Welcome to GIPRs！ (last updated 2008-12-27)
1. Accepting the Terms
2. Website Service
2.1 GIPRs is a non-profit and professional website which is initiated by PRC IP lawyers based on the spirit of Creative Commons with the collaborative creation and maintenance of volunteers. GIPRs aims at enhancing the recognition of global IP legal system and promoting the process of protection on IP globalization through their research, communication and practice, focus on the development of patented technologies in industries and share of information and resources. We welcome that volunteers all over the world share their thesis, legal comments or practices as well as official texts of a legislative, administrative and legal nature and official translations without copyright issues based on the spirit of GIPRs.
2.3 You understand and agree that regarding all the information you gained as a part of the services or via your access to the services, all the liabilities will be born by the user who posted them. GIPRs does not guarantee the legality, correctness, completeness, validity or quality of such information.
2.4 GIPRs has the rights but without obligation to select, review, mark, filter, modify, reject or delete any or all content from the services.
3. User's Account and Password
3.1 You may be required to provide personal information (including but not limited to the materials of identification or contact and etc.) to fulfill the registration and access to some services. You understand and agree that any information you provide for registration is complete, true, correct and latest. Please modify your personal information immediately if there is any change for it.
3.2 After the registration of the Website, it's your responsibility to keep your password and account confidential and safe. You shall bear all the liabilities for the activities taken with your password and account.
4. Representations and Warranties
4.1 You declare and warrant that you observe the following regulations when using the Website including but not limited to Contract Law of the People's Republic of China, Copyright Law of the People's Republic of China, Decision of National People's Congress Standing Committee on Safeguarding the Security of Internet, Law of the People's Republic of China on Guarding State Secrets, Regulation on Telecommunications of the People’s Republic of China, Implementation Rules for Provisional Regulations of the Administration of International Networking of Computer Information in the People's Republic of China, etc. Users shall not conduct the forgoing activities prohibited by laws and regulations (hereinafter referred to as "User's Misfeasance") including but not limited to: submitting information by posting, paste, send E-mail or in other ways: against the basic principles of Constitution; harming national security, disclosing state secrets, subverting the state power, splitting the country; prejudicing state honor and interests; provoking ethnic hatred and discrimination, undermining national unity; violating religion policy, promoting the cult and feudalistic superstition; spreading rumors, upsetting social disorder and violating the stability of the society; spreading obscenity, porn, gambling, murder, horror or instigate crimes; contempting or slandering others, infringe other's legal rights; including false, fraudulent, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, licentious or other repulsive on morality; "stalk" or otherwise harass another; capture, tamper, collect, store or delete personal data, E-mail or other data material about other users without lawful authorization or using such materials in connection with the prohibited or impropriate conduct and activities; take any action that will or could impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our Site infrastructure; files that may damage the operation of another's computer, such as computer viruses, trojan horses, corrupt files, or other malicious, harmful or disabling code, file, software or data; submitting information on the Website by posting, pasting, sending Email or in other ways: any content made available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); content that infringes copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party; "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation.
4.2 GIPRs has registered five domain names which are giprs.org, giprs.com, giprs.net, giprs.cn, giprs.mobi. You represent and warrant that you will not conduct the following activities against these five domain names: registering similar domain name with characters of giprs with malignance causing others' garble to the Website and leading to website with similar style or contents, or to reduce the reputation, authoritativeness and reliability of the Website in the same way.
4.3 You represent and warrant that any information, material, work or data you provide to the Website has their backup in an appropriate way to ensure that any alteration and termination of the services and the deletion to your information, material, work or data would not make any influence on you.
5.3 You understand and agree that the Website may terminate part of or even the entire services based on our own discretion with or even without any notice to you.
7. Exemption Clauses
7.1 The information is provided by the Website according to the "present status" and the Website does not make any commitment or guarantee of any nature on the adequacy, reliability, applicability, marketability, suitability, non-infringement, consequence, result or any other affairs. We do not promise and warrant that these information is or would be latest, complete or accurate. We explicitly deny any statement or warranty in other forms in any implied way.
7.2 Information and services provided by the Website shall not be deemed or performed as legal suggestions.
7.3 For information you receive and use which is transmitted by the users of the Website, no matter whether it is posted by some lawyer or some law firm, unless you have contacted and got written authorization or consent in advance, the information shall not: (1) be understood as the existence, establishment or constitution of attorney-client relationship; (2) be deemed as soliciting business; (3) be understood as communicating legal suggestions or constituting legal suggestion; (4) be substituted for legal suggestions of qualified lawyers and you shall not act according to any such information before you consult with such a lawyer. (5) transmit any confidential or sensitive information via the Website. (6) if there is no specific agreement, the Website do not guarantee and warrant that this kind of information will be protected and be treated as confidentiality.
7.4 The Website may involve information of legal practice scope, specialty, priority and etc. of the Website, some lawyer and some law firm, which shall not be deemed as (1) implying or announcing that they are lawyers, experts or law firms notarized by professional institution or government organ, or (2) measuring their experience by professional or official standard, or (3) depreciating other lawyers or law firms.
7.5 You understand and agree that even when the Website is regarded advertising or soliciting business and be deemed as not conforming to all the relevant rules, regulations and ethics of such district, the Website is not aiming at advertising or soliciting business.
7.6 You understand and agree that the Website shall not bear any liability of any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequent or punitive losses or damages caused by or possibly resulted from your use or reliance on the information or service of the Website, no matter under what reason or cause, whether there is any prior notice.
9. Proprietary Rights of the User
10.4 GIPRs Help Center provides essential prompts for accessing to the services. You are advised to read it carefully before using the services provided by the Website.
10.5 The experts, professors and lawyers of Shanghai Runhe Law Firm (hereinafter referred to as "Runhe") have all made great contribution to the Website and they will continuously support the Website in the future. It is worthwhile to be mentioned that GIPRs and Runhe are two wholly independent parties who respectively enjoy rights and bear obligations according to laws and regulations. There is no explicit or implicit warranty or other relationships between such two parties.
10.7 GIPRs Contact Info
Notice for infringement or Statement shall be mailed to the following address and contact person:
Shanghai Runhe Law Firm
21F Shen Hang Mansion, No.198 North Zhong Shan Road,
Shanghai, China, 200071
Tel: +8621-56903890 (Ext.8015)
Fax: +8621-60911211 (Ext.5201)
E-mail: " Contact Page "