THANK YOU FOR VISITING TRENDFORCE (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS "THE WEBSITE"). THE WEBSITE IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY TRENDFORCE CORP. (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS “TRENDFORCE”). YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE (AND ITS ENTIRE CONTENTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE TEXT, DATA, INFORMATION, MATERIALS, SOFTWARE, AND GRAPHICS CONTAINED OR PROVIDED THROUGH IT IN ANY FORM OR MEDIA AND ALL SERVICES THAT MAY BE PROVIDED IN CONJUNCTION WITH IT). ALL SUCH INFORMATION AND SERVICES, (COLLECTIVELY, THE "SERVICES") IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS TERMS OF SERVICE AGREEMENT (THE "AGREEMENT"). IN ORDER TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS CAREFULLY:

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF SERVICE

1.1. BY ACCESSING THE WEBSITE OR USING SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE WEBSITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU WILL BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED HEREIN. SOME SERVICES MAY SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL RULES, POLICIES AND TERMS. WHEN YOU USE THOSE SERVICES, YOU SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THOSE ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS, WHICH ARE INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE INTO THE AGREEMENT. IN THE EVENT OF AN INCONSISTENCY BETWEEN THE AGREEMENT AND ANY ADDITIONAL POSTED CONDITIONS OR SEPARATE USAGE TERMS, THE PROVISIONS OF THE ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS AND/OR SEPARATE USAGE TERMS SHALL OVERRIDE TERMS IN THIS AGREEMENT. 

1.2. THE WEBSITE MAY CHANGE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT AT ANY TIME. YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR REGULARLY CHECKING THIS AREA AND FOR REVIEWING ANY SUCH CHANGES. BY USING THE WEBSITE AFTER ANY SUCH CHANGES TAKE PLACE, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGE(S) AND YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THEM 

2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

2.1. THE SPECIFIC CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PUBLISHED REPORTS, REVIEWS, FORUMS, AND PRICES, IS PROVIDED BASED ON THE TRUE REPRESENTATION OF INFORMATION GATHERED. 

2.2. THE SERVICE AND INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON, AND PROVIDED THROUGH THE INTERNET. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NECESSARY COMPONENTS AND COMMUNICATION FEES THAT THAT WILL ENABLE YOUR ACCESSIBILITY TO THE INTERNET. 

3. SUBSCRIPTION

3.1. IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO A PAID SERVICE WITH THE WEBSITE, YOU WILL BE GRANTED FULL ACCESS TO THE MARKET INTELLIGENCE SERVICE THAT YOU SUBSCRIBED AFTER YOUR SUBSCRIPTION FEE IS PAID IN FULL.

3.2. THE WEBSITE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE SUBSCRIPTION RATES, AND/OR UPGRADE FREE SERVICES TO PAID SERVICES DURING THE NORMAL COURSE OF BUSINESS. SHOULD ADJUSTMENTS TO SUBSCRIPTION RATES TAKE PLACE, YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL OR OTHER FORMS OF COMMUNICATION. 

3.3. WHEN SUBSCRIBING TO THE SERVICE, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TRUE AND VALID INFORMATION. YOU AGREE TO PROMPTLY REVISE AND UPDATE ANY CHANGES IN YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD SUCH CHANGES OCCUR. MEMBERS TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS, IN FULL OR IN PART, OF MEMBERSHIP PRIVILEGES RESULTING FROM THE FAILURE TO UPDATE SUCH CHANGES, AND THE WEBSITE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO RESCIND THE MEMBERSHIP SERVICE WITHOUT ANY COMPENSATION, OR REFUND OF ANY FEES ALREADY PAID FOR THE SERVICE.

3.4. UPON SUCCESSFUL SUBSCRIPTION, THE SITE WILL GRANT EACH MEMBER CORRESPONDING ACCESS TO THE SERVICE. MEMBERS ARE FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCOUNT AND ARE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY ACTIVITIES ON THE ACCOUNT. YOUR SUBSCRIPTION IS AN IRREVOCABLE, NON-TRANSFERABLE, NON-EXCLUSIVE LIMITED LICENSE TO USE THE WEBSITE FOR YOUR PERSONAL, NONCOMMERCIAL USE ONLY, AND YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO TRANSFER ITS USE TO ANY THIRD PARTY.

3.5. YOU AGREE TO BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR LOGIN ID AND PASSWORD, AND FOR ANY LOSSES FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH OR ARISING FROM NEGLIGENCE OF YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION. THE WEBSITE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ANY LEGAL RECOURSE FOR ANY LOSSES TO THE WEBSITE RESULTING FROM MEMBERS’ DELIBERATE LEAK OF LOGIN ID AND/OR PASSWORD.

3.6. YOU AGREE TO BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR LOGIN ID AND PASSWORD, AND FOR ANY LOSSES FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH OR ARISING FROM NEGLIGENCE OF YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION. THE WEBSITE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ANY LEGAL RECOURSE FOR ANY LOSSES TO THE WEBSITE RESULTING FROM MEMBERS’ DELIBERATE LEAK OF LOGIN ID AND/OR PASSWORD.

3.7 YOU AGREE TO RECEIVE PRODUCT AND/OR SERVICE PROMOTION, OR OTHER RELATED COMMERCIAL INFORMATION, FROM THE WEBSITE, VIA EMAIL OR OTHER FORMS OF COMMUNICATION.

3.8. SHOULD YOU HOLD OBJECTIONS TO ANY CHANGES TO THE TERMS IN THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MAY WAIVE YOUR MEMBERSHIP SERVICE, WITHOUT REFUND OF ANY FEES PAID FOR THE SERVICES.


4. USER AGREEMENT

THE WEBSITE HEREBY GRANTS YOU A NON-EXCLUSIVE, NON-TRANSFERABLE LICENSE TO ACCESS AND USE THE WEBSITE AND UNDER THE TERMS DESCRIBED IN THIS AGREEMENT. THE USER MAY, FREE OF CHARGE AND ON AN OCCASIONAL BASIS, MAKE COPIES IN PAPER FORM OF AN INDIVIDUAL ARTICLE APPEARING IN THE WEBSITE FOR NON-COMMERCIAL USE PROVIDED THE USER INCLUDES ALL COPYRIGHT AND OTHER PROPRIETARY RIGHTS NOTICES THAT APPEARED ON THE ORIGINAL AND INCLUDES A NOTICE INDICATING THAT THE WEBSITE IS THE SOURCE OF THE MATERIAL. THE USER MAY NOT COPY, MODIFY, DISSEMINATE, OR REPUBLISH ANY PORTION OF INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE WEBSITE WITHOUT THE PRIOR CONSENT OF THE WEBSITE. 

5. GENERAL RULES OF CONDUCT

YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS, AND YOU AGREE TO FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING RULES OF CONDUCT:

5.1.1. YOU WILL COMPLY WITH LAWS AND REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA;

5.1.2. YOU WILL NOT USE THE SERVICE FOR ANY UNLAWFUL PURPOSE;

5.1.3. YOU WILL COMPLY WITH ALL THE REGULATIONS RELATED TO NETWORK SERVICES AGREEMENTS, REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES;

5.1.4. YOU WILL NOT USE THIS SERVICE NETWORK TO ENGAGE IN ANY ACTIVITIES THAT MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT THE NORMAL OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE;

5.1.5. YOU WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO INTERFERE WITH, DISRUPT, CONNECT TO, OR VIOLATE THE SERVER OR THE SECURITY MEASURES OF THE SERVICES. 

5.1.6. YOU WILL NOT RESTRICT, OR INTERFERE WITH ANOTHER MEMBER'S USE AND ENJOYMENT OF THE SERVICES;

5.1.7. YOU WILL IMMEDIATELY INFORM THE WEBSITE OF ANY UNAUTHORIZED OR ILLEGAL USE OF USER ACCOUNTS OR BREACH OF SECURITY OF THE WEBSITE.

6. 6. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

6.1. ALL SERVICES SOFTWARE, DESIGN, TEXT, IMAGES, PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATIONS, AUDIO AND VIDEO MATERIAL, ARTWORK, GRAPHIC MATERIAL, DATABASE, PROPRIETARY INFORMATION AND ALL COPYRIGHTABLE OR OTHERWISE LEGALLY PROTECTABLE ELEMENTS OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE SELECTION, SEQUENCE AND 'LOOK AND FEEL' AND ARRANGEMENT OF ITEMS, AND ALL TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS AND TRADE NAMES, ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE WEBSITE, OR ITS AFFILIATES, AND ARE LEGALLY PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS 

6.2. YOU MAY NOT REPRODUCE, MODIFY, CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS FROM, DISPLAY, PERFORM, PUBLISH, DISTRIBUTE, DISSEMINATE, BROADCAST OR CIRCULATE TO ANY THIRD PARTY, ANY MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE SERVICES WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE WEBSITE OR ITS LEGAL OWNER. 

6.3. UNDER AUTHORIZED USE, MODIFICATION, REPORDUCTION, PUBLISH, OR DISSEMINATION, OF CONTENTS, USERS ARE REQUIRED TO INCLUDE A NOTICE INDICATING THAT THE WEBSITE IS THE SOURCE OF THE MATERIAL, INCLUDING THE NAME OF THE WEBSITE AND ITS URL ADDRESS. 

6.4. ANY UNAUTHORIZED OR PROHIBITED USE OF ANY MATERIAL, MAY SUBJECT YOU TO CIVIL LIABILITY OR CRIMINAL PROSECUTION OR BOTH. 

