THE CHINA CHRONICLES is a broadband television network website featuring original lifestyle and
cultural programming free and on-demand at http://www.thechinachronicles.com/
We present short, entertaining, informational video episodes on THE CHINA CHRONICLES to introduce
you to people and places in China. We’ll show you stories on places to visit in China, where and what to
eat, art, cultural experiences and lifestyle.
Each week, THE CHINA CHRONICLES releases a new segment about China. In addition, our host,
Cathleen Chang, produces a video blog that’s updated three times a week. Cathleen will reflect and
comment on her experiences as a young Chinese-American woman, living and working in China.
All programming is produced by BZ Media, LLC and THE CHINA CHRONICLES editorial production team
who are dedicated to keeping you up-to-date on all things China.
There is absolutely no “pay for play” at THE CHINA CHRONICLES. All programming is strictly editorial
and thoroughly scouted to ensure that THE CHINA CHRONICLES brings you the best and most up to date
information about China. Promotional consideration for any travel and lodging is clearly identified and
travel and lodging sponsors have no editorial input into THE CHINA CHRONICLES segments.
BZ Media, LLC (Producer of “The China Chronicles”), is committed to protecting the online privacy of
visitors to our website. The policy set forth below (the "Policy") applies only to the website and online
services provided by THE CHINA CHRONICLES. The purpose of this Policy is to inform you about the
types of information we gather about you when you visit our website, how we may use that information,
and how we disclose it to third parties.
1. INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT
At various locations on our website, such as in registration forms, surveys, and polls, we may request
that you supply us with "personal information," such as your name, email address, mailing address,
home or work telephone number. You will hopefully know when we are collecting personal information,
because we attempt to collect personal information only when you voluntarily submit it to us through
our online forms and questionnaires. Although you do not have to provide us with any information to
visit our website, you may not be able to fully utilize all of the services on our website if you choose
not to provide certain information. If you do choose to give us personal information through our
website, we will collect and retain that information.
When you use our website, we may also collect "non-personal information." "Non-personal information"
is information that, by itself, cannot be used to identify or contact you personally, such as demographic
information (your age, gender, income, education, profession, zip code, etc.). Non-personal information
may also include technical information, such as your IP address, the type of browser you are using, the
websites you visit immediately before and immediately after you visit our website, and other anonymous
data involving your use of our website. Non-personal information may also include information that you
provide us through your use of our website, such as the terms you enter into the search functions of our
website. We reserve the right to use or disclose non-personal information in any way we see fit.
We use "cookies" to enhance your visits to our website. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to
your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies do not store personal information about you, unless you knowingly provide it. Cookies can store non-personal information, such
and personalize your experience with our website. For example, cookies allow our website to recognize your
browser as a previous visitor, and thus save and remember any preferences that may have been set while
you were previously browsing our website. Our cookies can also store your password, personalize pages,
and keep track of selections, such as your time zone and episode selections.
You do have control over cookies. Most browsers can be set to notify you when a cookie is being placed on
your computer. Most browsers can also be set to refuse to accept cookies, although this may affect your
Internet experience. You can also erase cookies that are already on your computer. For more information
about working with cookies, you should consult your user manual, FAQ, or "help" function of your specific
browser and operating system software.
We also may use "web beacons" (also often referenced as "clear GIFs", "clear pixals", "web bugs", "1x1 GIFs",
or "1x1 pixals") which are tiny graphic image files, imbedded in a web page in GIF, jpeg or HTML format,
that provide a presence on the web page and send back to its home server information from your browser,
such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the web beacon is located, the type browser that is
accessing the site and the ID number of any cookies on your computer previously placed by that server. We
may use web beacons to collect non-personal information about your use of our website and the websites of
selected sponsors and advertisers, and your use of special promotions or newsletters. The information
collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our website and
selected sponsors' and advertisers' sites. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of
our website or those of our sponsors. We do not link non-personal information from web beacons to
personally identifiable information without your permission.
2. USE OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Our Services and Website
We use your personal information to provide you any services that you may request or require, to
communicate with you and to allow you to participate in online surveys. We use aggregated non-personal
information about our users to understand our website's demographics, such as the percentage of male
and female users, the geographic distribution of our users, the age ranges of our users, a combination of
these or other demographics. We may also use the personal or non-personal information we collect to
analyze how our website is being used, and to improve the content of our website, and marketing and
If you send us an email with questions or comments, we may use your personal information to respond
to your questions or comments, and we may save your questions or comments for future reference.
However, aside from our reply to such an email, it is not our standard practice to send you email unless
you request a particular service that involves email communications, you otherwise consent to being
contacted by email and to send you information about products and services which we believe may be of
interest to you. You will have the opportunity to subscribe to an electronic newsletter that will send
information about our website or our advertisers to your email address. However, we will provide you
with the option to change your preferences and opt-out of receiving those communications. You may
request at any time that we not email you in the future by clicking the "unsubscribe" link which is included
at the bottom of any email that you receive from us. If you unsubscribe, we will make reasonable efforts
to discontinue these email communications as soon as practicable.
3. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
Except as specifically set forth in this Policy, we do not share your personal information with any
non-affiliated third party without your permission. We may disclose aggregate information, such as
demographic information, and our statistical analyses to third parties, including advertisers or other
business partners. This aggregate information does not include your personal information.
Affiliates and Non-Affiliates
We may, however, share your personal information with certain websites that are controlled by us, or
under common control with us (our "Affiliates"), such as websites operated by our Affiliates or other
businesses of BZ Media, LLC, so that they and we can offer you products and services that may be of
interest to you. Please refer to our Affiliates' privacy policies for details regarding how they handle your
personal and non-personal information.
We sometimes engage unaffiliated businesses to assist us in providing you certain services. For example,
we may use third parties to provide advertising, marketing and promotional assistance, provide email
services, or facilitate our online services. In those instances, we may need to share your personal information
with them. We require these companies to use your personal information only to provide the particular
product or service and do not authorize them to use your personal information for any other reason.
We sometimes offer promotions in conjunction with a third party sponsor. If you choose to participate in
one of those promotions, we may share your information with the sponsor if they need it to send you a
product or other special promotion they offer.
Business Transactions Involving BZ Media, LLC
As THE CHINA CHRONICLES continues to develop, we may buy, sell or combine with other businesses. If
so, personal and non-personal information that we or other businesses have collected will likely be
transferred as part of the transaction. If we sell a business, we will attempt to ensure that requests
made of us regarding email communications will be honored.
Third Party Advertisers
We use third-party advertising companies to deliver specific advertisements to you, which appear on
pages throughout our website. These companies collect non-personal information about your visits to
our website and other websites in order to provide advertisements about products and services that may
be of interest to you. These companies may also aggregate your non-personal information for use in
targeted advertising, marketing research, and other similar purposes. These companies may place their
own cookies on your computer. If you want to prevent a third-party advertiser from collecting and using
this information, you may visit each third party advertiser's website directly and opt-out.
We may disclose personal information when we are required or requested to do so by law, court order or
other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency; to enforce or apply our rights and
agreements; or when we believe in good faith that disclosing this information is necessary or advisable,
including, for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of BZ Media, LLC, THE CHINA CHRONICLES,
our users, or others.
Our website is not designed for use by children without their parent's supervision. We ask that anyone under
the age of thirteen not submit any personal information through our website. We do not knowingly collect
any personal information from children under the age of thirteen, and therefore we do not knowingly
distribute such information to third parties.
Our website may contain links to other websites, including websites directed to children. We have no control
over the privacy practices or the content of any of our business partners, advertisers, sponsors or other
website sponsor when linking to other websites.
6. SECURITY OF THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The security of your personal information is important to us. We maintain physical, electronic, and
procedural safeguards to secure your personal information. However, there is always some risk in
transmitting information electronically. The personal information we collect is stored within databases
that we control. As we deem appropriate, we use security measures consistent with industry standards,
such as firewalls and encryption technology, to protect your information. However, we cannot guarantee
the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won't be intercepted
while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
7. ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Any questions you may have regarding this Policy, the accuracy of your personal information or the use
of your personal information, or any requests that we correct, update, or remove your information in our
databases, should be directed via email to admin@TheChinaChronicles.com or via regular mail to:
BZ Media, LLC
13901 Drexmore Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44120
After receiving a request to change your information, we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that all of
your personal information stored in databases we actively use to operate our website will be updated,
corrected, changed or deleted, as appropriate, as soon as reasonably practicable. However, we reserve the
right to retain in our archival files any information we remove from or change in our active website databases.
