Terms of Use

Terms of Use

By accessing the Hospital Authority’s Innovation Portal or any of its web pages (the “Portal”), you unconditionally agree to the terms on this page which may be modified or supplemented from time to time by the Hospital Authority (“HA”) without prior notice. Please check this web page regularly for any modifications or supplements which may be made.

Unless otherwise indicated, all copyright and other intellectual property rights in the Portal including all texts, graphics, videos, audio clips, drawings, diagrams, photographs, compilation of data, layout, and any other materials, belong to the Hospital Authority (HA) absolutely.

You may, for non-commercial purpose and to a reasonable extent, browse, display, download and print in their original format any material in the Portal provided that you acknowledge and give proper attribution to the HA or the source of the material and you do not remove any copyright or intellectual property notice from any copy of such material. Such use must not be, for instance, for sale or for advertising, offering promoting or soliciting any business, trade goods and/or services for benefit, gain profit or reward. The above permission does not extend to any use of the logo of the HA, the use of which is subject to prior written consent from the HA. The HA reserves all rights that are not expressly granted in this Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights notice and may in its sole discretion withdraw any permission at any time and against any person without prior notice. You should obtain the HA's prior written consent if you want to make use of the aforesaid materials in any way other than that permitted above. Please address all enquiries to the HA’s IT Innovation Office via email at innovation@ha.org.hk.

The permission in the paragraph above does not extend to any materials on the linked websites or any contents in the Portal where the copyright or intellectual property of which belongs to a third party. You should obtain authorisation or permission to use such contents from the concerned copyright or intellectual property right holders.

Any use of content from the Portal must not suggest, indicate, represent or create confusion (or a likelihood thereof) as to any form of association, approval or endorsement on the part of the HA.

Any use of content from the Portal must not be connected with or for the purpose of anything which contains or links to any material which is libellous, defamatory, discriminatory, pornographic, obscene, or is in any way in breach of the laws of Hong Kong SAR or infringes any intellectual property rights, or is otherwise considered by the HA in its sole discretion to be undesirable or contrary to the HA's policy.


All materials and information in the Portal are for general reference and information purposes only and not listed with quality rating. They are not comprehensive or serving as other professional advice and shall not be relied on as such. The HA gives no express or implied guarantee or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or usefulness of the information on the Portal or information provided through links to third party websites or that the information will be up-to-date. The Portal does not endorse specific vendor products nor verify the accuracy of the hardware, software and related services mentioned in the Portal.

Information published on this website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information in the Portal is not medical advice, diagnosis or treatment in general or for any particular individual case or patient and should not be treated as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Information may be changed or updated without notice. Users shall make their own judgement as regards the use of any materials and information obtained from the Portal.

Under no circumstances will the HA be held liable for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages to any third party, including users of the Portal and other external websites maintaining hypertext links to the Portal, who may choose to rely on the information, data or software in this website for any purposes. To the extent permitted by law, the HA shall not be liable for any error in or omission from or any misstatement or misrepresentation in the information on the Portal and the HA expressly disclaims and excludes any obligation, responsibility or liability of whatever nature for any loss, damage, costs or expenses (whether direct, indirect or consequential) arising from or in respect of the Portal, any content or service or any compilation, use, misuse or reliance of the Portal or the information appearing on it or provided through links to third party websites.

The Portal may contain materials contributed by third parties. To facilitate access to information provided by or via third parties, The Portal may provide or assist in providing links to external websites through its web pages. The provision or assistance in provision of any such materials or links to external websites shall not constitute any form of approval, endorsement, co-operation by or affiliation with the HA of any such third parties or external websites. Likewise it does not give rise to any statement, representation, approval, endorsement or warranty, express or implied, that the HA agrees or does not disagree with the contents of any such materials or external websites.

The HA reserves the right to omit, suspend or edit all information compiled by the HA IT Innovation Office on the Portal at any time in its sole discretion without giving any reason or prior notice.