It is the
policy of Hong Kong Internet Forum (HKIF)
to meet fully the requirements of the "Personal Data
(Privacy) Ordinance". In doing so, we will put in place
appropriate systems and ensure compliance by our staff with
the standards of security and confidentiality prescribed by
Statement explains our privacy practice.
of Personal Information
We will occasionally collect personal information from you
which will be processed for the specific purpose which will be
given at the time. Such purposes may include applications of
for events and activities, updating
of our database to ensure that we have accurate details with
which to maintain our record, or the processing of complaints,
enquiries or feedback.
to any specific purpose, where personal information is
provided by you, we may occasionally use such information to
send you promotional materials or updates regarding the
services we provide. You may choose to opt-out from receiving
such materials as well as to select your preference with
regard to the receipt of such materials
make a record of your visits to our website. The record will
show the domain name server address part of your email
address, and details of the pages visited. We only collect
aggregate information about the number and types of visitors
by reference to their domain name server address. This
information is used by us for preparing general statistics on
the usage of our websites.
Some of the
information we collected will be gathered through the use of
"cookies". Cookies are small bits of information
that are automatically stored on a person's web browser in
their computer that can be retrieved by the previous visited
sites. You may be requested to enable these cookies setting on
your browser. Our use of this technology does not mean that we
automatically know any information about you. Your acceptance
of our cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or
any personal information about you.
We will use such secured encryption systems as are appropriate
when collecting personal information over the Internet.
information we receive from you will not be disclosed by us to
any party outside Hong Kong Internet Forum
except as provided herein or with your prior consent. Personal
information, whether stored in electronic form on computers or
in hard-copy form will be accessible only by our authorized
designated to handle personal data will be made acquainted
our obligations to you.
This Privacy Statement only applies to Hong Kong Internet Forum.
If you click on a hyperlink taking you from our website to
another website we shall not be responsible for the privacy
and security practices or the content of such websites and you
and Sharing of Personal Information
Personal information held by us will be kept confidential.
Nevertheless we may provide such information to:
any personnel, agent, adviser, auditor, contractor or service
provider who provides services or advice to us in connection
with our operations;
any person under a duty of confidentiality to us;
any person to whom we are required to make disclosure under
any law applicable in or outside Hong Kong.
should note that as we have no control over the acts of any
third party, the privacy protection stated in this Privacy
Policy Statement ceases to apply to any information which has
been disclosed to a third party in accordance with this
policy. We endeavour to deal only with responsible third
parties but assume no responsibility for the privacy
protection provided by such third parties.
Personal information you provide to us will be retained for
such period as may be necessary for the carrying out of the
otherwise specified at the time of collection.
Information Access and Correction
You have the right to request access to and correction of
information about you held by us. If you wish to exercise
right, please present your enquiry or request to our Data
Protection Officer by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Information Collection Statement
5 March 2006