User Agreement

Welcome, and thank you for using Skinny World! When you use our products and services, you are agreeing to our terms, so please take a few minutes to read over the User Agreement below.

Note: You are entering into a legally binding agreement.

Skinny World User Agreement – Last revised on 22 June 2018

1. Introduction

Skinny World is a platform for client and practitioner members.

1.1. Purpose

The mission of Skinny World is to help people reach and maintain normal healthy weight.

To achieve our mission, we make services available through our website, mobile applications, practitioner platform, and member forums to help people who are approved by a medical practitioner to reach their weight loss goal.

1.2. Scope and Intent

When you use Skinny World, you are entering into a legal agreement and you agree to all of these terms.

You also agree to our Privacy Policy, which covers how we collect, use, share, and store your personal information.

You agree that by registering as a Skinny World member, or by using our website, including our mobile applications, practitioner platform, member forums, Live Support services, or other information provided as part of the Skinny World services (collectively “Skinny World” or the “Services”), you are entering into a legally binding agreement with PPL Holdings Limited, 50 Raffles Place #15-05/06 Singapore Land Tower, Singapore 048623 (“we,” “us,” “our,” and “Skinny World”) based on the terms of this Skinny World User Agreement and the Skinny World Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated by reference (collectively referred to as the “Agreement”).

If you are using Skinny World on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you are nevertheless individually bound by this Agreement even if your company has a separate agreement with us. If you do not want to register an account and become a Member, do not enter into this Agreement, do NOT click “Sign Up Now” and do not access, view, download or otherwise use any Skinny World webpage, information or services.

By clicking “Sign Up Now”, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of this Agreement and that you agree to be bound by all of its provisions. By clicking “Sign Up Now”, you also consent to use electronic signatures and acknowledge your click of the “Sign Up Now”, button as one. Please note that the Skinny World User Agreement and Privacy Policy are also collectively referred to as Skinny World’s “Terms of Service.”

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2. Your Obligations

2.1. Applicable laws and this Agreement

Some promises you make to us in this Agreement:

You will follow the law and Skinny World’s rules.

You must comply with all applicable laws and this Agreement, and the policies and processes explained in the following sections:

as may be amended from time to time with or without advance notice.

2.2. License and warranty for your personal data, posts and submissions to Skinny World

You grant us a license to the information you provide us.

You own the information you provide Skinny World under this Agreement, and may request its deletion at any time, unless you have shared information or content with others and they have not deleted it, or it was copied or stored by other users. Additionally, you grant Skinny World a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sublicenseable, fully paid up and royalty-free right to us to copy, prepare derivative works of, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, process, analyze, use and commercialize, in any way now known or in the future discovered, any information you provide, directly or indirectly to Skinny World, including, but not limited to, any user generated content, ideas, concepts, techniques and/or data to the services, you submit to Skinny World, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or to any third parties. Any information you submit to us is at your own risk of loss. By providing information to us, you represent and warrant that you are entitled to submit the information and that the information is accurate, not confidential, and not in violation of any contractual restrictions or other third-party rights. It is your responsibility to keep your Skinny World profile information accurate and updated.

2.3. Service Eligibility

You are eligible to enter into this contract if you are at least the “Minimum Age” (defined below), and the information you provide is truthful.

To be eligible to use the Service, you must meet the following criteria and represent and warrant that you:

  1. are the “Minimum Age” (defined below) or older;
  2. are not currently restricted from the Services, or not otherwise prohibited from having a Skinny World account,
  3. are not a competitor of Skinny World or are not using the Services for reasons that are in competition with Skinny World;
  4. provide accurate personal information to Skinny World;
  5. have full power and authority to enter into this Agreement and doing so will not violate any other agreement to which you are a party;
  6. will not violate any rights of Skinny World or a third-party, including intellectual property rights such as copyright or trademark rights; and
  7. agree to provide at your cost all equipment, software, mobile access, and internet access necessary to use the Services.

“Minimum Age” means seventeen (17) years of age. However, if applicable law requires that you must be older in order for Skinny World to lawfully provide the Services to you (including the collection, storage and use of your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy then the Minimum Age would be such older age.

The Services are not intended for use by children under the age of seventeen (17).

To be a Practitioner Member you must hold and be able to demonstrate current board certification and registration in a recognized health field.

2.4. Your Membership

You will keep your password a secret.

You will not share an account with anyone else.

You will not copy or transfer any part of the products or Services.

The profile you create on Skinny World will become part of Skinny World and the information that you license to us is owned by Skinny World. However, between you and others, your account belongs to you.

You agree to:

  1. keep your password secure and confidential;
  2. not permit others to use your account;
  3. not use other’s accounts;
  4. not sell, trade, or transfer your Skinny World account to another party; and
  5. not charge anyone for access to any portion of Skinny World, or any information therein.

Further, you are responsible for anything that happens through your account until you close down your account or prove that your account security was compromised due to no fault of your own.

Close your account here.

2.5. Indemnification

You will pay us for any losses that you cause.

You agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless for all damages, losses and costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) related to all third-party claims, charges, and investigations, caused by:

  1. your failure to comply with this Agreement, including, without limitation, your submission of content that violates third-party rights or applicable laws;
  2. any content you submit to the Services; and
  3. any activity in which you engage on or through Skinny World.

2.6. Payment

You will honor your payment obligations.

You agree to us storing your payment information.

Also, there may be fees and taxes that are added to our prices.

We don't guarantee refunds.

If you purchase any services that we offer for a fee, either on a one-time or subscription basis, you agree to Skinny World storing your payment information. You also agree to pay the applicable fees for a Renewable Subscription (including, without limitation, periodic fees) as they become due plus all related taxes, and to reimburse us for all collection costs and interest for any overdue amounts. Failure to pay may result in the termination of your subscription and the loss of your personal data.

Depending on where you transact with us, the type of payment method used and where your payment method was issued, your transaction with us may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in prices, including because of exchange rates. Skinny World does not support all payment methods, currencies or locations for payment. If the payment method you use with us, such as a credit card, reaches its expiration date and you do not edit your payment method information or cancel your account or such Renewable Subscription service, you authorize us to continue billing that payment method and you remain responsible for any uncollected amounts. Your obligation to pay fees continues through the end of the subscription period during which you cancel your Renewable Subscription service. All applicable taxes are calculated based on the billing information you provide us at the time of purchase.

Change your Renewable Subscription Settings here.

We do not provide refunds on any fees or charges for Memberships, products or Services including partially used periods and bank/merchant fees. We do not provide refunds for lack of usage or dissatisfaction.

You also acknowledge that Skinny World’s Renewable Subscription service is subject to this Agreement and any additional terms related to the provision of the Renewable Subscription service.

If you require a printed invoice for a transaction with us, you can access your Order History here.

2.7. Notify us of acts contrary to the Agreement

If you think you have to breach this Agreement, you will let us know beforehand.

If you believe that you are entitled or obligated to act contrary to this Agreement under any mandatory law, you agree to provide us with detailed and substantiated explanation of your reasons in writing at least 30 days before you act contrary to this Agreement, to allow us to assess whether we may, at our sole discretion, provide an alternative remedy for the situation, though we are under no obligation to do so.

2.8. Notifications and Service Messages

You agree to us providing you with important notices on the website, mobile apps, or by email.

The contact information you provide must be accurate or you may not receive important notices.

For purposes of service messages and notices about the Services, Skinny World may place a banner notice across its pages to alert you to certain changes such as modifications to this Agreement. Alternatively, notice may consist of an email from Skinny World to an email address associated with your account, even if we have other contact information. You also agree that Skinny World may communicate with you through your Skinny World account or through other means including email, mobile number, telephone, or delivery services including the postal service about your Skinny World account or services associated with Skinny World.

Review your Account Details to control what kind of messages you receive from Skinny World here.

You acknowledge and agree that we shall have no liability associated with or arising from your failure to maintain accurate contact or other information, including, but not limited to, your failure to receive critical information about the Service.

2.9. Skinny World Applications

This Agreement applies to mobile applications as well. Also, you agree certain additional information can be shared with us.

Skinny World may offer the Services through applications built using Skinny World’s platform (“Skinny World Applications”).

Skinny World Applications are distinct from third-party Platform Applications addressed in Section 4.2.

