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ChinaExpats.com respects your right to privacy. Your name, email address, postal code and any other identifying information that you give us will not be revealed to any of the clients who rent our lists. Should we ever change our policy, you will be given the chance to remove yourself from our lists. However if you send us notices, information, or emails via our “Contact Us” page, we may use some or all of the personal and corporate data you include in future articles or promotional materials for the website and company. In addition, when you use the “Send Email To a Friend” link, or other such links on our site, we do have access to both the sender and recipient email addresses, which we may share with our network of website partners.

When you sign up for our ChinaExpats.com mailing list, you will receive commercial email messages only about those topical categories that you have selected. Before any mailing goes out, our staff members personally screen each marketer’s message to make sure that it’s relevant to the list’s topic. As a social networking site, you may however see promotional advertisements and marketing messages online in your feeds and on the webpages that do not conform to your demographic selections.

The following policies are only in effect for the Web pages, newsletters, discussion lists and opt-in announcement lists owned and operated by ChinaExpats.com. The following discloses our Privacy Policy.

What information are you collecting and how are you collecting it?
Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers, that serve as that computer’s “Internet Protocol” IP address. When a visitor requests a page from any Web site within the ChinaExpats.com site, our Web servers automatically recognize that visitor’s domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, but do not collect and evaluate this information for individuals. Our Web servers do not record e-mail addresses of the visitors.

What are cookies?
From time to time, ChinaExpats.com or its advertisers may send a “cookie” to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system.

We use cookies to identify which areas of ChinaExpats.com’s sites you have visited or customized, so the next time you visit, those pages may be readily accessible. Our advertisers may also use cookies to ascertain how many times you’ve seen an advertisement. We and our advertisers may use this information to better personalize the content, banners, and promotions that you see on our Sites.

You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site and other Web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

What other information do we request?
We may also request your e-mail address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting a survey or to provide additional services (for example, subscriptions to e-mail newsletters, announcement lists or information about seminars) Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested.

If you choose to purchase something online, we need to know your name, e-mail address, mailing address, credit card number, and expiration date. This allows us to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status. This information may also be used by us to notify you of related product and services.

Will you disclose the information you collect to outside third parties?
ChinaExpats.com will disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:

1) Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on ChinaExpats.com’s sites,

2) Protect and defend the rights or property of the ChinaExpats.com’s network of sites, or visitors to ChinaExpats.com,

3) Identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties,

4) Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.

5) In the case of information related to your cellular or mobile phone number, we will provide this information to third-parties in order for them to provide you with information you specifically request from our site. ChinaExpats.com is not liable now or in the future for any claims arising out of the distribution of your number(s) after we provide these to a third-party. ChinaExpats.com does its best to screen all third-parties, but is not liable for any misuse of your data once we give it to a third-party.

From time to time, ChinaExpats.com works with its marketing partners to aggregate users for inclusion on our website. If you are chosen to be in our website, we will send you a username and password upon inclusion. If you choose to remove yourself, you can either login and delete your account, or you can ignore the message and never choose to login.

Your Consent To This Agreement
By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of information by ChinaExpats.com as specified above. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

If you think you have received ChinaExpats.com newsletters in error, or you believe your email account is being fraudulently handled, please contact us immediately.

Every promotional (i.e. advertising or marketing) email message that is sent from ChinaExpats.com software includes an email link to unsubscribe from the list that originated the message. You can visit this page to get more information about how easy it is to unsubscribe.

Our software and services verify that an “unsubscribe email address” is included in every outgoing message which corresponds to the recipient’s email address. If the email message in question does NOT have an unsubscribe link, it did not originate from ChinaExpats.com or our email list management supplier. You can verify this by viewing the detailed header information in the message and doing a reverse DNS look up.