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Terms of Use for e-Contribution system

of the Persatuan Soka Gakkai Malaysia

The use of this website constitutes agreement with the following terms and conditions: -


Use of the Website and Services


The Soka Gakkai Malaysia e-Contribution website is maintained by the Persatuan Soka Gakkai Malaysia (‘SGM’) for members who are recorded in SGM Members Database System and would like to make voluntary monetary contribution through on-line banking system in favour of SGM (the “Contributions”).


Please read this terms of use agreement (the “Terms of Use”) carefully. By accessing or using this website with links to this terms of use (the “Website”) in any way, including using the services and resources available or enabled via the Website (the “Services”) by SGM or users of the site (the “Users”), clicking on the “I accept” button, completing the registration process and/or merely browsing the Website you represent that (1) you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by the terms of use and the standard operating procedure for the use fixed by SGM from time to time, (2) you are of legal age to form a binding contract with SGM, and (3) you have the authority to enter into the terms of use personally.  The term “you” refers to the legal entity identified as the User when you browse the Website or registered on the Website and you individually and personally agree to comply with all terms applicable to such entity.  If you do not agree to be bound by the terms of use, you may not access or use this Website or the Services.


Contributions made through the Website and Services are complete final and irrevocable gifts to SGM and are not refundable.


A privacy policy was created that describes our collection, use and disclosure practices regarding any personal information that you provide to us. However, such steps do not guarantee that the Website is invulnerable to all security breaches or immune from viruses, security threats or other vulnerabilities. We reserve the right to cooperate with local, state, provincial and national authorities in investigations of improper or unlawful activities and this may require the disclosure of your personal information.


We may at our sole discretion change, add, or delete portions of these Terms at any time on a going-forward basis. It is your responsibility to check these Terms for changes prior to use of the Website, and in any event your continued use of the Website or Services following the posting of changes to these Terms constitutes your acceptance of any changes.


SGM’s Role


SGM merely provides an on-line platform for Contributions to SGM. The Website contains pages featuring information on SGM or Contributions, but the existence of these pages on the Website or Services does not and is not intended to constitute a solicitation of Contributions in any way. 


Copyright of SGM


The Application, the Software, the Website, the Services, and the information and content available on the Website and in the Services (collectively, the SGM Properties) are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws.  Unless otherwise specified by SGM in a separate license, your right to use any SGM Properties is subject to the Terms.


SGM Properties


The use of the Website and Services are subject to the following restrictions: (a) you shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, reproduce, distribute, host or otherwise commercially exploit the Website, (b) you shall not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other intellectual properties of SGM (including images, text, page layout or form) found on the Website (the ‘SGM Properties’); (c) you shall not use any metatags or other “hidden text” using SGM’s name or trademarks; (d) you shall not modify, translate, adapt, merge, make derivative works of, disassemble, decompile, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of the SGM Properties except to the extent the foregoing restrictions are expressly prohibited by applicable law; (e) you shall not use any manual or automated software, devices or other processes to “scrape” or download data from any web pages contained in the Website; (f) access the SGM Properties in order to build a similar or competitive website, application or service; (g) except as expressly stated herein, no part of the SGM Properties may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means; and (h) you shall not remove or destroy any copyright notices or other proprietary markings contained on or in the SGM Properties.


SGM reserves the right to refuse or cancel your contribution or any of the use of the Website and Services if fraud or an unauthorised or illegal use of the SGM Properties is committed or suspected.




You acknowledge and agree that SGM may update the SGM Properties with or without notifying you.  You may need to update software from time to time in order to use the SGM Properties.


Third-Party Materials


As a part of the SGM Properties, you may have access to materials that are hosted by another party.  You agree that it is impossible for SGM to monitor such materials and that you access these materials at your own risk.


Accuracy of Data


In using the Services, you agree to (1) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Website (the “Data”); and (2) maintain and promptly update the Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete; and (3) not a person barred from using the SGM Properties under the laws of Malaysia, your place of residence or any other applicable jurisdiction.  You are responsible for all activities that occur under your bank account. You will accept full responsibility for any unauthorised use of the SGM Properties by minors.  You may not share information in your bank account or password in order to use the Website or Services with anyone. 


