(For Geodetic Survey Information)

  1. The Geodetic Survey Information in digital format including but not limited to all text, graphics, drawing, diagrams, photographs and compilation of data or other materials on https://www.geodetic.gov.hk/en/satref/SatRef.htm ("Geodetic Survey Information") provided by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("the Government") is for reference only. Whilst the Government endeavours to ensure the accuracy of the Geodetic Survey Information on this website, no express or implied warranty, representation or statement is given or made by the Government as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness and fitness for a particular purpose of the Geodetic Survey Information. The Government will NOT be liable for any errors in, omissions from, or misstatements or misrepresentations (whether express or implied) concerning any such Geodetic Survey Information, and will NOT have or accept any liability, obligation or responsibility whatsoever for any loss, destruction or damage (including without limitation, special, incidental, indirect or consequential loss, destruction or damage) however arising from or in respect of any use or misuse of or reliance on the Geodetic Survey Information delivered on this website or inability to use it.

  2. The Government is NOT responsible or liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising out of or in connection with any Geodetic Survey Information on this website. The Government reserves the right to omit, suspend or edit all Geodetic Survey Information compiled by the Government on this website at any time in its absolute discretion without giving any reason or prior notice. Users are responsible for making their own assessment of all Geodetic Survey Information on this website and are advised to verify such Geodetic Survey Information by making reference, for example, to original publications and obtaining independent professional advice before acting upon it.

  3. Copyright Notice

    (For Geodetic Survey Information)

  4. Unless otherwise provided for, terms defined and expressions used in the Disclaimer (for Geodetic Survey Information) shall have the same meaning when used in this Copyright Notice.

  5. Users acknowledge and agree that unless otherwise stated, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("Government") owns the copyright of all the materials found on this website including but not limited to the Geodetic Survey Information.

  6. The Geodetic Survey Information obtained from the Lands Department’s website may be freely browsed, displayed, downloaded or printed in their original format for user’s personal, non-commercial internal use only. The Government reserves all rights that are not expressly granted in this Notice. The prior written consent of the Government is required if users want to use the Geodetic Survey Information in any way other than that permitted above. Request for consent should be sent to Geodetic Survey Section, Survey and Mapping Office of Lands Department.

  7. Privacy Policy Statement

    (For Hong Kong Satellite Positioning Reference Station Network System)

  8. This Statement is made by the Geodetic Survey Section of Survey and Mapping Office, Lands Department on behalf of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("Government").

  9. We are concerned to ensure that all personal data submitted through the Hong Kong Satellite Positioning Reference Station Network System ("SatRef") are handled in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) ("Ordinance").

  10. Personal Data Collection

  11. Subject to paragraph 4, SatRef will record your visits to SatRef without collecting any of your personal identifiable information. Such general statistics are collected for the compilation of statistical reports and improvement of SatRef.

  12. Before you use any services under SatRef ("Services"), you have to be registered as a registered user concerning SatRef ("Registered User"). We collect personal data from you if you apply and/or become a Registered User. If you do not provide any personal data which are mandatorily required by us, we will not process your application or register you as a Registered User or carry out or administer the Services to you.

  13. How Your Personal Data May Be Used

  14. Your personal data may be used for processing and authentication of applications for registration to be Registered Users, operating SatRef, offering you the Services, compiling statistics on the use of SatRef or the Services, facilitating communication between you and us, marketing our products and services in which you may be interested, designing our products or services, meeting the requirements to make disclosure under the requirements of any law, and fulfilling any other purposes relating to any of the above.

  15. If you would like us to cease sending you information of our products and /or services, please e-mail us at geodetic@landsd.gov.hk or write to our Senior Land Surveyor / Geodetic at Geodetic Survey Section, Lands Department, 22/F, Tsuen Wan Government Offices, 38 Sai Lau Kok Road, Tsuen Wan, N.T.

  16. Disclosure of Your Personal Data

  17. Personal data provided to us will be kept confidential. However, we may disclose your personal data to the following parties (whether within or outside the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) for any of the purposes set out in paragraph 5:-

    (a) any person (including agent, contractor or third party service provider of the Government) who is involved in any way in the provision of SatRef or the carrying out or administration of the Services;

    (b) any other person under a duty of confidentiality to the Government; and

    (c) any person to whom the Government is under an obligation to make disclosure under the requirements of any law.

  18. Security Measures

  19. SatRef supports the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology. When you provide sensitive information (such as email address, password and telephone no.) for online registration or logging on to SatRef, it will be encrypted before being securely dispatched over the Internet.

  20. Requests for Data Access or Data Correction

  21. Under the Ordinance, you are entitled to make requests for data access or data correction of any of your personal data that we hold. A data access request should be made by using a Data Access Request Form. Please send all requests for data access or data correction by mail (Address: 22/F, Tsuen Wan Government Offices, 38 Sai Lau Kok Road, Tsuen Wan, N.T.) or by fax (fax no.: 3168 2668) to our Senior Land Surveyor, Geodetic, SMO, Lands Department.

  22. Cookies

  23. When you visit SatRef, "cookies" will be stored on your web browser in your computer. We use "cookies" to identify users, prepare customized web page and operate the Services. You can set your browser to disable "cookies", but if you do so, you may not be able to take full advantage of SatRef.