Around is an online platform (the “Service”, “Website”, "Platform" or “Around”) provided by Around Technology Limited (“Around Technology”, “we”, “us” or “our”). This is a legal agreement (the “Agreement”) between you and Around Technology. Please read this Agreement before your registration and account activation.
By registering and activating the Service, you acknowledge and agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions set out below in this Agreement. We reserve the right to modify the terms of this Agreement or any features of the Service at any time without prior notice. Such modification shall be effective immediately upon posting on the Website. You agree to review this Agreement periodically to ensure that you are aware of any modifications. Your continued access or use of the Service shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified Agreement.
When you register and activate the account, you must provide your real information. Around strives to create trustworthy communities that allow neighbours to communicate among themselves; therefore we appreciate real information so that your neighbours can identify and trust you. And in the spirit of using a true identity, each person should only have one account.
The activation process allows us to collect your personal information to enable us to effectively provide relevant information from us or other content creators to you in the future.
In our address verification process, a verification letter will be sent to the residential address provided by you. This enables us to confirm that this address is truly where you live. This is the procedure used for all registered Users as our best effort to ensure each neighbour you communicate with on Around within your estate network is a genuine neighbour of yours. Therefore, you shall not provide false or inaccurate registration information, or provide an address where you do not reside. Although we make efforts to verify each User’s residency, we are not able to ensure this process can entirely prevent any User from using false information or misusing the estate network.
Children under the age of 16 are not eligible to use our Service. If you are under 16 years old, do not use our Platform or provide any data to us.
The Platform is owned and operated by Around Technology. All of the content, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, photographs, images, sound, illustration and applications produced and published by us, is owned by Around Technology.
You retain all ownership rights to the text, photos, video and other content and information you submit to Around. We can publish your content within Around, and we can use your content in our promotional campaigns for Around without disclosing your personally identifiable information and private information.
Around and its Service are provided “as is”. We do not promise that any aspect of the Platform will work properly or continuously.
You agree not to use the Platform for any of the following purposes which are expressly prohibited:
All Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Platform, including, but not limited to, accessing data not intended for them, logging into a server or an account which they are not authorized to access, attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of our system or network or attempting to breach security or authentication measures, and attempting to interfere with the service of any user, host or network.
All Users are prohibited from using the Platform for transmitting, distributing or storing material in violation of any applicable law or regulation, or in any manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of others.
All Users are prohibited to violate the privacy or publicity or other personal rights of others. In particular, all Users shall not print, download, duplicate or otherwise copy any personally identifiable information about other users (if any).
All Users are prohibited to use the Platform in any manner that is libelous, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful.
All Users are prohibited to engage in spamming, or posting any advertisement or materials on the Platform which contains any false, inaccurate, misleading or libelous content, involvement of sale of illegal products or contains any computer virus. All advertisement on behalf of any commercial organization is also prohibited.
All Users are prohibited to transfer User account or share your account password to anyone without first getting our written permission.
All Users are prohibited to, in any manner, assist any non-resident of your estate to join your estate network by, including, but not limited to, sharing your mailing address or sharing the address verification code.
If you use the Platform in contravention of this Agreement, we may suspend your use of the Service (in whole or in part), or terminate your User Account.
You acknowledge that we do not pre-screen or filter any content posted on the Platform by our Users. Therefore, we take no responsibility whatsoever for the content posted by our Users on the Platform. However, if you have concerns on any particular post on the Platform, you can report the post and inform us about your concerns. We will take the appropriate action on the posts in question in the shortest reasonable time.
We shall not be liable for any lost profits or special, incidental or consequential damages suffered by any User (however arising, including negligence) arising out of or in connection with Around, our Service or this Agreement. Subject to the applicable laws, we shall not be liable to you for more than HK$1,000.
This Agreement and any dispute or matter arising from or incidental to the use of the Platform shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Both you and Around Technology shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Hong Kong.