If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or SGM has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, SGM has the right to suspend or terminate your Contributions and refuse any and all current or future use of the SGM Properties (or any portion thereof).  You agree not to use the Services using a false identity or information, or on behalf of someone other than yourself.  SGM reserves the right to remove or reclaim any information at any time and for any reason, including but not limited to, claims by a third party that the information violates the third party’s rights. 


You agree not to use the SGM Properties if you have been previously removed by SGM, or if you have been previously banned from any of the SGM Properties.


Necessary Equipment and Software


You must provide all equipment and software necessary to connect to the SGM Properties, including but not limited to, a computer or mobile device that is suitable to connect with and use the SGM Properties.  You are solely responsible for any fees, including Internet connection or mobile fees, that you incur when accessing the SGM Properties.


Responsibility for Content


You acknowledge that all Content, including the SGM Properties, is the sole responsibility of the party from whom such Content originated.  This means that you, and not SGM, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available (“Make Available”) through the SGM Properties (“Your Content”), and other Users of the SGM Properties, and not SGM, are similarly responsible for all Content they Make Available through SGM Properties (“User Content”). While SGM reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content. 




Unless expressly agreed to by SGM in writing elsewhere, SGM has no obligation to store any of Your Content that you Make Available on the SGM Properties. SGM has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or accuracy of any Content, including Your Content; the failure to store, transmit or receive transmission of Content; or the security, privacy, storage, or transmission of other communications originating with or involving use of the SGM Properties.




Except with respect to Your Content, you agree that SGM and its suppliers own all rights, title and interest in the SGM Properties.  You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Website, the Services, or the SGM Properties.


SGM and other related graphics, logos, service marks and trade names used on or in connection with the SGM Properties or in connection with the Services are the trademarks of SGM and may not be used without permission in connection with any third-party products or services.  Other trademarks, service marks and trade names that may appear on or in the SGM Properties are the property of their respective owners.


Except with respect to Your Content, you agree that you have no right or title in or to any Content that appears on or in the SGM Properties.


User Conduct


You agree that you will not, under any circumstances (except to the extent expressly authorised by the Terms: -

(a)     Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any purpose any portion of the SGM Properties, or access to or use of the SGM Properties;

(b)     Upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;

(c)     Use the SGM Properties or any part thereof for any purpose, including, but not limited to communicating or facilitating any commercial advertisement or solicitation;

(d)     Engage in any chain letters, contests, junk email, pyramid schemes, spamming, surveys or other duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise); or

(e)     Market any goods or services for any business purposes.


Unauthorized Use or Access


You agree that you will not, under any circumstances: -

(a)     Interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the SGM Properties or connect to or use the SGM Properties in any way not expressly permitted by the Terms;

(b)    Systematically retrieve data or other content from our SGM Properties to create or compile, directly or indirectly, in single or multiple downloads, a collection, compilation, database, directory or the like, whether by manual methods, through the use of bots, crawlers, spiders, or otherwise;

(c)     Use, display, mirror or frame the SGM Properties, or any individual element within the SGM Properties, SGM’s name, any SGM trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page;

(d)     Use any unauthorized software that accesses, intercepts, “mines” or otherwise collects information from or through the SGM Properties or that is in transit from or to the SGM Properties;

(e)     Intercept, examine or otherwise observe any proprietary communications protocol used by a client, a server or the SGM Properties, whether through the use of a network analyser, packet sniffer or other device;

(f)      Bypass any robot exclusion headers or other measures SGM takes to restrict access to the SGM Properties, or use any software, technology or device to send content or messages, scrape, spider or crawl the SGM Properties, or harvest or manipulate data;

(g)     Use, facilitate, create, or maintain any unauthorised connection to the SGM Properties, including, but not limited to: (i) any connection to any unauthorised server that emulates, or attempts to emulate, any part of the SGM Properties; or (ii) any connection using programs, tools or software not expressly approved by SGM;

(h)     Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for any underlying software or other intellectual property used to provide the SGM Properties, or to obtain any information from the SGM Properties;

(i)      Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the SGM Properties;

(j)      Upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment of the SGM Properties;

(k)     Solicit or attempt to solicit personal information from other Users of the SGM Properties;

(l)      Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the SGM Properties to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;

(m)    Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation, or any order of a court; and

(n)     Advocate, encourage or assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing activities in this section.


Third-Party Services


The SGM Properties may contain links to third-party websites (“Third-Party Websites”) and advertisements for third parties (collectively, “Third-Party Websites & Ads”).  When you click on a link to a Third-Party Website or Ad, we will not warn you that you have left the SGM Properties and are subject to the terms and conditions (including privacy policies) of another website or destination.  Such Third-Party Websites are not under the control of SGM.  SGM is not responsible for any Third-Party Websites & Ads.  SGM provides these Third-Party Websites & Ads only as a convenience and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to Third-Party Websites & Ads, or their products or services.  You use all links in Third-Party Websites & Ads at your own risk.




You agree to indemnify and hold SGM, its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, and their officers, employees, agents, partners and licensors (collectively, the “SGM Parties”) harmless from any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses relating to or arising out of: (a) Your Content; (b) your use of, or inability to use, the SGM Properties; (c) your violation of the Terms; (d) your violation of any rights of another party, including any Users; or (e) your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations.  You agree that the provisions in this section will survive any termination of your use of the Services, the Terms or your access to the SGM Properties.


Disclaimer of Warranties


You expressly understand and agree that your use of the Website and Services is at your sole risk and you shall be solely responsible for any damage to your property or person, including, but not limited to, your computer system and any device you use to access the Website and Services, or any other loss that results from accessing such content.


The Website and Services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, with all faults. SGM expressly disclaim all warranties, representations, and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.


SGM make no warranty, representation or condition that: (1) the Website and Services will meet your requirements; (2) your use of the Website and Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free; (3) the results that may be obtained from use of the Website and Services will be accurate or reliable; or (4) any errors in the Website and Services will be corrected.


No liability for conduct of third parties


You acknowledge and agree that SGM are not liable, and you agree not to seek to hold SGM liable for the conduct of third parties, including operators of external sites, and that the risk of injury from such third parties rests entirely with you.


Disclaimer of Certain Damages


You understand and agree that in no event shall SGM parties be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the SGM Properties, including, without limitation, any damages resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, whether or not SGM has been advised of the possibility of such damages, or for any damages for personal or bodily injury or death or emotional distress arising out of or in connection with the terms, or from any communications, interactions or meetings with other users of the SGM Properties.




SGM reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate any Services provided to you at any time for any reason. You agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in SGM’s sole discretion and that SGM shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your use of the Services or your Contribution.




If SGM becomes aware of any possible violations by you of the Terms, SGM reserves the right to investigate such violations.  If, as a result of the investigation, SGM believes that criminal activity has occurred, SGM reserves the right to refer the matter to, and to cooperate with, any and all applicable legal authorities. SGM is entitled to disclose any information or materials on or in the SGM Properties, including Your Content, in SGM’s possession in connection with your use of the SGM Properties.


No Subsequent Use


If your ability to access the SGM Properties, or any other SGM community is discontinued by SGM due to your violation of any portion of the Terms or for conduct otherwise inappropriate for the community, then you agree that you shall not attempt to re-use or access the SGM Properties or any SGM community through use of a different name or otherwise.


International Users


The SGM Properties can be accessed from countries around the world and may contain references to Services and Content that are not available in your country.  These references do not imply that SGM intends to announce such Services or Content in your country.  The SGM Properties are controlled and offered by SGM from its facilities in Malaysia. SGM makes no representations that the SGM Properties are appropriate or available for use in other locations or jurisdictions.  Those who access or use the SGM Properties from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with local law.


General Provisions


The communications between you and SGM use electronic means, whether you visit the SGM Properties or send SGM e-mails, or whether SGM posts notices on the SGM Properties or communicates with you via e-mail. 


The Terms, and your rights and obligations hereunder, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated or otherwise transferred by you without SGM’s prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void.


SGM shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, pandemic, pestilence, embargos, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.


Any action brought against SGM or User or any related person shall be brought solely and exclusively in the Court of Law in Malaysia, and that no other court shall have jurisdiction to hear your claims.


These Terms and Conditions shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of Malaysia.


Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of the Terms on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion.


If any provision of the Terms is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions of the Terms will remain enforceable, and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed modified so that it is valid and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law.


The Terms are the final, complete and exclusive agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and merges all prior discussions between the parties with respect to such subject matter.

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