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Privacy Policy

Pristine Communications is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. This privacy policy governs the use of all of the sites and services owned or operated by Pristine Communications (referred to below as Pristine, we, us, or our) including the Pristine Lexicon, Media Center and Dharma Drum (collectively, the Sites). Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated. This policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.

COLLECTING INFORMATION

Pristine collects information in three ways:

Volunteered information

Personal information is gathered when you register as a member. During registration, Pristine asks for your name, email address, organization, street address, city, country, and zip code. The more information you volunteer (and the more accurate it is), the better we are able to customize your experience. Once you register you are no longer anonymous to Pristine - you are given a Pristine Member ID. and are able to take full advantage of Pristine's online services and products.

If you contact Pristine we may keep a record of that correspondence. Pristine also occasionally asks users to complete surveys that we use for research purposes and to improve your experience of our services and products.

Cookies

As part of offering and providing customizable and personalized services, Pristine uses cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. All pages on this web site where you are prompted to login or that are customizable require that you accept cookies.

Generally, we use cookies to:

  1. Remind us of who you are and to access your Member information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver to you better and more personalized services. This cookie is set when you register or Login and is modified when you Logout of our services.
  2. Estimate our audience size. Each browser accessing this web site is given a unique cookie which is then used to determine the extent of repeat usage, usage by members versus non-members, and to help develop and target services and products based on user interests and behavior.
  3. Measure certain traffic patterns, which areas of Pristine's Sites you have visited, and your visiting patterns in the aggregate. We use this research to understand how our users' habits are similar or different from one another so that we can make each new experience on our web sites a better one. We may use this information to improve the personalization of content that you and other users will see on our sites.

You may set up your browser to reject cookies or alert you when they are sent, but this may limit some of this web site's features.

Aggregate information

Pristine also collects non-personal information for system administration to compile aggregate, anonymous information for our own reference. This information might include the browser you use, type of computer, operating systems, Internet service providers, and other similar information.

USING INFORMATION

Pristine's primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience on our sites. This includes personalization services, interactive communications, and many other types of products and services, all of which are completely free to you. By knowing a little about you, Pristine is able to deliver more relevant content, and hence better products and services.

Who is collecting information?

When you are on a Pristine site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with Pristine alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise.

Please be aware that web sites linked from Pristine's site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those web sites linked from Pristine are not covered by this privacy statement.

With whom does Pristine share my information?

As a general rule, Pristine will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below:

  1. Third Party Data & Data in the Aggregate: Under confidentiality agreements, Pristine may match user information with third party data. Also, Pristine discloses aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
  2. Other: Pristine may also disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating Pristine's User Policy or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Pristine's rights or property, other Pristine members, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Pristine may disclose or access Member information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.

SECURITY

Your Pristine Membership Information and Profile are password-protected so that you and only you have access to this personal information. You may edit your Pristine Membership Information and Profile by using your Member ID. and password.

We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Please read our User Policy for more information. Pristine will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also remember to logout of your Pristine account and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place, like a library or Internet cafe.

As a global company Pristine has sites and users all over the world. When you give Pristine personal information, that information may be sent electronically to servers outside of the country where you originally entered the information, such as to the United States or other countries. In addition, that information may be used, stored and processed outside of the country where you entered that information. Whenever Pristine handles personal information as described above, regardless of where this occurs, Pristine takes steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with our User Policy and this Privacy Policy.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Pristine cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

If you have any questions about Pristine's Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

5F.-5, No.1, Jingwen St., Wenshan Dist., Taipei City 10647, Taiwan
Voice: +886-2-2931-9023
Fax: +886-2-2931-0342