The WEMP Foundation Limited (“The WEMP Foundation”, “WEMP”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) recognizes and understands that customers, website visitors are concerned about the privacy of personal data. WEMP pledges to comply with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) (the “PDPO”) of the Laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (“Hong Kong”).
- Collection of Information
You may be invited to provide to WEMP your personal data on WEMP’s relevant website(s), or through other media for different purposes at different times. If you are under the age of eighteen (18), you must obtain consent from your parent or guardian before you provide WEMP with your personal data.
We will identify any information which is mandatory when we collect information from you. You may choose not to provide us with the information, but failure to do so may inhibit our ability to provide our goods and/or services to you and you may not be able to use all the functions of WEMP’s website(s).
- Log Files
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computers, mobile phones or other devices through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate WEMP’s website(s), while others are used to enable a faster log-in process, or to allow us to store and track information about your interests and preferences at WEMP’s website(s).
We may also engage third parties to track and analyse non-personally identifiable data from WEMP’s website(s). We use the data collected by such third parties to help us administer and improve the quality of WEMP’s website(s) and to analyse usage of the same. This is unrelated to and separate from your personal data. Such third parties may combine the non-personally identifiable data that we provide about you with other information that they have collected. You can edit your browser settings to disable cookies but to do so you may not be able to utilize certain functionality of the website(s) (where applicable) of WEMP.
If you interact with WEMP on social media platforms (for example if you “Like” WEMP’s Facebook page), WEMP can interact with you and send you messages via these platforms. WEMP will interact with you in accordance with the social media platform’s rules but we are not responsible for how the platform operators collect and handle your personal data. You should read the privacy policies of the respective platform operators. Furthermore, we are not responsible for what third parties post on our social media accounts.
- Kinds of Information Collected
For the different purposes in the course of conducting WEMP’s business, you may be required to provide to WEMP your personal data, which may include your name, gender, age (or age range), month of birth, contact details, e-mail address, mailing/residential/correspondence address, contact number, membership number, marital status, family status, educational level, occupation, username and password, Log Files, Tracking Data, interests and favourite activities, transaction information (including your characteristics and transaction behavior), social media account information, etc. Details of personal data to be collected will also be set out in the relevant PICS provided to you on or before collection of such personal data.
- Purposes and Uses of Personal Data Collected
WEMP will use your personal data for the following purposes and for other specific purposes identified in the PICS provided to you on or before your personal data is collected, agreed between you and WEMP or required by applicable laws, rules or regulations from time to time:
- to offer you our programmes, funding initiatives and services,
- to process your application for participating in any of our programmes, funding initiatives and/or services;
- to verify of your identity and eligibility to participate in our programmes, funding initiatives and/or services;
- to make payments or provide you with goods and services;
- to handle your enquiries, requests, complaints and other communications with you;
- to manage WEMP’s accounts and records;
- to conduct statistical analysis to improve our programmes, funding initiatives, services and WEMP’s website(s);
- to make such disclosures as required by law; and
- to fulfil any other purposes directly relating to any of the above purposes.
WEMP may share your personal data with, and your personal data may be used by, third parties as set out in the PICS for those specified purposes.
- Accuracy of Information
You may be requested to provide to WEMP certain personal data for specific services. If you fail to provide accurate or update information as requested for each specific service, the provision of such services by WEMP may be affected.
- Retention of Information
WEMP will retain your personal data for a period no longer than necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes for which they are or are to be used. If you are a subscriber of WEMP services, your personal data will be retained for a reasonable period after termination of your subscription for verification and audit purposes. The above is subject to any legal, statutory, regulatory or accounting requirements.
- Third Party Merchants
WEMP may have on-line stores or some services and/or products which are hosted in the website(s) and/or mobile application(s) of WEMP but are operated by third party merchants. If you provide your personal data to the third party merchants in order to use, order or receive any services and/or products from the third party merchants, please note that your personal data is beyond the control of WEMP and thus is outside the scope of protection afforded by WEMP.
- Third Party Websites and/or Mobile Applications
- Service Providers
- Security of Information
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 communications to us. You are encouraged to protect against unauthorized access to your password. You are advised to sign out from your account when finished particularly when using a shared computer.
WEMP may disclose your personal data as required by law, any government departments, regulatory authorities, enforcement agencies and courts of competent jurisdiction. WEMP excludes all liability for disclosure of your personal data in this manner.
- Use in Legal Proceedings etc.
WEMP may provide your personal data to competent courts of law, law enforcement agencies and/or regulatory bodies for compliance with applicable laws and regulations and for the protection or enforcement of our legal rights.
- Access and Correction of Information and Withdrawal of Consent
You have the right to request in writing to the Personal Data Privacy Officer of WEMP to:
- check whether WEMP hold any of your personal data;
- access your personal data held by WEMP (if any);
- require WEMP to correct your personal data that is inaccurate (if any);
- ascertain our policies and practices (from time to time) in relation to personal data and the types of personal data held by us; and
- withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (see below).
All such requests will be handled promptly in accordance with the requirements of the PDPO. WEMP may charge you a reasonable fee for processing your personal data access request. Please refer to paragraph 19 for the Personal Data Privacy Officer’s contact details.
- Direct Marketing
We cannot use or provide to third parties (whether intra-group and/or external parties) your personal data for direct marketing purposes without your consent. Subject to your consent, we may use or provide to third parties (whether intra-group and/or external parties) your personal data (including your [name, email address, mobile telephone number] and other relevant contact information) for direct marketing purposes in accordance with the PICS provided to you on or before collection of your personal data. You may withdraw your consent any time by writing or email to the Personal Data Privacy Officer (please refer to paragraph 19 for the contact details).
- Change of Control
In the event of any actual or proposed transfer of business, transfer of shares, re-structuring, amalgamation, merger, sale, transfer, or purchase of us or our business or our affiliates or our affiliates’ businesses, WEMP may need to transfer your personal data to the new entity in accordance with the PICS. You will be notified of such event and you may decide to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data.
If you have any questions or wish to access or correct your personal data or withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data held by WEMP for direct marketing purposes, please contact the Personal Data Privacy Officer of WEMP at:
Unit B, 10/F, Neich Tower
128 Gloucester Road, Wanchai
Attention: Personal Data Privacy Officer
(Marked Confidential, and with the name of WEMP)
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Inconsistency or Conflict