Blog Terms of Use
 

These Blog Terms of Use (“Terms”) apply when you use a website, mobile application, or other online service (collectively, our “Blog”) that links or refers to the Terms, or when you access, use, share, or interact with our website at blog.wtppl.org including any associated content. These terms are a legal contract between you and We The People (“we”, “us”, or “our” ) so it is important that you review them carefully before using our Blog. Your use of our Blog indicates that you agree to follow and be bound by the Terms, which include the Discussion and Submission Guidelines. If you do not agree to the Terms, do not access or use our Blog.
 

General
 

We may change the Terms or modify any features of our Blog at any time at our sole discretion. The most current version of the Terms can be viewed by clicking on the "Blog Terms of Service” link at the bottom of our Blog’s website at blog.wtppl.org. If you continue to use our Blog after changes are posted you will be deemed to have accepted the change.


Compliance With Applicable Laws
 

As a condition of your access to and use of our Blog, you agree that you will not use our Blog for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and that you will comply with all applicable laws and any conditions or restrictions imposed by these terms. Our Blog is offered for your personal and non-commercial use only, and you are prohibited from using, and are expressly not granted the right to use, our Blog for any other purpose.
 

Privacy & Use Of Data
 

By using our Blog, you indicate that you understand the information collection, use, and disclosure practices described in our Data Policy.
 

Discussion And Submission Guidelines
 

Our Blog allow you to post content and communicate with others. This content may include text, images, photographs, audio, video, or material in any other form. You represent that you have read and agree to abide by the Discussion and Submission Guidelines, which are incorporated by reference into these Terms, and that by making a submission you are consenting to its display and publication on our Blog and in related online and offline promotional materials, in accordance with the guidelines. We may change or modify those guidelines at any time.
 

By posting content on, to, or through our Blog, you give us the right to display such content on our Blog and through affiliated publications and to distribute such content and use such content for promotional and marketing purposes, pursuant to the terms of the Discussion and Submission Guidelines. Specifically, you provide us with a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, exclusive, and fully sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, incorporate into other works, distribute, perform, display, and otherwise exploit such content, in whole or in part in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

 

Copyright
 

Our Blog (including, but not limited to, text, photographs, graphics, video, audio content, and computer code) is protected by copyright as collective works or compilation under the copyright laws of Hong Kong and other countries. All individual articles, photographs, graphics, video, audio, and other content or elements comprising our Blog are also copyrighted works. All copyrights in our Blog are owned by us or by our third-party licensors to the extent permitted under Hong Kong law and all international copyright laws. Except for content that you have posted on our Blog, or unless expressly authorised by We The People in writing, you are prohibited from publishing, reproducing, distributing, publishing, entering into a database, displaying, performing, modifying, creating derivative works, transmitting, or in any way exploiting any part of our Blog, except that you may make use of the content for your own personal use as follows: you may make one machine readable copy and/or print copy that is limited to occasional articles of personal interest only. To obtain written consent to use a copyrighted work, please email blog@wtppl.org
 

Just as we require users to respect our copyrights, and those of our affiliates and partners, we respect the copyrights of others. If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on our site without authorisation in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify our designated copyright agent either by email atcopyrightagent@wtppl.org. Please provide our copyright agent with the following information in writing:
 

  • An electronic or scanned copy of a physical signature of the person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

  • Identification of the copyrighted work or a representative list of the works claimed to have been infringed;

  • Identification of the allegedly infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;

  • Your name, address, telephone number, and email address, so that we may contact you if necessary;

  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorised to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

  • Trade and Service Mark Rights
     

All rights in the product names, company names, trade names, logos, service marks, trade dress, slogans, product packaging, and designs of our Blog, whether or not appearing in large print or with the trademark symbol, belong exclusively to We The People or its licensors and are protected from reproduction, imitation, dilution, or confusing or misleading uses under national and international trademark and copyright laws. The use or misuse of these trademarks or any materials, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited, and nothing stated or implied on our Blog confers on you any license or right under any patent or trademark of We The People its affiliates, or any third party.
 

Prohibited Conduct
 

You may not access or use, or attempt to access or use, our Blog to take any action that could harm us or any third party, interfere with the operation of our Blog, or use our Blog in a manner that violates any laws. For example, and without limitation, you may not:
 

  • Post content that is prohibited by or otherwise not in compliance with these Terms (including the Discussion and Submission Guidelines).

  • Make use of the contents of our Blog in any manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights or the rights of other users or third parties, including copyrights.

  • Access parts of our Blog to which you are not authorised, or attempt to circumvent any restrictions imposed on your use or access of our Blog.

  • Copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit any part of our Blog, except for content you have posted on our Blog, or unless expressly authorised. You may download material from our Blog solely for your own personal use as follows: you may make one machine readable copy and/or one print copy that is limited to occasional articles of personal interest only.

  • Distribute any part of our Blog over any network, including a local area network, nor sell or offer it for sale. In addition, these files may not be used to construct any kind of database.

  • Engage in unauthorised “scraping” or spidering, or harvesting of personal information, or use any unauthorised automated means to compile information.

  • Take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our network or infrastructure.

  • Use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of our Blog or any activity conducted on our Blog.

  • Use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent, or other device or mechanism (including, without limitation, browsers, spiders, robots, avatars, or intelligent agents) to navigate or search our Blog other than the search engine and search agents available on our Blog and other than generally available third-party web browsers.

  • Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse-engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of our Blog.

  • Engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying our Blog.

  • Engage, assist, or abet in any hateful, harmful, or otherwise detrimental behaviour or actions.

  • Take any action that violates or threatens our system or network security.
     

Violations of these Terms may result in civil or criminal liability. We may investigate violations of these Terms and we may also work with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the Terms.


Registration and Security
 

To register for certain features on our Blog, you may need to create login credentials by providing an email address to us and by setting a password. You also provide us certain information during the registration process, which you agree to keep accurate and updated. You are not allowed to share or disclose your login credentials with any other user or person. We may cancel or suspend your access to our Blog if you share your credentials.
 

You may also sign in to certain features using your Facebook, Google, or Twitter login information. Your log in via a third party platform may be subject to additional terms imposed by the relevant third party. 
 

You will be responsible for all usage and activity on your account, including use of the account by any third party authorised by you to use your login credentials, and for all charges for any goods or services. You are also responsible for all statements made or materials posted under your account, including liability for harm caused by such statements or materials. You may not transfer, sell, or otherwise assign your rights or obligations under these Terms.
 

You must be 13 years or older to use our Blog. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your account, at our sole discretion, and we may refer you to appropriate law enforcement agencies.
 

Charges 
 

We may at our sole discretion charge for access to portions of our Blog or to our Blog as a whole, and we reserve the right at any time to change the amount we charge for such access or subscriptions that include authorisation to access our Blog. In such event, we will notify you in advance, and give you an opportunity to subscribe (or unsubscribe) to our Blog. More information about any such subscriptions can be found on the appropriate locations of our Blog. You shall pay all applicable taxes relating to use of our Blog, and recognise that any fees to third parties that may be required for you to receive the service (such as mobile data plans and text-message charges) are not included in the cost of our Blog.
 

Third-Party Content and Links to Third-Party Websites
 

Our Blog may contain third-party owned content and links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). We The People does not endorse, sponsor, recommend, or otherwise accept responsibility for any Linked Sites. In addition, Linked Sites are not under the control of We The People, and We The People is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of the Linked Sites.
 

Disclaimer of Warranties
 

OUR BLOG IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT OUR BLOG WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ACCURATE, TIMELY, OR ERROR-FREE. THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, AND INACCURACIES IN THE NEWS, INFORMATION, REPRESENATIONS OR OTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR BLOG. WE THE PEOPLE DISCLAIMS TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY AND ALL SUCH REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. IF YOU RELY ON OUR BLOG AND ANY MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR BLOG, IN PART OR IN FULL, YOU DO SO SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK

WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, WE THE PEOPLE DISCLAIMS TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY AND ALL (A) WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, (B) WARRANTIES AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD-PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, (C) WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY OF THE SERVICE, (D) WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, CORRECTNESS, TIMELINESS OR COMPLETENESS OF DATA MADE AVAILABLE ON OUR BLOG OR OTHERWISE BY WE THE PEOPLE INCLUDING ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT, OR OTHER MATERIAL OR DATABASE DISPLAYED, UPLOADED OR DISTRIBUTED IN OUR BLOG OR AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR BLOG, AND WARRANTIES OTHERWISE RELATING TO PERFORMANCE, NONPERFORMANCE, OR OTHER ACTS OR OMISSIONS BY THE WASHINGTON POST OR ANY THIRD PARTY. FURTHER, THERE IS NO WARRANTY THAT OUR BLOG WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS OR THE NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS OF ANY OTHER PERSON.
 

WE THE PEOPLE MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (A) THAT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH OUR BLOG WILL BE FREE FROM ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, OR DELAY IN OPERATION, OR FROM TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, (B) THAT OUR BLOG WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION (C) THAT DEFECTS OR ERRORS IN OUR BLOG WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (D) THAT THE CONTENT ON OUR BLOG ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ANY INFORMATION ON OUR BLOG IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE, AND WE THE PEOPLE DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR BLOG WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS ON OUR BLOG. 
 

Limitation of Liability
 

IN NO EVENT WILL WE THE PEOPLE OR ITS AFFILIATES OR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING OUR BLOG BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS, USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE OUR BLOG OR ANY LINKED SITES, OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE. THESE LIMITATIONS APPLY WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF WE THE PEOPLE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WE THE PEOPLE’S LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
 

Indemnification
 

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless We The People and subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their owners, directors, officers, managers, employees, volunteers, agents, and licensors, including any successor company or new legal owner(s), from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable legal fees, resulting from any violation of the Terms, including the Discussion and Submission Guidelines, or the failure to fulfil any obligations relating to your account incurred by you or any other person using your account. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defence of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under the Terms. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.


Governing Law
 

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of Hong Kong. By using our Blog, you waive any claims that may arise under the laws of other countries, territories, or jurisdictions.
 

Termination
 

We The People may terminate this agreement for any reason at any time. We also reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to and use of our Blog, or terminate or suspend our Blog in part or as a whole, with or without prior notice. Otherwise applicable sections of the Terms shall survive termination. In addition to any termination rights, we reserve the right to enforce and prosecute any violations of these Terms.
 

Miscellaneous
 

Supplemental Terms: In connection with your use of our Blog, you may be asked to consent to policies or terms and conditions in addition to these Terms. Please read these supplemental policies and terms carefully before making any use of such portions of our Blog. Any supplemental terms will not vary or replace these Terms regarding any use of our Blog, unless otherwise expressly stated.

 

No Waiver: The failure of We The People to enforce any provisions of the Terms or to respond to a breach by you or other parties shall not in any way waive its rights to enforce subsequently any terms or conditions of the Terms or to act with respect with similar breaches.
 

No Partnership: You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and We The People as a result of these Terms or your access to and use of our Blog.
 

Entire Agreement: Unless otherwise specified herein, the Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and We The People and govern your use of our Blog. If any portion of the Terms is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intention of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

 

Contacting us

If we need, or are required to, contact you about your use of our blog, we may do so by telephone, email, or mail. If you have any questions, concerns, requests, or comments about these terms or your use of our Blog, you can contact us by email at ask@wtppl.org.