Terms of use, Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

The 114˚E Hong Kong Reef Fish Web-Portal (“114˚E Web-Portal” or “we” or “us” or “our” or “website”) is a platform created with the intention of information sharing with users (“users” or “user” or “you” or “your”) of the website. Users are asked to please observe the following terms of use when using the 114˚E Web-Portal.

In this document, “Associated Organisations” refers to and all supporters, partners, funders and friends either explicitly mentioned or not explicitly mentioned in the website. This includes (but is not necessarily limited to) ADM Capital Foundation, Bloom Association, BLOOM Association Hong Kong Limited, Swire Group Charitable Trust, Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Simon K. Y. Lee Foundation, RS Group Asia, CHEDDAR Media

Use of data provided on the website

Disclaimer: All information presented on the 114˚E Web-Portal are to the best of our knowledge. The 114˚E Web-Portal or any of the Associated Organisations cannot be held responsible for potential errors found on the website, nor can we be held responsible for the misuse or miscommunication of information presented on the website by its users. Furthermore, as information on the 114˚E Web-Portal will be regularly updated, users of the website should take responsibility for ensuring that the most updated information from the website is used for their own purposes, and we cannot be held accountable for the miscommunication of out-of-date information.

All content provided on the website are intended for conservation, research and educational uses only. We do not endorse the use of the website’s information for conducting environmentally and ecologically detrimental activities.

Use of non-photographic fish and dive site data

You are welcome to use information presented on the 114˚E Web-Portal for non-commercial purposes, given such that clear references are made to the 114˚E Web-Portal, with a backward link to the respective source page.

Use of photographs and illustrations

Photographs and illustrations (including all graphics hand-drawn or digitally produced) may not be taken from the website without prior granted permission from us. Where permission is granted, the photographer or illustrator of the graphic must be duly acknowledged as instructed.

Use of all other information provided on the 114˚E Web-Portal

All other information found on the 114˚E Web-Portal may be used for non-commercial purposes, given such that clear references are made to the 114˚E Web-Portal, with a backward link to the respective source page. Information are intended to be provided as a reference only and are to be taken as a sharing of experience and knowledge by us. We cannot be held liable for any consequences arising from the use or misuse of the information by the user.

Links to other websites

The 114˚E Web-Portal may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under control of the 114˚E Web-Portal and we are not responsible for the contents or actions of any Linked Sites.

References to external information sources

Some information presented in the 114˚E Web-Portal may be taken from external sources. All such sources are acknowledged and referenced on the Reference page of the 114˚E Web-Portal. Any legitimate references left out from the page are unintentional and will be duly corrected upon notification.

Videos and photographs used in the 114˚E Web-Portal are voluntarily provided for use in the 114˚E Web-Portal and associated projects. Acknowledgements to the videographer or photographer are made in the Acknowledgements page of the 114˚E Web-Portal and the photograph’s data.

Privacy policy

When using certain functions of the 114˚E Web-Portal, you may be asked to provide personal data information, including (but not necessarily limited) to the following:

  • Your name
  • Your contact details (which may include your mobile number, email address, etc.)

If you are uploading data photographic data onto the website, we may also ask you to provide information related to your upload, including (but not necessarily limited) to the following:

  • Your name
  • Your contact (e.g. mobile number, e-mail address, etc.)
  • Data of the image file
  • Location information for where the photograph was taken
  • Date and time information form when the photograph was taken
  • Your preferred name for acknowledgement
  • Your endorsement for us to use your photograph and information on the 114˚E Web-Portal and related projects (your contact information will not be given out without your prior permission under any circumstances)

Disclosure of your information

All data collected will be kept by us and will not be disclosed to any external third party without the permission of the user.

Your rights

In accordance with Hong Kong’s privacy laws, you have the right to:

  • check whether we hold any personal data about you and to access such data;
  • require us to correct any inaccurate data relating to you; and
  • be informed of our policies in relation to the use, collection and processing of your personal data.

The Portal may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites belonging to external third parties. Please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Your consent

By using the 114˚E Web-Portal, you consent to our collection, use and processing of your personal data as described in this privacy policy.


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