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Privacy policy

DIGITIMES Inc. collects personal information for the purposes of membership management, customer management, statistical survey and analysis, marketing and other initiatives to support our businesses as stated in the company registry. Such information is also used to enhance services to users, and enables DIGITIMES to determine clients' basic usage parameters (such as access authority), analyse content needs (e.g. seminars and news you may be interested in), etc.

DIGITIMES respects and protects your privacy. To help you understand how DIGITIMES collects, processes and uses your personal information, we have created the DIGITIMES Privacy Statement (this Statement), which we encourage you to read carefully.

  1. The collection, processing and use of users' personal data by DIGITIMES through its website comply with the Personal Data Protection Laws of the Republic of China and this statement.
  2. Application scope
    1. This statement applies to the collection, processing and use of personal data in connection with your interactions with DIGITIMES, your participation in various activities (e.g. registration for seminars/courses, online membership enrollment, subscription to e-newsletters, purchase of books, newspapers, etc.), your enquiries or suggestions via telephone, fax or the DIGITIMES website feedback box (including the DIGITIMES website and various service websites).
    2. As you are directed from the DIGITIMES website to other websites independently managed and operated by third parties, the privacy policy of the third party or the respective website shall apply to the protection of your personal data, and DIGITIMES shall not be held responsible for any collateral liability.
  3. Collection and processing of personal data
    1. You may be asked to provide your personal information when you join DIGITIMES online as a member, for the purposes of identification, membership provision and related marketing needs.
    2. Types of personal data concerned: identification (name, title, address, contact telephone number, e-mail address), social (interests, leisure, consumption patterns, etc.), education, technical or other professional (academic qualifications, etc.), employment (company, etc.), and others (e-mail address, website messages, tracking information automatically recorded by the system, etc.).
    3. Optional personal information entry: For those questions listed as optional on the DIGITIMES web site, they are to collect information that helps to enhance your service experience, and will not affect your usage rights.
    4. The personal data provided by you to us will be collected and securely stored in DIGITIMES' databases, for our processing and use. We will strictly follow our standard operating procedures in the handling of your information, and the process be supervised by qualified personnel.
    5. If you do not provide us with your personal information, you may not be able to become a member of DIGITIMES, or enjoy the services offered by us. If the information you provided is incomplete or inaccurate, you may not be able to experience our complete or latest service package.
    6. Privacy for children and young people
      1. We do not knowingly collect personal data from minors under the age of eighteen (18) or as otherwise required by local law or regulation without the consent of his or her guardian.
      2. If you are a minor, please seek the consent of your guardian. You may only provide information to us after we have confirmed that you have obtained your guardian's consent. Your guardian may revoke any consent and make requests for updates, access, deletions, etc. at any time.
    7. We will not ask you for, and ask you not to provide DIGITIMES with, special or sensitive personal information such as your medical history, medical treatment, political and religious beliefs, sexual orientation, sex life, criminal record or genetic records.
  4. Cookie usage and server logs
    1. For the internal management of the website and to provide the best personalised services, DIGITIMES will place a cookie in your browser and record your IP address, time spent online, and the frequency of visits to different types of information, in order to carry out web traffic and behaviourial analyses. This cookie does not contain personally identifiable information about you, but only your personalised settings on the site.
    2. The information collected is used for statistical analysis purposes only. It does not involve your personal data, and is provided for the purpose of improving our products, services, website content, systems and advertising.
    3. Our web server can only obtain through the cookie your activities related to DIGITIMES's website, but not your history on other sites.
    4. If you do not wish to accept cookies, please exclude them yourself through your browser's settings; however, you will not be able to take advantage of some of the services offered by the respective websites.
  5. Use of personal data or access to personal data
    1. DIGITIMES will use your personal data only for the aforementioned purposes, and will take all necessary measures to protect your data in accordance with the law, including administrative, technical and physical measures. We work to avoid your personal data from being lost, stolen or misused, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.
    2. DIGITIMES may use your personal data to provide and improve our products, services, content and marketing services, such as:
