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Hong Kong Housing Society (hereinafter referred to as “Housing Society”) is committed to protecting your privacy. We endeavour to ensure that our collection, storage and use of personal data are carried out in compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, Cap 486 of the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. We also strive to ensure compliance by our staff with strictest standards of security and confidentiality.
COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL DATA
If you are only browsing this website, Housing Society does not capture data that allows us to identify you individually. Our service provider however makes a record of your visit that shows only the Domain Name, Server address, part of your email address and the pages visited. The service provider only discloses to us aggregate information about the number and types of visitor by reference to their Domain Name and Server addresses. This information is used by us only for preparing general statistics on the usage of our website.
At different time and for different purposes, you may be invited to provide personal data on a voluntary basis, which may include, but not limited to your name, telephone number, postal address or e-mail address etc.. Housing Society will specify the collection purposes and intended usage of your data when we invite you to provide such information (you are strongly advised to review the specific Personal Information Collection Statement before you submit your personal data to Housing Society).
IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 13, please do not provide us with any personal data online. Please contact us and we will deal with the personal data (if any) provided by you for the specific purpose with the consent of your parents or guardians.
Unless otherwise specified, personal data collected from you may be used by Housing Society for or in connection with the following purposes:-
Personal data we have collected will be maintained in our database with security and precaution will be taken to safeguard your personal data against theft, misuse or leakage. Only authorized staff of Housing Society will be permitted to access such personal data.
All practical steps will be taken to ensure that personal data will not be kept longer than necessary for the fulfillment of the purpose for which the data is or is to be used and that Housing Society will comply with all statutory and regulatory requirements in Hong Kong concerning the retention of personally-identifiable information.
DISCLOSURE AND TRANSFER OF PERSONAL DATA
We will only disclose and share your personal data internally and in occasion where such disclosure is required or permitted by law. Housing Society will not share any personally-identifiable information with third parties outside Housing Society without your prior consent except third party service providers who provide administrative, telecommunication, computer, payment or other services to Housing Society.
Our third party service providers are under a duty of confidentiality and are only allowed to process personal data on behalf of Housing Society in connection with the purposes specified, and not for any of their own purposes.
By accessing this website, you accept and agree that we, our affiliated companies or our service providers may send cookies (small pieces of data placed on your hard disk drive when you access a website or a certain part of a website) to your computer or other access device in order to personalize your visit to this website and/or to learn more about your use or browsing habits while visiting this website. The cookie may be a persistent or single session cookie. We will not collect any personal data from you when cookies are being used. You may opt for not accepting cookies by changing browser settings. Under such circumstances, user preferences could not be saved and user experience may be affected.
ACCESS AND CORRECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
You have a right to request access to, and the correction of, your personal data in accordance with the provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486). Requests for access and correction can be made by post to the Assistant General Manager, Applications Section of Hong Kong Housing Society at G/F, Dragon Centre, No.23 Wun Sha Street, Tai Hang, Hong Kong. A fee may be charged for the request for access to personal data and/or to obtain a copy of personal data.