Part (VI) Conditions of
Use for E-Accounts
- E-Accounts are for the
use by companies which have been registered with the Trade and Industry
Department (hereafter 'the Department') as strategic commodities traders.
(Part (II) refers)
- The Department provides
the services and information through E-Accounts, subject to E-Holders'
agreement and compliance with the conditions of use set out below. These
conditions will be updated and revised by the Department from time to
time by posting the revised version at this website with prior notice
to users in writing.
- E-Holders when making
electronic applications in their E-Accounts are further subject to conditions
imposed by the Director-General of Trade and Industry for such applications
which may be stipulated in the applications and/or announced through
circulars published by the Department.
- E-Holders are deemed to
have accepted and agreed to be bound by all the conditions of use upon
their activation and use of E-Accounts in this website. If they do not
accept the conditions, they may not and should not use any of the services
and information provided in any E-Accounts.
(ii) Provision of
Services and Information
- E-Holders understand and
agree that the services and information is provided on an "as is" basis.
The Department assumes no responsibility for the untimeliness, deletion
and mis-delivery of information or failure of the services provided
on the website.
- E-Holders understand that
the technical processing and transmission of the services and information
concerned may involve data transmission over various networks; and changes
in data format to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting
networks or devices. The Department shall, accordingly, in no circumstances,
be liable for any failure of delivery of services and information or
for any inability to gain access to any of such services and information
due to the delay or failure of any communication networks or any party
providing such access.
(iii) Personal Information
- E-Holders are required
to provide certain personal data in activating and using their E-Accounts.
Such data may include Hong Kong Identity Card Number, Passport Number,
name of contact person, position, day-time contact telephone number,
correspondence email address etc.. The data will be used by the Department
for facilitating provision of services/information through the E-Account
and ensuring that the E-Account is used by the authentic and eligible
user. E-Holders providing incomplete or inaccurate data may be denied
access to the E-Account and be ineligible for using the services and
information on the website.
- The Department is committed
to ensuring that all personal data provided in the E-Accounts are handled
in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy)
Ordinance. Please refer to the relevant Personal Information Collection
Statement for details.
- E-Holders should further
refer to the relevant Personal Information Collection Statements pertaining
to the respective web-based services for electronic applications available
in their accounts.
(iv) Login ID, Password and Security
- Each E-Holder MUST set
the Password (or Login ID and Password for E-Holder with digital certificates)
for its E-Account. They may and are encouraged to alter the Password
(or Login ID and Password) via this website from time to time.
- E-Holders may be assigned
Passwords or Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) for the digital certificates
issued to them by a Certification Authority recognised by the HKSAR
Government for making electronic applications within their E-Accounts.
- E-Holders are responsible
for maintaining the confidentiality and authorised uses of their Login
ID or Passwords or PIN for their E-Accounts and the digital certificates
and are fully responsible for all activities that occur with the use
of the Login IDs, Passwords or PIN.
- E-Holders agree and acknowledge
that the use of services by any person (whether authorised by themselves
or not) with those Login IDs, Passwords or PIN shall constitute and
be deemed to be the use of the same by themselves as the E-Holders.
- The Department will not
be liable for any divulgence of those passwords or PIN or loss or damage
arising from the E-Holder's failure to comply with the above conditions
or the conditions for the use of any digital certificates in connection
with any electronic applications made in the E-Accounts.
(v) Disclaimer of
Warranties and Liability
- E-Holders understand and
agree that the use of services and information in the E-Account is at
their own discretion and risk. The Department will not accept any liability
for loss or damage resulting from
(a) the use of and inability to use the services and information obtained
through or from the E-Account;
(b) events of interrupted or delayed services and information; and,
(c) unauthorised access to or alteration of applications and particulars
made in the E-Accounts.
Last Updated Date : 30 May 2011