7. PPOSTINGS

7.1. THE WEBSITE DOES NOT SCREEN OR MONITOR THE ACCURACY OF INFORMATION, OPINIONS, DESCRIPTIONS, PHOTOS, PROFILES, MESSAGES, VIDEOS, AND ALL OTHER CONTENT THAT YOU UPLOAD, PUBLISH OR DISPLAY (HEREINAFTER, "POSTING"). YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL POSTINGS THAT YOU SUBMIT TO, OR SHARE WITH OTHER USERS THROUGH THE WEBSITE. 

7.2. YOU WARRANT THAT YOUR POSTINGS WILL NOT CONTAIN ANY MATERIAL THAT IS INAPPROPRIATE, AND THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL CONSEQUENCES TO YOU, OR BETWEEN YOU AND OTHER USERS OF THE WEBSITE, ARISING FROM YOUR POSTING.

7.3. THE WEBSITE RESERVES THE RIGHT IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION TO REMOVE OR EDIT ANY MATERIAL DISPLAYED ON THE WEBSITE FOR ANY REASON WHICH BELIEVED TO BE UNLAWFUL, COULD SUBJECT THE WEBSITE AND ITS AFFILIATES TO LIABILITY, VIOLATES THIS AGREEMENT OR IS OTHERWISE FOUND INAPPROPRIATE IN THE OPINION OF THE WEBSITE. 7.4. YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING WHEN USING THE FORUM FOR ALL POSTINGS: 

7.4.a. YOUR POSTINGS WILL NOT VIOLATE THE TERMS OF SERVICE CONTAINED HEREIN; 
7.4.b. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE CONTENT OF YOUR POSTINGS; 
7.4.c. YOU WILL NOT ENGAGE IN ANY COMMERCIAL ORGANIZATION, PRODUCT OR SERVICE PROMOTION, ADVERTISING OR MARKETING, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES; 
7.4.d. YOU ARE PROHIBITED FROM UPLOADING, OR TRANSMITTING POSTINGS THAT CONTAIN ANY MATERIAL THAT: 

(i) IMPOSES AN UNREASONABLE OR DISPROPORTIONATELY LARGE LOAD ON OUR INFRASTRUCTURE, SUCH AS MALICIOUS USE OF THE RETURN KEY, OR UPLOADING LARGE PICTURES, WHICH MAY INTERFERE WITH THE PROPER WORKING OF THE SERVICES, ANY ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES, OR ANY NETWORKS THROUGH WHICH YOU ACCESS THE SERVICES. 

(ii) IS OBSCENE OR CONTAINS PORNOGRAPHY, OR IS INACCURATE, MISLEADING, OR VIOLATES ANY LAW OR REGULATION;

(iii) INFRINGES ANY THIRD PARTY'S COPYRIGHT, PATENT, TRADEMARK, TRADE SECRET OR OTHER PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, OR RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY OR PRIVACY; 

(iv) CONTAINS VIRUSES, OR OTHER COMPUTER PROGRAMMING ROUTINES THAT MAY DAMAGE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF ANY SYSTEM, OR UNLAWFULLY INTERCEPT ANY DATA OR PERSONAL INFORMATION. 

(v) DISSEMINATES SPAM, CHAIN MAILS, MASS ADVERTISING MESSAGES OR SELLING INFORMATION WITHOUT REQUESTS FROM RECIPIENT;

(vi) IS DEFAMATORY, CONSTITUTES TRADE LIBEL OR PRODUCT DISPARAGEMENT, OR IS UNLAWFULLY THREATENING OR HARASSING TO OTHER USERS. 7.5. YOU AGREE THAT ANY POSTINGS YOU UPLOAD, TRANSMIT, INPUT TO THE WEBSITE FORUM, IS SUBJECT TO THE UNCONDITIONAL USE, MODIFICATION, REPRODUCTION, PUBLIC BROADCAST, DISSEMINATION, DISTRIBUTION, PUBLIC RELEASE BY THE WEBSITE, AND THE WEBSITE MAY AUTHORIZE OTHERS TO THE AFOREMENTIONED USE. 

8. INDEMNIFICATION

8.1 YOU HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND DEFEND THE RIGHT OF THE WEBSITE AND OTHER USERS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES OR LIABILITY INCURRED TO THE WEBSITE OR ANY THIRD PARTY, BY VIOLATION OF RELEVANT LAWS, REGULATIONS, OR ANY OF THE TERMS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.

9. DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES

9.1 THE SERVICES, AND MATERIALS, PRODUCTS AND POSTINGS ARE MADE AVAILABLE ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION, PROMISE OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OR ANY GUARANTY OR ASSURANCE THE SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR USE, OR UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT ALL PRODUCTS, FEATURES, FUNCTIONS OR OPERATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE OR PERFORM AS DESCRIBED OR THAT ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED.

9.2 THE WEBSITE DOES NOT WARRANT THE FOLLOWING: 

9.2.a. THE SERVICES FROM THE WEBSITE MEETS YOUR REQUIREMENT; 
9.2.b. THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE SERVICE; 
9.2.c. THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OF CONCLUSIONS DRAWN FROM USING THE SERVICE; 
9.2.d. THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS, OR SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE WEBSITE 

9.3. THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE WEBSITE IS INTENDED FOR YOUR REFERENCE ONLY. THE WEBSITE SHALL BE NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INVESTMENT DECISIONS, DAMAGES, OR OTHER LOSSES RESULTING FROM USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN 

9.4. THE WEBSITE DOES NOT WARRANT ANY TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN MEMBERS AND ANY OTHER VENDORS THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE. 

10. LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY

10.1 IN NO EVENT WILL THE WEBSITE BE LIABLE to the user or any third party FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST TIME, LOST MONEY, LOST PROFITS OR GOOD WILL, AND WHETHER OR NOT SUCH DAMAGES ARE FORESEEN OR UNFORESEEN WITH RESPECT TO ANY USE OF the service, OR PERFORMANCE of the SERVICES, PRODUCTS, AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE. 

10.2 WHILE the website DOES ITS BEST TO MAINTAIN THE SERVICE, the website WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INTERRUPTION TO SERVICE AS A RESULT OF ACTS OF GOD, HARDWARE MALFUNCTION, SOFTWARE RELATED PROBLEMS, OR HUMAN ERROR. Further, the website will not be HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS, DEFECTS, LOST PROFIT, OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE USE or interruption OF THIS WEBSITE. 

11. TERMINATION, MODIFICATION, OR INTERRUPTION OF SERVICE


11.1. DUE TO THE WEB-BASED NATURE OF THE SERVICE, THE WEBSITE MAY CHANGE, SUSPEND, OR TERMINATE THE SERVICES, IN PART OR IN FULL, AT ANY TIME.

11.2. MAINTENANCE OF PLATFORM FOR THE SERVICES OR RELATED SYSTEM IS REQUIRED ON A REGULAR AND/OR IRREGULAR BASIS. PRIOR NOTICE WILL BE DELIVERED TO ITS MEMBERS REGARDING POSSIBLE SERVICE INTERRUPTION DUE TO MAINTENANCE. THE WEBSITE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INTERRUPTION OF NETWORK SERVICES FOR A REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME. 

11.3. THE WEBSITE RESERVES THE RIGHT AND THE SOLE DISCRETION TO IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE OR SUSPEND MEMBERS’ ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THE SERVICES WITHOUT NOTICE IN ANY ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING EVENTS:

(a). IF THE PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU PROVIDED US IS NOT TRUE;
(b). IF THE MEMBER BREACHES ANY OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED HEREIN;
(c). IF THE MEMBER SUBSCRIBES TO A PAID SERVICE, AND HAS FAILED TO PAY FEES INCURRED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE. 

12. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION 

THE INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF THE TERMS HEREIN, AS WELL AS ANY DISPUTES HEREOF, EXCEPT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED BY LAW, SHALL BE DEALT WITH IN ACCORDANCE WITH ROC LAW, AND THE TAIWAN TAIPEI DISTRICT COURT AS COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE. 

13. GENERAL


13.1. THIS AGREEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES RELATING TO YOU AND THE WEBSITE, AND SUPERSEDES ANY AND ALL OTHER AGREEMENTS, ORAL OR IN WRITING, WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE. 

13.2. IF ANY PROVISION IN THIS AGREEMENT, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IS INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE UNDER THE APPLICABLE LAW, THE REMAINING PROVISIONS WILL REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND BINDING. 

13.3. THE SUB-HEADINGS OF THIS AGREEMENT ARE WRITTEN FOR EASE OF COMPREHENSION, AND DO NOT DEFINE, LIMIT, EXPLAIN, OR DESCRIBE, THE SCOPE OR BOUNDARIES OF THE TERMS.

13.4. MEMBERS WHO WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO USE THE SERVICE DUE TO ACT OF NEGLIGENCE OR BREACH OF CONTRACT SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS WAIVER FOR OTHER, OR SIMILAR, SUBSEQUENT ACTS OF NEGLIGENCE OR BREACH OF CONTRACT WAIVER. 

14. CONTACT

SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS ABOUT THIS AGREEMENT OR THE WEBSITE, PLEASE CONTACT US AT OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE EMAIL

15. TRENDFORCE CORP. RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION, TO CHANGE, MODIFY, UPDATE, AND INTERPRET THIS AGREEMENT AT ANY TIME.

16. THIS STATEMENT IS PUBLISHED ON DECEMBER 2, 2010 WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT.