Terms of Use

Website Terms of Use

BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE, PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF USE SET FORTH BELOW, AS THEY APPLY TO YOUR USAGE OF THIS WEBSITE.

1. Definitions

  • "Information" information, data, content, analysis, news, reports, programmes, photographs, pictures, graphics, video, audio, software and other materials and services, communications, transmissions and other items, tangible or intangible
  • "personal data" personally identifying information or sensitive data (including but not limited to names, addresses, occupations, contacts, and other personal details)
  • "HKSTP", "we", "our" or "us" Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)
  • "HKSTP Affiliates", "our Affiliates" HKSTP's agents or licensors, and their respective agents, officers, affiliates and employees
  • "Terms of Use" the terms of use set forth below as amended from time to time
  • "Third Party Provider" any provider of information or services on the Website other than HKSTP
  • "users", "you" or "your" any person who accesses the Website
  • "Website" www.hkstp.org and other website(s) from time to time hosted by HKSTP


2. Changes to Website
We may, in our sole discretion and at any time, without notice to you, add to, amend or remove any Information from the Website, or alter the presentation, substance, or functionality of the Website.

3. User's Conduct
As a condition of your use of the Website, you must not: trespass, break into, access, use or attempt to trespass, break into, access or use any other parts of our servers, and/or any data areas for which you have not been authorised by us; restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Website; post or transmit any unlawful, fraudulent, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane, threatening, abusive, hateful, offensive, or otherwise objectionable or unreasonable Information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that may constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national or foreign law; post or transmit any advertisements, solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities or schemes or other unsolicited commercial communication, or engage in spamming or flooding; post or transmit any Information or software which contains any virus, Trojan horse, worm or other harmful component; post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute or in any way exploit any Information obtained through the Website for commercial purposes; or upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, or distribute in any way, Information obtained through the Website which is protected by copyright, or other proprietary rights, or create derivative works with respect thereto, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner or right-holder.

You have no rights in or to the Information available on the Website and you will not use the Information available on the Website in any manner or for any purpose, except as permitted under these Terms of Use.

4. Third Party Information
The Information may contain Information provided by Third Party Providers or sourced by HKSTP from other references or sources. The Information on the Website may not be regarded as any recommendation or endorsement by HKSTP for any purpose with respect to any person, product or service.

HKSTP is not responsible if any such Information is not up-to-date; HKSTP does not separately verify such Information. Accordingly we do not accept any responsibility whatsoever in respect of such Information. Any use of and reliance on such Information is at your own risk.

5. Links to and from the Website
The links on the Website may take you to other sites and you acknowledge and agree that HKSTP and the HKSTP Affiliates have no responsibility for the accuracy or availability of any Information provided by linked websites.

Links to other websites do not constitute an endorsement by HKSTP of such websites or the Information, products, advertising or other materials available on those websites.

6. Indemnity
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us and the HKSTP Affiliates harmless from and against all liabilities, damages, claims, actions, costs and expenses (including without limitation legal fees), in connection with or arising from your breach of any of these Terms of Use and/or your use of the Website. We may, if necessary, participate in the defence of any claim or action and any negotiations for settlement. No settlement which may adversely affect our rights or obligations shall be made without our prior written approval. We reserve the right, at our own expense and on notice to you, to assume exclusive defence and control of any claim or action.

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

You agree that we are free to use, disclose, adopt and modify all and any ideas, concepts, knowhow, proposals, suggestions, comments and other communications and information provided by you to us ("Feedback") in connection with the Website and/or Services without any payment to you. You hereby waive and agree to waive all and any rights and claims for any consideration, fees, royalties, charges and/or other payments in relation to our use, disclosure, adoption and/or modification of any or all of your Feedback.

8. Limited Liability and Warranty
All Information is for your general reference only. HKSTP do not accept any responsibility whatsoever in respect of such Information.

YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND IS PROVIDED "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE." THE WEBSITE IS FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE ONLY AND WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES ON MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

OUR ENTIRE LIABILITY AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE OR OTHERWISE, IS RE-PERFORMANCE OF DEFECTIVE SERVICES. IN JURISDICTIONS WHICH DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN TYPES OF LIABILITY, OUR LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. WE DO NOT ENDORSE, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE ANY MATERIAL, PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERED THROUGH US OR OUR WEBSITE. WE ARE NOT AND WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY THIRD PARTY.

