Terms of use

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

Bangkok Post Public Company Limited, the owner, the advertiser, the service operator and the webmaster of www.istyle.guru website, welcomes you to our website, mobile applications services and other services under our brand (hereinafter called the "Service"). You hereby acknowledge that once you access to the website or use any Service of the company whether via personal computer, a mobile device or any other technologies or devices currently known or hereafter developed or discovered, you agree and accept to abide by all of the following terms and conditions of use of our Service strictly.

  1. 1. Use of the Service

    1. 1.1 You agree and accept that you will use the Service for personal interest or for lawful purpose under the terms and conditions set forth herein only and will not use the Service for commercial purpose or for any unlawful or public immoral purpose. In addition, you also agree that:
      1. 1.1.1 you will not copy, reproduce, adapt, download, upload, post, publish or make available to public of all information, data, messages, texts, software, sounds, music, photographs, graphics, pictures, images, video or other materials or works ("Content") that is against law, morality or these terms and conditions of use without our prior written consent, which include, but without limitation to:
        1. (a) you will not express any comment or post, publish any Content that is libelous, abusive, pornographic, obscene, vulgar, defamed, untrue, incited, inappropriate or unlawful or make links to other websites or services that contain such Content;
        2. (b) you will not post or publish any Content that resembles as a chain letter, money making, advertising, publicizing, trading, delivering, supplying, assuring or paying for any goods or service, doing any commerce or transaction or contacting among users;
        3. (c) you will not express any comment, post or publish any Content in a manner that threatens, defames or assaults other persons;
        4. (d) you will not express any comment or otherwise act as our Moderator or Webmaster;
        5. (e) you will not express any comment, post or publish any Content related to the King or the dynasty of Thailand or other nations, nor express, post or publish Content about religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, age, politics or inferiority of other people that could cause disturbance, separation, disharmony or quarrel.
        6. (f) You will not post your comment repeatedly, whether on the same or different content.
      2. 1.1.2 You will not infringe any intellectual property rights or other rights of any person or entity such as copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual properties as determined by laws, whether by any means.
      3. 1.1.3 You will not use the Service for any purpose that is unlawful or contrary to morality or these terms and conditions of use. You also will not use the Service in any manner that could cause damage, loss or injury to us or to others and will not impede, interfere or disturb any other person's use of the Service or our providing of the Service. You will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any person's personal information, computer systems or networks associated with the Service without our prior written permission.
      4. 1.1.4 You will not transmit or post or publish any Content that contains virus, spam mails, harmful or any unwanted programs.
      5. 1.1.5 You will not act otherwise violate to our announcements or policies, these terms and conditions of use and their change, modification, amendment and alteration which will be published or revised later.
    2. 1.2 If we have found or been notified that you have violated any of the terms and conditions of use to be posted or published herein, we reserves the right, but disclaims any obligation or responsibility, to stop, suspend or discontinue your use of the Service, disallow you to access to or use of the Service, cancel your membership, remove or delete any Content that we consider might cause any problem or are unable to accept, terminate your account, whether temporarily or permanently, report your violation to law enforcement authorities and/or take any legal action as deemed appropriate immediately without prior written notice.
    3. 1.3 In case you register for any of our Service, but you are no longer use the registered Service for 45 consecutive days, we reserve the right to terminate your account and delete your Content and/or personal information immediately without notice.
    4. 1.4 We reserve the right to change, improve, repair, restore, maintain, stop, suspend or discontinue the Service temporarily or permanently at any time without notice. We will not be responsible for any loss, damage or injury incurred thereby.
    5. 1.5 Since we operate the Service under the laws of the Kingdom of Thailand and our web policy is not to support or consent any user to use our web platform to cause a legal dispute especially under some sensitive articles, we encourage you to use the Service in accordance with our policy and in compliance with the applicable laws such as the Computer Crime Act. If you post or publish any Content in violation of the laws, you will be punished by laws.
    6. 1.6 We reserve the right to turn off any discussion board that we consider, at our discretion, comments on such board may cause legal dispute concerning Thai laws.
  2. 2. Privacy Policy

    1. 2.1 When you access to our website or use any of our Service, you agree that you authorize us to use, at no charge, your personal information and Content that you have given or provided to us or posted or published through our Service, or that we have recorded, stored, collected or processed in our computers. We record, store and collect your personal information from our users’ registration and by users’ voluntary participation in our surveys and contests, by server record and by cookies. The use of your personal information includes, but is not limited to, compiling statistics, advertising, marketing, providing, improving and developing our Service and sending any communication such as e-newsletter or legal notice. We share your personal information with the companies in our group, our advertising companies, and our business partners. They will use your personal information for the purpose specified in these terms and conditions only.
    2. 2.2 We have a policy to respect to your private right. We will not check, monitor, change or disclose your personal information unless we, in our sole discretion and without providing you a notice, believe necessary to do so by laws or by the orders of governmental agencies, or to prevent and protect our rights or properties, or to enforce these terms and conditions of use, or to protect the interests of other users. You may send us an email request to update or change your personal information.
    3. 2.3 In case of registration for any Service, you are responsible for keeping confidentiality of your password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password and account even when such activity is made by others who have accessed to your account by using your password.
    4. 2.4 We consider your personal information on our Service is required to be safeguarded. We use standard industry practices to carefully protect the confidentiality of your personal information, but no Content post or transmission over the Service can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Accordingly, we make no representations or warranties of any kind with regard to the sufficiency of these security measures and the security of any Content that you transmit to us. In the event that your personal information have been hacked, lost or damaged as a result of force majeure, breaching of this security by any person, technical malfunction or whatever causes or reasons, we reserve the right to refuse all liabilities and responsibilities incurred thereby.
  3. 3. Intellectual Properties

    You agree and accept that all Content, logos, any part of the Service which include, but are not limited to copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, databases, trade secrets, patents, know-how, ideas, concepts, source codes and any intellectual property on the Service are legally protected by the intellectual property law of Thailand, and are proprietary right, copyright, rights and properties of the company. You are not authorized to copy, adapt, reproduce, publish, forge, sell, distribute, rent, lease or otherwise use for any commercial or other unlawful interests or purposes or to act otherwise, whether in any manner, to the said intellectual properties or any part thereof without our prior written consent. If any person or entity breaches such restriction, we reserve the right to promptly take legal action against any wrongdoer without providing a notice.

  4. 4. Disclaimers

    1. 4.1 You agree and accept that some parts of the Content published or posted on the Service are written or made by users, advertisers or any person or entity such as Content on forums, chat rooms, blogs, message boards or social networks or Content relating to advertising, publicizing, trading, delivering, assuring, or paying for any goods or service or doing any commerce or transaction or contacting among users. Such Content are irrelevant and beyond the control of the company. We are just one of the channels providing an area to publish or post such Content; therefore we have no responsibilities or liabilities for any damage, prosecution, claim, infringement, computer crime or any other criminal or civil responsibilities or liabilities incurred by such Content. In addition, we shall not be responsible, nor held liable for, any correspondence, selling, buying, trading or other business dealings on or through any of our Service. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users, providers of a third party’s services and any other parties with whom you interact on, through or in connection with our Service. These disclaimers include any error on or by Content, by providing news or articles, by data transmission and by any other acts of the company or relating to the company.
    2. 4.2 We will not be responsible for any loss or damage, including but not limited to those resulting from the loss or damage of personal information, the infringement of these terms and conditions of use, the use of the Service, the Content and any intellectual property published or posted on the Service and whatsoever resulting from any circumstance or reason including, but not limited to, by hacking, by force majeure, by computer crimes, by any action that violates the laws, by third parties or other persons or entities. You agree to waive your rights to claim us for any loss or damage caused thereby and to hold us free from any claim or prosecution by any person, and to be solely responsible for and to indemnify for any damage incurred thereby by yourself.
  5. 5. Waiver of the Content

    Content on the Service made by the company are collected from various sources purpose to provide information, knowledge and advantage to users, and to report news as the media. We use our best effort to regularly collect correct and up-to-date information used for providing the Content. However, we make no representations or warranties of any kind that our Content published or posted on our Service are reliable, correct and update. You agree and accept that we work as a medium to provide news content and Content to users only, and we are unable to monitor and control all Content published or posted on the Service. Accordingly, we provide the Service without representations or warranties of any kind, including without limitation to the warranties that any Service of the company which includes the website, Content and other Services will (a) perpetually post or publish at any time (b) correct, complete, free of defects or faults, or merchantable for your particular purpose (c) appropriate for ordinary persons, (d) non-infringement of any right, (e) uninterrupted, (f) non-delay and (g) otherwise. You are borne to the entire risks from the use of the Service.

  6. 6. Links

    Our Service contains links to websites and services of other service providers. Once you leave our Service, we are no longer responsible for the Content and any Service and terms and conditions of use of those other service providers even if they cooperate with us to provide the Service or use our name. In addition, we are not responsible for any loss or damage caused by websites and services of those other service providers such as any loss or damage caused by viruses or unwanted programs of websites and services of those other service providers. Each service provider has different terms and conditions of use, we encourage you to read terms and conditions of use of that other service providers.

  7. 7. Modifications and Alterations

    We reserve the rights to change, amend, modify, add and improve these terms and conditions of use without prior notice by posting new terms and conditions of use, and shall be deemed that any user who continues to access to the website or use any Service hereby agree implicitly to abide by such change, amendment, modification, addition and improvement.

  8. 8. Dispute resolution policy

    You acknowledge that any Content and the Service are automatically processed by the computer which is beyond our reasonable control. We cannot monitor all Content published or transmitted over the Service. Accordingly, if you have encountered problems or have been damaged caused by any Content or the Service, or by the infringement of rights or intellectual property rights published or transmitted via the Service, or by the infringement of any terms and conditions of use, we ask you to follow our dispute resolution policy as follows:

    1. 8.1 Any person who suffers any damage from the use of our Service has to notify his claim clearly to the company in writing and send to the following address. The claim letter will include the following details;
      1. (a) name and contact address
      2. (b) telephone number / email
      3. (c) description of claim and/or relevant evidence of fault (if any)
      4. (d) recommendation, advice or request to the company
    2. 8.2 The claim letter and/or your recommendation will be sent to:
      1. 8.2.1 Claim and/or recommendation related to news content produced and published by the company;
        1. To: iStyle's editorial department
        2. E-mail: webmaster@istyle.guru
      2. 8.2.2 Claim and/or recommendation related to advertising content;
        1. To: Digital Media Advertising
        2. Telephone: 02-616-4000 Ext. 4440
        3. E-mail: display@bangkokpost.co.th
      3. 8.2.3 Claim and/or recommendation related to others;
        1. To: Webmaster
        2. E-mail: webmaster@istyle.guru

    When we have received such claim, we will initiate resolving the claim within 15 working days from the receiving date of such claim letter; provided however that the claim letter must be completely filled with the description specified above. Since we need time to review and further investigate the facts and claim, you agree that during such process, you will not take legal proceeding against the company and you agree to waive your right to prosecute civil and/or criminal lawsuit against the company. In addition, you agree to disclaim the company to be responsible or liable for any delay or damage arising out of the company’s dispute resolution process.

  9. 9. Applicable law

    In the event of any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the use of the Service of the company, you agree that such dispute, controversy and claim shall be governed by the Kingdom of Thailand laws and settled by Thai courts.