Terms of Use

Please read these terms and conditions of use (these “Conditions”) carefully. By accessing and using this web page and the other web pages owned or operated by us or accessing and using our online services (our “Website”), you will be conclusively presumed to have notice of, and you acknowledge that you agree to comply with and be bound, by these Conditions, as amended from time to time. These Conditions govern our relationship with you in relation to our Website. If you disagree with any part of these Conditions, you must immediately discontinue your access or use our Website.

Specific terms and conditions of use appearing on specific web pages and/or sections of our Website may be applicable to such web pages and/or sections of our Website. Such specific terms and conditions of use shall constitute a part of these Conditions. In the event of any conflict between such specific terms and conditions of use and these Conditions, the specific terms and conditions of use shall prevail to the extent of such conflict.

The term ‘Council for Board Diversity, ‘CBD’, ‘we’ or ‘us’ refers to the Council for Board Diversity1 and its affiliates (where applicable), and the term ‘our’ has a correlative meaning. The term ‘you’ refers to the viewer or user of our Website, and the term ‘your’ has a correlative meaning.

Headings are inserted for convenience and shall not affect the interpretation of these Conditions.

[1] With effect from 1 January 2019, the Diversity Action Committee was reconstituted to the Council for Board Diversity.

Proprietary rights

  1. The information and materials located or hosted on, or linked to, our Website (the “Materials”) are protected by copyright, trademark and other forms of proprietary rights. Such Materials include, but are not limited to, any price information, data, photographs, graphics, illustrations, designs, trademarks, trade names, service marks, product names, logos, insignias or other devices, software programmes, downloadable files, software applications, interactive features, tools, services or other information or content made available on or through our Website. The presentation and layout of the Materials is also protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, international treaties and other proprietary rights and laws of Singapore and other countries.
  2. Unless otherwise stated, the rights, titles and interests to the Materials are owned by, licensed to or controlled by us.
  3. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, product names and logos contained herein that are not owned by, licensed to or controlled by us are used in an editorial fashion only, and to the benefit of respective owners, with no intention of trademark infringement.

Access to our Website

  1. You may access and view our Website and may save an electronic copy or print out a copy of the Materials, solely for your own personal and non-commercial use. If you make a copy of the Materials, you make ensure that such copy must be in the form as presented on our Website and must include all applicable copyright and other notices on our Website.
  2. Except with our prior written permission, you may not copy, store (either in hardcopy or in an electronic retrieval system), adapt, alter, translate, transmit, disseminate, distribute, perform, broadcast, publish, reproduce, publicly display, hyperlink, sell, license, rent, lease or otherwise transfer any of the Materials, or otherwise transfer any of the Materials to any other person (whether for direct commercial purpose or monetary gain or otherwise) or otherwise use in whole or in part in any manner.
  3. Except with our prior written permission, you may not create a derivative work from the Materials, nor decompile, reverse-engineer or disassemble the Materials.
  4. Any rights relating to the Materials and our Website not expressly granted herein are reserved and no licence or right is granted to you by implication, estoppel or otherwise.

No unlawful or prohibited use of our Website

You acknowledge and agree that, as a condition of your access and use of our Website, you will not use the Materials or our Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Conditions. You may not use our Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair any CBD server, or the networks connected to any CBD server, or interfere with any other party’s access and use of our Website. You may not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website, or any services provided via our Website, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any CBD server or to any of the services provided via our Website, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain, or attempt to obtain, any Materials or other information through any means not intentionally made available on or through our Website.

Limited linking and framing of our Website

  1. Unless otherwise stated, you may not link (including, but not limited to, hyperlink, in-line link or deep-link) (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Link”), mirror or frame our Website or any part thereof to any other web page, website, server or otherwise. Except with our prior written permission no trademark, trade name, service mark, product name or logo may be used as a Link or to mark any Link to our Website or any part thereof or any other web page or website.
    Subject to the restrictions below, you are allowed to hyperlink to our home page at https://www.councilforboarddiversity.sg or to deep-link to certain of the web pages of our Website:
  • You may not deep-link to our Website or any part thereof which was dynamically created by our system and customised for particular usage sessions.
  • You may not hyperlink or deep-link to our Website or any part thereof from any web page or website which contains materials or information which is inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, vulgar, harassing, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, harmful, tortious, objectionable, unlawful or violates any applicable intellectual property or proprietary rights.
  • Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Conditions, CBD reserves all rights to terminate any Link from any website to our Website for any reason. Upon our instructions, you must disable, remove and terminate any Link from any web page or website, or any mirroring or framing of our Website or any part thereof immediately.
  • We have no responsibility for the content available on any website which Links, mirrors or frames our Website or any part thereof. In no circumstances will we be considered to be associated or affiliated in whatever manner with any trademarks, trade names, service marks, logos, insignia or other devices used or appearing on websites that Links, mirrors or frames our Website or any part thereof.

