The website of the Actuarial Society of Hong Kong (ASHK) contains a selection of materials for information only. The ASHK may at any time alter the contents of the pages on the web site; and / or refer the reader to other sites on the Internet; and / or remove pages from this website.
The ASHK owns copyrights in the underlying HTML, text, images, audio/video clips, and other content that is made available to you on this website. User acknowledges and agrees that all proprietary rights in the information received shall remain the property of the ASHK. User is granted a limited permission to print, download, and use the information contained in the website for non-commercial, personal, or educational purposes only. No other reproduction, redistribution and transmission are allowed without the written permission of the ASHK.
While every effort is made to update this website periodically to ensure its accuracy, the ASHK do not represent that the information contained on this website is accurate, comprehensive, verified or complete, and shall have no liability for the accuracy of the information contained in this website or for delays or omissions therein or for any reliance placed by any person on the information. The ASHK shall not be liable for any claims or losses of any nature, arising indirectly or directly from use of the information on this website.
This website makes no guarantees as to the level of success a user may achieve by using the advertising service. User may not be entitled to any refund, rebate or retribution for usage that user determines to be unsuccessful. Use of the advertising service in this website will constitute users' agreement to comply with the following rules:
The ASHK does not accept responsibility for the accuracy of the information nor any liability in relation to any appointment made as result.
You are responsible for ensuring that the advertising services may not be used for any illegal or unlawful purposes. The ASHK reserves the right to terminate usage by any party that the ASHK deems questionable.
You must not enter data that is knowingly inaccurate, incomplete or false.
You may not post job openings that are not for your company. The only exception to this is if you represent an ad agency, recruitment firm, or other third party recruitment service, with permission to post on a company's behalf.
The ASHK provides hyperlinks to other websites for information convenience only. No endorsement, approval or recommendation of third party websites or content is implied. The linked sites are not under the control of the ASHK and the ASHK has not reviewed or investigated in any way the information at such linked sites. Simultaneously, the ASHK is not responsible for contents of any other websites linked to this website.
Discussion contents reflect the views and opinions of individual participants only and not necessarily those of the ASHK. The contents of messages will not be changed or altered by the ASHK in any way. However, the ASHK reserves the right to delete any messages it believes are unsuitable in content. The ASHK bears no responsibility for accuracy of comments of any participants and will bear no legal liability for discussion results. Users must maintain a high level of professional courtesy.
The following rules govern the discussion forums presented in this Website. Please read carefully before participating. Use of the discussion forum in this website will constitute users' agreement to comply with the following rules:
The ASHK is not responsible to review messages or confirm the validity of information posted. The ASHK and its Council members and staff do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. Those who feel that a posted message is objectionable are encouraged to contact the ASHK office immediately by email: email@example.com or tel.: (852) 2147 9418 / 9419 / 9420. The ASHK reserve the absolute right to delete any message for any or no reason whatsoever. Since this is a manual process, the ASHK may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately.
If you participate in a discussion, you are responsible for ensuring that any material you post to this website does not violate or infringe upon the copyright, patent, trademark or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party, and is posted with the permission of the owner of such rights.
You agree not to use any obscene or offensive language or to place on this website any material that is libelous, abusive, or hateful, constitutes junk mail or unauthorized advertising, invades anyone's privacy, or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, or international law or regulation. You agree to use the discussion forum in this website only for lawful purposes.
You must not send any information or material to this website which is indecent, unethical, obscene or contains pornography.
You must not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this website.
Discussion material in this website is for your personal use only. You may not in any way make commercial or other unauthorized use, by publication, re-transmission, distribution, or otherwise, of material obtained through or in this website.
Privacy and Data Protection
The ASHK is committed to fully complying with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (the Ordinance)in collecting, maintaining and using personal data of current, past and prospective members as well as other interested persons (collectively the Data Subject). In particular, the ASHK observes the following principles:
Collection of personal data shall be for purposes relating to the business of ASHK and related services as stated below;
All practical steps will be taken to ensure that personal data are accurate and will not be kept longer than necessary or will be destroyed in accordance with the internal policy;
Personal data will not be used for any purposes other than the data that were to be used at the time of collection or purposes directly related thereto;
Personal data will be protected against unauthorised or accidental access, processing or erasure; and
Data subject have the right of access to and for correction or erasure of their personal data held by the ASHK.
Type of Personal Data Collected
The ASHK collects the following (without limitation) types of personal information from data subject in various ways (e.g. when submitting membership applications, registering for the ASHK's activities and during the course of using the ASHK website):
Title, name, date of birth, age, identity document number (HKID/Passport number), nationality, gender, email and postal addresses and home and work telephone numbers;
Education and professional qualifications;
Login ID and password;
Preference in terms of receipt of ASHK communications, types of personal data to be displayed in membership directory and willingness to serve on ASHK Committee(s)/Taskforce(s); and
Information relating to use of the ASHK's membership services and activities.
