Privacy Policy

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“the Government”) is concerned to ensure that all personal data submitted through the website of the Social Welfare Department (‘the SWD website’) are handled in strict adherence to the relevant provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PD(P)O) .

The Government will record visits to the SWD 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 improve the SWD website.

For different purposes and at different times you may be invited to provide personal data to the Social Welfare Department through the SWD website on a voluntary basis. Personal information may include name, telephone number, mailing address or e-mail address. The Social Welfare Department will specify the collection purpose and intended usage of your data when it invites you to provide such information and advise you on how you may request access to or correction of the personal data provided.

Unless permitted or required by law, the Government will not disclose your personal data to any third parties without your prior consent. All personal data you provide to the Government via the SWD website are secured, and access to them is restricted to authorized personnel only.