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Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting the site of the National Palace Museum (hereafter called “this Site”) on the World Wide Web! The National Palace Museum respects and protects your personal web browsing privacy under the relevant laws of the Republic of China. To ensure that you are able to securely use the services provided on this Site and to inform you clearly on how this Site collects, uses, and protects your personal information, this Site's privacy policy is hereby explained as follows:

1. Policy on Collecting Personal Information

When you participate in online activities, questionnaires, or other related services on this Site, you may be asked to provide your full name, personal identification number, address, telephone number, e-mail address, or other information. In addition, a record automatically generated by this Site's server of your browsing and inquiry activity will be retained, including this Site’s information that you selected and browsed, the time of use, the web browser you used, and the IP address of your hardware connection.However, unless you voluntarily offer your personal information, this record will not and cannot be provided to you. Please note that other websites linked to this Site may also collect your personal information. As for voluntarily providing other websites with your personal information, each of these linked websites has its own privacy policy that you are encouraged to review and consider before proceeding. Please note that the privacy policy of this Site does not apply to the measures of information management of its linked websites.

2. Policy of Using Information Collected on This Site

The personal information collected by this Site will be used for such uses as responding to inquiries and notification of contest awards, analysis of public opinion polls, and fulfilling the scope of operations of the National Palace Museum. If you only visit this Site, make an inquiry, perform a download or other service, browse notices, or receive the latest news or other value-added services and information, you do not need to provide any personal information. When you do provide personal information to the National Palace Museum, it will not under any circumstances (except those pertaining to the regulations of the legal or central government agencies of the Republic of China), without your explicit permission, reveal (share, sell, or willfully leak) such information—including your address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and/or general background or identifying information—to any third party. Please note that the National Palace Museum has taken every effort to protect the privacy of any information that you may provide but cannot offer any absolute guarantees in this regard.

3. Policy and Use of Cookies

To provide you with greater personalized services, this Site uses cookies, which refer to small text files created by a website and placed in the browser of your computer with information on your use—only that website is able to retrieve and read its contents. The main reason why this Site uses cookies is for auxiliary purposes, that is, to store your preferences. Most cookies with a time limit attached to them or restricted to single use do not include any information for others on how to contact you. If you wish, you may also set up your web browser so that you will be notified each time a cookie is established.

4. Privacy Policy and Revisions

At times, without further announcement, the National Palace Museum may update this privacy policy. If any changes are made, this web page will be revised as soon as possible. Since developments in Internet technology usually outpace the legal system, please be aware that absolute protection in the transmission of information over the Internet does not and cannot exist. The National Palace Museum , in addition to continuously striving to strengthen its measures of protection, also reminds you: Whenever you reveal personal information over any network, it may (with enough time, effort, and/or tools) be intercepted, collected, interpreted, and/or used by others. Especially in the case of open forums on the Internet, such as chat rooms and message boards, for the protection of your privacy and rights, please refrain from offering any personal information therein, such as your personal identification number, password, and/or e-mail address. The National Palace Museum will do its utmost to protect your personal information stored on this Site and hereby reminds you of the shared responsibility in managing your private information. Besides the previously mentioned uses, the privacy of your personal information is hereby given all due respect and will be protected to the fullest extant. However, in exceptional cases of system maintenance or service improvement (as well as legal mandate), the National Palace Museum reserves the right to use (and reveal) the information that you provided. This statement has been prepared in accordance with the current legal stipulations of the Republic of China and takes into account current Internet technology and uses. With advances in technology, relevant laws will also be revised and/or established. The National Palace Museum will do its best to keep abreast of such developments and make revisions to this statement as necessitated by current conditions so as to protect the personal information of visitors to this Site. Should there be any changes to this statement, relevant notice will be made on this Site as soon as possible, and visitors are encouraged to review this page periodically. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
 

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