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Web Publishing Policy
(Available in English only)


The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (the “HKIE”, the “Institution”) recognises The Hong Kong Engineering Archive www.hkie.org.hk/engarchive (the “Website”) as key resources for providing information to the members and the public, for general communication, for publicity and for administration. The Institution will ensure the proper use of its Website in the fulfilment of its missions.

Purposes of the HKIE websites

The HKIE Websites are intended for the following uses:

  1. Communication with members and the public: to serve as a gateway for the dissemination of information, collection of feedback and enquiries from members and the public;
  2. Publicity and promotion: to provide a platform for the Institution to demonstrate the achievements of engineering industry in Hong Kong;
  3. Public access to the engineering projects: to provide well-managed information of the engineering projects shared by fellow engineers;
  4. Collection of statistics: to determined web usage and Users’ opinions to facilitate better services; and
  5. The content contains general information and is for reference only.

Privacy Policy
Under normal circumstances, no personally identifiable information will be collected from users (Users”) to the HKIE's Website. However, where personal information is collected, through the use of means such as data collection forms, linkage of social platforms and any other means, the Institution will ensure that the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance is complied with. Please refer to our Privacy Policy Statement for details on personal data protection and right of access and correction.

The Website contains copyrighted materials and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, photos, images, videos, graphics, music and sound, and the entire contents of the Website are copyrighted as a collective work under Hong Kong’s copyright laws. The HKIE owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it.

The HKIE will endeavour to seek copyright clearance by content providers before publishing any copyrighted works, including weblinks, text, graphics, photographs, images, and sound and video recordings, etc on the Website. HKIE does not accept any responsibility whatsoever in respect of the information provided by the content providers.

By the same token, the Website is protected by copyright and any attempt to modify, reproduce, link, publish, distribute, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, in whole or in part, including the design elements, look and feel or layout of the Websites, without prior written permission of the Institution, will be deemed to have infringed the Institution's copyright. Users may download copyrighted material for Users' personal use only.

Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the expressed permission of the Institution and the copyright owners. Any copies of materials made for a permitted purpose will include an acknowledgement that copyright belongs to the Institution, and no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. Users acknowledge that they do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.

Any concerns about the content on the Website or copyright should be addressed to our webmaster at sd@hkie.org.hk. Requests to have a hyperlink to the Website included or removed should be addressed to the HKIE Secretariat at sd@hkie.org.hk.

Legal Considerations

The Website is the property of the Institution. The Institution will not tolerate any acts of misuse of the Website, infringement of laws, or any attempts to abuse its network or systems or tamper with its normal operation. The Institution reserves the right to take appropriate legal action against any person who performs, directly or indirectly, such acts.  Such persons will also be liable for any loss or damage caused by the prohibited acts.


By using the Website, Users agree to abide by the Web Publishing Policy of the Website.

The Institution expressly disclaims any responsibility, representation or warranty, to the extent permitted by law:

  1. in relation to the quality, operation, use, accuracy, or timeliness of the information contained within the Website;
  2. that any access to the Website will be uninterrupted or error free. Users expressly agree that use of the Website is at users' sole risk. Neither the Institution, its affiliates nor any of their respective employees, agents, third party content providers or licensors make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from use of the Website, or as to the accuracy, reliability or content of any information provided through Websites;
  3. for any direct or indirect loss, damage or injury arising from any cause of use in connection with the Website, including but not limited to any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, alteration of, or use of record, tortious behaviour, negligence, or under any other cause of action. Users specifically acknowledge that the Institution is not liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other Users or third-parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with Users;
  4. in relation to the content of external weblinks and webpages provided or mentioned in the Website. References and links to any such sites shall not be taken as an endorsement or approval by the Institution of any opinions expressed or services provided at those sites;
  5. that in no event will the Institution, or any person or entity involved in creating, producing or distributing the Website, be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the use of or inability to use the Website. Users hereby acknowledge that the provisions of this section shall apply to all contents in the Websites.

In addition to the terms set forth above, neither the Institution, nor its affiliates, information providers or content partners shall be liable regardless of the cause or duration, for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions, or other defects in, or untimeliness or incorrectness of, the information contained within the Website, or for any delay or interruption in the transmission thereof to the Users, or for any claims or losses arising therefrom or occasioned thereby. None of the foregoing parties shall be liable for any third-party claims or losses of any nature, including, but not limited to, lost profits, punitive or consequential damages.

The content of the Website and its policies are subject to change without notice. The Institution reserves the right to take appropriate action under its relevant policies and procedures where suspicion or allegation of breach occurs. These actions are subject to the sole discretion and final determination by the Institution and Users agree to raise no objection therein.


Any queries on this policy statement should be addressed to ppd@hkie.org.hk.

Issued in August 2021


(Available in English only)


The Hong Kong Engineering Archive www.hkie.org.hk/engarchive (the “Website”) is owned and operated by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (the “HKIE”, the “Institution”). The Terms of Use apply only to this Website.

Access to and use of this Website and the information and materials available through this Website are subject to all applicable laws and regulations and to these Terms of Use.

By accessing this Website, you agree to these Terms of Use which form a legally binding agreement. If you do not agree, please exit this Website.

These Terms of Use may be changed by the HKIE from time to time without specific notice to Users. The latest Terms of Use will be posted on the Website, and Users should always review these Terms of Use prior to using the Website to ensure that they have a current understanding of the Terms of Use under which they are permitted to access this Website. If Users cannot access the Terms of Use via the Internet, a copy of the most recent Terms of Use can be provided by email upon request.

Access to this Website (or portions thereof) and the use of information and materials provided through this Website (or portions thereof), is not intended, and is prohibited, where such access or use violates applicable laws or regulations.

Change of Terms
The HKIE shall have the right at any time to change or modify the terms and conditions applicable to User’s use of the Website, or any part thereof, or to impose new conditions. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including, but not limited to, posting on the Website, or by electronic or conventional mail, or by any other means by which User may gain access thereto. Any use of the Website by User after the effective date of such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by User of such changes, modifications or additions.

Product & Services
Nothing on this Website constitutes an offer to buy or sell products or services in any jurisdiction. This Website is for information purposes only.  

Unless otherwise indicated, this Website and its design, text, content, selection and arrangement of elements, organisation, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to this Website are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including, but not limited to, intellectual property) rights and are the property of the HKIE or the materials in this Website are included with the permission of the relevant rights owners and are protected pursuant to applicable copyright, trademark and proprietary rights laws. All rights reserved.

The posting of any such material on this Website does not constitute a waiver of any right in such material. Users do not acquire ownership rights to any such material viewed through this Website. Except as otherwise provided herein, none of these materials may be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, modified, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the Institution’s expressed prior written permission.

Permission is hereby granted to the extent necessary to lawfully access and use this Website and/or information and materials available on it to display, download, archive and print in hard copy, portions of this Website for personal use only, provided Users do not modify the materials and that they retain any and all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. This permission terminates automatically if Users breach any of these Terms of Use. Upon termination, Users must immediately destroy any downloaded, archived or printed materials.

The Hong Kong Engineering Archive logo, all project names and logos, all page headers, all custom graphics, all button icons, all trademarks, service marks and logos appearing on this Website, unless otherwise noted, are service marks, trademarks and/or trade dress of the HKIE (the "Marks"). All other trademarks, project names and logos, company names and logos, logos, service marks and/or trade dress mentioned, displayed, cited or otherwise indicated on the Website are the property of their respective owners. Users agree not to display or use the Marks in any manner without prior written permission of the HKIE. Users agree not to display or use trademarks, project names and logos, company names and logos, logos, service marks and/or trade dress of other owners without the prior written permission of such owners. The use or misuse of the Marks or other trademarks, project names and logos, company names and logos, logos, service marks and/or trade dress or any other materials contained herein, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited.

Hyperlink Disclaimer
This Website may contain links to other websites maintained by the HKIE in addition to links to websites maintained by unrelated companies and persons. A link to websites maintained by the HKIE, does not mean that the HKIE (as the case may be) approves, endorses or accepts any responsibility for that website, its content or use, or the use of products and services made available through such website.

The Institution is not responsible for the actions, content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies, products or services provided through these links or made available through these resources or appearing in such websites, nor for any damages or losses, directly or indirectly, caused or alleged to have been caused as a result of use or reliance on such websites.

Such websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, completeness or conformance with applicable laws and regulations by the Institution. The HKIE does not make any representations whatsoever, or give any warranties of any kind, expressed, implied, or otherwise about other websites which Users may access through this Website, the content thereof made available through such websites.

If Users decide to leave our Website and access these other websites, they do so at their own risk. All rules, policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of such websites will apply while on such websites.

Links from Other Websites
Any link to this Website without the HKIE’s written permission is prohibited. Persons providing access to this Website via a link from another website are solely responsible for the content, accuracy, opinions expressed, privacy policies available through the source website and for any representations made or impressions created concerning the HKIE.

Authorisation by the Institution to link to this Website is given without assumption of any liability by the Institution relating to such links, and the Institution hereby disclaims any such liability. The HKIE reserves the right to withdraw any authorisation to link to this Web Site at any time and for any reason.

Anyone providing access to, or information relating to this Website, whether by link or otherwise, is responsible for bringing these Terms of Use to the attention of the person receiving such access or information. Failure to do so will not result in liability for the HKIE.

Data Protection Consent
By agreeing to these Terms of Use, users agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy.

Any communication or material users transmit to the HKIE over the Internet is, and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Upon the transmission of any personal information to the HKIE, expressly grant permission to the HKIE to disseminate and/or use such information for any lawful purpose.

Transmittal of any unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or violation of any law is strictly prohibited.

The Institution reserves the right to monitor any communication between users and the Institution whether by mail, voice, fax, e-mail or any other form of transmission for the purposes of security and other business needs.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, all personal data provided to the Institution as a result of this Website will be handled in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

No Warranties
The Institution makes no representations or warranties with respect to this Website or its contents, which are provided for use "as is." The HKIE disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including without limitation the implied warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability, quality and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to this Website and any website with which it is linked. The HKIE also makes no representations or warranties as to whether the information accessible via this Website, or any website with which it is linked, is accurate, complete, or current. Users accept that any shareholders, owners, officers, directors, employees and other representatives of the HKIE shall have the benefit of this clause.

It is the Users’ responsibility to evaluate (or take professional advice on) the accuracy and completeness of all information, statements, opinions and other material on this Website or any website with which it is linked.

The users’ statutory rights as consumers, if any, are not affected by these provisions, and the HKIE does not seek to exclude or limit liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.

Exclusion of Liability
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws the Institution, on behalf of the Institution’s members, officers, employees, agents, suppliers and contractors exclude liability for any losses and expenses of whatever nature and howsoever arising including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages, loss of use, loss of data, loss caused by a virus, loss of income or profit, loss of or damage to property, claims of third parties, or other losses of any kind or character, even if the Institution has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses, arising out of or in connection with the use of this Website or any website with which it is linked. Users assume total responsibility for establishing such procedures for data back up and virus checking as they consider necessary.

Obligations of Users

  1. Users are responsible for providing and maintaining all personal computer and communications equipment and Internet access accounts necessary to gain access of this Website.
  2.  In consideration of the use of the Website, Users agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about themselves as prompted by the Website.
  3. Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any information they provide to and receive from this Website, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under any such confidential information, whether by the Users or by anyone else using such confidential information.
  4. Users agree to use the Website in a manner consistent with any and all applicable rules and regulations.
  5. Users agree to inform the HKIE of any apparent breaches of security such as loss, theft or unauthorised disclosure or use of confidential information and until the Institution is so notified users will remain liable for any unauthorised use of such confidential information.
  6. Users agree to indemnify, release and hold the HKIE harmless as well as the Institution’s members, officers, employees, agents, suppliers and contractors from any claim, liability, loss, expense or demand, including legal fees, related to users’ violation of these Terms of Use or their access or use of this Website or any of the information and materials available through this Website.

User Conduct
By way of example, and not as a limitation, Users agree that when using the Website, Users will not:

  1. Use the Website for unlawful purposes.
  2. Use any materials or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through the Website, in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party.
  3. Transmit through the Website any computer viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything else designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer.
  4. Delete or attempt to delete any information and materials on the Website.
  5. Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Website.
  6. Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for the Website.
  7. Materials uploaded may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination; Users are responsible for adhering to such limitations if User downloads the materials.

Modification and Discontinuation
The HKIE reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify, edit, delete, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently this Website (or any portion thereof) and/or the information and materials available through this Website (or any part thereof) with or without notice. Users agree that the HKIE shall not be liable to their or to any third party for any such modification, editing, deletion, suspension or discontinuance of this Website.

Entire Understanding
These Terms of Use contain the entire understanding between users and the Institution with respect to this Website and no representation, statement, inducement oral or written, not contained herein shall bind any party to this agreement. Should any part of these terms for any reason be declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such determination shall not affect the validity of any remaining portion and such remaining portion shall remain in full force and effect as if the invalid portion of these terms had been eliminated. The Institution’s failure to enforce any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision.

Law & Jurisdiction
These Terms of Use are made under laws of the Hong Kong SAR, China and this Web Site is operated from the Hong Kong SAR, China. Access to, or use of, this Website or information and materials on this Website may be prohibited by law in certain countries or jurisdictions. Users are responsible for compliance with any applicable laws of the country from which you are accessing this Website. The Institution makes no representation that the information contained herein is appropriate or available for use in other locations outside the Hong Kong SAR, China.

Users agree that the courts of the Hong Kong SAR, China shall have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any controversy or claim of whatever nature arising out of or relating to use of this Website, and that the laws of the Hong Kong SAR, China shall govern such dispute or claim. However, the HKIE retains the right to bring legal proceedings in any jurisdiction where infringement of this agreement is believed to be taking place or originating.

This Agreement and any operating rules for the Website established by the HKIE constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Hong Kong SAR, China, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.


(Available in English only)

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