Terms and Conditions

A.E. Smith website: www.ae-smith.com

Terms of Use and Personal Data Policy

This section contains the Terms of Use and Personal Data Policy of this website. Please read these terms and conditions carefully as they apply to your use of this website and your provision of personal data. By accessing this website and any of its pages, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. A.E. Smith Group (“A.E. Smith”) reserves the right to add to, modify or remove the terms and conditions stated below at any time and without prior notice.

Disclaimer of Liability

This website is provided by A.E. Smith on an “as is” basis, without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. In particular, no warranty regarding accuracy, completeness, non-infringement, security, accuracy, fitness for a purpose or freedom from computer viruses is given in connection with such information and materials. All data and information contained on this website are given strictly for informational purposes. They are not intended for trading purposes or advice and do not imply any legal solicitation, offer or contractual agreement on the part of A.E. Smith. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall A.E. Smith be liable for any damages, including special or consequential damages, that result from the access or use of, or the inability to access or use of, the materials on this website. Share price data are provided by financial exchanges and may be delayed as specified by financial exchanges or our data providers. Please consult your broker or financial representative to verify pricing before executing any trade.

A.E. Smith does not verify any data and disclaims any obligation to do so. A.E. Smith, its data or content providers, the financial exchanges and each of their affiliates and business partners (A) expressly disclaim the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of any data; and (B) shall not be liable for any errors, omissions or other defects in, delays or interruptions in such data, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. Neither A.E. Smith nor any of our information providers will be liable for any damages relating to your use of the information provided herein. As used here, “business partners” does not refer to an agency, partnership, or joint venture relationship between A.E. Smith and any such parties.

Photos and Videos

The photos and videos shown on this website were taken by photographers and videographers commissioned by A.E. Smith, courtesy of our direct and indirect clients, and were chosen to highlight A.E. Smith’s part in our clients’ projects and to place it in context. While care has been taken to select the most appropriate photos and videos, no implication is intended that all elements in the projects shown in the photos and videos were done by A.E. Smith.

Revisions to the Website

We reserve the right, at any time and from time to time, temporarily or permanently, in whole or in part, to modify or discontinue the website, the content or the software, with or without notice; limit the website’s availability to any person, geographical area or jurisdiction we choose; charge fees in connection with the use of the website; modify and/or waive any fees charged in connection with the website; and/or offer opportunities to some or all users of the website. You agree that neither we nor any affiliated entity shall be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the website, in whole or in part, or of any content, software, submission, feature or product offered through the website. Your continued use of the website after such changes will indicate your acceptance of such changes.

Forward-Looking Statements

Some information contained in this website contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements relating to revenues and earnings. The words “believe”, “intend”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “project”, “estimate”, “predict”, “is confident”, “has confidence” and similar expressions are also intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts. Rather, these forward-looking statements are based on the current beliefs, assumptions, expectations, estimates, and projections of the directors and management of A.E. Smith about the business, the industry and the markets in which we operate.

These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond our control and are difficult to predict. Consequently, actual results could differ materially from those expressed, implied or forecast in these forward-looking statements.

Reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements, which reflect the views of the directors and management of A.E. Smith as at the date the information was loaded onto the website only. We undertake no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after publication of this information on the website.

Hyperlink Policy

  • Links To Third Party websites

This website may contain hyperlinks to websites unrelated to A.E. Smith. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only. A.E. Smith shall not be deemed to endorse, recommend, approve, guarantee, or introduce any third parties or the content of such third party websites, or be deemed to have any form of cooperation with such third parties and websites. Your usage of such links is at your own risk and subject to any terms and conditions applicable to such access/use, and you are solely responsible for all consequences of such use.

  • External Links to A.E. Smith website

The creation of hyperlinks to this website is subject to the prior written approval of A.E. Smith. By linking to this website, you are deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions on the application and usage of such hyperlink(s). A.E. Smith reserves the right to block a hyperlink to our website if the source site contains material which is libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, or is in any way in breach of the laws of the relevant jurisdiction or infringes any intellectual property rights (including but not limited to copyright and moral right).

  • Linking

Some of the links on this website are affiliated, some are not. Irrespective, the linked sites are not under the control of A.E. Smith and A.E. Smith is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites.

The information published on the linked site may include inaccuracies or errors, including pricing errors. In particular and to the maximum extent permitted by law, A.E. Smith does not guarantee the accuracy of, and disclaims liability for any errors or other inaccuracies relating to, the information on the services/ products displayed on linked sites.

When leaving the A.E. Smith site via a link, you should be aware that A.E. Smith’s terms and policies no longer govern. You should instead review the terms and policies, including privacy and data-gathering practices, of the site you have gone to.


Advertisements presented on this website are solely the responsibility of the party from whom the ad originates. Neither A.E. Smith nor any of its data licensors endorses or is responsible for the content of any advertisement or any goods or services offered therein.

Trademark and Copyright

The brand names, trademarks, service marks and/or logos used on the website are owned or acquired under license by A.E. Smith. The entire content of this website is protected by copyright. These materials shall not in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, be used, modified, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted, copied, distributed, or used for creating derivative works without the prior written consent of A.E. Smith or the owner of the intellectual property.

Underage Persons

A.E. Smith assumes all users of this website are of legal age. If you are under 18 or considered as underage by law or are unable to bear any legal responsibility, you must seek the approval of your parent or guardian regarding the legal implications of these terms and conditions and the consequences that entail before browsing this website.

Liability and Indemnity

By using this website, you acknowledge and agree to defend, indemnify, and hold A.E. Smith, its officers, employees, affiliates, agents, business partners and licensors harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, injuries, death, costs and expenses arising from or in relation to your breach of any of these terms and conditions.

Personal Data Policy

The Personal Data Policy explains:

  • what information will be collected; and
  • how that information will be used.

Information we collect

The information will be collected in two ways:

  • Information you provided. If you request information, you will be asked for personal information, like name and email address.
  • Information collected from use of the website. A.E. Smith may collect information about the pages on the website that you use and how you use them. This information includes:

  • Device information
    A.E. Smith may collect device-specific information (such as hardware model and operating system version).

  • Log information
    When you view content provided by A.E. Smith, A.E. Smith may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs.
    This may include:
    -  details of how you viewed such content, such as search queries.
    -  Internet protocol address.
    -  device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL; and
    -  cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or A.E. Smith Account.

Location information
When you use this website, A.E. Smith may collect and process information about your location such as the country and city you are located in while using this website.

Cookies and anonymous identifiers
This may include sending one or more cookies or anonymous identifiers to your device. A.E. Smith also uses cookies and anonymous identifiers when you interact with content A.E. Smith offer to partners.

How the collected information will be used

The supply of personal information to A.E. Smith via this website, for any purposes and at any time, is entirely voluntary. A.E. Smith will specify the collection purpose and intended usage of the data when you are invited to provide such information.

Unless specified otherwise at the time of collection, A.E. Smith does not share or disclose any personal information submitted through the website with any unaffiliated third party, unless it is necessary to respond to the user’s inquiry, for the maintenance of this website by agents acting on our behalf,or to comply with applicable law.

A.E. Smith may use aggregate information

1. to improve and enhance your experience on the website;
2. to customize, measure and further develop A.E. Smith's website and/or content;
3. for research activities; and
4. for other purposes as specified at the time of collection.

Central Data Processing

A.E. Smith consolidates much of its customer information in its global network. By providing A.E. Smith with personal information via this website, you automatically consent to the transfer of the same out of your territory to A.E. Smith’s global network for such purposes as specified at the time of collection. Please rest assured that A.E. Smith will take all practical steps to ensure that the information you provided is properly handled and kept in confidence according to the standards of all applicable jurisdictions.

Information Security

The security of personal information gathered is very important. A.E. Smith has put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. The information we collect is stored on our servers located in Hong Kong. While A.E. Smith treats personal information as data that must be protected, and uses tools to safeguard such personal information, A.E. Smith cannot state with absolute certainty that communications between you and A.E. Smith or information stored on the website or our servers will be completely free from unauthorized access by third parties such as hackers. Please be aware that the possibility exists that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or personal information. Therefore, by using the website, you acknowledge the potential for unauthorized access and agrees to assume the risk.

Data Correction and Access

You may check whether we hold your personal data and get a copy of such data, or request correction of your data by sending an email to our Data Protection Officer at gen.info@aes-cn.com.

Upon receiving sufficient information to verify your identity for correcting and granting access to your personal data, we will comply with your request within 30 days. Please note that an administrative fee may be charged for your data access request.


Our Personal Data Policy applies to all of www.ae-smith.com and affiliate website, but excludes websites that have separate personal data policies that do not incorporate this Personal Data Policy. Our Personal Data Policy does not apply to services offered by other companies or individuals, including sites that may be displayed to you in search results, sites that may include A.E. Smith content, or other sites linked from our website. Our Personal Data Policy does not cover the information practices of other companies and organizations who advertise our services, and who may use cookies, pixel tags and other technologies to serve and offer relevant ads.


A.E. Smith regularly reviews our compliance with the Personal Data Policy. When we receive formal written complaints, we will contact the person who made the complaint to follow up. A.E. Smith works with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that we cannot resolve with users of this website directly.


No exercise or failure to exercise or delay in exercising any right, power or remedy vested in A.E. Smith pursuant to this Agreement shall constitute a waiver by A.E. Smith of that or any other right, power or remedy.


In the event any of these terms and conditions shall be held to be invalid, void, illegal or unenforceable, such terms and conditions shall be deemed to be deleted and the remainder of these terms and conditions shall continue in full force and effect.

Governing Law, Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use and Personal Data Policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong. Any dispute relating to the same shall be resolved by reference to the courts in Hong Kong.

For further information or enquiries, please write to our Data Protection Officer at

Prevailing Language

If there are any inconsistencies between the translated version(s) of the Terms of Use and this English version of the Terms of Use, the English version shall prevail.

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