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1.   Introduction

2.   How does UCAN collect Personal Information?

3.   What if a viewer does not want to provide personal information?

4.   What kind of Personal Information does UCAN store?

5.   How will UCAN use Personal Information?

6.   Your Access to Personal Information

7.   Will Personal Information be disclosed to anyone else?

8.   How is Personal Information protected?

9.   Changes to this Privacy Policy

10.  More Information?

11.  How current is our Privacy Policy?

1. Introduction

The protection of private and confidential information is fundamental to UCAN trading as UCAN or its associated websites:

UCAN China
UCAN India
UCAN Indonesia
UCAN Korea
UCAN Philippines
UCAN Vietnam

UCAN is committed to safeguarding personal information it holds on behalf of its viewers and is committed to do so in accordance with international best practice.

This statement sets out UCANs policy relating to the collection, storage, access and use of personal information for all sites that form part of the network of UCAN digital sites. For a list of all such sites or to find out more about these sites, visit www.ucanews.com

2. How does UCAN collect personal information?

UCAN operates the Website. The Website allows viewers to subscribe to become members, subscribe to daily newsletters and to submit comments on certain news articles. Where a viewer subscribes to, or submits a comment, the viewer must provide a name and email address for the purpose of identifying the viewer, which assists the Websites editorial and moderation process. Automatic collection: Cookies: We may use a feature of your browser called a cookie to assign your computer a User ID. Cookies contain information by which UCAN can identify your computer to our servers. You may configure your browser so that you are notified before a cookie is downloaded or so that your browser does not accept cookies.

UCAN may use information contained in cookies to make assumptions about the user of the computer and to provide users of that computer with focused advertising that UCAN believes may be of interest, based on that information. In some cases a web page might contain more than one cookie, the information gathered from these different cookies used to build statistical and demographical information which does not identify you personally to advertisers and UCAN partners for marketing, promotional purposes.

To disable your cookies, please refer to the help menu within your Internet browser.

3. What if a viewer does not want to provide personal information?

A viewer is not under any obligation to provide his or her personal information to UCAN. However, if a person does not provide their personal information they may not be able to access requested product or services, or submit and have posted any comments submitted on news articles and the like.

Similarly, UCAN may also refuse to post comments submitted where false or misleading personal information is supplied.

4. What kind of personal information does UCAN store?

The personal information we collect from the Website and store may include (but is not limited to), name, address, contact details, gender, occupation, company and if relevant, financial information, including credit card information, banking details and income information.

How will UCAN use Personal Information?

Unless a viewer consents, UCAN will only use personal information collected from the Website for the purpose of identifying and directly contacting the viewer. However your personal information may also be used in order to:

provide the services and information you require;

administer and manage those services, ( including charging billing and collecting Debts if required);

inform you of UCAN activities, events, facilities and services;

provide the viewer with news articles, or other materials;

conduct appropriate checks for credit worthiness and for fraud;

research, develop and expand our facilities and services;

gain an understanding of our viewers needs to provide a better service in all its areas of activities;

maintain and develop our internal systems and infrastructure including upgrading of these systems;

the personal information may also be collected to promote and market other services that we consider important or beneficial to our viewers;

process your recruitment application and conduct research into the recruitment process.

Accordingly, UCAN may write to any email address supplied by a viewer to confirm that the email address is genuine.

5. Your Access to Personal Information

Any viewer may retrieve a copy of the personal information UCAN holds about that viewer by contacting UCAN using the email address that the viewer supplied at ucanews@ucanews.com

6. Will Personal Information be disclosed to anyone Else?

When posting a comment a viewer has submitted on the Website, UCAN will post the viewers name next to the comment to identify to other viewers who has submitted the comment. UCAN will not post a viewers email address unless the viewer has requested UCAN to do so.

Other than the above, UCAN is not required in the course of its operations to disclose personal information to any outside parties.

UCAN uses SpinnakerPro to deliver the emails and enewsletters that you may ask to receive. SpinnakerPro stores the personal information on behalf of UCAN but all data, including emails, list content, subscriber lists and any list information disseminated through the Aweber.com services for UCAN, is the express property of UCAN.

In certain circumstances, UCAN may be compelled by law to disclose personal information to various authorities, such as where UCAN is compelled to disclose the personal information by a warrant.

UCAN uses the information supplied for the purpose given. UCAN does not sell, rent or trade personal information collected from the Website to or with third parties.

7. How is Personal Information protected?

UCAN takes reasonable steps to protect any personal information that it holds from misuse and loss. It also protects that information from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure. Only a viewer can access his or her personal information.

UCAN further protects the personal information by educating its employees about this Privacy Policy and the handling of personal information.

UCAN maintains physical security, such as locks and security systems, over our electronic data stores and premises. It also maintains computer and network security, for example firewalls (security measures for the Internet), and other security measures, such as identification codes and passwords, to control access to computer systems.

8. Changes to this Privacy Policy

UCAN may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Please periodically review the Privacy Policy for any changes.

9. More Information?

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or would like more information about the way UCAN manages personal information, or if you wish to make a complaint about how UCAN have handled personal information about you, please contact our Privacy Officer, using the following contact details.

Union of Catholic Asian News Ltd.
Payatai Plaza 128 / 332-333
Phayathai Road, Kwaeng Thung-Phyathai
Khet Rachtawee, Bangkok 10400

P.O. Box 40
Ratchathewi Post Office
10401 Thailand

10. How Current is our Privacy Policy?

Our Privacy Policy was last updated on 2 February, 2011.

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