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Disclaimer of the homepage of Electrical and Mechanical Services Department

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before using this website. By using this website you agree to abide by the terms and conditions set out below.


Copyright Notice

The content available on this website ("the web content"), including but not limited to all text, graphics, drawings, diagrams, photographs and compilation of data or other materials are subject to copyright owned by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (hereafter “the Government”) or other entities. Except as expressly permitted herein or where prior written authorization is obtained from the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (hereafter “the EMSD”), any use (including without limitation any reproduction, adaptation, distribution, dissemination or making available) of the web content is strictly prohibited.

Permission is granted for users to (i) use the character-based translation software provided in this website to convert the web content from traditional Chinese version to simplified Chinese version; and (ii) download the materials herein to store them in local computers, provided that this is solely for personal or non-commercial internal use, and provided further that this copyright notice is downloaded at the same time. Users should note that the above permission only applies to Government copyright materials. Where third party copyrights are involved, an appropriate notice will appear in this website.


Disclaimer

1. General

The information and web content contained in this website is compiled by the EMSD of the Government for general information only. While the Government and EMSD have use their reasonable endeavours to compile in good faith the information and the web content in this website, the Government and EMSD do not claim or guarantee that the information and the web content in this website are accurate or comprehensive or the information and the web content have been independently verified. Neither the Government nor EMSD nor any of its officers, agents or advisors, accepts any liability or responsibility as to, or in relation to the adequacy, accuracy, appropriateness or completeness of the information and the web content contained in this website nor do they make any representation, statement or warranty, express or implied, with respect to the information and the web content in this web site. Any liability in respect of any such information and the web content and any inaccuracy or omission or error in the information and the web content in this website are expressly disclaimed. In particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, no representation or warranty of any kind is given as to the accuracy or completeness of the information and the web content in this website.

The use of any information or any link or any part of the web content in the website is entirely at the risk of the user. The Government and EMSD will not under any circumstances be liable to any of the user for any costs, expenses, losses or damages whatsoever and howsoever arising out of or in conjunction with the use or application of any information or link or web content in this website.

This website can also contain information contributed by others over whom, and in respect of which, the Government may have no influence. Users may link from this website to sites provided by others. The Government and EMSD expressly state that it has not approved or endorsed or verified the information provided by others on this website or any other sites linked to this website and the Government and EMSD accept no responsibility or liability (howsoever caused) for such information.

This website contains a character-based translation software which enables users to convert the web content from traditional Chinese version to simplified Chinese version. The Government expressly states that it has not approved or endorsed the simplified Chinese version of the web content and the Government accepts no responsibility or liability (however caused) for such simplified Chinese version. Under no circumstances should users treat the simplified Chinese version of the web content as an equivalent of the traditional Chinese version thereof. Users should verify the simplified Chinese version of the web content by making reference to the published traditional Chinese version thereof, and should seek independent legal advice on the legal status, validity and effect of the simplified Chinese version of the web content before relying or acting upon it.

The Government is not responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever arising out of or in connection with any information including data or programmes on this website. The Government reserves the right to change, omit, suspend or edit all information compiled by the Government in this website at any time in its absolute discretion without giving any reason or prior notice or consultation. Users are responsible for making their own independent assessment of all information contained in this website and are advised to verify such information by making reference, for example, to original publications and conducting its own investigation and obtaining independent advice before acting upon it.

2. Web Based Registration Services (WBRS)

By accessing the online e-application for the Web Based Registration Services (hereafter the "Services") through the EMSD website or any other connected links provided by others to EMSD website, the applicant warrants that all information provided by him/her to the EMSD in relation to the Services is true, complete and up-to-date. The Services are for the sole and exclusive use by the applicant. The applicant shall not use or knowingly allow any other person to use the Services, the Information and/or the reports for or in connection with any illegal purpose or activity. The applicant shall notify the EMSD as soon as practicable if he/she becomes aware of such use.

To access the Services for the first time, the applicant is required to register online or in such other manner as the EMSD may from time to time specify and indicate his/her acceptance of all the terms and conditions governing the use of the Services and to provide such information as the EMSD may reasonably require for identifying the applicant.

The applicant should be aware that that this on-line registration service is only a service to facilitate the application for registration or renewal by the applicant. All applications submitted on line via this website have to be supported by relevant supporting document and have to fulfill all the statutory and administrative requirements for the relevant application for registration or renewal. All online applications submitted via this website are subject to verification of supporting documents and approval by EMSD. No guarantee is given by the Government or EMSD that any particular on-line application submitted via the website will be approved.

Copyright©2005 Important Notice Version 4.11 Last revision date: 21 Feb 2006