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    █ Privacy

    Welcome to the “Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital Web site” (hereinafter called the "KSVGH Web site").

    In order to ensure your privacy, the KSVGH Web site has established a privacy policy for its Web site.

    The following will detail the KSVGH Web site's policies and principles concerning the collection, use and protection of user data provided by visitors to this Web site and extended service sites. Please read it carefully.

    █ Scope of Use   

    The following privacy policies apply when you are browsing the KSVGH Web site and extended service sites.   

    The policies concern the collection, use and protection of personal data. However, said policies shall not apply to any activity you might initiate by virtue of passing to a different Web site as the result of a search on a Tainan Web page or by other means.   

    The protection of your personal data while browsing other Web pages depends on the individual privacy policies of the sites involved.

    █ Data Collection   

    Depending on the service being provided, all or part of the following user data may be collected from visitors:

    ◆ User Registration:   

    When you register to become a member of this site, we will ask you for some personal information, including your name, ID number, date of birth, gender, user name, address, telephone, e-mail address, occupation and interests.

    ◆ Online Events and Questionnaires:   

    When you participate in an online event or answer a questionnaire or survey, we may ask you to provide your name, ID number, telephone number, e-mail address and physical address. Some events may be limited to registered members.   

    Additionally, if you click on a banner ad or link on the KSVGH Web site in order to participate in a prize drawing, competition or other event sponsored by another Web site or organization, the said third party organizations or Web sites will have their own privacy policies concerning personal data you provide.   

    Such handling of data does not involve the privacy policies relating to the KSVGH Web site, and the KSVGH Web site cannot be held responsible for any consequences of third-party Web site policies.

    ◆ General Browsing:   

    While you are browsing the KSVGH Web site, the server will automatically produce a log file.   

    This file includes your IP address, duration of visit, browser version used, and records of your browsing and clicking behavior.   

    Information about pages viewed and time spent on-site is used to improve the quality of the KSVGH Web site's offerings and service.

    ◆ Other:   

    If you write to the KSVGH Web site, or express an opinion to us via another channel, we will retain the communication and a record of its disposition.   

    However, on the KSVGH Web site's discussion boards you may at times provide personal information, such as e-mail addresses or names, to other users.   

    This provision of such data does not fall within the scope of the KSVGH Web site's privacy policy.

    █ Sharing, Publication and Use of User Data   

    Under no circumstances will the KSVGH Web site sell, barter, or rent any of your personal data to any organization or individual.   

    However, in the following circumstances, the KSVGH Web site will, based on the principles of its Privacy Policy, make use of your personal data

    ◆ Provision of Additional Services or Specials:   

    In order to provide you with additional services or special offers, it may be necessary to provide your personal data to third-party providers of said services or offers.   

    The KSVGH Web site will provide a complete explanation during the period of the event or offer and notify you before data is collected so that you may freely choose whether or not to accept the service or offer in question.

    ◆ Statistics and Analysis:   

    The KSVGH Web site uses its registered users, questionnaires, marketing activities and server logs to conduct internal analyses of the number of users, their interests and behavior.   

    These studies are based on overall user data and involve statistical procedures.   

    Results are used as a reference to improve the quality of services, and no analysis will be performed on individual user data, nor will specific individual data be used as the basis for statistical analysis.

    ◆ For reasons of public security, if a judicial body requests the KSVGH Web site to provide information on a specific user, the KSVGH Web site will follow formal legal procedures and consider the collective security of all users of the KSVGH Web site incooperating as necessary.

    █ Cookie policy   

    In order to provide personalized service, the KSVGH Web site uses cookies to store and in some circumstances track user data.   

    A cookie is a short file sent from the Web site and stored on the user's computer.   

    Users can select or adjust their cookie settings using the "Tools - Advanced" menu (in Netscape) or the "Internet Settings" menu in Internet Explorer.   

    Users may choose to accept all cookies, to be notified when a server sends a cookie, or to reject all cookies.   

    If a user chooses to reject all cookies, it may be impossible for that user to access certain personalized services or to participate in certain activities on the KSVGH Web site.   

    Generally speaking, in the following circumstances, the KSVGH Web site will write or read a cookie:

    ◆ To provide better, more personalized service:   

    In order to facilitate use of the site's personalized features or interactive events, the KSVGH Web site may write a cookie when you register or log on, and update it when you log off.

    ◆ To analyze the number of visitors and their browsing habits:

    In order to understand which pages our visitors are using, we may use cookies to enable us to improve our site.

    █ Your Responsibility in Protecting Your Privacy   

    Please safeguard your username, password and personal data. Do not reveal any personal information, particularly passwords, to anyone. After using any of the KSVGH Web site's member services, please remember to log out properly before leaving the KSVGH Web site.   

    If you share your information with another user, or use our services on a public computer (such as in a public library, school computer lab or Internet cafe), please remember to close the browser window to prevent other users from reading your personal information and mail or accessing members-only areas.

    █ Revisions to the Privacy Policy   

    The KSVGH Web site will update its privacy policies from time to time in response to changes in privacy regulations. In the event of any major revision to the site's privacy policy, the KSVGH Web site will post a notice on the site to inform you of the particulars of the revision.

    █ Information on the Privacy Policy   

    If you would like to express an opinion or ask a question about the KSVGH Web site's privacy policy, data collection, use or user data update procedures, please call 886-7-3422121 during working hours (08:00-17:30), or contact us.

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