Terms & Conditions

Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”, “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using the website www.read-a.com (the “Service”), operated by Apical Media (“us”, “we”, or “our”).

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms, then you may not access the Service. Unauthorised use of the Site may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.

Eligibility
You represent warrant and attest that you are of the age of majority and of sound mind. By using our Service, you are deemed to confirm that you meet the minimum age requirement. You further agree that you fully understand the contents, meaning and impact of these Terms and warrant and represent that you are fully able and competent to enter into and be bound by these Terms.

Content
All content published on A: The First Of is intended for personal, non-commercial use only. These include, but are not limited to, articles, illustrations, images, logos, fonts and video clips; and are protected by international copyright laws. The content is owned by A: The First Of unless indicated otherwise.
You may not replicate, publish, reproduce, or in any way seek commercial benefit by using content from the Service without prior written permission from A: The First Of.

Links to Other Websites
The Service may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by A: The First Of.
A: The First Of has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that A: The First Of shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites or services.

Confidential Information
You expressly undertake to retain in full confidence all confidential information which are the confidential and proprietary information at all material times belonging wholly and exclusively to us; save as expressly allowed by us or as pursuant to the terms of our Service. You agree and avow that you will not use, disclose or otherwise provide to any third party any Confidential Information under any circumstances whatsoever and howsoever; without our prior written consent.

Severability
The Terms operate to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of the Terms is invalid, unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from the Terms and does not affect the validity legality and enforceability of any of the remaining provisions or portions thereof, which shall remain in full force and effect and binding on you. Any such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision or portion thereof shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of such provision or portion thereof within the limits of applicable law or applicable court decisions.

Waiver or Delay.
Any waiver by us of a breach by you of these Terms and Conditions must be in writing, shall be effective only to the extent set forth in such writing, and shall not operate or be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach by you. No failure on our part to insist upon strict compliance by you with any obligation or provision hereunder shall constitute a waiver of our right to demand exact compliance with the terms of this Agreement. Nor shall any delay or omission in exercising any of our right, power or remedy upon a breach or default by you impair or vitiate any such right, power or remedy. The exercise of any right or remedy by us as provided in this Agreement shall be without prejudice to the right to exercise any other right or remedy provided by law or equity. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.

Termination
We may terminate or suspend access to our Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.
All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Entire Agreement.
The Terms and Conditions, together with our Privacy Policy and any other terms and conditions incorporated hereunder, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and us concerning our Service.This entire agreement supersedes and govern any prior or collateral agreements between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. This entire agreement may not be modified except in writing executed by duly authorized representatives of the parties. The terms and conditions of this entire agreement shall prevail notwithstanding any variance or inconsistencies with the terms and conditions of any other previous agreements between us regarding the Service .

Limited Liability
Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted (and in that event, liability is disclaimed to the fullest extent permitted by law), in no event will A: The First Of be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including also lost profits arising from your use of the Service.

Indemnity
All users agree to indemnify, and hold harmless A: The First Of, its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, actions, demands, losses or damages arising from or resulting from their use of the Site or their breach of these Terms.

Changes
We reserve the right to modify or replace these Terms and Conditions at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 30 days’ notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.
By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Service forthwith.

Relationship of the Parties.
Nothing contained in these Terms and Conditions together with our Privacy Policy and any other terms and conditions incorporated hereunder, shall be construed as creating any agency, partnership, or other form of joint enterprise between the parties. The relationship between us shall at all times be that of independent contractors. No right is conferred on you except those expressly granted herein.

Governing Laws
These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore where applicable, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at
business@apical.media

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE.

Welcome to read-a.com. The materials on this website (the “Site”) are provided by Apical Media Pte Ltd. (“APICAL”), as a service to its customers, are to be used for informational purposes only, and subject to change without notice. By using and/or downloading any materials from the Site, you will be deemed to agree to the terms and conditions (“these Terms”), govern the Site’s relationship with you. Unauthorized use of the Site may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

DECLARATION: By entering and using the Site, you confirm, declare, and represent that you are physically in Malaysia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, China, Macau, Philippines, Laos, Burma, Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia, or Taiwan.
Furthermore, in order to use the Site, you must have the power and legal age of your jurisdiction to enter into a binding agreement. You declare that all information you provide to the Site in relation to your identity (if any) is true, accurate and correct, and you shall update APICAL promptly within five (5) calendar days should there be any change during your use of the Site.

OWNERSHIP: All content on the Site and/or on e-mails distributed to you from read-a.com and APICAL including without limitation text, graphics, logos, button icons, and images, and the selection and arrangement of such content (“Materials”) is the exclusive property of read-a.com or its licensors and is protected by international copyright laws and treaty provisions. All rights not expressly granted are reserved. Any unauthorized use of any Materials on the Site may constitute a violation of copyright, trademark, and other laws governing the Materials presented on the Site.

LIMITED LICENSE: You may use or download Materials displayed on the Site for noncommercial and personal use only. APICAL retains full and complete right and title to the downloaded Materials, including but not limited to any files and images incorporated in or generated by the Materials and accompanying data and APICAL retains all intellectual property rights therein. If you download the Materials, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices displayed on the Materials. Except as provided herein, you may not distribute, modify, transmit, post, or otherwise use the content of the Site and/or content contained in e-mails distributed to you from read-a.com for public or commercial purposes without APICAL’s written permission. You agree to prevent any unauthorized copying or other use of the Materials.

