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You undertake that you will:
(a) only view and use the Website for your own purpose and you may not sell, publish or modify the Material or reproduce, display, publicly, perform, distribute, store, retransmit or otherwise use the Material in any way for any public or commercial purpose;
(b) not use the Website nor the Material in any manner which constitutes an infringement of any third party rights (including Intellectual Property Rights);
(c) not use the Website nor the Material to transmit any information or content for the purposes of publicity, promotion and/or advertising without the prior written consent of HLB International Limited;
(d) not send a message or communication which is offensive, abusive, defamatory, obscene, menacing or illegal;
(e) not cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to, or breach the rights of any other person;
(f) not perform any illegal activity;
(g) not introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.
(h) not use the Material on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose whatsoever;
(i) not use nor interfere with the Website other than in accordance with these Terms and Conditions of Use and (without limitation) not in any way so that all or part of the Website or Material is or could be interrupted, reproduced, stored, retransmitted, published, damaged, rendered less efficient, corrupted or in any way impaired; and
(j) not upload, post, publish or transmit any Material which is protected by copyright or other Intellectual Property Rights without the prior written consent of its owner and HLB International Limited.
(k) not attempt to reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Website or any Material or knowingly allow others to do so, except to the extent that applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction nor will you modify any Material or create derivative works of any Material.
If you violate any of these Terms and Conditions of Use your permission to use the Website and the Material automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Material.
HLB International is a global network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers, each of which is a separate and independent legal entity, and as such HLB International Limited has no liability for the acts and omissions of any other member. HLB International Limited is an English company limited by guarantee which co-ordinates the international activities of the HLB International network but does not provide, supervise or manage professional services to clients. Accordingly, HLB International Limited has no liability for the acts and omissions of any member of the HLB International network, and vice versa and expressly disclaims all warranties, including but not limited to fitness for particular purposes and warranties of satisfactory quality.
In no event will HLB International Limited be liable for the acts and/or omissions of any member of the HLB International network, or for any direct, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information or other pecuniary loss) arising directly or indirectly from the use of (or failure to use) or reliance on the content of this Website or any third party website, or from your use of any member’s services and/or products. Any reference to a member’s services or products should not be taken as an endorsement.
HLB refers to the HLB International network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity.
The Material may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. HLB International Limited makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the Material or about the results to be obtained from using the Website and the Material. The use of the Website and the Material is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to the Website and may be made at any time.
HLB International Limited has no obligation to maintain any Material, products and/or services available at any time through the Website.
HLB International Limited does not warrant that the Website will operate error-free or that the Website and its server are free of computer viruses and other harmful goods. If your use of the website or the material results in the need for servicing or replacing equipment or data, HLB International Limited is not responsible for those costs.
The Website and material are provided on an “as is” basis without any warranties of any kind. HLB International Limited and its suppliers, to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaim all warranties, including the warranty of merchantability, non-infringement of third parties’ rights, and the warranty of fitness for particular purpose . HLB International Limited and its suppliers make no warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the Material, services, software text, graphics and links.
In no event shall HLB International Limited, its suppliers or any third parties mentioned on the Website be liable for any increased costs or expenses, loss of profit business contracts revenues or expected savings or any special indirect or consequential damage whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the Website and the Material, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, and whether or not HLB International Limited is advised of the possibility of such damages.
HLB International Limited does not attempt to exclude or limit its liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
The HLB International name and logo and all other trade marks on the Website are, unless otherwise indicated, the trade marks of HLB International Limited. All intellectual property rights relating to such trade marks are reserved.
Any information on this Website is up to date at the time it is posted but is subject to subsequent variation without notice.
This Website may contain links and pointers to websites maintained by members of the HLB International network or other third parties. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you. It is not in any way an endorsement of such persons or the contents of those websites. HLB International Limited does not operate or control in any respect any information, products or services on such member or third party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content of or accuracy of any materials on such sites. If you decide to access any linked website, you do so at your own risk.
Any personal information that is provided by you will be held and processed by HLB International Limited according to the GDPR – Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
If you request information or assistance we may share your personal information with appropriate companies who are members of the HLB International network. Without prejudice to the foregoing, you will ensure that personal information provided by you to HLB International Limited will not result in any breach of GDPR and all re-enactments thereof and subsequent amendments thereto.
It is the policy of HLB International Limited (“HLBI”) to observe the provisions of the GDPR. HLBI expects all members of the HLB International network and all contributors or participants in and to HLBI’s directories, web information services and other services and publications to comply with the provisions of the GDPR and the data protection legislation in force in their own countries when supplying HLBI with and/or using information about identifiable individuals. All such information received and processed by us is received and processed upon this understanding.
For further information see HLBI’s Privacy Notice.
Any queries relating to HLB International Limited and GDPR including subject access should be addressed to:
HLB International Limited
21 Ebury Street
Tel: +44 (0)20 7881 1100
Fax: +44 (0)20 7881 1109
All information and data received and processed by us is received and processed upon the basis set out above.
This document states the “Terms and Conditions of Use” under which you may use the Website located at http://www.hlb.global/hlbgreaterchina/ (the “Website”). Please read it carefully. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use, please do not use the Website.
HLB International Limited is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company number 2181222 and has its registered office at 21 Ebury Street, London, SW1W 0LD.
The Website is based in England and Wales.
HLB International Limited makes no claims that the Materials are appropriate. Access to the Materials may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside of England you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.
