Welcome to this website provided by DQS Management Systems Solutions (HK) Limited (or DQS-HK in this website) primary for online courses. Maintaining the data privacy of our users and other interested parties is very important to us; so is adhering to the secrecy of telecommunications when designing our services.
All of the publicly accessible sites may be visited without any user authentication. In order to continuously improve the The website’s internet presence, statistical information may be gathered during visits to our website, such as the number of visitors to the site. What is being recorded is the user, IP address, type of computer and browser, date of visit, internet provider, time of visit and the access logs of files. This information will only be used for internal purposes, including that for management system certification and training service.
Tools used on this website include Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, text data that is stored on your computer and which enables an analysis of your use (frequency, navigation, links, preferences etc.) of this website. The Cookie-generated information on your visit to this site (including your IP Address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA for storage. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, draw up reports on the totality of activity on the site for the site’s webmaster and for the purposes of further advancing and refining Internet services. Google may provide such information to third parties, insofar as this is legally required or permissible or insofar as theses third parties are contract processing the data for Google. On no account may Google bring together such data or other Google data with your IP Address. By adjusting your browser you can prevent the cookies from installing: however, we should mention that doing this may affect your full access to all functions of this website. By using this website you are giving your agreement to the gathering and processing by Google of data on your internet activity within the context, of the type and for the purposes given above. For more detail on this, please read Google’s general terms of business at http://www.google.com/policies/terms.
Without your express permission there will be no automatic gathering, processing or use of personal data from your visit on the Internet as a non-registered guest. News with primary course information may be delivered to the emails of the registered users from time to time. You will not be required to reveal personal data in order to visit our website as a guest. But there will be some cases where we will need to know your name and address as well as additional information in order to provide the requested services, such as generation or delivery of training certificates. Furthermore, we will only archive data you have submitted to us voluntarily or automatically, which may be deleted for the registered users without using our service for certain period, such as 10 years. The registered users can login to this website to update or delete their personal data at any time.
For example: when you enter data in a contact form, you are submitting it to The Platform voluntarily. The forms will be forwarded online via e-mail directly to The Platform, with no additional encryption used. We would like to point out that during transmission all information submitted may be accessible to third parties. For security purposes you should not submit any passwords or other information you want to be kept secret. All data provided by you in our online forms will be archived electronically. If you want to make changes or corrections to data you have stored with us or if you want to delete anything, please notify us by e-mail.
All personal data requested will be treated in accordance with current data protection laws in Hong Kong. These are protected by us and our partner organizations, which have been carefully selected. There will be no forwarding of data to third parties unless required for the processing of your inquiries or requested service under applicable regulations or certification rules.
Specially, a free service provided by DQS Academy is to notify the updates of standards or training courses to its customers or registered users of its websites. Therefore, the customers and registered users may receive such emails from DQS Academy from time to time, which can be unsubscribed with request in document.
Whenever we have partners assist us with data processing, we bind them by contract to handle data carefully in accordance with data protection directives and our own requirements, not to use them for purposes of their own and not to forward them to third parties. We shall only make data available to public bodies where prescribed by law. Both our employees and our business partners are bound by us to maintain confidentiality.
When technical service, such as website maintenance or debugging, is required, we may provide access to this website to suitable service providers with service terms for protection on personal data.
As far as direct or indirect hyperlinks to other Internet sites outside of the area of responsibility of The Platform are concerned, any potential liability of The Platform is limited to cases where The Platform has knowledge of the contents and where it would be both technically feasible and reasonable for The Platform to prevent the use of illegal content. We herewith expressly declare that at the time of setting of the hyperlinks, no illegal content was in evidence on the sites to be linked. We have no influence whatsoever on the current and future design, content, or copyright of the linked sites. We herewith expressly distance ourselves from all contents of all linked sites that have been changed after the hyperlinks had been placed, and from any content that may be illegal or immoral.
We accept no responsibility for sites of other organizations that are accessed via hyperlinks from our website.
Content on this website is subject to copyright. Except for private or other use of one’s own according to applicable regulations, information and content proffered may only be used with our permission.
Upon request and in accordance with applicable laws, we will advise you in writing if any what personal data of yours we have stored.
The website employs technical and organizational security measures in order to protect submitted data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously being upgraded in order to conform to the latest technological developments.
If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, please feel free to contact us, who will also handle your queries, requests, or complaints.