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Privacy Protection

Draft of statement of privacy protection on website of Bank of Taiwan

1.Applicable scope of this statement

This statement applies to all websites built in the name of Bank of Taiwan (hereafter referred to as "BOT") using the its Domain Name, i.e.


2.Protection of customers' information

The collection, use and protection of customers' information by BOT website are handled in accordance with "Computer Processed Personal Information Protection Law". To protect the privacy and completeness of customer's information, BOT shall follow relative governmental laws and information management principle, using firewall strengthened by invasion detection system, overall virus prevention mechanism, and information protection system, to prevent from unlawful invasion and the damage of malice program. For the data transmission, besides the protection by SSL mechanism, cipher and digital signature mechanisms are further added to important confidential information, to strengthen the safety of data transmission, store and use.


3.The use of Cookie technology

Cookie is a short text data which is transmitted from web server to customer's browser and stored in the hard disk of customer's computer. BOT website use Cookie as a communication and identification tool with customer. Its purposes are to store from time to time the activities conducted or text data inputted by the customer on the web page, and record the personal information and preference of the customer, so as to provide "customized" service or deliver advertisements conforming to the interest and favorite of the customer. If customer does not want to receive Cookie, he/she can close the Cookie function on the browser, but he/she will not be able to use a part of service provided by BOT website.


4. The utilization of customer's information

The customer's information collected and used by BOT shall be utilized only within the service range provided by BOT. If it is necessary for BOT to request a third party to provide service as its business required, it shall strictly ask the third party to comply the commitment of keeping confidential of customer's information. Unless agreed or authorized by customers, or required by law, BOT shall not arbitrarily sell, exchange, or provide customer's personal information to other group or individual; provided, however, if it is required fro credit inquiry or risk management, BOT may provide or exchange customer's personal information to Financial United Credit Center, bill exchange, and other publicly reliable information inquiry service center. Furthermore, if it is required by a government agency for public welfare purpose or as required by laws, this bank will coordinately provide certain personal information upon formal and lawful application procedure.


5.Amendment of this statement

To meet social environmental change, business requirement, technology development, and revisal of laws, this statement may be amended and publicized from time to time. Customers are requested to view this statement via Internet from time to time, so as to protect your rights.