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This web site is intended for general information purposes only. It does not claim to be comprehensive nor to provide legal advice, and should not be treated as a substitute for professional legal advice on individual cases on computer related crime.

 

This web site makes no express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use with respect to any information, data or software whatsoever in this web site. Information published on this website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information may be changed or updated without notice. Under no circumstances will this web site be held liable for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages to any third party, including users of this web site and other external websites maintaining hypertext links to this web site, who may choose to rely on the information, data or software in this web site for any purposes.

 

This web site has provided hypertext links to other external websites. Users when connect to those websites via the links in this web site should understand that those websites are independent from this web site, and that this web site has no control over their contents. Provision of such hypertext links is only as a convenience for users and does not imply that this web site endorses the content of any such external websites, nor does this web site have any responsibilities for that content.

 

This web site and its content may be referred by or hypertext linked in other external websites provided by other organisations. Users should be reminded that information on those external websites has been compiled and published by those organisations. This web site accepts no responsibility for the content of those websites, any information or hypertext links related to this web site contained in those websites, or any changes or updates with those websites. This web site shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from or related to those external websites.

 

In no event will this web site be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages for any use of this website, or on any other hypertext linked websites, including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data on users' information handling system or otherwise, even if this web site is expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.

 

Copyright Notice:

 

1. By accessing “InfoCloud” (www.infocloud.gov.hk) or any of its webpages, you  unconditionally agree to the terms of this Copyright Notice and as they may be modified and/or supplemented from time to time by the Government without prior notice to you. Please check this webpage regularly for any modifications and/or supplements which may be made.

 

Scope of Copyright Ownership

2. Unless otherwise indicated, the contents found on “InfoCloud” (www.infocloud.gov.hk) are subject to copyright owned by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“Government”).

 

Non-text Contents on “InfoCloud”

3. Prior written consent of the Government is required if you intend to reproduce, distribute or otherwise use any non-text contents (including but not limited to photographs, graphics, drawings, diagrams, audio files and video files) found on “InfoCloud” in any way or for any purpose.  Such requests for consent shall be addressed to “InfoCloud” Help Desk via email at infocloud@ogcio.gov.hk.

 

4. Where third party copyright is involved in the non-text contents found on “InfoCloud”, authorisation or permission to reproduce or distribute or otherwise use any such non-text contents must be obtained from the copyright owners concerned.

 

Text Contents on “InfoCloud”

5. The Government copyright protected text contents found on “InfoCloud” may be reproduced and distributed free of charge in any format or medium for personal or internal use within an organisation, subject to the following conditions:

(a) the copy or copies made must not be for sale, or exchange for any benefit, gain, profit or reward, or any other commercial purposes. "Commercial purposes" includes without limitation the following:

(i) the purpose to offer to supply goods, services, facilities, land or an interest in land;

(ii) the purpose to offer to provide a business opportunity or an investment opportunity;

(iii) the purpose to advertise or promote goods, services, facilities, land or an interest in land;

(iv) the purpose to advertise or promote a business opportunity or an investment opportunity;

(v) the purpose to advertise or promote a supplier, or a prospective supplier, of goods, services, facilities, land or an interest in land; and

(vi) the purpose to advertise or promote a provider, or a prospective provider, of a business opportunity or an investment opportunity, in the course of or in the furtherance of any business;

(b) such text contents must be reproduced accurately and must not be used in a manner adversely affecting any moral rights of the Government; and

(c) the Government must be acknowledged as the copyright owner of such text contents and acknowledgement must be given to “InfoCloud” (www.infocloud.gov.hk) as the source of such text contents;

 

6. Please note that the permission given in clause 5 above only applies to Government copyright protected text contents found on “InfoCloud”.  The Government reserves the right to withdraw any permission given in clause 5 above at any time without any prior notice to you.

 

7. Prior written consent of the Government is required if you intend to reproduce, distribute or otherwise use any Government copyright protected text contents found on “InfoCloud” in any way other than that permitted in clause 5 above, or for any purpose other than that permitted in clause 5 above.  Such requests shall be addressed to the “InfoCloud” Help Desk via email at infocloud@ogcio.gov.hk.

 

8. Where third party copyright is involved in the text contents found on “InfoCloud”, authorisation or permission to reproduce or distribute or otherwise use any such text contents must be obtained from the copyright owners concerned.

 

Contents on Linked Websites

9. For the avoidance of doubt, the permission given in clause 5 above does not extend to any contents on other websites linked to “InfoCloud”. If you intend to reproduce, distribute or otherwise use any contents on any such linked websites, you shall obtain all necessary authorisation or permission from the copyright owners concerned.

 

English and Chinese Versions of this Copyright Notice

10. This Copyright Notice has been translated into Chinese. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail.

 

Linking to InfoCloud:

 

1.  By building a hyperlink from a website to the InfoCloud portal (www.infocloud.gov.hk) (including all or any of its webpages) (“InfoCloud”), you unconditionally agree to the terms and conditions of this “Linking to InfoCloud” and as they may be revised and/or amended from time to time by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“the Government”) without any prior notice to you.  Please check this webpage regularly for any modifications and/or supplements which may be made. Unless the context requires otherwise, a hyperlink in this "Linking to InfoCloud" is defined as an electronic connection between a website and InfoCloud.  Please note that lower level webpages other than homepage and landing page in InfoCloud may change at any time without any prior notice to you.

 

Terms and Conditions for Building Hyperlinks to InfoCloud

2. Prior consent of the Government is not required for linking to InfoCloud, except building inline link(s) to any materials (including but not limited to photographs, graphics, drawing, diagrams, audio and video files) on InfoCloud where the materials are located, provided that:-

  1. the website must not present the content of InfoCloud as its own, or otherwise misrepresent the content of InfoCloud, or misinform any users about the origin or ownership of the content of InfoCloud; and
  2. the link or access to the materials must be for non-commercial use (e.g. the link or access to the materials must not be for sale or exchange for any benefit, gain, profit or reward, or any other commercial purposes).

 

3.     All contents available on InfoCloud are protected by copyright. Please refer to InfoCloud's Copyright Notice for details. The permission given in paragraph 2 only applies to Government copyright protected materials on InfoCloud. The Government reserves the right to withdraw any permission given in paragraph 2 above at any time without any prior notice to you.

 

4.     For the avoidance of doubt, the permission to build hyperlink(s) to InfoCloud does not extend to any third party websites or any materials on InfoCloud the copyright of which belongs to a third party.  Authorisation or permission to build hyperlink(s) to such websites or materials must be obtained from the copyright owners concerned.

 

5. The Government does not permit a website to hyperlink to InfoCloud if it contains any material which is libellous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, or is in any way in breach of the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or infringes any intellectual property rights (including but not limited to copyright) and moral rights.  The Government may, in its sole discretion, require any websites to remove any hyperlink to InfoCloud at any time.

 

Linking Disclaimer

6.     The Government is not responsible for the set-up of any hyperlinks from a website to InfoCloud or for the accuracy, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, reliability, security, timeliness or freedom from computer virus in respect of the content of such website.  Any hyperlinks so set up shall not constitute any approval or endorsement by, or any form of cooperation or affiliation with, the Government of such website.  The Government will not have or accept any liability, obligation or responsibility whatsoever for any loss, destruction or damage (including without limitation consequential loss, destruction or damage) however arising out of or in connection with such hyperlinks or any use or misuse of or reliance on any contents delivered on or via InfoCloud.

 

7.     This “Linking to InfoCloud” has been translated into Chinese.  If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail.

 

Requests or Enquiries

8. Prior written consent of the Government is required if you intend to link to InfoCloud in any way or for any purpose other than that permitted above.  Such requests or enquiries should be sent to us via email at infocloud@ogcio.gov.hk.

 

Accessibility Statement:

 

This website adopts web accessibility design and conforms to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA standard. Should you have any enquiries or comments on its accessibility, please contact us by phone or email.

 

Telephone number:  2231 5555
Email address:  infocloud@ogcio.gov.hk

 

 

 

 

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