We take individual
privacy seriously. This Statement explains our policies and practices.
We respect your privacy
and we promise:
- to implement computer,
physical and procedural safeguards to protect the security and confidentiality
of the personal data we collect
- to limit the personal
data collected to the minimum required to provide a better service
- to permit only
properly trained, authorized employees to access personal data
- not to disclose
your personal data to external parties unless you have agreed, we are
required by law or we have previously informed you.
In order to
provide a better service to you, we may collect information when
you register with us, use our services, attend our functions, or
communicate with us.
As part of our
mission to facilitate Hong Kong trade, we collect information and
maintain a database about Hong Kong and overseas companies. In the
process, we also collect personal information about individual contact
persons of the companies or their employees.
information is requested but not supplied, we may be unable to provide
the requested service.
We only retain
personal data for so long as it is necessary. However a copy may
be archived indefinitely.
Use of information
for which information may be used by us in and outside Hong Kong
services to facilitate trade between Hong Kong and overseas (or otherwise), and
providing enquirers with contact and business information
- our operations,
e.g., incorporation into our database, analysis, research and
of HKTDC trade fairs in Hong Kong and promotional events or trade
fairs around the world (and similar events or trade fairs organized by our business partners and counterparts)
of HKTDC publications and research materials (and those of our business partners and counterparts)
HKTDC services or products (and those of our business partners and counterparts)
with laws in or outside Hong Kong
- legal proceedings,
including collecting overdue amounts
- other related
We may conduct
direct marketing via fax, email, direct mail, telephone and other
means of communication, or send e-newsletters to you. You may choose
not to receive promotional materials, by simply telling us, and
we will cease to do so, without charge.
We will keep
the personal data we hold confidential but may provide information
agents, advisers, auditors, contractors, financial institutions,
and service providers in connection with our operations or services
- our overseas
offices, affiliates, business partners and counterparts
- the public,
including persons enquiring about Hong Kong companies
- persons under
a duty of confidentiality to us
- persons to
whom we are required to make disclosure under applicable laws
in or outside Hong Kong
- actual or
proposed transferees or participants of our services
We cannot control
how third parties use information.
[applicable to online user]
commonly used to facilitate transmission and to provide more useful
features. It is a piece of data stored in your computer. We use
these devices to find out more about the use of our websites and
user preferences, in order to improve our services. We may share
summarized traffic data with advertisers. We note traffic, pages
visited and time spent. You are not identified. However if you agree
by registering with us, we may link the information to you, so that
you may receive information more suited to your interests.
You may set
your browser to reject cookies, or tell you when a cookie is being
necessary for some features of the website to work, e.g., to maintain
continuity during a session. If they are not accepted, those features
may not work properly.
an email delivery and marketing company to send emails that
you have agreed to receive. Pixels tags and cookies are used
in those emails and at our website to help us measure the
effectiveness of our advertising and how visitors use our
web site. For more information about the technology used to
deliver our emails, or how to set your browser to reject cookies,
please click here:
use a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you
visit our Web site. This company may use information (not including
your name, address, email address or telephone number) about
your visit to this Web site in order to provide advertisements
about goods and services that may be of interest to you. In
the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party
advertiser may place or recognize a unique "cookie"
on your browser. If you would like more information about this
practice and to know your choices about not having this information
used by this company, please click here: <http://www.doubleclick.net/us/corporate/privacy>
stored electronically are password-protected. Encryption technology
is used on our secured web areas. Our computer systems are placed
in restricted areas. We only permit authorized employees to access
personal data. These employees are trained on our privacy policies.
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other websites are provided for your convenience. You will leave
our website for another location that is not controlled by us. Our
privacy policies do not apply to other websites. Please refer to
the privacy policies of the other websites.
We may update
this Statement. When we do, the changes will be posted on info.hktdc.com/privacy/index.htm.
consent and rights
By using our
service, making an application or visiting our website, you consent
to the collection and use of your information as outlined in this
Under the Hong
Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, individuals have the right:
- to check
whether we hold personal data about you and to access such data
- to require
us to correct inaccurate data
- to ascertain
our policies and practices in relation to personal data and the
kind of personal data held by us.
Please send requests
to access or correct data, questions or complaints to:
Data Privacy Officer
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
38th Floor, Office Tower
1 Harbour Road, Wanchai
Tel: (852) 2240 5299
Fax: (852) 2575 0300
We may charge a reasonable
fee for processing a data access request.
If there is any conflict
between the Chinese and English versions of this Statement, the English