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HKLII's privacy policies are based on respect for international standards of information privacy protection.

A. Information concerning usage of HKLII

A1. HKLII collects information which identifies, for each page accessed on HKLII, the network identity of the machine which has accessed it. HKLII retains this usage information for purposes of network analysis, usage analysis, and research into usage patterns for the purpose of improving HKLII services. Access to and use of this information is restricted to HKLII management and staff, and to researchers working on HKLII projects and subject to an agreement to adhere to this Privacy Policy.

A2. HKLII does not disclose or publish information which identifies individual machines,or potentially identifying sub-groupings of addresses, without consent. HKLII does publish aggregated information about usage patterns.

A3. HKLII reserves the right to gather more extensive information that stated above (i) about any attempted access to HKLII which raise security issues (and, where necessary, to make disclosures to relevent authorities); and (ii) for network analyses on an occasional basis.

B. Personal information contained in HKLII databases

B1. Some HKLII databases contain personal information, including the decisions of Courts and Tribunals. HKLII publishes these databases with the consent of the public bodies concerned. It is the responsibility of the public bodies which provide these databases to HKLII to determine, subject to the requirements of the laws under which they operate, the appropriate balance between the privacy interests of individuals and the public interests in dissemination of the information. In particular, if personal data is to be anonymised before publication, this is done by the public body concerned. HKLII does not and can not censor part or all of the information provided by these public bodies for publication.

B2. HKLII does not give a general consent to the contents of these databases being indexed by other web sites. HKLII attempts to prevent such indexing occurring by placing these database outside the permitted scope of web 'crawlers', 'robots' or 'spiders' that adhere to the voluntary Robot Exclusion Standard. HKLII makes an exception to this general rule in some cases to allow other law web sites to index selected HKLII databases.

HKLII also monitors whether any robots attempt to index these databases in disregard of this Standard, and takes steps to exclude any that do so from any access to HKLII.

HKLII reserves the right to exclude access to its databases by users or sites that are in apparent breach of any such legal requirements.

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