We value the trust you place in korea Times . We want to ensure that you understand what information we gather about you, how we use it, and the safeguards we have in place in order to protect it. If you have additional questions or would like further information on this topic, please feel free to write to our Webmaster at webinfo@koreatimes.com

koreatimes.com may update this policy from time to time. Please check our policy periodically for changes.

What type of information does koreatimes.com collect?

koreatimes.com gathers customer information needed to provide superior service, communicate offers on merchandise and services which we believe will be of interest to you, and to administer our business. In order to best serve you, we may gather information from you in a few instances.

First, when you visit our site, we may collect non-personally identifiable information from you. Through the use of computer 'cookies' we collect data, such as your IP address, browser type, domain name, and specific korea Times web pages through which you click. This data is collected automatically and utilized in aggregate to help us look for trends so that we can improve our website and your koreatimes.com experience. Additional information regarding computer cookies and how to disable them is described below.

Second, we may ask you to voluntarily provide information in a few circumstances. When you purchase items from koreatimes.com, we will ask you to voluntarily provide certain personally identifiable information, such as, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and credit card number. We need this information to process and fulfill your order and notify you of order status. Other examples of when we may ask you to voluntarily provide personally identifiable information include if you subscribe to our email program (information such as your name and e-mail address), choose to provide us preference information (such as interests, product preferences, and items purchased), or when you enter a sweepstakes or one of our promotions (information such as name, address and telephone number).

What information do we share and with whom?

koreatimes.com does not rent or sell customer information to outside marketers. We may share your information (as described above) with members of the korea Times family of businesses to provide you with products or services that you have requested or to provide you with promotional offers that we believe will be of interest to you. The korea Times family of businesses includes all korea Times affiliates as well as other selected businesses with which korea Times has a relationship and which have agreed to adhere to our strict standards for providing quality products and services, responding to your needs, and protecting korea Times' customer information.

In certain circumstances, koreatimes.com may share your customer information with trusted service providers that need access to your information to provide operational or other support services. To ensure the confidentiality and security of your information, service providers must agree to safeguard your information in strict compliance with our policy. Additionally, when you apply for a korea Times credit card on-line, korea Times may share information about your application with credit bureaus. We also may provide information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the law requires it. In the event of a sale of all or part of one of our businesses, we may share customer information related to that business as part of the transaction.

Does koreatimes.com use cookies?

'Cookies' are small pieces of information that are stored by the browser on your hard drive. koreatimes.com may store some information on the visitor's computer in the form of a cookie or similar file. The cookies that are configured by us do not contain any personally identifying information, such as your name, or sensitive information, such as your credit card number. The cookies allow us to recognize you when you return to our site and to provide you with a customized experience that we feel will be of value to you. For example, these files allow us to tailor your koreatimes.com experience to reflect your expressed interests and preferences.

Can I disable these cookies?

Most web browsers allow you to exercise control over cookie files on your computer by erasing them, blocking them, or notifying you when such a file is stored. Please take a look at your particular browser for instructions on this function. If you do elect to disable the koreatimes.com cookie, please note that you may not be able to take full advantage of a personalized experience at koreatimes.com.

Does korea Times collect information from children?

We will not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information online from children under the age of 13. We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Koreatimes.com does not sell products for purchase by children. We sell children's products for purchase by adults. If you are under 13, you may use koreatimes.com only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.

Can I 'opt out' of receiving promotional e-mails from koreatimes.com?

koreatimes.com may send you e-mails with promotional offers only if you opt-in to receiving such e-mails. If you would no longer like to receive e-mailed special event information, sales notifications or other messages from koreatimes.com, please click follow the 'Unsubscribe' instructions. Your e-mail address will be removed from our marketing list.

How can I access my koreatimes.com information?

You can personalize your experience at koreatimes.com becoming a registered user. By registering, you will be able to tell us what products and services interest you, your billing and shipping address preferences, and whether you wish to receive e-mail about special sales and promotions. Once registered, you can review and maintain your account information at anytime, by clicking on the 'My Account' link at the top of each koreatimes.com page. Your account information is secure and is accessible by using a password that you select.

Will I receive notice of changes to the Privacy Policy?

As mentioned above, this policy is subject to change and the changes will become effective immediately. If there are material changes to this policy, we will provide notice of the changes by posting the amended policy on koreatimes.com and by revising the effective date of the Privacy Policy textual link appearing at the bottom of the page.