Terms of Use

Terms of Use

General

Thank you for visiting workwise.sg. This website is owned and maintained by the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore (“MOM”).

By accessing and using any part of this website, you unconditionally agree and accept to be legally bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use this website.

MOM reserves the right to change these Terms of Use from time to time at its sole discretion. All changes will be posted on this page, and your use of this website after such changes have been posted will constitute your agreement to the modified Terms of Use and all of the changes. You should therefore read this page carefully each time you visit this website.

Proprietary Rights

The materials located on this website, including source codes, pages, documents, articles, logos, website layout and design, hyperlinks, audio, video, graphics and images on this website (“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 MOM.

Restriction on the use of material

Unless prior written permission has been given by MOM, the Contents of this website shall not be imitated, modified, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, reused or distributed in any way.

The unauthorised modification and/or interference, misuse, abuse or unauthorized use of any of the Contents of this website will be a violation of MOM’s copyright and other intellectual property rights.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability

The Contents of this website are provided on an “as is” basis without warranties of any kind. MOM is not responsible for any error or omissions, or for the results obtained or consequence arising from the use of any of the Contents.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, MOM does not make any representation or warranties of any kind whatsoever in relation to the Contents of this website, and hereby disclaims all express, implied and/or statutory warranties of any kind to you or any third party, whether arising from usage or custom or trade or by operation of law or otherwise, including but not limited to any representations or warranties:

  1. as to the accuracy, correctness, reliability, timeliness, non-infringement, title, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose of the Contents of this website; and
  2. that the Contents available through this website or any functions associated therewith will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that defects will be corrected or that this website and the server is and will be free of all viruses and/or other malicious, destructive, harmful, corrupting code, programme or macro.

MOM shall also not be liable to you or any third party for any damage or loss of any kind whatsoever and howsoever caused, including but not limited to any direct or indirect, special or consequential damages, loss of income, revenue or profits, lost or damaged data, damage to your computer, software or any other property, whether arising directly or indirectly from –

  1. your access or use of this website;
  2. any loss of access to our use of this website, howsoever caused;
  3. any inaccuracy or incompleteness in, or errors or omissions in the transmission of, the Contents;
  4. the conduct of the views of any person who accesses or uses the website;
  5. using, or relying on any statement, opinion or information in the website;
  6. any delay or interruption in the transmission of the Contents of this website, whether caused by delay or interruption in transmission over the internet or otherwise; or
  7. any decision made or action taken by you or any third party in reliance upon the Contents,

regardless of whether MOM has advised of the possibility of such damage or loss.

Representation

Without prejudice to the generality of the disclaimers stated above, you agree that the Contents of this website, including but not limited to any information relating to – 

  1. MOM’s statutory duties, functions and powers; and
  2. MOM’s regulatory policies, frameworks, projects, initiatives, plans, schemes, objectives and instruments, 

shall not be construed as constituting any promise or representation by MOM to you or any third party that MOM will or will not adopt any particular course of action or confer any particular benefit upon you or any third party. The Contents of this website shall not preclude, limit or constrain MOM’s exercise of its rights, powers and discretion in any way nor compel, require or oblige MOM to exercise its rights, powers and discretion in any particular manner or to achieve any particular outcome.   

You further agree that you shall not rely on any Contents of this website to claim or assert any form of legitimate expectation against MOM, whether procedural or substantive in nature, in respect of any action that MOM may or may not take in the exercise of its discretion as a public authority.  

MOM reserves the right to change, modify, add to, derogate from or vary its position in respect of any regulatory policies, frameworks, projects, initiatives, plans, schemes, objectives and instruments referred to on this website at any time in MOM’s sole and absolute discretion without prior notice to you. 

You shall obtain your own professional and/or legal advice and conduct all necessary due diligence, including but not limited to making such other investigations or seeking clarifications as may be appropriate, as regards any decision or action that you intend to take in relation to any matter concerning the Contents of this website.

 

Right of Access

MOM reserves the right to update or modify this website from time to time. MOM further reserves all rights 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, without ascribing any reasons whatsoever.

You agree that you will not:

  1. use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy any pages within this website or the Contents without MOM's prior written permission;
  2. use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this website; and
  3. take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on MOM's servers.

Hyperlinks to third party sites

This website contains hyperlinks to websites which are not maintained nor controlled by MOM. MOM shall not be responsible for the contents of any hyperlinked website or any hyperlink contained in a hyperlinked website, and shall not be liable for any damages or loss arising from access to those websites. Use of the hyperlinks and access to such websites are entirely at your own risk.

All hyperlinks to other websites are provided as a convenience to you as a user of this website. The inclusion of any hyperlink does not imply MOM’s endorsement of the linked website or association with their operators. In no circumstance whatsoever, will MOM be considered as being associated with or being affiliated with any trade or service marks, logos, insignia or other devices used or appearing on websites to which this website is linked.

Hyperlinks to this website from other website

Except as set forth below, caching and links to, and the framing of this website or any of the Contents are prohibited. 

Linking to the Homepage: You may link to the homepage of this website, upon notifying and obtaining MOM’s consent in writing. 

Hyperlinking to an internal page of this Website: You must make a specific request for, and secure permission from MOM prior to hyperlinking to, or framing, this website or any of the Contents, or engaging in similar activities. We reserve the right to impose conditions when permitting any hyperlinking to, or framing of this website or any of the Contents. 

Your linking to, or your framing of this website or any of the Contents constitute acceptance of these Terms of Use. This is deemed to be the case even after the posting of any changes or modifications to these Terms of Use. If you do not accept these Terms of Use, you must discontinue linking to, or framing of this Website or any of the Contents. 

Under no circumstances shall MOM be considered to be associated or affiliated in whatever manner with any trade or service marks, logos, insignia or other devices used or appearing on websites that link to this website or any of the Contents. 

We reserve all rights to disable any links to, or frames of any site containing inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topics, names, material or information, or material or information that violates any written law, any applicable intellectual property, proprietary, privacy or publicity rights. 

We reserve the right to disable any unauthorised links or frames and disclaim any responsibility for the content available on any other website reached by links to or from this website or any of the contents. 

We reserve the right to change the URL of the website.

Suggestion comments and feedback

Any communication you send to this website or otherwise to MOM by electronic mail are on a non-confidential basis, and MOM is under no obligation to refrain from reproducing, publishing or otherwise using them in any way for any purpose.

MOM shall be free to use the content of any such communications, including any ideas, inventions, concepts, techniques or know-how disclosed herein, for any purpose, including the developing, manufacturing and/or marketing of goods or services.

Further, MOM shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever including but not limited to developing and marketing services incorporating such information.

For the avoidance of doubt, where you have sent any comments, suggestion, or feedback to this website, MOM is under no obligation of any kind to act on or use any of the comments, suggestion or feedback that you have sent to this website.

Governing Law

The access and use of this website and its Content, and these Terms of Use shall be governed and construed in accordance with laws of the Republic of Singapore. Any claim relating to use of this website shall be heard by Singapore Courts.