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Terms and Conditions

Effective date: 29 May, 2020

Welcome to my website!

I invite you to access my IELTS study materials here, but please note that your invitation is subject to your agreement with the following Terms and Conditions.

This document describes in detail your rights and my rights related to the provision of this service, so please take time to read through it carefully.

Translation

This document and related documents have been drafted and executed in English.

For your convenience only, you can view this page in a language other than English by using the language selector button (in the top left hand corner of this page).

You are advised that the translations are automatic (by a machine translation service), and therefore, you should assume that any translation is likely to contain significant errors.

In the event of any discrepancies between the English version and the translated version, the English language version shall prevail.

Introduction

The Terms and Conditions written here shall govern your use of this web site accessible at www.hkieltsteacher.com, otherwise referred to as “the Website”, “this Website” or “my Website”.

By using this Website, you agree to accept all terms and conditions written here. You must not use this Website if you disagree with any of these Terms and Conditions.

This Website is owned and operated by Grant Richardson (herein referred to as “I“, “my” or “me“).

The terms “you,” “your“, “yours“, “visitor“, “visitors“, “user”, “users”, “member”, “members” and “yourself” refer to all guest visitors and registered users of this Website.

Intellectual Property Rights

Under these Terms and Conditions, I and/or my licensors own all the intellectual property rights and materials contained in this Website.

You are hereby granted a limited license only to view and interact with the material on this Website (whether as a guest visitor or as a registered user with login credentials).

Restrictions

You are specifically not allowed to:

  1. copy of any part of this Website without my prior written permission;
  2. plagiarize from the Website in a way that infringes my intellectual property rights – such as by paraphrasing a substantial part of any of the contents on the Website;
  3. share, sell or give your login credentials to anyone;
  4. publicly show and/or perform any Website material;
  5. sell, sublicense and/or otherwise commercialize any Website material;
  6. use this Website in any way that may cause damage this Website;
  7. use this Website in any way that impacts other users’ access to this Website;
  8. use this Website in any way that violates applicable laws and regulations, or in any way that may cause harm to the Website, any person or any business entity;
  9. engage in any data mining, data harvesting, data extracting or any other similar activity in relation to this Website;
  10. attempt to change, add to, remove, deface, hack into, or otherwise interfere with this Website or any of its contents;
  11. use this Website to engage in any advertising or marketing.

Confidentiality of User Login Credentials

Certain areas of this Website require a user ID and password to access. Any user ID and password you may have to access parts of this Website are confidential, and you must maintain their confidentiality.

Termination and Suspension

If you are registered user (paid or otherwise) of this Website, you may terminate this agreement, without further loss or serious inconvenience, at any time, by emailing a written request to me to do so, and assuming that I have no legitimate reason to retain any part of your account (such as for keeping evidence of a known breach of these Terms and Conditions), your account will be promptly deleted from the Website.

I may limit, suspend or terminate your access to any part of the Website, with or without notice to you, and without refund, if you are found to have violated these Terms and Conditions, or if such action can be considered legally justifiable as a result of your use of the Website.

If you are a guest visitor (a non-registered user), you may terminate this agreement by no longer visiting the Website.

Termination shall not affect my rights in relation to any previous breach or liability that may have occurred prior to the date of termination.

In order to carry out system maintenance, upgrading, testing and/or repairs, I may deactivate or suspend the access to the Website or any part of it, with or without notice to you.

Use of Information

This Website has a Privacy and Cookies Policy, which sets out what personal data is collected in connection with your use of the Website, how it contributes to the Website’s functioning or improvement, and how it is handled by myself or the third-party service providers of the Website.

The Privacy and Cookies Policy includes instructions on how to obtain a copy of your collected data and/or request that it be deleted from the Website.

The Privacy and Cookies Policy is available to read from this link or the link to it in the footer section of this Website.

By using this website, you acknowledge that, in addition to these Terms and Conditions, you have read and agree to the terms of the Privacy and Cookies Policy.

Variation of Terms

In order to provide the best experience to users, from time to time, this Website receives major updates to its content and functionality. Major updates are typically made every few months.

For this reason (or for any reason considered legitimate to the usage of the Website or any reason allowed or required by law), I may need to revise these Terms and Conditions or related documents.

Whenever this happens, I will send an e-mail notification to all registered users, to outline to them the changes made and why they are necessary, and to ask those users to review and accept the updated document(s) within a reasonable timeframe.

Non-registered users and registered users who are not logged in to the Website will be shown a notification upon visiting the Website that these Terms and Conditions (or terms in a related document such, as the Privacy and Cookies Policy) have changed, and asked to agree to these changes before continuing to use the Website.

You may choose not to agree to any such changes, and instead choose to terminate this agreement within the provisions of the Termination and Suspension clause of this document.

All users are advised to review these Terms on a regular basis.

Assignment

I may assign, transfer, and subcontract its rights and/or obligations under these Terms and Conditions where reasonable and necessary.

I will notify registered users of the Website about any assignment, transfer or subcontracting arrangement that may affect them, with a reasonable period of notice to allow users to request access to their private information or to terminate their account and delete any related personal information prior to implementation of the assignment, transfer or subcontract arrangement.

Entire Agreement

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between me and yourself in relation to your use of this Website, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings.

Severability

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid under any applicable law, such provisions shall be deleted without affecting the remaining provisions herein.

Governing Law

Where technology permits, this Website may be accessed from countries around the world, which each have differing laws.

As such, these Terms and Conditions are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).

By accessing this Website both you and I agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), subject to the outcome of the arbitration process specified in the Dispute Resolution clause, for matters relating to these Terms and Conditions.

Dispute Resolution

Any disputes in connection with these Terms and Conditions will be referred to arbitration, which shall be conducted in a way recognized by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.