Data Collection and Use
To maintain a high standard of service to you, personal data may be collected from you on a voluntary basis for some particular purposes or services as set out herein below. Personal data including names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses etc. are used by us for the purposes stated on the respective screens, such as1 :
Personal Data information that you provide will not be used for other purposes without your written consent unless such use is permitted or required by law. If at any time you would like us to cease sending you any materials for marketing and promotion of the Council’s services, please contact the Council and we will then ensure that you will not be included in future direct marketing promotions as statutorily require.3
The Council takes necessary measures5 to ensure that information pertaining to personal data that you provide in this website is stored in a secure environment and accessed only by authorised persons. The Council however gives no warranty against hacking by third parties or any unauthorised access to the data by anyone or against any attack by computer viruses.
Restriction on the Use of Materials
The contents of this website, including designs, photographs, illustrations and texts, are under the copyright laws of the HKSAR and overseas countries. They may not be reproduced, transmitted or stored in a retrieval system without the Council's prior written consent.
By sending promotional information to the Council’s website, you are giving us the right to display such information on our website and to use such information for the specified purposes, including promotional and marketing initiatives.
Any promotional information displayed in this website should not be regarded as an offer or solicitation to sell any product or services concerned in any country to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such invitation or solicitation in such country.
While you may access the promotional materials contained in this website only for your personal use, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, sell, display, transmit and/or distribute creative or derivative works of this website or exploit the content of this website for commercial or public purposes [without the Council’s prior written approval]. The Council shall retain all propriety rights on its website.
You may not use this website for any purpose which is unlawful, abusive, libelous, obscene or threatening.
Cookies are commonly used devices for internal navigation and programming to facilitate transmission and provide useful features. When you browse this website, cookies will be stored in your computer's hard drive. In order to improve our services, we record the domain name of your computer and track the pages you visit thus enabling us to compile statistics on the number of visitors to and the usage of our website regarding traffic, pages visited and time spent. We will not collect any personal data from you under this circumstance. You have a choice not to accept the cookies, but if you do, certain features, e.g. banner display or maintenance of continuity during a session, may not be available for browsing.
Access and Correction
Under the provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, you have the rights (i) to request access to your personal data information retained by us or make correction thereof; (ii) to ascertain the Council's policies and practices in relation to personal data; and (iii) to be informed of the kind of personal data held by the Council6. If you wish to do so, please write to: The Hong Kong Q-Mark Council, Federation of Hong Kong Industries, 31/F, Billion Plaza, 8 Cheung Yue Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon. A reasonable fee for processing a data access request may be charged.
The Council intends to provide the information and materials in this website on an "as is" basis without giving warranty of any kind, either express or implied. In particular, no warranty as to non-infringement, security, accuracy and fitness for a purpose is given in connection with such information and materials.
Whilst all practical steps have been taken to ensure that personal data provided by you are protected against unauthorized or accidental access, processing, erasure or other use7, due to the nature of Internet, the Council is not liable in any way for direct, indirect, special or consequential damages arising out of the use of this website or transmission of email messages over the Internet to or from the Council.
If there is any discrepancy or conflict between the Chinese and the English versions of this Statement, the English version shall prevail.