Privacy Policy

At China Partnership (the “Site” or “we,” “us,” “our”) we value your privacy and protecting your data. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, and disclose your Personal Information, and applies to personal data we collect from you from chinapartnership.org and any other websites under the control of China Partnership that link to this Privacy Policy. This includes any personal information we collect when you sign up or subscribe to our emails, submit a form, or become a donor, as well as how we use and protect your personal data.

We will never rent or sell your personal information to any individual or business. We are committed to transparency regarding the collection of your personal information, and we will only use that data to support your relationship with China Partnership.

Collecting Personal Information

When you visit the Site, we collect certain information about your device, your interaction with the Site, and information necessary to process your donations. In this Privacy Policy, we refer to any information that can uniquely identify an individual (including the information below) as “Personal Information”.

Personal information we may collect from you include:

  • Contact information such as name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number;

  • Billing Information such as credit card number and billing address;

  • Unique identifiers such as user name, account number, password;

  • Demographic information such as zip code;

  • Additional information as needed to support your relationship with China Partnership

If you do not register with us or otherwise provide us with Personal Information, we only process the information that your browser transmits to our server. This includes:

  • Your IP address;

  • Date and time of the request;

  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT);

  • Content of the request (specific page);

  • The access status/HTTP status code;

  • The amount of data transferred in each case;

  • Website from which the request comes, browser;

  • Operating system and its surface;

  • Language and version of the browser software.

We collect this information because it is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure the stability and security of the website.

Sharing Personal Information

We share personal information with third-party tools only to support your relationship with China Partnership. This may include things like signing you up for our prayer emails or processing your donations. Some of the third-party services we use to help us connect with you and build relationship with China Partnership include:

  • Squarespace

  • Mailchimp

  • Moonclerk

  • Google

  • Signupforms

BEHAVIORAL ADVERTISING

  • We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site. You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

  • We use Facebook pixel to help us understand how our customers use the Site.

  • We use Mailchimp to allow subscribers to opt-in to email updates.

For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.

You can opt out of targeted advertising by:

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.

Using Personal Information

We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose (or if we are required by law to hand over personal information for any reason).

LAWFUL BASIS

Pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), if you are a resident of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), we process your personal information under the following lawful bases:

  • Your consent;

  • The performance of the contract between you and the Site;

  • Compliance with our legal obligations;

  • To protect your vital interests;

  • To perform a task carried out in the public interest;

  • For our legitimate interests, which do not override your fundamental rights and freedoms.

RETENTION

When you place an order through the Site, we will retain your Personal Information for our records unless and until you ask us to erase this information. For more information on your right of erasure, please see the ‘Your rights’ section below.

AUTOMATIC DECISION-MAKING

If you are a resident of the EEA, you have the right to object to processing based solely on automated decision-making (which includes profiling), when that decision-making has a legal effect on you or otherwise significantly affects you.

We engage in fully automated decision-making that has a legal or otherwise significant effect using customer data.

Services that include elements of automated decision-making include:

  • Temporary denylist of IP addresses associated with repeated failed transactions. This denylist persists for a small number of hours.

  • Temporary denylist of credit cards associated with denylisted IP addresses. This denylist persists for a small number of days.

YOUR RIGHTS

GDPR

If you are a resident of the EEA, you have the right to access the Personal Information we hold about you, to port it to a new service, and to ask that your Personal Information be corrected, updated, or erased. If you would like to exercise these rights, please contact us at info@chinapartnership.org.

Your Personal Information will be initially processed in Ireland and then will be transferred outside of Europe for storage and further processing, including to Canada and the United States. For more information on how data transfers comply with the GDPR, see Shopify’s GDPR Whitepaper: https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/your-account/privacy/GDPR.

CCPA

If you are a resident of California, you have the right to access the Personal Information we hold about you (also known as the ‘Right to Know’), to port it to a new service, and to ask that your Personal Information be corrected, updated, or erased. If you would like to exercise these rights, please contact us at info@chinapartnership.org.

If you would like to designate an authorized agent to submit these requests on your behalf, please contact us at the address below.

Cookies

A cookie is a small amount of information that’s downloaded to your computer or device when you visit our Site. We use a number of different cookies, including functional, performance, advertising, and social media or content cookies. Cookies make your browsing experience better by allowing the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login and region selection). This means you don’t have to re-enter this information each time you return to the site or browse from one page to another. Cookies also provide information on how people use the website, for instance whether it’s their first time visiting or if they are a frequent visitor.

We use the following cookies to optimize your experience on our Site and to provide our services.

COOKIES NECESSARY FOR THE FUNCTIONING OF THE STORE

NameFunction_abUsed in connection with access to admin._secure_session_idUsed in connection with navigation through a storefront.cartUsed in connection with shopping cart.cart_sigUsed in connection with checkout.cart_tsUsed in connection with checkout.checkout_tokenUsed in connection with checkout.secretUsed in connection with checkout.secure_customer_sigUsed in connection with customer login.storefront_digestUsed in connection with customer login._shopify_uUsed to facilitate updating customer account information.

REPORTING AND ANALYTICS

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We also use Squarespace to build our website. To see Squarespace’s cookie policy, you can visit https://www.squarespace.com/cookie-policy/?_ga=2.181739815.1884761308.1642994246-1217559261.1507569414

There may be other cookies our site tracks, such as through Google or Facebook.

The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. Most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 30 minutes and two years from the date they are downloaded to your device.

You can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please keep in mind that removing or blocking cookies can negatively impact your user experience and parts of our website may no longer be fully accessible.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can choose whether or not to accept cookies through your browser controls, often found in your browser’s “Tools” or “Preferences” menu. For more information on how to modify your browser settings or how to block, manage or filter cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through such sites as www.allaboutcookies.org.

Additionally, please note that blocking cookies may not completely prevent how we share information with third parties such as our advertising partners. To exercise your rights or opt-out of certain uses of your information by these parties, please follow the instructions in the “Behavioral Advertising” section above.

DO NOT TRACK

Please note that because there is no consistent industry understanding of how to respond to “Do Not Track” signals, we do not alter our data collection and usage practices when we detect such a signal from your browser.

Changes

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons.

Contact

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us at info@chinapartnership.org.

Last updated: 09.26.2022

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