"MyMapHK" IP Rights Notice

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1. Unless otherwise indicated, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("the Government") is the owner of the intellectual property rights in all contents available on "MyMap Hong Kong" (other than those uploaded, submitted or otherwise added by users), including but not limited to all digital maps, text, graphics, drawing, diagrams, photographs and compilation of data or other materials ("Works").    Except prior written authorization is obtained from the Government, any reproduction, adaptation, distribution, redistribution, dissemination, modification, copying, uploading, transmission, retransmission, commercial exploitation of the Works, publication, or making available of the Works to the public is strictly prohibited.

2.(a) To encourage wider distribution of the contents contained in "MyMap Hong Kong", you are permitted for non-commercial and personal enjoyment purpose or for institutional non-commercial and non-profit making activity purpose to browse, hyperlink to, copy and print in their original format any Works on "MyMapHK", provided that:

(i) the user agrees not to make any change to or deletion of author attribution, trademark, legend, intellectual property rights notice or terms and conditions of use and give proper attribution to the Government and "MyMapHK";

(ii) the user shall state clearly the name of "MyMapHK" ("MyMap Hong Kong" app, Survey and Mapping Office, Lands Department) directly under the Works; and

(iii) the user shall identify clearly the source of the Works and acknowledge the Government ownership of the intellectual property rights in the Works in all copies thereof including but not limited to paper copies, digital copies and copies placed on websites or apps.

(b) Organizations or institutions who wish to use any Works on "MyMap Hong Kong" for non-commercial and non-profit making activity purpose must comply with the requirements set out in paragraph 2(a)(i), (ii) and (iii) above and provide relevant valid information before hyperlinking to, copying or printing any Works on "MyMapHK".

(c) The prior written consent of the Government ("Permission") is required before the use of the Works in any way other than the permitted uses for non-commercial and personal enjoyment purpose or institutional non-commercial and non-profit making activity purpose and such Permission may be subject to additional terms and conditions which may include the requirements set out in paragraph 2(a)(i), (ii) and (iii) above and may be subject to additional fee.    Such requests for Permission should be addressed to the Lands Department via email at lslic7@landsd.gov.hk.    You acknowledge that you do not acquire any intellectual property rights in the Works by hyperlinking to, copying or printing the Works.

(d) For the purposes of this paragraph 2, 'relevant valid information' shall mean the name, contact telephone number and email address of the organization or institution concerned and the proposed purposes for which the contents of "MyMapHK" will be used.

3. The Government reserves all rights that are not expressly granted in this Notice.

4. For the avoidance of doubt, the Permission shall not extend to any materials contained on third-party websites or apps linked with "MyMap Hong Kong", or any contents on "MyMapHK", the intellectual property rights of which belong to a third party including but not limited to User Submissions.    Except as expressly provided for User Submissions under the Terms and Conditions of Use ("MyMapHK"), authorization or permission to use such contents would need to be obtained from the owners of intellectual property rights concerned.

5. The Government shall not have or accept any liability, obligation or responsibility whatsoever for any loss, destruction or damage (including without limitation consequential loss, destruction or damage) howsoever arising from or in respect of using, misusing, inability to use, or relying on the Works contained in, delivered on or via "MyMapHK", or delivered through the electronic service provided by "MyMapHK".

6. In the event of any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and the Chinese version of this Notice, the English version shall prevail.