If you use a Skinny World Application or interact with a website that has deployed a plugin, you agree that information about you and your use of the Services, including, but not limited to, your device, your mobile carrier, your internet access provider, your physical location, or web pages containing Skinny World plugins that load in your browser may be communicated to us. Further, by importing any of your Skinny World data through the Skinny World Application, you represent that you have authority to share the transferred data with your mobile carrier or other access provider. In the event you change or deactivate your mobile account, you must promptly update your Skinny World account information to ensure that your messages are not sent to the person that acquires your old number and failure to do so is your responsibility.

You acknowledge you are responsible for all charges and necessary permissions related to accessing Skinny World through your mobile access provider. Therefore, you should check with your provider to find out if the Services are available and the terms for these services for your specific mobile devices.

Finally, by using any downloadable application to enable your use of the Services, you are explicitly confirming your acceptance of the terms of the End User License Agreement associated with the application provided at download or installation, or as may be updated from time to time.

2.10. User-to-User Communication and Sharing (Skinny World Forums, Updates, etc.)

When you share information on Skinny World forums and social media, others can see, copy and use that information.

Skinny World offers various forums where you can post your observations and comments on designated topics, share and receive support. Skinny World also enables sharing of information by allowing users to post updates, including links to news articles and other information such as health information, recipes, and other content to their profile and other parts of the site. Skinny World members can create Skinny World Groups for free, however, Skinny World, in its sole discretion, may close or transfer Skinny World Groups, or remove content from them if the content violates this Agreement or others’ intellectual property rights.

Please note that ideas you post and information you share may be seen and used by other Members, and Skinny World cannot guarantee that other Members will not use the ideas and information that you share on Skinny World. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential or don’t want others to use, or that is subject to third-party rights that may be infringed by your sharing it, do not post it to any Skinny World Group, or elsewhere on Skinny World.

SKINNY WORLD IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANOTHER’S MISUSE OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU POST ON SKINNY WORLD.

2.11. Privacy

You are okay with us collecting, using, storing, and disclosing information about you in keeping with our Privacy Policy.

You should carefully read our full Privacy Policy before using Skinny World as it is hereby incorporated into this Agreement by reference, and governs our treatment of any information, including personally identifiable information you submit to us. Please note that certain information, statements, data, and content (such as photographs) which you may submit to Skinny World, or Skinny World Groups you choose to join might, or are likely to, reveal your gender, ethnic origin, nationality, age, and/or other personal information about you. You acknowledge that your submission of any information, statements, data, and content to us is voluntary on your part and that Skinny World may process such information, within the terms of the Privacy Policy.

2.12. Export Control

You won’t break export laws.

Your use of Skinny World services, including our software, is subject to export and re-export control laws and regulations. You shall not — directly or indirectly — sell, export, re-export, transfer, divert, or otherwise dispose of any software or service to any end-user without obtaining the required authorizations from the appropriate government authorities. You also warrant that you are not prohibited from receiving United States origin products, including services or software.

2.13. Contributions to Skinny World

If you provide feedback to us, make sure you do not include confidential or infringing materials.

You grant us rights to your feedback.

By submitting ideas, suggestions, documents, or proposals ("Contributions") to Skinny World on Forums, social media and through its Send Feedback link, you acknowledge and agree that:

  1. your Contributions do not contain confidential or proprietary information;
  2. Skinny World is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to your Contributions;
  3. Skinny World shall be entitled to use or disclose (or choose not to use or disclose) such Contributions for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide;
  4. Skinny World may have something similar to the Contributions already under consideration or in development;
  5. you irrevocably non-exclusively license to Skinny World rights to exploit your Contributions; and
  6. you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from Skinny World under any circumstances.

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3. Your Rights

If you follow this agreement, we grant you a limited right to use Skinny World.

You will only access and use Skinny World in the way this agreement allows you.

On the condition that you comply with all your obligations under this Agreement, including, but not limited to, the Do’s and Don’ts listed in Section 10, we grant you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive, nonassignable, nonsublicenseable license and right to access the Services, through a generally available web browser, mobile device or Skinny World authorized application (but not through scraping, spidering, crawling or other technology or software used to access data without the express written consent of Skinny World or its Members), to view information and use the Services that we provide on Skinny World webpages and in accordance with this Agreement.

