Terms of Use – Forum

  1. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
    The Singapore Membrane Consortium (SG MEM) Forum sgmem.sg/forums/ provides its users with access to a collection of curated databases sourced from Lens.org that includes patents, papers and publications on membrane and related keywords, as well as an Intellectual Property (IP) for licensing database sourced from the Innovation and Enterprise Offices (IEOs) or Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) from Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) in Singapore. The SG MEM Forum also hosts discussion boards and provides a messaging function via personal inbox (the “Services”). Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Services, including the release of new resources and updates, shall be subject to the Terms of Service. You acknowledge and agree that to access and use these Services, you will be required to register as a member and adhere to the Member Conditions, and additionally shall be bound to strictly comply with the Forum Code of Conduct in addition to these Terms of Use.
  2. PRIVACY POLICY
    Please do not submit any personal information or data without first reading our Privacy Policy which explains our data use and privacy practices.
  3. MEMBER CONDITIONS
    • User Name, Password, Account Information
      • You agree that your Account is for your sole, personal use and you hereby agree not to share with or permit others to use your Account or Password nor will you assign or otherwise transfer your Account to any other person or entity.
      • You acknowledge and agree that any unauthorised sharing or disclosure of your Password by you will cause misrepresentation within the SG MEM community and constitutes an offence under Section 8 of the Computer Misuse Act (Cap. 50A). You further acknowledge and agree that such unauthorised sharing may result in your Account being an inauthentic online account as defined in the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act 2019 (“POFMA”) and that misuse of such an account may constitute an offence under the POFMA.
      • You shall provide SG MEM with accurate, complete, and up-to-date Account information and further ensure that the information is kept updated and remains current, accurate and complete. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of these Member Conditions, which may result in the restriction, suspension or immediate termination of your Account.
      • As part of the registration process for the Account, you will select a Password and User Name. You are reminded to have a strong Password and to regularly change your Password to prevent any unauthorised access of your Account. In addition, you may not:
        • Select or use a User Name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person;
        • Select or use a User Name with the intent to misrepresent your identity or to mislead any person as to your identity (e.g. to suggest an affiliation to / association with an organisation when no such affiliation / association exists);
  1. You shall promptly notify SG MEM of any known or suspected unauthorised use(s) of your Account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorised disclosure of your Password. You shall be solely responsible for safeguarding and maintaining the confidentiality of your User Name and Password.
  2. You shall be bound by and responsible for, and SG MEM shall be entitled to rely on, all communications transmitted through the use of your User Name and Password, and all such communications shall be deemed to be communications made and issued by you.
  3. You shall be responsible for all User Content, messages, and all online activity at the Site transmitted or conducted through the use of your User Name and Password.
  4. SG MEM shall have no responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost, expenses, or liabilities arising as a result of or in connection with the wrongful or fraudulent use of your User Name and Password.
  5. You agree that SG MEM reserves the right to change or re-assign User Names and/or Password(s) at its sole discretion by giving you notice. SG MEM shall not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred by you as a result of such change or re-assignment.
  6. Unless prior written notice of no less than thirty (30) days (or such other period specified by SG MEM) is given to SG MEM, you agree that SG MEM may automatically renew your online membership upon expiration, if any.
  7. USE OF ACCOUNT INFORMATION
    • In addition to and without limiting the terms of our Privacy Policy, by providing the information requested for your Account, you hereby consent to SG MEM’s use and disclosure of all such information and information relating to your use of the Site or Services for the following purposes:
      • To respond to your requests and queries;
      • To provide the Services to you;
      • To verify and process your personal particulars in relation to the provision of the Services;
      • To communicate information and updates to you in relation to the Services;
      • To enforce these Forum Terms of Use, Member Conditions and Forum Code of Conduct and our legal rights and remedies;
      • For marketing research, user profile and statistical analysis for the improvement of the Services;
      • For complying with law, the requests of law enforcement and regulatory officials, or orders of court; and consulting our professional advisers (including but not limited to accountants, lawyers and financial advisers);
      • For any other purpose for which we have obtained your consent, including the disclosure of such information to third parties including companies and organisations who provide a service to us or are acting as our agents (including their sub-contractors), or which assist us in processing transactions you make and in providing value added services that you have requested; and
      • For any other purpose reasonably related to the purposes listed above.
  1. SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION OF ACCOUNT
    • You agree that SG MEM has the right in its sole and absolute discretion and without notice to:
      • Restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Services; and/or
      • Terminate, deactivate or suspend your Account, delete your Account and all related information and files in your Account,

without assigning any reason.  Without prejudice to the generality of the above, SG MEM reserves the right to deactivate your Account if it has been inactive for a period of six (6) months or more, or if you are in breach of any of our Forum Terms of Use, Member Conditions or Forum Code of Conduct and/or if SG MEM believes that you have been using the Account for unlawful and/or undesirable activities.

  1. SG MEM may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice.
  2. You agree not to hold SG MEM liable or responsible for any loss or damage incurred by you arising out of or in connection with the suspension and/or termination of your Account or provision of Services.
  3. FORUM CODE OF CONDUCT
    • You represent and warrant that you have read and agree to be bound by our Forum Terms of Use and the Member Conditions.
    • You acknowledge that the Forum are used by a community of users from the SG MEM ecosystem, and you hereby agree and undertake:
      • To treat all users with respect and civility
      • Not to annoy, pester, solicit, harass, threaten, offend, insult, abuse, defame, or injure any other users, or commit any unlawful or tortious acts against other users
      • Not to spam or mail bomb other users, or act in any manner that adversely affects the use of the Services by other users
      • Not to 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.
      • Not to upload files or programmes that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage or impair the operation and functionality the Web site, Services, servers or any computer.
      • Not to upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party.
      • Not to upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
      • Not to advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose.
      • Not to conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
      • Not to download any file posted by another user of a Forum that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
      • Not to 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.
      • Not to restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communities.
      • Not to violate, facilitate or encourage the violation of any law or proprietary or other rights of any third party, violate any obligation of confidentiality, or falsely state or imply that such Content is sponsored or endorsed by SG MEM.
      • Not to collect or store personal data about other users.
      • Not to solicit for funds or donations.
  1. You agree that when using the Services:
    • You will only post relevant topics or replies.
    • You will not ‘hijack’ any topic to your advantage.
    • You will not intentionally put up false, misleading, incomplete or inaccurate information.
    • You will not alter, delete, manipulate, undermine or interfere with the listings or postings of any other Member.
    • You will not take part in any flame wars.
  2. Any infringing, fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity, or any breach of the Forum Terms of Use, Member Conditions, and Forum Code of Conduct shall be grounds for termination of your use of the Site and Services and/or your Account, at SG MEM’s sole and absolute discretion, and you may be reported to appropriate law-enforcement agencies.
  3. You agree to indemnify and hold SG MEM, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, partners, and employees, harmless from all claims, demands, actions, proceedings, liabilities (including statutory liability and liability to third parties), penalties, and costs (including without limitation, legal costs on a full indemnity basis), awards, losses and/or expenses, due to or arising out of:
    • Any listings, postings or User Content placed by you
    • Your use of any Services
    • Your breach of any terms and conditions of these Member Conditions
    • Your misrepresentation, fraudulent acts, tortious acts, breach of contract, or violation of any rights of another person or entity.
  4. USER CONTENT
    • You may not submit, upload or publish through the Site or the Services any User Content that is inaccurate, misleading, libellous, defamatory, threatening, pornographic, obscene, indecent, lewd, abusive, illegal, political, racist, religious, blasphemous, false, an infringement of any intellectual property rights of a third party, or would otherwise violate or encourage the violation of any law (including the Official Secrets Act (Cap.213)) or the proprietary or other rights of any third party (individually and collectively “Improper Works”).
    • SG MEM at all times retains the sole discretion to remove or decline to accept any User Content from the Site without assigning any reason whatsoever. Without limiting the foregoing right, SG MEM may monitor the Site for Improper Works (but is not obliged to do so) and reserves the right to remove any User Content which SG MEM believes are Improper Works, or which is the subject of any dispute.