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Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website.

You must be at least 13 years of age to use this website. By using this website and by agreeing to these terms and conditions you warrant and represent that you are at least 13 years of age.

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent to our Privately Public’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of Privately Public’s privacy policy.

License to use website

Unless otherwise stated, Privately Public and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages or other content from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the website; or
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose.

Acceptable use

You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without Privately Public’s express written consent.

You must not use this website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without Privately Public’s express written consent.

Restricted Access

Access to certain areas of this website is restricted. Privately Public reserves the right to restrict access to other areas of this website, or indeed this entire website, at Privately Public’s discretion.

If Privately Public provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential.

Privately Public may disable your user ID and password in Privately Public’s sole discretion without notice or explanation.

User content

In these terms and conditions, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to Privately Public a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to Privately Public the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or Privately Public or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

Privately Public reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on Privately Public’s servers, or hosted or published upon this website.

Notwithstanding Privately Public’s rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, Privately Public does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, this website.

Relationship with Third-Party Services

Privately Public does not have and never intend to have any contractual involvement in the arrangements between you and the providers of the Third-party Services.

Furthermore, it is your responsibility to ensure that your use of Privately Public’s services does not breach your arrangements with the provider of the Third-party Services. You must not use Privately Public’s services if in so doing it breaches or may breach the terms and conditions of the provider of the Third-party Services or is otherwise illegal.

Third-Party Information

The Privately Public website may contain information provided by third parties. The third party provider shall be solely responsible for its accuracy, currency, and completeness of such information.

No warranties

This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Privately Public makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Privately Public does not warrant that:

  • this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  • the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.

Limitations of liability

Privately Public will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

  • to the extent that the website is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;
  • for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if Privately Public has been expressly advised of the potential loss.

Exceptions

Nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit any warranty implied by law that it would be unlawful to exclude or limit; and nothing in this website disclaimer will exclude or limit Privately Public’s liability in respect of any:

  • death or personal injury caused by Privately Public’s negligence;
  • fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of Privately Public; or
  • matter which it would be illegal or unlawful for Privately Public to exclude or limit, or to attempt or purport to exclude or limit, its liability.

Reasonableness

By using this website, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in this website disclaimer are reasonable.

If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use this website.

Other parties

You agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect Privately Public’s officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as Privately Public.

Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.

Indemnity

You hereby indemnify Privately Public and undertake to keep Privately Public indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by Privately Public to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of Privately Public’s legal advisers) incurred or suffered by Privately Public arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to Privately Public’s other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, Privately Public may take such action as Privately Public deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

Variation

Privately Public may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

Assignment

Privately Public may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with Privately Public’s rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

Severability

If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Privately Public in relation to your use of this website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with Hong Kong law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Hong Kong.

 
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Privacy Statement

Your privacy is important to Privately Public. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that Privately Public collects, and the ways in which Privately Public uses that personal information.

Personal information collection

Privately Public may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • information about your use of this website;
  • information that you provide using for the purpose of registering with the website and related products and services;
  • information about transactions carried out over this website;
  • information that you provide for the purpose of subscribing to the website services; and
  • any other information that you send to Privately Public.

Using personal information

Privately Public may use your personal information to:

  • administer this website;
  • personalize the website for you;
  • enable your access to and use of the website services;
  • publish information about you on the website;
  • send to you products that you purchase;
  • supply to you services that you purchase;
  • send to you statements and invoices;
  • collect payments from you; and
  • send you marketing communications.

Where Privately Public discloses your personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, Privately Public may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Securing your data

Privately Public will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Privately Public will store all the personal information you provide on its servers.

Information relating to electronic transactions entered into via this website will be protected by encryption technology.

Cross-border data transfers

Information that Privately Public collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which Privately Public operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available around the world.

You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

Updating this statement

Privately Public may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website.

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

Other websites

This website contains links to other websites.

Privately Public is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

 
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Contact Privately Public

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or Privately Public’s treatment of your personal information, please write:

 
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Credit

This document was created in part using a Contractology template available at http://www.freenetlaw.com.

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