Terms Of Use

This website (“this Website”) is operated as part of the implementation of the TWG 03 2021A APEC-funded project to facilitate villages/municipalities in APEC economies to share their community-based tourism.

Please read these terms of use (“this Terms of Use”) carefully before using this APEC Community Tourism Website by the Project Overseer (Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism, VNAT) of TWG 03 2021A. “We” and “our” refers to Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism, while “You” and “your” when used in this Terms of Use includes any person accessing the Site.

For the first 10 village contents from each economy, Viet Nam shall be responsible for editing and uploading them on the website.

Apart from the 10 village contents, each economy will be provided with an account to access the website and instruction, training to use. So that economies can upload data to the website by themselves. Viet Nam shall be responsible for checking technical issues on possible display errors and loading time only. Each economy shall be responsible for the accuracy of information, grammar, typo and wording.

Viet Nam is the approving authority on technical supervision to ensure hosting and domain works across one year after consulting with the APEC Secretariat of TWG Fora. Besides, each member of APEC economies needs to bear the responsibility for the accurate information in the content.

 In terms of maintenance, Viet Nam regularly checks and manages the website to ensure stable web operation and error handling.)

The followings are contents of the ‘Terms of Use’ webpage:

1. This website’s data and information

We make every effort to keep the material on this website correct and up to date, but we cannot guarantee it.

We recommend that the contributors:

l Examine whether the content on this website is accurate, up to date, full, and appropriate for any needs.

l If you plan to use the information to make crucial decisions, seek expert counsel.

2. Platform and tools

The platform and tools we are employing for this site were carefully chosen. However, because the internet is not entirely safe in general, we cannot provide any guarantees.

You are responsible for ensuring the security of your computer system.

Other websites’ links

When we link to other websites, we take reasonable precautions, but we have no control over what is on them or what happens when you access them.

Links and references to websites, organizations, or persons outside the APEC tourism community are provided for your convenience, but they are not an endorsement.

You are responsible for determining whether the information on these websites is appropriate for your needs, as well as verifying the terms and conditions and privacy policies.

3. Website and Content

3.1 Use of the Content

3.1.1 All materials displayed or performed on this Website including but not limited to text, data, graphics, articles, photographs, images, illustrations, video, audio and other materials (“Content”) are protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property rights. This Website and the Content are intended solely for non-commercial use of the Services and may only be used in accordance with this Terms of Use.

3.1.2 If APEC agrees to grant you access to this Website and/or the Content, such access shall be non-exclusive, non-transferable and limited license to access this Website in accordance with this Terms and Use.  Administrators (VNAT) may at its absolute discretion and at any time, without prior notice to you, amend or remove or alter the presentation, substance or functionality of any part or all of the Content from this Website.

3.1.3 Audiences shall abide by all copyright notices, trademark rules, information, and restrictions contained in this Website and the Content accessed through this Website, and shall not use, copy, reproduce, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, upload, display, license, sell or otherwise exploit for any purposes whatsoever this Website or the Content or third party submissions or other proprietary rights not owned by you without the express prior written consent of the respective owners, or in any way that violates any third party rights.

3.2  Liability for the Website and Content

3.2.1 VNAT cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact with in the course of using this Website. VNAT cannot guarantee the authenticity and accuracy of any content, materials or information which other users or the Operators may provide. VNAT and APEC will not be liable for any damages, loss, or expenditure, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, special, or consequential damage, or economic loss, originating from or in connection with:

        • any access to, use of, or inability to access or utilize this website, or reliance on its contents;
        • any failure of a system, server, or connection, error, omission, interruption, transmission delay, or computer virus; and
        • any community-based tourist or service provider service or information featured on this website

3.2.2 Under no circumstances will VNAT be liable in any way for any Content, including but not limited to any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred in connection with the use of or exposure to any Content posted, emailed, accessed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via this Website.

4. Disclaimer

The content promoted on our social media platforms is only ever intended for information purposes only. VNAT and APEC will accept no liability for loss or damage suffered by any person or body due to information provided on these sites or linked sites.

The information on our social media sites is provided on the basis that the person accessing the website undertakes responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content.

Our Terms of Use and moderation policy may be updated at any time without notice.