Terms of Service
The following terms and conditions shall apply to all companies under Monsoon Hong Kong Ltd., collectively referred to under www.Meiling.hk as: Hong Kong Matchmakers, Mei Match, Mei View and Mei Club.
Thank you for using the Meiling.hk platform and the products, services and features we make available to you as part of the platform (collectively, the “Service”).
The Service allows you to discover, watch and share videos and other content, provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe, and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.
Your Service Provider
The entity providing the Service is Monsoon Hong Kong Ltd. a company operating under the laws of Hong Kong SAR, located at 11A, Ho Lee Building, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong (referred to as “Meiling.hk ”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). References to Meiling.hk’s “Affiliates” in these terms means the other companies within the Monsoon Hong Kong Ltd. group (now or in the future).
Please read this Agreement carefully and make sure you understand it. If you do not understand the Agreement, or do not accept any part of it, then you may not use the Service.
Who may use the Service?
You must be at least 18 years old to use the Service.
If you are considered a minor in your country, you represent that you have your parent or guardian’s permission to use the Service. Please have them read this Agreement with you.
If you are a parent or legal guardian of a minor in your country, by allowing your child to use the Service, you are subject to the terms of this Agreement and responsible for your child’s activity on the Service.
If you are using the Service on behalf of a company or organization, you represent that you have authority to act on behalf of that entity, and that such entity accepts this Agreement.
Your Use of the Service
Content on the Service
The content on the Service includes videos, audio (for example music and other sounds), graphics, photos, text (such as comments and scripts), branding (including trade names, trademarks, service marks, or logos), interactive features, software, metrics, and other materials whether provided by you, Meiling.hk or a third-party (collectively, "Content”).
Content not created by Meiling.hk is the responsibility of the person or entity that provides it to the Service. Meiling.hk is under no obligation to host or serve Content. If you see any Content you believe does not comply with this Agreement, including by violating any of our guidelines or the law, you can report this to us firstname.lastname@example.org
Meiling.hk, Hong Kong Matchmakers & MeiMatch.hk
Meiling.hk is an independent gratis video platform operating as a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) at the Standard Membership level. Silver and Gold memberships are subject to membership fees and being a client of Hong Kong Matchmakers or MeiMatch.hk does not offer automatic membership upgrade from Standard to Silver or Gold at Meiling.hk, although some interaction may be possible among the three services from time to time. To protect your account, please keep your password confidential. You should not reuse your account password on third party applications. If you learn of any unauthorized use of your password please report this to email@example.com
We will process any audio or audiovisual content uploaded by you to the Service in accordance with our terms and conditions, except in cases where you uploaded such content for personal purposes or household activities.
Permissions and Restrictions
You may access and use the Service as made available to you, as long as you comply with this Agreement and applicable law. You may view or listen to Content for your personal, non-commercial use.
The following restrictions apply to your use of the Service. You are not allowed to:
1. access, reproduce, download, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, alter, modify or otherwise use any part of the Service or any Content except: (a) as expressly authorized by the Service; or (b) with prior written permission from Meiling.hk and, if applicable, the respective rights holders;
2. circumvent, disable, fraudulently engage with, or otherwise interfere with any part of the Service (or attempt to do any of these things), including security-related features or features that (a) prevent or restrict the copying or other use of Content or (b) limit the use of the Service or Content;
3. access the Service using any automated means (such as robots, botnets or scrapers) except with Meiling.hk’s prior written permission;
4. collect or harvest any information that might identify a person (for example, usernames), unless permitted by that person or allowed under section (3) above;
5. use the Service to distribute unsolicited promotional or commercial content or other unwanted or mass solicitations;
6. cause or encourage any inaccurate measurements of genuine user engagement with the Service, or manipulate metrics in any manner;
7. misuse any reporting, flagging, complaint, dispute, or appeals process, including by making groundless, vexatious, or frivolous complaints or submissions;
8. run contests on or through the Service that do not comply with our policies and guidelines.
9. use the Service to view or listen to Content other than for personal, non-commercial use (for example, you may not publicly screen videos or stream talks, interviews, or music from the Service); or
10. use the Service to (a) sell any advertising, sponsorships, or promotions placed on, around, or within the Service or Content, other than those allowed by Meiling.hk in writing or in accordance with Meiling.hk policies (such as compliant product placements); or (b) sell advertising, sponsorships, or promotions on any page of any website or application that only contains Content from the Service or where Content from the Service is the primary basis for such sales (for example, selling ads on a webpage where Meiling.hk videos are the main draw for users visiting the webpage).
