The security of Users' personal information and data is important to the Company. The Company will always strive to ensure that Users' personal information and data is protected against unauthorised access. The Company has implemented appropriate measures in order to safeguard, protect, and secure Users' personal information and data.
The Company follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information and data submitted by Users to the Channels, both during transmission and once the Company receives it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is completely secure. Therefore, while the Company strives to protect Users' personal information and data against unauthorised access, the Company cannot guarantee its absolute security.
The Company does not collect any personally identifiable information from any User whilst they visit and browse the Channels, save and except where such information of the User is expressly requested. When Users access the Channels, the Company records their visits only and does not collect their personal information or data. The Channels' server software will also record the domain name server address and track the pages the Users visit and store such information in cookies, and gather and store information like Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data in log files. All these are done without the Users being aware that they are occurring.
The Company and third-party vendors engaged by the Company use the Company's cookies and third-party cookies to inform, optimise, and serve marketing materials based on the Users' past visits to the Channels.
The Company does not link the information and data automatically collected in the above manner to any personally identifiable information. The Company generally uses such automatically collected information and data to estimate the audience size of the Channels, gauge the popularity of various parts of the Channels, track Users' movements and number of entries in the Company's promotional activities and special events, measure Users' traffic patterns, and administer the Channels. Such automatically collected information and data will not be disclosed save and except in accordance with the "Disclosure or Transfer of Data" below.
In the course of using the Channels, Users may disclose or be asked to provide personal information and/or data. In order to benefit from and enjoy the various services offered by the Channels, it may be necessary for Users to provide the Company with their personal information and/or data. Although Users are not obliged to provide the information and/or data as requested on the Channels, the Company will not be able to render certain services on the Channels in the event that Users fail to do so.
The Company's purposes for collection of information and data on the Channels include but are not limited to the following:
(a) to perform the daily operation of the services provided to Users;
(b) to identify Users who have posted advertisements, materials, messages, photos, views, or comments or such other information (collectively "Information") on the Channels;
(c) to identify Users who have viewed the Information posted on the Channels;
(d) to identify Users who have enjoyed their benefits as members of the Channels by receiving and using marketing and promotional materials;
(e) to provide Users with a platform and forum for posting photos and sharing and discussing their insights;
(f) to allow members of the Channels to enjoy their benefits as members by enrolling for special events hosted by the Company;
(g) to enable the Company to select and present information that matches the needs of Users or to create personalised contents;
(h) to compile and analyse aggregate statistics about Users' use of the Channels and service usage by Users for the Company's internal use;
(i) to facilitate the Company’s use of Users' personal data for purposes relating to the provision of services offered;
(j) to use Users’ personal data for marketing services, researching, special events, and/or promotions of the Company and/or its clients;
(k) to pursue legitimate interests;
(l) to process the information to carry out any agreement with the User;
(m) to process the information to comply with any legal obligations;
(n) to ensure security and business continuity;
(o) to understand how you use our Channels;
(p) to analyse data to better understand your circumstances and preferences so we can deliver our products and services to Users and provide you with the best service and offer you a tailored service.
The Company strives to collect only personal data which is necessary and adequate but not excessive in relation to the purposes set out above.
If the User is under the age of eighteen (18), the Company strongly recommends that he or she seeks prior consent from a parent or guardian, who may contact the responsible personnel of the Company at firstname.lastname@example.org to register the User as member of the Channels.
If the Company requires the User's personal data for a purpose other than those set out hereinabove, the Company may request the User's prescribed consent to the same. If the User is a minor, the prescribed consent should be given by his or her parent or guardian.
The Company agrees to take all practicable steps to keep all personal information and data of Users confidential and/or undisclosed, subject to the following conditions.
Generally speaking, the Company will only disclose and/or transfer the User's personal information and/or data to the Company's personnel and staff for the purpose of providing services to the User. However, the Company may disclose and/or transfer such information and/or data to third parties under the following circumstances:
(a) where the information and/or data is disclosed and/or transferred to any third party suppliers or external service providers who have been duly authorised by the Company to use such information and/or data and who will facilitate the services on the Channels, under a duty of confidentiality;
(b) where the information and/or data is disclosed and/or transferred to any agents or associates of the Company who have been duly authorised by the Company to use such information and/or data;
(c) where the Company needs to protect and defend its rights and property;
(d) where the Company considers necessary to do so in order to comply with the applicable laws and regulations, including without limitation compliance with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on the Channels;
(e) where the Company deems necessary in order to maintain and improve the services on the Channels. Personal data collected via the Channels may be transferred, stored, and processed in any country in which the Company operates. By using the Channels, the User is deemed to have agreed to, consented to, and authorised the Company to disclose and/or transfer his or her personal information and data under the circumstances stated above, as well as to any transfer of information (including the Information) outside of the User's country.
The Channels may provide links to other websites, media platforms, or applications which are not owned or controlled by the Company. Personal information and data from Users may be collected on these other websites, media platforms, or applications when Users visit such websites, media platforms, or applications and make use of the services provided therein. Where and when Users decide to click on any advertisement or hyperlink on the Channels which grants Users access to another website, media platform, or application, the protection of Users' personal information and data which are deemed to be private and confidential may be exposed in these other websites, media platforms, or applications.
The Company may collect personal information and/or data about the User, such as his or her name, login ID and password, email address, phone number, age, sex, date of birth, education level, student activity data (including student achievement, attendance records and extracurricular activities etc.), that is not otherwise publicly available. Occasionally, the Company may also collect additional personal information and/or data from the User to be used as student development / educational study / and data analysis.
Linxed will use your name and email to send the latest information about the Linxed platform. Before your prior consent is obtained, we will not disclose collected information about you to other persons; and/or organizations; and/or for direct marketing; and/or other unrelated purposes.
Only duly authorised staff of the Company will be permitted to access the User's personal information and data, and the Company shall not release such personal information and data to any third parties save and except for the circumstances listed out under in the section entitled "Disclosure or Transfer of Data".
We strive to maintain the highest standard in securing your personal data and we will keep your information in line with the Data Protection Principles under Cap 486 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.
For example, personal data will not be collected unless the data is necessary for or directly related to that purpose. We will take practicable steps to ensure that any personal data held by us is protected against unauthorized or accidental access, processing, erasure, loss or use.
We will not knowingly or intentionally use, share or sell your personal data in ways which are unrelated to the above purposes without your prior consent.
The Company will keep your data for no longer than is required for the Company's purposes for collection of information and data on the Channels. This enables us to facilitate the Company’s use of Users' personal data, comply with legal requirements, and help us respond to queries or complaints.
You are entitled to access or correct any personal data relating to you held by us. A request for access to personal data, correction of personal data, or information relating to policies and practices may be sent to us at following address:
Room 09, 14/F
Kingdom Power Commercial Building
32-36 Des Voeux Road West
In accordance with Cap 486 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, we have the right to charge a reasonable fee for the processing of any data access request.