Terms and Conditions
Last updated: (3/4/2020)
Welcome to the Center of Dental Education!
These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of the Center of Dental Education's (“CDE”) Website, located at http://www.cde.hk.
By accessing this Website we agree to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree with all the terms and conditions stated on this page, you should discontinue to use CDE’s services.
The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions: "you" and "your" refers to you. "CDE”, "we", "our" and "us", refers to Center of Dental Education.
Center of Dental Education Limited operates http://www.cde.hk. This is our policy regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Website. CDE takes the privacy of your information seriously. This policy statement provides information on the obligations and policies of CDE under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, Cap 486 (the “ordinance”).
We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Website. By using the Website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Information Collection and Use
While using our Website and our services, we may ask you to provide us with certain personal information which may include, but is not limited to:
your name; your gender; your date of birth; your nationality; your Hong Kong identity card number; your passport number and place of issue; your electronic mail address; your residential, business and postal mailing address; your home and work telephone number(s); your home and work facsimile number(s); your mobile number; your academic qualification; your professional attainments; your employment details and practical experience in dentistry; your interests; your credit card number and expiry date; your membership number; your profile picture; your WhatsApp ID; your WeChat ID; and your LinkedIn ID.
(together, "Personal Information").
Your Personal Information may be used for one or more of the following purposes or any purposes directly related to them:
verify your identity; to process any application or enrolment request that you may make; for the promotion and provision of various membership services to you; to fulfil your specific request, application, enrolment or nomination relating to our services; to process your complaints, enquiries or feedback; to collect information with regard to use of forums or discussion groups maintained by CDE for research or statistical purposes; other purposes as permitted by law; and any other purposes as maybe agreed between you and CDE.
The provision of Personal Information or any information is voluntary, however, failure to provide the requested Personal Information may result in CDE being unable to process your request, perform its functions or deliver its services to you.
We may disclose and transfer (whether in Hong Kong or overseas) your Personal Information to the following parties to use, disclose, process or retain your Personal Information for the purposes mentioned above:
Our agents and service providers for the provision of our services; Our affiliated companies and business partners; Regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies and courts; and our professional advisers.
Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Website ("Log Data").
This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this.
Unless otherwise agreed, hard copies of any documents containing your Personal Information that you have provided to CDE become the property of CDE and will not be returned to you. The CDE will destroy any documents it holds in accordance with its internal policy and applicable laws.
Personal Information will be retained only for such period as may be necessary for carrying out the purposes stated in this policy or as otherwise specified at the time of collection
We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information.
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's hard drive.
Like many sites, we use "cookies" to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Website.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Personal Information access and correction
You have the right to request access to your Personal Information in accordance with the provisions of the ordinance. Your right of access includes the right to obtain a copy of the Personal Information the CDE holds about you. A charge will be made to cover the cost of photocopying personal data supplied in response to a data access request.
You may also exercise your right of correction by writing to CDE at the address listed below, specifying the data obtained through the data access request mentioned above which needs to be corrected.
Satisfactory proof and explanation of the inaccuracy is essential before CDE will correct the data.
Upon satisfying itself of the authenticity and validity of the correction request, the CDE will comply with and respond to the request as required under the ordinance.
Requests for access to Personal Information held by CDE should be made on the data access request form and returned by post or email to:
The Privacy Officer
Center of Dental Education Limited
Address: 17/F, CEO Tower, 77 Wing Hong Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Cancellations must be sent to CDE by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to +852 84811770
Refunds may only be made subject to our absolute discretion or in accordance with any applicable rules or policies that may apply from time to time.
Refunds will be issued as follows:
Prior to 1 week before the course start date: 50% refund
Prior to 1 month before the course start date: 80% refund
Registrations can be transferred to a different name for a fee of HKD 500. To do so, please contact CDE with an email to email@example.com. CDE reserves the right to reject individual registrations.
Arrangement during Black Rainstorm Warning or Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8 or above
For courses that have NOT started
If either of the Typhoon Warning Signal No.8 (or above), “Extreme Condition” or the Black Rainstorm Warning is hoisted or in force at or after 6:00 a.m.
- All courses commencing before 1:45 p.m. will be cancelled automatically.
If either of the Typhoon Warning Signal No.8 (or above), “Extreme Condition” or the Black Rainstorm Warning is hoisted or in force at or after 11:00 a.m.
- All courses commencing after 1:45 p.m. will be cancelled automatically.
For courses that have already started
When Hong Kong Observatory issues the Pre-No.8 Special Announcement
- All courses should be completed as soon as possible, the venue should then be closed after clearance.
When Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted
- Services will be provided to members who have arrived and are at the clinics.
* Staff or students will try to contact members and arrange re-appointment if necessary.
- Payment can be made direct to any branch of HSBC Cheques should be crossed and drawn in favour of " Center of Dental Education Ltd ".
- Please write down your name and doctor code at the back of the cheque.
- Postdated cheques will not be accepted.
- Please keep the payment slip provided by the bank as proof of payment.
Account Name: Center of Dental Education Ltd.
Account No. : 747-081735-001
Please make payment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unless otherwise stated, CDE and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on CDE. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may access this from CDE for your own personal use subjected to restrictions set in these Terms and Conditions.
You must not:
- Republish material from CDE
- Sell, rent or sub-license material from CDE
- Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from CDE
- Redistribute content from CDE
Parts of this website offer an opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions and information in certain areas of the website. CDE does not filter, edit, publish or review comments prior to their presence on the website. Comments do not reflect the views and opinions of CDE, its agents and/or affiliates. Comments reflect the views and opinions of the person who post their views and opinions. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, CDE shall not be liable for the Comments or for any liability, damages or expenses caused and/or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website.
CDE reserves the right to monitor all comments and to remove any comments which can be considered inappropriate, offensive or causes breach of these Terms and Conditions.
You warrant and represent that:
- You are entitled to post the comments on our Website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
- The comments do not invade any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark of any third party;
- The comments do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material which is an invasion of privacy
- The comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.
You hereby grant CDE a non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.
Hyperlinking to our Content
The following organizations may link to our Website without prior written approval:
- Government agencies;
- Search engines;
- News organizations;
- Online directory distributors may link to our Website in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Websites of other listed businesses; and
- System wide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Website.
These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products and/or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.
We may consider and approve other link requests from the following types of organizations:
- commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources;
- dot.com community sites;
- associations or other groups representing charities;
- online directory distributors;
- internet portals;
- accounting, law and consulting firms; and
- educational institutions and trade associations.
We will approve link requests from these organizations if we decide that: (a) the link would not make us look unfavorably to ourselves or to our accredited businesses; (b) the organization does not have any negative records with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility of the hyperlink compensates the absence of CDE ; and (d) the link is in the context of general resource information.
These organizations may link to our home page so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.
If you are one of the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must inform us by sending an e-mail to CDE. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Website, and a list of the URLs on our site to which you would like to link. Wait 2-3 weeks for a response.
Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Website as follows:
- By use of our corporate name; or
- By use of the uniform resource locator being linked to; or
- By use of any other description of our Website being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s site.
No use of CDE 's logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.
Without prior approval and written permission, you may not create frames around our Webpages that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Website.
We shall not be hold responsible for any content that appears on your Website. You agree to protect and defend us against all claims that is rising on your Website. No link(s) should appear on any Website that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third-party rights.
Disclaimer for Center of Dental Education Limited
If you require any more information or have any questions about our site's disclaimer, please feel free to contact us by email at email@example.com
Disclaimers for CDE
All the information on this website - www.cde.hk - is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. No representation or warranty, expressed or implied, is or will be made in relation to the fairness, accuracy, correctness or completeness of the information contained in this website, information provided to you by CDE or courses provided to you by CDE or its business partners, or any verbal information provided to you in connection therewith, and no responsibility, obligation or liability (whether direct or indirect, in contract, tort or otherwise) is or will be accepted by CDE, or any of its affiliates, business partners or any of its or their respective officers, employees, agents, contractors or lecturers in this regard (each, a “CDE member”). None of CDE nor any CDE member will incur any responsibility, obligation or liability (whether direct or indirect, in contract, tort or otherwise) whatsoever which you or any other person may claim for the use of this website, information provided to you by CDE or courses provided to you by CDE or its business partners, or any verbal information provided to you in connection therewith, and you will not being any claim, action or proceedings against CDE or any CDE member in connection therewith. None of CDE nor any CDE member accepts any liability whatsoever for any direct, indirect or consequential losses (in contract, tort or otherwise) arising from any information, content or reliance (whether written or verbal) on information provided to you by CDE or its business partners.
From our website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks to such external sites. While we strive to provide only quality links to useful and ethical websites, we have no control over the content and nature of these sites. These links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites. Site owners and content may change without notice and may occur before we have the opportunity to remove a link which may have gone 'bad'.
Please be also aware that when you leave our website, other sites may have different privacy policies and terms which are beyond our control. Please be sure to check the Privacy Policies of these sites as well as their "Terms of Service" before engaging in any business or uploading any information.
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This website stores cookies on your computer. These cookies are used to collect information about how you interact with our website and allow us to remember you. We use this information in order to improve and customize your browsing experience and for analytics and metrics about our visitors both on this website and other media.
If you decline, your information won’t be tracked when you visit this website. A single cookie will be used in your browser to remember your preference not to be tracked.