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CommonWealth Magazine Privacy Policy

Effective Date: October 18, 2018

1. Overview

We welcome you to use the websites of the CommonWealth Magazine Group (including CommonWealth Magazine, CommonWealth Publishing, CommonWealth Education Media and Publishing, the CommonWealth Education Foundation, and Book Garden, referred to below as the “Group”). We ask that you carefully read the Group’s Privacy Policy (referred to below as the “Policy”) to protect your interests and obtain the best possible service.

2. Scope of the Policy

The Policy applies to all Group services, including providing content, and to users registering memberships, leaving comments or questions, purchasing products or courses, registering for activities, or submitting a story. We may at times introduce new services, and if a new service results in a change in the way we collect and use personal information, we will inform you of the changes made. Unless the new service is accompanied by a special explanation, it will still be required to comply with the Policy.

3. How We Collect Your Personal Information

The Group collects your personal information in the ways listed below for specific purposes involving consumer and customer management services, marketing activities, purchasing and supply management, and other business needs consistent with our business registration or company bylaws:

  1. When you browse our website: We will collect information on how you use it, such as the articles you read, where you left off on a particular webpage, the date and time you browsed the webpage, Cookie information, your IP address, your browser type, and the type of device you used to connect to the internet.
  2. When you register as a member: We will collect certain personal information such as your name, email address, and mobile phone number to be able to provide membership services to you.
  3. When you make a submission: We will collect certain personal information such as your name, email address, mobile phone number, personal photo, profession, previous works, ID number, and bank information so that we can contact you about the work submitted, including editing the piece, handling your fee and sending you a free copy of the published work.
  4. When you purchase a Group product or course: You must first register to become a CommonWealth Magazine Group member before proceeding with the transaction. We will collect your name, email address, mobile phone number and address to ensure the product or course admission ticket gets to you.
  5. Entering through the CommonWealth Magazine Group: When you are on another CommonWealth Magazine Group member’s website and log on to use a service, if based on your personal information such as email address, name and mobile phone number you are found to already be registered in the system, your activity on the Group member website will be recorded.
  6. Entering from a third party site: We may collect personal information related to you (please see item 5 below) from third-party websites with which we cooperate, including advertisers, advertising agencies and other partners. We will only use your information, however, if you give your consent to the third party or to the Group to share the information or if you register as a member.

4. How We Use Your Personal Information

  1. To provide personalized services, including content and advertisements: We use the personal information you provide to create personalized services, including content aligned with your interests or recommendations for various activities. If, for example, you participated in a certain series of activities, indicating an interest in that type of activity, and there is new information related to that activity, we will be sure that you are the first to know.
  2. To provide personalized ads: The Group’s website or a third-party service may display personalized ads based on your settings and interests. If, for example, you previously visited a webpage for a book on the CommonWealth Publishing Group website, you may see an ad for books from us or a third-party partner on the website you are browsing.
  3. To assess impact: We collect and analyze information to understand how a service is being used. We use Google Analytics and other analytical tools, and the results obtained are used to improve services and provide you the best possible content.
  4. To maintain contact with you: We will use the email address, mobile phone number and social media account you provide to interact with you. If, for example, you participate in an activity organized on the Group’s website and win a prize, we will use your personal information listed above to contact you about collecting your prize. We may also notify you when we roll out a new service.
  5. To protect CommonWealth Magazine Group users and the public: We apply related information to improve the stability and security of the services provided by the CommonWealth Magazine Group, including detecting and preventing abuses or security risks that could bring harm to CommonWealth Magazine Group users and addressing them.

5. Sharing Your Personal Information

The following personal information will be publicly disclosed:

  1. Reader submissions: If you make a submission to the Group’s website and it is published on the website, your name, profession, and other works will be displayed publicly with your article with your consent.
  2. Social media interaction: When you register an account with a third-party social networking service (such as Facebook), the third-party will require you to create a special user name. Based on the information you have shared with the third-party service provider, users of Group services will be able to see your name and the comments you have posted.

We may share your information with the following groups:

  1. Service providers: We work with many contractors who provide IT infrastructure services, especially contractors who host, store, manage and maintain CommonWealth Magazine Group website programs, content and information we handle to ensure the smooth operation of all Group services.
  2. Partners: Based on the method you used to register for CommonWealth Magazine Group services (such as going through a third-party service or mobile telecom company), we will share your user name or other account registration information if it is necessary to activate your account. We may also share your personal information in an anonymous format with marketing partners who help us run special promotions or advertisers or ad agencies that provide free services to us.
  3. Partners: Based on the method you used to register for CommonWealth Magazine Group services (such as going through a third-party service or mobile telecom company), we will share your user name or other account registration information if it is necessary to activate your account. We may also share your personal information in an anonymous format with marketing partners who help us run special promotions or advertisers or ad agencies that provide free services to us.
  4. Law enforcement agencies and data protection authorities: We will share your personal information to meet legal obligations under applicable laws or in response to judicial mandates such as search warrants, court orders or subpoenas.

6. Commitment to Information Security and Protection

In the Republic of China, the protection of your personal information is based on national laws, and the Taipei District Court is the court of jurisdiction in the first instance. We are committed to properly protecting your personal information and have adopted appropriate technical and security maintenance measures to help ensure that your personal information is secure.

7. Storing and Deleting Your Personal Information and Your Related Rights

According to the Personal Information Protection Act, you can contact the CommonWealth Magazine Group’s customer service department (please see item 9 below) to exercise any of the following rights:

  1. Inquire about or request a review of your personal information
  2. Request a copy of your personal information
  3. Request that your personal information be supplemented or corrected
  4. Request that the collection, processing or use of your personal information bediscontinued
  5. Request that your personal information be deleted

The Group may, by law, collect any necessary costs or expenses incurred in the exercising of those rights. Your request may not be granted if an application does not comply with proper procedures or regulations, or this website has a legal obligation to preserve the information, or the law stipulates otherwise. You are free to choose whether or not you want to provide related information, but if you do not we may not be able to provide certain services to you or optimize services for you.

Also, some of the Group’s websites allow for open discussion (such as posting comments or questions) to encourage user interaction in which users can freely write messages or upload photos. The Group is not authorized to control these posts, and therefore any information you post may be used by others. Please keep in mind protection of personal information when you make a post.

8. Changes in the Privacy Policy

Affiliates of the CommonWealth Magazine Group have the right to change or adjust the content of this Policy at any time. When a substantive change to this Policy is made, we will send you a notification at the appropriate time according to the situation, such as by email. Please make sure to read any such notification carefully.

9. How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about CommonWealth Magazine Group services or this Policy, you can use any of the following methods to contact our customer service department:

  • Reader services email address: bill@cw.com.tw
  • Reader services hotline: 886-2-2662-0332
  • Fax number: 886-2-2662-6048
  • Service hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Address: Nanjing E. Rd., Section 2, No. 139, 11th Fl., Taipei, Taiwan (104)

Thank you for reading our Privacy Policy. We hope you will take full advantage of our many services.