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Privacy Statement

Post date:2007-12-25
Visitors:14059

Dear Internet User:
Welcome to the "Small and Medium Enterprise Administration Web site" (hereinafter called the "SMEA Web site"). In order to ensure your privacy, the SMEA Web site has established a privacy policy for its Web site. The following will detail the SMEA Web site's policies and principles concerning the collection, use and protection of user data provided by visitors to this Web site and extended service sites. Please read it carefully.

  • Scope of Use
    The following privacy policies apply when you are browsing the SMEA Web site (any page with the domain name www.moeasmea.gov.tw). The policies concern the collection, use and protection of personal data. However, said policies shall not apply to any activity you might initiate by virtue of passing to a different Web site as the result of a search on a SMEA Web page or by other means. The protection of your personal data while browsing other Web pages depends on the individual privacy policies of the sites involved.
  • Data Collection
    Depending on the service being provided, all or part of the following user data may be collected from visitors:
    • User Registration:
      When you register to become a member of this site, we will ask you for some personal information, including your name, ID number, date of birth, gender, user name, address, telephone, e-mail address, occupation and interests.
    • Online Events and Questionnaires:
      When you participate in an online event or answer a questionnaire or survey, we may ask you to provide your name, ID number, telephone number, e-mail address and physical address. Some events may be limited to registered members. Additionally, if you click on a banner ad or link on the SMEA Web site in order to participate in a prize drawing, competition or other event sponsored by another Web site or organization, the said third party organizations or Web sites will have their own privacy policies concerning personal data you provide. Such handling of data does not involve the privacy policies relating to the SMEA Web site, and the SMEA Web site cannot be held responsible for any consequences of third-party Web site policies.
    • General Browsing:
      While you are browsing the SMEA Web site, the server will automatically produce a log file. This file includes your IP address, duration of visit, browser version used, and records of your browsing and clicking behavior. Information about pages viewed and time spent on-site is used to improve the quality of the SMEA Web site's offerings and service.
    • Other:
      If you write to the SMEA Web site, or express an opinion to us via another channel, we will retain the communication and a record of its disposition. However, on the SMEA Web site's discussion boards you may at times provide personal information, such as e-mail addresses or names, to other users. This provision of such data does not fall within the scope of the SMEA Web site's privacy policy.
  • Sharing, Publication and Use of User Data
    Under no circumstances will the SMEA Web site sell, barter, or rent any of your personal data to any organization or individual. However, in the following circumstances, the SMEA Web site will, based on the principles of its Privacy Policy, make use of your personal data
    • Provision of Additional Services or Specials:
      In order to provide you with additional services or special offers, it may be necessary to provide your personal data to third-party providers of said services or offers. The SMEA Web site will provide a complete explanation during the period of the event or offer and notify you before data is collected so that you may freely choose whether or not to accept the service or offer in question.
    • Statistics and Analysis:
      The SMEA Web site uses its registered users, questionnaires, marketing activities and server logs to conduct internal analyses of the number of users, their interests and behavior. These studies are based on overall user data and involve statistical procedures. Results are used as a reference to improve the quality of services, and no analysis will be performed on individual user data, nor will specific individual data be used as the basis for statistical analysis.
    • For reasons of public security, if a judicial body requests the SMEA Web site to provide information on a specific user, the SMEA Web site will follow formal legal procedures and consider the collective security of all users of the SMEA Web site in cooperating as necessary.
  • Cookie policy
    In order to provide personalized service, the SMEA Web site uses cookies to store and in some circumstances track user data. A cookie is a short file sent from the Web site and stored on the user's computer. Users can select or adjust their cookie settings using the "Tools - Advanced" menu (in Netscape) or the "Internet Settings" menu in Internet Explorer. Users may choose to accept all cookies, to be notified when a server sends a cookie, or to reject all cookies. If a user chooses to reject all cookies, it may be impossible for that user to access certain personalized services or to participate in certain activities on the SMEA Web site. Generally speaking, in the following circumstances, the SMEA Web site will write or read a cookie:
    • To provide better, more personalized service:
      In order to facilitate use of the site's personalized features or interactive events, the SMEA Web site may write a cookie when you register or log on, and update it when you log off.
    • To analyze the number of visitors and their browsing habits:
      In order to understand which pages our visitors are using, we may use cookies to enable us to improve our site.
  • Your Responsibility in Protecting Your Privacy
    Please safeguard your username, password and personal data. Do not reveal any personal information, particularly passwords, to anyone. After using any of the SMEA Web site's member services, please remember to log out properly before leaving the SMEA Web site. If you share your information with another user, or use our services on a public computer (such as in a public library, school computer lab or Internet cafe), please remember to close the browser window to prevent other users from reading your personal information and mail or accessing members-only areas.
  • Revisions to the Privacy Policy
    The SMEA Web site will update its privacy policies from time to time in response to changes in privacy regulations. In the event of any major revision to the site's privacy policy, the SMEA Web site will post a notice on the site to inform you of the particulars of the revision.
  • Information on the Privacy Policy
    If you would like to express an opinion or ask a question about the SMEA Web site's privacy policy, data collection, use or user data update procedures, please call +886-2-2366-2321 during working hours, or contact us.

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