訂閱服務協議之條款及條件 (香港及澳門地區)

壹傳媒有限公司及其附屬、關聯、聯營公司(統稱「本公司」、「壹傳媒」或「我們」)的手機應用程式《蘋果動新聞》 ( 簡稱《蘋果動新聞》),為閣下提供手機、網上新聞及資訊,或飲食相關資訊訂閱服務(簡稱「訂閱服務」)。閣下在登記本公司的訂閱服務前,請細閱本訂閱服務協議之條款及條件(「本協議」)。當閣下使用訂閱服務時,即已表示閣下同意並遵守以下條款及條件。

1. 同意接受條款及條件
閣下在訂閱及/或使用服務時,即已表示閣下同意接受本協議所有條款及條件的約束。如閣下不同意遵守本訂閱服務協議之條款及條件,請勿進行訂閱登記及/使用本訂閱服務。本訂閱服務只會提供予接受本協議約束之訂戶。本公司可能會不定期地修訂本協議。當本協議條款有實質性變更時,我們會努力通過此手機應用程式及/或在本公司電子平台上公佈修訂後的條款。在我們通過上述途徑將條款變更首次通知後,你繼續使用本訂閱服務即視爲你同意該條款變更。如果你不同意相關變更,則你應立即自行終止你的訂閱,並不再使用本訂閱服務。

當閣下完成訂閱登記程序並確認訂閱時,即表示閣下確認其年滿18歲並以訂戶之身份接受了本協議的所有條款及條件的約束。

2. 訂閱服務
《蘋果動新聞》分別設有香港及澳門地區與非香港及澳門地區的訂閱項目,訂戶根據所在地選購任何適當的訂閱項目。各訂閱項目的訂閱服務內容如下:

2.1 蘋果動新聞
2.1.1 手機應用程式 (iOS & Android):訂戶可透過 Android (6.0 版本或以上) 手機或 iPhone (iOS 11或以上),瀏覽即日新聞內容及資訊。
2.1.2 本訂閱服務僅用於提供新聞及資訊性內容為目的,當中納入之新聞及資訊內容,非供任何商業交易或投資目的而使用,也不能據此進行任何商業活動、交易或投資。經由本訂閱服務傳送之任何資訊之準確性、可靠性、完整性、實時性、適用性和供應,本公司均不承擔任何責任。基於前述資料之任何商業活動、交易或投資決定,本公司亦不予負責。
2.1.3 本公司保留一切拒絕及/或終止任何訂閱服務的權利。

3. 訂戶義務及責任
3.1 訂戶使用本訂閱服務,必須同意以下各項:
3.1.1 依照訂閱服務登記表之申請指示,提供正確 、準確、最新及完整的訂戶資料(以下簡稱「登記資料」)。
3.1.2 保持該等登記資料正確及完整及在必要時更新登記資料,以確保其為正 確、準確、最新及完整。
3.1.3 訂閱服務只供付款訂戶個人使用,不得轉讓別人或團體,亦不得與他人共用同一訂戶帳戶。

3.2 若訂戶提供任何錯誤、失實、過時或不完整的登記資料,或本公司懷疑有關登記資料為錯誤 、失實、過時或不完整,本公司有權不接受訂戶登記申請,以及暫停或終止對訂戶提供所有訂閱服務(或訂閱服務的任何部分)而無需向訂戶作出任何通知及負上任何責任。而訂戶已繳付之訂閱費用將不予退回,而未繳付的訂閲費則須在到賬日繳付。

3.3 若要維持訂閱服務,訂戶須同意按照在訂閱服務選項上所選擇的訂閱服務項目之費用(簡稱「服務費用」)和支付方法,繳付服務費用。本公司會不時在訂閱服務登記表上訂立及更新服務費用,訂戶可因應手機制式選擇使用 App Store 或 Google Play 支付服務費用,直到訂戶成功取消訂閱服務為止。訂戶同意所有已繳付的服務費用均不設退還,在適用法律許可的最大範圍內,本公司也不會作出任何退款安排。

3.4 《蘋果動新聞》升級壹會員訂閱服務「月費訂閱」計劃,可以同時閱覧蘋果動新聞及蘋果新聞網(台灣)。訂閱計劃不設退款,自動續約,直至訂戶取消為止。「月費訂閱」按月計算:以香港地區為計,香港時間凌晨 00:00:00 起至 23:59:59為一日,閱覧開始的時間和結束不足一日按一日計算,而從 24:00:00 開始就視作為新的一日來結算。例如在2020年2月15日訂閱,閱覧期將於2020年3月14日23:59:59完結。當訂戶取消或終止訂閱計劃,訂戶將不能閱覧任何內容。

3.5 本公司可不定期對服務費用作出更改,調整,優惠,本公司將適時通知訂戶有關服務費用的更改、調整或優惠,訂戶可自行決定是否繼續享用訂閱服務。

3.6 訂戶必須自行提供及維持接駁訂閱服務之通訊線路、客端系統硬件及其他裝置,並確定其接收操作正常。

4. 會員登入、密碼及保安
4.1 完成訂閱登記程序後,訂戶即可透過登入電郵或電話號碼及登入密碼,享用訂閱服務。訂戶可按有關帳戶管理的指示更改個人資料及登入密碼。訂戶必須完全自行負責維持其登入電郵、電話號碼、使用者名稱、登入密碼及訂戶帳號資料的機密安全。訂戶須對其透過訂戶密碼登入及使用訂閱服務(包括但不限於獲授權使用其登入電郵、電話號碼、使用者名稱及密碼的第三方)的所有行為負上全部責任。

4.2 訂戶同意如登入電郵或電話號碼及/或登入密碼遭到或懷疑遭到未獲授權使用,或者其他安全性問題發生時,包括但不限於登入密碼被盜或外洩,訂戶須立即通過電郵cs@nextdigital.com.hk通知本公司。但訂戶仍須承擔在通知本公司之前以及本公司採取適當行動以保護閣下的個人資料及帳戶安全之前因未被授權的第三方透過其使用被盜或外泄的資料登入及使用訂閱服務而引致的一切損失及費用。

5. 訂戶操守
5.1 作為使用訂閱服務的關鍵條款,訂戶向本公司保證訂戶及其獲授權使用訂閱服務的第三方不得利用訂閱服務及其內容作未被本協議准許之目的使用,或利用或發佈或轉載或以任何方式展示訂閱服務內容作任何未經本公司許可或在任何適用法律下的非法用途。訂戶同意遵守香港及任何適用司法管轄區之法律,並明確同意不進行任何適用法律下的非法行為,包括但不限於︰
  1. 透過訂閱服務之使用進行問卷調查、比賽、傳銷、發佈、連鎖信件、廣告信函、濫發郵件或傳播任何含有商業性質之資訊;
  2. 侵犯他人私隱及破壞本公司及/或任何人士聲譽之活動如︰誹謗、毀謗、騷擾、追蹤及威脅等;
  3. 製造及散播不適當、濫用、誹謗、侵犯他人、猥褻、不道德或含有任何適用法律下視為非法成份之資訊;
  4. 宣傳、銷售或買賣任何服務或貨品作非個人用途;
  5. 收集他人的個人資料,包括但不限於電郵地址;
  6. 偽造身份傳播/散佈信息;
  7. 傳送或上載任何含有病毒、炸彈或有害的程式;
  8. 傳送或上載任何侵犯任何人士的知識產權、私隱或聲譽之資訊或信息;
  9. 干擾或破壞聯繫提供訂閱服務的網絡,影響網絡的正常運作;
  10. 企圖以未經授權的身份使用訂閱服務、他人帳戶、聯繫至本公司伺服器的電腦或網絡;
  11. 擅自進入、非法強行闖入、登入、使用或嘗試進入、非法強行闖入、登入或使用未獲本公司及其服務供應商准許及由其擁有或管有之伺服器之任何部分、資料信息庫及/或其他範圍的任何資料;
  12. 影響其他訂戶享用訂閱服務;
  13. 未於指訂時間內繳付訂閱費用;及
  14. 竄改任何本公司所載之內容。

5.2 本公司保留權利(而非責任或義務)監控訂閱服務或任何使用此服務的訂戶,也保留權利因應遵守任何適用司法管轄區的法律、法規、法律程序及/或政府規定作監控、回顧、保留及/或公開任何上述的資料。就閣下個人資料的保護及披露,請參考本公司的《私隱政策》https://www.nextdigital.com.hk/subscribe/privacy_app.html

5.3 本公司有權毋須另行通知,即時終止提供訂閱服務予違反操守的訂戶而不作任何退款安排。

6. 訂閱條款的修改及變更
本公司會不時修訂本協議的條款及條件或更改服務費用或施行新的服務系統,此等修改、變更、增加或刪除條款及條件將於《蘋果動新聞》或透過電郵、短訊、應用程式內通知及/或其他通訊形式公開發佈,除非公佈另有所指,有關公佈時即時生效。訂戶同意定期回顧本協議,確保得悉任何前述的修改、變更、增加或刪除。訂戶繼續使用訂閱服務將被視為訂戶確認及接受本協議及其後的修改、變更、增加或刪除。

7. 訂閱服務的修訂、變更及暫停
本公司隨時保留毋須事前通知訂戶,而作出以下修訂、變更及暫停訂閱服務的權利:

7.1 改變、暫時停止及/或終止所提供的部分或全部訂閱服務內容;

7.2 在任何時間暫停部分或全部訂閱服務以便進行系統維護、升級、測試及/或修理;及

7.3 若本公司按其絕對酌情權認為訂戶的行為違反本協議的任何條款及條件,或按其絕對酌情權認為在合適、適當或必須的情況下,本公司可限制或暫停訂戶的部分或全部連接或使用訂閱服務。

7.4 本公司將盡一切合理努力提供完整的訂閱服務,但並不保證身處全球所有國家/地區或使用任何網絡服務供應商的訂戶,均能使用本公司的完整訂閱服務。若因為個別國家/地區或個別網絡服務供應商的特別情況,或其他特殊的不可抗拒理由而令訂戶無法使用本公司訂閱服務,包括但不限於:個別國家/地區網絡封鎖境外網站,或自然災害令網絡設施損壞等,訂戶將不能以此作為取消訂閱服務的理由。

7.5 本公司保留任何修改、變更或暫停任何本公司的會員項目或制度及會員閲覧權限的權利。如有未盡事宜,均悉依本公司相關規定或解釋辦理,並隨時按上述第6條補充及公告。

