Hong Kong Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences Ltd.
Terms And Conditions
1. The Terms and
read these terms and conditions carefully as they apply to your use of this
Internet site (Site). By using this Site you agree to be bound by these terms
technically operate the Site. However, we exercise no editorial control over
much of the Content on the Site and in many cases other persons provide the
Content on the Site or other Internet sites you may view or access through the
Site (Third Party Providers).
may revise these terms and conditions from time to time by updating this
posting. The revised terms will take effect when they are posted.
may be required to join Hong Kong Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences Ltd. (HKIMLS) or
Hong Kong Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences Ltd. Quality Assurance Programme (HKIMLSQAP)
in order to access certain parts of the Site (Sub-Site). Where you are required
you must safeguard any user name and password which we
provide to you; and
you authorise us to assume that any person using the Site
with your user name and password is either you or is authorised to act for you.
acknowledge that your use of some Sub-Sites may be governed by additional terms
and conditions. Where this is the case, you will be notified accordingly, and
those additional terms and conditions:
will apply to your use of such Sub-Site in addition to these
terms and conditions; and
will prevail over these terms and conditions to the extent
of any inconsistency.
acknowledge that we may, in our sole discretion and with or without notice:
vary the Site or any Sub-Site (including any Sub-Site for
which you are required to register); and
modify or discontinue this Site, any Sub-Site and the
services available on it without notice.
We reserve the right at any time to:
charge fees; and
to vary or amend the terms and conditions which cover such
fees, for access to or use of all or some parts of the Site.
The introduction of charges or amendments to terms and
conditions referred to in paragraph 1 will be treated as (at our sole
amendments to these terms and conditions; or
the introduction of, or amendments to, terms and conditions
which govern a Sub-Site, and you will be notified and bound by those new or
amended terms and conditions accordingly.
acknowledge that Content on the Site is subject to copyright and possibly other
intellectual property rights (Intellectual Property Rights). You are therefore
bound by the relevant law and regulation.
are not granted any Intellectual Property Rights or licence to exercise any
Intellectual Property Rights unless this is expressly stated.
6. Your Use of the
disrupt or interfere with the Site or servers or other
software, hardware or equipment connected to or via the Site;
violate any Applicable Law relating to your use of the Site;
collect or store personal data about other users of the
7. Third Party
parts of the Site; and
parts of the Content are provided or maintained by Third
Party Providers and not by us.
correspondence or dealings with any Third Party Provider are solely between you
and that Third Party Provider, and you agree that we will not be liable or
responsible for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of such
8. Links and
have not reviewed all of the sites linked to this Site and are not responsible
for the content or accuracy of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to
this Site (including without limitation sites linked through advertisements or
through any search engines).
links which appear on the Site are automatically generated, and may be
offensive or inappropriate to some people. The inclusion of any link does not
imply that we endorse the linked site, and you use the links at your own risk.
correspondence or dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers
on the Site are solely between you and such advertisers.
will not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage of any sort incurred
as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of
advertisements on the Site.
9. Personal Data and
using the Site you may give us "personal data" as defined in the
Personal Data Privacy Ordinance (PDPO). You have certain rights in this
personal data. By using this Site you grant us the consent to use your personal
your use of the Site, we may issue to and request from your computer blocks of
data known as "cookies". You must not alter any cookies sent to your
computer from the Site and you must ensure that your computer sends correct and
accurate cookies in response to any relevant request from the Site.
10. The Use of the
Site Is At Your Risk
use the Site at your risk. You must evaluate, and bear all risks associated
with, the use of any Content, including reliance on the accuracy, completeness
or usefulness of any Content. In particular, where information relating to
companies, investments or securities is provided on or via the Site, such
information is provided for information purposes only. You should seek your own
independent advice with respect to any Content.
endeavour to provide a convenient and functional Site, but we do not guarantee
that the Content will be error free or that the Site or the server that
operates it are free of viruses or other harmful components.
we will use reasonable endeavours to maintain the Content, we do not undertake
to provide support or maintenance services for the Content. We urge you to keep
backup copies of Content you Post to, maintain on or use with the Site.
your use of the Site results in the need for servicing or replacing property,
material, equipment or data, we will not be responsible for such costs.
limiting the above provisions, everything on the Site is provided to you
"as is" and "as available" without warranty or condition of
any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, any
implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or
non-infringement. We exclude all representations and warranties to the fullest
extent permissible under any Applicable Law.
If a jurisdiction does not allow the exclusion of implied
warranties in accordance with paragraph 10.e but allows limitations of a
certain maximum extent then we limit our warranties to that extent.
11. Limitation of
the extent permitted by law our aggregate liability to you, whether for breach
of these terms or in negligence or in any other tort or for any other common
law or statutory cause of action arising in relation to these terms, the Site
or the Content is limited to one hundred (in numeric, 100) Hong Kong dollars.
the extent permitted by law no party involved in creating, producing, or
delivering the Site or any Content will be liable for any direct, incidental,
consequential or indirect damages, loss or corruption of data, loss of profits,
goodwill, bargain or opportunity or loss of anticipated savings resulting from
your access to, or use of, or inability to use the Site and the Content,
whether based on warranty, contract, tort, negligence or any other legal
theory, and whether or not we know of the possibility of such damage.
a jurisdiction does not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability in
accordance with paragraph 11.a or 11.b but allows a limitation of a certain
maximum extent then our liability is limited to that extent.
may cancel your registration without notice if you have redrawn your HKIMLS
membership or terminated your participation in HKIMLSQAP, or if we reasonably
believe that you have violated any Applicable Laws, acted inconsistently with
the letter or spirit of this agreement, or have violated our rights or those of
your registration is cancelled, you may no longer have access to Content that
is solely for HKMTA members and/or HKMTAQAP participants.
provisions of these terms and conditions entitled "Use of the Site is at
Your Risk", "Limitation of Liability," and "General
Provisions" will survive until cancellation of your registration or
termination of this agreement.
will give you any necessary notices by posting them on the Site. You agree:
to check the Site for notices; and
that you will be considered to have received a notice when
it is made available to you by posting on the Site.
14. General Provisions
any part of this agreement is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable part
shall be given effect to the greatest extent possible and the remainder will
remain in full force and effect.
agreement will be governed by the laws of Hong Kong. You irrevocably submit to
the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Hong Kong.
agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us, our officers, directors,
employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands,
including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or
resulting from your use of the Site or the Content or your breach of this
Law in relation to any person, action or thing means the following in relation
to that person, action or thing:
law, rule or regulation of any country (or political sub-division of a
obligation under any licence in any country (or political sub-division of a
lawful and binding determination, decision or direction of a regulator in any
country (or political sub-division of a country).
includes things that you may see, read, hear, download or access on or via the
Site (including but not limited to messages, files, data, software, images,
photographs, illustrations, text and other materials).
policies and regulations may include but not limit to the follows:
Ordinance regarding unauthorized access to a computer.
Ordinance regarding damaging computer files and data.
Ordinance regarding misuses of computers.
laws regarding the use and distribution of software.
We or us means
HKIMLS, HKIMLSQAP, and the affiliated Committees, Subcommittees and Working Groups.
Last updated on 12 May 2004
Last updated on 12 May 2004