01 – PREAMBLE
This Website has been prepared solely for the purpose of presenting the HKBridge Financial Holdings Limited as well as its related companies (hereafter the “HKBridge”), regarding any processing of Personal Data.
Personal Data are any information that can lead to identify an individual, such as name, email address and telephone number.
Nowadays, questions related to Personal Data are becoming an increasingly more sensitive subject.
At HKBridge, trust is essential to us and we take the private nature of your Personal Data very seriously. We therefore strive to ensure that your Personal Data will be protected and we take every action to treat such information in a transparent manner and to comply with all legal requirements.
If you choose to apply for a position with us in our Careers section of this Website, we may collect additional information from you to enable us to make a decision about your potential employment. If you are an employee or other representative of an organization with which we do business, we will use work-based contact information about you to liaise and keep in touch with you in relation to our business relationship with that organization.
This document therefore describes the general framework and the way Personal Information is handled when using our platforms or interfaces. For other inquiries, please also revert to our Terms & Conditions page as well as our Glossary.
If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and the other language versions of the Website, the English version shall prevail.
02 – AGREEMENT
03 – PRIVACY PRINCIPLES
In order to ensure the confidentiality of Personal Data, we maintain the following Privacy Principles:
Some “Special Category Personal Data” are even more sensitive than usual Personal Data. At HKBridge will therefore handle them even more carefully. In this respect, a further justification (i.e. legal obligations) or an explicit written consent will be required/asked for collecting, storing and using this type of personal information.
What are Cookies?
HKBridge uses so called “Cookies”. They are small pieces of data sent from a Website that may be recorded on an IT terminal or on any computer/device when a user is browsing on the Internet.
While using our platform, Cookies might be sent to your device by HKBridge, or, more occasionally, by third parties assisting us to improve our online services. In other words, they allow us to recognize your device and they store information about your use of the Website. In this respect, the three types of Cookies we use aim to:
Most Cookies are temporally stored and are automatically deleted from your device after your session has ended. Occasionally, permanent Cookies may also be used and saved in order to keep information on a long term basis.
What cookie do we use and how can I set them?
Usually, Cookies are recorded on a device only with the consent of the device user. Notwithstanding the fact that most browsers are initially set to accept Cookies, by going into the browser’s settings, it is also possible to disable them or to be notified when they are set. The database related to Cookies may also be deleted at any time.
How long will the Cookies be stored?
For your information, a renewal or a new consent request may also be triggered if you connect from a different device or modify your browser settings or when a new version of the Website is released.
05 – DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
HKBridge may need to disclose personal information within its entities (i.e. centralized processing functions, approvals/authorizations from management, customer needs…). In any event, access rights between members of the group are limited and granted only on a need to know basis, depending on job functions and roles. Appropriate safeguards are also put in place in order to ensure the protection of such data, notably with the EEA standards.
Occasionally, third parties may also be involved in the handling of Personal Data (IT, cloud, service providers…). Such relations will also be subject to confidentiality agreements and conditioned to the implementation of adequate security measures.
06 – DATA RETENTION & ERASING
Personal Data are being kept through all the lifetime of our existing relationships and, if necessary, as long as imposed by law. This period will depend on various factors, like the type of information being held, the governing laws and regulations, the existence of legal proceedings and the type of information held.
In relation to our candidate portal personal information will not be kept longer than necessary, unless you are successful in your employment application in which case we may retain your information for employment purposes.
In any case, please note that you are entitled to ask us at any moment to erase your Personal Data.
07 – STORAGE PLACE OF PERSONAL DATA
Where Personal Data is stored electronically, it will be kept on a secured server and will be encrypted and/or password-protected (or under some equivalent form of protection) and accessible only by authorized personnel. Personal Data are treated as confidential information by HKBridge and all employees to handle Personal Data will be instructed to do so only in accordance with our “Privacy Principles”.
08 – RIGHTS REGARDING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Any person has the right, subject to the applicable data protection provision to:
09 – AMENDMENTS
HKBridge may change this data privacy notice at any time. The version published on this Website is the latest and valid version. The latest update occurred on the 01st of April 2020.
10 – CONTACTS
For any request or question you may have in relation to this privacy notice, please fill HKBridge’s contact form here.
11 – GOVERNING LAW
Any question, request or claim regarding the current privacy notice is governed by the laws of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.
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