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Privacy Policy

US China Business Association (USCN) and Your Privacy

Thank you for visiting the US China Business Association's web site at us-cn.org, maintained and presented to you by the staff of the US China Business Association (USCN). Our site adheres to the highest of Internet standards, observing and championing Net etiquette, and aim for factual information throughout. We know how important privacy is to you. Whether you are a current USCN Member or just visiting our Web site, we are committed to protecting the information you provide online in the same manner that we protect it when you provide it to us over the phone, in person or through the mail. Because we value your relationship with us, we have detailed below our privacy objectives for our Web site:

Privacy Statement

Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, we make no other attempts to identify individual users or their usage habits. We only use raw monitoring data logs for determining trends in usage patterns and in diagnosing system problems. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement, and gather broad information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. If you use this system, you should understand that all activities may be monitored and recorded. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring. WARNING -- If such monitoring reveals possible evidence or information of criminal or suspicious activity, monitoring records may be provided to law enforcement officials.

Our site's forms may require users to give us contact information (like their name and e-mail address) and demographic information (like their zip code, state and country). The customer's contact information is used to contact the visitor when necessary. This information is not shared with other companies who may want to contact our visitors. The demographic and profile data collected at our site is also used to tailor the visitor's experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences. Personal info provided by users will be used by the USCN to improve the site and provide a more personalized experience for the user, but information which identifies a specific individual will not be disclosed to others without the user’s permission unless necessary to provide services which the user has requested.

We will share aggregate information with our partners and advertisers. This aggregate information does not contain personally identifiable information and therefore cannot identify any specific individual. We use an outside credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. We partner with other parties to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Our marketing information is protected to ensure the privacy of our members by not selling lists. Whenever a vendor wants to promote their services to our members first we approve the promotion and second we receive the promotion from the vendor and conduct the distribution ourselves.

This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. All of our users' information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g., our Finance department) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The servers used to store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. We always use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged with our site. When we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information we redirect visitors to a secure server. We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.

Please use your own best judgment when sending information via the Internet to an e-mail address. E-mail sent via the Internet may pass through private and public networks with varying levels of security. Some networks may have taken steps to secure e-mail transmissions while others have not, thereby compromising the privacy and integrity of an e-mail. An e-mail may be copied, altered or destroyed.

If you have personal or confidential information to relay to our company, please call the appropriate member service phone number that you will find in our Contact Us section.

We preserve the content of your e-mail, your e-mail address and our response so that we can efficiently respond to questions you might have. We also do this in an effort to meet legal and regulatory requirements.

We will respect your request not to be contacted by e-mail.

It is optional for a user to complete a membership or registration form online. If a user chooses to complete one, a user is required to give certain information (such as name and e-mail address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest or deliver content that they have requested. If a user wishes to subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, we ask for e-mail contact information to deliver USCN newsletter content.

This site contains links to other sites. us-cn.org is not responsible for the privacy, information collection practices or the content of such Web sites.

Choice/Opt-Out

Our site provides users who have requested the receipt of ongoing communication the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners.

This site gives users the option for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications. You can send e-mail to info@us-cn.org

Correct/Update

This site gives users the option for changing and modifying information previously provided. You can send e-mail to info@us-cn.org or contact us by phone at 1-847-397-5882.

Disclaimer

The content included in us-cn.org is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is obtained from secondary resources. us-cn.org has no specific criteria for selecting content from secondary resources, and selects content solely based on its perception that the content is applicable to us-cn.org . us-cn.org does not employ or consult with any specific professionals regarding the content selected or its accuracy and reliability. us-cn.org assumes no liability for any information provided through or contained on links, nor does us-cn.org represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the secondary content. Anyone using this information does so of their own free will and at their own risk. This site is by no means a substitute for professional, qualified service(s) or advice. When you require qualified advice on a specific matter, please contact professionals.

Updates to the Statement

Evolving technology will continue to provide us with new and better ways to collect and use information so that we may better serve USCN Member and web site visitor needs. We may revise or update the USCN Privacy Policy in the future to reflect these technological advances, and we encourage you to return to this page from time to time for any updates.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact:

US China Business Association
1821 Walden Office Square, Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (847) 397-5882
Fax: (847) 303-1121
E-mail: info@us-cn.org

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please forward them to us: info@us-cn.org.

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