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Terms of Use

Asean Business Gateway Inc, a company incorporated on 18th of September, 2012 in Mauritius, is the owner of this B2B portal (www.aseanbusinessgateway.com) and will henceforth be jointly referred as ‘ABG’.

The following terms and conditions, as may be amended from time to time, apply to all our services directly or indirectly made available online, through any mobile device, by email or by telephone. By accessing, browsing and using our website through whatever platform (hereafter collectively referred to as the "website"), you acknowledge and agree to have read, understood and agreed to the terms and conditions set out below (including the privacy statement).

1. Scope of our Service:

Through the portal/website, we (ABG) provide an online platform which serves as a Business Directory for companies based in ASEAN region and promotes business between suppliers and buyers globally.

Before you subscribe to and/or begin participating in or using web site, we expect that user(s) have fully read, understood and accepted the agreement.

2. Portal

ABG acts as a mere platform for our members to negotiate/interact to develop business relationships and other business services by way of locating companies to trade with, through our on-line  business directory OR by bidding for tenders placed by registered members.

We (ABG) do not take part in the actual transaction that takes place between the buyers and sellers and hence are not a party to any contract for sale negotiated between buyers and sellers. All transactions will be the responsibility of the parties involved only.  This agreement shall not be deemed to create any partnership, joint venture, or other joint business relationship between ABG and other party.

3. User Eligibility

User(s) means any individual or business entity that legally operates in the ASEAN countries or in other countries, uses and has the right to use the services provided by ABG. Our services are available only to those individuals or companies who can form legally binding contracts.   Therefore, in deference to international laws, user(s) must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible to use our services.

ABG advises its users that while accessing the web site, they must follow/abide by a Code of Conduct. ABG will not be responsible for the possible consequences caused by your actions during use of our web site. ABG, may, in its sole discretion, refuse the service to anyone at any time. The service is not available to temporarily or indefinitely suspended members of web site.

4. User(s) Agreement

This agreement applies to user(s) if user(s) are visitors, registered - free or paid user(s) who access the web site for any purpose. It also applies to any legal entity which may be represented by you under actual or apparent authority. User(s) may use this site solely for their own personal or internal purposes.

This agreement applies to all ABG services offered on the web site, collectively with any additional terms and condition that may be applicable to the specific service used/accessed by user(s).In the event of a conflict or inconsistency between any provision of the terms and conditions mentioned herein with those of the particular service, the provisions of the terms and conditions applicable to such specific services shall prevail.

5. Amendment to User(s) Agreement

ABG may change, modify, amend, or update this agreement from time to time without any prior notification to user(s) and the amended and restated terms and conditions of use shall be effective immediately on posting. If you do not adhere to the changes, you must stop using the service. Your continuous use of the service will signify your acceptance of the changed terms.

6.  Intellectual Property Rights

ABG is the sole owner or lawful licensee of all the rights to the web site and its content. Web site content means its design, layout, text, images, graphics, sound, video etc. The web site content embodies trade secrets and intellectual property rights protected under worldwide copyright and other laws. All title, ownership and intellectual property rights in the web site and its content shall remain with AseanBusinessGateway.com, its affiliates or licensor's of AseanBusinessGateway.com content, as the case may be.

All rights, not otherwise claimed under this agreement or by AseanBusinessGateway.com, are hereby reserved. The information contained in this web site is intended, solely to provide general information for the personal use of the reader, who accepts full responsibility for its use. ABG does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information, or advertisements (collectively, the "content") contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from any of the services contained on this web site, or the quality of any products, information or other materials displayed, or obtained by you as a result of an advertisement or any other information or offer in or in connection with the service.

We accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. All information in this web site is provided "as is" with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of performance, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Nothing herein shall to any extent substitute for the independent investigations and the sound technical and business judgment of the user(s). In no event shall ABG be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever with respect to the service, the materials and the products. User(s) of this site must hereby acknowledge that any reliance upon any content shall be at their sole risk.

The information presented here has been compiled from publicly aired and published sources. ABG respects these sources and is in no way trying to infringe on the respective copyrights or businesses of these entities. ABG reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to make improvements to, or correct any error or omissions in any portion of the service or the materials.

Trademark - "AseanBusinessGateway.com", "ABG" and related icons and logos are registered trademarks in certain jurisdictions and hence are protected under applicable copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights laws. The unauthorized copying, modification, use or publication of these marks is strictly prohibited.

Copyright - All content on this web site is the copyright of ABG except the third party content and link to third party web site on our website.

ABG cannot physically verify that the users who post product promotions, tenders, on the website have the right to sell the goods offered.   ABG will appreciate your assistance in identifying listings which may appear to be fake /illegitimate or infringing on your rights.    ABG is not an arbiter or judge of disputes about intellectual property rights. By taking down a listing,  ABG is not endorsing a claim of infringement. Neither, in those instances in which ABG declines to take down a listing, is ABG determining that the listing is not infringing, nor is ABG endorsing the sale of goods in such cases.

ABG reserves the right to terminate the account of a user(s) upon any infringement of the rights of others in conjunction with use of the ABG service, or if ABG believes that user(s) conduct is harmful to the interests of ABG, its affiliates, or other users, or for any other reason in ABG's sole discretion, with or without cause.

7. Links to third party Sites

Links to third party sites are provided by this web site as a convenience to user(s) and ABG does not have any control over such sites i.e. content and resources provided by them.   However, we will never provide links to website that promote prostitution, gambling and other prohibited & harmful content.

ABG may allow user(s) access to content, products or services offered by third parties through hyper links (in the form of word link, banners, channels or otherwise) to such Third Party's web site. You are cautioned to read such sites' terms and conditions and/or privacy policies before using such sites in order to be aware of the terms and conditions of your use of such sites. ABG believes that user(s) acknowledge that ABG has no control over such third party's site, does not monitor such sites, and ABG shall not be responsible or liable to anyone for such third party site, or any content, products or services made available on such a site.

8. Termination

Most content and some of the features on the web site are made available to visitors free of charge. However, ABG reserves the right to terminate access to certain areas or features of the web site (to paying or registered users) at any time for any reason, with or without notice. ABG also reserves the universal right to deny access to particular users to any/all of its services/content without any prior notice/explanation in order to protect the interests of ABG and/or other visitors to the web site. ABG reserves the right to limit, deny or create different access to the web site and its features with respect to different user(s), or to change any of the features or introduce new features without prior notice.

ABG withholds the right to temporary or permanent termination of membership of any user for any of the following reasons:

  1. If it concludes that the user(s) have provided any false information in connection with the member account to ABG, or are engaged in fraudulent or illegal activities.
  2. The user(s) breach any provisions of the terms and conditions of use agreement and/or Agreement of web site.
  3. Utilize web site to send spam messages or repeatedly publish the same product information.
  4. Post any material to registered members that is not related to their business or activities.
  5. Impersonate or unlawfully use another companies name to post information or conduct business of any form.
  6. Any unauthorized access, use, modification, or control of the web site data base, network or related services.
  7. Obtain by any means web site member's user name and/or password.
  8. Promote, sell or market prohibited products

If ABG terminates user(s) membership, user(s) will not have the right to re-register or join ABG under a new account or name unless formally invited to do so by ABG. In any case of termination, no membership charges will be refunded. User(s) acknowledge that inability to use the web site wholly or partially for whatever reason may have adverse effect on its business. User(s) hereby agree that in no event shall the web site be liable to the user(s) or any third parties for any inability to use the web site (whether due to disruption, limited access, changes to or termination of any features on the web site or otherwise), any delays, errors or omissions with respect to any communication or transmission, or any damage (direct, indirect, consequential or otherwise) arising from the use of or inability to use the web site or any of its features.

9. Refund

In cases where a registered user(s) decides that this Portal does not meet their objectives and indicates a desire to cancel the membership, ABG will not be liable for any pro-rata refunds. ABG's obligation will only be limited to deleting all the information posted by the user(s).

10. Registered User(s)

To become a Registered User(s), the user will have to follow & complete the registration process which will enable them to Log-in to their account and access the features of this website.  Users will be solely responsible for the content posted on their profile/account.

If you register on behalf of a business entity, you represent that business entity and

(a) you have the authority to bind the entity to terms and condition of use and/or this Agreement;

(b) the address you use when registering is the principal place of business of such business entity; and

(c) all other information submitted to ABG during the registration process is true, accurate, current and complete. For purposes of this provision, a branch or representative office will not be considered a separate entity and its principal place of business will be deemed to be that of its head office.

By becoming a Registered User, you consent to the inclusion of your personal data in our on-line database and authorize ABG to share such information with other user(s). ABG may refuse registration and deny the membership and associated User ID and Password to any user for whatever reason. Web site may suspend or terminate a Registered membership at any time without any prior notification in interest of ABG or general interest of its visitors/other members without giving any reason thereof. Registered Users are not a part or affiliate of ABG in any way.

11. Data Protection

Personal information supplied by user(s) during the use of web site is governed by our privacy policy. Please click here to know about our privacy policy.

12. Posting your content on site

Some of the content displayed on the website is provided or posted by third parties. User(s) can post their content on some of the sections/services of the web site using the self-help submit and edit tools provided at the Control Panel. User(s) may need to register and/or pay for some of these services.

ABG is not responsible for the accuracy, propriety, lawfulness or truthfulness of any Third Party content, and shall not be liable to any user(s) in connection with his/her reliance on such Third Party content. ABG is not responsible for the conduct of user(s) activities on the web site, and shall not be liable to any person in connection with any damage suffered by any person as a result of any such user's conduct.

In addition, User(s) solely represent, warrant and agree to:

  1. provide ABG with true, accurate, current and complete information to be displayed on the web site and
  2. maintain and promptly amend all information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. 

User(s) hereby grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide and royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) license to ABG to display and use all information provided by them in accordance with the purposes set forth in agreement and to exercise the copyright, publicity, and database rights you have in such material or information, in any form of media, third party copyrights, trademarks, trade secret rights, patents and other personal or proprietary rights affecting or relating to material or information displayed on the web site, including but not limited to rights of personality and rights of privacy, or affecting or relating to products that are offered or displayed on the web site (hereafter referred to as "Third Party Rights").

User(s) hereby represent, warrants and agree that user(s) shall be solely responsible for ensuring that any material or information you post on the web site or provide to web site or authorize the web site to display, does not, and that the products represented thereby do not, violate any Third Party Rights, or is posted with the permission of the owner(s) of such rights. User(s) hereby represent, warrant and agree that they have the right to manufacture, offer, sell, import and distribute the products offered and displayed on the web site, and that such manufacture, offer, sale, importation and/or distribution of those products violates no Third Party Rights.

User(s) hereby represent, warrant and agree that information submitted to ABG for display on the web site will not:

  1. Contain fraudulent information or make fraudulent offers of items or involve the sale or attempted sale of counterfeit or stolen items or items whose sales and/or marketing is prohibited by applicable law, or otherwise promote other illegal activities;

  2. Be part of a scheme to defraud other User(s) of the web site or for any other unlawful purpose;

  3. Relate to sale of products or services that infringe or otherwise abet or encourage the infringement or violation of any third party's copyright, patent, trademarks, trade secret or other proprietary right or rights of publicity or privacy, or any other Third Party Rights;

  4. Violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including without limitation those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising);

  5. Be defamatory, libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing;

  6. Be obscene or contain or infer any pornography or sex-related merchandising or any other content or otherwise promotes sexually explicit materials or is otherwise harmful to minors;

  7. Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;

  8. Contain any material that constitutes unauthorized advertising or harassment (including but not limited to spamming), invades anyone's privacy or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law or regulation;

  9. Solicit business from any User(s) in connection with a commercial activity that competes with ABG;

  10. Contain any computer viruses or other destructive devices and codes that have the effect of damaging, interfering with, intercepting or expropriating any software or hardware system, data or personal information;

  11. Link directly or indirectly to or include descriptions of goods or services that are prohibited under the prevailing law; or

  12. Otherwise create any liability for ABG or its affiliates.

ABG reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any material/content/photos/offers displayed on the web site which it reasonably believes is unlawful, could subject ABG to liability, violates the terms and conditions and/or Agreement or is otherwise found inappropriate in ABG's opinion. Web site reserves the right to cooperate fully with governmental authorities, private investigators and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected criminal or civil wrongdoing.

In connection with any of the foregoing, web site may suspend or terminate the Account of any User as web site deems appropriate in its sole discretion. User(s) agree that web site shall have no liability to any User(s), including no liability for consequential or any other damages, in the event web site takes any of the actions mentioned in this Section, and that you agree to bear the risk that web site may take such actions.

Web site acts as a content integrator and is not responsible for the information provided by user(s) to be displayed on the web site. ABG do not have any role in developing the content.

13. Interaction between users

ABG provides an on-line platform for exchanging information between buyers and suppliers of products and services. Web site does not represent the seller or the buyer in specific transactions and does not charge any commission for enabling any transaction. Web site does not control and is not liable to or responsible for the quality, safety, lawfulness or availability of the products or services offered for sale on the web site or the ability of the suppliers to complete a sale or the ability of buyers to complete a purchase. User(s) are cautioned that there may be risks of dealing with foreign nationals or people acting under false pretenses. ABG encourages user(s) to use various tools available on the web site and otherwise, as well as common sense, to evaluate the user(s) with whom they would like to deal with.

User(s) acknowledge that user(s) fully assume the risks of purchase and sale transactions when using the web site to conduct transactions, and that user(s) fully assume the risks of liability or harm of any kind in connection with subsequent activity of any kind relating to products or services that are the subject of transactions using the web site.

Such risks shall include, but are not limited to, mis-representation of products and services, fraudulent schemes, unsatisfactory quality, failure to meet specifications, defective or dangerous products, unlawful products, delay or default in delivery or payment, cost mis-calculations, breach of warranty, breach of contract and transportation accidents. Such risks also include the risks that the manufacture, importation, distribution, offer, display, purchase, sale and/or use of products or services offered or displayed on the web site may violate or may be asserted to violate Third Party Rights, and the risk that you may incur costs of defense or other costs in connection with third parties' assertion of Third Party Rights, or in connection with any claims by any party that they are entitled to defense or indemnification in relation to assertions of rights, demands or claims by Third Party Rights claimants. Such risks also include the risks that consumers, other purchasers, end-users of products or others claiming to have suffered injuries or harms relating to product originally obtained by user(s) of the web site as a result of purchase and sale transactions in connection with using the web site may suffer harms and/or assert claims arising from their use of such products. All of the foregoing risks are hereafter referred to as "Transaction Risks".

User(s) agree that ABG shall not be liable or responsible for any damages, liabilities, costs, harms, inconveniences, business disruptions or expenditures of any kind that may occur/arise as a result of or in connection with any Transaction Risks. User(s) are solely responsible for all of the terms and conditions of the transactions conducted on, through or as a result of use of the web site, including, without limitation, terms regarding payment, returns, warranties, shipping, insurance, fees, taxes, title, licenses, fines, permits, handling, transportation and storage. In the event of a dispute with any party to a transaction, user(s) agrees to release and indemnify ABG (and our agents, affiliates, directors, officers and employees) from all claims, demands, actions, proceedings, costs, expenses and damages (including without limitation any actual, special, incidental or consequential damages) arising out of or in connection with such transaction. User(s) may use the content/features on web site solely for their personal or internal purposes. User(s) agree that they will not use ABG database and/or services to send junk mail, chain letters or spamming or the transmission of any unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature. Further, as a Registered User, user(s) will not use the Email Account to publish, distribute, transmit or circulate any unsolicited advertising or promotional information or any content that is obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, defamatory, threatening, or which incites or results in causing racial hatred, discrimination, menace or breach of confidence.

14. Limitation of Liability/Disclaimer

The features and services on the web site are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis, and web site hereby expressly disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to any warranties of condition, quality, durability, performance, accuracy, reliability, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. All such warranties, representations, conditions, undertakings and terms are hereby excluded. ABG makes no representations or warranties about the validity, accuracy, correctness, reliability, quality, stability, completeness of any information provided on or through the web site. ABG does not represent or warranty that the manufacture, importation, distribution, offer, display, purchase, sale and/or use of products or services offered or displayed on the web site does not violate any third party rights; and ABG makes no representations or warranties of any kind concerning any product or service offered or displayed on the web site. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the web site is done at your sole discretion and risk and you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that may result from the download of any such material. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from web site or through or from the web site shall create any warranty not expressly stated herein.

Under no circumstances shall web site be held liable for any delay or failure or disruption of the content or services delivered through the web site resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces or causes beyond its reasonable control, including without limitation, Internet failures, computer, telecommunications or any other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, flood, storms, explosions, Acts of God, natural calamities, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals or non-performance of third parties. User(s) hereby agree to indemnify and save web site, its affiliates, directors, officers and employees harmless, from any and all losses, claims, liabilities (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis) which may arise from your use of the web site (including but not limited to the display of your information on the web site) or from your breach of any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. User(s) hereby further agree to indemnify and save web site, its affiliates, directors, officers and employees harmless, from any and all losses, claims, liabilities (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis) which may arise from your breach of any representations and warranties made by you to web site.

User(s) hereby further agree to indemnify and save web site, its affiliates, directors, officers and employees harmless, from any and all losses, claims, liabilities (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis) which may arise, directly or indirectly, as a result of any claims asserted by Third Party Rights claimants or other third parties relating to products offered or displayed on the web site. User(s) hereby further agree that web site is not responsible and shall have no liability to it, for any material posted by others, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material and that the risk of damages from such material rests entirely with you. Web site reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you shall cooperate with web site in asserting any available defenses.

Web site shall not be liable for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever (including but not limited to damages for loss of profits or savings, business interruption, loss of information), whether in contract, negligence, tort, strict liability or otherwise or any other damages resulting from any of the following:

  1. The use or the inability to use the web site;
  2. Violation of Third Party Rights or claims or demands that User(s) manufacture, importation, distribution, offer, display, purchase, sale and/or use of products or services offered or displayed on the web site may violate or may be asserted to violate Third Party Rights; or claims by any party that they are entitled to defense or indemnification in relation to assertions of rights, demands or claims by Third Party Rights claimants;
  3. Any defect in goods, samples, data, information or services purchased or obtained from a User(s) or a third-party service provider through the web site;
  4. Unauthorized access by third parties to data or private information of any User(s);
  5. Statements or conduct of any User(s) of the web site; or
  6. Any matters relating to Premium Services however arising, including negligence.

15. Notices

All notices or demands to or upon web site shall be effective if in writing and shall be duly made when sent to ABG in the following manner to:  Asean Business Gateway Inc., c/o Trident Trust Company (Mauritius) Ltd,  5th floor, Barkly Wharf, Le Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius.

All notices or demands to or upon a User(s) shall be effective if either delivered personally, sent by courier, certified mail, by facsimile or email to the last-known correspondence, fax or email address provided by the User(s) to web site, or by posting such notice or demand on an area of the web site that is publicly accessible without a charge.

Notice to a User(s) shall be deemed to be received by such User(s) if and when web site is able to demonstrate that communication, whether in physical or electronic form, has been sent to such User(s), or immediately upon web site's posting such notice on an area of the web site that is publicly accessible without charge.

16. Governing Law and Dispute Resolutions

Terms and condition of use agreement and/ or Agreement, Privacy Policy shall be governed in all respect by the laws of Mauritius. ABG considers itself and intended to be subject to the jurisdiction only of the Supreme Court of Mauritius. The parties to this Agreement hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Mauritius Courts.

The above mentioned terms and conditions of use and/or Agreement and the Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between the User(s) and ABG with respect to access to and use of the web site, superseding any prior written or oral agreements in relation to the same subject matter herein. 

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