Welcome to our website.  Please read the following Website Terms and Conditions carefully (including our Privacy Policy) (collectively “Website Conditions”) before using this Site and/or the Services.

TheRealSingapore.com is a platform for users to submit content and all content remains the property of the individual contributors. The views and opinions expressed by author(s) within the website are solely that of the contributors and in no way reflects the views of TheRealSingapore.com. TRS has a strict anti-plagiarism policy. Please contact us to report any copyright issues related to articles via admin[at]therealsingapore.com. 

By your access of this Site and/or use of the Services, you hereby agree to be legally bound by these Website Conditions.  If you do not accept these Website Conditions, please leave the Site and discontinue use of the Services immediately.

1.        Agreement

1.1      You hereby represent and warrant that:

1.1.1  You have read and agree to these Website Conditions and our Privacy Policy;

1.1.2  You are at least 18 years old and have the necessary legal capacity, right, power and authority to agree to these Website Conditions.

If you are under the age of 18, or have insufficient legal capacity to agree  to these Website Conditions, a parent or guardian may contract on your behalf.

1.1.3  Any information provided by you to TheRealSingapore.com (including without limitation personal particulars and contact information) is accurate and complete.

1.2      TheRealSingapore.com reserves the right to change, modify, suspend or discontinue the whole or any portion of the Services or Site at any time. TheRealSingapore.com may also impose limits on certain features or restrict your access to parts or the entire Services or Site without notice or liability.

1.3      TheRealSingapore.com may from time to time vary or amend these Website Conditions by posting the amended Website Conditions on this page.  Any use of the Services after the amendment of these Website Conditions will be deemed to show your acceptance of the amended Website Conditions. If you do not agree to the amended Website Conditions, you have the right to close your Account and/or cease using the Services.


2.        Definitions

2.1      In this Agreement, the following definitions shall apply unless the  context does not permit such application:

“Account” means a registered account of a Member opened under this Site.

“Agreement” means the agreement formed by these Website Conditions, made up of both the Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy.

“App” means any software or mobile application of TheRealSingapore.com.

“Computer” means your computer, notebook computer, personal digital assistant, mobile phone or other electronic device used to access this Site or the Services. 

“Content” means materials, information, news, advertisements, listings, data, input, text, songs, audio, video, pictures, graphics, software, blogs, webcasts, podcasts, broadcasts, messages, software, comments, suggestions, ideas and other content.

“Linked Sites” includes any third party websites which may be hyperlinked or referred to in TheRealSingapore.com Content or pages. 

“Member” means a registered member of the Site.

“Servers” means the computer software, systems and servers hosting, operating, managing, providing or contributing to the Site and the Services.

“Services” is the provision of all material contained on the website or linked sites.

“Site” means TheRealSingapore.com website including any sub domains and all pages.

“Third Party Products” means products and services of third parties, including other users, advertised on or available at the Site or websites linked from the Site.

“Third Party User Content” means all User Content which is not created, transmitted, posted or uploaded by you.

“User Content” means all Content on this Site which is created, transmitted, posted or uploaded by a user of the Site.

2.2      The words “include” and “including” shall not be construed as having  any limiting effect.

2.3      The headings in this Agreement do not have any legal effect nor shall  they affect the construction of this Agreement in any way.


3.        Site and Services

3.2      TheRealSingapore.com may offer one or more of the following services on or through the Site (each a “Service” and collectively the “Services”):

3.2.1  access to a collection of information, news, data, text, listings, graphics, images, videos, audio files, podcasts, webcasts, software applications and other types of works, including any print, digitised or electronic newspapers, magazines, Apps or other content of TheRealSingapore.com, whether online or otherwise;

3.2.2  search engines or tools;

3.2.3  a platform to create, upload and publicly make available personalised content;

3.2.4  an advertising and branding platform; 

3.2.5  message boards, forums, blogs, communication tools;

3.2.6  a social networking platform;

3.2.7  email alerts; and

3.2.8  any other features, content or applications that TheRealSingapore.com may offer on or through the Site from time to time in its sole and absolute discretion.

3.3      You acknowledge and agree that to access and use certain Services, you will be required to register as a Member and additionally shall be personally responsible for all content posted by you to the website.

3.4      From time to time TheRealSingapore.com will run competitions, promotions and surveys at the Site.  These are subject to additional terms and conditions that will be made available at the time they are run.


4.        Content Use Conditions

4.1      You may not reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, publish, display, communicate, transmit, broadcast, podcast, webcast, distribute, sell, trade or exploit for any commercial or other purposes, any portion of, or any access to:

4.1.1  any Service;

4.1.2  the Site;

4.1.3  any TheRealSingapore.com Content except, to the extent permitted, with the prior written consent or unless expressly permitted in these Website Conditions; or

4.1.4  any Third Party User Content except, to the extent permitted, with the prior written consent of TheRealSingapore.com  or the owner or licensee of the specific User Content.

4.2      Without prejudice to the generality of Clause 4.1, you agree not to reproduce, display or otherwise provide access to the Services, Content, or Third Party User Content on another website or server, for example through framing, mirroring, linking, spidering, scraping or any other technological means (including any technology available in the future), without the prior written permission of TheRealSingapore.com.

4.3      You may for your personal, non-commercial use:

4.3.1  retrieve and display Content on any compatible device owned by you;

4.3.2  print a single copy of Content on paper (but not photocopy them); and

4.3.3  store such Content in electronic form on disk or on a mobile device owned by you (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network).

4.4      All Content is the copyrighted work of TheRealSingapore.com or its content or software providers, and TheRealSingapore.com reserves and retains all rights in the Content.  Use of some Content may be governed by the terms of an accompanying end user license agreement.


5.        Intellectual Property

5.1      The copyright, patents, trade marks, registered designs and all intellectual property rights in the Services, the Site, and all Content, including without limitation the copyright in the compilation of all User Content, shall vest in and remain with TheRealSingapore.com or the relevant third parties unless otherwise stated. 

5.2      The trademarks, logos and service marks ("Marks") displayed on this Site are the property of TheRealSingapore.com or other third parties, and all rights to the Marks are expressly reserved by TheRealSingapore.com or relevant third parties.  You are not permitted to use any Marks without the prior written consent of the owner party. 

5.3      The domain name on which the Site is hosted on is the sole property of TheRealSingapore.com and you may not use or otherwise adopt a similar name for your own use.

5.4      If you have any questions or concerns about these Website Conditions or any issues raised in these Website Conditions or on the Site, please contact us at: Admin[at]therealsingapore.com.


6.        Online Conduct

6.1      You hereby undertake:

6.1.2  not to use any Service or Content for any unlawful purpose, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation, copyright law;

6.1.3  not to hack into, interfere with, disrupt, disable, over-burden or otherwise impair the proper working of the Site, Services or Servers, which shall include but is not limited to denial-of-service attacks, spoof attacks, session hacking, sniffing, tampering, reverse engineering or reprogramming; and

6.1.4  not to use the Account of another Member at any time, whether with or without his/her permission.


7.        Disclaimers & Limitations

7.1      While we make every effort to ensure that all Content displayed on the Site is accurate and complete, we provide the Content for informative purposes and on an ‘as is’, ‘as available’ basis only without warranties of any kind either express or implied.

To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, TheRealSingapore.com disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of satisfactory quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, compliance with description, or the warranty of non-infringement.

Without limiting the foregoing, TheRealSingapore.com does not warrant that the functions contained in or access to the Site, Services and Content will be timely, uninterrupted or error-free or without omission, that defects will be corrected, or that the Site, Services, Content or the Servers are free of viruses or other harmful components, or that the download, installation or use of any Content in or with any Computer will not affect the functionality or performance of the Computer.

TheRealSingapore.com does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of Content, Services, Site or Servers in terms of their correctness, accuracy, completeness, reliability, or otherwise.  You (and not TheRealSingapore.com) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction, including any defect, problem or damage in any Computer.

