Privacy Policy

Home Affairs Department (HAD) is concerned to ensure that all personal data submitted through HAD website are handled in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.

HAD will record visits to HAD website without collecting any personal identifiable information of users. Such general statistics are collected for the compilation of statistical reports and the diagnosis of problems with or concerning computer systems to help HAD improve HAD website.

Search service on HAD website is provided by an independent contractor of the Government. We are advised by the independent contractor that it does not collect personal identifiable information while serving search results through HAD website. The independent contractor will share the anonymous data it collects through the search service with the Government for compiling traffic analysis on government websites. The Government will not match the data obtained from any such search activity with any personal data possibly held by the Government.

This Privacy Policy has been translated into Chinese. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail.

June 2008