These Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) govern
your use of the TrendsCentral.com website (www.trendscentral.com)
and your relationship with TrendsCentral.com (TrendsCentral.com,
we or us). Please read them carefully as they affect
your rights and liabilities under the law. If you do
not agree to these Terms and Conditions, please do not
register for or use the TrendsCentral.com Site. Please
note that to use any of the services provided on the
TrendsCentral.com Site, you are required to register
as an authorised user on the site. If you have a question
about these terms or our service, please contact us
by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. BY ACCEPTING
THIS AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USING
THE TRENDSCENTRAL.COM SERVICE, YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS
AND CONDITIONS (the “Terms”).
This agreement was initiated on 16 May 2003.
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
By completing the sign-up process and putting a tick
mark on the the box indicating that you have read the
User Agreement, you agree to these Terms. TrendsCentral.com
may amend these Terms from time to time. We will notify
you of updates to these Terms by email. If you do not
agree to the changes, you may discontinue your account
by sending an email to us. The amended Terms shall automatically
be effective 30 days after they are initially posted
on our site. Your continued use of our service will
signify your acceptance of the updated Terms.
This Agreement may not be otherwise amended except
in a writing signed by both parties.
2. USE OF THE TRENDSCENTRAL.COM
The TrendsCentral.com Site is provided to you free of
charge for your personal use subject to these Terms and
Conditions. By using the TrendsCentral.com Site you agree
to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
The TrendsCentral.com Site provides members with the
opportunity to order products and services from a wide
variety of Merchant Partners. These Terms and Conditions
govern your use of the TrendsCentral.com Site and all
services provided in connection with these.
All orders and purchases made on the TrendsCentral.com
Site will also be governed by the specific Product or
Service Terms relevant to each product ordered.
Currently, only customers within Singapore can purchase
the products and services via TrendsCentral.com website.
TrendsCentral.com is concerned about the safety and
privacy of all its users. You must be at least 13 years
of age to use our services and you must be able to form
legally binding contracts under applicable law. If you
are below 13, parental permission is required. If you
do not qualify, please do not use our services.
You shall read the Disclaimer
document to supplement these Terms and Conditions of
We may update these Terms and Conditions from time
to time and any changes will be notified to you via
the e-mail address provided by you on registration or
via a suitable announcement on the TrendsCentral.com
Site. The changes will apply to the use of the TrendsCentral.com
Site after we have given notice. If you do not wish
to accept the new Terms and Conditions you should not
continue to use the TrendsCentral.com Site. If you continue
to use the TrendsCentral.com Site after the date on
which the change comes into effect, your use of the
TrendsCentral.com Site indicates your agreement to be
bound by the new Terms and Conditions.
You may only register once as a member. If it is found that you have registered more than once,
TrendsCentral.com may revoke your membership.
You must ensure that the details provided by you on
registration or at any time are correct and complete.
Any changes to your registration details must be updated
If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate,
not current or incomplete, or TrendsCentral.com has
reasonable grounds to suspect that such information
is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, TrendsCentral.com
has the right to suspend or terminate your account and
refuse any and all current or future use of the Service
(or any portion thereof).
Furthermore, TrendsCentral.com may refuse our services
to anyone at any time, in our sole discretion.
5. RIGHT TO SUSPEND OR CANCEL
TrendsCentral.com may suspend or cancel your registration
immediately at our reasonable discretion or if you breach
any of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions.
You can cancel this agreement at any time by informing
us via email and wait for acknowledgement from us. If
you do so, you must stop using the TrendsCentral.com
The suspension or cancellation of your registration
and your right to use the TrendsCentral.com Site shall
not affect either party’s rights or liabilities.
When you register as a member, TrendsCentral.com request
your name and e-mail. You also have the option to insert
additional information such as your home address in
your very own ‘My Account’.
When you place an order, TrendsCentral.com capture
your payment details, name, e-mail address, delivery
address and phone number.
If you opt to pay by credit card, your card data is
then encrypted and securely transferred to the relevant
merchant partner, using encryption technologies. These
secure encryption technologies are industry standard
and used by all leading online retailers. TrendsCentral.com
does not store your card payment data.
TrendsCentral.com may record which products you are
interested in and which products you purchase, and may
also monitor customer traffic patterns in order to improve
our service. This information is used to provide a more
personal shopping experience. TrendsCentral.com may
also use this information to tell you about changes
to the website and to let you know about promotions,
and products from our Partners.
link at http://www.trendscentral.com/docs/privacy.asp.
7. PASSWORD AND SECURITY
When you register to use the TrendsCentral.com Site
you will be asked to create a Login Name and Password.
You must keep these information confidential and must
not disclose it or share it with anyone. You will be
responsible for all activities and orders that occur
or are submitted under your login name and password.
If you know or suspect that someone else knows your
password you should notify us by contacting Customer
Services immediately at email@example.com.
If TrendsCentral.com has reason to believe that there
is likely to be a breach of security or misuse of the
TrendsCentral.com Site, we may require you to change
your password or we may suspend your account.
8. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The content of the TrendsCentral.com Site is protected
by copyright, trade marks, database and other intellectual
property rights. You may retrieve and display the content
of the TrendsCentral.com Site on a computer screen,
store such content in electronic form on disk (but not
any server or other storage device connected to a network)
or print one copy of such content for your own personal,
non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all and
any copyright and proprietary notices. You may not otherwise
reproduce, modify, copy or distribute or use for commercial
purposes any of the materials or content on the TrendsCentral.com
Site without written permission from TrendsCentral.com.
No licence is granted to you in these Terms and Conditions
to use any trade mark of TrendsCentral.com including,
without limitation, the trade mark TrendsCentral.com
and the TrendsCentral.com TC Logo.
9. AVAILABILITY OF THE TRENDSCENTRAL.COM
Although TrendsCentral.com aims to offer you the best
service possible, TrendsCentral.com makes no promise
that the services at the TrendsCentral.com Site will
meet your requirements. TrendsCentral.com cannot guarantee
that the service will be fault free. If a fault occurs
in the service you should report it to the Customer
Services and we will attempt to correct the fault as
soon as we reasonably can.
Your access to the TrendsCentral.com Site may be occasionally
restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance or the
introduction of new facilities or services. TrendsCentral.com
will attempt to restore the service as soon as it reasonably
10. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
As a convenience to TrendsCentral.com customers, the
TrendsCentral.com Site includes links to other web sites
or material which are beyond its control, specifically
Merchant Partner micro-sites. TrendsCentral.com is not
responsible for content on the Internet or World Wide
Web pages on the TrendsCentral.com Merchant Partner
sites, or any other site outside the TrendsCentral.com
11. THE TRANSACTION PROCESS –
SELECTION, PAYMENT, CANCELLATION AND DELIVERY
Unless otherwise stated, all prices, charges, fees,
and other monetary values are in Singapore Dollars and
include Goods and Services Tax of 4.0% as levied by
the Singapore Government.
(a) Selection and Requests
There are 2 ways to make your purchase at TrendsCentral.com.
Firstly , you can purchase the item by getting it at
the Best Price. The Best Price is the price at which
TrendsCentral.com offers to any registered member of
the TrendsCentral.com Service. Only after full payment
is made, the item will be self-collected by you or delivered
as per your request. The item will be made available
for self-collection or delivery within 3 working days.
Secondly, you can purchase an item by making a request
to get it at a discount level off the Best Price. The
request to get the item at a better discount will be
more attractive if more people join in to get it at
other discount levels. With the attractive price reduction
by having this Group Buy program, it sets the trend
for everyone to follow in the purchase of this item
making the item a trendy and popular item.
If the item is not found at TrendsCentral.com, you
can request for it by providing basic details on what
the item is and how to contact the supplier. We will
add the item into TrendsCentral.com website if we have
sufficient information to show them on the website and
we deem the item to be trendy and have mass-market appeal.
You will be informed by email immediately of the outcome
of your request for this new item. Your new request
will be taken as a request to purchase for the item
at the Best Discount level where the Best Discount level
is the discount at which TrendsCentral.com has negotiated
successfully for the best possible discount off the
displayed Best Price for the item with the suppliers.
You can, however, change the discount level at any time
before the Closing Date of the requests for the item.
Currently, the various payment modes are – Cash, Internet
Banking and Credit Card (VISA, Mastercard, American
Express, Diners Club, EuroCard, Switch, Solo, Delta,
JCB). Acceptance of all payment modes (except cash)
is subject to the bank’s and credit card company’s approval.
If you are purchasing any item at its Best Price, then
full payment must be made before collection or delivery
of the item.
Other than purchasing the item at its Best Price, all
other methods of purchases, eg. requests through the
Group-Buy program or new request with a discount level
must be paid with an initial deposit of $50 or 10%,
whichever is higher, before the closing date of request
for that item. (If the total order price is less than
$50, then full payment must be made for that order).