Any other use of Skinny World contrary to our mission and purpose (such as seeking use information gathered from Skinny World commercially unless expressly authorized by Skinny World) is strictly prohibited and a violation of this Agreement. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement, including, without limitation, title, ownership, intellectual property rights, and all other rights and interest in Skinny World and all related items, including any and all copies made of the Skinny World website.

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4. Our Rights & Obligations

4.1. Services Availability

We may change or discontinue Services, and in such case, we do not promise to keep showing or storing your information and materials.

For as long as Skinny World continues to offer the Services, Skinny World shall provide and seek to update, improve and expand the Services. As a result, we allow you to access Skinny World as it may exist and be available on any given day and we have no other obligations, except as expressly stated in this Agreement. We may modify, replace, refuse access to, suspend or discontinue Skinny World, partially or entirely, or change and modify prices prospectively for all or part of the Services for you or for all our Members in our sole discretion. All of these changes shall be effective upon their posting on Skinny World or by direct communication to you unless otherwise noted.

Skinny World further reserves the right to withhold, remove or discard any content available as part of your account, with or without notice if deemed by Skinny World to be contrary to this Agreement. For avoidance of doubt, Skinny World has no obligation to store, maintain or provide you a copy of any content that you or other Members provide when using the Services.

4.2. Third-Party Sites and Developers

Third parties may offer their own products and services through Skinny World, and we are not responsible for these third-party activities.

Skinny World may include links to third-party web sites (“Third-Party Sites”) on www.Skinny-World.com and elsewhere. Skinny World also enables third-party developers (“Platform Developers”) to create applications (“Platform Applications”) that provide features and functionality using data and developer tools made available by Skinny World through its developer platform. You are responsible for evaluating whether you want to access or use a Third-Party Site or Platform Application. You should review any applicable terms or Privacy Policy of a Third-Party Site or Platform Applications before you use it or share any information with it, because you may give the third-party permission to use your information in ways we would not.

Skinny World is not responsible for and does not endorse any features, content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from Third-Party Sites or Platform Applications. Skinny World also does not screen, audit, or endorse Platform Applications. Accordingly, if you decide to use Third-Party Sites or use Platform Applications, you do so at your own risk and agree that your use of any Platform Applications is on an “as-is” basis without any warranty as to the Platform Developer’s actions, and that this Agreement does not apply to your use of any Third-Party Site or Platform Applications.

Please note: If you allow a Platform Application or Third-Party Site to authenticate you or connect with your Skinny World account, that application or website can access information on Skinny World related to you and your connections. For additional information regarding Platform Developers and Platform Applications, please refer to Skinny World’s Privacy Policy.

4.3. Disclosure of User Information

You agree that we can use, store, and share information about you as permitted in our Privacy Policy.

You acknowledge, consent and agree that we may access, preserve, and disclose your registration and any other information you provide in accordance with the terms of the Privacy Policy if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary in our opinion to:

  1. comply with legal process, including, but not limited to, civil and criminal subpoenas, court orders or other compulsory disclosures;
  2. enforce this Agreement;
  3. respond to claims of a violation of the rights of third parties, whether or not the third-party is a Member, individual, or government agency;
  4. respond to customer service inquiries; or
  5. protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Skinny World, our Members or the public.

Disclosures of Member information to third parties other than those required to provide customer support, administer this agreement, or comply with legal requirements are addressed in the Privacy Policy.

4.4. Connections and Interactions with other Members

We have the right to limit the connections and interactions on the Service.

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Members. Skinny World may limit the number of connections you can have to other Members and may, in certain circumstances, prohibit you from contacting other Members through use of the Services or otherwise limit your use of the Services.

Skinny World reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members and to restrict, suspend, or close your account if Skinny World determines, in our sole discretion, that doing so is necessary to enforce this Agreement.

4.5. Intellectual Property Notices

We are providing you notice about our intellectual property rights.

The Service includes the copyrights and Intellectual property rights of Skinny World and except for the limited license granted to you in Section 3, Skinny World reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Service.

Skinny World logos and other Skinny World trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with Skinny World are trademarks or registered trademarks of Skinny World in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks and logos used in connection with Skinny World may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

This Agreement does not grant you any right or license with respect to any such trademarks and logos.

