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Privacy Policy


This privacy policy was established on April 25, 2008.

Zheda Alumni Network ("ZAN", "we", or "us") knows that you care how information about you is used and shared. This Privacy Policy explains what information of yours will be collected by ZAN when you use www.zhedaalumni.org,  how the information will be used, and how you can control the collection, correction and/or deletion of information. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

If you have questions about the Privacy Policy or would like to suggest improvements, please contact us at zheda.alumni@gmail.com.

Information We Collect

Member-Provided Information: You provide us information about yourself, such as your name, e-mail address, your relationship with Zhejiang University, and other contact information for the convenience of alumni networking when you sign up online,  in person, or through email. We keep this information in our member database. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses.

Cookies Information: When you visit www.zhedaalumni.org, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets ZAN help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie does not collect personal information about you. ZAN uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser's directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Service may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Log File Information: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page. When you register with or view our site, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.

Member provided Contents: The information you post on blogs, forums and other content formats that are deemed open to the public.

How We Use Your Information

The personal information collected from your profile is used solely for the purpose of Zheda alumni networking. Only publishable information you submitted when you register as a member would be open to the public, such as year of graduation, major, city and company name. Your email address and other sensitive contact information such as phone numbers and address are kept private and only accessible by the administrators. Your email will also be used in a way that members can contact you through an email portal provided in this website without exposing your email address to them. Furthermore, except your email addres, other contact information, such as phone numbers and address, is optional and not mandatory. Please leave optional contact information fields blank if you have concerns. You always can add them later in your personal profile anytime. 

By providing ZAN your email address you consent to our using the email address to send you Service-related message, and ZAN related annoucements and notifications. You may not opt out of Service-related messages. If you do not want to receive email messages for ZAN related annoucements and notifications, you may opt out by unsubscribing corresponding ZAN's google group(s).

We may use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) monitor the effectiveness of our service; (c) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors and traffic; and (d) diagnose or fix technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP

We use alumni directory, blogs, and forums as a platform for alumni to network and exchange ideas, experiences and resources.  Except members' personal information, anything contents you post or upload to this website are deemed to be open to all members and even to all public. It is member's sole responsibility to decide whether these contents could be disclosed. Any member posted contents are independent of ZAN and do not represent ZAN's standings. ZAN also do not endorse any individual's posted contents.

How We Share Your Information

Personally Identifiable Information: ZAN will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of ZAN (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).

If we merge with another organization or undergo some other form of reorganization, we may transfer member information to the resulting entity. In any such transfer of information, your member information would remain subject to the promises made in our Privacy Policy.

Any personal information or content that you voluntarily submit for publication or sharing via the Service (for instance, news about your company to be included) may become available to the public. It is always your choice and responsibility whether to submit such information.

Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, ZAN will not disclose personal information to any third party unless required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; (b) to enforce our Terms of Use, take precautions against liability, investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, assist government enforcement agencies, or protect the security or integrity of our site; and (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of ZAN, our users or others.

ZAN may also provide links to third-party websites. The ZAN privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third-party websites. You should consult the privacy policy of any other website you visit from links on the ZAN site.

How We Protect Your Information

ZAN uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to ZAN and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, ZAN makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from ZAN, at all times.

Compromise of Personal Information

In the event that we find out that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Notification Procedures

It is our policy to provide notifications to our alumni members via E-mail notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on our web site at http://www.zheaalumni.org, as determined by us in our sole discretion.

Your Choices About Your Information

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through ZAN, in which case ZAN may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your account information at any time by logging in to your account. You can review and correct the information about you that ZAN keeps on file by contacting us directly at zheda.alumni@gmail.com .

Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, ZAN does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on ZAN. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at zheda.alumni@gmail.com

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our website to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at zheda.alumni@gmail.com