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Applicable Scope
The following privacy policy applies to the collection, use and protection of your personal information which engages in the activities of Taipei Public Library Web (in principle, the network comprising of https://tpml.gov.taipei/(Chinese), hereafter referred to as the Library Website).

However, it is not applicable to other websites linked through the Library Website. When you carry out activities on those websites, please note that each of them has its own applicable privacy policy for personal protection.

Methods of Personal Information Collection
The Library Website will collect your personal information through the following channels:

  1. Online activities and the Internet surveys
    When you participate in the Library online activities or network surveys, you may be asked to provide personal information of your name, ID number, telephone number, e-mail address, resident address and others. Some activities may be restricted to the public of network members only.
    You might also initiatively provide your personal information to participate in luck draws, contests or marketing activities held by other websites through the link from the Library Website. As each of organizations or linked websites has its own individual privacy protection policy, neither its data processing measure applies to the Library privacy policy nor does the Library hold a joint responsibility for it.
  2. Newsletter subscriptions
    If you wish to obtain any information service of this Library through e-mail, you need to provide some basic information such as e-mail address to ensure the receipt of required information. Due to operational requirements, we will retain your information filled in and provide services to unsubscribe or change.
  3. General browse
    The Library Website will retain relevant LOG including records of IP address, time of use, browser used and data clicked automatically generated by server while users are browsing or querying in the Internet. The Library Website will mark individual linked browser and induce all web pages of the Library browsed by users. Unless you are willing to advise individual personal information, the Library will not be capable of matching such records with your personal information.
  4. Others
    Except your personal information voluntarily provided on the website when you login, you may also initiatively provide your personal information such as e-mail address, name and other information in the discussion area of the Library Website. Such provided information is not covered within the scope of the Library Privacy Policy.
    Additionally, messages which you write to us and/or opinions which you express to us through other channels, we will also save this communication and processing records.

The Use and Policy of Cookies
To provide personalized service, the Library sometimes uses Cookies technology to store and track users' information.

Cookie is a kind of brief information sent from a website to the browser and stored on user's computer hard disk. Users can select and modify the acceptance level of browser for Cookies in IE's “Privacy” of "Internet Options", which includes accepting, notifying, rejecting all Cookies and so on. If you select to reject all Cookies, you may be unable to use some of personalized services or participate in some activities.

In general, we will write Cookies in users’ browser based on the following objectives and circumstances:

  1. Provide better and more personalized services
    To facilitate your participation in interactive activities. Cookies will be created when you register or log in, and be modified when you log out.
  2. For the statistics of browse number and the analysis of browse mode
    To understand the state of web page browsing and serve as references for services improvement.
  3. Track the clicking condition for promotional advertisements or activities participation
    While sending newsletter or marketing activities hosted by the web site, sometimes Cookies data might be written in to track user’s participation degree and other relevant data in the overall course.

Use manner for Personal Information
The Library will not sell, rent, or exchange any of your personal information to other organizations or individuals, unless under the following policy principles:

  1. Online activities and Internet surveys
    Respondents’ names and ID numbers collected by the Library Website are for the basis of lucky draw activities. Information of telephone number, e-mail and resident address are for the notification of lottery results and analysis only, and will not be used for other purposes.
    Other information will only be used in service analysis or academic purposes. Without the respondent’s consent, all information will only be used by the Library Website for the purpose of data analysis.
  2. Statistics and analysis
    The Library Website may carry out internal or commissioned academic research on users’ quantity, benefits and behaviors on the basis of user’s registration, questionnaires, marketing activities or server log files.
    The statistical analysis and sorting of such research as well as all of our public information or analytical reports is based on the information of all users, no analytical report of individual specific data will be provided.

Information Sharing and Open Manner
The Library will not sell, rent, or exchange any of your personal information to other organizations or individuals, except under the following policy principles:

  1. To provide others service or preferential benefits for users
    When there is any necessary to share your information with services or benefits providers, the Library Website will provide adequate description while such activities are carrying out and will notify you before data collection for your free selection in acceptance of the specific service or benefit.
  2. For the purposes of service quality value-added, evaluation and research
    To provide accurate and quality services for users, the Library Website has to compare user information with those of the third parties in accordance with the confidentiality agreement.
    Furthermore, in order to introduce our service and other lawful purposes to prospective partners, advertisers and other third party, the Library Website will expose user’s statistic data in an anonymous manner.
  3. Other
    The Library Website has the obligation to protect user’s privacy and personal information and will not modify, delete or provide any (or part) of user’s personal information and files, unless under your consent or following conditions:
    (1) The access of judicial investigative unit of the Republic of China through legal procedures.
    (2) The breach of website regulations and the coercive caused.
    (3) The benefit considerations extending from government website.
    (4) The protection of the legal rights of other users.

Information security protection measures
Despite efforts of the Library Website spent in protecting the security of user's personal information, there is no 100% guarantee for the safety of information transmission via the Internet. Therefore, the Library Website will, in some cases, uses a standard SSL security system to ensure the security of data transmission.

As the data transfer process involves the quality of your online safety state, we can not be able to assure and guarantee the safety of data either sending from users or receiving from the Library Website. Users need to be cautious and take the risk of data transmission.

The Revision of Privacy and Information Security Policy
The Library Website may amend this policy from time to time in order to comply with the latest privacy protection standards. Whenever there is a major modification of it, the Library Website will inform you about the related matters.

The Counseling for Privacy and Information Security Policy
If you have any question with respect to our privacy protection policy, or personal information collection, use, updates and other issues, please write to the Feedback of our Website.