Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Access to and use of this International Housing Forum 2017 (IHF2017) (“the Event”) website (“our website”) is provided subject to the following conditions and constitutes acceptance of the conditions in full.

Application of the Privacy Policy
By accessing or using our website including voluntarily providing us with your personal particulars or registering for the Event, you are deemed to have agreed to the terms of this Policy.

We may use “cookies”, where a small data file is sent to your browser to store and track information about you when you enter our website. The cookie is used to track information such as the number of users and their frequency of use, profiles of users and their preferred sites. While this cookie can tell us when you enter our website and which pages you visit, it cannot read data off your hard disk.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you may usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

Personal Data
“Personal Data” means information that relates to a living individual who can be identified from that information or from that information and other information that is held by or is likely to be held by us.

Collection of Personal Data
You may be requested to provide your particulars (primarily business contact information) in relation to the Event, and this may include certain Personal Data (including but not limited to):

  1. Full name;
  2. Address;
  3. Payment details, including credit card and banking information; and/or
  4. Contact details, including telephone number/s and/or email addresses.

Use of Personal Data Collected
Any Personal Data provided by you to us may be used for the following purposes (where relevant):

  1. Share with the co-organisers of the Event, namely the Housing & Development Board (HDB), International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP), Eastern Regional Organisation for Planning and Human Settlement (EAROPH), Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) and the Singapore Institute of Planners (SIP) (“co-organisers”), for purposes of organising the Event and for compiling data and conducting statistical/demographic analysis on the Event turnout;
  2. Process and respond to your requests and queries;
  3. Send you information, updates, invitations, marketing and advertising materials and information in relation to the Event (or future editions thereof) or any other events/activities held by the co-organisers, their partners, sponsors and/or their respective affiliates. If you do not wish to receive this information please contact us at;
  4. Update our records;
  5. Process your Personal Data to facilitate any payment;
  6. Compile data and conduct statistical or demographic analysis by us or by the co-organisers;
  7. Solicit and record your opinion/feedback via surveys and requests for feedback (if you consent to participating);
  8. Comply with a court order, other legal processes or other requirements of any governmental authority (including detecting, investigating and preventing any crime, offence or breaches);
  9. Compliance with our internal policies/procedures and any applicable laws, rules and regulations, codes of practice, guidelines and any other legal purposes; and
  10. Allow us to use your Personal Data in any other ways for which we have notified you and obtained your consent accordingly.

Disclosure of Personal Data
All Personal Data held by us will be kept confidential, but we may, where such disclosure is necessary to satisfy the purpose, or a directly-related purpose for which the Personal Data was collected, provide such information to the following parties:

  1. Any person or company who is acting for, jointly or on our behalf, in respect of the purpose or a directly-related purpose for which the Personal Data was provided;
  2. Any financial institutions, charge or credit card issuing companies, credit bureau, or collection agencies necessary to establish and support the payment of any services due or requested; and
  3. Any government authority in compliance with any applicable laws, rules and regulations, codes of practices, guidelines, court order, other legal processes or requirements.

Protection of Personal Data
It is our policy to take all necessary steps to ensure that all Personal Data held by us is processed fairly and lawfully. We will take all necessary steps to implement this Policy. All our employees and data processors that have access to Personal Data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your Personal Data.

Retention of Personal Data
Any Personal Data which we collect will be used solely for the purpose of providing our services, and we will not hold it any longer than is legally permissible for this purpose.

Additional Personal Data
We may collect additional Personal Data that you volunteer while using our website and/or the services. Where we collect such additional information, we make clear the nature of the information and the specific purpose[s] for which it is used or may be used and we offer you the choice to opt out of providing such information.

External Links
The website may contain links to other internet websites that are not owned by us. We are not responsible for the content of such websites or for the privacy policy of such websites or for Personal Data which such websites may collect or place.

Contact Us
If any of the Personal Data that we hold about you is incorrect or needs updating, please contact us at We may request that you provide further information and identification to enable us to comply with this request.