Welcome to the website of the American Women’s Association in Hong Kong ("AWA"). Please read the following terms and conditions relating to your use of AWA web site carefully. By accessing and using the AWA site, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions of use. 

What We Do 

These terms and conditions apply to your use of all sites and services operated by AWA, including www.awa.org.hk and all its web pages. Unless otherwise stated, all references to the AWA web site in these terms and conditions include all such web pages. These terms and conditions do not apply to your use of unaffiliated sites to which any part of the AWA web site may link.

AWA reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time. You should check these terms and conditions periodically for changes. If at any time you choose not to accept these terms and conditions of use, please do not use this web site.

Restrictions on Use of Materials 

The contents of the AWA web site (including, but not limited to text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content) are protected under the copyright laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and other countries, and is the property of AWA or the party credited as the provider of that content. You must abide by all copyright notices and restrictions on use.

By sending content to AWA via our web site, you are giving AWA the right to display such content on its web site and its affiliated publications and to use such content for promotional and marketing purposes.

You may access the materials located within the AWA web site only for your personal use. This means that you may download and save one copy of posted materials on a single computer for personal, non-commercial home use only, so long as you neither change nor delete any author attribution, trademark, service mark, or copyright notice

You may not modify, copy, publish, sell, display, transmit, distribute, create derivative works, or in any other way use or exploit the content of the AWA web site. 

Copyright Matters

We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and expect that people who use the AWA web site to do the same. To notify us of an alleged copyright infringement found on the AWA web site, please contact us with the following information:

Your contact information (name, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address). 

Identification of the copyrighted work and the copyright owner. Identification of the material you claim infringes the copyrighted work, including its URL. 

A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law. 

A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that is allegedly infringed. 

Your signature (physical or electronic) 

After receiving notification of an alleged copyright infringement, AWA will remove or disable access to such content pending further review.

Web Links

As a service to our users, we may post hyperlinks on our web site to other web sites on the internet maintained by third parties. These hyperlinks do not in any way indicate our endorsement or sponsorship of, or our affiliation with, such sites. Any such sites have their own online policies and practices, and AWA neither has control over, nor is responsible for, their content. Thus, we assume no liability for those sites. Any such hyperlinks are posted only for your convenience and information.

Other sites may link to any of the AWA web site only through a plain-text link. Permission must be granted by AWA for any other type of link to the AWA web site. To seek our permission, you may write to: American Women's Association, Office No 5, 11th Floor, Arion Commercial Centre, No 2-12 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. AWA reserves the right, however, to withdraw any permission granted by us to link through a plain-text link or any other type of link, and to require termination of any such link to any part of the AWA web site, at our discretion at any time. 

Privacy Policy 

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security and have explained in detail the steps we take to do so. We urge you to read our Privacy Statement.

Exclusion of Liability 

AWA expressly excludes all liability for any damage or injury suffered directly or indirectly through use of this web site. All users agree to access and use this web site on an "as is" basis.


These terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity that arises out of or relates to these terms will be filed only in courts located in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. If any of these terms and conditions are found unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be considered severable from the remaining terms and conditions, and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. Any inquiries concerning these terms and conditions of use should be directed to [email protected] 

AWA does not refund membership dues if membership is cancelled before the term.