Last updated: (26/3/2020)
Center of Dental Education Limited operates http://www.cde.hk. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site. CDE takes the privacy of your information seriously. This policy statement provides information on the obligations and policies of CDE under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, Cap 486 (the “ordinance”).
We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Information Collection and Use
While using our Site and our services, we may ask you to provide us with certain personal information which may include, but is not limited to: your name; your gender; your date of birth; your nationality; your Hong Kong identity card number; your passport number and place of issue; your electronic mail address; your residential, business and postal mailing address; your home and work telephone number(s); your home and work facsimile number(s); your mobile number; your academic qualification; your professional attainments; your employment details and practical experience in dentistry; your interests; your credit card number and expiry date; your membership number; your profile picture; your WhatsApp ID; your WeChat ID; and your LinkedIn ID. (together, "Personal Information").
Your Personal Information may be used for one or more of the following purposes or any purposes directly related to them: verify your identity; to process any application or enrolment request that you may make; for the promotion and provision of various membership services to you; to fulfil your specific request, application, enrolment or nomination relating to our services; to process your complaints, enquiries or feedback; to collect information with regard to use of forums or discussion groups maintained by CDE for research or statistical purposes; other purposes as permitted by law; and any other purposes as maybe agreed between you and CDE.
The provision of Personal Information or any information is voluntary, however, failure to provide the requested Personal Information may result in CDE being unable to process your request, perform its functions or deliver its services to you.
We may disclose and transfer (whether in Hong Kong or overseas) your Personal Information to the following parties to use, disclose, process or retain your Personal Information for the purposes mentioned above:
- Our agents and service providers for the provision of our services;
- Our affiliated companies and business partners;
- Regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies and courts; and our professional advisers.
Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site ("Log Data").
This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this.
Unless otherwise agreed, hard copies of any documents containing your Personal Information that you have provided to CDE become the property of CDE and will not be returned to you. The CDE will destroy any documents it holds in accordance with its internal policy and applicable laws.
Personal Information will be retained only for such period as may be necessary for carrying out the purposes stated in this policy or as otherwise specified at the time of collection.
We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information.
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's hard drive.
Like many sites, we use "cookies" to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Personal Information access and correction
You have the right to request access to your Personal Information in accordance with the provisions of the ordinance. Your right of access includes the right to obtain a copy of the Personal Information the CDE holds about you. A charge will be made to cover the cost of photocopying personal data supplied in response to a data access request.
You may also exercise your right of correction by writing to CDE at the address listed below, specifying the data obtained through the data access request mentioned above which needs to be corrected.
Satisfactory proof and explanation of the inaccuracy is essential before CDE will correct the data.
Upon satisfying itself of the authenticity and validity of the correction request, the CDE will comply with and respond to the request as required under the ordinance.
Requests for access to Personal Information held by CDE should be made on the data access request form and returned by post or email to:
The Privacy Officer
Center of Dental Education Limited
Address: 17/F, CEO Tower, 77 Wing Hong Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong.