PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE.
hkengineer.org.hk ("Web Site") is owned and operated by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (“the HKIE”, “the Institution”). These terms apply only to this Web Site. This Web Site is the online version of Hong Kong Engineer published by Printers’ Circle Ltd (“the Publisher”) on the Institution’s behalf.
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 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 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. Users 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 the Institution’s 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 (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. Users agree not to display or use the Marks in any manner without prior written permission of the HKIE. Users 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 the HKIE 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 the HKIE, does not mean that the HKIE (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.
The Institution is 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 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 the Institution. The HKIE does not make any representations whatsoever, or give any warranties of any kind, expressed, implied, or otherwise about other web sites which users may access through this Web Site, the content thereof, or the products and/or services made available through such web sites. If users decide to leave our Web Site and access these other web sites, they do so at their own risk. All rules, policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of such web sites will apply while on such web sites.
Links from Other Websites
Any link to this Web Site without the HKIE’s 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.
Authorisation by the Institution to link to this Web Site is given without assumption of any liability by the Institution relating to such links, and the Institution hereby disclaims any such liability. The HKIE reserves 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. The Institution and the Publisher 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, the Institution and the Publisher 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. Users acknowledge therefore that any reliance on material posted by other users on this Web Site will be at their own risk and users assume all risks associated in dealing with other such users.
Because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, the HKIE cannot and does not confirm that each user is who they claim to be. Since the HKIE does not and cannot be involved in user-to-user dealings or control the behaviour of participants on this Web Site, in the event that users have a dispute with one or more users, they agree to release the HKIE and the Publisher (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 users post or transmit to the HKIE over the Internet is, and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Upon the transmission of any personal information to the HKIE, expressly grant permission to the HKIE 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.
The Institution reserves the right to monitor any communications between users and the Institution whether by mail, voice, fax, e-mail or any other form of transmission for the purposes of quality control, security and other business needs.
The Institution makes no representations or warranties with respect to this Web Site or its contents, which are provided for use "as is." The HKIE disclaims 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. The HKIE also makes 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. Users accept that any shareholders, owners, officers, directors, employees and other representatives of the HKIE shall have the benefit of this clause.
It is the users’ 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.
The users’ statutory rights as consumers, if any, are not affected by these provisions, and the HKIE does not seek to exclude or limit liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.
Exclusion of Liability
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws the Institution, on behalf of the Institution’s 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 the Institution has 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. Users assume total responsibility for establishing such procedures for data back up and virus checking as they consider necessary.
Obligations of Users
Users 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 the use of the Web Site, users agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about themselves as prompted by the Web Site. If users provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate or incomplete, or the Institution has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is inaccurate, the Institution has the right to suspend or terminate the user’s account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Web Site.
Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any information they provide to and receive from this Web Site, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under any such confidential information, whether by the user or by anyone else using such confidential information.
Users agree to use the Web Site in a manner consistent with any and all applicable rules and regulations. Users 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.
Users agree to inform the HKIE of any apparent breaches of security such as loss, theft or unauthorised disclosure or use of confidential information and until the Institution is so notified users will remain liable for any unauthorised use of such confidential information.
The Institution may restrict certain parts of the Web Site to users who have paid a subscription fee. If users wish to have unrestricted use of the Web Site and access to services which are accessible on payment of a fee, users will be required to register and pay the subscription fee notified to them via the Web Site.
If users do not wish to pay the relevant subscription fee, they may still be required to register but their access to the Web Site may be restricted. The HKIE shall determine, at its sole discretion, the extent to which any user’s access to the Web Site will be restricted.
The subscription fee shall be payable immediately on the date of acceptance of the user’s registration (by which they shall be notified via e-mail) and shall, at the HKIE’s sole discretion, be non-refundable. Where users wish to pay the subscription fee by credit or debit card, they hereby represent that they are the owner, holder and authorised user of the credit or debit card specified on the registration form and the users agree that the HKIE is authorised to take payments from that account as and when they become due. Users further agree that this authorisation will remain in effect until they revoke it in writing to the HKIE. Where users wish to pay by invoice, the HKIE shall issue an invoice on acceptance of the registration. All such invoices are payable within 30 days of the date of the invoice.
The HKIE reserves the right to change the subscription fee and billing methods at any time. Users shall be notified of all such changes at their renewal date and their continuing use of the Web Site and the products and services will constitute acceptance of such changes. The Institution reserves the right to terminate any user’s account immediately without further notice if any user does not accept any such changes or fail to pay 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 users wish to cancel their subscription, they must notify the Institution in writing of the intention to cancel within seven working days after the HKIE’s acceptance of their registration. Upon receipt of such notification, the HKIE shall refund the subscription fee and terminate the user’s account.
At the end of the period for which the subscription fee was payable, the Institution shall send users a renewal notice and this agreement will automatically renew when they inform the Institution that they wish to renew subscription.
Modification and Discontinuation
The HKIE reserves 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. Users agree that the HKIE shall not be liable to their or to any third party for any such modification, editing, deletion, suspension or discontinuance of this Web Site.
Law & Jurisdiction
Users agree that the courts of the Hong Kong SAR, China 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 the Hong Kong SAR, China shall govern such dispute or claim. However, the HKIE retains the right to bring legal proceedings in any jurisdiction where infringement of this agreement is believed to be taking place or originating.