BlackRock recognizes the importance of protecting your personal and financial information when you visit our website located at www.blackrock.com/hk ("Website"). The following information is designed to help you understand the information collection practices at this Website.
Information Collection and Use
Methods of Information Collection
We may receive personally identifiable information you submit to or through our Website. Failure to provide such personally identifiable information may result in BlackRock being unable to provide you with the services or information requested.
Separately we use "cookies" to collect and store information about your internet connection when you visit our Website. Cookies or other technology help us to provide customized services and information. "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.
Information Collected and Purpose of Information Collection
The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at our Website include information you provided to us through the "Contact Us" page (e.g. your name and email address).
Separately the "cookies" may track and record information of your activities on our Website (including user's preference and behaviour, navigation on the Website, logged-on identity, etc.). When you are navigating our Website, we record your IP address.
If you would prefer not to accept cookies from us, you may set your browser accordingly. If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you may not be able to access all pages on our Website.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information
The personally identifiable information you submit to or through our Website is used only for responding to your inquiry sent to us, for business administration, business reporting and statistical analysis purposes, for the provision of information on BlackRock products and services to you, for servicing your account, that set out at the section “Information Collected and Purpose of Information Collection” and for other directly related purposes (the "Purposes"). Your personally identifiable information may also be used for purposes set out in the sections below headed "Aggregate Information", "Affiliates and Service Providers", "Compliance with Laws", "E-mail and Marketing" and "Business Transfers".
We will not sell, share, rent or otherwise disclose or transfer your personally identifiable information to others for monetary gains.
With respect to your information collected through cookies, we will use such information to assess how and when pages in our Website are visited, what our users' technology preferences are (such as what type of video player they use), whether our Website is functioning properly and for systems, trouble shooting, administrative and reporting purposes.
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.
We may also disclose details about the general use of our Website to third parties e.g. to demonstrate patterns of use to advertisers and other business partners. Information we pass on will not include any personal information by which you may be identified.
Retention Period: Your personally identifiable information will be retained by us for a period of two (2) years after you last accessed the Website, or we have last corresponded with you and your personally identifiable information will be erased after such retention period.
Affiliates and Service Providers: We may provide your personally identifiable information to our Affiliates and other third party service providers (including information technology service providers) for the Purposes. The third party service provider will not use your personally identifiable information for any direct marketing purpose. By disclosing your personally identifiable information to us via our Website, you consent to our disclosing of your personally identifiable information to such parties both in your country of residence and outside your country of residence. These persons may have access to the personally identifiable information you submit through our 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.
BlackRock does not sell its customers' 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, BlackRock 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.
For Hong Kong residents – your rights under 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 BlackRock holds personally identifiable information about him/her and may request access to such information;
(ii) may request BlackRock to correct any personally identifiable information relating to him/her which is inaccurate;
(iii) may request BlackRock to specify its policies and practices in relation to personally identifiable information and to be informed of the kind of personally identifiable information held by BlackRock; and
(iv) may object to the use of his/her personally identifiable information for marketing purposes; BlackRock will not use his/her personally identifiable information for these purposes if he/she communicates his/her objection to BlackRock.
In accordance with the terms of PDPO, BlackRock 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 personally identifiable information or (ii) information regarding policies and practices and kinds of information held by BlackRock should be sent is our Data Protection Officer. Contact details of this Officer are set out below in the section headed "Contact Us".
BlackRock protects your personally identifiable information when you visit 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.
BlackRock endeavours to prevent unauthorised disclosures of your personal information by other people, but we are not responsible for any unauthorised disclosures or other breaches of security or for the actions of others if the information was passed to them with your authority.
For more information on BlackRock, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Data Protection Officer
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited
16/F Champion Tower
Three Garden Road
Phone: + 852 3903 2688
Fax: + 852 3018 7022
Dated: January 2016
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