We take your right to privacy seriously and want you to feel comfortable using our web site.
1. Collection of Data
Our registration process requires only a valid e-mail address and a unique user ID and password. Providing us with other information is your option. Please take note that your user name, e-mail address, or other submissions that you make on this site may contain your real name or other personally identifiable information and, as a result, may appear on this site if so designated in your account options. Like many web sites, we may also automatically receive general information that is contained in our server log files such as your IP address, browser used, date, time and duration of access and cookie information. Shanghai Expat uses this information to monitor, preserve and enhance the functioning and integrity of the system. Information is collected for analysis and statistical purposes, and is used to help diagnose problems with the server and to carry out other administrative tasks, such as assessing what information is of most interest, determining technical design specifications and identifying system performance and/or problem areas. This information is not used in any way that would reveal personal information to external constituencies except as described above.
2. Use of Data
4. Interactive Functions
A. Chat Rooms: Shanghai Expat does not routinely retain logs or copies of chat rooms; however, information disclosed in these areas is public.
B. Forum and Classifieds: Shanghai Expat stores the data contained in these sections on its servers and information posted in these areas is public. data provided by users to open a classifieds ad account is not made public or provided to any third parties except as provided in Paragraph 2.
C. Personal Message System: The content of personal messages (PMs) are not monitored by Shanghai Expat under normal circumstances. Shanghai Expat does retain the content of PMs on its servers until deleted by the users sending and receiving such PMs. Senders of PMs should regard information sent by PMs as potentially public information. Although Shanghai Expat shall not reveal the contents of PMs except as required under Paragraph 2 of this policy, Shanghai Expat is not responsible for the re-sending, forum posting, or other distribution of the contents of PMs made by recipients of such PMs, whether such recipient was the intended recipient of the content of such PMs.
5. Editing or Deleting Your Account Information
We provide you with the ability to edit the information that you provided to us in registration by using your account information page on the site. You may also delete your user account from within your account configuration page or by contacting a site administrator. Content or other data that you may have provided to us and that is not contained within your user account, such as posts that may appear within our forums, may continue to remain on our site at our discretion even though your user account is deleted.
We may make changes to this policy from time to time. We will notify you of substantial changes to this policy either by posting a prominent announcement on our site and/or by sending a message to the e-mail address you have provided to us that is contained within your user settings.
8. Contact Information
If you have any questions about this policy, please contact a site administrator.