Our commitment to privacy

We appreciate how much trust you place in us, which is why we aim to be transparent and careful about how we handle any data you share with us. We also want you to be fully aware of what happens to your data,  the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by us, and who has access to your data. This policy applies to information that we collect both online and offline.

We have updated our Data Policy to take into account the new requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") which means if you are a resident of the EU and our records reflect that your live at an address located within the EU, you may be entitled to certain additional protections in accordance with GDPR.

What information do we collect?

We collect personal information when you voluntarily submit it to us. For example, donors may provide us with personal information (such as name, address, email address, telephone numbers and/or credit/debit card information). If a donor, or a website visitor, contacts us by email they may provide us with their email address, and name. Providing data is required in these contexts in order for us to process your donations, requests, or respond to inquiries.

In addition to the personal information that you submit to us, we may collect personal information about you from reputable third parties, or automatically collect information using the following technologies:

  • Web Server Logs: Our web servers may collect certain information such as IP address, pages visited, time of visits, and referring website.

  • Cookies: Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser that provide a method of distinguishing among donors and visitors to the website. We The People uses cookies to identify your browser as you visit pages on our websites or sites our media network. Cookies also allow us to provide more relevant, targeted content as you travel through sites in our media network as appropriate and are used on our ordering website to keep track of the items in your shopping cart.

Where do we transfer and store information?

We The People is currently based in Hong Kong, and any information transmitted to us may be stored, accessed, or processed in Hong Kong. Residents of some other countries, including residents of the European Union, should be aware that the laws of Hong Kong may not offer the same protections as the laws of your home country. That said, we aim to practice the highest standards of data protection.

How do we use information?

We collect information primarily to accept donations, complete our charitable projects, and provide you with information concerning our programmes, campaigns, projects, and activities. We also use information for internal purposes (to better understand our supporter network) and for analytical purposes (to respond to requests for information or merchandise and to improve our website, donor base, and outreach). We may inform you of other purposes at the time that we collect some forms of information. For example, if you apply for a job we may collect information in order to process your job application.

With whom do we share information?

We do not trade, share, or sell information that you provide to us with other organisations who intend to use it only to market their products or services to you. Exceptions to this rule may apply in cases involving partnerships, specifically via our brand partnerships programme: For The People. In such cases, we will ask for your explicit consent. 

There may be instances in which we share your information with others. We may share your information, for example, in conjunction with your sponsorship of a certain project, as required by law, with law enforcement, to comply with legal process, to protect our legal rights, to protect the safety or security of a person, or to protect against fraud, criminal acts, or misconduct. We may also share your information with companies that provide us with services, or with a successor legal entity.

Our commitment to data security

To help prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. For example, we secure our machines with mandated encryption protocols to secure our user/company data. We also use industry accepted tools and techniques such as SSL and two-factor authentication to protect against unauthorized access to our systems. Additionally, all sensitive information is stored in secure repositories both in-house as well as secure cloud-based, AES encrypted web apps.

Your access to data, and your choices

If you would like to access the data that we received from you, or make corrections to it, you may contact us at the email at mydata@wtppl.org.

If you registered to receive communications from us and later change your mind, you may ask that your name and contact information be removed from our distribution list. You can send such a request in writing by email to mydata@wtppl.org


Some web browsers and devices permit you to broadcast a preference that you not be "tracked" online. At this time we do not modify your experience based upon whether such a signal is broadcast.

Additional information

Behavioural Advertising: We may participate in behavioural advertising. This means that a third party may use technology (e.g., a cookie) to collect information about your use of our website so that they can provide advertising about products and services tailored to your interest. That advertising may appear either on our website, or on other websites.

Links: Our website may contain links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another site that is governed by that site’s privacy and data policies.

We implement Google's Invisible reCAPTCHA to protect our site from spam and abuse. Use of this service is subject to Google's privacy policy and terms.

We host a number of microsites, apps, groups, and services via third party providers, such as Facebook. In such cases, your engagement with us, along with your data, will be additionally subject to the relevant third party’s privacy and data policies. We encourage you to review such policies on an ongoing basis as they may be subject to change.

Changes to our data policy 

We may modify our data policy from time to time. Any changes will be reflected on our website at wtppl.org/data. If we make a material change to this policy, and need to apply it to personal information that you provided to us before the change was made, we will attempt to contact you and obtain your consent to the change.

Contacting us

If we need, or are required to, contact you about the privacy or security of your information we may do so by telephone, email, or mail. If you have any questions, concerns, requests, or comments about privacy, you can contact us by email at mydata@wtppl.org