Collection of Your Personal Information
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information") or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you are registering Xiamen Municipal Government or other on-line services. Personal Information collected by Xiamen Municipal Government often is limited to your name, sex, age, birthday, ID number, address, educational level, information of your employer company, profession and your hobbies etc.
Control of Your Personal Information
Xiamen Municipal Government may disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law or provided by the Terms of Service and Software License Agreement, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Xiamen Municipal Government or the site; (b) conform to the Terms of Service or the Software License Agreement; (c) protect and defend the rights or property of Xiamen Municipal Government and its family of Web sites, or (d) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Xiamen Municipal Government employees, users of Xiamen Municipal Government products or services, or members of the public.
Xiamen Municipal Government will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions listed hereof.
Security of your information
Xiamen Municipal Government is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
Xiamen Municipal Government uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize Xiamen Municipal Government's pages, or register with Xiamen Municipal Government sites or services, a cookie helps Xiamen Municipal Government to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, preferred email address, and so on. When you return to Xiamen Municipal Government, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Xiamen Municipal Government features that you customized.
Please note that Xiamen Municipal Government allows other companies that are presenting advertisements or researching users' response to advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Xiamen Municipal Government services or Web sites you visit.
Use of Web Beacons
Web pages may contain electronic images (called a "single-pixel GIF" or "web beacon") that allow a web site to count users who have visited that page or to access certain cookies. Xiamen Municipal Government uses web beacons in the following ways:
Within the Xiamen Municipal Government Network
Xiamen Municipal Government uses web beacons within the Xiamen Municipal Government network of web sites in order to count users and to recognize users by accessing Xiamen Municipal Government cookies.
Being able to access Xiamen Municipal Government cookies allows us to personalize your experience when you visit Xiamen Municipal Government web sites.
Outside the Xiamen Municipal Government Network
Information recorded through these web beacons is used to report aggregate information about Xiamen Municipal Government users to our partners. This aggregate information may include demographic and usage information. No personally identifiable information about you is shared with partners from this research.
Use of Third Party Ad Networks
The majority of the online banner advertisements you see on Xiamen Municipal Government Web pages are displayed by Xiamen Municipal Government.
In addition, Xiamen Municipal Government allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to display advertisements on Xiamen Municipal Government Web pages. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer. Doing this allows the ad network to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Xiamen Municipal Government does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad servers or ad networks.
Access to Your Personal Information
We will provide you with the means to ensure that your Personal Information is correct and current.
If you register on Xiamen Municipal Government.com, you can review and edit your Personal Information any time. You can view and edit Personal Information you have already given us at Xiamen Municipal Government.com as the case may be, or you can delete your Personal Information at Xiamen Municipal Government.com as the case may be any time.
Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information
Xiamen Municipal Government is especially concerned about the safety and protection of children's Personal Information collected and used online. Xiamen Municipal Government suggests that children under 16 years of age get prior written approval from their parents or guardian (hereafter the "Guardian").
Xiamen Municipal Government will not use children's Personal Information, nor will it disclose to any third party the recognizable information of the children without prior approval of the Guardian, unless it is necessary for us to provide our service to the children.
Having obtained consent from the Guardian, Xiamen Municipal Government.com may collect the information of the children. However, the Guardian shall have the right to change or revoke the consent it has previously made for Xiamen Municipal Government services and to review or request the deletion of his/her children's Personal Information.
Xiamen Municipal Government will not condition the child's participation in an activity on the provision of more Personal Information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity.
Exemption of Liability
Xiamen Municipal Government shall not be liable for (i) disclosing your Personal Information as required by law or relevant governmental authority; or (ii) leaking of your Personal Information, which results from your own negligent acts, such as disclosing your password to other people or sharing the same account with other people, or leaking of your Personal Information which does not result from Xiamen Municipal Government's acts; or (iii) any dispute resulting from the use of Personal Information by any third-party, which has already been listed in this statement; (iv) any consequence resulting from hackers, computer viruses or temporary closure of our websites imposed by relevant governmental authorities; or (v) any consequence resulting from Acts of God.
In addition, exemption of liability stipulated in the Terms of Service provided by Xiamen Municipal Government and its family of Web sites shall also apply here.
Xiamen Municipal Government will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do so, we will also revise the "last modified" date of the privacy statement.
Legal Department, Xiamen Municipal Government