China

Privacy and Cookies Policy

Who are we?

This website www.makingsenseofsugar.cn (the “Website”) is owned and operated by Botian Sugar Co. LTD Beijing Branch (registered in the PRC) (called in this notice “we”, “our” or “us”).


Purpose of this notice

This privacy notice tells you about the information we collect about you when you visit our Website or otherwise provide us with information.

It also tells you how you can exercise Your Rights.

We process your personal data for purposes as set out in this privacy policy subject to your consent(unless any exemption applies).


What personal data do we collect?

Site traffic data and information about your computer

How do we use this data?

When you browse our Website, we use cookies to collect:

  • Information about your use of our Websitewe collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.
    • We use this information to record visitor numbers, their use of different areas of the Website and any useful features or links. We do not use this information in any way that would identify you personally.
    • We use a third party, Google Analytics, to collect this information but it is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow the third party to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
  • Information about your computer; this includes your IP address, operating system and browser type.
    • We use this information to help maintain the security of our Website and to identify trends so that we can improve its performance.
    • We also use this information to customize the Website according to your interests and to ensure the Website’s content is presented as effectively as possible for you.
    • We do not use this information in any way that would identify you personally.

For more information about how we use cookies on our Website, see our Cookies Policy.

How long do we keep this information for?

We will only keep information about your visit to our Website for as long as is necessary for the purposes we’ve mentioned. See our Cookies Policy for further information.

Who do we share this information with?

We share information about visitors to our Website with service providers who help us administer and manage the Website.

We also share information about your use of our Website with advertising networks, although you cannot be personally identified from this information.

Where do we transfer this information to?

Information we collect about your use of our Website is stored within, and not transferred outside of the PRC.

We protect your privacy by entering into contracts or other legally effective documents with personal data recipients operating outside of the PRC. If you require further information about these safeguards, please contact us press@absugarchina.com.

Information you send us

How do we use this data?

You do not have to supply us directly with any information when you use our Website. If you choose to use our ‘contact us’ feature or otherwise get in touch with us, we will use the information you send us for the purpose of responding to your enquiry. We will not use your personal data for any other purpose.

How long do we keep this information for?

We will only keep your information for as long as is necessary in order to manage your query or as required by the law and regulation.

Who do we share this information with?

We will share your data with our service providers and our professional advisers if this is necessary in order to resolve a query or complaint.

We will not share your information with any third party unless we have obtained your consent or we are required to do so or permitted otherwise by law.

Where do we transfer this information to?

Information you send us via our Website is stored within, and not transferred outside of the PRC.

If you require further information about these safeguards, please contact us press@absugarchina.com


Protection of personal data of children

We attach great importance to the protection of children’s privacy. Our services and products are not intentionally designed for or directed at children and we do not knowingly collect children’s personal data. Without the supervision of the parent or guardian, children under 14 years old should not set up their personal account.

With respect to a child’s personal data that is collected pursuant to his/her parent’s consent, we will only use or publicly disclose such information if we have obtained explicit consent from such child’s parent, is required by law or is necessary for the protection of such child. If we find that we have collected personal data of a child without first obtaining verifiable parental consent, we will arrange to delete such data as soon as possible.


Cookies policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a data file, which often includes a unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web server and is then stored on the hard drive of the device you are using to browse the website. Each website you visit can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy your browser only permits a website to access cookies it has already sent to you, not cookies sent to you by other sites.

Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Please be aware that blocking cookies may affect the functionality of the website.

How we use cookies

You can find more information about the types of cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:

Category 1 Strictly Necessary Cookies These are required for the operation of a website. Examples are cookies used for online shopping baskets or to protect against fraud.
Category 2 Analytical/ Performance Cookies These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website (for example, as part of Google Analytics or Omniture).
Category 3 Functionality Cookies These are used to recognise users when they return to a website. They remember user choices and enable the personalisation of content.
Category 4 Targeting Cookies These cookies record a user’s visit to a website, the individual pages visited and the links followed. This collection of browsing habits is used to deliver more relevant adverts to the user.
Category 5 Social Media Cookies These cookies allow you to share what you’ve been doing on the website on social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

 

How to control and delete cookies

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set on the Website (or, indeed, on any other website) you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Be aware that restricting cookies may affect your ability to navigate and use our Website


Security of Personal Information

We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorised persons are provided access to personal data collected via our website and such individuals have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of this information.

Although we use appropriate security measures once we have received your personal data, the transmission of data over the internet is never completely secure. We endeavour to protect personal data, but we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to or by us.

In the event where  personal information security incident arises, we shall respond to the incident, assess the likely impact of the incident, and take necessary actions to bring the incident under control. We will report to the appropriate authority, notify you of the incident and provide relevant information, as may be required under applicable laws and regulations.


Your Rights

You may have certain rights under applicable laws in relation to the personal information we hold about you, including:

  • right to inquire the personal data we hold about you
  • right to ask us to rectify your personal data
  • right to ask us to delete your personal data
  • right to change the scope of your consent
  • right to cancel your personal account
  • right to request for copy of certain categories of personal information and right to ‘port’ your personal data to the extent technically feasible (that is, to ask us to provide you with data that you have supplied to us in relation to your basic information and identification information, and to transmit it directly to another organisation).

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at press@absugarchina.com. To ensure security, you may need to provide us material proving your identity. Upon our verification of your identity, we will provide response with 30 days.

There are exceptions to these rights, however. For example, your request may be denied if it is contrary to the law or regulations.


Contacting us and your rights of complaint

Questions, comments or requests concerning this privacy notice are welcomed and should be addressed to Data Protection Specialist at press@absugarchina.com.

If you have a concern about the way we handle your personal data you have the right to complain to the Data Protection Coordinator (DPC) by sending email to press@absugarchina.com.

This privacy notice was last updated on November 13 2020.