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Personal Information Collection Statement



Hong Kong Internet Forum (HKIF) seeks only to collect and keep personal information as is required for the purposes of our business. In the case of personal information (which is information about individuals from which it is possible to identify that individual), we seek to comply fully with the provisions of the "Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance". Our collection of your personal information in this case is for the reasons set out below and we aim to process and hold such information on the basis of the guidelines and principles set out in this statement and in our overriding Privacy Policy which applies generally to information held by Hong Kong Internet Forum.

Our Use of Your Information

We will process the collected information for the purpose of processing your application for membership of HKIF and/or updating the contact and other information about you in relation to your, or your organisation or company's Membership which we hold on our database. In addition, we may use the collected information for our statistical research and analysis, and for our keeping you informed of our services.

Our Disclosure of Your Information

We value all personal information received and will do our best to maintain its privacy. Except as stated below, or in accordance with our keeping and maintenance of the membership record, or with your prior consent, or as required by law, we will not transfer or disclose your personal information to any third party:-

(1) any personnel, agent, adviser, auditor, contractor or service provider who provides services or advice to us in connection with our operations insofar as required to enable us to provide, or assist us in providing, the services you have requested.

(2) unless you have chosen not to receive updating news communications, our communications and operations partners with whom we share information for the purpose of providing you with updates and information;


We will use such secured encryption systems as are appropriate for the collection of your personal information over the Internet, based on the type of information being collected. Unfortunately these security measures are not 100% secure and it is possible that others may intercept the information you are sending.

We will also take such steps as are appropriate to ensure the security of that information while it is held by us. This will include password protection and other electronic security methods as well as physical security methods, where appropriate to ensure that the information can only be accessed by our authorized personnel and workers who shall be made aware of the terms of this statement and our duties to you under it.

Data Access and Correction

You are entitled to access personally identifiable information we hold about you and if applicable to correct or update it. You also have the right to request details of our personal privacy policy and the type of personal data we hold.

If you wish to access or correct your personal information held by us, please present your enquiry or request to our Data Protection Officer by e-mail to enquiry@hkif.org

We have the right to and may charge a reasonable fee for processing a data access request.

Last Updated: 5 March 2006

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