Failure to make an initial deposit after the Closing
Date, will automatically trigger the system to do an
auto-cancel of your request. Balance payment must be
made for your items as soon as you are informed of the
confirmed price for your requested items.
Acceptance of your online purchase must meet these
(i) Full payment including payment for additional charges
like credit card payment charges, cancellation fees,
delivery charges, if any.
(ii) Successful clearance and settlement of the payment
by the relevant banks and credit card companies.
(iii) Completion and correctness of all personal, contact
and delivery information.
(iv) Receipt of successful acknowledgement of final
payment and dates and times of collection or delivery
of the purchased products and/or services via email
or telephone call.
Cancellation charges will be incurred by you if you
so decide to cancel the items after making any payment
on those items. A cancellation charge of $25 will be
levied for each cancelled item made by you, without
exception. If the system cancels the order of any item,
which happens only in the case of first non-payment
(deposit) by you OR TrendsCentral.com is not able to
commit the order, then there will be no cancellation
charge. In this case, full refund will be made to you
by cheque if there is any payment made.
Deliveries, if requested, shall only be made in Singapore
A delivery charge will be levied for each delivery.
You shall read the detail delivery charges at http://www.trendscentral.com/docs/deliveryreturns.asp
for the delivery charges information.
12. ADVERTISING, SPONSORSHIP AND
Part of the TrendsCentral.com Site may contain advertising
and sponsorship. Advertisers and Sponsors are responsible
for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on
the TrendsCentral.com Site complies with relevant laws
and codes. We will not be responsible for any error
or inaccuracy in advertising and sponsorship material.
At times TrendsCentral.com may also run competitions
or promotions, and as such there will be additional
terms and conditions which are specific to these offers.
These should be considered in addition to the terms
and conditions entered into when becoming a member.
13. MEMBER CONDUCT
You understand that all information, data, text, software,
music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages
or other materials (“Content”), whether publicly
posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility
of the person from which such Content originated. This
means that you, and not TrendsCentral.com, are entirely
responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email,
transmit or otherwise make available via the Service.
TrendsCentral.com does not control the Content posted
via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the
accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You
understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed
to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.
Under no circumstances will TrendsCentral.com be liable
in any way for any Content, including, but not limited
to, for any errors or omissions in any Content, or for
any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result
of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted
or otherwise made available via the Service.
You agree to not use the Service to:
a. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available
any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening,
abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene,
libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or
racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
b. harm minors in any way;
c. impersonate any person or entity, including, but
not limited to, a TrendsCentral.com official, forum
leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise
misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
d. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers
in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted
through the Service;
e. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available
any Content that you do not have a right to make 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);
f. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available
any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade
secret, copyright or other proprietary rights (“Rights”)
of any party;
g. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available
any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional
materials, “junk mail,” “spam,”
“chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,”
or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas
(such as shopping rooms) that are designated for such
h. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available
any material that contains software viruses or any other
computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt,
destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software
or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
i. disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen
to “scroll” faster than other users of the
Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner
that negatively affects other users’ ability to engage
in real time exchanges;
j. interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers
or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any
requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of
networks connected to the Service;
k. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable
local, state, national or international law, including,
any rules of any national or other securities exchange,
including, without limitation, any regulations having
the force of law;
l. “stalk” or otherwise harass another; or
m. collect or store personal data about other users.
You acknowledge that TrendsCentral.com does not pre-screen
Content, but that TrendsCentral.com and its designees
shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their
sole discretion to refuse or move any Content that is
available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing,
TrendsCentral.com and its designees shall have the right
to remove any Content that violates the Terms or is
otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate,
and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content,
including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness,
or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge
that you may not rely on any Content created by TrendsCentral.com
or submitted to TrendsCentral.com, including without
limitation information in TrendsCentral.com Communities,
and in all other parts of the Service.
You acknowledge and agree that TrendsCentral.com may
preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required
to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such
preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:
(a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the Terms;
(c) respond to claims that any Content violates the
rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights,
property, or personal safety of TrendsCentral.com, its
users and the public.
You understand that the technical processing and transmission
of the Service, including your Content, may involve
(a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes
to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting
networks or devices.
14. CONTENT SUBMISSION OR MADE
AVAILABLE FOR SERVICE
TrendsCentral.com does not claim ownership of Content
you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service.
However, with respect to Content you submit or make
available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas
of the Service, you grant TrendsCentral.com the following
world-wide, royalty free and non-exclusive license(s),
With respect to Content you submit or make available
for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of TrendsCentral.com
Communities, ratings and comments, the license to use,
distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform
and publicly display such Content on the Service solely
for the purposes of providing and promoting the specific
TrendsCentral.com Communities, ratings and comments
to which such Content was submitted or made available.
This license exists only for as long as you elect to
continue to include such Content on the Service and
will terminate at the time you remove or TrendsCentral.com
removes such Content from the Service.
With respect to photos, graphics, audio or video you
submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible
area of the Service other than TrendsCentral.com Communities,
ratings and comments, the license to use, distribute,
reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly
display such Content on the Service solely for the purpose
for which such Content was submitted or made available.
This license exists only for as long as you elect to
continue to include such Content on the Service and
will terminate at the time you remove or TrendsCentral.com
removes such Content from the Service.
With respect to Content other than photos, graphics,
audio or video you submit or make available for inclusion
on publicly accessible areas of the Service other than
TrendsCentral.com Communities, ratings and comments,
the perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable license
to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish,
translate, publicly perform and publicly display such
Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such
Content into other works in any format or medium now
known or later developed.
“Publicly accessible” areas of the Service
are those areas of the TrendsCentral.com network of
properties that are intended by TrendsCentral.com to
be available to the general public.
You agree to indemnify and hold TrendsCentral.com,
and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents,
co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless
from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’
fees, made by any third party due to or arising out
of Content you submit, post, transmit or make available
through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection
to the Service, your violation of the Terms, or your
violation of any rights of another.
You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer
any of your rights under these Terms and Conditions.
If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found
to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction,
the invalidity of that provision will not affect the
validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms
and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and
If you breach these Terms and Conditions and TrendsCentral.com
ignores this, TrendsCentral.com will still be entitled
to use its rights and remedies at a later date or in
any other situation where you breach the Terms and Conditions.
TrendsCentral.com shall not be responsible for any
breach of these Terms and Conditions caused by circumstances
beyond its control.
TrendsCentral.com reserves the right to assign or subcontract
any or all of its rights and obligations under this
Agreement. If we exercise this right, we shall name
the assignee or subcontractor on the main screen (www.TrendsCentral.com)
and you will be entitled to terminate this Agreement
immediately. You may not, without the written consent
of TrendsCentral.com, assign or dispose of this Agreement.
A person who is not a party to these Terms and Conditions
shall have no right under the Contract (Rights of Third
Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of these Terms
and Conditions but this shall not affect any right or
remedy of a third party which exists or is available
apart from that Act.
17. APPLICABLE LAW
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and
construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore and
any disputes will be decided only by the Singapore courts.
18. INTERNATIONAL USE
TrendsCentral.com makes no promise that materials on
the TrendsCentral.com Site are appropriate or available
for use in locations outside Singapore, and accessing
the TrendsCentral.com Site from territories where its
contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited. If you
choose to access this site from locations outside Singapore,
you do so on your own initiative and are responsible
for compliance with local laws.
19. LIMITS OF LIABILITY
The TrendsCentral.com Site is provided by TrendsCentral.com
without any warranties or guarantees. You must bear
the risks associated with the use of the Internet.
The TrendsCentral.com Site provides content from other
Internet sites or resources and while TrendsCentral.com
tries to ensure that material included on the TrendsCentral.com
Site is correct, reputable and of high quality, it cannot
accept responsibility if this is not the case. TrendsCentral.com
will not be responsible for any errors or omissions
or for the results obtained from the use of such information
or for any technical problems you may experience with
the TrendsCentral.com Site. If TrendsCentral.com is
informed of any inaccuracies in the material on the
Site we will attempt to correct the inaccuracies as
soon as we reasonably can.
To the full extent allowed by applicable law, you agree
that we will not be liable to you/or any third party
for any consequential or incidental damages (including
but not limited to loss of revenue, loss of profits,
loss of anticipated savings, wasted expenditure, loss
of privacy and loss of data) or any other indirect,
special or punitive damages whatsoever that arise out
of or are related to the TrendsCentral.com Site.
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude
TrendsCentral.com’s liability for personal injury or
death caused by its negligence.
20. CONTACTING US
If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions,
the practices of TrendsCentral.com, or your usage of
the TrendsCentral.com site, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Customers may refer their complaints to the ConsumerTrust
Secretariat if they are not satisfied with the resolution
of the complaint.
Complaints can be referred to
Mr. Ramesh Vakiprath
35 Selegie Road #09-25 Parklane
Tel: 65-6337 3808
Fax: 65-6337 7108