Terms and Conditions

Last updated date: August 19, 2017 (UTC +7)


– Terms & Conditions: the Moonbow Express’ Terms & Conditions
– Original content: the published content submitted by the author(s) and neither edited nor modified by the Moonbow Express’ editorial board
– The Board: the Moonbow Express’ Editorial Board
– Copyright Policy: the Moonbow Express’ Copyright Policy

Section I: General

Clause 1: Author(s)’ Acknowledgement

a. By submitting the content, the author confirms that they have read and understood thoroughly the Terms & Conditions.

b. Submitting the content shall constitute the author(s)’ agreement and compliance with the Terms & Conditions.

Clause 2: Publication Policy

a. The Board reserves the right to approve or reject any article submitted to the Moonbow Express, the right to publish the approved articles at any time, and the right to remove any article published on the Moonbow Express. These rights can be executed without prior notifications to the authors.

b. The Board reserves the right to edit, modify and translate approved articles in any way deemed appropriate and necessary.

c. When articles are published, we may want to include, as an editorial note, direction on how to obtain additional information or potential websites for further information.

d. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including copyright protection authorities, to resolve any complaints that cannot be resolved between the Moonbow Express and an individual.

Clause 3: Author(s)’ Privacy

a. When an author submits their content to the Moonbow Express, we collect some personal information from them, including their full name, nickname, email address, online profiles and, in some cases, their message to us.

b. These following types of information SHALL NOT be disclosed without the author(s)’ permission unless being required by the authorities:

  • Full name (only if there is a nickname provided);
  • Email address

c. For more information on our Privacy Policy, please visit the Privacy Policy.

Section II: Copyright Policy

Clause 1: Scope of the Moonbow Express’ Copyright Policy

a. The Moonbow Express’ Copyright Policy is in accordance with Vietnam’s IP Laws and Treaties.

b. Any content submitted to and published on the Moonbow Express must be in compliance with this Copyright Policy as well as the applicable copyright laws and regulations issued by Vietnam and the country of the author(s).

Clause 2: Author(s)’ Rights

a. The content’s copyright completely belongs to its author(s).

a.1. The author(s) have the right to withdraw their submission or to remove their published content at any time. Moonbow Express shall solve the author(s)’ request and send a confirmation within 48 hours since receiving such request.

a.2. The author(s) can use it in any way he/she wants after the content is published on the Moonbow Express’ website, without any approval or opinion from the Moonbow Express. The Moonbow Express shall not be responsible and/or liable for any activities involving the content between the author(s) and a third party.

b. The Board shall obtain the author(s) text-based permission before reusing the content for any purposes rather than the purposes stated in Clause 2.c. The author(s) will be credited under all circumstances.

c. The Board is allowed to use the content for the following purposes without the permission of the author(s). The author(s) will be credited under all circumstances.

  • To publish on all of the Moonbow Express’ channels and platforms (including but not limit: website, Facebook, Instagram);
  • To use an excerpt from the original content (not exceeding 30% of the amount of content) for any non-commercial purposes.

Clause 3: Author(s)’ Responsibilities

a. By clicking the Submit button on the Submission Form, the author(s) confirm that their original content shall not violate any aforementioned laws and regulations.

b. The original content must be an original work and publishing it on the Moonbow Express does not infringe any existing copyright or any other third party’s right.

c. The original content contains no such material that may be unlawful, defamatory, or which would, if published, in any way whatsoever, violate the terms and conditions as laid down in the agreement.

d. All acknowledgment(s)/reference(s), wherever applicable, have been acknowledged to the source(s).

e. The author(s) shall be completely responsible for the original content and be liable for any violation(s) found in the original content. The Moonbow Express and/or any of its personnel shall not in any way be responsible and/or liable for any of such violation(s).

Clause 4: Suspected Copyright Violation(s)

a. Proof and/or evidence might be required by the Board in order to conclude if there is/are any violation(s).

b. The Board reserves the right to make the decision of whether the reported content violates the aforementioned copyright laws and regulations after considering the proof and/or evidence provided.

c. During the considering time, the suspected content shall remain published on the Moonbow Express’ website.

d. The content shall be removed from the Moonbow Express’ website if the Board concludes that it contains violations of the Terms & Conditions, as well as the aforementioned copyright laws and regulations in Section II, Clause 1. Any reference(s) to the content on the Moonbow Express’ other channels and platforms shall be removed or modified if being requested by the copyright owner, the reporter and/or any third parties.

e. Any remained reference(s) on other channels and platforms, either being owned by the Moonbow Express or a third party, to the violating content shall not constitute the Moonbow Express’ agreement and approvement of such content.

Section III: Moonbow Express’ Official Viewpoints, Opinions & Positions.

Clause 1: From member(s) of the internal personnel, a partner, or an involved third party

a. Any viewpoints, opinions and positions by one or many of the internal personnel, a partner, or an involved third party, which is stated on their own account, shall not represent and/or constitute the Moonbow Express’ official viewpoints, opinions and positions.

b. Only announcements, viewpoints, opinions and positions posted under the name of Moonbow Express (on this website, Facebook page, Facebook group, Instagram) is considered official.

Clause 2: From an author or a contributor

a. Publishing/ sharing/ reviewing any submitted content shall not constitute the Moonbow Express’ agreement, approval and/or endorsement to the authors’ opinions or information stated or mentioned in such content.

b. The Moonbow Express shall not be responsible or liable for any material which is either stated directly or deemed to be implied in the original content.

Section IV: Complaints

a. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Terms & Conditions or the Moonbow Express’ published content by contacting us here.

b. When we receive formal written complaints via our Contact Form, it is our policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns via the email address provided by such user.

c. An official response shall be sent from the email address howdy@moonbow.express. Any responses from other channels and platforms (including but not limited to Facebook, Messenger and Instagram) shall not be deemed official.

Section V: Changes to the Terms & Conditions

a. We will occasionally update this Terms & Conditions to reflect changes in our practices and operations. When we post changes to this Terms & Conditions, we will revise the “last updated” date at the top of this page and make a public announcement on all of our channels.We recommend any authors and collaborators to check this page before submitting their content or make a request.

b. We recommend any individual to check this page before carrying out any activity involved the Moonbow Express.