Teal Belt Consultants (“Teal Belt”, “us” or “we”) understands that your privacy is important to you. Teal Belt is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personally-identifiable information, being any information that is capable of identifying you as an individual person, as you use this Site and the Teal Belt Recruitment Portal, and the Teal Belt Site.  The scope of Teal Belt’s commitment is described in this Privacy Policy.  By submitting personally-identifiable information, you consent to Teal Belt’s use of such personally-identifiable information as described herein.  Please see our terms of use for more information about our on-line terms and policies in general.

What personally-identifiable information is collected?

Teal Belt collects personally-identifiable information on certain areas of the Site when users register for or apply for jobs through Teal Belt Recruitment Portal, register for Teal Belt Quarterly, sign up for classes, workshops and events, and participate in user posting areas (such as bulletin boards, discussion forums and surveys).  The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of information that you provide, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and background information required to apply for a job.  For recruiting purposes the information collected may include other personally-identifiable information that you include on your resume and information that you submit as part of your application.  In addition, Teal Belt collects certain information that you do not visibly enter, such as your IP address, browsing pattern on the Site, click stream data, HTTP protocol elements, and the status of cookies placed on your computer by Teal Belt.

How may Teal Belt use my personally-identifiable information?

Teal Belt uses your personally-identifiable information to fulfill your requests for information, publish your letters to the editor or comments, process your requests to participate in conferences and events, evaluate any job applications, for its own internal recruiting purposes, distribute newsletters and alerts to you, and for such other purposes as you may initiate or request.  We many keep any of your personally-identifiable information on file and use it to contact you.

How are cookies used?

Cookies are small packets of information that are stored by your web browser.  They are put on your web browser by the websites that you visit.  These packets of information do not contain personal information about you but they do allow us to know if you visit the same website twice or if you visit related websites.

The law in many European Union countries require you to provide a form of consent before cookies are placed on your web browser unless the cookie is necessary for the website to work.

There is no agreed standard for how companies comply with these laws.  We do the following:

l  We only use cookies when they are necessary for our services or where you have provided your express or implied consent.

l  We respect your wishes, and you can inspect, delete, or block any cookies used by us by selecting the appropriate control in your web browser.

What “cookies” are used for on this Website?

Teal Belt uses cookies to identify you and your interest and to track your use of the Site. We also use cookies to control access to certain content on our Site and to process any requests that you make with us.

To administer our Web site and for research purposes, Teal Belt has also contracted third parties to track and analyze anonymous usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and members.  Such information is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis.  These third parties used persistent cookies to help us to improve visitor experience, manage our site content, and track visitor behavior.

Teal Belt has also contracted with a third party to send e-mail to our registered members.  To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e-mail communications, the third party sets cookies.  All data collected by this third party on behalf of Teal Belt is used solely by or on behalf of Teal Belt and is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis.

Cookie Cookie Purpose Nature of the Cookies Cookie Type Approval Method
Web Analytics Google Analytics: tracks each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first, the previous and the current visit. Third Party Permanent Implied Consent
Web Analytics Google Analytics: tracks how long you stay on a site – when a visit starts and approximately ends Third Party Permanent Implied Consent
Web Analytics Google Analytics: tracks where a visitor came from (e.g. search engine, search keyword, link) Third Party Permanent Implied Consent
Web Analytics Omniture SiteCatalyst: various reports on user activity First Party Session Implied Consent
Web Analytics Identify your device (e.g. computer, phone, table PC) so that the content is delivered in the correct format. First Party Session Strictly Necessary
Web Analytics Identify your language preferences when navigating the website First Party Session Strictly Necessary
Device Identification Identify the Server which served the request First Party Session Strictly Necessary
Language Identification Identify the Session which is currently used First Party Session Strictly Necessary
Server Identification Identify the Site User and whether they are logged in or not First Party Permanent Strictly Necessary
Session Identification Remember state of Welcome Box at the start of the session First Party Session Strictly Necessary
Print Specification Identify what pages the user wants to print First Party Session Strictly Necessary


*”First Party” Cookie – A cookie placed by this Website

*”Third Party” Cookie – A cookie placed by another domain (e.g. not this Website)

*”Permanent” Cookie – The cookie information is permanently stored on your device

*”Session” Cookie – The cookie information is temporarily stored in your web browser’s memory

*Implied Consent – You are deemed to have given your consent by continuing to use this Website after having had this privacy policy made available to you

*”Strictly Necessary” Cookies – These cookies are required so the Website can function. No consent is required.

We don’t seek to collect your personal information, and, where we do collect it, we strive to anonymize your personal information as soon as practicable.

Teal Belt Recruitment Portal/Teal Belt Retention Program

To assist Teal Belt with its staffing and recruitment as well as acting as recruitment agency, Teal Belt has partnered with third parties to provide Teal Belt Recruitment Portal.  If you provide information through the Recruitment Portal, your personally-identifiable information will be held on servers located in the US, managed by the third party.  The third party has agreed to provide the same level of privacy and data protection that you enjoy when interacting with this Site and Teal Belt generally.

Through the Teal Belt Recruitment Portal, job candidates can apply for positions with Teal Belt or Teal Belt as an recruitment agency or sign up for the Teal Belt Retention Program where you can notified of any potential job openings or other similar opportunities that might be of interest to you.

Teal Belt frequently visits recruiting websites and social networks such as LinkedIn.  Where users of these websites have made their personally-identifiable information publically available, Teal Belt sometimes collects this information for the Teal Belt Retention Program. If you do not want Teal Belt to retain your personally-identifiable information collected in this way, please opt-out of the Teal Belt Retention Program when notified that your personally-identifiable information has been collected.

Newsletters and Alerts      

By registering for the Teal Belt Quarterly or any of our other recurring Teal Belt newsletters or alerts, you agree to receive on occasion other correspondence from Teal Belt related to the subscribed newsletters and other Teal Belt news and information that you consented to receive during registration.  This type of information is shared externally only in anonymous, aggregated form for generalized user analysis or to enable third party agents to send e-mails to you on our behalf.  You will be contacted by e-mail or otherwise only by Teal Belt or its agents.

We ask for your e-mail address at registration.  We will send e-mails to this address to confirm your registration, to provide newsletters or alerts and to contact you for any other reason. In addition, we may contact you regarding your account status.  If you sign up to receive any of our newsletters, alerts, or surveys, you may on occasion receive other correspondence from Teal Belt.  Your e-mail address will not be shared with any third party other than an agent who has agreed to send e-mails on our behalf.

The Site also includes a feature that enables Teal Belt to send links to its content through e-mail at our users’ request.  The e-mail address(es) that you supply in connection with this service will be used only to send the requested content  They will not be stored or reused for any purpose.

Is personally-identifiable information disclosed to third parties?

Teal Belt shall not intentionally disclose or transfer (and shall take reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorized or accidental disclosure of) your personally-identifiable information to third parties (i.e., persons or entities that are not affiliates of Teal Belt) without your consent, whether for such their parties’ marketing purposes or otherwise, except as follows.  Teal Belt may provide access to your personally-identifiable information to third party vendors engaged by Teal Belt to provide services related to the Site; provided that such vendors will first agree to maintain the strict confidentiality of such information and provide the same level of data security as provided by Teal Belt. Teal Belt may also be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities without express user consent if presented with a court subpoena or similar legal order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules, and regulations of any applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the Terms of Use of or any other terms on this Site, including but not limited to a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through this site, Teal Belt may disclose personal user information to affected parties and legal authorities in furtherance of potential or on-going legal proceedings.


If you participate in a survey, all of our research results are reported as totals or in other aggregated form, and no information about you as an individual respondent is made public.

User Forums

You should be aware that whenever your publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by others.  Teal Belt is not responsible for any action or policies of any third parties who collect information that users publicly disclose in any such forums on the Site.

