Terms of Service
Please read this carefully because it sets out the terms of a legally binding agreement between you and the AAG (Beijing) Ltd (which we call “AAG”).
This page sets out the terms and conditions on which you may use aag.cc and aag-beijing.com, the content/services available on them (which we call “AAG Content”). We make these terms and conditions available in the Chinese and English language.
In these terms we use the term “AAG Web” to refer to our website at aag.cc and aag-beijing.com and our other mobile and online digital apps and services.
Except where we state otherwise, references in these terms and conditions to “AAG” (or “we”, “us” or “our”) refer to the company operating AAG Web. See Section 12 below for our corporate information.
These terms apply in different ways depending on what type of user you are, as follows:
Registered users and subscribers: Registered users refer to those who register on the AAG Web but do not purchase any paid services from us, and subscribers refer to those who register on the AAG Webs and have already purchased any paid services from us. These terms apply to your use of AAG Web and all AAG Content irrespective of the delivery platform or device you use to access it. By accessing AAG Web you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions you should not use AAG Web or any AAG Content and should cancel any subscription in accordance with your cancellation rights (see Section 6 below). If you have any questions please contact 【email】.
We strongly recommend that you read these terms and conditions in their entirety.
All users: These terms and conditions replace all previous terms and conditions for AAG Web. AAG may update these terms and conditions for legal or regulatory reasons, or to reflect changes in our services or business practices. We will provide notice of any significant changes in Section 14 below. You should regularly check Section 14 to see if any changes have been made. If you are an AAG Web subscriber, any changes to our terms and conditions will become effective from the date of your next payment following the change unless we notify you otherwise. If you are not an AAG Web subscriber, any changes will become effective as soon as we post them on AAG Web.
We may in exceptional circumstances cease to publish AAG Web (shutting down AAG Web, AAG Web can’t be visted), the AAG Content or cease to provide subscription services. We will give you at least 【90】 days’ notice of this, if possible. If we do so, then we will have no further obligation to you, unless you are a subscriber in which case we will offer you a refund of the unexpired period of your paid subscription. See Section 5 for details.
2. Access and Use
Our ability to invest in high quality journalism on automobile industry depends on our users complying with this Section 2. Please read our Copyright Policy that summarizes how you are allowed to use AAG Content and provides guidance on the types of use we do not permit without the purchase of additional licenses from the AAG. You agree that you will comply with our Copyright Policy.
The amount and types of AAG Content that you can view, and the platforms on which you can view AAG Content, depend on what type of user you are and what type of subscription (if any) you have. We can vary the access rights of registered users who are not accessing through a paid subscription at any time at our discretion.
For further access, we offer various types of individual and corporate subscription: see Section 4 for details of individual subscriptions, and【description of the rights of subscribers】for details of our corporate subscriptions. If you already have a subscription, details of your access rights can be found at Your Account.
On registration, you must provide AAG with accurate, complete registration information and it is your responsibility to update and maintain changes to that information on the applicable AAG Web registration or subscription pages. AAG is entitled to rely on any information you provide to us.
Each registration is for a single user only. On registration, you will choose a user name and password (“ID”). The email address that you provide on registration must correspond to a named email account and not a generic or shared email account. You are not allowed to share your ID or give access to AAG Content through your ID to anyone else. AAG does not allow multiple users on a network or within an organization to use the same ID. AAG may cancel or suspend your access to AAG Web if you share your ID without further obligation to you. You may not create additional registration or subscription accounts for the benefit of others or with the aim of avoiding our use of IDs to control access to and use of AAG Web.
You are responsible for all use of AAG Web made by you or anyone else using your ID and for preventing unauthorized use of your ID. If you believe there has been any breach of security such as the disclosure, the AAG or unauthorized use of your ID or any payment information, you must notify AAG immediately by e-mailing us at 【email】. We recommend that you do not select an obvious user password (such as your name) and that you change it regularly.
If you provide AAG with an email address or your telephone number, which will result in any messages AAG may send you being sent to you via a network or device operated or owned by a third party (e.g. your employer or colleague) then you promise that you are entitled to receive those messages. You also agree that AAG may stop sending messages to you without notifying you.
If you are a registered user of or subscriber to AAG Web then you may choose to use AAG Web’s “Remember me” log in feature that enables you to be logged in automatically to AAG Web whenever you visit AAG Web without having to manually log in each time. We recommend that you do not enable this feature on any computer that is or may be used by anyone other than you in order to prevent unauthorized access by third parties to both your subscription details and features of AAG Web personal to you.
4. Subscription Services and Temporary Access Passes
We offer subscription services through AAG Web and recommend that you read our Frequently Asked Questions for more details and before purchasing a subscription.
