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Privacy Protection Policy

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Thank you for visiting the website of the Ministry of Environment (hereinafter referred to as "this website"). We value your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. In order to help you understand how this website collects, uses, and safeguards the personal information you provide, please be sure to read the following information carefully:

  1. Scope of Privacy Protection
    The following Privacy Protection Statement applies to the collection, utilization, and protection of personal data involved when you use the services of this website. However, it does not apply to the various government agency websites linked to the functionalities of this website. Each website linked through this website has its own exclusive privacy policy, and this website assumes no joint responsibility. When you connect to these websites, the privacy protection of personal data are subject to the privacy policy of each respective website.
  2. Collection and Usage of Personal Data
    Simply browsing and downloading files on this website will not result in the collection of any personal identity information.

    When a visitor utilizes the online application services provided by this website and is required to provide personal information, the responsible agencies will request your most up-to-date and truthful information, including your name, ID number, contact number, email, mailing address, and domicile address, as is required by the case at hand.

    The website will record users' IP addresses, the time of access, and the web pages visited on the site. These data are used for internal traffic and internet behavior analysis by the administrative unit of this website. This analysis aims to enhance the quality of our services, is only conducted on aggregated user behavior, and does not involve individual user analysis.

    This website is obligated to protect the privacy of all applicants and will not modify or delete any personal data or files, unless with your prior consent or under the following circumstances:

    Violation of regulations on this website, such as using offensive language or engaging in personal attacks in the environmental forum.

    Protection or defense of the rights or property of relevant individuals.

    Protection of the rights and interests of the relevant entities on this website.

    This website will never arbitrarily provide, sell, give for exchange, or lease any of your personal information to other organizations, individuals, or private companies, except for the following circumstances:

    When the website is requested to cooperate in legal investigations with a judicial entity.

    When the website is requested to cooperate in investigations with relevant authorities, as is required by their duties.

    When it is motivated by good faith to disclose the data for legal use or for maintaining and improving the website’s services and management.
  3. User Obligations
    All individuals who register as online users on this website and utilize the online application services provided by this website are obligated to maintain and update their personal information, ensuring that the data are accurate, up-to-date, and complete.

    If you provide any incorrect or false information, the relevant operational units of this website have the right to refuse your use of all or part of the services on the website with your registered account.

    Maintaining the confidentiality and security of passwords and accounts is a shared responsibility between the relevant operational units of this website and the user.

    If your password or account is stolen or any other security issues arise, please immediately notify the website via email and our information staff will assist you in addressing the matter.

    Please log out of your account after each session to protect your personal account from misuse by others. If you are sharing a computer with others or using a public computer, please close the browser window to prevent others from accessing your personal information or emails.

    All actions of online users must comply with domestic and foreign laws and regulations, and they are fully responsible for any incidents involving their accounts and passwords.
  4. Deletion of Facebook Data
    f you log in with your Facebook account when using “Writing to the Minister” to send an inquiry and wish to delete your login data afterwards, please follow the steps below:
    (1) Access the "Settings & privacy" menu of your Facebook account and click on "Settings".
    (2) Scroll down and click on "Apps and websites".
    (3) Find “Writing to the Minister” and click the "Remove" button next to it.
    (4) You will have successfully deleted your Facebook data associated with the “Writing to the Minister.”
  5. Further Questions
    If you have any questions about this Privacy Protection Statement, please feel free to contact us.
Ministry of Environment