This Personal Data Protection Policy notice for personal data (“Notice”) is issued to all our valued customers, participants, guests of Hobby Art Gallery, Hobby Art @ Work, Hobby Art Web Shop, hereby known as ("Hobby Art") pursuant to the statutory requirements of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”).
We at Hobby Art, take our responsibilities under Singapore’s PDPA seriously. We also recognize the importance of the personal data you have entrusted to us and believe that it is our responsibility to properly manage, protect and process your personal data. During your course of dealing with us, we may have, and / or will collect, use, disclose and process your personal data for purposes, including, to communicate with you, provide products and/or services to you, respond to your enquiries or complaints, provide you with information and/or updates on products, services and/or promotions offered by Hobby Art and selected third parties and other purposes required to operate and maintain our business as set out in our Personal Data Protection Policy.
In order to conduct our business operations more effectively, we may also be disclosing the personal data you have provided to us to our business partners, agents and/or our affiliates or related corporations, and/or other third parties whether sited in Singapore or outside of Singapore, for one or more of the above-stated Purposes. Such agents and/or affiliates or related corporations and/or other third parties would be processing your personal data either on our behalf or otherwise, for one or more of the above-stated Purposes.
We trust that you will consent and agree to the terms above with respect to the processing of your Personal Data.
By using and submitting information to our website, you agree that we may collect, use and disclose the information that we collect in accordance with the purposes and uses stated in this policy.
HAWS uses personal information collected on the website for the following purposes:
for the specific purpose for which it was volunteered (for example, to purchase a product or process a return);
to improve the content, appearance, and utility of the Site;
to understand your needs and preferences;
to develop, market, sell, or provide products and services;
to conduct surveys, research, and evaluations;
to manage and develop our business and operations, administer accounts, and collect and process payments;
to detect and protect HAWS and other third parties against negligence, fraud, theft, and other illegal activities;
as permitted by, and to comply with, any legal or regulatory requirements, processes, or provisions; and in order to serve you better, we may combine information you submit to us on the Site with information you provide to us in other ways, such as in our retail stores, and with information from third parties such as demographic or public information.
HAWS may share your information with selected third parties who provide services to us, including processing payments; monitoring website activity; serving website contents; helping to maintain our customer database; administering emails, surveys, or contests; and administering and maintaining employment application information. Such third parties may have access to, store, and process your personal information to provide services on our behalf, which may occur in the United States or in countries outside of the United States. Our service providers are not authorized to use your information for any purpose other than to provide the contracted services. We also must always reserve the right to disclose information about you as required by law, in response to legal process including law enforcement requests, and where needed to protect the safety, property, or legal rights of users of the website, or of HAWS or its affiliates or third parties.
HAWS uses certain security measures to protect the personal information you submit to the website. For example, when you provide any order information, we use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, an encryption tool that provides security while transmitting this information over the Internet. We also use firewall technology, password controls, and other technological and procedural safeguards in maintaining our website. Although we have implemented the above security measures for this website, you should be aware that 100% security is not possible.
When contacting us, please be sure to provide us with your exact email address, name, mailing address, and/or telephone number(s) in order to be sure we handle your request correctly.
Following any of these requests, some of your personal information may be retained for a period of time; for example, to process a pending transaction you have made through the website, to follow-up on a request, resolve a dispute, or for other similar reasons. Some personal information also may continue to be stored on "back up" files for financial, legal, or technical reasons.
If you do not wish to receive email from HAWS in the future, please email us at email@example.com to be removed from our email list.
This policy is effective January 23th, 2010.