Terms of Use and Disclaimer

Terms of Use and Disclaimer

Welcome to the digital information network provided by FIDE FORUM, which you may access from FIDE FORUM’s website via www.fideforum.org, FIDE FORUM’s mobile application (“App”) or any other platform made available by FIDE FORUM (collectively, the “Network”). Please read the following terms and conditions that govern the use of this Network (“Agreement”) as well as our Privacy Policy carefully before you use the Network. By accessing any part of the Network, you shall be deemed to agree to be bound by the Agreement and our Privacy Policy. In this Agreement, “FIDE FORUM”, “we” or “us” refers to FIDE FORUM, and “you” or “your” refers to you as the user of the Network.

FIDE FORUM may update or modify the Agreement at any time at our sole discretion and without prior notice to you, by posting the revised Agreement via the Network. Any revised Agreement will be applicable from the time of posting via the Network. Your use of the Network following any such posting of the revised Agreement constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by the Agreement as changed.
 
Disclaimer
The Network contains information and materials compiled by FIDE FORUM for reference only. The use of the Network is at the user's sole risk. While we endeavour to publish information or material as timely and accurately as possible, FIDE FORUM makes no representations or warranties of any kind with regard to the Network and its content as well as the information and material contained in the Network and shall not be responsible for any consequential effect, nor be liable for any loss or damage, howsoever caused. We also accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay in the access to the Network.

Any information or material we provide about how we may interpret the law or how certain problems may be addressed is provided generally without considering the user's specific circumstances and should not be regarded as a substitute for professional advice.
 
Mobile App
The App is currently available on Android and iOS. FIDE FORUM may update or make changes to the App at any time and you may need to download the updates if you intend to keep using the App or having full functionality of the App. FIDE FORUM accepts no responsibility for the App not working at full functionality or at all, or to update the App so that it is relevant to you or works with the Android and iOS version installed in your device.
 
Intellectual Property
Unless otherwise stated, all materials contained in the Network, including design, text, and images, as well as any software programmes or contents available on the Network are protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights owned by FIDE FORUM. No part of the Network may be reproduced or stored in any other platform or be included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or services without prior written permission from FIDE FORUM.
 
Subject to the above, you may, however, download and view the contents or print a copy of the contents on the Network for your personal or non-commercial use only provided that you do not modify the copy from how it appears on the Network, share or distribute any material that you download or print, and you maintain and abide by any copyright or trademark notice or restriction in any material that you download or print. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.

The Network may include third party contents that are the property of their respective owners as identified in the Network. Such third party content is subject to that third party's terms of use and it is your duty to comply with the same.
 
Passwords and Accounts
Some parts of the Network are only accessible to users who are registered as a member of FIDE FORUM and has an account with us. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password used to access your account and you agree not to do anything which would assist anyone else to gain access to your account. FIDE FORUM is not under any obligation to verify the actual identity or authority of any user of a password and login name. FIDE FORUM may rely on the authority of anyone accessing your account or using your password and will not be liable for any damages and expenses arising out of or relating to any unauthorised use of such account or password. You agree that you are responsible for all activities that occur under your account.

You agree to notify FIDE FORUM immediately in the event that the confidentiality of your account or password is compromised. FIDE FORUM has the right to take any actions that it deems reasonable in such event provided that it shall have no liability for any acts or omissions in this regard.

FIDE FORUM may cancel or suspend your account at any time for any reason without any notice or liability to you or any other person.
 
Termination
Either FIDE FORUM or you may terminate your account at any time. If you no longer accept the Agreement or any future modification to the terms and conditions of the Agreement, you must cease using the Network. If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with the Agreement, we may at our sole discretion terminate your account and cancel your access to the Network immediately and without prior notice.
 
