Privacy Policy - Global Biz Circle

Privacy Policy

This is the Privacy Policy governing your use of the GlobalBizCircle.com site (the “Site”) and the collection, use, transfer and processing of in relation to your use of the Site. By using this Site, you consent to this Privacy Policy. All terms not defined in this document have the meanings ascribed to them in the Terms of Use Agreement between you and Alibaba.com, Inc., which by use of this Site you agree to accept.

The Information We Collect

Your privacy is important to us and we have taken steps to ensure that we do not collect more information form you than is necessary for us to provide you with the services of the Site and to protect your account.

Registration Information: At the time of user registration on the Site, you will be to provide information such as your name, e-mail address and other personal information that we may request from you (“Registration Information.”). You are not obliged to provide the information but if you fail to provide the information requested, we will not be able to provide you with certain services available on the Site.

Browsing Information: We gather statistical information about the Site and i visitors to the Site including, but not limited to IP addresses, browser software, operating system, software and hardware attributes, pages viewed, number of sessions, unique visitors and browsing patterns. In addition, every time when you browse the Site, our network servers will automatically verify your domain name and IP address (Together, the “Browsing Information”).

Activities Information: we record and retain details of registered users’ activities, including but not limited to registered users’ complaints records and disputes history, on the Site.

Registration Information, Browsing Information, Activities Information, and any information we may collect from you through the use of cookies, or any other means, shall collectively be referred to as “Collected Information.”

Use of Collected Information

General: We use your Collected Information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyze site usage, to improve our content, to customize our Site’s content, layout and service specifically for you and to contact you regarding administrative notices and communications relevant to your use of the Site and to respond to your request. We do not sell, rent, trade or exchange any personally-identifying information of the Site’s registered users. We may provide your Collected Information to our affiliates and service providers under contract (such as customer care) to support the operation of the Site and our services. We may share certain aggregate information based on analysis of Collected Information with our partners, customers, advertisers or potential Users for marketing and promotional purposes. We may use your Collected Information to execute marketing campaigns, promotions or advertising messages on behalf of third parties; however, in these circumstances, your Collected Information will not be disclosed to such third parties unless you respond to the marketing, promotion or advertising message and agree to the disclosure of your information to such third parties. Your Collected Information may be transferred, stored, used and processed outside your home jurisdiction strictly for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy. In case of a merger with or transfer of business to another business entity, we will transfer your Collected Information to the entity which acquires the business. Should such a combination occur, we will use our best effort to require that the new combined entity to follow this Privacy Policy with respect to your Collected Information.

Registration Information: We may use your Registration Information to provide services that you request or to contact you regarding additional services about which we determine that you might be interested. We will also be using your Registration Information for processing your registration as a user, providing you with a log-in ID for the Site, and maintaining and managing your registration. We may generate reports and analysis based on the Registration Information for internal analysis, monitoring and marketing decisions.

Browsing Information: We use Browsing Information to help diagnose problems with and maintain our computer servers, to manage our Site, and to enhance our Site and services based on the usage pattern data we receive. We may generate reports and analysis based on the Browsing Information for internal analysis, monitoring and marketing decisions. We may provide Browsing Information to third parties, but when we do so, we do not provide personally identifying information without your permission.

Activities Information: We may use your Activities Information for investigating problems, resolving disputes and enforcing agreements with us. We may also use your Activities Information to facilitate communications among you, us, and/or other users of the Site.

Disclosure of Collected Information

You further agree that we may disclose and transfer (whether within or outside your jurisdiction) your Collected Information to service providers engaged by us to assist us with providing you with the services of the Site (including but not limited to date entry, database management, promotions, products and services alerts, account registration and processing). There service providers are under a duty of confidentiality to us and are only permitted to use your Collected Information in connection with the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy and not for their own purposes (including direct marketing).

