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Privacy Policy

aBookAboutChina.com takes your privacy seriously. This privacy policy describes what personal information we collect and how we use it. As part of this commitment, we seek to inform you about, and provide you with control over, the personal information we hold about you as well as other non-personal data we may collect and use when you visit this website and how such information or data is stored. See this privacy policy primer to learn more about privacy policies in general.

Web Server Information Collection

All web servers track basic information about their visitors. This information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. This information cannot normally be used to personally identify specific visitors to this site. The information is used to provide the web page your requested and may be logged for routine administration and maintenance purposes. This information is typically stored on the web server located in the United States, and may be accessed by aBookAboutChina.com or our web hosting provider: Namecheap.com.

Information collected by this site

We may collect additional information when you use various services provided by this website. For example, when registering, logging in, leaving comments, or submitting articles to this site, you may be asked to provide your name, a user name, a unique password and email address. This information is used to facilitate the services provided. The information is stored in our website database located on a server in the United States.

Information shared with third parties

To help us improve the website, we make use of Google Analytics service. This service tracks anonymous data about the pages you visit and actions you took while using this website. If you do not wish Google Analytics to gather such information, you may opt out by using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Cookies and Web Beacons

A cookie is a small file stored by your web browser on your personal computer. You can learn more about cookies. aBookAboutChina.com uses cookies to store information about a visitor's preferences and history in order to better serve the visitor and/or present the visitor with customized content. We also use cookies to store your session information when you login to the site. Advertising partners and other third parties may also use cookies, scripts and web beacons to track visitors to our site in order to display advertisements, personalize their services and as a basic function of their service provision. Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies.

What cookies are used on this Website?

Cookies set when using this website
Cookie Cookie Purpose Nature of the Cookies Cookie Type
youtube.com To provide YouTube video content embedded pages in this site. Several cookies may be set. Third Party 18 months
aBookAboutChina.com session To log basic activity essential to the fiction of this site and to store preferences and user settings including acceptance of our cookie policy. Several cookies may be set. First Party 1 day

Third party cookies

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to monitor visitor. Google Analytics may use cookies to store information and track your page visits. If you do not wish Google Analytics to gather such information, you may opt out by using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on

YouTube

Some pages on this website contain embeded videos supplied by YouTube.com. As part of the provision of these videos, YouTube may set cookies. This may include displaying context and behaviour based adverts within the videos based on information stored by YouTube.com's such as in these cookies. YouTube is owned by Google and the use of cookies by YouTube is subject to Google's own general privacy policy. Learn how to opt out of Google's cookie usage.

Do Not Track

California law requires us to let you know how we respond to web browser Do Not Track (DNT) settings. There currently isn't an industry or legal standard for recognizing or honouring DNT settings therefor we don't respond to them at this time.

Controlling Your Privacy

Note that you can change your browser settings to disable cookies if you have privacy concerns. Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms. This list of web browser privacy management links may also be useful.

Contact Information

Concerns or questions about this privacy policy can be directed to rincewind@aBookAboutChina.com for further clarification.