Copyright Notice

1. By accessing FSD Electronic Services or any of its webpages, you unconditionally agree to the terms of this Copyright Notice and as they may be modified and/or supplemented from time to time by the Government without prior notice to you. Please check this webpage regularly for any modifications and/or supplements which may be made.

Scope of Copyright Ownership

2. Unless otherwise indicated, the contents found on FSD Electronic Services are subject to copyright owned by the Fire Services Department ("FSD").

Non-text Contents on FSD Electronic Services

3. Prior written consent of the FSD is required if you intend to reproduce, distribute or otherwise use any non-text contents (including but not limited to photographs, graphics, drawings, diagrams, audio files and video files) found on FSD Electronic Services in any way or for any purpose. Such requests for consent shall be addressed to FSD Electronic Services Help Desk via email at .

4. Where third party copyright is involved in the non-text contents found on FSD Electronic Services, authorization or permission to reproduce or distribute or otherwise use any such non-text contents must be obtained from the copyright owners concerned.

Text Contents on FSD Electronic Services

5. The FSD copyright protected text contents found on FSD Electronic Services may be reproduced and distributed free of charge in any format or medium for personal or internal use within an organisation, subject to the following conditions:

a. the copy or copies made must not be for sale, or exchange for any benefit, gain, profit or reward, or any other commercial purposes. "Commercial purposes" includes without limitation the following:

(i) the purpose to offer to supply goods, services, facilities, land or an interest in land;

(ii) the purpose to offer to provide a business opportunity or an investment opportunity;

(iii) the purpose to advertise or promote goods, services, facilities, land or an interest in land;

(iv) the purpose to advertise or promote a business opportunity or an investment opportunity;

(v) the purpose to advertise or promote a supplier, or a prospective supplier, of goods, services, facilities, land or an interest in land; and

(vi) the purpose to advertise or promote a provider, or a prospective provider, of a business opportunity or an investment opportunity, in the course of or in the furtherance of any business;

b. such text contents must be reproduced accurately and must not be used in a manner adversely affecting any moral rights of the FSD; and

c. the FSD must be acknowledged as the copyright owner of such text contents and acknowledgement must be given to "FSD Online Serviecs" as the source of such text contents;

6. Please note that the permission given in clause 5 above only applies to FSD copyright protected text contents found on FSD Electronic Services. The FSD reserves the right to withdraw any permission given in clause 5 above at any time without any prior notice to you.

7. Prior written consent of the FSD is required if you intend to reproduce, distribute or otherwise use any FSD copyright protected text contents found on FSD Electronic Services in any way other than that permitted in clause 5 above, or for any purpose other than that permitted in clause 5 above. Such requests shall be addressed to the FSD Electronic Services Help Desk via email at .

8. Where third party copyright is involved in the text contents found on FSD Electronic Services, authorisation or permission to reproduce or distribute or otherwise use any such text contents must be obtained from the copyright owners concerned.

Contents on Linked Websites

9. For the avoidance of doubt, the permission given in clause 5 above does not extend to any contents on other websites linked to FSD Electronic Services. If you intend to reproduce, distribute or otherwise use any contents on any such linked websites, you shall obtain all necessary authorisation or permission from the copyright owners concerned.

English and Chinese Versions of this Copyright Notice

10. This Copyright Notice has been translated into Chinese. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail.

Disclaimer for FSD Electronic Services

11. Unless provided otherwise in this Disclaimer, the information on FSD Electronic Services is provided to you on an "AS IS" basis without any express or implied warranty of any kind and is provided for a general, indicative purpose only. In particular, the FSD does not make any express or implied warranty as to the accuracy, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, reliability, security, timeliness or freedom from computer virus in relation to such contents. The FSD will not be liable for any errors in, omissions from, or misstatements or misrepresentations (whether express or implied) concerning any such information, 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 information delivered on FSD Electronic Services or inability to use FSD Electronic Services.

12. The FSD 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 electronic service delivered through FSD Electronic Services.

13. FSD Electronic Services may contain materials contributed by third parties. To facilitate access to information provided by or via third parties, FSD Electronic Services may provide or assist in providing links to external websites through its webpages. The FSD states that it has not approved or endorsed the materials contributed by third parties on FSD Electronic Services or any external websites linked to FSD Electronic Services. The provision of any such materials or links to external websites shall not constitute any form of co-operation or affiliation with the FSD of any such third parties or external websites. Provision of, or assistance in providing, materials contributed by third parties on FSD Electronic Services or links to external websites gives rise to no statement, representation or warranty, express or implied, that the FSD agrees or does not disagree with the contents of any such materials or external websites and the FSD 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 contents of any such materials or external websites delivered on or via FSD Electronic Services or inability to use any of them.

14. The FSD is not responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever arising out of or in connection with any information on FSD Electronic Services. The FSD reserves the right to omit, suspend or edit all information compiled by the FSD on FSD Electronic Services at any time in its sole discretion without giving any reason or prior notice. You are responsible for making your own assessment of all information contained on FSD Electronic Services and shall verify such information by making reference, for example, to original publications and obtaining independent advice before acting upon it.

15. This Disclaimer has been translated into Chinese. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail.

16. By accessing FSD Electronic Services or any of its webpages, you unconditionally agree to the terms of this Disclaimer and as they may be modified and/or supplemented from time to time by the FSD without prior notice to you. Please check this webpage regularly for any modifications and/or supplements which may be made.

Privacy Policy

The Fire Services Department ("the FSD") is concerned to ensure that all personal data submitted through FSD Electronic Services are handled in strict adherence to the relevant provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PD(P)O).

Collection of Information

The FSD will record the visits to FSD Electronic Services by using cookies without collecting any personal identifiable information of users.

Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of data created in a computer when a person visits a website on the computer. It often includes an anonymous unique identifier. A cookie can be used to identify a computer. It, however, is not used to collect any personal information. In other words, it does not have the function of identifying an individual user of the website.

Cookies are used by the FSD to collect statistics about the number of visits of users to FSD Electronic Services and the users’ preference of websites and online services offered on FSD Electronic Services.

You may choose to accept or reject cookies. If you reject the cookies, you will not be able to use some of the functions of FSD Electronic Services, such as saving your preferences in using the FSD Electronic Services and accessing some online services on FSD Electronic Services.

Provision of Personal Data

For different purposes and at different times you may be invited to provide personal data to the FSD through FSD Electronic Services on a voluntary basis. Personal information may include name, telephone number, mailing address or e-mail address. The FSD will specify the collection purpose and intended usage of your data when it invites you to provide such information and advise you how you may request access to or correction of the personal data provided.

Unless permitted or required by law, the FSD will not disclose your personal data to any third parties without your prior consent.

FSD Electronic Services uses SSL protocol to encrypt data during network transmission to protect your personal data. All personal data you provide to the FSD via FSD Electronic Services are secured, and access to them is restricted to authorised personnel only.

This Privacy Policy has been translated into Chinese. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail.