Public Website

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("the Government") is concerned to ensure that all personal data submitted through emsd.gov.hk are handled in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (www.pcpd.org.hk).

The Government will record visits to emsd.gov.hk 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 emsd.gov.hk.

For different purposes and at different times you may be invited to provide personal data to the Government through emsd.gov.hk on a voluntary basis. Personal information may include name, telephone number, mailing address or e-mail address. The Government will specify the collection purpose and intended usage of your data when it invites you to provide such information and advise you 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.

emsd.gov.hk uses SSL protocol to encrypt data during network transmission to protect your personal data. All personal data you provide to the Government via emsd.gov.hk are secured, and access to them is restricted to authorised personnel only.

Search service on emsd.gov.hk 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 emsd.gov.hk. 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.

Mobile Apps

E&M Connect

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“the Government”) is concerned to ensure that all personal data submitted through this mobile application are handled in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.

The Government will record user visits on this mobile app without collecting any personal identifiable information of the user. Such records will only be used to produce statistical reports and aid diagnosis of technical problems with or concerning computer systems to help improve services delivered through this mobile app.

EMSD staff users may use the ‘E&M Corner’ of this mobile app to provide or update his/her own personal contact information, including email addresses or telephone numbers, on a voluntary basis. The information is recorded in his/her EMSD Training Management System account. Employment-related personal data in the civil service are properly handled following the Guidelines for Users of Employment-Related Personal Data in the Civil Service promulgated by the Civil Service Bureau.

Unless otherwise permitted or required by law, the Government will not disclose your personal data to any third parties without your prior consent.

To protect your personal data, network transmission of any data from the mobile app, will be subject to encryption communication protocol and the transmitted data are securely stored in servers of Government residing in Hong Kong. Access to data is restricted to authorised personnel only.

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.

E&M Trade App

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“the Government”) is concerned to ensure that all personal data submitted through this mobile application are handled in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.

The Government will record user visits on this mobile app. Such records will only be used to produce statistical reports and aid diagnosis of technical problems with or concerning computer systems to help improve services delivered through this mobile app.

The Government invites E&M trade practitioners (viz., Registered Lift Engineers, Registered Lift Workers, Registered Escalator Engineers, Registered Escalator Workers and Registered Electrical Workers) downloading this mobile app to provide personal information so as to make full use of mobile app functions. Such information only includes Hong Kong identity card number and birth year. Provision of such personal information is voluntary and is necessary only if the user is to sign up a mobile app account for updating records of contact telephone numbers and email address under registration. An E&M trade practitioner may opt to use the app without signing up a mobile account. However, he or she will not be able to enjoy functions such as continuous professional development course enrolment and push notification reminders on registration expiry.

Unless otherwise permitted or required by law, the Government will not disclose your personal data to any third parties without your prior consent.

To protect your personal data, network transmission of any data from the mobile app, will be subject to encryption communication protocol and the transmitted data are securely stored in servers of Government residing in Hong Kong with encryption. Access to data is restricted to authorised personnel only.

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.