Last updated: October 12, 2018
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from visitors of this website. By using this website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
If you have any questions regarding this policy, please send a message to:
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
It is currently not possible for visitors to sign up for user accounts on Seeing East Asia.
When visitors leave comments on the Website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
The Website offers a possibility of quick electronic contact through an online form, as well as a possibility of direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties, unless we required by law to do so.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you represent a company advertising its services on the Website, or you would like to place an advertisement here, it is necessary to submit your company information by email, our contact form or through other means. The required company information includes: company name, address, VAT identification number, phone number, email address and website address (if applicable). It is also required to provide the name of the person submitting this information and their position in the company.
The company information is collected for administrative, invoicing and fiscal purposes. By placing an advertisement on Seeing East Asia, you agree that this information is processed by Seeing East Asia.
Embedded content from other websites
Seeing East Asia uses embedded content from the following third-party websites: Facebook, Google Maps, YouTube. Links to the privacy policies of these services have been included below:
Social Sharing Buttons
The Website contains so-called “social sharing buttons” allowing visitors to share contents from Seeing East Asia with their friends and followers in such social networks as Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter.
We use only so-called “native social sharing buttons”, i.e. hosted on our server. They are merely buttons linked to the sharing mechanism of the given social network. Contact with the social network is established only when a visitor clicks on such a sharing button. Clicking on social sharing buttons on this website is voluntary. Not using social sharing buttons does not affect the functionality of this website for the visitor.
We’ve turned on the IP Anonymization feature in Google Analytics. You can learn more about this here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.
Affiliate marketing is a web-based form of distribution, which allows commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants or advertisers, to show advertising, which will be paid mostly through click or sale commissions, on third-party Internet sites that are also called affiliates or publishers. The Merchant provides through the affiliate network an advertising medium, such as an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an affiliate on its own Internet pages or via other channels such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.
The Website participates in the affiliate programs operated by the following third-party companies: AWIN, Affilinet, Booking.com, Tradedoubler. Operators of affiliate programs may place cookies on visitors’ devices if they choose to click on an affiliate link on the Website. Clicking on affiliate links on the Website is voluntary. Visitors may prevent storing of cookies through a setting in their Internet browser.
Privacy policies of the affiliate programs implemented on the Website can be found here:
The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. To do so, please send an email to:
This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.