Term and Conditions


www.workandplace.com is owned by And Places Limited, a company registered in Hong Kong SAR.

For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, And Places Limited is abbreviated to ‘APL’.

We ask that all the visitors to and Subscribers (users) of www.workandplace.com on the World Wide Web (the ‘Site’) adhere to our terms and conditions (Terms).

Please check these terms periodically for changes. By accessing the site at www.workandplace.com, you indicate your acknowledgement and acceptance of these terms and conditions, including any changes to them. This is a legally binding agreement.

Ownership & Control

This site is owned and operated by APL.  As a User (a term which includes registered Subscribers and non-registered Visitors) you will be able to access material on most areas of the Site.

It is noted that APL reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access and use of the site at any time and may exercise this right with or without notice.

APL’s Privacy Policy

Please referee to our Privacy Policy here.

Restrictions On Use Of Materials

    1. General Restrictions – All material on the Site and messages by email (such as Newsletters and/or Alerts) belong to APL.  You may retrieve and display content from the Site on a computer screen, print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on disk (but not on a server or any other storage device connected to a network) for your personal/private and non-commercial use.
    2. Video material – You may only display and view video material on the Site; you may not retrieve, display or store such material away from it.
    3. You may not reproduce, republish, post, transmit, upload, modify or in any way commercially exploit any of the Content (as print or in electronic form). Content may be used as source material having given full credit to APL as the source including the Work&Place trademark and copyright notice. Copyright notice in this form: “© {CURRENT YEAR} Copyright and database rights owned by And Place Limited, Hong Kong SAR” must appear in every copy or reproduction of such APL materials. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of APL’s copyright and other proprietary rights.
    4. The database of material contained on www.workandplace.com may not be downloaded in its entirety, nor may any User (including Subscriber) create a database in electronic or structured manual form by systematically downloading and storing any or all of the content.

APL Trademarks

Unless otherwise stated, all trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to APL. These include ‘Work&Place’ and ‘Work and Place’ and ‘W&P’.

Trademark Notice

This Site may contain trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property rights of third parties. All such rights are proprietary to their respective owners. Users are prohibited by law and these conditions from modifying, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, publishing, selling, licensing, creating derivative works or using any content on this Site for commercial or public purposes. Except as specifically permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions governing use of this Site, any use of such trademarks or tradenames is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of these owners.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

  1. The User (including Subscriber) expressly acknowledges and agrees that the Site is provided subject to the disclaimers and limitations of liability set out in these Terms & Conditions and agrees to be bound by them.
  2. APL relies on the World Wide Web for the delivery of the Site to Visitors and Subscribers and, without limiting the foregoing, whilst APL will use reasonable efforts to minimise delays and interruptions in the delivery and/or updating of the Site, APL will not be liable to Users in any manner whatsoever for any consequences of such delay or interruption.
  3. Every User who visits this Site does so at his or her own risk. The materials in this Site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either express or implied including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement, security or accuracy.  Neither APL, nor any other party involved in the creation, production or delivery of this Site or whose materials or information appear in this Site, will be liable for any damages or injury caused by, including but not limited to, any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation of transmission, computer virus, line failure, technical inaccuracies, typographical errors or the inability to use the materials in this Site – even if there is negligence on APL’s part or an authorized APL representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages, or both.
  4. APL may discontinue the Site, or any part of it, immediately if the provider of the material contained on the Site, or any part of it, withdraws or limits the licence or authority of APL to include such material on the Site.
  5. The above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you to the extent that applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages.  In that event, APL’s total liability to you for all losses, damages, and causes of action (in contract, tort, including without limitation, negligence, or otherwise) will not be greater than the amount you paid to APL to access this Site or USD 1 (One US dollar), whichever is the greater.

Force Majeure

Failure or delay by APL in performing its obligations under this Agreement as a result of circumstances outside APL’s reasonable control shall not constitute a breach of the Agreement. APL shall, as soon as conditions return to normal, take all reasonable steps to rectify the failure or delay at the earliest practical opportunity.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if such event of force majeure continues for more than thirty (30) days, the Licensee shall be entitled to terminate this Agreement.


You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms.


If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms, which remain in full force and effect. Headings in these Terms are for convenience only and will have no legal meaning or effect.


APL is not responsible for – and assumes no responsibility for – the contents of any non-APL linked Internet website or for any potential damage arising out of or in connection with the use of any such link. The Internet websites to which links are provided in this Site are not under the control of APL. Access to any other Internet websites linked to the Site is at the User’s own risk.

In addition, the existence of a link between this Site and any other Internet website is not and shall not be understood to be an endorsement by APL of any material, substance, information or the owner or proprietor of the linked Internet website, or of the site’s privacy policies, and such links shall not imply nor create any relationship nor endorsement between APL and the owner or proprietor of such linked website.


APL may cancel or withdraw access to the Site and without notice at any time and may amend or terminate these terms for any reason.

APL reserves the right to block access from any User who is making downloads from the Site in a manner that APL deems to be unauthorised or suspicious. This includes: users downloading more than 5 PDF format files or online articles within one week, Users making sequential downloads from an index category and Users who either do not complete the Subscriber Registration Form or complete it with false details.

Jurisdiction and Validity

These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong SAR, regardless of where the User is based. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in the Hong Kong SAR, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.

Payment and Tax Information

At this time, APL does not charge Users for access to the Site but reserves the right to change this without Notice to the User.  In such an event, the following conditions will apply:

  1. Payment may only be made by Credit Card – (American Express, MasterCard or Visa) quoting the name on the card, card number and expiry date and billing address and any other details that the credit card company requires to complete a transaction.  No credit card information is retained by APL.
  2. VAT & Other Taxes – APL does not charge VAT or other associated Government Service Taxes in Hong Kong SAR, but it remains the liability of the Subscriber to ensure that taxes are paid by the User in their home country, and if that is the case the tax will be paid in all cases by the Subscriber.
  3. Price Regions – APL will apply the tax treatment that follows the rules of the country in which the Subscriber’s credit card billing address is located.  In some Countries the tax law is prohibitive for sale of APL service and in such circumstances, APL reserves the right to refuse payment.
  4. Invoices – All invoices are to be paid within 30 days from invoice date, unless otherwise advised. APL (or its agents in the matter) reserves the right to suspend delivery of further orders if payment terms are not strictly adhered to.
  5. Refunds – For electronically delivered products please be advised that refunds will not be made unless a genuine error has been made when ordering and you notify us in writing (by letter, email to [email protected] ) within 7 days of the order being placed.
  6. No Re-Sale – Individual/Personal rate subscriptions may not be resold or used as library copies.
  7. No Discounts – Subscription agent discounts are not available.

Ownership of Goods

Ownership – Goods supplied by the APL shall remain the property of APL until APL has received in cleared funds payment in full of all amounts owing by the Customer to APL in respect of any goods or services supplied under any contract. Risk in relation to any goods shall pass to the Customer upon delivery of the goods to the Customer.

Use of ProductsUse of some APL products may be subject to certain Terms & Conditions specific to that product. These terms may be displayed on the product’s website or communicated during or after the purchase process. By using the product you are deemed to have accepted the terms.

Contact Details & Company Registration

Please use these details for all correspondence.

And Places Limited.  Registered in Hong Kong SAR  Company No. 2344389.

Registered Office: And Places Limited, Suite 2310, Dominion Center, 43-59 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR



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