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Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy has been updated as of January 1, 2021. PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY (THIS "PRIVACY POLICY") CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE, APPLICATION OR ANY OTHER TAIWAN PHOTONICS SOCIETY RELATED ACTIVITY OR SERVICE.

Taiwan Photonics Society ("TPS") is the organization that maintains and publishes this website, which encompasses TPS.com.tw, To contact us, please see the contact details at the end of this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is applicable to this website, applications, and services provided and/or distributed (whether via this website or elsewhere) by TPS which link to this Privacy Policy, all of which will be referred to herein collectively as the "TPS Properties" and individually as an "TPS Property." This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect via the TPS Properties, how we may use that information, when and to whom it may be disclosed, and the choices we offer for you to manage the personal information we collect related to your use of the TPS Properties.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the collection of information from you offline (e.g., when you provide information over the phone or on a paper form). The TPS Properties may link to services or properties operated by third parties (e.g., the host of conferences or events) which are not subject to this Privacy Policy. You should familiarize yourself with the privacy practices of any third party whose services or properties you utilize and direct any concerns regarding any such third party property to the administrator of the applicable property.

Personal Information We Collect

We Collect Personal Information You Choose To Provide. You may visit and enjoy many elements of the TPS Properties without disclosing any personal information about yourself. However, if you choose to make use of select, special or enhanced elements of the TPS Properties, you may need to share with us certain personal information so those elements may function properly. When you use certain enhanced elements within the TPS Properties (e.g., register for an event, make a purchase or publish a comment), the personal information we collect may include, but is not limited to:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Password
  • Street address
  • Telephone number(s)
  • Payment data
  • Location data
  • Data specifically requested in relation to an activity or an event (e.g. emergency contact information)
  • Data provided by third parties if you choose to connect your use of our services through a third-party service

If we collect your information, in most instances, the applicable page(s) or location(s) within the TPS Property will include statements regarding what information is required and functionality for you to submit required or requested information.

How, and for What Purpose, We Use and Share Your Personal Information

If you submit personal information to us, or to any third party acting on our behalf (a "Service Provider"), via the TPS Properties, we may use and share your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy, as disclosed when you first submit your information or as otherwise permissible under applicable law. We will not sell, lease, publish or share your personal information with or to anyone else, except as set forth in this Privacy Policy. We may use and share your personal information as described in Section 1 above and:

  • To provide you with information you have requested, or with products, services or content you have purchased, used or otherwise engaged with (e.g., a ticket, rewards program, subscription to goods or services, etc.) and to communicate with you (including via postal mail) about the same.
  • In connection with loyalty, membership or rewards programs operated or accessible from the TPS Properties. In accordance with any other permission you provide at the time you submit such information to us.
Other Information Collected

Technical Information. When you use the TPS Properties, we use software tools, including but not limited to cookies (small amounts of data which include a unique string of characters sent to your browser or application from a website's computers and stored on your computer's or device's hard drive), web beacons (technology used to track activity, also known as pixel tags) and similar technologies, to collect a variety of information, for example the IP address of the computer or device used to access an TPS Property, the type of Internet browser or operating system used to access an TPS Property, the date and duration of a Website visit or the IP address used to access the Website. We use such technical information for internal purposes, for example to study and improve the response times of our Website. We may associate such technical information with personal information you provide to us as described in Section 1 above, in which case we will treat such associated information as personal information. Please be advised that associating technical information with personal information may be required for us, and our Service Providers, to recognize you and your communications with us, for example to retain your newsletter preferences.

Other Advertising. We share certain data with Social Networks (as defined below) such as Twitter, Facebook, to allow us to target existing users and customers with highly relevant advertising campaigns. We will not share your name, address, email address or telephone number for the purposes of such campaigns. Instead, a unique code (hashed email address) is shared with the applicable Social Network in order for that identifier to be matched against existing users of the relevant Social Network and to identify potentially relevant audiences for targeted advertising. We use services such as LinkedIn Matched Audiences and Facebook Custom Audiences for these purposes. If you do not wish to receive advertisements in this way, please follow the links in the paragraph above.

