travelshopa terms of use

Welcome to travelshopa.travelshopa provides reviews, tips and advice on local shopping on travelshopa.com (the “Site”), on our application for mobile devices (the “Mobile Software”), and through third party applications. We refer to the services available on the Site, whether accessed directly, or through the Mobile Software or such third party applications, as the “Service(s)”. travelshopa (“we”, “us”, “our” and “travelshopa”) assists “you” (users visiting, accessing, browsing, crawling, scraping, or in any way using travelshopa and/or contributing content on travelshopa) to gather travel shopping information, post opinions of travel shopping related issues and engage in interactive travel shopping forums only.

Like all online services, we need to have Terms of Use (“Terms”) so as to have mutual understanding and therefore a more pleasant experience for all Users. Please read our Terms as set out herein carefully so that you are aware of the scope of “dos” and “don’ts”, “how” and “what happens…” applicable to all Users, and contact us if you have any questions. By accessing the Site or using travelshopa, you agree to be bound by these Terms and by our Privacy Policy, whether or not you are a registered user of our Service. These Terms apply to all visitors, registered users, and others who access the Service (“Users”). If you do not agree to all provisions of these Terms, please do not use travelshopa or access the Site.

We grant you permission to access and use the Site subject to these Terms. Your use of the Site is at your own risk, including the risk that you might be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, objectionable, or otherwise inappropriate.

  1. Defining Your Content

    travelshopa allows you to write reviews and post content on the Service, including photos, comments, and other materials. Anything that you submit or transmit to, through, or in connection with the Site, such as ratings, reviews, compliments, invitations, photographs, videos, audio files, text, images, location data, check-ins, messages, and information that you publicly display (or is displayed in your account profile) is referred to as your “User Content.” You own and retain all of your rights in your User Content, subject to the licence thereto which you grant to us as per Section 4 below.

  2. Ownership of travelshopa Content

    We own the travelshopa Content, including but not limited to visual interfaces, interactive features, graphics, design, layout, charts, compilation, computer code, software (excluding any open source software), aggregate user review ratings, our write-ups, and all other elements and components of the Site excluding your User Content, and Third Party Content. We also own all copyright, trademarks, service marks, trade names, registered designs, designs, inventions, patents and other intellectual property and proprietary rights, whether registered or unregistered or in the process of application, associated with the travelshopa Content, Service and the Site (excluding User Content and Third Party Content) throughout the world (“IP Rights”),. As such, you may not modify, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works or adaptations of, publicly display or in any way exploit any of the travelshopa Content in whole or in part except as expressly authorised by us. Except as expressly and unambiguously provided herein, we do not grant you any express or implied rights or license in relation to the Site, Service and travelshopa Content, and all rights in and to the Site, the Service and the travelshopa Content are retained by us.

  3. You Are Responsible For Your Content

    You own your User Content, and once published, it cannot always be withdrawn. You assume all risks associated with your User Content, including any person’s or third party’s reliance on its quality, accuracy, or reliability, or any disclosure by you of information in your User Content that makes you personally identifiable. You represent that you own, or have the necessary permission to use and authorise the use of your User Content as described herein these Terms and our Privacy Policy. You may not represent or howsoever imply in any manner on any media that your User Content is in any way sponsored or endorsed by travelshopa.You may expose yourself to liability if, for example, your User Content contains material that is false, intentionally misleading, or defamatory; violates any third-party rights, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights; contains material that is unlawful, including illegal hate speech or pornography; promotes racism, exploits or otherwise harms minors; or violates or advocates the violation of any law or regulation.

  4. How We May Use Your Content

    We may use your User Content in a number of different ways, including publicly displaying it, reformatting it, incorporating it into advertisements and other works, creating derivative works from it, promoting it, distributing it, and allowing others to do the same in connection with their own websites and media platforms (“Other Media”) for any and all purposes whether commercial of personal. As such, you hereby irrevocably grant us a world-wide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable license to use your User Content for any purpose, regardless of whether the purpose is commercially motivated or personal. You also irrevocably grant the other Users of the Site and any Other Media the right to access your User Content in connection with their use of the Site and any Other Media. Finally, you irrevocably waive, and cause to be waived, against travelshopa and its Users any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to your User Content. The term “use” in this section 4 includes without limitation all forms of usage, copying, publicly performing or displaying, distributing, modifying, translating, and/or creating derivative works of your User Content. For avoidance of doubt, this Section 4 shall survive the termination of your use of the Site or the Service, and the license as granted by you herein to us shall subsist irrespective of such termination. Where possible, we will attempt to incorporate an attribution to you in regards to the use of your User Content, but we do not guarantee such attribution, and you agree to waive all rights of attribution thereto and will not take any legal action against us for failure to attribute.

  5. Feedback

    By sending us any ideas, suggestions, documents or proposals (“Feedback”), you agree that (i) your Feedback does not contain the confidential or proprietary information of third parties, (ii) we are under no obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Feedback, (iii) we may have something similar to the Feedback already under consideration or in development, and (iv) you grant us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to use, modify, copy, publish, distribute and sublicense the Feedback in any media and to any third parties without any remuneration payable to you. Where possible, we will attempt to incorporate an attribution to you in regards to the use of your Feedback, but we do not guarantee such attribution, and you agree to waive all rights of attribution thereto and will not take any legal action against us for failure to attribute.

  6. Termination

    1. You may terminate the Terms at any time by closing your account, discontinuing your use of the Site, and providing travelshopa with a notice of termination hereto. Please review our Privacy Policy for information about what we do with your account when terminated.

    2. We may close your account, suspend your ability to use certain portions of the Site, and/or ban you altogether from the Site for any or no reason, and without notice or liability of any kind. Any such action could prevent you from accessing your account, the Site, your User Content, Site Content, or any other related information.

    3. In the event of any termination, whether by you or us, Sections 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 18, 19 and 21 of these Terms will continue in full force and effect, including our right to use your User Content as detailed in Section 4 above.

  7. Advertising

    travelshopa and its authorized licensees may publicly display advertisements and other information adjacent to or included with your User Content or incorporating part of your User Content. You are not entitled to any compensation for such advertisements. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising are subject to change without specific notice to you.

  8. Content Feeds

    We make some of the Site Content (“Feed Content”) available via Real Simple Syndication and Atom feeds (“Feeds”). You may access and use the Feeds in order to display Feed Content on your personal computer, website, or blog (“Your Site”), provided that (i) your use of the Feeds is for personal, non-commercial purposes only, (ii) your display of the Feed Content links back to the relevant pages on travelshopa’s websites, and attributes travelshopa as the source of the Feed Content, (iii) your use or display of the Feed Content does not suggest that travelshopa promotes or endorses any third party causes, ideas, websites, products or services, including Your Site, (iv) you do not redistribute the Feed Content, and (v) your use of the Feeds does not overburden travelshopa’s systems. travelshopa reserves all rights in the Feed Content and may terminate the Feeds at any time. Please contact us to enquire about other possible uses of the Feeds.

  9. Editing or Removal of User Content

    User Content does not necessarily reflect the opinion of travelshopa. We reserve the right to remove, screen, edit, or reinstate User Content from time to time at our sole discretion and without notice to you. For example, we may remove a review if we believe it violates our Content Guidelines. We have no obligation to retain or provide you with copies of Your Content, nor do we guarantee any confidentiality with respect to Your Content.

  10. Governing Law, Jurisdiction & Dispute Resolution

    These Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore. You agree that in the event of any disputes howsoever arising from your use of the Site, the Services, these Terms or our Privacy Policy, or any dispute regarding our intellectual property, you shall first attempt in good faith to settle the dispute amicably via communications with us. However, if no amicable resolution is reached within 30 days from your first contact with us, both Parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Singapore, and further agree that any judgement passed thereto by the Singapore Courts shall be the final and binding resolution of the said dispute.

  11. Who can use travelshopa

    To access or use the Site, you must not be considered a minor under the laws of the country that you are residing in, be 13 years or older and have the requisite power and authority to accept and be bound by these Terms. You may not access or use the Site if you are a competitor of ours or if we have previously banned you from the Site or closed your account. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are eligible to access or use the Site pursuant to this Section 11.

  12. travelshopa Accounts

    You must create an account and provide certain information about yourself in order to use some of the features that are offered through the Site. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password. You are also responsible for all activities that occur in connection with your account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorised use or access of your account. We reserve the right to close your account at any time for any or no reason.Your account is for your personal, non-commercial use only. In creating it, we ask that you provide complete and accurate information about yourself to bolster your credibility as a contributor to the Site. You may not impersonate someone else (e.g., adopt the identity of a celebrity or your next-door neighbour), create or use an account for anyone other than yourself, provide an email address other than your own, or create multiple accounts. If you use a pseudonym, take care to note that others may still be able to identify you if, for example, you include identifying information in your reviews, use the same account information on other sites, or allow other sites to share information about you with travelshopa.By connecting to travelshopa via a third-party service (e.g., Facebook), you give us permission to access and use your information from that service as permitted by that service, and to store your log-in credentials for that service.