      1. To keep you informed of the latest DIGITIMES products, service announcements, and updates.
      2. To help DIGITIMES develop, deliver and improve our products, services, content and advertising.
      3. To send important notices, such as significant announcement from DIGITIMES or changes to our terms or policies. However this does not mean that we are obliged to notify you of each and every one of these events.
      4. Various internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis and research to improve DIGITIMES' products, services and customer communications. We may use software and hardware from external service providers to carry out these activities.
      5. If you participate in a competition or similar promotion offered by us, we may also use the personal data you provide to us for such purposes.
    3. Duration, location and subjects of personal data retention
      1. Unless otherwise stated, DIGITIMES will retain your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the aforementioned purposes, unless a longer period is required or permitted by law.
      2. Your personal data will be stored and used on DIGITIMES's mainframes, relevant web/hosting servers, and where DIGITIMES's services and products are being distributed or marketed.
      3. Personal data may be used by DIGITIMES, DIGITIMES subsidiaries or affiliates, companies in which partially owned or effectively controlled by DIGITIMES (hereinafter referred to as DIGITIMES affiliates), external organisations/companies entrusted by DIGITIMES with our businesses, our service vendors, co-marketing partners, and other organizations which DIGITIMES has business dealings or cooperation with. If DIGITIMES collects personal data jointly with other companies, this will be further stated.
  6. Sharing information with third parties
    1. We will not provide, exchange, rent or sell any of your personal data to other persons or entities, and we strictly prohibit the private use of such personal data by our internal staff unless there is another legal basis or contractual obligation to do so. This provision includes but is not limited to:
      1. Compliance with applicable laws, regulations, legal processes or government enforcement orders.
      2. In the event that your actions on the DIGITIMES website violate DIGITIMES' Terms of Service or may harm or prejudice DIGITIMES' rights or cause damage to any person, DIGITIMES may assess the need to disclose your personal information as necessary to identify, contact or take legal action against you.
      3. To protect DIGITIMES, its users or related organisations from harm to their rights, property or safety, as required by law or to the extent legally possible.
      4. If DIGITIMES collects personal data jointly with other companies, we will fulfil our obligation to provide personal data after we have obtained your consent.
    2. When DIGITIMES commissions a vendor to assist in the collection, processing or use of your personal data (e.g. financial services, logistics services, marketing and advertising, data analysis, etc.), we will exercise due diligence in the management of the outsourced vendor or individual.
  7. Notice on behalf of Google
    1. Some of the services provided by DIGITIMES use Google Analytics and Google Ads (hereinafter referred to as Google Services) to improve the quality of DIGITIMES' own services.
  8. Self-protection measures
    1. Please keep your password and any personal information secure and do not give any personal information, especially passwords, to anyone. Always remember to log out of your account after you have used your membership privileges. If you are sharing a computer or using a public computer, remember to close your browser window to prevent others from accessing your personal information.
    2. If you use a forum or message board on a DIGITIMES-related website to post information, the personal information you provide will be displayed to other users and may be read, collected or used by other users, and that information will become public. DIGITIMES does not interfere with your decision to disclose your personal information, but accordingly, DIGITIMES is not responsible for the results of such actions.
  9. Exercise of personal data rights
    1. By using the services on the DIGITIMES website, you can change your personal information or password at any time after logging in. DIGITIMES will help to ensure that your contact information and preferences are correct, complete and up to date so that we can provide you with better products and services.
    2. If our website is unable to satisfy your request to exercise your personal data rights, you may send a request to us to initiate such actions.
  10. Other matters
    1. This statement does not exclude the validity of more detailed and specific privacy provisions, if any, for each DIGITIMES service.
    2. DIGITIMES will periodically review its compliance with the Privacy Policy, and will make changes in accordance with legal amendments, developments in technology and internal management systems in order to protect your privacy and online security. As soon as DIGITIMES completes these changes, they will be posted on the DIGITIMES website, where you can click on them at any time to read them.
    3. The updated Website Privacy Statement will take effect from the date of the amendment. By continuing to use our services, you agree to the terms of the above statement.

If you have any concerns or suggestions about our privacy policy, please contact us.

Last modified: April 8, 2021