Investor and Financial Education Council Website Hyperlink Policy

The Investor and Financial Education Council (IFEC) allows a third party to create a hyperlink to the Investor and Financial Education Council's website (IFEC website) provided the IFEC's policies with regard to the hyperlink set up between third party website and the IFEC website ( set out below are complied with:

Unless otherwise stated, all copyright and other intellectual property rights in the materials on the IFEC website ( belong to the IFEC.

Materials on the IFEC website may be downloaded or printed for personal use or for use within an individual firm or organisation but may only be used for personal viewing purposes or for viewing within that firm or organisation. Such materials may not be reproduced for or distributed to third parties, or used for commercial purposes, without the IFEC's prior written consent. Consent is not required where extracts of no more than a few relevant paragraphs are to be copied to third parties incidental to advice or other activities.

The IFEC shall not be responsible for any loss or damage, howsoever caused, arising from the use of or inability to use the IFEC website or use of or reliance upon any information or material provided on its website.The IFEC endeavours to ensure that the information contained on the IFEC website is accurate as at the date of publication, but does not warrant its accuracy or accept any liability (including third party liability) for any loss or damage, whether or not arising from any error or omission in compiling such information.

Any hyperlink created should be set to point to the relevant webpage of the IFEC website rather than featuring the content itself, so as to ensure that the updated version is accessed.

To the extent that any linkages to the IFEC website are created, the IFEC website must be presented in a way that fairly represents IFEC's role.

There must be no reproduction of the IFEC logo without permission.

The hyperlinks are created for convenience. The IFEC does not sponsor or endorse these third parties and the IFEC website shall not be deemed to be part of any sites or pages maintained by such third parties.

The context of the text must not give users of your website an impression that your website is sponsored or endorsed by the IFEC.The context of the link must not suggest that the IFEC has created any of your contents, that is, the source of your materials must be clear.

In creating hyperlinks on your website to IFEC website, at no time should the IFEC website appear to be part of your website (i.e. no framing of IFEC website).The IFEC reserves the right at any time to determine the way in which the hyperlink is to be structured or require removal of any link to the IFEC website.

The IFEC is not obliged to establish a reciprocal link to your website following the establishment of a hyperlink from your website to IFEC website unless IFEC gives its prior written consent to do so.

The IFEC does not allow a link to the IFEC website if the website contains any material which is libellous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, or is in any way in breach of the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights.

In addition, you are required to display prominently beside any such hyperlink the following information:

You should pay careful attention to the Liability Statement section on the homepage of the IFEC website when referring to information using this link.

The IFEC reserves the right to modify the above policies at any time.