January 2021


Littlestepsasia.com (hereinafter "the Site") comprises of a website and email newsletter as provided by Little Steps (hereinafter "Little Steps" or "we") for your and others’ personal, non-commercial enjoyment, subject to the terms of these terms and conditions of use and all modifications thereto (hereinafter “User Agreement”). Any changes to this User Agreement shall become a part of this User Agreement and shall apply as soon as they are posted. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features or functionality that augment or enhance the site shall also be subject to this User Agreement. . By using this site after we post any changes, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them. The most current version of the User Agreement can be viewed at any time on this site. Your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, policies and conditions.

Changes and Updates

Little Steps expressly reserves the right to modify, update, delete or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site (or any part thereof) with or without notice at any time and from time to time, at Little Step’s sole discretion. Little Steps shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the site.

User Conduct

This Site and any communications service, including the capability to contribute material through the contribution form (each such submission, a "Contribution"), chat room, message board, newsgroup, or other interactive service that may be available to you on or through the Site (collectively, the "Services") are provided to you solely for entertainment purposes. By using the Site and Services you agree: (a) to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the subscription form, contribution form and any registration form.  If any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Little Steps  reserves the right to terminate your subscription and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services.
Without limitation of the foregoing, you agree to not use the Site or Services to:

* Upload, post, publish, e-mail, reproduce, distribute or otherwise transmit any information, data, text, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials, including any Contribution, (collectively, "Content"), that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, embarrassing, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts, invasive of another's privacy, or hateful;

* "Stalk" another;

* Upload, post, publish, e-mail, reproduce, distribute or otherwise transmit any Content that victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;

* Harm minors in any way;

* Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Little Steps official, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

* Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted to or through the Site;

* Upload, post, publish, e-mail, reproduce, distribute or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);

* Upload, post, publish, e-mail, reproduce, distribute or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;

* Upload, post, publish, e-mail, reproduce, distribute or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "Spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;

* Upload, post, publish, e-mail, reproduce, distribute or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or any other similarly destructive activity, or surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information;

* Act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in the Site or Services;
* Engage in any activity that is contrary to or which would adversely affect the purpose or intention of the Site or Services, including but not limited to, actually or attempting to manipulate, corrupt or otherwise affect the outcome of the Services, in whole or part, by, among other methods, subscribing another party without their authorization or registering multiple subscriptions under the same or different names;

* Interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service; or

* Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.
You also agree that you will not harvest, collect or store information about the users of this Site or the Content posted by others on this Site or use such information for any purpose inconsistent with the purpose of this Site or for the purpose of transmitting or facilitating transmission of unsolicited bulk electronic mail or communications.

You acknowledge that Little Steps is not responsible for material submitted to Little Steps or posted to the Site by users. Little Steps does not pre-screen, monitor, review or edit the Content posted by users. However, Little Steps and its designees have the right (but not the obligation) at their sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content, in whole or part, that, in Little Step’s judgment, does not comply with the User Agreement or is otherwise undesirable, inappropriate or inaccurate. Little Steps is not responsible for any failure, non-failure or delay in removing such Content. You will remain responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of such submitted material, including any Contribution or part thereof, or other communication to Little Steps. You agree to immediately notify Little Steps of any unauthorized use of the Service or any other breach of security known or suspected by you.

You acknowledge and agree that Little Steps may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the User Agreement; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Little Steps, its users or the public.

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Site, including your Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Little Steps assumes no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store postings, Contributions or other information submitted by you or other users to Littlestepsasia.com.

Any or all Content on the Web Site may be purged periodically in Little Steps's sole discretion. You acknowledge and agree that Content you view, submit or post is at your own discretion and risk, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. Ydata, text, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials created by Little Steps or submitted to Little Steps, including Content.

You further acknowledge and agree that the views expressed on the Site do not necessarily reflect the views of Little Steps, and Little Steps does not support or endorse Content (including any Contribution, whether or not edited by Little Steps or its designee or presented on the Site edited or unedited, in whole or in part, or alone or with other content) posted or submitted by you or any User.

Mobile/Wireless Policy

In addition to any fee of which you are notified, your provider's standard messaging rates apply to our confirmation and all subsequent SMS correspondence. No more than two messages per day per SMS subscription will be sent. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. We will not be liable for any delays in the receipt of any SMS messages, as delivery is subject to effective transmission from your network operator. SMS message services are provided on an AS IS basis.