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5. Disclaimer

We disclaim any legal liability for the quality, safety, or reliability of Skinny World.

SOME COUNTRIES AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED TERMS IN CONTRACTS WITH CONSUMERS AND AS A RESULT THE CONTENTS OF THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

DO NOT RELY ON SKINNY WORLD OR ITS SUPPLIERS, ANY INFORMATION THEREIN, OR ITS CONTINUATION. WE PROVIDE THE PLATFORM FOR SKINNY WORLD AND ALL INFORMATION AND SERVICES ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. SKINNY WORLD DOES NOT CONTROL OR VET USER GENERATED CONTENT FOR ACCURACY. WE DO NOT PROVIDE ANY EXPRESS WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

SKINNY WORLD AND ITS SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, ACCURACY OF DATA, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED OR HARMED BY SKINNY WORLD OR ANYTHING RELATED TO SKINNY WORLD, YOU MAY CLOSE YOUR SKINNY WORLD ACCOUNT AND TERMINATE THIS AGREEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 7 (“TERMINATION”) AND SUCH TERMINATION SHALL BE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.

SKINNY WORLD IS NOT RESPONSIBLE, AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES FOR THE DELIVERY OF ANY MESSAGES (SUCH AS POSTING OF ANSWERS OR TRANSMISSION OF ANY OTHER MEMBER GENERATED CONTENT) SENT THROUGH SKINNY WORLD TO ANYONE. IN ADDITION, WE NEITHER WARRANT NOR REPRESENT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES.

ANY MATERIAL, SERVICE, OR TECHNOLOGY DESCRIBED OR USED ON THE PLATFORM MAY BE SUBJECT TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OWNED BY THIRD PARTIES WHO HAVE LICENSED SUCH MATERIAL, SERVICE, OR TECHNOLOGY TO US. SKINNY WORLD DOES NOT HAVE ANY OBLIGATION TO VERIFY THE IDENTITY OF THE PERSONS SUBSCRIBING TO ITS SERVICES, NOR DOES IT HAVE ANY OBLIGATION TO MONITOR THE USE OF ITS SERVICES BY OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY; THEREFORE, SKINNY WORLD DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR IDENTITY THEFT OR ANY OTHER MISUSE OF YOUR IDENTITY OR INFORMATION BY OTHERS.

SKINNY WORLD DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES IT PROVIDES WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS IN FUNCTIONING. IN PARTICULAR, THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICES MAY BE INTERRUPTED DUE TO MAINTENANCE, UPDATES, OR SYSTEM OR NETWORK FAILURES. SKINNY WORLD DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY ANY SUCH INTERRUPTION OR ERRORS IN FUNCTIONING. FURTHERMORE, SKINNY WORLD DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY MALFUNCTIONING, IMPOSSIBILITY OF ACCESS, OR POOR USE CONDITIONS OF THE SKINNY WORLD SITE DUE TO INAPPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT, DISTURBANCES RELATED TO INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS, TO THE SATURATION OF THE INTERNET NETWORK, AND FOR ANY OTHER REASON.

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6. Limitation of Liability

We are trying to limit any legal liability we may have to you.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. SOME COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY IN CONTRACTS WITH CONSUMERS AND AS A RESULT THE CONTENTS OF THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. Neither Skinny World nor any of our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, suppliers, employees, shareholders, or directors (“Skinny World Affiliates”) shall be cumulatively liable for:

  1. any damages in excess of five times the most recent monthly fee that you paid for a Service, if any, or USD 100, whichever amount is greater, or
  2. any special, incidental, indirect, punitive or consequential damages or loss of use, profit, revenue or data to you or any third person arising from your use of the Service, any Platform Applications or any of the content or other materials on, accessed through or downloaded from Skinny World. This limitation of liability is part of the basis of the bargain between the parties and without it the terms and prices charged would be different. This limitation of liability shall:
    • apply regardless of whether
      1. you base your claim on contract, tort, statute or any other legal theory
      2. we knew or should have known about the possibility of such damages, or
      3. the limited remedies provided in this section fail of their essential purpose; and
      4. not apply to any damage that Skinny World may cause you intentionally or knowingly in violation of this Agreement or applicable law, or as otherwise mandated by applicable law that cannot be disclaimed in this Agreement.
      5. not apply if you have entered into a separate agreement to purchase Services with a separate Limitation of Liability provision that supersedes this section in relation to those Services.

