JOBKOK1 is dedicated to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of information entrusted to it. As part of this fundamental obligation, JOBKOK is committed to the appropriate protection and use of personal information (sometimes referred to as “personal data”, "personally identifiable information" or "PII") that has been collected online.
Generally, our intent is to collect only the personal information that is provided voluntarily by online visitors so that we can offer information and/or services to those individuals or offer information about employment opportunities. Please review this privacy statement ("Privacy Statement") to learn more about how we collect, use, share and protect the personal information that we have obtained.
We obtain personal information about you if you choose to provide it — for example, to contact mailboxes or to register for certain services. In some cases, you may have previously provided your personal information to JOBKOK (if, for example, you are a former employee). If you choose to register or login to a JOBKOK web site using a third party single sign-in service that authenticates your identity and connects your social media login information (e.g., LinkedIn, Google, Twitter or microblog, WeChat or QQ) with JOBKOK, we will collect any information or content needed for the registration or log-in that you have permitted the social media provider to share with us, such as your name and email address. Other information we collect may depend on the privacy settings you have set with your social media provider, so please review the privacy statement or policy of the applicable service.
By registering and/or submitting personal information to JOBKOK, you are also acknowledging that JOBKOK may use this information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Your personal information is not used for other purposes, unless we obtain your permission, or unless otherwise required or permitted by law or professional standards. For example, if you register to a JOBKOK web site and provide information about your preferences we will use this information to personalise your user experience. Where you register or login using a third party single user sign-in we may also recognize you as the same user across any different devices you use and personalise your user experience across other JOBKOK sites you visit. If you send us a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) to apply online for a position with JOBKOK, we will use the information that you provide to match you with available JOBKOK job opportunities.
In some cases where you have registered for certain services we may store your email address temporarily until we receive confirmation of the information you provided via an email (i.e. where we send an email to the email address provided as part of your registration to confirm a subscription request).
This Privacy Statement also covers other means by which we collect information. For example, it also covers how we collect information from in person discussions, telephone conversations, and through non-electronic communications (i.e., collection through means other than JOBKOK’s online systems).
JOBKOK generally collects only the personal information necessary to fulfil your request. Where additional, optional information is sought, you will be notified of this at the point of collection.
The law in the Peoples’ Republic of China, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) where applicable, allows us to process personal information, so long as we have a ground under the law to do so. It also requires us to tell you what those grounds are. As a result, when we process your personal information, we will rely on one of the following processing conditions:
JOBKOK only collects "sensitive" personal information when the relevant individuals voluntarily provide us with this information or where such information is required or permitted to be collected by law or professional standards. Sensitive information includes personal information regarding a person's race, ethnicity, political beliefs, trade union membership, religious or similar beliefs, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal record. Please use your discretion when providing sensitive information to JOBKOK, and under any circumstances, do not provide sensitive information to JOBKOK, unless you thereby consent to JOBKOK's use of that information for its legitimate business purposes and consent to the transfer and storage of such information to and in JOBKOK databases. By consenting to this Privacy Statement, you explicitly provide consent to JOBKOK and/or confirm to JOBKOK that consent of a third party from whom sensitive personal data are received and provided to JOBKOK for processing has been obtained (which consent may be required under the applicable law) for purposes described in this Privacy Statement. If you have any questions about whether the provision of sensitive information to JOBKOK is, or may be, necessary or appropriate for particular purposes, please contact JOBKOK at [email protected].
An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet. It allows computers and servers to recognise and communicate with one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate may be recorded for IT security and system diagnostic purposes. This information may also be used in aggregate form to conduct web site trend and performance analysis.
Cookies may be placed on your computer or .internet-enabled device whenever you visit us online. This allows the site to remember your computer or device and serves a number of purposes.
On some of our web sites, a notification banner will appear requiring your consent to collect cookies. If you do not provide consent, your computer or internet-enabled device will not be tracked for marketing-related activities. A secondary type of cookie referred to as "user-input" cookies may still be required for necessary functionality. Such cookies will not be blocked through the use of this notification banner. Your selection will be saved in a cookie and is valid for a period of 90 days. If you wish to revoke your selection, you may do so by clearing your browser's cookies.
Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can choose whether or not to accept cookies via your browser's settings (often found in your browser's Tools or Preferences menu). You may also delete cookies from your device at any time. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of our web sites' features.
Further information as about managing cookies can be found in your browser's help file or through sites such as [email protected].
Below is a list of the types of cookies used on our web sites:
Type and Expiry
Performance (i.e., User's Browser)
Our web sites are built using common internet platforms. These have built-in cookies which help compatibility issues (e.g., to identify your browser type) and improve performance (e.g., quicker loading of content).
Deleted upon closing the browser
Security (e.g. Asp .NET) Cookies
If you register for access to a restricted area, our cookies ensure that your device is logged for the duration of your visit. You will need your username and password to access the restricted areas.
Deleted upon closing the browser
Our cookies may also remember your site preferences (e.g., language) or seek to enhance your experience (e.g., by personalising a greeting or content). This will apply to areas where you have registered specifically for access or create an account.
Deleted upon closing the browser
|We use several third party analytics tools to help us understand how site visitors use our web site. This allows us to improve the quality and content on JOBKOK.com for our visitors. The aggregated statistical data cover items such as total visits or page views, and referrers to our web sites. For further details on our use of Google Analytics, see below.
Persistent, but will delete automatically after two years if you no longer visit JOBKOK.com
Site visitor feedback
We use a third party survey tool to invite a percentage of visitors to provide their feedback. Cookies are used to prevent visitors from being invited multiple times.
The first cookie (1) is set if the visitor is not invited to participate in the survey, and is used to ensure visitors are not invited after their first page view.
The second cookie (2) is set if the visitor is invited to participate in the survey, and is used to ensure the visitor is not invited again to participate for a period of 90 days.
We use third party social, media widgets or buttons to provide you with additional functionality to share content from our web pages to social media websites and email. Use of these widgets or buttons may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, ensure your interaction is displayed on our webpages (e.g. the social share count cache is updated) and log information about your activities across the Internet and on our web sites. We encourage you to review each provider's privacy information before using any such service. For further details on our use of social media widgets and applications, see below.
Persistent, but will be deleted automatically after two years if you no longer visit JOBKOK.com
Other third party tools and widgets may be used on our individual web pages to provide additional functionality. Use of these tools or widgets may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, and ensure your interaction is displayed on our webpages properly.
Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. In our analytical reports, we may obtain other identifiers including IP addresses, but this is for the purpose of identifying the number of unique visitors to our web sites and geographic origin of visitor trends, and not to identify individual visitors.
BY NAVIGATING ON OUR WEB SITES OR ENTERING YOUR LOGIN DETAILS TO ACCESS AREAS RESERVED FOR REGISTERED USERS, YOU AGREE THAT WE CAN PLACE THESE COOKIES ON YOUR COMPUTER OR INTERNET ENABLED DEVICE.
JOBKOK uses Google Analytics. More information about how Google Analytics is used by JOBKOK can be found here:
A web beacon is a small image file on a web page that can be used to collect certain information from your computer, such as an IP address, the time the content was viewed, a browser type, and the existence of cookies previously set by the same server. JOBKOK only uses web beacons in accordance with applicable laws.
JOBKOK or its service providers may use web beacons to track the effectiveness of third party web sites that provide us with recruiting or marketing services or to gather aggregate visitor statistics and manage cookies.
You have the option to render some web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. The web beacon may still record an anonymous visit from your IP address but cookie information will not be recorded.
In some of our newsletters and other communications, we may monitor recipient actions such as email open rates through embedded links within the messages. We collect this information to gauge user interest and to enhance future user experiences.
JOBKOK may collect and use the geographical location of your computer or mobile device. This location data is collected for the purpose of providing you with information regarding services which we believe may be of interest to you based on your geographic location, and to improve our location-based products and services.
JOBKOK web sites may include functionality to enable sharing via third party social media applications, such as the Facebook, microblog, WeChat Like button and QQ, Twitter widget. These social media applications may collect and use information regarding your use of JOBKOK web sites (see details on 'Social Sharing' cookies above). Any personal information that you provide via such social media applications may be collected and used by other members of that social media application and such interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide the application. We do not have control over, or responsibility for, those companies or their use of your information.
In addition, JOBKOK web sites may host blogs, forums, crowd-sourcing and other applications or services (collectively "social media features"). The purpose of social media features is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and content. Any personal information that you provide on any JOBKOK social media feature may be shared with other users of that social media feature (unless otherwise stated at the point of collection), over whom we may have limited or no control.
JOBKOK understands the importance of protecting minors' privacy, especially in an online environment. In particular, our sites are not intentionally designed for or directed at minors under the age of 18. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 18, except as part of an engagement to provide professional services.
We do not share personal information with unaffiliated third parties, except as necessary for our legitimate professional and business needs, to carry out your requests, and/or as required or permitted by law or professional standards. This would include:
In addition, JOBKOK may transfer certain personal information inside and outside of Hong Kong and/or China to companies working with us or on our behalf for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement.
JOBKOK may also store personal information inside or outside of Hong Kong and/or China. If we do this your personal information will continue to be protected by means of contracts we have in place with those organisations inside and outside Hong Kong and/or China, which are in a form approved by the competent authority in the applicable jurisdiction.
JOBKOK will not transfer the personal information you provide to any third parties for their own direct marketing use.
We share information including personal information you provided with other member firms of the JOBKOK network as part of international engagements, and with JOBKOK International and other member firms where required or desirable to meet our legal and regulatory obligations around the world. Other parts of the JOBKOK network are also used to provide services to us and you, for example hosting and supporting IT applications, provision of certain forms of insurance for member firms and its clients, performing client conflicts checks and Anti-Money Laundering checks, assisting with client engagement services and otherwise as required in order to continue to run JOBKOK’s business.
By providing JOBKOK with personal information via online systems, visitors are consenting to this transfer and/or storage of their personal information across borders for the purpose of the foregoing 2.1 and 2.2. If information you provided includes personal information of individuals based within or outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”), you agree to obtain express consent, whenever required under the applicable law, from these individuals prior to the submission of such personal information to JOBKOK. By consenting to this Privacy Statement, you confirm that explicit consent has been obtained from the relevant individuals.
In general, you are not required to submit any personal information to JOBKOK, but we may require you to provide certain personal information in order for you to receive additional information about our services and events.
JOBKOK may also ask for your permission for certain uses of your personal information, and you can agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or communications, such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions included in each communication. If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will try to remove your information promptly, although we may require additional information before we can process your request.
If you have submitted personal information to JOBKOK, you have the following rights:
You can make a request or exercise these rights by contacting JOBKOK at [email protected] and we will make all reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request, so long as it is consistent with applicable law and professional standards.
JOBKOK has reasonable security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorised loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Despite JOBKOK's best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats. To the best of our ability, access to your personal information is limited to those who have a need to know. Those individuals who have access to the data are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information.
We also make reasonable efforts to retain personal information only for so long as the information is necessary to comply with an individual's request or until that person asks that the information be deleted and, in any case, no longer than 10 years.
By registering on any JOBKOK web site and then navigating to another JOBKOK web site while still logged in, you agree to the use of your personal information in accordance with the privacy statement of the JOBKOK web site you are visiting.
JOBKOK may modify this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect our current privacy practices. When we make changes to this statement, we will revise the "updated" date at the top of this page. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to be informed about how JOBKOK is protecting your information.
JOBKOK is committed to protecting the online privacy of your personal information. If you have questions or comments about our administration of your personal information, please contact us at [email protected]. You may also use this address to communicate any concerns you may have regarding compliance with our Privacy Statement.
If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you may escalate your concern to the Global Privacy Officer by sending an email to [email protected]. We will acknowledge your email within 28 days and seek to resolve your concern within 3 months of receipt. We may accept your concern (and in that case implement one of the measures set out in the ‘Your Rights’ section above), or we may reject your concern on legitimate grounds.
In any event, you always have the right to lodge a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong; the Office for Personal Data Protection Macao; or Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China; whichever has appropriate jurisdiction and being the regulator in charge of protecting personal information.
1 "JOBKOK," or "we" or "us" refers to JOBKOK International Cooperative ("JOBKOK International"), a US entity, and/or to any one or more of the member firms of the JOBKOK network of independent firms affiliated with JOBKOK International. JOBKOK International provides no client services.