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Copyright and Disclaimer

Copyright

1. The Consumer Council retains all rights, title and interest (including copyright) in all the materials placed on this website.

2. The materials of this website may be used, without any amendment in any way, for personal purpose only.

3. No part of the materials of this website may be reproduced, copied, distributed, or otherwise used in any form for any commercial purpose.

4. Application for any use, other than personal, of any part of the materials of this website should be made to the Consumer Council.

 

Disclaimer

1. The contents of this website are provided for general information and do not constitute legal advice. Users should seek legal advice from their own lawyer.

2. While every effort is made to update this website from time to time and to ensure its accuracy, the Consumer Council does not guarantee the timeliness, accuracy or completeness of the contents of this website.

3. The use of this website is at the user's own risk and the Consumer Council does not guarantee that access to this website is completely safe and protected from viruses. The Consumer Council is not responsible for any damage or loss suffered (including damage to the user's system or loss of data) as a result of use of this website.

 

Hyperlinks

1. Any hyperlink from any other website to this website does not mean endorsement, approval or recommendation by the Consumer Council.

2. The Consumer Council's provision of hyperlink in this website to any other website does not necessarily mean endorsement, approval or recommendation by the Consumer Council unless otherwise specifically stated.

3. The Consumer Council is not responsible for contents of any other websites except for those of http://choice.yp.com.hk.

 

Prohibition against advertisement purposes

1. Section 20, Consumer Council Ordinance provides, among others, that unless with the Council' written consent, no person shall, with a view to promoting or disparaging any goods, services or immovable property or promoting any person's image, publish any advertisement which either expressly or by implication makes reference to the Council, its publication or findings of tests or surveys conducted by or on behalf of the Council.

2. The full text of Section 20 is as follows:

"(1) No person shall, with a view to promoting or disparaging any goods, services or immovable property or promoting the image of any person, publish or cause to be published any advertisement which either expressly or by implication makes reference to-

(a) the Council;

(b) any committee, member, agent or employee of the Council;

(c) the Council's publication or finding of tests or surveys conducted by or on behalf of the Council; or

(d) any other information published by the Council, without written consent of the Council.

   (2) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence and is liable to a fine of $100000.

   (3) For the purpose of subsection (1) "advertisement" (廣告) may be constituted by any words, whether written or spoken, or any picture, drawing, visual image, figure or article-

(a) appearing in any publication; or

(b) brought to the notice of the public or any section of the public in any other way."