Thank you for visiting our website.
We, Hong Kong Startup Council (“HKSC”), pledge to meet fully the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. In doing so, we will ensure compliance by our staff with the strictest standards of security and confidentiality.
Personal Data Collection and Use
Generally speaking, we do not collect any personal data from you and no registration is required to gain access to any information provided by our website.
Like many other websites, we record your visit automatically through cookies, which are some small data structures sent to your computer to record your visit to our website and identify you during your future visits. These cookies may be saved permanently in your computer but they are usually harmless. You may disable these cookies but this may affect your browsing of our website. The types of data collected by us include browser type and version, operating system, IP address and domain name of the server. This information collected from you will only be used to compile general statistics in relation to the number of visitors to and the usage of our website. No personal data will be collected unless you explicitly provide that information to us.
However, personal data may be collected from you on a voluntary basis for some particular purposes or services. The purposes for collecting your personal data which may include your name, telephone number, address, email address, fax number, etc., are set out in the respective screens on our website which invite you to provide your data. Refusal to supply personal data may result in HKSC being unable to process your request.
Where personal data is provided by you, we may occasionally send you some promotional materials regarding our services, activities or products. If you do not wish to receive further promotional materials from us, please e-mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at Hong Kong Startup Council, 31/F, Billion Plaza, 8 Cheung Yue Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
When you send us e-mail to make any enquiries, complaints or feedback, we will record your personal data so as to carry out further actions.
Security of Personal Data
Disclosure and Sharing of Personal Data
Our general policy is to keep all personal data confidential except as permitted or required by law.
Personal data provided will be used for specified purposes stated by us when collecting such data including without limitation processing of enrolment application, statistical purposes and other related matters. We may provide these personal data to persons authorised to process information in relation to those specified purposes only.
We do not share any personal data about you with other companies or organizations without your prior consent. However, information may be disclosed incidental to or in the course of our operation to the following parties:
Personal Data Access and Correction
Under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, you are entitled to be informed by us whether we hold your personal data, to have access to such data and to correct such data if they are inaccurate.
Any such data access request has to be made in writing and sent to us by mail to: Hong Kong Startup Council, 31/F, Billion Plaza, 8 Cheung Yue Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, or by e-mail to: email@example.com
A reasonable fee may be charged for all data access or related requests.
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Data Collection and Use
Your personal data may be collected by us on a voluntary basis when you visit our website, attend our events, use our services, register or communicate with us.
The categories of personal data that we may collect, process and use include:
We may not collect, process and use your sensitive Personal Data unless your explicit consent has been granted to us.
Your personal data may be processed and/or used by us for the following main purposes:
The legal basis for our use of your personal data are:
We may use your personal data for marketing and promotional purposes. We may communicate marketing and promotions to you by post, telephone or online (including email, mobile device or online banner advertisement) and, as appropriate and where required, we may ask you for your consent, or otherwise provide you with the opportunity to choose not to receive marketing, at the time we collect your data.
We will provide an option to unsubscribe or opt out of further communication on any direct marketing communication sent to you at no charge. You may also opt out by contacting us via mail to: Hong Kong Startup Council, 31/F, Billion Plaza, 8 Cheung Yue Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We maintain reasonable safeguard measures to protect your personal data in accordance with the requirements of data protection legislation. All personal data collected by us is stored on secure servers with restricted access by authorized personnel only.
We keep all personal data confidential except as permitted or required by law. We do not share or disclose any of your personal data with other companies or organizations without your prior consent. However, certain information may be disclosed incidental to or in the course of our operation to the following parties:
Our retention period for personal data are based on business needs and legal requirements. We may retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for the processing purpose(s) for which it was collected and any other permitted and related purpose. Where personal data is no longer needed, we will either irreversibly anonymize the data (in which case we may further retain and use the anonymized data) or securely destroy the data.
You have the right to:
For any data access and correction request or exercise of your rights, please send to us by mail to: Hong Kong Startup Council, 31/F, Billion Plaza, 8 Cheung Yue Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, or by e-mail to: email@example.com.