THESE ARE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS GOVERNING YOUR USE OF THE WWW.GEARSOURCEASIA.COM® WEBSITE(S)AND OUR SERVICES.
WELCOME to the GEARSOURCEASIA®. website available at and under www.gearsourceasia.com® and/or under other uniform resource locator(s) and the related or linked portals, information management systems, intranets, password protected information systems, e-mail or wireless websites of our or our affiliates’ businesses (collectively, “GearSourceAsia.com®” operated by “Brave Technologies Pte Ltd.”) – developed, hosted, maintained or operated by Gear-Source, Inc. (“we,” “us,” or “our”) or our designees.
We operate Gearsourceasia.com® and provide the Services to provide an online forum for sellers (“Vendors”) to place advertisements (create a “Listing”) for the sale of equipment, and actual or potential purchasers (“Buyers”) to shop for and/or purchase equipment, and to communicate regarding efforts to engage in the purchase and sale of entertainment related equipment or items like audio, video, lighting and effects, rigging, trussing and staging, instruments and amplification, cables, cases, PD and other miscellaneous equipment of the type displayed or listed on Gearsourceasia.com® (collectively, the “Equipment”).
“You” are the person and/or entity which is accessing this site and availing yourself/itself of the Services, or otherwise clicking on “I Accept” below. You are seeking to be a buyer (“Buyer”) or seller (“Vendor”) of Equipment via Gearsourceasia.com® or are otherwise seeking to visit Gearsourceasia.com® and/or use the Services. “Buyer,” “Vendor,” “You” or “Your” includes your employer or your business entity if you are an employee or business owner, or if your principal is you or an agent.
By accessing or using or availing yourself of Gearsourceasia.com® or any of the Services, you accept and agree to be legally bound by this Agreement, as it may be amended or supplemented from time to time by us, and agree to all of our operating rules and/or policies and the Services that may be approved by us and published by us on Gearsourceasia.com®. All these rules and policies, such as the answers to our Frequently Asked questions (“FAQs”) and our purchase policies and rules in our price catalogue are incorporated into the rules and this Agreement by this reference. They, together with this Agreement and any rules we publish for the use of Gearsourceasia.com® and the Services, constitute the “Rules.” You agree to be bound by all of the Rules as well.
IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACCESS GEARSOURCEASIA.COM® OR THE SERVICES OR AVAIL YOURSELF OF OR USE GEARSOURCEASIA.COM® OR THE SERVICES IN ANY MANNER.
1. Agreement and Service Modification and Termination Policy.
a. Agreement Modification Policy.
GearSourceAsia.com® may and reserves the right, at any time and from time to time, to update, revise, supplement and to otherwise modify this Agreement and the Rules, and to impose new or additional rules, policies, terms or conditions on your use of Gearsourceasia.com® and the Services. Such updates, revisions, supplements, modifications and additional rules, polices, terms and conditions are deemed part of the Rules and will be effective immediately and incorporated into this Agreement upon our publishing them on Gearsourceasia.com®, which may be given by any means we designate, including by our posting to Gearsourceasia.com®. Your continued use of or availing yourself of any of Gearsourceasia.com® or the Services following such notice will be deemed to conclusively indicate your acceptance of any and all such existing or newly created Rules. All existing and future Rules are incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.
b. Service Modification Policy.
GearSourceAsia.com® Pte Ltd may and reserves the right, at any time and from time to time, to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, Gearsourceasia.com® or the Services, with or without notice to you. This includes the right to modify, discontinue or remove any content, postings, links, pages, services, or other materials at any time and for any reason. You agree that we will not be liable to you for any modification, general suspension or discontinuance of Gearsourceasia.com® or the Services. We may refuse or restrict anyone from access to any or all of Gearsourceasia.com® or the Services at any time.
c. Termination Policy.
GearSourceAsia.com® Pte Ltd may terminate your Services and/or access to Gearsourceasia.com® immediately if GearSourceAsia.com® Pte Ltd believes that your conduct fails to conform with this Agreement. Without limiting our rights and/or your limitations under this Agreement, if you use, or attempt to use our Intellectual Property Rights (including our Services or Marks or our copyrighted materials) after such termination and/or for any purposes other than its intended purposes (including without limitation by tampering, hacking, modifying or otherwise corrupting the security or functionality of the Services), you may also be subject to civil and criminal liability.
2. Buyer’s Code of Conduct.
You agree to our Buyer’s Code of Conduct: It governs your activities as an actual or potential Buyer. However, the Buyer’s Code of Conduct does not limit in any way, nor is in lieu of any of the other Rules, representations, warranties or promises contained in this Agreement or any other Rules. The Buyer’s Code of Conduct is in addition to any other terms of this Agreement and the Rules and may be modified by changes to the Rules. Under our Buyer’s Code of Conduct, you agree that:
a. Buyer has and will provide complete, truthful and non-misleading information to us during our “Registration” and/or our “Ad To Cart” and/or “Checkout” process.
