HKIS PFO Terms & Conditions of Use

General Statement

This website is owned and operated by the Hong Kong International School Parent Faculty Organisation (the “PFO”). These Terms & Conditions of Use (the “Terms”) set forth the terms and conditions under which you may use our website and services as offered by us. This website offers visitors general information about the PFO, how you can engage with and support the PFO (including volunteering, use of social media platforms, connecting to online content and supporting the PFO philanthropically), the face-to-face and online programs and activities organized by the PFO and some products and services offered for sale through our online store. 

By accessing or using the website of our service, you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms.

Privacy Policy

The PFO is committed to supporting the privacy of HKIS students, faculty and alumni, and friends of the PFO who use this site by requiring all users of the website and its services to agree to the these Terms and the Privacy Policy. If you have a question about these Terms and/or the [Privacy Policy], please contact PFO@hkis.edu.hk.

Online Store 

The PFO online store is not intended for use by minors.  If you are under 18 years of age, you are not authorized to use the PFO online store.  

We use a third party payment processor to process payments and financial information.  Payments may not be processed for certain activities such as illegal or other prohibited activities.  Your relationship with our third-party payment processor is separate from your relationship with the PFO and may be governed by the terms and conditions contained in the processor’s agreement. PFO is not responsible for the actions or omissions of any third-party payment processor.

Usage; Compliance with Laws

You may use our website and our services for lawful purposes only.  Certain uses of this website or any of the information obtained through these services which are inconsistent with the purpose of this website, constitute a violation of this policy and are prohibited. Such prohibited uses include but are not limited to activities that are illegal (e.g., are fraudulent or violate copyright or other laws), and use that inaccurately implies endorsement, approval, or sponsorship by the PFO (or any individual director or officer of the PFO).  You agree to comply with all applicable laws.

The may deny further access to all or a portion of the website to anyone who violates this policy.

Ownership of Intellectual Property, copyrights and logos

This website and all materials contained herein, including, without limitation, software, images, text, graphics, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, videos, music and all Intellectual Property Rights related thereto, are the exclusive property of the PFO or are licensed to the PFO. Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to create a license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works thereof.

Links to Websites

From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites, blogs or social media platforms. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse any such website(s), blog(s) or social media platform(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s) and platforms.

You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without the PFO’s prior written consent.

Modifications to Terms

The PFO may modify these Terms at any time in its sole discretion without notice. All changes are effective at the time we post them, and those changes will apply to any subsequent access and use of the website by you. Each time you access this PFO website, you will be deemed to have accepted any such changes. If we do modify these Terms, we may (at our discretion) provide you no notice or notify you of such changes via e-mail at the e-mail address you provided to the PFO at the time of registration.

Right to Suspend User Account

We may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend your access to the services provided by this website without notice and liability for any reason, including if in our sole determination you violate any provision of these Terms or any applicable law or regulations. You may discontinue use and request to cancel your account and/or any services at any time. 

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold PFO harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys’ fees), made against them by any third party due to, or arising out of, or in connection with your use of the website or any of the services offered on the website.

Promotional email

You agree to receive from time to time promotional messages and materials from us, by mail, email or any other contact form you may provide us with (including your phone number for calls or text messages). If you don't want to receive such promotional materials or notices – please just notify us at any time.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

This PFO website and all information, content, materials, products and other services included or otherwise made available to you are being provided to you on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. Accordingly, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all express or implied warranties, terms and conditions including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.  Neither the PFO nor any related parties endorse or make any representation or warranty with respect to the accuracy, reliability, timeliness, or completeness of our website, our services, or our content or that our website, our services or our content is non-defamatory, non-infringing or otherwise lawful. Neither the PFO nor any related parties warrant that the functions performed by our website, our services, or our content will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, or that defects in our website, our services, or our content will be corrected. 

By using this website, you expressly agree that your use of the website is at your sole risk, and that it shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

Moreover, please note that any products and services advertised through our website are limited in quantity.  We will sell all products and services on a first-come, first-served basis.  Accordingly, we cannot guarantee that any items you order will be in stock or available at all.  All orders are subject to availability and stock is not reserved until your order is confirmed by us in writing.

In addition, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we (including our officers, directors, agents and employees) are not liable, and you agree not to hold us responsible, for any damages or losses (including, but not limited to, loss of money, goodwill or reputation, profits, other intangible losses, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages) resulting directly or indirectly from the use of this website, or from any information, content, materials, products and other services included or otherwise made available to you through this website.

 

Governing Law and Dispute Resolution

These Terms, the rights and remedies provided hereunder, and any and all claims and disputes related hereto and/or to the services provided herein, shall be governed by, construed under and enforced in all respects solely and exclusively in accordance with the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (“Hong Kong”). Any and all such claims and disputes shall be brought in, and you hereby consent to them being decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Hong Kong. The application of the United Nations Convention of Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is hereby expressly excluded.

Entire Agreement

These Terms and the [Privacy Policy] constitute the entire agreement between you and the PFO regarding your use of and access to our website and the services provided hereunder and supersede all prior agreements or understandings, whether oral or written, relating to that subject matter. Any purchase of merchandise or services through a third-party provider will be subject to any agreement or understanding between you and that third-party provider.