As such, all applications to conduct research or study in the State of Sarawak must be made online via Sarawak Online Research Application System (SORAS) which can be accessed through https://soras.sarawak.gov.my .
Those who intend to conduct research in Sarawak are advised to read the Terms and Conditions before proceeding to fill in the Research Application Form in the System.
Sarawak On-Line Research Application System (SORAS)
Sarawak State Government which is one of the state members in the country of Malaysia respects the privacy of individuals and understands that privacy is a concern of its users; we shall therefore take reasonable steps to safeguard any personal data gathered by SORAS.
*A. PURPOSE OF COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA*
By providing any of your Personal Data: your name, gender, age, date of birth, nationality, identity card number, passport number, contact details, occupation, other information relevant to the purposes listed below to Sarawak State Government via the internet or otherwise, you hereby agreed that Sarawak State Government shall collect, retain and use the Personal Data for the following purposes:
To set up,register and activate your Login Account in this system;
To assist in verifying your (your team or family members) credentials with other organizations such as Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and Malaysian Immigration (JIM) in the event your research application is being process for approval ;
Making such disclosures as may be required for any of the above purposes or by law in Malaysia.
Please note that in the event that sufficient Personal Data is not supplied, or is not satisfactory, your application or request to Sarawak State Government for any of the above purposes of A1 may not be accepted.
Any Personal Data supplied by you will be retained for as long as necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes stated in A1 herein or is required to satisfy legal regulatory requirements.
Any questions, comments, suggestions or information, other than Personal Data, sent or posted to the site, or any part of the site, by user of this application system will be deemed voluntarily provided on a non-confidential and non-proprietary basis.
*C. SAFETY OF PERSONAL DATA*
All reasonable efforts and practical steps are made to ensure that any Personal Data held is kept up-to-date and is protected against any loss, misuse, modification, unauthorized or accidental access or disclosure, alteration or destruction.
*D. HOW LONG DOES SORAS KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA?*
Sarawak State Government reserves the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information it reasonably believes is necessary to:-
Satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request;
Enforce the Terms of Service or other user policies and agreements, including investigation of potential violations thereof;
Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
Please read the terms and conditions below carefully before accessing or using this Sarawak On-Line Research Application System (SORAS). The information and services in SORAS are provided by the Sarawak Government. By accessing and using SORAS, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below.
Loss means loss, damage, cost or expense (to any person or property) including consequential, special, or indirect loss, or any business loss, loss of revenue, income, profits, anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.
Agency means any agency (including departments) of the Sarawak Government.
You and your means the user of SORAS.
Our, us and we means the Government of the State of Sarawak.
SORAS means Sarawak On-Line Research Application System.
You agree to use SORAS only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of or restrict or inhibit the use of SORAS by any third party. This includes conduct which is unlawful or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person, the transmission of obscene or offensive content or disruption to SORAS.
You must not post or transmit via SORAS any unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive or scandalous material, or any material that constitutes or encourages conduct that would contravene any law.
Disclaimer of Warranty
The Sarawak Government disclaims all express and implied warranties with regard to the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of SORAS or its content and expressly disclaims liability for any errors or omissions in the content. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, titles, or of merchantability, satisfactory quality and/or fitness for a particular purpose, is given in conjunction with SORAS or the information, services, and materials contained herein.
All information, services, and materials are provided "as is" and "as available", we do not warrant that either SORAS or its content will be provided uninterrupted or free from errors or that any identified defect will be corrected; further, no warranty is given that this application and its contents are free from any virus or other malicious, destructive or corrupting code, program or macro.
Limitations of Liability
The Sarawak Government will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) for any loss in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, SORAS.
The Sarawak Government shall not be liable for:
Nothing in this disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit.