TECHDesign Terms of Use

TECHDesign Terms of Use
Last updated: March 7th, 2022

TECHDesign platform (TECHDesign.com) is operated by Callisto Holding Limited (“Callisto”, “we” or “us”) under the TECHDesign® brand name. Currently we provide two main services: TECHDesign eMarket, an e-commerce platform for direct component procurement, and TECHDesign eService, a network of suppliers across the electronic value chain from product, mechanical and electrical design, software and data services, to manufacturing and assembly, for customized design, manufacturing, and service projects, and/or end-to-end solutions.

We welcome you to use, visit, search, source, purchase, obtain, and engage in transactions and services through TECHDesign platform and related functions, services, and website features (collectively, “TECHDesign Services”). Callisto provides TECHDesign Services subject to the following terms and conditions (“Terms”).

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS CAREFULLY AND IT WILL BE DEEMED THAT YOU HAVE AGREED TO THE TERMS SHOULD YOU CONTINUE TO USE TECHDESIGN SERVICES.

We provide various TECHDesign Services and some additional terms may apply to certain features of the services. By using those certain features of TECHDesign Services, for example, your Membership Account and Profile, TECHDesign eMarket, and TECHDesign eService, you will also be subject to the instructions, guidelines, terms and agreements applicable to those specific TECHDesign Services (“Service Terms”). If these Terms of Use are contrary to the Service Terms, those specific Service Terms will rule.

You acknowledge that you have read, and agree to be bound by, the following Terms and agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation unfair competition regulations, personal information regulations, intellectual property laws, and the applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations regarding the transmission of technical data from the country in which you reside. You represent that you have the legal authority to accept these Terms on behalf of yourself or any party you represent or by whom you are employed. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SITE. Callisto reserves the right to revise the Terms and terminate or restrict your access to TECHDesign Services at any time without notice.
Privacy
Please read our Privacy Policy which also governs your use of TECHDesign Services, to understand how we process and protect your personal information.
Communications by Electronic Means
When you use TECHDesign Services, the communication between you and Callisto will be employed in electronic means. For example, you send e-mails, text messages, and other communications from your mobile phone, laptop or other electronic devices to us and we respond by e-mail, texts or other electronic means, or we send push notifications or other messages on or through TECHDesign Services to you. You consent that the communications will be in electronic means and agree that all document, information, contracts, agreements, notifications or other communications that we provide to you in electronic means shall have the same legal effect as communications in writing.
Trademarks
The trademarks and logos displayed on TECHDesign Services (“Trademarks”) are the property of Callisto and their respective owners (TECHDesign® is a trademark of Callisto Holding Limited). You are not permitted to use these Trademarks including but not limited to using Trademarks as meta tag or “hidden text” or enclosing Trademarks into your information without the prior written consent of Callisto or the respective owners.
License and Access TECHDesign Services
Subject to your compliance with the Terms and Services Terms, and your fulfilling the obligation to provide the products or services or to make payment, Callisto and its content providers grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, personal and non-commercial license to access and use TECHDesign Services. All other rights is reserved and retained by Callisto or its content provider than the rights granted herein.

Except the expressly license granted herein, you will not have any other rights to access or use TECHDesign Services such that you may not, including but not limited to:

  1. Resale or commercial use of TECHDesign Services, materials or contents contained herein;
  2. Collect, use and transmit any product information including but not limited to product listings, descriptions or prices;
  3. Derivatively use of TECHDesign Services, its materials or contents;
  4. Download, duplicate, transmit, or other use of other users’ accounts information for benefit of yourself or any third parties;
  5. Utilize any devices or tools to gather, mine or extract data from or through TECHDesign Services;
  6. Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or other exploit any mode of TECHDesign Services; or
  7. Misuse the TECHDesign Services.
Your Account
When you use TECHDesign Services, you may be requested to apply your own account to be a member of TECHDesign Services. After you complete the application, Callisto will verify whether the information you provide is true. You are responsible for maintaining your own account and password in a confidential way and shall restrict from any third parties’ use thereof and you agree to undertake any responsibilities for all activities occurred under your account or password.

