Privacy Policy for Huawei Enterprise Support Community


Dear users,

Huawei Enterprise Support Community (collectively, "the Community", "we", and "Huawei") is a platform where Huawei's enterprise business personnel, customers and partners interact and communicate with each other on technical matters. This platform is hosted at http://forum.huawei.com/enterprise/zh/index.html. Huawei understands the importance of data protection and will comply with related laws and regulations to protect your personal data globally. Please read the following to learn more about our Privacy Policy ("this Policy") before submitting your personal data. By accessing, downloading, or using any of our content or services, you affirm that you fully understand and agree to the whole content of this Policy.

When you access any other website, or download, install, or use any other application through the Community, please read the policy statement of that website or application.

 

We have made this Policy to help you understand:

 

1. How We Collect and Use Your Personal Data

2. Cookies and Similar Technologies

3. How We Disclose Your Personal Data

4. How to Access or Modify Your Personal Data

5. How We Protect Your Personal Data

6. International Transfers of Your Personal Data

7. Privacy Protection for Juveniles

8. About Third Parties

9. Updates to This Policy

10. How to Contact Us

 

This Policy describes how Huawei processes your personal and privacy data and our promise on privacy protection, but may not address all possible data processing scenarios. Huawei may inform you of product- or service-specific data collection through supplementary policies or notices provided before the collection. Please read this Privacy Policy and any supplementary policies or notices in order to fully understand our policy regarding specific products or services.

 

1. How We Collect and Use Your Personal Data

Personal data means any information which alone or jointly with other information can be used to identify a natural person. Such data includes your name, contact address, ID number, phone number, account, and IP address and time through which and when you use the Community. The data will be collected when you use the Community. We collect and use your personal data only for the purposes stated in this Policy. We may use your personal data to send you information about products and services that you may be interested in. The following describes the personal data that we may collect and how we use such data.

 

1.1 Personal Data We Collect

1.1.1 Personal Data Provided to Us Directly

When you register an account and publish your profile, you need to provide information for the account, such as your email address, mailing address, and phone number. When you modify your account, use it for login, or communicate with us through other methods, you also provide us with some information. When you share content of the Community with your friends, you need to provide their contact information, such as their names, profile pictures of their accounts, phone numbers, and email addresses. You can also communicate and share with friends through some components of the Community. Measures are taken to ensure the security of all such communication. If you encounter any problems, please submit detailed error messages to us.

Personal data includes your username, password, nickname, gender, time zone, company name, mood messages, email address for registration, email address for contact, real name, phone number, mailing address, postcode and IP address.

 

1.1.2 Information Required for Community Services

To provide you with product support and other services related to the Community, we may collect system and application information about the device where you access the Community. Information includes the operating system name, IP address, and cookies.

 

1.1.3 Data Configured in the Background System

The following data can be configured and checked in the background system by the system administrator:

IP address for login, locked user accounts, numbers of posts and highlighted posts, IP address for registration, last access time, last IP address accessed, size of attachments, and number of friends

 

1.1.4 Log Information

When you use a service, we will log information about your operations, such as the IP address, date and time, URL, account, module accessed, submitted data, and search terms entered.

 

1.1.5 Your Personal Data from Third Parties

As permitted by law, we may also obtain data from public and commercial sources and third-party social network services. For example, when you use a social network (QQ, WeChat, or LinkedIn) account to log in to the Community, we will record your login account.

 

1.2 How We Use Your Personal Data

To provide secure, smooth, effective, and personalized user experience, we use your personal data for the following purposes:

n  Contacting you, alerting you to community activities that may interest you, inviting you to participate in surveys, and sending you other information with your consent. (If you do not want to receive such information, you can opt out at any time.)

n  Providing you with the functions and services of the Community as well as related customer support services.

n  Sending you notifications about service updates and other information.

n  Verifying your identity, specialty, and region. For details, see 1.1 Personal Data We Collect.

n  Improving our communication with you.

n  Improving our services through internal audit and data analysis.

n  Improving user experience and service quality.

n  Dealing with disputes related to the Community and arising during the use of the platform.

n  Synchronizing, sharing, and storing the data you upload or download and the data needed for upload and download.

n  Improving our anti-fraud mechanism and system.

n  Providing judicial assistance.

n According to your personal data and historical browsing, downloading, feedback, and other data, we will generate user portraits, to recommend information you may be interested in.

