These are the general terms and conditions of APIR HK Limited (“APIR HK”) for using the APIR HK web site (the “Website”). Please read these terms and conditions carefully. By accessing this Website and any of its pages, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you must leave the Website immediately.
APIR HK reserves the right at its sole discretion to change, modify or add to these terms and conditions without prior notice to you. By continuing to use the Website you agree to be bound by such amended terms.
Use of the Website
Subject to these terms and conditions, you may not:
- Systematically copy (whether by printing off onto paper, storing on disk or in any other way) substantial parts of the Website;
- Remove, change or obscure in any way anything on the Website or otherwise use any material contained on the Website except as set out in these terms and conditions;
- Use the Website for unlawful purposes or fail to comply with any applicable laws, statutes or regulations that apply to your access or use of the Website or any information taken or derived from it;
- Reproduce, disseminate, sell, publish or make available all or part of the Website or documents from the Website to third parties for your own commercial purposes;
- Link to the Website without permission or authorisation from APIR HK;
- [post or transmit any material to or from the Website that is illegal or harmful in any way (including without limitation material that is abusive, defamatory, obscene or discriminatory)]; and
- [for those with access to the industry section, share your user name and password with any other person nor with multiple users on a network].
APIR HK Limited (“APIR HK”) is not registered or licensed to provide, nor does it purport to provide, regulated activities of any kind in Hong Kong.
The information and any materials contained on this Website should not be considered as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell financial instruments, provide financial advice, create a trading platform, facilitate or take deposits or provide any other financial products or financial services of any kind in any jurisdiction. The information contained on this Website is provided for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide, and should not be construed as, an advice. It does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. You should obtain appropriate professional advice before acting on or relying on content on this Website.
The information contained on this Website is provided as is and without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Where information contained on the Website is from APIR HK, APIR HK may rely on information from third party sources believed to be reliable and current.
APIR HK compiles all information on a best-effort basis. Neither APIR HK nor any of its officers, directors, employees, agents and consultants guarantee the accuracy of information (including but not limited to information regarding third parties) on the Website and assume no responsibility for any errors or omissions or any similarities to content on other Websites.
This Website may also include or link to information that has not been devised, verified or tested by APIR HK or its officers, directors, employees, agents or consultants. APIR HK and any of its officers, directors, employees, agents and consultants are not responsible for the contents available on or the set-up of any other websites linked to this site. Access to and use of such other websites is at the user’s own risk and subject to any terms and conditions applicable to such access/use. By providing hyperlinks to other websites, APIR HK and any of its officers, directors, employees, agents and consultants do not endorse, recommend, approve, guarantee or introduce any third parties or the services and/or products they provide on their website, or have any form of cooperation with such third parties and websites. APIR HK is not a party to any contractual arrangements entered into between you and the provider of the external website unless other specified or agreed to by APIR HK.
The material on the Website is provided without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, APIR HK provides you with the Website on the basis that APIR HK excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms which might otherwise have effect in relation to the Website.
Communications sent over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure or transmitted. They are also subject to interruptions, blackouts, delay and incorrect transmission. Subject to the applicable laws, APIR HK and any of its officers, directors, employees, agents and consultants disclaim liability in relation to any loss or damage incurred by any person in respect of such communications, any malfunctions in communications facilities or the use of this website generally.
All Internet communications and the use of this website are at your own risk.
You have the sole responsibility for maintaining adequate protection and back up of data and/or equipment and for undertaking appropriate precautions to mitigate the risk of computer viruses or other malicious or destructive activities.
Limitation of Liability
Subject to the applicable laws, APIR HK and its officers, employees and agents will not be liable for any consequential effect or any direct, consequential, incidental or indirect loss or damage, including but not limited to loss of profits and other types of financial loss, however arising from use of or inability to use this Website or reliance upon any information or materials provided on this Website, whether or not such loss or damage is caused by APIR HK.
Copyright And Intellectual Property Rights
Unless otherwise stated, APIR HK owns the trademarks, logos and service marks of APIR HK displayed on this Website. These may not be used without the written permission of APIR HK or the party owning these.
The materials on this Website, including but not limited to all texts, graphics, drawings, diagrams, photographs and compilations of data, are protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights and belong to APIR HK or to a relevant third party. These may not be modified, reproduced, stored in a retrievable system, transmitted, copied, distributed or otherwise used without the written permission of APIR HK or the relevant third party.
Where third party copyright is involved in the content found on the Website, authorisation or permission to reproduce or distribute or otherwise use any such content must be obtained from the copyright owners concerned.
APIR HK may suspend Website operations for repair, maintenance, updates or upgrades to the Website or APIR HK’s servers from time to time. Neither APIR HK nor any of its officers, directors, employees, agents or consultants guarantee that access to or use of the Website or any hyperlinked sites will be uninterrupted or error free and shall not be liable if the Website is unavailableat any time or for any period.
APIR HK may change the format and content of the Website at its sole discretion from time to time.
APIR HK Limited (“APIR HK”) is fully committed to protecting the privacy interests of individuals who provide us with information about themselves and to complying with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. We instruct our staff to comply with the standards of security and confidentiality required by law.
PURPOSE FOR COLLECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION
The extent of personal information collected by APIR HK depends on how you use APIR HK’s website (“Website”). Failure to provide such data may result in APIR HK being unable to register accounts or respond to queries.
APIR HK may collect certain personal data for the following purposes:
- statistical purposes (eg site usage patterns);
- administrative services (eg setting up new accounts);
- APIR marketing and branding activities (eg sending out newsletters, product change notifications and service updates);
- responding to inquiries; and
- as reasonably required for compliance with the relevant laws of Hong Kong.
USE AND ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personal data held by APIR HK will be kept confidential but APIR HK may provide such information to the following parties for the purposes set out in the section “Purposes for collecting personal information” above:
- APIR HK’s affiliates;
- industry participants that APIR HK work with; and
- any assignee of APIR HK.
Personal data may be transferred to a place outside Hong Kong.
CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You have the right to check whether APIR HK holds any personal data on you and require APIR HK to correct any inaccurate information
The person to whom requests for access to or correction of personal data is as follows:
APIR Client Services Hong Kong
Address: 27/F., Blink, 109 – 111 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Telephone: + 852 2264 5338
PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
APIR HK puts reasonable security measures in place to protect against unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction of personal data.
APIR HK operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorised individuals have access to the information provided.
These terms and conditions of use form the entire agreement of the parties and supersede all previous agreements, understandings and representations relating to this subject matter.
If any provision of these terms and conditions of use is not unenforceable under the laws of any jurisdiction, this shall be severable from these terms and conditions of use without affecting the validity of any other provision.
APIR HK may sub-contract the performance of any of its obligations or may assign these terms and conditions of use or any of its rights or obligations without giving you notice.
This Website and these terms and conditions of use are governed by the laws of Hong Kong. You submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of that place in relation to any disputes arising out of or in connection with your use of this Website or these terms.