b. By clicking on the purchase feature of Gearsourceasia.com® (by clicking on “Agree” under the “Add to Cart”), Buyer indicates that Buyer agrees to purchase the Equipment so indicated at the purchase price listed on Gearsourceasia.com® (“Order Price”). This Order price will be indicated in the Order Confirmation or other communication we send to you during the “Checkout” process;
c. Buyer must also pay, and agrees to pay all taxes, shipping, insurance, duty and freight charges and handling charges which may not be included in the Final Purchase Price (“Additional Charges”). Also, as part of the Additional Charges, Buyer will pay all applicable sales and excise taxes related to the purchase of the Equipment, and such taxes, if any, will be listed on the Buyer’s purchase information. And, in all cases, Buyer must pay insurance on all shipments and indemnify and hold us harmless from any and all responsibility in connection with the shipment and handling of any items purchased by you. Additional charges for taxes need not be separately identified on any Purchase Order or Checkout process; they may, at our option, be listed as Handling Fees or the like;
d. If Handling Fees apply to the purchase of the Equipment after Buyer places an order for Equipment (Adds to the Cart), Buyer will be notified within 2 days of the Handling Fee and will be required to confirm its acceptance of the same within 2 days of our notice to Buyer. If Buyer does not confirm agreement to those Handling Fees, if any, within the time period indicated in our notification to you, we will cancel the order for that Equipment;
e. Unless otherwise stated in GearSourceAsia.com® fee schedule, all fees payable to GearSourceAsia.com® are payable in U.S. Dollars. Buyer’s requirement to pay GearSourceAsia.com® in U.S. Dollars applies notwithstanding the location;
f. ALL SALES ARE PREPAID BY BUYER. Once Buyer confirms Buyer’s agreement to the Order Price (plus any Handling Fees), Buyer must PRE-PAY the Order Price plus all Handling Fees (the “Total Due”) via a payment method approved on the Gearsourceasia.com® Checkout Feature, and in accordance with our then current Rules. By making such pre-payment, Buyer will be making timely pre-payment to the Vendor (by pre-payment through us) via our payment procedures posted in the “Checkout” portion of Gearsourceasia.com®. (We accept Buyer’s pre-payment of the Total Due and then (once the order is Accepted) forward such pre-payment of the Total Due to the Vendor, less our fees, shipping fees, and taxes paid by Buyer);
g. GearSourceAsia.com® accepts all major Credit Cards. If buyer is located somewhere other than Asia, Buyer must contact us directly to verify acceptance of their Credit Card;
h. GearSourceAsia.com® also accepts PayPal, Telegraphic Transfer, Local Singapore Bank Cheque payments in U.S. Dollars only and U.S. Dollars Cash when payments are made in person to GearSourceAsia.com® as Alternate pre-payment methods for the Order Price, taxes and any Handling Fees. If Buyer seeks to pre-pay by alternate method, and GearSourceAsia.com® agrees to accept alternate method of pre-payment, Buyer agrees to be responsible for all costs associated with using alternate pre-payment methods. GearSourceAsia.com® may deduct any amounts due (e.g., the Total Due or any portion thereof) from the PayPal or similar service balance maintained by Buyer. Buyer must contact us to arrange for the alternate pre-payment at email@example.com or at phone number +65 6746-6797;
i. In addition, in the event GearSourceAsia.com® designates a pre-payment method such as telegraphic transfer, electronic funds transfer, or credit card payment, Buyer agrees to maintain such payment system in good standing throughout the term of this Agreement. If Buyer ceases or cancels such bank account or credit card or we decide not to accept that credit card or payment type for any reason, Buyer will provide an alternative acceptable pre-payment method to GearSourceAsia.com® within the time period specified in such notice to Buyer. In the event Buyer fails to timely pay GearSourceAsia.com® any monies due, GearSourceAsia.com® may collect such fees or other amounts due via other collection mechanisms, including, without limitation, charging such payments to any other payment mechanism on file or previously on file with GearSourceAsia.com® and retaining collection agencies and legal counsel for accounts over 90 days past due;
j. Buyer understands that, despite PRE-PAYMENT by Buyer, no purchase and sale of Equipment is final until the purchase and sale is “Accepted” by both Buyer and Vendor and the Equipment is delivered to Buyer. If, according to our Rules, any piece of Equipment is not accepted by Buyer, then Buyer will have the right to receive a full refund, less shipping costs, provided Buyer complies with the Rules and returns the item to Vendor, at Buyer's expense. GearSourceAsia.com® may refund customer's payment should a vendor initially confirm they have the product, then after the customer has paid for the order and a PO is issued to the vendor, the vendor states they no longer have the product;
k. Buyer must comply with all of our Rules in connection with our “Return Policies.” Our then current Return Policy, if different from the one described in this Buyer’s Code of Conduct, will be published to you at the time of your acceptance of any purchase of any Equipment or otherwise will be posted on Gearsourceasia.com® at the time of purchase. Unless otherwise modified at such time of your Acceptance of the purchase, our Return Policy is as follows: We allow any Buyer to, if such purchase of the Equipment is according to our Rules, not Accepted by Buyer, return that Equipment for a full refund within 2 business days of their receipt of that Equipment. Our Refund Policy requires Buyer to notify us within 48 hours of Buyer’s receipt of the Equipment that you will return the Equipment. All returned Equipment must be repacked in their original shipping boxes or cases and returned at Buyer’s expense to the location specified by us on the Purchase Order which will be included with the Equipment. All returned shipping costs are the responsibility of the Buyer. Further, any damage by Buyer or use of the item/Equipment purchased will result in the item or Equipment being unable to be returned. If a return is requested in accordance with our Return Policy, we or the Vendor will re-ship the Equipment back to the Buyer, and the Total Due, plus any additional return shipping charges, will be added to the Additional Charges and will become the responsibility of the Buyer. If a refund is authorized under our Rules, Buyer will receive the amount to be refunded within 14 days after Vendor’s receipt of the returned Equipment. Our refund policy may be changed at any time via changes to the Rules. We reserve for ourselves the sole right to determine any dispute relating to whether any return of Equipment meets our Return Policies and if any refund is warranted;
l. Buyer may, pursuant to our Rules, refuse to consummate the transaction to purchase the Vendor’s Equipment in the event that there is a mutual mistake between Buyer and Vendor, or that we or Buyer are unable to verify that the Vendor is able to fulfill its obligations to Buyer under its agreement to purchase the Equipment;
m. In the case of any damage or loss during shipment, it is Buyer’s sole responsibility to notify us immediately upon delivery in writing. Buyer is responsible to note on the drivers shipping documents of any visible damage or in the case of internal damage to the shipment packaging, Buyer must take pictures showing the damage to the item and the surrounding packaging or Buyer can be responsible for the damages as the insurance claim with the shipper will then be void if the damage is not noted or pictures not taken. Buyer also agrees to indemnify and defend us from and not hold us responsible for any delay in shipping or availability of any Equipment purchased or sought to be purchased by Buyer;
n. As part of the Additional Charges, Buyer must pay GearSourceAsia.com® a $25 chargeback fee on all chargebacks, and an administrative service charge of $35 on all orders under $500;
o. In the event that any payment or cheque is returned for insufficient funds, Buyer must pay us an Additional Charge/returned cheque charge in the amount of $40 per returned cheque. Any cheques or other payment returned for a “stop payment” are subject to an Additional Charge/administrative finance charge of $35, plus a 10% service fee (based on the Order Price of the Equipment);
p. Buyer must follow through/consummate any purchases of Equipment that is Accepted by Buyer and any Vendor. Buyer agrees it is not entitled to, and will not attempt to, chargeback or seek a refund for any monies paid by Buyer if our Refund Policies are not met in full;
q. Buyer shall comply with any other and all of GearSourceAsia.com® dispute resolution policies and procedures posted to Gearsourceasia.com® from time to time with respect to any Claims;
r. If Buyer has a dispute, claim, or controversy of any kind or nature with one or more other Buyers or Vendors utilizing Gearsourceasia.com®, or any of their Buyers or Vendors, Buyer fully and unconditionally releases, indemnifies, will defend and hold harmless GearSourceAsia.com® (and all of its agents, officers, directors, affiliates, subsidiaries, joint venturers and employees) from any and all claims, demands, causes of action, controversies, suits, damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature (“Claims”), known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such Claims.
s. Without limiting the foregoing, unless a different “Dispute Resolution Policy” is posted to Gearsourceasia.com®, the dispute/charge-back policies in this Agreement shall apply. In the event Buyer has a dispute/Claim with Vendor, Buyer must, in good faith, seek to resolve that dispute/Claim with the Vendor and/or indemnify, defend and hold us harmless in connection with any and all such disputes. Buyer must engage in good faith dispute resolution procedures in accordance with our Rules, if any, prior to seeking any chargeback or litigation relating to such Claim. In the event any Claim is not resolved with good faith efforts of Buyer and Vendor, Buyer will notify GearSourceAsia.com® in writing of the nature and subject of any such Claims at least 10 business days before Buyer files any lawsuit, arbitration or demands mediation of any kind or nature in connection with any such Claim. While GearSourceAsia.com® customer service department may provide information to or facilitate information among Buyer and/or other buyers or Vendors in connection with such Claim, GearSourceAsia.com® is not responsible for, and not liable to Buyer for, the outcome of any such Claim. GearSourceAsia.com® dispute resolution procedures may, from time to time, require that all Claims of the nature identified in such dispute resolution procedures by GearSourceAsia.com® be resolved by a decision rendered by GearSourceAsia.com® ’s customer service department;
t. Buyer will also not seek to obtain a chargeback or the like from any credit card or electronic funds processor without first exhausting good faith dispute resolution efforts with Vendor, submitting its Claim in connection with such chargeback to GearSourceAsia.com® ’s customer service department, providing GearSourceAsia.com® ’s customer service department written notice of the reasons for such desired chargeback or refund, and providing GearSourceAsia.com® time to resolve such dispute, pursuant to the time period specified in GearSourceAsia.com® ’s customer service policies and procedures. Further, prior to initiating a chargeback with your credit card company, you must:
i. call our customer service department at +65 6746 6797 and/or e-mail our customer service department at firstname.lastname@example.org and obtain a chargeback/returned item authorization number (“RMA”);
ii. provide a written reason for returning your product, the RMA number and a copy of the sales receipt you received with your order to our customer service department; and
iii. return the Equipment in accordance with our and the Vendor’s return policies, including a copy of your sales receipt and RMA number in the return package. Please note that any RMA numbers not received by our customer service department within 10 days of their issuance are deemed void and no chargeback will be authorized.
u. If, for any reason, Buyer seeks to obtain a chargeback from its credit card company or other electronic funds payment provider and such chargeback is not issued, Buyer will pay to us an Additional Fee/fraudulent chargeback fee in the amount of $75 to compensate GearSourceAsia.com® for our research and effort incurred in investigating the chargeback and responding to Buyer’s credit card company or other electronic funds authorization provider. Buyer is also responsible to GearSourceAsia.com® and to Vendor for any damages to Vendor caused by such fraudulent or unwarranted chargeback. Buyer agrees that it will not seek to obtain a chargeback from its credit card company or other electronic funds payment provider if Buyer has used the item or has failed to comply with our Return Policies;
v. Buyer agrees that Gearsourceasia.com® and/or any Vendor may list prices for Equipment at our or the Vendor’s cash discount price, which may be up to 3% less than the price the Vendor charges for the purchase of Equipment when credit card payment is utilized. If a cash discount price is applicable, it will be noted on the “Listing,” at “Checkout” or on the “Purchase Order” for the Equipment. However, we reserve the right not to allow cash payment;
w. Buyer will not take any action to manipulate the price of any items or interfere with any other Buyer or Vendor’s efforts to purchase or sell any Equipment other than to, in bona fide good faith, seek to purchase an item listed on Gearsourceasia.com® or via the Services;
x. Buyer will not post any inappropriate content on Gearsourceasia.com® or use or seek to use any of the Services or Gearsourceasia.com® for any unlawful purpose;
y. Buyer will not violate any laws, third party rights or our Rules, or seek to assist others in doing so;
z. Buyer will not use Gearsourceasia.com® or the Services if Buyer is not able to form legally binding contracts, or you are under the age of 18 (or in any jurisdiction under the age of legal consent), or are temporarily or indefinitely suspended, prohibited or barred from using Gearsourceasia.com® or any of the Services; and
aa. Buyer will not make any misrepresentation to any Vendor of the amount Buyer can or has agreed to pay, or otherwise engaging in any effort to defraud any Vendor.
bb. Buyer acknowledges when utilizing the ‘Make Offer’ feature on the website, that if the credit card payment for the final sale is declined, after an offer is accepted with a hold put on the buyers credit card for the amount of the bid, a $35 administrative fee will be charged
3. Vendor’s Code of Conduct.
If you are a Vendor of any item or Equipment or otherwise seek to be a Vendor, you specifically agree to our Vendor’s Code of Conduct contained in this section: It governs your activities as an actual or potential vendor. However, our Vendor’s Code of Conduct does not limit in any way, nor is in lieu of any of the other Rules, representations, warranties or promises contained in this Agreement or any other Rules. Our Vendor’s Code of Conduct is in addition to any other terms of this Agreement and the Rules and may be modified by changes to the Rules. Under our Vendor’s Code of Conduct, Vendor agrees that:
a. Vendor has and will provide complete, truthful and non-misleading information to us during our “Registration” and/or our “Listing” process;
b. Vendor will comply with all of the answers to our FAQs at www.gearsourceasia.com;
c. Vendor will comply with all of our listing policies and procedures we designate in the Rules from time to time;
d. Vendor covenants that it is the lawful owner of all Equipment listed by GearSourceAsia.com® on Gearsourceasia.com®; that the Equipment is free from all encumbrances; that Vendor has good right to sell the same and shall defend against the lawful claims and demands of persons whomsoever;
e. Vendor will not engage in the offer or sale of any illegal, counterfeit, stolen or the like Equipment through Gearsourceasia.com® and/or the Services;
f. By clicking on the Listing feature of Gearsourceasia.com® (and clicking on “Agree” under the “Listing” feature), Vendor indicates that Vendor agrees to the terms and conditions we impose for Listing of the Equipment for the offer or purchase of the Equipment, as well as the indicated Advertised Sales Price listed on Gearsourceasia.com®;
g. Vendor agrees to pay GearSourceAsia.com® the then current fees designated on GearSourceAsia.com® Vendor fee payment schedule as compensation for GearSourceAsia.com® listing Equipment via Gearsourceasia.com® and otherwise providing Services to Vendor. Vendor is also responsible for paying any and all applicable governmental surcharges, taxes and the like associated with the purchase and sale of the Equipment (like territory sales tax). Vendor agrees to timely pay fees pursuant to the fee schedule via a valid payment method which may be designed by GearSourceAsia.com® from time to time. GearSourceAsia.com® may deduct all such fees from any prepayment made by Buyer;
h. Unless otherwise stated in GearSourceAsia.com® fee schedule, all fees payable to GearSourceAsia.com® are payable in U.S. Dollars. Vendor’s requirement to pay GearSourceAsia.com® in U.S. Dollars applies, notwithstanding the location of any Vendor or Buyer for the Equipment, or the location of the Equipment;
i. Vendor will indemnify, defend and hold harmless GearSourceAsia.com® from any and all sales and use taxes or excise taxes of any kind or nature associated with the sale of the Equipment to Buyer;
j. Each time Vendor lists an item via Gearsourceasia.com®, Vendor will have an opportunity to review and accept, via the Listing confirmation, the fee schedule charged to Vendor, which may change from time to time. Changes to the fee schedule are effective upon GearSourceAsia.com® providing Vendor at least 48 hours notice, or by GearSourceAsia.com® otherwise posting such changes to Gearsourceasia.com®. GearSourceAsia.com® may choose, in its sole discretion, to increase or decrease fees from time to time, provided GearSourceAsia.com® provides the requisite notice to Vendor;
k. Vendor further agrees not to list, advertise or make available any Equipment for offer or sale with any other agent, re-seller service, online vendor service, online marketplace or broker or the like while the item is advertised on a Listing on Gearsourceasia.com®;
l. The Advertised Sales Price (“Advertised Sales Price”) that GearSourceAsia.com® will list the Equipment for via any Listing shall be based upon GearSourceAsia.com® ’s discretion. The Advertised Sales Price will be either the “Listing Price” or “Dealer Price” based on our then current criteria for obtaining a Listing at a Dealer Price or a Listing Price. However, the Advertised Sales Price will not be less than the amount designated by Vendor in the “Listing Confirmation” as the minimum listing Advertised Sale Price (“MLP”). If no such MLP is listed in the Listing Confirmation, GearSourceAsia.com® may list the Equipment at whatever price it chooses;
m. Vendor agrees that Gearsourceasia.com® and/or any Vendor may list Advertised Sales Prices for Equipment at our or the Vendor’s cash discount price, which may be up to 3% less than the price charged for the purchase of Equipment when credit card payment is utilized. If a cash discount price is applicable, it will be noted on the “Listing” at “Checkout” or on the “Purchase Order” for the Equipment. Otherwise, the non-cash discount price will be indicated on the Purchase Order and will apply. We also reserve the right not to allow cash payment;
n. Vendor agrees not to offer for sale or sell any piece of Equipment to any person, partnership, agent, independent contractor, production company or any other company or person or entity which/who is directly or indirectly, itself or through any agent, in the business of reselling any Equipment at a price below the Advertised Sales Price;
o. Vendor will complete and acknowledge the Listing Confirmation for each item/Equipment listed and in doing so reaffirms its agreement to the Rules as well as the Advertised Sales Price and any MLP;
p. At times, GearSourceAsia.com® will advise Vendor, based upon GearSourceAsia.com® ’s judgment and experience that the Advertised Sales Price has been set will be too low or high. In these circumstances, GearSourceAsia.com® will notify Vendor of its recommendation to modify the Advertised Sales Price for use upon mutual agreement by Vendor. Vendor will respond to such communication from GearSourceAsia.com® within 24 hours;
q. Vendor shall provide GearSourceAsia.com® with a list of prices on all Equipment to be listed. In the event Vendor wishes for GearSourceAsia.com® to change any Advertised Sales Price in a Listing, Vendor must do so by making such request via logging onto Vendor's administrative page at www.gearsourceasia.com or such other page of Gearsourceasia.com® as Vendor may designate from time to time or by sending an email to email@example.com. Upon GearSourceAsia.com® ’s approval of the price change request, new Advertised Sales Prices will be uploaded to Gearsourceasia.com® to take effect within 48 hours;
r. Vendor agrees that in the course of negotiation and finalization of the sale of any piece or pieces of Equipment, Vendor agrees not to contact the potential Buyer directly for the purpose of offering for sale any piece or pieces of Equipment or any other item or Equipment. Any breach of this covenant shall entitle GearSourceAsia.com® to the fee it otherwise would have received for the sale of the Equipment listed and any other Equipment or items sold to such Buyer, had Vendor not breached this covenant and such item or Equipment being listed on Gearsourceasia.com® if not previously listed;
s. If Additional Charges apply to the purchase of the Equipment after Buyer places an order for Equipment (Adds to the Cart), Buyer will be notified within 2 days of the Additional Charges and will be required to confirm its acceptance of the same within 2 days of our notice to Buyer. If Buyer does not confirm agreement to those Additional Charges, if any, within the time period indicated in our notification to Buyer, we will cancel the order for that Equipment without liability to Vendor;
t. Vendor will, within 24 hours of our notification to Vendor that we have a Buyer who is willing to purchase the Equipment listed, will confirm our “Purchase Order” and is agreeing to be bound by the specific terms and conditions contained in it, including confirming its agreement to the Purchase Order Price. The Purchase Order Price is the agreed sales price of the Equipment plus any additional charges. This Purchase Order price will be indicated in the Order Confirmation or other communication we send to Buyers and you during or after the “Checkout” process;
u. VENDOR ACKNOWLEDGES THAT ALL SALES ARE PREPAID BY BUYER. Once Vendor confirms the Purchase Order Price (which includes any Additional Charges), Buyer will be required to PRE-PAY the Order Price, which includes all Additional Charges (the Total Due) via a payment method approved on the Gearsouceasia.com® Checkout Feature, and in accordance to our then current Rules. By making such pre-payment, Buyer will be making timely pre-payment to the Vendor (by pre-payment through us) via our payment procedures posted in the “Checkout” portion of Gearsourceasia.com®. (We accept Buyer’s prepayment of the Total Due and then (once the order is Accepted) forward such prepayment of the Total Due to the Vendor, less our fees, shipping fees, and taxes paid by Buyer);
v. GearSourceAsia.com® generally accepts only credit card payment for the Order Price and any Additional Charges. If Buyer or Vendor seek to pay by another method or GearSourceAsia.com® agrees to accept another method of payment, Buyer and/or Vendor must contact us to arrange for another pre-payment option. Buyer and/or Vendor must contact us for such pre-payment option at phone number +65 6746 6797. Vendor agrees to accept any payment method approved by us;
w. In the event that GearSourceAsia.com® approves utilization of PayPal or similar services, GearSourceAsia.com® may deduct any amounts due (e.g., the Total Due or any portion thereof) from the PayPal or similar service balance maintained by Vendor;
x. In the event GearSourceAsia.com® designates a payment method such as electronic funds transfer, or credit card payment, Vendor agrees to maintain such payment system in good standing throughout the term of this Agreement. If Vendor ceases or cancels such bank account or credit card or we decide not to accept that credit card or payment type for any reason, Vendor will provide an alternative acceptable payment or payment acceptance method to GearSourceAsia.com® within the time period specified in such notice to Vendor. In the event Vendor fails to timely pay GearSourceAsia.com® any monies due, GearSourceAsia.com® may collect such fees or other amounts due via other collection mechanisms, including, without limitation, charging such payments to any other payment mechanism on file or previously on file with GearSourceAsia.com® , and retaining collection agencies and legal counsel for accounts over 90 days past due;
y. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, payment terms are typically net 30 after the customer receives and inspects the gear. The Vendor may receive payment through GearSourceAsia.com® up to 90 days following the date of completion of the sale of the Vendor's Equipment: GearSourceAsia.com® is not an escrow agent or trustee and is not required to pay interest during such time.
z. Buyer or Vendor may, pursuant to our Rules, refuse to consummate the transaction to purchase the Vendor’s Equipment in the event that there is a mutual mistake between Buyer and Vendor, or that we or Buyer and/or Vendor are unable to verify that the Vendor and/or Buyer is able to fulfill its obligations under its agreement to purchase or sell the Equipment. Otherwise Buyer is only permitted to receive, and Vendor must pay a refund, pursuant to our Return Policy and/or “Chargeback Policy”;
aa. Upon receipt and confirmation of the Purchase Order of the sale of the Equipment, Vendor will timely ship the Equipment to the Buyer;
bb. Prior to shipping, Vendor will sufficiently prepare and package the Equipment for shipment. Any damage or loss due to insufficient packaging or preparation may result in a holdback of some or all of the Vendor proceeds. Any freight claim denied due to insufficient packaging will become the responsibility of the Vendor. Vendor and GearSourceAsia.com® hereby agree that all delivery costs shall be borne by the Buyer and/or Vendor unless otherwise agreed between Vendor and us. In no event shall any delivery costs be the responsibility of GearSourceAsia.com® ;
cc. Vendor will deliver the Equipment to the Buyer in the condition represented to Buyer in connection with the Listings;
dd. Vendor will act in good faith to resolve any disputes between Buyer and Vendor and will indemnify, defend and hold Gearsourceasia.com® harmless from any and all claims, controversies, causes of action or damages associated with the offer or sale of the Equipment;
ee. Vendor will accept/provide refunds in accordance with the Rules for refunds. Upon receipt of the returned item by Buyer, Vendor agrees to return all monies paid by GearSourceAsia.com® to Vendor within 3 business days;
ff. Vendor must comply with all of our Rules in connection with our “Return Policies.” Our then current Return Policy, if different from the one described in this Vendor’s Code of Conduct, will be published to Vendor at the time of the latter of Vendor’s Listing or sale of any Equipment or otherwise will be posted on Gearsourceasia.com® at the time of purchase. Unless otherwise modified at such time of your Acceptance of the purchase, our Return Policy is as follows: If, according to our Rules, any piece of Equipment is not accepted by Buyer, then Buyer will have the right to receive a full refund, less shipping costs, provided Buyer complies with our Return Policy and returns the Equipment to Vendor, at Buyer's expense. We allow any Buyer to, if such purchase of the Equipment is according to our Rules not Accepted by Buyer, return that Equipment for a full refund within 2 business days of their receipt of that Equipment. Our Refund Policy requires Buyer to notify us within 48 hours of Buyer’s receipt of the Equipment that Buyer will return the Equipment. All returned Equipment must be repacked in their original shipping boxes or cases, and returned at Buyer’s expense to the location specified by us on the Purchase Order which will be included with the Equipment. All returned shipping costs are the responsibility of the Buyer. Further, any damage by Buyer or use of the item/Equipment purchased will result in the item or Equipment being unable to be returned. If a return is requested in accordance with our Return Policy, we or the Vendor will re-ship the Equipment back to the Buyer, and the Total Due, plus any additional return shipping charges, will be added to the Additional Charges and will become the responsibility of the Buyer. If a refund is authorized under our Rules, Buyer will receive the amount to be refunded from Vendor within 14 days after Vendor’s receipt of the returned Equipment. Our Refund Policy may be changed at any time via changes to the Rules. We reserve for ourselves the sole right to determine any dispute relating to whether any return of Equipment meets our Return Policies and if any refund is warranted;
gg. Without limiting our Return Policy, if Vendor has a dispute, claim, or controversy of any kind or nature with one or more other vendors utilizing Gearsourceasia.com® or any of their Buyers, Vendor fully and unconditionally releases, indemnifies, will defend, and hold harmless GearSourceAsia.com® (and all of its agents, officers, directors, affiliates, subsidiaries, joint venturers and employees) from any and all claims, demands, causes of action, controversies, suits, damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature (“Claims”), known and unknown arising out of or in any way connected with such Claims.
hh. Vendor will comply with all of our Rules for addressing and dealing with chargebacks. We may change or amend our Chargeback Policies and procedures at any time. While we work cooperatively with Vendors to investigate and in some instances challenge/dispute chargebacks, we are not responsible for obtaining/disputing any charge-back commenced by any Buyer or Vendor;
ii. Without limiting the foregoing, unless a different “Dispute Resolution Policy” is posted to Gearsourceasia.com®, the dispute/Chargeback Policies in this Agreement shall apply. In the event Vendor has a dispute/Claim with Buyer, Vendor must in good faith seek to resolve that dispute/Claim with the Buyer and/or indemnify, defend and hold us harmless in connection with any and all such disputes. Vendor must engage in good faith dispute resolution procedures in accordance with our Rules, if any, prior to seeking to challenge any chargeback or litigation relating to such Claim. In the event any Claim is not resolved with good faith efforts of Buyer and Vendor, Vendor will notify GearSourceAsia.com® in writing of the nature and subject of any such Claims at least 10 business days before Vendor files any lawsuit, arbitration or demands mediation of any kind or nature in connection with any such Claim. While GearSourceAsia.com® ’s customer service department may provide information to or facilitate information among Buyer and/or other buyers or Vendors in connection with such Claim, GearSourceAsia.com® is not responsible for and is not liable to Vendor for, the outcome of any such Claim. GearSourceAsia.com® ’s dispute resolution procedures may, from time to time, require that all Claims of the nature identified in such dispute resolution procedures by GearSourceAsia.com® be resolved by a decision rendered by GearSourceAsia.com® ’s customer service department;
jj. Our “Chargeback Policy” is as follows: in order for a Vendor to obtain GearSourceAsia.com® ’s assistance in disputing a “chargeback” to any credit card or the like, Vendor must provide GearSourceAsia.com® appropriate evidence of the reason the chargeback should be denied. Vendor may do so by e-mailing our customer service department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our customer service department. In order for any Vendor to dispute a chargeback, it must do so within 10 calendar days of being notified by us of the attempted chargeback. Vendor must provide information to us in order to evaluate the sought denial of the chargeback and communicate that information to the credit card company. This information includes:
i. proof of delivery, such as online tracking numbers,
ii. copies of the original item description and any photos,
iii. proof that the Buyer was already refunded,
iv. proof that the Buyer was provided a replacement product,
v. correspondence between Vendor and Buyer regarding the Equipment,
vi. any other agreements signed or accepted by Buyer and/or Vendor at the time of purchase of the Equipment, and
vii. any other return terms or policies that were communicated to Buyer at the time of purchase.
We reserve the right not to dispute any chargeback, even if Vendor has provided evidence to us for reasons including, without limitation, if we believe the dispute is unlikely to be successful or unwarranted. Vendor will pay to GearSourceAsia.com® an administrative fee of $35 for all chargebacks, regardless of the outcome;
kk. Vendor will also not seek to challenge a chargeback or the like from any credit card or electronic funds processor without first exhausting good faith dispute resolution efforts with Buyer, submitting its Claim in connection such chargeback to GearSourceAsia.com® ’s customer service department, providing GearSourceAsia.com® ’s customer service department written notice of the reasons for denial of such desired chargeback or refund, and providing GearSourceAsia.com® time to resolve such dispute, pursuant to the time period specified in GearSourceAsia.com® ’s customer service policies and procedures. Further, prior to initiating a challenge to chargeback with your credit card company, you must:
i. call our customer service department at +65 6746 6797 and/or e-mail our customer service department at email@example.com and obtain or be notified of the applicable chargeback/returned item authorization number (“RMA”); and
ii. provide a written reason for challenging the return of the Equipment and the RMA number to our customer service department.
ll. If, for any reason, Vendor seeks to challenge a chargeback from its credit card company or other electronic funds payment provider and such chargeback is issued (the challenge is denied), Vendor will pay to us an Additional Fee/fraudulent chargeback challenge fee in the amount of $75 to compensate GearSourceAsia.com® for our research and effort incurred in investigating the chargeback and responding to Buyer’s credit card company or other electronic funds authorization provider. Vendor is also responsible to GearSourceAsia.com® and to Buyer for any damages to us or Buyer caused by such fraudulent or unwarranted challenge to the chargeback. Vendor agrees that it will not seek to challenge Buyer’s efforts to obtain a chargeback from its credit card company or other electronic funds payment provider if Buyer has not used the Equipment and Vendor has failed to comply with our Return Policies.
4. Warranty and Title Policy:
a. Equipment and Information Warranty Representations. GearSourceAsia.com® does not provide warranties on the Equipment purchased by Buyers, but we will require the Vendor to pass along to the Buyer any applicable vendor’s or manufacturer’s warranty. As part of our Rules for Vendors, Vendor (not GearSourceAsia.com® ) will, unless specified on Gearsourceasia.com® or a Purchase Order, warranty to the Buyer that the Equipment being sold is free from defects of material and workmanship for a period of 48 hours after delivery to the customer. And, Vendor (GearSourceAsia.com® ) will and hereby expressly warrants and represents to Buyer that the Equipment to be delivered is the exact Equipment being advertised by Vendor on Gearsourceasia.com® and shall be in as good of working order as advertised. But, Gearsourceasia.com® is not responsible to Buyer if any Vendor or manufacturer refuses to honor any Vendor or manufacturer warranty or fails to pass it along to a Buyer. Also, GearSourceAsia.com® does not warrant the accuracy of any information provided through the “More Info” feature, any information provided through firstname.lastname@example.org or via the “Description” provided with the Equipment on Gearsourceasia.com®, or through direct correspondence with GearSourceAsia.com® personnel or those of the Vendor. In all such cases, you will indemnify and defend us in connection with all such Claims.
b. No Equipment Warranty. If there will be no warranty provided by the Vendor or manufacturer, it will be indicated by Vendor clicking "no warranty," or specified on the purchase or information pages of Gearsourceasia.com® indicating that such Equipment comes with no warranty. To the extent legally permitted, GearSourceAsia.com® excludes any and all implied warranties, terms and conditions. GearSourceAsia.com® is not liable for any loss of money, goodwill, reputation or any special, indirect or consequential damages arising directly or indirectly out of your use or your inability to use Gearsourceasia.com®, and any services or tools associated therewith. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so in some instances, these disclaimers and exclusions may be omitted or may not apply to Vendor or Buyer. However, it is the intent of the parties that they will apply to Vendor to the furthest extent permitted by law and/or contract.
c. No Ownership of Equipment by GearSourceAsia.com® . While GearSourceAsia.com® may receive, as a convenience for the parties, pre-payment by Buyer from the transaction and remit amounts due to Vendor (less applicable fees), GearSourceAsia.com® does not transfer legal ownership of items from any seller to any buyer (i.e., from Vendor to Buyer), does not purchase the item from Vendor (does not purchase and re-sell the Equipment), does not take any item on consignment, is not an auction site, engages in no bailment and nothing in this Agreement or any of the Rules modifies or shall modify the governing provisions of Singapore law unless you expressly agree otherwise, and GearSourceAsia.com® agrees to the same.
d. Limitation of Liability. GearSourceAsia.com® does not accept any responsibility for or hold itself out as offering such activities. You will not hold GearSourceAsia.com® responsible for any other Gearsourceasia.com® users’ content, actions, inactions, or any items or services of any kind or nature that they List or purchase via Gearsourceasia.com®, or GearSourceAsia.com® destruction of, or refusal to offer or sell any allegedly fake, counterfeit, or illegal items. You acknowledge that because GearSourceAsia.com® is not an auctioneer or Vendor’s or Buyer’s (or your) agent, GearSourceAsia.com® has no fiduciary duty to any Vendor or Buyer and is not responsible for obtaining for you or any Vendor or Buyer the highest or lowest price available for any Equipment listed via gearsourceasia.com®. Instead, Gearsourceasia.com® and all Services associated with it provided by GearSourceAsia.com® , merely serves as a venue to allow Vendors to offer and sell, as well as to facilitate Vendors’ offer and sale of the Equipment. To the extent that any GearSourceAsia.com® . personnel or GearSourceAsia.com® are in any way involved with the actual transaction (such as the offer, sale or negotiation of the sale of any Equipment), they do so as a mere convenience to Vendor and Buyer and not as the Vendor’s or Buyer’s agent. While GearSourceAsia.com® may help facilitate the offer and sale of the Equipment and/or may help to facilitate resolutions of disputes among Vendor and Buyers, it has no control over the terms offered by Vendors or Buyers and does not guarantee the quality, safety or legality of any items advertised, offered or sold, the truth or accuracy of any statement made by any party in connection with any Listing, negotiation or transaction process, or the ability of any seller to sell or any buyer to buy, pay for or receive in a timely manner, any items or Equipment listed or offered or sold via Gearsourceasia.com®, or any related services, or that any buyer or seller of any kind or nature, will actually complete the transaction for the item, return the item or timely pay for such item.
e. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND GEARSOURCEASIA.COM® IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES AND GEARSOURCEASIA.COM® ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, OR ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT GEARSOURCEASIA.COM® OR THE SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE OR OPERATE IN AN UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE MANNER OR THAT ERRORS OR DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. IN ADDITION, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH GEARSOURCEASIA.COM® OR THE SERVICES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ESTIMATED FEES BASED ON USER-PROVIDED INPUT, ANY SALES TRANSACTIONS PAGE OR SIMILAR SOFTWARE FUNCTION ARE APPROPRIATE, ACCURATE OR AVAILABLE FOR USE IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION, AND ACCESSING THEM FROM JURISDICTIONS WHERE THEIR CONTENTS ARE ILLEGAL IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED. FURTHER, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT PUBLISHED FEES BASED ON USER-PROVIDED INPUT IS AN ACCURATE OR TRUE REFLECTION OF THE FEES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT WILL BE BINDING BETWEEN THE CONTRACTING PARTIES.
