Privacy Policy Statement

MakerBay Foundation Limited and its associated companies (referred to as “Our Organisation”, “we”, “us” and “our”) takes individuals’ privacy seriously. This Statement explains our policies and practices and applies to information collection and use including but not limited to while you are visiting and using (the “Site”).

1. Information collection

In order to provide a better service to you, we may, in the course of and in relation to provision of our services or products, collect and process the following information about you:

  • information such as name, company name, company address, phone number, email address, company product/service details when you register with us, use our services, attend our functions, or communicate with us. In some circumstances, we may also collect personal identification data such as your passport or identity card number, date of birth and/or nationality for security and verification purposes;
  • the content of any communications you send to us, for example, to report a problem or to submit queries, concerns or comments regarding the Site or its content; and
  • information from surveys that we may, from time to time, run on the Site for research purposes, if you choose to respond to, or participate in, them.

We only retain personal data for so long as it is necessary for the fulfillment of the purpose for which the data is or is to be used.

2. Use of information

The purposes for which information may be used by us in and outside Hong Kong include:

  •  provision of the Services, administration and management of the Services
  •  identifying and verifying your identity to ensure that you have the right to use the Services
  •  carrying out promotion and providing you with new information and other information (including notifying you Our Organisation’s goods/services)
  • conducting survey, data analysis or carrying out research to enable Our Organisation to understand your or other users’ needs, upgrading or improving the quality of Services, business development and customization of the Services
  • complying with laws, regulations or codes of practice in or outside Hong Kong
  • prevention or detection of crime, and protection of the security and safety of our events and trade fairs
  • other purposes directly relating to the activities identified above

We may conduct direct marketing via email, direct mail, telephone and other means of communication whether now or hereafter known, or send e-newsletters to you. You may choose not to receive promotional materials, by simply telling us (see below for contact details), and we will cease to do so. If applicable law requires that we receive your explicit consent before we send you certain types of marketing communications, we will only send you those types of communications after receiving your explicit consent.

3. Disclosure

We will keep the personal data we hold confidential but may provide your personal data to:

  • personnel, agents, advisers, auditors, contractors, financial institutions, and service providers in connection with our operations or services
  • our overseas offices, affiliates, business partners and counterparts (if any)
  • persons under a duty of confidentiality to us
  • persons to whom we are required to make disclosure under applicable laws in or outside Hong Kong
  • parties or entities from whom we receive subsidies or special funding support for audit purpose

4. Cookies

We use cookies to find out more about the use of our Site and user preferences to improve our services. We note traffic, pages visited and time spent to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies. You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

5. Security

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Given the operational nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that the transmission is fully secure. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

6. Your consent and rights

By using our service, making an application or visiting our website, you consent to the collection and use of your information and other activities as outlined in this policy.

You have the right:

  • to check whether we hold personal data about you and to access such data
  • to require us to correct inaccurate data
  • to ascertain our policies and practices in relation to personal data and the kind of personal data held by us.
  • to object to the use of your personal data for marketing purposes and we shall not use your personal data for marketing purposes after you communicate your objection to us.

If you wish to exercise one of the above mentioned rights, cease marketing communications, and/or raise questions or complaints please contact us at [email protected]

If there is any inconsistency between the English and Chinese versions of this Disclaimer, the English version shall prevail.

Last Updated: 15/12/2023

Ms. Angie Zhou

Education Specialist

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Angie Zhou is an Education Specialist at MIT App Inventor. She was the founder and CEO of Dreams Come True in Shenzhen, where she developed online coding courses for kids. She also has previous curriculum development, teaching and staff training experience at First Code Academy in Hong Kong.