We, DESIGNWORKS Foundation, is the organiser of this exhibition and we take individual privacy seriously. This Statement outlines the information DESIGNWORKS Foundation collects and how we may use that information.

We respect your privacy and we will use our reasonable endeavour:

  • to implement computer, physical and procedural safeguards to reasonably protect the security and confidentiality of the personal data we collect;
  • to limit the personal data collected to the minimum required to provide better service;
  • to permit only properly trained, authorized employees to access personal data;
  • not to disclose your personal data to external parties unless: a) you have agreed b) we are required by law or any lawful request of any enforcement agencies or c) we have previously informed you.
1. Information collection In order to provide better service to you and to fulfill the purposes set out in this Statement, we may collect certain information when you register with us, use our service, attend our exhibition and functions, or communicate with us. In the process, we may also collect personal information of individual contact persons of companies or their employees. As stated in the registration form, some of the requested information is mandatory and some you may provide voluntarily. If specific mandatory information is requested but not supplied, we may be unable to provide the requested service. We only retain personal data for as long as it is necessary for fulfilling the purposes set out in this Statement.

2. Use of information The purposes for which information may be used by us include:
  • processing applications for exhibiting at or visiting our exhibitions
  • facilitating and enhancing our operations by incorporating the personal data into our database and conducting analysis, research and auditing based on the personal data
  • promoting and notifying you of our events or exhibitions in Hong Kong and around the world, and events or exhibitions organised by our affiliates or joint venture partners
  • distributing publications and research materials of DESIGNWORKS Foundation or our affiliates or joint venture partners
  • marketing our services or products or services or products of our affiliates or joint venture partners
  • if necessary, facilitating legal proceedings, including collecting overdue amounts

3. Disclosure / Transfer of Data We will keep the personal data we hold confidential but may provide or transfer the personal data to:
  • our agents, advisers, auditors, contractors, and service providers in connection with our operations or services for facilitating and enhancing our operations and conducting analysis, research and auditing based on the personal data
  • our overseas offices, affiliates, joint venture partners, which are also exhibition organisers, for the purpose of conducting direct marketing in relation to the promotion of and invitation to our exhibition in Hong Kong.
  • persons to whom we are required to make disclosure under applicable laws in or outside Hong Kong

4. Cookies When you browse our website, cookies may be stored in your computer's hard drive. We use cookies to personalise your use of our website and to operate the service areas. You have a choice not to accept cookies, but if you do certain functionality may become unavailable.

5. Security In general, your Personal Data is kept confidential and we have security measures in place to protect our database and access to this is restricted internally. Our website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

6. Hyperlinks This website may include links to external sites, including sites of exhibitors, third parties and "co-branded" sites. Links to external sites do not imply any endorsement of such sites (or any products or services offered thereon) by us or any warranty or guarantee of any information provided thereon. We disclaim and exclude any responsibility or liability for any external site for which a link is provided and this Privacy Policy Statement shall not apply to any such site. Please refer to the privacy policies of the other websites.

7. Changes Any changes to this Privacy Policy Statement will be posted on this website and effective immediately on the posting date.

8. Transfer of Data Overseas We will generally hold your data on our servers in Hong Kong.

9. Your consent and rights Under the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, individuals have the right:
  • to check whether we hold personal data about you and to access such data
  • to require us to correct inaccurate data
  • to ascertain our policies and practices in relation to personal data and the kind of personal data held by us.