1. Collection and processing of non-personal data by this Application

    If you are merely using “Student Blog Application” (hereinafter known as “this Application”) other than using its services or submitting applications, you will not be asked to provide your personal data, such as your full name and address, etc. by Higher Education Bureau (hereinafter known as “DSES”).

    When using this Application, the following technical information may be recorded automatically: the domain name of the website you are visiting, its IP address, the date and time you are perusing the service, your User Identification Code (UID) and the contents you have browsed; nevertheless, any personally identifiable information will not be collected.

    The collected information shall only be used for statistical compilations and exploration of issues related to the computer system, so as to facilitate DSES to improve this Application. Except in cases of malicious attacks against this Application by the user, the information will not be used to investigate the user.

    In addition, this Application may use the collected information for push notification.

    When you use this Application, the functions executed may utilize the geolocation data. The data is mainly used for providing Location Based Service, which offers you information based on your actual physical location at a given point in time, but this information will not be recorded.

    When using electronic services provided by this Application, the software may use “cookies”, mainly to store the user’s preferences and customize the user experience for subsequent visits. There will be warning message whenever cookie is saved if the feature of “detecting cookie” being activated in the browser.


  2. Collection and processing of personal data by this Application

    When you use the electronic services of this Application or send an email to DSES, your personal data, such as your full name, telephone number and postal address, etc., may be required. The required information may vary depending on the requirements of the services. When necessary, such information will be transferred with your consent to the related government departments responsible for offering the services. Your personal data will not be disclosed to any non-governmental entities; unless, to the extent permitted by law, these entities are authorized to use your personal data for the sake of providing the required service.

    When you fill out information through this Application, you are advised not to provide any personal data that is not required for the service you are applying for, especially your identity card number and address, etc.; unless this information is required for such service.


  3. Protection of personal data

    To ensure your personal data is protected, this Application will utilize appropriate information security technology in delivering or archiving the data you have submitted. Your personal information that is registered at this Application shall be treated in strict confidence and only those who are authorized can have access to your information. However, you should understand and acknowledge that there must be risks when transmitting data online. Therefore, when you use the relevant services, you are bound to agree to bear such risks and the losses that may incur. This Application shall not be responsible for such risks and losses.


  4. External links

    This Application may contain links to other government or non-government websites. When you click on these links, it means that you have left this Application. The privacy policies set forth on those websites can be different from this Application, and therefore, DSES shall not bear any responsibility for their contents as well as their privacy policies. You are advised to read the privacy policies adopted by those websites when necessary.


  5. Rights of access and correction

    According to the “Personal Data Protection Act” of the Macao SAR, the applicants who have filled out their personal information in this Application are entitled to the rights of access and correction when necessary. Such applicants can apply to DSES for access or correction of their personal information through a normal channel.


  6. Changes to this policy

    Should there be any updates to this policy, they will be published in a new version replacing the old one and no further notice is required. The date of the revision will be listed in the updated version.


  7. 11 February, 2019