Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms

The terms of use set forth below (the “Terms of Use”) constitute a legal agreement between you, the user, and DQ Institute, as the provider of the DQ Institute website (“DQ Institute, “we”, “our”, or “us”). The Terms of Use governs your access to and use of this DQ Institute website and all services offered on the site (collectively, the “Site”). In addition, when using particular portions of the Site, you will be subject to guidelines, rules and additional terms provided by DQ Institute in connection with such portions of the Site, and all such guidelines, rules and terms are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms of Use. PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY. ANY PARTICIPATION IN THIS SITE WILL CONSTITUTE ACCEPTANCE OF THIS TERMS AND USE, IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ABIDED BY THE ABOVE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE.

These Terms of Use include a release by you or all claims for damages against us that may arise out of your use of the site to the extent allowable under the local law. By using the site, you are agreeing to this release except as otherwise required by local law.

Privacy and Security

Personally identifiable information we collect from you in connection with the Site (“Personal Information”) is subject to our Privacy Policy, which can be found at the following link: http://www.dqinstitute.org/privacy and is part of these Terms of Use. Please read the Privacy Policy before using the Site. Except as otherwise required by local law, your access to or use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of all the terms of the Privacy Policy, including the transfer of Personal Information to the United States and other countries for storage, processing and use by DQ Institute, and its partners, affiliates, consultants, suppliers and providers.

While the Site has security measures in place intended to protect against the loss, misuse and or alteration of the information under our control, we are not able to assure you that these measures will be successful. The Site itself is not designed to protect confidential or sensitive information. Accordingly, you should not use the Site to process such information. Electronic mail is not necessarily secure and you are cautioned that any messages you send to us by email will not be transmitted within the Site or under our control. Please do not send sensitive or confidential information to us by email.

Intellectual Property Rights

All materials made available through the Site including but not limited to artwork, photographs, graphics, audio clips, video clips, text and trademarks (collectively, the “Contents”), are the sole property of DQ World Pte. Ltd. or its licensors. The Contents are protected by United States and international laws of copyright, trademark and unfair competition. You acknowledge that the Site, the Contentdisplayed on the Site and any underlying technology or software used in connection with the Site contain DQ Institute proprietary information. You may not commercially exploit any part of the Site except with the express written consent of DQ World Pte. Ltd. “DQ” and “DQ Institute” are registered trademarks and “#DQEveryChild” and “DQ World” are trademarks of DQ World Pte. Ltd. in the United States and certain other countries. Other marks, product names, and company names appearing in the Contents are trademarks and/or service marks of DQ World Pte. Ltd. and/or their respective owners and are protected by law. “DQ” and “DQ Institute” marks may be used publicly only with permission from DQ World Pte. Ltd. or DQ Institute. Any fair use of the trademarks and service marks requires proper acknowledgment.

It is in keeping with DQ Institute’s mission to encourage public discourse and action regarding all of our actions. Accordingly, unless particular materials are specifically restricted as noted where they are displayed, it is DQ Institute‘s policy to allow limited reproduction and distribution of the Contents as follows: You may copy and distribute items included in the Contents provided that: (1) the particular article or section is reproduced in its entirety in its original form; you may not edit or otherwise change the substance of the content, or change or delete any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices; (2) all copies include a statement that the material was reproduced from this Site with the permission of DQ Institute; (3) the copies are distributed only for the non-commercial educational or public policy purposes; and (4) the copies are distributed at no charge, or at most, at actual cost. Provided you comply with all of these conditions, DQ Institute grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use, copy and distribute the Contents.

Other than as specifically described above, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, prepare derivative works based on, republish, transmit, repost or otherwise use any of the Contents without prior written authorization from DQ World Pte. Ltd. or DQ Institute. To request such permission, contact  contact@dqinstitute.org. In no event may DQ World Pte. Ltd. trademarks, graphics, artwork or other visual or audio elements be reproduced separately from the textual content associated with them as part of the Site. All rights in the Site not expressly granted by DQ World Pte. Ltd. or DQ Institute to you are retained by DQ World Pte. Ltd, or DQ Institute.

Certain portions of the Site allow you to post or upload information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages and other materials some or all of which may be copyrightable material (“User Provided Content”). You are entirely responsible for all User Provided Content that you make available to or through the Site, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted. You agree, that when you publish content or information, it means that you are allowing all users of the Site, to access and use that information, and to associate it with you (e.g., your name and profile picture). Accordingly, for any material you hold the copyright to, by contributing it through the Site you are agreeing to so license that material. If you want to contribute material from other authors or of which you are a joint author, you may do so only if it is available under terms that are compatible with these licenses and you provide proper attribution where it is required by the underlying license. DQ Institute may in its sole and absolute discretion elect not to accept or to remove any User Provided Content. In addition, by providing User Provided Content, you authorize and direct DQ Institute to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary in order to facilitate the posting and storage of the Contents on the Site.

Disclaiming Accuracy of Information

This site and its components are offered for informational purposes only; this site shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information transmitted or made available via the site, and shall not be responsible or liable for any error or omissions in that information. You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the Site. It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all information you access or obtain through the Site. 

You understand that by using the Site you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will DQ institute be liable in any way for any Content including any errors or omissions in any Content or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any Content. You hereby agree to release DQ Institute from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with any such disputes or use of the Site, except as otherwise provided by local law. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ASSUME ALL RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF ANY AND ALL OF THE CONTENTS EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY LOCAL LAW. You are responsible for complying with all laws applicable to the User Provided Content you submit via the Site.

THE CONTENT, INCLUDING USER PROVIDED CONTENT, MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE OR SATISFACTORY FOR YOUR USE, AND YOU SHOULD VERIFY ALL INFORMATION BEFORE RELYING ON IT. ANY DECISIONS MADE BASED ON THE CONTENT, INCLUDING INFORMATION RECEIVED THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SITE, ARE YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY.

Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will DQ Institute, its partners, affiliates, consultants, suppliers or providers be liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, exemplary, special or punitive damages (Including any damages resulting from lost profits, lost data or business interruption) arising from or relating to the use or inability to use the Site whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not such parties are advised of the possibility of such damages. The aggregate liability of DQ Institute to you arising from or relating to the Site (regardless of the form of action or claim, e.g. contract, warranty, tort, strict liability, negligence or any other legal theory) is limited to $100. DQ Institute and its partners, affiliates, advisors, consultants, suppliers or providers have no liability will apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction. If your use of the Site results in the need for servicing or replacing equipment or data, DQ Institute is not responsible for those costs.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about these Terms of Use and/or the Site, please send an email to contact@dqinstitute.org. However, please note that communications made through the Site’s email and messaging systems will not be deemed to constitute legal notice to DQ Institute or any of its officers, employees, agents, or representatives in any situation where notice to DQ Instituteis required by contract or any law or regulation.