Terms and Conditions

FilipinoSME: Terms and Conditions

You cannot run or publish a FilipinoSME website that is of the following nature:

  1. Pornography or containing adult content.
  2. You cannot use the services for anything that is considered illegal in the Philippines or any that is globally considered as illegal.
  3. Scam or Phishing is absolutely not allowed.
  4. Anything that will be considered as content that will discriminate a race or religion.
  5. You cannot and will not use our services to infringe any copyright or intellectual property.
  6. We will not tolerate spamming in any way.

Please read the terms and conditions below for more of what you can and cannot do with your FilipinoSME.com website:

 Acceptance of Terms

By accepting FilipinoSME.com (“FilipinoSME”), a subsidiary of Syntactics, Inc., Terms of Service (TOS) electronically or in writing, and/or by using FilipinoSME Services, including but not limited to submission of content to our design department, payment or authorization of payment or sale, you (“Client” or “You”) agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions. You also agree that your electronic acceptance of these TOS shall have the same force and effect as if you had agreed to these TOS in writing.

If you do not accept the terms of this TOS, do not have a site published by FilipinoSME. If your site is already Published, contact our administrator to take down your site. By having your site published and running means that you agree to this TOS.

Recitals

  1. FilipinoSME helps Filipino SMEs and only Philippine-based companies to have a free basic website containing the following 3 pages:
    1. Home page of not more than 5 pictures and not more than 600 words;
    2. About us page of not more than 3 pictures and not more than 600 words and;
    3. Contact page containing only your address, contact information and contact form.
  2. You attest that you have a legally running and fully registered business in the Philippines. You are responsible for your business licensing and taxes for whatever sales or profit you may earn from the use the FilipinoSME services. FilipinoSME is not liable for any of your obligations to the Philippine government for the operations of your own business.
  3. You will be provided with a pre-set template to use for your website. We will only use the said template to implement your contents to the website. We will not make any major design modifications to the template for your website. Should you wish to have major design changes (major design changes shall be assessed by our representatives and will inform you if your request is considered as a major design change), this will be subject to fees and charges of which you will agree to pay should you agree to the price of the estimate or job order that will be presented to you. If you wish to proceed to having a paid service with FilipinoSME and our affiliate companies, you shall be presented with a proposal and shall be bound to a separate agreement.
  4. We at FilipinoSME, will do our best to complete your website as soon as possible. However, considering that we are serving several clients, you will probably be placed in a wait-list and will be given a schedule. We hope you will understand this.
  5. We will not be responsible for any loss of earnings on your part because of downtime.
  6. It is through advertising that we can continue to give this free service. You will agree to have advertising on your website in exchange for the free website being provided to you by FilipinoSME. If you wish to eliminate the advertisements, you can subscribe for a professional version. Contact us if you wish to know of the price of our pro version.
  7. FilipinoSME has the right to refuse to develop and publish a free website for you or your business.
  8. Prices for our paid services are subject to change from time to time.
  9. FilipinoSME has the right to terminate your website at any time should it find that you are violating any of the rules set forth in this agreement.
  10. We at FilipinoSME will develop your website in any programming language we deem best for your website.
  11. When the project is to be deployed online, accessible through a domain name assigned and accessible through the internet, you, in order to access the page, will shoulder your own internet connection costs.
  12. You agree to use a FilipinoSME sub domain for your free website. (example FilipinoSME.com/yourcompanyname)
  13. You agree that FilipinoSME will host your free website in our servers.
  14. Trademark and copyright: You represent to W3Philippines and unconditionally guarantees that any elements of text, graphics, photos, designs, trademarks, or other artwork furnished to us for inclusion in web pages are owned by you, or that you have permission from the rightful owner to use each of these elements, and will hold harmless, protect, and defend FilipinoSME and it’s affiliate companies from any claim or suit arising from the use of such elements furnished by you.
  15. The copyright to the assembled work of web pages and source codes produced by FilipinoSME is owned by FilipinoSME. Rights to photos, animations and graphics (provided, edited or created by FilipinoSME) are specifically not transferred to you and remain to be the property of their respective owners. You are however licensed to use these works as long as they are used in connection with your website. FilipinoSME and its affiliate companies retain the right to display graphics and other web design elements created for you as examples of our work in portfolios.
  16. You agree that you are solely responsible for complying with laws, taxes, and tariffs, and will hold harmless, protect and defend FilipinoSME and any of its affiliate companies from any claim, suit, penalty tax, or tariff arising from the your exercise of internet commerce or use of the site and application.
  17. Limitations Of Liability: To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall FilipinoSME, SYNTACTICS, its affiliate companies or its SUPPLIERS be liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use the website/application or the provision of or failure to provide support services to you, even if FilipinoSME has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
  18. Any disputes arising from these terms and conditions will be litigated or arbitrated by the courts or arbitrators of Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, to the exclusion of any other court. The agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Philippines.
  19. There will be changes to the terms and conditions as stated above from time to time. You are responsible to review the terms and conditions from time to time. Updates to this TOS will be indicated in this page. Should the changes be not amenable to you, you have the right to request for the termination of your website.