Privacy Policy

1. PRIVACY POLICY

The Website is owned and operated by the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong ("BritCham", "we", "us", or "our").  We are committed to protecting your privacy and to facilitate this, we have adopted a Privacy Policy relating to your use of the BritCham website.

These are the terms of the Privacy Policy, please read them carefully.

By accessing and using the BritCham website you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you choose not to accept the terms and conditions listed below, please do not use this website.


1.1 Personal Information

During the process of delivering web pages and advertisements to visitors of this web site, we do not collect any personally identifiable information about you (such as name, address, phone number, or e-mail address).  However, we do obtain some types of non-personally identifiable information such as the internet service provider you use to connect to the internet, your web browser type, or the type of computer operating system you use.  [ We do not ]  employ the use of "cookies" in the gathering of such information or in the delivery of other content.]

The information collected by us is used for learning how we can better serve the needs of our users, for systems administration and troubleshooting.  We may provide the information to third parties to assist us in carrying out these endeavours.

You may also voluntarily provide personal information by providing membership information, completing an online application form, an order form, or surveys.  Online purchases involving credit card or cheque numbers are transacted via secure protocols.

We will use your personal details and any information that we obtain from other sources to provide you with goods or services, for administration and customer services, for marketing, to analyse your purchasing preferences, and to ensure that the content, services and advertising that we offer is tailored to your needs and interests. We may keep your information for a reasonable period for these purposes. We may disclose personal data in order to comply with legal or regulatory obligations.

We may also share your information with our business partners in various industries (including the financial services, leisure travel and retail industries) for marketing purposes or we may send you information about other organisations' goods and services. We and our business partners may contact you by mail, telephone, fax, e-mail or other electronic messaging service with offers of goods and services or information that may be of interest to you.  By providing us with your fax number, telephone numbers or email address you consent to being contacted by these methods for these purposes.

If you provide us with information about another person, you confirm that they have appointed you to act for them, to consent to the processing of their personal data and that you have informed them of our identity and the purposes (as set out above) for which their data will be processed.


1.2 Security

We take appropriate measures to ensure that the information disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate and up to date and kept only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.


1.3 Protecting your Privacy

Whilst we take all reasonable steps to protect your information and to limit the uses of your information, as described in this Privacy Policy, we cannot guarantee that the information will remain constantly secure. There is always a possibility that your information could be lost due to technical problems or stolen from our databases by malicious computer users. We will not be held responsible for any such loss or theft.

We link to a wide variety of other sites and we display advertisements from third parties on our site.  We do not endorse the products or services of such third parties.  We are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of third party sites and third party advertisers, nor for the way in which information about their users is treated. In particular, unless expressly stated, we are not agents for these sites or advertisers, nor are we authorised to make representations on their behalf.


1.4 Changing your Details

You are entitled to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected.  For quality control and training purposes, we may monitor or record your communications with us.

If your personal details change or if you have any queries about how we use your information, please contact info@britcham.com


1.5 Changing to this Privacy Policy

Changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this page, and therefore you should review it regularly.  We will of course notify you of any changes where we are required to do so.

 

British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong