Terms of Use

This website (the “Site”) is published and maintained by Asia Pacific Clinical Research & Audit Limited (“APCRA”).

PLEASE READ AND REVIEW THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.
1. By accessing, browsing or otherwise using this Site you accept, without limitation or qualification, the terms and conditions set forth below. You also agree to comply with any additional terms which are referred to on this Site or any sub-site within the Site. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Site, please exit and disregard the information contained herein:

2. APCRA may add to, change, or remove any part of these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time, without notice. Any changes to these Terms and Conditions of Use or any other terms posted on this Site apply as soon as they are posted. By continuing to access, browse or otherwise use this Site after any changes are posted, you are indicating your acceptance of those changes. We will always post notice of those changes, and the date that they became effective, within the current agreement on the Site. You may view the current applicable version of this Terms of Use Agreement at any time through a link at the bottom of each page within this Site.
3. APCRA may also add, change, discontinue, remove, or suspend any content including all audio, video, images, software, and text (the “Content”) posted on this Site, including features and specifications of products described or depicted on the Site, temporarily or permanently, at any time, without notice and without liability.

APCRA’s Copyright
4. All materials on this Site, including but not limited to the Content are protected by copyright under Hong Kong copyright law, international conventions, and other copyright laws and are the property of APCRA. In addition, this Site contains proprietary trademarks, service marks and logos and you are not authorised or granted any licence to utilise any such proprietary trademarks, service marks or logos. Any unauthorised use of the Content may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and civil and criminal statutes.

5. APCRA hereby authorises you to copy documents or pages published by APCRA on this Site for your non-commercial use only, provided any copy of these documents that you make retains all copyright or other proprietary notices and any disclaimer contained thereon. If you link to any third-party web sites from this Site, you should follow the copyright provisions of those sites.

No Liability for Information on this Site
6. APCRA has taken reasonable measures to ensure that the information contained within this website is correct and up-to-date, however, by using this Site, you accept that:
Your use of this site is at your own risk. This site (including all content and functions made available on or accessed through this site) is provided “as is”. to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, APCRA disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties for the accuracy, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of proprietary rights of any content published on or available through the site. Or as to the accuracy, content, completeness, reliability, operability, or legality of information contained within this site. APCRA does not warrant that the server that makes this site available is free of viruses or other components that may infect, harm, or cause damage to your computer equipment or any other property when you access, browse, download from, or otherwise use the site. APCRA does not warrant that the functions contained on the site will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects will be corrected.

7. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this Site must be commenced within one year after the claim or cause of action arises. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of this agreement, and the remainder of these Terms and Conditions of Use shall continue in full force and effect. These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong, without reference to its conflicts of law rules.

General Indemnity
8. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold APCRA and all of its agents, directors, employees, information providers, licensors and licensees (collectively, “Indemnified Parties”), harmless from and against any and all liability and costs (including, without limitation, lawyers’ fees and costs), incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions of Use or the representations, warranties, and covenants or your use of this Site. You will cooperate as fully as reasonably required in APCRA’s defence of any claim. APCRA reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of APCRA.

Limitation on Use and Indemnity
9. This Site may have an area which allows you to upload materials. As a condition of your use of this Site, you agree not to post, send, or transmit, upload or otherwise publish any material which is (i) harmful, (ii) libellous, defamatory, (iii) pornographic, (iv) likely to interfere or does interfere with anyone else’s use of the Site; (v) abusive, illegal, indecent, obscene, offensive, or threatening in any way; (vi) likely to encourage or does encourage anyone to break the law; (vii) likely to or does violate anyone’s copyright or other property right; (viii) likely to or does interfere with the privacy of any other user; (ix) likely to or does contain a virus or any other harmful component; or (x) likely to or does contain false or misleading statements of fact or descriptions of the origin of the material or the communication or are fraudulent (xi) otherwise hateful, offensive or otherwise objectionable information or content of any kind, including (without limitation) any materials which may violate the rights of others, any Hong Kong or foreign law or give rise to civil or criminal liability. You will be responsible for the contents and statements made by you and indemnify us from any claim, action or proceedings arising from any material that you post or transmit. You also agree to waive any right which you have or may have against us arising out of any information or contents posted or transmitted by any user of this Site whether such information or content is regarded as objectionable or inappropriate or in violation of any of your rights under Hong Kong or foreign law.

10. Although APCRA may from time to time monitor or review bulletin boards, blogs postings, transmissions, and the like on the Site, APCRA is under no obligation to do so and assumes no liability or responsibility arising from the contents of any such communications or for any defamation, error, inaccuracy, libel, obscenity, or profanity contained in any such communication. APCRA may change, edit, or remove any user material or conversations that are illegal, indecent, obscene, or offensive, or that violate APCRA’s policies in any way. APCRA will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing APCRA to disclose the identity of anyone posting such materials.

11. If you send any communications or materials to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise, including but not limited to any comments, data, questions, or suggestions, all such communications are, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. By sending any such communications, you give up any claim that any use of such material violates any of your rights including moral rights, privacy rights, proprietary or other property rights, publicity rights, rights to credit for material or ideas, or any other right, including the right to approve the way APCRA uses such material.

12. Any material submitted to this Site may be adapted, broadcast, changed, copied, disclosed, licensed, performed, posted, published, sold, transmitted, or used by APCRA anywhere in the world, in any medium, forever. Furthermore, APCRA is free to use, without any compensation to you, any concepts, ideas, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing, and marketing products using such information. However, you agree and understand that APCRA is not obliged to use any such ideas or materials, and you have no rights to compel such use.

Link to APCRA Affiliates’ Websites
13. Any links and references in this Site to other websites operated by APCRA’s which are meant for jurisdictions outside Hong Kong are not meant for users in Hong Kong and those who are otherwise not within the jurisdictions for which each of these websites are intended. If you are not within the relevant jurisdictions for which such websites are intended, you agree that you will only view such websites for academic or reference purposes only to the extent that this is permitted by law. In particular you should not rely on the information provided for the purposes of any medical condition or treatment relating to yourself or any other person.

Link to 3rd Party Websites
14. This Site may provide links or references to third party websites (“TPS”). APCRA does not review or control the content of any such TPS. APCRA does not in any way endorse and is not responsible for the accuracy, content, practices or standards of such TPS or any goods or services available thereunder and does not endorse, approve, or recommend such TPS or the information contained in them, or any products and services that may be sold or offered through them. Any links to any TPS are provided merely as a convenience to the users of this Site who, of their own volition, may wish to visit such TPS. You further acknowledge and agree that APCRA shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused by or in connection with or arising out of the use or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such TPS.

15. Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any message or information you send to this Site may be read or intercepted by others, unless there is a special notice that a particular message (for example, credit card information) is encrypted (sent in code). Sending a message to APCRA does not cause APCRA to have any special responsibility to you.

Privacy and Use of Personal Information
16. APCRA operates internationally, and some of our computer systems are currently based in Hong Kong Special Administration Region (“HKSAR”), your personal data will, if required, be processed by APCRA in HKSAR where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as the European Union. By using this Site, you consent to the collection and / or processing in HKSAR of your personally identifiable information, which includes the use of cookies. By providing any personal information to the APCRA websites, all users, including without limitation users in the member states of the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in HKSAR.

17. Cookies: For each visitor to an APCRA website, APCRA’s web server automatically recognises and stores information, such as the visitor’s IP address / domain name combination. APCRA may use this information to understand visitor traffic patterns through its websites, for purposes such as enhancing their usability. Your computer provides this information automatically each time you log on, unless you’ve activated blocking technology available in some browsers. When you visit APCRA’s websites or advertisements appearing thereon, or use one or more of the APCRA website services, APCRA uses an industry-wide technology called “cookies” which stores certain information on your computer and which will allow us to customize your experience to better match your interests and preferences, or to simply facilitate your signing in to use the services. Most browsers will allow you to erase cookies, from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. However, if you block or erase cookies, we may not be able to restore any preferences or customisation settings you previously specified, and our ability to personalize your online experience would be limited. Please refer to your browser instructions or “help” screen to learn more about these functions.

18. Personal information: APCRA may ask you to provide personal or individually identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, mailing address, telephone number, which is associated with individually identifiable information, to enable you to participate in blogs or bulletin boards, to fill out a registration, or to request services.

19. Use of Information: APCRA may combine the information you provide on our websites with other information we may collect from you or from third parties so that we can more effectively tailor our website, services, and offerings to you. If you provide APCRA with personal information, you shall have the right, on reasonable prior notice, to inspect, change, amend, or delete such information. Instructions on how to update personal information will be given at the point of data collection. Unless you instruct us otherwise, APCRA may contact you to provide information about products, services, promotions, contests, or other activities or offerings that may be of interest to you. You can instruct us whether or not you wish to be contacted by, checking or removing the check from the box indicating your preference as applicable at the place where your information is collected, or by other means (such as an e-mail request).

20. Unless it is for the purposes you have requested or originally agreed, APCRA will not share the personal information you provide on the APCRA websites with any other parties, except (a) with your consent; (b) as may be required by law or court order or as requested by a law enforcement agency; (c) to persons or companies with whom APCRA contracts to carry out the internal operations of the website or our business; (d) to enforce the Terms and Conditions of Use; (e) to protect the personal safety, security or property of our users, the public, or ourselves; or (f) to respond to an emergency.

21. Additionally and with your consent, APCRA may share your personal information with other affiliated APCRA companies, who may want to contact you about products, services, or other offerings that may be of interest to you. Further, only with your consent, APCRA may share your personal information with specific third parties outside of the APCRA group of companies who may want to contact you about products, services, or other offerings that may be of interest to you. Please consult the respective privacy policies of each of these companies for further clarification as to their own privacy policy. APCRA will seek to obtain your consent at the place where the information is collected either by an “opt-out” or “opt-in” method, or by other means (such as an e-mail request). If you consent to receiving communications from any of these affiliated APCRA companies, or third parties, you will need to communicate with them directly if you later decide that you no longer wish to receive their communications. Until we advise you, except as indicated above for the initial decision made with your consent to share your personal information with APCRA affiliates and/or specific third parties outside of the APCRA group of companies, changes or amendments to your personal information must be given both to APCRA and to each such APCRA affiliate or other company directly, as these changes, amendments, and/or deletions will not be exchanged among APCRA and other APCRA affiliates or third parties.

22. APCRA may also collect, aggregate, and maintain anonymous information about the visitors to our website. This data will be used to tailor APCRA’s website content. In addition, APCRA may also share such aggregate information about our visitors with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties; for example, to inform them about the percentage of male/female visitors or percentage of visitors within a particular age range.

23. Although APCRA takes measures to safeguard against the unauthorised disclosure of your personal information, APCRA cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will not be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this privacy notice.

24. This privacy notice does not restrict or prohibit our use of disclosure of public information. We reserve the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from you to third parties in the event that we sell or transfer substantially all of our assets related to the Site to such third party.

25. Terms Governing Use; Changes to Terms: The terms of this policy will govern the use and any information collected while it is in place. APCRA reserves the right to change this policy at any time, so please re-visit this page as often as you wish. Changes to this privacy policy are effective at the time they are posted to this Site.

Legal Disclaimer:
1. APCRA hereby authorises you to copy documents or pages published by APCRA on this Web site for your non-commercial use only, provided any copy of these documents that you make retains all copyright or other proprietary notices and any disclaimer contained thereon. If you link to any third-party Web sites from this Web site, you should follow the copyright provisions of those sites.

2. This publication is provided “as is” 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. In jurisdictions which do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain types of liability, our liability will be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law. APCRA does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any material, product or service offered through APCRA or this website.

3. Certain links on this site lead to resources located on servers maintained by third parties over whom APCRA has no control. As such, APCRA makes no representation as to the accuracy or any other aspect of the information contained on such servers.

4. This Web site is only designed for use in Hong Kong. APCRA Hong Kong shall not be responsible for any use outside of Hong Kong.