You agree not to hold TheRealSingapore.com liable for the loss of any of your User Content that is due to any circumstances beyond the control of TheRealSingapore.com.

7.2      The data and information made available on the Site are of a general nature and do not purport, and shall not in any way be deemed, to constitute an offer or provision of any professional or expert advice. You should at all times consult a qualified expert or professional adviser to obtain advice and independent verification of the information and data contained herein before acting on it. Any financial or investment information on this Site is intended to be for your general information only.  You should not rely upon such information in making any particular investment or other decision which should only be made after consulting with a fully qualified financial adviser.  Such information does not intend to constitute any form of investment advice or any inducement, invitation or recommendation relating to any of the products listed or referred to. Any arrangement made between you and a third party named on or linked to from these pages is at your sole risk and responsibility.  TheRealSingapore.com does not sponsor, endorse or promote any financial products, services or information.

7.3      You acknowledge that it is not TheRealSingapore.com’s policy to exercise editorial control over, and to review, edit or amend any data, information, materials or contents of any User Content, posting, email or any information that may be inserted or made available on the Site by other users of the Services and that TheRealSingapore.com does not endorse and shall not be responsible for any such content.

7.4      You acknowledge and agree that TheRealSingapore.com does not endorse or recommend, is not an agent, reseller or distributor of, and has no control over Third Party Products, and TheRealSingapore.com hereby expressly disclaims all liabilities and responsibilities arising in relation to any Third Party Products whether available or advertised via the Site or on Linked Sites.

7.5      You agree that all statements, offers, information, opinions, materials, User Content, and Third Party Products, from other users and from advertisers and other third parties on this Site should be used, accepted and relied upon only with care and discretion and at your own risk, and THEREALSINGAPORE.COM shall not be responsible for any loss, damage or liability incurred by you arising from such use or reliance.

7.6      You also acknowledge and agree that some Services may enable other users to upload User Content to the Site, and that some of these may be offensive, annoying, unlawful, in breach of these Website Conditions, contain viruses or cause you damage.  While we may remove any such User Content brought to our notice at our sole and absolute discretion, you acknowledge and agree that we cannot be responsible or liable for any User Content, and you agree to exercise access and use User Content only at your own risk and with care and discretion.

7.7      You agree that:

7.7.1  TheRealSingapore.com shall be entitled at any time, at its sole and absolute discretion and without prior notice, to add to, vary, terminate, withdraw or suspend the operation of the whole or any part or feature of the Site or Services without assigning any reason; and

7.7.2  access to or the operation of the Site, Servers and/or the Services may from time to time be interrupted or encounter technical or other problems and may not necessarily continue uninterrupted or without technical or other errors,

and in any such event, TheRealSingapore.com shall not be liable for any loss, liability or damage which may be incurred as a result.

7.8      In no event shall TheRealSingapore.com be liable to you for any damages, losses, expenses, liabilities under any causes of action (whether in contract or tort including, but not limited to negligence, or otherwise) caused through the use of, or the inability to use, the Content, User Content, Services, Third Party Products, any Computers, the Site, or any other website.  In the event that TheRealSingapore.com is liable for damages despite the foregoing provision, you agree that TheRealSingapore.com’s aggregate liability to you for any and all causes of action in relation to the TheRealSingapore.com Content, Services, Site, and the Agreement, shall not exceed the total amount of $500.

7.9      Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall TheRealSingapore.com be liable for any indirect, special, consequential, or incidental damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the Content, Services, Site, or any other website, even if TheRealSingapore.com has been advised of, or should have foreseen, the possibility of such damages.

7.10   You agree that the above exclusions and limitations of liability enable the Services and TheRealSingapore.com Content to be provided by TheRealSingapore.com at either reasonable costs or no costs to you.


8.        Linked Sites

8.1      TheRealSingapore.com may provide links to other sites ("Linked Sites") that may be of relevance and interest to users.  TheRealSingapore.com has no control over, and is not responsible for the content on the Linked Sites or for any damage you may incur from the Linked Sites (including any virus, spyware, malware, worms, errors or damaging material contained in the Linked Sites) or the availability of any content on the Linked Sites, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to the Linked Sites.


9.        Data Use & Privacy

9.1      Please do not submit any personal information or data without first reading our Privacy Policy which explains our data use and privacy practices in detail.


10.      Termination

10.1   You agree that TheRealSingapore.com has the right in its sole and absolute discretion and without notice to restrict, suspend, or terminate your Account and/or your access to all or any part of the Site or Services, without assigning any reason.


11.      Notification of Infringement

11.1   TheRealSingapore.com reserves the right to investigate notices of copyright, trademark and other intellectual property infringement (“Infringement”) in respect of Content, User Content and other material on the Site (“Infringing Material”) and take appropriate action.  If you believe that your work has been used or copied in a way that constitutes Infringement and such Infringement is occurring on this Site, please notify TheRealSingapore.com in writing immediately in the form and containing the information prescribed by the Singapore Copyright Act (Cap. 63) (“Infringement Notice”).

11.2   All Infringement Notices shall be sent to TheRealSingapore.com addressed as follows:

The Real Singapore Admin

11.3   TheRealSingapore.com will consider all Infringement Notices submitted in the above manner.  In return, you agree that you shall not take any legal action or exercise any legal remedy you may have against TheRealSingapore.com in respect of any Infringing Material, unless you have first given TheRealSingapore.com the Infringement Notice and sufficient opportunity to remove the Infringing Material, and thereafter TheRealSingapore.com refuses or fails to remove the Infringing Material within a reasonable time.  Where TheRealSingapore.com removes the Infringing Material in response to your Infringement Notice, you agree not to exercise and you hereby waive, any right of action under applicable law which you may have in respect of any Infringing Material appearing on the Site prior to such removal by TheRealSingapore.com.

11.4   You acknowledge and agree that TheRealSingapore.com has no control and cannot undertake responsibility or liability in respect of Infringing Material appearing on Linked Sites or other third party sites.


12.      Jurisdictional Issues

12.1   TheRealSingapore.com makes no representation that the Contents of the Site are appropriate or available for use in your location.  Those who choose to access this Site from any location do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.


13.      Indemnity

13.1   You agree to indemnify and hold TheRealSingapore.com, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, partners, and employees, harmless from all claims, demands, actions, proceedings, liabilities (including statutory liability and liability to third parties), penalties, and costs (including without limitation, legal costs on a full indemnity basis), awards, losses and/or expenses, due to or arising out of:

13.1.1            any use of the Site or any Service;

13.1.2            your connection to the Site;

13.1.3            your breach of any terms and conditions of these Website Conditions;

13.1.4            your violation of any rights of another person or entity; or

13.1.5            your breach of any statutory requirement, duty or law.


14.      Severability

14.1   If any provision of these Website Conditions is found to be illegal, void or unenforceable under any law that is applicable hereto or if any court of competent jurisdiction in a final decision so determines, these Website Conditions shall continue in force save that such provision shall be deemed to be deleted.


15.      Relationship of Parties

15.1   Nothing in these Website Conditions shall constitute or be deemed to constitute an agency, partnership or joint venture between TheRealSingapore.com and you and neither party shall have any authority to bind the other in any way.


16.      Waiver

16.1   TheRealSingapore.com hereby does not waive any rights either expressly or impliedly.

16.2   A failure by TheRealSingapore.com to exercise or enforce any rights conferred upon it by these Website Conditions shall not be deemed to be a waiver or variation of any such rights or operate so as to bar the exercise or enforcement thereof at any subsequent time or times.


17.      Rights of Third Parties

17.1   Except as provided for in Clause 13, a person or entity who is not a party to this Agreement shall have no right to enforce any term of this Agreement, regardless of whether such person or entity has been identified by name, as a member of a class or as answering a particular description.


(Last updated on 3 April 2012)