At wordhcmc.com we collect different types of information about our users for four main reasons:
1. To provide personalised services unique to individual users.
2. To help us to monitor and improve the services we offer
3. To sell advertising space on the site. This helps us to keep the site free of charge.
4. With user consent, to market services to individuals users.
There may be additional privacy policies that apply to certain services on www.wordhcmc.com. Please read these at the time you register or subscribe for these services on the site.
Please follow the links below for further information.
1. We do our utmost to protect user privacy through the appropriate use of the security technology. This means:
- we ensure that we have appropriate physical and technological security measures to protect your information
- we ensure that when we outsource any processes that the service provider has appropriate security measures
2. We will respect your privacy. You should only receive marketing emails from THE WORD HO CHI MINH CITY and/or from third parties screened which you have agreed to. It will be made clear to you where you have these choices, for example, by providing tick boxes for you to decide whether you wish to receive marketing. We may, however, email you occasionally with information or queries about your registration, your subscription account or postings, for example, with reminders, warnings or copyright requests.
3. We will only collect and use individual user details where we have legitimate business reasons and are legally entitled to do so.
4. We will be transparent in our dealings with you as to what information about you we will collect and how we will use your information.
5. We will only use personal data for the purpose(s) for which they were originally collected and we will ensure personal data are securely disposed of.
6. Our site is accessible via the Internet. This means that, where you choose to post your data on the site, this could be accessed from anywhere around the world.
7. Where we or our service providers transfer data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) this is only ever done with the relevant protections required by UK law being in place.
How we use your information
What information do we collect?
We collect information on our users through registration and use of the website, through cookies, where you choose to disclose data in postings, and when entering sales promotions and competitions ("sales promotions").
A technique called browser fingerprinting may be used by our systems to uniquely identify computing devices, but not individuals. This information is used by our third party advertisers to improve the accuracy of advertising revenue and billing. Unlike cookies, browser fingerprinting does not write, or store, any information on your computing device.
The minimum information we need to register a user is an email address, a password. We will ask further questions for different services, including sales promotions. Unless stated, all registration questions are compulsory.
We may also ask some further, voluntary questions during registration for certain services (for example, Professional Networks) so we can gain a clearer understanding of our users. This also enables us to personalise services for our users.
Updating your personal information
We offer a 'My Account' page, where you can update your personal information at any time, and change your marketing preferences. You can get to this page from most pages on the site - simply click on the 'My Account' link at the top of the screen when you are signed in.
Who we share data with
We will not share your personal information with others for marketing purposes unless you have given us your permission. With your permission we will only share your information with carefully chosen third parties.
Please note that we reserve the right to access and disclose personal data to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate our systems properly and to protect both ourselves and our users.
We may use service providers to help us run this site or services available on the site, some of whom may be based outside the EEA. Any third parties who access your data in the course of providing services on our behalf are subject to strict contractual restrictions to ensure that your data is protected, and in compliance with UK data protection legislation. We may also independently audit these service providers to ensure that they meet our standards.
1) For statistical purposes to track how many individual unique users we have and how often they visit our website. We collect data listing which of our pages are most frequently visited and by which types of users and from which countries.
4) Placing cookies on your computer means we can serve you adverts that you might be more interested in, and allows us to control the number of times you see them and measure how effective the ad campaign has been. This helps us to keep the site free of charge.
You can turn cookies off but if you do this you may not be able to use as many services on our website and you might see more pop-ups and other intrusive advertising, as we won't be able to limit what you see using cookies. You will however still be able to view editorial content.
Use of Browser Fingerprinting
We may use browser fingerprinting when a third party wishes to accurately track its advertising conversion without using cookies. The technique uses the characteristics of your browser to uniquely identify your computing device but not you as an individual, and hence it is not used to target advertising at an individual.
Browse fingerprinting cannot be controlled by user configured browser settings in the same way as cookies.
By using this site you are agreeing to the use of browser fingerprinting as described.
About our advertising
Our advertising service allows us to deliver targeted advertising to visitors to our website. It works by showing you adverts which are based on the type of content you have been reading, and delivering adverts which we believe may be of interest to you.
As you browse www.wordhcmc.com one of the cookies we place on your computer will be an advertising cookie so we can understand what sort of pages you're interested in. Some of our partners prefer to use browser fingerprinting instead of cookies to uniquely identify your device to improve the accuracy of their advertising billing.
This information we collect about your computer enables us to group you with other computers who have shown similar interests. We can then display advertising to you which is based on these interests. For instance if you have been reading a lot of Food and Drink articles we may decide to show you more adverts based on food and drink.
It's important to remember that none of the techniques we employ use or requires us to collect information like your name, email address, postal address or telephone number.
Behavioural retargeting is another form of which enables us and some of our advertising partners to show you ads based on your online reading away from wordhcmc.com. For example, if you have visited the website of an online clothes shop you may start seeing ads from that same shopping site displaying special offers or showing you the products that you were browsing. This is allows companies to advertise to website visitors who leave their website without making a purchase.
We may also want to share behavioural data with other websites. This may mean that when you are on other websites you are served advertising based on your behaviour on wordhcmc.com, and on wordhcmc.com you may be served advertising based on your behaviour on other sites.
Behavioural retargeting is another form which enables us and some of our advertising partners to show you ads based on your online reading away from wordhcmc.com. For example, if you have visited the website of an online clothes shop you may start seeing ads from that same shopping site displaying special offers or showing you the products that you were browsing. This is allows companies to advertise to website visitors who leave their website without making a purchase.
If you want to opt out of receiving online behavioural advertising this does not mean that you will no longer receive advertising when you are using this website. It just means that the advertising you see will not be customised to you.
Wordhcmc.com contains contextual affiliate links from which we may earn revenue. Our articles are never influenced by advertisers or affiliates, nor are they written for the purpose of promoting a product, except when clearly branded as a 'sponsored feature' or 'advertisement feature' or 'sponsor's content'.
Legal information and how to contact us
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the Data Controller for www.wordhcmc.com and services provided through the website by THE WORD HO CHI MINH CITY is Duong Huynh Advertising, 54/26 Nguyen Cu Trinh, Q1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
If you would like to obtain a copy of the personal data we hold on you, or have any queries regarding THE WORD HO CHI MINH CITY's use of personal data please contact the Data Protection Manager at the above address, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms and conditions of use
The Word Ho Chi Minh City welcomes you to wordhmcmc.com, our digital information network. These are our terms and conditions for use of the network, which you may access in several ways, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, digital television, PDA, mobile phone and RSS feeds. These terms and conditions apply whenever you access the network, on whatever device. In these terms and conditions, when we say wordhcmc.com, we mean this network, regardless of how you access it.
By using the network, you are deemed to have accepted these conditions.
If you have registered with us and subsequently change your details, you should immediately notify us of any changes by emailing the user support team at email@example.com.
Any changes we make to the terms and conditions will be reflected on this page.
When you register, you are registering as a personal user of wordhcmc.com. Access to registration areas is via your email address and password.
We allow you access to the registration areas of the site on the basis that:
(i) your email address and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access wordhcmc.com
(ii) you will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to any registration area of wordhcmc.com
(iii) you do not maliciously create additional registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the site, or other users; nor do you seek to pass yourself off as another user
(iv) you comply with these terms and conditions.
If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with these requirements, we may, at our discretion, cancel your access to the registration areas of wordhcmc.com immediately and without giving you any advance notice.
2. Termination of registration
If we wish to bring the agreement to an end, we will do so by emailing you at the address you have registered stating that the agreement has terminated. The agreement will terminate and your email address and password will become invalid on wordhcmc.com immediately.
3. Use of material appearing on wordhcmc.com
For the purposes of this agreement, "material" means material including, without limitation, text, video, graphics and sound material, published on the wordhcmc.com network, whether copyright of The Word Ho Chi Minh City or a third party.
You may download and print extracts from the material and make copies of these for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You are not allowed to download or print the material, or extracts from it, in a systematic or regular manner or otherwise so as to create a database in electronic or paper form comprising all or part of the material appearing on wordhcmc.com.
You must not reproduce any part of wordhcmc.com or the material or transmit it to or store it in any other website or disseminate any part of the material in any other form, unless we have indicated that you may do so.
If you wish to use our content other than as permitted by these Terms of Service, then you need a licence to do so. If you operate a news aggregation service that charges a subscription fee to its users, then you need to approach the NLA directly to discuss your licensing requirements. Please see nla.co.uk.
We may be prepared to allow you to distribute or reproduce other parts of wordhcmc.com or the material in certain circumstances. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to apply for permission to do so.
4. Disclaimer of liability
To the extent permitted at law, we do not accept any responsibility for any statement in the material. You must not rely on any statement we have published on wordhcmc.com without first taking specialist professional advice. Nothing in the material is provided for any specific purpose or at the request of any particular person.
For the avoidance of confusion, we will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing, reading or listening to the material or any part of it (except for death or personal injury attributable to our negligence and to the extent permitted at law).
You can access other sites via links from wordhcmc.com. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents.
We give no warranties of any kind concerning wordhcmc.com or the material. In particular, we do not warrant that wordhcmc.com or any of its contents is virus free. You must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.
5. Third party material on wordhcmc.com
You will see advertising material submitted by third parties on guardian.co.uk. Individual advertisers are solely responsible for the content of advertising material which they submit to us, including ensuring that it complies with relevant legislation. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.
If you want to advertise on wordhcmc.com, please email the user help team at email@example.com, and they will pass your details on to our advertising sales team.
6. Submitting content for publication
Users of our site may submit material for publication in various areas of the site, including comment threads.
Interactions with our site are governed by these Terms of Service. You will be deemed to consent to these guidelines if you choose to post any content or comments to the site.
When you submit content to us, you do so in accordance with these Terms of Service.
This means you agree that you have created the content you have submitted to us, or you have permission from, or are authorised by, the owner of the content to send it to us.
By submitting content to us, you are granting us an unconditional, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free (unless otherwise agreed with us) worldwide licence to use, publish or transmit, or to authorise third-parties to use, publish or transmit your content in any format and on any platform, either now known or hereinafter invented.
In certain areas of the site, content will be published only at the discretion of the editor. We, or authorised third parties, may cut, crop or edit your content at our or their sole discretion. We may remove your content from use at any time.
We accept no liability in respect of any content submitted by users and published by us or by authorised third-parties.
You warrant that the material you submit is not obscene, offensive, defamatory of any person or otherwise illegal; and, you agree not to post material which is deliberately intended to upset other users.
Any queries regarding copyright and your content should be directed in the first instance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You or the owner of the content still own the copyright in the content sent to us and are free to use the content wherever you or the owner wish and in whatever media you or the owner want.
7. Data protection
These terms may be varied from time to time. Please ensure that you review these terms and conditions regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the site after it has been posted. Details of variations will be posted in section 12 below.
9. Force majeure
Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to wordhcmc.com, we do not guarantee this. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay.
10. Governing law & jurisdiction
This agreement is governed by English law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.