1. Terms

    This Agreement describes the terms and conditions governing the use of the services provided by SilkRoadEXPO.com including, but not limited to, all contents, services and products available at and through the website. The SilkRoadEXPO.com website is owned and operated by Silk Road Expo (SilkRoadEXPO).

    Please read all these Terms of Use carefully before accessing or using our Site. Please contact us at support@silkroadexpo.com if you have any questions.

  2. Use of SilkRoadEXPO Services

    1. Supplier & Retailer Subscription

      1. Before you can use our website, you are required to register your profile and create an account on the SilkRoadEXPO.com website and meet the following criteria, that you are:
        1. A wholesaler or supplier of goods to retailers; or a retailer of goods to end consumers;
        2. A trading company with a legally registered Business Number;
      2. Your application is subject to acceptance by SilkRoadEXPO. SilkRoadEXPO reserves the right to reject, suspend or cancel your Subscription and is not required to give a reason.
      3. If your application is accepted by SilkRoadEXPO and you are a wholesaler, a supplier or a retailer you will be required to pay a fee for the use of SilkRoadEXPO.com website. Upon setting up an account with your chosen user ID and Password, you will be able to exhibit your products on SilkRoadEXPO.com.
      4. Your subscription fee is for a period of 12 months and it is not transferrable. Unless you notify us before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel your Subscription, your Subscription will automatically renew and you authorize us to collect the then-applicable annual subscription fee for such renewal (including taxes, if applicable) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you. Like all other policies, we may change our Fees from time to time. SilkRoadEXPO will post the notice of fee changes 30 days prior to the effective date.
      5. You are not permitted to share or allow another business entity to use your member account that may cause loss or damages to SilkRoadEXPO.com. SilkRoadEXPO reserves the right to suspend or terminate your account without notice or liability to the member.
    2. Buyer Subscription

      1. If you are a store/shop buyer, before you can access silkroadexpo.com you are required to register on SilkRoadEXPO.com website, and meet the following criteria: that you are:
        1. A buyer for retailers or stores, you are required to provide your business registration number and full contact details to setup your login account with silkroadexpo.com
        2. A trading company with a legally registered Business Number;
      2. There is no fee for Buyer Subscription. However, if you wish to also list your products on our Retailers page the Retailer Subscription fee will apply.
      3. Upon registration;
        1. A login account will be setup with your chosen user ID and Password.
        2. You will have full access to the wholesalers and suppliers as well as online retailers listed on SilkRoadEXPO.com
      4. Buyers are only required to register once. You must notify us, if your business is no longer in operation to request the cancellation of your account.
    3. Consumer Subscription

      1. If you are a consumer you are not required to register, and;
        1. You can browse through all products from retailers page on silkroadexpo.com. Each product on the ‘Retailers’ page is linked to the individual retailer’s online store.
        2. Your purchase transactions are completed at the online store owned by retailers. SilkRoadEXPO.com takes no responsibility for your purchase. Any dispute is between you and the retailer.
      2. A consumer does not have the access to the wholesalers and suppliers or their products.
    4. Transaction Between Buyers and Sellers

      SilkRoadEXPO is not involved with or a party to actual transactions that take place between the suppliers and Retailers or between Retailers and public consumers. Therefore, SilkRoadEXPO does not accept any liability in respect of your involvement in any mediation, arbitration, tribunal or other legal proceedings with a buyer or a seller.

  3. Member’s Responsibilities

    1. Members must not violate any applicable laws and regulations including export control and consumer protection; false advertising or promote any business activities which may violate any applicable laws and regulations.
    2. You are solely responsible for your information. Your information must not, in anyway, be potentially or actually harmful to SilkRoadEXpo or any third party.
    3. All contents including images you submit and display on the SilkRoadEXpo.com website must be true and kept up to date, and not be false, inaccurate or misleading in anyway.
    4. You must not be involved in any attempts to copy, modify, reproduce or exploit SilkRoadEXPO or its members’ proprietary directories, materials and listings or to undermine the integrity of SilkRoadEXPO.com system by engaging in unauthorized access to the data and networks that may infringe or violate any party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secrets or any other personal or proprietary rights or intellectual property rights and rights of publicity.
    5. There must not be any link in your contents directly or indirectly to any other third party’s website or any content that may violate the terms.
    6. Your contents must not contain any malicious code, data, viruses, other destructive devices or set of instructions that may cause harm or subvert(s) the intended function of SilkRoadEXPO.com website.
    7. Member acknowledges and agrees that SilkRoadEXPO shall not be required to monitor nor exercise any editorial control whatsoever over the content of any messages or materials or information created or obtained through SilkRoadEXPO.com. SilkRoadEXPO does not endorse, verify or otherwise certify the contents or comments made by any member. Each member is solely responsible for the content of their communication and may be legally liable for the content of their comments, materials and information.
    8. SilkRoadEXPO reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to remove or reject any content that is unlawful or in breach of the terms. SilkRoadEXPO may also restrict, suspend, or terminate a member’s account and even ban the future use of SilkRoadEXPO’s services, if we reasonably believe or are informed by a government authority, that you have engaged in fraudulent activity in connection with your use of our Site, and you will have no claim whatsoever against SilkRoadEXPO in respect of any such suspension or termination of your account with SilkRoadEXPO.
    9. You must conduct your business transactions with other members of SilkRoadEXPO in good faith.
  4. Intellectual Property Right

    SilkRoadEXPO is the lawful licensee of the site and owns the Intellectual Property right and interests in the Site content. The title, ownership, logo and intellectual property rights of SilkRoadEXPO.com website and Site content are protected under worldwide copyright and any unauthorized copying and modification of SilkRoadEXPO property is strictly prohibited. You may not:

    1. use any trademark, service mark or logo without written approval from SilkRoadEXPO;
    2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or any public display
    3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on SilkRoadEXPO.com website
    4. violate the Intellectual Property Rights of SilkRoadEXPO. Legal responsibilities will be pursued upon any violation of SilkRoadEXPO or its members.
  5. General

    1. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between SilkRoadEXPO and the member with respect to governing your use of the services. SilkRoadEXPO and the member are independent contractors and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employer-employee relationship is intended or created by the term.
    2. Any claim relating to SilkRoadEXPO.com web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
  6. Limitations

    1. THE MATERIALS OR MEMBER DATA ON SILKROADEXPO.COM ARE PROVIDED BY THE MEMBER “AS IS” AND SILKROADEXPO HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY WARRANTIES OF CONDITION, QUALITY, ACCURACY, LIKELY RESULTS, RELIABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE MATERIAL ON THE WEBSITE OR ANY SITES LINKED TO SILKROADEXPO.COM.
    2. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SILKROADEXPO MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR PREPRESNTATIONS OF ANY NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR OTHER VIOLATION OF ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. AND SILKROADEXPO MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR PREPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND CONCERNING ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED OR DISPLAYED ON SILKROADEXPO.COM
    3. In an effort to provide increased value to our suppliers and convenience for public consumers to access our retailer members’ online shopping site, SilkRoadEXPO.com contains links to the sites operated by third parties. However, even if the third party is affiliated with SilkRoadEXPO.com, SilkRoadEXPO.com reserves no right nor has any control over these linked sites, all of which have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of SilkRoadEXPO.com. These linked sites are for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk.
  7. Breach

    1. Without limiting other remedies available to SilkRoadEXPO at law, we may, without any notice restrict your activities through our site, issue you a warning, temporarily or indefinitely suspend or terminate your account with SilkRoadEXPO.com, if you breach this Agreement or are unable to authenticate any information you provide to us.
    2. For security, confidentiality and privacy reasons, we are not obligated to provide you or other members' details of any investigation that we conduct or any action which we may take, in relation to your membership or your account other than what we may choose to provide at our discretion.
    3. SilkRoadEXPO reserves the right to cooperate fully with government authorities in the investigation of any wrongdoings. SilkRoadEXPO may disclose the member’s identity and contact information, if requested by a government or law enforcement body. SilkRoadEXPO shall not be liable for damages from such disclosure, and the member agrees not to make a claim against SilkRoadEXPO for such disclosure. SilkRoadEXPO also reserves the right to disclose the records of such breach to our members and publish the records of such breach on the websites.