SPD Website Terms of Use

1. Agreement

1.1 Thank you for visiting the SPD Website at URL: http://spd.org.sg (“Website”). Access to any part of the Website is governed by these terms and conditions (“Terms”). Your access and/or use of this Website shall be deemed to be acceptance of these Terms, which together with other terms or legal notices posted on the Website such as our Privacy Policy (https://spd.org.sg/useful-links/privacy-policy/) govern the relationship between you as user and SPD in relation to this Website. If you do not agree to any of these Terms, please exit the Website immediately.

1.2 In these Terms, “we”, “us” and “our” refers to SPD (“SPD”). “You” and “your” refers to any persons and/or organisation accessing or using this Website.

1.3 We may revise these Terms and modify or discontinue information or features that form part of the Website at any time, without notice to you, and without liability. You should visit this page from time to time and review the Terms. Your use of this Website after changes made by us will constitute your agreement to the modified Terms and all the changes.


2. Access to the Website

2.1 The accessibility and operation of the Website relies on technologies outside of our control.

2.2 We do not guarantee that this Website (including where applicable, the server) will be:
• error-free;
• continuously available or uninterrupted in operation; or
• free of viruses or other harmful components not specifically mentioned or that defects will be corrected.

3. Relying on the Website’s Information

3.1 We provide the Website as a general information source only and we are not involved in giving professional advice here.

3.2 The Website may not cover all information available on a particular issue. Nothing contained on this Website constitutes professional advice nor is it to be relied on when making any decision. You should do your own checks or obtain professional advice relevant to your particular circumstances before relying on this Website.

3.3 While we try to ensure that information posted on this Website is timely and accurate, sometimes inaccuracies may occur. All information is provided “as is” and without warranty of any kind. No warranty of any kind, implied, express or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, satisfactory quality and/or fitness for a particular purpose, is given in relation this Website and the materials and information within the Website.

4. Links from this Website to other websites

4.1 This Website contains hyperlinks which are not maintained by us. Use and/or access of the hyperlinks and access to such hyperlinked websites are entirely at your own risk.

4.2 All hyperlinks to other websites are provided to you for convenience only. We do not, in any circumstances approve, endorse or accept any responsibility for any hyperlinked website or any hyperlink contained in a hyperlinked website. We are not to be considered as associated or affiliated in whatever manner with any trade or service marks, logos, insignia or other devices used or appearing on websites to which this Website is linked.

5. Links to this Website from other websites

5.1 Caching or framing of, or linking to this Website or any of its contents thereof, is strictly prohibited.

5.2 You may link to this Website only with our prior written permission, which may be subject to conditions.

5.3 We reserve the right to change the URL of this Website without prior notice to you.

5.4 We reserve all rights to disable any links to, or frames of any website 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.

5.5 We reserve the right to disable any unauthorised links or frames and disclaim any responsibility for the content available on any other website reached by links to or from this Website or any of its contents.

6. Security

6.1 Where appropriate, we use available technology to protect the security of communication made through the Website. However, we do not accept liability for the security, authenticity, integrity or confidentiality of any transactions and other communications made through the Website.

6.2 Internet communications may be susceptible to interference or interception by third parties. Despite best efforts, we make no warranties that the Website is free of infection by computer viruses or other unauthorised software.

7. Intellectual Property & Restrictions on Use

7.1 This Website is owned and operated by SPD. All materials located on this Website (including trademarks, logos, pages, statistical data, reports, information, documents, images and online graphics, audio and video) are protected by law. You should assume that all materials on the Website are protected by copyright and applicable intellectual property rights unless otherwise noted.

7.2 Except to the extent permitted under the law, no part of the Website may be modified reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or otherwise distributed without obtaining our prior written permission.
7.3 To use any parts of this Website, you must seek permission in writing, stating the materials for use; intent of use; manner of use; time frame of use and your/the user’s identity. We reserve the right to refuse permission without declaring reason(s), and/or if information submitted by you is deemed insufficient.

Materials expressly approved by us for use are available if:
• due acknowledgment is given to us, citing the sources for the relevant data extracted; and
• the materials are used for informational and non-commercial or personal use only and will not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media; and no alterations, additions or modifications of the materials are made in any way.
Any request to reproduce any materials from this Website for publication or commercial use should be emailed to SPD at information@spd.org.sg

8. General Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

8.1 We will not be liable for any loss or damage:

• that you may incur as a result of your using or relying on any statement, opinion, representation or information in the Website;
• resulting from any delay in operation or transmission, communication failure, Internet access difficulties or malfunction of equipment or software; and/or
• resulting from the conduct or the views of any person who accesses or uses the Website.

8.2 We, and our officers, employees and agents, shall not be liable, in any circumstances, for any loss of data, business or goodwill, loss of use, interruption of business, or for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages of any character, even if we are aware of the risk of such damages, that result in any way from your use or inability to access the Website or a linked site.

9. Privacy Policy

9.1 If you are only browsing this Website, we do not capture data that allows us to identify you individually.

9.2 Please refer to our Privacy Policy (https://spd.org.sg/useful-links/privacy-policy/) for our policy on cookies.

9.3 For the purposes of using some of the Website’s functions you may be asked to submit your personal data including but not limited to your name, address, email address and phone number (“Personal Data”). To safeguard your Personal Data, all electronic storage and transmission of Personal Data are secured with appropriate security technologies.

9.4 We will treat your Personal Data confidentially. We also reserve the right to disclose your Personal Data where disclosure is required by any applicable law.

9.5 This site may contain links to other websites sites whose data protection and privacy practices may differ from ours. We are not responsible for the content and privacy practices of these other websites.

9.6 These Terms and Conditions of Use supplements SPD’s Privacy Policy which is available at https://spd.org.sg/useful-links/privacy-policy/)

10. Right to Control Access

10.1 We reserve the right to monitor usage of the Website by any person and have the sole discretion to refuse access or use by any person, or to block access from a particular Internet address to this Website, at any time, without having to give any reason or any prior notice.

11. User Submissions and Information

11.1 In the course of using the Website, you may be submitting information, materials, commentary, suggestions and feedback (“Submissions”). Submissions (other than Personal Data, which is governed by the Privacy Policy clause above) are provided on a non-proprietary and non-confidential basis and you grant us the right to display, modify, re-format, use, publish and disseminate such Submissions as we deem fit.

12. Other Usage Rules

12.1 Defamation & Other Infringement: You must not publish, transmit, post, upload or maintain:
• any defamatory, obscene, threatening, malicious or otherwise objectionable material, or any other material in violation of any statute, rule or regulation in any jurisdiction to which you are subject; and
• any content or material that is inaccurate or that violates or infringes the right of a third party, including, without limitation, contractual, moral, or privacy rights.

12.2 Illegal Acts: You must not use the Website for any illegal purposes (or to solicit any illegal act) in any jurisdiction to which you are subject.

12.3 Interference: You must not interfere or attempt to interfere with services we provide on the Website (“denial of service attacks”) including, but not limited to, “flooding” of networks, deliberate attempts to overload a service, attempts to “crash” us and taking any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the services provided by us or the associated infrastructure. You must not use any kind of program/ script/ command/ application, or send messages of any kind, designed to, in any manner interfere with any user’s terminal session.

12.4 Spamming: You must not e-mail any unsolicited commercial advertisements or e-mail to any party in any situation in which commercial advertisements and e-mail are unwelcome.

13. Governing Law

13.1 Use of this Website and these Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with laws of the Republic of Singapore without reference to its conflict of law rules and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Republic of Singapore.

14. Miscellaneous

14.1 If any provision in these Terms is found invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible, and the other provisions contained herein will remain in full force and effect.


Updated: 28 May 2020