HKILF develops innovative programming that promotes literacy and the joy of reading. Our events provide a neutral platform for the discussion of books and the exchange of ideas. Any opinions expressed during HKILF events by speakers or attendees are those of the individual and not necessarily of HKILF. HKILF cannot be held liable or responsible for the content of discussion nor for opinions expressed by participants or attendees at HKILF events.
HKILF has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to: race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, body size, disability, appearance, religion, politics, citizenship, pregnancy, marital or familial status. Harassment includes but is not limited to: stalking, verbal or physical intimidation, offensive verbal comments, physical assault and/or battery, harassing or non-consensual photography or recording, bathroom policing, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome physical attention.
HKILF recognizes that reading and writing, by their nature, include exposure to a range of different views and orthodoxies. Therefore, harassment does not include respectful disagreement or critique in good faith.
This policy extends to employees, vendors, independent contractors, event attendees, presenters and speakers, and seminar workshop or class participants. This policy covers all HKILF events including events sponsored by or produced by HKILF in third-party venues, and virtual events.
HKILF reserves the right to revoke, without refund, tickets of any event attendee or participant not in compliance with this policy; the right to remove from an event, seminar, workshop or class any attendee or participant not in compliance with this policy; and the right to cancel a contract with a vendor or contractor that is not in compliance with this policy.
Any employee, vendor, independent contractor or event attendee who believes they have witnessed or been subjected to prohibited harassment or discrimination should report it to an HKILF staff member, the Executive Director of HKILF and/or member of the HKILF Board.
The Chinese translation is for reference only. In case of any discrepancy between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail.