Terms & Conditions
Please read carefully these Terms and Conditions (” Terms “) as set out below. By registering an Account (“ Your Account ” or “ Account ”), you are deemed to have accepted and understood them.
- Introduction to the Terms and Conditions
1.1 DafaNews (the ” Company “) operates this online news portal website. The Company is regulated and licensed in compliance with the laws and regulations in its head office in Makati City, Philippines to conduct remote business in India and the rest of Asia.
- Contracting Parties
2.1 These Terms and Conditions shall be agreed between you and the Company (referenced in these Terms as “ Us “, ” Our ” or ” We “).
- Applicability of these Terms and Conditions
3.3 Where We wish to make substantial changes to the Terms, We will give you as much prior notice of such changes as is reasonably practicable via one of the methods set out below. For minor or insubstantial changes, We may not give you any notice of such changes, so you are advised to review the Terms through the link on the Website on a regular basis. Your continued use of the Website and/or the Services after these changes have been made shall be deemed as your acceptance thereof.
3.4 Where We make changes to the Terms which We wish to notify you of, We will do so by such method of notification as We may, in Our discretion, deem appropriate, which may comprise: email (to the email address you have supplied us with); a message to your Account on the Website; or notice on the Website and We may, at Our discretion, invite you to accept the new Terms by clicking on “yes” or “I accept”, checking a ‘tick box’ or any other similar method of confirmation by you. If you provide Us with any such confirmation, or continue to use the Website and/or the Services after notification under this paragraph, you shall, from such time, be deemed to have accepted, and be bound by, the new Terms, including (for the avoidance of doubt), whether or not you have read the revised Terms. If any change is unacceptable to you, you may either cease using the Services and/or close your Account.
3.5 Notwithstanding this clause 3, should We wish to make any changes to the Terms upon which your funds are held under clause 7, We shall notify you in advance by such method as We may, in Our discretion, deem appropriate, but such method shall require You to acknowledge receipt of such information by clicking on “yes” or “I accept”, checking a ‘tick box’ or any other similar method of acknowledgment by you. If you provide Us with any such acknowledgment, you shall, from such time, be deemed to have accepted, and be bound by, the new Terms. If any change is unacceptable to you, you may either cease using the Services and/or close your Account.
- Opening and Maintaining your Account
4.1 To access Our promos & services, you must first register and open an Account with Us.
4.2. In opening an Account with Us you warrant that:
4.2.1 If you wish to play our promotional games, you should note that there may be specific laws in your country, place of residence, or the place where the entries are placed from, which prohibit online gaming or the use and access of the Website and/or the Services. You irrevocably and unconditionally represent and warrant, without reservation or limitation, to the Company that you will not access or register an Account at any time:
- from within a jurisdiction that prohibits the access or use of the Website and/or the Services for any reason whatsoever;
- from within a jurisdiction that prohibits specific games;
- if you are a resident of a nation state that prohibits its citizens from participating in these games.
- 4 You may open only one Account with us. Any additional Accounts that are opened may be closed by Us and any outstanding amount returned to you or all such Accounts may be treated as one joint Account and merged together by us, in either case at Our sole and absolute discretion. You agree that We shall use any method it deems reasonable to determine if two or more Accounts belong to the same customer.
4.5 To maintain a high level of security to protect customer funds, We may perform random security checks. You hereby accept that We maintain the right to demand additional information and/or documentation from you in order to verify your identity as the Account holder in the event of such a security check.
4.6 You should check your Account balance each time you access the Website and/or the Services. In the event of any discrepancies in your Account balance, it is your responsibility to forthwith notify Us at the earliest opportunity of such discrepancy in your Account balance and provide Us with your record of transactions since the date when you last verified your Account balance. Should We not receive any notification of any such discrepancies in your Account balance for a particular month within thirty (30) calendar days from the last day of the said month, you agree to forfeit any and all claims for any discrepancies in your Account balance and accept all information in your Account at the end of the said period.
- Verification of Identity
5.1 You warrant that:
5.1.1 the name and address you supply when opening your Account are correct; and
5.2 By agreeing to these Terms, you authorise Us to undertake any such verification checks from time to time as We may require ourselves or may be required by third parties (including, but not limited to, regulatory bodies) to confirm these facts (the “Checks”). You agree that from time to time, upon Our request, you may be required to provide additional details in respect of any of such information you have provided us, including in relation to any deposits which you have made into your Account.
5.3 Whilst We are undertaking any Checks from time to time, We may restrict you from withdrawing funds from your Account and/or prevent access to all or certain parts of the Website and/or the Services. Please note that We may from time to time re-perform the Checks for regulatory, security or other business reasons. If any such restrictions cause you a problem, please contact Our Customer Support Team.
5.4 In certain circumstances We may have to contact you and ask you to provide further information to Us directly in order to complete the Checks. For this purpose, We will be entitled, at Our sole discretion, to require that you provide Us with a notarised ID or any equivalent certified ID according to the applicable law of your jurisdiction or otherwise, proof of address, utility bills, bank details, bank statements and bank references. Until such information has been supplied to Our satisfaction We may prevent any activity to be undertaken by you in relation to the Account or We may, where We reasonably believe that deliberately incorrect information has been provided by you, keep any amount deposited on the Account following the closure of the Account by us.
5.5 It may be an offence for persons under the Relevant Age to make use of the Website and/or the Services. If We are unable to confirm that you are the Relevant Age, then We may suspend your Account until such time that We are able to confirm that you are the Relevant Age. If you are subsequently proven to have been under the Relevant Age at the time you made any or gaming transactions with us, then:
- Collusion, Cheating, Fraud and Criminal Activity
6.1 The following practices (or any of them) in relation to the Services:
- using unfair external factors or influences (commonly known as cheating); and/or
- opening any Duplicate Accounts; and/or
- undertaking fraudulent practice or criminal activity (as defined in paragraph 9.5),
The above activities constitute “Prohibited Practices” and are not permitted. They will constitute a material breach of the Terms. We will take all reasonable steps to prevent and detect such practices and to identify the relevant players concerned if they do occur. Subject to the above, however, We will not be liable for any loss or damage which you may incur as a result of any Prohibited Practices, and any action We take in respect of the same will be at Our sole discretion.
6.2 If you suspect a person is engaged in any Prohibited Practice, you shall as soon as reasonably practicable report it to Us by e-mailing Us or telephoning Our Customer Support Team.
6.3 You agree that you shall not participate in or be connected with any form of Prohibited Practice in connection with your access to or use of the Services.
6.4 “criminal activity” shall include, without limitation and any offence that violates the criminal law of any country.
6.5.3 “unfair advantage” shall include, without limitation: the exploitation of a fault, loophole or error in Our or any third party’s software used by you in connection with the Services (including in respect of any game); the use of any Bots for skill games and Bots for any other use which would otherwise constitute any other Prohibited Practices; the use of third party software or analysis systems; or the exploitation by you, of an Error as defined in paragraph 12, in any case either to your advantage and/or to the disadvantage of Us or others.
6.3 In exercising any of Our rights under paragraph 9.4 in relation to a Prohibited Practice, We shall use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that, while complying with Our regulatory and other legal obligations, We exercise such rights in a manner which is fair to you and to Our other customers.
- Your Personal Information
7.2 We may from time to time ask you to provide Us with additional details and any such additional information will be also kept confidential.
- No Warranty
9.1 We shall endeavour to provide the Services used by Us with reasonable skill and care. We make no further warranty or representation, whether express or implied, in relation to the Services. All implied warranties or conditions of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose, completeness or accuracy are hereby excluded.
9.2 We make no warranty that the Services will meet your requirements or will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials or as to results or the accuracy of any information obtained by you through the Services.
- Intellectual Property
10.1 The Contents of the Website and Services are protected by international copyright laws and other Intellectual Property Rights. The owner of these rights is DafaNews or other third-party providers.