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PRIVACY STATEMENT

August 2012

The Yale Club of Hong Kong ("YCHK" or "we") recognizes the importance of protecting your personal information when you visit our website located at http://www.yaleclubhk.org (the "Website"). The following information is designed to help you understand the information collection practices at this Website.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

YCHK reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time for any reason. We suggest that you review this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. The current version of this Privacy Policy can be accessed from http://www.yaleclubhk.org/privacy.aspx. We will post a message on our Website home page whenever an amendment is made to this Privacy Policy so that you will know when to check. You acknowledge that by accessing our Website after we have posted changes to this Privacy Policy, you are agreeing to the terms of the Privacy Policy as modified.

Information Collection and Use

Personally Identifiable Information: Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, the personally identifiable information you submit to our Website is used only for the provision of services to your account with YCHK, for the provision of information on YCHK events and services to you, and for other directly related purposes. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at our Website include: name, address, email address and telephone number. Subject to what the Privacy Policy says in the paragraph below headed "Email and Marketing", failure to provide such personally identifiable information may result in YCHK being unable to provide you with the services requested. We will not sell, share, rent or otherwise disclose or transfer your personally identifiable information to others in contravention of this Privacy Policy.

Additionally, if this Website is a password protected site, then (a) once you submit your password and press "enter", this Website will recognize who you are and will collect all information that you submit, including all electronic instructions and all transaction information), and (b) any information collected about you from this Website may be associated with other personally identifiable information that we have about you.

Aggregate Information: We generally record certain usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to our Website. This information may include the websites that you access immediately before and after your visit to our Website, the Internet browser you are using and your IP address. If we use such data at all it will be on an aggregate basis, and we will not disclose to third parties any information that could be used to identify you personally.

"Cookies" are small files placed on your hard drive. Each website that you visit can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser preferences allow it. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on our Website. In addition, a number of companies offer utilities designed to help you visit websites anonymously.

Cookies or other technology help us to provide customized services and information. We use cookies to tell us how and when pages in our Website are visited, what our users' technology preferences are (such as what type of video player they use) and whether our Website is functioning properly.

If this is a password-protected site, then this Website may use cookies or other technology to help us authenticate you, store and recognize your configuration and user attributes, facilitate your navigation and entitlements throughout the Website and customize its content so that the information made available is more likely to be of interest to you.

Additionally, you may encounter cookies or other similar devices on our Website that are placed by third parties. We do not control the use of cookies by third parties.

Privacy Preferences: This Website may contain information, including P3P privacy policies ("Privacy Preference Information"), intended to work with your selected privacy preferences. While we have tried to conform such Privacy Preference Information included within this Website to this full-text Privacy Policy, this Privacy Policy is the definitive statement of privacy policies and practices for this Website.

Service Providers: We may use internal service providers to operate our Website and employ other persons to perform work on our behalf in connection with the services we provide you, such as sending postal mail and e-mail. These persons may have access to the personally identifiable information you submit through the Website, but only for the purpose of performing their duties specified in this paragraph. These persons may not use your personally identifiable information for any purpose other than those stated above.

Compliance with Laws: Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, YCHK does not automatically collect personally identifiable information from visitors to our Website, except to the extent we are required to do so pursuant to any law or regulation binding on us. We will (and you authorize us to) disclose your personally identifiable information if we are required to make such a disclosure under applicable law or regulation.

E-mail and Marketing: YCHK does not sell its members' or associates' e-mail addresses, nor will we provide your personally identifiable information to third parties or our affiliates for their marketing purposes without your consent. It is only voluntary for you to provide your personally identifiable information for marketing purposes. As a matter of policy, YCHK generally does not transfer any of your personally identifiable information to any third parties or its affiliates for marketing purposes and even if it does, it will only do so with your prior written consent. YCHK will not send you e-mail messages without first receiving your consent, unless it relates to servicing your account. It is our policy to include instructions for unsubscribing from these consent-based programs. We recommend that you do not send us any individual personal information via non-secure methods of correspondence, including via public electronic communication channels, such as Internet e-mail, which are generally not secure.

Customer's Rights under the PDPO: Under and in accordance with the terms of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance ("PDPO") of Hong Kong and codes and guidelines issued pursuant thereto, any individual:

(i) may check whether YCHK holds personal identifiable information about him/her and may request access to such information;

(ii) may request YCHK to correct any personal identifiable information relating to him/her which is inaccurate;

(iii) may request YCHK to specify its policies and practices in relation to personal identifiable information and to be informed of the kind of personal identifiable information held by YCHK; and

(iv) may object to the use of his/her personal identifiable information for marketing purposes; YCHK will not use his/her personal identifiable information for these purposes if he/she communicates his/her objection to YCHK.

In accordance with the terms of the PDPO, YCHK has the right to charge a reasonable fee for the processing of any request for access or correction mentioned above.

The person to whom requests for (i) access to or correction of personal identifiable information or (ii) information regarding policies and practices and kinds of information held by YCHK should be sent is our President. Contact details of this Officer can be found in http://www.yaleclubhk.org/contact_details.aspx.

Nothing in this Privacy Policy shall limit your rights of under the PDPO.

Third Party Websites

YCHK is not responsible for the content nor for the privacy policies and customer information practices of third party internet websites hyperlinked from our Website.

Security

YCHK protects your personal information when you transact business on our Website by requiring the use of a browser software program that supports industry standard SSL encryption with 128-bit key lengths. The "128-bit" designation refers to the length of the key used to encrypt the data being transmitted, with a longer key representing a higher level of security.

Contact Us

For more information on YCHK, please do not hesitate to contact us: admin@yaleclubhk.org