Privacy and Security Policy


GS1® Hong Kong is pleased to provide information to all of its customers about its online privacy policy. Please be assured that GS1 Hong Kong uses its best efforts to protect the privacy of visitors to this website.


Your Data Privacy Rights

By using our service, making an application or visiting our Site, you acknowledge the collection and use of your personal data by us as outlined in this Statement. If you do not agree with the use of your personal data as set out in this Statement, or the Terms of Use, please do not use this Site. 

Under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance of HKSAR, you have the right: 

  • to check whether we hold personal data about you and to access such data 
  • to require us to correct inaccurate data   
  • to ascertain our policies and practices in relation to personal data and the kind of personal data held by us. 


If you are in an EU Member State, subject to certain limitations and/or restrictions, you have the right under the data protection laws in the EU:

  • to request access to and rectification or erasure of your personal data;
  • to obtain restriction of processing or to object to processing of your personal data; and 
  • to the right to data portability 


Individuals in the EU also have the right to lodge a complaint about the processing of their personal data with their local data protection authority.

If you wish to exercise one of the above mentioned rights, cease marketing communications, and/or raise questions or complaints please contact our Data Protection Officer as below.

Data Security

Security is our top priority. GS1 Hong Kong will strive at all times to ensure that your personal data will be protected against unauthorised or accidental access, processing or erasure. We maintain this commitment to data security by implementing appropriate physical, electronic and managerial measures to safeguard and secure your personal data.

The secure area of our website supports the use of strong cryptography and security protocols technology - an industry standard for encryption over the Internet to protect data.

Security Assurance

Both of you and GS1 Hong Kong play an important role in protecting against online fraud. You should be careful that your details including your User ID and/or Password are not compromised by ensuring that you do not knowingly or accidentally share, provide or facilitate unauthorised use of it. Do not share your User ID and/or password or allow access or use of it by others. We endeavor to put in place high standards of security to protect your interests. If, in the unlikely event, unauthorised transactions have been conducted through your account through no fraud, fault or negligence on your part, we will see that you are covered for your direct loss up to the full amount of the unauthorised transaction.

Types of Information We Collect and How It Is Used

GS1 Hong Kong only gathers personal information when voluntarily submitted by you ont your names, titles, company addresses email, addresses, contact phone number, industry and product types or when you fill in the applications or other forms or marketing promotional leaflets. Personal information may also be collected from you in order to get your feedback on our services or any enquiries via our web channel.

Use of Cookies

Our website uses cookies and other tools to help analysis the website traffic and usage. Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded and may be stored on any of your internet enabled devices e.g. your computer, smartphone or tablet - like a memory for a web page. By continuing to use the Service (or any part thereof), you are agreeing to us placing cookies on your computer.

Please note that some cookies on the Website and other parts of the Service are managed by third parties, including, for example, maps and social media API. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. You should refer to the third parties’ own cookie and privacy policies for information about how they may use your information.

The third party cookies we use in our Services, include but are not limited to:

Google – our Website and Services have embedded Google services/tools, such as ‘Google Maps’ and ‘Google Analytics’ for better user experience and analytics purposes. For details of Google cookies usage, please click here.

Facebook – our Website and Services have embedded Facebook API for social media sharing and advertising purpose. For details of Facebook cookies usage, please click here.

LinkedIn – our Website and Services have embedded LinkedIn API for social media sharing and advertising purpose. For details of LinkedIn cookies usage, please click here.

Managing Cookies Settings

You can block cookies by activating the setting within your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Please be aware if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Services.

If you wish to withdraw your agreement at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your browser settings for each browser you use.

For more information about how to do this, please see here, or follow the 'Help' option in your internet browser for more details.

Links to Other Sites

GS1 Hong Kong may offer links to sites that are not operated by GS1 Hong Kong. If you visit one of these linked sites, you should review their privacy and other policies. We are not responsible for the policies and practices of other companies and any information you submit to those companies is subject to their privacy policies.

Disclosure of Information

We may share your information with, or transfer it to, our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and any company in which GS1 Hong Kong has an interest. If you do not want to have your information disclosed to any third party, please write to our Data Protection Officer at the address stated below.

Marketing Promotions

Occasionally we may collect personal information from visitors to this site. Such information is only collected from individuals who voluntarily provide us with their personal information. We may use this information to advise them of products, services and other marketing materials, which we think, may be of interest to them. We may also invite visitors to this site to participate in market research and surveys and other similar activities.

If you do not wish to further receive any promotion materials by email or direct mailing, you will always have an opportunity to select to opt-out by clicking the unsubscribe link provided in our emails.

Contact Us

Requests for access to data or correction of data or for information regarding policies and practices and kinds of data held should be addressed to: 

The Data Protection Officer
GS1 Hong Kong
22/F, OTB Building, 160 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2861 2819
Fax: (852) 2861 2423

Please note that the contents of this policy may be amended from time to time prior notice. You are advised to check them on a regular basis, and by accessing and using our website, you acknowledge that you agree to be bound by the amended policy.

Note: In case of discrepancies between the English and Chinese versions, the English version shall apply and prevail.