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Breast Friend APP Terms and Conditions of Use and Disclaimers

Welcome to the mobile application, [Breast Friend] (“the App”) of Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry (“the Registry”) and the University of Hong Kong (“HKU”). Please read the following terms and conditions of use and disclaimers (“the Terms”) carefully before using the App. By clicking on “Agree”, you represent that you have read, understand and agree to unconditionally accept the Terms set out below which may be revised or amended from time to time by the Registry and HKU without prior notice. If you do not accept the Terms, you will not be able to use the App.

  1. The App is protected by copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights under the applicable laws of Hong Kong. All rights not expressly granted in these Terms of Use are hereby reserved.
  2. The Terms do not grant you any right to use the trademarks of the Registry, HKU and/or their affiliates. You shall not use any trademarks of the Registry, HKU and/or their affiliates either alone or in combination with other words or design elements in any press release, advertisement, other promotional or marketing material or media, or any documentation whether in written, oral, electronic, visual or any other form.
  3. You acknowledge and agree that the Registry and HKU will keep logs of activities in the App. The logs will be used by the Registry and HKU for service maintenance and compilation of usage statistics which may be disclosed to the content / service provider of the content / services accessed. Save as aforementioned, any information contained in the logs and the App will not be disclosed to any unauthorised persons unless the disclosure is required by law, rules and regulation or court order, or is necessary for law enforcement or preventing or stopping of illegal activities or contravention of the Terms. The Registry and HKU do not have and will not accept any liability, obligation or responsibility whatsoever for any loss, destruction, or damage (including but not limited to direct or indirect, special, punitive incidental or consequential loss, destruction or damage) howsoever arising from or in respect of such disclosure.
  4. You acknowledge and agree that the Registry and HKU may from time to time, modify, enhance, upgrade, suspend, delay or cancel this App and the Registry and HKU shall not be liable to you or any other person for any loss or damage resulting from a delay, failure or ceasing to provide this App. You will be solely responsible and liable for any activity that occurs under your account. You are also responsible for keeping your password secure.
  5. You may not copy, decompile, reverse-engineer, disassemble, attempt to derive the source code of, modify, or create derivative works of the App, any updates, or any part thereof (except as and only to the extent that any foregoing restriction is prohibited by applicable law or to the extent as may be permitted by the licensing terms governing the use of any open-source components included within the App, solely with respect to such open source components). If you breach this restriction, you may be subject to a legal proceeding and damages. You are not authorized to copy or use any software, proprietary processes, or technology embodied or described in the App.
  6. The App is provided on a “as is” and “as available” basis, without any warranties of any kind whether expressed or implied. You acknowledge and agree that there are risks in using this App including but not limited to, information security, transmission interruption or interception, delay, failure, typographical mistakes, technical inaccuracies and errors. Any transmission of any material (including but limited to downloading, uploading, posting, emailing or otherwise) through the use of this App shall be at your own risk.
  7. THE REGISTRY, HKU AND THEIR AFFILIATES DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE APP AND DATA TRANSMISSION WILL BE SECURE, ERROR-FREE, FREE FROM VIRUSES OR MALICIOUS CODE, OR WILL MEET ANY PARTICULAR CRITERIA OF PERFORMANCE OR QUALITY. ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, COMPATIBILITY, SECURITY, AND ACCURACY ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.
  8. THE APP DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. THE APP CONTAINS GENERAL INFORMATION FOR INFORMATION PURPOSE ONLY. THE REGISTRY, HKU AND THEIR STAFF MEMBERS AND DOCTORS ARE NOT RENDERING PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR SERVICES. BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISION OR TAKING ANY ACTION, YOU SHOULD CONSULT A QUALIFIED MEDICAL PRACTICITONER.
  9. YOUR USE OF THE APP IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK OF LOSS RESULTING FROM YOUR USAGE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WITH RESPECT TO LOSS OF SERVICE OR DATA. THE REGISTRY, HKU AND THEIR AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, STATUTE, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE APP, EVEN IF THEY KNEW, OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN, OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
  10. THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ARE APPLICABLE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STATUTE, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE.
  11. You shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region including but not limited to copyright and intellectual property rights laws. You shall not use the App for any unlawful purposes, or in furtherance of illegal activities. We may terminate your access to the App if we determine (in our sole discretion) that your use is in any way harmful or objectionable.
  12. If there is any inconsistency between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail.
Privacy Statements