7.6 訂戶確認本公司在按此條條款行使訂閱服務的修訂、變更及暫停的權利時, 毋須向訂戶或第三方承擔任何責任。

8. 知識產權保障之內容
8.1 訂戶承認,除「你的內容」(見以下第9.1條定義)之外,我們和/或我們的供應商為蘊含在訂閱服務的所有內容及基礎技術,以及在或通過訂閱服務載有的全部信息和內容,包括但不限於文字、檔案、音樂、聲音檔案、相片、影片、圖案或廣告內容,及/或經由本訂閱服務或廣告商向訂戶提供/呈現之贊助、廣告或資訊所包含之內容( 統稱爲「服務內容」)的所有知識産權的所有人。所有服務內容在全球範圍內受到版權、商標、服務商標、專利權或其他知識產權法例保障。在訂戶遵守本協議的前提下,本公司授權訂戶爲了個人的非商業化目的瀏覽及使用服務內容,該授權爲有限的、非排他性的、不可轉讓、不可再許可、並可撤銷的授權。除此以外,訂戶不准許以其他目的使用服務內容。我們及我們的供應商對本協議未授權的內容保留全部權利,沒有任何默認授權的內容。訂戶下載受知識產權保障之服務內容只限於私人或非商業用途,並須在下載時保留所有版權或其他知識產權的公告。訂戶或其授權第三方使用服務內容時,不得侵犯本公司或其關聯公司、廣告客戶或內容服務提供者的知識產權,包括但不限於組建、下載或未經授權將部分服務內容或訂閱服務接駁到訂戶自身或第三者的互聯網絡。

8.2 在未經本公司的事先書面同意下,訂戶不得對服務內容的全部或部分進行複製、下載、上傳、打印、展示、出版、許可、公佈、傳送、修改、翻印、散播、發行、以資料庫型式儲存、向訂戶以外的第三方展示、更改 、創作衍生作品、反向工程、反彙編、改編、傳播、轉讓、傳送或以任何形式使用下載的服務內容。訂戶不可透過任何網絡,包括但不限於區域網絡,散佈或傳送下載的服務內容,亦不能將下載的服務內容製成任何形式的資料庫或以其他方式使用, 但本條款或任何相關服務內容的附加準則、條款或規則中明確允許的使用除外。

8.3 訂戶必須確認本公司或其服務供應商提供的訂閱服務所使用之任何相關軟件( 簡稱「軟件」)只限用於接駁及使用本公司的訂閱服務,並受到相關的知識產權或其他法例保障。訂戶不得將或企圖將軟件授權、轉讓或轉給其他第三方。訂戶可保留一份軟件存檔,用於接駁及使用訂閱服務,但只限於私人或非商業用途,並不得侵犯軟件在任何適用法律下的任何知識產權,包括但不限於複製、上傳、打印、展示、出版、許可、公佈、傳送、發行、改編、轉讓、以資料庫型式儲存、向訂戶以外的第三方展示、更改、作反向工程、反彙編、散播、修改、進行還原工程、創作衍生作品等。訂戶同意不以任何形式修改軟件,或使用經修改之軟件,包括但不限於為了未經授權而使用本訂閱服務之目的。訂戶同意不經由非本公司所提供的介面使用本訂閱服務。

8.4 本公司有權單方自行决定服務內容的具體種類、類型、內容、數量、供應、質量或其他特徵。本公司保留在任何時候、不論是否通知訂戶,均可單方自行决定對訂閱服務、服務內容或我們任何的服務之全部或部分進行修改、暫停、删減或停止的權利。訂戶同意,對因本公司的上述修改、暫停、删減或停止行爲對訂戶或任何第三者造成的損失,本公司概不承擔責任。

9. 你的內容
9.1 對訂戶在或通過我們上傳或傳送的全部文字、檔案、音樂、聲音檔案、相片、影片、圖案、圖片、視頻或任何其它資料、信息或內容(統稱「你的內容」),我們不主張任何所有權。在知識産權和財産權規限下,訂戶在此授權我們在提供訂閱服務時對你的內容進行存儲、複製、修改、創作衍生作品、出版、傳播、轉讓、傳送、公開展示、公開表演或以其他方式使用,上述的授權爲全球性、永久性、不可撤銷、非排他性、全額免使用費的絕對授權,該授權包括本公司享有在全球任何地區可多重再許可的權利。訂戶在此確認並保證你有權作出上述授權,同時你的內容不侵犯他人任何權利,包括但不限於隱私權、人格權、著作權、其他人身權、財産權或知識産權。在相關法律許可的最大範圍內,訂戶在此放棄你的內容中在任何適用法律下訂戶可能享有之任何精神權利、人格權、或隱私權。

9.2 對你的內容産生的及/或可能産生的任何責任,均由訂戶獨自承擔,並且訂戶同意在使用訂閱服務、服務內容和我們的任何務服務時遵守一切相關法律法規。訂戶理解並同意,通過訂閱服務或服務內容向我們提交任何你的內容是訂戶自己的决定,並須自行承擔所有風險,且訂戶將獨自承擔你的內容的任何損失或對你的內容的任何濫用或損害。訂戶自己須負責對你的內容進行備份。

