This website (the “Site”) is operated by The Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre Limited (hereinafter "STC").


Please carefully read the following Terms of Use before the use of the Site, as by access and using the Site, you agree and will be bound to these Terms of Use. Additional, please review the Site’s Privacy Statement and Cookie Policy for more information regarding your privacy and STC’s information collection practices for visitors to the Site. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use and related policies (the Site’s Privacy Statement and Cookie Policy), then you are not authorized to access or continue use of the Site.


If you have any questions regard these Terms of Use, please feel free to contact at enquiry@stc.group.



ACCESS TO THE SITE


STC has created this Site to provide you information about the services we offer. Our Site is made available free of charge. Any unauthorized uses of the Site or violations of the Terms of Use will terminate the access permission granted by STC. You shall be responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Site are aware of these Terms of Use and other related policies, and comply with them.


TERMS OF USE


  1. You must not use the Site:


    • For any unlawful purposes that includes fraud or terrorism.

    • In any way that promotes discrimination or incites hatred.

    • In any way that is harmful, abusive, threatening, defamatory, or in any way that is offensive or may cause offence (uploading obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material, material that contains a virus or other malicious code, or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any laws).

    • In any way that may infringe intellectual property rights including the misuse of our information or content on the Site without necessary consent from STC or in conjunction for any non-personal, commercial purposes.

    Although strictly prohibited, the Site may display content that may be offensive or unlawful. In the event that you may come across such content, you agree to notify and contact us immediate.


  2. STC is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights on our Site which are protected by copyright laws. All such rights are reserved. STC neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on the Site will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with STC.


    You may access and make personal use of the Site and may download Material (information including publications, technical documents and other content) displayed on the Site for personal and non-commercial uses, provided that you retain all copyright and proprietary notices contained on the Material. You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost, sell, or use the Site’s Material or any portion of the Site’s Material for public or commercial purposes which includes any texts, images, audios, videos, meta tags, ‘’hidden text’’ using STC’s name, trademarks, logos, and other proprietary information without the prior written consent of STC.


    No Material from the Site may be displayed or communicated on other digital platforms for any purposes without STC’s prior written consent. Any breaches of these Terms of Use, will result in the automatic termination of your permission to use Material from the Site and any copies made of Material from the Site must be immediately destroyed.


  3. The trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on the Site are registered and common law Trademarks of STC and others. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppels or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without the written permission of the Trademark owner. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the Site, or any other content on the Site, except as provided in these Terms of Use, is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that STC will enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of legal prosecution.

  4. Any communication or information you transmit on the Site excluding personally identifiable data, including but not limited to, any data, enquiries, comments, suggestions, or other related information of such nature will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. STC, its subsidiaries, joint ventures, or affiliates, may use any communication or information that you provide for any purposes including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcasting and posting. Furthermore, STC is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-hows, or techniques contained in the communication or information you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever which includes, but is not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information.

  5. Images of people or places displayed on the Site are either the property of, or used with permission by STC. The unauthorized use of these images is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms of Use or specific permission provided elsewhere on the Site. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity and communications regulations and statutes.

  6. Although STC may from time to time monitor or review discussions, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards, and the like on the Site, STC is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Site.

  7. STC grants you revocable permission to link to the Site provided that your website or any other third party websites that link to the Site must not:


    • Imply that STC or the Site are endorsing or sponsoring any of it or its products or services unless prior written consent has been granted by STC.

    • Present false information about, or disparage, tarnish, or otherwise, in STC’s sole opinion, harm STC or our services.

    • Contain content that could be regarded as distasteful, offensive or controversial or otherwise objectionable in STC’s sole opinion.

    The website must be owned and controlled by the person or entity placing the link, or otherwise permit you to enable such link subject to these Terms of Use. By linking to the Site, you agree that you do and will continue to comply with the above linking requirements. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in these Terms of Use, STC will reserve the right to revoke or prohibit links to the Site for any reason in our sole and absolute discretion (even if the linking complies with the linking requirements outlined above).


    The Site may contain links to or from third party websites (“Linked Sites”) which includes websites operated by third parties who may have business relationships with STC. STC may have no control over the content, policies, terms, operations or any other components of Linked Sites and will not take responsibility for the information or content thereon. Links to such third party sites are not to be taken as an endorsement by STC of the third party site, products or services, nor that such Linked Sites are free from computer viruses or anything else that has destructive properties. STC will not take responsibilities for the quality or delivery of the products or services accessed, offered, obtained by or advertised at such Linked Sites.


  8. STC will not take any responsibilities or obligation to review all the websites linked to the Site and is not responsible for the content of any other sites that are linked to the Site. Your linking to any other off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk.

  9. Any activities undertaken in connection with any of the Linked Sites are subject to the privacy, policies, terms of use, and other rules issued by the operator of the Linked Sites. Any interactions, correspondence, transactions, and other dealings that you may have with any third parties found on or through the Site (including on or via Linked Sites) are solely between you and the third party and to the maximum extent permitted by law STC disclaims all liability in connection therewith.

  10. This Site may from time to time contain information relating to various medical and health issues. This is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by your own doctor or other medical professionals. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing anybody's health or fitness problem or disease. You should always consult your own doctor and medical advisors.

  11. Software from this Site may be further subject to French, United States or any other country's export laws, rules and regulations, as amended from time to time. Check your local laws and regulations accordingly before downloading or exporting any software from this Site.

  12. STC may at any time revise these Terms of Use by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the current Terms of Use to which you are bound.


DISCLAIMERS & WARRENTIES


STC has made reasonable efforts and every attempt to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided in this Site. However, the information is provided on an "AS IS" basis without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. STC does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, errors and omissions in the content, legality, or reliability of the information contained on this Site. No warranties, promises and/or representations of any kind, expressed or implied, are given as to the nature, standard, accuracy or otherwise of the information provided in this Site nor to the suitability or otherwise of the information to your particular circumstances. STC can not and will not guarantee that the Site is free from computer viruses or anything else that has destructive properties.


IN NO EVENT SHALL STC BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGES OF WHATEVER NATURE ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE (OR INABILITY TO USE) OF THE SITE, OR FROM YOUR USE (OR FAILURE TO USE) THE INFORMATION ON THE SITE.


Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties.



Effective: AUG 2018.