Hongene - Privacy Policy



This policy was last updated and is effective as of December 1, 2023


Hongene Biotech Corporation and its affiliated companies (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Hongene" or "We") are committed to protecting your privacy when you are interacting with the content, products, and services on our website at http://www.hongene.com (hereinafter referred to as "the website"). This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect from you, how we collect, store, use, share, transfer and delete the information, and how you control our use of the information. Please review this Privacy Policy carefully. To the extent permitted by applicable law, by providing us your personal information or otherwise interacting with us, you are agreeing to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this website.


(1) What Types of Information We Collect about You
We may collect your personal information you provide to us such as:

  • Contact information (such as name and email address, phone number, postal address)
  • Information about how you use our products or services
  • Information on how you use this website, including your IP address or domain name, how long you have visited the website, which parts of the website you have visited, and the information you have obtained.


If you apply for the position we have posted on the website, we will collect your resume.
This website is aimed at adults. We will not intentionally collect any personally identifiable information from people under the age of 16.


(2) How We Collect Your Information
We collect your personal information in following ways:
a.    The information you voluntarily provide to us (such as contact information and other information provided)
b.    We obtain information from your use of certain features of this website (such as project tracking)
c.    We obtain information through automatic tracking mechanisms such as Cookies. For more information, please refer to Section 5 (Cookies) below.


(3) How We Use Your Information
We will only use your personal information for the original purpose for which you provided relevant information. We will not disclose, use, provide or sell any personal information to third parties for any other purpose except for the purposes stated in this Privacy Policy, or in cases where we have obtained your consent or as required by law. We reserve the right to contact you regarding matters related to the services provided or the information collected.

We may use your information in the following ways:

  • verify your identity
  • fulfill the contract to which you are a party
  • reply to your questions and complaints
  • strengthen our marketing and research activities
  • provide you with our products and services and make them better
  • develop new products and services
  • meet your requirements
  • provide customer service
  • send you management information about Hongene products or services
  • notify you of any special promotions that may interest you
  • invite you to participate in a survey about our products or services
  • better understand the interests of customers and visitors using Hongene services
  • maintain online services such as websites and applications of Hongene,
  • monitor, detect, and prevent fraud and inappropriate activities to ensure policy compliance of Hongene
  • conduct research, including secondary research and follow-up research
  • determine the eligibility of individuals to participate in Hongene programs or clinical trials
  • process payment
  • evaluate the interaction between you and other users with our online services
  • protect Hongene and users
  • ensure the security of our online services, including our network, website, and applications
  • review our current interaction with you
  • debug websites and services to identify and fix errors that damage existing expected functionality
  • defend oneself in litigation or investigation, or to file a lawsuit
  • comply with our legal and regulatory obligations

Hongene may also use the information collected from you or about you to provide customized content, including:

  • identify new or past visitors to our website or application,
  • remember your personal preferences,
  • show you more relevant and meaningful advertisements based on your interests.


Hongene may also use your information for other purposes that may be disclosed to you from time to time.


(4) How We Share Your Information
We will not sell your personal information. We may share your information with a variety of third parties as follows:

  • Our Affiliates.
  • All parties providing services to us, including tracking usage and analyzing data, such as the source address of the page request, your IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, and other parameters in the source website and URL; The service providers also includes cooperative promotion partners of our products which are jointly developed and/or sold by us and other companies.
  • The third parties providing server services for this website, running various functions of this website, providing information security services, sending emails, analyzing data, and providing search results and links; 
  • We may share your information with competent authorities, courts, third parties, and bodies in response to a court order, summons or subpoena, lawful discovery requests, regulatory requests, or as permitted or required by law, including when we reasonably believe it is necessary or appropriate to investigate, prevent or take action against illegal activities, suspected fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person.
  • We need to disclose information to third parties to protect our rights or property.
  • We may disclose your information to any third party:
    • that acquires, or is interested in acquiring, all or part of our assets or shares,
    • that we acquire in whole or in part,
    • with which we merge, or
    • that succeeds us in carrying on all or part of our business.


In each case, the third party has a legal obligation to refrain from disclosure and use unauthorized by us.


Hongene reserves the right to disclose your personal information in response to authorized information requests from government authorities or effective judicial requirements, for handling national security situations, providing security guarantees, investigating potential fraudulent practices, or as otherwise required by applicable law.


If the above-mentioned third party constitutes a personal information processor who independently determines the purpose and processing method of personal information, we will inform you in accordance with legal provisions about the behavior of providing personal information to them by Hongene and obtain your separate consent.


If your personal information may be provided to any third party for any reason not specified in the Privacy Policy, you will be notified and will have the opportunity to request us not share such information.


If you choose to submit any personal information related to others, you need to ensure that you have the right to do so and allow us to use the information in accordance with this policy.
Hongene may also disclose aggregated or anonymized data without individual identification to third parties for any purpose, as permitted by applicable Chinese laws and regulations.


