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In order to demonstrate our commitment to our visitorsí privacy, we disclose our information practices. We do what we say.
We know that you've been tired of those 3-page-long, attorney-driven, hard-to-understand Privacy Statements. We make ours as simple as this:
We will never distribute, share or sell any personal information we collect on our website to any third party.
We will never spam your email address.
If you are interested, here are the details on information collection and use at China-Travel-Tour-Guide.
China-Travel-Tour-Guide is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We collect information from our visitors at several different points.
If a visitor wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. We then send newsletters to visitor's email address.
When a visitor requests information such as free ebook, free album, special reports, etc, by sending email to our autoresponder, the visitor's email address is logged. The requested information will be sent out automatically.
This includes not only filling up a form at our website. The same progress happens whenever a visitor sends email to our autoresponder, through a form at our site, using his/her own email client, from another web site, from newsgroup, etc.
Visitors may communicate with us by filling out feedback form at our web site. The feedback content itself together with related email address will be stored for our future reference.
Visitors may communicate with us by sending emails to our email address stated on our web site. This includes, but not limited to, feedback, sales information, information enquire, etc.
The communication content itself together with related email address will be stored for our future reference and for us to serve visitors better.
Tell A Friend
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friendís name and email address.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the visitorís computer tied to information about the visitor. However, usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Cookie can be removed any time from visitor's computer. Refer browser help file for instructions.
By setting a cookie on our site, first time visitors would see a popup window inviting him/her to subscribe to our newsletter. Cookie enables us to track whether he/she is a returning visitor. If a visitor comes back to our site within a short period of time (3 days, for example), the popup window will not appear again.
Third Party Advertising
The ads appearing on this web site are delivered to visitors by our web advertising partner. Information about visit to this site, such as number of times visitors have viewed an ad (but not email address, or other personal information), is used to serve ads to users on this site. For more information about our web advertising partner, cookies, and how to "opt-out", please visit our web advertising partner's site.
Like most standard web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track visitorís movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. These information are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We send confirmation or welcome message to subscribers once they subscribe to our free newsletter. Regular newsletters will then be sent to subscribers. The frequency we send newsletter is stated at the relative newsletter subscription page.
Out of respect for our subscribers privacy, we provide a way to opt-out (unsubscribe) of our newsletter. Please see also the Choice and Opt-out sections.
We will never distribute, share or sell subscribers' personal information to any third party unless it's requested by law.
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement to our newsletter subscribers and customers. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send them an email. These communications are not promotional in nature.
We communicate with visitors and customers to provide requested services and information, in accordance with the their wishes.
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We may need to reveal aggregated demographic information to our advertisers in the future. This is normally necessary to get quality sponsors and advertisers. These information are not linked to any personally identifiable information.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friendís name and email address. We will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. The friend may contact us to request the removal of this information from our database.
Though we make every effort to preserve visitor privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our web site.
Third Party Intermediaries
We may use credit card processing companies to bill users for goods and services in the future. The company will not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
In the event China-Travel-Tour-Guide goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, visitorsí personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. Subscribers and customers will be notified via prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If as a result of the business transition, the visitorsí personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection they will be given choice consistent with our notification of changes section.
Our subscribers and customers are given the opportunity to opt-out of having their information used by us.
Visitors who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and other communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.
Surveys & Contests
From time to time our site may request information from visitors via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the visitors (and subscribers, customers) therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information.
Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. Personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties unless requested by law.
This web site takes every precaution to protect our usersí information. When users submit sensitive information via our web site, or our credit card processing partners in the future if any, their information is protected both online and off-line.
When our order form asks customers to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when users are just surfing.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our visitorsí information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.
China-Travel-Tour-Guide does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe we have received any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.
Notification of Changes
If, however, we are going to use visitorsí personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect visitor information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post a notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.