A. Statement of Policy
B. Statement of Practices
We safeguard the Personal Information (as defined in our Personal Information Collection Statement below (“PICS”)) collected from you in accordance with our PICS and will only use the Personal Information for the purpose set out in “Part III. Purpose and Use of Personal Information” of the PICS.
Personal Information Collection Statement (“PICS”)
- The term “Site” refers to the SOCIALCAPITAL.SHARE website, which can be accessed at socialcapital.hkqaa.org.
- The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the operator of SOCIALCAPITAL.SHARE.
- The terms “you” and “user” refers to you, as a user of our Site.
I. Types of Personal Information That We Collect
Types of personal information that we collect from you may include your email, real name, contact information, company name, job title, company address, and all such other personal information that you may submit to us through the registration process at the Site (“Personal Information”).
II. How Personal Information Is Collected
(a) Collected By Technology
In an effort to improve the quality of our service and make the Site more user-friendly, effective and secure, we will record the visits to our Site and any of our webpages and track such information provided to us by your browser or by our software application when you view the content of our Site or use the service of our Site, such as the website you came from (known as the “Referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you are connected, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you (“Non-Personal Information”).
(b) Collected From the Site’s Member Registration Process
To view the content of our Site, you do not need to submit any Personal Information to us. However, you must sign up as the Site’s member (“Member”) to access to all the Services available (defined in Terms and Conditions), and the sign-up registration process requires you to submit to us your Personal Information and create a user name and a password. By registering as the Member, you are authorizing us to collect, store and use your Personal Information in accordance with this Personal Information Collection Statement.
III. Purpose and Use of Personal Information
In general, we use the Personal Information for the purpose of communicating with you. For example, we use the Personal Information to:
- contact users,
- solicit feedback from users,
- provide technical support to users,
- inform users about upcoming events,
- ensure that content from our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer,
- create personal accounts for services on this Site,
- administer and maintain our records,
- allow you to participate in interactive features (including the online discussion forum) of our Site,
- notify you about changes to our services, terms and conditions, policies and/or other administrative information,
- identify and verify individuals who use our services on this Site,
- send newsletters and other promotions and marketing materials that you may be interested in (including but not limited to information relating to our services), and
- conduct any activities necessary for the daily operations and maintaining of the Site.
Except as otherwise stated in this PICS (please refer to “Statement of Possible Transferees” hereinbelow), we do not transfer, sell, trade, rent or otherwise share for marketing purposes your Personal Information with any third parties without your consent.
In general, we use Non-Personal Information for the purpose of improving the Site’s service and customizing the Site’s user experience. We also aggregate Non-Personal Information in order to track trends and analyze use patterns on the Site. This PICS does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion.
IV. Statement of Obligatory/ Voluntary Supply of Personal Information
As mentioned hereinabove, you do not need to submit any Personal Information to us to view the content of our Site. However, you will not be able to fully use the Site’s Services without registering as a Member of the Site by submitting your Personal Information.
Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can choose to ‘not accept’ cookies by changing your web browsers’ settings but if you do so, you may find that certain features on the Site, such as saving your login name, password and preferences in using the forum, may not work properly.
V. Statement of Possible Transferees
We upheld our privacy principles that we will treat your Personal Information with care and confidentiality.
Except as otherwise stated in this PICS, we will not transfer, sell, trade, rent or otherwise share for marketing purposes your Personal Information with any third parties without your prior consent.
We may also, from time to time, share your Personal Information with parties that fund the operation of this Site for the purpose of progress reporting (“Personal Information Recipient”). We shall ensure all Personal Information Recipient undertakes to handle your Personal Information in accordance to the Ordinance.
VI. How We Protect Personal Information
In order to ensure correct use and to maintain the accuracy of the Personal Information collected from you, as well as preventing any unauthorised or accidental access, processing, erasure or use of your Personal Information, we have implemented various physical, electronic and management security measures to safeguard, protect and secure your Personal Information.
Your account is protected by your account password and you are responsible for taking all steps necessary to keep your Personal Information safe by not disclosing your password and by logging out of your account after each use. We further protect your Personal Information from potential security breaches by implementing certain technological security measures including encryption, firewalls and secure socket layer technology. However, these measures do not guarantee the absolute safety of your Personal Information from unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. By using our Site’s service, you acknowledge, understand and agree to assume these risks.
The Personal Information you provide to us will be kept by us by appropriate means for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes (or indirectly related purposes) mentioned above, after which it will be destroyed. The access to your Personal Information is restricted to our employees and authorised persons only on a need-to-know basis.
If you would like us to delete your Personal Information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will use all reasonable efforts to fulfil your request. Please note that upon deletion of your personal data, we may not be able to provide the necessary services to you.
We will retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.
VII. Direct Marketing
VIII. Third-Party Linkage
IX. Right to Access to and Correction of Personal Information
While you may at any time access or correct your Personal Information through the editing function of your account with the Site, you may nevertheless request access to and correction of your Personal Information by emailing to “email@example.com”.
XI. Contact Us