Terms of Use

When you use “this website”, you are bound to accept the Terms of Use on an unconditional basis.

1. Copyright notice
The website and all the thematic websites (hereinafter referred to as “this website”) of the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) of the Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao SAR) are created and coordinated by IAM. All contents (including text, pictures, sounds and images) and the program of this website are subject to the copyright owned by IAM and protection of the corresponding laws of the Macao SAR and international copyright treaties.

This copyright notice may be revised at any time. The revised version will be published on “this website” replacing the old one. Use of “this website”, including browsing, downloading, software execution, submission of information, republishing and reproduction of any content of “this website”, accessing “this website” via hyperlinks, etc., after release of the revisions, is subject to the revised Terms of Use.

2. Republishing and reproduction
Any part of the content of “this website”, except the content which belongs to a third party, is readily available for use, reproduction and republishing for non-commercial purpose without written consent of IAM. However, users must clearly state “The Municipal Affairs Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region” as the source of content and the date on which the content is extracted, as well as ensure the accuracy of the content reproduced. The reproduced content should neither be presented as an official reproduction nor a certified document of “this website”.

All or part of the content in “this website” is not allowed to be reproduced or republished for commercial purpose in any form without prior written authorisation of IAM. Any reproduced or republished content of the program for commercial or non-commercial purpose should not be modified unless such modification is granted with specific written authorisation by IAM.

If a third party is the copyright holder of the content to be reproduced, permission from the third party is necessary prior to reproduction as such content is subject to the restriction. Users must also adhere to the third party’s copyright notice.

3. Quotation of figures
Some of the information on “this website” is presented in numerical figures. Users may use the relevant figures for further computation and statistical process to derive other figures. However, to publish such derived figures, users must state the data source and clarify their methodology of computation or statistical process.

4. Disclaimer
Whilst IAM endeavours to keep the content of “this website” accurate, no warranty or guarantee, express or implied, is given by IAM as to the information of such content. IAM provides information on this website on an “as is” basis and assumes no liability of any kind. IAM reserves the right to delete, temporarily suspend or edit all information of this website at any time without prior notice. IAM is not responsible for or liable to compensate for any loss or damage due to the use of information provided by this website.

Some of the hyperlinks in this website direct users to the information or electronic services provided by the websites of other institutions for users’ convenience. “This website” bears no responsibility for such content and services and is not liable for any loss or damage incurred as a result of visiting these websites. When a user accesses to any of the external websites via these hyperlinks, it means that the user has already left “this website”, and should be bound by the terms of use and privacy policy of the website he or she has accessed to.

If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity among the different language versions of “this website”, the Traditional Chinese version shall prevail.

5. Access to “this website” via a hyperlink
Building a hyperlink that directs users from an external website to the homepage of “this website” is allowed without prior consent of IAM. However, the official name of “this website” should be used for such hyperlink.

Prior written consent of IAM is required for building a hyperlink that directs users to any part of “this website” other than its homepage.

6. Changes to Terms of Use
Should there be any updates to the Terms of Use, they will be published in a new version replacing the old one and no further notice is required. The date of the revision will be listed in the relevant revised Terms of Use.

1 January 2019