Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association
21 January 2020
The information contained on this website & on any of our directly or indirectly linked websites or social media properties are for educational and informational purposes only.
Whilst every care is taken to represent our offers fairly, the information contained on this website and the resources available for download are not intended as, and shall not be understood or construed as, professional advice.
We have done our best to ensure that the information provided on this website is accurate and the resources available for use/download work in our labs and for our customers. Regardless of anything to the contrary, nothing available on or through this website should be understood as expert consultancy or that you will achieve any specific result.
Nothing listed or supplied on this website is professional advice that deals with your specific problem. The Association expressly recommends that you seek advice from a professional before you purchase/invest your time.
Purpose of These Terms
This purpose of these terms is to advise users of their rights, their legal obligations & restrictions imposed when using this website & it’s viewable/downloadable content/products/services.
No Professional Client Relationship
Your use of our website including implementation of any suggestions set out in this website and/or use of any resources/software available does not create a professional-client relationship between you and the Association or any of it’s staff.
The Association cannot accept you as a client unless and until we determine that there is a fit and until various requirements, such as consultancy fees are resolved. By using our website, our social media properties, products/services you understand & agree that we have not created a professional-client relationship with you.
By using this website, you accept personal responsibility for the results of your actions. You agree to take full responsibility for any harm or damage, data loss you suffer as a result of the use, or non-use, of the information available or any of the resources made available to you for download/viewing or education. You agree to conduct your own due diligence, research & have necessary backups in place before using any of our products or services, taking any action or implementing anything suggested or recommended on this website.
Our Right to Change These Terms
We reserve the right to change/add/remove any part of these terms, any content, features, product or service & make changes to the price at any time without notice. The date of each revision is clearly published at the top of this document. Your continued use of the website/products/services after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the terms.
Making a Purchase / Minimum Age
You must be over the legal age to use or make purchases from this website (in your jurisdiction/country/state) or a minimum age of 13 years+ & only use methods of payment registered in your legal name.
Limited License – Your Rights & Restrictions of Use
Using the Website As a Visitor
As a website visitor our Association grants you the right to view/share any publicly viewable content such as our blog posts & open to public posts on our social media properties.
Using the Website As a Member/Subscriber
As a member or subscriber (paid or free) our Association grants you a limited license to view/download/use any information/software for personal use or what your license or membership level/subscription allows you to do.
The information/software/videos/images/written material supplied by our Association in members’ areas & private social groups is for your personal use only unless we expressed otherwise. Copying or sharing this content with any third parties is strictly prohibited & in violation of your license.
Using the site for the purpose of data mining or collection of data for any purpose is strictly prohibited.
Refunds Disputes & Cancellations
APTRA membership fee is an annual one. Once you have been approved as a member and you pay your membership fee, no refund can be grated. A refund of membership fee is only permitted if the situation arises that within the registration period it is made aware by both parties that membership is not granted for whatever reason permitted by APTRA board. There is no official refund policy stated, meaning that no refund offered on membership other than ones permitted by law or where the law overrides these terms.
The Association’s logos/websites/trading names, product names are/may be trademarks pending registration. You may not use any trademarked material without written permission in accordance to international/trademark laws.
All material published on this website is the copyright of the Association or it’s licensee unless otherwise specified. All products, downloads, software, training, SAAS platforms, websites, video/audio/written material is owned by the Association or it’s licensees
You acknowledge and agree that the Association and its licensors retain ownership of all intellectual property rights of any kind related to the Information and Software (except for User Content), including applicable copyrights, trademarks, and other proprietary rights. The Association reserves all rights that are not expressly granted to you under these Terms.
You may not reproduce/publish/sell any of our website content, designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, logos or any code. No content may be modified, copied, republished, translated or altered to look similar without our written permission – unless:
These rights are instantly revoked where an ongoing fee is unpaid, or where the licensed user violates any the conditions of the license.
Copyrights & Rights of Others
We respect any legal/intellectual/ property rights of others & the policies of other websites we may use to provide our customers service/content.
We forbid users from posting/publishing any material that we feel violates any third party’s rights.
We reserve the right to delete any comments we feel inappropriate & where necessary revoke access to any of our third party web/social media properties where we feel the user’s behavior could cause: us, other users or the third party platform a reasonable risk or degrade their user experience.
MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE
Visitor & Member Conduct
You agree not to post any material on our website or on any of our social media properties that could violate or infringe on the rights of any other user/third party or where your activities could degrade our visitor/user experience.
By using this website you agree not to:
Behave in any manner that could be seen as soliciting business, causing discontent or distress to others.
Our website operation relies on hosting companies, content delivery networks, the world wide web & routing/peering services – all of which can be affected by global hacking activities, hardware failures & other technical issues. Whilst we use high quality services to deliver content to you, there will inevitably be occasional downtime. The Association cannot be held liable for any such problems or any losses/damages you may experience as a result.
Your user name & password is your sole responsibility. A poorly secured PC may result in your user name & password being accessed by hackers/third parties. We recommend all users use firewalls and anti-virus programs as a minimum level of security.
We also recommend you logout of any members’ areas when you finished to prevent your account/data being hijacked by others.
Whilst the Association does routine backups of all websites we do not guarantee/promise/offer data recovery, it’s up to you to back up any critical work/data/information you feel is necessary in the event of loss/damage/deletion of any of your data for any reason. The Association cannot be held liable for any such losses.
The Association may indefinitely suspend any membership/site access where we believe login information has been compromised for any reason.
Third Party Websites & Links
The website may contain links or adverts to third party websites. We do not check these sites for truth, accuracy or validity. By leaving this website to any third party site using links on our site you understand that our terms no longer apply. Opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information or content made available through the Site, but not directly by the Association, are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied upon. Such authors are solely responsible for such content.
The Association does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information on the Site and neither does the Association adopt nor endorse, nor is the Association responsible for, the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made by parties other than the Association. The Association takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other user or third-party posts or sends over the Site. Under no circumstances will the Association be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from anyone’s reliance on information or other content posted on the Site, or transmitted to users.
Product Lifecycle – Our Right to Terminate
Our website services/documents/videos/software downloads published material and can be affected by many variables such as: other software, data corruptions, hardware failures, operating system faults, hardware/software configurations, hosting configurations, security software, security policies, browser updates & video player issues + many other factors.
The information/software/products we supply are constantly subject to change and always runs the risk of becoming out of date – hence we make no guarantees that anything we supply will be effective at the time of purchase or in future – it’s supplied of best endeavors & effective in our tests at the time it was made. We will of course review & where possible update any products or withdraw products from sale/service where we feel they do not service the majority needs of our audience. We reserve the right to terminate the supply/access/support for any product at any time – where this is necessary we will do so with reasonable notice.
You agree to indemnify & hold the Association, it’s directors, employees & affiliates harmless from any loss, lost data, liability, claims, damages, costs, expenses, including legal fees arising out of any instructions followed, software purchased/downloaded or any other material supplied or published by us whether you informed us about any issues or not.
Termination of Service/Membership/Support
The Association may terminate your membership/service or support, delete your profile & any content you have posted and prohibit you from accessing our websites/social media properties for any reason or where we feel your activities cause us a reasonable risk to our business. We may terminate accounts/access with or without notice & delete any account data at our discretion. We only do this in exceptional circumstances & usually as a result of abuse of these terms / non-payment / rejected payment.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE ASSOCIATION, ITS AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OR EMPLOYEES, OR ITS LICENSORS OR PARTNERS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, OR DATA, OR FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, HOWEVER ARISING, THAT RESULT FROM (A) THE USE, DISCLOSURE, OR DISPLAY OF YOUR USER CONTENT; (B) YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE; (C) THE SOFTWARE GENERALLY OR THE SOFTWARE OR SYSTEMS THAT MAKE THE SOFTWARE AND SERVICE AVAILABLE; OR (D) ANY OTHER INTERACTIONS WITH THE ASSOCIATION OR ANY OTHER USER OF THE SOFTWARE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), FRAUD, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE ASSOCIATION HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL THE ASSOCIATION’S LIABILITY TO YOU EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE SOFTWARE LICENSE. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT PERMIT DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY, SO THIS PROVISION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY OF THESE TERMS- YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE RIGHT/REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE WEBSITE.
Errors & Omissions
The Internet is a public resource of general information that is not intended/promised or guaranteed, to be correct, complete or up-to-date. We have taken reasonable steps to ensure that the information contained in this website is accurate, but we cannot represent that this website is free of errors. You accept that the information contained on this website may be wrong/outdated and agree to conduct your own research to verify any information prior to taking any action. You expressly agree not to rely upon any information contained in this website.
From time to time we may publish testimonials from clients and members of the products and services offered on this website. The testimonials are actual statements made by clients and/or members who have provided these to us.
Although we believe the testimonials published are truthful statements about results experienced by our clients and/or members, these results are not necessarily typical. You understand and agree that these testimonials are not a guarantee of results that you will see by using any of our products/services.
Reviews, Affiliate Links & Endorsements
On occasions we may provide reviews of products, services, or other resources. This may include reviews of books, websites, services, and/or software applications. Any such reviews will represent the good-faith opinions of the author of such review. As these are opinions of others, our Association cannot validate any of the claims made by third parties.
From time to time, the Association participates in affiliate marketing and allows affiliate links to be included on some of our pages. This means that we may earn a commission if/when you click on or make purchases via affiliate links. We do so on best endeavours by testing/reviewing the products/services & researching the experts.
Our Association will only affiliate with products, services, consultants that we believe provide good value to our members and subscribers however we make no guarantees or endorsements.
Any such link reference / review is not intended as an endorsement or statement that the information/products/services provided by the third party is accurate or fit for purpose. We provide this information on best endeavours. It is your responsibility to conduct your own research to make your own determination about the third party authenticity/expertise or if the product supplied is fit for purpose.
Unless otherwise stated the Association doesn’t promise any specific results from the use of the website/services/software or instructions and grants no warranties of any kind, expressed, implied or statutory. The Association does not represent or warrant that the site or service, information or software are wholly accurate, complete, reliable, error free, up to date or free from harmful components.
Security Lockouts/Service Stoppages
Due to the high increase in hacking activity our website has increased it’s security countermeasures to maintain reliable operation. We may on occasion need to do server updates & reboots. This could lead to occasional user lockouts/ stoppages in service.
We also advise users to log out after finishing using the website & enter any password carefully to avoid unauthorised access via stolen password information.
Hacking & Criminal Activity
The Association reserves the right to prosecute & seek damages from any person who aims to harm or block the normal operation of this site by means of hacking, denial of service attacks, publishing false information or any other methods that cause a disruption of service.
Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any matter relating to these terms by using the contact information/links provided on the website.