1. Background

In some respects, Hong Kong laws require additions to the privacy policy of CPA Australia particular to Hong Kong. This document sets out aspects of CPA Australia’s Privacy Policy specific to Hong Kong.

2. Our obligations  

CPA Australia is required to comply with Hong Kong law in respect of its operations there, as well as with applicable Australian law. In particular, we seek to comply with the requirements of Hong Kong’s Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO).

3. Application of CPA Australia’s Privacy Policy

CPA Australia’s Privacy Policy shall apply to its operations in Hong Kong. This document needs to be read in conjunction with CPA Australia’s Privacy Policy found at CPA Australia’s website, including without limitation, sections 2 (The purposes for which we collect, hold, use and disclose personal information) and 2.2 (Direct marketing) of CPA Australia’s Privacy Policy. The purposes set out in section 2 of CPA Australia’s Privacy Policy are the same for Hong Kong as for Australia.

4. Use of personal data for direct marketing in Hong Kong

As in other jurisdictions, CPA Australia intends to use personal data collected from Hong Kong residents to send to them marketing communications offering or advertising the availability of goods, facilities and services (Direct Marketing). Under the PDPO, we may not use such personal data for Direct Marketing unless we have received consent from these data subjects to that intended use.   

4.1 Kinds of personal data

We may use your name, address email address, and information about your preferences for Direct Marketing. These preferences might relate both to the communication channels which you prefer for receiving direct marketing from us and the types of products and services in which you are interested.   

4.2 Classes of marketing subjects

Your personal data may be used for Direct Marketing in relation to the following:

  • news and information, including publications by CPA Australia; 
  • member research, including member surveys; 
  • professional development offerings and opportunities, including CPA Australia Congress; and
  • benefits, products and services offered by CPA Australia partners and sponsors, including credit cards and associated rewards, banking and financial services, insurance, telecommunications services and devices, travel and leisure, news publications and subscriptions, technology and lifestyle products, business financial services, business insurance, and business support services and classes.

4.3 Communication of your consent

You may communicate your consent to our use of your personal data for Direct Marketing free of charge by the following channels:

  • when providing us with your personal data through our website, clicking on the button indicating your consent; 
  • when providing us with your personal data through a form, signing on the form indicating your consent; or
  • following the instructions in the document on which you are providing your personal data to us. 

You may also opt-out from receiving marketing communications from us at any time, free of charge, by following the opting-out instructions found in section 2.2 (Direct marketing) of CPA Australia’s Privacy Policy.       

5. Retention of personal data

All personal data that has been collected from you will only be kept for a limited duration that is relevant to the purpose for which your personal data is to be used and for as long as required by applicable law.