CBES' Privacy Statement

Center for Biodiversity and Conservation ("CBES") is committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals who utilize our websites or services according to the CBES Terms of Use. This statement applies with respect to the information that we collect from this CBES website (the "Site"). Amendments to this Privacy Policy will be posted at this URL and will be effective when posted. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of any amendment, modification or change shall constitute your acceptance thereof.

What Information We Collect and How We Collect It

Anonymous Information:

CBES may collect anonymous information about users who visit our Site and aggregate this anonymous information for statistical analysis. For instance, we may use it to determine usage patterns so we know which parts of our Site are most popular. Examples of the type of anonymous information we collect and how we collect it are:

  • User environment: information about your browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox), operating system (e.g., Windows, Apple OS), Internet service provider (e.g., AT&T, Mobifone), and similar information.
  • Cookies: small pieces of information stored on your computer's hard drive that help you to navigate a website and to deliver content specific to your interests and prevent you from reentering all your account data at each connection. Like many websites, we use cookies to collect website usage data and to improve the Site. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting cookies from the websites you visit.
  • IP Addresses: a number assigned to your computer. Please note your IP address could be used by legal authorities to identify you.

Personally Identifiable Information:

What is Personally Identifiable Information? Personally Identifiable Information ("PII" or "Your Information") is any representation of information that permits your identity to be reasonably inferred by either direct or indirect means. Further, PII is defined as information: (i) that directly identifies you (e.g., name, address, social security number or other identifying number or code, telephone number, email address, etc.) or (ii) by which an agency intends to identify specific individuals in conjunction with other data elements, i.e., indirect identification. (These data elements may include a combination of gender, race, birth date, geographic indicator, and other descriptors). Additionally, information permitting the physical or online contacting of a specific individual (e.g., you) is the same as personally identifiable information. This information can be maintained in either paper, electronic or other media.

How We Collect Your Information: CBES collects Your Information only when you voluntarily provide it to us on our Site, such as during an online transaction to purchase products or subscriptions, make a donation, sign up to receive emails, become a member or complete a registration or survey. You may need to provide Your Information to participate in certain CBES programs and activities or receive certain services or offers. Please note that when you purchase some items offered on our Site, you must provide Your Information to a third-party service provider on its website. In these circumstances, you will know that you are on another website because the URL will change. You should read the privacy policy of the third-party site before providing Your Information.

How We Use Your Information: CBES will use Your Information for the purpose for which you give it to us (e.g., to complete an online purchase, donation, membership, or program registration). We may use Your Information to send you occasional postal and/or electronic mailings about CBES and its programs that we think interest you. CBES may also use Your Information to send you occasional postal and/or electronic mailings about third parties whose information or services we think may be of interest to you.

Your Ability to Choose: You may "opt out" of receiving marketing information that CBES sends to you by unsubscribing to the mailing list, following instructions in the applicable information sent to you, or by contacting CBES at: info@cbes.vn.

How We Share Your Information: CBES may share Your Information with third parties that perform services for CBES, such as conducting membership mailings or providing postal and electronic mailing platforms and services. CBES also reserves the right to disclose Your Information in circumstances that CBES deems necessary or appropriate, such as to respond to legal process or a request from a governmental agency, security reasons or similar situations.

Please note that if you become a member through our Site, your Information may be shared with third parties (e.g., other nonprofit organizations, marketers) whose information or services we think may be of interest to you. These third parties may wish to communicate with you by regular mail or email or share your information with others. If you do not want the service provider to communicate with you or share your information, you may contact CBES at: info@cbes.vn.

Users may access the Site through third party accounts (e.g., Facebook or Google+ accounts). If you "like," for example, or post a comment on the Site while logged into Facebook or Google+, this information will be shared with those social media sites in accordance with their respective privacy and terms and use policies. Please consult the applicable websites for details.

CBES engages certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us, including but not limited to web hosting and server configuration, performance monitoring and analysis, application design and development, and database storage and management. CBES may share Your Information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services to enable CBES to maintain the Site, and only pursuant to contractual obligations requiring such third parties to maintain the privacy and security of your data.


CBES strives to keep Your Information secure and safeguard it from unauthorized access by using industry-standard security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. CBES encrypts credit card numbers, provides firewalls to protect our servers, and implements virus/intrusion detection software. However, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so you provide Your Information at your own risk.


Our Site may include links to other websites that may be of interest to you. Any links are provided only as a convenience and do not imply any endorsement of another site. CBESis not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, so be sure to read the privacy policies on other websites.


CBES' website is not directed at children under the age of 13 and, as such, CBES does not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under that age. If CBES is made aware that personal information has been obtained from a child (without parental consent) we will take steps to delete that information as quickly as possible. Please contact us if you believe that we may have collected personal information from a child.


Although CBES will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of Your Information, transmissions made by means of the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. CBES will have no liability for disclosure of Your Information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.


CBES is committed to protecting personal data to the fullest extent of its Privacy Policy. Because CBES is based in the Vietnam, this policy is consistent with Vietnam law and practice. This Privacy Policy is not adapted to European laws. By agreeing to CBES' Privacy Policy, you consent to CBES applying its Privacy Policy in place of data protections under your country's law. That is, you freely and unambiguously consent that:

Terms of this Privacy Policy, not your home country's laws, control how CBES will process personally identifiable information about you.

Data you enter on this Site, and other data connected with your account, will be transmitted to and processed in Vietnam., a jurisdiction whose laws do not offer data protections equivalent to those of your home country.

Sensitive data will also be processed consistent with this Privacy Policy and transmitted to/processed in the Vietnam, a jurisdiction without equivalent data protections.

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