Terms and Conditions

Important - Please Read Carefully


1.1 These are the terms and conditions of service

Terms which govern the use of all websites ("Sites") and related Services (as defined below) owned erated or provided by Institutional Investor PLC ("Hurrymedia").

Your use of the Sites and Services is conditional on you complying with these Terms. Any additional terms and conditions that are posted on specific Sites or agreed in relation to any Service (“Specific Terms”) shall be deemed incorporated into these Terms, and to the extent that any of these Terms conflict with any such Specific Terms, the Specific Terms shall prevail. 

1.2 Please note:

1.1 Provision of registration information by you to us (where relevant) will constitute an offer by you to become a Registered User or Subscriber (as applicable) on these Terms and any other terms applicable to the specific registration or subscription (including, without limitation, terms relating to the number of licensed users, the applicable charges and period of any subscription). You will not become a Registered User or Subscriber (as applicable) nor be entitled to access or receive Sites, Content or Services relating to the relevant registration or subscription unless and until we notify you of our acceptance of such offer, by providing you with a user name and password or otherwise (in accordance with the registration or subscription process on that Site).

1.2 Please read these Terms carefully. Each time you access a Site or use a Service, these Terms will apply. These Terms may be amended in accordance with Clause 17 below. It is your responsibility to bring these Terms to the attention of anyone who may, through you, access a Site or view or use any Content (as defined below).If you have any questions regarding these terms with any of the China IP Today Sites, please contact us at infochinaip@hurrymedia.com. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms, do not use any of the Sites or Services. 

1.3 You may access a Site as follows:

    (a) if you go through a registration process on that Site (if available), as a Registered User (in accordance with Clause 6 below); or

    (b) if you register as a Subscriber to our subscription Services which we offer or may offer in the future (in accordance with Clauses 6 and 7 below); or

    (c) by accessing the Site without registration or subscription under (a) or (b) (as a Visitor). In such circumstances, your use of the Site or any Content

    (as defined below) constitutes your acceptance of these Terms. 

1.4 To the extent any individual accesses a Site or uses a Service as an Agent of any legal entity which is a Subscriber, the Agent warrants that he or she has authority to agree to these Terms on behalf of the relevant legal entity. 

1.5 Some areas on a Site may only be available to Registered Users or Subscribers.

1.6 A Site may be supported by Sponsors whose names appear on the Site and whose own websites may be accessed by Internet links from that Site. 

1.7 Please also see our privacy statement in relation to use of your personal data by Hurrymedia and Institutional Investor. 

2. Definitions

2.1 "you/your" means (as appropriate) the Visitor, Registered User and/or Subscriber accessing a Site or using a Service.

2.2 "we/us/our" means Hurrymedia and/or Institutional Investor, as appropriate in accordance with Clause 1.2 above.

2.3 “Agent” means an employee, partner, director, contractor, agent or representative of any party.

2.4 “Connected Networks” means certain third party social networking sites (including without limitation Twitter and LinkedIn) which we may choose to affiliate with a certain Site.

2.5 "Content" means all material, data, articles, information and products on the Sites or provided as part of a Service (including, without limitation, any Electronic Books or publications sent by post as part of a Service, but excluding any Posted Material).

2.6 “Deep Linking” means the potential linking to an internal or subsidiary page of the Site located one or several levels down from the home page.

2.7 "Electronic Books" means any electronic book including without limitation ebooks and yearbooks or other written material available for download from any of our Sites, e-mailed directly to you as part of a Service or disseminated by other electronic means for viewing without accessing a Site.

2.8 “External Sites” means websites other than the Sites provided by Sponsors or other third parties.

2.9 “Framing” means the bringing up of or presenting Content within another website.

2.10 “Intellectual Property” means copyright, trade marks, database rights and/or any other intellectual property rights as recognised in any jurisdiction.

2.11 “Interactive Areas” means bulletin boards, email services, discussion groups, messaging systems, including instant messaging facilities, and other public areas that allow interactivity between users of our Sites and/or feedback to be provided to us.

2.12 “Investment” means any shares, security, financial product or other investment.

2.13 "Minimum Term" means the initial period of one year from the commencement of any subscription (or such other period as may be agreed in writing for any specific subscription).

2.14 “Posted Material” means the information and/or materials posted to Interactive Areas by you or any third party.

2.15 “Registered User” means a user of certain Sites and/or Services who has registered with us in order to access such Sites and/or Services in under Clause 6.1(a).

2.16 “Representative” means our suppliers, officers, employees, partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors and assigns, agents or representatives.

2.17 "Services" means

   (a) the supply of on-line or electronic information, publications and data products (including, without limitation, the delivery of the same over the internet, or via mobile phone apps or other digital devices);

   (b) the supply of hard-copy publications and other materials; and

   (c) other services relating to a Site (including, without limitation, any Interactive Areas).

2.18 "Social Media Page" means a page created, operated or otherwise provided by Hurrymedia or Institutional Investor via a third party social media site, network, application and/or service.

2.19 “Software” means the Intellectual Property in any software that is made available for download from our Sites.

2.20 “Sponsors” means sponsoring organisations and advertisers.

2.21 “Subscriber” means a user of our Sites and/or Services who has registered for our subscription Services under Clause 6.1(b).

2.22 “Third Party Services” products or services provided by anyone other than a Group Company.

2.23 “Visitor” means a user who accesses our Sites without registration or subscription.

3. Your Use of Content, Trade Marks and any Other Intellectual Property

3.1 All rights in and to the Content and the Sites belong to us, our Group Companies or our third party content providers and are protected by the Intellectual Property laws of the UK, US and other countries. We may license third parties to use the Content at our sole discretion.

3.2 You may use the Sites and the Content solely for your own personal use and benefit and not for resale or other transfer or disposition to any other person or entity. You may not use, reproduce, modify, transfer, exploit, distribute or dispose of any Content for any commercial purposes, whether direct or indirect, in any manner that might compete with our business (including, without limitation, by making Content available to anyone other than a Subscriber where such Content is accessible through subscription only).

3.3 Subject to the limitations in Clause 3.2 above and your compliance with Clause 4, and further subject to Clause 11 in relation to Electronic Books, you may:

  1. retrieve and display Content on a computer screen or other digital device, print a single copy of individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on disc or other digital media (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network); and

  2. use the "Email this story to a friend" option where the facility is available to email an article from a Site to other individuals without further charge, provided such other individuals also comply with the restrictions on use in Clause 3.2 above.

3.4 Notwithstanding Clause

3.5 you may quote from or paraphrase extracts of the Content to the extent permitted and strictly in accordance with any applicable Specific Terms, or as otherwise permitted by law, on the condition that appropriate source and copyright attribution is given in each case.

3.6 Save for where provided otherwise in these Terms, distributing, sharing, copying, posting, scanning, forwarding, selling, publishing, retransmitting or otherwise providing access to any part of the Content to anyone without our express prior written permission, is not authorised and may be a violation of national copyright laws, including without limitation

3.7 Any request for permission to republish, reprint or use any articles from any of the Sites or our trade marks for any purpose other than those permitted under this Clause 3 (or any relevant Specific Terms) should be sent to

3.8 For the avoidance of doubt, where the provisions of any applicable law prohibit the extent to which certain activities can be restricted under this Clause 3, any such restrictions shall apply to the fullest extent permitted in accordance with such law.

4. Age Limitation

4.1 The Sites are not intended for users of under eighteen (18) years of age, and such individuals are not permitted to be Registered Users or Subscribers. If individuals under eighteen (18) years of age wish to view material on any Site as a Visitor, their parent or guardian must agree to these Terms on their behalf.

4.2 You represent and warrant that:

    (a) you have the capacity to agree to these Terms; and

    (b) you are at least eighteen (18) years of age.

4.3 You undertake that you will, and if you are a Subscriber, you will procure that any licensed user under your subscription will:

    (a) comply with all applicable laws in relation to the Sites and Services, including without limitation, laws relating to the use of Intellectual Property;

    (b) not use the Sites or the Content outside the scope of permitted use under Clause 3 above, nor infringe any Intellectual Property or other rights in or relating to the Site or the Services or of any third party;

    (c) not copy, reproduce, recompile, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, upload, download, transmit, create derivative works from or otherwise exploit or tamper with any Site or, subject to Clause 14, any software embodied in any Site or Service;

    (d) not prevent or restrict the use of any Site or Service by other authorised users nor hack into or cause damage to any server or other equipment operated by us; and comply fully with these Terms (including, without limitation, the obligations set out in Clause 10, and any additional copyright notices and applicable Specific Terms).

4.4 You are responsible for procuring the necessary equipment and the payment of telephone, internet and other charges necessary to access and/or use any Site or Service. We are not responsible for the reliability or continued availability of the telephone lines, internet and equipment you use to access and/or use a Site or a Service.

4.5 Any Content sent for overseas delivery (including, without limitation, any Content for delivery outside the European Union) may be subject to import duties and taxes collected at the final destination. All sales or use taxes, import duties or additional customs charges must be borne entirely by you. We have no control over these charges and we expressly disclaim any responsibility or liability for them. Customs policies vary widely from country to country, so you should contact your local customs office for further information.

4.6 Additionally, when ordering from us or any other Group Company, you are considered the importer of record and must comply with all law and regulations of the country in which you are receiving the goods. Our international customers should be aware that cross-border deliveries are subject to opening and inspection by customs authorities. We may provide certain order, delivery and product information (such as the product's title) to our international carriers and such information may be communicated by the carriers to customs authorities in order to facilitate customs clearance and comply with local laws. If the order is a gift, the package will be marked 'Gift' but the cost or value of the item may still be stated on the customs form and/or the package.

5. Register and Subscription

5.1 In order to access certain Sites (or specific Content within certain Sites), and/or to receive certain Services, you must register with us as either a Registered User or a Subscriber, as follows:

    (a) certain Sites, Content and/or Services are available free of charge once you register with us, in which case you may access or receive them on these Terms as a Registered User; or

    (b) charges are payable for receipt of certain Services (which may include access to certain Sites and Content), in which case you may receive such Services on these Terms as a Subscriber who has paid the relevant charges (in accordance with Clause 7 below) for a specified period of time, and either a specified number of licensed users or a site licence.


5.2 In order to register with us, you must provide us with accurate and complete information. It is your responsibility to inform us of any changes to that information (including, without limitation, your email address), by updating your details on the relevant section of the applicable Site or contacting us.


Using contact details on the applicable Site. If you do not provide accurate and complete information when you register, we may not be able to provide the Services or Content that you request or that are suitable to you.


5.3 In some cases, before you can make use of certain Services associated with a particular Site as a Registered User, you may need to create an account connected through Connected Networks. You understand that the creation of a Registered User account through the Connected Networks will require a connection to be created between the Site and the Connected Networks to facilitate your participation and activities on the Site.


5.4 When you register, you will be given one or more user names and passwords, as appropriate for your registration or subscription to the relevant Site or Service.


5.5 Except to the extent a user name and password is intended for more than one licensed user as agreed by us in writing, the following are not permitted: Any.