This document was last updated on March 1st, 2004.
EffeTech Co., Ltd. ( EffeTech ) is strongly committed to protecting
your privacy. This Privacy Statement reveals how we collect, use
and share information we gather from you on this website and you
have rights to modify the information at any time and supervise
our relating activities. This Privacy Statement applies only to
this website. We hope that this disclosure will enhance your experience
on the Internet and reinforce the trust that you place in our products
Information Collection and Use
EffeTech is the sole owner of the information collected on this
website. EffeTech collects information from our users at several
different points on our website. Except in the ways which are disclosed
in this statement, we will not sell, share, or rent any information
We request information for user's order form. Here a user shall
provide contact information (i.e. name, and detailed address, telephone
number, e-mail address) and financial information (i.e. credit card
number, expiration date). These information is used for bill purpose
and to fill customer's request for orders. If we have any trouble
in processing an order, these information will be very helpful to
get in touch with the user.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on user's hard drive, which
contains information about the user. Using a Cookie is in no way
linked to any personal identification information .Once a user closes
browser, the cookie is terminated immediately. For instance, by
setting a cookie on our website, a user would not have to enter
password more than once, thereby could save time online. If a user
rejects cookies, he can still use our website, and the only drawback
is that the user may be limited to some areas of our website. Cookies
can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users
in order to enhance the experience of our website.
We use IP addresses to administer the website, including analyzing
trends, tracking user's movements, and gathering broad demographic
information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to any
personal identification information.
We share aggregated demographic information with our partners
and advertisers, which is not linked to any personal information
that can identify any individual person.
We have an outside transport company to send the products ordered
for us, and another financial company to process matters about credit
card. These companies can not retain, share, store or use personal
identification information for any other purposes.
This website contains links to other websites. Please be aware
that we (EffeTech) are not responsible for the privacy of such other
websites. We suggest our users to read the privacy statement of
each website carefully for that every website collects personal
identification information from each user. This Privacy Statement
above applies solely to the information collected by this website.
If a user wishes to subscribe our newsletter, we need contact
information such as name and email address.
Survey & Discussion
From time-to-time we request information from users via surveys
or discussions on our website. Participation in such surveys or
discussions is completely voluntary, and user therefore has a choice
of whether to disclose these information or not. Information requested
may include contact information (i.e. name and detailed address),
and demographic information (i.e. zip code, age level). And all
survey information will be used for the purposes of monitoring and
improving the services of this website. Winners selected from users
will receive a prize from EffeTech.
Tell A Friend
If a user selects to use our recommendation service for informing
a friend about our website, we will ask for the friend's name and
email address, then send the friend a one-time email and invite
him (her) to visit our website. We keep these information only for
the purpose of sending this one-time email, and if he (she) contacts
us to request a removal of this information from our database, we
may do so.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information.
When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information
is protected and kept safe both online and offline.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive
information (such as credit card number and/or social security number),
those information is encrypted and is protected by the best encryption
software-SSL. While on a secure page such as our order form, and
even if you are just 'surfing', the lock icon on the bottom of Web
Browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer
becomes locked, that is opposed to un-locked, or open.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online,
we also do everything in our power to protect users' information
offline. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information
mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who
need the information to perform a specific job (such as a customer
service representative or a clerk to bill an order) are granted
access to personal identification information. Our employees must
use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their computer.
And when they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain
access to users' information. Furthermore, all employees are kept
up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter,
as well as any time when new policies are added, we notify our employees
and remind them of the importance we place on privacy, and what
they can do is to ensure our customers' information has been protected
and is safe enough. Finally, the servers on which we save personal
identification information are kept in a secure environment behind
a locked cage.
If you have any question about the security of our website, please
send an email to
Established customers will occasionally receive information on
products, services, special deals, and newsletters from us . To
respect the privacy of our users, we present the option of not receiving
such types of communications. Please see Choice and Opt-out below.
Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a user's personal identification information changed (such
as zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will
endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's
personal data provided to us. This can usually be done at the member
information page or by emailing to our Customer Support.
Our users are given the opportunities to 'opt-out' of having their
information used for purposes which not directly relating our website
at the point where we ask for the information. For example, our
order form has an 'opt-out' mechanism so users who buy a product
from us, but don't want any marketing material, can keep their email
address out of our lists.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletters or promotional
materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications
by replying "to unsubscribe" in the subject line in the
email or email us directly at
Users of our website are always notified when their information
is being collected by any outside parties, so that our users can
make a choice as to whether they will proceed with the services
that require an outside party to participate in.
Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy statement, we will post those
changes on our Homepage so our users are always aware of what information
we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose
it (if any). If in case we decide to use personal identification
information in a different way from what we stated at the time it
was collected, we will notify users by way of email. Users will
have a choice as to whether or not we can use their information
in this different way. We will use these information in accordance
EffeTech welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement,
please contact us via