Terms of Use

Thank you for visiting the Singapore Statutes Online Your access and use of this Website constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not accept these Terms of Use, please discontinue your access and do not use this Website.


General

(1) These Terms of Use may be changed from time to time without prior or further notice to you. Changes will be posted on this page and your use of this Website after such changes have been posted will constitute your acceptance of the amended Terms of Use.


Proprietary Rights

(2) This Website is owned by the Government of Singapore (represented in these Terms of Use as the Attorney-General’s Chambers of Singapore (“ AGC ”)), and is maintained by the Legislation Division of AGC.

(3) The materials, including but not limited to Singapore’s legislation, text, compilations, graphics, images, software programs and all other kinds of works, located on this Website (the “ Contents ”) are protected by copyright, trademark and other forms of proprietary rights. All rights, title and interest in the Contents are owned by, licensed to or controlled by AGC.


Privacy Policy

(4) Click here to view this Website’s Privacy Statement.


Restrictions on Use

(5) Apart from any fair dealings permitted in law, the Contents shall not be reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or otherwise distributed in any way, without the prior written permission of AGC.**

(6) Without limiting clause (5) of these Terms of Use, graphics and images on this Website shall not be reproduced or appropriated in any manner without the prior written permission of AGC.**

(7) Modification of any of the Contents, or use of any of the Contents for any unauthorised purpose, will be a violation of AGC’s copyright and other intellectual property rights.


Legislation Content of this Website

(8) This Website provides the unofficial version of Singapore's legislation. The legislation content of this Website is not and should not be relied upon as the authoritative text of Singapore's legislation. Section 48 of the Interpretation Act (Cap. 1) does not apply to anything printed, downloaded or copied from this Website.

(9) This Website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and you should obtain appropriate professional advice as to the content, application and interpretation of Singapore’s legislation that may be relevant to your particular circumstances.


Disclaimers of Warranties and Liability

(10) The Contents are provided on an “as is” basis without warranties of any kind. To the fullest extent permitted by law, AGC does not warrant and hereby disclaims any warranty:

(a) as to the accuracy, correctness, completeness, reliability, timeliness, non-infringement, title, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose of the Contents;

(b) that the Contents, or any functions of or available through this Website, will be error-free or available without delay or interruption, or that defects will be corrected, or that this Website and the server hosting this Website are and will remain free of all viruses and/or other harmful elements.

(11) AGC shall also not be liable for any damage, loss or liability of any kind (whether actual, anticipated, consequential, special, economic or otherwise) caused as a result (direct or indirect) of the use of, or inability to access or use, this Website, including but not limited to any damage, loss or liability suffered as a result of reliance on the Contents.


Right of Access

(12) AGC reserves the right to deny or restrict access to this Website to any particular person, or to block access from a particular Internet address to this Website, at any time and without ascribing any reason or giving any notice.


Links from this Website to other websites

(13) This Website contains hyperlinks to websites which are not maintained by AGC. AGC is not responsible for the contents of those websites and does not endorse the opinions or views expressed in them. AGC shall not be liable for any damage, loss or liability of any kind (whether actual, anticipated, consequential, special, economic or otherwise) arising from the use of the hyperlinks or access to those websites. Use of the hyperlinks and access to such websites are entirely at your own risk.

(14) Hyperlinks to other websites are provided for your convenience. Under no circumstances shall AGC be considered to be associated or affiliated with any trade or service marks, logos, insignia or other devices used or appearing on websites to which this Website is hyperlinked.

(15) AGC reserves the right to remove or disable any hyperlink to any website on this Website, at any time and without ascribing any reason or giving any notice. AGC shall not be liable for any damage, loss or liability of any kind (whether actual, anticipated, consequential, special, economic or otherwise) caused as a result (direct or indirect) of the removal or disabling of any hyperlink.


Links to this Website from other websites

(16) Except as set out below, caching and links to, and the framing of, this Website (or any part of it) or any of the Contents are prohibited.

(17) You must obtain written permission from AGC prior to hyperlinking to, or framing, this Website (or any part of it) or any of the Contents, or engaging in similar activities. AGC may, at its sole and absolute discretion, grant (on such conditions as AGC deems fit) or refuse permission for hyperlinking to, or the framing of, this Website (or any part of it) or any of the Contents.**

(18) AGC may, at any time and without ascribing any reason or giving any prior notice, revoke any approval, or modify any approval or the conditions of the approval, granted under clause (17) of these Terms of Use.

(19) Your linking to, or framing of, this Website (or any part of it) or any of the Contents constitutes acceptance of these Terms of Use. This is deemed to be the case even after the posting of any changes to these Terms of Use. If you do not accept these Terms of Use, you must discontinue linking to, or the framing of, this Website or the Contents.

(20) Under no circumstances shall AGC be considered to be associated or affiliated with any trade or service marks, logos, insignia or other devices used or appearing on websites that link to or frame this Website (or any part of it) or any of the Contents.

(21) AGC reserves the right to disable any unauthorised links to, or frames of, this Website (or any part of it) or any of the Contents, at any time and without ascribing any reason or giving any notice.

(22) Without limiting clause (21) of these Terms of Use, AGC reserves the right to, at any time and without ascribing any reason or giving any notice, disable any link to, or any frame of, this Website (or any part of it) or any of the Contents in any website containing inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information, or material or information that violates any written law or any applicable intellectual property, proprietary, publicity or other rights.

(23) AGC reserves the right to change the URL of this Website or any part of it, at any time and without any notice.

(24) AGC shall not be liable for any damage, loss or liability of any kind (whether actual, anticipated, consequential, special, economic or otherwise) caused as a result (direct or indirect) of the disabling of any link or frame under clause (21) or (22) or the changing of any URL under clause (23) of these Terms of Use.


Governing Law

(25) These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Singapore. Any claim relating to use of this Website or any of the Contents shall be exclusively heard by the Singapore Courts.


** Please submit your request for 
AGC’s written permission under clause (5), (6) or (17) of these Terms of Use to [email protected] .