Types of subscription: unless you purchase a subscription to use AAG Web then your usage rights will be limited. We offer various types of subscription: the options currently available are set out at our websites..
AAG reserves the right to vary the amount of content and types of service that it makes available to different categories of user. If you are an AAG Web subscriber, any significant reduction in the scope of your subscription will take effect only after we have given you at least 30 days’ notice, and will apply from the date of your next payment following that 30-day period. This does not apply where a type of content or service intended for Premium subscriptions (if any) is made available to Standard subscribers on an introductory, temporary or trial basis.
Contract formation: AAG will try to process your subscription promptly but does not guarantee that your subscription will be activated by any specified time. By submitting your payment and other subscription details, you are making an offer to us to buy a subscription. Your offer will only be accepted by us and a contract formed when we have successfully verified your payment details and email address, at which point we will provide you with access to your subscription. AAG reserves the right to reject any offer in its discretion, for any or no reason.
Payment methods and details: We support a variety of payment methods, please refer to the payment page that you see at the time of purchase. when you purchase a subscription, you must provide us with complete and accurate payment information. By submitting payment details you promise that you are entitled to purchase a subscription using those payment details. If we do not receive payment authorization or any authorization is subsequently cancelled, we may immediately terminate or suspend your access to your subscription. In suspicious circumstances we may contact the issuing bank/payment provider and/or law enforcement authorities or other appropriate third parties. If you are entitled to a refund under these terms and conditions we will credit that refund to the card or other payment method you used to submit payment, unless it has expired in which case we will contact you.
Pricing: the subscription price is the price you have to pay for the services we display on the AAG website. The subscription price will be made clear to you on our sign-up pages or otherwise during the sign-up process and may vary from time to time or by country. You agree to pay the fees at the rates notified to you at the time you purchase your subscription. For certain subscriptions you can take out either an annual or monthly (or other frequency we offer) subscription. Other subscription services may only require a one-off payment. You can also take out any other fixed term or payment frequency that we may offer from time to time. The currency in which your subscription is payable will be specified during the order process, depending on the service and your country of residence. Eligibility for any discounts is ascertained at the time you subscribe and cannot be changed during the term of your subscription. We will always tell you in advance of any increase in the price of your subscription and offer you an opportunity to cancel it if you do not wish to pay the new price. If the subscription price falls during your subscription period (for any reason), we have no obligation to refund the price difference to you.
Trial subscriptions: where we provide a trial subscription, we will inform you of the full subscription price that is payable after the trial period. After the trial, your subscription will renew automatically at the full subscription price unless you cancel your subscription before the end of the trial. To cancel your subscription during the trial please go to Manage Your Account and follow the simple cancellation instructions.[赵1]
Please note that no more than one trial subscription per subscriber is allowed in any twelve month period. We reserve the right to cancel any trial subscription immediately, without refund, if we become aware that the subscriber has already had another trial subscription in the previous twelve months.
Taxes: AAG is registered for VAT in a number of 【which country】 countries. If you want any of our other tax ID numbers please contact customer services.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices stated on our website are inclusive of any applicable value added tax (VAT) or other sales taxes. The breakdown of any applicable VAT payable with your order is indicated on the invoice you will receive with your purchase.
Pricing errors: if we incorrectly state a price to you whether online or otherwise, we are not obliged to provide you with a subscription at that price, even if we have mistakenly accepted your offer to buy a subscription at that price, and we reserve the right to subsequently notify you of any pricing error. If we do this, you may cancel the subscription without any obligation to us and we will refund you any money you have paid us in full, or you may pay the correct price. If you refuse to exercise either of these choices then we may cancel your subscription and will refund you any money you have paid us in full. We will always act in good faith in determining whether a genuine pricing error has occurred.
Other costs: in addition to the subscription fee you are charged, certain banks and credit card issuers will charge a foreign transaction fee on transactions which take place abroad or in a foreign currency. Therefore please check with your bank or credit card issuer to find out if such charges will be applied to you; the AAG is not responsible for any such charges. You are also responsible for paying any internet connection or telecommunications charges that you may incur by accessing AAG Web or using the services available on it. For example, if you use any of our mobile services then your network operator may charge you for data or messaging services.
5. Renewal and Cancellation of Subscriptions
Renewals: If you chose to pay 【monthly】, your subscription will continue until you tell us that you no longer wish to receive it, in which case you will stop paying the monthly fees. We will notify you at least 【14】 days in advance of any changes to the price in your subscription that will apply upon next monthly renewal. Please see the “How to cancel” section below for details of how to cancel your monthly subscription. If you chose to pay 【annually】, at least 【14】 days before each renewal you will be sent a reminder notice stating the rate that will apply for the renewal period.
Initial cancellation period: Depending on the type of subscription you have, you may have a right to cancel your subscription within a limited period after placing your order, as follows.
