Site Policies

Site Policies

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Unless otherwise indicated, all Beijing Expat Guide Site content and images are original content and may not be reproduced, “re-blogged”, or otherwise redistributed without permission.

To simplify things, if you wish to share something from this site for non-commercial purposes and it falls into one of the two categories below, you can do that without our express written permission.

  1. You may provide a back-link or the URL of the content you wish to disseminate.
  2. You may quote extracts from this Site as long as we are properly credited for it AND a working link back to this Site is provided together with our content.

An email or posted comment to inform us that you’re doing this would be nice, but you do not need our written permission for these two specific circumstances.

Commercial use and distribution of the contents of the Site is not allowed without express and prior written consent. For any other mode of sharing, please contact us.

Privacy Policy

About this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the way this Beijing Expat Guide Site collects, uses, maintains and discloses information from users.

The Site contains links to other websites. If you choose to visit those other websites, we have no control over the privacy practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.

What information we collect

This Site uses Google Analytics and associated tools to help analyze how our visitors use this site. These tools use cookies, which are small text files placed on your computer, to collect standard visitor behavior and internet log information in an anonymous manner. The information automatically collected from your visit on this website cannot personally identify you beyond your general location (country/state/city) and/or your activity on this site (example: page views). Cookies may also be used to deliver content specific to your interests or for other purposes. Promotions or advertisements displayed on our site may contain cookies. We do not have access to or control over information collected by outside advertisers on our site. You can choose not to accept these cookies by making changes to your browser’s privacy settings, but doing so may prevent access to some sites and/or prevent you from using all of a sites features.

We will collect personal identification information such as name and email address from visitors only if you voluntarily submit such information to us. Personal information may include name, location, and email address. This information is collected if you request information from us or sign up to join our email list or request some other service or information from us.

This Site is directed at adults. Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

The Site may include interactive sections such as commenting areas where visitors to the site can post comments. Please remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

How we use the information

We use anonymous information to analyze our Site traffic. In addition, we may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.

How we secure the data

The Site has security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.

Where we may disclose information

We do not sell, trade, or rent personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Updates and Changes

We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Policy, simply by posting such change, update, or modification on the Site and without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. We encourage our users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed. It is your responsibility to review this Policy from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms.

If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this Site.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Effective Date: June 1, 2013

Disclaimer

The information provided on the Beijing Expat Guide Site is for general information purposes only. We make all effort to ensure that the information presented on this Site is accurate at the time of publication; however, there may be inadvertent and occasional errors.  While we do our best to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability for the website, contained information, or referenced products or services. Some information was provided by Third Parties and we cannot guarantee that is accurate or complete.

The views expressed on this site are strictly our own. They are provided for discussion and informational purposes only and do not represent any offer or guarantee.  Any reference to specific tax, legal or other topics are solely intended to serve as a guide. Any reliance on this info is at your own risk. Consult your tax, legal or financial planning professional.

Through this Site you are able to link to other websites which are not under our control. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Affiliate Disclosure

The purpose of this Site is to help other Expats make a smooth transition when moving to Beijing or China in general.

We discuss some products and services that support the purpose of this Site. Some of those products offer referral compensation, which means that if you buy the product through the link provided on this Site we earn a small commission, at no extra cost to you. This way you can support us maintaining the Site without incurring extra cost.

The Beijing Expat Guide is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

We want to point out that we only refer products that we have personally used and would recommend to our friends and family. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have. However, any dissatisfaction you experience with the products or services with these companies is between you and the company you purchased items or services from.