In addition to advertisements for our own goods and services, we may also facilitate third parties to advertise their own goods and services including by targeting those advertisements to those that might be most interested in them. These advertisements may be shown within our Games. This is done using information which does not include your name, address, email address or telephone number and we will not share or sell any of your personal information to third party advertisers. In order to provide advertisements relevant to you, your IP address will be used, as well as your operating system and device type. Information about your particular device will be used to show you advertisements which work properly on that device.

Social Networking. When using the TPS Properties or when using certain third-party social networking services (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Line) (each a “Social Network”), you may have the option to connect your TPS Property information and activity with your Social Network information and activity. If you authorize such a connection, you permit us to share or publish information about your TPS Property activity with that Social Network and its users, and to access certain of your Social Network information, as disclosed to you at the time you consent to the connection. Information we may share with a Social Network may include, but is not limited to, technical information about your TPS Property activity, your TPS Property comments or the videos you watch on TPS Properties. Information we may access about you, with your consent, from a Social Network may include, but is not limited to, your basic Social Network information, your location data, your list of contacts, friends or followers and certain information about your activities on the Social Network. If you permit a connection between a Social Network and an TPS Property, we (and that Social Network) may be able to identify you and to associate information received pursuant to the connection with information we already have about you. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the privacy policy and privacy control options of any Social Network with which you choose to share information or connect to an TPS Property.

Managing Your Personal Information

You may choose and control what information you provide about yourself and certain information which is automatically collected via the TPS Properties. If you do not wish to provide certain information necessary for enhanced functionality or content on the TPS Properties, please do not use such functionality or content. If you have registered for an account through our Website, you may review and revise certain of your account information by logging in, and then navigating the left-hand menu options. You may modify your subscriptions to our various promotional email communications and newsletters by accessing the "Email Subscriptions" section within your Website account.

If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows a user to accept or reject most cookies. Certain cookies that are set when you access certain video products via the TPS Properties, called local shared objects or Flash cookies, may not be managed using the settings in your web browser. Information on managing, accepting and rejecting these cookies is available from Adobe on the Adobe Website. If you set your browser or Adobe Flash options not to accept cookies or local shared objects, you may not be able to take advantage of certain features of the TPS Properties.

Remember that when you share information publicly online, it may be indexable by search engines or recorded by others, and any search engine index or record of your information may persist after you delete the information at the original source.

In addition, subject to limitations as provided for by applicable data protection legislation you have the right to request the erasure of your personal data or the restriction of its processing, or the transfer of your personal data to another data controller. Please contact us as specified below if you wish to do so.

Your personal information will be held for the purposes and uses set out in this Privacy Policy and for as long as there is a legal, taxation, accounting, risk management or business requirement to do so.

Other Information; Contact Us
  • No Spyware or Adware. We do not install any Spyware or Adware in connection with the TPS Properties, or distribute any commercial message, or authorize any third party to distribute any commercial message, by means of Spyware or Adware. "Spyware" or "Adware" is any software which has been downloaded to or installed on an Internet user's computer or device, without the user's actual consent, and facilitates the distribution of any commercial message to the user. If you feel you may have Spyware from another company installed on your machine, there are various anti-Spyware/Adware software applications available on the Internet to identify if this has occurred.
  • Links. The TPS Properties contain links to other websites and products produced by TPS and to websites and products operated by unrelated third parties. In addition, if you click on an advertisement within the TPS Properties, you may be directed to a web page within the TPS Properties or to a third party website or product. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third party websites or products, and we encourage you to read the privacy policies of every website and product that collects personally identifiable information from you. This Privacy Policy applies only to the TPS Properties, unless you are notified otherwise upon accessing any third party website or product, in which case the terms and conditions set forth in such notification will apply.
  • Contact Us Regarding Privacy. If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:
    Taiwan Photonics Society
    Room 425, 4F., Kwoh-Ting Optoelectronics Building, National Central University,300, Chung-Da Rd., Chung-Li District,Taoyuan City, Taiwan R.O.C. 32001
    Phone: +886-3-427-1466
    Email: LED.TPS@gmail.com
  • Notification of Changes. If we make an important change to this Privacy Policy, we will post a notification and link within the TPS Properties so that you may review the updated policy.