UK Portal Terms and Conditions

TERMS OF USE AND SERVICE – HKLA UK PORTAL (置投英國買樓平台)

  1. General 
    1. If you browse or otherwise access any content or data on https://hkla.co and/or https://portal.hkla.co (including its website, mobile site, any subdomains of those websites, mobile sites, applications, APIs or widgets) (“HKLA Platform”), you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and Service (“Terms of Use”).
    2. The HKLA Platform is not intended for use by any persons who have not reached their legal age (e.g., minors) or persons who are incapable of managing their own affairs or mentally incapacitated. If you fall within any of these categories then please terminate access to and use of the HKLA Platform immediately. By your continued use of the HKLA Platform, you warrant that you are of legal age and of sound mind to access the services/products on the HKLA Platform.
    3. These Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy Notice https://hkla.co/data-privacy-disclaimer/  on which you may access and use the HKLA Platform. 
    4. The following also form the standard terms and conditions (“Portal Terms and Conditions”) that apply to your subscription to or purchase of any information, product, and/or service (each a “Service”) through https://portal.hkla.co (“HKLA Portal”). Your purchase of and/or subscription for any Service from HK Landlord Academy Limited (“HKLA”) through the HKLA Platform, including any subscription form (each a “Form”) on the HKLA Portal will constitute your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Please read these Terms and Conditions in conjunction with the Form, and any other document provided to you at the time of signing the Form.
    5. We reserve the right to change any or all of our Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy or other conditions for using the HKLA Platform at any time by publishing the new terms or conditions on our website. Your continued use of the HKLA Platform constitutes your acceptance of those terms. Should you object to any of our Terms of Use or other notices on the HKLA Platform, recourse is to stop accessing and/or using the HKLA Platform and remove the HKLA Platform (and associated software code) from your website.
    6. We will, from time to time, post on the HKLA Platform such guidelines and rules relating to the use of the HKLA Platform. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms of Use.
  2. Use of HKLA Platform 
    1. In the event that we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the HKLA Portal, you acknowledge that you are fully responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, and all activities occurring under your account.
    2. You agree to notify us of any breach of security of your password.
    3. None of HKLA or its affiliates, directors, officers or employees (“us” or “we”) will be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Clause 2. 
    4. HKLA and our staff(s) are not licensed to deal with any property situated in Hong Kong.  HKLA only provides a discussion platform for UK properties with local agent to engage in properties located in United Kingdom only.
  3. Material accessible through HKLA Platform
    1. By using and accessing the HKLA Platform, you will be exposed to information, data, text, software, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials that We and/or other users of the HKLA Platform upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available on the HKLA Platform (“Material“) whether publicly or privately.
    2. You understand the Material may be offensive, indecent or objectionable.
    3. You understand that the Material may only be used for the your own and non-commercial use. The Material is not for your publication, distribution, transmission, retransmission, redistribution, broadcast, reproduction or circulation to anyone else, and not for posting to other websites or forums, newsgroups, mailing lists, electronic bulletin boards, or any social media related or chat groups operated by other websites.
    4. You agree not to reproduce, display or otherwise provide access to the HKLA Platform or the Material to any person, or on another website or server.
    5. We are, under no circumstances, liable for any of the Material, including but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any of the Material, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any of the Material posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available on the HKLA Platform.
  4. Disclaimer of Warranties 
    1. Your use of the HKLA Platform is at your sole risk. We disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied.
    2. We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify and discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any services of the HKLA Platform (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of such services.
    3. We make no warranty that:
      1. the HKLA Platform will meet your requirements;
      2. the HKLA Platform will be uninterrupted, timely, secure and error-free;
      3. any results that may be obtained from the use of the HKLA Platform will be accurate or reliable; and
      4. the quality of any products, services, information or other material purchased or obtained by you through the HKLA Platform will meet your expectations.
    4. We cannot and do not endorse, and cannot be responsible for, the messages, views, opinions, research and recommendations of individuals, users, and organisations of deemed interest, or advocate any patronage of any particular service provider, course of treatment or commercial dealings in any securities, investments or classes of securities or investments nor does the inclusion on the HKLA Platform of a link to other website(s) or resources imply any form of endorsement by us.
    5. We do not actively review or edit the messages, views, opinions, research and recommendations of users, even if such messages, views, opinions, research and recommendations are made by the users using the HKLA Platform. While the information on the HKLA Platform has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. None of the data, news, information, reports or opinions nor any of the recommendations (if any) has been customised for any specific person or class of persons. Therefore, please use the HKLA Platform at your own risk.
