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Terms and conditions of use of website

This is the usual boring stuff but it's still important nevertheless.  Please do spend some time to review these terms as it lays down a few ground rules on the usage of this website. 

1. Who we are

“Star Anise”, “Star Anise Recruitment”, “Star Anise Legal” are trading names of Star Anise Limited, a company incorporated and registered in Hong Kong under company number 1406490.  Star Anise operates as a recruitment agency and not as an employer for candidates.  Star Anise Limited is registered to operate as an employment agency under the Employment Ordinance of Hong Kong, chapter 57, and is licensed under number 74540 (2024-2025).

2.  Use of the Star Anise website and web related services

If you access or use this website you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, the “Privacy Statement” and the additional terms applicable to applicants for job vacancies as set out in this website (together we call these the “Terms”).  We may change any of the Terms at any time and you will be deemed to accept the Terms (as amended) when you next use this website following any amendment.   

3.  Intellectual property

3.1 Star Anise owns all intellectual property rights (including copyright) in the content and design of this website. You agree that you shall not transfer, copy upload, download or reproduce any part of this website (including the content, source code, images and design) except strictly in accordance with these Terms and for the purpose of using this website as a personal job search or recruiting tool.  

3.2 You may save and print extracts from this Website only for your temporary personal use.

4.  Third party websites

We have no control over the nature, content, stability or availability of third party websites or other media. The inclusion of any email or website links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within those media.  Star Anise accepts no responsibility to the fullest extent permitted by law for any liability in the use of such websites, other media or email addresses.

5.  Your posting on the Star Anise website

5.1  You agree not to post or transfer to our website (or include in any message) any material which is obscene, misleading, inaccurate, defamatory, unlawful, illegal, in breach of any copyright or other intellectual property right, or damaging to data, software or the performance of our or any other parties’ computer system.  Absolutely ‘no trolling’, and no political, rascist, sexist or similarly offensive comments, please. 

5.3  You agree to indemnify us in respect of any claims, liabilities, losses, expenses, or other costs whatsoever incurred as a result of a breach of your obligations under these terms, including in respect of third party claims (for example if you post a defamatory comment against a third party in the articles or blogs section of this website).

6.   Your privacy

6.1   Maintaining the privacy of our users and maintaining the security of any personal information received from you is paramount.  If you register on this website you will be asked to provide certain basic personal information.  This information is not available for sale or licence to, or other use by, third parties.  
6.2   For further information on how we use and protect the information that you provide to us please refer to our Privacy Policy.

7.  Prohibited or unlawful use

You may not use our website in any manner that could be in any way damaging to Star Anise, this website, clients or other users, or for any illegal or unlawful purpose.  You may not attempt to gain unauthorised access to any part of our website, any other person's account, or to any information, computer systems or networks connected to our Website.

8.  International use

You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from Hong Kong or the country in which you reside (if different) and with all local laws and rules regarding acceptable use of and conduct on the internet.

9.  Disclaimer

9.1  The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only.  As some of the information on this Website is supplied to Star Anise by third parties, we do not accept any liability arising from any inaccuracy or omission, nor any liability in respect of information supplied to us by you.

9.2  While we endeavour to keep all information up to date, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose.  Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

9.3  In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

9.4  As a user to this website, you are also responsible for ensuring that you do not breach any Terms, and that all information, data and files you use are free of viruses or other routines or engines that may damage or interfere with any system or data prior to being submitted to our website.  We reserve the right to remove any information supplied by you, or to terminate your registration and/or deny you access to our Website or any part of it at any time, without any explanation or notification.

10.   Password and security

10.1  In completing the registration process on this website, you should provide complete, accurate and up-to-date information where prompted on the registration form.  Any omissions or incomplete information you provide could delay the services being provided to you.  

10.2 During the registration process you will be required to choose a password and a user name.  You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for any and all activities that occur under your account.  Please notify one our consultants immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account or any other breach of security.

11.  Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Star Anise and its employees harmless from and against any breach by you of these Terms and any liability, claim, action, proceedings, charge, demand, loss, damage or expense (including legal and professional expenses) suffered by Star Anise or its employees arising out of your use of this website or content submitted, posted or transmitted through our website in consequence of your breach of these Terms.

12.  Severance 

If any of these Terms are determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction then such Term shall be severed and the remaining Terms shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

13.  Governing law

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong and you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Hong Kong courts.