Thank you for visiting the site of the National Palace Museum Library (hereafter called "this Site") on the World Wide Web! The National Palace Museum respects and protects your personal web browsing privacy under the relevant laws of the Republic of China. To ensure that you are able to securely use the services provided on this Site and to inform you clearly on how this Site collects, uses, and protects your personal information, this Site's privacy policy is hereby explained as follows:


1. Policies for the Collection of Personal Information

Collection of Personal Information when Using National Palace Museum's Online Services
Users using online services provided by this website, online surveys, and other related services) that require the users to provide their personal information will be asked, when deemed necessary, to provide their personal information such as their names, National Identification Card numbers, phone numbers, e-mails, and addresses. (Concerning the use of such personal information, please refer to 2. Policies for the Use of Personal Information Collected from the National Palace Museum Website).


Collection of Personal Information when Browsing National Palace Museum Websites
This website will not collect any personal identifiable information when users use NPM website services such as visiting NPM websites, making searches, downloading NPM information and other service information, studying NPM reports, reading NPM's latest news, and using other value-added service information; only system log information generated by the web server (e.g., IP address of the Internet connection equipment, browsers used, usage times, and webpages viewed) will be kept. The said system log information is kept to enable the NPM to perform analyses (e.g., overall website traffic analysis and users' website behavior-related analysis) in order to elevate the quality of services provided by this website as well as maintain and manage its information security to protect the rights and interests of the users. The NPM will not analyze such users' personal information nor target specific users for their information.


Scope of Application of These Policies
These privacy protection policies are applicable to personal information collected, used, and protected by this website when users engage in activities on it. However, these policies are not applicable to personal information collected by websites that are run by other institutions, groups, and/or companies (whose website links are found on the NPM's websites). The said links are governed by the privacy protection policies of the respective units and not by those of the NPM.


2. Policy of Using Information Collected on This Site

Methods of Using Personal Information Collected from the National Palace Museum Website
Personal information collected by this website (e.g., name, National Identification Card number, phone number, e-mail, address, and general background and identification information) will be used based on the reason why it has been collected. For example, it may be used as event registration data or for the NPM to send notifications and/or contact users after user registration, reply questions, notify users for their sweepstakes results, conduct opinion pools, make event result-related analyses, and engage in NPM business-related activities.


Personal Information Security
Personal information provided by users to the NPM will not be disclosed (shared, sold, and/or leaked) to a third party unless otherwise specified by relevant laws or the central competent authorities, or when authorized by the users themselves. As always, the NPM will comply with its strict information security standards to hold such information.
All personal information submitted via this website is protected by the SSL security technology to ensure that none of the information is illegally acquired by a third party during the information transmission process.



3. Policy and Use of Cookies

To provide you with greater personalized services, this Site uses cookies, which refer to small text files created by a website and placed in the browser of your computer with information on your use—only that website is able to retrieve and read its contents. The main reason why this Site uses cookies is for auxiliary purposes, that is, to store your preferences. Most cookies with a time limit attached to them or restricted to single use do not include any information for others on how to contact you. If you wish, you may also set up your web browser so that you will be notified each time a cookie is established.



4. Privacy Policy and Revisions

At times, without further announcement, the National Palace Museum may update this privacy policy. If any changes are made, this web page will be revised as soon as possible. Since developments in Internet technology usually outpace the legal system, please be aware that absolute protection in the transmission of information over the Internet does not and cannot exist. The National Palace Museum , in addition to continuously striving to strengthen its measures of protection, also reminds you: Whenever you reveal personal information over any network, it may (with enough time, effort, and/or tools) be intercepted, collected, interpreted, and/or used by others. Especially in the case of open forums on the Internet, such as chat rooms and message boards, for the protection of your privacy and rights, please refrain from offering any personal information therein, such as your personal identification number, password, and/or e-mail address. The National Palace Museum will do its utmost to protect your personal information stored on this Site and hereby reminds you of the shared responsibility in managing your private information. Besides the previously mentioned uses, the privacy of your personal information is hereby given all due respect and will be protected to the fullest extant. However, in exceptional cases of system maintenance or service improvement (as well as legal mandate), the National Palace Museum reserves the right to use (and reveal) the information that you provided. This statement has been prepared in accordance with the current legal stipulations of the Republic of China and takes into account current Internet technology and uses. With advances in technology, relevant laws will also be revised and/or established. The National Palace Museum will do its best to keep abreast of such developments and make revisions to this statement as necessitated by current conditions so as to protect the personal information of visitors to this Site. Should there be any changes to this statement, relevant notice will be made on this Site as soon as possible, and visitors are encouraged to review this page periodically. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Last updated on: 2021-06-01
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