Terms & Conditions

General information

This website and the edusource eLibrary platform (the “Site”) are operated by 辛迪克(上海)科技有限公司 trading as “Syncordia (China)”, Chinese Business Registration Number 91310000MA1HNR6NXJ.

Syncordia (China) with its registered office at 上海市奉贤区金海公路3660号5幢1200室 /Room 1200 of Building 5, 3660 Jinhai Highway, Fengxian District, Shanghai City, operates under license from its owner Syncordia Group Holdings Pty Ltd, ACN 139 725 376 (the “Syncordia Group”).

In these Terms and Conditions, any references to “we”, “us” or “our” shall be taken as references to “Syncordia (China)”. Any references to “you” or “your” shall be taken as references to the users of the Site who are authorised representatives acting on behalf of a particular higher educational institution.

Agreement

Use of this Site is governed by the terms of this Agreement (the “Agreement”).

Before you use our Site, please read this Agreement carefully. By using our site, you are deemed to have read, understood and accepted these terms and conditions and agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use our site.

Please note that additional terms and conditions may apply to specific sections of the Site. Please ensure that you review these where they are drawn to your attention.

Purpose of the Site

The purpose of this Site is to provide China-based learning providers and academics within Chinese Higher Education institutions access to review international academic learning content in digital format (“Digital Content”) prior to adoption in their research, units, courses and curriculum. It may also include other relevant products or services from Third Party suppliers (our “Suppliers”).

Content Review Process

All digital educational resources requested will go through an import process undertaken by our official publication partner, China Educational Publications Import & Export Corporation (CEPIEC). Any material we distribute that is contained in Digital Content or products and services from third party Suppliers that may violate the sovereignty, constitution or regulations of the PRC is not endorsed or approved by edusource.

Username and password

You will be required to register as a user of the Site to be able to access certain areas of the Site. In such a case, you will need to provide a username and password and some personal information about your position and the higher education institution or learning provider you work for. You must ensure that you keep your username and password secret and that you do not disclose them to anyone, as you will be responsible for all activities which occur under your username and password. It is your responsibility to notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of your username or password or any other breach of security as soon as you become aware of it.

Privacy

Your Personal Information will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Ownership of Materials on the Site and Intellectual Property Rights

You acknowledge that the Site contains Digital Content and third party Supplier content that:

  • Is protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets or other intellectual property rights and that these rights are valid and are protected in all forms of media and technologies that currently exist or are developed in the future;
  • Is owned by Syncordia (China) and the Syncordia Group including the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such Content on our Site. This includes, without limitation, copyright and other intellectual property rights in the videos, presentations, photographs, audios, documents, images, buttons, layout and text contained on or in this Site.

You may not publish, distribute, extract, re-utilise, or reproduce any part of the Site in any form other than (i) as specifically permitted by applicable law, and (ii) by making copies as part of any necessary incidental acts during your viewing of the Site or for solely educational, non-commercial purposes. In particular, you shall not incorporate any material from any part of the Site in any commercial work or publication, whether in hard copy or electronic or any other form, and no part of a page from this Site may be distributed or copied for any commercial purpose.

All other trademarks or intellectual property not owned by Syncordia (China) or the Syncordia Group that appear on our Site are the property of their respective Suppliers/owners and are also protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets or other intellectual property rights. The Suppliers/owners of these trademarks may or may not be affiliated with or connected to Syncordia (China) or the Syncordia Group.

Third Party Supplier Content

Any other third party Supplier products and services purchased on our Site are covered by the warranty terms of these third party companies.

Restrictions on the downloading and use of Content

All eTextbooks and Research Materials sold on this Site are protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM). DRM allows publishers to prevent unauthorized reproduction of their books. It includes the copy and print rules that have been set by each of the publishers.

Availability and Access

We have taken reasonable care in the preparation of the Site, including regular updates that we make to the information on Digital Content and other education products or services displayed on the Site.

However, we cannot guarantee that you will have uninterrupted access to the Site at all times and we reserve the right to suspend the Site at any time, without notice or liability. Ongoing access to our site is restricted to registered users. We reserve the right in our absolute discretion to monitor, suspend, revoke or otherwise limit access to this Site or refuse service to any person at any time at our sole discretion and without notice.

Amendments

We may delete, update, add material, amend, alter, redesign or change information contained on the Site at any time, without notice and without any liability to any person. We shall have no responsibility for ensuring that the Site is kept up to date.

We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions without notice to you from time to time. Any such amendment shall be effective once the revised terms and conditions have been posted on the Site, and it shall be your responsibility to check these terms and conditions for any such amendments.

Information on the Site

We have made reasonable efforts to ensure that all information on the Site is accurate at the time of publication, however, from time to time there may be errors in such information for which we apologise but shall have no liability. We cannot guarantee that any information displayed on the Site has not been changed or modified through malicious attacks or “hacking”.

Use of Cookies

Cookies will be used in accordance with our Cookies Policy.

Links to the Site

You may link to our home page as long as you do so legally however you must not establish a link that suggests any form of approval, association or endorsement by Syncordia (China) where none exists and you must not establish a link from any website not owned by you.

Links from the Site

Syncordia (China) is not responsible for the content of external websites. This Site includes links to other websites, which when accessed may result in you leaving the Site. These links are provided for your convenience.

External websites are not part of this Site nor do we endorse or accept any responsibility for the content of those websites (nor the products or services on them). We are also not responsible for the availability of such websites and will not be liable in any way for any loss or damage which you may suffer by using those websites. If you decide to access linked websites you do so at your own risk.

Indemnity

You agree to fully indemnify, defend and hold us, and our officers, directors, employees and suppliers, harmless immediately on demand, from and against all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, arising out of any breach of the Agreement by you or any other liabilities arising out of your use of this Site, or the use by any other person accessing the Site using your registered account and/or your personal information.

Waiver

No waiver by Syncordia (China) of any term or condition of this Agreement shall be construed as a waiver of any other proceeding or succeeding breach of a term or condition of this Agreement.

Warranty disclaimer

This Site is provided “as is” and your access and use of it is at your own risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Syncordia (China) makes no representations, undertakings or warranties about the content of and information provided through this Site, including any hyperlinks or any other items used either directly or indirectly from the Site. Syncordia (China) accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in the Site and any decisions based on information contained in the Site are your sole responsibility.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, all representations, warranties and undertakings (express or implied) in respect of the Site and the content of and your use of the same are excluded. In particular, but without limitation, we do not warrant that the Site or any videos, software, information or material available on or downloaded from the Site will be free from errors, faults, viruses, other computer or data-corrupting or data-damaging material or defects, compatible with your equipment or fit for any purpose.

Liability

Except in cases where by law liability cannot be excluded or limited, we exclude all liability to you in respect of your use of this Site or any information or other content obtained either directly or indirectly from this Site, howsoever arising and whether in contract, tort, negligence, misrepresentation or otherwise.

Under no circumstances shall we have any liability for any loss of profit, business opportunity, goodwill, anticipated savings or data, or for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damages of whatsoever kind resulting from the use of this Site or any information or other content obtained either directly or indirectly from this Site, howsoever arising and whether in contract, tort, negligence, misrepresentation or otherwise.

You shall be liable to us for any loss, liability or cost we (or any of our affiliates) suffer as a result of your use of this Site or any breach of these terms and conditions. By using this Site you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Syncordia (China) and its affiliates including the Syncordia Group, against all legal fees, claims, liabilities, damages, costs, losses and other expenses that may be incurred or suffered by Syncordia (China) or its affiliates as a result of your use of the Site or breach of these terms and conditions.

Applicable law and entire agreement

The terms and conditions outlined in this Agreement are governed by and will be construed in accordance with the laws of the People's Republic of China. Any disputes arising under or in connection with these terms and conditions shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Chinese courts.

If any clause contained in this Agreement shall be considered unlawful, void or for any reason unable to be enforced, then that clause shall be severed from the Agreement. This will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining clauses in the Agreement.

From time to time, Syncordia (China) may revise and update the terms under which you can use our Site. The policies and terms and conditions in force at the time you buy Digital Content or any other third party Supplier products and services from Syncordia (China) will apply. Therefore you should also periodically check our Site to see any recent changes to our terms.

This Agreement represents the entire agreement between you and Syncordia (China).

If you have any questions relating to these terms and conditions, please feel free to contact us at support@edusource.com.cn