Links/Hyperlinks and Third Party Products
FIDE FORUM cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by linked websites. Any information, material or content referred to or linked from the Network is provided without representation or warranty or endorsement by FIDE FORUM. References on the Network to any names, marks, products or services of third parties or hypertext links to third party websites or information are provided solely as a convenience to you to help you locate information on topics that may be of interest to you. If you decide to link to any such third party websites, you do so entirely at your own risk. Your use of such third party websites is subject to the terms and conditions of use and the privacy policies of such websites.

Product descriptions, representations, and performance claims on the Network in respect of third party products are provided by third party vendors and are not independently verified by FIDE FORUM. The accuracy of such representations is the sole responsibility of the third party vendors. While the Network attempts to be accurate in its product descriptions, FIDE FORUM does not represent or warrant that product descriptions or other contents on the Network are accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free and we accept no responsibility or liability in respect of such product descriptions, representations and performance claims.

No part of the Network may be linked to any other website without the prior written permission of FIDE FORUM. Any request for the establishment of a link to the Network, particularly our website via www.fideforum.org, should be written and sent to:
 
Administrator
FIDE FORUM
Level 12, Axiata Tower, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5,
Kuala Lumpur Sentral,
50470 Kuala Lumpur.
T: + 603-2173 7436
E: alumni@fideforum.org
 

User’s Contents
The Network may allow you to upload, submit or offer reviews, comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas and other content uploaded, submitted or offered to FIDE FORUM on or through the Network or otherwise (“User’s Contents”). You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in respect of your User’s Contents.
You grant FIDE FORUM a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable, unrestricted, sub-licensable right and license to use the User’s Contents however FIDE FORUM desires, including without limitation, to use, copy, reproduce, disclose, modify, delete in its entirety, adapt, publish, display, translate, create derivative works from and/or distribute such User’s Contents and/or incorporate such User’s Contents into any form, medium or technology throughout the world and for any purpose without restriction and without compensating you in any way.

For this reason, we ask that you do not send us any User’s Contents that you do not wish to license to us as described above, including any confidential information or any original creative materials such as stories, product ideas, computer code or original artwork. FIDE FORUM is and shall be under no obligation: (1) to display, maintain or use the User’s Contents in any way; (2) to maintain any User’s Contents in confidence; (3) to pay to the user any compensation for any User’s Contents; or (4) to respond to any User’s Contents.

You represent and warrant that you have created the User’s Content or that you have the right to submit the User’s Contents to us, and that you have the right to grant the license to us that you have granted above. You hereby waive all your moral rights in the User’s Contents for the benefit of FIDE FORUM.

You are and shall remain solely responsible for the User’s Contents you submit. You agree that we do not endorse or support any User’s Contents submitted and you acknowledge that we have the right but not the obligation to pre-screen, monitor, review or edit any User’s Contents submitted.  FIDE FORUM takes no responsibility and assume no liability for any User’s Contents submitted by you or any third party. You agree to indemnify FIDE FORUM for all claims resulting from or relating to any User’s Contents you submit.

Information volunteered by you in relation to researches or surveys is kept confidential and is not used for purposes outside of the intent of the researches and surveys unless otherwise stipulated.
 
Objectionable Content
You understand that by using the Network or any services provided on the Network, you may encounter content that may be deemed by some to be offensive or objectionable, which content may or may not be identified as such. You agree to use the Network and any service at your sole risk and that FIDE FORUM shall have no liability to you for content that may be deemed offensive or objectionable.
 
Indemnification
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold FIDE FORUM, its directors, employees and representatives harmless from and against all loss, actions, claims, damages, costs and expenses, including but not limited to legal fees and disbursements on a full indemnity basis, arising from or related to your unlawful use of the Network or any breach of this Agreement. This provision shall survive the termination of this Agreement and remain in full force and effect.
 
Miscellaneous
The failure of FIDE FORUM to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these terms and conditions of the Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any part of these terms and conditions are determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, then the invalid and unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision or severed from the Agreement if there are no such enforceable provision to supersede the unenforceable provision, and the remainder of the other provisions of the terms and conditions shall continue in full force and effect.

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Malaysia, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. You irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Malaysia.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.