Using the Service does not give you ownership of or rights to any aspect of the Service, including user names or any other Content posted by others or Meiling.hk
Changes to the Service
Meiling.hk is constantly changing and improving the Service. We may also need to alter or discontinue the Service, or any part of it, in order to make performance or security improvements, change functionality and features, make changes to comply with law, or prevent illegal activities on or abuse of our systems. These changes may affect all users, some users or even an individual user. Whenever reasonably possible, we will provide notice when we discontinue or make material changes to our Service that will have an adverse impact on the use of our Service. However, you understand and agree that there will be times when we make such changes without notice, such as where we feel we need to take action to improve the security and operability of our Service, prevent abuse, or comply with legal requirements.
Your Content and Conduct
There are two sections of Meiling.hk: “Love Story” and “The Stage is Yours” (perhaps more at a later date), where you may be able to upload Content to the Service. You may use your Content to promote yourself, your artistic talent, or share your experience with other viewers. If you choose to upload Content, you must not submit to the Service any Content that does not comply with this Agreement or the law. For example, the Content you submit must not include third-party intellectual property (such as copyrighted material) unless you have permission from that party or are otherwise legally entitled to do so. You are legally responsible for the Content you submit to the Service. We may use automated systems that analyze your Content to help detect infringement and abuse, such as spam, malware, and illegal content.
Rights you Grant
You retain ownership rights in your Content. However, we do require you to grant certain rights to Meiling.hk and other users of the Service, as described below.
License to Meiling.hk
By providing Content to the Service, you grant to Meiling.hk a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to use that Content (including to reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works, display and perform it) in connection with the Service and Meiling.hk ’s (and its successors’ and Affiliates’) business, including for the purpose of promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service.
License to Other Users
You also grant each other user of the Service a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to access your Content through the Service, and to use that Content, including to reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works, display, and perform it, only as enabled by a feature of the Service (such as video playback or embeds). For clarity, this license does not grant any rights or permissions for a user to make use of your Content independent of the Service.
Duration of License
The licenses granted by you continue for a commercially reasonable period of time after you remove or delete your Content from the Service. You understand and agree, however, that Meiling.hk may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of your videos that have been removed or deleted.
Removing Your Content
You may remove your Content from the Service at any time by notifying firstname.lastname@example.org with 3 working days’ advance notice. You also have the option to make a copy of your Content before removing it. You must remove your Content if you no longer have the rights required by these terms.
Removal of Content by Meiling.hk
If we reasonably believe that any Content is in breach of this Agreement or may cause harm to Meiling.hk, our users, or third parties, we may remove or take down that Content in our discretion. We may or may not notify you with the reason for our action unless we reasonably believe that to do so: (a) would breach the law or the direction of a legal enforcement authority or would otherwise risk legal liability for Meiling.hk or our Affiliates; (b) would compromise an investigation or the integrity or operation of the Service; or (c) would cause harm to any user, other third party, Meiling.hk or our Affiliates. In which case, the decision to inform you rests entirely at our discretion.
We will always render assistance to copyright holders to help them manage their intellectual property online. If you believe your copyright has been infringed on the Service, please notify us email@example.com We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement within 14 working days.Meiling.hk 's policies provide for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of repeat infringers’ access to the Service.
Account Suspension & Termination
Terminations by You
Memberships are for one calendar year. You may stop using the Service at any time.
Terminations and Suspensions by Meiling.hk for Cause
Meiling.hk may suspend or terminate your access, or your Hong Kong Matchmaker’s or MeiMatch.hk ’s access to all or part of the Service if (a) you materially or repeatedly breach this Agreement; (b) we are required to do so to comply with a legal requirement or a court order; or (c) we believe there has been conduct that creates (or could create) liability or harm to any user, other third party, Meiling.hk or our Affiliates.
Terminations by Meiling.hk for Service Changes
Meiling.hk may terminate your access, to all or part of the Service if Meiling.hk believes, in its sole discretion, that provision of the Service to you is no longer commercially viable.
