Privacy Policy

Introduction
Northwest China Council (NWCC) respects and protects the privacy of the individuals that this Site and our Services.The practices of NWCC with respect to data collected and used in connection with our Site and Services are governed by this online privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”). By accessing our Site and/or using any of our Services, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and expressly consent to NWCC’s’ use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance herewith. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms of the NWCC Terms Of Service. All capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein are defined in the Terms Of Service.IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THEN DO NOT USE OUR SITE/SERVICES.

NWCC may change this Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion. Such changes shall be effective as noted in our Terms Of Service.

Personal Information
Neither our Site nor our Services are designed for or directed to children under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, we ask that you do not submit any personal information to us.

Web Visit Information
NWCC may use Google Analytics to note and save information such as time of day, browser type, browser language, and IP address of visits to our Site. That information is used to optimize site content, and to provide more relevant services to members and the public.

Links to Other SitesĀ 
The Site may contain other links to third party websites at which personal information may be collected. You understand that, in such instances, NWCC has no control over the information you provide and the collection and use of your personal information will be governed by the privacy policy applicable to that site.

Sharing of Information with Third Parties
NWCC does not (and will not) sell or rent any of your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. However, the following describes ways that your personal information may be disclosed in the normal course of business as part of Services provided through our Site.

NWCC cooperates with law enforcement authorities, as well as with other third parties, to enforce laws, intellectual property rights, and to prevent fraud. Although as noted below, we typically require a subpoena or similar legal document prior to doing so, we do reserve the right, in response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, we can, and you authorize us to, disclose your name, city, state, telephone number, email address, login name, access history, IP address, fraud complaints, and site use history, with or without a subpoena.

Without restricting our rights to do so as noted above, as a general policy we will not disclose your personal information to law enforcement or other government officials without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to protect our rights or to prevent imminent physical harm, financial loss or to report suspected past, present, or future illegal activity. Further, we can, and you authorize us to, disclose to a third party your information, including your name, street address, city, state, zip code, country, phone number, email, and company name, as we in our sole discretion believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity.

Security
NWCC follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your information is stored on NWCC servers located in the United States. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card or bank information) on our registration or order forms, we undertake to encrypt that information using secure socket layer or other similar technology (SSL). We treat data as an asset and strive to protect it from loss and unauthorized access.

Contact Information
If you have a concern about your privacy, please emailĀ info@nwchina.org.