Hong Seng Berhad (HONG SENG) and its group of companies, (“HONG SENG” or “We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”) explains what personal data we collect about people who visit our website (“Website”), when and why we collect it, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others, and how we keep it secure. Please read it carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
We may collect information about you when you actively interact with our Website, for example when you contact us for further information, register for job alerts, or take part in any of our online or digital initiatives.
We may collect your personal data which you voluntarily provide to us through our Website such as your name, your contact information such as your address, email address, telephone number, information which is collected from you automatically such as your log-in information, browser type, operating system, and URL information, and such other information depending on the purpose of your visit to our Website.
When we collect personal data from you through our Website, we will only do so when needed for fulfilment of one of the purposes set out above.
Where we rely on your consent for processing your personal data, you may withdraw your previous consent to this processing at any time, by contacting us by using the contact details below. Please note, however, that withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your previous consent prior to withdrawal.
There may be instances where we process your personal data for our legitimate interests or on the basis of other lawful grounds (i.e., because we have established a relationship with you and need to process your personal data in order to provide you with the information and/or services you have requested), without having obtained your consent – this applies where our processing activities are governed by the applicable laws of certain jurisdictions in which we operate that do not require consent to have been obtained where there are legitimate interests and/or other lawful grounds to process the relevant personal data.
Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
We do not seek your consent in such cases largely so that we provide you with services in an efficient way (or where in some cases it might not be possible for us to seek your consent because we must process personal data, for example, for the detection of fraud). Before processing your personal data, we will consider your rights and freedoms and will only commence such processing where we do not think your rights will be infringed.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. We maintain appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personal data you provide to us in accordance with applicable laws.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
We only keep your personal data for as long as we require it in order to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected or provided to us (unless a legal obligation requires us to keep it for longer).
We will also disclose your personal data to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the HONG SENG group of companies, our customers, or others.
As part of the services offered to you through this Website, the information which you provide to us may in some instances be transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”). The data protection laws in such countries may not provide the same level of protection for your personal data as provided for under European data protection laws. However, when we transfer your information outside of the EEA in this way, we take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Privacy Statement. You can obtain further details about these security measures by contacting us at the contact details set out below.
If we transfer your personal data we will always do so under strict conditions of confidentiality and similar levels of security safeguards.
The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation EU 2016/679) (“GDPR”) was adopted in the European Union (“EU”) on 27 April 2016 and takes full effect from 25 May 2018.
Occasionally, we (HONG SENG) might receive or collect through our Website the types of personal data described in this Privacy Statement from individuals who are located in the EU or the EEA when accessing our Website. If and to the extent that the GDPR applies to our processing of your personal data as described in this Privacy Statement, please note that you may have the following rights:
You may also contact us at any time if you wish to complain about our processing of your personal data.
We limit access to personal data that we collect about you to our employees and third-party agents, who we reasonably believe need to have access to your information to provide you with the information or services you request from us. We have reasonable security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we ensure that our systems adhere to market security standard so as to help safeguard against such occurrences.
We aim to keep our records as up-to-date and accurate as possible. You can review, change or delete the details supplied to us through this Website by contacting us at the contact details set out below. Depending on your location and the nature of our personal data processing activities, the laws of jurisdictions such as the EU might apply to our processing of your personal data. Depending on the applicable laws of the jurisdiction, you may have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. To the extent required by such applicable laws, we may inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data, or by contacting us at the contact details set out below. Please note that if you ask us to delete your data this may impact on our ability to provide the services you request. In addition, we may keep track of certain information for legal compliance purposes, so we may not be able to fully delete it in certain circumstances.
A cookie is a small data file that websites place on your hard drive when you visit. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that tracks the pages you’ve visited within that site. The cookies on this website are primarily used to recognize that a user has visited the website previously and to track user traffic patterns. We do not correlate this information with data about individual users, nor do we share this information or sell it to any third party.
If you prefer not to receive cookies through the Website, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You also can refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. For more information about cookies, including how to set your browser to reject cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
The cookies will remain on your computer after the browser is closed. Until removed, the cookies will become active again when the website is reopened. Cookies can be deleted by you, at any time, and will not collect any information when you are not accessing the website.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites and social media channels of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites or channels, please note that these websites or channels have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites or channels.
Any changes we make to our Privacy Statement in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Privacy Statement.
In accordance with the requirement of Malaysian data protection and privacy law, this Privacy Statement is issued in both English and Bahasa Malaysia. In the event of any inconsistencies or discrepancies between the English version and the Bahasa Malaysia version, the English version shall prevail.