SEC Online Privacy Policy

 

The Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission has laid out this privacy policy to protect the visitors and users of the SEC Office online services and information.

       

This privacy policy is subject to change and all changes are updated on this website. In case of material modification, the SEC Office will post a notice expressly herein for at least 30 days before such change becomes effective.

 

Scope and applicability

 

This policy determines how the SEC Office collects and maintains personal information of those who visit or use information, data or online services at the SEC Office websites. Personal information herein means the information that enables a person's identification to be established and is not commonly accessible by the public. Such information includes age, gender, nationality, identification card number, passport number, residential address, office address, phone number and email address.

 

This policy does not apply to third-party websites that display their links to or from the SEC Office sites. For security of own privacy, the users are advised to review privacy policies of third-party sites separately.

 

This policy specifies how personal information is handled in compliance with the Securities and Exchange Act B.E. 2535 (1992), the Derivatives Act B.E. 2546 (2003), the Provident Fund Act B.E. 2530 (1997), the Royal Enactment on Special Purpose Juristic Persons for Securitization B.E. 2540 (1997) or the Trust for Transactions in Capital Market Act B.E. 2550 (2007) as well as the associated rules and regulations issued by virtue of the aforesaid laws, collectively referred to as "the laws enforced under the SEC Office regulation." 

 

Maintenance of personal information

 

Any person who wishes to use certain services on the SEC Office websites may have to submit necessary personal information beforehand. Such online services are, for instance, application for approval of fund manager, registration for seminar attendance and subscription for newsletters.

 

Personal information given to the SEC Office upon filing of complaints via the SEC Office websites is handled in accordance with this privacy policy. Anonymous complaints are also acceptable. Please be reminded, however, that such complaints or those that do not provide personal information related to the matter under complaint may reduce the efficiency of the SEC Office inspection.

           

To evaluate the efficiency of usage to further improve online service quality and organize relevant statistics, the SEC Office may also collect certain personal information of the users such as IP numbers, search engines used, the domain names of the visited web pages, the amount of browsing time and the last website visited before logging on the SEC Office sites.         

 

Usage, sharing and disclosure of personal information

 

The SEC Office may access and use personal information of the users in fulfilling their own requests.

 

The SEC Office may collect, store, use and disclose personal information of the users gathered from other agencies to achieve the objectives under the laws enforced by the SEC Office.

 

The SEC Office will not sell, share or disclose personal information of the users to third parties in contrary to the purposes of collecting and storing personal information of the users, except in the following cases:

 

the action is in accordance with the laws enforced by the SEC Office; 
the action is the performance of duty as specified by law, court order, order of legal authority or any other case of a similar manner, or 
the action is deemed necessary in cases where impacts on safety of life and physical body of other persons may occur, or in case of breach of contract and conditions on usage of the SEC Office websites.

 

The users may request their personal information via the email address provided in the "Inquiries and Suggestion" section. The SEC Office will reply in a timely manner. The users are responsible for any expenses that may be incurred from such request.

 

Revision of personal information

 

The users may request to revise their personal information to ensure that it remains correct and updated. Such request can be submitted via the form available on theOnline Servicesection, which also provides instructions for request filing. Correction of certain information items will become valid only after verification of authenticity under the specified procedure.

 

Subscribers of SEC online news updates may unsubscribe via "e-Subscribe" 

 

Security System        

      

The SEC Office has issued internal guidelines for protection of privacy and security of personal information of the users. This includes setting permission and user limit for access and usage of confidential information. The SEC Office also uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol to ensure that communication with the users is done through a safe and secure password-required channel.

 

Use of Cookies

 

The SEC Office does not use cookie technology to store the users' information. (Cookie is a tool for tracking and storing preferences and selections of the users during their web browsing. Such tracked information allows the websites to offer services that better meet the users' demands at their next visits. Cookies can also be used for marketing purposes). However, the search engines through which the users enter the SEC Office websites may use cookies for their own purposes. The users should thus review their privacy policies separately.

 

Questions and Suggestions

For inquiries or suggestions, please fill in the Feedback Form or contact:

The Information and Communications Technology Department
The Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission
333/3 Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road, Chomphon, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand.

Tel: 1207 or 0 2695 9999 ext. 9510 Fax: 0 22695 9660 Email: webmaster@sec.or.th