Link to third-party sites

Teal Belt may provide links to third-party Web sites or information as a Service to our users.  If you use these links, you will leave this Site.  Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by Teal Belt of the third party, the third party web site, or the information contained therein, and the Teal Belt shall not be responsible or liable for your use thereof. Such use shall be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies applicable to these sites.

How can I access, change, and/or delete information?

You may access, correct, update, and/or delete any personally-identifiable information that you submit to the Site.  You may also unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registration on the site.  To do so, please either follow instructions on the page of the Site on which you have provided such information, subscribed or registered or contact us at the address provide at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.


Teal Belt has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect your personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized Teal Belt personnel and third party vendors are provided access to personally-identifiable information, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential.  Despite these precautions, Teal Belt, however, cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personally-identifiable information.

Transborder hosting and transfer of information

Personally-identifiable information collected on the Site may be transferred from time to time to Teal Belt Offices or personnel, or to third parties, located throughout the world, and the Site may be viewed and hosted by Teal Belt or its vendors anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have the same data protection laws than what is found in your country of residence.  By using the Site and registering such information on it, you voluntarily consent to such transborder transfer and hosting of such information.

Data Retention Policy

Teal Belt stores personally-identifiable information for various purposes as notified to you in this policy.  For each of these different purposes, Teal Belt only retains the personally-identifiable information for so long as it is serving its notified purpose.

More specifically, Teal Belt retains personally-identifiable information for:

System Data Retention Purpose Retention Period Your contact details will be collected for the purpose of registering for the event 6 months after the event – your contact details will be retained for the duration of the event and 6 months thereafter to assist with organizing the event User forums and boards – to provide an environment for the open exchange of ideas Indefinitely – any personally –identifiable information made publicly available on user forums or boards will remain available indefinitely
Teal Belt Recruitment Portal Retain job candidate registration details for system access 7-years – Personally-identifiable information collected for login purposes will be retained for 7 years after the last login.  At which time, Teal Belt will ask the job candidate if they wish to keep their account active.  If the answer is no or if there is no answer at all, the account will be deleted.
Teal Belt Recruitment Portal Check whether a job candidate has previously applied 5-year – Teal belt would like to know whether a job candidate has previously applied.  A minimal amount of personally-identifiable information will be retained for this purpose, and it will be deleted after 5 years.
Teal Belt Retention Program Retain job candidate contact details and past application for individuals that have applied to Teal Belt so that Teal Belt might notify them of future opportunity. 7 years – If a job candidate consents to Teal Belt retaining their application and contact details, then Teal Belt will continue to do so until either instructed to delete the information by the job candidate or 7 years of inactivity has passed.  Once the 7 years has passed.  Teal Belt will ask the job candidate if they wish to keep their account active.  If the answer is no or if there is no answer at all, the account will be deleted
Teal Belt Retention Program Retain job candidate contact details for individuals whose personal data has been collected by a third party (e.g. recruiter, resume book, employment website) 7 Years – if a job candidate has given consent to the third party to collect their personally-identifiable information for employment purposes, then Teal Belt will retain their contact details until either instructed to delete the information by the job candidate or 7 years of inactivity has passed.  Once the 7 years has passed, Teal Belt will ask the job candidate if they wish to keep their account active.  If the answer is no or if there is no answer at all, the account will be deleted.
Teal Belt Quarterly Retain contact details for distribution of Teal Belt Quarterly Indefinitely – Once registered, the user will continue to receive Teal Belt Quarterly unless they ask to no longer receive the periodical


Teal Belt understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an on-line environment.  The Site is not designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger, and Teal Belt will not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under this age.

Consent; changes to privacy policy

By using the Site, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your information by us in the manner described in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on the Site.  We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time.  We will alert you to any such changes by updating this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy was last updated on April, 2013.

Contact our privacy department

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or if you require any assistance in navigating or reading the materials on this Site or any other Teal Belt Sites, please contact us at:

Teal Belt Consultants

Shop 2, Ground Floor,

442 Des Voeux Road West

Hong Kong

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