Terms and Conditions
The following terms and conditions (the 'Terms and Conditions') govern your use of the electronic Grant Management System (the 'System') provided by the Research Fund Secretariat (the ‘RFS’) of the Food and Health Bureau, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the 'HKSAR Government') and the information (the 'Information') and the functions (the 'Functions') contained on or available through the System (collectively the 'Services'). By accessing, using or downloading from the System or the Services, you agree to be bound by this Terms and Conditions, which the HKSAR Government may change from time to time without further notice to you. You are advised to read this Terms and Conditions carefully.
Restrictions on Use
You may not access, use, download, copy, print, display, link, frame, store for subsequent use, transmit or distribute any Information from the System, except as expressly provided in this Terms and Conditions. You may access the System and display, download, print the Information for non-commercial use, provided that you do not cause or permit the Information to be modified in any manner, including without limitation by removal of any copyright notice, disclaimer, warning or notice. You may link to the System, provided that the link targets the System homepage at the URL www.fhb.gov.hk/grants/egmsand that you deliver notice of the link, including the URL of each webpage containing the link, to the RFS.
Risk and Security
You acknowledge that you use the Services of the System at your own risk and shall bear all risks associated with the use of the Services. You acknowledge that, given the nature of the Web, we cannot guarantee that any transmission of any personally identifiable information and/or any other information under the Services is completely secure. By using or accessing the Services and in consideration of such access and use, you acknowledge that you are satisfied that the security features that the RFS has adopted are adequate for all your purposes.
User Conduct
You shall be held solely and fully liable for all losses and damages incurred to the HKSAR Government if: You acknowledge that the HKSAR Government or anyone acting on its behalf has no obligation to pre-screen any information submitted by you but it can exercise in its sole discretion the right (but not the obligation) to refuse or remove any information that is transmitted through this System, to remove any information that is considered to be objectionable, and to preserve and/or disclose any information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to, without limitation, comply with legal process, enforce its rights or respond to claims that any information violate the rights of third parties.
PIN, Password and Username
You may receive a password, a Personal Identification Number (PIN) and/or a username for use of the Services provided on the System. You undertake to keep the password, the PIN and the username as confidential information and will not disclose any of this information to any other person under any circumstances. You agree and acknowledge that any use of the System and the Services by any person whatsoever (whether authorized by you or not) with your password, PIN and username shall constitute and be deemed the use of the System and the Services by you. You shall be held solely and fully liable to the HKSAR Government for any loss and damages arising from your disclosure (whether intentionally or unintentionally) and any authorized and/or unauthorized use of your password, PIN and username.
Personal Information and Privacy Policy
The personally identified information as so required by us and provided and/or updated by you for the use of the Services should be true, current and complete. You acknowledge that the RFS will observe the Privacy Policy Statement and the Personal Information Collection Statement in the administration of the personally identified information so collected.
Disclaimer of Warranties
Except as otherwise provided in this Terms and Conditions, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the RFS provides the System and the Services 'as is' and with all faults; and the HKSAR Government disclaims with respect to the System and the Services all warranties and conditions, whether express, implied or statutory, including without limitation any warranties or conditions of or related to accuracy, currency, merchantability, fitness for a particular or any purpose, durability, absence of defects, title, non-infringement of third party intellectual property rights, or fault-free or continuous service or operability.
Links to Third-Party Sites
The System may contain links to sites which are not under the control of the HKSAR Government. In no event shall the HKSAR Government or anyone acting on its behalf be responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site or for any changes or updates to such sites. Inclusion of a link is for your convenience only and does not imply any endorsement by the HKSAR Government. You are responsible for complying with this Terms and Conditions in using any linked site. The HKSAR Government reserves the right to terminate any link or linking programme at any time.
Exclusion of Certain Damages
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall the HKSAR Government or anyone acting on its behalf be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages whatsoever, including without limitation damages for personal injury, death, loss of profits, loss of confidential or other information, business interruption, loss of privacy, failure to meet any duty (including without limitation any duty of good faith or reasonable care), negligence, negligent misrepresentation, failure to warn, and any other pecuniary or other loss whatsoever, arising out of or in any way related to the System or the Services, including without limitation any use or misuse of, or inability to use, the System or the Services, or otherwise under or in connection with any provision of this Terms and Conditions, including without limitation any breach of any term or condition or a fundamental breach of this Terms and Conditions, even if the HKSAR Government or anyone acting on its behalf has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Jurisdiction and Governing Law
This Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the People's Republic of China. You agree to submit any dispute arising from or in connection with this Terms and Conditions to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Hong Kong.
Notice and Limitation
In the event that you suffer any loss or damage arising from or in connection with your use, misuse or inability to use this System or the Services, you shall not commence any claim or proceeding, arising from or in connection with the System or the Services, unless and until you have delivered notice of such loss and damage and provided the RFS with sixty (60) days to correct such situation. In any event, you shall not bring any claim against the HKSAR Government more than six (6) months after the purported cause of action has arisen. The RFS's address for legal notices is 9/F, Rumsey Street Multi-storey Carpark Building, 2 Rumsey Street, Sheung Wan Hong Kong.
Severability
The provisions of this Terms and Conditions are severable, and should any provision hereof be void, voidable or unenforceable under any applicable law, such void, voidable or unenforceable provision shall not affect or invalidate any other provisions of this Terms and Conditions, which shall continue to govern as though the void, voidable or unenforceable provision were not a part hereof.
Suspension and Termination
The HKSAR Government or anyone acting on its behalf reserves the right to suspend and/or terminate your use of the System, and your password, PIN and/or username at any time without notice to you.