It is the policy of Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited to meet all the requirements of the "Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance" and endeavour to ensure our compliance with the European Union 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation. We put in place appropriate systems and ensure compliance by our staff with the standards of security and confidentiality prescribed by law.
This Statement explains our privacy practice.
Collection of Personal Information
We will occasionally collect personal information of domain name holders from our accredited registrars for specific purposes. Such purposes may include maintaining of our register database with accurate and correct details, or for the processing of complaints, domain name dispute, enquiries, feedback or the processing of membership.
We may also collect personal data for job application, request support or assistance (e.g. email address, phone number, name etc).
Information like your race, political opinion, ethnic origin or religious beliefs, health or sex life information will not be collected.
In addition to the specific purposes, we may occasionally use such information to send domain name holders, registrars and resellers eNewsletters, promotional and new service updates and invitations to events hosted, sponsored or promoted by us, if you agree. These parties may choose to opt-out from receiving such materials as well as to select your preference with regard to the receipt of such materials.
We shall make a record of your visits to our website. The record will show the domain name server address part of your email address, IP address, and details of the pages visited. We only collect aggregate information about the number and types of visitors with reference to their domain name server address. This information is used for preparing general statistics on the usage of our websites, and prevention and detection of crime.
Some of the information will be gathered through the use of "cookies". Cookies are small bits of information that are automatically stored on a web browser that can be retrieved by the sites visited. You may be requested to enable these cookies setting on your browser. Our use of this technology does not mean that we automatically know any information about you. Your acceptance of our cookie in no way gives us access to your computer.
We will use secured encryption systems as appropriate when collecting personal information over the Internet.
This Privacy Statement only applies to Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited. We shall not be responsible for the privacy and security practices or the content of the websites we linked in this site.
Disclosure and Sharing of Personal Information
Personal information held by us will be kept confidentially, save in compliance with the stated purpose of our business, which may include the making public of certain information about our registrants, or to other duly appointed registrars, or we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to identify a person violating the law. In addition we may provide such information to:
i) any personnel, agent, adviser, auditor, contractor or service provider who provides services or advice to us in connection with our operations;
ii) any person under a duty of confidentiality to us;
iii) any person to whom we are required to make disclosure under any law applicable in or outside of Hong Kong.
Personal Information Access, Correction and Erasure
You have the right to request access to and correction of information in case errors may be found in our records about you held by us. You may have the right to request any of your personal data be erased under the GDPR. If you wish to exercise this right, please submit your enquiry or request to our Data Protection Officer by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited
Unit 501, Level 5, Core C, Cyberport 3,
100 Cyberport Road,
Amendment of Policy
Updated on 24 May 2018