Types of Information Collected
We retain two types of information:
This is data that identifies you or can be used to identify or
contact you and may include your first and last name, email address, country of
residence, date of birth and gender. Such information is collected from you
only if you voluntarily submit it to us. Of this information, only your first
and last name, gender and country of residence are publicly available to all
members of the ChewsWize community. Other information including, but not
limited to, personal preferences, interests, occupation and education may also
be provided and/or posted on the website by you at your discretion. You can
control access to your pages and with whom you share information by using our
To invite friends to connect with you on ChewsWize, we will
ask you for their email addresses. The email addresses of people that you
invite will be used only to send a one-time email inviting them to visit the
website. ChewsWize stores this information only to send this one-time email,
and to register new users if your invitations are accepted. Your friends may
request that we delete this information from our database by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
ChewsWize may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by us. You may opt out of such email notifications. Even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications, ChewsWize reserves the right to notify you about your account
As part of the ChewsWize Services, ChewsWize's members are required to provide certain information to ChewsWize.
• "Non-Personal Data" We gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our website. This Non-Personal Data comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information regarding, for example, clipped or anonymized user IP addresses, browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our website.
Purposes for which We Hold your Information
• "Personal Data" We will process any personal data you provide to us for the following purposes: (a) to respond to any queries you submit to us; (b) to provide you with information on services offered by us; and (c) to seek your views on our site and our services
• "Non-Personal Data" We use the non-personal data gathered from visitors to our website in an aggregate form to get a better understanding of where our visitors come from and to help us better design and organize our website.
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
We will not disclose your Personal Data to third parties unless you have consented to this disclosure or unless the third party is required for the ChewsWize Services. (In such circumstances, the third party is bound by similar data protection requirements.)
We will disclose your Personal Data if we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose it in order: (a) to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order or other statutory or legal requirement; (b) to enforce the ChewsWize terms & conditions or to protect our rights; or (c) to protect the safety of users of the ChewsWize website.
We will never disclose the Personal Data of your contacts to any third party, whether or not you choose to upload your contact details to the website.
We may provide Non-Personal Data to third parties, where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our website. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our website, the demographic breakdown of our community users of our website, or the activities that visitors to our website engage in while on our website. The third parties to whom we may provide this information may include, for example, potential or actual advertisers, providers of advertising services (including website tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers and other similar parties.
Sale of Business
Your Personal Data is held on secure servers hosted by our Internet service provider. The nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, we will take all reasonable steps (including appropriate industry and technical protocols and standards) to protect your Personal Data. ChewsWize user accounts are secured by user-created passwords. In addition, ChewsWize takes all reasonable precautions to ensure that any information you provide which you have not chosen to make publicly available is kept private. To this end, ChewsWize restricts access to such user information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our technical staff.
Updating, Verifying and Deleting Personal Data
You may inform us of any changes
in your Personal Data, and in accordance with our obligations under the Hong
Kong Data Protection Act of 1996 we will update or delete your Personal Data
accordingly. To find out what Personal Data we hold on you or to have your
Personal Data updated, amended or removed from our database, please email it to
email@example.com. Any such data subject requests may be subject to a prescribed fee.