This Website is owned and operated by The University of Hong Kong Clinical Trials Centre ("HKU-CTC"), a research centre of The University of Hong Kong (“HKU”), and is designed to comply with the laws and regulations of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China ("Hong Kong").
The entire contents of this Website are subject to copyright protection. You may use the information from this Website solely for non-commercial personal purposes and should retain and reproduce each and every copyright notice or other proprietary rights notice contained in any information you download from this Website. Any and all contents of this Website, including without limitation the data, text, images, audio and video, may not be copied, displayed, downloaded, distributed, modified, reproduced, republished or retransmitted, in any electronic medium or in hard copy, for public or commercial purposes without our express prior written permission. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication or otherwise any license to or right in any copyright of us or any other party.
Links to Third Party Websites
This Website may contain links or referrals to other websites or public online platforms maintained by third parties. Such links or referrals are provided only for your reference and convenience. Inclusion of any third party link does not imply an endorsement or recommendation by us. HKU-CTC (including HKU and its affiliated organizations, and their respective officers, directors, employees, appointees, students, trustees, agents, contractors and third party partners) assumes no responsibility for the contents of such third party websites or public online platforms and shall have no liability for any damages or injuries of any kind arising from such contents.
User Account and Security
If you want to get access to certain services, functions and/or information, you will need to register for an IISupreme user account. Your user account is solely for your personal use. You shall never share your user account with or allow access or use of your user account by anybody else.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user account information, in particular your username and password, and/or any activity under your user account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use or suspected unauthorized use of your user account or any other security breach. You should also keep your mobile phones, tablets or other devices that you use to use this Website safe and secure, and let us know as soon as possible if these are lost or stolen. You may be held liable for losses incurred by us or any other users of this Website due to unauthorized use of your user account as a result of your failing to keep your user account information secure and confidential. HKU-CTC (including HKU and its affiliated organizations, and their respective officers, directors, employees, appointees, students, trustees, agents, contractors and third party partners) shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations.
We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your user account at our sole discretion and at any time without prior notice.
Personal Data Protection
Your information provided through this Website will be protected under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance of Hong Kong (Chapter 486 of the Laws of Hong Kong) (“Ordinance”). If you have any question about your rights under the Ordinance, you may contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data of Hong Kong.
To protect your privacy, we try to limit the collection of personal data from you to a strict minimum. Other than the technical data described in the following paragraph, we will not collect your personal data when you use this Website, unless you volunteer to provide your data to us for a specific purpose, such as registering as an IISupreme user, requesting services and handling your inquiries. If you are under the age of 18 or are mentally incapacitated, you should obtain your parent's, guardian's, next-of-kin's or carer's consent before providing your personal data to us.
To support your use of this Website, we need to collect data originating from the browsers that you use to access this Website. This includes your IP addresses and data identifying your devices (such as the models, operating systems and language settings of your device). We may also record your visits to this Website. The information collected (such as IP addresses and device models) is anonymous aggregated research data, and contains no name, address or any information that will enable anyone to contact you via telephone, email or any other means. Such information is used for internal analysis on the number of visitors to this Website and general usage patterns to measure the performance, effectiveness and usability of this Website.
We may collect your personal data through this Website for:
- registering you as an IISupreme user and REDCap user;
- providing you with updates of useful resources, training materials and information in relation to our clinical studies, activities and news;
- conducting surveys regarding your use of this Website or HKU-CTC’s business or activities; and/or
- handling your inquiries and service requests.
We take data security as our priority. We will strive at all times to ensure that your personal data will be protected against unauthorized or accidental access, processing, erasure and/or use by implementing appropriate electronic, physical and managerial measures. If needed, encryption technology may be employed for the transmission of your personal data collected on this Website. Nevertheless, by using this Website, you acknowledge and agree that Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure, and any data and information you send through this Website may be read or intercepted by others.
Your personal data will be kept confidential by HKU-CTC. We will not disclose your personal data to any third party except, where reasonably required, to:
- any affiliated organizations of HKU-CTC or HKU (including their officers, directors, employees, trustees, agents, contractors and third party partners);
- any agents, contractors or third party partners of HKU-CTC or HKU (including their officers, directors, employees, trustees, agents, contractors and third party partners), provided that they have undertaken to keep your personal data confidential; and/or
- any regulatory authorities and governmental bodies.
Such data may be transferred within and to any place outside Hong Kong.
We will take all reasonable and practical steps to comply with the legal and regulatory requirements of Hong Kong concerning the retention of your personal data. Any unnecessary personal data will be purged from our system from time to time in accordance with our internal procedures.
As a data subject, you have the right to request access to and correction of your personal data held by us. Any request for access to or correction of your personal data should be sent in writing to our Personal Data Protection Coordinator by email to email@example.com. We are entitled to charge a reasonable fee for processing your data access request.
We have used reasonable efforts to ensure that the information contained in this Website is reliable. However, we make no warranties or representations of any kind as to its reliability, accuracy, currency, completeness or operability. You agree that the information contained in this Website is provided "as is" and use of this Website is at your own risk. We may make changes, corrections and/or improvements to the contents of this Website at any time without notice. We disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of proprietary rights.
HKU-CTC (including HKU and its affiliated organizations, and their respective officers, directors, employees, appointees, students, trustees, agents, contractors and third party partners) shall not be liable for any damages, including without limitation, direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damages, arising out of your access to, use of or inability to use this Website, or any errors or omissions in the contents thereof. Further, we reserve the right to interrupt or discontinue any or all of the functionality of this App and accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for such interruption or discontinuance for whatever reasons.
Governing Laws and Jurisdiction
Any dispute related to this Website shall be referred to the courts of Hong Kong.
Last Update: 21 May, 2021