 

1.3 Location-based Services

When you access certain location-based services (for example, recommendations based on your region), Huawei may collect, use, and process your device's precise or fuzzy location. This is necessary for Huawei to provide the aforementioned services.

We may ask you which applications you want location-based services to be enabled for. You can choose not to share your location data by turning off location-based services on your device.

 

1.4 Collection and Use of Non-identifiable Data

Non-identifiable data refers to data that cannot be used to identify an individual. For example, Huawei may collect summarized statistics such as the website access count. Huawei collects this data to understand how people use its website, products and services. This allows Huawei to improve its services to better satisfy customer needs. Huawei may, at its own discretion, collect, use, process, transfer or disclose non-identifiable data for other purposes.

We endeavor to keep your personal data and non-identifiable data separate, and use each independently. If personal data is combined with non-identifiable data, it will be treated as personal data.

 

2. Cookies and Similar Technologies

2.1 Cookies

To ensure that our websites function properly, we sometimes store small data files known as cookies on computers or mobile devices. A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a web server. Only the server that creates the cookie can retrieve or read the cookie's contents. Each cookie is unique to your web browser or mobile application. Cookies usually contain an identifier, the site name and some numbers and characters. Cookies allow websites to store data, such as your user preferences.

Most large websites or Internet service providers enable cookies in order to improve their user experience. Cookies allow websites to remember users, either for a single visit (using a session cookie) or for repeated visits (using a persistent cookie). Cookies allow websites to store settings, such as language, font size and other viewing preferences for your computers or mobile devices. This means that user preferences do not need to be re-configured on each visit. If a website does not use cookies, it will treat its users as new visitors each time they open a page. For example, if you log in on a website and move to another page, the website will not recognize you, and you will be logged out again.

Huawei does not use cookies for any purposes other than those specified in this Policy. You can manage or delete cookies according to your preferences. For more information, see AboutCookies.org. You can clear all cookies stored on your computer and most web browsers can be configured to block cookies. However, if you do so, you may have to manually change your user settings every time you visit our websites. For more information on how to change your browser settings, please visit the following links: <Internet Explorer>, <Google Chrome>, <Mozilla Firefox>, <Safari>, and<Opera>.

 

2.2 Web Beacons and Pixel Tags

In addition to cookies, we may also use other similar technologies on our websites, such as web beacons and pixel tags. For example, when you receive an email from Huawei, it may contain a click-through URL which links to a Huawei web page. If you click the link, Huawei will track your visit to help us learn about your preferences for products and services and improve our customer services. A web beacon is a transparent graphic image embedded on a website or in an email. We use pixel tags in emails to find out whether an email is opened. You can unsubscribe from the mailing list of Huawei at any time if you do not want to be tracked in this manner.

 

2.3 Do Not Track

Many web browsers have the Do Not Track function which sends Do Not Track requests to websites. Currently, major Internet standards organizations have not established policies to specify how websites should cope with these requests. If you enable the Do Not Track function in your browser, all Huawei websites will respect your selection.

 

3. How We Disclose Your Personal Data

We will not sell your personal data to third parties but we may disclose your personal data under the following circumstances:

Disclosures with explicit consent: After obtaining your explicit approval, Huawei may share your personal data with other parties.

Disclosures to Huawei affiliates: Your personal data may be shared with Huawei's affiliates. As a matter of policy, we will only disclose data that is necessary.

Disclosures to authorized partners: Some Huawei services are provided by our partners. Huawei may share some of your personal data with its partners. Your personal data may only be processed for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes, and only the data that is necessary to offer a service shall be disclosed. Huawei subsidiaries or partners are not authorized to use shared personal data for any other purposes.

Disclosures on legal or reasonable grounds: Huawei may disclose your personal data if required by the law, legal proceedings, litigation or public and governmental authorities. In some jurisdictions, your personal data may also be disclosed to transaction parties if Huawei is involved in a reorganization, merger or insolvency and liquidation proceedings. Huawei may also disclose your data where reasonable need can be demonstrated, such as to enforce its terms and conditions and to protect its customers.

