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Important Notices

About this Site

This website is produced and maintained by the Social Welfare Department, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government of the People's Republic of China.

This website can be accessed with any browser that complies with the HTML 4.01 standard. But exactly how a webpage is displayed differs between browsers, computers and operating systems.

Overseas Internet users should note that the telephone numbers and facsimile lines of Hong Kong are preceded by the area code "852".


Copyright Notice

Unless otherwise indicated, the materials found on this site are subject to copyright owned by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Permission is required in adopting, reproducing or redistributing photographs, graphics, and audio and video materials on this website. Please send your request to victimsupport@swd.gov.hk.

Visitors are permitted to download, print, make copies of all other information on this site for personal purpose, subject to the following conditions:
1. the copy or copies made must not be for re-sale or commercial distribution purpose
2. the materials must be reproduced accurately
3. the source of the materials must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged

Please note that this permission only applies to Government copyright materials. Where third party copyright is involved, permission to reproduce or redistribute must be obtained from the copyright owners concerned.


This website is produced and maintained by the Social Welfare Department ("the Department"). The Department reserves the right to add, delete, suspend and edit the material or alter the presentation and functionality of this website at its absolute discretion without giving any reason and prior notice.

This website includes hyperlinks to other websites for easy reference of users. The Government expressly states that it has not approved nor endorsed the other information contained in or in connection with these sites.

Whilst the Government endeavours to ensure the accuracy of the information in this website, information provided in this website is for reference only. The Government does not accept any responsibilities for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from any cause whatsoever in connection with this website. Users are responsible for making their own assessments of all information contained in or in connection with this site and are advised to verify such information or seek independent advice before acting on it.

Privacy Policy Statement

We pledge to meet fully, and where possible exceed, internationally recognised standards of personal data privacy protection, in complying with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. In doing so, we will ensure compliance by our staff with the strictest standards of security and confidentiality.

Data Collection & Use

We collect personal data from our site visitors on a voluntary basis. Personal information may include user name, e-mail address, etc. The information is used only by us for the purposes stated in the respective screens which we invite you to provide your data. We do not use your personal data for any other purposes without your prior consent unless such use is permitted or required by law.

When you look at this web site, we make a record of your visit. This shows your Domain Name Server address and the pages you have visited. Only aggregate information about the number and types of visitors will be compiled. This information will be used by us only for preparing statistics.

Use of cookies

When you browse this website, cookies may be stored in your computers' hard drive. The purpose of using cookies is for internal navigation and programming only. We will not collect any personally identifiable information data from you under this circumstance. You may choose not to accept the cookies, but if you do, you may not be able to use or activate certain functionality in this website.


Our general policy is to disclose no personal identifiable information to third parties except under the consent of the individual concerned or required by law.

Accessibility Statement

We are committed to ensuring that our website conforms to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA requirements to the maximum extent possible. If you have any problem accessing information on this website, please contact us at:
Email :swdenq@swd.gov.hk

Web Accessibility Non-conformance Statement

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