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Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of users visting our web site.

Collection of your Personal Information

When a user enters the our web site, our server makes a record of his visit and records the following information:

  • the web browser being used to access the site
  • the operating system on the user's computer
  • referrer page (the web page the computer was accessing immediately prior to our department's web site)
  • pages/files viewed and the size of those files
  • types of files accessed/downloaded
  • date/time of visit
  • username entered if accessing restricted areas of the site

Our department uses this information for on-going administration and development of its web site.

Our department does not endorse the content, messages or information found in any personal web page within our domain, nor any web site linked from ours. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of those web pages or web sites, nor for the use they make of your personal information. Always be caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself.

We also obtain personal information in the following ways:

Cookies

A cookie is a small, text file that is stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. It has a limited lifetime – usually until the browser is shut down. This allows web servers to remember the user on subsequent visits without having to prompt them for the same information. This function may be disabled in the web browser if the user does not wish to accept cookies, but this may affect their access to all parts of our web site.

Cookies make it possible to identify registered users without needing to ask for registration details every time the user accesses a site. Using cookies makes accessing sites more convenient to the user as they don't need to remember their username and password each time they enter the site.

On-Line Forms

Our web site may offer users the opportunity to supply personal information to enable our department to provide you with further services, including registering for events organized by our department, responding to users' questions by e-mail or the provision of information to users via email. You may also choose to complete on-line surveys or offer feedback to the persons responsible for maintaining the web site.

Changes to this Statement

We will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect users' feedback. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how we are protecting your personal information.

Contact Information

If you have any question, opinion or comment about our privacy policy, you may send e-mail to webmaster@cs.hku.hk.