Links to other websites

  1. Any Links provided on our Website are provided for your convenience only. Should you leave our Website via such a Link, the content that you view in such linked web page or website owned or operated by third parties is not provided or controlled by us. We have not developed or reviewed, and are not responsible for the consequences of your accessing the linked web page or website, and/or the content at those web pages or websites. We make no guarantee, representation or warranty as to, and have no liability for, any content at those websites, including, but not limited to, guarantees, representations and warranties regarding truth, adequacy, originality, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, reasonableness, non-infringement, suitability, satisfactory quality, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose or any representations or warranties arising from usage, custom or trade or by operation of law.
  2. Any such Link to other linked web pages or websites on our Website does not constitute (a) an endorsement, authorisation, verification or representation that we are affiliated with the operators or owners of those linked websites; or (b) an endorsement, authorisation, verification, or representation of or as to the contents of such linked websites.
  3. You agree that your access to and/or use of such linked web pages or websites is entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of access and/or use contained therein.

Disclaimers and exclusion of liability

  1. The Materials are of a general nature which have not been verified, considered or assessed by us and are provided to you on an “as is” and “as available” basis without warranties of any kind. Your use of the Materials is at your own risk. We hereby disclaim all liability and responsibility to update the Materials. We do not make any representations, and hereby disclaims all warranties, express or implied, statutory or otherwise to the extent permitted by law, in respect of our Website or the Materials, including, but not limited to, guarantees, representations and warranties regarding truth, adequacy, originality, accuracy, timeliness, completeness, reasonableness, non-infringement, suitability, satisfactory quality, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, or any representations or warranties arising from usage, custom or trade or by operation of law.
  2. Due to the inherent defects of electronic distribution, there may be errors, delays, omissions, interruption, breach of security, corruption, unavailability of access in connection with or inaccuracies in the Materials or our Website (“Defects”). We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that access and use of our Website will be uninterrupted. We assume no responsibility for consequences of any such Defects even if either of us had been advised as to the possibility.
  3. We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that our Website is free of malicious software, including, but not limited to, viruses, computer worms, Trojan horses, spyware or other harmful components (“Malicious Software”). We accept no liability for any loss, damage, claim liability, expense or costs that may result from any transmission of such Malicious Software via our Website (including, but not limited to, files downloaded from our Website).
  4. You should not take any action, or omit to take any action, in reliance on the Materials or our Website without independent verification or advice.
  5. We will not be liable to you or anyone for any loss, damage, claim, liability, expense or costs, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, arising out of or in relation to:
    • anything done or omitted to be done in relation to the Materials;
    • the use of the Materials; or
    • the use or access of our Website.
  6. We will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, special or punitive loss, damage, claim, or liability including, but not limited to, loss of data, profits, business contracts or business opportunities, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise.
  7. You hereby agree to indemnify and hold us harmless against all loss, damage, claim, liability, expense or costs suffered or incurred by you in connection with or arising from:
    • your access and/or use of our Website; and/or
    • your breach of any of these Conditions.

Cookies

  1. Certain web pages and/or sections of our Website may use “cookies”, which are small data files sent to your computer, to store and track information about you when you access such web pages and/or sections of our Website. The cookies track information such as users’ profiles, the number of users, their frequency of use and their preferred websites.
  2. The majority of Internet browsers will allow you to configure the settings used for cookies. If you disable the use of cookies on your web browser, or remove or block specific cookies from our Website, then you may not be able to gain access to all of the Materials, facilities and services provided on our Website.
  3. Information that we collect may be stored or processed in any country and may be transferred between countries. Some of these countries may have data protection laws that are less stringent that those in the country in which you are using or accessing our Website. You acknowledge and agree to such storage, processing and transfer.
  4. You also acknowledge and agree that information that we collect may be stored or processed in, or transferred to, servers of our service providers.
  5. While we will take reasonable care in preventing the loss, misuse or alteration of your Personal Information, you acknowledge that data transmission over the Internet is insecure and we cannot guarantee the security of the data transmitted over the Internet.

Violations of these Conditions

We reserve the right, in our absolute discretion, to monitor any and all access and use of our Website. We reserve our right to terminate your access and/or use of our Website or any part thereof and we may block access from a particular internet protocol address to our Website or any part thereof in the event of any violation of these Conditions. In addition, we reserve the right to seek all remedies available under these Conditions, at law and in equity for violations of these Conditions.

Changes to these Conditions

We may, from time to time and at any time, update or revise these Conditions. Such update or revision is effective upon publication on our Website. You are responsible for ensuring that you have read the most current version of these Conditions. Your continued access and/or use of our Website will be deemed to constitute your conclusive acceptance of the updated or revised Conditions. The Materials are subject to change including, without limitation, modification, deletion or replacement thereof without notice.

