Equitinvest Corporation (1998) limited (“Equitinvest”) owns and operates the ScoreFive.com Web site.
Equitinvest and its subsidiaries, affiliates, associated corporations, successors and assigns are collectively referred to as "Score Five", "we", "our" or "us".
"Personal data" means data relating directly or indirectly to an individual from which it is practicable for the identify of that individual to be directly or indirectly ascertained.
Our Privacy Credo
What Info' Do We Collect?
We collect two types of information from you: Personal data you knowingly choose to disclose (this is collected on an individual basis) and ScoreFive.com Web site user information collected on an aggregate basis as people browse our Web site.
Personal Information You Choose to Provide
Credit Card Information
If you elect to purchase our products or services, you may need to give personal data and authorize us to obtain information from credit services. For example, you may need to provide the following information:
- Email address
- Identity reference
- Credit card number and expiry date
- Telephone oo fax or pager number
In addition to providing the foregoing personal data to us, if you choose to correspond with us through e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your e-mail address and our responses. We provide the same protections for such electronic communications that we adopt in the maintenance of information received by mail or otherwise.
This web site uses standard industry practices to protect your credit card number, name and other personal information from unauthorized access. All personal information is encrypted for transmission over the Internet (using 128-bit SSL encryption).
If unauthorized use of your personal credit card occurs as a result of sending the credit card number to this web site as part of subscribing, ScoreFive.com will reimburse the actual amount (if any) your credit card issuer requires you to bear for such unauthorized use, up to a maximum of US $20, provided that within seven days of our request, you supply evidence to us, in the form requested, that you have given written notice to your credit card issuer as soon as you became aware of the unauthorized use, and were required to and have paid your credit card issuer for the particular instance of unauthorized use. In any event, you will not be entitled to claim such reimbursement if the unauthorized use was due to your default, negligence or omission.
ScoreFive.com Web site User Information
The ScoreFive.com Web site uses Web server logs and technology called "cookies" see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?". This helps us recognize you and your access privileges to our Web site. It also helps us to collect information about how the ScoreFive.com Web site is used.
Information gathered by using cookies and Web server logs includes the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, together with the web sites you visited immediately befor/after our Web site. Such information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
We log IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We do not use IP address logs to track your session or your behaviour on the ScoreFive.com Web site.
What Do We Do With The information You Provide To Us?
Generally, we use personal data to: administer our business activities; to provide customer service; and to make available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers.
Sometimes, we use the personal data we collect to notify you about important changes to the ScoreFive.com Web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. The lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under our corporate standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of our customers' personal data. You will have the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers.
General & specific purposes for which we may use personal data are:
- Processing applications or registrations for our services, enquiry or feedback
- Incorporation into our user database
- Provision of contacts and business details in response to enquiries and complaints
- Service surveys
- Direct marketing
- Processing subscriptions, billings and payments
- Meeting requirements to make disclosure under any law applicable in or outside Hong Kong
- Public notices
- Non-specific other related purposes
NB: We may use your personal data worldwide.
Disclosure to Third Parties
Personal data held by us will be kept confidential, but we may disclose such data to:
- Banks and other financial institutions in connection with the collection of payments;
- Personnel, agents, advises, auditor, contractors or service providers who provide services or advice to us in connection with our operations;
- Any person under a duty of confidentiality to us;
- Any person to whom we are required to make disclosure under any applicable law ; and
- Any actual or proposed transferee of our business or the ScoreFive.com Web site or any part of our business or ScoreFive.com Web site or participant in our operations.
Information Sharing within Score Five and the Group
Your personal data may be disclosed to and used by us or other companies controlled by, or under common control with, ScoreFive (the "Group"), for the purposes of direct marketing or the provision of customized information regarding the Group's network of Internet and other products and services.
Otherwise, What Do We Do With The Information We Gather?
Statistical Analysis and Banner Advertising
We perform statistical analyses to measure interest in various areas of the ScoreFive.com Web site (for product development purposes) and to inform advertisers as to how many consumers have been seen or "clicked" their advertising banners. We also use aggregate demographic and preference information to expose advertising banners on the ScoreFive.com Web site, to users for whom they seem most relevant. This means that readers should see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and the advertiser should display messages to people who are most likely to be receptive. This improves our viewer's experience and the effectiveness of the advertisement. We will disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form for these purposes.
What Are Cookies And Your Personalized Use Of ScoreFive.com?
Cookies aim to help Web servers recognize the computer used to access a Web site. They are small pieces of data stored by a user's Web browser on your computer hard drive. Cookies seek to remember what information a user accesses on one Web page and are designed to simplify subsequent user interactions with that Web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transactions on related Web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from Web page to Web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. We hope ScoreFive.com cookies make your online experience easier and more personalized.
How Do We Use The Information We Collect From Cookies?
We use Web site browser software tools such as cookies and Web server logs, to gather information about ScoreFive.com Web site users' browsing activities to improve the ScoreFive.com Web site and to better serve our users and prospective users. This information helps us to design and display our Web pages in a user-friendly manner.
Cookies also help us to collect important business and technical statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users of our Website as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit the ScoreFive Web site and evaluate its visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture either individual e-mail address, or any personally identifying data about you although they do permit us to send focused online banner advertisements and other such responses to you.
You may notice offers from outside companies advertised on our Web site. We seek measures to select product or service providers that are responsible and afford privacy protections to their customers. However, we do not make any representations about the practices and policies of these companies. You may opt-out of sharing your personal data with such affiliates by choosing not to use their service or content.
How Do We Share Information With Our Strategic Partners?
We may enter into third party strategic marketing alliances or partnerships that be given access to personal information including your name, address, telephone number and e-mail for the purpose of providing you information regarding products and services we think will be of interest to you. In connection with strategic marketing alliances or partnerships, we will retain all ownership rights to your personal data.
Notice of New Services and Changes
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about any important changes to our Web site, and new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. As our client, you will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by clicking on a response box when you receive such an offer or by sending us an e-mail request at info@ScoreFive.com.
Personal data or e-mail that you send to us may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information.
How Do We Protect Your Personal Data?
We utilise encryption/security software to help safeguard the confidentiality of personal data that we may collect against unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction.
Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with corporate policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information. This policy may be updated from time to time so please check this statement periodically as it is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of our latest policies.
Your Rights Under our Policy
Under our policy, you have the right:
- To ask whether we hold data about you and to access such data;
- To require us to correct any inaccurate data relating to you; and
- To be told our policies and practices in relation to personal data and the kind of personal data held by us.
- We may charge a reasonable fee for processing any data access request.
How Can You Access And Correct Your Information?
You may address data access or correction requests, and questions or complaints to:
Personal Data Privacy Officer – Equitinvest Corporation (1998) Limited
Use of Personal Data in Legal Procedures
If it becomes necessary that we take legal action against you for any reason whatsoever, including copyright infringement, you expressly agree that any personal data provided by you can be relied upon in identifying and taking action against you.
Legally Compelled Disclosure Of Information
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, either when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it, or for the protection of our legal rights.
We retain personal data so long as the data is still required for the purposes mentioned above.
Your personal data is stored on our server and is legitimately accessible only to authorised employees.
We reserve the right to retain copies indefinitely for our archives.
Other Web Sites Linked To The ScoreFive.com Web Site
We are not responsible for either the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Website, or the information or content contained therein. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Website.