ExpertConnect Asia (“EXPERTCONNECT ASIA”) is a network of subject matter experts, practitioners, professionals and academics in various industries that provide consulting services to ExpertConnect Asia’s clients (each, a “Client” and collectively, “Clients”). ExpertConnect Asia’s Clients are consulting firms, investment firms, banks, corporations and others who perform primary research. Based on Clients’ needs, we will contact members of ExpertConnect Asia’s Experts (each, an “Expert” and collectively, “Experts”) with relevant domain expertise to ascertain whether they are suitable and available for a consulting interview (“Interview”), such as a telephone consultation, teleconference, online survey, face to face offline meeting or discussion group.
Our mission is to unleash the value of individual expertise by connecting them to the needs of other businesses across industries. To achieve this, we are committed to the highest standards of compliance. Use of our consultation, either by phone or face-to-face meeting, should never infringe our experts’ interests nor our clients’ business. Our compliance policies are designed to help experts manage conflicts and to protect our clients’ interests.
You may become an Expert and participate in a Project if, and only if, all of the following compliance conditions are satisfied:
You are solely responsible for determining whether you are permitted to join ExpertConnect Asia and to participate in Projects. Before applying to join ExpertConnect Asia, you must review any and all legal agreements that could restrict your ability to participate, including, without limitation, employment agreements, consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements, employee handbooks, codes of ethics and similar employment policies. You should also consider whether you should obtain consents or waivers from your current employer, clients or any other third parties (if applicable, in each instance) to ensure that you are permitted to act as an Expert. An Expert’s participation in any Project with any Client is at the Expert’s sole discretion.
Experts are never obligated to accept or continue any Project which are not aligned with the above stated policy and may decline to participate or continue to participate in any of such Project at any time.
Your participation in projects is always at your discretion. ExpertConnect Asia makes no representation regarding the frequency, quantity, or type of invitations to projects you will receive or in which you will be chosen to participate. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by ExpertConnect Asia or stated in any project invitation, your compensation is pro-rated strictly based on the time you spend interacting with Clients on Projects at the defined “successful project”, which is defined as a face to face or phone interview that lasts typically an hour, of which no compensation will be given should it be terminated at or before the first 10 minutes of interaction.You will not be compensated for preparation time, wait time, or time set aside if a Project with a Client does not occur. You may not assign Projects or Platform Activities or delegate any portion of your work to others (including without limitation to any other employees of your firm) without our prior written consent.
All interactions must be set up through ExpertConnect Asia or its systems. You are not permitted to share your contact information (either phone or email) directly with the Client without the written consent of ExpertConnect Asia. If a Client contacts you without having arranged the Project through ExpertConnect Asia, and you consult with the Client, you are not eligible for payment from ExpertConnect Asia, even if the call is a follow-up to a recent Project that was arranged through ExpertConnect Asia. Clients are not authorized to expand the scope of a Project except with ExpertConnect Asia’s written authorization.
ExpertConnect Asia is not a registered investment adviser (as defined in the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, 15 U.S.C. § 80B-1, et seq., and the rules and interpretations promulgated thereunder) and cannot transact business as an investment adviser or give investment advice. You agree not to provide to ExpertConnect Asia or to any Client any investment advice including, without limitation, advice concerning the value of any security or the advisability of buying, selling or otherwise investing in any security.
In performing work with Clients, you are not to interact with third parties except with the written authorization of ExpertConnect Asia. If authorized to do so, you agree to advise any third party with whom you interact that you are not seeking, and do not want, any confidential information, including material non-public information, and that he/she must comply with his/her existing obligations to any third parties, including past or present employers. Further, during these interactions the following conduct is strictly prohibited:
Careful consideration should be given to the following items in particular:
If the data subject is unable to claim compensation against the data exporter, arising out of breach of obligations, because the data exporter has factually disappeared or ceased to exist in law or has become insolvent, the data subject may not claim against ExpertConnect Asia as if it were the data exporter.
All parties will agree that the choice made by the data subject will not prejudice its substantive or procedural rights to seek remedies in accordance with other provisions of national or international law.
The PDPA will ensure a baseline standard of protection for personal data across the economy by complementing sector-specific legislative and regulatory frameworks. This means that organisations will have to comply with the PDPA as well as the common law and other relevant laws that are applied to the specific industry that they belong to, when handling personal data in their possession. The PDPA takes into account the following concepts:
The PDPA covers personal data stored in electronic and non-electronic forms.
For the purposes of the Clauses:
(a) ‘personal data’, ‘special categories of data’, ‘process/processing’, ‘controller’, ‘processor’, ‘data subject’ and ‘supervisory authority’ shall have the same meaning as in Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data;
(b) ‘the data exporter’ means the controller who transfers the personal data;
(c) ‘the data importer’ means the processor who agrees to receive from the data exporter personal data intended for processing on his behalf after the transfer in accordance with his instructions and the terms of the Clauses and who is not subject to a third country’s system ensuring adequate protection within the meaning of Article 25(1) of Directive 95/46/EC;
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