None of Quinlan & Associates Limited or any of its affiliates (collectively, “Q&A”) holds any license from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to carry out regulated activities (as defined in the Securities and Futures Ordinance of Hong Kong) (“Regulated Activities”) in Hong Kong. Nothing herein shall be construed as (i) Q&A having a license or being authorised to carry out Regulated Activities in Hong Kong; or (ii) Q&A holding itself out as being licensed or authorised to perform any activity (including any Regulated Activities) for which it is not so licensed or authorised in Hong Kong.
The materials and data contained herein are for information only and shall in no event be construed as an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell any securities in any jurisdiction. Q&A does not make any representation, undertaking, warranty or guarantee as to the update, completeness, correctness, reliability or accuracy of the materials and data herein. All opinions, forecasts or estimation expressed herein are subject to change without prior notice. Q&A accepts no liability or responsibility whatsoever for any direct or consequential loss and/or damages arising out of or in relation to any use of opinions, forecasts, materials and data contained herein or otherwise arising in connection therewith.
This policy only applies to the collection of personal information by us and the use of that personal information by us as data controllers and those whom we authorise as data processors. It does not cover third party websites to which we provide links. If you follow a link to those third party websites you shall be subject to the privacy policies and/or terms and conditions of use applicable to those websites.
These terms may be translated into other languages. If there is any inconsistency between the English version of these terms and another language’s version of these terms, the English version of these terms shall prevail.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE HOLD ABOUT YOU AND HOW IS IT COLLECTED?
We may collect and process the following data about you:
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
In addition, in common with many other online services, we may use “cookies” or other devices to store and sometimes track information about you. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Sites and also allows us to improve our Sites (see section entitled “Cookies and other such devices” below).
HOW DO WE USE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU?
We use personal information about you to help us provide you with a more personalised service which is tailored to suit your needs.
Your personal information may be used by us to:
Where requested by you we will:
To opt-out of receiving any such communications, you can use the facility contained in any such communication or you can email us at the email address below or write to us by mail to the address below stating that you do not wish to receive further communications from us.
WHERE DO WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
DATA RETENTION POLICY
We retain personal data for the duration of the relevant business relationship. We may also retain personal data for longer in accordance with our information retention policies and should we need to retain it to protect ourselves against legal claims. If you request that we delete your personal data, we will make reasonable attempts to delete all instances of the information.
ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION AND AMENDING YOUR INFORMATION
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you (unless it is exempt in accordance with the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486)). If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please send an email to email@example.com.
Where you register your details for certain services (for example, our email newsletter or publications) and/or open a user account that you can then use to log on, you may change or update your user name and password or other details at any time via your account. You must make sure that you update your details as soon as possible with any and all relevant changes.
COOKIES AND OTHER SUCH DEVICES
We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using device fingerprinting and/or a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer or other similar devices. Cookies contain a small amount of information that is transferred to a computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our Sites and to deliver a better and more personalised service.
Cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of the Website:
Other uses of cookies (where you have consented to such use):
Other cookies outside of our control:
We may from time to time use external services such as Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ or YouTube, to display certain content on our Sites. We cannot prevent such websites from collecting information about your usage of their services on our Sites, for example, number of plays of a video.
Like many other organisations, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a number of cookies in order to evaluate your use of our Sites and enable us to carry out actions including (but not limited to):
Google stores the information collected by these cookies on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using our Sites, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
See this link for how to reject or delete this cookie: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html
WILL WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES?
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries and affiliates for the purposes specified in the section “HOW DO WE USE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU”.
We may pass your information to other parties as follows:
We may provide third parties with aggregate, anonymised information about our users. We may also use such aggregate, anonymised information to help third parties reach the kind of audience they want to target.
We do not pass or sell your personal information to third persons for any other purpose than those set out above.
Always think carefully before disclosing your personal information or other information to other users of the Sites or otherwise posting your personal information on the Sites. It is important that you are aware that any of your personal information or other information which you disclose to another user may then be disclosed on the Sites by that user. We have no responsibility or control over the contents of communications made between users of the Sites.
SECURITY/HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Sites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your personal information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
LAW AND JURISDICTION
INFORMATION ABOUT US
We operate the Website. We are Quinlan & Associates Limited, a company incorporated in Hong Kong under company number 2348622 and with our registered office at Level 19, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong.
ACCESSING OUR WEBSITE AND AVAILABILITY
Access to our Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our Website without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our Website, or our entire Website, to users who have registered with us.
While we endeavour to ensure that our Website is normally available 24 hours a day, we cannot promise that our Website will be free from errors or omissions nor that it will be available uninterrupted and in a fully operating condition. Our Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons reasonably beyond our control. We will not be liable to you or to any other person in the event that all or any part of our Website is discontinued, modified or changed in any way.
You may be required to register your details and/or open an account to access some areas of our Website, including our email newsletter or publications.
YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE
You agree that you will not use the Website in any way that may lead to the encouragement, procurement or carrying out of any criminal or unlawful activity or that is fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect. Furthermore, you agree not to do anything that may cause damage to our Website or our servers, systems or equipment or those of third parties, nor access any users’ data or penetrate or circumvent any Website security measures or attempt to do any such acts.
You agree, unless expressly agreed otherwise, not to give any indication that you have any commercial relationship with us, or that you are our agent or that we have endorsed any of your activities.
You accept that you are able to stop using the Website at any time and at your sole discretion. We reserve the right to suspend, restrict or terminate your access to the Website or any part of it at any time at our sole discretion.
RETURN OR REFUND ON WEBSITE PURCHASES
We may offer products and services for sale on our Website, either individually or as a package.
Products include downloadable documents. Returns are not accepted for the purchase of products. Please contact us if there are any issues encountered during the download process.
Services include calls and meetings with us or our representatives. We endeavour to arrange such services within 30 days of purchase. Where we are unable to schedule a service within 30 days of purchase, we will refund the service-only element of the purchase (i.e. the cost of the call or meeting). All refunds will be determined at our sole discretion.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
We are the owner or the licensee of all copyright and other intellectual property rights in our Website, and in the material published on them. Those works are protected by intellectual property laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
The names, images and logos identifying us, companies in our group, our partners or third parties and our/their products and services are proprietary marks and may not be reproduced or otherwise used without express permission
The contents of the Website including (without limitation) web pages, computer codes of elements comprising the Website, and any software or application provided or licensed to you by us may not be copied, reproduced, communicated and/or made available to the public, republished, downloaded, posted, recorded, broadcast or transmitted or used in any other way except for your own personal, private and non-commercial use, unless otherwise expressly permitted by us.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our Website must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the materials on our Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
This restriction does not include your ability to use any of our “sharing” functions (for example, liking and sharing our Website on Facebook) in accordance with that third party’s own terms and conditions.
OUR WEBSITE CHANGE REGULARLY
We aim to update our Website regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our Website, or close them indefinitely. Any of the material on our Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
RELIANCE ON INFORMATION POSTED AND DISCLAIMER
While we endeavour to ensure that the information on on our Website is correct, we make no promise nor do we give any warranty or guarantee regarding the accuracy and completeness of the material on our Website. Commentary and other materials posted on our Website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such information, commentary and materials by any visitor to our Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
The material displayed on our Website is provided “as is” without any guarantees, conditions or warranties (promises) as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude all conditions, warranties (promises) and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VISITS TO OUR SITES
VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES
You must not misuse our Sites by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Sites, the server on which our Sites are stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Sites. You must not attack our Sites via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
By breaching this provision, you may commit a criminal offence under the Hong Kong Telecommunications Ordinance (cap. 106), the Hong Kong Crimes Ordinance (cap 200) or the Hong Kong Theft Ordinance (cap 210). We may report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Sites will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Sites or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
LINKING TO OUR WEBSITE
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. If you are permitted to link to our Website, you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
Our Website must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of our Website other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out above.
If you wish to make any use of material on our Website other than that set out above, please address your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LINKS FROM OUR WEBSITE
Where our Website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
LAW AND JURISDICTION
The Hong Kong courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our Website although we both retain the right to bring proceedings against each other for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.
Our Sites are based in Hong Kong and intended for users in Hong Kong. We make no representations that the materials and Website are suitable for users outside Hong Kong, and if you choose to access the Website from outside of Hong Kong you are responsible for ensuring compliance with all relevant local laws.
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our Sites, please contact email@example.com.
This page was last updated on 24 May 2018.
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