We respect your privacy.
We are fully committed to implementing and complying with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“Ordinance”). Every effort is made to ensure that we handle and protect your personal data according to its requirements.
Kinds of Personal Data Held
There are two broad categories of personal data held in SCMP Hearst Magazines Limited (“SCMP Hearst”). They are personal data contained in:
Subscription and Free Trial Records, which include records containing information supplied by individuals who explore or subscribe to any print or electronic publication of SCMP Hearst.
Event Records, which include personal data provided to SCMP Hearst from individuals for participating promotional, entertainment and training activities organized by SCMP Hearst, either on its own or jointly with its business partners.
Main Purposes of keeping Personal Data
Personal data held in:
These are kept for the purposes of: (i) administering the subscription and free trials; (ii) responding to and taking follow-up action on existing or potential subscribers’ inquiries; and (iii) improving on such services.
Please note that we need to disclose your personal data in the Subscription and Free Trial Records to:
(a) Credit card companies, financial institutions and debt collection agencies for processing or handling your payment and/or any amounts that you owe us;
(b) Our professional advisors (such as lawyers, accountants and financial advisors) to assist us with attending to such matters as stated in (i) and (ii) above under the “Subscription and Free Trial Records” section; and
(c) To such persons or institutions and for such purposes as required under law or by an order of a court, regulatory authority or governmental body.
These are kept for: (i) administering the promotional, entertainment and training activities (collectively the “Activities”); (ii) responding to and taking follow-up action on existing or potential attendees’ inquiries; and (iii) improving the Activities.
Data Disclosure and Marketing Usage
The personal data disclosure regarding the Subscription and Free Trial Records stated in points (a) to (c) above will only be made subject to our compliance with the Ordinance.
If we need to disclose your personal data for purposes other than those stated above, we can only do so subject to obtaining your consent and complying with all relevant provisions under the Ordinance.
We may occasionally use the personal data in the Subscription and Free Trial Records and Event Records for direct marketing: (i) the publications of SCMP Hearst; and (ii) such specified products and/or services of our business partners, provided that you have explicitly consented to such use and we have complied with all relevant requirements or provisions under the Ordinance.
We only retain your personal data for such period as necessary for such data usage purposes as you have consented to.
We use our best efforts to monitor our compliance with the Ordinance.
The following are maintained to ensure compliance with the Ordinance:
- A Data Protection Log Book to record data access and correction requests.
- A Data Protection Operations Manual to set out the operational procedures and standards for protecting personal data.
- Staff training sessions on personal data privacy.
- Data Access Request Form for access/correction requests relating to your personal data.
You have the right for data access/correction and/or opt-out requests, at any time, of any marketing materials that you have agreed to receive and/or you have been receiving by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive or, on our sites, by going to “Edit Profile” after you have logged in. If you are contacting us by email, or by post, you may address to our "Customer Relationship Management Team" at:
SCMP Hearst Magazines Limited
31/F., Tower 1
1 Matheson Street
Email Address: email@example.com
Tel: +852-2565 2565 (Available from Monday to Friday: 9:30am to 6pm, except Public Holidays.)
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