When necessary, we may also disclose and transfer (whether within or outside your jurisdiction) your Collected Information to our professional advisers, law enforcement agencies, government and regulatory and other organizers in the event that making such discloses is required by law or in respect of any claims or potential claims brought against us. If we have reason to believe that any user of the Site is in breach of the Terms of User Agreement or any other agreement with us, then we reserve the right to make public or otherwise disclose such User’s Collected Information in order to pursue our claim or prevent further injury to us or others.

You agree that we may disclose and transfer your Collected Information to other affiliated companies within the Alibaba Group (which comprises a group of companies operating leading online and mobile marketplaces in consumer andbusiness-to-business commerce, as well as cloud computing and other services), solely for the purposes in the “Use of Collected Information” section of this Privacy Policy.

We may provide browsing information to third parties, but when we do so, we do not provide personally-identifying information without your permission.

Co-Branded Relationships

We may establish relationships with other parties to offer you the benefit of other products and services which we ourselves do not offer or about which Alibaba determines you might be interested. We offer you access to these other parties either through the use of hyperlinks to their sites from our Site, or through offering “co-branded” sites in which both ourselves and these other parties share the same uniform resource locator, domain name or pages within a domain name on the Internet. In some cases you may be required to submit information for purposes of registering or applying for products or services provided by such third parties or co-branded partners. The privacy policy of such other parties may differ from ours, and we may not have any control over the information that you submit to such third parties or co-branded sites. We therefore encourage you to read that policy before responding to any offers, products or services provided by such other parties.

Cookies

We use “cookies” to store specific information about you and track your visits to our Site. It is not uncommon for websites to use cookies to enhance identification of their users. A “cookie” is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie can be sent to your computer’s hard drive only if you access our Site using the computer. If you do not de-activate or erase the cookie each time you use the same computer to access our Site, our web servers will be notified of your visit to our Site and in turn we may have knowledge of your visit and the pattern of your usage. Generally, we use cookies to identify you and enable us to: access your Registration Information so you do not have to re-enter it; gather statistical information about usage by users; research visiting patterns and help target advertisements based on User interests; assist our partners to track user visits to the Site; and track progress and participation in promotions.

You can determine if and how a cookie will be accepted by configuring your browser’s which is installed in the computer you are using to access the Site. If you desire, you can change those configurations in your browser. By setting your preferences in the browser, you can accept all cookies, you can be notified when a cookie is sent, or you can reject all cookies. If you reject all cookies by choosing the cookie-disabling function in your browser, you may be required to re-enter your information on our Site more often and certain features of our Site may be unavailable.

Minors

The Site and its contents are not intended to be targeted to minors under applicable law. However, we have no way of distinguishing the age of individuals who access our Site and so we carry out the same privacy policy for individuals of all ages. If a minor has provided us with personal information without parental or guardian consent, the parent or guardian should contact us to remove the information.

Security Measures

We employ commercially reasonable security methods to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure correct use of information.

However, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be perfectly secured. As a result, while we try to protect your information, no web site or company, including ourselves, can absolutely ensure or guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

Changes to Privacy Policy

Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be communicated through our posting an amended and restated privacy policy on the Site. Our posting the amended and restated privacy policy will make such new privacy policy immediately effective. Your continued use of the Site after the posting of the amended and restated privacy policy shall be deemed as your acceptance to the new privacy policy. You agree that all Collected Information (whether or not collected prior to or after the new policy became effective) will be governed by the newest Privacy Policy then in effect. If you do not agree to the new changes in our Privacy Policy, you should contact us in writing (at the address set out in the Notice provision of the Terms of Use Agreement) and specifically request that we return and/or destroy all copies of all or part of your Collected Information in our possession.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You can access, view and edit your Registration Information.   If you wish to do so, you should contact us in writing (at the address set out in the Notice provision of the Terms of Use Agreement).

Your feedback

We welcome your continuous input regarding our Privacy Policy or our services provided to you. You may send us your comments and responses to us in writing directed to Alibaba.com, Inc., at: 400 South El Camino Real, Suite 400, San Mateo, CA 94402, United States.