Terms and Conditions for the use of this SIRS website

Welcome to the Self-Employed Persons Income Relief Scheme (SIRS) website by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC). By browsing and using this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern NTUC's relationship with you in relation to this website:

  1. This website and the content of the pages of this website may be modified, deleted, edited or withdrawn by NTUC at its sole and absolute discretion and at any time without prior notice. All changes will be posted on this page, and your use of this site after such changes have been posted will constitute your agreement to the modified Terms and Conditions.
  2. In addition, particular services added or offered through this website may be subject to additional terms or guidelines, which shall be deemed incorporated in these Terms and Conditions by reference.
  3. Your use of this website and any disputes arising in connection with the website, or any relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices or any matter related to or in connection therewith is subject to the laws of Singapore.
  4. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only and does not represent legal or other professional advice. Whilst we endeavour to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of the information contained on this website for any purpose whatsoever. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk, and we shall not be responsible for the results of any actions taken on the basis of information provided herein, nor for any errors or omissions. We expressly disclaim all and any liability to any person and/or entity, in respect of anything and of the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done by any such person in reliance. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements and to obtain legal and/or professional advice as necessary.
  5. This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance, contents and graphics. Copyright in the contents and materials of this website as a whole is owned by NTUC, though the copyright in some contents and materials incorporated within this website may be owned by third parties where so indicated. Except as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions, no part of the Site and no content may be copied, reproduced and/or re-published without NTUC’s prior express written consent. Any unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  6. From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience, but they do not signify that we endorse the said websites. We have no control over the nature, content, security and availability of those sites. We shall not be liable for any damages, injuries, penalties or loss incurred arising from your access to those websites. In no circumstances shall the owners and administrators of this site be associated or affiliated in whatever manner with any trade or service marks, logos, insignia or other devices used or appearing on websites to which this site is linked.
  7. You will not assume a false identity or the identity of another user when using this website, and you will not use this website for unlawful or illegal activities, including but not limited to spamming, harassing or otherwise causing distress to other users.
  8. We always appreciate your feedback or other suggestions about our website, but you understand that we may use them without any obligation to compensate you for them (just as you have no obligation to offer them).
  9. If you have expressed an interest in applying for NTUC membership or are already an NTUC member, you may be linked to http://www.ntuc.com.sg/sirs. Please contact the site administrators (NTUC) for more information.
  10. NTUC reserves all rights to deny or restrict access to this site to any particular person, or to block access from a particular Internet address to this site, at any time, without ascribing any reasons whatsoever.
  11. You agree not to use the website to send and/or post any message or material that is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, indecent, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, sexually orientated, racially offensive, profane, pornographic or violates any applicable law including any law relating to intellectual property rights, or to post or upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files or any other similar software or programmes that may damage the operation of NTUC's and/or a third party's computer system and/or network, and you hereby agree to fully indemnify NTUC, its directors, officers, employees and affiliates against any loss, liability, damage or expense of whatever nature which NTUC or any third party may suffer which is caused by or attributable to, whether directly or indirectly, your use of the website to send or post or upload any such message or material.
  12. Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, NTUC takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues.
  13. Upon application, you must provide NTUC with complete and accurate information. NTUC is entitled to rely on any information you provide and reserves the right to revoke or rescind any applications if it so deems fit in its assessment, or is so directed by the Ministry of Manpower and/or other government authorities.
  14. You agree that any personally identifiable information which you provide to us through this website may be collected by NTUC and used for the purposes of processing your SIRS application and/or NTUC membership.
  15. You agree to allow NTUC to verify and record your personal particulars and to use the information to communicate with you for the purposes of your SIRS application.
  16. NTUC may conduct statistical and other analysis of users of this website.
  17. NTUC will comply with any order of court or directive from authorities investigating any alleged offence, misdeeds and/or abuse and shall take legal action against any user for the breach of these Terms and Conditions.
  18. For payments made through this website, you agree to follow and accept all instructions and information in this website. When performing a transaction, you agree to provide information which is true, current, complete and accurate; not to perform any speculative, false or fraudulent transaction; and to pay any and all fees in respect of your transaction. NTUC reserves the right to cancel or reject your transaction without refund or paying any compensation to you if any transaction details or communication you have provided are not current or are incomplete, inaccurate, or false.
  19. Except where prohibited by law, NTUC shall not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage of any kind occasioned from the reliance upon the contents contained in or available from this website, the performing of any transaction or communication on this website, and/or the use or inability to use this website, resulting from inaccuracies, neglect, defects, errors, omissions, outdated information or otherwise.
  20. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of this website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of this website or the content therein.
  21. We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your intellectual property right has been infringed, please notify us at stratcomms@ntuc.org.sg. Upon receipt of a complaint of infringement, we will expeditiously take reasonable steps to remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing electronic copy and/or materials and expeditiously take reasonable steps to notify the person who had made that electronic copy and/or material available ("Content Owner"). We may also, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, disable and/or terminate without notice the accounts of users who may be infringing the intellectual property rights (including but not limited to copyrights and trademarks) of others. In particular, we will terminate the accounts of users whom we have determined (in our sole discretion) to be repeat infringers.
  22. NTUC does not guarantee that the Site or any content herein will be error-free or uninterrupted. This site and the contents herein are provided solely on an "as-is" and "as-available" basis, which information is subject to change without prior written notice.
  23. Except where prohibited by law, under no circumstance will NTUC be liable to you for any loss, damages and or costs, arising out of and/or in connection with your use of this Site. You further agree to indemnify and hold NTUC, its directors, employees and affiliates harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses made against NTUC by any third party due to, or arising out of and/or in connection with your use of this Site.
  24. In case of any violation of these Terms and Conditions, we reserve the right to seek all remedies available under the law and in equity for such violations. These Terms and Conditions apply in respect of any and all visits to this website, both now and in the future.