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The Personal Information Collection Statement and
Privacy Policy Statement

Personal Information Collection Statement

The Future Science Prize (FSP) respects the privacy of individuals. We do our best to ensure the collection, usage, storage, transfer and disclosure of your personal data according to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. We ensure that our employees comply with the requirements of this Statement and the Privacy Policy Statement This Statement explains our policies and practices on handling personal data.

Purpose of Collection

Your personal data will be used for the purposes related to the participation in different programs and activities, the issuance of receipts, collecting user feedback and conducting analyses. We may send any promotional news and information related to the programs, activities, and services of the FSP and its service units to you using the contact information you have provided. If you do not wish to receive the promotional news and information related to the FSP and its service units, you may indicate your objection to the FSP anytime. Please note that it is mandatory for you to provide personal data marked with asterisks (*). In the absence of your complete and accurate personal data, we may not be able to provide you with the services you require or it may also result in being deferred or rejected.

Transfer data

The personal data you provide will be made available to persons working in the FSP or persons designated on a need-to-know basis. The FSP does not rent, sell, transfer or disclose your personal information with other people or non-affiliated companies except under the following circumstances: i. any agent, contractor or third party service provider who provides administrative, telecommunications, computer, or any other services to the FSP in connection with the operation of its business; ii. the services requested by you is provided by the person or company concerned; iii. with your prior consent; iv. we believe that it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person; v. to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, enforceable governmental request and administrative requirements.

Access to and Update Personal Data

You should update your personal information with us shall there be any change; otherwise the FSP may not be able to provide the services you request. You can make your request by completing the Data Access Request Form (OPS003) available from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data ( ) and/or submitting the request in writing; and sending the details to When such requests are made, the FSP will check the requestor’s identity to ensure the requestor is legally entitled to make the data access or correction request. The FSP shall or may refuse to comply with a data access request in the circumstances specified in section 20 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, for example, the requestor fails to provide necessary information to the FSP. Under normal circumstances, data will be erased after fulfilling the purposes of collection.

Privacy Policy Statement

The Privacy Policy Statement (PPS) is a general statement about the privacy policies of The Future Science Prize (FSP) in relation to the personal data it handles.

The Future Science Prize (FSP) is committed to protecting the privacy, confidentiality and security of the personal information we hold by complying with the requirements of Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. We will ensure compliance by our staff with the strictest standards of security and confidentiality. This policy may from time to time be revised, or otherwise changed where we deem necessary, so we recommend checking it occasionally. Any amendments to this policy will continue to be in accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. In case of any inconsistency between the English and the Chinese version of this policy, the English version shall prevail.

We will not provide your personal data to third parties for any purposes without your consent.

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