Personal Information Collection Statement

This website ("”, "HKDI CDSS", the "Website"), is operated by the Centre of Design Services and Solutions of Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI CDSS), under a statutory body established under Vocational Training Council Ordinance.

By providing us with your personal data to register for an account on the Website, you are deemed to have agreed to this Personal Information Collection Statement.


What do we collect? 

In order to be able to process your application to create an account and become a Member ("Membership") we need to collect your :


(i) first name;


(ii) last name;


(iii) email address.


In order to provide you with the Services, we may also need to collect your:


(iv) mailing address;


(v) telephone number; and


(vi) mobile number.


After you have registered for an Account, we may also collect from you on updates to any of the above fields of information.



How do we use your information?


We will use your personal information to:


(a) administer and maintain your Membership (e.g. update your profile and contact details, help you create a member account to access the Website, and provide you with information);


(b) maintain, update, administer and process a record of your activities on the Website, including any purchases or orders made by you through our Website for any products or services;


(c) complete transactions, including processing or facilitating payments;


(d) send you updates about new features and benefits relating to Website;


(e) perform internal research and analysis;


(f) conduct the daily operation of our services;


(g) handle customer complaints and enquiries;


(h) send invitation to customers to participate in promotional campaigns, market research and surveys and other marketing activities; and


(i) provide offers and promotions of our products and services.


We may also communicate with you to provide you with direct marketing information relating to the products and services provided by us. You have a right to opt–out of any such direct marketing activities by ticking the unsubscribe box on the registration page.



Who do we share your information with?


To fulfill any of the above purposes, we may share your personal data with:


(a) our third-party service providers to facilitate the processing of payments, delivery, and marketing communication (if applicable), conduct profiling and risk analysis of your User Account, and related services and transactions, as well as for data analytics purposes in order to improve our operations, services or products; and


(b) CDSS member institutes and their agents and employees.



Your rights


You have the right to request access to and correction of your personal data held by us or to opt-out of receiving any communications, at any time, by sending comments to


In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between the English and Traditional Chinese versions of this Policy, the English version shall prevail.