Privacy Policy

Data protection is a particularly high priority for the management of Taiwan Teddy Bear Association (the “TWTBA”, “we”, “us”). It is a crucial part of gaining and keeping your trust in TWTBA. As a global organization, we strive to provide a high level of privacy protection across all of our services and to deploy consistent, rigorous policies and procedures.

This Privacy Policy is binding agreement between you and TWTBA. This privacy policy explains how we collect, share and use personal information, and how you can exercise your right. This policy does not apply to third-party applications, products, services, websites or social media features that may be accessed through links that we provide on our websites and interfaces. Accessing those links may result in the collection of information about you by a third party. We do not control or endorse those third-party websites or their privacy practices. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of such third parties before interacting with them.
We recommend that you read this privacy policy in full to ensure you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this privacy policy. Your continued use of this website after the posting of any changes will constitute your acceptance of those changes. If you have any questions or other concerns about our use of your personal information, please contact us.

1.Information We Collect
A. Information You Choose to Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us by phone, email or in any other way. On our website, you may request information, subscribe to our newsletter, purchase our products and services, participate in our contests and surveys, and use any other services we provide. To take advantage of these offerings, it is necessary for you to disclose personal information (referred to as “personal information,” “personally identifiable information,” and “your information”) to us, including but not limited to one or more of the following identifying information: name, age, address, telephone number, email address, and credit card details. We use the information you provide to respond to your requests, communicate with you, provide information about our association and promotional material from some of our partners, and customize and improve our services.
B. Information from Others: We might receive information from you about third parties whom you authorize to interact with our website to provide or receive personalized information about you. That information might include your name and possibly other information used by that third party.

2. Process Your Information
We comply with our obligations under applicable privacy laws by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by collecting and retaining only the necessary data that we need to service you; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.
The processing operations we perform on your data cover automated and non-automated means of collecting, recording, organizing, structuring, storing, altering, retrieving, using, transmitting, disseminating or otherwise making available, aligning or combining, restricting, and/or erasing your data.
We use your personal data for the following purposes:

  1. To design and deliver our services and activities to you.
  2. To operate our website to provide you access to and use of our services.
  3. To design services and activities, inform you of online and offline offers, products, services, and updates, customize your shopping processes, or share with our business partners, distributors, integrators, and customers.
  4. To provide services by you as described when we collect the information.
  5. To contact you to conduct research about your opinions of current services or of potential new services that may be offered by us.
  6. To send you communications regarding marketing measures and activities or conduct webinars informing you of our news, events, information, and activities.
  7. To share your contact details with our partners around the world within our group of companies, for the purposes of internal administration and back-office support, to ensure our network security, and to prevent fraud.
  8. To maintain the integrity and safety of our data technology systems that store and process your personal data.
  9. To provide anonymous reporting for internal and external customers.
  10. To enforce or defend our policies or contract with you.
  11. To detect and investigate data breaches, illegal activities, and fraud.
  12. If you wish to subscribe/opt-in to our marketing measures and activities, we will use your name and email address to send the communications to you. Out of respect for your privacy, if you no longer wish to receive these communications from us, please follow the opting-out “unsubscribe” instructions provided in the link at the bottom of our emails regarding marketing measures and activities, or update your information.

3. Survey Data: The TWTBA occasional conducts industry and customer surveys. If the survey is listed as “anonymous” this means that your personal information is not stored in relation to your survey response, unless you specifically opt to provide your contact information within the survey. Your responses to the survey are reported only in the aggregate and will not link this to any personal information. Your participation in the survey is completely optional.

4. Legal Purposes: We may disclose your information if required to do so pursuant to judicial or governmental subpoenas, warrants, and orders, or as otherwise required by law. In addition, notwithstanding any terms to the contrary in this Privacy Policy, we retain the right to use, disclose and/or share your personal and non-personal information to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, and situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person.

5. Links to Third Party Websites
This website contains links to third-party websites, including public forums (e.g., FB) and other international partners, that are not owned by or affiliated with us. These links do not constitute an endorsement of the linked websites or the products and/or services offered on those websites. We have no control over and are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites. These websites may or may not have a privacy policy. This Privacy Policy applies only to our website and not to any third-party websites to which it links. We recommend our users to contact those sites directly about their privacy practices.

6.Security Practices
We use commercially reasonable security measures to protect our databases and information under our control against loss, misuse, destruction, unauthorized access, alteration, or inadvertent disclosure of data. We take our data security very seriously. Therefore, the security mechanisms used to protect your data are checked and updated regularly to provide effective protection against abuse. The website through which we collect your information are usually encoded, using the encryption module of your browser, and are certified for international encryption technique.

7. Your Choices
You can always choose not to give us your personally identifiable information, although this information is required if you want to take advantage of some of our services such as subscribing to our event. If you are dealing with us online, note that most browsers automatically accept all cookies by default. You should be able to adjust your browser’s settings to reject new cookies, prompt you before accepting a cookie, or disable cookies. Check your browser’s help section for instructions on how to do this.
You may opt-out of receiving emails or other communications from us at the point where we ask whether you would like to receive such communications.
You may a) unsubscribe from our newsletters and other mailing lists, or b) request that your personally identifiable information be removed from our database so that you no longer receive our communications or our service. If you wish to unsubscribe from our newsletters and mailings lists, please send an email with the term “Unsubscribe” in the subject line to the email listed in the “Contact Us” section of this Privacy Policy or write to us at the address listed in that section. If you wish to remove your personally identifiable information from our database, please send an email with the phrase “Remove from Database” in the subject line or write to us. You will be removed from our databases usually within ten business days of our receipt of your request, except where we are required to maintain the personal information by law. You may also request to review or amend any personally identifiable information that we maintain about you by sending a written request to us. We may take reasonable steps to confirm your identity before fulfilling any of these requests. Note that if you opt-out of our marketing materials but you take service from us, you will continue to receive communications from us about your specific action. If third parties already have your information, you will have to contact them directly to opt-out of their marketing communications.

8. Children
Our website is not directed to children under 16, and we do not offer products or services for use by children. We do not knowingly collect or process personal data from persons under the age of 16.

9.Notice to International Users
Our website is hosted in Taiwan. If you are accessing our website from the United State, European Union (“EU”) or elsewhere, be aware that you are transferring your personal data to Taiwan, which does not have the same personal data protection laws as the EU and other regions. That being said, we take steps to ensure that your privacy is protected as described in this policy. By using our website, you consent to have your personal information used and transferred to Taiwan as set forth in this policy.

10.Changes to Privacy Policy
As stated above, this policy may change from time to time so we recommend that you check it regularly. Your continued use of our website after the posting of any changes will constitute your acceptance of those changes. From time to time, we may make changes to the privacy policy. This may be in relation to changes in the law, best practice or changes in our services. These changes will be reflected in this statement, so you should check here regularly. (Last Update: 14th JUNE, 2018)

11. Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Policy, or if you would like to exercise any of your rights, please in the first instance send us your signed and dated request, by email at or by phone at +886-2-2833-7982. You may also write to us at:
Taiwan Teddy Bear Association
2F., No.762-1, Wenlin rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City 11159, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

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