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7. Termination

7.1. Mutual Rights of Termination

We can each end this Agreement anytime we want.

You may terminate this Agreement, for any or no reason, at any time, with notice to Skinny World pursuant to Section 9.3. This notice will be effective upon Skinny World processing your notice. Skinny World may terminate this Agreement and your account for any reason or no reason, at any time, with or without notice. This cancellation shall be effective immediately or as may be specified in the notice. For avoidance of doubt, only Skinny World or the party paying for the Services may terminate your access to any services. Termination of your Skinny World account includes disabling your access to Skinny World and may also bar you from any future use of Skinny World.

7.2. Misuse of the Services

Skinny World may restrict, suspend or terminate the account of any Member who abuses or misuses the Services.

Misuse of the Services includes abusing Skinny World messaging services; creating multiple profiles; using the Services commercially without Skinny World’s authorization, infringing any intellectual property rights, violating any of the Do’s and Don’ts listed in Section 10, or any other behavior that Skinny World, in its sole discretion, deems contrary to its purpose. In addition, and without limiting the foregoing, Skinny World has adopted a policy of terminating accounts of Members who, in Skinny World’s sole discretion, are deemed to be repeat infringers under the United States Copyright Act.

7.3. Effect of Termination

Upon termination of your Skinny World account, you lose access to the Services.

The terms of this Agreement shall survive any termination, except Section 3 (“Your Rights”) and Sections 4.1., 4.2., and 4.3. (“Our Rights and Obligations”).

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8. Dispute Resolution

8.1. Law and Forum for Legal Disputes

In the unlikely event we end up in a legal dispute, it will take place in Singapore courts, applying Singapore law.

This Agreement or any claim, cause of action or dispute (“claim”) arising out of or related to this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Singapore regardless of your country of origin or where you access Skinny World, and notwithstanding of any conflicts of law principles and the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods. You and Skinny World agree that all claims arising out of or related to this Agreement must be resolved exclusively by a court located in Singapore, except as otherwise agreed by the parties or as described in the Arbitration Option paragraph below. You and Skinny World agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Singapore for the purpose of litigating all such claims. Notwithstanding the above, you agree that Skinny World shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction.

8.2. Arbitration Option

Each of us will have the right to choose arbitration.

For any claim (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) where the total amount of the award sought is less than USD 10,000, the party requesting relief may elect to resolve the dispute in a cost effective manner through binding non-appearance-based arbitration.

In the event a party elects arbitration, they shall initiate such arbitration through an established alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) provider mutually agreed upon by the parties. The ADR provider and the parties must comply with the following rules:

  1. the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or be solely based on written submissions, the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration;
  2. the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; and
  3. any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator shall be final and may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.

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9. General Terms

9.1. Severability

Some important details about how to read the Agreement.

If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction or arbitrator to be illegal, void, or unenforceable, the unenforceable provision will be modified so as to render it enforceable and effective to the maximum extent possible in order to effect the intention of the provision; if a court or arbitrator finds the modified provision invalid, illegal, void or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement will not be affected in any way.

9.2. Language

Your relationship with Skinny World is governed by the English language documents.

Where Skinny World has provided you with a translation of the English language version of this Agreement, the Privacy Policy, or any other documentation, you agree that the translation is provided for your convenience only and that the English language versions of this Agreement, the Privacy Policy, and any other documentation, including additional terms of service for Services, will govern your relationship with Skinny World.

9.3. Notices and Service of Process

We can serve you notice via Skinny-World.com.

In addition to Section 2.8. (“Notices and Service Messages”), we may notify you via postings on www.Skinny-World.com.

You may contact us at Send Feedback here or via mail or courier at:

PPL Holdings Limited, 50 Raffles Place #15-05/06 Singapore Land Tower, Singapore 048623.

Skinny World accepts service of process at the above registered business address. Any notices that you provide without compliance with this section shall have no legal effect.

9.4. Entire Agreement

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Skinny World.

You agree that this Agreement constitutes the entire, complete and exclusive agreement between you and Skinny World regarding the Services and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, whether written or oral, or whether established by custom, practice, policy or precedent, with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other Skinny World services, third-party content or third-party software.

9.5. Amendments to This Agreement

We reserve the right to change this Agreement without notice.

We reserve the right to modify, supplement, or replace the terms of this Agreement, effective prospectively upon posting at www.Skinny-World.com or notifying you otherwise. For example, we may present a banner on www.Skinny-World.com when we have amended this Agreement or the Privacy Policy so that you may access and review the changes prior to your continued use of the site. If you do not want to agree to changes to the Agreement, you can terminate this Agreement at any time in accordance with Section 7 (Termination).

9.6. No informal waivers, agreements or representations

Our failure to act with respect to a breach of this Agreement by you does not waive our right to act with respect to a similar or other breach.

Our failure to act with respect to a breach of this Agreement by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to that breach or subsequent similar or other breaches. Except as expressly and specifically contemplated by the Agreement, no representations, statements, consents, waivers or other acts or omissions by any Skinny World Affiliate shall be deemed legally binding on any Skinny World Affiliate, unless documented in physical writing hand-signed by a duly appointed officer of Skinny World.

9.7. No Injunctive Relief

You waive your rights to try to stop Skinny World, but we don’t waive our rights to ask a court to stop your actions.

In no event shall you seek or be entitled to rescission, injunctive or other equitable relief, or to enjoin or restrain the operation of the Service, exploitation of any advertising or other materials issued in connection therewith, or exploitation of the Services or any content or other material used or displayed through the Services.

9.8. Beneficiaries

Entities other than PPL Holdings Limited and that PPL Holdings Limited owns a 50% or greater interest in (“Affiliate”) are not parties, but intended third-party beneficiaries of this Agreement, with a right to enforce this Agreement directly against you.

9.9. Assignment and Delegation

You cannot assign your rights under this Agreement, but we can.

You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under the Agreement. Any purported assignment and delegation shall be ineffective.

We may freely assign or delegate all rights and obligations under the Agreement, fully or partially without notice to you. We may also substitute, by way of unilateral novation, effective upon notice to you, for any third-party that assumes our rights and obligations under this Agreement.

9.10. Potential Other Rights and Obligations

You may have rights or obligations under local law other than those enumerated here.

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10. Skinny World “DOs” and “DON’Ts.”

As a condition to Skinny World Membership, you agree to this User Agreement and to strictly observe the following DOs and DON’Ts:

10.1. DO undertake the following:

Some of the specific things we ask you to DO on Skinny World.

  1. Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements;
  2. Provide accurate information to us and update it as necessary;
  3. Review and comply with our Privacy Policy;
  4. Review and comply with notices sent by Skinny World concerning the Services; and
  5. Use the Services in a responsible manner.

10.2. DON’T undertake the following:

Some of the specific things we ask you NOT TO DO on Skinny World.