9.3 訂戶同意,訂戶不可在我們的任何網站及/或流動應用程式及其內容中、或其附屬服務,包括但不限於聊天室、論壇、留言板、公告板或新聞群組中公佈、交換、提供或處理任何禁止內容。「禁止內容」包括 (a) 含有辱駡、誹謗、種族主義、性別歧視、任何其他類型的歧視或淫穢等的內容;(b) 欺騙、欺詐或誤導等內容;(c) 侵犯他人的,包括但不限於知識産權或其他權利的內容;(d) 含有、感染或以其他方式含有病毒、或類似的可能損害他人電腦及/或流動裝置的軟件或程序;(e) 在任何適用法律下任何違反法律或法規的內容;或者 (f) 其他不當或犯罪內容。

9.4 我們有權利(而非責任或義務)檢查你的內容中的任何部分,並可因任何理由及以絕對酌情權決定對你的內容進行部分或全部删除、移動或修改,這些理由包括但不限於根據我們獨立或絕對酌情權判斷認爲你的內容違反了本協議或構成禁止內容,或者構成其他安全威脅,或對他人構成危害,或者可能招致我們或他人需要承擔任何責任。如訂戶違反本協議條款,我們保留權利(但不承擔相關責任或義務),可以單方自行决定進行調查或採取其他適當行動,包括但不限於移除或修改你的內容、暫停或終止你的賬號、和/或暫停或終止結向你提供訂閱服務、和/或向有關執法部門舉報等。按照任何適用法律下的政府及法律要求、法院傳票、法庭指令,或者爲保護我們及附屬公司、我們的服務供應商、商業夥伴及其他用戶的法律權益,或者爲保證我們的經營與系統的完整和運行,我們有權獲取並向法庭、相關政府機關或執法部門披露任何我們絕對酌情權認爲必需的或適當的信息或內容,包括但不限於你的賬號信息(即:姓名、電郵地址、電話號碼等的登記資料)、IP地址、交易信息、使用紀錄、你的內容以及你的行爲。

10. 服務轉售之禁止
本訂閱服務任何部分或本訂閱服務之使用或存取,在未經本公司的書面同意前,訂戶同意不進行複製、轉載、出售、轉售或作任何商業目的之使用。本公司有權毋須另行通知,即時終止提供訂閱服務予違反此禁止服務轉售條款的訂戶。

11. 彌償
訂戶或其授權使用人由於:
11.1 本訂閱服務之使用、
11.2 違反本協議任何條款及條件、或
11.3 因侵害其他人任何權利

而衍生或導致任何第三方提出的索賠、請求、損失、損害、費用或責任 (包括但不限於合理的律師費),訂戶謹此同意全額彌償及賠償本公司及任何壹傳媒成員公司、分支機構、董事、主管、員工、代表人、代理人、承辦商、聯名商戶或其他商業夥伴之任何損失或損害,並使其免受損害。

12. 免責聲明
按此細閱《免責聲明》。

13. 終止及暫停服務
13.1 在適用法律許可的最大範圍內,如訂戶違反協議內的任何條款及條件,本公司有權毋須另行通知,即時終止或暫停提供訂閱服務。本公司不承擔訂戶或任何第三方因前述理由被終止或暫停提供訂閱服務而衍生的任何責任。

13.2 當本協議終止後,根據本協議條款及條件授予訂戶的所有特許權、其他權利及優惠將立即予以終止。除非在本協議內另有特別訂明外,訂戶沒有權利取回任何訂閱費用。

13.3 本協議無論因任何緣故而終止,均不會影響本協議任何一方因本協議已產生的任何權利或責任,也不會影響該等在本協議內明確或隱含表示在終止本協議後仍然有效力或有行使權的條款,該條款包括但不限於第 5 條、第 6條、第 9 條、第 10 條、第 11 條及第 12 條及第13條。

14. 取消訂閱
如訂戶選擇不再訂閱本服務,請前往購買的App Store 或 Google Play Store 商店取消。

15. 通知
訂戶如欲通知本公司,必須以書面透過電郵至cs@nextdigital.com.hk。本公司如欲通知訂戶,可以書面透過電郵、短訊及/或應該程式內通知及/或其他現已存在或將來創建的方式通知訂戶。本協議條款及條件、訂閱服務或其他重要事項有所變更時,本公司亦可能透過上述方法通知訂戶。此等通知將構成本協議的一部分。

16. 私隱政策
本公司尊重訂戶個人資料的私隱,訂戶須同意及遵守《私隱政策》之條款,請按此細閱本公司私隱政策。

17. 法例以及一般條款
17.1 本協議受中華人民共和國香港特別行政區法律管轄,並按香港特別行政區法律闡釋,訂戶及本公司均同意接受香港特別行政區法院的專屬管轄權所管轄。

17.2 假如本協議內任何條款被一個具裁決權的本地法庭認定為抵觸法律,此等條款就要以意義最相近的其他並列的條款去執行及生效,從而反映協議各方之意願。

17.3 本公司放棄或延遲執行及/或暫時不執行本協議所賦予的任何權利或救濟,不應詮釋為放棄該權利或救濟。即使放棄個別或部分該等權利或救濟並不會防礙本公司進一步行使本協議內其他任何權利或申請及/或獲得任何其他救濟。

