CWB Privacy Policy

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) respects the privacy of every individual who visits our web site: www.cwb.gov.tw. Please review the CWB Privacy Policy as follows to understand information practices for this site, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared.

Personal Data

The CWB will not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information about you ("personal data") through our site, except for:

  • CWB web site membership enrollment
    When you voluntarily register for a CWB web site member, you will be asked to provide some of your personal data, such as name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. If you do not want your personal data collected, please do not submit your application for this service.
  • Additional information collected automatically
    The CWB may also compile information about you automatically (i.e. not via registration) that is not personally identifiable, including the type of Internet Browser you are using, time spent on a page you are browsing, the IP address of your computer, and the domain name of the web site from which you linked to our site. Such web activity log files will be used to produce statistics to improve the effectiveness of our web site and services. In general, the CWB will not link this information to other personally identifiable information.

Please note that this policy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site. The CWB is not responsible for the privacy practices of non-CWB and -CWB affiliates web sites to which the CWB web site may link ("third party sites".)


Data Employment

Once you provide your personal information through the aforementioned enrollment process that the CWB requested for a web service or event registration, the CWB will only use and may share it with event planners, as will be described in the enrollment process, to fulfill your request or for processing. As for the general information automatically collected and stored about visitors to or users of the CWB web site, the CWB will only use it on an aggregate basis, but not individual, to conduct surveys and obtain demographic information for better understanding your needs and improving our services.

Cookies

Cookies are tiny text files of messages placed onto the hard drive by a web server for the purpose of identifying user preferences and also preparing customized web pages. The message is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests the same page from the server. Cookie feature in your browser can be turned off or changed to accepting all cookies or being notified as cookie setting has been changed and such like. In the case of rejecting all cookies, some custom web pages or web interactions may be unavailable.

The CWB web site currently only stores the cookie information to your web browser and makes use of it, in accordance with this policy statement, on the basis of the following situations:

  • To collect personal information about you that is only freely provided by you upon signing up and logging in/out to this web site; and to customize web services.
  • To track information about visitor's and user's activities at this web site for demographic analysis and for monitoring our site's effectiveness to improve our services.
Legal Requirements

The CWB will not sell, rent, or market your personal data to a third-party without your consent or as permitted by this policy statement. Nevertheless, the CWB may disclose personal information in response to legal requirements, under these circumstances:

  • Required by such as a court order or subpoena which is issued conforming to the law and complying with legal processes.
  • According to a requirement of investigation into purported illegal activities of users at the CWB web site or a violation of the rules of this web site, and in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights of the CWB web site, related third parties, or visitors to and users of the CWB web site; or otherwise may identify personal data at times to promote our products and services which may be of interest to you and for other statistics purposes.
E-mail

The CWB will send e-mail correspondence to you once upon registration at the CWB web site or with your consent. The e-mail you receive from us will always be shown with the Central Weather Bureau heading. For unsubscribing email from the CWB web e-mail list, you can simply make it by clicking on the link inserted into each e-mail we send you.

Apart from the CWB web news updates and new opportunities, we will not send you any commercial e-mail.

Change of Personal Data

Any personal information such as name, nickname, address, telephone number, and e-mail address which you submit to the CWB web site through an enrollment process can be altered at any time by accessing it with your member ID and password.

Self Protection

Please help us keep your personal information secure. Do not give any of your personally identifiable data away, especially your password. Be sure to log out after an operational process in your account is completed, and also to close the browsing windows you were using if you share your computer with other people.