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Terms and Conditions

Last updated: July 10, 2023

Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using Our Service.

Interpretation and Definitions

Interpretation

  • The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.

Definitions

For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions:

  • Affiliate means an entity that controls, is controlled by or is under common control with a party, where "control" means ownership of 50% or more of the shares, equity interest or other securities entitled to vote for election of directors or other managing authority.
  • Country refers to: Hong Kong SAR China
  • Organization (referred to as either "the Organization", "We", "Us" or "Our" in this Agreement) refers to the Center for Business and Social Analytics, Room 6061, LSK Business Building, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong; and Wisers AI, 25/F, Tung Wai Commercial Building, 109-111 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
  • Device means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, a cellphone or a digital tablet.
  • Service refers to the Website.
  • Terms and Conditions (also referred as "Terms") mean these Terms and Conditions that form the entire agreement between You and the Organization regarding the use of the Service.
  • Third-party Social Media Service means any services or content (including data, information, products or services) provided by a third-party that may be displayed, included or made available by the Service.
  • Website refers to Wisers-HKUST Tourism Index, accessible from https://tourismindex.hkust.edu.hk
  • You means the individual accessing or using the Service, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.

Acknowledgment

  • These are the Terms and Conditions governing the use of this Service and the agreement that operates between You and the Organization. These Terms and Conditions set out the rights and obligations of all users regarding the use of the Service.
  • Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on Your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.
  • By accessing or using the Service You agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If You disagree with any part of these Terms and Conditions then You may not access the Service.
  • Your access to and use of the Service is also conditioned on Your acceptance of and compliance with the Privacy Policy of the Organization. Our Privacy Policy describes Our policies and procedures on the collection, use, and disclosure of Your personal information when You use the Application or the Website and tells You about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You. Please read Our Privacy Policy carefully before using Our Service.

User Accounts

User Registration

  • To access detailed charts and data on the Wisers-HKUST Tourism Index service, users must register for an account by providing a username, email address, password, and country/region of residence.
  • Users must provide accurate and complete information during the registration process and keep their account information up to date. Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their account information and for any activity that occurs under their account.

User Login

  • Users must log in to their account to access detailed charts and data on the Wisers-HKUST Tourism Index service. Public users without an account will only be able to view a static image of the charts and have no access to the data directly.
  • Users must provide their email address and password to log in to their account.
  • Users must keep their login credentials secure and not share their accounts with others. Users will be responsible for any misuse of their account or the service.

Service Limitations

  • The Wisers-HKUST Tourism Index service will be available at all times, with no restrictions on the amount of data that can be accessed or downloaded.

User Responsibilities

  • Users must not directly re-sell the data obtained from the Wisers-HKUST Tourism Index service for commercial purposes without consent. It is advised to use the data to gain insights.
  • Account sharing is prohibited, and users are responsible for any activity that occurs under their account.

Whitepaper Download

  • To download our whitepaper, users must provide their first name, last name, work email, job title, company website, and country/region.
  • Users must provide accurate and complete information during the whitepaper download registration process.
  • By registering to download our whitepaper, users agree to receive marketing communications from our organization. These communications may include newsletters or updates on the service.
  • Users may choose to opt out of these communications at any time by proceeding with the link included in the footer of our communications email or by contacting the Wisers-HKUST Tourism Index service support team.

Marketing Communications

  • By registering for an account on the Wisers-HKUST Tourism Index service, users agree to receive marketing communications from our organization. These communications may include newsletters, updates on the service, or promotional offers. 
  • Users may choose to opt out of these communications at any time by following the instructions included in the communication or by contacting the Wisers-HKUST Tourism Index service support team.

Links to Other Websites

  • Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by the Organization.
  • The Organization has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that the Organization shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.
  • We strongly advise You to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that You visit.

Termination

  • The Wisers-HKUST Tourism Index service reserves the right to terminate a user's account or access to the service at any time, with or without notice, if the user violates any of the terms and conditions.
  • Users may also terminate their account at any time by contacting the Wisers-HKUST Tourism Index service support team.
  • Upon termination, Your right to use the Service will cease immediately.

Limitation of Liability

  • To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall the Organization or its suppliers be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages whatsoever (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, loss of data or other information, for business interruption, for personal injury, loss of privacy arising out of or in any way related to the use of or inability to use the Service, third-party software and/or third-party hardware used with the Service, or otherwise in connection with any provision of this Terms), even if the Organization or any supplier has been advised of the possibility of such damages and even if the remedy fails of its essential purpose.

"AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" Disclaimer

  • The Service is provided to You "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" and with all faults and defects without warranty of any kind. To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, the Organization, on its own behalf and on behalf of its Affiliates and their respective licensors and service providers, expressly disclaims all warranties, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, with respect to the Service, including all implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement, and warranties that may arise out of course of dealing, course of performance, usage or trade practice. Without limitation to the foregoing, the Organization provides no warranty or undertaking, and makes no representation of any kind that the Service will meet Your requirements, achieve any intended results, be compatible or work with any other software, applications, systems or services, operate without interruption, meet any performance or reliability standards or be error-free or that any errors or defects can or will be corrected.
  • Without limiting the foregoing, neither the Organization nor any of the organization's provider makes any representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied: (i) as to the operation or availability of the Service, or the information, content, and materials or products included thereon; (ii) that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free; (iii) as to the accuracy, reliability, or currency of any information or content provided through the Service; or (iv) that the Service, its servers, the content, or e-mails sent from or on behalf of the Organization are free of viruses, scripts, trojan horses, worms, malware, timebombs or other harmful components.

Governing Law

  • The laws of the Country, excluding its conflicts of law rules, shall govern this Terms and Your use of the Service. Your use of the Application may also be subject to other local, state, national, or international laws.

Disputes Resolution

  • If You have any concern or dispute about the Service, You agree to first try to resolve the dispute informally by contacting the Organization.

Severability and Waiver

Severability

  • If any provision of these Terms is held to be unenforceable or invalid, such provision will be changed and interpreted to accomplish the objectives of such provision to the greatest extent possible under applicable law and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.

Waiver

  • Except as provided herein, the failure to exercise a right or to require performance of an obligation under these Terms shall not effect a party's ability to exercise such right or require such performance at any time thereafter nor shall the waiver of a breach constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach.

Translation Interpretation

  • These Terms and Conditions may have been translated if We have made them available to You on our Service. You agree that the original English text shall prevail in the case of a dispute.

Changes to These Terms and Conditions

  • We reserve the right, at Our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material We will make reasonable efforts to provide at least 30 days' notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at Our sole discretion.
  • By continuing to access or use Our Service after those revisions become effective, You agree to be bound by the revised terms. If You do not agree to the new terms, in whole or in part, please stop using the website and the Service.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, You can contact us:

  • By email: cbsa@ust.hk
  • By phone number: +852 3469 2637
  • By mail: Room 6061, LSK Business Building, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong

 

 

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Rm 6061, Lee Shau Kee Business Building, HKUST
+852 3469 2637
cbsa@ust.hk