Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

At Tuition Aid and TA Consultant, we know that you care how your personal information is used and we appreciate that you trust us to do that carefully and sensibly.

This Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we and other companies collect and use your personal information. We want you to make informed decisions when using our websites and any features on them, including any registration and e-commerce services.

This Privacy Policy applies to all the pages on our sites and any features of them and any e-commerce, purchasing or other areas which require registration. However, it won’t apply to any third-party sites which are linked to our sites. We recommend that you read the privacy policy of any such sites that you visit as we are not responsible for them.

When we refer to our website or sites, we mean any of our websites from which you have accessed this Privacy Policy.

We have included full details of who we and our group companies are at the end of this Privacy Policy.

2. What information does Tuition Aid & TA Consultant collect about me?

Personal information that we collect may include your name, contact details (phone numbers, email address and addresses), your date of birth, course information, credit card or billing information, shopping selections and data about the pages you visit on our site, as well as any other personal information relating to you or a third party that you supply to us.

3. How does Tuition Aid & TA Consultant collect my personal information?

Personal information you choose to disclose. You may, for example, provide us with your information when you post something on our site, when you register for any features on our site that require registration, when you contact us (online or offline) or when you order goods or services from us.

4. What will Tuition Aid & TA Consultant do with my personal information?

We may use your personal information to process your online purchases, to inform you about products and services offered by us, to improve the products and services offered to you, for market research purposes, for marketing, statistical or analytical purposes, and otherwise to better meet the needs and preferences of our customers. We will not allow unrelated third parties to use your personal information for marketing without your consent.

In particular, we may use your information to: 

  1. contact you with more information on our products and services and those of our companies, except where you have told us not to.
  2. inform you of activities on our site
  3. invite you to participate in surveys, discussions and prize draws and ask for your views on our services via online surveys and discussion forums. 

We also use personal information in aggregate form (so that no individual user is identified by name) to build marketing profiles, audit how our sites are used, and to help with the strategic development of our sites.

Participation in surveys and discussion forums is entirely voluntary. You may unsubscribe from being contacted for these purposes at any time. Survey information will be used for market research with the aim of improving our services.  
We will show your username on any content you submit or post on our sites (including discussions, bulletin boards and forums).

 

5. Email marketing and opt-out

We will not send you marketing emails if you have opted out of receiving them. Any marketing emails we send you will include an unsubscribe link at the end of the email. We also provide contact details you may use if you want to contact us by email, post or telephone in order to unsubscribe.

 

6. How does Tuition Aid & TA Consultant keep my personal information safe?

We seek to protect the safety of all your personal information. In particular, provided your browser accepts Secure Sockets Layer encryption, we seek to protect your payment information against unauthorized access through a secure server. Where we use third parties to process personal information, we require them to ensure the safety of your information. We use appropriate security measures on our own systems, but the internet is not a secure medium and we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted via the internet. 

Any personal information that you voluntarily post on a public area of our site, such as a bulletin board or discussion forum, or an interactive area requiring registration and/or subscription, may be collected and used by others. Please be careful what personal information you disclose in this way. You understand that we cannot control the actions of other users.

 

7. Will Tuition Aid & TA Consultant share my personal information with anyone else?

We will never sell your personal information. We may disclose and share personal information with the third parties listed below. Because the internet is a global environment, you accept and agree that this will include the transfer of your personal information to other countries around the world, which may not have the same data protection laws as in HK. We may share your personal information:

  1. with our group companies or any entity which acquires any part of our business
  2. with our service providers (including, for example, credit reference agencies and payment processors, distributors/agents of our products, suppliers who develop or host our sites) 
  3. with third-party search engines that may index user profile pages and usernames as part of the URL of the user profile page by default 
  4. if required or permitted by law
  5. with relevant third parties (such as your employer, your school, your internet service provider, law enforcement agencies) if we reasonably believe you may be in breach of the law (e.g. if you have posted defamatory content on our sites)
  6. with other third parties with your consent.

8. What if I am under 18 years old?

If you are under 18, please be sure to read this Privacy Policy with your parent or guardian and ask them questions about anything you don’t understand. Please get their permission before you provide Tuition Aid & TA Consultant with any personal information.

9. Abuses of this Privacy Policy

Any improper collection or misuse of personal information is in violation of this Privacy Policy and of our Legal Notice. Please report it by emailing admin@taconsultant.com.

You agree not to misuse any personal information available on our Site or to gather it or use robots or other automated scripts, codes or functionalities to do so. 

We may immediately suspend or terminate your access to our site without notice if we become aware that you are in breach of applicable terms and conditions of use or of this Privacy Policy.

10. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will always include the date of a new version so that you know when there has been a change. If you don’t agree to the changes, please don’t continue to use our site or provide us with your personal information.

11. Contacting Tuition Aid & TA Consultant

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or the data we hold about you, or you wish to ensure that the data we hold about you is accurate and kept up to date, please do not hesitate to contact us at: 

Data Protection Officer 
Tuition Aid,

18/F, Toi Shan Centre,

128 Johnston Road,

Wanchai, Hong Kong.

- or email us at admin@taconsultant.com.

This Privacy Policy is provided by Tuition Aid & TA Consultant.
References in this Privacy Policy to “Tuition Aid & TA Consultant”, “we”, “us”, “our” or similar refer to Tuition Aid & TA Consultant.

Legal Notice

(Version dated 12 Jan 2018) 

This website is owned and operated by Tuition Aid & TA Consultant. We have included full details of who we are at the end of the Terms and Conditions.

Terms and Conditions 
If you are under 18 years of age, please be sure to read these terms and conditions with your parent or guardian and ask questions about things you do not understand.

These Terms and Conditions apply to your use of this website, its features and contents (“the Site”). Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using and/or registering on the Site because by accessing or using the Site or any mobile versions of it or by linking to it, you signify that you have read, understood and agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions are a legally binding agreement between you and us.

You are responsible for bringing these terms to the attention of anyone who may read material on this Site as a result of your access to it.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, add or delete portions of the Terms and Conditions at any time. If we do this, we will post the changes to these Terms and Conditions on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised. We may send registered users and subscribers an email notifying you of the change. Your continued use of the Site after any such change whether or not you received an email from us notifying you of any changes, constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms and Conditions, please do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Site.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to make any changes to the Site and levels of service offered and to terminate access at any time.
You must not use data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods on any part of this Site without our express prior written consent.

Please note that the usage and purchase terms and privacy policies of various Tuition Aid or TA Consultant products and services within this Site or linked to this Site may be subject to more specific terms and policies.  Please check those terms and policies frequently to determine the terms applicable to such products and services. If there is a conflict between those more specific terms and conditions and these Terms and Conditions, then the more specific terms and conditions will apply.

Proprietary Rights in Content; Limited Licence 
All material on or available through this Site is (unless otherwise stated) copyright 1992-2018 Tuition Aid & TA Consultant. All rights are reserved.

Users are permitted to view, print and download the material for personal and non-commercial use only but in so doing are not permitted to remove or amend any trademark, copyright or other proprietary notice.
Users are not entitled to modify the content of this Site or reproduce, republish, distribute, transmit, link, frame or deep-link it on any other website without the express permission of Tuition Aid & TA Consultant. Users may not distribute, transmit, reproduce or publish by electronic or any other means any part of the data without the prior written permission of Tuition Aid & TA Consultant. Users may not create a database in electronic or structured manual form by systematically downloading and storing all or any of the content. All other rights reserved.

All trademarks used on this Site are the property of their respective owners. The use of any trademark on our Site does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement of our Site by such owners.

Purchase Terms 
Please refer to the Purchase Terms for the terms, conditions and policies applicable to your purchase of any products, subscriptions or services from us or our affiliated entities. A link to them will appear when you start the ordering process. By ordering products or services through the Site, you agree to be bound by and accept the Purchase Terms. The Purchase Terms are subject to change from time to time in our (or our affiliated entities') sole discretion so you should review them each time you make a purchase.

Registration Data and Account Security 
When you register for any services offered on the Site requiring registration, you are asked to provide specific information as set out in the registration form (“Registration Details”). You must provide accurate Registration Details and update your Registration Details as necessary so that they maintain their accuracy. You must keep your password and identification details secure and you are fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account.

You must not allow others to use your Registration Details or account, and you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your account. You agree to notify Tuition Aid/T.A.Consultant immediately of any unauthorised use of your Registration Details or account. Tuition Aid/ T.A. Consultant will not be liable for any losses arising out of the unauthorised use of your Registration Details and/or account and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Pearson or any associated companies, agents, affiliates and/or licensors, as applicable, for unauthorised uses of your account.