Neither HKSTP nor any of the HKSTP Affiliates shall guarantee or assume any responsibility that: the Information on the Website is accurate, adequate, current or reliable, or may be used for any purpose other than for general reference; the Information on the Website is free of defect, error, omission, virus or anything which may change, erase, add to or damage your software, data or equipment; messages sent through the internet will be free from interception, corruption or loss; access to the Website will be available or be uninterrupted; or defects in the Website will be corrected.

In no event will the HKSTP or the HKSTP Affiliates be liable to you or any other person for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages, including any loss of business or profit, arising out of any use, or inability to use, the Information, even if HKSTP or the HKSTP Affiliates have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

You will exercise and rely solely on your own skill and judgment in your use and interpretation of the Information. You are responsible to ensure that your use of the Information complies with all applicable legal requirements.

The limitation of liability contained in these Terms of Use will apply to the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws.

9. Privacy Policy
For information about our privacy policies and practices, please refer to our Privacy Policy Statement. Where personal data is collected in connection with the Services, you should also have reference to the relevant user agreements linked to the form through which your personal data is collected.

10. Partial Invalidity
The illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms of Use under the law of any jurisdiction shall not affect its legality, validity or enforceability under the laws of any other jurisdiction nor the legality, validity or enforceability of any other provision.

11. Miscellaneous
No waiver of any breach under these Terms of Use will amount to a waiver of any other breach. The headings in these Terms of Use are for convenience only and do not affect interpretation.

12. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms of Use shall be governed by the law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. You agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Hong Kong courts.

HKSTP Logos Usage

All users of HKSTP Logos are required to submit your request via HKSTP Logos Usage Request Form to obtain prior authorization from HKSTP.

Approval of the application for the use of the Logos (“Approval”) is subject to the sole and absolute discretion of HKSTP, and submission of the Form does not constitute an Approval. Approval may or may not be subject to conditions to be imposed by HKSTP.

Terms and Conditions

1. The Logos are the sole property of HKSTP, and shall not be used without prior written authorization of HKSTP. Authorization to use the Logos is restricted to the applicant named in this Form. The applicant must duly complete all fields and submit the Form to HKSTP at least five working days prior to the proposed first day of use of the Logos as specified in this Form. HKSTP may, at its option, take legal action for any use of the Logos without Approval and/or fulfillment of conditions to be imposed on the Approval without prior notice.

2. HKSTP shall be entitled to immediately terminate, revoke, modify or suspend the Approval and any rights arising out of or in connection with the Approval (including the imposition of condition(s)), in whole or in part, without cause, liability, compensation or prior notice, and HKSTP may exercise such right at its sole and absolute discretion at any time.

3. Approval will only be granted on a project basis and the name of such project shall be identified in the Form. The Logos shall under no circumstances be used for or attached to other projects/ programs, initiatives, or uses without specific prior written consent or Approval of HKSTP. The applicant must immediately cease to use the Logos and all materials containing the Logos, as well as remove and delete the Logos from all their properties and media, including but not limited to their electronic records, after the applicant completes, terminates or withdraws from the project as specified in the Form.

4. By making the application, the applicant agrees and undertakes, inter alia:

to, if Approval is granted, observe and be bound by the terms and conditions hereof, the Corporate Identity Guideline as set out in the Appendix, and such amendments thereto made by HKSTP from time to time. ;
that HKSTP is entitled to terminate any prior approval of the use of the Logos by the applicant without any liability or compensation;
to immediately cease the use of the Logos on/upon (i) the end date of the project as set out in the Form, (ii) completion of the project, (iii) termination of the project, (iv) withdrawal from the project, or (v) request of HKSTP, whichever is the earlier;
to submit the final layout of materials proposed to use the Logos to HKSTP for approval not less than 2 working days prior to the publishing of the material(s) and not to publish or otherwise use any material(s) bearing the Logos without HKSTP’s specific prior written approval. Such approval shall be granted by HKSTP at its sole and absolute discretion; and
that the Form, the terms and conditions hereof together with the Appendix shall be subject to and construed according to laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Hong Kong courts.