Severability

If any provision of these Conditions, in whole or in part, is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under any enactment or rule of law or by any court in any jurisdiction: (i) such provision or part will, to that extent, be deemed not to form part of these Conditions, but the legality, validity and enforceability of the remainder of these Conditions is not affected; and (ii) the legality, validity and enforceability of that or any other provision or part under any other jurisdiction will not be affected.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These Conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Singapore. You agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore courts.

Privacy Policy

The Council for Board Diversity (“CBD”) is committed to protecting its stakeholders’ and customers’ personal data in accordance with the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”) and other applicable data protection laws.

“Personal data” means any data about an individual who can be identified from that data, as more specifically defined under the PDPA and other applicable data protection laws.

The CBD Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how CBD collects, uses, stores and protects personal data. The Privacy Policy also describes how you can control the personal data that CBD holds on you, and your rights on your personal data, where applicable.

CBD may from time to time update this Privacy Policy to ensure that it is consistent with future developments, industry trends and/or any changes in legal or regulatory requirements. Please check regularly for updated information.

This Privacy Policy forms part of the General Terms of Use.

1. Information that CBD collects

CBD collects information about how to contact you and your interest and relationship with CBD, including the products and services which are relevant to you.

Personal data that CBD may collect (depending on the nature of your interaction with CBD) include:

  1. your name, job title, company, age, nationality, telephone number, mailing address, email address and any other information relating to you which you have provided CBD in your interaction with CBD;
  2. your employment history and education background;
  3. information about your use of CBD’s website and services, including cookies, IP address, but only to the extent that CBD may identify you from such information.

Such information is collected:

  1. from you or CBD’s related corporations, affiliates, partners and/or representatives with your permission and consent, or CBD may receive your personal information from third parties who you have given consent to pass this information on to CBD;
  2. through contracts or other legal arrangements you have with CBD or CBD’s related corporations, affiliates, partners and/or representatives on behalf of CBD, so that CBD may fulfil the contractual/legal obligations thereunder; or
  3. when you browse CBD’s websites (please see the Section “Cookies” below for more information),

for example:

  1. when you use some of CBD’s services;
  2. when you submit forms relating to any of CBD’s products or services;
  3. when you interact with CBD’s personnel such as CBD members or Secretariat;
  4. when you request that CBD contact you;
  5. when you ask to be included in an email or other mailing list;
  6. when you respond to CBD’s promotions and other initiatives;
  7. when you enter into agreements with CBD;
  8. when CBD receive references from business partners and third parties, for example, where you have been referred by them; and
  9. when you submit a job application to CBD;
  10. when you submit your personal data to CBD for any other reason.

2. Purposes for the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Data

Generally, CBD collects, uses and discloses your personal data for the following purposes:

  1. to provide products and services to you;
  2. to communicate with you on matters relevant to your relationship with or interest in CBD;
  3. to assess and improve the products and services that you use or may use;
  4. to selectively send you information about our products, services, activities and/or events that may be relevant to you;
  5. to protect and enforce CBD’s contractual and legal rights and obligations;
  6. to verify your identity;
  7. to comply with any applicable rules, laws and regulations, codes of practice or guidelines or to assist in law
  8. enforcement and investigations by relevant authorities; and/or
  9. any other purpose relating to any of the above.

CBD may share your personal data to third parties with your consent for the purpose for which the information was collected or to be used, and any other reasonable ancillary purposes, for legal reasons, or where permitted under the PDPA and other applicable laws, such as in response to law enforcement agencies.

If CBD transfers your personal data to countries outside Singapore, it will be done in accordance with the relevant provisions under Singapore laws and regulations.

3. Retention of your personal data

CBD shall retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for the purposes stated in Section 2 above, and take reasonable measures to destroy any personal data that is no longer necessary to meet those purposes.

4. CBD security measures

All your personal data is kept confidential and CBD takes all reasonable measures to protect it from unauthorized or accidental access, processing or loss, by implementing appropriate physical, electronic and supervisory controls.

5. How you can control your information

Please email CBD at CBD_Secretariat@sgx.com for any of the following:

  • If you do not want CBD to contact you;
  • If you believe CBD has inaccurate data about you and you want to correct such data;
  • If you wish to know what personal data CBD have on you in connection with your relationship with CBD and how your personal data has been used;
  • If you wish to withdraw consent to CBD’s collection, use, disclosure, storage and/or processing of your personal data, please inform us at CBD_Secretariat@sgx.com.
    It is important to note that CBD uses your personal data to provide you with CBD’s products and/or services. Withdrawal of consent for CBD to collect, use or disclose personal data means that CBD will stop these activities. The absence of certain key personal data, including but not limited to your name, address, email and/or telephone contacts, may cause CBD to be unable to continue providing the relevant products and services to you; or
  • If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or CBD’s handling of your personal data.

If you no longer want to receive electronic communications from CBD, please select “unsubscribe” contained in the electronic communications.