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Terms of Use 

Effective date: December2014

Terms of use"Sticky Rice" “us”, "we" and "our") is a non-profit website which is provided to the public as a free service. By using the website "Website") you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of use between you and us.

The Website is a community site open to users over the age of 12 to which you can submit details of your experiences for display, review and discussion with others.If you're under 12 you need to get permission from a parent or guardian before submitting content to the Website. 

For your safety we advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else on the Website (for example: name, telephone number, home address or email address). Please do not include postal addresses of any kind on the website. If you have a helpful address to share, please advise the site administrators by emailing


1) Your Agreement

  • You agree to use the Websitein accordance with these terms of use;
  • You agree to use the Website only for your personal use. If you are using the Website on behalf of a company, partnership, association, government or other organisation, you represent and warrant that you are authorised to do so and that you are authorised to bind your organisation to these terms of use;
  • You agree to use the Website only for lawful purposes;
  • You agree not to take any action that might compromise the security of the Website, render the Website inaccessible to others or otherwise cause damage to the Website or its content;
  • You agree not to attempt to access any parts of the Website that are not intended for you; and
  • You agree not to use the Website in any manner that might interfere with the rights of any third parties.

2) Discussion Forums on the Website

The Website contains discussion forums that allow members of the public to express their views on sexual health matters. Any views expressed or descriptions posted on the Website are those of the forum users themselves and, unless specifically stated otherwise, are not those of Sticky Rice or its employees or affiliates.

The Website also contains content generated by our professional counsellors. This information is not a substitute for professional advice from a health care professional. Sticky Rice is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damages whatsoever resulting from the use (or misuse) of information contained in or implied by the information on the Website.

Many of the professionally authored links from the Website and the forums on the Website are to reputable charities and societies and that content can be a tremendous source of information. However, not all of the resources on the Internet are authoritative or current. Any decision about your health or experiences based solely on information obtained from such resources could be dangerous. Whilst we hope that you will find the sites we link to of interest, Sticky Rice accepts no responsibility for linked websites or any information contained on them.

Although reasonable efforts are made by Sticky Rice to ensure that the information contained on the Website is accurate, you acknowledge that the Website could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to any information contained on the Website at any time and without notice. Sticky Rice cannot be held responsible for any inconvenience caused by subsequent changes.

While the administrators and moderators of the discussion forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable or clearly inaccurate or offensive material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. You acknowledge that all posts made to the discussion forum on the Website express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people).

If you have any infringement-related concerns (including infringement of intellectual property rights, defamation and infringement of other civil rights) please contact


3) Use Principles for Submissions to the Website:

  • Contributions must be civil and tasteful.
  • No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble.
  • No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, unnecessarily obscene, profane, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.
  • If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting the community or annoying other users we may take action to block further submissions by you.
  • Be patient: users of all ages and abilities may be using the Website.
  • No spamming or off-topic material: we don't allow the submission of the same or very similar contributions many times. Please don't re-submit your contribution to more than one discussion, or contribute off-topic material in subject-specific areas.
  • No advertising.
  • Contributions containing languages other than English or Chinese may be removed as we are unable to monitor content posted in other languages.
  • No impersonation
  • No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names
  • You may link to specific URLs (web site addresses) in your contributions where these provide essential background reading. However, you must not link to advertising or sites that might cause offense to other users of the Website.
  • Deliberate misuse of the complaints facility is not permitted.

You agree that Sticky Rice and/or the moderators of the Website have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any registration information you enter being stored in our database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent Sticky Rice cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised.


4) Your Content

If you submit any contribution to the Website (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant Sticky Rice a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, right to modify (where reasonably necessary to allow publication) and publish the contribution on the Website. If you do not want to grant Sticky Rice the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to the Website.

When you submit, upload, transmit or display any photographs, data, information, media or other content in connection with your use of the Website (“Your Content”), you understand and agree that:

  • you will continue to own and be responsible for Your Content;
  • we will not sell Your Content to any third party;
  • our use of Your Content will be subject to our Privacy Policy;
  • you are giving us and our affiliate companies the right to use Your Content (with no fees or charges payable by us to you) to provide our services and for the purposes of promoting, developing and trying to improve our services, including new services that we may provide in the future;
  • we may share Your Content with third parties that we work with to help provide, promote, develop and improve our services, but these third parties (other than our affiliate companies) will not make any separate use of Your Content for their own purposes (i.e. for any purposes that are not related to our services); and
  • any comments or suggestions you may provide regarding the Website are entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such comments and suggestions in our discretion without any obligation to you.

Furthermore, by submitting your contribution to the Website, you warrant that: you have the right to make it available to Sticky Rice; it is not defamatory; it does not infringe any law or third party rights; it is not plagiarism; and you indemnify Sticky Rice against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by Sticky Rice as a result of your breach of the above warranty.

We reserve the sole and absolute discretion to determine if Your Content is objectionable or inappropriate. If Your Content is determined to be objectionable, wewill remove Your Content without prior notice.

If you post or send offensive or inappropriate content to this Website or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the Websitewe may use whatever information that is available to us about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school or email provider about the infringement/s.


5) Third Party Websites

The Website may contain certain hypertext links, log-in interfaces and other connections to other external third party websites.  We do not control, has not reviewed, is not responsible for, and accepts no liability in respect of any content, information or opinion contained in any such third party websites. Sticky Rice does not endorse or make any representations about such third party websites, or any material contained therein.


6) Changes to these Terms of Use

We may from time to time issue, revise or add specific instructions, policies and terms applicable to your use of the Website and these instructions, policies and terms form part of these terms of use. Please read the Website terms of use carefully and come back to review them from time to time. By continuing to use the Website after any amendment to the terms of use you are agreeing to these terms of use as amended.

If you have any questions about the Website terms of use, please contact us at


7) Account Details

Your account name remains our property and we can reclaim and reuse the account name once your account is terminated or deactivated for whatever reason by either you or us. You are responsible for safeguarding any passwords used to access your account and the Website. You will promptly notify us at if you believe that your password or account has been compromised.


8) Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. A full version of our privacy policy is available to view here. The policyisincorporated into and form part of these Website terms of use.


9) Intellectual Property

All intellectual property rights in the Website (including any future updates, upgrades and new versions) and any connected or related applications, systems and services shall continue to belong to us and our licensors. You have no right to use our intellectual property rights except to the extent expressly permitted by us. In particular, you have no right to use our trade marks or product names, logos, domain names or other distinctive brand features without our prior written consent.

We grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferrable, royalty-free and revocable licence to use the Website only in accordance with these terms of use.

You may not copy, modify, reverse engineer or extract any information, source codes or underlying HTML from the Website or any connected or related applications, systems or services, except to the extent that we may not prohibit you from doing so under applicable law or you have our prior written consent to do so. You will not use the Website in conjunction with any application or other technology that attempts to do any of the foregoing or which otherwise causes the Website to operate in an unauthorised manner.


10) Warranty and Disclaimer

We warrant that we will provide the original content on the Website using reasonable care and skill. However, apart from this warranty, we make no representation or warranty and give no undertaking in relation to our services, our software or any content submitted, transmitted or displayed by our services, including any representation, warranty or undertaking that the Website or any software, content or information provided by the Websitewill be secure or error-free or that the Website will be compatible with your device or any software operating on it or fit for a particular purpose. The Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.

While Sticky Rice uses reasonable endeavours to check the accuracy of the professional information published on theWebsite, Sticky Rice does not warrant that such information will be error free. You acknowledge that the information, products, and services published on the Website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors.

Any links to external websites are provided for information purposes only. We take no responsibility for pages maintained by external providers.


11) Liability

The total aggregate liability of us and our affiliated companies in connection with the Website, arising out of any circumstances, shall be limited to US$100.

Nothing in these terms of use shall limit or exclude any liability for any loss arising from death or personal injury caused by negligence, for fraudulent misrepresentation or for any other liability, to the extent that any such liability cannot be limited or excluded by law.

In no event shall Sticky Rice be liable for any, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use of the Website or with the delay or inability to use the Website, or for any information, products, and services obtained through the Website, or otherwise arising out of the use of the Website.

You agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless against any liability or loss incurred by us arising in connection with your breach of these terms of use.


12) General

These terms of use are the entire agreement between you and us in relation to the Website. You agree that you will have no claim against us for any statement which is not explicitly set out in these terms of use. No delay in enforcing any provision of these terms of use shall be construed to be a waiver of any rights under that provision. Any rights and obligations under these terms of use which by their nature should survive, including but not limited to any obligations in relation to the liability of the respective parties, will remain in effect after termination or expiration of these terms of use. 

These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them shall be governed by the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. All legal proceedings arising out or in connection with these terms of use shall be non-exclusively brought in the courts of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

If there is any inconsistency between the English and any other language versions of these terms of use, the English language version will prevail. 


13) Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Website or these terms of useplease contact us at

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