f. Limitation of Liability. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR ANY ASPECT OF GEARSOURCEASIA.COM® OR THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). TO THE EXTENT THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, HELD TO BE INAPPLICABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF US FOR ANY REASON AND UPON ANY CAUSE OF ACTION (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY AND OTHER ACTIONS IN CONTRACT OR TORT) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO GEARSOURCEASIA.COM®, THE SERVICES OR THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO DIRECT DAMAGES ACTUALLY INCURRED UP TO ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100). THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY HEREIN APPLIES TO ALL LIABILITIES IN THE AGGREGATE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE GEARSOURCEASIA.COM® OR THE SERVICES, OR ANY OTHER MATTER ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO GEARSOURCEASIA.COM®. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
g. In order to use Gearsourceasia.com® or the Services, you must obtain access to the World Wide Web (or such technology we may designate) directly or through devices that access content and pay any and all service fees, if any, associated with such access: we are not responsible for such fees or costs.
5. Acceptable Use Policy.
a. Individual Use. Except as provided in (b) below, you agree that you are only authorized to visit, view and to retain a single copy of pages of Gearsourceasia.com® solely for your own use and that you shall not duplicate, download, publish, modify or otherwise distribute any material on Gearsourceasia.com® for any purpose other than for your own individual use unless otherwise specifically authorized by us. GearSourceAsia.com® may post “Legal Notices” and various credits on pages of Gearsourceasia.com®, which may not be removed even in your permitted copy. Your use of Gearsourceasia.com® is subject to our Legal Notices and you must not remove these Legal Notices or credits, or any additional information contained along with the Legal Notices and credits.
b. Deep Links. You shall not “deep-link” to Gearsourceasia.com®, meaning that you will not create, post, display, publish or distribute any link to any page other than the front (home) page of Gearsourceasia.com® for any purpose, unless specifically authorized in writing by us to do so. You must not create any links from your website to any website which bears the Marks or our copyrighted materials or which offer products or services sales, without our express written consent. If you wish to deep link or any link to Gearsourceasia.com® for any reason, you must contact us at email@example.com and obtain our prior written approval for such deep links or other links.
c. Security, Cracking and Hacking. You shall not violate or attempt to violate the security of the Services. Accordingly, you shall not: (i) access data or materials not intended for you; (ii) log into a server or account which you are not authorized to access; (iii) attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; or (iv) attempt to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Services, overloading, “flooding,” “mailbombing” or “crashing” the Services. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. We reserve the right to investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who have participated in such violations. You understand that data and communications, including e-mail and other electronic communications, may be accessed by unauthorized third parties when communicated over the Internet. You agree that it is your responsibility, and not ours, to obtain and use third party software products that support encryption and other security protocols compatible with such protocols (if any) that may be used by us from time to time in connection with the Services.
d. Spidering. THE USE OF ANY TOOLS, PROGRAMS, ROBOTIC ALGORITHMS OR PRODUCTS TO AUTOMATICALLY DOWNLOAD OR “SPIDER” GEARSOURCEASIACOM® OR ANY OF THE PAGES OF GEARSOURCEASIA.COM® INFRINGES ON OUR COPYRIGHTS. DO NOT USE ANY SUCH TOOLS OR PRODUCTS ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES!
e. You Are Responsible For All of Your Activities and All of The Content You Post. You represent and warrant that any information you post or provide to us by means of Gearsourceasia.com®, including, without limitation, as part of any Listing or registration or application or to gain access to any Services, is truthful, accurate, not misleading and offered in good faith. Any information disclosed to you via the Services including, without limitation, any content in the personalized areas of Gearsourceasia.com®, if any, may be used only for its intended purpose. We expect that you will exercise caution, good sense and proper judgment in using the Services. You agree NOT to use Gearsourceasia.com® and/or the Services for or in connection with any of the following activities:
i. spoofing or otherwise impersonating any person or entity, including, without limitation, any other users or any of our personnel, or falsely stating or otherwise misrepresenting your identity or affiliation in any way, or forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or other posting;
ii. any fraudulent or illegal purpose;
iii. e-mailing, uploading, or otherwise transmitting or using the Services in furtherance of the use or distribution of any unlawful, harmful, harassing, defamatory, tortious, libelous, abusive, threatening, vulgar, sexually explicit, obscene, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, or any material that is invasive of another’s privacy or exploits children, or transmitting any sexually explicit materials, including images and other content;
iv. transmitting material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, destroy, disrupt or otherwise impair a computer’s functionality or the operation of our (or anyone else’s) Services, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information, or transmit any materials that otherwise violate our Rules or policies;
v. violating our rights in or to our intellectual property; and
vi. to assist you with breaching this Agreement, or any Clinic Franchise Agreement between any GearSourceAsia.com® Business and us.
g. Compliance with Laws. You may use the Services and Gearsourceasia.com® only for lawful purposes. The Services and use of Gearsourceasia.com® are subject to, and you agree that you will at all times comply with, all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, statutes, rules, regulations, ordinances and the like applicable to the use of the Services. Your obligation includes your agreement to comply with all applicable laws or industry-specific regulations, and rules relating to the export of technical and other data from the United States (and from your country if you are not located in the United States) and your agreement not to export or re-export any such data or any other content or materials in violation of such laws, rules or regulations without first obtaining all necessary licenses, consents and approvals therefore, as well as authorization from us.
6. Intellectual Property Policy:
a. Do Not Violate Our or Third Party Intellectual Property Rights. Without waiving or limiting any of our rights or your obligations under this Agreement, you may not, and by using the Services or an Gearsourceasia.com® website you agree not to, use the Services or Gearsourceasiacom® to: (i) transmit material that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have obtained the permission of the copyright owner to transmit it; (ii) transmit material that reveals trade secrets, unless you own them or have the permission of the owner to so transmit them; or (iii) transmit material that infringes on any Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below) of others or violates the privacy or rights of publicity of others. For purposes of this Agreement, the term “Intellectual Property Rights” means collectively, rights under patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret laws, and any other intellectual property or proprietary rights recognized in any country or jurisdiction worldwide, including, without limitation, moral rights and similar rights.
b. Ownership. The trademarks, trade names, logos, color schemes, service marks, slogans, and similar means of identifying products or services displayed on any of Gearsourceasia.com®, including without limitation, any variation of the terms or phrases “GEARSOURCEASIA®” (wordmark) "GEARSOURCEASIA®" (word and design) (collectively, the “Marks”) as well as all copyrighted or copyrightable material, images, sound, text, graphics, software and source code (“Copyrights”) and other Intellectual Property Rights are our or our licensors’ registered and/or common law marks, Copyrights or other Intellectual Property Rights. All content and materials on Gearsourceasia.com® including, without limitation, the Marks, button icons, images, audio clips, and software, copyrights, patents and other Intellectual Property Rights included in the Services or Gearsourceasia.com®, are our property or our licensors’ and are protected by Singapore and international copyright, patent, trademarks, and other proprietary rights and Intellectual Property Rights laws. The compilation of all content on Gearsourceasia.com® is our exclusive property and is protected by Singapore and international copyright laws. All software used on Gearsourceasia.com® is our property or our licensors’ and protected by Singapore and international copyright laws. Except to the minimum extent otherwise expressly permitted under copyright laws, no copying or exploitation of material from the Services is permitted without the express written permission of us and any other applicable copyright owner.
