User Agreement

Prerequisites of Use

The eGen Services may only be used by users who:

The user that completes the registration warrants that the information given is complete and correct.

eGen retains the right to refuse registration to any user without giving reasons. The user shall notify eGen without delay of any and all changes to the information on the user registration.

If the user provides any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete or eGen has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, eGen has the right to suspend or terminate the user's account and refuse any and all current or future use of the eGen Services or any part hereof by the user.

The user understands and agrees that the provision of the eGen Services may involve eGen sending the user certain communications from eGen such as service announcements and administrative messages and that these communications are considered part of the eGen Services and that the user will not be able to opt out of receiving them.

Please note that eGen is funded mainly to provide services for youths and young adults in Singapore. Though eGen is free for all to sign up, we reserve the right to refuse registration or terminate account for users outside of Singapore at anytime if needed.

Use of Weblogs and Communities

eGen's User agreement is designed primarily to protect our members. We believe in maintaining a healthy, safe and fun environment at eGen. As such, it is necessary for us to curb abuses that threaten our ability to make eGen a safe place for its users. There are some boundaries on the type of content that can be hosted with eGen. These boundaries both comply with legal requirements and serve to enhance eGen's service.

From time to time, we may change our content policies so please check back here.

Adult content

It is not ok to post adult content on eGen, including images, videos or text content that contain nudity, sexual activity, incest or bestiality. It is also not ok to post any images that are deemed pornographic on eGen, whether it is in your blogs, photos, or user avatars.

Child safety

We have a zero tolerance policy towards content that exploits children. Some examples of this include child pornography or paedophilia.

Hate speech

We want you to use eGen to express your opinions, even very controversial ones. But, don't cross the line by publishing hate speech. By this, we mean content that promotes hate or violence towards groups based on race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status or sexual orientation/gender identity.

It is also not ok to threaten the use of violence on other people on your entries. For example, don't post death or violent threats against another person or group of people and don't post content encouraging your readers to take violent action against another person or group of people.

Copyright

It is not ok to upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements. It is also not ok to upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other propriety rights ("Rights") of any party.

Personal and Confidential Information

It is not ok to publish another person's personal and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, identity card numbers, phone numbers and addresses. However, in most cases, information that is already available elsewhere on the Internet or in public records is not considered to be private or confidential under eGen's policies.

Impersonating others

It is not ok to impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an eGen official, user, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.

Multiple Accounts

It is not ok to possess multiple accounts simultaneously to use the facilities on eGen and eC2.

Illegal Activities

It is not ok to use eGen to engage in illegal activities or to promote dangerous and illegal activities. In serious cases such as those involving the abuse of children, we may report you to the appropriate authorities. This also includes, but is not limited to, providing instructions on how to assemble bombs, grenades, and other weapons or incendiary devices.

Spam

It is not ok to upload, post or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes", or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas that are designated for such purposes.

Malware and Viruses

It is not ok to upload, post, or otherwise transmit 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.

Harassment

It is not ok to "stalk" or otherwise harass another, or collect and store personal data about other users.

Enforcement of eGen's Content Policy

If you encounter an entry that you believe violates our content policies, please report it to us using the "Contact Us" at the bottom of each page.

Our team reviews these flags for policy violations. If the blog does not violate our policies, we will not take any action against the blog or blog owner. If we find that a blog does violate our content policies, we take one or more of the following actions based on the severity of the violation.

You acknowledge that eGen does not pre-screen Content, but that eGen and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content that violates this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable.

You understand that all Content posted to the eGen system or otherwise transmitted via the Service is the sole responsibility of the individual who originally posted the Content. You agree that eGen will not be liable, under any circumstances and in any way, for any errors or omissions, loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted or otherwise transmitted via the Service.

You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. eGen reserves the right to preserve and disclose Content posted to or transmitted via the Services if reasonably necessary to: a) enforce this Agreement b) comply with a legal process c) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of any party.

Survey for Registered Users

The funders of eGen requires regular surveys and polls to be taken from the eGen community registered users. Thus, regular polls and surveys will be available for users to answer. To ensure a good experience for the users, we work really hard to not make the surveys and polls compulsory. However, in order to support this site, registered users are strongly encouraged to take the survey and polls. In addition, the eGen team reserve the right to make the surveys and polls into compulsory components at any time if needed.

Data Transmission Security

You acknowledge that eGen has no control of the communications lines used to access the eGen Services because such lines are provided by a third party public utility and, as such, that the security of transmissions to and from the Services is not the responsibility of eGen.

Content submitted to eGen

You retain all ownership rights to your Content. eGen does not claim ownership of any Content you publish on your eGen Site. You are free to use your Content online or offline in any manner you choose at any time.

When you publish your Content on the eGen systems, you grant eGen a temporary license to "rebroadcast" it. We need this license to be able to show your Content to other members and visitors. We need this license to be able to show your Content to other members and visitors. For more information about this temporary license, check out our Copyright FAQ.

Here's the detailed explanation of this license: by publishing Content on your eGen Site you grant eGen a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit and display the Content (as well as permit others - including without limitation eGen's co-brand, content and syndication partners - to do the same)

eGen may use this license solely for the following purposes:

eGen hereby waives any right to use this license to:

This license exists only for as long as the Content remains Published on your eGen Site and only for as long as you remain a eGen member. In the event that you remove the Content from your Public eGen Site (e.g., by deleting it or marking it "private" or "hidden") or in the event that your membership is terminated, this license shall expire (either immediately or upon termination of any promotional or marketing activities ongoing at the time).

By submitting media such as photos or videos or any other content the User guarantees that the content does not infringe upon any third party intellectual property or personal right, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trade marks, trade secrets, privacy or other personality right.

You understand should a loss of data occur, eGen may apply all means at hand to recover and secure all lost data but is not obliged to do so.

Tell a Friend

Some parts of our Site may allow a user to utilize our referral service to inform a friend about eGen or article. As part of the referral process, we ask the user for certain personal information as well as the friend's name and/or email address. eGen will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting him or her to learn about eGen or article. We may provide your username to the friend to identify the source of the recommendation or referral and we may also utilize your email address to notify you of any transmission errors. eGen stores your friend's information for purposes of sending this one-time email, and the friend's information will be protected in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We will not add your friend to our email broadcast lists unless your friend separately opts to receive such email communications from us.

Copyright

Content created by eGen or its suppliers

All content created by eGen, its partners, or its suppliers and included on this site, such as text, logos, graphics, images, javascript code, HTML code, and other software, is the property of eGen, Inc. (or its partners or suppliers) and protected by international copyright laws.

Compilations of Content

Except as outlined in "Content submitted to eGen" above*, the compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all content on this site is the exclusive property of eGen and protected by Singapore and international copyright laws. The content and software on this site may be used as a homepage creation or web-surfing resource. Any other use, including the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, or performance, of the content on this site is strictly prohibited.

*Individual Contributors retain all ownership rights to their Content. eGen does not claim ownership of any Content you publish on your eGen Site. You are free to use your Content online or offline in any manner you choose at any time.

Personal Information

You hereby certify to eGen that you are at least 13 years old. eGen is intended for people who are at least 13 years old. Children under 13 are not permitted to join eGen or participate in the eGen Community.

For purposes of identification, you must provide eGen with accurate, complete, and updated information required by the registration to the eGen Service - namely, a valid email address. If you choose to purchase any of eGen's pay services (including eGen Premium and eGen Personal URL), you must provide eGen with accurate, complete and updated payment data (e.g. a credit card number and expiration date). eGen may require a copy of a state issued form of identification before making changes to the registration data or billing information on a Customer's account.

Applicable law

This site is created and controlled by eGen in Singapore. As such, the laws of Singapore will govern these disclaimers, terms and conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. We reserve the right to make changes to our site and these disclaimers, terms and conditions at any time.

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