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Welcome to! is an online platform that allows users to post and share do’s and don’ts about manners applying to doing business with China. It can be useful for Dutch businesspeople to be aware of Chinese business manners when traveling, doing business or researching Chinese culture. The platform goes beyond existing references because it is not  generic, but gives deep insights in the context and practical use of manners and related subjects. Based on a wide range of information, do’s and don’ts lists are created for each category of manners in each region. Therefore, by using the you will be able to avoid acting inappropriately when dealing with Chinese counterparts. Services available on the platform, whatever system or software is used to log on, are easily found under ‘Service’.

All services on this platform are provided by To keep things clear and simple, any reference to our company and Service will read as ‘’. As an online service-provider, we are obliged to provide our clients with a Terms of Service (‘Terms’). Please read these Terms carefully and e-mail us at [email protected] if you have any questions. Signing up on the, you are asked to agree to these Terms and our privacy policy. The Terms apply to all registered users and others who access the Service (‘Users’).

1. Sharing your content

1.1 Your content. allows you to post content on the Service, including text, tags, locations, comments, ranking and other materials. Anything you post, display or otherwise make available on our Service, including all Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below) applying to such content, is referred to as ‘User Content’. You retain all of your rights in all of the User Content you post to our Service.

1.2 Using your content. Any person who posts content on the grants a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable and sublicensable worldwide license to use, display, reproduce, re-post, modify (re-format, re-arrange) and distribute this content on for the sole purpose of providing and operating  the Service(s) in the interest of our Users group. Nothing in these Terms shall restrict’s rights to User Content under separate licenses. Please remember that is a public platform and that other Users may search for, view and use any User Content that you make publicly available through the Service.

?1.3 Period of storing and availability of content. may retain your User Content for a commercially reasonable period of time for purposes of back up, archiving or auditing.?

2. content

2.1 Content. Except for User Content, the Service itself, all content and other subject matter included in the Service, all Intellectual Property Rights related to subject matter on the Service (‘ Content’) remain the property of Terms of Service clearly state that any use, modification, reproduction, selling, licensing or other utilization of content outside the needs our express permission.

2.2 Our commitment to you. Subject to the conditions set down in these Terms and in our privacy policy we grant you a license to use the Service, including accessing and viewing Content, for your personal use. Further, users may express themselves, discuss do’s and don’ts, report on issues of cultural importance and interact with other users, in as far as the built in features of the Service allow them to do this. may terminate this commitment at any time for any reason or no reason.

3. Copyright policy respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. It is’s policy, when circumstances call for it and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the copyrights or intellectual property rights of other users. In order to do this, applies the following rules for all Copyright issues:

1.    Notify us of any infringement you think actionable by writing a Notice.

2.    Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, or – if multiple copyrighted works are covered by this Notice – you may provide a representative list of the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed.

3.    Identify the material that you claim is infringing (or subject to infringing activity) and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled. This information needs to be sufficient to permit us to locate the material. If applicable, the (i) URL of the link on the Site where the material may be found and (ii) the reference or link to the material or activity in question needs to be incorporated as well as any other references that will lead us directly to the place where the unlicensed activity takes place.

4.    Provide your mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.

5.    Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:?”I hereby state that I have good reason to believe that the use of the copyrighted material in question, or the reference or link to such material, is not authorized by the copyright owner, his agent or the ‘fair use’ principle set down in Law ?”I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed.”

6.    Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.

Deliver this Notice, with all items completed, to’s Designated Copyright Agent

4. Using

4.1 Who can make use of You may use the Service only if you sign a binding agreement with and then only in compliance with the Terms of Service of the agreement and all applicable local, national and international laws, rules and regulations. Any use of or access to the Service by anyone under the age of 13 is strictly prohibited. Because we respect the integrity of the community, the Service is not available to any Users previously removed from the Service by

4.2 profiles. It is’s decision whether creating a profile on the platform will give you access to the Services provides. If you create a profile on behalf of a company, an organization or another entity, then (a) ‘you’ are automatically included in that entity, (b) you  warrant that you are an authentic representative of the entity and (c) that you are properly authorized to deal with these Terms of Service on the entity’s behalf.

4.3 Terminating your profile. You may close your profile at any time by sending an email to [email protected]. may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend your User profile or your access to the Service for any or no reason, without notice or liability to you. This includes any situation in which you, to our sole determination, violate any provision of our Guidelines or these Terms.

4.4 Your profile responsibility. When you create your profile, you must provide us with accurate and complete information. Please note that it is most important  to keep your contact information up to date so that we are able to reach you.

4.5 Changes of Service. is always innovating and finding ways to provide Users with new and innovative features and services on do’s and don’ts. Therefore we may, without prior notice, change the Service (e.g. by adding or deleting features), stop providing (parts of) the Service for you personally or for all  Users or create usage limitations.

4.6 Interactions with other Users. Please keep in mind that you are always responsible for your interactions with other Users, whichever country they are from. We reserve the right to monitor disputes between you and other Users. Please help to make a positive, clean and respectful online platform.

5. Privacy and Security cares about the privacy and security of its Users. You understand that by using the Service you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of certain personal, identifiable information and  data. As described in our Privacy Policy, by closing the agreement may collect your Personally Identifiable Information to be used, transferred to and processed in the Netherlands. While we work hard to protect the security of your content and profile information, cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security measures. Therefore we ask you to acknowledge that the provision of  information to the platform is at your own risk.

6. Links, Sites and Services

The Service may contain links to third-party websites, advertisers, services, special offers or other events and activities that are not owned or controlled by does not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such third-party sites, information, materials, products or services. If you access any third-party website, service, or content from the Service, you do so at your own risk and you agree that is in no way liable for any problem arising from your use of or access to any third-party website, service or content.?

7. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless and its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, suits, proceedings, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses. Expenses include, without limitation: reasonable legal and accounting fees, including costs of defense against claims, suits or proceedings brought by third parties, arising out of or in any way related to (i) your access to or use of the Service, Content,  User Content or your breach of any of the Terms of Service.

8. Disclaimers takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other User or third party posts or sends over the Service. You are solely responsible for your User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it, and you agree that we are only acting as a passive conduit for online distribution and publication of your own and other user’s User Content. You understand and agree that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, objectionable or unsuited to your purpose.

9. Questions or remarks

Please contact us at [email protected] with any general or specific questions regarding these Terms.

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