c. Reproduction and Copying. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, sell, distribute, transfer or modify any of the content, data, information or materials found on Gearsourceasia.com®, but you may download, display and print one (1) copy of the content displayed on our site on a single computer for your personal non-commercial use.
d. Unauthorized Use. You will not use the Marks, Intellectual Property Rights, or other content on any site, website, web page, portal, or any form of advertisement which you operate, authorize or control without our express written permission. You may not use our Marks or copyrighted materials in any search engine descriptions, content, meta-tags, “white lettering”, keywords, or other means of directing or influencing web traffic to any website, web page, portal or email operated, controlled or authorized by you without our express written permission and your doing so constitutes a violation of our rights under Singapore Law, and other international laws and a breach of this Agreement.
e. Unauthorized Registration. You will not register, adopt or use any names, URLs, trademarks, slogans, trade names, trademarks, service marks, email addresses, URLs, meta-tags, key words, search descriptions or the like that are the same or are confusingly similar to the Marks. Without our prior written consent, you will not submit or maintain any information submitted to search engines which incorporate any content from Gearsourceasia.com®, our Intellectual Property Rights, the Marks, our copyrighted materials or any marks that are confusingly similar to the Marks.
f. Resale of Services/Reservation of Rights. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership or license rights by virtue of downloading the Marks, Intellectual Property Rights or any other copyrighted material from the Services. All rights not expressly granted under this Agreement are expressly reserved to us. If you believe your rights under applicable copyright laws are being infringed, you may notify our designated personnel who assist us with our Copyright notice and takedown policies.
7. Account Password Policy.
If the Services require that you become a registered user of the Services or to access Gearsourceasia.com®, you must receive or establish one or more passwords and accounts in the manner we designate. Maintaining the confidentiality and security of your passwords and accounts is solely your responsibility. Accordingly, you must maintain the security and confidentiality of your accounts. Do not divulge your password or account information to any third party. You are entirely responsible for all activities that occur on or through your account(s), and you agree to notify us immediately about any unauthorized use of accounts or any breach of security. You agree that we and our affiliates are not and will not be responsible for any losses incurred in connection with any misuse of or failure to secure passwords, nor do we or they have any responsibility whatsoever for your failure to comply with this Section.
9. Miscellaneous Terms.
a. Merger Clause. Subject to the terms of this Agreement and our other operating rules and policies for Gearsourceasia.com®, this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter addressed herein, and governs your use of the Services, superseding any prior agreements between you and us relating to such subject matter, but this Agreement may be supplemented by any other agreement you enter into with us pursuant to a registration to access certain features of Gearsourceasia.com®. The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision and that the other provisions of this Agreement remain in full force and effect.
b. Section Headings. The section headings used in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
c. Use by Adults Only. Without limiting the foregoing, our Services at Gearsourceasia.com® are not intended for use by or to be available to minors. IF YOU ARE NOT LEGALLY AN ADULT UNDER THE LAW, ARE LEGALLY UNABLE TO ENTER INTO BINDING CONTRACTS WHERE YOU LIVE OR IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS GEARSOURCEASIA.COM® OR USE THE SERVICES. IF SO, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICES AND DO NOT ACCESS GEARSOURCEASIA.COM®.
d. Choice of Law and Forum. The Services are controlled by us from the Republic of Singapore, although it may be accessed and used throughout the world. Subject to this Agreement, by submitting a registration or by accessing or using the Services, you and we each agree that the substantive laws of the Republic of Singapore will govern with respect to all matters relating to or arising from this Agreement, or the use (or inability to use) the Services, and that such laws will apply without regard to principles of conflict of laws. Subject to the dispute resolution procedures set forth above, all disputes, controversies or differences arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be submitted to the Singapore Mediation Centre for resolution by mediation in accordance with the Mediation Procedure of the Singapore Mediation Centre for the time being in force. The parties agree to participate in the mediation and undertake to abide by the terms of any settlement reached. Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any Claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the Services must be filed or otherwise commenced within one (1) year after such Claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
e. Indemnity of Us. You agree to indemnify and hold us, our owners, officers, directors, employees, affiliates and agents harmless, and, at our request, to defend us from and against any claim, demand, cause of action, debt, loss or liability, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, to the extent that such action is based upon, arises out of, or relates to your use (or inability to use) the Services, any aspect of Gearsourceasia.com®, or any other activities of yours accomplished using the Services or Gearsourceasia.com®.
f. Order of Precedence. This Agreement governs your use of Gearsourceasia.com® and access to the Services. This Agreement does not modify, alter or amend any other agreement you have entered or will enter into with us or any of our related or affiliated entities. To the extent that any provision of this Agreement, or any supplemental agreement offered as any part of any registration for additional Services on Gearsourceasia.com®, conflicts with any provision of your other agreements with us or any of our related or affiliated entities, the terms of such other conflicting agreements shall be superseded by this Agreement unless such other terms expressly state that they modify this Agreement and specifically reference this Agreement.
g. Assignment. You may not assign this Agreement without our written consent. We may freely assign this Agreement and our right under it without your consent or notice to you. This Agreement is binding on our successors and assigns.
h. Electronic Signature. You acknowledge that your electronic submissions constitute your agreement and intent to be bound by the agreements into which you thereby enter. Pursuant to any applicable statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances or other laws, including other similar statutes, YOU HEREBY AGREE TO THE USE OF ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES, CONTRACTS, APPLICATIONS AND OTHER RECORDS AND ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF NOTICES, POLICIES AND RECORDS OF TRANSACTIONS INITIATED OR COMPLETED THROUGH GEARSOURCEASIA.COM®. Further, you hereby waive any rights or requirements under any statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances or other laws in any jurisdiction which require an original signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, or to payments or the granting of credits by other than electronic means. You may obtain a copy of this Agreement by printing it now at no additional cost to you or by contacting us later at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may charge you up to $15 per copy of this Agreement if we send a copy to you at a later date.
BY CLICKING THE BUTTON MARKED [ACCEPT] OR BY ANY OTHER ACT ON YOUR PART TO USE GEARSOURCEASIA.COM® OR THE SERVICES IN ANY WAY, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES INCORPORATED INTO IT.
IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT OR DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND ALL OF THE AGREEMENTS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES THAT ARE INCORPORATED INTO IT, DO NOT CLICK ON THE BUTTON MARKED [ACCEPT].