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Privacy Policy

The protection of privacy in relation to personal data is the concern of The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. We respect personal data privacy and are committed to fully implementing and complying with the data protection principles and all relevant provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.

(A) Collection and Use
We collect personal data (such as name, email address, postal address and telephone number) from you when you wish to contact us, whether for the purpose of enquiry, for making an application or for giving any feedback to us. The personal data collected will be used for handling such enquiry, application or feedback and contacting you when we reply to you. If other occasions arise where we will collect personal data from you, we will inform you of the purposes for which they are collected and such personal data collected will only be used for the stated purposes for which they were collected.

(B) Confidentiality and Disclosure
We will keep any personal data held by us confidential. Such personal data will only be accessed by our authorised personnel for the purposes for which such personal data were collected. No personal data will be disclosed to any unauthorised personnel unless they are required to be disclosed under the laws of Hong Kong.

(C) Data Security and Retention
We will strive to protect any personal data held by us against unauthorized access or processing. Our web servers are hardened, protected behind "firewalls" and monitored by Intrusion Detection Systems in order to prevent unauthorized access. Practical steps will be taken to ensure that personal data will not be kept longer than necessary and the HKIS will comply with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements concerning the retention of personal data.

(D) Your access rights
You may make a request to access to your personal data which are held by us. Such access request form can be downloaded from the website of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong. You may also request the HKIS to correct the personal data that you have accessed if such data are inaccurate. We will handle your request as soon as possible. Please note that under the Ordinance, the HKIS has the right to charge a reasonable fee for complying with a data access request. Data access and correction requests can be addressed to us at HKIS Head Office, Room 1205, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.

(E) Suggestions
We are committed to protecting privacy in respect of any personal data you provide. If you have any questions about the HKIS's Privacy Policy, or our practices in this regard, please contact our General Personal Data Officer by post at the above address.

(F) Use of Cookies
When you browse this website, cookies will be stored in your computer's hard drive. Such cookies can be retrieved by this website to show the state of your web browser's previous visits to this website. 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 so, certain functionality of this website may not be available.

The Privacy Policy is subject to change from time to time. Any changes made will be posted on this page.