Financial Services Development Council (The Council), Unit 502, 5/F, Nexus Building, No. 41 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong is committed to ensuring that all personal data collected is processed in accordance with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. If you are in the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain rights and protections under the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We may collect personal data about you when you visit our Website, attend our functions, use our services, register with us or communicate with us by phone, email or other means of communication. Personal data is information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person; and identifiable natural person is a person who can be identified directly or indirectly (e.g. by means of association). Such information may include your contact details (such as name, job title, company name, address, email address, telephone and fax numbers), professional or academic qualifications, a record of our contact with you and your areas of personal or professional interest. Please note that if you do not provide us with certain information, we may not be able to provide you with certain services requested by you.
We may also collect information about you from other sources. The Council collaborates with third parties, such as its regional counterparts, government or quasi-government bodies, non-government organisations, private business partners, contractors and other service providers. We may collect personal data from them, social media platforms as well as those whom you have authorised to do so. If you are in the EEA, we will only collect information about you from these sources with your express consent.
The purposes for which your personal data are kept, used and processed by the Council are:
You may choose not to receive marketing or promotional materials from us by writing to the Data Protection Officer (see below for contact details) and we will cease to do so, without charge. If applicable law requires that we receive your explicit consent before we send you certain types of marketing communications, such as direct marketing, we will only do so after receiving your explicit consent. We will also only disclose your personal data to third parties for use in direct marketing after receiving your explicit consent. You may withdraw such consent at any time.
We may also use your personal data for:
For any further processing of your personal data for other purposes, we will inform you separately and, if necessary, obtain your express consent.
If you are in the EEA, we will obtain your express consent (if necessary) before using your personal data for any of the above or other purposes.
Your personal data collected will be kept confidential. The Council will not divulge or sell personal data to external parties for their own purposes. The Council may however provide your contact information to third parties to fulfil the purposes for which you provided such information:
Only authorised persons shall have access to, custody of and the means of processing personal data that the Council collects. The Council promotes a privacy-aware culture that respects and is sensitive to the rights of its external contacts.
Data captured on-line or via the Website is retained on the Council’s server. Storage on the Council server is secure in accordance with the requirements of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region which protect against unauthorised or accidental access, processing, erasure or other use.
The Council retains personal data for so long as such data is still required for the purposes for which such data is collected, but at least as long as this is required by applicable law (e.g. commercial and tax law regulations).
You may request access to your personal data held by the Council pursuant to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance or, if you are in the EEA, pursuant to GDPR. A fee may be charged (including photocopying, labour costs and other directly related costs) for dealing with a data access request made pursuant to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. In addition, you may also request for correction of his personal data held by the Council if he considers that such data is inaccurate.
Under the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, you have the right:
There may be situations where the Council is required to process your personal data in accordance with data protection laws in the European Union (EU), including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If so, you have the right under the data protection laws in the EU:
If you wish to exercise one of the above-mentioned rights, cease marketing communications, and/or raise questions or complaints, please contact us at:
Personal Information Officer
Financial Services Development Council
Unit 502, 5/F, Nexxus Building,
No. 41 Connaught Road Central,
If there is any conflict between the Chinese and English versions of this Policy, the English version will prevail.