Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Acceptance of Terms

By making access to and/or using the website of The Hong Kong Academy of Sciences (ASHK), you agree to be legally bound by the following terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from making access to or using the website. ASHK may make changes to theseterms of use from time to time, and the new terms of use will become effective when it is published on the website.


The information provided by ASHK on the website is for reference only. Whilst ASHK endeavours to ensure its accuracy, ASHK does not give any express or implied warranty on its accuracy.

ASHK does not accept any responsibilities and liabilities for any direct or indirect loss or damage arising from any cause whatsoever in connection with thewebsite.

ASHK is entitled to delete, suspend, edit or alter any information on the website at any time at its absolute discretion without giving any reason. Users are responsible for making their own assessments of the information contained in or in connection with the website and are advised to verify such information through independent sourcesand obtain necessary advice before acting on it.

Links to Third Party Websites or Other Source of Information

The website may contain links to other websites or other information. ASHK expressly states that it has not approved nor endorsed such websites or information, unless otherwise stated.

Copyright Notice

The information on the website provided by ASHK may be re-disseminated or reproduced provided that (a) ASHK, as the source of information, is acknowledged; (b) such information is not used in a misleading way;and (c) the use of such information is for non-commercial purpose and will not bring ASHK into disrepute.

Any other reproduction, adaptation, distribution, dissemination or making available such informationfor commercial use is strictly prohibited unless prior written authorization is obtained from ASHK.

Privacy Policy

ASHK is committed to ensuring that any personal data submitted through this website are handled in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, including their collection and retention. Specifically, the data collected and retained will only be used for the stated purpose. You are entitled to request access to your personal data held by ASHK by email at info@ashk.org.hk A reasonable fee for processing the requests may be charged.

Governing law

These terms of use and all other issues regarding the website are governed by the laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and all disputes shall be determined exclusively by the Hong Kong Courts.