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Links to Third Party Websites
The Website may include links to third party Internet websites which are controlled and maintained by others. These links are included solely for the convenience of users and do not constitute any endorsement by PRH of the sites linked or referred to, nor does PRH have any control over the content of any such sites.
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Information Collected from All Visitors to our Website
How We Use Your Information
We generally do not collect your personal data unless it is provided to us voluntarily by you directly or via a third party who has been duly authorised by you to disclose your personal data to us. We use the information we learn about you to help us personalize and continually improve your experience with PRH. PRH uses this information for internal review, in order to improve the content of the Website and to notify consumers about updates to the Website.
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Combination of Your Information
When you use more than one of our Websites, we may match information collected from you through each of those Websites and combine that information into a single user record. We may also use and/or combine information we collect off-line or from third party sources to enhance and check the accuracy of your user records.
We may collect certain information about your computer or other device that you use to access the Websites, including IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information.
We may log certain information about your use of the Websites (e.g., log files, clickstream data, a reading history of the pages you view, your search terms and search results) and additional “traffic data” (e.g., time of access, date of access, software crash reports, session identification number, access times, referring website addresses).
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PRH does not sell, rent, lease, or release your Personal Information to third parties. In addition, PRH may share limited data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis. All such third parties are prohibited from using the information except to provide these services to PRH, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your Personal Information.
Disclosure of Personal Information
PRH will disclose or share your Personal Information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith if any such action is necessary to: (a) comply with any legal requirements or comply with legal process served on PRH or the Website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of PRH; and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Website, or the general public.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties: (a) in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets; and (b) if PRH or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
Third Party Content and Links to Third Party Websites
Notice to Non-Singapore Users
Where we have specifically invited or requested user submitted content of any kind, we encourage members of the public to submit such content (e.g., user generated content, postings to forums, comments on content, participation in communities) to PRH that they have created for consideration in connection with the Websites and any related programs (“User Submissions”). User Submissions remain the intellectual property of the individual user. By posting your content on the Websites, you expressly grant PRH a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up worldwide, fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, perform and display such content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Submission, in whole or in part, and in any form throughout the world in any media or technology, whether now known or hereafter discovered, including all promotion, advertising, marketing, merchandising, publicity and any other ancillary uses thereof, and including the unfettered right to sublicense such rights, in perpetuity throughout the universe. We may refuse or remove User Submissions for any reason and without notice. All User Submissions are deemed non-confidential and PRH shall be under no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information, in whatever form, contained in any User Submission.
By submitting any User Submissions, you consent to the following rules:
All User Submissions must comply with these rules and any additional guidelines posted on the Webites, as applicable. User Submissions do not represent the views of PRH or any individual associated with PRH, and we do not control this content. In no event shall you represent or suggest, directly or indirectly, PRH’s endorsement of User Submissions. PRH does not vouch for the accuracy or credibility of any User Submissions, and does not take any responsibility or assume any liability for any actions you may take as a result of reading User Submissions on the Websites. Through your use of the Websites, you may be exposed to Content and User Submissions that you may find offensive, objectionable, harmful, inaccurate or deceptive. There may also be risks of dealing with underage persons, people acting under false pretense, international trade issues and foreign nationals. By using the Websites, you assume all associated risks.
Representations and Warranties
You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions, your use of your registration and the consequences of posting or publishing or participating in the Websites. In connection with User Submissions and your use of the Websites, you affirm, represent and warrant the following:
Removal of User Submissions
In addition to any remedies that we may have at law or in equity, if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have violated or are likely to violate the foregoing prohibitions, we may take any action we deem necessary to cure or prevent the violation, including without limitation, the immediate removal of the related materials from the Websites. We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order or subpoena requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting such materials.
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If you decide to register as a member of the Website, you may receive or establish one or more user names, passwords and accounts. In consideration of use of your registration, you will: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the applicable registration form (such information being the “Registration Data”) and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or PRH has grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, PRH has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Websites (or any portion thereof). You are entirely responsible for the security and confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security of which you become aware. You are responsible for taking precautions and providing security measures best suited for your situation and intended use of the registration and Websites. We have the right to provide user billing, account, content or user records, and related information under certain circumstances (such as in response to legal responsibility, lawful process, orders, subpoenas, or warrants, or to protect our rights, customers or business) to third parties.
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Your use of and browsing of the Websites are at your own risk. Except as otherwise provided above, everything on the Websites, including any products or services offered for sale, is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and no infringement. PRH makes no warranties or representations regarding the information or content contained on the sites, and specifically disclaims any warranty as to the suitability, reliability, timeliness or accuracy of the information or content contained on the sites for any purpose. PRH does not warrant that the functionalities contained in the content will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Websites or the server that makes such content available are free of viruses or other harmful components. PRH does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the contents in the Websites in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not PRH) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction. To the extent applicable law does not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, the above exclusion may not apply to you.
Under no circumstances shall PRH or any of its vendors be liable for any damages that result from the use of or inability to use the PRH sites, including but not limited to reliance by a user on any information or content obtained from PRH’s sites that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or email, errors, defects, viruses, delays in operation or transmission, or any failure of performance, whether or not resulting from acts of god, communications failure, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to PRH’s records, programs, or services, or otherwise. User hereby acknowledges that this disclaimer and limitation of liability shall apply to all content, merchandise, and services available through the sites.
In no event shall PRH or any affiliated PRH entity or individual, licensor or vendor be liable for any indirect, consequential, special, incidental or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the sites or the content thereon, whether in a contract action or based on negligence, or other tort action, or any other claim whatsoever, even if PRH or a PRH authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. To the extent applicable law does not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no event shall PRH’s aggregate liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action whether in contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence) or otherwise arising out of the Agreement and your use of the Websites and the content exceed the amount paid by you for any content purchased by you on the Websites or the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing the Websites.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold PRH, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, directors, officers, employees, service providers, and agents from any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to any violation of these terms by you, or in connection with the use of the Websites or the Internet or the placement or transmission of any message or information on the Websites by you.
If you are registered as a member of the Website, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account and agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the above-mentioned parties for any liability or expense arising from such use or misuse. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security known to you.
Neither PRH nor you shall be responsible for damages or for delays or failures in performance resulting from acts or occurrences beyond their respective reasonable control, including, without limitation: fire, lightning, explosion, power surge or failure, water, acts of God, war, revolution, civil commotion or acts of civil or military authorities or public enemies: any law, order, regulation, ordinance, or requirement of any government or legal body or any representative of any such government or legal body; or labor unrest, including without limitation, strikes, slowdowns, picketing, or boycotts; inability to secure raw materials, transportation facilities, fuel or energy shortages, or acts or omissions of other common carriers.
Disputes may be referred to Arbitration at the choice of PRH only.
This Agreement is the entire agreement between the User and PRH and supersedes any prior understandings or agreements (written or oral).