CONTENT: Your access to the Site is entirely at your own risk. The reviews published on the Site are both the fair comment of critics of read-a.com’s editorial team and the opinions of APICAL’s users (“users”), with a numerical rating reflecting the average score given by all users on a particular establishment and direct quotes or paraphrases from users’ comments. By using the Site, you are deemed to accept these Terms and you expressly authorize APICAL to edit user reviews for accuracy and legality and/or to refrain from publishing or remove any user comments at any point. However, APICAL does not have control over and does not guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any advertisement or materials posted by other users or endorse any opinions expressed by users on the Site. All information that users submit to the Site, including all numerical votes and written comments, will be considered voluntary submission. By posting content on the Site, you unconditionally grant to APICAL a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free right to exercise the copyright, publicity and database rights (but no other rights) you may have in the content for APICAL to use the same for any purpose including host, display, promote, copy, download, forward, distribute, reproduce, sell and re-use the content in any form whatsoever.

PERSONAL INFORMATION: APICAL recognizes its responsibilities in relation to the collection, holding, processing, use and/or transfer of personal data under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (CAP. 486) (“PDPO”) and applicable laws and regulations in force from time to time. Personal data will be collected and used only for lawful and relevant purposes including direct marketing. For direct marketing, please note that your name, age, date of birth, home address, home telephone number, mobile telephone number and email address may be used by APICAL in relation to the online media and magazines that APICAL may offer. Your personal data may be transferred overseas to affiliated companies or agents for the purposes of the business operation and in helping APICAL to provide the relevant Materials and latest news updates to you. Your personal data is confidential and all practicable steps will be taken to ensure its security and to avoid unauthorized or accidental access or disclosure, erasure or other use. Your personal data will only be disclosed where permitted by the provisions in the PDPO or when APICAL is legally compelled to do so by applicable laws and regulations or pursuant to a court order. Your personal data may be collected over the Internet by the use of small text files called “cookies”. A website sends to and stores “cookies” locally on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies allow APICAL to recognize your computer the next time you visit the Site to help improve your experience and better provide relevant Materials to you. The type of information APICAL collects as a result of a cookie is specific to your computer and may include, without limitation, the Internet Protocol (IP) address and the date and time you accessed the Site. The data stored on a “cookie” can be retrieved by APICAL when you visit the Site. You may change the settings of your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or you may refuse to receive it and decide whether to accept it or not. Please note that in refusing acceptance of cookies, some or all parts of the Site may not function properly and you may not be able to use all of the Site’s features. This clause covers the use of cookies by the Site only and does not cover the use of cookies by any other persons including APICAL’s service providers who may also use cookies on the Site. You have the right to request access to and for correction of your personal data held by APICAL and such requests will be dealt with in accordance with the PDPO. You also have the opt-out right if you do not wish APICAL to use or provide to other parties your personal data for use in direct marketing as described in this clause. To exercise your opt-out right, right of access to and for correction of your personal data, you may notify APICAL at any time and without charge by email to business@apical.media.
You agree, represent, warrant, and guarantee that all personal data provided by you is true, accurate, complete, up-to-date, and solely yours. You must not impersonate, imitate or pretend to be somebody else when registering and/or setting up an account/profile on the Site. If any of your personal data changes, you must update it promptly by using the mechanism or contact information if available on the Site that allows you to change or update your personal data. APICAL shall have no liability for loss or damages including your failure to receive critical information, associated with or arising from your failure to maintain accurate, complete or up-to-date personal data. APICAL shall not be responsible for verifying your personal data.

PROHIBITED CONTENT: You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Site any abusive, unlawful, disruptive or false content and other content which APICAL at its sole discretion deems to be inappropriate. APICAL will cooperate to the fullest extent possible to assist authorities in prosecuting those persons responsible for such postings.

LINKED SITES: The Site may also include links to other websites including third party links. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that APICAL endorses the website(s), unless such site is legally affiliated with APICAL. APICAL shall have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s). APICAL reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to terminate any link or linking program at any time and for any reason it deems appropriate. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to the Site, you do this entirely at your own risk.

DISCLAIMER: Any information or Materials on the Site and/or included in emails distributed to you by read-a.com is provided to you without warranty and your use of such is entirely at your own risk, for which APICAL shall not be liable for. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through the Site meet your specific requirements. The Materials are provided “as is” without any express or implied warranty of any kind including, but not limited to, warranties of accuracy, completeness, merchantability, non-infringement of intellectual property, or fitness for any particular purpose. APICAL also does not warrant that the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the site or the server are free of viruses or other harmful components. You also acknowledge that third party links and websites may appear on the site. You understand and agree that any Materials downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the site or from third party links and websites is at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of materials and use of the site or from third party links and websites. APICAL does not make any warranty regarding any goods or services purchased or obtained as a result of comments posted on / content published on the site. In no event shall APICAL or its’ licensors/suppliers, its officers, directors, employees or agents be liable to you for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of information, direct or indirect, incidental, coincidental or punitive damages of any kind howsoever arising, including negligence) out of the use of or inability to use the materials / the site, even if APICAL has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

INDEMNITY: All users agree to indemnify, and hold harmless APICAL, its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, actions, demands, losses or damages arising from or resulting from their use of the Site or their breach of these Terms.

APPLICABLE LAWS: The Site is controlled by APICAL from its offices within Singapore. These Terms and any dispute or matter arising from or incidental to the use of the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore without regard to choice or conflicts of law principles. Both users and APICAL shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Singapore. Those who choose to access the Site from locations other than Singapore do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

APICAL TRADEMARKS: All the trademarks used in the Site are either owned or used by APICAL under licences from the respective trademark owners. Any third parties may use all these trademarks only with permission from APICAL.

UPDATES: Where APICAL revises, changes or modifies these Terms, APICAL shall publish a notice 7 days’ prior to such revision, change or modification of these Terms. If you do not agree to the updated Terms, you should not proceed to use or access the Site.
Please remember to visit the Site from time to time to review any amendments to these Terms and their effect on your use of the Site and the Materials contained herein.