This statement is to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary.
We recognize our responsibilities to the HKIS community in relation to the collection, retention, processing, use and transfer of personal data under the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. Personal data will be collected for lawful purposes, and all practicable steps will be taken to ensure privacy and security through the implementation of sound policies and practices that safeguard personal information.
Reading and Downloading
We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the internet (eg. netvigator.com, if you are connecting from a Netvigator (PCCW) account/service provider), the date and time you access our site, and the internet address of the website from which you linked to our site.
Online Application, Updates, Donations, and Communication
HKIS collects, stores and manages and processes a wide variety of personal information. This include information about children. We collect information from prospective students (parents/guardians) and employees during the application processes. We collect personal information from alumni and donors, and from organizations who work with HKIS. The information is collected electronically and on paper forms and stored in various electronic databases. Any time we collect personal information, we will seek consent from the identifiable person or their guardian. Personal data collected from applicants and/or their parents/guardians will be used for the following purposes:
- processing and evaluating an application for admission to HKIS;
- verifying the applicant's identity, academic records, school reports, and other information relating to the data applicant and parents/guardians provided;
- fundraising for the school, sponsorship, and charitable activities;
- sending communications to parents/guardians and students in connection with HKIS activities and operations of the school, including but not limited to newsletters and information about events and extra-curricular activities provided by HKIS or third party providers (with your consent if required under applicable law);
Sending us an Email
You may also decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.
Use of Links
Throughout our web pages, we may provide links to external websites that may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on these external websites.
Use of Text and Images
If you would like to publish information that you find on our website, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All images and logos are the property of HKIS and may not be replicated in any fashion without prior consent. Information about using our logo and images is available from email@example.com.