Subsequent cancellation of your subscription: Except as set out in the previous section, you do not have any right to cancel your subscription or any part of it until the end of your then current subscription period. Although you may notify us of your intention to cancel at any time, such notice will only take effect at the end of your then current subscription period, and you will not receive a refund (except in the limited circumstances set out in these terms).
How to cancel: You may notify us of your wish to cancel your subscription by contacting our Customer Services team. Email us at 【email】 with the following: “I/We hereby give notice that I/we cancel my/our subscription”. We will contact you.
Cancellations by us: AAG reserves the right to suspend or terminate your subscription if you breach these terms and conditions, with or without notice and without further obligation to you. We may also suspend or terminate your subscription if we are prevented from providing services to you by circumstances beyond our control. If we terminate your subscription for any reason and/or permanently cease publishing AAG Web, the AAG Content or cease to provide subscription services then, unless there are exceptional circumstances, we will provide you with a pro rata refund to you. This means that we will refund you with any amounts that you have paid us in advance that relate to any remaining and unexpired period of your subscription.
AAG reserves the right to suspend or terminate your subscription without refund in the event of any verbal or written abuse of any kind (including abusive, offensive or aggressive language) directed towards our Customer Care team or other AAG personnel.
Cancellation of your registration: If you are a registered user, but not a subscriber, then AAG reserves the right to suspend or terminate your registration at any time, with or without notice and without further obligation to you.
6. Who Your Subscription Contract is with
If you buy an AAG Web subscription and are resident in any country, then you will be contracting with AAG, whose principal place of business is at 【registration place】.
7. User Generated Content
AAG Web may include comments sections, blogs and other interactive features that allow interaction between users and between users and AAG analysts(we call these “Forums”). We call the information posted to these Forums by users “User Generated Content” or “UGC”.
If you wish to view or participate in a Forum then you must comply with any specific rules posted on the Forum.
You will retain ownership of the copyright in any of your UGC that you or we publish on AAG Web so you are free to re-use it as you wish. You agree that if you post UGC to a Forum then you are granting AAG a right (but not an obligation) unlimited in time to publish, re-use, archive, modify, delete or commercially exploit that UGC in whole or in part as we see fit, whether on AAG Web or otherwise, without any requirement to pay you for this and with or without attribution to you. This means that you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free licence to use any UGC you publish in whole or in part in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever and without further obligation to you. You also waive any moral rights that you may have in regard to the UGC.
You are responsible for all the content of any of your UGC that you or we publish. You are financially responsible to us for any claim against us by any third party that your UGC is not in accordance with the bullet points below or that otherwise relates to your UGC.
You agree that you will:
only publish UGC that is your original content and will not infringe the copyright or other rights of any third party when publishing UGC;
Not to produce, reproduce, publish or disseminate information that contains information that opposes the basic principles established in the Constitution;
Not to produce, copy, release or disseminate information that endangers national security, divulges state secrets, subverts state power and undermines national unity;
Not to produce, reproduce, publish or disseminate information that harms the honor and interests of the state;
Not to produce, reproduce, publish or disseminate information that incites ethnic hatred and discrimination, undermines national unity, undermines the state's religious policy, and promotes cults and feudal superstitions;
Not to produce, copy, release or disseminate information content that spreads rumors, disturbs social order and undermines social stability;
Not to produce, reproduce, publish or disseminate information containing the dissemination of obscenity, pornography, gambling, violence, murder, terror or abetting crime;
Not to produce, copy, publish or disseminate information that insults or slanders others and infringes upon the legitimate rights and interests of others;
Not to use the network service system for any illegal purpose;
Not to use AAG network service system to carry out any behavior that may adversely affect the normal operation of the Internet or mobile network;
Not to infringe upon the patent, copyright, trademark, reputation or any other legitimate rights and interests of any other third party;
Not to publish anything containing other contents prohibited by laws or administrative regulations.
Comply with the guidelines for commenting set out in our Commenting FAQ.
It is not possible for AAG to fully monitor all UGC published on AAG Web but where we have actually received notice of any UGC that is potentially misleading, untrue, offensive, unlawful, infringes third party rights or is potentially in breach of these terms and conditions, then we will review that UGC, decide whether to remove it from AAG Web and act accordingly. This may include banning a user from participation in UGC on AAG Web.
If you believe that any UGC published on AAG Web infringes any legal rights that you may have or is not allowed under these terms and conditions, please notify us immediately with specific details by contacting us at 【email】.
8. Third Party Sites and Services
AAG Web may link to other websites (Third Party Sites) on the Internet that are not controlled or maintained by our company. By Third Party Sites we mean websites, online or mobile services provided by third parties, including websites of advertisers and sponsors that may appear on AAG Web. In no circumstances do we accept responsibility for your use of Third Party Sites or in respect of any Third Party Products. By Third Party Products we mean products or services provided by third parties. These links do not constitute our guarantee of these websites. You agree that we provide you with these links only for convenience, and further agree that we are not responsible for the content, user agreements or privacy statements of these sites.
Copyright in any software that is made available for download from AAG Web belongs to AAG or its suppliers. Your use of the software is governed by the terms of any licensee agreement that may accompany or be included with the software. Do not install or use any of this software unless you agree to such license agreement. AAG is not responsible for any technical or other issues that may happen if you download third party software.
9. Our Responsibilities To You
Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, AAG provides the content and any other information on the AAG Web on an "as is" and "where-is" basis, without warranty of any kind, either express, implied, statutory or otherwise, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of third-party rights. AAG assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or misrepresentations in any user information submitted by a user of the AAG Web, or other information that is contained on, referenced by, or linked to the AAG Web.
The content on AAG Web may contain forward-looking statements that may be used as a basis or include assumptions about the company's operations, future achievements and prospects.
These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and may involve risks and some uncertainties. AAG does not warrant or make any representations regarding and disclaims any damage from the accuracy, reliability or any use of the content, information, materials or products contained on or referenced by the AAG Web. You acknowledge by your use of the AAG Web, that you do so at your own risk and that you assume full responsibility for all costs associated with your use of the AAG Web. AAG will not be responsible to you for any loss or damage suffered by your business, such as lost data, lost profits or any business interruption.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that AAG shall not be liable to you or any third party claiming through you for any damages suffered as a result of your use of the AAG Web, including products, materials or events referenced thereby. In no event shall AAG be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, extraordinary, exemplary, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including business interruption, loss of data, revenue, profits, use or other economic advantage) resulting from your use or inability to use the AAG Web or the interruption, suspension or termination of the AAG Web, however arising, whether for breach of contract or in tort (including negligence), even if AAG has been previously advised of the possibility of such damage.
10. Choice of Law and Jurisdiction
The conclusion, implementation and interpretation of this Agreement and the settlement of disputes shall be subject to the laws of the people's Republic of China.
If there is any dispute between the two parties over the content of this agreement or its implementation, the two parties shall try their best to resolve it through friendly consultation; if no negotiation is reached, either party may bring a lawsuit to the people's court where this website is located.
The copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property rights of any software, business logo, layout, typesetting, text, pictures, graphics, audio, video, related data and other content, functions and services provided by AAG in the network services are owned by AAG and are protected by laws and regulations and corresponding international treaties, with the exception of the rights enjoyed by the relevant right holders in accordance with the law.
The intellectual property rights of all the original content you publish on AAG belong to you or the relevant right holders.
With regard to any content you upload to the publicly accessible area on the AAG website through the AAG website, you agree that AAG and its affiliates have the free, permanent, irrevocable, non-exclusive and full sublicense right and license worldwide to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works, distribute, perform and display such content (in whole or in part),
And / or incorporate such content into any other form of work, media or technology currently known or later developed, you agree that AAG has the right to sue separately against any subject infringement. Your aforesaid authorization to AAG and its affiliates does not change your ownership and intellectual property ownership of the published content, nor does it affect your exercise of your legal rights to the published content. AAG will make every commercial effort to use your licensed content reasonably, but that does not mean that AAG and its affiliates are committed to using it.
Except as otherwise required by law, no unit or individual may illegally copy, reprint, quote, link, crawl, reverse engineer, reverse compile, disassemble or otherwise use any text, pictures, graphics, audio and / or video materials and other information contained in the network services provided by AAG or the relevant right holders without the permission of AAG or the relevant right holders, otherwise, AAG or related right holders have the right to pursue their legal liability. AAG shall not be liable to you or any third party in any form for delays, inaccuracies, errors and omissions, or any damages arising therefrom or arising therefrom, arising from or in the transmission or submission of all or part of the said data.
You may not license or transfer any of your rights under these terms and conditions. We may transfer any of our rights or obligations under these terms and conditions to any AAG related company but if we do so we will ensure that any company to whom we transfer our rights or obligations will continue to honor your rights under them.
If any provision of these terms and conditions 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 and conditions, which will remain in full force and effect.
Failure by either party to exercise any right or remedy under these terms and conditions does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy. Headings in these terms and conditions are for convenience only and will have no legal meaning or effect.
These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and the AAG relating to your use of the AAG Web, AAG content and services. They supersede all previous communications, representations and arrangements, either written or oral.
13. Changes to Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions were published on 【date】and replace with immediate effect the any terms and conditions previously published. We have the right to update these terms of service at any time and will inform you in time after the update.