This Privacy Statement applies to the mobile application, [Breast Friend] (“the App”) of Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry (“the Registry”) and the University of Hong Kong (“HKU”). The Registry and HKU respect personal data and are committed to fully implementing and complying with the data protection principles and all relevant provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance of the Laws of Hong Kong.

Please read this Privacy Statement carefully. By using the App, you agree to the use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Statement.

Information collection

You will have to submit your personal information in order to use the App. The App collects personal information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by you.

If you would like to store the consultation details via the App, we will collect your name, email address, telephone numbers, time, date and venue of the appointment. We will also use your personal information in order to send you appointment reminder(s).

Log Information

The App will record your appointment details, visits and use of the App including your personal information, device type, mobile network, version of App being used, access times and language. Such general statistics are collected to compile statistical reports and diagnose problems with, or concerning, computer systems to help improve the App.

Information Use

The App uses your personal information for the purposes stated at the time of collection.

At times, you may choose to receive notifications from the App. For example, to gain access to specific content, store details of your future consultation(s), or request communications about specific events or areas of interest. In such cases, we may use your name, email address, mobile phone number to manage your request and to communicate the information and related services to you.

To the extent permitted by applicable laws and regulations on data privacy protection, we may also use your personal information for direct marketing purposes, or to send you materials and information on medical and health issues, or communications and notifications regarding services provided by the Registry, HKU and/or their affiliates. The Registry and/or HKU may contact you by telephone, SMS, mail, text/picture/video message and/or email.

In case you wish us not to send you notifications or other communications generated in response to your registration with the App, you may do so by uninstalling the App.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

The App may need to use third-party vendor(s) to provide support and/or services to the App and certain information that you send through the App will be disclosed to such third-party vendor(s).

The App currently uses Google Cloud Vision Application Programming Interface (“API”) to support its functions. By transmitting images via the App, such images will be disclosed to Google. Google will not make the image that you send available to the public, or share it with anyone else, except as necessary to provide the Cloud Vision API service. When you send an image to the App, the App and/or the third parties (e.g. Google) must store that image for a short period of time in order to perform the analysis and return the results to you. The stored image is typically deleted in a few hours. The App and/or the third parties (e.g. Google) also temporarily logs some metadata about your Vision API requests (such as the time the request was received and the size of the request) to improve our service and combat abuse.

In situations where the App needs to use a third-party vendor(s) to provide some aspect of the services to support the functions of the App, such as storage or transmission of data, such third-party vendor(s) will be under appropriate security and confidentiality contractual obligations.

We may provide your personal information to third parties (including Google) in order to provide you with information that could be of interest to you. Personal information may also be disclosed to law enforcement, regulatory, or other government agencies, or to other third parties, in each case to comply with legal or regulatory obligations or requests.

By providing any information through the App, you are consenting to the disclosures described above.

Information Retention

We will retain the personal information provided by you via the App for a reasonable period of time to implement the purposes for which such personal information is collected or to comply with the applicable laws, regulations and regulatory requirements or rules of Hong Kong.

Data Access and Correction

To access and correct your personal information, you may send a written request to the Registry by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) subject to a reasonable fee.

Transfer of Personal Data outside Hong Kong

If necessary, the Registry and/or HKU may transfer the personal data to places outside the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for carrying out the purposes, or the directly related purposes, for which the personal data were collected. All the transfer of those personal data will be carried out in compliance with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance of the Laws of Hong Kong.

To safeguard against any forms of malware attacks and data breaches, please use your smartphone securely at all time and review the permissions granted from time to time.

If there is any inconsistency between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail.