Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Terms of Use
This page (together with the documents referred to herein) contains the terms of use on which you may make use of our website, Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms, please refrain from using our site.

  1. Information

This Website presents information, data, content, photo, picture, video, audio and other materials and items, tangible or intangible (collectively, the “Information”). If we agree to grant you access to this Website, such access shall be a non-exclusive, non-transferable and limited licence to access this Website in accordance with these Terms of Use.

  1. Change of Terms of Use

We may periodically change, add or delete terms from these Terms of Use in our sole discretion without notice or liability to you. By continuing to use this Website following such modifications, you agree to be bound by such modifications. You are advised to review this page from time to time.

  1. Changes to Website Content and Materials

We reserve the right, in our discretion and at any time, to suspend, change, modify, add or remove portions of the content available on the website at any time and to restrict the use and accessibility of the site.

  1. User Conduct on the Website/ Rules of Submission

As a condition of your use of this Website, you understand and agree that you will not post content that:

• Infringes on the rights (including copyright, trademark, patent and other intellectual property rights and rights of privacy and publicity) of any third party:

• Is false, misleading, libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, hateful, or sexually explicit:

• Degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual preference, disability, or other classification;

• Contains epithets or other language or material intended to intimidate or to incite violence.

You have no rights in or to the Information and you will not use the Information, except as permitted under these Terms of Use.

  1. Third Party Information

The site may contain information provided by third parties or sourced by us from business information sources and other references or sources. We are not responsible if any such Information is not up-to-date. We do not separately verify the Information provided by such third party or agency and you are cautioned thus to the reliability and accuracy of the Information accordingly. We do not accept responsibility whatsoever in respect of such Information. Any use of and reliance of such Information is at your own risk.

  1. Prohibition of Access/Suspension

Whilst we shall strive to ensure that our users will have 24 hour access to our website and content, we cannot guarantee your access and you acknowledge that we may not make representation or warranty that this Website will be available. You are responsible for your own hardware, software and facilities and we cannot guarantee computability of this Website with your systems. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

We reserve the right to (i) limit, deactivate or suspend the service or any part thereof, with or without notice to you, to carry out system, maintenance, upgrading, testing and/ or repairs; or (ii) restrict your access to and use of this Website where we consider it reasonably necessary for the operation of this Website.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.

We reserve the right at all time to prohibit or deny your access to this Website or any part thereof immediately and without notice, where we are of the opinion that you have breached any of the terms contained in these Terms of Use or that such prohibition or denial is appropriate, desirable or necessary in our sole opinion.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

  1. Links to and from this Website

Where our site may contain third party owned content and links to other websites, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over such content and websites, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for the content, advertising, products, privacy practices or other materials on or available from the third parties that provide such content and websites.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page without our express permission. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy detailed below.

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to us via e-mail.

  1. Intellectual Property Rights

All intellectual property rights subsisting in respect of this Website belong to us or have been lawfully licensed to us for use on this Website. All such rights under applicable laws are hereby reserved.

You must not copy or use any part of the directories and materials on our site for commercial purposes.Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.

  1. Prevention of Viruses

Although we intend to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, “Trojan horses” or other destructive materials to our site, we and our officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, licensors or other third-party providers do not guarantee or warrant that the materials that may be downloaded from the website do not contain such destructive features. We and our affiliates, agents, licensors or other third party providers are not liable for any damage or harm attributable to such features. If you rely on the site and any materials available through the site, you do so solely at your own risk.

  1. Limited Liability and Warranty

Your access to and use of our Website is at your sole risk and is provided “as is”, “as available”. This Website is for your personal use only and we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied. References in the Website to any third party events or services do not constitute or imply our endorsement of any kind.

Without limiting any exclusion specifically provided for in these Terms of Use, we shall in no event be liable for any costs, damages or liability for any unauthorized use of this Website or breach of security relating to this Website.

We do not guarantee or assume any responsibility that and you acknowledge that we make no representation or warranty, that:

a. the Information on this Website is accurate, adequate, current or reliable, or may be used for any purpose other than for general reference or as specified in any separate licence granted by us:

b. the Information on this Website is free of defect, error, omission, virus or anything which may change, erase, add to or damage your software, data or equipment;

c. messages sent through the internet will be free from interception, corruption or loss:

d. access to this Website will be available or be uninterrupted; or

e. defects in this Website will be corrected.

In no event shall we be liable to you or any other person for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages, including any loss of business or profit, arising out of any use, or inability to use, errors or omission in this Website or the Information, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

You will exercise and rely solely on your own skill and judgment in your use of this Website and use and interpretation of the Information. You are responsible to ensure that your use of this Website and the Information complies with all applicable legal requirements.

The limitation of the liability contained in these Terms of Use will apply to the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws.

  1. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us, our employees, agents, officers, directors, agents, contractors, suppliers and other representatives harmless from and against all liabilities, damages, claims, actions, costs and expenses (including legal fees), in connection with or arising from your breach of these Terms of Use and/or your use of this Website. We may, if necessary, participate in the defence of any claim or action and any negotiations for settlement. You will not make any settlement that may adversely affect our rights or obligations without our prior written approval. We reserve the right, at our own expense and on notice to you, to assume exclusive defence and control of any claim or action.

Privacy Policy

For information about our privacy policies and practices, please refer to our Privacy Policy Statement. You agree to the use and disclosure of your information in the manner set out in our Privacy Policy Statement (as updated from time to time). Where personal data is collected in connection with the Services, you should also have reference to the relevant user agreements linked to the form through which your personal data is collected.

For information on our use of cookies, please also refer to our Privacy Policy Statement.

  1. Termination

We may, in our sole discretion and at any time, without prior notice to you and without cause, terminate all or any part of our services to you and consequentially prohibit your right to access the Services and remove the information and data contained in your account.

  1. Partial Invalidity

The illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms of Use under the law of any jurisdiction shall not affect its legality, validity or enforceability under the laws of any other jurisdiction nor the legality, validity or enforceability of any other provision.

  1. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. You agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Hong Kong courts.

Privacy Policy
We are committed to ensuring that all personal data provided under various applications and notifications are handled in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance in Hong Kong.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our members. We have prepared this privacy policy statement to help you better understand how we collect, use and disclose information that we may collect, and to assist you to make more informed decisions when using the website.

We respect your privacy and we will endeavour:

• to implement computer, physical and procedural safeguards to protect the security and confidentiality of the personal data we collect (if any)

• to limit the personal data collected to the minimum required to provide a better service

• to permit only properly trained, authorized employees to access personal data

• not to disclose your personal data to external parties unless you have agreed, we are required by law or we have previously informed you.

Personal Data collected and held

We collect information when you register with us, attend our events, use our services, or communicate with us.

We may also use your personal data to notify you about important changes to the website and new services if and when we think you will be interested.

The typical types of information held by us, when you contact us, are basic contact details (such as name, job title, company name, address, email, telephone….).

Main Purposes of Collecting and Keeping Personal Data

The main purposes for which your personal data may be used by us are:

• Processing your registration for our communication purposes, enquiry or feedback

• Tracking and examination of our internal procedures in response to enquiries and complaints

• Registration for our events

• Distribution of our publications and related materials

• To mail communications, publications, invitations and such like as you may select, request or as we may consider to be relevant to you

• Comply with disclosure requirements under any law applicable in or outside Hong Kong

• Other related purposes.

We may conduct direct communication via fax, email, direct mail, telephone and other means of communication, or send e-newsletters to you. You may choose not to receive promotional materials, by simply telling us, and we will cease to do so.

Privacy of Personal Data

The information that you provide to us will be treated in strict confidence. We will not divulge or sell personal details to external parties for their own purpose.

Only authorised people have access to, custody of and the means of using personal data that we collect. We promote a privacy-aware culture that respects and is sensitive to the rights of its external contacts.

Opt-out Clause

You may opt out of receiving email messages from us and delete your personal information at any time by sending us an email stating that you wish all such data to be deleted from our record. You may also send us your request to modify your personal data by email or by post.

Links to other websites

Please note that this website contains links to other sites. This statement will no longer be in effect when you browse such external websites. Your browsing and interruption on other websites, including websites that have a link to the website, is subject to that website’s own rules and policies which may differ from those of this website.

Access to and Correction of Personal Data

By visiting our website or using our services, you consent to the collection and use of your information as outlined in this Statement.

Last update 15 October 2014.