Personal Information Collection Statement (“PICS”)
1. Statement of Purpose
In order to provide you with access to this website and the contents and services herein, CRE Properties may require you to provide certain information about yourself. Such information collected from you will be used for purposes including but not limited to supplying to you the services, resources, facilities and goods requested by you through this website, responding to inquiries/requests submitted through this website, notifying you of any changes to this website which may affect you, facilitating website access and availability, compiling statistics/conducting analysis on website usage so as to gain an understanding of your needs, preferences and requirements, and direct marketing activities. In this connection:
(a) Your visit to this website may be recorded for analysis on the number of visitors to the website and general usage patterns. Some of this information will be gathered through technical means such as through the use of “cookies”. Cookies are small bits of information that are automatically stored on a person’s web browser in their computer that can be retrieved by this website. Cookies can make the website more useful by storing information about your preferences on particular websites, thus enabling website owners to provide more useful features for their users. The information collected by “cookies” is anonymous aggregated research data, and contains no name or address information or any information that will enable anyone to contact you via telephone, e-mail or any other means. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to disable cookies or inform you when cookies are used. However, certain features of this website may be disabled and you may not be able to access the full content and services or take full advantage of this website if cookies are disabled.
(b) CRE Properties may use other devices and/or work with third parties (such as Google) to research certain usage and activities on parts of our website. CRE Properties and/or those third parties use technologies such as spotlight monitoring, web beacons and cookies to conduct this research. The information collected through such technologies are used to find out more about our website users, including user demographics (such as number of visitors, geographical distribution of visitors, etc.) and behavior and usage patterns, for more accurate reporting internally for the purpose of planning and implementing marketing initiatives and maintaining this website. Information recorded through the use of these devices / by third parties are aggregated and then shared with us. No personally identifiable information about you is collected or shared by these devices / third parties with us or vice versa as a result of this research. Should you wish to disable the cookies associated with these technologies, you may do so by changing the setting on your browser but please note the potential impact on the performance of this website mentioned above.
(c) CRE Properties may collect personal data through your use of this website such as name, gender, age, telephone number, email address, industry and whether you are our investor or not. Certain information about your computer may also be collected when you visit this website, such as the type of the Internet browser and operating system you are using and the domain name of your Internet service provider. You are not required by law to provide your personal data. However, CRE Properties may not be able to provide you with the features, contents, functions, services, facilities and goods you may require or to which CRE Properties generally makes available to web-users unless you provide the personal data sought from you.
(d) Where it is intended that the personal data collected will be used for direct marketing purposes, CRE Properties will separately provide the individual with all the necessary information required to be given by law such as information about the direct marketing means and the classes of marketing subjects before making the collection. CRE Properties will not use an individual’s personal data in direct marketing unless it has obtained the express consent of the individual concerned and such consent has not been withdrawn.
CRE Properties will only hold personal data for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purpose or a directly related purpose for which they are collected.
2. Disclosure and security of personal data
CRE Properties will take all practicable steps to keep the personal data you have provided confidential. However, CRE Properties may need to transfer / assign the information / personal data collected from this website to the following parties in connection with the purposes set out above:
(a) any agent, contractor or third-party service provider engaged by CRE Properties to provide services in relation to the design, management, maintenance and upkeep of this website;
(b) any person to whom CRE Properties is under an obligation to make disclosure under any requirements of any law or for the purposes of any guidelines or codes of practice with which CRE Properties is expected to comply; and
(c) such members of staff internally within CRE Properties on a need-to-know basis.
3. Security of personal data
CRE Properties will take appropriate steps to protect the personal data held by it against unauthorized or accidental access use, loss, processing, erasure, transmission, modification or disclosure. Parties designated by CRE Properties to handle personal data will be instructed to do so only in accordance with this PICS.
4. Your right to access and correction
Individuals have the right to request access to and to correct their personal data held by CRE Properties. Individuals who wish to access their personal data should make their request by completing the prescribed Data Access Request Form (https://www.pcpd.org.hk/english/publications/files/Dforme.pdf) and send the completed form to Personal Data (Privacy) Officer – Marketing by post: 39/F, China Resources Building, 26 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong or email to email@example.com.
Depending on the nature and extent, a reasonable fee may be charged for requests for data access. There is no prescribed form for making a request to correct personal data held by CRE Properties; individuals may submit their requests in the above manner.