At HKIB, we recognize
that building a long-term business relationship with you depends on trust.
We respect and protect your privacy. In general, you can visit HKIB on
the Web without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information.
If you choose to provide us with personally identifiable information (name,
address, e-www address, phone number, etc.) we will only use this information
to support your client relationship with HKIB. Our privacy statement covers
five main areas: Notice, Choice, Access & Accuracy, Onward Transfer,
and Security. Please keep in mind that HKIB's privacy practices may vary
as required by local laws and policies.
HKIB provides this Online Privacy Statement to make you aware of our privacy
practices and of the choices you can make about the way your information
is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available
on our homepage and from the bottom of every hkib.org.hk Web pages.
What information we collect
On some HKIB Web pages, you can make requests and register to receive
materials. The types of personal information collected at these pages
may include your name, contact, billing information, and transaction information.
In order to tailor our subsequent communications to you and continuously
improve our services (including registration), we may also invite you
to provide us with information regarding your personal or professional
interests, demographics, experience with our products, and contact preferences.
How we use the information
We use your information to help us better understand your needs and provide
you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help
you complete a transaction, to communicate back to you, to update you
on service and benefits, and to personalize our Web sites for you. From
time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market
research or to provide you with marketing information we think would be
of particular interest. At a minimum, we will always give you the opportunity
to opt-out of receiving such contact. Please follow the opt-out directions
given below in the "Choice" section of this document. In addition,
we will also follow local requirements, such as allowing you to opt-in
before receiving communications, where applicable.
With whom we share your information
HKIB will not sell, rent, or lease your personally identifiable information
to others. We will only share the personal data you provide online with
other HKIB entities and/or business partners who are acting on our behalf
for the uses described above. Such HKIB entities and/or business partners
are governed by our privacy policies with respect to the use of your information
and are bound by the appropriate confidentiality agreements.
HKIB will not use or share the personally identifiable information that
you provide to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above
without first letting you know and offering you a choice. We will also
provide you the opportunity to let us know if you wish to opt-out of partial
or all contact from HKIB and we will do everything we can to honor such
requests. This choice may be offered at the bottom of on-line or off-line
communications from us as well as on our Web registration pages. If you
have any difficulty exercising your choices, please send your request
to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will always secure your permission first, should
we ever consider sharing your information with third parties that are
3. Access & Accuracy
HKIB strives to keep your personally identifiable information accurate.
We will provide you with access to your information, including making
every effort to provide you with online access to your registration data
so that you may review, update or correct your information on the HKIB
site where you submitted it. To protect your privacy and security, we
will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting
you access or enabling you to make corrections. To access your individually
identifiable information, return to the Web page where you originally
entered the www.hkib.org.hk Web site and follow the instructions on that
Web page. If for some reason you cannot access your information on the
Web page, please telephone HKIB for assistance. You can also send your
request to email@example.com.
HKIB is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent
unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure
the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical,
electronic, and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure the
information we collect online. We use encryption when collecting or transferring
sensitive data such as billing information. You may also choose to use
fax, www, or other means to communicate this information to us. You may
also request that we do not retain billing information accessible for
your future online use subsequent to closing a transaction.
Links to third party web sites
We provide links to third party Web sites solely as a convenience to you.
If you use these links, you will leave the HKIB Web site. HKIB has not
reviewed all of these third party sites and does not control and is not
responsible for any of these sites, their content or their privacy policies.
Thus, HKIB does not endorse or make any representations about them, or
any information, software or other products or materials found there,
or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to
access any of the third party sites linked to this site, you do this entirely
at your own risk.
If you have any questions or comments regarding our online privacy practices,
please send them to this e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.