5. Information is collected and used by HKSTP for the purpose of reviewing and assessing your application. Treatment of such information will comply with the HKSTP’s Privacy Policy Statement. For details of HKSTP’s Privacy Policy Statement, please visit: https://www.hkstp.org/privacy-policy/.

Should you have any queries about HKSTP logos usage or obtaining the HKSTP Logos Usage Request Form, please email brandcheck@hkstp.org.

OnePass@HKSTP Wi-Fi

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The followings are the terms and conditions (these “Terms and Conditions”) for accessing wireless LAN network through OnePass@HKSTP (defined below)  

Overview

  1. Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (“HKSTP”) has established the OnePass@HKSTP account management service which is available for the HKSTP Spark Members and public users. OnePass@HKSTP is a unified user account to access various services provided by HKSTP and partnered Service Providers (“SPs”).
  1. HKSTP has engaged various SP to provide users of OnePass@HKSTP (the “Users” each “User”) with wireless LAN access to the Internet both within Science Park and outside Science Park (where available) (the “Service”). Any use of and/or access to the Service shall constitute your agreement to be bound by these Terms and Conditions including (a) SPs Terms and Conditions (defined below) and (b) any changes to these Terms and Conditions made by HKSTP from time to time.
  1. PRIOR TO PROCEEDING FURTHER AND USING/ACCESSING THE SERVICE, YOU MUST AGREE WITH AND PROVIDE YOUR CONSENT AND ACCEPTANCE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU ARE NOT IN AGREEMENT WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE DO NOT PROCEED FURTHER WITH THE ACCOUNT REGISTRATION.

 

Eligibility and Availability

Subject to the approval of HKSTP, all Users are eligible to use the entitled Service.

 

Free of Charge

Subject to these Terms and Conditions, the Service is provided to all Users free of charge.

 

Registration of the Service

User must complete the corresponding registration through OnePass@HKSTP before using the Service which shall include but not limited to obtaining user name and password.

 

Representations and Warranties

Without prejudice to the generality of these Terms and Conditions, by using and/or accessing the Service each User represents, warrants and undertakes as follows:

  1. all information provided to HKSTP in relation to the Service is complete, accurate and truthful;
  2. to accept the Terms and Conditions and agree to be bound by the same; and
  3. to duly observe and comply with all laws and regulations applicable to the Service and these Terms and Conditions.

Any personal data (as defined in Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, Cap. 486) collected from you in relation to or through the Service will be subject to the privacy policy of HKSTP (“HKSTP Privacy Policy”) and/or applicable terms and conditions of SPs (“SPs Terms and Conditions”).  HKSTP Privacy Policy and SPs Terms and Conditions can be found at .

In addition to HKSTP Privacy Policy, you agree that HKSTP may use or disclose any personal data furnished by you to any of the SPs for the purposes related to the Service.   

 

Use of Service

By using and/or accessing the Service, each User acknowledges, accepts, agrees and/or undertakes that:

  1. each User shall not, or permit any other person to, send or attempt to send or cause to be sent, any commercial electronic message not in accordance with all applicable laws in any applicable jurisdiction;
  1. each User shall not resell, sub-license, assign or transfer your right to use the Service to any person by whatever means which shall include but not limited to sharing any user names and passwords obtained through OnePass@HKSTP. Each User also undertakes to protect such user names and passwords from unauthorized use;
  1. each User shall not hack, break into, access, reverse engineer, use or attempt to hack, break into, access, reverse engineer or use any part of (i) the Service and/or any data areas on SPs’ servers for which you have not been authorised by SPs; and (ii) any web site of any third party for which you have not been authorised;
  1. each User shall not, or permit any other person to, send, publish, distribute, make available to other Internet users, transmit or circulate any material or content that is obscene, indecent, vulgar, pornographic, seditious, offensive, defamatory, threatening, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, in breach of confidence, infringes or is likely to infringe any copyright, trademark, patent, moral right or other intellectual property right of any third party or in contravention of all the applicable laws in any applicable jurisdiction;
  1. HKSTP and/or SPs may, in their sole discretion and without liability to any User or any users, change, deactivate, withdraw, suspend or terminate any and all the Service and/or change these Terms and Conditions, with or without reason and/or notice to any User . Without prejudice to the generality of the other Terms and Conditions, HKSTP and/or SPs are entitled to terminate the Service if any User fails to comply with any provisions of these Terms and Conditions or  is in breach of any applicable law in any jurisdiction 
  1. HKSTP and SPs shall not be responsible or liable for any acts, omission, default or negligence of any User and/or any users (whether authorised or not) arising out of or relating to the use of the Service;
  1. any User shall not tamper, change or modify or in any other ways seek to or attempt to tamper, change or modify the SPs’ network;
  1. any User shall fully comply at all times with (i) the all law and regulatory requirements applicable to the use of the Service in any applicable jurisdiction; and (ii) all instructions, supplemental Terms and Conditions or guidelines as may be imposed by HKSTP or SPs from time to time. Each User further undertakes not to use or allow others to use the Service for any purpose which HKSTP and/or SPs consider(s) improper, immoral, defamatory, fraudulent or otherwise in contravention of the applicable law in any jurisdiction;
  1. any User must not, or permit any person to, use the Service to publish, post, upload, transmit, re-transmit, send, or circulate any software or other materials that:

a. contain any computer viruses, worms, software bombs, Trojan horse or other harmful or malicious computer instructions, devices or techniques that can or were designed to threaten, infect, damage, disable or shut down any telecommunications device or any component of a computer system;

b. contain any hidden files;

c. replicate, transmit or activate itself without control of a person operating the computing equipment on which it resides;

d. alter, damage or erase any data or computer programs without control of a person operating the computing equipment on which it resides; and/or

e. contain any illicit code;

  1. any User must not, or permit any person to, copy, encode, digitise, reformat, compress, intercept, interfere, or tamper with or otherwise manipulate the signals of the Service in any way and by any means;
  1. HKSTP and/or SPs may (although HKSTP and/or SPs are not obliged to do so) delete (in whole or in part) (i) any suspected spam messages and/or (ii) virus-infected files, messages, contents or any other materials, with or without notice to any User; and
  1. the SPs Terms and Conditions shall be binding on any all Users to the fullest extend.  In the event of inapplicability, inconsistency or conflict, between Terms and Conditions and SPs Terms and Conditions, HKSTP shall have the absolute discretion to determine which term and condition or which part of the term and condition shall prevail.  Reference to Terms and Conditions herein shall include SPs Terms and Conditions. 

 

Disclaimer of warranties and limitation of liability

  1. Each User expressly acknowledges and accepts that (a) there are risks relating to the use of the Service and you shall assume all and any responsibility and liability related to the security, privacy and confidentiality risks arising out of or relating to the Wi-Fi and/or wireless communications and technology; (b) the Service is provided on an "as is" and/or "as available" basis (as the case may be); and (c) HKSTP and SPs do not make any warranty, undertaking, representation or assurance relating to the use of the Service.
  1. The Internet accessible via the Service may contain unedited or uncensored materials, some of which are unsuitable to minors or may be offensive to any users of the Service. Each User assumes all and any risk and responsibility associated with the use of the Service and the Internet accessible via the Service and each User  is solely responsible for evaluating the accuracy, completeness, usefulness, quality and merchantability of all materials, data, information, contents, services, products or merchandise, provided through the Service and/or the Internet accessible via the Service.
  1. HKSTP and/or SPs do not warrant or represent that the Service will be uninterrupted, error-free, or free of computer viruses, worms, software bombs, hidden files, illicit codes, Trojan horse or any other harmful or malicious computer instructions.
  1. HKSTP and SPs make no express warranties and representations and to the extent permitted by law, each User waives all implied warranties and representations of HKSTP and SPs (including, without limitation, the warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose) regarding any materials, data, information, contents, services, products or merchandise provided through the Service or the Internet accessible via the Service.
  1. No advice, data or information provided or statements made by HKSTP or SPs, their employees, agents, representatives or contractors shall constitute or is deemed to constitute a warranty, undertaking, representation or assurance whatsoever pertaining to the Service. Any statements made and any data or information provided in packaging materials, manuals or other documents of HKSTP or SPs are provided for your references only and shall not be regarded as warranty, undertaking, representation or assurance relating to the Service made by HKSTP and/or SPs, their employees, agents, representatives or contractors. 
  1. Each User acknowledges and accepts that to such extent permitted by law, HKSTP and SPs, their affiliates, employees, agents, representatives or contractors shall not be liable for any action, claim, proceeding, demand, loss, damage, liability, charge, cost and expense whatsoever and however arising from the use of the Service and/or the Internet accessible via the Service by any User and/or any users (whether authorized by you or not). In particular, each User acknowledges and accepts that HKSTP and SPs, their affiliates, employees, agents, representatives and contractors expressly disclaim any and all liability for: 