TECHDesign Services only provide the services to body corporates or natural persons above 20 years old. If you are a natural person under 20 years old, you may only use TECHDesign Services with the consent of your parents or guardian. Callisto reserves the right to refuse service, terminate your account, terminate your rights to use TECHDesign Services, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in its sole discretion.
Returns and Refunds
For returns and refunds, we provide specific rules in TECHDesign Member Collection and Payment Service Rules. When you use TECHDesign Services, please read the TECHDesign Member Collection and Payment Service Rules carefully.
Product or Service Description
The product or service descriptions are provided by the service or product suppliers. Callisto attempts to request the service or product suppliers to provide the most accurate descriptions possible. However, Callisto does not warrant that the product or service description or other contents is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. If the product or service you order is not as described, you may seek remedy by following TECHDesign Member Collection and Payment Service Rules.
Pricing
The price listed on or through TECHDesign Services is provided by the product or service suppliers, unless otherwise agreed and arranged with specific suppliers. We may check the price list regularly. However, due to the nature of certain services, the price may not be easy to be offered unless the actual transaction terms and product specifications are concluded by you and the product or service provider. Therefore, if no price is listed on or through TECHDesign Services, you may inquire the relevant product or service provider through TECHDesign Services.
If you are a body corporate registered under a corporate membership with TECHDesign Services, you may also be eligible to receive discounts offered by the product or service suppliers at their sole discretion.
Confidentiality Obligation
If you are the holder of an eMarket corporate account, it is envisioned that, in the course of or in connection with your use of TECHDesign Services, you will have access to, or have disclosure to, certain proprietary information of the product or service suppliers. This includes, but is not limited to, pricing, business information, technical information, trade secrets, essential technologies or services, market-related product plans, product specifications, intellectual property, inventions, discoveries, concepts, ideas, prototypes, algorithms, test results, software, source codes, development systems, procedures, programs, technologies, designs, drawings, projects, structures, hardware configuration, personal information, market research, business plans, marketing information, financial information, operating information, and the product or service supplier’s business policies or practices (“Confidential Information”).
In consideration of the benefits in engaging in negotiations and/or transactions with the product or service suppliers, you undertake that (i) you will not disclose or make available any Confidential Information in whole or in part to any person except as expressly permitted by law or with the consent of the product or service supplier, (ii) you will take reasonable security precaution to keep Confidential Information secret and confidential, and (iii) you will only use Confidential Information for the purposes of transacting with the product or service suppliers.
The confidentiality obligations herein shall survive notwithstanding the termination or closure of your eMarket corporate account.
Other Businesses and Dispute
TECHDesign Services provide the platform infrastructure for suppliers to sell products or provide services. When you purchase the products or services on or through TECHDesign Services, you are purchasing directly from those product or service providers, not from Callisto, unless otherwise agreed and contracted with Callisto. Therefore, Callisto does not assume any responsibilities or liabilities for any actions, products, services or content provided by such parties. You shall carefully review the transaction terms with such parties.

Should there be any disputes raised between you and the product or service providers, including but not limited to any commodity defect, function defect, error, specification mismatch, mistake, shortage, warranty and after-sales service, return or replacement, and false advertising dispute, you may follow TECHDesign Member Collection and Payment Service Rules to resolve the disputes.
Links to Third Party Sites
Links on TECHDesign Services that direct you to third party web sites are provided solely as a convenience for you. Callisto does not endorse or make any representations or warranties about the content, products, or services available at third party web sites. Callisto does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, content, products, or services on or available from such third party web sites. To protect your own rights, we encourage you to review the terms of use, privacy policy or other product or service policy of these third party web sites you visit.
Safe Harbor Provision
The information on TECHDesign Services may contain certain forward-looking statements, plans, and objectives with respect to the financial condition, operation, and business of Callisto and/or any of its affiliates. The forward-looking statements are only predictions and are not guarantees of future performance. The forward-looking statements shall be subject to risks, uncertainties, and other uncontrollable factors that include, but are not limited to, levels of consumer and business spending in major economies, the levels of marketing and promotional expenditures by Callisto and its competitors, raw materials and employee costs, changes in future exchange and interest rates, changes in tax rates and technical changes, any or all of which could cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements.
Intellectual Property Protection
Callisto respects intellectual property of others and strictly requires any users not to infringe any third party’s intellectual property (“IP”). Callisto has adopted the following policy toward intellectual property infringement on its products or services.

