Term of Use

    Term of Use


  1. Thank you for visiting www.comchest.gov.sg. By accessing and using this website, you shall be deemed to have accepted to be legally bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use this website.



  2. General

  3. These Terms of Use may be changed from time to time. Changes will be posted on this page and your use of this website after such changes have been posted will constitute your agreement to the modified Terms of Use and all of the changes.



  4. Proprietary Rights 

  5. This website is maintained by the National Council of Social Service (“NCSS”).

  6. The materials located on this website including the information and software programs (the Contents), are protected by copyright, trademark and other forms of proprietary rights. All rights, title and interest in the Contents are owned by, licensed to or controlled by NCSS.


  7. Privacy Policy


  8. Read more about our privacy policy on the Privacy Statement page.


  9. Restrictions on use of Materials 

  10. Except as otherwise provided, the Contents of this website shall not be reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or otherwise distributed in any way, without the prior written permission of NCSS.



  11. Modification of any of the Contents or use of the Contents for any other purpose will be a violation of NCSS's copyright and other intellectual property rights. Graphics and images on this website are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced or appropriated in any manner without written permission of NCSS.



  12. Disclaimers against Warranties, Representations and Liability

  13. The Contents of this website are provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind. To the fullest extent permitted by law, NCSS does not warrant and hereby disclaims any warranty:

    • as to the accuracy, correctness, reliability, timeliness, non-infringement, title, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose of the Contents of this website;

    • that the Contents available through this website or any functions associated therewith will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that defects will be corrected or that this website and the server is and will be free of all viruses and/or other harmful elements.

  14. NCSS shall also not be liable for any damage or loss of any kind caused as a result (direct or indirect) of the use of the website, including but not limited to any damage or loss suffered as a result of reliance on the Contents contained in or available from the website.



  15. Right of Access 

  16. NCSS reserves all rights to deny or restrict access to this website to any particular person, or to block access from a particular Internet address to this website, at any time, without ascribing any reasons whatsoever.



  17. Links from this website to other websites

  18. This website contains hyperlinks to websites which are not maintained by NCSS. NCSS is not responsible for the contents of those websites and shall not be liable for any damages or loss arising from access to those websites. Use of the hyperlinks and access to such websites are entirely at your own risk.

  19. Hyperlinks to other websites are provided as a convenience. In no circumstances shall NCSS be considered to be associated or affiliated with any trade or service marks, logos, insignia or other devices used or appearing on websites to which this website is linked.



  20. Except as set forth below, caching and links to, and the framing of this website or any of the Contents are prohibited.



  21. You must secure permission from NCSS prior to hyperlinking to, or framing, this website or any of the Contents, or engaging in similar activities. NCSS reserves the right to impose conditions when permitting any hyperlinking to, or framing of this website or any of the Contents.

  22. Your linking to, or framing any part of this website or its Contents constitute acceptance of these Terms of Use. This is deemed to be the case even after the posting of any changes or modifications to these Terms of Use. If you do not accept these Terms of Use, you must discontinue linking to, or framing of this website or any of the Contents.



  23. In no circumstances shall NCSS be considered to be associated or affiliated in whatever manner with any trade or service marks, logos, insignia or other devices used or appearing on web the Contents.



  24. NCSS reserves all rights to disable any links to, or frames of any site containing inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topics, names, material or information, or material or information that violates any written law, any applicable intellectual property, proprietary, privacy or publicity rights.



  25. NCSS reserves the right to disable any unauthorised links or frames and disclaims any responsibility for the content available on any other site reached by links to or from this website or any of the Contents.



  26. Use of Communication Services

  27. The Web Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:



    • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

    • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.

    • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.

    • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.

    • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.

    • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.

    • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.

    • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.

    • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.

       

    • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.

    • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.

    • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

  28. NCSS has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, NCSS reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. NCSS reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.



  29. NCSS reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in NCSS's sole discretion.



  30. Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. NCSS does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, NCSS specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized NCSS spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of NCSS.



  31. Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.



  32. Governing Law 

  33. These Terms of Use shall be governed and construed in accordance with laws of the Republic of Singapore.