Last Updated: 26 August 2022
This document (“Cookies Policy”) stipulates how Hong Kong PropTech Association Limited (“HKPTA”, ”we” or “us”) will collect, use, store, share, transmit, delete or otherwise process cookies and log files with respect to the operation of our website including www.hkproptech.org ("Website”) which is owned and managed by HKPTA.
This Cookies Policy should be read alongside our Personal Data (Privacy) Policy accessed at http://hkproptech.org/en/privacy-policy, which explains how we use personal data that we gather about you.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may place on your computer or other device when you visit a website. The cookie will help that website to recognise your computer or other device the next time you visit.
Only the information that you provide or the choices you make while visiting a website can be stored in a cookie. For example, the Website cannot determine your email address unless you choose to input this information. Allowing a website to create a cookie does not give that website or any other site access to the rest of your computer, and only the website that created the cookie can read it.
- Access - recording your visit, including your usage patterns;
- Analytics - analysing the number of visitors and general usage patterns;
- Security - IP address, domain name and access time; and
- Performance – we use these cookies to monitor the Website’s performance and to swiftly identify and rectify any IT issues that arise and determine improvements going forward. This helps to improve the experience that both you and other users have on the Website.
Gathering this information enables us to provide more useful features to you, possibly tailor the content of the Website and mobile applications (if any) to suit your interests and, where permitted by your marketing preferences, provide you with promotional materials or direct marketing based on your usage patterns.
In rare instances, IP addresses may be used to assist in deterring and/or preventing abusive or criminal activity on the Website.
We may, from time to time, work with other third parties such as Google Analytics to research certain usage and activities on the Website on our behalf.
They may use technologies including but not limited to cookies, spotlight monitoring and web beacons to collect information for such research.
They may use the information collected through such technologies for the following purposes:
1. to find out more about users of the Website, including user demographics and behaviour and usage patterns;
2. for more accurate reporting;
3. to improve the effectiveness of the Website; and/or
4. to identify fraudulent or traffic.
Most internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to disable cookies. You can do this through your browser’s “help” setting/function. However, by disabling cookies, certain sections of the Website may not work properly.
If you accept cookies during your use of the Website, you acknowledge that your information is being collected, stored, accessed, and used as described above.
Changes to this Cookies Policy
We reserve the right to, from time to time, update, change or replace any part of this Cookies Policy by posting updates and/or changes to our Website without notice to you. It is your responsibility to check our latest Cookies Policy periodically for changes. If changes are significant, we may choose to notify you by email or to clearly indicate on our home page that this Cookies Policy has been updated. In any event, your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.
If you have any queries regarding this Cookies Policy, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.