1. Description of Our Services. Asiatravelbug.com is a travel blog presenting travel information about Asia and beyond. The website is for informational purposes only and is not an e-commerce site. In no event do we accommodate any type of booking services or sell any third party’s products and services. Some of the content within the website may be provided by third parties, affiliate providers or users.
Your use of our website not in accordance with the terms and conditions provided herein shall give rise to our right to claim for damages or otherwise to be indemnified against any and all liability arising from or in connection with such use.
3. User Content. Certain features of our website such as blog posts allow you and other users to post content including comments, messages, photos and other materials. Such content that is generated, posted, submitted or transmitted by you and other users is referred to as “User Content”. You understand that you may only post, submit, transmit and generate original content and undertake not to generate, post, submit, or transmit User Content that is offensive, defamatory, indecent, illegal, plagiarized or otherwise erroneous.
By transmitting, submitting, posting or displaying User Content in our website which is intended to be available to the general public, you grant Asiatravelbug a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, and publish such User Content for the limited purpose of operating and developing our website and providing and promoting our services. Subject to the grant of such license, you shall retain all proprietary rights in and shall be solely responsible for any damages, claim or liability arising from or in connection with the posting or use of such User Content. You undertake to fully and promptly indemnify and hold harmless Asiatravelbug for any and all damages or claims for which it may be held liable in connection with the posting, display or use of your User Content.
While Asiatravelbug will endeavor to pre-screen, flag, and filter User Content, you understand that in accessing or using our website, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, defamatory, indecent, illegal, plagiarized, or otherwise erroneous and therefore such use or access is at your own risk. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Asiatravelbug reserves the right to refuse to accept, post, or transmit, or remove or delete User Content where, in its reasonable determination, it violates these terms or any applicable law or regulation.
In any event, Asiatravelbug shall not be liable for any claim arising from the use or access of User Content that is offensive, defamatory, indecent, illegal, plagiarized, or otherwise erroneous.
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To the extent that the blog posts, newsletters or travel guides contain contents that originated from third party providers, you understand and acknowledge that such contents shall be the sole responsibility of the third party provider. Asiatravelbug shall not be held liable for any claim, loss or damage arising from or in connection with such contents including claims for infringement of copyright or other intellectual property right.
Asiatravelbug owns and retains the copyright and other intellectual property rights to contents generated or commissioned by Asiatravelbug (“Original Content”) and you undertake not to plagiarize or copy such Original Content without express permission from Asiatravelbug. You understand and acknowledge that Asiatravelbug has the right to avail of any and all remedies to enjoin or otherwise stop the unauthorized use or copying of its Original Content in addition to the right to claim for damages, among others, for such unauthorized use or copying of the Original Content or otherwise for the infringement of its intellectual property rights thereto.
6. Travel Advice. Our website may contain travel advice or recommendations (e.g. hotel recommendations, trip recommendations) from Asiatravelbug, its users, or third party service providers. As they are merely advice or recommendations, you are enjoined to conduct whatever investigation you may deem necessary or appropriate before proceeding to follow any such advice or recommendation. You understand and acknowledge that Asiatravelbug shall not be liable for death or personal injury or loss of or damage to property on the occasion of or in the course of a trip pursuant to a travel advice or recommendation posted on our website.
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Upon your express consent, Asiatravelbug may directly send you Advertisements to your e-mail. You shall promptly notify Asiatravelbug in accordance with the applicable procedure should you opt not to further receive Advertisements in your e-mail.
You agree and acknowledge that Asiatravelbug shall not be liable for the veracity or availability of such Advertisements and for any claim, loss or damage arising from or in connection with your reliance upon such Advertisements. As the Advertisements are owned and controlled by third parties, you are enjoined to undertake such investigation you deem necessary or appropriate prior to entering into transactions in reliance upon such Advertisements.
8. Hacking or Unauthorized Access. While Asiatravelbug values the information that users provide, the databases derived therefrom, and the contents posted on our website and thus, undertake to adopt measures to protect the security of such information, databases and contents, Asiatravelbug cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat such security measures. Unless Asiatravelbug fails to undertake reasonable security measures to protect such information, databases and contents, you agree and acknowledge that Asiatravelbug shall not be liable whatsoever for the hacking or unauthorized use or copying of the same by unauthorized third parties. To further prevent such breach of security or unauthorized access, you agree to undertake such measures that are generally undertaken by users to protect their account, personal information and User Content.
9. Disclaimer of Warranties. You understand and acknowledge that the information provided to you on our website is free of charge. While Asiatravelbug shall, as far as practicable, endeavor to check the veracity, accuracy, currency and completeness of its Original Content, you acknowledge and accept that other information are provided on an “As Is”, “As Available” basis, without any warranty or representation of any kind. We disclaim all warranties express, implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement of intellectual property of third parties to the fullest extent allowed by applicable law or statute. In addition, we do not provide any warranties and/or representations as to the following: (i) our website will be available at any particular time or location or that its operation will be uninterrupted or error free, (ii) the validity, accuracy, currency, reliability and/or completeness of User Content or information provided by third parties or affiliates, or (iii) the content of our website or third party website is free of viruses, worms, adware or malware. Asiatravelbug shall not be liable for any such warranties all of which are disclaimed as provided herein.
For your own protection, you agree to undertake all the necessary measures such as use of virus scanner to keep your computer or device virus-free before downloading any information or material from our website.
10. Limitation of Liability and Damages. You expressly acknowledge and agree that in no event shall we be held liable or responsible for any direct, indirect, general, special, exemplary, incidental or consequential damages or loss of any kind, arising out any breach of contract, negligence, tort, or strict liability in connection with or arising out of (i) the use or inability to use our website or services, or the use of a third party’s website linked to our website, (ii) your reliance on any information provided on our website or on a third party’s website linked to our website, (iii) the unauthorized access to, hacking of, or alterations to your transmissions or data despite reasonable security measures undertaken by Asiatravelbug, (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on or in relation to our website or services.
12. Trademarks and Copyrights. Unless otherwise owned by users or third parties, we reserve all rights to trademark and copyright over all text, logos, slogans, trademarks, pictures, illustrations and/or any materials published in our website (“Materials”). Nothing in this website shall be construed as granting, by implication or estoppel, copyright or any right to use such Materials without the prior written consent of Asiatravelbug or the owner of proprietary rights to such Materials, as the case may be. Except as expressly authorized by Asiatravelbug or the owner of the intellectual property rights to the Materials or otherwise permitted herein, you agree not to modify, sell, distribute, copy, imitate, or create derivative works from such Materials. You understand and agree that you shall be liable for infringement of copyright and any proprietary right to the Materials and shall promptly comply with any order or demand to cease from undertaking acts that infringes or further infringes copyright and any other proprietary right to the Materials.
With respect to use of Materials owned by third parties, you agree to indemnify and hold Asiatravelbug harmless for any claim for which Asiatravelbug may be held liable arising from your use of such Materials in a manner that infringes copyright and other intellectual property rights.
13. Storage of Content. You agree and acknowledge that Asiatravelbug is not responsible or liable for the deletion or failure to store any content posted on our website or transmitted or submitted to Asiatravelbug.
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Asiatravelbug may change, suspend or discontinue any service at any time without notice including the availability of any feature, database or content and shall not be held liable for such change, suspension or discontinuance of service.