    6. By making available information and data on pursuant on the HKLA Platform, including facts, views, opinions and recommendations of individuals and organisations of deemed interest, we and our content providers are not giving or purporting to give or representing or holding themselves out as giving financial, investment, tax, legal and other professional advice. You shall always seek the relevant professional advice before otherwise making any such decisions.
    7. We may monitor or review any areas on the HKLA Platform where you transmit or post communications for the purpose of promoting its efficiency, usefulness and appropriateness of use. However, we do not undertake to monitor or review every posting or communication, and we disclaim any and all liability relating to all the Material, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, trademarks, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise.
  5. User Indemnities
    1. You agree to indemnify and hold HKLA or its affiliates, directors, officers or employees harmless of any and all loss, liability, claim or demand (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of, or in connection with your use of and access to the HKLA Platform or any Contributions not in accordance with these terms.

  1. Contributions 
    1. In this section “Contributions”, means information including data, text, video, still images, audio or other material that HKLA has permitted you to host, share, publish, post, store or upload on our platform as permitted under these terms.
    2. HKLA may at any time, without liability to you, remove, alter or disable access to any or all of your Contributions in its sole discretion without prior notice to you. Without limiting the previous sentence, HKLA may remove or disable access to any or all your Contributions if it considers that:
      1. those Contributions are in breach of any law or regulation;
      2. those Contributions infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party;
      3. it is required to do so by a regulatory body or any relevant authority pursuant to an interim or final take-down notice;
      4. those Contributions are:
        1. misleading or deceptive;
        2. inappropriate having regard to the purpose of our platform;
        3. likely to cause offence;
        4. materially incorrect;
        5. obscene;
        6. defamatory;
        7. otherwise unlawful; or
        8. corrupted, due to the presence of a virus or other disabling code.
    3. You retain all of your ownership rights in your Contributions. HKLA is under no obligation to treat your Contributions as proprietary information.
    4. To the extent that any Contributions are proprietary in nature, you grant HKLA a worldwide, nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable and irrevocable licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, publish, create derivative works from and display and publicly perform your Contributions throughout the world in any medium, whether currently in existence or not. You also grant each user of our platform a nonexclusive licence to use, reproduce, adapt, translate, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform your Contributions as permitted by HKLA and these terms.
    5. You grant HKLA, in respect of Contributions to its website the right to use your name or the name you submit with the Contribution, and, the right to represent and warrant that:
      1. you own and control all of the rights to the Contributions; or
      2. you have the lawful right including all necessary licences, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorise HKLA to display the Contributions.
    6. For any Contributions that you may retain moral rights in, you declare that:
      1. you do not require that any personally identifying information be used in connection with the Contribution, or any derivative work, upgrade or update of the Contribution; and
      2. you understand that when accessing our platform, you may be exposed to the Contributions of other users of our platform. You acknowledge and agree that HKLA does not have control of and is not responsible for these other Contributions. You agree to hold harmless and release HKLA from any and all claims that you could assert against HKLA relating to or in connection with these other Contributions.
    7. You represent and warrant that:
      1. you have the lawful right including all necessary licences, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorise HKLA to display your Contributions; and
      2. you will not make any Contributions that:
        1. infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party, and you agree to pay all royalties, fees or other monies payable by reason of any Contributions made by you;
        2. are misleading or deceptive;
        3. are materially incorrect;
        4. are likely to cause offence;
        5. directly or indirectly involve the advertising or marketing of any products or services;
        6. are obscene, including pornographic, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive material;
        7. are defamatory;
        8. are otherwise unlawful or encourage unlawful conduct; or
        9. are otherwise inappropriate having regard to the purpose of our platform.
  2. Limitation of Liability 
    1. We shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential losses or exemplary damages, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from:
      1. your use or your inability to use the HKLA Platform;
      2. the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the HKLA Platform;
      3. unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data;
      4. statements or conduct of any third party on the HKLA Platform; and
      5. any other matter relating to the HKLA Platform.
    2. Any claim of any nature whatsoever by either party against the other party and any action against the other party must be commenced within 2 years after the date on which the cause of action arises, following which the aggrieved party shall have no further claim whatsoever against the other party.
  3. Privacy Policy 
    1. All personal data about you is subject to our Privacy Policy https://hkla.co/data-privacy-disclaimer/.
  4. Editorial Content
    1. Any editorial content or articles on our site are of a general nature only and do not consider your personal objectives, financial situation or particular needs. Editorial content should not be regarded as advice or relied upon by you or any other person and we recommend that you seek professional advice before acting on the content. For the avoidance of doubt, editorial content provided by third party authors that are not employed by us is deemed to be Third Party Content for the purposes of the section above.
  5. Third Party Content
    1. The HKLA Platform contains content provided to HKLA by other parties (“Third Party Content”). HKLA does not have a practice of monitoring or making inquiries about Third Party Content. HKLA is not responsible for, does not endorse and makes no representations either expressly or impliedly concerning Third Party Content. Third Party Content does not represent the views of HKLA. You rely on Third Party Content completely at your own risk.
  6. Third party links and advertising
    1. The HKLA Platform often includes advertisements, hyperlinks and pointers to websites operated by third parties. Links to third party websites include, without limitation, links to our platform of some of the partners and real estate agents in the UK that HKLA collaborates with. Those third party websites do not form part of our platform and are not under the control of or the responsibility of HKLA. When you link to those websites you leave the HKLA Platform and do so entirely at your own risk. HKLA and its related entities make no warranty as to the accuracy or reliability of the information contained on any third party websites, and HKLA and its affiliates, directors, officers and agents disclaim all liability and responsibility for any direct or indirect loss or damage which may be suffered by you through relying on anything contained on or omitted from such third party websites. A display of advertising does not imply an endorsement or recommendation by HKLA.
  7. Property and/or Surveyor Reports 
    1. If you request a property or suburb report or price estimate (“Property Report”) via the HKLA Portal (subject to availability on the HKLA Portal), you consent to the use of your email address for the purposes described in our Privacy Policy. Property Reports are of a general nature only, based on historical data and will not take into account the potential impact of external factors (such as changes in the economy, future planned infrastructure, regulation, environment or the property market) which may affect the value of the property. Property Reports should not be regarded as advice or relied upon by you or any other person and we recommend that you seek professional advice before making any property decisions. In providing a Property Report, we do not act as an agent for you or any real estate professional involved in preparation of the report. For the avoidance of doubt, indicated sections of Property Reports and sections provided by real estate professionals (including any price estimate) are deemed to be Third Party Content for the purposes of the section immediately above.
  8. Termination
    1. We may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, at our sole discretion immediately terminate your account (if any). Cause for such termination shall include without limitation:
      1. breaches or violations of the Terms of Use, Policy of Acceptable Use, or other incorporated documents, guidelines or rules;
      2. request by law enforcement or other government agencies;
      3. self-initiated account deletions;
      4. infringement of intellectual property rights of others;
      5. discontinuance or material modification to the services on the HKLA Platform, or part thereof;
      6. unexpected technical or security issues or problems; or
      7. extended periods of inactivity.
    2. Termination of your account shall result in:
      1. removal of access to and barring of further use to all offerings of the HKLA Platform that are associated with such account; and
      2. deletion of your password and all related information, files and content associated with or inside your account (or part thereof).
    3. Termination of your account shall be without prejudice to any other rights or remedies we may be entitled to under the Terms of Use, at law or in equity and shall not affect any accrued rights or liabilities nor the coming into or continuance in force of any provision which is expressly or by implication intended to come into or continue in force on or after such termination.
  9. Attribution and Linking of HKLA Platform
    1. You may only link to content on the HKLA Platform with our prior written consent. If we do allow you to link to the HKLA Platform, it is on condition that you do not:
      1. attribute a link to any content on the HKLA Platform as being a link to your own or someone else’s content (for example, use your own logo to link to our content);
      2. attribute a link to the HKLA Platform and then link somewhere else;
      3. frame any content of HKLA made available through the HKLA Platform in such a way as to present it as your own or as belonging to anyone other than us or our licensors; or
      4. link to our content as part of a website that aggregates property listings and/or information or competes with us in any manner.
    2. We reserve the right to require that you do not link to any content of the HKLA Platform and we may exercise this right by giving notice to you. We reserve complete discretion in relation to our exercise of this right, which may be due to the matters or circumstances above, or any other matter or circumstance we consider is reasonable.
  10. Miscellaneous
    1. These Terms of Use represent the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of the HKLA Platform and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding your use of the HKLA Platform. 
    2. If a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or part of these Terms of Use to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.
    3. No waiver of any provision in these Terms of Use will be effective unless it is in writing signed by one of our authorised signatories.
    4. These Terms of Use are governed by Hong Kong law.
    5. If there is a non-English version of these Terms of Use, the English version shall prevail if there is any inconsistency between the English version and any local language version.

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