17.4 本協議的標題只為方便閱讀,並不影響本協議的闡釋。在闡釋本協議時,單數字眼具有複數含義,男性字眼具有女性及中性含義,個人字眼具有合夥公司及有限公司含義。

18. 訂戶聲明
本人確認已詳細閱讀及理解本協議所列的條款及條件,並願意接受其約束。



 

Subscription Service Agreement and Terms and Conditions (Hong Kong and Macau Areas)

Next Digital Limited and its subsidiaries, associated companies and affiliated companies (hereinafter “the Company,” “Next Digital,” or “We”) provide Smartphone Mobile App, namely “蘋果動新聞”(Apple Daily)to supply news and information on mobile phones and on the Internet, or food and dining-related information and its subscription services (hereinafter “Subscription Services”). Before you sign up for the Subscription Services, please read carefully the following Subscription Service Agreement and Terms and Conditions (hereinafter “this Agreement”). At the time you sign up for the Subscription Services, you will have agreed to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions.

1. Agreement to Accept This Terms and Conditions
At the time you subscribe or use our services, you will have agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions stated herein. If you do not agree to abide by the terms and conditions of this Agreement, please do not sign up for and / or use Subscription Services. Subscription Services are provided on the condition of subscribers’ acceptance to be bound by this Agreement. The Company may amend this Agreement from time to time. In the event that we make substantive amendments to this Agreement, we will publicize any such amendments on the digital platforms of the Company. After publicizing the first notice of the said amendments as described above, you are deemed to have agreed to the said amendments when you continue to use the Subscription Services. If you do not agree to the said amendments, please cancel your subscription, and cease using the Subscription Services.

When you have completed the registration process and confirmed your subscription, you are deemed to have confirmed that you are a subscriber over 18 years of age, and have agreed to be bound by all of the terms and conditions under this Agreement.

2. Subscription Services
We offer different subscription plans in different regions. Subscribers will select their preferred Subscription Services in accordance with the region of which they are located. The details of the Subscription Services under the different subscription plans are as follows:

2.1 “蘋果動新聞” (Apple Daily)
Smartphone Mobile App(iOS & Android): Subscribers may browse the latest news content and other information with Android (version 6.0 or above) smartphones, or iPhones (iOS 11 or above).
2.1.2 This Subscription Services is only applicable to the provision of news and information. The news and informative content included is not intended for use in any commercial transactions or investment objectives. It shall not be relied upon for any commercial activities, transactions or investment. The Company shall not be liable for the accuracy, reliability, completeness, timeliness, applicability and provision of any and all such information transmitted by this Agreement. The Company shall not be liable to any commercial activities, transactions or investment decisions made in reliance of the aforesaid information.
2.1.3 The Company reserves the right in refusing to provide and / or terminate any Subscription Services.

3. Duties and Obligations of Subscribers:
3.1 At the time of subscribing to the Subscription Services, subscribers shall agree to the following:
3.1.1 Follow the direction for the registration of Subscription Services, and provide truthful, accurate, timely and complete subscriber information (hereinafter “Registration Information”).
3.1.2 Where necessary, update Registration Information to ensure that the information remains truthful, accurate, timely and complete.
3.1.3 Subscription Services are provided on an individual and personal basis for each paying subscriber. In no event shall Subscription Services be transferred to other individuals or organizations. Nor shall the subscription account be shared under any circumstances.

3.2 If subscribers provide any false, untrue, outdated or incomplete Registration Information at registration, or if the Company suspects the relevant Registration Information to be false, untrue, outdated or incomplete, the Company reserves the right to reject the said registration, and / or suspend or terminate the Subscription Services (any or all parts) of the said subscriber, without notice or any liability incurred. The service fees already paid shall not be returned. Unpaid service fees shall be settled on the date due.

3.3 To receive continuous Subscription Services, subscribers agree to pay for the subscription service fees (hereinafter “Service Fees”) in accordance with the subscription option and the manner of payment of which they have selected. The Company will state or renew Service Fees on the Subscription Sign-up Form from time to time. If subscribers subscribe on the App Store / Google Play Store, payment shall be charged directly to the Apple ID or Google account automatically at the time of confirmation of subscription, until the cancellation of the subscription. Subscribers agree that there shall be no refund of all Service Fees already paid. To the fullest extent permitted under applicable laws, the Company shall not make any arrangement for refund.

3.4 Monthly Subscription service is available on smartphone mobile by in-app purchase. Subscribers can simultaneously access Apple Daily. The subscription is auto renewal and non-refundable, until the subscriber cancels the subscription. Subscription fee is charged on a monthly basis. Based on Hong Kong time, midnight from 00:00:00 to 23:59:59 consists of one day. For any access within one day, even if it lasts less than a day, a per diem subscription fee will be charged. At 24:00:00, it is considered a new day. For example, if a subscriber subscribes on 15th February, 2020, the browsing period will end on 14th March, 2020 at 23:59:59. Upon the subscriber cancels the subscription, the service will be ended.

3.5 The Company may, from time to time, amend, adjust, or discount Service Fees. The Company will notify subscribers about the said amendments, adjustments or discounts. Subscribers are free to decide whether to continue with their subscription.

3.6 Subscribers are solely responsible for the provision, maintenance and sound operation of the information networks, client system hardware and other necessary installations that connect to the Subscription Services.

4. Member Log in, Password and Security
4.1 Once subscribers complete the registration, they can access the Subscription Services with the registered email or phone number and the login password. Subscribers may change their personal data and passwords in accordance with account management instructions. Subscribers are fully responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of the login email, telephone number, user name, login password and the subscriber account information. Subscribers are fully responsible for all actions taken for the use and password access of the Subscription Services (including but not limited to the use of login email, telephone number, user name, and password by authorized third persons.)

4.2 Where subscribers suspect that the login email, telephone number and / or password was or likely to have been compromised by unauthorized use, or other security measures might have been breached, including but not limited to the login password being stolen or leaked, the credit card and / or credit card data being lost, stolen or leaked, subscribers must notify the Company immediately by email: cs@nextdigital.com.hk. However, subscribers must be responsible for all losses and fees incurred due to data stolen or leaked from use of the account by unauthorized third parties before the Company was notified and could take appropriate actions to protect the subscribers’ personal data and account.

5. Subscribers’ Conduct
5.1 This section is a key provision of this Agreement. Subscribers warrant to the Company that they and their authorized third party of Subscription Services will not use Subscription Services and its content for any purpose not permitted under this Agreement; or use, release, reproduce or otherwise present the content of Subscription Services for any purposes without the permission of the Company or otherwise unlawful under any applicable law. Subscribers agree to abide by Hong Kong law or the law of any applicable jurisdiction. Subscribers expressly agree herein not to do the following illegal acts under any applicable law, including but not limited to:
  1. By using the Subscription Services to conduct surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, releases, chain letters, direct mail advertising, spamming or otherwise to distribute any such information of a commercial nature;
  2. Conduct any act that violate the privacy of another, damage the reputation of this Company, and / or damage the reputation of another. These acts include, but are not limited to: slander, defamation, harassment, stalking or threatening;
  3. Produce or spread inappropriate, abusive, defamatory, tortious, lewd, immoral or any such information that is deemed unlawful under any applicable law
  4. Promote, market, buy or sell any service or product for non-personal purposes;
  5. Collect the personal data of another, including but not limited to email addresses;
  6. Create a false identity to distribute / disseminate any message;
  7. Transmit or upload any program containing viruses, time bombs or otherwise deleterious malware;
  8. Transmit or upload any information or message that violates the intellectual property, privacy or reputation of another;
  9. Disrupt or damage the networks that connect and provide Subscription Services, thereby interfering with the working operation of the said network;
  10. Attempt to gain unauthorized access to Subscription Services, the account of another, or the computer and networks that connect to the servers of the Company;
  11. Gain unauthorized access, forcefully enter illegally, log on, use or attempt to use any part of the server, information and databases and / or any information and data in any other area owned or possessed by the Company or its service providers without the permission of the Company and its service providers;
  12. Interfere with the enjoyment of the Subscription Services of another;
  13. Fail to settle Service Fees before the settlement date; and
  14. Tamper with any content published by the Company.

5.2 The Company reserves the right (but has no duty or obligation) to monitor Subscription Services and the subscribers of Subscription Services. We also reserve the right to monitor, review, preserve and / or disclose any of the foregoing information in compliance with any laws, regulations, legal proceedings and / or government regulations of any applicable jurisdiction. As to the protection and disclosure of your personal data, please visit here for our Privacy Policy.

5.3 The Company has the right, without notice or refund, to terminate immediately the provision of Subscription Services to subscribers that fail to conform to the terms of Subscribers’ Conduct.

6. Amendment and changes to this Agreement:
The Company will amend the terms and conditions herein, or adjust service fees, or implement new service systems from time to time. Such amendments, changes, addition or deletion of the terms and conditions will be released on Next Mobile, Apple Daily News Website, Next Magazine, or by email, SMS messaging, in-app notification and / or any other means of publication. Unless stated otherwise in the said notification, all changes take effect immediately upon publication. Subscribers agree to review this Agreement periodically, to remain informed of any said amendments, changes, addition or deletion. Subscribers’ continuous subscription is deemed to be a confirmation and acceptance of this Agreement and the amendments, changes, addition and deletion therefrom.

7. The Amendment, Change and Suspension of Subscription Services
The Company reserves the right to make the following amendments, changes and / or suspension of Subscription Services without prior notice and at any time:

7.1 Amend, temporarily suspend, and /or terminate any part or all of the Subscription Services;

7.2 Temporarily suspend any part or all of the Subscription Services in order to conduct system protection, upgrade, tests and / or repairs, at any time; and

7.3 If in its absolute discretion the Company determines that a subscriber has breached any terms and conditions under this Agreement, or in its absolute discretion the Company determines that the circumstances are appropriate, suitable or necessary, the Company may limit or suspend any part or all of the connection to or use of a subscriber’s Subscription Services.

7.4 The Company shall extend reasonable effort in providing full Subscription Services. However, this shall not be treated as a guarantee that full Subscription Services are available to all the countries and regions worldwide or to the subscribers of any Internet Service Provider. If, owing to the special circumstances of certain countries, regions or Internet Service Provider, or due to Force Majeure reasons not attributable to the Company, subscribers are prevented from using the Subscription Services, including but not limited to the blockade of foreign websites by certain countries / regions, or network facilities being destroyed by natural disaster, subscribers shall not rely on the same as the reason for cancellation of Subscription Services.

7.5 The Company reserves the right to amend, change or suspend any membership program, system or the right to member-only access. All remaining matters shall be handled in accordance with the relevant policies or explanations of the Company, the notice and supplement of which shall be done at any time pursuant to Clause 6 herein.

7.6 Subscribers confirm that the Company shall not be liable to subscribers or any third party for exercising the right to amend, change and / or suspend Subscription Services pursuant to this Clause 7 herein.

8. Protection of Intellectual Property:
8.1 Subscribers agree that, with the exception of “Your Content” (as defined in Clause 9.1 hereinafter), we and / or our suppliers own all of the intellectual property rights in the content and the technology involved in the Subscription Services and all the data and content included in the process of subscription and via Subscription Services, including but not limited to texts, files, music, audio files, photographs, videos, images, or the content of advertisements; and / or the sponsorship, advertisement or data provided to subscribers by advertisers by way of Subscription Services (hereinafter “Service Content”). All Service Content are protected by the copyright, trademark, service mark, patent and other relevant intellectual property laws worldwide. Subject to your agreement to this Agreement, the Company authorizes subscribers to browse and use Service Content for personal and non-commercial purposes. The said authorization is limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-licensable, and revocable. Furthermore, subscribers shall not use the Service Content for any other purposes. We and our suppliers reserve the full rights to all content that has not been authorized under this Agreement. Nothing herein shall be construed as an implied authorization for Service Content. Where subscribers download Service Content protected by intellectual property laws, subscribers undertake to only use the said content for personal and non-commercial purposes. At the time of download, subscribers must preserve all notices relating to copyright and other intellectual property rights. When using Service Content, subscribers and their authorized third parties must not violate the intellectual property rights of the Company, its associates, sponsor clients or content service providers, including but not limited to the composition, download or the unauthorized connection of partial content or Subscription Services to the network of subscribers or any other third parties.

8.2 Without the prior written consent of the Company, subscribers shall not copy, download, upload, print, present, publish, license, publicize, transmit, edit, reprint, disseminate, release, store in a database any part or all of the Service Content; or otherwise present, modify, create derivative work, reverse-engineer, disassemble, adapt, propagate, transfer, transmit or to exercise use of any downloaded Service Content to any third party. Subscribers shall not, via any network, including but not limited to regional networks, disseminate or transmit the downloaded Service Content. Subscribers shall not use the downloaded Service Content in the form of a database or in any other manner, save for as expressly permitted in the terms of this Agreement or any other relevant supplemental standards, terms or rules.

8.3 Subscribers confirm that the relevant software (hereinafter “Software”) that the Company or its service provider provides for use with the Subscription Services are limited to the connection to and use of the Subscription Services. The Software is furthermore protected by the relevant laws of intellectual property and other relevant laws. Subscribers shall not attempt to or otherwise authorize, transfer or transmit the same to any third party. Subscribers may retain one copy of the said Software, but only for personal and non-commercial use. Subscribers shall not violate the intellectual property rights of the said Software under any applicable law, including but not limited to copy, upload, print, present, publish, license, publicize, transmit, edit, transfer, store in a database; or otherwise present, modify, reverse-engineer, disassemble, disseminate, edit, or create derivative work to any third party. Subscribers agree not to modify the Software in any manner, or use a Software that has been modified, including but not limited to for the purpose of gaining unauthorized access to Subscription Services. Subscribers agree not to use Subscription Services via a platform not provided by the Company.

8.4 The Company has the unilateral right to determine the categories, type, content, quantity, provision, quality or any other features of Service Content. The Company reserve the right to unilaterally determine whether to edit, suspend, delete, or terminate any part or all of Subscription Services, Service Content or any of our services. Subscribers agree that the Company shall not be liable to any loss incurred to you or any third party in exercising the aforementioned right to edit, suspend, delete or terminate the same.

9. Your Content
9.1 We do not assert any rights of ownership on the text, files, music, audio files, photographs, graphic design, pictures, visual files or any other information, messages or content (hereinafter “Your Content”) that subscribers, or via us, upload or transmit. Subject to the limits of intellectual property rights and other ownership rights, subscribers hereby authorize us to save, copy, edit, create derivative products, publish, distribute, transfer, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, or use in other manner Your Content as we provide Subscription Services. The said authorization shall be worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully-paid and royalty-free, and absolute, with the right to sublicense through multiple levels. Subscribers warrant and represent that you have the right to grant the above authorization, and Your Content does not violate the rights of another, including but not limited to privacy rights, personality rights, copyrights, and other personal rights, proprietary rights or intellectual property rights. Within the fullest extent permitted under applicable laws, Subscribers hereby waive any moral rights, personality rights, or privacy rights you may have in Your Content.

9.2 Subscribers are solely responsible for any liability that arises from or in connection with and / or may arise from and in connection with Your Content. Subscribers agree that they will abide by all relevant laws and regulations when using Subscription Services, Service Content or any service that we provide. Subscribers understand and agree that the provision of Your Content in using Subscription Services or Service Content is done at their sole discretion, as such they do so at their own risks. Subscribers are solely responsible for any loss of, and the abuse or harm that may arise from or in connection with, Your Content. Subscribers are responsible for retaining a copy of Your Content.

9.3 Subscribers agree that they will not disclose, exchange, provide or process any prohibited content (hereinafter “Prohibited Content.”) on our website, and / or within our mobile apps and their content, or any ancillary services, including but not limited to chatrooms, forums, message boards, bulletin boards or news groups. Prohibited Content includes content that is (a) abusive, defamatory, racist, sexist, discriminatory or obscene; (b) fraudulent, deceptive or misleading; (c) in violation of any intellectual property rights or other rights of another; (d) corrupted or otherwise contain viruses or any other similar software or programs that may damage the computers and / or mobile devices of another; (e) in violation of any law or regulation; or (f) in any way inappropriate or unlawful.

9.4 We have the right (but have no obligation or duty) to review any or all portions of Your Content. It is in our absolute discretion to delete, move or modify any of Your Content in whole or in part for any reason, including but not limited to if we believe, in our sole judgment and absolute discretion, that Your Content has violated this Agreement or constitutes Prohibited Content, or otherwise constitutes security threats, or incurs any liability to us or any other. We reserve the right (but have no obligation or duty) to determine whether to unilaterally investigate or take any other appropriate action in the event that subscribers have violated the terms of this Agreement, including but not limited to removing or modifying Your Content, suspending or terminating your account, and / or suspending or terminating the Subscription Services provided to you, and / or reporting you to the relevant authorities etc. In order to cooperate with legitimate governmental requests and legal requirements under any applicable law, subpoena, court order, or in order to protect the legal rights of the Company and our subsidiaries, our service providers, business partners and other users, or in order to guarantee the integrity and operation of our business and systems, we have the right to access and disclose to courts and relevant government or law enforcement authorities the necessary or appropriate information or content, including but not limited to your account information (such as name, email address, phone numbers and other registration information), IP address, transaction information, usage records, Your Content and your conduct.

10. Prohibition Against the Transfer of Service
In using and accessing Subscription Services, subscribers agree not to copy, reprint, sell, transfer or use Subscription Services for commercial purposes without the prior written consent by the Company. The Company has the right to terminate the provision of Subscription Services to subscribers who have violated the Prohibition Against the Transfer of Service immediately and without notice.

11. Indemnity
Subscribers agree hereby to indemnify, compensate and hold the Company and any Next Media member companies, branches, directors, managers, employees, representatives, agents, subcontractors, associated business or other business partners harmless from and against any claims, demand, loss, damage, fees or liability (including but not limited to reasonable attorney fees) incurred by the Company or raised by any third party arising out of or relating to:
11.1 the use of Subscription Services by you or your authorized user,
11.2 the violation of any terms and conditions under this Agreement by you or your authorized user, or
11.3 the violation of the rights of another by you or your authorized user.

12. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
Please visit here to read the Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability.

13. Termination or Suspension of Services
13.1 Within the fullest extent permitted under applicable laws, we have the right to terminate or suspend the provision of Subscription Services immediately and without notice if subscribers have violated any terms and conditions of this Agreement. The Company shall not be responsible for any liability arising from or in connection with the termination or suspension of Subscription Services for the reason stated herein.

13.2 If subscribers do not agree with any amended terms and conditions of this Agreement, they may choose to discontinue the Subscription Services. For the subscription plans that come with refund provision only, the Company will refund the unused subscription fees. For enquiries, please contact Next Digital’s customer service centers or email to cs@nextdigital.com.hk.

13.3 All licenses, other privileges and concessions granted under this Agreement shall cease upon termination of this Agreement. Except where expressly provided for herein, subscribers are not entitled to a return of any subscription fees.

14. Termination of Subscription Services
Where subscribers purchased the Monthly Subscription within the mobile app, please visit App Store / Google Play for enquiries or cancellation of automatic renewal.

15. Notice
Notice is given when: subscribers notify the Company by writing and email to cs@nextdigital.com.hk. The Company notifies subscribers by writing via email, SMS messaging and / or in-app notifications, and / or any existing or other newly invented communication channels in the future. Where changes are made to the terms and conditions of this Agreement or any other important matters, we may also give notice with the aforementioned means, when such notice shall constitute part of this Agreement.

16. Privacy Policy
The Company respects the privacy of the Subscribers’ personal data. Subscribers must agree and abide by the terms of the Privacy Policy. Please visit here for the Company’s Privacy Policy.

17. Applicable Law and General Provisions
17.1 This Agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Subscribers and the Company agree to accept the exclusive jurisdiction of the judiciary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

17.2 In the event that a local court with competent jurisdiction adjudged any of the provisions herein to have breached the law, the said provision shall be implemented and effective pursuant to other parallel provisions with the closest meaning, in order to give effect to the intention of all parties concerned.

17.3 The waiver, delay and / or temporary suspension of any right or remedy under this Agreement by the Company shall not be construed to be a waiver of the said right or remedy. The waiver of the full or part of any right or remedy does not preclude the Company in exercising any other right or applying for and / or being rewarded of any other remedies herein.

17.4 The headings on this Agreement serve only to aid the reading of the terms herein. They shall not in any way bear upon the interpretation of this Agreement. In construing this Agreement, references to the singular includes the plural and vice versa, words importing the masculine gender include the feminine and neuter genders, and references to person include partner companies and limited companies.

18. Declaration by Subscriber
I hereby confirm that I have read and understood the Terms and Conditions under this Agreement, and agree to be bound by the terms herein.