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Please read this agreement carefully before using the Online Discussion Room. Your use of the Online Discussion Room signifies your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out below. If you do not agree to comply with this agreement, please do not use the Online Discussion Room.

Terms and Conditions

"Community Care Fund" Online Discussion Room (the Online Discussion Room) provides an online platform for the public to give comments and exchange views on the issue related to the Community Care Fund. We believe the Online Discussion Room will facilitate public discussions on the issue and will help the HKSAR Government collect feedback and inputs from the public. To ensure meeting the objectives of setting up this Online Discussion Room, we require each person who participates in the Online Discussion Room to observe the following rules at all times.

Online Discussion Room users should not post messages/hyperlinks that contain any of the following -

  • Comments or content unrelated to the Online Discussion Room topic;
  • Vulgar, abusive, indecent, offensive, discriminatory or obscene comment or content;
  • Any comment or content that denigrates or insults any person or group by reference to the colour, race, religious belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, family status or gender of that person or group;
  • Personal attack, defamatory or libelous comments or content;
  • Comments or content which impersonate you as another person or entity;
  • Personal data or information of any person without the prior consent of that person;
  • Commercial advertisement or promotion;
  • Comments or content (including texts, graphics, drawings and photographs) which infringe any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or that intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights of any person or otherwise in relation to which you have no right to post; and
  • Any content that contains software viruses, computer code or programs or files.

The user of the Online Discussion Room is entirely responsible for any messages he/she posts on the Online Discussion Room. The HKSAR Government accepts no responsibility for the content of the messages posted by the users. The HKSAR Government shall not be held liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of information) arising out of the use or inability to use such information obtained from or accessed through the messages posted on the Online Discussion Room.

The HKSAR Government reserves the right to reject and remove, in part or in full, without prior consultation or notice, any of the messages sent or posted if, in its opinion, the nature of the messages is in breach of the above ground rules or is irrelevant to "Community Care Fund". The HKSAR Government's decision will be final in all cases. You acknowledge and accept that the Online Discussion Room has the right to temporarily or permanently remove your ability to post content on the Online Discussion Room, and that it has the right to ban you from the Online Discussion Room should you break any of these Terms and Conditions.

Since the intention of the HKSAR Government is to listen to views on the Community Care Fund, it will not respond to individual messages. However, the HKSAR Government may from time to time post messages on the Online Discussion Room as and when appropriate.

The information available within this website and owned by the HKSAR Government may be re-disseminated or reproduced provided that the source of information and copyright status are acknowledged and that the re-dissemination or reproduction is for non-commercial use. Besides, the materials must be reproduced and re-disseminated accurately and must not be used in a manner adversely affecting the rights of the HKSAR Government. Any other reproduction, adaptation, distribution, dissemination or making available of the information available within this web site for commercial use is strictly prohibited unless prior written authorization is obtained from the HKSAR Government.

As part of the HKSAR Government's effort to better understand the public opinion on the Community Care Fund, all messages, in their original form, together with the information of the authors (i.e. names as appeared on the Online Discussion Room and email addresses if provided), will be submitted to related bureaux and departments for analysis and assessment. Information of the authors of the Online Discussion Room will be used solely for the above-mentioned purpose and will be kept confidential.


The HKSAR Government may revise this agreement and/or introduce additional terms and conditions at any time and from time to time. The HKSAR Government reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue this Online Discussion Room or any of the material in any respect.



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