No waiver of any term shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term.
Any information or advice given on the Website is meant for guidance purposes only and is not to be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
This page was last updated on 25 May 2018.
HLB International understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of all of our website users, members, their affiliates and their associated entities and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
HLB International is a world-wide network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers, each of which is a separate and independent legal entity, and as such HLB International Limited has no liability for the acts and omissions of any other member. HLB International Limited is an English company limited by guarantee which co-ordinates the international activities of the HLB International network but does not provide, supervise or manage professional services to clients. Accordingly, HLB International Limited has no liability for the acts and omissions of any member of the HLB International network, and vice versa.
This privacy statement (“Privacy Statement”) applies only to HLB International websites (or the “web site”) which is provided by HLB International (also referred to below as “we”, “us”, “our” or “HLB”) and not to the various separate web sites as per each location.
By using our website and submitting any personal information to us, you agree to the use by us of your personal information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Notice.
1. What Does This Notice Cover
This Privacy Notice explains how we use your personal data: how it is collected, how it is held, and how it is processed. It also explains your rights under the law relating to your personal data.
2. What is Personal Data
Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.
Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
The personal data that we use is set out in How We Use Personal Data section below.
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
1. The right to be informed about our collection and use of your personal data. This Privacy Notice should tell you everything you need to know, but you can always contact us.
2. The right to access the personal data we hold about you.
3. The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete.
4. The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we
5. The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
6. The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
7. The right to data portability. This means that you can ask us for a copy of your personal data held by us to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us.
Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office www.ico.org.uk
If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses.
4. Personal Data We Collect
We collect personal information about users of this website and other individuals in the ordinary course of our business (this may vary according to your relationship with us).
We collect personal information you provide when you complete online forms, subscribe to our newsfeed, make an online enquiry or report a problem with our site.
When you visit our site:
Suppliers: if you do business with us on your own behalf or you are the point of contact for an organisation that we do business with, we collect your personal information in the form of contact details, job title and name of your organisation.
Others: we collect the personal information you give us when you correspond with us by phone, email or otherwise.
Member Firms: HLB International collects data to operate effectively and provide you the best experiences within the network. You provide some of this data directly, such as filling in forms and surveys on our site, submit an email query, register for an International event, seek assistance with cross-border work for your clients, create an account on our website, order our products or services, complete a membership form or contact us for support. We may ask you to provide necessary information relating to your staff for the purposes of running the network. This information is solely used to facilitate communications and processes approved by the international board of directors. Please ensure that you adhere to local regulations pertaining to providing this information about your people for processes by HLB. Member firms are responsible for obtaining the consent and recording such consent for each employee that is represented on the HLB website and for ensuring that their details are removed from the HLB website when they are no longer employed by the member firm.
We may get data by recording how you interact with our products by, for example, using technologies like cookies.
Third parties or publicly available sources: We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below or from your firm’s public website:
Professional bodies and institutes, such as national and international accountancy bodies;
Identity and Contact Data from publicly availably sources such as Companies House and the Electoral Register based inside and outside the EU.
Social Media Platforms: You may wish to participate in the various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media platforms hosted by HLB (“Social Media Platforms”) which we make available to you. The main aim of these Social Media Platforms is to facilitate and allow you to share content. However, HLB cannot be held responsible if you share personal information on Social Media Platforms that is subsequently used, misused or otherwise appropriated by another user.
5. How We Use Personal Data
Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate business interests to use it. The most common uses of your personal data are:
Providing Information: To provide you with information which you have requested from us in our legitimate interest or, where required with your consent.
Member support: We use data to provide other member care and support services.
Business Operations: We use data to develop aggregate analysis and business intelligence that enable us to operate, protect, make informed decisions and report on the performance of our business.
Communications: We use data to communicate with you and personalise our communications with you. For example, we may contact you by phone or email to discuss your membership, invite you to participate in a survey / conference / meeting, or tell you that you need to take action to keep your account up to date.
You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.
6. How Long Will we Keep your Personal Data
We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected.
We make reasonable efforts to retain personal information only for so long i) as the information is necessary to comply with an individual’s request, ii) as necessary to comply with legal, regulatory, internal business or policy requirements, or iii) until that person asks that the information be deleted. The period for which data is retained will depend on the specific nature and circumstances under which the information was collected.
7. Security and Transfer of Personal Data
We may store or transfer some or all of your personal data in countries that are not part of the European Economic Area (the “EEA” consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). These are known as “third countries” and may not have data protection laws that are as strong as those in the United Kingdom and/or the EEA.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
8. Sharing Personal Data
We may share your personal data within our membership, which may involve transferring your data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
For the purposes of supporting cross-border business, we will share your contact details and those of your partners, directors and staff with other professional service firms, clients and potential clients in countries across the world. We do this on the basis of legitimate interest between you and us and it is in your interests for us to share that information.
We may also share your data with third parties, such as our press relations agents, strategic alliance partners and suppliers of services relevant to your business to whom we transfer contact details.
Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, foreign exchange payment, legal, insurance and accounting services, HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities based in the United Kingdom and other relevant jurisdictions who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
9. How Do I Contact You?
To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details:
HLB International Limited
21 Ebury Street
Tel: +44 (0)20 7881 1100
Fax: +44 (0)20 7881 1109
10. Changes to this Privacy Notice
We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.
Any changes will be made available on our website under Privacy.
This Privacy Notice was last updated on 25 May 2018.