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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

 

This web site ("Web Site") is owned, operated and maintained by or for Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Limited. ("SCEH").

 

Please read these terms and conditions of use ("Terms and Conditions") carefully before accessing and browsing this Web Site. You can use this Web Site only if you agree to and accept the Terms and Conditions without limitation or reservation. The Terms and Conditions will be deemed to have been accepted by you if and when you use this Web Site.

 

SCEH may, at its sole and exclusive discretion, change, alter, modify, add, and/or remove portions of the Terms and Conditions at any time by updating the contents of this page. So you are requested to visit this page and check the then-effective Terms and Conditions periodically.

 

This Web Site is linked to other web sites, also operated by SCEH, its parent company Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. ("SCEI") or its affiliates ("SCEH Site"). In addition to this Terms and Conditions, use of each SCEH Site shall also be subject to the terms and conditions particular to such SCEH Site. In the event that any of the terms, conditions, and/or notices contained in this Terms and Conditions conflict with the terms and conditions particular to such SCEH Site, then the terms and conditions particular to such SCEH Site shall prevail and govern such SCEH Site.

 

 

Limitation of use

 

All rights (including, but not limited to, copyright) pertaining to all the materials and information that are displayed and/or made available from this Web Site (e.g., contents made available for download) are managed, owned, or used with permission by, SCEH.

 

Except for personal, non-commercial, internal use, you are prohibited from using (including, without limitation, coping, modifying, reproducing in whole or in part, uploading, transmitting, distributing, licensing, selling and publishing) any of the materials, without obtaining SCEH's prior written permission. Please also note that some materials or information may have terms and conditions particular to such materials or information, in which case, you are required to accept such terms and conditions when accessing those materials and information.

 

 

Trademark Usage

 

"","PlayStation","","","","PS3","PSP","PS2","PS one",

"","DUALSHOCK","SIXAXIS","UMD","" , and any other product names, service names or logos of SCEH used, quoted and/or referenced in this Web Site are trademarks or registered trademarks of SCEH, its parent company SCEI or its affiliates. "" is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. Other product names, service names, logos and/or company names used in the Web Site are trademarked and copyrighted properties of their respective owners and/or licensors.

 

 

Prohibited Conduct

 

Following acts are not allowed when using this Web Site:

 

 

(1) Infringing the legal rights (including, but not limited to, the rights of privacy and publicity) of others

 

 

(2) Causing any damages or disadvantage to others

 

 

(3) Disturbing public order

 

 

(4) Criminal act

 

 

(5) Uploading or distributing any third parties' private information without obtaining approval from such third parties

 

 

(6) Using this Web Site for any commercial purpose

 

 

(7) Defaming, disgracing or libeling others

 

 

(8) Uploading files that contain viruses, or corrupted files that may damage the operation of others' computers

 

 

(9) Any other activities that are unlawful or prohibited by any applicable laws

 

 

(10) Any other activities that SCEH deems inappropriate

 

 

Links to Non-SCEH Sites

 

Third parties' web sites (other than SCEH Sites) linked to or from this Web Site ("Linked Sites") are independently operated and maintained by such third parties and are not under the control and/or supervision of SCEH. Use of the Linked Sites shall be subject to the terms and conditions stipulated by the operator of each Linked Site. SCEH will not be responsible for any loss or damage, however caused, in connection with the use of any Linked Site, and your access to any of the Linked Sites shall be at your own risk.

 

Nothing contained in this Web Site shall be interpreted as a recommendation and/or endorsement by SCEH of the contents of the Linked Sites and any products and/or services appearing on and/or provided through such Linked Sites. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to constitute a partnership or the like between the operators of the Linked Sites and SCEH.

 

 

Public Information

 

Be aware that anything sent in, posted or disclosed to SCEH and/or on our PlayStation Blog can be reproduced, disclosed, transmitted, published, broadcast or posted somewhere else. SCEH, SCEI or its affiliates can use without compensation to you any ideas, concepts or techniques that you send, post or disclose, including anything having to do with the development, manufacturing and marketing of our products. If you have rights in anything you send in, post or disclose, you grant to SCEH, SCEI and its affiliates the licenses necessary to use it.

 

 

Personal Information

 

SCEH may ask you to provide personal information, meaning individually identifiable information such as your name, address, e-mail address, Sony Entertainment Network sign-in ID, Sony Entertainment Network password etc. through this Web Site, in order for you to participate in certain activities ("Personal Information"). Personal Information will be used only for the purposes indicated by SCEH when each Personal Information had been solicited. If SCEH wishes to use your Personal Information for purposes that had not been indicated, SCEH will inform you of such new purpose. SCEH will take great care in maintaining the security of the Personal Information and in preventing unauthorized access to it, through the use of reasonably appropriate technology and internal procedures.

 

SCEH will not share the Personal Information with any third party without your approval, except in the following cases: (This section shall not apply to anonymous information, such as statistical data, from which an individual cannot be identified.)

 

(1) to persons or companies with whom SCEH engages to carry out or provide support for the operations of certain activities or business, (In such case, SCEH shall require such persons or companies to strictly maintain such Personal Information and not to use it for purpose other than is necessary), or

(2) as may be required by law or court order.

 

If you wish to review, revise or delete your Personal Information, SCEH will quickly correspond to your request.

 

 

Membership

 

You may register for free membership at this Web Site in order to enjoy our member benefits, which may include, but are not limited to, free e-newsletter and promotional offers. To become our member, you must be 18 years old or above. You affirm you are 18 years old or above by registering for and using our member service. SCEH reserves the right to deny any registration request at its sole discretion and for any reason.

 

You provide your Personal Information to SCEH in becoming our member. You expressly consent to SCEH to use your Personal Information collected for the purpose of communicating with you in relation to member benefits, promotional offers and any other information of the membership program in accordance with our Privacy Policy. You authorize SCEH to share your Personal Information with persons or companies with whom SCEH engages to carry out operation or provide support for the abovementioned purposes.

 

SCEH reserves the right to terminate your membership at its sole discretion and for any reason. To terminate your membership, please request in writing to Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong Limited, Suites 1501-1506, 15/F, Sun Life Tower, The Gateway, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

 

 

Disclaimers of Warranties

 

EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, SCEH AND/OR SCEI AND/OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO REPRESENTATION AND WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES RIGHTS AND/OR SAFETY OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS WEB SITE, AND ANY REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES RELATING THERETO ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.

 

EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, SCEH AND/OR SCEI AND/OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OR ACCESS, OR INABILITY TO USE OR ACCESS, THE WEB SITE.

 

SCEH MAY CHANGE AND/OR ALTER THE CONTENTS OF THIS WEB SITE, OR MAY SUSPEND OR DISCONTINUE THE SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT ANY PRIOR NOTICE. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, SCEH OR SCEI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY ALTERATION OR CHANGE OF THE CONTENTS.

 

 

Applicable Laws and Jurisdiction

 

This Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China unless otherwise expressly provided. All controversies and disputes arising out of or relating to the Web Site and this Terms and Conditions shall be submitted to the courts of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China.

 

This Terms and Conditions is not intended to limit in any way your rights under the consumer protection statutes. If any portion of this Terms and Conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, such portion shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining portion.

 

In the event of discrepancies between the English and Chinese versions of the Terms and Conditions, the English version shall prevail.