The provision of personal data is voluntary, however, any failure to supply all information requested by the ASHK may result in our being unable to process requests fully or at all.
Use of Personal Data
The ASHK from time to time collects personal data from data subject for administration and management purposes, including but not limited to:
Membership admission and registration maintenance;
Examination and accreditation of qualifications;
Enforcement of members' compliance with the Articles of Association and By-Laws (e.g. Continuing Professional Development) as well as any other Rules and Regulations of the ASHK for the time being in force and related matters;
Nomination for appointments in ASHK's Council/Committees/Taskforces;
Compilation of membership directory and statistics;
General mailing and communication activities;
Research and development;
Promotion of the profession and the ASHK;
Promotion and provision of membership services and activities; and
Handling of enquiries, feedback, complaints or disciplinary action.
Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Data
Personal data held by the ASHK will be kept confidential but ASHK may provide such information to:
Any authorised agents, advisors, auditors, contractors or service providers who provides product, service or advice to us or our members in connection with our operation;
Government bodies and other regulators as requiredby law including, without limitation, the Ordinance, a court order or a request of law enforcement agency or regulatory authorities; or
Any person to whom we are required to make disclosure under any law applicable in or outside Hong Kong.
Personal data may also be disclosed to any of full member associations of the International Actuarial Association (IAA) including the IAA relating to data subject's memberships. This includes but is not limited to the provision of information on or relating to any investigation, finding, decision and determination undertaken or issued in relation to data subject's conduct, for the purpose of possible consideration under disciplinary scheme.
When personal data is provided to third parties, personal data will only be transferred to such third parties that respect privacy and are under a duty of confidentiality to us and/or who have undertaken to keep such information confidential. While the ASHK endeavours to deal only with responsible third parties, we assume no responsibility for the privacy protection provided by such third parties.
If transfer of personal data outside Hong Kong is needed in order to carry out the above purposes or directly related purposes, for which personal data were collected, the transfer will be performed in a manner in full compliance with the requirements under the Ordinance.
Accuracy of Personal Data
The ASHK has systems and procedures in place to maintain personal data at a reasonable level of accuracy, completeness and relevancy for the purpose for which personal data is used. However, the ASHK relies on data subject to inform us of all relevant information and any errors, omissions or changes in such information. Data subject may amend personal data as stated in the "Access and Correction of Personal Data" below.
Retention of Personal Data
Personal data collected by the ASHK will be retained only for such period as may be necessary for the carrying out of the above purposes or as otherwise specified at the time of collection.
Security of Personal Data
Personal data collected through the ASHK website is stored and maintained in secure and controlled systems that are not accessible by the public.
In addition, ASHK takes appropriate physical, electronic and/or management measures to protect personal data against unauthorised or accidental access, processing, modification, erasure or other use.
The ASHK will ensure compliance by our staff with the strictest standards of security and confidentiality.
The ASHK may use personal data including name, email address and correspondence address to inform data subject of the ASHK's membership services and activities (e.g. actuarial job advertisements, newsletters, conference/evening talk/luncheon organised or supported by the ASHK or other organisations).
ASHK members may opt out from receiving such ASHK communications at any time by accessing the Login Area on the ASHK website (Membership > Member Zone > Member Login > Personal Information > Preference) or by sending an email to the ASHK Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal Data Collected Through Website
We may collect personal information through data subject's use of the ASHK website including (without limitation) membership number, Login ID, password and email address. Certain information about data subject or their computer may also be collected when they visit the ASHK website, such as the type of the internet browser and operating system of their computer and where applicable their IP address and information relating to their internet service provider. Data subject are not required by law to provide their personal data for the purpose of visiting the ASHK website, but the ASHK may be unable to provide them with the information, services and facilities they may require unless they provide the ASHK with the requested personal data for administration, security or other reasons.
Use of Personal Data Collected Through Website
The ASHK uses the personal information collected through the ASHK website primarily for provisioning of its services and facilities data subject require; to respond to their inquiries or requests; to know about their interests and needs; to perform statistical analysis on website usage and data subject's requirements, interests and preferences; direct marketing activities; and for notification to them of the activities, events, news, seminars, publications and development of the ASHK and changes to the ASHK website or services or facilities which may affect data subject.
Some of the web pages on the ASHK website may contain "cookies" to enhance data subject's experience of the ASHK website. A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in data subject's web browser while they are browsing that website. Every time data subject load the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the website server to notify the website of the data subject's previous activities, preferences and browsing patterns.
Access and Correction of Personal Data
Data subject may request for accessing personal data held and have such data corrected or erased where appropriate. The request should be made to the ASHK Office:
1803 Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong