Privacy Policy

Taiwan Panorama Magazine Website Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Taiwan Panorama website. To protect your personal information, we have created a privacy policy. This notice is to inform you of policies and principles covering the collection, utilization, and protection of the personal information of users accessing this website, or services provided by affiliated websites. Please read it carefully.

Scope of application

The following privacy policy is applicable to personal information collected, utilized, and subject to protective measures in the course of accessing this website (defined as content sharing the domain) and affiliated online areas (for example, and and and and However, it does not apply to actions you may take subsequent to accessing other websites through a hyperlink on this website. In such cases, the privacy policy of these other websites shall be applicable.

Information Collection

The following personal information may be collected when you access various services provided on the Taiwan Panorama website:

  • Membership registration: When you register as a member of this website, we will request that you provide personal information including your name, date of birth, gender, residential address, phone number, e-mail address, occupation, and interests.

  • Online events and questionnaires: During online events and surveys, you may be asked to provide personal information such as your name, ID number, phone number, e-mail address, and residential address. Participation in some events may be open only to registered members.

    By following links for advertisements or announcements on this website, you may participate in sweepstakes, contests or marketing promotions offered by other websites or organizations. These websites or organizations have their own privacy policies governing any personal information that you may provide. Their procedures for handling such information is not covered by this website's privacy policy, and this website takes no responsibility thereof.

  • Normal viewing: This website will archive logs automatically created by the server when a user views pages or makes queries. These logs include the IP address of the connecting device, duration of use, the browser used, and information on the material viewed and selected. This information will be used to compile data on which pages on the website are viewed and for how long, for use in raising service quality on this website.

  • Other: If you write a letter to Taiwan Panorama or use other means to provide feedback to us, we will retain this communication and records of how it was processed. In addition, while accessing areas of this website such as discussion boards, you may find occasion to voluntarily provide other users with your personal information such as e-mail address and name. These forms of providing personal information are not covered by the terms of this privacy policy.

User information sharing, disclosure, and usage

This website will not sell, exchange, or rent any of your personal information with other organizations or individuals. Only under the circumstances below will this website use your personal information in accordance with the principles of this Privacy Policy.

  • Provide other services or promotional offers: If in order to provide you with other services or promotional offers, your personal information must be shared with a third party providing this service or offer, this website will provide adequate notification, and will inform you before any information is collected. You can freely choose whether or not to accept the particular service or promotional offer.

  • Compilation of statistical data and analysis: This website will perform internal research on the number of users accessing the site, their personal interests, and online behaviors based on user registration information, questionnaire surveys, marketing promotions, and server logs. This research is based on statistical analysis and compilation of the overall user information, and will be used for reference in raising service quality. No analysis will be performed on individual users, and no analytical reports on individual users will be provided for specific persons.

  • If due to public safety concerns, legal authorities request that this website reveal particular personal information, in consideration of the safety of all users this website may comply if the request is made according to formal legal procedures.

Policy on the use of cookies

In order to provide personalized services, this website uses cookie technology to store, and in some situations, track user information. Cookies consist of small amounts of information that is transmitted from the website to the user's browser, and are stored on the user's hard disk drive. Users can adjust the extent to which their browser accepts cookies in the Advanced pane of Netscape's Preferences, or the Security pane of Internet Explorer's Preferences, including the option to accept all cookies, to get notification when cookies are received, and to refuse all cookies. If you choose to refuse all cookies, you may not be able to access some personalized services or participate in some online events.

Generally speaking, this website will set and access cookies in a user's browser for the following purposes or in the following circumstances:

  • To provide better, more personalized services: To make it more convenient for you to participate in personalized interactive events, this website may set cookies when you register or log in, and modify cookies when you log out.

  • To compile statistics on the number of visitors to this website and analyze viewing behaviors: To understand the extent and manner in which various pages on the website are viewed, for reference in improving the services provided.

About measures you should take to protect yourself

Please take appropriate measures to safeguard your membership number, password, and any other personal information. Do not provide any personal information, especially not your password, to any individual. After using any member services on this website, be sure to log out of your account. If the computer you use to access this website is shared with another person or is available for public use (such as in a library, school computer laboratory, or internet cafe), close the browser window to ensure that other persons cannot view your personal information or e-mail messages, or enter restricted areas of the affiliated organization's online resources.

Changes in the privacy policy

This website may modify its privacy policy in order to reflect current practices in privacy protection. When material changes are made in the way we utilize personal information, we will place a notice on the website to inform you of these changes.

Inquiries about this privacy policy

If you should have any questions or suggestions about this website's privacy policy or about how Taiwan Panorama collects, uses, or updates user information, please contact us during office hours at (02) 2392.2256 or e-mail us at