(5) Cookies
This website may use "cookies" and other tracking technologies to store information provided by users. Cookies are information sent by a website server to a user's browser. Cookies may include information such as your login or registration identity, user preferences, time spent on the website, and pages visited. We use the information to identify you and customize this website and improve your experience on this website. You can manage the storage of cookies on your computer through the functions provided by most browsers. For example, most browsers allow you to set up notifications when you receive cookies, or you can choose to have the browser block cookies. However, please note that not accepting cookies may limit your use of certain features of the website.


(6) No tracking
We do not track your activities on third-party websites, and we do not allow third parties to track your online activities across websites.


(7) How We Protect Your Information
We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We have implemented appropriate security measures to protect your information and prevent unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. We implement physical, electronic, and management programs to safeguard and secure the information and data stored in our system. However, no safety measures are perfect, and we cannot guarantee that your information will never be disclosed or accessed in a way that does not comply with the Privacy Policy.


We strongly suggest you maintaining high vigilance when transmitting personal information (especially information related to your health) over the internet. Although we have taken certain technical measures to protect your information, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties not to access your personal information; Therefore, please be sure to weigh the pros and cons as well as risks and act with caution when submitting personal information to the Hongene website. In addition, when you may link to a platform that is not controlled by Hongene or not applicable to the Privacy Policy from a platform governed by the Privacy Policy, you shall first review the privacy policy of such third-party platforms before submitting personal information.


(8) Marketing Activities
If you no longer wish to receive our promotional marketing materials continuously, you can choose not to receive such materials. You can follow the instructions in the email to unsubscribe from marketing or other commercial emails from Hongene. We will meet your requirements as soon as reasonably feasible.


However, even if you choose to opt out of receiving such communication, we still reserve the right to send you non marketing communication (such as information about changes to our Privacy Policy or Terms of Use).


(9) How Do We Keep Your Personal Information
We will keep personal information during periods when it is necessary and relevant to our business. The criteria used to determine the storage period include:

  • how long the personal information needs to be kept for the purpose of providing services and conducting business;
  • the type of personal information collected;
  • whether we have legal, contractual, or similar obligations to retain relevant personal information (such as mandatory laws on data preservation, government orders to preserve and investigate case related data); and
  • whether we need to retain relevant personal information to face ongoing or upcoming litigation or disputes.


(10) Security Disclaimer
You know that no data transmission over the internet is completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of any information you provide to us. You shall bear the risk of transmitting such information to us.


(11) Links to other websites
This Privacy Policy only applies to this website and does not apply to other websites that we may link to. We have provided these links to provide you with convenience and more information. These links do not represent our association or sponsorship relationship with third-party websites, nor do they represent our recognition of the information contained in third-party websites. We are not responsible for any use of those websites or for their privacy policies or practices.


(12) International Transfer
We provide products and services through resources all over the world, and your personal information collected by us may be transferred to, stored at, processed in or otherwise accessed from a place located outside of the jurisdiction where you access the Website. We will take measures to ensure the security of such transfer, storage and processing of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We will also obtain your separate consent for international transfer of your personal information to the extent required under applicable laws.


Any information you provide to Hongene may be stored, processed, transmitted, and accessed between China and other countries, which may not guarantee the same level of protection for personal data as the country you reside in. However, regardless of where your personal data is stored/accessed, Hongene will process your personal data in accordance with relevant Chinese laws and regulations, as well as this Privacy Policy.


(13) Changes
We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time at our sole discretion. We will notify you of any material changes through a notification on the Website, and such change will only apply to information collected after the revised Privacy Policy takes effect. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective immediately after being posted. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed of changes and on how we are protecting your personal information.


(14) Your Rights and Choices
You may have certain rights and choices on us to process your personal data. According to your jurisdiction, applicable laws may grant you additional consumer rights, including the following rights (with certain limitations and exceptions):

  • to be informed the categories and/or specific content of personal information collected about you, including whether your personal information has been sold or disclosed, and with whom your personal information is shared;
  • to obtain a copy of your personal information kept by us;
  • to modify, update, and supplement your personal information;
  • to withdraw your authorization or consent;
  • to request to delete your personal information according to legal requirements.


We reserve the right to verify your identity regarding any requests for personal information to help ensure that we provide the information we maintain to individuals related, and only the individuals or their authorized representatives are allowed to exercise their rights regarding the information. If you are an authorized agent making a request on behalf of a consumer, we may ask for additional information to verify whether you are authorized to make the request.


If we are unable to verify your identity, we reserve the right to refuse your request. When we reject your request in whole or in part, we will do our best to notify you of the rejection and provide an explanation of our actions and the reasons for the rejection.

We will not restrict or refuse your access to our services or purchase of our products based on the choices and requirements you make regarding your personal information. Please note that certain options may affect our ability to provide Hongene services. For example, if you register to receive marketing communications through email and then request Hongene delete all of your information, we will not be able to send you marketing communications.


If we decide to respond to your requests in accordance with legal regulations for access, modification, deletion, withdrawal of consent, obtaining copies, etc., we will also try our best to notify the parties who obtained your personal information from us and request their timely cooperation, unless otherwise provided by laws and regulations or authorized by you separately.


If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact info@hongene.com .
Please provide the email address/mobile information used for registration (if applicable) and a detailed explanation of your request in all of your contacts with Hongene. We will respond to all reasonable requests within the time limit specified by law.