If you believe that any materials, products, services, or content on Callisto’s website infringe copyrights, trademarks, patents, or trade secrets (collectively “IP Rights”), please send a notice of IP Rights infringement to Callisto at legal@techdesign.com with a physical signature of the owner of the IP Right that has been allegedly infringed. Please include the following:

  1. Identification of the material, products, services, or content that is claimed to be infringing, including its location on the Callisto network, with sufficient detail so that Callisto is capable of finding the material, products, services, or content, and verifying its existence (e.g., in most circumstances, a URL is needed). Please address your request to remove the alleged infringed materials, products, services, or content;
  2. Contact information, including your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
  3. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the IP Right owner, its agent or law;
  4. A statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and that, under penalty of perjury, you are the IP Right owner or authorized to act on the IP Right owner’s behalf; and
  5. You agree to undertake compensation responsibility to Callisto for any false and incorrect information addressed in above statements.


Callisto has the right to remove or make others unable to access the materials, products, services, or content which are claimed to be infringing when the notice is provided by you or when Callisto is aware of the infringement. In the event that the user repeats infringement of others’ IP Rights more than three times, Callisto may suspend the user’s account or terminate the provision of the service to the user in whole or in part. However, you also understand that, under circumstances where Callisto does not have the right or capacity to examine whether there is any infringement, it is possible that Callisto will not immediately remove or make others unable to access the materials, products, services, or content that are claimed to be infringing.
Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
ALL MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH TECHDESIGN SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” OR “AS AVAILABLE”. CALLISTO HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES (EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED) OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR EXPECTATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR OTHER VIOLATION OF RIGHTS ARISING FROM THE USE, ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR INFORMATION ON TECHDESIGN SERVICES OR ANY WEBSITE MADE AVAILABLE TO OR THROUGH TECHDESIGN SERVICES. CALLISTO DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY AS TO THE SECURITY OF THE TECHDESIGN SERVICES OR ANY WEBSITE MADE AVAILABLE TO OR THROUGH TECHDESIGN SERVICES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY INFORMATION TRANSMITTED MAY BE INTERCEPTED. CALLISTO DOES NOT WARRANT THAT TECHDESIGN SERVICES, THE SERVERS WHICH MAKE TECHDESIGN SERVICES AVAILABLE, ANY WEBSITE MADE AVAILABLE TO OR THROUGH TECHDESIGN SERVICES OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS TRANSMITTED ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, AND OTHER ITEMS OF A DESTRUCTIVE NATURE.

CALLISTO WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, TECHDESIGN SERVICES, ITS MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, CONTENT OR ANY WEBSITE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH OR ON TECHDESIGN SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RELATED TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUSES, AND LINE FAILURES UNLESS SUCH DAMAGES ARISE OUT OF CALLISTO'S WILLFULL OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE, AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ALL OTHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. UNDER NORMAL CURCUMSTANCES, CALLISTO'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, INFRINGMENT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF ANY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR CONTENT, OF TECHDESIGN SERVICES, OR ANY WEBSITE MADE AVAILABLE TO OR THROUGH TECHDESIGN SERVICES, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO ACCESS TECHDESIGN SERVICES.
Governing Laws
The Terms shall be governed by the laws of Republic of China (“R.O.C.”) and the rules of choice of law do not apply. The jurisdiction and venue of any actions arising out of, or relating to, or in any way connected with your access and/or use of TECHDesign Services shall be exclusively in Taipei District Court, R.O.C.
Prohibited Usage
You will not use this website for any purpose that is unlawful or not allowed by Callisto. You may not use this website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or interfere with any person’s usage of this website. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to this website, other accounts, computer systems, or network connections through hacking, password mining, or any other means. You may not use or attempt to use this website through any means that has not been anticipated and intentionally made available by Callisto
Indemnity
You agree to indemnify (including reasonable attorney’s fees) and hold Callisto harmless from any claim, proceeding, or action made by any third party in connection to or arising out of any materials, the products, services, or information that you provide, post, transmit or otherwise make available through TECHDesign Services, your breach of Terms, TECHDesign Member Terms and Conditions, or TECHDesign eService and eMarket Supplier Terms and Conditions, or your violation of others’ rights.