Legal

Standard Terms & Conditions

Potential Limited, Potential Dialogue Institute, Potential Dialogue Centre, Potential Dialogue System (hereafter collectively referred to as "Potential") maintains this site (the "Site") for commercial, information, education and communication purposes. Please feel free to browse the Site. You may download material displayed on the Site for non-commercial, personal use only provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials.

You may not, however, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost or use the content of the Site for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio and video without Potential's written permission.

Your access to and use of the Site is also subject to the following terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions") and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the Terms and Conditions and acknowledge that any other agreements between you and Potential are superseded and of no force or effect.

Terms and Conditions

You should assume that everything you see or read on the Site is copyrighted unless otherwise noted and may not be used except as provided in these Terms and Conditions or in the text on the Site without the written permission of Potential. Potential neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on the Site will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with Potential.

While Potential uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information in the Site, Potential makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. Potential assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site, including the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, reliability or availability of any information you receive as a result of your use of the site.

Your use of and browsing in the Site are at your risk. Neither Potential nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the Site is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the Site. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Site and data available to you through the site is provided to you "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties. Potential also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable, for any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video or audio from the Site.

Any communication or material you transmit to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post may be used by Potential or its affiliates for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. Furthermore, Potential is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information.

Images of people or places displayed on the Site are either the property of, or used with permission by, Potential. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorised by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions or specific permission provided elsewhere on the Site. Any unauthorised use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity and communications regulations and statutes.

The trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on the Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of Potential and others. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without the written permission of the Trademark owner. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the Site, or any other content on the Site, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that Potential will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.

Potential has not reviewed all the sites linked to the Site and is not responsible for the content of any other sites linked to the Site. Your linking to any other off-site pages or other sites is at your own risk, and is subject to these terms and conditions.

Although Potential may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards, and the like on the Site, Potential is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations, nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Site. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law. Potential will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Potential to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.

Potential may at any time revise or delete the contents of the site, including these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current Terms and Conditions to which you are bound. Potential reserves the right to revoke your access to the site.

These Terms and Conditions are the only understanding and agreement we have regarding your use of the Site. It supersedes all other communications or agreements we may have had prior to this Agreement.


Cookie Policy

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR USE OF COOKIES

Potential Dialogue operates the website www.potentialdialogue.com ("Website") and other applications and APIs (collectively the "Services").

Our Service uses cookies and other tools to help distinguish you from other users of the Service. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you use the Service and also allows us to improve the Service. By continuing to use the Service (or any part thereof), you are agreeing to us placing cookies on your computer.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded and may be stored on any of your internet enabled devices e.g. your computer, smartphone or tablet - like a memory for a web page.

This means we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

  • the internet domain and IP address from where you access the Service;

  • the type of browser software and operating system used to access the Service and type of device;

  • the date and time you access the Service;

  • if you linked to the Service from another website, the address of that website; and

  • the pages or links you enter, visit and exit the Service from.

We also use other technologies such as web beacons, tracking URLs or SDKs (software development kits). Web beacons are small graphic files that contain a unique identifier that allows us to check whether you have accessed certain content, tracking URLs help us understand where the traffic to our Services comes from, and SDKs are set of programs and tools that allows for the creation of applications, and work similar to cookies and web beacons. For the purposes of this Cookie Policy, all such technologies will be considered 'Cookies'.

Our Privacy Policy sets out full details of the other information we collect and how we use your personal information.

Use of Cookies

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Service, and include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Service. They include features, for example Social Media plug-in;

  • Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around and use our Services. This helps us to improve the way our Services work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies are also used to help us understand what interests our users, and measure how effective our advertising is;

  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to the Service. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences, for example, your choice of language or region, browsing font size;

  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to the Service, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Services and any material displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose; and

Please note that some cookies on the Website and other parts of the Service are managed by third parties, including, for example, advertising networks, features such as videos, maps and social media API, and providers of external websites like web traffic analysis services. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. You should refer to the third parties’ own cookie and privacy policies for information about how they may use your information.

The third party cookies we use in our Services, include but are not limited to:

  • Google – our Website and Services have embedded Google services/tools, such as ‘Google Maps’ and ‘Google Analytics’ for better user experience and analytics purposes. For details of Google cookies usage, please click here.

  • YouTube – the videos in our Website (except China market site) are hosted in YouTube channel. We embed a unique YouTube hyperlink to show the video on our Website for advertising purpose. For details of YouTube cookies, please click here.

In particular, we use Google Analytics cookies to obtain an overall view of visitor habits and visitor volumes, and to help improve the overall experience of our Service.

We use Google Analytics, a third-party web analysis service provided by Google Inc, which uses "performance cookies" and "targeting cookies" to analyse how you use the Website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, this website uses Google Analytics with the expansion '_anonymizeIp()' which means that Google will truncate/anonymise the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union.

On our behalf Google will use the information collected for the purpose of evaluating your use of our Website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to us. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser as described above. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB#. You may disable the use of Google Analytics by using the link disable Google Analytics. This link creates an opt-out cookie which prevents the further processing of your data. For more information about Google Analytics cookies, please see Google's help pages and privacy policy. If you do not accept the use of these cookies, we cannot guarantee how our Services will perform for you. 

MANAGING COOKIE SETTINGS

You can block cookies by activating the setting within your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Please be aware if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Services.

If you wish to withdraw your agreement at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your browser settings for each browser you use.

For more information about how to do this, please see http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/clear-cookies-installed.html, or follow the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.


Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy has been developed in accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Chapter 486) of the Laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of The People's Republic of China. The Ordinance provides data subjects with rights to ascertain whether Potential Dialogue holds personal data relating to them, to obtain a copy of that data, and to correct any data that is inaccurate.

Site visitors can freely explore this Website largely without having to reveal any personal data.

On occasion however, it may be necessary for Potential Dialogue to gather information on you for a specific purpose. We will always inform you when we are collecting such information. It is our intention to respect your request for privacy, and we try our best to provide you with communication channels to facilitate this. Once all gathered information has been used for the intended purpose, it is destroyed or de-identified.

Use of your Personal Information

Contact information from the forms is used to respond to inquiries from you or to signup for the newsletter. Users may "opt-out" of receiving future mailings at any time.

When you come to our Website, our server software records the domain name of your computer. We may also track the pages you visit. We do these things so that we can measure traffic, gauge the popularity of various parts of the Website, gain some general knowledge about our audience and compile aggregated statistics.

Data collected by Potential Dialogue is used only for the purposes indicated above. We do not advertise on this site and we do not share any information with advertisers. Personal information will not be disclosed to any third party except as follows:

  • On a confidential basis to agents we use in the ordinary course of our business, such as for data management and distribution of our promotional materials.

  • As we may be required to do so by laws.

  • As you indicate your choice to receive promotional materials from third parties named in the forms.

Data Security

Potential Dialogue will take reasonable steps to ensure that all information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete, up-to-date and stored in a secure environment accessed only by authorized persons. However, we give no warranty against third parties hacking into the data or any unauthorised access to the data by anyone.

Opt-Out

You can opt-out from receiving information from Potential Dialogue or to delete your information from our records at any time should you no longer wish to receive updates of Potential Dialogue developments, activities and promotions. To opt out, please enter your e-mail address below and click the submit button.

Contacting the Website

Should you have further questions regarding this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Website and your interaction with it, or to request access and correction to your personal data, please contact:

Potential Dialogue
4e Brilliance
Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
E-mail: Peter.Nixon@potentialdialogue.com

PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTION STATEMENT

Potential Dialogue only collects your personal data specific for the purpose of responding to inquiries or newsletter signups.

Data Security

The data you provide to us will be stored on Google’s GSuite servers accessible only to our authorised employees and contractors. However, we give no warranty against third parties hacking into the data or any unauthorised access to the data by anyone.

Potential Dialogue will take reasonable steps to ensure that all information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete and up-to-date.

Retention of Data

We will keep your personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it is being collected. We may also retain archived personal data for statistical purposes.

Your Consent

By submitting the requisite entry form/ application form, you certify that all information provided to Potential Dialogue in the form is true and correct.

Updated in June 2019