The Whampoa Archive is a website brought to you through the joint collaboration of faculty from the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, in partnership with the Committee for Successful Ageing (ComSA). The project is funded by a research grant from the National Heritage Board, Singapore.

This Policy contains important information about how we may collect, use and/or disclose your personal data, which will be in accordance with the Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (No 26 of 2012) (“PDPA 2012”). Throughout this Policy, the meaning of the term “personal data” is as defined in the PDPA 2012.

By interacting with and accessing our website, you represent that you have read, understood and agreed to our collection use and disclosure of your personal data as describe in this Policy. We may change this Policy from time to time. You should check this Policy occasionally to ensure you are aware of the most recent version that will apply each time you access this website.

Personal data we may collect about you

When you browse our website, we may monitor your use of this website through the use of cookies or similar tracking devices. For example, the cookies may be used to identify you as a unique user, monitor how many times you visit our website, which pages you go to, traffic data, location data and the originating domain name of your internet service provider. Some of this data may be aggregated or statistical.

When you interact with our website, submit information to us (through any means of data collection), or use our products or services, we may obtain personal data about you when you agree to post a story, send us feedback, upload or post materials, or contact us for any reason. We may also obtain personal data about you that is potentially of a sensitive nature if you volunteer it during the completion of an online form. You consent to our collection, use and disclosure of all such volunteered personal data.

Please note that if you access a third-party link through our website, such third-party websites are subject to their own data protection and privacy practices.

How we use your personal data

We will use your personal data for the purposes described in the Terms of Use and in this Privacy Policy. Without prejudice to any other expressly stated purpose, specifically, your data may be used for:
  • administrative purposes eg processing your volunteered and uploaded information;
  • provision of and/or improving our services to you;
  • administration and management of those services;
  • research, statistical analysis and behavioural analysis;
  • user profiling and analysis;

Disclosure of your personal data

We may disclose of your personal data to:

  • organisations affiliated to any of the joint collaborators;
  • law enforcement agencies in connection with any investigation to help prevent unlawful activity or regulator compliance; and
  • otherwise in accordance with the law.

Keeping your data secure

While we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that are transferred from you or to you via the internet.

Information about other individuals

If you give us information on behalf of someone else, you confirm that the other person has appointed you to act on his/her behalf and has agreed that you are fully authorised to give consent on his/her behalf in respect of the collection, use and disclosure of his/her personal data.

Access & Correction Rights

You have the right to request access and/or correction to personal data. You may also request correction to the story and the object submitted. You also have the right to withdraw your consent given in respect of the collection, use or disclosure of your personal data. If you wish to exercise this right, please send your request to us in writing. We will process your request as soon as reasonable practicable.

Our contact details

We welcome your feedback and questions. If you wish to contact us, please send an email to .