Privacy Policy & Personal Information Collection

Privacy Policy Statement

The EdUHK Library pledges to comply with the requirements of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, and ensure that our staff will adhere to the guidelines set out in the Privacy Policy Statement of the Education University of Hong Kong.

Personal Information Collection Statement


Provision of personal data is necessary for processing and follow up on the request/enquiry submitted by you.


The information collected from you will be used for the purposes of:
- authenticating your eligibility to use library resources and services
- processing your request
- answering your enquiry


The submission of personal data is voluntary. However, insufficient personal data may prevent the Library from providing a required service or answering an enquiry.


It is possible that any information submitted electronically could be observed by a third party in transit. The Library or the University shall not be liable for any loss or damage to you as a result of this.


Information we collect about you is strictly confidential. Data may be provided to the University for administrative and academic purposes. We will not disclose any personal information provided by you to any external bodies or organisations unless you have been consulted or we are required to do so by law.


Information submitted to the Library may be kept for a maximum period of 12 months unless otherwise specified.


The Library will keep personal data of all valid library users. Expired library user records will be deleted within 12 months from the expiry dates.


You have the right to request access to and correction of information about you held by the Library. We may charge you an administration fee for accessing the information.


If you wish to access or correct your personal data held by the Library, please submit a request to