Privacy and Copyrights Statement

Personal Data Privacy Statement

It is the policy of the European Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong (the “ECC”) to request the following details from applicants for membership to the ECC (the “Applicant(s)”) and current members of the ECC (the “Member(s)”): –

  1. the full name and address of any Applicant or Member;
  2. the telephone number and/or other contact details of any Applicant or Member; and
  3. the identity card or travel document number of any Applicant or Member; or
  4. (collectively, the “Personal Data”) business registration certificate of the ECC’s corporate Applicants or Members.

It is not compulsory for Applicants or Members to provide the ECC with the Personal Data or its business registration certificate (as the case may be). However, if an Applicant or Member does not give the Personal Data or business registration certificate (as the case may be) to the ECC, the ECC reserves the right to refuse membership to the Applicant or to withdraw membership for the Member. The Applicants or Members may provide the Personal Data or its business registration certificate (as the case may be) to the ECC by completing the application form of the ECC, and thereafter furnishing such application form, duly signed and, if applicable, affixed with the company chop, to the ECC. The ECC reserves the right to request the Applicant or Member to verify his Personal Data or its business registration certificate (as the case may be) by the presentation of appropriate evidence of the Personal Data or its business registration certificate (as the case may be) in person to the Secretary, for the time being, of the ECC.

Use of the Personal Data

The Personal Data will be used by the ECC for the purpose of:-

  1. verifying the identity of the Applicant or Member;
  2. sending the Applicant or Member notifications of future events organised, or supported, by the ECC;
  3. collating data and preparing reports on the operations of the ECC;
  4. liaising with organisations or entities with similar objectives to the ECC;
  5. liaising with Government departments and agencies, whether in Hong Kong, the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland;
  6. promoting the interests, or otherwise furthering the objectives, of the ECC; and
  7. other lawful activities of the ECC.

The Personal Data may be disclosed by the ECC to:-

  1. companies, businesses, entities or persons directly concerned in an event organised, or supported, by the ECC;
  2. Government departments in Hong Kong, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland; and
  3. organisations and entities that share similar objectives to the ECC, provided that any such disclosure is necessary or appropriate for a relevant purpose(s) of the ECC.

Access to Personal Data 

Each of the Applicants or Members has a right to:

  1. request access to his Personal Data;
  2. correct any errors in his Personal Data;
  3. upon payment of a fee, obtain a copy of his Personal Data; and
  4. by way of written request, withdraw his consent to the use by the ECC of his Personal Data.

If any of the Applicants or Members has any queries concerning his Personal Data (including requesting access to, or correcting the details of, his Personal Data), the Applicant or Member should contact:-

Room 1302, 13/F,
168 Queen’s Road Central,
Hong Kong

Conditions of Use

The information contained on this website is only general information regarding topics considered to be of interest to the members of the European Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong (the “ECC”), and may not reflect the most current information that is available. No information on the ECC website is intended as, or constitutes, legal advice or any other form of professional advice, and should not be relied upon as such. ECC and its members do not accept any responsibility for, and disclaim all liability in respect of, the use of, or reliance upon, the information contained on the ECC website by any person for any reason whatsoever. No person should act or refrain from acting in reliance upon the information in the ECC website without seeking suitable prior professional advice. The ECC is not responsible for any third party content which can be accessed through the ECC website.

Before any links are established to this site, you should contact the President or Secretary, from time to time, of the ECC to obtain the consent of the ECC.

Copyright 

You may use any information obtained from the ECC website but such information must not be amended, provided to anyone outside your organisation or used for any commercial purpose. Reproduction of all, or any part, of the contents of the ECC website other than for the use of you or your organisation for non-commercial purposes is prohibited. The permission to use any information obtained from the ECC website does not include any permission for you or your organisation to incorporate any, or all, of the information contained on the ECC website in any work or publication, whether in paper, electronic, or any other form.

 

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Friday, 22 June 2018
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Thursday, 14 June 2018
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Monday, 28 May 2018
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Wednesday, 2 May 2018
Representing the European passenger car and commercial vehicle manufacturers in Hong Kong, the Council aims to bring forward proposals and be a partner to the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. In this position paper, the EAC focused on Sustainable Mobility, Public Light Buses, Heavy Vehicles, Attracting Talent in Hong Kong, Vehicle Registration Data, and the Future Trends of the Automotive Industry. Read more...
Monday, 23 April 2018
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Tuesday, 27 March 2018
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Friday, 9 March 2018
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Monday, 30 April 2018
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Tuesday, 10 April 2018
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Wednesday, 21 March 2018
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Tuesday, 27 March 2018
Representatives from the European Parliament and the Council reached yesterday evening a provisional agreement on the Regulation for monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data from new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs), i.e. lorries, buses and coaches. This is the first ever EU legislation focusing on the CO2 emissions from these vehicles.
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Wednesday, 14 March 2018
The Commission proposed an ambitious and comprehensive package of measures to tackle non-performing loans in Europe, capitalising on the significant progress already made in reducing risks in the banking sector.
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Tuesday, 13 March 2018
The European Commission has welcomed the political agreement reached by EU Member States today on new transparency rules for intermediaries - such as tax advisers, accountants, banks and lawyers - who design and promote tax planning schemes for their clients.
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Wednesday, 7 March 2018
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Thursday, 1 March 2018
The Commission put forward an Intellectual Property package, including guidance on the Directive on the enforcement of intellectual property rights. It will also continue to work on the establishment of Memoranda of Understanding with different intermediaries to find concrete solutions for the removal of counterfeited goods online.
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Thursday, 1 March 2018
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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
The European Commission has today published the draft Withdrawal Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom. The draft Withdrawal Agreement will now be sent to the Council (Article 50) and the European Parliament's Brexit Steering Group for discussion, before being transmitted to the United Kingdom for negotiation.
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