Investor Education Centre Website Hyperlink Policy
The Investor Education Centre (IEC) allows a third party to create a hyperlink to the Investor Education Centre's website (IEC website) provided the IEC's policies with regard to the hyperlink set up between third party website and the IEC website (www.hkiec.hk) set out below are complied with:
Unless otherwise stated, all copyright and other intellectual property rights in the materials on the IEC website (www.hkiec.hk) belong to the IEC.
Materials on the IEC website may be downloaded or printed for personal use or for use within an individual firm or organisation but may only be used for personal viewing purposes or for viewing within that firm or organisation. Such materials may not be reproduced for or distributed to third parties, or used for commercial purposes, without the IEC's prior written consent. Consent is not required where extracts of no more than a few relevant paragraphs are to be copied to third parties incidental to advice or other activities.
The IEC shall not be responsible for any loss or damage, howsoever caused, arising from the use of or inability to use the IEC website or use of or reliance upon any information or material provided on its website.The IEC endeavours to ensure that the information contained on the IEC website is accurate as at the date of publication, but does not warrant its accuracy or accept any liability (including third party liability) for any loss or damage, whether or not arising from any error or omission in compiling such information.
Any hyperlink created should be set to point to the relevant webpage of the IEC website rather than featuring the content itself, so as to ensure that the updated version is accessed.
To the extent that any linkages to the IEC website are created, the IEC website must be presented in a way that fairly represents IEC's role.
There must be no reproduction of the IEC logo without permission.
The hyperlinks are created for convenience. The IEC does not sponsor or endorse these third parties and the IEC website shall not be deemed to be part of any sites or pages maintained by such third parties.
The context of the text must not give users of your website an impression that your website is sponsored or endorsed by the IEC.The context of the link must not suggest that the IEC has created any of your contents, that is, the source of your materials must be clear.
In creating hyperlinks on your website to IEC website, at no time should the IEC website appear to be part of your website (i.e. no framing of IEC website).The IEC reserves the right at any time to determine the way in which the hyperlink is to be structured or require removal of any link to the IEC website.
The IEC is not obliged to establish a reciprocal link to your website following the establishment of a hyperlink from your website to IEC website unless IEC gives its prior written consent to do so.
The IEC does not allow a link to the IEC website if the website contains any material which is libellous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, or is in any way in breach of the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights.
In addition, you are required to display prominently beside any such hyperlink the following information:
You should pay careful attention to the Liability Statement section on the homepage of the IEC website when referring to information using this link.
The IEC reserves the right to modify the above policies at any time.