Dear all users,
In light of the recent implementation of the PDPA, we plan to obtain consent for use of data from all our users. This is because we may be having their personal data (phone, NRIC, email, title etc.) in our system's userID profile configuration and we are functioning as data users.
Starting 1 Jan 2014, we will present to each user logging in for the first time to our system a personal data protection consent and notice document. The users will need to give us consent to process their personal data (phone, NRIC, email, title, etc.) and confirm receipt of the notice by reading and agreeing via a "clickthrough". We will log the date and time they gave their consent. Please note that normal usage of Merimen system will only continue after the above steps have been taken.
For users who have not done the above steps by 15 Feb 2014, we will, according to the PDPA, remove the user's personal details (phone, NRIC, email, title, etc.) from our the user's userID profile information. If in the future they wish to continue usage of Merimen, they would have to give consent for their personal data. Following that, the user, or the administrator in charge for their company, will have to re-input the data again.
As a further clarification, the above applies only to the personal userID profile data of Merimen's users, and NOT to the claimant/policyholder related personal data. For the later, we are merely functioning as a data processor, and as such, the issue of consent does not arise under the PDPA.
From the Management of Merimen Online Sdn Bhd