What This Privacy Policy Covers

This privacy policy covers the use of the web site located at http://www.chinascan.org , including how ChinaScan treats personal information that ChinaScan collects and receives. Pursuant to ChinaScan’s Terms of Use, you must be 18 years and older to use this site or have permission from a legal guardian. Therefore, this policy makes no provision for individuals under 18 years old. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that ChinaScan does not own or control, or individuals that ChinaScan does not employ or manage.

Information Collection and How it is Used

General Information:
• ChinaScan will not sell or disclose your name or email address to third parties without your explicit consent, except as specified in this privacy policy.
• ChinaScan collects personal information when you register to post content on ChinaScan. At registration you are asked for your email address and certain other optional information.
• ChinaScan automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookies, and the pages you request. This data is only used in the aggregate.
• ChinaScan uses information for the following general purposes: identification and authentication, services improvement (in the future), contact, perform routine web site maintenance and to generate various aggregate reports for internal analysis, research and monitoring, and to help us develop and enhance our web site. IP addresses are automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page.

ChinaScan respects your privacy, ChinaScan will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties.


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Third Parties

Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document addresses only the use and disclosure of information ChinaScan collects from you. ChinaScan does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. ChinaScan is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the ChinaScan site. ChinaScan encourages you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If the privacy policy is changed, ChinaScan will post changes so that you are aware of those changes. ChinaScan reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If ChinaScan makes material changes to this policy you will be notified here or other places ChinaScan deems appropriate.