Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (the “Academy”) is committed to complying with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (the “Ordinance”) and observing the relevant codes of practice which may be issued by the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data from time to time.
Collection and Use
For different purposes and at different times you may be invited to provide personal data to the Academy. Personal data may include name, telephone / fax number, mailing address or e-mail address. The Academy will specify the collection purpose and intended usage of your data.
Confidentiality and Disclosure
The Academy will keep any personal data held by us confidential. Such personal data will only be accessed by our authorised personnel for the purposes for which such personal data were collected. The personal data the Academy collects about you will not be disclosed to any other party without your prior consent unless they are required to be disclosed under the laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Data Security and Retention
The Academy strives to protect any personal data held by us against loss, unauthorised access, use, modification or disclosure. Appropriate physical, technical, and administrative measures have been implemented to safeguard and secure the personal data we collect. Our web servers are hardened, protected behind firewalls and monitored. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no data transmission over the internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be completely secure, and privacy cannot be assured in your communication with us.
The Academy will retain your personal data collected for a period no longer than necessary for the fulfilment of the purposes for which it is or is to be used. Different retention periods may apply to the various kinds of personal data collected and held by the Academy with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements observed.
When you visit this website, we may use cookie files to store and track information about your location, IP address, browser type, domain name and access time of managing and improving the design of the website. When you browse this website, cookies will be stored in your computer's hard drive. Such cookies can be retrieved by this website to show the state of your web browser's previous visits to this website. We will not collect any personal data from you under this circumstance. You have a choice not to accept the cookies, but if you do so, certain functionality of this website may not be available.
Statistics on Visitor Data
By using this website, you consent to record your visit that includes IP addresses and domain names, the types and configurations of browsers, language settings, geo-locations, operating systems, previous sites visited, and time / durations and the pages visited (collectively “Visitor Data”). The Academy uses the Visitor Data for website enhancement and optimisation purposes.
Notice on Direct Marketing
Occasionally, the Academy may use your personal data (including your name and contact details) to send you marketing communications such as emails containing news, surveys, offers, promotions or any other purposes. You may opt-out from receiving further marketing communications at any time by writing to our Chief Executive Officer either by post or email.
If you wish to require access to and / or correction of your personal data, you may do so under Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance by writing to our Chief Executive Officer either by post or email. The Academy has the right to charge a reasonable fee for complying with a data access request.
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