GPS Associates pledges to comply with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) of the Laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
You may be invited to provide to GPS Associates your personal data on GPS Associates website(s) or through other media on a voluntary basis for different purposes at different times. If you are under the age of 18, you should obtain consent from your parent or guardian before you provide GPS Associates with your personal data.
When you visit GPS Associates website(s), the servers of GPS Associates will only collect data relating to your visits (including but not limited to your IP address, domain name, browser type and access time) but will not collect your personal data.
When you browse the website(s) of GPS Associates, cookies will be stored in your computers, mobile phones or other devices for internal navigation and programming only. 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) of GPS Associates.
For the different purposes in the course of conducting GPS Associates business, you may be required to provide to GPS Associates your personal data, which include your name, gender, e-mail address, mailing address, contact number, membership number, age, marital status, family status, educational level, occupation, username and password, etc. Details of personal data and information to be collected will be set out in the relevant Personal Information Collection Statement ("PICS") provided to you upon collection of such data and information.
GPS Associates will use your personal data for specific purposes identified in the PICS provided to you when your personal data is collected.
You may be requested to provide to GPS Associates certain personal data (particularly relating to your contact information) for specific services. If you fail to provide or update accurate information as requested for each specific service, the provision of such services by GPS Associates may be affected.
GPS Associates 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 GPS Associates services, your personal data will be retained for a reasonable period after termination of your subscription for verification and audit purposes.
GPS Associates may have some services and/or products which are hosted in the website(s) of GPS Associates 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 GPS Associates and thus is outside the scope of protection afforded by GPS Associates.
The physical records of your personal data will be stored in secured places with restricted access. The electronic records of your personal data will be stored in the servers of GPS Associates located in secured places and protected by adequate IT security measures (e.g. encryption for transmission of sensitive data through the internet in appropriate cases). Only authorized personnel of GPS Associates (who have been trained to handle your personal data properly and bound by a duty of confidentiality) will have access to these records and servers on a "need-to-know" and "need-to-use" basis.
GPS Associates may disclose your personal data as required by law, by any government departments, regulatory authorities, enforcement agencies and courts of competent jurisdiction. GPS Associates excludes all liability for disclosure of your personal data in this manner.
If it becomes necessary for GPS Associates to take action against you for recovering from you the debt you owe to GPS Associates, you agree that your personal data can be used by GPS Associates in identifying and taking legal action against you.
You have the right to request in writing to the Personal Data Privacy Officer of GPS Associates:
All such requests will be handled promptly in accordance with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. GPS Associates may charge a reasonable fee for processing your data access request.
We cannot use your personal data for direct marketing purposes without your consent. By providing your personal data, you are deemed to have given consent to the use of your personal data as set out in the PICS including for direct marketing. You may withdraw your consent any time by writing to the Personal Data Privacy Officer of GPS Associates.
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 GPS Associates, please contact the Personal Data Privacy Officer of GPS Associates at: firstname.lastname@example.org