Copyright, Privacy and Disclaimers
For website visitors
1. Use of HKDA Website Content
The copyright of the information in the public domain of this website belongs to HKDA. The information may be freely distributed and copied. However, it is requested that in any subsequent use of the information, HKDA should be given appropriate acknowledgment. Written permission from HKDA is required before reproducing or making commercial use of the information on this website.
The HKDA logo and HKDA Accredited Dietitian logo may not be used without prior written approval. Permission for such use will be given in writing and will be for a limited period.
2. Disclaimer of Liability
It is not the intention of HKDA to provide specific medical or dietary advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their diet and health. Specific medical or dietary advice will not be provided, and HKDA urges you to consult with a qualified doctor or dietitian for diagnosis and for answers to your personal health questions.
HKDA does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information on this website.
There are some people who claim that they are a HKDA Accredited Dietitian but this may not be true. HKDA suggests you should verify the status by asking the dietitian for the valid certificate from HKDA, referring to the online Accredited Dietitian list, or contact the HKDA Executive Committee.
3. Disclaimer of Endorsement
HKDA does not endorse or recommend any commercial products or services. The views and opinions of individual writers on this website do not necessarily state or reflect those of HKDA, and they may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
4. Disclaimer of External Links
This website may provide links to other Internet sites for the convenience of users. HKDA is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does HKDA endorse, warrant, or guarantee the services or information described or offered at these other Internet sites.
5. Hyperlink to the HKDA Website
Websites may hyperlink to the HKDA website without prior written approval. The link must not be used in a way that implies that the HKDA endorses or has any affiliation with the web site.
6. Disclaimer of Pop-Up Advertisements
When visiting this website, your browser may produce pop-up advertisements. These advertisements were most likely produced by other websites you visited or by third party software installed on your computer. HKDA does not endorse or recommend products or services for which you may view a pop-up advertisement on your computer screen while visiting our site.
7. Security Notice
While the content of this website is maintained by HKDA, the programs and security of this website is maintained by Yo-So Technologies Limited (hereafter referred to as “Yo-So”), the HKDA’s authorized service provider. For site security purposes, as well as to ensure that the website remains available to all users, Yo-So employs software programs to monitor traffic and to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.
8. Privacy Notice
HKDA does not collect any personally identifiable information from visitors to publicly accessible content. Only statistical data such as the number of visitors is collected.
For applicants/ members
1. Use of HKDA Website Content
Information inside member zone is for members only. Members should not distribute the information to non-members without prior consent from HKDA.
2. Security Notice
HKDA considers the security of member information critical. Yo-So has appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information collected in order to protect members’ privacy to the maximum extent possible. Yo-So uses the SSL to encrypt members’ personal information during online collection. SSL technology is the industry standard for secure online data collection.
All transactions are processed securely by our payment gateway provider PayPal. Credit card information is not stored on our servers. PayPal use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Encryption to protect any data sent during the payment process.
3. Privacy Notice
Personal information is provided by an individual as an applicant through the completion of the HKDA member application or renewal procedures. Data collected are used specifically for the application and will serve as evidence for verification of the applicant’s identity and eligibility to HKDA membership. Personal data will be kept confidential and handled by the HKDA Executive Committee.
HKDA members may create a password to access or submit personal information through this website. Members should not divulge the password to anyone. When a member is finished with pages that are password protected, he or she should log off. Members are solely responsible for monitoring the security of their password.
Only essential information (English name and member number) of a HKDA Accredited Dietitian is shown to the public on the Accredited Dietitian List. Members have the right to opt out of the List and should inform the Executive Committee of any changes.
HKDA Accredited Dietitians could disclose voluntary information to the public such as Chinese name, workplace and contact information. Members could change the information anytime inside member zone. Members have the responsibility to ensure that information is correct and to keep contact information updated. Members are suggested to regularly verify the validity of contact information inside member zone and update it if required.
Last updated: 1/9/2014