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Policy regarding the Use of Access Data

Policy regarding the Use of Access Data

Effective date: 2020/2/1

Access Data We Collect from Visitors

We collect and use the following types of access data from visitors to our websites and users of our services. Please refer to our Privacy Policy to see which of our websites and services this Policy covers.

Access logs. We record information from users' access logs, including IP addresses, access times and dates, referrers, accessed files and browser type. We only use access logs data to improve user experience on our websites and services.

Web beacons or pixels. We also use "web beacons" (also known as "pixel tags"). A web beacon is an electronic file that usually consists of a single-pixel image. Web beacons are embedded on our websites to transmit information, which could include personal data. We use web beacons to store the data of access logs while they are automatically stored on the servers. We only use web beacons to improve user experience on our websites and services, and to compile statistics about their usage.

Cookies. Our websites and services collect information about a user’s computer by using "cookies". Cookies are small files that are stored on your device by your web browser. If you are concerned about having cookies on your computer, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being set, allowing you to decide whether to accept it. You can also delete cookies from your device. However, if you choose to block or delete cookies, certain features of our websites or services may not operate correctly. You can configure your browser settings to block all cookies. To find out how to change your cookie settings, please select "Help" from the menu bar of your browser and search for the word "cookie". We use cookies to authenticate the validity of user accounts, check on the login status of users, and improve user experience on our websites and services. The table below provides more details regarding the cookies we use, the information they collect, why we use them, and when they expire.

Cookie Information
Purpose Expiry
_ga First Party to differentieate between users within the framework of Google Analytics 26 months
_gid First Party to differentieate between users within the framework of Google Analytics 24 hours

Purpose of Using Access Data

We will use access data obtained from visitors for the following purposes:

  • Request for disclosure
  • Improving user experience on our websites and services (such as suggesting contents tailored to visitors' interest);
  • Analytics of our websites;
  • Authenticating the validity of user accounts and checking the login status of users;
  • Development of new services and products;
  • Compiling statistics about the usage of our websites or services; and
  • Other activities related to the above.

Access Data Shared with Our Third-Party Service Providers

The following third-party providers may have access to the access data collected by us.

Google Analytics. Google Analytics sets and accesses cookies on your computer or other device to collect information such as the numbers of visitors to our websites, where visitors have come to the websites from, and the pages they have visited. Our websites use Google Analytics to help collect and analyze certain information to engage in analysis, auditing, research and reporting. You may review Google Analytics' security and privacy principles by clicking here, and opt out of the use of cookies in web browsers by Google Analytics by clicking here.

Social Media Policy

Our websites include a Facebook Like Button, a Tweet button, Instagram Posts and YouTube videos. Our websites also include links to our Facebook Fan Page, our Twitter Page, our Instagram account and our YouTube channel. These are third-party websites that are subject to their own privacy policies, and we do not have sole and full control over your personal data processed by these online service providers. Please refer to the privacy policy of these services to learn more about how they process your personal data. We are nevertheless committed to processing your personal data in accordance with this privacy policy to the best extent possible.

Facebook Like Button and Fan Page

  • Like Button. Our websites include a Facebook Like Button that uses cookies. Facebook uses such cookies to help show you a personalized experience on our websites as well as Facebook, to help maintain and improve its service, and to protect both you and Facebook from malicious activity. For more information, please visit this page. If you would like to review the Facebook privacy policy, please click here.
  • Fan Pages. Our Facebook Fan Pages collect user data via cookies placed by Facebook through a function called “Facebook Insights” to help us learn more about our target audiences, including aggregate information about geography, demographics, page likes and Facebook usage. For more information, please visit this page. If you would like to review Facebook’s privacy policy, please click here.

Tweet Buttons and Twitter Channels. Our websites include Tweet buttons and links to our Twitter channels. These buttons and channels use cookies. Twitter uses such cookies to receive Log Data that includes the web page you visited. Twitter uses this information to better understand the use of its services, to protect the safety and integrity of its platform, and to show more relevant content, including ads. Twitter does not collect this data from browsers that it believes to be located in the European Union. If you would like to review Twitter's privacy policy, please click here, and for Twitter’s cookie policy, please click here.

Instagram Page and Posts. Our websites include Instagram posts published on our Instagram page. These posts and our Instagram page use cookies. Instagram uses such cookies to show you relevant content, improve your experience, and to help protect Instagram and its users. Instagram may also use cookies for advertising purposes. If you would like to review Instagram's privacy policy, please click here. If you would like to review Instagram’s cookie policy, please click here.

YouTube Channel and Videos. Our websites include video content from YouTube. We also offer videos on our YouTube channel. These videos and channel include cookies, which means that your web browser automatically sends certain information to Google. This includes the URL of the page you are visiting and your IP address. Google uses the information shared by our websites to deliver its services, maintain and improve them, develop new services, measure the effectiveness of advertising, protect against fraud and abuse, and personalize content and ads you see on Google and our websites. For more information, please visit this page.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us using the contact information indicated in our Privacy Policy.