Welcome to the Hong Kong Tourism Board's (HKTB) Image and Video Gallery. Users of this gallery are bound by the Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all of these terms, do not use this gallery.
Conditions of Use
Images and videos in this gallery are licensed to the public for download unless otherwise specified. You agree that:
1. All use shall be for positive depiction of Hong Kong and is governed by the Terms and Conditions.
2. Images and videos cannot be altered or deformed in any way.
3. Images and videos cannot be resold in digital, slide, print or any other format. Nor can they be rented, leased or given to third parties.
4. Images and videos (in whole or in part) cannot be used for illustrating merchandises and derivative works that are for sale.
5. For images and videos showing names, people, trademarks, registered or copyrighted designs or buildings, brand names or works of art, etc, you may need to obtain separate permission from these parties to use such images and videos (see clause 4.11 of the Terms and Conditions for details).
1 In this agreement the terms:
1.1 USER shall mean any person or corporation applying to the Supplier for reproduction rights herein stated subject to the terms and conditions set out herein;
SUPPLIER shall mean the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB);
1.2 CONTENT includes any photograph, transparency, negative, digital file, design, artwork, painting, montage, drawing, engraving, graphic, image, caption, video, subtitle, audio and music, or any other item which may be offered in whatever format or medium for the purposes of reproduction;
1.3 REPRODUCTION includes any form of publication or copying of the whole or part of any Content, altered or not, via any medium and by whatever means, whether by printing, photography, slide projection (whether or not to an audience), xerography, artist's reference, artist's illustration, layout or presentation, electronic or mechanical reproduction or storage by any other means;
1.4 DOWNLOAD or DOWNLOADING means digital delivery conducted by World Wide Web site operators providing facilities on their Websites through which user may reproduce (by the process commonly known as "downloading") and store Content or other materials from the Websites to their own computers or storage devices whether or not for a fee or other consideration. This shall include the making of copies of Content or material which is transient.
2 No variation of terms or conditions set out herein shall be effective unless agreed in writing by both parties.
3 Content is supplied to the User for one-time use and no property or copyright in any Content shall pass to the User whether on its submission or on the Supplier's grant of reproduction rights in respect thereof.
4 Reproduction rights:
4.1 Reproduction rights (if and when granted) are strictly limited to the use specified on the terms and conditions set out herein and unless otherwise agreed in writing relate to a single publication in a single one-time use. The User shall apply for reproduction rights for any reprints or use of the Content not stated herein.
4.2 Reproduction rights are granted on non-exclusive, non-transferable and limited licence basis to the User.
4.3 Reproduction rights granted are personal to the User and may not be assigned, nor may any Content submitted to the User be loaned or transferred to third parties save for the purpose of the exercise by the User of such reproduction rights strictly for the purpose approved and PROVIDED THAT any such third party shall as a condition precedent for use, sign and return an acknowledgement of this terms and conditions confirming compliance and indemnity to the Supplier as stated.
4.4 Any reproduction rights granted are by way of non-exclusive licence and no partial or other assignment of copyright shall be implied.
4.5 All intellectual property rights subsisting in respect of the Content belong to the Supplier or have been lawfully licensed to us for use. All rights under applicable laws are hereby reserved. Content (including any subjects or components depicted thereon) submitted to the User cannot be copied, reproduced, posted, published, uploaded, transmitted or distributed or resold or offered (free of charge or with monies) to any person or organisation in digital, slide, print or any other format by any means (electronic, mechanical, micro-copying, recording, storage retrieval system or otherwise) or media unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Supplier. Nor can the Content be offered for Downloading through intranet, Websites, CD-ROMs or other media. In the event that the Content is licensed to the User through Website or any digital access, the User shall not Download the Content from such Website or digital device for reproduction or otherwise unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Supplier.
4.6 In the case where a copyright notice or credit line be required to accompany the Content and if any Content reproduced by the User omits such copyright notice or credit line the reproduction fee payable by the User shall be subject to an increase to be decided by the Supplier.
4.7 Electronic use, storage or transmission of Content is forbidden without the express written permission of the Supplier.
4.8 Content (including its subject, components, caption and any graphic or image thereon) shall not be copied, on-loaned or otherwise disposed of and no use whatsoever shall be made of them by the User without prior written consent of the Supplier, nor shall the Content be altered or manipulated, added to, or deformed or any part deleted without the prior written consent of the Supplier. User cannot create derivative works out of the Content (including its subject, components, caption and any graphic or image thereon) as the Content is copyrighted under applicable laws.
4.9 While the Supplier takes all reasonable care in the performance of this Agreement generally, the Supplier shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by the User or by any third party arising from use or misuse or reproduction of any Content or its content and caption.
4.10 The User shall not use Content in any way, or in connection with any material, which is unlawful, fraudulent, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane, threatening, abusive, hateful, offensive or otherwise objectionable or unreasonable or infringing upon any laws or regulations or intellectual property right or proprietary rights or confidentiality obligations and shall indemnify the Supplier against any claims, damages, proceedings, loss or costs arising from such use. The User shall not use the Content in any way that could be construed as being adverse or derogatory to the image of Hong Kong or the Supplier or the subjects featured in the Content. The User shall note that certain categories of Content (i.e. " for media only") are restricted to use by media for editorial use that promotes Hong Kong tourism.
4.11 It is the User who must satisfy himself that all necessary rights, model releases or consents which may be required for reproduction, are obtained and it is acknowledged that the Supplier gives no warranty or undertaking that any such rights, releases or consents are or will be obtained whether in relation to the use of names, people, trademarks, registered or copyrighted designs or buildings, brand names or works of art, etc, depicted in any Content. In the event that the Content is used or reproduced by or with the authority of the User then the User shall indemnify the Supplier against any loss, damage, proceedings or costs where such rights, releases or consents have not been obtained.
5 The User shall supply the Supplier, when so requested, a copy of the relevant publication, in any medium, including print, digital and broadcast, and in any format, containing any Content supplied by the HKTB. In other media evidence of use must be made if requested.
6 This agreement shall be subject to and construed according to laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the parties hereto agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Hong Kong Courts.
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and/or its respective suppliers make no representation about the suitability of the information, Content and related materials provided (whether published on HKTB Websites or otherwise) for any purpose. All such information, Content and related materials, including but not limited to details of attractions, events, hotels, tours and cruises, are provided to the HKTB by its respective suppliers or operators. It is recommended that prospective user should liaise directly with these suppliers or operators to confirm any information that they seek to rely on.
Any subject appearing in the Content held, distributed or published by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) or any reference made by the HKTB (whether published on HKTB Websites or otherwise) does not imply an endorsement or recommendation of the quality of fitness of purpose of that company or entity, or its services or products.
The HKTB provides the information, Content and related materials in slide or electronic format, or published on its Website, or in any other form, without warranty of any kind and the HKTB and/or its suppliers disclaim all warranties and conditions including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, quality, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event shall the HKTB and/or its respective suppliers be liable for any incidental, special, direct, indirect, punitive or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, business, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortuous action, arising out of or in connection with the use or misuse or reproduction of such Content provided, even if HKTB has been advised of the provision of such damage.
Change, alteration, manipulation, deformation, deletion or addition to the Content (including its subject, components, caption and any graphic or image thereon) or creation of any derivative works with respect thereto, whether paid for or supplied free of charge, is strictly forbidden without the prior written approval of the HKTB.