hkengineer.org.hk ("Web Site") is owned by the HKIE and operated by Printers' Circle Ltd. These terms apply only to this Web Site.
ACCESS TO THIS WEB SITE (OR PORTIONS THEREOF) AND THE USE OF INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE (OR PORTIONS THEREOF), IS NOT INTENDED, AND IS PROHIBITED, WHERE SUCH ACCESS OR USE VIOLATES APPLICABLE LAWS OR REGULATIONS.
This Web Site is a business and commercial site. As such, it is not intended for children or minors.
Product & Services
All references on this Web Site to information, materials, products and services apply to information, materials, products and services available in the countries or jurisdictions specified with respect to such information only, unless otherwise stated. Nothing in this Web Site constitutes an offer to buy or sell our products or services in any jurisdiction. This Web Site is for information purposes only.
Unless otherwise indicated, this Web Site and its design, text, content, selection and arrangement of elements, organisation, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to this Web Site are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including, but not limited to, intellectual property) rights and are the property of the HKIE and Printers' Circle Ltd or the materials in this Web Site are included with the permission of the relevant rights owners and are protected pursuant to applicable copyright, trademark and proprietary rights laws. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
The posting of any such material on this Web Site does not constitute a waiver of any right in such material. You do not acquire ownership rights to any such material viewed through this Web Site. Except as otherwise provided herein, none of these materials may be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, modified, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without our express prior written permission.
The Hong Kong Engineer journal logo, all product names, all page headers, all custom graphics, all button icons, all trademarks, service marks and logos appearing on this Web Site, unless otherwise noted, are service marks, trademarks and/or trade dress of the HKIE and Printers' Circle Limited respectively (the "Marks"). All other trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress mentioned, displayed, cited or otherwise indicated on the Web Site are the property of their respective owners. You agree not to display or use the Marks in any manner without our prior written permission. You agree not to display or use trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress of other owners without the prior written permission of such owners. The use or misuse of the Marks or other trademarks, product names, company names, logos, service marks and/or trade dress or any other materials contained herein, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited.
This Web Site may contain links and/or advertisements to other web sites maintained by us in addition to links to web sites maintained by unrelated companies and persons. An advertisement of, or link to, the Web Site and the web site maintained by us, does not mean that the HKIE or Printers' Circle Limited (as the case may be) approves, endorses or accepts any responsibility for that web site, its content or use, or the use of products and services made available through such web site.
We are not responsible for the actions, content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services provided through these links or made available through these resources or appearing in such web sites, nor for any damages or losses, directly or indirectly, caused or alleged to have been caused as a result of your use or reliance on such web sites.
Such web sites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, completeness or conformance with applicable laws and regulations by us. We do not make any representations whatsoever, or give any warranties of any kind, expressed, implied, or otherwise about other web sites which you may access through this Web Site, the content thereof, or the products and/or services made available through such web sites. If you decide to leave our Web Site and access these other web sites, you do so at your own risk. All rules, policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of such web sites will apply to you while on such web sites.
Links from other websites
Any link to this Web Site without our written permission is prohibited. Persons providing access to this Web Site via a link from another web site are solely responsible for the content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services of, or available through, the source web site and for any representations made or impressions created concerning the HKIE and Printers' Circle Limited.
Authorisation by us to link to this Web Site is given without assumption of any liability by us relating to such links, and we hereby disclaim any such liability. We reserve the right to withdraw any authorisation to link to this Web Site at any time and for any reason.
Advertisers and users on this Web Site are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion to this Web Site complies with all relevant laws and regulations.
This Web Site acts as a venue for employers to post job opportunities for candidates but does not screen or censor the listings offered. We are not responsible for any error, omission or inaccuracy in any material posted on this Web Site and do not get involved in the actual transaction between employers and candidates. As a result, we have no control over the quality or legality of the jobs posted, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of employers to offer job opportunities to candidates or the ability of candidates to fill job openings. You acknowledge therefore that any reliance on material posted by other users on this Web Site will be at your own risk and you assume all risks associated in dealing with other such users.
Because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, we cannot and do not confirm that each user is who they claim to be. Because we do not and cannot be involved in user-to-user dealings or control the behaviour of participants on this Web Site, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you agree to release us (and our agents and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential, direct and indirect) of every kind and nature, known and unknown arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
Data Protection Consent
Any communication or material you post or transmit to us over the Internet is, and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Upon the transmission of any personal information to us, you expressly grant permission to us to disseminate and/or use such information for any lawful purpose.
Posting or transmittal of any unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or violation of any law is strictly prohibited.
We reserve the right to monitor your communications with us whether by mail, voice, fax, e-mail or any other form of transmission for the purposes of quality control, security and other business needs.
WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEB SITE OR ITS CONTENTS, WHICH ARE PROVIDED FOR USE "AS IS." WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEB SITE AND ANY WEB SITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED. WE ALSO MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO WHETHER THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THIS WEB SITE, OR ANY WEB SITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED, IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR CURRENT. YOU ACCEPT THAT OUR SHAREHOLDERS, OWNERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES SHALL HAVE THE BENEFIT OF THIS CLAUSE.
It is your responsibility to evaluate (or take professional advice on) the accuracy and completeness of all information, statements, opinions and other material on this Web Site or any web site with which it is linked.
Your statutory rights as a consumer, if any, are not affected by these provisions, and we do not seek to exclude or limit liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.
Exclusion of Liability
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws we, on behalf of our members, officers, employees, agents, suppliers and contractors exclude liability for any losses and expenses of whatever nature and howsoever arising including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages, loss of use, loss of data, loss caused by a virus, loss of income or profit, loss of or damage to property, claims of third parties, or other losses of any kind or character, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses, arising out of or in connection with the use of this Web Site or any web site with which it is linked. You assume total responsibility for establishing such procedures for data back up and virus checking as you consider necessary.
You are responsible for providing and maintaining all personal computer and communications equipment and Internet access accounts necessary to gain access of this Web Site.
In consideration of your use of the Web Site, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Web Site's registration form ("Registration Data") and maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate or incomplete, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is inaccurate, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Web Site.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and ID, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or ID, whether by you or by anyone else using your account and password.
You agree to use the Web Site in a manner consistent with any and all applicable rules and regulations. You agree not to upload or transmit through the Web Site any computer viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything else designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer.
You agree to inform us of any apparent breaches of security such as loss, theft or unauthorised disclosure or use of your ID or password and until we are so notified you will remain liable for any unauthorised use of your account.
We may restrict certain parts of the Web Site to users who have paid a subscription fee to us. If you wish to have unrestricted use of the Web Site and access to services which we deem are accessible on payment of a fee, you will be required to register with us and pay the subscription fee notified to you via the Web Site.
If you do not wish to pay the relevant subscription fee, you may still be required to register with us but your access to the Web Site may be restricted. We shall determine, at our sole discretion, the extent to which your access to the Web Site will be restricted.
The subscription fee shall be payable immediately on the date of our acceptance of your registration (which we shall notify you of via e-mail) and shall, at our sole discretion, be non-refundable. Where you wish to pay the subscription fee by credit or debit card, you hereby represent that you are the owner, holder and authorised user of the credit or debit card specified by you on our registration form and you agree that we are authorised to take payments from your account as and when they become due. You further agree that this authorisation will remain in effect until you revoke it in writing to us.
Where you wish to pay by invoice, we shall issue an invoice on our acceptance of your registration. All such invoices are payable within 30 days of the date of the invoice.
We reserve the right to change the subscription fee and billing methods at any time. We shall notify you of all such changes at your renewal date and your continuing use of the Web Site and our products and services will constitute acceptance of such changes. We reserve the right to terminate your account immediately without further notice if you do not accept any such changes or fail to pay our invoices.
All subscription fees payable are exclusive of tax and other related expenses, and shall be paid in full without deduction or withholding and be the net fee to be received.
If you wish to cancel your subscription, you must notify us in writing of your intention to cancel within seven working days after our acceptance of your registration. Upon receipt of such notification, we shall refund the subscription fee and terminate your account with us.
At the end of the period for which the subscription fee was payable, we shall send you a renewal notice and this agreement will automatically renew when you inform us that you wish to renew your subscription.
Modification and Discontinuation
We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify, edit, delete, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently this Web Site (or any portion thereof) and/or the information, materials, products and/or services available through this Web Site (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, editing, deletion, suspension or discontinuance of this Web Site.
Law & Jurisdiction
You agree that the courts of Hong Kong shall have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any controversy or claim of whatever nature arising out of or relating to use of this Web Site, and that the laws of Hong Kong shall govern such dispute or claim. However, we retain the right to bring legal proceedings in any jurisdiction where we believe that infringement of this agreement is taking place or originating.