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Terms of Use

Please read these Terms of Use carefully.  By accessing this Website, you are consenting to these Terms of Use.  If you do not accept these Terms of Use, do not access this Website.

  1. Website Contents

    This Website of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (“PolyU”, “we”, “us”, “our”) is for general reference.  We may, at our absolute discretion and at any time, without prior notice to you, add to, amend or remove material from this Website, or alter the presentation, substance, or functionality of this Website.

  2. Links to and from this Website

    The links on this Website may take you to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by us.  You acknowledge and agree that we have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites or services.  Links to other websites do not constitute an endorsement by us of such websites or the information, products, advertising, or other materials available on those websites.

  3. Intellectual Property Rights

    All intellectual property rights subsisting in respect of this Website belong to us or have been lawfully licensed to us for use on this Website. All rights under applicable laws are hereby reserved. Except with our express written permission, you are not allowed to upload, post, publish, reproduce, transmit or distribute in any way any component of this Website itself or create derivative works with respect thereto, as this Website is copyrighted under applicable laws.

    You may only download such part of this Website as is expressly permitted to be downloaded for the purposes specified.  You have no rights in or to the contents and you will not use them except as permitted under these Terms of Use.

  4. Limited Liability and Warranty

    This Website is provided by us on an “as is” and “as available” basis.  All information is for your general reference only. We do not accept any responsibility whatsoever in respect of such information.  We do not guarantee or assume any responsibility that:

    • this Website is available or will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that defects will be corrected;

    • the information on this Website is accurate, adequate, current or reliable, or may be used for any purpose other than for general reference;

    • the information on this Website is free of defect, error, omission, virus or anything which may change, erase, add to or damage your software, data or equipment; or

    • the messages sent through the internet will be free from interception, corruption or loss.

    We make no representation that the information on this Website is appropriate or available for use in any other jurisdictions.  Those who access this Website from other locations do so at their discretion and are solely responsible for compliance with their laws and rules.

  5. Privacy Policy

    For information about our privacy policies and practices, please refer to our Privacy Policy Statement. Where personal data is collected, you should also have reference to the relevant Personal Information Collection Statement in the form through which your personal data is collected.

  6. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

    These Terms of Use shall be governed by the law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (“Hong Kong”). You agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Hong Kong courts.

  7. General Matters

    These Terms of Use are subject to change.  Any changes will be posted on this page. Your continued use of our websites after the posting of such changes indicates your acceptance to the changes. In case of any inconsistency between the English and Chinese versions, the English version shall prevail.



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