Data obtained from you in connection with this SMS service may include your cell phone number, your provider's name, and the date, time, and content of your messages. We may use this information to contact you and to provide the services you request from us. We will never share this information with a third party.

Intellectual Property
All materials contained in this Site are the copyrighted property of Little Steps and its affiliates or licensors. As between Little Steps and you, Little Steps is the sole owner of all content on the Site, including without limitation, all copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights thereto. This Site (including, without limitation, text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content) is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of Hong Kong and other jurisdictions. All individual articles, content and other elements comprising this site are also copyrighted works. You must abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in this Site. By posting content on the site, a user is giving Little Steps the right to display such content on the site and its affiliated publications and to distribute such content and use such content for promotional and marketing purposes. Screens on the Site may not be reproduced, printed, or copied in any manner without Little Step’s written consent. You may, however, print a copy of individual screens appearing as part of the Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use or records, provided that any marks, logos or other legends that appear on the copied screens remain on, and are not removed from the printed or stored images of such screens. Unless expressly permitted, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit any part of this Site, except that you may download material from this Site for your own personal use as follows: you may make one print copy that is limited to occasional articles. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may not distribute any part of this Site to any network, including, without limitation, a local area network, nor sell or offer it for sale. In addition, these files may not be used to construct any kind of database. As we are concerned about the integrity of our Site when it is viewed in a setting created by a third party that includes advertising or other materials that we have not authorized to be displayed with our Site, neither you nor any third party shall make use of the contents of the Site in any manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights, including copyright, or that has not been authorized by us. As for any linked sites found on this Guide, all intellectual property rights are the property of the respective content owner.
Disclaimer of Warranties
Little Steps makes no warranties or representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this Site. Your use of the Site and its services is at your sole risk. You, (and not Little Steps, or any of its agents) assume the entire cost of all use of the Site and of any materials therein. This Site is available “as is”, “where is” and “as available”. We do not make any warranties, express or implied, including but not limited those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to this Site or any information or goods that are available or advertised or sold through this Site. We do not make any representations, nor do we endorse the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other material or database displayed on, uploaded to or distributed through this Site or available though links in this Site. We do not warrant that this Site will be uninterrupted or error-free. There may be delays, omissions, interruptions and inaccuracies in the news, information or other materials available through this Site. We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions in this Site. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury caused by the Site, including without limitation as a result of any error, omission, deletion, or defect in the content, or any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alternation of or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tort, negligence, defamation or under any other cause of action. Although we intend to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, Trojan Horses or any other contaminating or destructive materials to this Site, we do not guarantee or warrant that this service or materials that may be downloaded from this Site do not contain such destructive features. We are not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features. If you rely on this Site and any materials available through this Site, you do so solely at your own risk. We also make no warranty that the Site will meet your requirements, the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the Site will meet your expectations and any errors on the Site will be corrected. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Little Steps or through or from the Site or its advertisers shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the User Agreement. The Site may contain various combinations of text, images, audiovisual productions, opinions, statements, facts, articles, market data, stock quotes or other information created by the Site or by third-parties. Due to the number of sources from which content in this Site is obtained, and the inherent hazards of electronic distribution, there may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in such content. Accordingly, such content, including the market data, is for your reference only and should not be relied upon by you for any purpose. Such content is not intended for the purpose of tax or investment advice and it does not advocate the purchase or sale of any security or investment. Information created by third parties that you may access on the Site or through links is not adopted or endorsed by Little Steps and remains the responsibility of such third parties.
Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances shall Little Steps, its officers, directors, employees, shareholders, partners, agents, sponsors, advertisers, licensors, parents, affiliates, successors, bloggers, or assigns be liable for any indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages or any other damages arising in any way out of the availability, use, reliance on, or inability to use the Site, or from the interruption, suspension, or termination of the Site (including such damages incurred by third parties), the performance or non-performance of the Site, even if Little Steps or its agents shall have been advised of the possibility of such damages, and regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise, including without limitation to the costs of procurement of substitute goods or services, lost profits, or lost data. Such limitation of liability shall also apply to any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies in, or destructive properties of the Site, any information or merchandise that appears on, or is linked or related in any way to, the Site, damages incurred by reason of other services or goods received through or advertised on the Site or received through any links provided in the Site or its advertisers, as well as by reason of any information or advice received through or advertised on the Site or received through any links provided in the Site. Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances shall Little Steps be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labour disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, and non-performance of third parties. Such limitation shall apply notwithstanding any failure of essential purpose of any limited remedy and to the fullest extent permitted by law.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Little Steps, its officers, directors, employees, shareholders, partners, agents, sponsors, advertisers, licensors, bloggers, parents, affiliates, successors, or assigns from and against all losses, liability, claim, demand, expenses, damages or costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by you or any third party due to or arising out of your use or misuse of the Site, including your use of the Site to provide a link to another site, upload content or other information in the Site, posting, publishing, e-mailing, reproduction, distribution, or transmission of any content or other materials or any violation of this User Agreement. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this Section. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.
Little Steps is not responsible for the availability or content of other services that may be linked to this Site. As Little Steps has no control over such external websites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Little Steps is not responsible for the availability of such external websites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Little Steps shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource. You should direct any concerns to that site's administrator or webmaster. Little Steps reserves the exclusive right, at its sole discretion, to add, change, decline or remove, without notice, any feature or link to such external websites or resources and/or introduce different features or links to different users.
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Site and its services, including payment and delivery of related goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that Little Steps shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Little Steps.
Contests, Promotions, Simulations or Games
From time to time, Little Steps may offer either on or through the Site, contests, promotions, simulations or games (collectively, "Games"). To participate in Games, players may be required to complete a registration form. Upon submission, all registrations become the exclusive property of Little Steps. Registered users (each, a "Registered User") are permitted only one account. Registered Users with more than one account are subject to immediate disqualification from any Game, unless the description of the Game expressly invites a user to register multiple times. Little Steps, at its sole discretion, may suspend or revoke the registration of any Registered User. Registered Users agree to release Little Steps and its agents, advertisers, sponsors or promotional partners, from all liability arising from participation in any of Game located on, or accessed through, the Site. Little Steps is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit any Registered User's ability to participate in any Game. Each Registered User agrees to be bound by the rules of any Game and by the rules of fair play and consideration of fellow Registered User. A Registered User who violates any of the rules or guidelines for behavior published on the Guide, or the site where the Game is conducted, are subject to immediate disqualification and revocation of their registration. Little Steps is under no obligation to award any prize to any Registered User who violates a published rule or guideline. Where Games offer prizes to Registered Users, all prizes are subject to the official game or contest rules published with that Game. Little Steps reserves the right to cancel, terminate or alter any Game or the rules thereof at any time without prior notification.
You shall not transfer, assign, sublicense nor pledge in any manner whatsoever, any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement. Little Steps may transfer, assign sublicense or pledge in any manner whatsoever, any of its rights and obligations under this agreement to a subsidiary, affiliate, or successor thereof or to any third party whatsoever, without notifying you or receiving your consent.
Privacy Policy
We are committed to protecting your privacy and security and have explained in detail the steps we take to do so. We urge you to read our privacy policy. If you have any questions about this policy or our site in general, please contact us at [email protected]
Social Media Policy
Social media platforms are public. If you decide to respond to our questions/posts or post content on or via our official brand "presence" on social media platforms, we may use or republish your posted text, photo, video, or other materials (content) as outlined below. By posting or otherwise making available any Content, or otherwise responding to or communicating with us on or via our official brand presence on social media platforms/sites and branded hashtags (including, without limitation Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare, Tumblr, Foodspotting and Pinterest, collectively "Social Media Platforms") you represent and warrant that you are eighteen (18) years of age or older and that you agree to the following terms and conditions: You irrevocably grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted right and license throughout the universe to copy, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, translate, create derivative works of, publish, post, distribute, publicly perform, sublicense, or otherwise provide to others, your Content in any and all media, formats and channels (now in existence or hereinafter developed) for any purpose, including advertising and commercial purposes. In the spirit of "community" and because we love that you want to be recognized by our brands with what is commonly referred to as a "shout-out," we will try to credit you as the author/source of the Content by referring to your Social Media Platform handle or identifier. (By posting, you agree that we may identify you as the author/source of the Content.) However, we might use any really good ideas, suggestions, developments, and/or other material offered to us via your posted Content without any attribution or compensation to you.