What personal data do we collect?
We may request you to provide information in several areas of our websites and other channels including but not limited to:
- Your personal information such as your name, nationality, country and city of residence;
- Your contact information such as your email address and telephone number;
- Your business information such as company names, job titles and associated contact information;
- (For applicants) Your personal data such as your gender, age, date of birth, passport or Hong Kong ID number, mailing address, education background, academic performance, professional background and salary.
What do we use the personal data for?
We may use your personal data for one or more of the following purposes.
- To process your registration in our events;
- (For applicants) To process your application to HKUST MFin;
- (For work referees) To process your work reference for an HKUST MFin applicant;
- To respond to, handle and process any enquiries submitted by you;
- For communication purposes, such as sending you updates on the latest HKUST and HKUST MFin program news, inviting you to HKUST events, and conducting marketing research;
- To fulfill the above purposes, you may be contacted via email, telephone marketing, SMS or other means that are allowed by local authorities.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website and database, or conducting our business as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.
We may also release your information when we believe doing so is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others’ rights, property or safety. Non-personally identifiable information may be provided to other parties for designing communication campaigns.
How to assess and correct your personal data?
If you already have an online application account, you may log in and update your information there. If not, you may request to correct your personal data held by us by sending an email to email@example.com.
Notice on direct marketing
Occasionally, we may use your personal data, including your name, contact details and all other information collected during or subsequent to initial registration, to send you communications such as email, telephone and SMS containing information on HKUST and HKUST MFin. Categories of the information include:
- HKUST or HKUST MFin events;
- HKUST or HKUST MFin program updates;
- HKUST MFin student or alumni stories;
- HKUST MFin program and admissions related articles.
You may indicate your consent to the above by the following ways:
- When providing us with your personal data through our website or a form, ticking the box(es) indicating your consent; or
- When providing us with your personal data through the telephone, telling our staff that you consent.
You may opt-out from receiving marketing communications at any time, free of charge, by:
- Following the “opt-out” instructions contained in the communications;
- Writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retention of Data
All personal data that has been collected from you will only be stored for the duration that is relevant to the purpose for which it was processed and for as long as required by applicable law.
Last updated on: 1 August 2018