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Health Manpower Survey

Statement of Purpose for Data Collection

Purpose of Collection

The personal data provided will be collected and used by the Department of Health to compile aggregate statistics related to health manpower in Hong Kong and such data will only be used for the purpose of the Survey.  Aggregate statistics refer to a form of survey results in which the individual data subjects will not be identified. The confidentiality of the information you provide will be carefully protected.  The provision of personal data is voluntary.  If you do not provide sufficient and accurate information, the survey results will be less representative, thus affecting its usefulness as the basis for statistical purposes.

Classes of Transferees

The personal data provided by means of this Survey are mainly for use as stated above.  Only aggregate information and not details of individual personnel will be released to other government bureaux / departments, agencies or authorities for the purposes mentioned in paragraph above, if required.  Apart from this, your personal information provided by means of this Survey will only be disclosed to parties where you have given consent to such disclosure or where such disclosure is allowed under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.

Access to Personal Data

You have a right of access and correction with respect to personal data as provided for in sections 18 and 22 and Principle 6 of Schedule 1 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance. Your right of access includes the right to obtain a copy of your personal data provided in the questionnaire of this Survey. A fee may be imposed for complying with a data access request.

22 Mar 2007