We Are Committed to Protecting Your Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. Our company, ID.net Ltd is dedicated to protecting it.
Last modified: September 20, 2012
Please read this Policy carefully. By accessing or using Our website, You acknowledge that You have read, understand and agree to be bound by the terms of this Policy on this Website. If You do not agree with this Policy, please do not use this Website. It is Your responsibility to review this Policy frequently and remain informed about any changes to it, so We encourage You to visit this page often.
For purposes of the Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, Our Data Controller is ID.net Ltd.
- What information We receive
- How We use that information
- The choices We offer, including how to access and update information
- Information We receive and how it is used
- Other websites
- Cookies and similar technologies
- Information Security
- Accessing and Correcting Your personal information
- Parental control
- Hong Kong privacy rights
- Contacting Us
Id.Net Ltd. shall be referred to as “Company”. When first-person pronouns are used in this Policy (Us, Our, Ours, We), the provisions are referring to the Company and/or any other website We may choose to operate in the future.
The term “Website” is used to refer to the id.net website published by Us. Id.net is a login system for Internet Users and webmasters.
The terms “You”, “Your”, the “User”, as well as all second-person pronoun, are used to refer to as the user of this Website and/or services.
The term “User ID” refers to the username You use to identify Your id.net account.
II. Information We receive and how it is used
(a) Information We receive about You
The information that We receive includes sets of information: Your information and the information we receive about You.
Your information is the information entered when You fill out forms on Our Websites, when You register, i.e. Your id.net account. It includes Your name, email address, birthday and gender.
The information We receive about You concerns
i. non-personal information:
- Data in relation to the use of the Website, such as the date and time You visit the Website, the web address or ULR You are on;
- Data in relation to the Website services and activities;
ii. technical information, including:
- the IP address,
- the operating system You use;
- if You are logged in to id.net, Your User ID.
(b) How We use the information We receive
Any information we receive regarding You is to enable Us to offer better services to You. We may use non-personal information, to improve the design and content of Our Website, to personalize Our visitors’ experience or to offer products, programs and services.
We may also use information to ensure that Our Users are in compliance with our Terms. We do not retain any personal information beyond the time it is needed.
(c) Information we share
We do not share Your id.net account information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of the Company unless one of the following circumstances apply:
With Your consent
We will share Your id.net account information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of the Company when We have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any personal information.
For external processing
For legal reasons
We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals, outside the Company, if We have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
- meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request (including legal requests from jurisdictions outside of Hong Kong)
- enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations
- detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues;
- protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of the Website, Our Users or the public as required or permitted by law.
(d) Where Your information is located
III. Other websites
(a) About ID.net Website
Id.net Website lets You connect with other websites, involving games or social interaction for example, through the use of a login system. In this way, the Company helps You make Your experiences on the web more personalized.
Reminder: the websites are created and maintained by other businesses and developers who are not part of the Company, so it is important You make sure to read their terms of service and privacy policies.
(b) Logging in to another website using id.net
The Company lets You log into third party websites using id.net identities created on Your id.net account. This means that You have the possibility to use the default id.net identities or create new ones to log in to third party websites. You can determine under which identity You want to access third party websites. When You log in using id.net, Your id.net account information will never be transferred to the third party website without Your consent (Section II (c)). In order for third party websites to uniquely identify Your account among other accounts, We send a unique identifier named ‘PID’ (personal identification). Your PID is different for each third party website so as to preserver your anonymity.
Be aware that there is a probability that third party websites may require from You different information than the one in the fields you have chosen to fill for Your id.net identity. For instance, You may have filled in solely Your name and country but the third party website requires You to provide Your nickname as well. The extra information required may vary from one third party website to another. Once you do so, the extra information provided will be automatically added to the identity you have accessed that website with. As a result, all the websites linked to that identity will also benefit from that additional information. Nonetheless, You are able to view which third party website has access to which information You provided by going on the “Sites” section of Your id.net account.
If You already have an account on a third party website, that website may also be able to let You connect and link it to one of Your id.net identities. Your information will be sent to Us when You use Your id.net identity to register or login to a third party website.
(c) Privacy Practices of Third Parties
This privacy statement only addresses the use and disclosure of information by the Company through Your interaction with the websites. Other websites that may be accessible from Our Website may have their own privacy statements and personal information collection, use and disclosure practices. For instance, some websites require an over eighteen (18) years of age access.
IV. Cookies and similar technologies
It is possible that We may gather information regarding Your computer for Our services. This collection of data is used for statistical analysis about Our Website for use by Us.
Any information shared will not identify who You are, but rather be mathematical data about Our visitors and their use on Our Website. The data does not give out any personal details. Cookies may be used to gather this general internet data. When used, cookies are downloaded to Your computer without prompting. The cookie file is stored on Your hard drive, where files are transferred to. This information helps Us improve Our Website and services to You. All computers can block cookies by activating proper browser settings
Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when You visit the Website We automatically receive the URL of the site from which You came and the site to which You are going when You leave the Website. The Company also received the internet protocol (“IP”) address of Your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), Your computer operating system and type of web browser You are using, email patterns. The link between Your IP address and Your personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties without Your permission.
V. Information Security
We work hard to protect the Website and Our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information We hold.
- We encrypt many of Our services using SSL
- We review Our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems.
- We restrict access to personal information to the Company’s employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for Us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
Data you provide Us with will be stored on secure servers. We take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the data transfer in agreement with this Policy. Transmission of data via the Internet is never completely secure, thus a guarantee of data sent electronically or transmitted cannot be given. Information offered is therefore at Your own risk.
We use a reasonably secure method to destroy personal information.
VI. Accessing and Correcting your personal information
You can access and change any personal information We store through you id.net account page.
Correcting information from one of Your id.net identities, i.e. change what You have filled in, will automatically apply that correction on all the linked websites to that id.net identity.
VII. Parental control
This Website is offered and made available to Users thirteen (13) years of age or older. If the User is under 13 years old, privacy protection measures are taken while online. For instance, We do not ask children to disclose more personal information than is necessary for them to provide in order to engage in a particular activity.
We do not disclose information we receive about You to third parties, if the User is under 13 years old of age.
Parents may request the deleting of the account or refuse to allow any further reception or use
of their child’s information by sending a letter to Our Privacy Manager at .
In order to protect the child’s privacy and security, reasonable steps will be taken to verify the parent’s identity before granting access to the personal information. Therefore it is of the utmost importance to include, in Your letter, your email address as well as a telephone number where we can reach you.
VIII. Hong Kong privacy rights
The Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance provides You with rights to access and correction the data You supplied to the Company. If You update any of Your information, We may keep a copy of the information that You originally provided to Us in Our archives for uses documented in this Policy. You may request deletion of Your information at any time by contacting Us.
IX. Contacting Us