Terms and Conditions

Friends of HKDC (“FOHKDC”) Programme - Terms and Conditions


The Friends of HKDC (FOHKDC) Programme is a Membership Programme of Hong Kong Design Centre (“HKDC”). Please carefully read the following Terms and Conditions of FOHKDC Programme. By applying for this Membership Programme, you agree to be bound by the Terms described herein and all Terms incorporated by reference. If you do not agree to all of these Terms, do not participate in this programme.


This Membership Programme is targeted towards, and is intended for use by, anyone at the age of 18 and above, which is equivalent to the starting age of tertiary education.


1. Membership Types, Eligibility and Application


1.1 Memberships are classified into the following types, each with prescribed eligibility, fee, and benefits.

1.1.1 Young Enthusiast (valid up to one year after graduation)

1.1.2 Design Enthusiast (Annual Membership)

1.1.3 Corporate Member (Annual Membership)

1.1.4 Design Patron (Lifelong Membership)

1.1.5 Design+ Patron (Lifelong Membership)

1.2 Annual Membership is valid for 12 months from the membership purchasing date.

1.3 The programme has no predetermined termination date and may continue until such time as HKDC decides to terminate the programme at any time without prior notice. Lifelong Membership is valid as long as the programme continues to operate.

1.4 Applicant must present a valid identification document or full-time student card for purchasing “Young Enthusiast” Membership.

1.5. “Young Enthusiast” Membership is valid for up to one year after graduation, as calculated from the graduation date provided by the applicant in the membership application form.

1.6 Applicant must pay for full membership fee for their FOHKDC Membership if the supporting document for “Young Enthusiast” Membership cannot be provided.

1.7 For online membership purchase, an email with temporary verification code will be sent to the member’s registered email. The code will be valid for 30 minutes from the time the email is received.

1.8 Membership fee is non-refundable once payment is made.

1.9 Membership is non-transferable and shall be used by the member personally. Designated staff of Hong Kong Design Centre (“HKDC”) shall be entitled to check the member’s valid identification document for verification purpose.



2. Use of Benefits


2.1 Members must present their membership number and/or registration email (as requested) to be eligible to enjoy member benefits or offers.

2.2 Except otherwise stipulated, all bookings for exhibitions, events, programmes or other member benefits or offers shall be made available to members on a first-come-first-served basis.

2.3 HKDC reserves the right to amend, suspend or terminate any benefit or privileged offers at any time without prior notice and without any refund or compensation.

2.4 Individual event, programme or benefit or privileged offer will be subject to specific terms and conditions.

2.5 Discount offer is non-refundable and non-exchangeable for cash and cannot be used in conjunction with other promotional offers.


3. Gift Redemption


3.1 Members acknowledge that gifts, rewards or services available for redemption will be limited in supply or limited for redemption within certain period and agree that no claim or complaint could be made against and no compensation would be offered by HKDC, if the gifts, rewards or services intended for redemption by Members are not available. Members are responsible for checking the latest information from HKDC before redeeming gifts, rewards or taking part in Members’ activities.

3.2 Members must go to our centre (Unit 602, 6/F, Mill 5, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong) to collect the welcome gift set. The welcome gift set cannot be transferred to any logistics service points nor delivered to any specified location.


3.3 The redemption date of the welcome gift set cannot be changed or cancelled once confirmed. All other redemptions are to be made before the date specified in the promotional materials (if any).


3.4 Photos of the gifts or rewards are for reference. Members shall make no complaint if any difference is found. Under no circumstances could the gift be replaced or exchanged for other goods or cash.


3.5 All product warranties or enquiries on the gift redeemed / rewarded shall be referred to the original supplier or manufacturer directly. Any dispute concerning the gift / service (quality, functionality, safety, durability, suitability or otherwise) shall be settled between Member and the supplier or manufacturer concerned that supplied the redeemed / rewarded items. HKDC shall not bear any related legal liabilities for the consequences or losses caused by the use of the gifts.


3.6 HKDC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to discontinue an item or to substitute a similar item at any time without notice prior to that item being redeemed. HKDC provides no guarantee that any particular rewards will remain available for the entire term of the redemption period.


4. Termination of Membership


4.1 Members may terminate their membership any time. If a Member wishes to cancel his or her membership, please email us at info@hkdesigncentre.org. Once the membership is cancelled, Members are required to apply again if he/she wish to re-join the Membership Scheme.


5. General Terms & Conditions

The Company reserves the right to amend at its sole discretion the terms and conditions, membership tiers and benefits or terminate, restrict, suspend, withdraw or otherwise alter the membership benefits or the membership programme at any time without prior notice. Members could check with the latest version of the Terms and Conditions on our website.


5.1 HKDC has the final and absolute discretion on matters in relation to the approval of membership, event bookings, programmes or member offers or benefits.

5.2 HKDC has the final decision on all matters and disputes.

5.3 These terms and conditions constitute an agreement between HKDC and each member respectively. A person who is not a party to this agreement shall not have any rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (Cap. 623) to enforce any term of this agreement.

5.4 These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.


6. Donation Terms and Conditions


6.1 HKDC is a non-profit organisation, but not a registered charitable organisation under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. Therefore, tax deductible receipts will not be issued to donors and/or paid members.

6.2 HKDC only accepts one-off payment in Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) at the time being.

6.3 All donation to HKDC are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

6.4 All donation are inclusive of administrative costs including payment gateway fees.

Donations made to FOHKDC Programme will go towards our public mission of promoting wider and strategic use of design and design thinking in Hong Kong to create value for business and society. For more information, please visit http://www.hkdesigncentre.org/en.


7. Personal Data


7.1 Please refer to our Privacy Policy. For members who need to update their personal information, please make a written request to info@hkdesigncentre.org.


8. Dispute Resolution


8.1 In case of any dispute, the decision of Hong Kong Design Centre shall be final and conclusive.



9. Governing Laws and Jurisdiction


9.1 The Contract shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Hong Kong.


10. Languages


10.1 In the event of any inconsistency between the Chinese and the English versions of these Terms and Conditions, the English version shall prevail.