Important Notices




1. All materials and information on this website are for informational and reference purposes only. They are not legal or other professional advice and shall not be relied on as such.

2. Whilst the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China ("Government") and its employees or agents endeavour to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the materials and information on this website, such materials and information are provided on "as is" basis without express or implied warranty of any kind. In particular, no warranty regarding accuracy, reliability, non-infringement, completeness, security, timeliness, fitness for a particular purpose or freedom from computer viruses is given in connection with such information and materials. The Government and its employees or agents disclaim all liability for any loss, damage, or expense arising from any inaccuracies of, errors in, or omissions from such materials and information and will not accept any liability for loss damage or expense arising from any decision, action or nonaction based on or in reliance upon such materials and information or inability to use this website. The Government will not be liable to any person whether in contract or in tort or otherwise for any damages whatsoever, including without limitation any general, special, incidental or consequential damages arising from or in connection with any decision, action or non-action based on or in reliance upon such materials and information or inability to use this website.

3. The Government reserves the right to delete, suspend or edit all materials and information compiled by the Government in this website at any time in its absolute discretion without giving any reason or prior notice. Users are responsible for making their own assessment of all materials and information contained in this website and are advised to verify such materials and information by making reference, for example, to original publications (where applicable) and obtaining independent advice (whether business, financial, legal or otherwise) before acting upon it.

4. Without prejudice to the generality of 2. above, the Government gives no representation or warranty that materials which may be available under the licence to be granted under 6. below shall entitle any training to be developed and/or conducted based on or using or through the adaptation of such materials will obtain accreditation from the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications courses as Specification of Competency Standards (SCS)-based and Specification of Generic (Foundation) Competencies (SGC)-based (i.e. SCS-based and SGC-based courses). An applicant wishing to apply for accreditation status in relation to a course shall comply with all prevailing requirements and procedures. The use of the materials is voluntary and not prescribed by any such requirement and procedure and will not exempt any such requirements or procedures.


Intellectual Property Rights Notice

5. Unless otherwise indicated, the contents available on this website, including but not limited to all text, graphics, drawings,diagrams, photographs, videos and compilation of data or other materials are subject to Intellectual Property Rights owned by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("Government") or other entities. Save as allowed under a licence to be granted in the manner mentioned in 6 below, any use (including without limitation any reproduction, adaptation, distribution, dissemination or making available to the public) of such materials is strictly prohibited. 

6. The Government agrees to grant a licence for the use of the materials which are available for download on this Website through the click of the designated link identifying such materials free of charge provided that you signify your agreement to the terms and conditions of the licence by selecting "I agree" before downloading the materials. 

7. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and the Chinese version of this Disclaimer and Intellectual Property Rights Notice, the English version shall prevail.

8. The Government reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law for breaches of any of the above terms and any hacking or unlawful interference to this Website.


Privacy Policy Statement (PPS)

9. In making enquiries or submitting your views, it may be necessary for you to furnish personal data. All data will be kept confidential and this Bureau is committed to ensuring that all personal data are handled in accordance with the provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO).


Web Accessibility Conformance Statement

10. We are committed to ensuring that our website conforms to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA requirements to the maximum extent possible. However, as our website contains considerable archives, non-conformed Portable Document Format (PDF) files and scanned documents, it is not possible to incorporate all Level AA accessibility requirements in all of them.

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