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Legal Notice
The website www.igds-alumni.org is a site ("Site") managed and operated by The University of Warwick and The Hong Kong Polytechnic Manufacturing Alumni Association Ltd. ("the IGDS Alumni"). The Site is governed by the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of China. The Copyright, Trademarks and the Site's Terms and Conditions shall be treated, in all respects, as a contract entered into in HKSAR.

You hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of HKSAR for any dispute arising under or relating to the use of this Site and waive your right to institute legal proceedings in any other jurisdiction. We shall be entitled to institute legal proceedings in connection with any matter arising under this Agreement in any jurisdiction wherein you reside, do business or have assets.
Privacy Policy
The IGDS Alumni is committed to meeting internationally recognized standards of personal data privacy protection, in compliance with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. Necessary procedures and technologies are implemented to protect your personal information provided to our Site.

Individuals have the right to request access to and to correct any inaccurate data; and to be told of the policy and practices in relation to personal data held by us. Any enquiry or request should be directed to webmaster@igds-alumni.org.
Personal Data Protection
We collect personal identification information on registration as member or associate of The IGDS Alumni or online signup of events. You personal information will only be accessed by authorized persons for membership administration or for events or services that you have chosen to participate or for necessary operation of the Site.

We will only use the information you provided to contact you for activities and/or benefits, services available through The IGDS Alumni. Personal data held by us will be kept confidential, and will not be provided to third party for commercial purpose.

We may need to disclose your personal information when legally compelled to do so, or in the good faith belief that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
 
Terms of use
Your use of this Site constitutes your agreement to the terms and conditions contained herein. We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions under which the Site is offered. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms and conditions.

The content and information contained within our website or delivered to you in connection with your use of our website is the property of the IGDS Alumni and any other third party (where applicable). The trademark, trade names and logos (the "Trade Marks") that are used and displayed on our website include registered and unregistered Trade Marks of us and other third parties. Nothing on our website should be construed as granting any license or right to use any Trade Marks displayed on our website. We retain all proprietary rights on our website. Users are prohibited from using the same without written permission of the IGDS Alumni of such or such other parties.

The materials on this website are protected by copyright and no part of such materials may be modified, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted (in any form or by any means), copied, distributed, used for creating derivative works or used in any other way for commercial or public purposes without the prior written consent of the IGDS Alumni.
 
Disclaimer
While every care has been taken in preparing the information and materials contained in this site, such information and materials are provided to you "AS IS" without warranty of any kind either express or implied. In particular, no warranty regarding non-infringement, security, accuracy, fitness for a particular purpose or freedom from computer virus is given in conjunction with such information and materials.
 
No unlawful use
As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to us that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is prohibited by our terms and conditions or unlawful. You may not use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's legitimate use of the Site.
 
Hyperlinks to other websites
There may be cases on our website when the IGDS Alumni provides hyperlinks to other locations or websites on the Internet. These hyperlinks lead to websites published or operated by third parties who are not affiliated with or in any way related to the IGDS Alumni. They have been included in our website to enhance your user experience and are presented for information purposes only. We endeavor to select reputable websites and sources of information for your convenience.

However, by providing hyperlinks to an external website or webpage, the IGDS Alumni shall not be deemed to endorse, recommend, approve, guarantee or introduce any third parties or the services/ products they provide on their websites, or to have any form of cooperation with such third parties and websites unless otherwise stated by the IGDS Alumni.

We are not in any way responsible for the content of any externally linked website or webpage. You use or follow these links at your own risk and the IGDS Alumni is not responsible for any damages or losses incurred or suffered by you arising out of or in connection with your use of the link. The IGDS Alumni is not a party to any contractual arrangements entered into between you and the provider of the external website unless otherwise expressly specified or agreed to by the IGDS Alumni.

Any links to websites that contain downloadable software are provided for your convenience only. Again we are not responsible for any difficulties you may encounter in downloading the software or for any consequences from your doing so. Please remember that the use of any software downloaded from the Internet may be governed by a license agreement and your failure to observe the terms of such license agreement may result in an infringement of intellectual property rights of the relevant software provider which we are not in any way responsible.

Please be mindful that when you click on a link and leave our website you will be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of the other website that you are going to visit.
 
Hyperlinks from external websites to our website
You must always obtain the prior written approval of the IGDS Alumni before creating a hyperlink in any form from a third party website to our website. The IGDS Alumni may or may not give such approval at its absolute discretion. In normal circumstances, we may only approve a hyperlink which displays plainly our name or website address. Any use or display of our logos, trade names and trademarks as a hyperlink will not be approved unless in very exceptional circumstances and may be subject to a fee as the IGDS Alumni may determine at its absolute discretion.

The IGDS Alumni is not responsible for the setup of any hyperlink from a third party website to our website. Any links so set up shall not constitute any form of co-operation with, or endorsement by, the IGDS Alumni of such third party website. Any link to our website shall always be an active and direct link to our website and shall be made directly to the home or front page of our website only and that no "framing" or "deep-linking" of our web page or content is allowed.

The IGDS Alumni is not liable for any loss or damage incurred or suffered by you or any third party arising out of or in connection with such link. The IGDS Alumni reserve the right to rescind any approval granted to link through a plain-text link or any other type of link, and to require the removal of any such link to any of the IGDS Alumni website, at our discretion at any time.
 
Discussion Forums
Discussion forums provide an opportunity for members to exchange ideas, share experiences, and offer solutions to everyday workplace issued. The IGDS Alumni prohibits the posting of any material which infringes the copyrights or proprietary rights of others, or which is obscene, vulgar, unlawful, immoral, libelous, or contains language that is offensive to any racial, ethnic, or religious group. The IGDS Alumni has the right to remove any messages from the Site. By accessing this Site and any of its pages or by using this Site or by posting any material on this Site, you impliedly authorize The IGDS Alumni to remove any material you posted or you are going to post on this Site. Obviously the IGDS Alumni retains the right to remove any messages from this Site that violate the guidelines, however the administrator may not be possible to review all messages that contain above prohibited material. Therefore, any reader who is offended by any message, or finds that any message violates the guidelines set forth above, should report the message to webmaster@igds-alumni.org.
 
Transmitting over the Internet
Due to the nature of the Internet, transactions may be subject to interruption, transmission blackout, delayed transmission and incorrect data transmission. The IGDS Alumni is not liable for malfunctions in communications facilities unless such malfunctions in communications facilities are caused by the willful malice of The IGDS Alumni.
 
Downloading
We do not represent or warrant that the Site will be available and meet your requirements, that access will not be interrupted, that there will be no delays, failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information, that no viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties will be transmitted or that no damage will occur to your computer system. You have sole responsibility for adequate protection and back up of data and/or equipment and for undertaking reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses or other destructive properties. We make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, functionality or performance of any software that may be used in connection with the Site.
 
IMPORTANT: By accessing this web site and any of its pages you are agreeing to the terms set out above.