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    © 2024. Singapore International Foundation. All rights reserved.

    This website contains material protected under International and Federal Copyright Laws and Treaties. Any unauthorised reprint or use of this material is prohibited. No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system without express written permission from the Singapore International Foundation.

  • Terms of Use

    LAST UPDATED: 24 April 2020


    1.1 We are Singapore International Foundation (SIF) and we own and operate this website (“Site”).

    1.2 Your use of this Site is subject to these Terms of Use. By using the Site, you are deemed to have accepted and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. We may make changes to these Terms of Use from time to time. We may notify you of such changes by any reasonable means, including by posting the revised version of these Terms of Use on the Site. Your use of the Site following changes to these Terms of Use will constitute your acceptance of those changes.

    1.3 You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties set forth in these Terms of Use, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Use.


    2.1 You are responsible for all access to the Site using your internet connection, even if the access is by another person.

    2.2 We will use reasonable efforts to ensure that the Site is available at all times. However, we cannot guarantee that the Site or any individual function or feature of the Site will always be available and/or error free. The Site may be unavailable during periods when we are implementing upgrades or carrying out essential maintenance on the Site.


    3.1 We make no promise that the material on the Site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside of Singapore. Accessing the Site from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited. If you choose to access the Site from elsewhere, you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.


    4.1 Your permission to use the Site is personal to you and non-transferable, and you may not use the Site for commercial purposes. Your use of the Site is conditional on your compliance with the rules of conduct set forth in these Terms of Use and you agree that you will not:

    4.1.1 Use the Site for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose;

    4.1.2 Use the Site to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the rights of others, including without limitation others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity;

    4.1.3 Impersonate any person or entity, false state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity in connection with the Site or express or imply that we endorse any statement you make;

    4.1.4 Interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Site or the servers or networks used to make the Site available or violate any requirements, procedure, policies or regulations of such networks;

    4.1.5 Transmit or otherwise make available in connection with the Site any virus, worm or other computer code that is harmful or invasion or may or is intended to damage the operation of, or to monitor the use of, any hardware, software or equipment;

    4.1.6 Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to the Site;

    4.1.7 Modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site. If you wish to reverse engineer any part of the Site to create an interoperable programme you must contact us and we may provide interface data subject to verification of your identity and other information;

    4.1.8 Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice from the Site or materials originating from the Site;

    4.1.9 Frame or mirror any part of the Site without our express prior written consent;

    4.1.10 Create a database by systematically downloading and storing Site content;

    4.1.11 Use any manual or automatic device in any way to gather Site content or reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure of presentation of the Site without our express prior written consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we grand the operators of public online search engines limited permission to use search retrieval applications to reproduce materials from the Site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of such materials solely in connection with each operator’s public online search service.

    4.2 We reserve the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific instances.


    5.1 The Site may contain hyperlinks to websites which are not maintained by the SIF. We are not responsible for the contents of those websites 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.  Hyperlinks to other websites are provided as a convenience. In no circumstances shall the SIF be considered to be associated or affiliated with any trade or service marks, logos, insignia or other devices used or appearing on web sites to which this Site is linked.

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

    5.2.1 You must secure permission from the SIF prior to hyperlinking to, or framing, this Site or any of the Contents, or engaging in similar activities. SIF reserves the right to impose conditions when permitting any hyperlinking to or framing of this Site or any of the Contents.

    5.2.2 Your linking to, or framing any part of this Site or its 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 Site or any of the Contents.

    5.2.3 The SIF reserves 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.

    5.2.4 The SIF reserves the right to disable any unauthorised links or frames and disclaims any responsibility for the content available on any other site reached by links to or from this Site or any of the Contents.

    5.3 We reserve the right to require to immediately remove any link to the Site at any time and you shall immediately comply with any request by use to remove any such link.

    5.3.1 You retain the legal right and technical ability to immediately remove the link any anytime, following a request by us to do so.


    6.1 The intellectual property rights in the Site and all of the text, pictures, videos, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, trademarks, logos, applications, programmes, computer code and other content made available on it are owned by us and our licensors. You may not print or otherwise make copies of such content without our expressed prior permission.


    7.1 We provide the Site on an “as is” basis and make no representations as to the quality, completeness of accuracy of any content made available on the Site. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude:

    7.1.1 All conditions, warranties and other terms that might otherwise by implied law into these Terms of Use; and

    7.1.2 Any and all liability to you, whether arising under these Terms of Use or otherwise in connection with your use of the Site.

    7.2 The foregoing is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income, or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these Terms of Use is intended to exclude or limit any liability that may not by law be excluded or limited, and in particular none of these exclusions and limitations in this clause are intended to limit any rights you may have as a consumer under Singapore law or statutory rights which may not be excluded; nor in any way to exclude or limit (site owner) liability to you for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our employees or agents.


    8.1 We may collect and use data about you in accordance with our privacy policy. You can view a copy of this policy by clicking here.


    9.1 These Terms of Use are effective until terminated. We may, at any time and for any reason, terminate your access to or use of the Site. If we terminate your access to the Site you will not have the right to bring claims against us or our affiliates with respect to such termination. We and our affiliates shall not be liable for any termination of your access to the Site.


    10.1 These Terms of Use will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore, and the courts of Singapore will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim or dispute arising under or in connection with these Terms of Use.

  • Whistle Blowing Policy

    Whistleblowing refers to the act of disclosure by a person to the public or to those in authority, of mismanagement, corruption, illegality or some other instance of wrongdoing in the organisation.

    At the SIF, we value our reputation for integrity and professionalism. Providing a channel for unethical behaviour to be reported helps the SIF to uphold the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct. The SIF requires all staff to observe our Guiding Principles and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

    Our Whistle Blowing Policy provides an independent platform to report any wrongdoing. If an employee, business partner, or any person believes that any wrongful, illegal, improper or unethical conduct has been, or is in the process of being committed by any SIF personnel and/or SIF’s business partners, such conduct should be reported to the SIF immediately.

    Whistle-blowers should report their concerns in good faith.

    The SIF treats all such reports with strict confidentiality and will protect the reporting person’s identity (unless the applicable law requires SIF to make the necessary disclosures).

    The SIF encourages a whistle-blower to identify himself/herself when raising a concern or providing information. Thorough investigations can only be conducted if the SIF receives adequate and specific information.

    Please send your report to:

    Mr Lian Wee Cheow
    Chairman, Audit Committee
    SIF Board of Governors
    [email protected]


    Mr Herk Low Ng
    Division Director, Strategic Management
    [email protected]

    A formal report, subject to confidential/legal restrictions will be issued following investigations. This will be communicated to the whistle-blower and the person accused of the wrongdoing, and their views will be taken into consideration.

  • Privacy Policy


    The SIF is committed to ensuring that personal data is protected and managed in accordance with Singapore laws, international good practice and individuals’ rights. We collect and use personal data in order to help us offer individuals appropriate information on our programmes and initiatives.

    Cookie/Tracking Technology

    This website may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system and understanding how visitors use the site. Cookies can also help to customise the site for visitors.

    Personal data cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology. However, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.

    Data Protection Policy

    The Personal Data Protection Act establishes a data protection law that governs the collection, use, disclosure and care of personal data. The SIF recognises that the privacy of your personal data is important to you. The SIF is committed to treating all personal data with due confidentiality, in accordance with the relevant data protection laws of Singapore.

    Personal Data

    In this Data Protection Policy, “Personal Data” refers to any data, whether true or not, about an individual who can be identified (a) from that data; or (b) from that data and other information to which we have or are likely to have access, including data in our records, as may be updated from time to time.

    Collection, Usage and Disclosure of Personal Data

    When asking for your personal data, the SIF is committed to the following:

    • Explaining why we need personal data and only asking for the information we need
    • Protecting the data we are given and making sure that only those who need access are able to do so
    • Only sharing the data within the SIF and with other organisations where such sharing is necessary and where we have your consent


    The SIF collects your personal data in the following ways:

    • When you sign in on our websites
    • When you subscribe to our newsletters or magazine
    • When you participate in our marketing campaigns, events and programmes
    • When you register for our events or programmes
    • When you submit your resume for job applications
    • When you contact us to share your stories
    • When you provide us with your name cards at events, campaigns and meetings

    Distribution of Personal Data

    The SIF may share personal data with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. The SIF may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorised transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The personal data is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.


    The SIF may use your personal data for the following purposes:

    • To contact you for programmes which you have signed up for
    • To make the necessary bookings, e.g. flight, hotel, and/or visa application, for the programmes which you have signed up for
    • To inform you about programme updates and invite you to SIF events
    • To respond to enquiries pertaining to our programmes
    • To respond to your job application
    • To send a magazine which you have subscribed to

    The SIF may use your photographs and videos for the SIF’s publicity and outreach efforts on the SIF’s communications platforms.

    The SIF will not use your personal data for purposes other than what we have informed you or which are permitted under local laws and regulations.

    The SIF will not offer or share your personal data with third parties outside of the foundation for commercial purposes, without seeking your consent.

    The SIF will not disclose your personal data to third parties unless requested by relevant government or law enforcement agencies to comply with any laws, rules, guidelines and regulations or schemes imposed by any governmental authority.


    The SIF may disclose your personal data to third parties in order to facilitate our programmes and initiatives. The SIF will work closely with such third parties and adopt appropriate security measures in collaboration with them to ensure that your personal data remains secure and confidential. If you have signed up with the SIF in our programmes, we may share your information with:

    1. Travel agencies/Airlines for flight booking purposes
    2. Hotels for room reservation purposes
    3. Insurance companies for insurance coverage
    4. Government agencies which require security clearance
    5. Partners assisting the SIF with logistics and programme facilitation
    6. Clinics/Hospitals for medical assessment

    The SIF may also share personal data with government agencies or other companies assisting the SIF in fraud prevention or investigation. The SIF may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorised transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place.


    To safeguard your personal data, all electronic storage and transmission of personal data are protected with security technologies.

    Transfers of Personal Data Outside of Singapore

    In the event that we transfer your personal data to agencies outside of Singapore for any of the afore-mentioned usage and disclosure, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data continues to receive a standard of protection that is at least comparable to that provided under the PDPA.


    We generally rely on personal data provided by you (or your authorised representative). To ensure that your personal data is current, complete and accurate, please update us if there are changes to your personal data by informing our Data Protection Officer in writing or via email at the contact details provided below.

    Withdrawal of Consent, Access and Correction of your Personal Data

    If you:

    • Have any question or feedback relating to your personal data or our Data Protection Policy;
    • Would like to withdraw your consent to any use of your personal data as set out in this Data Protection Policy; or
    • Would like to obtain access and make corrections to your personal data records

    please contact our Data Protection Officer at [email protected]

    Effect of Notice and Changes to Notice

    This Notice applies in conjunction with any other notices, contractual clauses and consent clauses that apply in relation to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data by us.

    We may revise this Notice from time to time without any prior notice. You may determine if any such revision has taken place by referring to the date on which this Notice was last updated. Your continued use of our services constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of such changes.

    For questions on the SIF’s Privacy Policy, or if you wish to make any request, please contact our Data Protection Officer at [email protected].

  • Global Citizens Charter

    All Citizen Ambassadors shall agree to the SIF Global Citizens Charter, which sets out the principles, values and behaviours expected of them, based on the Foundation’s mission and core values.