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Privacy Statement of Social Welfare Opinion Platform
Social Welfare Opinion Platform (SWOP) is committed to protecting your privacy right. This privacy statement applies to the web pages at Social Welfare Opinion Platform, but may not apply to other websites of HKU Public Opinion Programme (HKUPOP).

The target groups of this opinion platform are all members of the social welfare sector, including all registered social workers and staff of welfare groups, with no age limitation. All members' personal information will be collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the privacy statement.

Collection of Personal Information
SWOP, via its web site, collects members' personal information, including your email address, name, residential address or telephone number. Other anonymous statistical information is also collected, like your gender, year and month of birth, education attainment, occupation and service sector. Information collected through SWOP may be combined with information obtained by other web pages of HKUPOP Site.

SWOP counts the number of hits made by platform members to gauge which web pages are most popular. If you disclose your personal information directly via the open online forum at SWOP, other people may collect and make use of these data.

SWOP recommends you to examine the privacy statements in other web sites listed in web links at SWOP to understand how these web sites collect, use and disclose your personal information. SWOP is not responsible for the privacy statements or the content of these websites.

Use of Personal Information
HKUPOP collects your personal information via SWOP as well as uses these data to manage the opinion platform, and contact you for surveys regarding social affairs or the platform operation.

The member list of SWOP is public information, but this only applies to the names. At registration, members agree to provide their real names and that their supplied names are public information for public reference. Under circumstances with reasonable doubt, POP reserves the right to require any platform member to prove their authenticity of one's name. Failure to comply may result in a cancellation of the user account.

HKUPOP will not sell, lease or transfer the platform member list to other websites. SWOP may inform you the activities provided by HKUPOP or the Office of Fernando Cheung, Legislative Councillor from time to time.

SWOP will disclose or use your sensitive personal information only with your permission, except the following circumstances. SWOP will not access or disclose your personal information without your permission, unless to:
  1. comply with legal requirements or legal procedures,
  2. protect and safeguard the authority and the properties of SWOP,
  3. protect the members of SWOP or the third party's interest under emergency
Security of Personal Information
SWOP is committed to protecting the information you provide for us. To prevent unauthorized access, use or disclosure, we have in place techniques and procedures to help safeguard your personal information. Only a few people can get access to the computers which stores members' personal information while the computers are placed in a control room.

Update of Privacy Statement
SWOP will update the privacy statement to make it in tune with the times and cater for platform members' opinion. If there are updates to the terms of privacy statement, you will notice a word, "Update" next to the link of privacy statement at the front page of the platform. If there is a change in the way how we proceed with members' personal information, SWOP will first update the terms of this statement before it is implemented. SWOP recommends you to examine the privacy statement on a regular basis to realize how SWOP safeguards your personal information.

Contact Us
We value your comments about our privacy statement. Or if you find any violation at SWOP against the statement, please send us an email or write to us.
Email: [email protected]


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