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We know it is sad that the world is not always the way we hope it to be. Therefore, legal friends (some in rather high places) commented that maybe it is better to be careful and tedious with such a boring notice and ensure that all visitors agree, or otherwise leave. Friends of course, always come in good faith, and are happily invited. Think about it in the folklore of vampires. If you are a vampire, don’t imagine we will invite you into our house. But if you are a true friend, we will welcome you with open arms, with reciprocal friendship and peerage.
Privacy, Shipping & Returns Policy in Brief
Privacy – We will circulate your details ONLY to affiliated companies under the same shareholding group, and WILL NOT circulate or sell your details to unrelated third parties.
Shipping – Shipping is available in specific locations as stated in the ordering system, and the shipping costs are pre-determined and final. We are not in the shipping business, and we derive our business profits only through our products and services.
Returns – All goods and services sold through our ordering system is final and cannot be returned in any form. This is because in the case of services, they are already rendered and cannot be retrieved. In the case of tangible products such as books, software, CDs and videos, the instance of piracy is prevalent worldwide and we cannot accept returns.
Usage of information by the media
Important note for media friends – You are kindly advised to read the legal notice here on this and ALL associated sites. No unauthorized mention, framing, photography, videography, URL linking, or any extraction or distribution of the content of this and all associated web sites is permitted except with express written permission, as part of the requirements for model release, as well as content reuse and distribution. Thank you very much for your kind understanding. Rest assured that all GOOD FAITH use of this and all associated content is happily and readily approved. If you like to interview us for anything, or accept a contributed article (paid or unpaid), we will own joint copyrights with your media. If you have issues with that, we will gladly decline such an interview or article. If you prefer to buy all rights off us, please negotiate rates and arrangements prior to an interview.
Legal notes for the content
This site is NOT published out of Singapore. Your entry to this site is your own personal choice and represents consent and agreement to ALL terms of this legal notice for this opinion area as well as the main site. Leave this site immediately if you disagree with the fair comment opinions presented here out of good faith. As stated clearly at the end of every article, we own all copyrights to those we authored. If you reproduce, distribute or share the article in any way without consent, such as in print, online, by framing the content in your site, or use a monitoring (or “spy”) site to retrieve the content, or any other form, without seeking authorization in formal writing, you will be infringing on our copyrights under the Copyright Act. We are happy to allow reproduction, just let us know, as long as your usage is for good, ethical, and good faith purposes.
On top of that, existing laws disallow the use of criminally obtained materials to be counted as evidence. And if copyright infringers recirculate our content without our express written permission, in the legal system that will not be admissible as evidence to show circulation from us. It is akin to stealing someone’s key to drive a car illegally around.
Blogs/writings basically OPINIONS and are PERSONAL, and should be treated as ENTERTAINMENT or even HUMOR. They are published out of good faith, and reflects fair comment opinion based on public domain references, and are presented purely as intellectual discussion. So the existing laws of Electronic Transaction Act apply, that the service provider, is absolved of accountability of the content posted, and any obligation out of goodwill will be restricted to helping remove the content in question only.
If you have a problem with a specific page, kindly act out of good faith and ethics, and use the “Feedback/Contact” page to contact us. We will ALWAYS respect fair requests and will act always on good faith immediately, and may remove pages if they are fair requests, or amend their contents with new information you may present as fact and truth. As you might be familiar with jurisdictions worldwide, legal mechanisms always advise that you act on good faith, and so will we. For your kind consideration, blogs/pages are by nature LIMITED IN EXTENT (we have the precise logs to prove them) and are IMPERMANENT (can be removed instantly, unlike print or TV). At the same time, those sites that have taken the content from our site, in part or in whole, without our permission, is in violation of existing copyright and intellectual property laws, and we are NOT accountable for their actions of any kind. If you have a problem with them, go find them yourself. We log all entries, and know where you come from.
Terms and Conditions of Use of this Website
The following Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms”) constitute a legally binding contract between you, as a user of this Site, and the site owner (“Owner”). BY ACCESSING, BROWSING AND/OR USING THIS WEB SITE (“Site”), YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS. Please examine these Terms carefully before using the Site.
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We may revise these Terms at any time by posting new Terms to this Site. By using this Site, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to determine the then current Terms to which you are bound.
These terms, and any claim relating to, and the use of, this Site and the materials contained herein are governed by the laws of a jurisdiction of our choice. You irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of our choice in relation to the adjudication of all disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms or use of the Site.
Some of the articles or content may be provided by third-parties, and under the Electronic Transaction Act, the site owner of this site, which is a service provider in this instance, will be exempt from any content liability.
2. Privacy Statement
2.1 The type and amount of information we receive about you depends entirely on how you use our site. For instance, you may read information provided on the site without providing any personal information at all. Our web server will collect your computer’s IP address and means of entry to our web site (for example, via a particular search engine), the date, time and duration of each visit and the site pages visited. This information is collected and used for informational purposes only. We use this information to measure site usage and to make the site more beneficial to our visitors. For users visiting our Site out of bad faith and malice, we reserve the right to reveal all available information to authorities, legal representation, and public media.
2.3 Should you not wish us to utilize your personal information for the sole purposes set out above, please send us notification of your wish by email.
2.4 We may share information about you with others under the following circumstances only:
2.4.1 When necessary to third parties who work for us in order to process your requests;
2.4.2 When you consent to disclosure;
2.4.3 By operation of law, when such information is transferred as a part of sale of assets including the assets represented by this Site;
2.4.4 To comply with law, court orders, subpoena or legal process; or
2.4.5 To enforce or apply our agreements or protect our rights.
2.5 In the event that our, or substantially all of its assets are acquired outside of the ordinary course of business, your information may be one of the transferred assets.
3. Copyrights and Trademarks
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3.2 Accordingly, any unauthorized copying, reproduction, re-transmission, distribution, dissemination, sale, publication, or other circulation or exploitation (including but not limited to legal exploitation) of such material as aforesaid or any component thereof will constitute an infringement of such copyright and other intellectual property rights.
3.3 Nothing contained on this Site should be construed as granting any license or right to use any trademarks without the prior written permission from us.
4. Intellectual Property Rights
4.1 We respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users and visitors to do the same. We will process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Copyright Act, and other applicable laws. We will act to remove or disable access to any material found to be infringing or found to be the subject of infringing activity. We always act on good faith.
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5.3 We does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any product or service offered or advertised by a third party through this Site and will not be a party to or in any way monitor any transaction between you and third party providers of products or services. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium or in any environment, you should use your best judgment and exercise caution where appropriate.
5.4 The inclusion of material on this site created by third parties (including but not limited to articles, news accounts or commentaries) which may describe products or technology is not intended to constitute advertising of such products or an endorsement of the opinions and comments contained therein. Such material may be posted as a service to users of this site and not for the purpose of promoting our products and technology.
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6.2.1 May link to, but not replicate, content on this Site;
6.2.2 May not create a browser or border environment around content on this Site;
6.2.3 May not imply that we are endorsing it or its products;
6.2.4 May not misrepresent its relationship with us;
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6.2.6 May not use our trademarks without express written permission; and
6.2.7 May not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial, and must contain only content that is appropriate for all age groups.
If you are under 18 years of age, you may use this Site only with the supervision of a parent or guardian. If you represent that you are of a sufficient legal age to use this Site you will be bound by any legal obligations and liabilities that you may incur as a result of your use of this Site and its content. You agree to supervise all usage by minors of this Site under your name or account.
8. General Provisions
8.1 If any provision of these Terms shall be declared by a court to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, such provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and the other provisions shall remain in full force and effect. The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
8.2 These Terms constitute the entire agreement with respect to your use of the Site and supersedes all prior oral and written agreements.
8.3 We reserves the right to terminate your access to the Site and any services offered therein, at any time, and without notice, for any reason whatsoever.
Fraud Alert on Identity Theft and other unverified claims
It has come to our attention that a website with the title “Africa Business Intelligence” has posted a profile of a business owner with the name “Joon I Sue”, which claimed that he runs a telecomms business in Washington DC, has an attached profile that is STOLEN from the background of previous co-founder Seamus Phan. This notice serves to categorically state that McGallen & Bolden and Seamus Phan has NO LINK WHATSOEVER with this fraudulent site page.
The passage extracted from their site is an EXACT COPY of Seamus Phan when he was interviewed by a Singapore newspaper on 8 November 2002, when he was honored by the Business Owners Idea Cafe (run by Francine Ward) in 2002. For the actual copy of the fraudulent website page, please check with us. Please note that McGallen & Bolden HAS NO SUBSIDIARY, FRANCHISE OR ANY LINK IN AFRICA!
Do bear in mind that others easily place a claim on anything on the Internet, simply by cutting-and-pasting your name or organization in any fashion (good or bad) on a web page, all of which can be easy to do, even by a teenager. The world is increasingly not as simple as it used to be, and sometimes taking a good balanced view and good judgment go a long way. We are trying to retain the services of monitoring agents and may resort to legal recourse, if it ever necessitate that. However, do know that our firm does NOT believe in legal action primarily, and is an entity of peace.
Thank you for your kind understanding.