Privacy Policy

Thank you for using ChinaHint! We love our community at ChinaHint. You’ve trusted us with a big responsibility, and we’re committed to upholding a high standard when it comes to our privacy practices. It’s important to us that you’re comfortable on ChinaHint, so we provide options for you to control how much information you share and your communication preferences. We use secure technologies and follow best practices as a sign of responsible privacy practices. We believe in being transparent about our practices, which is why we provide a detailed Privacy Policy to explain how we gather, use and protect your information. We’ve pulled out the highlights here, in an effort to better communicate the key points.

What information do we collect?

We collect information in a few different ways:

1. When you give it to us or give us permission to obtain it

When you sign up for or order our products, you voluntarily give us certain information. This can include your name,  address, email address you used to sign up, and any other information you provide us. 

2. We also get technical information when you use our products

These days, whenever you use a website, mobile application, or other internet service, there’s certain information that almost always gets created and recorded automatically. The same is true when you use our products. Here are some of the types of information we collect:

  • Log data. When you use ChinaHint, our servers automatically record information (“log data”), including information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website or your mobile app sends when you’re using it. This log data may include your Internet Protocol address, the address of the web pages you visited that had ChinaHint features, browser type and settings, the date and time of your request, how you used ChinaHint, and cookie data.
  • Cookie data. Depending on how you’re accessing our products, we may use “cookies” (a small text file sent by your computer each time you visit our website, unique to your ChinaHint account or your browser) or similar technologies to record log data. When we use cookies, we may use “session” cookies (that last until you close your browser) or “persistent” cookies (that last until you or your browser delete them). For example, we may use cookies to store your language preferences or other ChinaHint settings so you don‘t have to set them up every time you visit ChinaHint. Some of the cookies we use are associated with your ChinaHint account (including personal information about you, such as the email address you gave us), and other cookies are not.
  • Device information. In addition to log data, we may also collect information about the device you’re using ChinaHint on, including what type of device it is, what operating system you’re using. Whether we collect some or all of this information often depends on what type of device you’re using and its settings. For example, different types of information are available depending on whether you’re using a Mac or a PC, or an iPhone or an Android phone. To learn more about what information your device makes available to us, please also check the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider.

How do we use the information we collect?

We use the information we collect to provide our products to you and make them better, develop new products, and protect ChinaHint and our users. For example, we may log how often people use two different versions of a product, which can help us understand which version is better.

We also use the information we collect to offer you customized content, including:

  • Suggesting products you might like. 
  • Showing you ads you might be interested in.

We also use the information we collect to:

  • Send you updates (such as when certain activity, like promotions happens on ChinaHint), newsletters, marketing materials and other information that may be of interest to you. For example, depending on your email notification settings, we may send you monthly updates that include products you may like. You can decide to stop getting these updates by updating your account settings (or through other settings we may provide).
  • Help your friends and contacts find you on ChinaHint. For example, if you sign up using a Facebook account, we may help your Facebook friends find your account on ChinaHint when they first sign up for ChinaHint. Or, we may allow people to search for your account on ChinaHint using your email address.
  • Respond to your questions or comments.

The information we collect may be “personally identifiable” (meaning it can be used to specifically identify you as a unique person) or “non-personally identifiable” (meaning it can’t be used to specifically identify you). We use both types of information, and combinations of both types, as described above. We may use or store information wherever ChinaHint does business, including countries outside your own.

What choices do you have about your information?

We know members of our community value having control over their own information, and therefore ChinaHint gives you the choice of providing, editing or removing certain information, as well as choice over how we contact you. 

You may change or correct your ChinaHint account information (except your username) on the Site. You may also remove certain optional information on the Site that you no longer wish to be publicly visible, such as your full name. 

If you no longer wish to use ChinaHint’s services or receive service-related messages, then you may close your account.

Information Sharing & DisclosureWe want to respect your privacy?

ChinaHint will not disclose your name, email address or other personal information to third parties without your explicit consent.

How do we make changes to this policy?

We may change this policy from time to time, and if we do we’ll post any changes on this page. If you continue to use ChinaHint after those changes are in effect, you agree to the revised policy. If the changes are significant, we may provide more prominent notice or get your consent as required by law.