Privacy & Security Policy
discloses how Showers Of Blessing Evangelistic Ministry (Hong Kong)
Limited (“SOBEM HK,” “us” or “we”)
collects, stores and handles the Personal Data of its users (Users of
SOBEM app and visitors to the sobem.org.hk website).
read the followings to understand how SOBEM HK uses the Personal Data
(as defined below) we may collect from you. By providing your
the collection, use, access, transfer, storage and processing of your
Our Commitment to Protect Your Privacy
SOBEM HK, we are committed to protecting your personal and data
privacy. To ensure that you can make informed decisions and feel
confident about supplying your Personal Data to us when using our
website, mobile and other services, we provide this notice outlining
our practices and the choices you have concerning how your Personal
Data is being collected and used by us.
The Personal Data We Collect
request information from you in several areas of our website, mobile
app and other channels that may be used to personally identify you
(“Personal Data”), including but not limited to:
personal information such as your name, gender, or other information
about your registered status with our organisation;
contact information such as your telephone numbers, mailing
addresses, email addresses, and fax numbers;
credit card information and billing information, including name of
cardholder, card number, billing address and expiry date;
organisation information such as orgnisation name, title and
associated contact information;
Personal Data (particularly relating to your personal information and
contact information) are required for specific services and if you
fail to supply such Personal Data as requested from each specific
service, we may be unable to deliver you the services in full.
Purpose for which the Personal Data are Collected and Used
may use the Personal Data you provided for one or more of the
your use of the online services available at any of our websites
and/or through other telecommunication channels;
the supply of any products and/or services which we may offer to you
or you may require from us from time to time;
marketing, promotional and customer relationship management
purposes, such as sending you updates on latest offers and
promotions in connection with our products and services;
identification and verification purposes in connection with any of
the services or products that may be supplied to you;
contact you regarding your enquiries;
disclose to a third party to comply with any law, legal
requirements, orders, directions or requests from any court,
authority or government body of any jurisdiction, which may be
within or outside of Hong Kong;
facilitate the payment for products and services provided by us
including verification of credit card details with third parties and
using the Personal Data you provide to conduct matching procedures
against databases of known fraudulent transactions (maintained by us
or third parties).
improve our security, including in relation to the processing of
payment by credit card to guard against the risk of fraud including
carrying out matching procedures against databases of known
fraudulent transactions (maintained by us or third parties).
may from time to time use aggregate non-identifying information about
our customers to better design our website and/or to improve our
services and products. This means we may provide this information to
third parties. However, this information will never identify
any single user in particular.
Except as provided below, we
will not knowingly or intentionally use or share the Personal Data
you provide to use in ways unrelated to the aforementioned purposes
without your prior consent.
Links to Other Sites
website contains links to other sites that are operated by third
party companies with different privacy practices. You should remain
alert when you leave our site and read the privacy statements of
other websites. We have no control over Personal Data that you submit
to or receive from these third parties.
Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Data
HK is a global organisation with operations, offices, affiliates and
partners located worldwide. As such, the Personal Data you
submit to us in one country may be transferred, used, processed,
stored and accessed worldwide in one or more additional countries, as
addition, we may disclose and transfer Personal Data to and jointly
use Personal Data with (whether within or outside of your
jurisdiction) our subsidiaries, service providers, and other persons
who we consider appropriate, in connection with the services and
products provided to or requested by you. We may disclose this
information to facilitate communication of news and information about
such services and products and otherwise for the purposes mentioned
above, under Section 3, "Purposes for which the Personal Data
are Collected and Used."
entities with whom we may share your Personal Data include but are
not limited to:
headquarter and any SOBEM offices or branches.;
agent, contractor or third party service provider who provides
administrative, marketing and research, distribution, data
processing, telemarketing, telecommunications, computer, payment or
other services to SOBEM HK in connection with the operation of its
debit and /or charge card companies and/or banks;
or non-government authorities, agencies and/or regulators;
permitted by applicable local law, we may also disclose your Personal
Data to third parties: (i) when required by law, by court
order, or in response to a search warrant or other legally valid
inquiry; (ii) to an investigative body; (iii) to enforce our
agreements with you; (iv) when requested by other government or law
enforcement authorities (such as immigration and customs control
and/or border control agencies); (v) with your express consent, or,
(vi) pursuant to our good faith belief that disclosure is required by
law or otherwise necessary to the establishment of legal claims or
defenses, to obtain legal advice, to exercise and defend our legal
rights, to protect our rights or property and those of our
subsidiaries, or to protect the life, body or property of an
individual. This also applies when we have reason to believe that
disclosing the Personal Data is necessary to identify, contact or
bring legal action against someone who may be causing interference
with our rights or properties, whether intentionally or otherwise, or
when anyone else could be harmed by such activities.
be advised that the Personal Data that SOBEM HK collects or obtains
may be transferred to jurisdictions that offer lesser protection of
Personal Data than that provided in your jurisdiction. By
submitting personal information to SOBEM HK or using SOBEM HK
website, you understand and consent to such transfer.
will post on our website at www.sobem.org.hk any changes to this
policy with the effective data of the changed policy, so that you can
be informed of the way we collect and use your Personal Data any time
you so choose. If at any point we decide to use the Personal
Data you submitted under this current policy in a way that differs
submission, you will be notified and given the opportunity via the
website, email or in writing to opt out or otherwise prevent such
Notice on Direct Marketing
we may use your personal data (including your name and contact
details) to send you marketing communications such as emails
containing news, promotions and information about our TV programs and
events. However, we will first obtain your consent before doing
so. Please see below on how to provide us with your consent.
may also provide your personal data (including your name and contact
details) to third parties including our marketing partners or
e-marketing service providers for the purpose of marketing.
Again, we will only do this if you provide us with your consent.
may indicate your consent to the above by the following ways:
providing us with your personal data through our website or a form,
ticking boxes indicating your consent; or
providing us with your personal data through the telephone, tell our
customer representative that you consent
may opt-out from receiving marketing communications at any time, free
of charge, by:
to us by mail to Flat 801, 8/F., Lemmi Centre, 50 Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong;
your email subscriptions by emailing email@example.com
personal data provided to or gathered by SOBEM HK is controlled
primarily by SOBEM HK.
Retention of Data
Personal Data that has been collected from you will only be stored
for a limited duration that is relevant to the purpose for which it
was processed and for as long as required by applicable law.
payment service is provided by PayDollar. Customers' payment details
are securely transmitted to the acquiring bank, card and payment
companies for real-time transaction authorisation using Extended
Validation Certificates (EV) SSL transaction encryption.
notice is written in English language and may be translated into
other languages. In the event of any inconsistency between the
English version and the translated version of this notice, the
English version shall prevail.
how we use it, and is to be treated as an extension to our Privacy
Showers of Blessing Evangelistic Ministry (SOBEM) Hong Kong upon
limit access to personal information about visitors to employees who
we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that
information to provide services to you or in order to do their jobs.
use password protocols and encryption software to protect personal
and other information we receive when a gospel tools, service, or
donation is requested and/or made online. Our security and
privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as
and Electronic Online Transaction
SOBEM gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly
by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows
us to better tailor our content to our audience's needs and to gain
better understand the demographics of our audience.
visitors do not need to register to visit our website, registration
is necessary to receive our electronic newsletters and make donation
online. During registration the user is asked to supply an
email address, First and Last names, and contact information.
Newsletter. We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users.
SOBEM gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily
subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by
sending us an email. SOBEM also adhere to the industry “opt-in”
As a security precaution, it is necessary to insist upon visitors to
be registered before donation can be made. Information entered from
the registration will be used to complete the online donation
may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser
files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain personal
information although it will enable us to relate your use of this
site to information that you have specifically and knowingly
provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is
information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your
hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. SOBEM
your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive
the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies
turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to visit or
enable functions that require registration as outlined above.
Protocol (I.P.) Address
functions within the website rely on the IP Addresses of visitors to
filter out information that are not relevant to the visitor based on
the associated geographical location to the said IP Address. SOBEM
will not record such address on or off our website.
using this site (www.sobem.org.hk), you consent to the collection and
use of this information by SOBEM. If we decide to change our privacy
policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are
always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under
what circumstances we disclose it.
Blessing Evangelistic Ministry (SOBEM) Hong Kong Limited or about any
treatment of personal information should be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted by telephone to (852) 2314 4373.