a. any indirect, special, economic, collateral, incidental, consequential or punitive loss or damage, whether in contract, tort, statutory or otherwise, suffered, sustained or incurred by any User or any person arising out of or relating to the Service. For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, indirect or consequential loss or damage includes, without limitation, loss of revenue, profit, anticipated savings or business, loss, corruption or damage to data, voice or other information, loss of goodwill, loss of bargain, loss of opportunities, loss of use or value of any equipment and software, any third party claims, and, all associated and incidental costs and expenses;

b. any claim, loss or damage relating to any materials, data, information, contents, services, products or merchandise supplied, provided, sold or made available by or through the Service (or any failure or delay to so supply, provide, sell or make available); 

c. any claim, loss or damage relating to any disruption, termination, suspension or degradation of the Service or any part thereof;

d. any claim, loss or damage which is attributable to a Force Majeure (as defined below) event; and

e. any damage to or loss of software and/or hardware installed in your computer, device or other equipment for the purpose of using the Service.

  

  1. Each User and/or any users is/are responsible for your own property and HKSTP and SPs will not be liable for any loss or damage to any or such property.

 

Indemnification

Each User agrees that it shall fully indemnify and hold HKSTP and/or SPs harmless on demand from and against all claims, actions liabilities, costs, expenses, loss or damage (including but not limited to consequential losses, loss of profit and loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal and other professional costs and expenses) (i) incurred by the HKSTP and/or SPs; and/or (ii) arising from or relating to (directly or indirectly) any default or any violation of any of such User’s obligations under these Terms and Conditions.

 

General provisions

  1. HKSTP reserves the right to cancel or make changes to the Service and HKSTP shall has the absolute discretion to review, approve and/or accept any user of the Service without any obligation to provide any reasons for any of its decisions. In the event that the Service is cancelled and/or changed for whatever reason, HKSTP will not incur any liability towards any party arising from such cancellation.
  1. HKSTP reserves the right to refuse any party’s access to the Service and to request any party to cease accessing the Service if in the sole discretion of HKSTP, such party (i) fails to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions; or (ii) is found to have behaved in an illegal or anti-social manner; or (iii) is found to have violated any of these Terms and Conditions. The decision of HKSTP in this regard shall be binding and conclusive.
  1. Any failure to provide the accurate information and/or information as requested herein may delay or invalidate the corresponding User’s access to or use of Service.
  1. Any User shall not be permitted to use the names and/or logos of HKSTP in any manner without the prior written consent of HKSTP. 
  1. These Terms and Conditions are subject to change from time to time. Please visit the website for the latest version of the Terms.
  1. Any failure or delay on the part of HKSTP to enforce any of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of any of its rights herein.
  1. If any provision contained in these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid or unenforceable by any court, the invalid or unenforceable provision shall be severed or amended in such a manner as to render the rest of the provision(s) and remainder of these Terms and Conditions shall remain valid and enforceable. 
  1. Interpretation of any of these Terms and Conditions is the sole prerogative of HKSTP. All decisions by HKSTP regarding the interpretation of these Terms and Conditions and any issues arising from the Service shall be binding and conclusive.
  1. These Terms and Conditions shall be interpreted and construed in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and any disputes shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Hong Kong.
  1. The parties hereto do not intend any of these Terms and Conditions to be enforceable pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (Cap. 623 of the laws of Hong Kong).
  1. The termination of these Terms and Conditions and/or the Service shall not affect any accrued rights of HKSTP.

 

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