    For more information on the information that we collect in relation to your account and use of the Site, please read ourprivacy policy.
  13. Changes to the Service.

    We are always innovating and finding ways to provide our Users with new and innovative features and services. Therefore, we may, without prior notice, change the Service; add features, stop providing the Service or features of the Service, to you or to Users generally; or create usage limits for the Service.

    Communications with travelshopa and other UsersBy creating an account, you agree to receive certain communications in connection with the Site. For example, you might receive comments or requests from other Users. You will also receive our e-mail newsletter. You can opt-out of non-essential communications here or pursuant to the instructions in the communications sent to you.

  14. travelshopa Advertising

    If you create a business owner’s account on the Site or purchase advertising from travelshopa, the travelshopa Advertising Terms will apply. In the event of any conflict between the travelshopa Advertising Terms and these Terms, the travelshopa Advertising Terms will prevail.

  15. Privacy

    travelshopa believes in protecting your privacy. Please click here to review our current Privacy Policy. You represent that you have read and understood our Privacy Policy. Note that we may disclose information about you to third parties if we have a good faith belief that such a disclosure is reasonably necessary to (i) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (ii) enforce or apply our Terms and Privacy Policy; (iii) comply with legal process or other government inquiry, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; or (iv) protect our rights, reputation, intellectual property, assets and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public. If you use the Site outside of Singapore, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the Republic of Singapore or in any jurisdiction where we may process information.

  16. Third Party Info, Links, Sites and Services

    The Site may include links to other websites or applications (each, a “Third Party Site”). We do not control or endorse any Third Party Site. You agree that we are not responsible for the availability or contents of such Third Party Sites. Your use of Third Party Sites is at your own risk, and you have full responsibility to learn about the terms of use and privacy policies of such Third Party Sites prior to using the Third Party Sites. We are also in no manner responsible for any transactions or purchases or services that you may obtain via Third Party Sites.Some of the services made available through the Site are provided in connection with third parties and subject to additional terms of the Third Party Site which are incorporated herein by reference.

  17. INDEMNIFICATION

    You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless travelshopa, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, any related companies, suppliers, agents, licensors and partners, and the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them (collectively, the “travelshopa Entities”), including costs, liabilities and legal fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party arising out of or relating to (i) your access to or use of the Site, (ii) your violation of the Terms, (iii) any products or services purchased or obtained by you in connection with the Site, or (iv) the infringement by you, or any third party using your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. travelshopa reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of travelshopa. travelshopa will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.

  18. DISCLAIMERS & LIMITATIONS

    PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY SINCE IT EXCLUDES AND LIMITS THE LIABILITY OF TRAVELSHOPA AND ITS RELATED COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AND LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “TRAVELSHOPA ENTITIES”). EACH OF THE SUBSECTIONS BELOW ONLY APPLIES UP TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. NOTHING HEREIN IS INTENDED TO LIMIT ANY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY LIMITED.

    1. THE SITE IS MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU ON AN “AS IS”, “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. THE TRAVELSHOPA ENTITIES MAKE NO CLAIMS, REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED) OR PROMISES ABOUT THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE SITE, ITS SAFETY OR SECURITY, OR THE SITE CONTENT. ACCORDINGLY, THE TRAVELSHOPA ENTITIES ARE NOT LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT MIGHT ARISE, FOR EXAMPLE AND WITHOUT LIMITATION, FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE BUSINESS LISTINGS, RATINGS, OR REVIEWS.

    2. THE TRAVELSHOPA ENTITIES MAKE NO CLAIMS OR PROMISES WITH RESPECT TO ANY THIRD PARTY, SUCH AS THE BUSINESSES LISTED OR FEATURED ON THE SITE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE LEGALITY OF ANY ACTS OR OPERATIONS OF SUCH BUSINESSES), OR THE SITE'S USERS. ACCORDINGLY, THE TRAVELSHOPA ENTITIES ARE NOT LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT MIGHT ARISE FROM THEIR ACTIONS, INCLUDING, FOR EXAMPLE, IF ANOTHER USER MISUSES YOUR CONTENT OR IDENTITY, OR IF YOU HAVE A NEGATIVE EXPERIENCE WITH ONE OF THE BUSINESSES LISTED ON THE SITE. YOUR PURCHASE AND USE OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED BY THIRD PARTIES THROUGH THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK.

