Personal Information Collection Statement
This Personal Information Collection Statement should be read together with the Privacy Policy Statement.

When registering as a user of this System, subscribing to periodical updates, or changing your personal information held by us, you will be required to provide personal information. You will be prompted when submitting a form if mandatory data has not been completed. The information is essential for us to be able to identify accurately who is using the service. Without such data we may be unable to provide the service or respond to your requests.

When registering as an applicant for Funds administered by the Research Fund Secretariat (the ‘RFS’) for submission of applications or other documents related to the RFS, you will be required to provide personal information. You will be prompted when submitting a form if mandatory data has not been completed. The information is essential for us to be able to identify accurately who is using the service. Without such data we may be unable to process your application or provide the service requested.

We do not sell, trade or disclose to any third party any personal information you provided unless we have been authorized by you or are required by the law. This is however without prejudice to our rights to disclose your personal information to other government departments or appropriate third parties if we are required to do so by law or we believe that such action is necessary:
  1. to protect our rights and properties in relation to this System and other users of this System;
  2. to comply with legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order;
  3. to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of this System or any services we provide in relation to the RFS; or
  4. during emergencies, such as when somebody's safety is at risk.
You may use the online forms provided in this System to correct or update your personal information. In response, we may ask you to provide details for verification purpose.

If you have any question about this Personal Information Collection Statement, please contact us by email at egmsenquiry@fhb.gov.hk.

This Personal Information Collection Statement is subject to change. Any change will be posted on this webpage.