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Statement of Policy

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (the “HKIE”, or the “Institution”) is committed to protecting any personal data collected within the Hong Kong Engineering Archive www.hkie.org.hk/engarchive (the “Website”) and that the data would be handled in strict adherence to the provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (the “Ordinance”). The policy of the HKIE in handling personal data is stated in this Privacy Policy which is publicly accessible on www.hkie.org.hk/engarchive.

Statement of Practices

The kinds of data collected and held
The kinds of data that may be collected or held by the HKIE via this Website include the following:

  1. Personal data and other data of users of this Website;
  2. Enquiry e-form which may include personal data such as names, contact numbers and email addresses; and
  3. Records collected during the use of the Website which may include:
  • “Hit” rate record – record of Users' visit is made as a “hit”, which may show users' Internet Protocol (IP) address and the pages they have visited. No personally identifiable information is collected under such circumstance; and
  • Visitor's page view – record of the frequency of hyperlinks used and page visited. No personally identifiable information is collected under such circumstance.

Main purposes of using the data
Data collected by the HKIE through its Websites will be used for the following purposes:-

  1. Enquiry e-form records will be kept for the purpose of responding to the relevant enquiries;
  2. Market research, marketing and direct promotion purposes;
  3. Inform Users of new services the Institution will be providing, or special offers, events or articles the Institution thinks will be of interest to them;
  4. Records collected on webservers are kept for the purposes of administering the web services provided by the HKIE, in particular:
  • For “hit” rate record and visitors' page view – for statistical purposes, and for maintaining and improving the Website.

Personal data collected and held by the HKIE will be used only for specific and limited purposes.

Security of personal information
The HKIE secures Users' personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. The HKIE secures the personally identifiable information provided on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure.

Retention of personal information
Personal data will not be held by the HKIE for a period that is longer than necessary for the fulfilment of the purposes (including any directly related purpose) for which the data are or are to be used.

Personal data access and correction requests

Any person has the right to:-

  1. check whether the HKIE holds data about him/her and access to such data;
  2. require the HKIE to correct any data relating to him/her which is inaccurate; and
  3. ascertain the HKIE's policies and practices in relation to data and be informed of the kind of personal data held by the HKIE.

In accordance with the terms of the Ordinance, the HKIE has the right to charge a reasonable fee for the processing of any data access request.

For access and correction of data, please address to The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, 9/F Island Beverley, No.1 Great George Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

Choice of opt-out
If Users of this Website do not consent to the HKIE's using of their data for marketing purposes, they may withdraw the consent by e-mailing to ppd@hkie.org.hk.

Cookies are used to monitor web usage. Cookies are written to the hard drive of a web user, and contain no personal information about the Users and only keep a record of the sites visited and actions of this Website. Some cookies expire after Users close the browser whilst others may stay on the Users' hard drive. Cookies are used on an aggregated information basis and to assess Users' areas of interest. They are used to identify the number of visitors to the Website, to improve further web visits and user experience.