HKSESSA Privacy Policy Statement

The Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme Scholars Association (hereinafter as HKSESSA) pledges to comply with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486). The HKSESSA is committed to protecting the privacy and security of all types of information provided by website users. Our privacy policy is outlined below:

  1. Types of Personal Data held

1.1 The types of Personal Data we may collect on the website include:Personal information (such as name, postal and email addresses, and telephone number) you voluntarily supply when you register for membership, apply for our events, etc.;

a) Tracking information collected as you navigate through our sites (e.g. IP Address, cookies)

b) In connection with your membership application, you may provide detailed personal and biographical data, education background, and work history.

  1. Main Purposes of Keeping Personal Data

2.1 Any Personal Data described above will be kept strictly confidential, and will be used mainly for the following purposes:

a) internal administration;

b) manage membership applications;

c) provision of membership services;

d) assemble a membership directory circulated in the intranet of the HKSESSA; 

e) conduct event promotions (including events which may or may not be hosted by the HKSESSA)

f) circulate promotional materials, newsletters, and other communications;

g) communicate with you about, and administer your participation in events, programs, promotions, surveys, and market research;

h) respond to your inquiries; and

i) perform data analyses (including demographic analyses and anonymization and aggregation of information).

2.2 Only the Executive Committee and Functional Committees of the HKSESSA and authorized third parties will have permission to assess such Personal Data. 

2.3 We also may use the information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection. 

2.4 We will keep your personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes described above. No information would be used for commercial purposes.

  1. Transfer and Exchange of Data

We will not provide your Personal Data to third parties without your consent. Where your Personal Data is transferred to authorised third parties, the HKSESSA will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the transferred information is used for the stated purposes. 

  1. Data Access and Correction Requests

Under the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, website users have the right to request access to and correction/deletion of information about them held by us. Should you need to make such requests, please contact us at

  1. Updates to our Privacy Policy Statement

Our Privacy Policy Statement may be updated from time to time without prior notice. We will post the updated version on the website and indicate at the top of our homepage when it was most recently updated.

Please note that this Privacy Policy Statement governs only the website of the HKSESSA at Links to other sites from within this website are not covered by this Privacy Policy Statement. We shall make our best endeavours to ensure that the privacy of website users is properly protected. 

  1. Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy Statement, or if you would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please email us at

HKSESSA is currently accepting full membership applications from recipients of the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme.

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