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Welcome to the Web site of the Hong Kong University Press. The goal of this Web site is to provide to the largest group of people possible access to a broad range of quality information about our publications and services. To insure a safe, non-offensive environment for all of our users, we have established these Terms of Use. This document describes what you can expect from us, and what we expect from you.

 

Use of the Hong Kong University Press website at http://www.hkupress.org is subject to these terms of use. Users (“Users,””you,””your”) who do not accept these terms of use are not authorised to use or continue using this website.

We may amend these terms of use at any time and any revised version will be effective immediately that it is displayed on this website.

In the event of any comments or questions concerning these terms of use, please contact us by e-mailing Sales and Marketing Department at upweb@hku.hk or writing to us at 14/F Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong SAR, China.

 

I.    TRADEMARKS: The trademarks, logos and service marks ("Marks") displayed on the Hong Kong University Press Web site are the property of the Hong Kong University Press and other parties. All rights are reserved.

 

II.   CONTENT


a.                 Proprietary Rights: User acknowledges that the Hong Kong University Press Web site contains information, data, software, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds, and other material (collectively "Content") that are protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. All Content is copyrighted where applicable as a collective work under the Hong Kong copyright laws, and the Hong Kong University Press owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such Content. Users may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part, except as expressly permitted by the Press or otherwise stated herein. If no specific restrictions are displayed, Users may make copies of select portions of the Content, provided that the copies are made only for User's personal use and that User maintains any notices contained in the Content, such as all copyright notices, trademark legends, or other proprietary rights notices.

b.                 Distribution/Uploading of Third-Party Content: Except as set forth in Paragraph II a. above, Users may upload to or otherwise distribute on the Hong Kong University Press Web site only Content that is not subject to any copyright or other proprietary rights protection (collectively, "Public Content"), or Content in which the author has given express authorization for distribution on the World Wide Web. Users will be liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights or proprietary rights, or from any other harm arising from such submission. Neither the Hong Kong University Press, the University of Hong Kong, its affiliates, nor any of their officers, directors, employees, agents, Providers, or the like, will be liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights or proprietary rights, or from any other harm arising from such User submission.

c.                  Third-Party Content: Neither the Hong Kong University Press nor its affiliates, nor any of their officers, directors, employees, or agents, nor any third party, including any Provider, or any other User of the Hong Kong University Press Web site, guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any Content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. In many instances, the Content available through the Hong Kong University Press Web site represents the opinions and judgments of Users not under contract with the Hong Kong University Press. The Hong Kong University Press neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made on the Hong Kong University Press Web site by anyone other than authorized Hong Kong University Press employees. Under no circumstances shall the Hong Kong University Press, or its affiliates, or any of their officers, directors, employees, or agents be liable for any loss, damage or harm caused by a User's reliance on information obtained through the Hong Kong University Press Web site or through communications with its employees. It is the responsibility of User to evaluate the information, opinion, advice, or other Content available through the Press' Web site.

 

III. Access to and use of this website

In accessing any part of this website, you agree:

a.   not to use this website in such a way that disrupts, interferes with or restricts the use of this website by other users;

b.   not to upload, display or transmit any materials through this website which are false, offensive, defamatory, threatening, obscene, unlawful or which infringe the rights of any other person anywhere in the world;

c.   not to reverse engineer, decompile, copy or adapt any software or other code or scripts forming part of this website or attempt to transmit to or via this website any information that contains a virus, worm, trojan horse or other harmful or disruptive component; and

d.  not to change, modify, delete, interfere with or misuse data contained on this website and entered by or relating to any third party user of this website.

Material contained in this website may be downloaded, viewed and printed for personal use or internal circulation within your organisation provided that no trade mark, copyright or other proprietary notices contained in or appearing on such material are removed in whole or in part. Material contained in this website may not otherwise be copied, reproduced or redistributed in whole or in part without our prior written consent. In particular it must not be reproduced or exploited for commercial gain. All other rights are reserved and users must seek our permission before making any other use of material contained in this website.

IV.        Privacy policy

If you supply personal details to us through this website then you consent to our maintaining, recording, holding and using such personal data in accordance with our 'Privacy policy'.

V. Exclusions and limitations of liability

This website has been prepared with the aim of providing information about Hong Kong University, our products and services.

Owing to the nature of the Internet we cannot guarantee that this website or the websites to which it is linked will always be available to users. You should ensure that you have appropriate protection against viruses and other security arrangements in place whilst using the Internet.

Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information on this website was accurate at the time of publication, it is subject to variation at any time without notice and we do not give any warranty that any such information will be accurate or complete at any particular time or at all.

This website and any information or other material contained in it are made available strictly on the basis that you accept it on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. Where you rely on any information or other material contained in it, you do so entirely at your own risk and you accept that all warranties, conditions and undertakings, express or implied, whether by common law, statute, trade usage, course of dealings or otherwise in respect of this website are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. We exclude all liability whatever, to the fullest extent permitted by law, in respect of any loss or damage resulting or arising from any non-availability or use of this website or of any other website linked to it, or from reliance on the contents of this website or any material or content accessed through it.

VI. Links

Links from this website are provided for information and convenience only and we have no control over and cannot therefore accept responsibility or liability for the content of any linked third party website. We do not endorse any linked website.

VII. Jurisdiction

This website has been designed and these terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Hong Kong law. Any dispute arising out of the accessing or use of this website shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Hong Kong courts.