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Terms of Use
1. User Submissions and Proper Conduct
  1. As a holder of a U-Vision account, you are eligible to submit videos and other type of visuals. Videos and visuals are referred to as User Submissions.
  2. You are solely responsible for your User Submissions and all the consequences that befall your posting or publishing of them. You guarantee that you own or are authorized to use the content.
  3. You retain all ownership rights to your User Submissions. However, by submitting User Submissions to U-Vision, you give U-Vision a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, display, perform, and prepare derivative works of the User Submissions in any form or channel of media. You also give U-Vision users a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through U-Vision's Website, and to use, share, distribute, display, and perform such User Submissions as permitted by U-Vision's functionality and its Terms of Use. Once you remove or delete your User Submissions from U-Vision, the above licenses granted by you will terminate within a commercially reasonable amount of time. However, even upon removal or deletion, you agree that U-Vision may keep, but not display, distribute or perform, a copy of User Submissions for archive purposes.
  4. You agree not to submit content that:
    • violates copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights, privacy or publicity rights of third parties;
    • is pornographic or sexually explicit;
    • involves disgusting, indecent, immoral or illegal activities, such as animal abuse or drug abuse;
    • contains offensive material, such as hate speech, which is language that attacks a group based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability and age;
    • is seditious or of such a nature as to cause public disorder.
    U-Vision reserves the right to remove content at any time without prior notification.
  5. U-Vision does not endorse any User Submissions or any of the views expressed in User Submissions. You agree to release U-Vision from any liability associated with User Submissions.
  6. You understand that given the large number of User Submissions to U-Vision in addition to regularly scheduled content, U-Vision cannot guarantee the display of your submissions. U-Vision retains the sole right to revise the programming schedules, including those with User Submissions, without further prior notice to you.
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2. Permitted Uses of U-Vision's Website & Content
U-Vision gives you permission to access and use its website only if you agree to the following conditions:
  1. You will not copy and use as your own any portion of U-Vision, including but not limited to User Submissions (as defined above), in any form without U-Vision's prior written consent.
  2. You will not use U-Vision for any commercial purposes without prior written consent from U-Vision. Forbidden commercial uses include, but are not limited to:
    1. selling access to any portion of U-Vision's content or features;
    2. using any portion of U-Vision to increase advertising or subscription revenue;
    3. commercial advertising on U-Vision;
    4. using the communication methods provided through U-Vision, including but not limited to email, for any form of commercial solicitation.
  3. Permitted uses of U-Vision include:
    1. uploading an original video to U-Vision to promote your department, organization, event, or artistic endeavours;
    2. sharing links to U-Vision's content on social media and other websites as permitted by U-Vision's functionality and its Terms of Use;
    3. any uses U-Vision explicitly permits in writing.
  4. You will not collect personally identifiable information, such as account names, from U-Vision.
  5. U-Vision content, excluding User Submissions, refers to the software, scripts, text, graphics, photos, audio, video, interactive features, and related materials, as well as corresponding trademarks and logos, that are used in the operation of U-Vision. U-Vision content is owned by U-Vision and is subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights.
  6. U-Vision content is provided as is for your information or entertainment. U-Vision content may not be displayed, sold, licensed, or exploited in any other manner without the prior written authorization from the corresponding content owners.
  7. All rights regarding U-Vision not expressly stated are reserved by U-Vision.
  8. You agree not to obstruct, disable, or in any way interfere with U-Vision's security measures. These measures include, but are not limited to, preventing copying of content or User Submissions, as well as limiting access to any portion of U-Vision.
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3. Third Party Websites
Any third-party websites that are contained in links within U-Vision are not owned or controlled by U-Vision. U-Vision is not responsible for the content, policies, or practices of these third-party websites. U-Vision will not and cannot censor any third-party content. By using U-Vision, you declare that you and you alone are responsible for any consequences of using third party websites. Please use proper judgment and caution when using third party websites.
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4. Liability Disclaimer
U-Vision does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the content of U-Vision or any third-party websites linked to U-Vision. U-Vision assumes no liability or responsibility for any:
  1. errors or omissions in content;
  2. personal injury or property damage of any kind incurred from accessing or using U-Vision;
  3. unauthorized access to or use of U-Vision's secure servers and/or any personal or financial information stored;
  4. any interrupted transmissions to or from U-Vision.
  5. Any loss or damage resulting from the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or shared through U-Vision.
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5. Indemnity
You shall indemnify U-Vision in respect of any claims, damages, obligations, losses or liabilities (including but not limited to legal expenses) that result from:
  1. The display of your User Submissions on U-Vision's Website.
  2. Your violation of any portion of the Terms of Use.
  3. Your violation of any third-party rights, including but not limited to copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights, privacy or publicity rights.
This clause will survive the termination of your user account or your use of U-Vision.
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6. User Account Registration and Termination
HKU staff who have a valid HKU Portal account automatically has an account to upload to U-Vision on behalf of his/her Faculty/Department/Centre/Unit/Association of The University of Hong Kong. HKU students may use their residential hall or HKUSU student society's HKU Portal account (same login as for the hall/society's HKU domain email) to upload content on behalf of their hall/society. For uploading work made for a course studied at HKU, students may upload by logging in with their individual HKU Portal account and uploading on behalf of their faculty or request a faculty member to upload for them (please state the course name in that the student work was made for in the remarks section in the last step of the uploading process).

Users who login to U-Vision's website will automatically activate their account. By uploading content to U-Vision, users automatically declare that he/she is an authorised member to broadcast content on behalf of his/her Faculty/Department/Centre/Unit/Association/Hall/Society of the University of Hong Kong and grants U-Vision the right to promote the content uploaded to HKU related websites and social media.

U-Vision reserves the right to terminate a user's account and restrict access to U-Vision if a repeated violation of the Terms of Use occurs.
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7. Final Approval for Submission
The U-Vision Steering Committee reserves the right to approve or disapprove contents submitted. At the request of the U-Vision team to review submissions that may be questionable, the Chairman of the Committee on U-Vision has the sole discretion to determine if the content in question is suitable to be made public or not. The decision shall be final and is not subject to appeal.
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The U-Vision Video Composer service has been retired. HKU staff and students are eligible to use TechSmith Camtasia with site license for offline video editing. More details in ITS website: https://moodle-support.hku.hk/camtasia-site-license-staff-and-students