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Notice to Service Users

"ShineUp" (hereinafter referred to as "the service") is a service provided by the Christian Youth Association (hereinafter referred to as "the organization") starting from August 2020.

Service Objective

To provide emotional and psychological support to young people aged 18-35 who are facing difficulties.

The organization's volunteer team will provide the service to those in need through the internet, social media, and text messaging during specific periods.

All "ShineUp" service users are kindly requested to read the following terms and conditions before using the service.

If you have any questions regarding the terms, you can email for inquiries.

Important Disclaimer

The volunteer team of "ShineUp" primarily provides emotional and psychological support to young people as their companions. The organization does not provide services from professional medical personnel or other licensed professionals (e.g., social workers or lawyers).

If you experience any physical or mental conditions, please:

Seek advice from a professional or other qualified individuals.
Notify your family doctor.
Call other helpline numbers or dial 999 for help.

Terms and Conditions Revision

The terms may be appropriately updated or modified according to different situations. Revised terms will become effective immediately after being uploaded on the organization's website. Service users are kindly requested to stay informed and review the latest revised terms on the organization's website.


The volunteer team under "ShineUp" shall not be held responsible for any decisions, consequences, or actions taken by you/third parties in connection with the use of this service or based on the information provided by the service.

Without prejudice to the above rights, the organization shall not be liable for any special, incidental, or consequential damages.

This service is provided on an "as-is" and "as-available" basis.

The organization expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions, whether express or implied, and makes no representations about the service:

Meeting your requirements.
Being uninterrupted, timely, secure, error-free, free from viruses, and accurate.
Meeting your expectations.

The above disclaimer applies to various losses and liabilities, including failures, errors, omissions, interruptions, operational or transmission defects, and delays, whether arising from breach of contract, tort, negligence, or other causes.

For lawful use only

You agree to use the "ShineUp" service only for lawful purposes and will not infringe, restrict, or prohibit any third party's rights to access this website. Such restrictions or prohibitions include but are not limited to engaging in illegal activities, harassing, troubling, or inconveniencing anyone, transmitting obscene or offensive information, or hindering normal conversation flow.

If you (a) violate the "Terms" or (b) we believe that other services are more suitable for you, we may terminate your use of this service at any time unilaterally.

Privacy Policy

We value the privacy and security of service users and will take necessary precautions. Please click on the following link:

to review our privacy policy statement.

After collecting your data, it will be used to assist us in evaluating, developing, implementing, and improving the service. This data may also be used for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, research, and training to enhance the quality of service.

Additionally, it may be used for educational purposes.

In certain circumstances, we may disclose your personal information to third parties to: (A) comply with legal requirements, court subpoenas, court orders, or judicial proceedings; (B) protect your, our employees', or agents' interests, rights, safety, or property; (C) fulfill these service terms; (D) address fraud, security, or technical issues, or ensure the proper functioning of the service and infrastructure.

The "ShineUp" service assesses whether you are genuinely under life-threatening circumstances or have reasonable grounds to suspect that your life is in danger.

We may disclose personal information to relevant authorities, organizations, and/or your immediate family or guardian to safeguard your best interests.

As the internet is not completely secure and reliable, we cannot guarantee complete prevention of unauthorized access to the system. Please be aware of and assume the potential risks when providing information. In the unfortunate event of an illegal intrusion into the system, the organization shall not be held responsible.

Third-Party Services

Service users may contact us through approved third-party websites, applications, or services (such as Signal, hereinafter referred to as "third-party services"). The terms only apply to service users and "ShineUp." We are not responsible for any policies, terms, and conditions related to third-party services.

If you contact us through third-party services, you are bound by both the "ShineUp" service terms and the third-party service terms and their policies. Therefore, we recommend that you review all relevant terms and policies.

Jurisdictional Law and Overseas Users

All service rules and terms of "ShineUp" are governed by Hong Kong law and interpreted in accordance with Hong Kong law, without regard to principles of conflicts of law.

Both the organization and service users agree that all matters and disputes arising from or related to this service shall be under the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Hong Kong.

The service operates in Hong Kong. If you are located outside of Hong Kong, please be aware that the information you provide will be collected in Hong Kong and used in accordance with Hong Kong law. By using "ShineUp" and/or providing us with your information, you agree to the collection, transfer, and use of your information as described above.

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