Your privacy is very important to us and we believe that you should always keep the control over your personal information. This privacy policy informs you about how we access and use the information related to your use of the services offered on the website and on the other digital properties managed by the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (the “CTOC”). We recommend that you read this privacy policy in its entirety, but here are already a few important things you should know:


This Privacy Policy applies to all digital services such as websites, newsletters, registration systems, or online business resources (including our extranet) offered on the website and other digital properties created and operated by the CTOC (collectively the “Services”).


We will collect information about you in different situations, for instance when you contact us or when you request a service from us. We may also collect certain information when you visit our Services, through cookies, pixels and similar technologies.


We use the personal information we collect to deliver and promote our Services in conformity with the Terms of Service, to personalize your experience on our Services based on your interests, to communicate with you and to provide you with the services which you have requested. We also make available our content on a variety of third party platforms like Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. These platforms are governed by their own terms and conditions and privacy policies that we strongly recommend you read.


We will only provide your information to third parties in the following circumstances: (1) we share certain user information with our affiliates and service providers who work with us to offer you the Services; (2) we may share your information with authorities or third parties when we believe that we have a legal obligation to do so; and (3) we may share your information with third parties when you have given us your prior authorisation to do so.


You can block cookies and similar technologies by configuring the functionalities of your internet browser.

This Privacy Policy, as updated from time to time, explains what information about you is collected and how it is processed when you use digital services such as websites, newsletters, registration systems, or online resources offered on the website and other digital properties operated by the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (the “CTOC”) (collectively the “Services”).

When you use the Services, information about you will be collected and processed in accordance with this Privacy Policy by the CTOC. When we refer to ‘’we’’, ‘’our’’ or “us”, we are referring to the CTOC. When we refer to “you” or “your” we refer to you as a user of the Services.

Specific rules and additional terms may apply due to the nature and purpose of certain of our Services. This is for instance the case of certain systems for event registration or reporting mechanisms managed by the CTOC. In such cases, these specific terms will be brought to your attention before you use the relevant Services and will prevail over the terms of this Privacy Policy in case of any inconsistency.


  1. Information that you provide to us

You may provide us with information, including personally identifiable information, communicate with us, complete certain transactions or subscribe to Services such as event registration, professional online resources, or media alerts.

  1. Information that is collected automatically when you use the Services:

Our website and digital properties use cookies to distinguish you as a user, either for the duration of your visit (“session cookie”) or when you return (“persistent cookie”). Cookies are small files stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer that are used to gather information regarding interactions with our website and other digital properties such as browser type, operating systems, IP address, device type, location, date and time of access.  These cookies are placed on your device by us (“first party cookies”) or by third parties providing certain services to us such as analytics and advertising (“third party cookies”).

By using the Services, you accept the use of these cookies. You may turn off cookies or changing your preferences by changing your browser settings. More information is available here: 

– Internet Explorer users:

– Mozilla Firefox users: and

– Google Chrome users:   

– Safari users: 

  1. Information that you have made publicly available

The Services are provided for information and entertainment purposes and the content offered on our website and digital properties may include publicly available information about Olympians, athletes and other persons who are newsworthy and whose stories contribute to the mission of the CTOC.


We use the information we collect about you and your use of the Services to:

a) facilitate your use of the Services;

b) maintain and develop the Services;

c) gather statistics to help diagnose problems, enhance your experience of the Services and improve the quality of the Services;

d) ensure the security of the Services and that the Services are used in compliance with the Terms of Service of the website and any additional terms applicable to our different Services (together, the “Terms of Service”) and applicable laws;

e) provide to you Services, information and content that you have requested;

f) communicate with you, including by answering your requests; and

g) show and measure advertisements, on the Services and, on third party services like Google, Facebook, You Tube and Twitter. If you own an account both on the Service and on these third-party services, we may, by sharing information with these companies, identify you as user of these third-party services and serve you our advertisements on such services.

Uses contained in paragraphs (a) to (g) above reflect processing grounds necessary for the performance of our contractual relationship with you. Uses contained in paragraphs (g) and (h) reflect processing grounds necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controllers or by certain third parties, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child. Paragraphs (a) and (g) may also reflect processing grounds necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject. See below the section on Legal Basis for Processing to find additional information, in particular regarding consent.


  1. The CTOC, the Foundation and our affiliates

The Services are provided by the CTOC and, where they concern the activities of the Foundation, by the IOC and the Foundation each acting as an independent data controller. We are also assisted by our affiliates. We sometimes share your personal information among us and with our affiliates, where necessary for the purposes and legal basis for processing highlighted in this Privacy Policy.

  1. Our vendors and service providers

We rely on a network of professional vendors and service providers who are working on our behalf and help us operate, develop, secure, promote and measure the Services and our advertisements. Services provided by these partners include:

a) infrastructure and general IT services

b) platform development services

c) hosting services

d) customer relationship management and other communication services

e) analytics and measurement services

f) email communications and push notification services

g) third party web and social media services on which we serve our advertisements.

We may share information you provide through the Services with these companies where necessary for them to provide to us their services and for the purposes and legal basis for processing highlighted in this Privacy Policy. These service providers are bound to strict confidentiality obligations under our agreements, ensuring the respect of this Privacy Policy.

  1. Offers from our partners

From time to time, we may offer you the possibility to receive communications (including communications related to products and services) from selected third parties, such as our commercial partners. In case you opt-in or can lawfully receive such communications, we may share your information with the relevant third parties, while giving you the possibility to opt-out at any time.   

  1. Legal disclosure

We reserve the right to disclose personal information we hold about you if we are required to do so under applicable laws or pursuant to any judicial or administrative process, and to the extent necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding unlawful activities, or violation of our Terms of Service under the legal basis described in this Privacy Policy.


  1. Data security

We use technical and organisational measures to protect your personal information against the risks of damage, destruction, loss or unauthorised access, in accordance with applicable laws.

  1. Data retention

We will retain your information only for the duration necessary for the purposes identified in this Privacy Policy or as required to meet our legal requirements.


We mainly process your information to perform our obligations under our Terms of Service but in certain cases, we also rely on other justifications.

  1. Contractual necessity

Contractual necessity applies for all users who are of age to enter into a contract by accepting our Terms of Service and justifies the following uses of user personal information:

a) Providing the Services and personalizing your experience of the Services by customizing certain features based on your interests

b) Securing and developing the Services

c) Communicating with you in relation to the Services

d) Sharing data with our partners who may offer you their services

e) Providing you services or information which you have requested

In these cases, you have the right the right to port your data.

  1. Consent

We may also process certain data based on your explicit consent, which you can withdraw at any time, for the following activities:

  1. Legitimate interests

We also rely on our legitimate interests, especially for our users who may not be of age to enter into a contract, to provide a secure and efficient Services that are consistent with our Terms of Service so that our visitors, partners and fans may receive high quality Service. Legitimate interests constitute a basis for the following activities:

a) Making available through the Services publicly available information

b) Providing the Services and personalizing your experience of the Services by customizing certain features based on your interests

c) Securing and developing the Services

d) Communicating with you in relation to the Services

e) Sharing data with our partners who may offer you their services

f) Sharing your information with third parties including law enforcement authorities where we suspect an unlawful activity.

In these cases, you have the right to object to the processing of your information or ask us to restrict such processing.

  1. Compliance with our legal obligations

We may also invoke our legal obligations as a valid ground for sharing your information with judiciary or law enforcement authorities, if we are ever obliged to do so.

In such case, you have the right to object to the processing of your information or ask us to restrict such processing.


Contact us

To object to the processing of your information or the information of your child, or request a restriction of such processing, to withdraw your consent or to request access, deletion or correction of any erroneous or incomplete data, to  exercise your data portability right or for any question related to this Privacy Policy, you can contact us.

When we make changes to this Privacy Policy, we will do our best to inform you in advance of such change, for example by posting a notice on the Services or by sending you an email communication, so you can review our revised policy and decide whether to continue to use the Services or not.  Your continued use of the Services after the entry into force of the revised Privacy Policy will constitute your confirmation of your reading and understanding of such changes. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy regularly.


This Privacy Policy was last updated on 3 Oct 2019

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