For us, "personal information" means information which either directly identifies you (like your name, email address, or phone number) or can be reasonably linked or combined to identify you (like student number or IP address). We'll always tell you what personal information we’re collecting from you. See each form’s Privacy Notice or Privacy Statement for specific details.
Any information that falls outside this is "non-personal information."
If we store your personal information with information that is non-personal, we will consider the combination as personal information. If we remove all personal information from a set of data then the remaining is non-personal information.
We learn information about you when:
When you give us information, we will use it in the ways for which you've given us permission. Generally, we use your information to help us provide and improve our products and services for you.
For users in the EU, EEA, Switzerland, and California: see here for more information. There are apparently way more of you visiting this site than we expect, despite us being based in Hong Kong and the majority of us have yet to leave.
These regions have data protection laws that require us to specify the following:
Our lawful bases for collecting and processing personal information under the European General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") include:
The following rights are granted under the GDPR and California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA"). Queen's College Astronomers' Club applies these rights to all users of our products/services, regardless of your location:
If you have a question or concern, please contact us and we hope to resolve it for you.
We are committed to protecting your personal information once we have it. We implement physical, business and technical security measures. Despite our efforts, if we learn of a security breach, we'll notify you so that you can take appropriate protective steps.
We also don't want your personal information for any longer than we need it, so we only keep it long enough to do what we collected it for. Once we don't need it, we take steps to destroy it unless we are required by law to keep it longer.
We may need to change this policy and our notices. The updates will be posted online. If the changes are substantive, we will announce the update through the Club's usual channels for such announcements such as social media posts or emails. Your continued use of the product or service after the effective date of such changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes. To make your review more convenient, we will post an effective date at the top of the page.
Queen's College Astronomers' Club 皇仁書院天文學會
16 July 2021
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We may receive personal information from you based on your interaction with us on social media platforms; if you submit a membership or core application; if you volunteer as a helper for the Club; if you submit user feedback or a request to us; or if you engage with an activity, product or policy campaign.
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You should know what this is already if you are coding. But the detailed terms of this license are available anyway.
Code libraries used are under separate licenses by their authors, but are also public licenses.