Security of Examination Materials
All users are responsible for maintaining the security of examinations materials downloaded through this Site or any related online service. Secure examination materials must be downloaded and handled only by authorised members of centre staff and in accordance with Tuition Aid/T.A.Consultant instructions for the conduct of examinations. Improper use of such materials, including a failure to maintain their security, may be considered malpractice and lead to the imposition of sanctions against the centre and/or individuals. Any confirmed or suspected breaches of examination security must be reported immediately to Tuition Aid/T.A.Consultant at admin@taconsultant.com .

Privacy 
Registration Details or other information you provide to us as part of our registration process will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy . By using the Site, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed by us in line with our Privacy Policy which forms part of these terms and conditions.

User Conduct 
The Site and all its features, whether or not requiring password registration or payment, is available for your personal, non-commercial use only. You represent and warrant and agree that no materials of any kind submitted to the Site, including if you registered with us through your account, or otherwise posted, transmitted or shared by you will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights or contain libellous, defamatory or otherwise harmful material. You may not use the Site or any of its features for any illegal or unauthorised purpose. You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations and are solely responsible for all your acts or omissions and for all those that occur under your account.

By submitting any material to us you agree to abide by the following rules. Tuition Aid/T.A.Consultant reserves the right but does not have an obligation to monitor materials or any information which is posted on any part of the Site, any bulletin boards, discussion forums or any tools available on the Site allowing you to post comments, material, views, reviews or comment on material posted by you, us or others or to interact with others or materials in any way (“the Interactive Areas”) and on any part of the Site requiring registration or subscription allowing you to do any of the above.

We also have the right, but no obligation, at any time to delete, remove, or suspend the whole or any part of the materials on this Site or any content posted on them including in any Interactive Areas and areas requiring registration or subscription without notice and without incurring any liability. No part of our Site is meant for you to post third-party copyrighted content. That includes the Interactive Areas including those requiring registration and/or subscription. And it means third party copyright content such as songs, film clips, an episode of a TV programme, parts of books, news articles, illustrations, photos or music videos.

If you find objectionable or offensive material please let us know as soon as possible via the report abuse button or by emailing admin@taconsultant.com.

The views, statements and opinions expressed in any of the Interactive Areas in any form are those of the individual contributors or advertisers and not the statements and opinions of Tuition Aid /T.A Consultant or its affiliated entities.

By posting your comments or materials on the Interactive Areas, you grant us and our affiliated entities a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, world-wide licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, publish, make available, distribute, include in other works, sub-license and display any content you submit to us in any format now known or later developed. By submitting material you acknowledge that you waive any moral rights you may have in it.

If you do not want to grant us these rights, please do not submit your comments or materials to us.
You may use the Interactive Areas only to post content that is proper and appropriate to such areas and you must not do any of the following:

  1. advertise, promote or offer to sell any goods or services even if you are acting for a charity or non-profit organisation;
  2. post, transmit unsolicited promotional material “junk” mail or “spam”, pyramid schemes;
  3. harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information or use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Site;
  4. reveal any confidential or sensitive information;
  5. reveal any personal information on other persons (for example, email address, telephone number or postal address, credit card numbers, social security numbers);
  6. post or link to any content that we deem unlawful, defamatory, obscene, threatening, offensive, fraudulent, harmful or otherwise objectionable (this includes but is not limited to text, graphics, video, programs or audio);
  7. post content which you do not have permission to use, in particular, material that contains the intellectual property rights of third parties;
  8. upload, post share or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses, computer codes, worms, trojans or any other components with harmful or contaminating effects to any user or equipment;
  9. imply that any statements you make are endorsed by us;
  10. delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any content that is posted;
  11. falsify the origin or source of content that is posted;
  12. contribute content with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act;
  13. use inappropriate (e.g. vulgar or offensive) language or user names;
  14. impersonate any living person or purport to represent any organisation;
  15. use or attempt to use another’s account, service or system without authorisation, register for more than one account or register on behalf of another individual, group or entity;
  16. reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the Site, deep link into it without permission.


Please bear in mind that we will identify you with content you submitted and may release that information to a court or other official if ordered to do so.

We may refuse to grant you a username that impersonates someone else, is or may be protected by trademark or other intellectual property rights, is vulgar, offensive or otherwise inappropriate, as determined by us in our sole discretion.

We do not undertake to keep or make available any material that you or anyone else has contributed to the Site for any length of time or at all. We may delete, archive, make unavailable, modify or comment on any material, and close or suspend any discussion topic at any time without notice.


User Disputes 
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Site. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.

Disclaimers 
Although we try to ensure that the information we provide on this Site is correct, it is provided on an 'as is' basis, without warranties of any kind. No warranty, express or implied, is given that any of the content of this Site is accurate, complete or up to date. Tuition Aid/ T.A.Consultant does not accept any liability for any error or omission of any content on this Site, including content provided by us or any affiliated entities or by any users or other third parties.

Any and all representations and warranties whether express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement, whether implied by statute, custom, trade usage, course of dealing or otherwise are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. We do not exclude any liability in respect of death or personal injury caused by our negligence, liability for our fraud, or any other liability that we cannot exclude by law.

We cannot guarantee and do not promise any specific results from use of the Site.

Use of this Site and any content on any part of it whether requiring registration and/or subscription or not is at your own risk. Pearson will not be liable to any users of this Site (whether registered users, subscribers or not) and any third parties for any claims or losses of any nature including, but not limited to, loss of profits, direct, indirect, special or consequential damages arising from a user’s or third party's use or inability to use this Site or any part of it, including any loss of data or lost profits or wasted time of management or employees even if Pearson is aware of or has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Pearson’s liability to you for any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to us.

Tuition Aid/T.A.Consultant accepts no responsibility for the content on any website to which a hypertext link from this Site exists or for any use of personal data by the third party operating such a website. The links are provided 'as is' with no warranty, express or implied, for the information provided within them.

All authors or providers of a link into this Site should note that Tuition Aid/T.A.Consultant does not necessarily read, check or edit the content from such links and Tuition Aid/T.A.Consultant accepts such material linked to its Site purely on the basis of an understanding that Pearson is a distributor (not a publisher) of such material and by linking to this Site, the author or provider of the link gives an implied warranty that he/she/it will indemnify Pearson in the event of any action arising as a result of such material appearing on or via this Site. All persons accessing this Site are also put on notice of such fact.

While Tuition Aid/T.A.Consultant makes all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses or other code with contaminating or disruptive properties from the Site, it cannot ensure such exclusion and no liability is accepted for viruses and any computer code/software. You are recommended to take all appropriate safeguards before downloading information from this Site.

Information transmitted via this Site will pass over public telecommunications networks. Tuition Aid/T.A.Consultant makes no representation or warranty that the operation of this Site will be uninterrupted or error free and disclaims all liability in this respect. The Site may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons.

Indemnity 
You agree to hold harmless, indemnify, and at our request defend Tuition Aid/T.A.Consultant, its parents, subsidiaries and other affiliated entities and their respective owners, officers, managers, agents and employees from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your material, your use of, conduct on the Site, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, liabilities, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs, expenses and lawyers fees, for every kind and nature. In such a case, we will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action to the address you registered with us.

Termination 
Tuition Aid/T.A.Consultant may immediately suspend or terminate your access to the Site without notice if any breach of these Terms and Conditions of use by you is brought to our attention.

If you breach these Terms and Conditions and we take no action, we will not be deemed to have waived any of our rights and may still use any rights and remedies that were open to us when you broke them.

Your registration may be terminated and your profile and any content or information that you have posted on the Site may be deleted at any time. We may prohibit you from using or accessing the Site for any reason, at any time in our sole discretion, with or without notice. These Terms and Conditions shall apply to any use of the Site, also after your registration was terminated.

We reserve the right to deactivate user accounts and user names that have been inactive for more than 180 consecutive calendar days.

Governing Law; Venue and Jurisdiction 
By visiting or using the Site you agree that these Terms and Conditions are governed by and shall be interpreted in accordance with HKSAR law. The courts of HKSAR have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute between you and us, irrespective of whether or not you are a registered user/subscriber and irrespective of the type of dispute. You agree not to commence or prosecute any action against us other than in the courts of HKSAR and you hereby consent to, and waive all defences of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens with respect to, venue and jurisdiction of the courts of HKSAR. Notwithstanding this, you agree that we shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction.

Tuition Aid/T.A.Consultant makes efforts to ensure that its publications, advertising and offers on this Site fully meet the requirements of HKSAR law and foreign laws of any country where it is intended for such content to be viewed. In the event that a foreign country's law may not be fully complied with, then Tuition Aid/T.A.Consultant shall be deemed not to be directing such content to that particular country.

These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Tuition Aid/T.A.Consultant.Tuition Aid/T.A.Consultant  shall be entitled to enforce this agreement on its own behalf and on behalf of and for the benefit of its affiliated entities. Apart from Tuition Aid/T.A.Consultant's affiliated entities who shall be entitled to enforce the terms of this agreement in the same way as Tuition Aid/T.A.Consultant , nothing in this agreement shall confer on any third party any right or benefit.

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