 

4. How to Access or Modify Your Personal Data

 

Under Huawei's terms and conditions, you can manage your personal data, such as your account information, at any time. It is your responsibility to ensure that all personal data submitted to Huawei is correct and complete without any false, exaggerated, or any other untrue information. Please note that if you cannot or are unwilling to provide complete and correct information or personal data related to position requirements, you shall be responsible for any consequences incurred. According to relevant laws and policies, Huawei will provide methods for you to access, check, and modify your personal data. Huawei may verify your identity before you access or modify your personal data. For security, you may be asked to submit your request in writing. You also have the right to delete or modify any of your data that we hold. Huawei will respond to your requests as soon as possible. If the deletion or modification of your personal data will render any related services unavailable to you, Huawei will inform you of the risks. If you want to submit the requests described above, please send your request to e.support@huawei.com. We may decline the request if we have reasonable grounds to believe that the request is deceptive, infeasible or does not comply with local laws and regulations.

 

5. How We Protect Your Personal Data

We understand the importance of personal data protection and treat this matter seriously. As permitted by laws and regulations, Huawei attempts to retain your personal data only within the time period required for recruitment. Huawei takes reasonable organizational and technical measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, disclosure, use, modification, damage, or loss. For example, we use cryptographic technologies for data confidentiality, protection mechanisms to prevent attacks, and access control mechanisms to permit only authorized access to your personal data. We also provide training on security and privacy protection for employees to raise their awareness of personal data protection. Huawei is committed to protecting your personal data, but please note that no security measure is perfect. If, through no fault of Huawei, your personal data is accessed, disclosed, used, modified, damaged, or lost without your authorization, Huawei is free of any legal liability. You agree and consent that Huawei is exempted from liabilities in the following circumstances:

n  Government agencies, including but not limited to the tax authorities, security service organizations, police, courts, and procurator offices, require Huawei to disclose your personal information in accordance with legitimate authority and legal procedures.

n  You disclose your user account and password to others or share registered accounts with others, leading to personal information disclosure.

n  Force majeure, such as Year 2000 Problem, hacker attacks, computer virus attacks, and government actions, causes temporary network closure or other events affecting normal network operation, resulting in personal information being disclosed, lost, stolen, or tampered with.

n  Any website linked with this website causes personal information leakage. Huawei is irresponsible for legal disputes and consequences resulting therefrom.

 

6. International Transfers of Your Personal Data

Huawei is a multinational company, which means that your personal data collected by Huawei may be processed or accessed in countries or regions where you use products or services, or in other countries or regions where Huawei or its affiliates, subsidiaries, or service providers are located. Data protection laws may differ in these countries and regions. In circumstances such as these, Huawei will take measures to ensure that the collected personal data is processed in compliance with this Policy and applicable laws of the countries and regions where the data is stored. To this end, Huawei may use various legal mechanisms including standardizing contract terms, requesting your consent for cross-border personal data transfers, and implementing security measures such as data anonymity before data transfer.

 

7. Privacy Protection for Juveniles

Our products, websites, and services are primarily intended for adults. Children are not allowed to create their own user accounts without the consent of parents or guardians. When a child's personal data is collected with parental consent, we will only use or disclose this data if the law permits it, if explicit permission is given by parents or guardians, or if it is necessary to protect the child.

If Huawei learns that it has collected a child's personal data without first obtaining verifiable parental consent, it will take steps to delete the data within the shortest possible delay.

 

8. About Third Parties

To ensure better user experience and services, Huawei may ask third parties to join us or to play a dominant role in certain services. Huawei cannot control the privacy practices and data protection policies of third parties, who are not subject to this Policy. When you submit personal information to such third parties, please read and refer to their privacy protection policies, and choose whether to use the links, view the contents and/or access the products or services provided by third parties.

 

9. Updates to This Policy

This Policy may be modified or updated from time to time. We will notify you of the modification and updates by noticeable and applicable channels and means. We also recommend that you visit our website (http://forum.huawei.com/enterprise/zh/index.html) for the latest release of the Privacy Policy.For more information, please read the <Huawei Privacy Policy>.

 

 

10. How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions, please email e.support@huawei.com.

 

Last updated: April 26, 2018

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