Terms & Conditions

Agreement for the London 2012 Olympic Games

For the Usage of the “Press Download Area” at the Official website of the

Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China

Press Download Area” of hkolympic.org is an internet-based online information service (hereinafter called “Service”) designed exclusively for registered press members of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (hereinafter called “SF&OC”) to facilitate their reporting of Hong Kong Delegation’s participation in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Upon registration, members are bound to comply with the following terms: Read this Online Service Agreement (hereinafter called “This Agreement”) before signing for registration. By registering as a member to use the Service, you agree to abide by the terms of This Agreement.


By registering to use this service, you agree to be bound by all of the terms of This Agreement. SF&OC reserves the right to modify the terms of This Agreement or any features of the Service at any time. Such modification shall take effect upon posting of the modified agreement. Members are responsible to pay attention to possible amendment of This Agreement to ensure that they are aware of any modifications. Your continued access or use of the Service shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of this modified agreement. SF&OC also reserves the right to amend the Service, which includes a restriction of use of part or all of the Service.

You represent that you have read and agree to be bound by this Agreement and the hkolympic.org Privacy Policy.


2.1 The multi-media materials included in the Service, including, but not limited to text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content (hereinafter called "Content") is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws (Copyright, Ordinance Cap 528 Laws of Hong Kong) of the Hong Kong SAR, and owned or controlled by SF&OC, as the provider of the Content. You must abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in the Service.

2.2 You may only reproduce the Content in your publication (which has duly registered under the SF&OC) in relation to sports promotion and that the copyright charge will be waived. You are bound by laws (Section 89 Copyright Ordinance No. 528) to quote the source of your duplicated materials (An acknowledgment should be given to the “Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (or the SF&OC)” whenever the Content is used). Apart from the aforesaid purposes, you shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit the materials presented in the Service. Nor can you enter into the database or in any way exploit any part of the Service without prior approval given by SF&OC. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may not distribute any part of the Service or Content over any network, including a local area network, nor sell or offer it for sale. In addition, these files may not be used to construct any kind of database.

2.3 Without limiting the provisions of 2.1, neither you nor any third party shall make use of the Content in any manner that constitutes an infringement of our copyright rights, including but not limited to "framing", downloading or establishing unauthorized links to any part of the Content on your or any third party's Web site.


The Service is available “as is”. We do not warrant that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free. There may be delays, omissions, interruptions and inaccuracies in the news, information or other materials available through the Service. We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions in the Service. Although we intend to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, “Trojan Horses” or other destructive materials to the Service, we do not guarantee or warrant that the Service or materials that may be downloaded from the Service do not contain such destructive features. We are not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features. If you rely on the Service and any materials available through the Service, you do so solely at your own risk.


SF&OC are not liable for incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages of any kind, including lost revenues or profits, loss of business or loss of data, in any way related to the Service or for any clam, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in the Service (including without limitation as a result of breach of any warranty or other term of This Agreement) even if such damages, claims, losses or injuries were foreseen or foreseeable.


The Service contains links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites, resources, and the link of The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd (LOCOG) etc. Since SF&OC is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, or their content, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to the site administrator or Webmaster of such site.


6.1 Each authorized user is given a login name and a password.

(a) You may not transfer, disclose, distribute, publish, display, transmit or in any way exploit your login name and/or password at any cost to the other organization, including any affiliated organization or other publications of your own company. Failure to comply with the foregoing shall constitute a breach of This Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of your account. (b) You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password.

6.2 You shall notify SF&OC at secretariat@hkolympic.org of any known or suspected unauthorised use(s) of your account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorised disclosure of your login name and/or password.

6.3 You are responsible for all usage or activity on SF&OC website. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your account, at SF&OC's sole discretion, and SF&OC may refer you to appropriate law enforcement agencies.


7.1 SF&OC reserves the right to send electronic mail to you for the purpose of informing you of changes or additions to the Service.

7.2 We reserve the right to gather and use information about your usage and demographics, and agree to maintain your data privacy, in accordance with the SF&OC Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference, and the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance of Hong Kong. For more information please read the Privacy Policy of SF&OC at www.hkolympic.org.


This Agreement may be terminated by either party for any reason at any time. Sections 2 through 6 of This Agreement shall survive such terminates the same in the manner prescribed above.