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Privacy Policy

At China Radio International (CRI) we take the protection of personal information very seriously. We aim to make our services to be safe and enjoyable for everyone. On this page we will detail the kind of information we might collect about you, how we might use it.

Our policy in full:

1. Introduction & General Terms

This Privacy Policy relates to our use of any personal information we may collect from you via the following online services:

Any CRI website that links to this Privacy Policy;

Social media or official CRI content on other websites;

Mobile Applications (apps);

It also relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us by phone, such as SMS, email, in letters and through other correspondence and in person.

In order to provide you with a comprehensive range of services, CRI may sometimes need to collect information about you.

This Privacy Policy explains the following:

What information CRI may collect about you;

How CRI will use information we collect about you;

When CRI may use your details to contact you;

Whether CRI will disclose your details to anyone else;

Your choices regarding the personal information you provide to us;

The use of cookies on CRI websites and how you can reject cookies.

CRI is committed to safeguarding your personal information. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all laws concerning the protection of personal information.

CRI websites contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, and are also likely to use cookies, and we therefore urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit, which may also be collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

2. What is China Radio International (CRI)?

China Radio International was founded on December 3, 1941. CRI aims to introduce China to the rest of the world, introduce the world to China, report global affairs to the world, and promote understanding and friendship between the people of China and those from other countries. CRI is China's only state-level radio and television media organization specializing in international communications. CRI is headquartered in Beijing, China.

3. What information will CRI collect?

When you participate in, access or sign up to any of CRI's services, activities or online content, such as newsletters, competitions, web and mobile notifications, telephone or text message CRI, or create an account at CRI's news app we may receive personal information about you. This can consists of information such as your name, email address, as well as information collected about your use of CRI services.

Please note that sometimes we will require you to provide additional personal information, and sometimes sensitive personal information (e.g. if you're sending us a story or a group of pictures, we may need to know your postal code, telephone number and your address). When we do this we will provide further information as to why we are collecting your information and how we will use it.

Some of our services enable you to sign-in via a third-party service such as Facebook or Twitter. If you choose to sign-in via a third party app, you will be presented with a dialog box which will ask your permission to allow CRI to access your personal information (e.g. your full name, date of birth, email address and any other information you have made publicly accessible). Please note that any information that is not required by the particular service you have opted to use will not be retained by CRI.

CRI also uses cookies and similar technologies and collects IP addresses and other information about devices from visitors to CRI websites, users of its mobile device, and through other CRI content online.

4. How will CRI use the information it collects?

CRI will use your personal information for a number of purposes including the following:

To provide our services, activities or online content, to provide you with information about them and to deal with your requests and enquiries;

for "service administration purposes", which means that CRI may contact you for reasons related to the service, activity or online content you have signed up for, (e.g. to provide you with password reminders, to notify you that a particular service, activity or online content has been suspended for maintenance, to notify you of updates to our Privacy Policy or Terms of Use);

Where we provide personalized services, we may need to analyze the information you supply, as well as your activity on our services, so that we can offer you a more personalized service (e.g. If the first thing you look at every day on China Plus app is the video program about foreigners living in China, we may present this information or a link to it on your homepage). If you do not wish to receive this, please turn off notifications; to contact you about a submission you have made, including any content you provide;

to use IP addresses and device identifiers to identify the location of users, to block disruptive use, to establish the number of visits from different countries so that we may improve the services offered by CRI;

Where CRI proposes using your personal information for any other uses we will ensure that we notify you first. You will also be given the opportunity to withhold or withdraw your consent for the use of your personal information for purposes other than those listed above.