AIESEC in HKU | Privacy Notice

Last Update: 1 Oct 2020


We are AIESEC in Hong Kong, a youth leadership movement which is passionately driven by one cause: peace and fulfilment of humankind’s potential. We are registered in the official bodies of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). Our registered address is Room 904, Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Road, Hong Kong. We comprise AIESEC in Hong Kong and also the 7 local committees across Hong Kong.

We are committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of our customers. This policy explains how we process information that can be used to directly or indirectly identify an individual (​“personal data”​): thus, this policy applies to the situations in which we act as data controller of personal data and explains when and why we collect personal information about individuals, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.


COLLECTION & USAGE OF PERSONAL DATAThe purposes of processing your personal data are to run our outgoing and incoming exchange operations – and the legal basis for such activities are that the data subject has given consent to the processing of personal data. Personal data we process may include but not limited to: Name, Contact Information, Date of Birth, Educational Background, Hong Kong Identification Card Number, Travel Document Number, Flight Ticket, International Insurance, Address, Emergency Contact Person and Number, Country Preference, Project nature preference, Budget, Earliest Start Date, Latest End Date, Exchange Duration Preference, etc.
We gather your personal data you knowingly provide, for instance, via paper and/or online forms you filled in.
RECIPIENTS OF PERSONAL DATAWe process your details internally. However, we may disclose information about you to traineeship nominee (TN) takers so as to facilitate exchange operations, for instance, EP selection and matching processes. Personal Data may also be disclosed to the appropriate agencies based on the law, considering the legitimacy of such disclosure and proper legal advice – where necessary.

We may transfer information about you to other AIESEC entities and partners for purposes connected with the ones mentioned in this privacy notice or for the management of our business.
RETENTION OF PERSONAL DATAWe shall retain personal data for as long as necessary in relation to the purpose for which it was originally collected and/or processed. Personal data which is no longer required will be destroyed.


Right to be informed

You have the right to be informed about the processing of your personal data. Thus, in order to make you able to make decisions regarding your privacy and have control over your personal data, we tell you why we need your personal data, what is the legal ground for processing it and every relevant detail regarding the processing activities, as you can see in this privacy policy.

Right to access

You have the right to access your own personal data and the right to receive relevant information regarding the processing of your personal data. Thus, you can ask us for a copy of the personal data we hold about you so that you can know if and what kind of personal data is being processed, why it is being processed and who is processing it, being able to enforce your rights. You can contact us so as to exercise this right.

Right to rectification

You have the right to have your personal data rectified/completed in case it is inaccurate/incomplete. You can contact us so as to exercise this right.

Right to erasure

In certain circumstances, you may request the erasure of personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing. You can contact us so as to exercise this right.

Right to restriction of processing

Under certain circumstances, we may suspend processing activities – and you may also ask us to pause the processing of your personal data. In other words, we will keep your data, but won’t further process it – and you can contact us so as to exercise this right.

Right to data portability

You may obtain your data from us so as to transfer it to another system: thus, we will provide you with a copy in a structured, commonly used format. You can contact us so as to exercise this right.

Right to object

In some circumstances, you have the right to object (*i.e., say that you don’t – or no longer – agree with the processing and ask us to stop) to the processing of your personal data regarding your particular situation. This right applies to processing based on direct marketing purposes and, usually, to some other purposes (such as some legitimate interests).

Rights regarding automated decision making

You have the primary right not to be subject to activities only based on automated processing and whose decision has legal or relevant effects on you. However, whenever we carry out automated decision making (either because of a contract or because of your consent), you shall be able to be informed, express your point of view, challenge eventual decisions and obtain human intervention. You can contact us so as to gather further information.

If you have provided consent for the processing of your data, you have – in certain circumstances – the right to withdraw that consent at any time, which will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before your consent was withdrawn. By the way, if you want to know more about your rights, we suggest that you read the guidance provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office of the United Kingdom, which is available ​online​. Lastly, if you are not happy with the way we are dealing with personal data, you may contact a supervisory authority:

Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data: 12/F, Sunlight Tower, 248 Queen’s Road East, Hong Kong

Telephone: +852 2827 2827


Information shall be handled based on the principle of confidentiality, so it is stored securely and accessed by authorised individuals only. We are committed to implementing and maintaining appropriate technical, security and organisational measures to protect personal data against unauthorised or unlawful processing and use, and against accidental loss, destruction, damage, theft or disclosure, such as ensuring all information is stored on secured and password-protected systems and is accessible only by our authorized personnel.

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy notice. Please note that the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure: even doing our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site (so any transmission is at your own risk), but, once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access.


We have a Privacy Manager/Data Protection Officer who is responsible for matters regarding privacy and data protection. Thus, in case you have any questions regarding this policy and/or our privacy practices:

Room 913, Youth Square 238

Chai Wan Road

Chai Wan

Hong Kong

Data Protection OfficerAngus Chung
E-mail[email protected]
Telephone+852 3791 2748


In case you want to contact us, please feel free to do so!

AIESEC in Hong Kong

Room 913, Youth Square 238 Chai Wan Road

Chai Wan

Hong Kong

E-mail[email protected]
Telephone+852 3791 2748


We keep this policy under regular review, so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes.

This policy was last updated on 1 October 2020.