    3. THE TRAVELSHOPA ENTITIES EXPRESSLY EXCLUDE AND DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PURPOSE (EVEN IF TRAVELSHOP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF SUCH PURPOSE), SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, NON-INTERRUPTED USE, SECURITY, QUALITY, SECURITY OR STABILITY OF THE MOBILE SOFTWARE, ANY WARRANTY ARISING BY STATUTE OR OTHERWISE IN LAW OR FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR USE OR TRADE, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN RELATION TO THE SERVICES, THE SITE, THE SITE CONTENT, AND THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED BY BUSINESSES LISTED ON THE SITE . NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE PROVIDED TO YOU BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF ONE OF THE TRAVELSHOPA ENTITIES SHALL CREATE A REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

    4. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE RIGHT AND REMEDY IN CASE OF DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, SERVICE, RELATED SERVICES, OR ANY OTHER GRIEVANCE SHALL BE YOUR TERMINATION AND DISCONTINUATION OF ACCESS TO, OR USE OF THE SITE.

    5. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE TRAVELSHOPA ENTITIES EXCLUDE ALL LIABILITY WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTE OR OTHERWISE, HOWSOEVER ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE CONTENT, SERVICES, THE SITE, THEIR PERFORMANCE AND THESE TERMS. WHERE SUCH LIABLITY CANNOT BE EXCLUDED DUE TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE COLLECTIVE TRAVELSHOPA ENTITIES’ MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES THAT YOU SUFFER IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, THE SERVICES, SITE CONTENT, THESE TERMS OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATED TO ANY TRAVELSHOP ENTITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF (i) THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO THE TRAVELSHOPA ENTITIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY, OR (ii) S$100.

    6. IN NO EVENT WILL ANY TRAVELSHOPA ENTITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, RELIANCE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, REPUTATIONAL HARM, LOSS OF OPPORTUNITIES, LOSS OF REVENUE, OR LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL OR ECONOMIC LOSS OF ANY KIND EVEN IF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS HAS BEEN ADVISED, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE SOUGHT IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY) OR OTHERWISE.

  19. Changes (i)

    We may in our sole discretion modify these Terms from time to time without prior notice. Be sure to return to this page periodically to review the most current version of the Terms, and your continued access or use of this Website signifies your acceptance of the updated or modified Terms.

    When changes are made, we will make the revised version available on the Site, and will indicate at the bottom of this page the date that revisions were last made. Any such modification will be effective upon our posting of the new Terms. (ii) We reserve the right to modify, update, or discontinue the Site at our sole discretion, at any time, for any or no reason, and without notice or liability.

  20. Travel Destinations

    All travels are done by you at your sole risk and discretion, and you have full responsibility to find out all relevant warnings and information as may be made available by the relevant government authorities prior to your travels. FOR AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, BY LISTING INFORMATION RELEVANT TO TRAVEL TO PARTICULAR INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS, TRAVELSHOPA DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT TRAVEL TO SUCH DESTINATIONS IS ADVISABLE OR WITHOUT RISK, AND IS NOT LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OR LOSSES THAT MAY RESULT FROM TRAVEL TO SUCH DESTINATIONS.

  21. GENERAL

    1. The rights, benefits, and remedies in these Terms are meant only for you and the travelshopa Entities. Nothing herein is intended, nor will be deemed, to confer any rights, benefits or remedies upon any other third party.

    2. The Terms and our Privacy Policy contain the entire terms and conditions of the agreement between you and us regarding your use of the Site and Service, and supersede any prior Terms between you and us on such subject matter. The Parties acknowledge that no reliance is placed on any representation made but not expressly contained in these Terms or Privacy Policy.

    3. Any delay or failure on travelshopa’s part to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision nor the waiver of any right to enforce such right or provision in future.

    4. If any provision of the Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated or amended to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.

    5. No rights or obligations or any provisions of these Terms are assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with travelshopa’s prior written consent, but may be assigned or transferred by us to any third party without restriction. Any assignment attempted to be made in violation of the Terms shall be void.

    6. The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

    7. All notices from you to travelshopa given pursuant to these Terms must be in writing and to the email address as indicated under Section 22 below (or such other address as may be updated by travelshopa on the Site under these Terms from time to time). Such notice shall be deemed received by travelshopa only when you receive a reply from travelshopa.

  22. Contact.

    If you have any questions about these Terms or any of the practices described herein, pleasecontact us.