We may retain such information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our terms and conditions
of use. In addition, it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you
have provided to us. A copy of your personal information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult
or impossible for us to locate.
This Policy is effective as of May 21, 2007. We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time, and will
post any changes to this Policy as soon as they go into effect. Please refer back to this Policy on a regular basis.
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PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE.
All materials on this website as of May 1, 2007 are owned by BZ Media, LLC (Producer of “The China Chronicles”) or used with permission. All rights reserved.
Use of this website signifies your agreement with the following terms and conditions of use (the “Agreement”). If you do not agree with any of the following terms or conditions of use, please do not use this website. THE CHINA CHRONICLES reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions of use at any time and in its sole discretion, and by your use of this website you agree to be bound by such modifications.
1. TRADEMARKS, COPYRIGHTS & RESTRICTIONS
All materials on this website, including, but not limited to images, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, in all media and formats (the "Materials") are protected by copyrights which are owned or licensed by BZ Media, LLC and/or THE CHINA CHRONICLES. “The China Chronicles” and "BZ Media, LLC" are trademarks and service marks of BZ Media, LLC. None of the Materials nor any of the materials in other websites owned or operated by BZ Media, LLC and/or THE CHINA CHRONICLES may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way without express written authorization from BZ Media, LLC and/or THE CHINA CHRONICLES.
Any modification of the Materials or use of the Materials for any other purpose constitutes an infringement of BZ Media, LLC and/or THE CHINA CHRONICLES's copyright and other proprietary rights. Use of the Materials on any other website or other networked computer environment is prohibited.
Although comments and questions about shows are welcomed, THE CHINA CHRONICLES does not accept unsolicited submissions or creative ideas or other content for its THE CHINA CHRONICLES programs or products. Any suggestions, ideas, or concepts that are submitted shall become, and remain, the property of THE CHINA CHRONICLES. Furthermore, THE CHINA CHRONICLES is not responsible for the confidentiality of any information communicated to the THE CHINA CHRONICLES website. By communicating material to the THE CHINA CHRONICLES website, you agree that THE CHINA CHRONICLES has the right to publish the material for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotional purposes.
THE CHINA CHRONICLES is not responsible for the content of any websites which may be linked to THE CHINA CHRONICLES. These links are provided for your convenience only and you access them at your own risk.
THE CHINA CHRONICLES has several tools that allow you to record and store information. You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person has access to your THE CHINA CHRONICLES passwords. It is your sole responsibility to: (a) control the dissemination and use of activation codes and passwords; (b) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your THE CHINA CHRONICLES password; (c) promptly inform THE CHINA CHRONICLES of any need to deactivate a password. You grant THE CHINA CHRONICLES and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of this website the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your information in connection with the operation of this website.
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THE MATERIAL PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. NEITHER THE CHINA CHRONICLES, NOR ITS PRODUCERS, OWNERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENT, DISTRIBUTORS AND AFFILIATES ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS DAMAGE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE), LIABILITY, CLAIM, OR OTHER INJURY OR CAUSE RELATED TO OR RESULTING FROM ANY INFORMATION ON THE THE CHINA CHRONICLES WEBSITE.
6. JURISDICTION, VENUE, AND CHOICE OF LAW
This website is controlled and operated by THE CHINA CHRONICLES from the THE CHINA CHRONICLES headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. THE CHINA CHRONICLES does not represent or warrant that materials on this website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you choose to access this website from other locations, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with any and all local laws.
This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, as it is applied to agreements entered into and performed within that State. Any action brought to enforce this agreement or matters related to this website shall be brought in either the State or Federal Courts located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio and you agree that Cuyahoga County, Ohio shall be deemed the exclusive venue and jurisdiction for any and all disputes that may arise from or relate to this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is deemed void, unlawful or otherwise unenforceable for any reason, that provision shall be severed from this Agreement and the remaining provisions of this agreement shall remain in force. This Agreement contains the entire agreement between you and THE CHINA CHRONICLES and this Agreement shall not be modified, except in writing, signed by both parties.
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