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Terms and Conditions in Using the Central Platform
 
By accessing this Central Platform or any of the webpages linked to it, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions as set out below and as they may be modified and/or supplemented from time to time by the Registration and Electoral Office ("REO") without prior notice to you. Please check this webpage regularly for any modifications and/or supplements which may be made.
 
General
 
1. You shall not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Central Platform (or the servers and networks which are connected to the Central Platform). You shall use the Central Platform only as permitted by law and shall not reproduce, duplicate, copy or sell the service provided for any purposes.
 
2. You are solely responsible for (and that REO has no responsibility to you or to any third party regarding) any breach of your obligations (whether or not the breach is caused by you personally or by another party) in using the Central Platform and for the consequences (including any loss or damage which REO may suffer) of any such breach.
 
Copyright Notice
 
3. Permission is granted for users to download the REO copyright materials1 available on the Central Platform and to store them in computers solely for personal reference/non-commercial record purpose in connection with the election. If you intend to reproduce, adapt, distribute or otherwise use any REO copyright materials available on the Central Platform in any way or for any purpose, you shall seek Chief Electoral Officer (“CEO”)’s prior written consent via email at reoenq@reo.gov.hk. The CEO reserves the rights to withdraw the permission at any time without prior notice to you.
 
4. Where third party's copyrights are involved in the content of Election Advertisement (“EA”) particulars2 , including hyperlinks and website addresses, available on the Central Platform, you shall ensure that authorization or permission to reproduce, adapt, distribute or otherwise use any such content is obtained from the copyright owners concerned before use.
 
Disclaimer
 
5. Unless provided otherwise in this Disclaimer, the contents available on the Central Platform are provided solely by the candidate(s) and will not be subject to scrutinisation by the REO. The REO does not make any express or implied warranty as to the accuracy, non-infringement, reliability or freedom from computer virus in relation to such content. The REO will not be liable for any errors in, omissions from, misstatements or misrepresentations (whether express or implied) concerning any such content; and will not have or accept any liability, obligation or responsibility whatsoever for any loss, destruction or damage (including without limitation consequential loss, destruction or damage) however arising from or in respect of any use or misuse of or reliance on the content delivered on the Central Platform.
 
6. The Central Platform may contain materials contributed by third parties. Provision of materials contributed by third parties on the Central Platform or links to external websites gives rise to no statement, representation or warranty, express or implied, that the REO agrees or does not disagree with the content of any such materials or external websites; and the REO will not have or accept any liability, obligation or responsibility whatsoever for any loss, destruction or damage (including without limitation consequential loss, destruction or damage) however arising from or in respect of any use or misuse of or reliance on the content of any such materials or external websites delivered on or via the Central Platform.
 
Accessibility Statement

We are committed to ensuring that our website conforms to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA requirements to the maximum extent possible.

As our website contains considerable number of files in different formats contributed by third parties, it is not possible to monitor or correct non-conforming content to incorporate all Level AA requirements in them. Nonetheless, the contents are so located as not to affect the accessibility of other significant contents in our website.


1Except the EA particulars uploaded by candidate(s), REO copyright materials refer to all other materials on the Central Platform, including but not limited to graphics, words and tables.
2Contents of EA particulars can be found in Appendix D of the Guidelines on Election-related Activities in respect of the Chief Executive Election, Appendix G of the Guidelines on Election-related Activities in respect of the Election Committee Subsector Elections, Appendix E of the Guidelines on Election-related Activities in respect of the Legislative Council Election or Appendix B of the Guidelines on Election-related Activities in respect of the District Council Election (if applicable) published by the Electoral Affairs Commission.