Privacy Policy


Hong Kong Dental Association ("HKDA") respect personal data privacy and is committed to fully implementing and complying with the data protection principles and all relevant provisions under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) (the "Ordinance"). When we collect personal data from individuals, we will provide them with a Personal Information Collection Statement ("PICS") on or before the collection in an appropriate format and manner (e.g. in the same paper form or web page that collects the personal data). Please read this privacy policy before using the HKIDEAS website or submitting any personal information.


Kinds of personal data held
The personal data held by HKDA mainly includes the name, nationality, organization name, job title, correspondence address, telephone number, email address, membership number, if applicable, of the registrants of the Hong Kong International Dental Expo And Symposium 2019 ("HKIDEAS 2019").

Main purposes of keeping Personal Data
Personal data held is kept for the purposes of processing the registration, making reservation of rooms and handling relevant matters relating to the HKIDEAS 2019.

Information collected when you visit our website
This website does not use cookies to collect your personal data. You can also choose to refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser and/or deleting them from your hard drive.

Statistics on visitors to our website - When you visit our website, we will record your visit only as a "hit". The webserver makes a record of your visit that includes your IP addresses (and domain names), the types and configurations of browsers, language settings, geo-locations, operating systems, previous sites visited, and time/duration and the pages visited (webserver access log).

We use the webserver access log for the purpose of maintaining and improving our websites such as to determine the optimal screen resolution, which pages have been most frequently visited etc. We use such data only for website enhancement and optimization purposes.

Other sites
This website may contain links to third party websites for your convenience and information. When you access a third party website, please understand that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of the corresponding website. We suggest that you review the privacy policies of each website you visit.

Outsourcing arrangements
This website is developed and maintained by a local third-party service provider and HKDA has commissioned a conference organizer to handle the registration matters of the HKIDEAS 2019. All service providers are bound by contractual duty to keep confidential any data they come into contact with against unauthorized access, use and retention.

Protection measures
HKDA takes appropriate steps to protect the personal data we hold against loss, unauthorized access, use, modification or disclosure.

HKDA maintains and executes retention policies of records containing personal data to ensure personal data is not kept longer than is necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose for which the data is or is to be used.

Disclosure of personal data
The personal data may be provided to authorized parties involving personnel, agents, advisers, auditors, contractors, sponsors and the service providers of the HKIDEAS 2019 and the Executive Committee of the HKIDEAS for organizing the HKIDEAS 2019, handling registrations and related matters such as arrangement of banquets, local tours or social events, granting of CME/ CPD points for attending the events/ courses, etc.

Data access and correction
You should make your data access request or correction by sending the request directly to HKDA by fax (2529 0755), by email at, or by mail to: -

Hong Kong Dental Association
8/F., Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Please note that HKDA shall or may refuse to comply with a data access request in the circumstances specified in section 20 of the Ordinance.

When handling a data access or correction request, HKDA will check the identity of the requester to ensure that he/she is the person legally entitled to make the data access or correction request. A fee may be chargeable by HKDA for complying with a data access request, if deemed fit. A Data Protection Log Book is maintained as required under section 27 of the Ordinance.

Any enquiries regarding personal data privacy policy and practice may be addressed to HKDA at the above correspondence address, or via email at

We keep our privacy policy statement under regular review. This statement was last updated on 23 March 2019.