PRIVACY STATEMENT
 

INTRODUCTION
This Privacy Policy applies to the site accessible from http://speak.e-school.hk/ (“Website”) and information we receive from you via this website or by another means. By using and/or registering your personal information on the Website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information by Hong Kong Education Publishing Limited (“HK-Edu”) and/or its agent or licensee, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

HK-Edu understands and appreciates that you are concerned about your privacy and about the confidentiality and security information we may gain about you online. HK-Edu is committed to protecting your privacy. You have a right to know what happens with this information and how we use it to maintain the quality and interest of the Site. That is precisely what this policy will provide. HK-Edu encourages you to review this Privacy Policy periodically as we may change it from time to time.

The security of personal information is a high priority at HK-Edu.

Although no information or computer system can ever be fully protected against all hazards, we are fully committed to providing reasonable and appropriate security controls to protect our Website and its information against foreseeable hazards. To that end, our Website and all associated information are implemented with safeguards to protect against loss, unauthorised or accidental access, processing, erasure, destruction, misuse, modification and improper disclosure.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED
On our Website you may be asked to register yourself in order to use certain services provided on the Website. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include:


• name
• gender
• year of birth
• schools information
• studentship
• address
• telephone number
• e-mail address
• User IDs and passwords
• other personal information


We only collect personal information about you that is necessary to perform our functions and activities. If you do not provide this information, HK-Edu may not be able to deal with you, or provide you with a product or service.

 

PURPOSE OF THE COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may collect and use your personal information for several purposes:


(a) To assist in providing materials and information of our Website;
(b) To consider your request for materials or a service;
(c) To tell you about other materials and services that may be of interest to you;
(d) To perform other administrative and operational tasks.


All personal information held by us will be kept confidential but we may, if compelled by law, disclose the information to the respective authorities. We may also disclose the information where such disclosure is necessary to satisfy the above purposes, or a directly related purpose, for which the information was collected, to the following parties:-


(a) any subsidiaries, holding companies, associated companies or affiliates of or companies controlled by or under our common control;

(b) any other person who is under a duty of confidentiality to us who has undertaken to keep such information confidential;


Your information is password-protected so that you have direct and immediate access to your personal information on our Website. We recommend that you do not disclose your password to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Remember to log out and close your browser window when you have finished your work to ensure that others cannot access your personal information.

 

COOKIES
On the Internet, a "cookie" is a piece of information (a file) that a website transfers to a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. The use of cookies is common on the Internet. The process we use to serve advertisements and to track use of our website involves cookies. Cookies help us and our advertising track the frequency and placement of advertisements. Cookies also enable us to measure the aggregate, or total usage and traffic to our website and to specific offerings. This aids us in producing content that best meets our users’ preferences. We may also use cookies to understand better what parts of our website you like best. We may use that information to display advertisements that we think will be of particular interest to you. You may configure your browser to reject cookies, but this may interfere with some functionality of Celestial’s website.

 

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Parts of our Website contain links to third party websites, for your convenience and information only. If you use these links, you will leave the Website. When you access a third party site, please understand that we do not control the content and are not responsible for the privacy practices of that site. We suggest that you carefully review the privacy policies of each site you visit. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect information, or solicit personal information.

 

KEEPING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION UP TO DATE
If we have accurate information about you, it enables us to provide you with the best possible service.

We take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is accurate, complete and up to date at the time of collecting, using or disclosing the information.

If you learn that current personal information we hold about you is incorrect, incomplete or out of date, you should contact us at speak@e-school.hk. We will promptly update any personal information that is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date.

 

COMPLAINTS AND DISPUTES
We are committed to working with you to obtain a fair and rapid resolution of any complaints or disputes relating to privacy matters. Please send us your questions and comments regarding our privacy policy to: speak@e-school.hk