Privacy Policy

Around DB website and magazine are operated by Bay Media Limited (a Hong Kong registered company). The privacy policy set out below outlines the manner in which we manage your personal information.

If you are a visitor of this website or a reader of Around DB magazine, you should read and agree to the collection, use, disclosure and handling of your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy. Your continuous usage of this website is the confirmation of your acknowledgement and acceptance of our Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with the Terms of Use applicable to this website.

Personal information we collect

We collect information from you when you register on our site, when you appear as a business or as an individual on our website or in the magazine, when you respond to a survey/ poll or a competition, when you report a problem on the website or the magazine or when you answer our emails or fill out a form. The type of information we collect is as follows:
– Name, email and other contact and demographic details
– Information collected when requesting services and/ or requesting to be listed in some sections of the website or magazine
– Information or pictures collected from events coverage in Discovery Bay, Tung Chung and South Lantau or around these areas

This information allows us to provide you with high-standard services, answer your enquiries, deal with your requests, and improve the content of the website and the services we offer you.

We may use your personal information to provide you with information about offers, promotions, goods or services, to share your information on an aggregate basis with other service providers and other parties. If this had to happen, you could opt-out of receiving future mailings using the “opt-out” option on the email that would be sent to you.

We may also disclose some personal information if we are required to do so by law or if we, in good faith, believe that such action is necessary to comply with law and legal matters.

Measures to protect the privacy of your information

We acknowledge the importance of protecting all information we collect. We strive to ensure that we have industry standard security measures in place to protect from misuse and loss or distortion of information stored on our servers. As much as we strive to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information to the website, we also recognise the limit that data transmission over internet offers. There is no guarantee that it’s totally secure and we are not responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your personal information.

1. Cookies

Cookies are small text files that allow websites to store and retrieve information about you from your computer system. Around DB tracks site usage in order to provide a more personalised experience and therefore use cookies for this purpose. We do not use cookies in order to retrieve any information from your computer other than what you provide via this website. We have no control over whether and how our advertisers and/ or any third parties that are linked to our website use cookies that originate from their website. Also, we do not match any of the information collected via cookies with any of your personal data in order to identify you.

2. Real-estate agencies

When you submit an enquiry about specific properties through this website, your personal data will be passed on to the real-estate agency. It will then be their responsibility to deal with this private information. In no way should the Around DB website be held responsible for any misuse of this personal data, if such a case was to arise.

3. Private posts within the property or directory sections

When you submit an enquiry about specific posts within the property or directory sections, your personal data will be passed on to the post advertiser. It will then be their responsibility to deal with your private information. In no way should the Around DB website be held responsible for any misuse of this personal data, if such a case was to arise.

4. Links to other websites

The Around DB website contains links to other websites. These other sites are not under our control. Therefore, Around DB should not be held responsible for any misuse or abuse of privacy practices of these websites.

5. Modifications and cancellations

Around DB reserves the right to remove you or your personal information (in part or in full) from our database, correct personal information if erroneous and allow you to opt-out of further email contact while still allowing you access to the website. We will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to make sure that the information about you on the website is accurate and correct.

6. Statistical information

We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you. Around DB may also analyse user behaviour through statistical information we get from this website, such as the number of visitors that viewed and clicked specific advertising banners, and the demographic profile of those visitors.

Please remember that these guidelines can be changed at any time at our discretion. We advise you to review this Privacy Policy periodically; any modifications will be posted on this page. If we become aware of any privacy issues arising from this website, we will take this matter very seriously and will work towards addressing these concerns.