Website Acceptable Use Policy
This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website www.oepasia.com (our website). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our Website.
Any reference to “you” or “your”, means you as a user of our Website. Any reference to “we”, “us”, “our” or “OEP” is to Online Education Partnership Limited. You acknowledge and agree that, if applicable, you are responsible for the use of the Website by any student in your care (which may, in some cases, be a minor) (“your student“).
Your and your student’s use of our Website means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms of website use.
We operate the Website www.oepasia.com. We are Online Education Partnership Limited, a company incorporated in Hong Kong under company number 2263739 and with our registered office at 12/F Block C, Seaview Estate, 8 Watson Road, North Point, Hong Kong
These terms may be translated into other languages. If there is any inconsistency between the English version of these terms and another language’s version of these terms, the English version of these terms shall prevail.
1. PROHIBITED USES
1.1. You and, where applicable, your student may use our site only for lawful purposes. You and, where applicable, your student may not use our site:
1.1.1. in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
1.1.2. in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
1.1.3. in a way that is harmful or attempts to be harmful to minors in any way.
1.1.4. to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards below.
1.1.5. to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
1.1.6. to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
1.2. You also agree, and shall procure that, where applicable, your student does:
1.2.2. not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
188.8.131.52. any part of our Website;
184.108.40.206. any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
220.127.116.11. any software used in the provision of our site; or
18.104.22.168. any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
2. INTERACTIVE SERVICES
2.1.We may from time to time provide interactive services on our Website, including, without limitation:
2.1.1. chat rooms;
2.1.2. video streaming (live and recordings);
2.1.3. screen sharing;
2.1.4. blogs; and
2.1.5. bulletin boards
2.2. We will use our reasonable endeavours to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for minors) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
2.3. The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
2.4. Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you and, where applicable, your student with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
3. CONTENT STANDARDS
3.1. These content standards apply to any and all material which you and, where applicable, your student contribute to our Website (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
3.2. You must, and shall procure that, where applicable, your student must, comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
3.3. Contributions must:
3.3.1. Be accurate (where they state facts).
3.3.2. Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
3.3.3. Comply with applicable law in Hong Kong and in any country from which they are posted.
3.4. Contributions must not:
3.4.1. Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
3.4.2. Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
3.4.3. Promote sexually explicit material.
3.4.4. Promote violence.
3.4.5. Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
3.4.6. Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
3.4.7. Be likely to deceive any person.
3.4.8. Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
3.4.9. Promote any illegal activity.
3.4.10. Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
3.4.11. Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
3.4.12. Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
3.4.13. Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
3.4.14. Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
3.4.15. Be harmful to minors.
4. SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION
4.1. We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your and, where applicable, your student’s use of our Website. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
4.2.1. immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your or, where applicable, your student’s right to use our Website.
4.2.2. immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you or, where applicable, your student to our Website.
4.2.3. issue of a warning to you or, where applicable, your student.
4.2.4. legal proceedings against you or, where applicable, your student for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity (compensation) basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
4.2.5. further legal action against you or, where applicable, your student.
4.2.6. disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
4.3. We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
5. CHANGES TO THE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
We may, acting reasonably, revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our Website – if this is the case, it will be made clear to you.
This policy was last updated on November 2nd 2017.