Last updated: December 1, 2021
What Information Do We Collect from You?
In order to better provide you with our various services, we collect two types of information about our users: Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience while using our Website.
Personally Identifiable Information (PII): This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. When you engage in certain activities on the Website, such as registering for an account, ordering a product or service, submitting content and/or posting content in discussion forums or other public areas, entering a contest, submitting an article for potential publication, filling out a survey, or sending us feedback, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, we may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address, email address, professional affiliation or title, telephone and facsimile numbers, and other personal identifying information. When ordering products or services on the Website, you may be asked to provide a credit card number or other payment information. Depending upon the activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory information with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about you based upon where you visit the Website in several ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. This information may include the Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you go to next, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. An URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (“TCP/IP”) network, such as the World Wide Web. Networks like the Web use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web, allowing web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet.
Situations Under Which We May Store or Disclose Your Personally Identifiable Information
The information collected on SINOTALKS.COM will be used to operate the Website and to provide the service(s) or carry out the request(s) you have requested or authorized.
Sinotalks LLC occasionally hires other third-party companies and/or individuals to provide limited services on our behalf, such as Web site hosting and delivery of products/services. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service. In the event this requires providing them with PII, such third parties are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
Sinotalks LLC may disclose personally identifiable information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Sinotalks LLC; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Sinotalks LLC; or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Sinotalks LLC employees or agents, users of Sinotalks LLC services, or members of the public.
In order to most efficiently provide you with our services, credit card transactions and order fulfillment are handled by established third-party banking, processing agents, and distribution institutions. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information and to process and ship your order.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Website cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.
How We Respond to Do Not Track (DNT) Signals
California law requires us to let you know how we respond to web browser Do Not Track (DNT) signals. Because there currently is not an industry standard or legal standard for recognizing or honoring DNT signals, we do not respond to them at this time.
Control of Personal Information
Collection of Personal Information from Minors
SINOTALKS.COM is a commercial website intended for use by a general audience 18 years of age or older. Sinotalks LLC acknowledges the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and takes all reasonable steps to comply with its requirements.
Security of Your Personal Information
Sinotalks LLC is committed to protecting the security of your personally identifiable information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect such information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
Unfortunately, even with these measures, we cannot guarantee the security of your PII. By using our Website, you acknowledge and agree that we make no such guarantee and that you use our Website at your own risk.
Updating or Correcting Your Personally Identifiable Information
We believe you should have the ability to access and edit the Personally Identifiable Information that you have provided to us. You may change any of your Personally Identifiable Information by either logging into any account on the Website you previously created or requested, in accordance with instructions posted elsewhere on this site, or you may access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by sending us an email at:
Please include your name, address, and/or e-mail address when you contact us.
We encourage you to promptly update your Personally Identifiable Information if it changes. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed; however, because we keep track of past transactions, you cannot delete information associated with past transactions on this Website. In addition, it may be impossible to completely delete your information without some residual information because of backups.