DATA PROTECTION POLICY
This document (“Data Protection Policy”) applies to all personal data collected by the NUS Business School Alumni Association (referred to herein as the “NUSBSA”, “us”, “we” or “our”).
The purpose of this Data Protection Policy is to inform you of how NUSBSA manages Personal Data and is designed to meet the requirements of the Personal Data Protection Act (Act 26 at 2012) (the "PDPA") and all subsidiary legislation related thereto.
Please take a moment to read this Data Protection Policy so that you know and understand the purposes for which we collect, use and disclose your Personal Data.
By interacting with us, submitting information to us, or signing up for any activities and services offered by us, you agree and consent to NUSBSA, as well as NUSBSA's authorized service providers and relevant third parties representatives collecting, using, disclosing and sharing amongst themselves your Personal Data, in the manner set forth in this Data Protection Policy.
This Data Protection Policy supplements but does not supersede nor replace any other consents you may have previously provided to NUSBSA in respect of your Personal Data, and your consents herein are additional to any rights which NUSBSA may have at law to collect, use or disclose your Personal Data.
NUSBSA may from time to time update this Data Protection Policy to ensure that this Data Protection Policy is consistent with our future developments, industry trends, and/or any changes in legal or regulatory requirements. Please check back regularly for updated information on the handling of your Personal Data.
1. Personal Data
1.1 In this Data Protection Policy, “Personal Data” refers to any data, whether true or not, about an individual who can be identified (a) from that data; or (b) from that data and other information to which we have or are likely to have access, including data in our records as may be updated from time to time.
1.2 Examples of such Personal Data you may provide to us include (depending on the nature of your interaction with us) your name, NRIC, or other identification number, telephone number(s), mailing address, email address and any other information relating to any individuals which you have provided us in any forms you may have submitted to us, or via other forms of interaction with you.
2. Collection of Personal Data
2.1 Generally, we collect Personal Data in the following ways:
(a) when you submit a membership application form or registration form, or other forms relating to any of our activities and services;
(b) when you enter into any agreement or provide other documentation or information in respect of your interactions with us, or when you use our services;
(c) when you interact with our admin staff, for example, via telephone calls, letters, face-to-face meetings, social media platforms and emails;
(d) when you interact with us via our activities, any of our websites or use services on any of our websites;
(e) when you request that we contact you or request that you be included in an email or other mailing list;
(f) when you respond to our promotions, activities or to any request for additional Personal Data;
(g) when your images are captured by us via photographs or videos taken by us or our representatives when you attend our events or programmes;
(h) when you fill up surveys administered by us or our third party surveying service providers;
(i) when you submit your Personal Data to us for any other reason.
2.2 When you browse our websites, you generally do so anonymously but please see the section below on cookies. We do not, at our websites automatically collect Personal Data unless you provide such information or login with your account credentials.
2.3 If you provide us with any Personal Data relating to a third party (e.g. information of your spouse, children, parents, friends and/or employees), by submitting such information to us, you represent and warrant to us that you have obtained the consent of the third party to provide us with their Personal Data for the respective purposes.
2.4 You should ensure that all Personal Data submitted to us is complete, accurate, true and correct. Failure on your part to do so may result in our inability to provide you with the products and services you have requested.
3. Purposes for the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Your Personal Data
3.1 Generally, NUSBSA collects, uses and discloses your Personal Data for the following purposes:
(a) responding to your queries, feedback, complaints and requests;
(b) verifying your identity;
(c) managing the administrative and business operations of NUSBSA and complying with internal policies and procedures;
(d) matching any Personal Data held which relates to you for any of the purposes listed herein;
(e) requesting feedback or participation in surveys, as well as conducting market research and/or analysis for statistical, profiling or other purposes for us to review, develop and improve the quality of our products and services;
(f) providing membership service and support;
(g) taking photograph(s) and/or video(s) of you for (i) internal dissemination within NUSBSA and (ii) generating publicity materials for our events and programmes;
3.2 Furthermore, where permitted under the Act and/or where you have provided your consent to NUSBSA separately, NUSBSA may also collect, use and disclose your Personal Data for the following additional purposes:
(a) providing or marketing services, products and benefits to you, including but not limited to special events and promotions from NUSBSA;
(b) matching Personal Data with other data collected for other purposes and from other sources (including third parties) in connection with the provision, marketing or offering of products and services by NUSBSA;
(c) administering and organizing contests, lucky draws, promotional events, competitions and marketing campaigns, and personalizing your experience at NUSBSA’s touchpoints;
(d) conducting market research, analytics and surveys to enable NUSBSA to understand and determine member preferences and demographics for us to offer you products and services as well as special offers and marketing programmes which may be relevant to your preferences and profile; and/or
(e) any other purpose reasonably related to the aforesaid.
3.3 If you have provided your Singapore telephone number(s) and have indicated that you consent to receiving marketing or promotional information via your Singapore telephone number(s), then from time to time, the NUSBSA may continue to contact you using such Singapore telephone number(s) (including via voice calls, text, or other means) with information about our products and services, unless you have withdrawn your consent.
3.4 In relation to particular products and services or in your interactions with NUSBSA, we may also have specifically notified you of other purposes for which we collect, use or disclose your Personal Data. If so, we will collect, use and disclose your Personal Data for these additional purposes as well, unless we have specifically notified you otherwise.
4. Disclosure of Personal Data
4.1 NUSBSA will take reasonable steps to protect your Personal Data against unauthorized disclosure. Subject to the provisions of any applicable law, your Personal Data may be disclosed by NUSBSA, for the purposes listed above (where applicable), to the following entities or parties, whether they are located overseas or in Singapore:
(a) NUS Business School Alumni Association (“NUSBSA”);
(b) contractors or third party service providers who provide operational services to NUSBSA, such as courier services, telecommunications, information technology, payment, printing, billing, payroll, processing, technical services, training, market research, or other services to NUSBSA;
(c) agents, contractors or third party service providers (including but not limited to external speakers) who provide services in connection with the programmes and events organized, conducted and administered by NUSBSA;
(d) our partners or collaborators in our events and programmes (including but not limited to the National University of Singapore);
(e) external banks, credit card companies and their respective service providers;
(f) our professional advisers such as consultants, auditors and lawyers;
(g) relevant government ministries, regulators, statutory boards or authorities or law enforcement agencies to comply with any laws, rules, guidelines and regulations or schemes imposed by any governmental authority;
(h) other existing or prospective participants (including invited speakers) of our courses, events and programmes; and
(i) any other party whom you authorize us to disclose your Personal Data to.
5.1 A cookie is a small piece of information that is placed on your computer when you visit certain websites. The cookies placed by the servers hosting our websites are readable only by us, and cookies cannot access, read or modify any other data on an electric device, nor does it capture any data which allows us to identify you individually. All web-browsers offer the option to refuse any cookie, and if you refuse our cookie then we do not gather any information on that visitor.
5.2 Should you wish to disable the cookies associated with these browsers, you may do so by changing the setting on your browser. However, you may not be able to enter certain part(s) of our websites.
6. Data Security
6.1 NUSBSA will take reasonable efforts to protect Personal Data in our possession or our control by making reasonable security arrangements to prevent unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal or similar risks. However, we cannot completely guarantee the security of any Personal Data we may have collected from or about you, or that for example no harmful code will enter our websites, applications, and digital services (for example viruses, bugs, trojan horses, spyware or adware). You should be aware of the risks associated with using websites, applications, and digital services.
6.2 While we strive to protect your Personal Data, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit to us via the Internet, when you browse our websites, or use our applications and/or digital services, and the method of electronic storage. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your Personal Data when you are on the Internet, when you browse our websites, or use our applications and/or digital services. We recommend that you change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers, and ensure that you use a secure browser.
6.3 If applicable, you undertake to keep your username and password secure and confidential and shall not disclose or permit it to be disclosed to any unauthorized person, and to inform us as soon as reasonably practicable if you know or suspect that someone else knows your username and password or believe the confidentiality of your username and password has been lost, stolen or compromised in any way or that actual or possible unauthorized transactions have taken place. We are not liable for any damages resulting from any security breaches, on unauthorized and/or fraudulent use of your username and password.
7. Contacting Us – Feedback, Withdrawal of Consent, Access and Correction of your Personal Data
7.1 If you:
(a) have any questions or feedback relating to your Personal Data or our Data Protection Policy;
(b) would like to withdraw your consent to any use of your Personal Data as set out in this Data Protection Policy; or
(c) would like more information on or access and make corrections to your Personal Data records, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Governing Law
8.1 This Data Protection Policy, your browsing of our websites, and use of our applications and/or digital services shall be governed in all respects by the laws of Singapore.