  1. Act dishonestly or irresponsibly by engaging in reckless behavior by posting inappropriate, inaccurate, lewd or objectionable content to Skinny World;
  2. Publish inaccurate information in the designated fields on the profile form (e.g., do not include a link or an email address in the name field). Please also protect sensitive personal information such as your email address, phone number, street address, or other information that is confidential in nature;
  3. Create a Member profile for anyone other than a natural person;
  4. Harass, abuse or harm another person, including sending unwelcomed communications to others using Skinny World;
  5. Upload a profile image that is not your likeness;
  6. Use or attempt to use another's account or create a false identity on Skinny World;
  7. Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available or initiate any content that:
    1. falsely states, impersonates or otherwise misrepresents your identity;
    2. is unlawful, libelous, abusive, lewd, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable;
    3. adds to a content field content that is not intended for such field (e.g. submitting a telephone number in the “title” or any other field, or including telephone numbers, email addresses, street addresses or any personally identifiable information for which there is not a field provided by Skinny World);
    4. infringes upon patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights;
    5. includes any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation. This prohibition includes but is not limited to
      • using Skinny World to connect to people who don’t know you and then sending unsolicited promotional messages to those direct connections without their permission; and
      • sending messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases, or group aliases;
    6. contains software viruses, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment of Skinny World or any user of Skinny World;
    7. forges headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any communication transmitted through the Services; or
    8. even if it is legal where you are located, create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services, prostitution or any other illegal or inappropriate behaviors.
  8. Participate, directly or indirectly, in the setting up or development of a network that seeks to implement practices that are similar to sales by network or the recruitment of independent home salespeople for the purposes of creating a pyramid scheme or other similar practices;
  9. Duplicate, license, sublicense, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, sell, rebrand, or otherwise transfer information found on Skinny World (excluding content posted by you) except as permitted in this Agreement or as expressly authorized by Skinny World;
  10. Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for any underlying intellectual property used to provide the Services, or any part thereof;
  11. Utilize or copy information, content or any data you view on or obtain from Skinny World to provide any service that is competitive, in Skinny World’s sole discretion, with Skinny World;
  12. Imply or state, directly or indirectly, that you are affiliated with or endorsed by Skinny World unless you have entered into a written agreement with Skinny World (this includes, but is not limited to, representing yourself as an accredited Skinny World Practitioner if you have not been certified by Skinny World as such);
  13. Adapt, modify or create derivative works based on Skinny World or technology underlying the Services, or other Members’ content, in whole or part, except as permitted under Skinny World’s developer program;
  14. Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to Skinny World or any information therein, or the equivalent, in whole or part;
  15. Sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetize a Skinny World Forum or any other service or functionality of Skinny World, without the express written permission of Skinny World;
  16. Deep-link to the Site for any purpose, (i.e. creating or posting a link to a Skinny World web page other than Skinny World’s home page) unless expressly authorized in writing by Skinny World or for the purpose of promoting your profile or a Group on Skinny World as set forth in the Brand Guidelines;
  17. Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on Skinny World, including those of both Skinny World and any of its licensors;
  18. Remove, cover or otherwise obscure any form of advertisement included on Skinny World;
  19. Collect, use, copy, or transfer any information, including, but not limited to, personally identifiable information obtained from Skinny World except as expressly permitted in this Agreement or as the owner of such information may expressly permit;
  20. Share information of non-members without their express consent;
  21. Infringe or use Skinny World’s brand, logos or trademarks, including, without limitation, using the word “Skinny World” in any business name, email, or URL or including Skinny World’s trademarks and logos except as provided in the Brand Guidelines or as expressly permitted by Skinny World;
  22. Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means or processes to access, “scrape,” “crawl” or “spider” any web pages or other services contained in the site;
  23. Use bots or other automated methods to access Skinny World, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages, or perform other similar activities through Skinny World, unless explicitly permitted by Skinny World;
  24. Access, via automated or manual means or processes, Skinny World for purposes of monitoring Skinny World’s availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose;
  25. Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of Skinny World’s website;
  26. Attempt to or actually access Skinny World by any means other than through the interfaces provided by Skinny World such as its mobile application or by navigating to www.Skinny-World.com using a web browser. This prohibition includes accessing or attempting to access Skinny World using any third-party service, including software-as-a-service platforms that aggregate access to multiple services, including Skinny World;
  27. Attempt to or actually override any security component included in or underlying Skinny World;
  28. Engage in any action that directly or indirectly interferes with the proper working of or places an unreasonable load on Skinny World’s infrastructure, including, but not limited to, sending unsolicited communications to other Members or Skinny World personnel, attempting to gain unauthorized access to Skinny World, or transmitting or activating computer viruses through or on Skinny World; and/or
  29. Interfere or disrupt or game Skinny World or the Services, including, but not limited to, any servers or networks connected to Skinny World, or Skinny World's search algorithms.

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11. Complaints Regarding Content Posted on the Skinny World Forums

We respect the intellectual property rights of others.

We built Skinny World to help you achieve and maintain normal healthy weight and understand the relationship between food and health. To achieve this purpose, we encourage our Members to give and receive support and share truthful and accurate information about living a healthy life.

This Agreement requires that information posted by Members be accurate and not in violation of the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties.

If you want to notify us of a suspected breach of copyright concerning content posted by our Members you can Send Feedback here.

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12. How To Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about this User Agreement, please Send Feedback here or by physical mail at:

PPL Holdings Limited

50 Raffles Place

#15-05/06 Singapore Land Tower

Singapore 048623