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Terms and Conditions


By entering and using the METASCREEN site, you acknowledge and confirm that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of use of METASCREEN.ORG (the “Website”) set forth below, that the provisions, disclosures and disclaimers are fair and reasonable, and that your agreement to follow and be bound by them is voluntary and is not the result of fraud, duress, or undue influence exercised upon you by any person or entity.

You also agree to indemnify and hold free and harmless Cordlife Group Limited and its subsidiaries (henceforth singularly or collectively known as “Cordlife”), Hong Kong Screening Centre Limited (“HKSC”), and all their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, successors and others involved in the delivery of the Website or the delivery of information, products, or services over the Website, from any and all liability for any and all loss, harm, damage or claim of any kind in connection with your use of the Website.

  • I agree to the Website’s terms and conditions of use.

Welcome to METASCREEN.ORG. Please take a few minutes to review the following statements containing important legal information, privacy policies and other terms and conditions of use of this site. Thank you for your cooperation.

METASCREEN.ORG is produced by and for Cordlife. The Website is designed and intended for educational and informational purposes only.

No Medical Advice or Healthcare Provider-Patient Relationship. The content of the Website is provided for informational purposes only and is not, and should not be considered to be, medical advice. This information is not intended to create a healthcare provider-patient relationship. The content is not intended for use in the diagnosis or treatment of any individual condition or as a substitute for a visit, call or consultation with, and the advice of a licensed healthcare provider. The content is not exhaustive, and does not cover all diseases, physical conditions, or their diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any healthcare- or medical-related questions, call or see your physician or other healthcare provider promptly.

Information Presented on the Website. The information presented on the Website is designed for educational and informational purposes only, and is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Although Cordlife endeavours to ensure the accuracy and reliability of information presented on the Website, it does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy or timeliness of such information, and therefore, makes no representation or warranty regarding the same. The Website also contains links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to users and not as a guarantee, warrantee, endorsement or recommendation by Cordlife of the content on such third party websites or as an indication of any affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement of such third party websites. Any content or links from third parties are solely the opinions and responsibility of the third parties and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Cordlife. If you decide to access linked third party websites, you do so at your own risk. Your use of third party websites is subject to the terms of use of such websites.

User Obligations. You agree to comply in all respects with these terms and conditions as they may be amended or updated from time to time. Your failure to comply with the provisions of copyright and trademark restrictions and user obligations may expose you to civil and/or criminal liability.

Copyright and Trademark Notices. The content on the Website is copyrighted by Cordlife, and MetaScreen™ is a trademark of Cordlife. Cordlife retains all copyrights and other proprietary rights in or relating to any content, including any software, provided on the Website. All rights are reserved and such content may not be reproduced, downloaded, modified, published, displayed, disseminated, or transferred, in any form or by any means, except with the prior written agreement of Cordlife or as indicated below. You may download and print a small number of copies of the content for educational and informational uses. You may not sell, transfer, reproduce, transmit, distribute, perform or display such content for any commercial purpose without the prior express written consent of Cordlife.

Cordlife provides the following privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. Cordlife may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to address new issues and to reflect changes on the Website. Please refer back to this Privacy Policy regularly because your use of the Website signifies that you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time.

a. Collection of Personal Information. The collection of personal information (the “Collected Data”) will be used by Cordlife for the following purposes: responding to your enquiry, processing your registration of the MetaScreen™ newborn screening (the “Service”); collecting and identifying the urine specimen provided by you for the Service; and enabling the provision of the Service to you. Kindly note that it is mandatory for you to provide all the personal data requested by Cordlife. If you do not provide such personal data, we may not be able provide the Service to you.

b. Use of Collected Data. The Collected Data will only be handled by Cordlife. To the extent necessary for purposes above, the Collected Data will be transferred to HKSC. Otherwise, the Collected Data will not be transferred to any other third party without your prior consent, unless required by any competent court or judicial, governmental or regulatory body or pursuant to any relevant law or regulation. You have the right to request access to and correction of the Collected Data. If you wish to access or correct the Collected Data, please contact Cordlife.

c. Cookie Technology. Cordlife collects non-personal identification information through the use of "cookie" technology and/or Internet Protocol address tracking. Cookies are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat users and facilitate the user’s ongoing access to and use of the site. Non-personal identification information might include the browser used by the user, the type of computer, the operating systems, the Internet service providers and other similar information. Cordlife also automatically gathers information about the areas the user visits on the Website and about the links the user may select from within the Website to other sites. Cordlife cannot control the use of cookies by advertisers or third parties displaying data on the Site or whose sites a user visits or links to from the Site. Most browsers are set to accept cookies. You can set yours to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.

d. Password Protected Areas.  You are responsible for taking all steps to ensure that no other person has access to your password or account. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of your password; (2) authorise, monitor, and control access to and use of your password; and (3) promptly inform Cordlife of any need to deactivate your user name or password. You permit Cordlife to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store and use your information in connection with the provision of the Service. Cordlife does not and cannot assume any responsibility or liability for any information submitted by you to the Website.

e. Links to other websites. Users will find advertising or other content on the Website that enable linking to the website of third parties. These third party websites may have their own privacy policies or no policy at all. The Privacy Policy here does not apply to such other websites. Cordlife is not responsible for the content displayed on such websites, nor over the measures, if any, that are taken by such websites to protect the privacy of user information. Users should check the privacy policy of any third party website before providing personal information.

f. Security of Information. Cordlife is committed to keeping user information secure, and uses industry standard technology in an attempt to achieve that goal.

g. Parental Permission. Cordlife does not intend that children will use the Website. Some of the information available on the Website may not be appropriate for children. USERS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST OBTAIN PARENTAL PERMISSION TO USE THE SITE. Adults should not assist unauthorized children to access the Website.

h. Contact Information. Cordlife welcomes your comments and questions. All comments and questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to Cordlife at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Complaint Procedures
Any suspected violations of these terms and conditions or misuse of the Website should be immediately reported to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Miscellaneous Conditions of Use
Resolution and Disputes. These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed by the laws of Hong Kong SAR. These terms and conditions, as they may be amended from time to time, completely and exclusively state the agreement between you and Cordlife (the “Parties”) with respect to the use of the Website, and no other terms that may have been communicated to you orally or in any other manner shall have any force or effect. Both Parties agree that the courts of Hong Kong SAR are to have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of or in connection with the use of the Website.

If any part of the Terms and Conditions are found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalid or unenforceable part shall be modified to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the Parties. The other provisions of the Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect.