerned.
2. Provision of Services
a. You must register as a member/student/subscriber on the Site in order to access and use the Services. Further, ABC-HK.ORG reserves the right, without prior notice, to restrict access to or use of certain Services (or any features within the Services) to paying Users or subject to other conditions that ABC-HK.ORG may impose in our discretion.
b. Services (or any features within the Services) may vary for different registered roles (member/student/subscriber), regions and countries. No warranty or representation is given that a particular Service or feature or function thereof or the same type and extent of the Service or features and functions thereof will be available for Users. ABC-HK.ORG may in our sole discretion limit, deny or create different level of access to and use of any Services (or any features within the Services) with respect to different Users.
c. ABC-HK.ORG may launch, change, upgrade, impose conditions to, suspend, or stop any Services (or any features within the Services) without prior notice except that in case of a fee-based Service, such changes will not substantially adversely affect the paying Users in enjoying that Service.
d. Some Services may be provided by ABC-HK.ORG’s affiliates on behalf of ABC-HK.ORG.
3. Users Generally
a. You agree to use the Site or Services solely for your own private and internal purposes. You agree that (a) you will not copy, reproduce, download, re-publish, sell, distribute or resell any Services or any information, text, images, graphics, video clips, sound, directories, files, databases or listings, etc available on or through the Site (the “Site Content”), and (b) you will not copy, reproduce, download, compile or otherwise use any Site Content for the purposes of operation a business that competes with ABC-HK.ORG, or otherwise commercially exploiting the Site Content. Systematic Retrieval of Site Content from the Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory (whether through robots, spiders, automatic devices or manual processes) without written permission from ABC-HK.ORG is prohibited. Use of any content or materials on the Site for any purpose not expressly permitted in the Terms and Conditions is prohibited.
4. Member Accounts
a. User must be registered on the Site to access or use some Services (a registered User is also referred to as a “Member” below). Except with ABC-HK.ORG’s approval, one User may register one member account on the Site. ABC-HK.ORG may cancel or terminate a User’s member account if ABC-HK.ORG has reasons to suspect that the User has concurrently registered or controlled two or more member accounts. Further, ABC-HK.ORG may reject User’s application for registration for any reason.
b. Upon registration on the Site, ABC-HK.ORG shall assign an account and issue a member ID and password (the latter shall be chosen by ABC-HK.ORG or a registered User during registration) to each registered User. An account may have a web-based email account with limited storage space for the Member to send or receive emails.
c. A set of Member ID and password is unique to a single account. Each Member shall be solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your Member ID and password and for all activities that occur under your account. No Member may share, assign, or permit the use of your Member account, ID or password by another person outside of the Member’s own business entity. Member agrees to notify ABC-HK.ORG immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or your account or any other breach of security of your account.
d. Member agrees that all activities that occur under your account (including without limitation, posting any company or product information, clicking to accept any additional agreements or rules, subscribing to or making any payment for any services, sending emails using the email account or sending SMS) will be deemed to have been authorized by the Member.
e. Member acknowledges that sharing of your account with other persons, or allowing multiple users outside of your business entity to use your account (collectively, “multiple use”), may cause irreparable harm to ABC-HK.ORG or other Users of the Site. Member shall indemnify ABC-HK.ORG, our affiliates, directors, employees, agents and representatives against any loss or damages (including but not limited to loss of profits) suffered as a result of the multiple use of your account. Member also agrees that in case of the multiple use of your account or Member’s failure to maintain the security of your account, ABC-HK.ORG shall not be liable for any loss or damages arising from such a breach and shall have the right to suspend or terminate Member’s accounts without liability to Member.
5. Breaches by Members
a. ABC-HK.ORG reserves the right in our sole discretion to remove, modify or reject any User Content that you submit to post or display on the Site which we reasonably believe is unlawful, violates the Terms and Conditions, could subject ABC-HK.ORG or our affiliates to liability, or is otherwise found inappropriate in ABC-HK.ORG’s opinion.
b. If any Member breaches any Terms or if ABC-HK.ORG has reasonable grounds to believe that any Member is in breach of any the Terms, ABC-HK.ORG shall have the right to impose a penalty against the Member, or suspend or terminate the Member’s account or subscription of any Service without liability to the Member. ABC-HK.ORG shall also have the right to restrict, refuse or ban any and all current or future use of any other Service that may be provided by ABC-HK.ORG. The penalties that ABC-HK.ORG may impose include, among others, warning, removing any product listing or other User Content that the Member has submitted, posted or displayed, imposing restrictions on the number of product listings that the Member may post or display, or imposing restrictions on the Member’s use of any features or functions of any Service for such period as ABC-HK.ORG may consider appropriate in our sole discretion.
c. ABC-HK.ORG reserves the right to cooperate fully with governmental authorities, private investigators and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected criminal or civil wrongdoing. Further, ABC-HK.ORG may disclose the Member’s identity and contact information, if requested by a government or law enforcement body, an injured third part, or as a result of a subpoena or other legal action. ABC-HK.ORG shall not be liable for damages or results arising from such disclosure, and Member agrees not to bring any action or claim against ABC-HK.ORG for such disclosure.
d. ABC-HK.ORG may at any time and in our reasonable discretion, impose limitations on, suspend or terminate the Member’s use of any Service or the Site without being liable to the Member if ABC-HK.ORG has received notice that the Member is in breach of any agreement or undertaking with any affiliate of ABC-HK.ORG. ABC-HK.ORG shall have the right to publish the records of such breach on the Site and shall not be required to investigate such breach or request confirmation from the Member.
e. Each Member further agrees that ABC-HK.ORG is not responsible, and shall have no liability to you or anyone else for any User Content or other material transmitted over the Site, including fraudulent, untrue, misleading, inaccurate, defamatory, offensive or illicit material and that the risk of damage from such material rests entirely with each Member. ABC-HK.ORG reserves the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by the Member, in which event the Member shall cooperate with ABC-HK.ORG in asserting any available defense.
6. Trademark Usage Guidelines
As Association of Bridal Consultants grows and becomes more widely recognized and respected as the world’s largest and most reputed professional wedding association in the area of wedding planning management, its trademarks increase in value, and ABC must use its best efforts to protect them. All Members can help in these efforts by properly using and attributing ABC trademarks in accordance with the guidelines provided here.
These guidelines apply to ABC employees, corporate members and individual members, credential holders and licensees ONLY. However, Individual or organizations that are under a license agreement with ABC should follow the special guidelines provided to them pursuant to that agreement. The guidelines provided herein will be modified by ABC as necessary.
a. The Association encourages use of logo in advertising on Business Cards and on Company Stationery including Website, Brochure, and Newsletter.
b. Standard in colors (such as black, blue or brown) must be used. For exceptions, contact the Association.
c. The words, “Member of Association of Bridal Consultants” must appear with the logo.
d. The logo’s size must be in proportion to its use; in no case will it be used so small as to make it unreadable, with smallest size as ½ inch wide.
e. Copies of all materials using the logo should be sent to the Association.
f. Logo is strictly for Fully Registered Member’s use ONLY.
g. The logo may not be altered in anyway. ABC trademarks or logos may not be changed in any way. They must be used exactly as they appear on the MEMBER – NAME CARD AND LOGO page (http://www.abc-hk.org/member/name-card-logo/) or in accordance with any special instruction previously provided to you.
h. Avoid using marks that are confusingly similar to ABC’s trademarks.
i. Always report any suspected infringement of ABC’s trademarks to the ABC Admin Office at email@example.com
The ABC Online Shop has restricted usage rights and is available for fully registered ABC Corporate, Individual and Novice Members ONLY. By accessing the ABC Online Shop, ABC-HK.ORG and/or its affiliates provide website features, other products and services to fully registered Members. ABC-HK is a trading name of Association of Bridal Consultants (Greater China). For conditions relating to the sale on ABC-HK.ORG, see also the ABC-HK.ORG “Shipping Policy”. ABC-HK.ORG offers a wide range of products, services and educational programs, and sometimes additional terms may apply.
These Terms and Conditions is a legally binding agreement and shall be governed by the laws of Hong Kong SAR without regard to its conflict of law provisions. The parties to the Terms and Conditions hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Hong Kong SAR.
Ownership of the Site (ABC-HK.ORG)
Association of Bridal Consultants (Greater China)
2404, World-Wide House, 19 Des Voeus Road, Central, HKSAR CHINA
Tel: (852) 3667 9018
Fax: (852) 3667 9002
QQ: 128 3463 020