Each website with its domain name containing “primelaw.com.hk” or “wkprime.com”[Subject to changes] (individually or collectively “Our Website”) is owned and operated by Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong Limited ( “Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong”).

You are permitted access to Our Website either as an authorized user (“Authorized User”) pursuant to an agreement between Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong or one of its affiliates and a subscribing entity, organization or individual (“Subscriber Agreement”), or as a guest user (“Guest User”) visiting us on an anonymous basis.

By accessing or using Our Website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions under this Terms of Use and to any incorporated guidelines, rules, policies or disclaimers posted thereon. Those guidelines, rules, policies, notices and disclaimers posted on Our Website are made an integral part of this Terms of Use, and reference to “Terms of Use” also includes reference to those documents. Please also read our applicable Privacy Policy, Disclaimer and Copyright Notice. If you do not agree with this Terms of Use, please do not use Our Website.

Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Terms of Use at its sole discretion at any time and without prior notice. By accessing or using Our Website after any change in this Terms of Use is posted, you agree to be bound by such changes as well.

The following terms and conditions govern the access to and use of Our Website, including all features and contents therein. For purposes hereof, “you” or “your” shall include yourself, your organization and any entity you represent or on the behalf of which you use Our Website.

For Authorized Users, this Terms of Use does not alter in any way the terms and conditions of any other agreement you may have with Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong for products, software, services or otherwise, unless otherwise directed by Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong. In the event that the terms under this Terms of Use conflict with the Subscriber Agreement, the terms of the Subscriber Agreement will govern and take precedence. If you fail to comply in any way with these terms, your authorization to access and to use Our Website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials and discontinue the use of any hyperlinks to Our Website. Any breach of this Terms of Use by you shall constitute a breach of the Subscriber Agreement.

1. Authorized Use Restrictions

1.1. Authorized Use. Our Website and the materials herein may only be used for your internal management, reference and informational purposes (collectively, the “Authorized Use”). Authorized Users may access to Our Website, download, email or print limited copies of the materials from Our Website, and make limited local electronic copies of select materials from Our Website through the save feature within Our Website for the Authorized Use. The Authorized Use expressly excludes: (i) redistribution, retransmission, publication, transfer or commercial or other exploitation of the materials from Our Website, in whole or in part; (ii) systematic retrieval of the materials from Our Website to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory.

1.2. Trademarks. The trademarks, service marks, trade names, and logos (collectively, the “Trademarks”) used and displayed on Our Website are the property of Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong , or otherwise separately indicated third parties (the “Licensors”), and you may not copy, imitate or use the Trademarks or any marks similar to such Trademarks, in whole or in part, for any purpose. No license or other right to use any Trademark used or displayed on Our Website is granted to you.

1.3. Hyperlinks. Our Website may contain hyperlinks to other sites or resources. Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong assumes no responsibility for any material or resource of a third party that may be accessed through any such links. Any transaction that occurs between you and a third party is strictly between you and such third party. Please check the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any linked site, as they may differ from ours.

1.4. No Access to Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong’s Computer System. Any access or attempt to access areas of the Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong’s computer system or other information thereon (except for the limited portions in connection with Our Website that you have expressly been provided access to pursuant to a Subscriber Agreement) for any reason is strictly prohibited. The use of robots, spiders, crawlers or other automated downloading programs or devices for any purpose, including but not limited to harvesting others’ postal or e-mail addresses from Our Website to send unsolicited or unauthorized commercial material, is prohibited.

1.5. No Uploading of Illegal Information. You may not use Our Website to upload, publish or distribute any information (including software or other contents) which is illegal, which violates or infringes upon the rights of any other person, which is abusive, hateful, obscene, profane, pornographic, threatening or vulgar, which contains errors, viruses or other harmful components, or which is otherwise actionable at law.

1.6. Username and Password. You agree not to give or make available your username or password or other means to access your account to any unauthorized individuals. You remain responsible for all access to Our Website via your username and password, even if not authorized by you. If you believe that your password or other means to access your account has been divulged, lost or stolen, or that an unauthorized person has or may attempt to use Our Website with your account, you must immediately notify Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong by sending email message to HK-Prime@wolterskluwer.com or call us at +852 3718 9191.(Contact Hours are Mon-Fri from 9:00-5:30)

2. Trial Use

If you are using Our Website (or accessing certain content herein) on a trial basis pursuant to a Subscriber Agreement or other trial basis authorized by Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong, you may use Our Website (or such content) solely for purposes of evaluating its suitability. Your trial use is subject to all other terms and conditions of this Terms of Use, including, but not limited to, the Authorized Use and Restrictions. At the conclusion of the trial period, you shall (i) cease all use of Our Website (or accessing the trial content); (ii) delete any copies of content or data derived from Our Website from your computer system and cause such copies to be deleted from any other computer system where you caused such contents to be stored; and (iii) at your expense, destroy or return to Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong any physical copies of such content in your possession.

3. Anonymous Use

If you are using Our Website (or accessing certain content herein) on an anonymous basis, i.e. you are our Guest Users, you may use Our Website (or such content) solely for informative purposes. You are permitted to read the information and materials available on Our Website ONLY and nothing else. Your use is subject to all other terms and conditions of this Terms of Use, including, but not limited to all restrictions therein.

4. Advertising

Parts of Our Website may be supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions for Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong’s, its affiliates’, and third parties’ products and services. These advertisements may be targeted to you, to the contents of information stored on Our Website, and to searches made through Our Website or other information. The manner, mode and extent of advertising on Our Website are subject to change without specific notice to you. In consideration for Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong granting you access to and use of Our Website, you agree that Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong may place such advertising on Our Website.

5. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong, its Licensors, and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, subcontractors, agents, successors, assigns, affiliates or subsidiaries, from and against any and all claims, causes of action, lawsuits, proceedings, losses, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal and accounting fees) arising or resulting from (i) your violation of this Terms of Use or the Subscriber Agreement; (ii) incomplete or inaccurate information or data provided by you; or (iii) any content you upload or post to Our Website. Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to assume or participate, at your and your organization’s expense, in the investigation, settlement and defence of any action or claim to which it is entitled to indemnification. No claim shall be settled without Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong’s prior written consent unless such settlement includes a complete release of Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong from all liabilities and does not contain or contemplate any payment by, or relief binding upon, Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong.

6. Warranty Disclaimer

6.1. The information and materials contained in Our Website provided by Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong or otherwise any separately indicated third parties (the “Licensors”, Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong and Licensors collectively the “Provider”), is not intended to and does not constitute a legal advice or a substitute of appropriate legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed, nor is anything submitted to Our Website treated as confidential, unless otherwise specifically so indicated.

6.2. The information and materials contained in Our Website is provided to you “as is” and “with all faults”, and, to the maximum extent permitted by law, the provider expressly disclaims all warranties and presentations, express or implied, including, without limitation: (a) the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose; and (b) information and materials contained in Our website, or that your use of Our Website will be error-free, uninterrupted, free from other failures or will meet your requirements.

6.3. The Provider will undertake no responsibility for (a) any computer viruses, or any other malicious software, programs, or codes, etc. In whatsoever way that may adversely affect your computer system, or cause your system failure or other technical problems; or (b) any act, omission or negligence of any third party whose services are used in connection with the provision of or access to Our Website.

6.4. In no event will the Provider, or any of its directors, officers, employees, subcontractors, agents, successors, assigns, affiliates or subsidiaries, be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages, damages resulting from loss of profits, loss of data or business interruption arising out of or in connection with the use or inaccessibility of Our Website, the materials, software or other information contained in Our Website, regardless of the form of action, whether based on contract, tort (including but not limited to negligence) or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages.

6.5. While your use of Our website is at your own risk, if Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong should have any liability for any loss, harm or damage arising out of or in connection with the terms of use or your use of Our website, Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong’s total aggregate liability for any and all claims shall not exceed the amount of fees paid to Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong by your subscribing organization for the applicable portion of Our Website in the preceding six (6) months. You acknowledge that without your prior acceptance of this limitation, your access to Our website, the information or materials contained in Our Website would be impossible.

7. Miscellaneous

This Terms of Use may be assigned in whole or in part by Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong at any time. This Terms of Use may not be assigned in any manner by you without the express, prior written permission of Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong.

This Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong. The sole jurisdiction and venue for any action that may arise under or in relation to the subject matter hereof shall be the competent courts of Hong Kong.