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Privacy Policy

PRIVACY Policy

Introduction

This website is operated by Asia-Germany Industrial Promotion Limited, a Hong Kong limited company with registered office at Suite 705, 3 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong SAR on behalf of itself and its affiliated entities (the “Company” or “we” or “us”).

This web site is not directed to children or individuals under 18 years of age. Individuals under 18 should refrain from using this web site.

This Notice describes how we use personal data we receive from you.  Personal data is, in simple terms, any information about a living individual that enables that individual to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data and other online identifiers.

This document is a notice to you as a user of this web site so that you have information about how we process personal data and is provided to you pursuant to the terms of applicable privacy laws.  For users based in the United Kingdom and the European Union, this includes the EU General Data Protection and related legislation implemented in the UK and in the EU (collectively, the “GDPR”).  For UK users of this web site, for purposes of the GDPR, the controller is AGIC (UK) Limited; for other users in the EU, for GDPR purposes, the controller is AGIC Partners GmbH.

We reserve the right to update this Privacy Notice, including by making updates that are necessary because we have added functionality to this web site.  We will post any updates on the web site though updates to this Privacy Notice.  These changes will be effective from the date of posting.  You should review this Privacy Notice each time you use our web site, and your continued use of our web site confirms your awareness of the current version of our Privacy Notice.

 

General Visiting and Cookies

You can visit our web site to read about us without telling us who you are.  If this is all you do on our web site, the only personal data we collect, and store is the name of your internet service provider, the web site that referred you to us, the pages you requested and the date and time of those requests.  We use this personal data to generate statistics and analytics and to measure web site activity to improve the usefulness of customer visits.

We collect this personal data by using cookies.  Cookies are usually small text files that are stored on your computer’s browser directory or program data subfolders. Cookies are created when you use your browser to visit a web site that uses cookies to keep track of your movements within the web site. Our web site stores a corresponding file to the one we set in your browser and in this file, we can track and keep information on your movements within the web site and information you may have voluntarily given while visiting the web site.

You may remove our cookies by adjusting your browser settings.  By using our web site without such adjustments, you are agreeing to our use of these cookies.

 

Your Rights

You may have certain privacy rights in connection with your use of this web site.  For reference, under the GDPR, you may have the following rights:

  • The right to be informed about our collection and use of your personal data;
  • The right to access the personal data we hold about you;
  • The right to be forgotten;
  • The right to prevent the processing of your personal data;
  • The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes;
  • The right to data portability;
  • The right to have information about automated decision-making and profiling (although please note that we do not use any of your personal data in this way).

These rights are subject to applicable laws and to certain conditions.  If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at hongkong@agic-group.comIf you are a UK user, you may also contact us by post at 35 Berkeley Square, W1J 5BF London, United Kingdom and if you are an EU user (non-UK), you may also contact us at Odeonsplatz 18, 80539 Munich, Germany.  All other users who wish to contact us by post should use our Hong Kong address, as set out above.  Please mark such communication (whether by email or post) “Important – Privacy Notification”.

You may also have a right in some locations, and particularly under the GDPR, to file a complaint with your local data protection authority.

 

Categories of Data We Collect

In addition to the usage data described above, we may add a registration function to this website by which you register with us so that we can provide you with information that you have requested.  The personal data we would collect in such circumstances is likely to include:

  • Name;
  • Date of Birth (so that we can confirm that you are over the age of 18)
  • Address;
  • Email address;
  • Mobile number;
  • Telephone number;
  • Business name;
  • Job title;
  • Profession;
  • Other personal information as may be relevant for the services.

At the time that you register, we will ask you specifically to confirm whether you wish to receive additional information from us.

This personal data, as well as the usage data described above, is used by us for our legitimate interests of operating our business, to provide further information to our potential customers and to assist in our recruitment activities.  If you decide to apply for an employment position with us, the applicable employing Company affiliate will retain information, data and documents provided by you and all candidates for 6 years for immigration purposes. This information, data and documents may be shared, including with governmental authorities, to comply with the relevant immigration requirements.

 

Recipients of Your Personal Data

We will disclose your personal data to third party service providers that perform services for us or who provide products to us and who are obligated to secure the information disclosed to them.  This includes disclosure to information technology suppliers, analytics providers and marketing and mailing providers.  It may also include persons who are interested in joining our business and/or who are interested in entering into transactions with us to grow our business.  In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your personal data to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.  In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.

We will also disclose your personal data as required by a court order or any other legal or regulatory requirement, including in response to requests from public and government authorities outside your country of residence, or to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, or that of you or others anywhere in the world.  As indicated above, this includes the provision of your personal data to immigration authorities and immigration service providers if you are applying for a position with us.

UK and EU users should be aware that recipients of your personal data may be located outside of the UK and/or the European Union.  The laws of these other countries may not provide the same level of protection as the laws of your home country. By providing us with personal data about yourself, you confirm your understanding that your personal data may be shared with recipients in these other jurisdictions.  Any transfer we make outside of the UK and the EU will be made in accordance with the requirements set out in the GDPR and we will take the steps required under the GDPR to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and the EU and under the GDPR.

 

Protection of Your Personal Data

We take reasonable measures to protect personal data from misuse, interference and unauthorized loss, access, modification or disclosure. We undertake industry standard data protection practices, including by deploying a variety of commercially available software and hardware security tools.  While we will strive to protect your personal data, we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant the security of any of your personal data. We will not be and are not liable for disclosures of your personal data due to errors in transmission, networks that we do not control, or unauthorized acts of third parties.

 

How Long We Keep Personal Data

We will keep your personal data until such time as we no longer expect to need to use it for any legal and /or legitimate purpose and otherwise in accordance with all applicable laws. At the appropriate time, we will take reasonable steps to destroy your personal data or ensure that your personal data is de-identified, except were we need to retain such data to satisfy legal and compliance obligations.  Although we make no commitment to retain your personal data, these steps will generally be taken within 6 years of your last contact with us.