Notice for Termination or Suspension
We will notify you with the reason for termination or suspension by Meiling.hk unless we reasonably believe that to do so: (a) would violate the law or the direction of a legal enforcement authority, or would otherwise risk legal liability for Meiling.hk or our Affiliates; (b) would compromise an investigation or the integrity or operation of the Service; or (c) would cause harm to any user, other third party, Meiling.hk or our Affiliates. Where Meiling.hk is terminating your access for Service changes, where reasonably possible, you will be provided with sufficient time to export your Content from the Service. Notifying you is a decision which rests entirely on our own discretion.
Effect of Account Suspension or Termination
If your account is terminated or access to the Service is restricted, you may continue using certain aspects of the Service (such as viewing only) without an account, and this Agreement will continue to apply to such use.
About Software in the Service
When the Service requires or includes downloadable software (such as specific application), you give permission for that software to update automatically on your device once a new version or feature is available, subject to your device settings. Unless that software is governed by additional terms which provide a license, Meiling.hk gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you by Meiling.hk as part of the Service. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Service as provided by Meiling.hk, in the manner permitted by this Agreement. You are not allowed to copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of the software, or to reverse-engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software, unless laws prohibit these restrictions or you have Meiling.hk’ s written permission.
Some software used in our Service may be offered under an open source license that we make available to you. There may be provisions in an open source license that expressly override some of these terms, so please be sure to read those licenses.
Other Legal Terms
OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT OR AS REQUIRED BY LAW, THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND MEILING.HK DOES NOT MAKE ANY SPECIFIC COMMITMENTS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE SERVICE. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON’T MAKE ANY WARRANTIES ABOUT: (A) THE CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE; (B) THE SPECIFIC FEATURES OF THE SERVICE, OR ITS ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR ABILITY TO MEET YOUR NEEDS; OR (C) THAT ANY CONTENT YOU SUBMIT WILL BE ACCESSIBLE ON THE SERVICE.
Limitation of Liability
EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW, MEILING.HK, ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUES, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, GOODWILL, OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS; LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA; INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS; PUNITIVE DAMAGES CAUSED BY:
1. ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES ON THE SERVICE;
2. PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE;
3. ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICE;
4. ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF THE SERVICE;
5. ANY VIRUSES OR MALICIOUS CODE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SERVICE BY ANY THIRD PARTY;
6. ANY CONTENT WHETHER SUBMITTED BY A USER OR MEILING.HK, INCLUDING YOUR USE OF CONTENT; AND/OR
7. THE REMOVAL OR UNAVAILABILITY OF ANY CONTENT.
THIS PROVISION APPLIES TO ANY CLAIM, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE CLAIM ASSERTED IS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, MEILING.HK AND ITS AFFILIATES’ TOTAL LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIMS ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE SERVICE, EXPLICITLY PROVEN TO BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF MEILING.HK OR ITS AFFILIATES, IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO A ONE TIME PAYMENT OF HK DOLLARS $500 OR REMINBI 420 AS FULL AND COMPLETE SETTLEMENT.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Meiling.hk, its Affiliates, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Service; (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that your Content caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive this Agreement and your use of the Service.
About this Agreement
Modifying this Agreement
We may modify this Agreement, for example, to reflect changes to our Service or for legal, regulatory, or security reasons. Meiling.hk will provide reasonable advance notice of any material modifications to this Agreement and the opportunity to review them except that, where legally permitted, modifications addressing newly available features of the Service or modifications made for legal reasons may be effective immediately without notice. Modifications to this Agreement will only apply going forward. If you do not agree to the modified terms, you should remove any Content you have uploaded and discontinue your use of the Service.
Continuation of this Agreement
If your use of the Service ends, the following terms of this Agreement will continue to apply to you: “Other Legal Terms”, “About This Agreement”, and the licenses granted by you will continue as described under “Duration of License”.
If it turns out that a particular term of this Agreement is not enforceable for any reason, this will not affect any other terms.
If you fail to comply with this Agreement and we do not take immediate action, this does not mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as the right to take action in the future).
In these terms, “include” or “including” means “including but not limited to,” and any examples we give are for illustrative purposes.
All claims arising out of or relating to these terms or the Service will be governed by the laws of Hong Kong, China.
Effective as of January 2022.