The Environmental Protection Department respects personal data privacy and is committed to fully implementing and complying with the data protection principles and all relevant provisions under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“PDPO”).
This Department will record visits to this website without collecting any personal identifiable information of users. For different purposes and at different times, users may be invited to provide personal data to this Department through this website on a voluntary basis. When the relevant webpage of the online service invites you to provide some personal information, we will explain the use and purpose of collecting the personal information and remind you how to request or correct the relevant personal information. Unless permitted or required by law, we will not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent.
When browsing this website, users may have cookies temporarily stored in their computer until you close your browser. The purpose of cookies is to facilitate navigation only. We will not collect any personal data under this circumstance. Users have a choice not to accept the cookies by configurating their internet browser settings, but in this case, full functionality of the website may not be properly provided.
This Department may for various reasons and at different times invite users to provide personal data voluntarily. The personal data will be collected and handled in accordance with our general personal data practice in following the Data Protection Principles above. The data will be secured by the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology with our website during network transmissions with access restricted to authorized personnel only.
Search service on this website is provided by an independent contractor of the Government. The independent contractor does not collect personal identifiable information while serving search results through our website. The independent contractor will share the anonymous data it collects through the search service for compiling traffic analysis on this website. This Department will not match the data obtained from any such search activity with any personal data possibly held by us.