Next Chapter Ventures Co. Limited

Terms & Conditions of Service

 

1 Acknowledgements and Acceptance of Terms

 

The website, www.nextchapterfunding.com.hk (“Website”), is owned and operated by our company Next Chapter Ventures Co. Limited (“Next Chapter”, “we”, “us”, “Website” or “our” as appropriate), which was incorporated in Hong Kong SAR. By accessing the Website, you agree to be bound by all of these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) and confirm you are over 18 years of age. No changes or amendments proposed by you to these Terms are valid or acceptable or shall have any effect herein.

 

If you do not agree with or accept any of these Terms or are under the age of 18 years old without having parental permission, you are not authorized to use the Website and must leave the Website immediately.

 

These Terms shall be effective as of 1st January 2019 and shall continue in perpetuity unless otherwise amended or expressly terminated by Next Chapter. We reserve the right to change these Terms from time to time without notice to you and shall endeavor to update any changes we make to be reflective in the Terms and on our Website as soon as practically possible. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Website and these Terms from time to time and to familiarize yourself with any modifications that may be made. Your continued use of this Website hereafter shall constitute acknowledgement and acceptance of the Terms and shall constitute an agreement between you and Next Chapter to abide and be bound by the Terms contained herein.

2 Description of Services

We provide an online platform for training, community events, funding directory and coaching primarily for women and/or women’s projects that include, but not limited to, start-up companies, sole proprietorships, community projects, good-natured acts of kindness, projects related to people in need of help and other similar acts or affairs. You are responsible for providing, at your own expense, all equipment necessary to make use of our platform/Website, including a computer, modem, Internet access (including payment of all fees associated with such access) and all costs associated with promoting your project and/or request for funds.

 

We reserve the sole right to discontinue the Website, including any of the Website’s features, at any time with or without notice to you. We shall not be liable to you or any third party should we exercise our right to do so.

3 Registration Data and Privacy

 

In order to access some of the services on our Website, you will be required to register for an account and password that can be obtained by completing our online registration form, which requests certain information and data ("Registration Data"), and you shall also be required to maintain and update your Registration Data as and when required. By registering with our Website, you agree that all information provided in the Registration Data is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge and that you will maintain and update this information as required in order to keep it current, complete, and accurate.

 

You also grant us the right to disclose to third parties certain Registration Data about you. The information we obtain through your use of this Website, including your Registration Data, is subject to our Privacy Policy, which is specifically incorporated by reference into these Terms. By agreeing to these terms through the use of our Website, you are hereby agreeing and subject to the terms set out in the Privacy Policy of which shall maintain effect throughout the term of use of our Website and shall be maintained for a designated period therefore

4 Conduct on Website

 

Your use of the Website is subject to all applicable laws and regulations of Hong Kong SAR, and you are solely responsible for the substance of your content through the Website. Your conduct and promotion of your project on the Website shall not be one which:

 

  1. is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals), or otherwise violates our rules or policies;
  2. victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
  3. infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party;
  4. constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling; or
  5. contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party.

 

We shall not assume any liability for the contents of any material uploaded or submitted by third party users of the Website. We generally do not pre-screen, monitor, or edit the content posted by users and therefore if any content or material is unlawful, it shall be the sole responsibility and liability of the user to rectify the damages incurred. However, we have the right and sole discretion to remove any content without compensation that, in our judgment, does not comply with these Terms, or is otherwise harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. We shall not be responsible for any failure or delay in removing such content. You hereby consent to such removal and waive any claim against us arising out of such removal of content. In the event that any party believes that content posted on this Website infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party, then we shall have the full right to remove the content immediately while the matter is being debated and shall be indemnified of any damages incurred by such removal and/or damages incurred by the content.

 

You agree that we may at any time, and at our sole discretion, terminate your membership, account, or other affiliation with our Website without prior notice to you for violating any of the above provisions.

5 Third Party Websites and Information

 

The Website may contain hyperlinks or references to external third party websites. Any such hyperlinks or reference is provided for your convenience only. We have no control over third party websites and accept no responsibility or liability for any content, material or information contained in them. The display of any hyperlink and reference to any third party website does not constitute an endorsement of such third party's website, products or services. Your use of a third party site may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third party site.

6 Intellectual Property Information

 

The Intellectual Property, including the Website and all content and/or images of our brand and logos are owned and managed by Next Chapter. You shall not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, revise, perform, reproduce, publish, license, deep-link, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or content obtained from the Website unless written approval is provided by us.

 

For user generated content, you acknowledge and agree that all content created by you and uploaded onto this Website is your own and protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws, and is the sole property of the creator. You grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any Intellectual Property content that you post on or in connection with Next Chapter. This Intellectual Property License ends when you delete your Intellectual Property content and your account, unless your content has been shared with others, and/or it has not been deleted it.

7 Disclaimer of Warranties

 

While we aim to include accurate and up-to-date information on the Website, we do not represent, warrant or promise (whether expressly or impliedly) that any information is or remains accurate, complete and up to date, or fit or suitable for any purpose at any time. Any reliance you place on the information on the Website is at your own risk.

 

Content on the Website is provided for your general information purposes only and to inform you about us and our features, services and other websites, which may be of interest. It does not constitute technical, financial, legal advice or any other type of advice and should not be relied on for any purposes.  Next Chapter does not suggest or actively promote any particular company and has no interest in any of the crowd-funding projects that would give rise to a conflict of interest. Any representation of the individual’s or company’s fundraising project is that of the individual and/or company alone. Next Chapter shall not engage in any recommendation of or vouch for the authenticity of the content uploaded by a third party.

8 Limitation of Liability

 

By accepting this Terms of Service agreement, you agree that Next Chapter is not responsible for any damages to any party as a result of using the services provided or transacting business with Next Chapter or affiliates. Next Chapter reserves the right, but is not obligated, to screen the content that is posted on our Website for any abusive, false, unreliable or other unacceptable material. However, we cannot guarantee that users will not find such material on this Website. We rely a great deal on our user base to help protect the standards and integrity of the network. Please report any such offenses to Next Chapter so that proper action can be taken. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to terminate any accounts that are in violation of these Terms or any other policies that our company maintains. We hold no responsibility for ANY damages caused for any reason to users of our services or to other parties. Furthermore, Next Chapter is not responsible for malfunctioning features or services that may hinder your use of our Website or its offerings or cause damages to any party. We will do our best to provide a fully functioning service with complete integrity at all times, but this cannot in any way be guaranteed. Next Chapter will not be held responsible and/or shall be indemnified for the actions of other users on the Network or outside parties that disrupt the normal functioning of the network.

9 Security and Password

 

You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account and for any and all statements made and acts or omissions that occur through the use of your password and account. Therefore, you must take steps to ensure that others do not gain access to your password and account. Our personnel will never ask you for your password. You may not transfer or share your account with anyone, and we reserve the right to immediately terminate your account if you do transfer or share your account.

10 Participation in Promotions

 

From time to time, this Website may include advertisements offered by third parties. You may enter into correspondence with or participate in promotions of the advertisers showing their products on this Website. Any such correspondence or promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such correspondence or promotions, are solely between you and the advertiser. We assume no liability, obligation or responsibility for any part of any such correspondence or promotion.

11 International Use

 

Although this Website may be accessible worldwide, we make no representation that materials on this Website are appropriate or available for use in locations outside Hong Kong SAR, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. Any offer for any product, service, and/or information made in connection with this Website is void where prohibited.

12 Anti-Money Laundering

 

Any use of this Website for reasons of laundering funds to any individual or company shall be is strictly prohibited. Next Chapter will use reasonable effort in respect of due diligence of its clients and will immediately cease all activity of a user in the event that Next Chapter deems actions questionable. You are hereby put on notice that Next Chapter will cooperate fully with any government bureau to assist with any investigative measures being taken in respect of money laundering through our Website. Next Chapter shall bear no liability for any illegal actions in connection with money laundering and any illegal activity in connection with the same.       

13 Termination of Use

 

You agree that we may, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Website with or without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of these Terms. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity may be grounds for terminating your relationship and may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities.

 

Upon termination or suspension, regardless of the reasons therefore, your right to use the services available on this Website immediately ceases, and you acknowledge and agree that we may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or this Website. We shall not be liable to you or any third party for any claims or damages arising out of any termination or suspension or any other actions taken by us in connection with such termination or suspension.

14 Governing Law

 

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong SAR and the parties, including Next Chapter and the users of the Website hereby irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Hong Kong courts.

 

15 Entire Agreement

 

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement and understanding between us concerning the subject matter of this agreement and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings of the parties with respect to that subject matter. These Terms may not be altered, supplemented, or amended by the use of any other document(s).

16 Contact Information

 

Except as explicitly noted on this Website, the services available through this Website are offered by Next Chapter, a company incorporated in Hong Kong SAR. If you notice that any user is violating these Terms, please contact us at the following email address: contact@nextchapter.com.hk