Privacy Commitment

Introduction

The privacy of the information you provide on this website is important to us.  The following Privacy Statement governs the collection and use of personal data submitted to Tiang & Co. (hereafter also referred as “we” or “us”) in Hong Kong through www.tiangandco.com.  Tiang & Co.’s information handling practices are in accordance with current privacy and data protection legislation in Hong Kong.

Some of our website functionality can be used without signing up, however for certain features, you may need to provide certain personal information.    By submitting personal data on this website, you are providing explicit consent and agreeing to Tiang & Co.’s use of such data as described in this Privacy Statement including the transborder transmission of data collected on the website for the fulfilment of purposes and their voluntary requests We have created this Privacy Statement to govern our commitment to protecting the privacy of your information.  However, should you have any further questions, please feel free to direct these to our Privacy Team.

 

Data collection

"Personal data" means information about you and/or third parties you represent (e.g. your employer, if applicable).  When you visit this website and in the course of providing services to you/your organisation/your employer, we may collect personal data either: directly where you are asked to provide data (if applicable) e.g. when you use any "Contact Us" features of the website (e.g. name, e-mail address and mailing address); or information we receive with your authorisation from third parties, such as: your employer; or indirectly, such as using cookies (as described below) or customising software to tailor the website to your preferences or to track your use of certain pages of the website (e.g. your internet protocol address) and other technical means to monitor your use of the website, or from third parties who provide us with information about you.

We will only collect, hold, process, use, communicate, transfer and/or disclose such personal data, in accordance with this Privacy Statement.  If you are acting as an intermediary or otherwise on behalf of a third party or supply us with information regarding a third party (such as a friend, another employee, etc), you undertake that you are an authorised representative or agent of such third party and that you have obtained all necessary consents from such third party to the collection, processing, use, transfer, and disclosure by us of their personal data.  Because we are collecting the third party's data from you, you undertake to make the third party aware of all matters listed in this Privacy Statement, preferably by distributing a copy of this statement to them or by referring them to our website.

Generally, Tiang & Co. only collects personal data such as contact details and when required, and are specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors to our website.  Typically, personal data is collected to:

  • Register for certain areas of the website (including an event or seminar);
  • Participate in forums and/or surveys;
  • Inquire for further information;
  • Request or purchase publication or reference materials;
  • Join our email updates, unsubscribe from them, or change subscription details;
  • Apply for a job online or submit resumes for recruitment.

 

Other purposes for use of personal data are to operate, administer, manage, analyse the performance of this website. 

Visitors may also send email through the website.  Their messages will contain the user's name, salutation, email address, name of employer, employment position/title, and phone number, as well as any additional information the user may wish to or is requested to include in the message. 

Tiang & Co.’s intention is not to seek any sensitive information through our website.  Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or other similar beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; sexual life or criminal record.  We suggest that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature.  If you do wish to provide sensitive information for any reason, Tiang & Co. accepts your explicit consent to use that information in the ways described in this Privacy Statement or as described at the point where you choose to disclose this information.

 

 

Cookies and log files

Cookies may be used on some areas of our website.  A cookie is a small software application which allows a website to recognise a previous user and to observe how a user navigates within a website.  Cookies are now used as a standard by many websites to improve users' navigational experience.  If you are concerned about cookies, most browsers permit individuals to decline cookies. In most cases, a visitor may refuse a cookie and still fully navigate our websites, however other functionality in the site may be impaired.  After termination of the visit to our site, you can always delete the cookie from your system if you wish.

In order to properly manage our website and related email services, we may anonymously log information on our operating systems about the number and duration of visits to the website and identify categories of visitors by items such as domains and browser types, and to track document identification number by way of email acknowledgement or return receipt.  These statistics are reported in the aggregate to our webmaster and system administrators.  In addition, site statistics are compiled by third parties, and therefore your IP address will be passed to third parties for statistical reporting only.  This is to ensure that our website presents the best web experience for visitors and is an effective information resource.

Whenever registered users visits certain feature of this website require authentication, they must identify themselves in order to gain entry.  This data is logged by Tiang & Co. primarily to measure website performance and in assisting to resolve any website technical difficulties.

 

 

Use of data

Information submitted on this website is used only for the intended purposes stated at the time that the information is collected.  Examples of the types of use are given in the "Data Collection" section above.

Where we have obtained your consent we may also send you communications from time to time, for example to advise you of information, technical updates, upcoming events/seminars, or surveys which may be of interest to you.

Tiang & Co. will not use personal data collected from our website to facilitate unsolicited marketing activities.

 

Disclosure of data to third parties and other countries 


Tiang & Co. work with third parties who provide services to us.  We  may transfer and disclose your information to those third party service providers, including entities that process data on our behalf or provide other services for the conduct of any Tiang & Co.’s business, suppliers of information technology, website management, data analysis, data back-up, security and storage services.   The third parties used by us may also use their own third parties (sub-processors) and resources and servers located in various countries to process your information, as a result, your information may be transferred to other countries.   Tiang & Co. and any such third parties are under the duty to maintain appropriate levels of security and confidentiality and to only use information as instructed by us. 

As required by applicable law or regulation, we may disclose your personal data to law enforcement, regulatory, court or other government agencies or to other third parties. 

By submitting personal data on this website, you are providing explicit consent and agreeing that Tiang & Co. may transfer and disclose your data to third parties for the purposes set forth in this Privacy Statement, and that we may transfer your personal information outside you home country to jurisdiction which may not provide the same statutory protection to your personal information in connection with the purposes for which you provided the information to us.

 

Data retention

Information that is kept by us will be destroyed or permanently de-identified after a reasonable period from the time when it becomes outdated or is no longer required.  We may however, retain copies of such information for internal record keeping purposes and for compliance with applicable law or professional standards.

 

Access your information

To access your personal data that you have submitted on a request or registration through our website, please send your request to our Privacy Team.

When personal data is retained, Tiang & Co. assumes responsibility for keeping a record of the information once a visitor has submitted the data.  Tiang & Co. does not assume responsibility for verifying the ongoing accuracy of the content of personal data.  When practically possible, if Tiang & Co. is informed that any personal data collected through a website is no longer accurate, Tiang & Co. will make appropriate corrections based on the updated information provided by the authenticated visitor.

 

Correction and concerns

To update your contact details (e.g. email, company, title/role, address, phone number), please send your request to our Privacy Team.  If you believe that information we hold about you is incorrect, if you have concerns about how we are handling your personal data, or if you change your mind about our usage of your data, please inform us and we will try to resolve those concerns.

 

Security

The information submitted is stored in either email boxes or databases.  Tiang & Co. has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personal data from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction.  All Tiang & Co. staff follow a firm wide security policy.  Only authorised Tiang & Co. personnel are provided access to personal data and they have agreed to ensure confidentiality of this information. This policy is also required for any fulfilment agents of our firm. 

 

Links to third party sites

Because Tiang & Co. wants your website experience to be as informative and resourceful as possible, we may provide a number of links to third party websites.  Tiang & Co. assumes no responsibility for the information practices of these third party websites that a user is able to access through ours.  When you link to these websites, Tiang & Co.’s privacy practices no longer apply.  We encourage visitors to review each website's privacy policy before disclosing any personal data.

 

Changes to the Tiang & Co.  Privacy Statement

Tiang & Co. reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Statement at any time by publishing an updated version here.  The current version of the statement will be accessible on this website.

In order to keep visitors informed, Tiang & Co. will ensure that we notify users of changes to our Privacy Statement by identifying the alteration for a period of not less than two weeks on our home page and identifying the effective date at the beginning of this statement.  However, nothing contained in this Privacy Statement is intended to create a contract or agreement between Tiang & Co. and any user visiting the website.

 

Transfer of business

This Privacy Statement discusses Tiang & Co.’s information practices in the ordinary course of its business.  Tiang & Co. reserves the right to transfer all data in its possession to a successor-in-interest to its business or assets.

 

Contact our privacy office

We welcome your enquiries or comments about our Privacy Statement and any queries or concerns that you may have about this website, please contact our Privacy Team.