Visa collects data when you provide information to us or through the use of web technology.
Information Collected Through You
If you choose to use certain services or enter a sweepstakes or contest on the Visa Hong Kong website, we may require you to provide contact and identity information. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. If you choose not to use a particular service or feature or enter a sweepstakes or contest, you do not have to provide the contact or identity information it calls for.
Non-Personal Information Collected Through Technology Cookies
The Visa Hong Kong website may use cookie technology to improve your experience on the Visa Hong Kong website and gather data for web site statistical reporting. Cookie technology does not capture your individual email address or any personal information about you.
A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web site that is saved on your hard disk by your computer’s browser. It holds information a site may need to personalize your experience (i.e., rotating images on the Visa Hong Kong website home page) and gathers web site statistical data, such as which pages are visited, what is downloaded, the Internet provider’s domain name and country that our visitors come from and the addresses of sites visited immediately before and after coming to the Visa Hong Kong website. However, none of this is associated with you as an individual and is measured only in aggregate.
To browse without cookies, you can configure your browser to reject all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) Your experience of the Visa site may be different if you set your browser to block cookies.
The Visa Hong Kong website may use web beacons to serve advertising, enhance email advertising and track usage on the Visa Hong Kong website. We use third parties to manage web beacons and the data they collect. Web beacons do not capture your individual email address or any other personal information.
Web beacons, also called clear GIFs (a common format for image files), are invisible files on web pages that you visit. If you visit a page on the Visa Hong Kong website that contains a web beacon, it communicates with your computer to determine, among other things, whether you have been to that page before or viewed a particular advertisement.
The Visa Hong Kong website may collect IP addresses for the purposes of systems administration, server problem diagnosis and compiling aggregate information (such as how many visitors logged on to the Visa Hong Kong website). When you visit a particular web page on the Visa Hong Kong website, our servers log your IP address. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer automatically when you use the Internet.