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Privacy & Data Protection Policy

Ownership

We collect information from you when you register on our site, fill out a form on our web site or send us an email or any other communication.

When registering on our site, filling up a form or otherwise communicating with us, you may be asked to provide us with your name, e-mail address, mailing address or phone number and other personally identifiable information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  1. To personalise your experience
  2. To improve our website
  3. To process transactions
  4. To send periodic emails: The email address you provide for contact purposes may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to us and our services and communications from us for marketing and promotional purposes.
  5. To deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you and to investigate any misuse or alleged misuse of this website. We reserve the right to disclose the information we collect from you to law enforcement and government officials or other third parties, if required by law.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the web sites you visit and/or service providers’ systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.)

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits, and keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may engage third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors.

If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of the services on our website may not function properly.

Disclaimer

You acknowledge that we have no control over the internet, telecommunications networks or the acts and omissions of third parties, and that third parties may intercept or access transmissions or private communications made through this website or gain access to your personal information without authorisation. We therefore do not guarantee and you should not expect complete security or privacy of your personal information.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Your acceptance of our Privacy Policy

By continuing to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our personal data consent, govern our relationship with you and in relation use of this website.

Data Protection Policy

SGBC’s personal data protection policies are mirrored after Government advisories and guidelines issued by the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC). SGBC only collects the minimum amount of personal data required for the purposes of Membership, Certification, Events and other related services and/or activities.

SGBC will only collect, use, disclose and/or process personal data that have been provided previously, now and may in the future provide to us including but not limited to name, email address, telephone numbers, address, employment details for the following purposes:

  • Facilitating, processing, dealing with, administering, managing and/or maintaining a business relationship with SGBC
  • Carrying out due diligence and other screening activities, or to prevent or investigate any fraud or breach of contract or unlawful activity, or complying with or as required by any applicable law, governmental or regulatory requirements of any relevant jurisdiction
  • Conducting research, analysis and development activities (including but not limited to data analytics, surveys and/or profiling) to enhance SGBC’s products, services and/or operations, and/or otherwise for SGBC’s business operations and purposes
  • Storing, hosting, backing up (whether for disaster recovery or otherwise) of personal data, whether within or outside Singapore

Personal data collected will never be disclosed to third parties except when required by the law or when third parties (such as data intermediaries and subcontractors) are engaged by SGBC to assist with GMAP activities. All third parties engaged will be contractually bound to preserve the confidentiality of all personal data.

SGBC has taken every reasonable effort to protect all collected personal data by putting in place the necessary security framework to prevent unauthorised access, collection, usage, disclosure, copying, modification, destruction and other similar risks. All personal data is stored on the Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) cloud platform, complete with a full suite of security architecture. S3 is the only object storage service that blocks public access to all data at the bucket or the account level. S3 maintains compliance programs, such as PCI-DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, FedRAMP, EU Data Protection Directive, and FISMA, to meet data storage regulatory requirements.

As far as possible, the necessary security measures to safeguard the integrity of collected personal data have been taken against the risks associated with using online platforms such as from harmful code entering our websites and digital platforms through computer virus programs, bugs, trojan horses, spyware, adware or malware.

While we will do our utmost to protect personal data, we also advise users to take every possible precaution to safeguard personal data online: change passwords often, use strong alphanumeric passwords and browse the Internet with a secure, up-to-date web browser. 

For any clarifications and queries on our Data Protection Policy, please contact the SGBC Data Protection Officer James Tan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 6732-5518.

Last updated May 2019