1.1 This privacy statement (“Privacy Statement”) applies to our website www.hedgevista.com("Website") and any other page(s) or related sites (such as send.hedgevista and newsletters.hedgevista) which may be updated or amended by hedgevista from time to time. For the purposes of this Privacy Statement "Group Company" shall mean HedgeVista Limited (“HedgeVista”) or any of its subsidiary or related companies (collectively, “Group Companies”).
1.2 HedgeVista respects the privacy of every person who visits, registers with or subscribes to our Website and/or services and online publications (“Services”), and is committed to ensuring a safe online experience.
1.3 Please note that the Website may contain links to external websites and advertisements for your reference and/or the opportunity for you to purchase products or services from third parties. This Privacy Statement does not cover the activities of such third parties or the content of their websites and you should consult those third-party websites’ privacy policies for information on how your Personal Data (as defined in clause 1.4 below) is used by them.
1.4 This Privacy Statement outlines the information we may collect about you in relation to your use of our Website and related publications and Services, including but not limited to your name, contact details, address, email address, transaction pattern and behavior, background and demographic data ("Personal Data") and how we may use that Personal Data. It also outlines the methods by which we and our service providers may (subject to necessary consents) monitor your online behavior in order to deliver customized advertisements and marketing materials and other tailored services. This Privacy Statement also tells you how you can verify the accuracy of your Personal Data and how you can request that we delete or update it.
2.1 Our principal business activities are the provision of Technology platforms and other services.
2.2 Our address is:
22/F, 3 Lockhart Road,
Wan chai, Hong Kong.
Please note that our address may change from time to time.
2.3 The details of the officer handling Personal Data-related enquiries/matters (“Data Controller”) are as follows:
Name: Devi Chinthireddy
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel” +852 54107009
Please note that the details of the Data Controller may change from time to time.
3.1 Our primary goal in collecting Personal Data from you is to give you a convenient and enjoyable customized experience whilst allowing us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs.
3.2 We collect certain Personal Data from you, which you provide to us when using our Website and/or registering or subscribing for our Services.
3.3 Please note that the Personal Data marked with asterisks is required for our account handling purposes. In the event that you do not supply such Personal Data, we may not be able to provide our Services to you.
3.4 We also collect certain Personal Data from other Group Companies to whom you have given information through their Websites.
3.5 Please note that we do not intend to collect any Personal Data from minors (individuals under eighteen years of age) or mentally incapacitated persons. Minors and mentally incapacitated individuals should not submit any Personal Data to any of the Website, unless their legal guardians provide their written consent for the supply of such information to HedgeVista. Should we discover that any such Personal Data has been delivered to the Website, we will remove that information as soon as possible.
4.1 HedgeVista collects Personal Data such as your name, job title, work and/or home address, telephone number and email address in order to register you for access to certain content and subscriptions. This Personal Data may be supplemented with demographic information you provide through your use of our Website such as your postal area, age, gender, purchasing preferences and interests.
4.2 The purposes for which Personal Data may be used by us in and outside the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“Hong Kong”) include, among others:
4.3 HedgeVista will only use Personal Data provided by you for the purposes explicitly stated in this Privacy Statement and for the specific purposes indicated at the moment HedgeVista requests you to supply of your Personal Data. Personal Data will not be used for a new or different purpose without your explicit prior written consent (including by way of an opt-in option).
4.4 HedgeVista will retain your Personal Data for as long as it is reasonably necessary to perform the Services.
5.1 Where we enable you to post information or material on our Website, we may access and monitor any information which you upload or input, including in any password-protected sections. If you are a registered user (e.g. a subscriber or taking a trial), when you log on, this places a cookie on your device. This enables your access to content and services that are not publicly available. Once you are logged on, the actions you take - for example, viewing an article - will be recorded (subject to any necessary consents). We may use technology or a service provider to do this for us. This information may be used for one or more of the following purposes:
6.1 We may use your Personal Data in direct marketing and we require your consent for that purpose. In connection to this, please note that:
6.2 You can give your consent to or opt-out of particular uses of your Personal Data as indicated above by informing us by email, post or phone; or
6.3 You may choose not to receive promotional material, by simply informing our Data Controller (whose contact details are listed at clause 2.3 above) and we will cease to do so, without charge.
7.2 Cookies are pieces of computer code which include a unique reference code that Websites transfer to your device to store and sometimes track information about you. A number of cookies we use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the Website and will last for longer. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie.
7.4 Some of the cookies used by our Website are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services (such as interest based advertising directed at your market segment) on our behalf.
7.5 Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. Please note however, that by blocking, deleting or turning off cookies used on the Website you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website’s features.
8.1 For purely administrative purposes, some of your Personal Data may be stored overseas but if so, will continue to be managed by us.
8.2 Some of your Personal Data may be collected and processed with the intention of transferring/selling it to other organizations including, without limitation, the individuals and the organizations listed in clause 8.2 below, but this will not be done unless you have given your express consent, separately to this Privacy Statement, in writing to our Data Controller or through an opt-in option that may appear on our Website.
We will keep all of the Personal Data we hold confidential but may provide information to, among others:
8.3 Your Personal Data may also be sold to third parties in the form of lists and directories, but only after obtaining written permission from you (including in the form of opt-in options on our Website) in accordance with the provisions above.
8.4 We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this Privacy Statement to third parties as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change of control, transfer of assets or reorganisation of our business.
Our Website may make message boards, blogs or other facilities for user generated content available and users are encouraged to participate in these. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and falls outside of the scope of this Policy, therefore you should always be careful when deciding to disclose your Personal Data when making use of these facilities.
10.1 Services on the Internet are accessible globally, so collection and transmission of Personal Data is not always limited to one country. HedgeVista may transfer your Personal Data, for the purposes listed above, to Group Companies, service providers or other third parties which may be located in countries outside of Hong Kong, whose laws may not give the level of protection to Personal Data as within Hong Kong. This will include transfers to third parties who provide us with email and marketing services. Whenever we conduct any transfers we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your Personal Data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
11.1 We are committed to keeping the Personal Data you provide us secure. We have implemented information security policies, rules and technical measures to protect all Personal Data that is reasonably under our control from:
11.2 The transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Data transmitted to our Website. Every transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your Personal Data, we will use strict procedures and commercially reasonable security features described above to try to prevent unauthorised access.
11.3 All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those who process your Personal Data on our behalf, for the purposes listed above), who have access to, and are associated with the processing of your Personal Data, are obliged to keep the information confidential and not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for us.
12.1 Under the Ordinance you have the right:
12.3 Upon your filing of such Personal Data request (“Personal Data Access Request”), we will provide you with a readable copy of all Personal Data which we keep about you. We may require proof of your identity and may charge a small fee (not exceeding the statutory maximum fee that can be charged) to cover administration and postage.
12.4 All Personal Data Access Requests must either be in the English or Chinese language.
12.5 HedgeVista will take all reasonable measures necessary to comply with your Personal Data Access Request within 40 days from the receipt of the same, by:
12.6 HedgeVista may refuse to comply with a Personal Data Access Request where:
14.1 Nothing in this Privacy Statement shall limit your rights under the Ordinance. This Privacy Statement shall be governed by the laws of Hong Kong. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Hong Kong.
15.1 We will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect new legislation or industry practice, group company changes and customer feedback. We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement periodically to be informed of how we are protecting your Personal Data.