Hong Kong Housing Society

  1. About Hong Kong Housing Society

The Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) is an independent, non-government and not-for profit organisation established in 1948, providing quality housing for the people of Hong Kong. Incorporated by Ordinance in 1951, HKHS has implemented various housing schemes to meet the needs of niche markets. Governed by Members with a Supervisory Board and an Executive Committee made up of professionals coming from different sectors of the community, we have been serving the Hong Kong community with a social mission.

  1. Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is compiled by the Hong Kong Housing Society ("HKHS") for general information only. Whilst HKHS endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this general information, no statement, representation, warranty or guarantee, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy or appropriateness for use in any particular circumstances.

This website can also contain information contributed by others over whom, and in respect of which, the HKHS may have no influence. Users may link from this website to sites provided by others. HKHS expressly states that it has not approved or endorsed the information provided by others on this website or any other sites linked to this website and the HKHS accepts no responsibility or liability (howsoever caused) for such information.

HKHS is not responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever arising out of or in connection with any information including data or programmes on this website. HKHS shall have the right to omit, suspend or edit all information compiled by HKHS in this website at any time in its absolute discretion without giving any reason or prior notice. Users are responsible for making their own assessment of all information contained in this website and are advised to verify such information by making reference, for example, to original publications and obtaining independent advice before acting upon it.

You shall indemnify a HKHS against all actions, claims, demands, liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses of whatever nature and howsoever occurring arising directly or indirectly from or in connection with any breach by you of the terms of this Disclaimer.

By accessing this website or any of its webpages, you unconditionally agree to the terms of this Disclaimer and as they may be modified and/or supplemented from time to time by HKHS without prior notice to you. Please check this webpage regularly for any modifications and/or supplements which may be made.

In case of discrepancy between English version and Chinese version in respect of all or any of part of the contents in this website, the English version shall prevail.

  1. Copyright

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 subject to copyright owned by the Housing Society or other entities. Except as expressly permitted herein or where prior written authorisation is obtained from the Housing Society, any reproduction, adaptation, distribution, dissemination or making available of such copyright works to the public is strictly prohibited.

Permission is granted for users to download the materials herein to store them in local computers, provided that this is solely for personal or non-commercial internal use, and provided further that this copyright notice is downloaded at the same time. Users should note that this permission only applies to the Housing Society copyright materials. Where third party copyrights are involved, an appropriate notice will appear in this website.

  1. Privacy Policy

General Policy

Hong Kong Housing Society (“HKHS”) is committed to protecting your privacy. We endeavour to ensure that our collection, storage and use of personal data are carried out in compliance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, Cap 486 of the laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. We also strive to ensure compliance by our staff with strictest standards of security and confidentiality.

Below is our policy and practice regarding how your personal data will be treated, please read carefully. This policy applies to all users of this website and may from time to time be revised, or otherwise changed where we deem necessary. Reference to “we”, “us” or “our” in this Privacy Policy Statement shall mean HKHS or HKHS’, as appropriate.

Collection and Use of Personal Data

If you are only browsing this website, HKHS does not capture data that allows us to identify you individually. Our service provider however makes a record of your visit that shows only the Domain Name Server address part of your email address and of the pages visited. The service provider only discloses to us aggregate information about the number and types of visitor by reference to their Domain Name Server addresses. This information is used by us only for preparing general statistics on the usage of our website.

At different time and for different purposes, you may be invited to provide personal data on a voluntary basis, which may include, but not limited to your name, telephone number, postal address or e-mail address etc. HKHS will specify the collection purposes and intended usage of your data when it invites you to provide such information (you are strongly advised to review the specific Personal Information Collection Statement before you submit your personal data to HKHS).

If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide us with any personal data online. Please contact us and we will deal with the personal data (if any) provided by you for the specific purpose with the consent of your parents or guardians.

This website contains links to external websites whose privacy policies may differ from this Privacy Policy. Your visiting to those external websites through the links will be subject to privacy policies as shall be applicable under those external websites. HKHS is not responsible for the content and privacy practices of these external websites. You are encouraged to consult the privacy policies of these external websites before submitting any personal information.

Unless otherwise specified, personal data collected from you may be used by HKHS for or in connection with the following purposes:

  • conducting customer, product and service surveys;
  • meeting any disclosure requirements under any applicable laws or regulations; and
  • marketing and promotion of elderly services provided by HKHS

Data Security

Personal data we have collected will be maintained in our database with security and precaution will be taken to safeguard your personal data against theft, misuse or leakage. Only authorized staff of HKHS will be permitted to access such personal data.

All practical steps will be taken to ensure that personal data will not be kept longer than necessary and that HKHS will comply with all statutory and regulatory requirements in Hong Kong concerning the retention of personally identifiable information.

Disclosure of Personal Data

We will only disclose and share your personal data internally and in occasion where such disclosure is required or permitted by law. HKHS will not share any personally-identifiable information with third parties outside HKHS without your prior consent except for third party service providers who provide administrative, telecommunication, computer, payment or other services to HKHS.

Our third party service providers are under a duty of confidentiality and are only allowed to process personal data on behalf of HKHS in connection with the purposes specified, and not for any of their own purposes.

Use of Cookies

By accessing this website, you accept and agree that we, our affiliated companies or our service providers may send cookies (small pieces of data placed on your hard disk drive when you access a website or a certain part of a website) to your computer or other access device in order to personalize your visit to this website and/or to learn more about your use or browsing habits while visiting this website. The cookie may be a persistent or single session cookie. We will not collect any personal data from you when cookies are being used.

Access and Correction of Personal Data

You have a right to request access to, and the correction of, your personal data in accordance with the provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486).

Requests for access to and correction of personal data held by the Housing Society can be made in writing addressing to:

Personal Data Privacy Officer

Hong Kong Housing Society Operations Headquarters

8/F, 1063 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

When handling a data access or correction request, Housing Society will check the identity of the requester to ensure that he/she is the person legally entitled to make the data access or correction request.

In the event that there is any inconsistency between the English and Chinese versions of this statement, the English version shall prevail.

Last update: 23 June 2022

  1. Access to Information

To enhance the understanding of members of the public about its work and business activities, the Housing Society provides accurate and up-to-date information on its own initiative and upon requests.

The Housing Society strives to be as transparent as practicable in its operations and business activities. Requests for information of a general nature from members of the public would be entertained as far as feasible.

The Housing Society corporate website provides comprehensive information about its organisation structure, property portfolio, business activities, social responsibilities as well as a wide range of subject matters of public interest.

News of public concern and business initiatives of the Housing Society will be released to members of the public by way of press releases and other media activities held from time to time.

Request for information on the Housing Society may be made through our enquiry hotline or by email.

  1. Accessibility Statement

This website adopts web accessibility design and conforms to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA standard. Should you have any enquiries or comments on its accessibility, please contact us via erc@hkhs.com .