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
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.
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:
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";
the user shall state clearly the name of "MyMapHK" ("MyMap
Hong Kong" app, Survey and Mapping Office, Lands Department) directly
under the Works; and
|| 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.
||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".
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
You acknowledge that you do not acquire any intellectual property
rights in the Works by hyperlinking to, copying or printing the Works.
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.
The Government reserves all rights that are not expressly granted in
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.
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".
In the event of any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English
version and the Chinese version of this Notice, the English version