Collection of Personal Information
Our websites do not capture personal information about users unless you choose to provide such information to us. We may request:
- Personal information, including name, identification and passport numbers, job details.
- Contact information, including email address, contact number.
- Demographic information such as postal code, preferences and interests.
- Other relevant information for surveys, sale of publications and other service offerings.
Separately, we encourage you to review the privacy statements of websites that you may link to from SFG to understand how these websites collect, use and share your information. We are not responsible for the privacy statements or content on websites outside of the SFG family of websites.
We wish to alert you that information about your computer hardware and software, e.g. your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses will automatically be collected by us to maintain quality of the service and to compile general statistics regarding use of SFG websites.
Use of Your Personal Information
The information provided by you to us helps us to understand your needs and to provide you better service. In particular, we gather information for the following purposes:
- Internal record keeping.
- Process relevant information for our activities, e.g. marketing and events
- Improve our products and services and to customise our websites according to your interests.
- Develop content of this website and our related network of websites.
- From time to time, we may use your information to contact you by email, phone, fax or mail to conduct research.
SFG does not sell, rent or lease its users’ lists to third parties. We may share data with our partner agencies to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to SFG. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. We will not share your personal information with other entities.
However, SFG may be obliged to disclose your personal information, if required to do so by law or in good faith, that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SFG or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SFG; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of SFG, or the public.
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