Legal Terms

Privacy Policy

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Last updated on 27 October 2021. 

This Privacy Notice sets out the manner in which the Tech For Good Institute and its affiliates (collectively, “TFGI” or “we”) collect, use, manage and protect the data that is capable of identifying you as an individual whether on its own or in conjunction with other data accessible by us (Personal Data) in compliance with applicable data protection laws, as may be amended from time to time. This Privacy Notice applies to all users of our Website.

Please note that capitalised words and expressions shall, unless otherwise specified or the context otherwise requires, have the corresponding meaning assigned to them in the Terms and Conditions of the use of our Website.

  1. COLLECTION
    1. TFGI is a non-profit think tank to advance dialogues and action-oriented research focused on topics at the intersection of technology, society, and Southeast Asia. In order for you to access TFGI’s website (Website), apply for and attend our programmes and events and/or to contact us, it may be necessary for us to collect and use certain Personal Data.
    2. We may collect the following types of Personal Data, which include (but are not limited to):
      1. Name
      2. Contact Data, which includes your email address, fax and/or telephone number.
      3. Usage Data, which includes information about how you use our Website (including the time you visit our Website and the duration of your Visit.
      4. Marketing and Communications Data, which includes your application/indication of interest to attend TFGI programmes/events, feedback, survey responses, communication preferences and preferences in receiving marketing materials from us (here applicable).
      5. Technical Data, which includes your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the internet device identity or media access control address of your device, information regarding the manufacturer, model or operating system of the device that you use and/or information about the web browser that you use to access our Website.
    3. How we collect your Personal Data
      We collect your Personal Data:
      1. Directly from you. You may give us your Personal Data when you do any of the following (whether on your own behalf or on behalf of your organisation):
          1. (i) use our Website;
          1. (ii) apply for or enquire about our Website, programmes, or events;
          1. (iii) participate in a promotion, survey, event or other marketing campaign organised by us;
          1. (iv) subscribe to our newsletters or alerts;
          1. (v) request marketing materials to be sent to you; or
          (vi) contact us — for example, if you get in touch to give us some feedback.
      2. When you interact with our Website. As you interact with our Website, we may automatically collect your Technical Data. We may collect such personal data by using website cookies.
      3. Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive your Personal Data from third parties which are located in various countries. These includes Technical Data from analytics providers [such as Google], advertising networks and social media platforms such as [LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; and
  2. USE
    1. We may use your Personal Data for the following purposes:

      (a) For you to indicate interest in TFGI’s programmes or events
      (b) To register you as an event participant
      (c) To manage our relationship with you, including responding to any queries that you may submit to us
      (d) To administer, operate, provide, maintain and protect our Website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data, as well as ensuring that unauthorised users do not access the information on our Website).
      (e) To send you relevant information about our events, news announcements or promotions.
      (f) To enable you to complete a survey or participate in a promotion, survey, event or other marketing campaign organised by us.
      (g) To contact you in relation to all of the above.
      (h) Where we have to use your Personal Data for another purpose as required by law or regulation — for example, to respond to administrative, judicial or law enforcement requests or to comply with applicable laws and regulations.

    2. Cookies
      We use cookies to provide visitors with a personalised experience on our Website. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to the memory or hard drive of a visitor’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies to allow access without re-entering the visitor’s User ID, to make improvements, and to better tailor our Website to our visitors’ needs. We also use this information to verify that visitors meet the criteria required to process their requests.
      Most browsers used by visitors have options that allow the visitor to control whether the browser will accept cookies, reject cookies, or notify the visitor each time a cookie is sent. However, if you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of our Website may become inaccessible or not function properly. In addition, you can delete TFGI’s cookies from your browser program at any time.
  3. DISCLOSURE
    1. We may disclose your Personal Data to our Affiliates and third parties in limited circumstances as set out below:

      (a) We may share your Personal Data with our suppliers, agents or contractors in connection with services they perform for us or pursuant to agreements with our suppliers.
      (b) We may share your Personal Data with third parties to comply with a legal obligation, when we believe in good faith that an applicable law requires it, at the request of government authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce our contractual rights or other applicable policies, to detect and protect against fraud or any technical or security vulnerabilities, to respond to an emergency, or otherwise to protect the rights, property, safety or security of third parties and visitors to our website or the public.
      (c) As we continue to develop our business, we may sell or purchase assets. If another entity acquires or merges with us, your Personal Data will be disclosed to such entity.
      (d) Also, if any bankruptcy or reorganisation proceeding is brought by or against us, all such information will be considered an asset of ours and as such it is possible they will be sold or transferred to third parties.

    2. We do not disclose your Personal Data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use unless we have obtained your express consent to do so and pursuant to executing confidentiality agreements with such unaffiliated third parties. We also require all third parties to respect the security of your Personal Data and to treat it in accordance with the law.
  4. RETENTION
    1. We retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the Purposes outlined in this Notice unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law. Once your Personal Data is no longer necessary for Purposes, or we no longer have a legal or business purpose for retaining your Personal Data, we take steps to erase, destroy, anonymise or prevent access or use of such Personal Data for any purpose other than compliance with this Notice, or for purposes of safety, security, fraud prevention and detection, in accordance with the requirements of applicable laws.
  5. CROSS BORDER TRANSFERS

    Your Personal Data may be transferred from country, state and city (“Home Country”) in which you are present to another country, state and city, for the fulfilment of the Purposes (“Alternate Country”).

    When we transfer your Personal Data from your Home Country to the Alternate Country, we will comply with our legal and regulatory obligations in relation to your Personal Data, including having a lawful basis for transferring Personal Data and putting appropriate safeguards in place to ensure an adequate level of protection for the Personal Data. We will also ensure that the recipient in Alternate Country is obliged to protect your Personal Data at a standard of protection comparable to the protection under applicable laws.
    Our lawful basis will be either consent (i.e. we may ask for your consent to transfer your Personal Data from your Home Country to the Alternate Country at the time you provide your Personal Data) or one of the safeguards permissible by laws.

    Our lawful basis will be either consent (i.e. we may ask for your consent to transfer your Personal Data from your Home Country to the Alternate Country at the time you provide your Personal Data) or one of the safeguards permissible by laws.

  6. SECURITY MEASURES

    We will take reasonable legal, organisational and technical measures to ensure that your Personal Data is protected. This includes measures to prevent Personal Data from getting lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your Personal Data to our employees on a need to know basis. Those processing your Personal Data will only do so in an authorised manner and are required to treat your information with confidentiality.

    Nevertheless, please understand that the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Data transmitted through any online means, therefore, any transmission remains at your own risk.

  7. MINORS
    1. TFGI does not knowingly collect personal data from minors. As a parent or legal guardian, please do not allow minors under your care to submit Personal Data to TFGI. In the event that such Personal Data of a minor is disclosed to TFGI, you hereby consent to the processing of the minor’s Personal Data and accept and agree to be bound by this Notice and take responsibility for his or her actions.
  8. MAKING CHANGES
    1. You can access and edit any of the personal data that you have provided by contacting us at the information set out below in the “Contact Us” section.
  9. LINKS TO OTHER SITES
    1. Our Website may contain links to other sites. These sites are not covered by this Privacy Notice, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other sites.
  10. CHANGES TO PRIVACY NOTICE
    1. We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Notice and related business practices at any time. Such amendments shall be notified to you through the Application and/ or other appropriate means at least five (05) business days before the effective date.
  11. CONTACT US
    1. If you have any comments, questions or complaints about our Privacy Notice, please contact us at:
      Data Protection Officer
      c/o Tech for Good Institute
      3 Media Close
      Singapore 138498
      Email: privacy@techforgoodinstitute.org

Dr Ming Tan

Executive Director Designate

Dr Ming Tan is Executive Director Designate for the Tech for Good Institute, a non-profit founded by Grab, to encourage and enrich dialogue on social, economic, and policy trends accelerated by the digital economy.

 

Ming was previously Managing Director of IPOS International, part of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, which supports Singapore’s future growth as a global innovation hub for intellectual property (I.P.) creation, commercialization and management.

 

Prior to joining the public sector, she was Head of Stewardship of the COMO Group, a Singaporean portfolio of lifestyle companies operating in 14 countries worldwide. As a company director, she lends brand and strategic guidance to SuperNature Pte Ltd, COMO Hotels and Resorts (Asia) Pte Ltd, COMO Club Pte Ltd, and Mogems Pte Ltd.

 

In the not-for-profit space, Ming is an Advisor to Singapore Totalisator Board and serves on the boards of Esplanade–Theatres on the Bay, Singapore’s national performing arts centre, St. Joseph’s Institution International and COMO Foundation.

 

As part of her commitment to holistic education and the arts, she also sits on the Advisory Panel of the Centre for the Arts of the National University of Singapore. Ming was educated in Singapore, the United States, and England. She obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford University and her doctorate from Oxford.