Agreement on Terms and Conditions of Use of the
WP ONLINE SYSTEM
Welcome to the WP
Online System ("System"), a service brought to you by the Ministry of
Manpower ("MOM"). This Website is owned and maintained by the Work Pass
Division ("WPD"). The System is a service that allows you to enquire Work
Permit ("WP") applications status or validity, through the Internet. This
service is available free-of-charge to the members of the public.
By clicking on the "I Agree" button, you are
deemed to have read and accepted the terms and conditions provided in
this agreement. If you are not agreeable to the terms and conditions stated
here, please kindly refrain from using this Website and the service as
such terms and conditions in place will bind users at the time they gain
access to, and/or use the Website and the service.
You shall not use the Website for any illegal
purpose or in any other manner inconsistent with the Terms and Conditions
You are also prohibited from violating or attempting
to violate the security of the Website including, without limitation,
(i) accessing data or logging into a server or account which you are not
authorised to access
(ii) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or
network to breach security or authentication measure without proper authorisation
(iii) attempting to interfere with the service to any User, host or network,
via means of submitting a virus to the Website, overloading or spamming
(iv) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information
in any email or newsgroup posting.
MOM may from time to time, without giving prior
notice, modify, suspend or alter the Website and it shall not be liable
if you are prevented from accessing the Services. MOM may also vary or
update the terms and conditions of use or any information contained in
this Website. Please check the Website and the terms and conditions of
use periodically for changes.
The contents of the System such as the specifications,
materials, programs developed by MOM and/or its authorised agent, text,
graphics, logo or mark are protected by copyright, trademark and other
forms of propriety rights and these rights are owned by, licensed or controlled
by MOM. No part or parts of the System may be reproduced, distributed,
adapted, modified, republished, displayed, broadcast or transmitted in
any manner or by any means without prior written permission from MOM.
You shall use the Services in a manner that will not infringe these rights.
You shall use the information retrieved, stored or
transmitted through the Services for its prescribed purpose. MOM shall
report any unauthorised use of confidential personal information that
does not originate from you to the Police.
You shall not utilise the Services for any unlawful purpose. The utilisation of the Services in infringement of the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act (Chapter 91A), the Employment Agencies Act and the Rules and the Immigration Act and its Regulations is strictly prohibited.
You must at all times comply with the instructions
or directions issued by MOM regarding the use and the configuration of
the System as well as the 'Recommended PC Specifications', 'Technical
Guidelines' and other documents given.
You shall not hack or attempt to hack or compromise
the System by any means, tools such as hacking tools, sniffers, virus
and trojan. Any attempts at such activities shall subject you to prosecution
under the Computer Misuse Act.
If you choose to make an application for which you
provide MOM with personally identifiable data, we may share necessary
data with other Government agencies, so as to serve you in a most effective
way, unless such sharing is prohibited by legislation. We will NOT share
your personal data with non-Government entities, except where such entities
have been authorised to carry out specific Government services.
For your convenience, we may also display to you data
you had previously supplied to other Government agencies or MOM. This
will speed up the transaction and save you the trouble of repeating previous
submissions. Should the data be out-of-date, please supply MOM with the
latest data. MOM will retain your personal data only as necessary for
the effective delivery of public services to you.
To safeguard your personal data, all electronic and
transmission of personal data are secured with appropriate security technologies.
While every care is taken by MOM to provide the Services,
the Government disclaims all liability whatsoever, for
(i) any loss of or any inability to retrieve
any data or information however caused and including non-deliveries,
misuses, misdeliveries as a result of any interruption, suspension or
termination of Service
(ii) any inaccuracy in the information or resources available, received or transmitted through the System
(iii) any malfunction, defect or error in the System
(iv) any delay or inability on MOM's part
in the provision of the Services under this Agreement because of any
electronic, mechanical, system, data processing or telecommunication
defect or failure, act of God, civil disturbance or any event outside
Further, no warranty is given that access to the Website
will be provided uninterrupted or free from errors or that any identified
defect will be corrected or that the information on the Website is free
from virus or other malicious, destructive or corrupting code, agent,
program or macros.
EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY
MOM shall in no event be liable for any damages, loss
or expense including without limitation, direct, special or consequential
damage or economic loss arising from or in connection or referable to:
(i) any access, the use or inability to access or use of the Website or the service, or reliance on the information
on this Website
(ii) any system, server or connection failure, error,
omission, interruption or delay in transmission
(iii) any computer virus or other malicious, destructive or corrupting code, programs or macro
that may affect, the computer equipment, program or other property of
By accessing this Website, you agree to indemnify,
hold harmless and defend MOM at all times from and against any claims,
actions or demands, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and
accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of the Website or
Service or your breach of the terms and conditions of use.
MOM reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to
terminate the Service, with or without cause at any time. MOM shall not
be liable for any damages, losses or expenses howsoever caused by or arising
out of termination of the Service.
By accessing and/or using the Website or service,
you agree that Singapore law (including without limitation the Electronic
Transactions Act, Chapter 88) shall govern such access and the service.
Last Update: 05 10 2004