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The information contained in this website is provided by the Department of Health ("DH") of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) for general information and reference only. Whilst the DH will endeavor to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website, the DH does not guarantee or warrant that such information is absolutely accurate. Moreover, the inclusion of hyperlinks to other websites is only to facilitate cross-reference. The Government of HKSAR and the DH expressly state that they have not approved or endorsed the content thereof. Users shall verify information obtained from this website by making reference to other sources when making material decisions. The Government of HKSAR and the DH are not responsible for any losses or damages incurred for any causes whatsoever in relation to or as a result of the use of the information on this website. The Government of HKSAR and the DH are entitled to delete, suspend or edit all information on this site at any time at its absolute discretion without giving any reasons.

The copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the information on this website belong and are reserved to the relevant owners. The Government of HKSAR and the DH shall not be liable for any losses incurred or damages suffered by any person as a result of any actual or alleged infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights.

Copyright Notice

The content available on this website, including but not limited to all text, graphics, drawings, diagrams, photographs and compilation of data or other materials are protected by copyright. The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is the owner of all copyright works contained in this website. Any reproduction, adaptation, distribution, dissemination or making available of such copyright works to the public is strictly prohibited unless prior written authorization is obtained from the Department of Health.

Personal Data (privacy) Statement

The Department of Health, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ("the Government") is concerned to ensure that all personal data submitted through this website are handled in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.

The Government will record visits to this website without collecting any personally identifiable information of users. Such general statistics are collected for the compilation of statistical reports and the diagnosis of problems with or concerning computer systems to help the Government improve this website.

Search service on this website is provided by an independent contractor of the Government. We are advised by the independent contractor that it does not collect personally identifiable information while serving search results through this website. The independent contractor will share the anonymous data it collects through the search service with the Government for compiling traffic analysis on government websites. The Government will not match the data obtained from any such search activity with any personal data possibly held by the Government.

Purpose of Collection

For different purposes and at different times you may be invited to provide personal data to the Government through this website on a voluntary basis. Personal information may include name, telephone number, mailing address or e-mail address. The personal data are provided by clients with whom the Government interacts in the delivery will be used by the Government for the following purposes:

(a) Proof of eligibility;
(b) Record of assessment and treatment results for continuation of care or reference by other medical professionals;
(c) Consent for specific management and service;
(d) Epidemiological surveillance;
(e) Tracing defaulters for follow up;
(f) Assessment for social assistance;
(g) For preparing statistics, carrying out research or teaching purpose;
(h) For services/manpower development and planning;
(i) Record of visit/enquiries/complaints by outsiders; and
(j) To facilitate organisation of activities related to health education and community liaison.
* The provision of personal data is voluntary. If you do not provide sufficient information, we may not be able to prove your eligibility for specific service/activities and cannot provide service/assistance to you or even the service/assistance may still be provided, you will be charged at the non-entitled person (usually higher) rate.
Classes of transferees
The personal data you provide are mainly for use within DH but they may also be disclosed to other Government bureau/departments or relevant parties for the purposes mentioned in paragraph 1 above, if required. Apart from this, the data may only be disclosed to parties where you have given consent to such disclosure or where such disclosure is allowed under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.
Access to Personal Data
You have a right of access and correction with respect to personal data as provided for in section 18 and 22 and Principle 6 of Schedule 1 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. Your right of access includes the right to obtain a copy of your personal data. A fee may be imposed for complying with a data access request.
Enquiries concerning the personal data provided, including the making of access and corrections, should be addressed to Consultant Paediatrician.

This Privacy Policy has been translated into Chinese. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and the Chinese version, the English version shall prevail.

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Last revision date: 21 December 2012