Our Privacy Statement & Cookie Policy

By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of cookies, revised Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can change your cookie settings through your browser.

I agree
Privacy Notice
We value your privacy
China Global Television Network (collectively “CGTN” or “we”, “us”, or “our”) respects your right to privacy when visiting https://www.cgtn.com/ both under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union and the Cybersecurity Law (CSL) of the People’s Republic of China. In compliance with relevant laws and regulations, we have prepared the following Privacy Notice. It covers the personal data we collect, how we use it, as well as your rights and how to exercise them.
The term personal data in this Privacy Notice is defined as any information that recorded electronically or otherwise can solely or combined with others can identify you. For example, your IP address.
We recommend reading carefully this Privacy Notice. It details how we collect, use and disclose the personal data. If you are under 16 years old, do not provide any personal data without your parents or legal guardian’s permission.
Contacting us
For any question on this Privacy Notice, our website or any other issue unrelated to the exercise of your privacy rights, you can contact us or our DPO at the following:
China Global Television Network
Name: Yang Guijun
Address: 9 Floor, ENFEI Plaza, NO.12 FUXING Road, HaiDian District ,BeiJing, China
E-mail: yangguijun@cgtncorp.com
China Global Television Network’s DPO
Name: Asha Pankhania
Address: 11th Floor, Building 7, Chiswick Park, London W4 5YG, UK
E-mail: asha.pankhania@cgtn.com
What type of data we collect
We follow the GDPR or CSL in collecting and using your personal data. We collect the following types of data:
  • Identity data such as your gender, age
  • Location data such as the city where you are located, the country you reside
  • Technical data such as your IP address, the browser you are using
  • Usage data such as how you use our website, what news you have read and when
  • Contact data such as your name, email address when you reach us by email and other data you disclose in such email
  • Cookies data (see the details in Cookies and Local Storage Policy )
How we get your data and why we do have it
We process your personal data in accordance with the legal basis under Article 6.1.a of the GDPR or Article 41 of the CSL.
The purposes of our collection and use of the personal data are specified as following:
Type of Personal Data Purpose
Identity data To provide you with a more tailored experience of our application, such as recommended news that would be more interesting for you
Usage data To provide you with a more tailored experience of our application, such as recommended news that would be more interesting for you
Location data To improve our games and services and to make our application compatible with your device
Technical data To improve our games and services and to make our application compatible with your device
Cookies and Local Storage Policy
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
Cookie Name Purpose
Universal Analytics (Google) AMP_TOKEN
IDE
__auc
_ga
_gat_newsTracker
_gat_webTracker
_gid
Those cookies are used to collect information about your use of our website. We use them to estimate the number of visitors on our website as well as the pages they visit. We then use such information to improve our website and its content. To know more about how Google through Google Analytics process your data, you can visit their presentation on how Privacy works with their services.
Search query cookie searchList This cookie records the queries you input in the research bar. We collect and use this information to then provide you with a more tailored experience of our website.
As most web browsers include the functionality of managing the cookies that you receive, you can at any time change your web browser settings to opt-out of our cookies. You can do this for the following popular browsers like this:
Local Storage is a functionality of HTML 5 that allows website to store information in your browser that will remain once you close it. We use this functionality to record your consent to our Privacy Notice with the Key “GDPR”.
Accessing Local Storage is different from browser to browser, but generally is accessed through an option called “Developer tools”, then Storage and Local Storage.
Third parties accessing your data
When we follow your use of our website, your personal data will be collected and processed on our behalf by Google Big Query as well as Google Analytics. Their processing allows us to provide you with a more tailored experience of our website, such as recommended news that would be more interesting for you. To do so we need to draw a profile of your preferences to present you with the news you may prefer based on the analyses of your personal data and data. The processing of your personal data and third-party data also allows us to better understand how our website is used and how to improve it. Through analytics of your data we are able to always improve our website and content.
We combine personal data collected through your use of our website with demographical and statistical data to process them through Google Analytics and Google Big Query. Demographical and statistical data can be acquired through:
  • Third party data suppliers from which we purchase demographic data to supplement the data we collect
  • Social networks when you reference our Services or grant permission to CGTN to access your data on one or more of these services
  • Partners with which we offer co-branded services, sell or distribute our products, or engage in joint marketing activities
  • Publicly-available sources such as open government databases or other data in the public domain
Google Analytics uses statistical information collected from our website and your usage of our website to analyze information such as click-through rate, geographic distribution of our users.
Google Big Query uses information regarding your use of our website to help us presenting you with relevant news and video that you may be interested in by drawing a profile of your potential interests.
For more details on how Google Analytics and Google Big Query use your personal data, you can visit their privacy policy and Google Big Query commitment to the GDPR.
Where are your data stored
When surfing our website, any data that we collect will be stored on Google Cloud, as well as our cloud server within the People’s Republic of China.
When you contact us by email, any data included with your email will be stored in the People’s Republic of China.
How do we store your information
We securely store personal data that we collect within the People’s Republic of China in compliance with state-of-the-art cybersecurity practice and the Cybersecurity Law of the People’s Republic of China.
For personal data collected when you visit our website:
  • Identity data are kept for one year following your last visit on our website
  • Profile data are kept for one year following your last visit on our website
    Location data are kept for one year following your last visit on our website
  • Technical data are kept for one year following your last visit on our website
  • Usage data are kept for one year following your last visit on our website
For personal data we collect when you send an email to us:
  • Identity data are kept for two years from the time we receive your email
  • Contact data are kept for two years from the time we receive your email
  • Technical data are kept for two years from the time we receive your email
  • Other data are kept for two years from the time we receive your email
Following the expiration of the retention period, your personal data is erased from our systems.
Your privacy rights
You have rights concerning the collection and use of your personal data that are as follows:
  • Your right to access your personal data - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal data.
  • Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify your personal data that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal data in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to object to processing - You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the information you gave us to another organization, or to you, in certain circumstances.
You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we will respond within one month.
Please contact us at digital.media@cgtn.com if you wish to make a request.
How to withdraw your consent
You have the right at any time to withdraw your consent from any further collection and use of your personal data. You can withdraw your consent by:
How to complain
If you are not satisfied by the way we handle your personal data and wish to issue a complain, you can do so by contacting either:
  • Your national Data Protection Authority which contact information is located on this webpage
  • The Cyberspace Administration of China through this webpage (in Chinese)
Regarding automated decision-making
No automated decision-making is performed based on the personal data that we collect from you.
Notification in the occurrence of a data breach
In the unlikely occurrence of a data breach including your personal data, we will notify accordance with the applicable legal requirements (such as the GDPR for the European Union, the CSL for Mainland China, etc.).
Using this website without agreeing to the Privacy Notice
Refusing to agree to this Privacy Notice will not prevent you from using our website. However, doing so will prevent us from recommending news and video to you.
Updates to the Privacy Notice
We can update this Privacy Notice in the future, to supplement how we process your personal data or for other reasons. When doing so, we will automatically consider that your consent is withdrawn if such changes were to be substantial until you agree once more with our Privacy Notice terms.
Last update: 2019-08-15