1)       Company registration
         ChinaSpeaks AG (hereinafter called ‘ChinaSpeaks’) is a limited company registered in Herisau / Switzerland and with its legal address at St. Gallerstrasse 84, 9101 Herisau / Switzerland.

2)       Applicable law & Place of Jurisdiction
         Any legal issue in connection to ChinaSpeaks and its services is governed exclusively by Swiss law and the place of justice is to be Zurich / Switzerland. The language of the arbitration shall be in English unless otherwise agreed.

3)       Services
         The services of ChinaSpeaks are exclusively available to members of the ‘Staff Pool’ and for ‘Corporate Clients’.

4)       Truthfulness and Liability
         By signing memberships as ‘Staff Pool Member’ and/or ‘Corporate Client’ the signees confirm that all their information given is true and correct and it is understood that ChinaSpeaks is in no way responsible for any false information given by individual members.

         ChinaSpeaks shall not be liable to any other 3rd party for false information given by any member, except when said acts or ommissions are due to willingness misconduct or gross negligence of ChinaSpeaks.

         Any remaining liability is limited to ChinaSpeaks total income generated under the titel of such members.

5)       Terms and conditions
         By using the services of ChinaSpeaks and this Website, you indicate that you accept these Terms and Conditions and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, please refrain from using the services of ChinaSpeaks respectively of this Website.

         Certain content or services may be governed by special conditions which you will have to accept at the time you access such content or service.

6)       Use of the Website
         “You acknowledge and voluntarily and expressly accept that your use of the Website is made under your sole and exclusive responsibility.

         When you use the Website you will not perform any acts that may damage our image, interests or rights or that may damage, render useless or overload the Website, or that may impede, in any way, the normal use of the Website by other visitors.

         We implement reasonable security measures which are adequate to detect the existence of viruses. Nevertheless, you must be aware that the existing security measures for computer systems on the Internet are not entirely trustworthy and that, therefore, we cannot guarantee the non-existence of viruses or any other elements that may cause alterations to your computer systems (hardware and software) or to your data and files contained in your systems.”
         When you use the Website you will not perform any acts that may damage our image, interests or rights.

7)       Privacy policy
         ChinaSpeaks is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy describes what personal data we collect from you and how we process such personal data.

        Personal data we may collect from you
         We may collect information on your visits to the Website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs, content from surveys and contact forms and other communication data and the resources that you access. This information, for example, will make your visit to the Website easier in the future since we might suggest content or services depending on the location you access the Website from.

        If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
         We also collect information of all users of the Website in aggregated form in order to provide us with a better understanding of the users of the Website as a group, but which does not contain personally identifiable information.
         We may also use the information for direct marketing via e-mail, messaging or telephone, but you may at any time opt-out of receiving future marketing communication.

        We may also store cookies as set out in more detail below.
         How we use personal data
Personal data will be collected and processed by us for the following purposes:
“- To best tailor content and services according to your preferences.
– To keep you informed by email, telephone and/or mail about our services.
– To deliver other services – such as newsletters or information on upcoming events – that we may offer you.
– To help us create, publish, and improve content and services most relevant to you.
– To ensure that the content and services provided through the Website are presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device.
– To allow you to participate in interactive features when you choose to do so.
– To further develop and improve the Website, content and our services and systems.”

        Sharing with third parties
         In order to provide the Website and the content and services accessible on the Website, it may sometimes be necessary for us to disclose your personal data to third parties:
– To suppliers, contractors and agents: From time to time we may engage or employ other companies and individuals to provide content or perform services on our behalf. Examples may include the hosting of Website content or the provision of certain features contained on the Website.
– To government or law enforcement authorities if we determine in our sole discretion that we are under an obligation to do so.

        Tell a Friend
         If you use the Tell a Friend’ function to forward any information on this Website to a friend, you confirm that you have obtained your friend’s approval for using his/her name and email address for such purpose.

        IP addresses and cookies
         We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report such information in aggregated form to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify you or any individual.
         For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general Internet usage by using cookie files which are stored on your device. Cookies help us to improve the Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service.
         You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the storing of cookies. This will remove all details from the cookie. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Website or use certain functionalities. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our systems will issue cookies each time you access the Website. Please note that our advertisers and suppliers of third party features may also use cookies, over which we have no control. Consequently, we suggest you check the websites of any such third parties and their privacy policies for more information about their cookies and how you can manage them.
         If your computer is shared by other people, we advise that you do not select the ‘remember my details’ option when a Service offers such option to store certain information entered by you.

        Where personal data is stored and processed
         The personal data that we collect from you may be stored and processed by us and the third parties mentioned above outside of Switzerland, including in countries which may not provide adequate data protection as defined by Swiss data protection law. By submitting your personal data, you agree to such transfer, storing and processing outside of Switzerland.

        Data security
         Although we will do our best to protect your data, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal data transmitted to the Website or to any third party; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your personal data, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

        How you can access, correct and delete your data
         Upon request, ChinaSpeaks will – in compliance with applicable law – inform you as to whether personal data about you has been collected, and you may contact us to request any correction or deletion of your personal data.

        Analysis of user behaviour
         The internet offerings at ChinaSpeaks are tracked for the analysis of user behaviour and the identification of IP addresses for marketing purposes. The use of this service entails the direct transfer of data pertaining to user behaviour (e.g. IP address, time of access, browser searches etc.) to the servers maintained by the service provider mandated by ChinaSpeaks and their being made available for use exclusively on ChinaSpeaks. The data collected are treated as strictly confidential and neither sold nor conveyed to third parties. If in future you do not wish to be identified, please send an e-mail to [email protected]
         We use products of ASPKOM GmbH ( for marketing and optimization purposes. These products collect and process your personal data and use it to create usage profiles under a pseudonym. These usage profiles are fully anonymized where possible and appropriate. We and wiredminds employ cookies and/or Web beacons (also known as tracking pixels) on this website. We transfer the data we collect about you, which may also include personal data, to wiredminds or wiredminds gathers this data directly. wiredminds is entitled to use information that you leave behind by visiting our Web sites to create anonymized usage profiles. The data collected shall not be used to personally identify visitors to this website without the express permission of the party affected and shall not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. Any IP addresses recorded are anonymized immediately by deleting the last number block. Permission to collect and store data in the future may be revoked at any time.

        Changes to this Privacy Policy
         Any changes we may make to our Policy in the future will be posted on this page.

Herisau / Switzerland, 1 January 2018