Your privacy, and the privacy of all registered users of ChinaSprout.com, is important to us. Our policy is based on the principles of notice, choice, access and security in the collection and use of all information regarding our users and their activities at our site. Please review this policy each time you use the site as it is subject to change at any time by ChinaSprout.com without notice to you.
This policy tells you, among other things, what information we gather from you, how we may use or disclose that information, and our efforts to protect it. Please read this policy carefully, and feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding its contents.
Kinds of Information Collected
In connection with your use of our site, we ask for and may collect a variety of information from and about you in different ways. For example, when you register to use our site, we ask for and store your and/or your email address and other identifying data related to our target audience. In addition, when orders are placed, we collect billing and shipping information. We may also collect the information you disclose in Ask Xiaoning or Bulletin Boards.
Use of Information Collected
We use your personally identifiable information to identify you as a user of the site and to assist and speed the completion of transactions on the site. We may use your email address to contact you directly regarding services or products that we believe may be of interest to you. We may also associate your personally identifiable information with information we collect about your preferences and activities at the site, such as the particular pages you request at the site and purchases or other transactions you effect through the site. We may vary the content you receive in future visits to the site based on your preferences and activities.
Third Party Disclosure
The personal information you have provided us and information about your order will NOT be shared with third parties.
Disclosure of Information
We will NOT provide your personally identifiable information, and information about your activities and preferences, to other individuals or companies wishing to contact you about products or services. Finally, we may disclose information to fulfill certain legal and regulatory requirements or if we believe, in good faith, that such disclosure is legally required or necessary to protect others' rights or to prevent harm.
You may choose to restrict our use of your information to maintaining your account on the site by contacting us and directing us to impose such limits. For example, we will not send unsolicited messages to users of our site who indicate that they do not wish to receive such messages. If you do not wish to receive unsolicited email messages from us, please access the "My Profile" section of our site and adjust your preferences.
Availability & Access
At any time after you have registered for membership on our site, you may review and revise your personal information at any time. Simply click on the "My Profile" button on any page of our site.
We use industry-standard encryption methods to transmit your personal registration information from your computer to ours across the Internet, and we restrict access to any transactional portions of our site to computers running web browsers that support Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") protocol. To use this protection technology, you need to have an SSL-capable browser, such as Netscape Navigator 4.5 or higher, Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.5 or higher. These browsers will automatically activate the technology when you log on to our site.
All passwords and password cookies are encrypted using the MD5 message-digest algorithm. The algorithm takes as input a message of arbitrary length and produces as output a 128-bit "fingerprint" or "message digest" of the input. It is conjectured that it is computationally infeasible to produce two messages having the same message digest, or to produce any message having a given prespecified target message digest. Regardless of the precautions taken by you or by us, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you transmit such information at your own risk.