Privacy Politic Statement

First, we thank you for visiting our Website. At Velvet Group Ltd., we collect and manage user data according to the following Privacy Policy, with the goal of incorporating our agency values: transparency, accessibility, sanity, usability. This document is part of velvetgroup.com (the “Website”), you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Data Collected

We collect anonymous data from every visitor of the Website to monitor traffic and fix bugs. For example, we collect information like web requests, the data sent in response to such requests, the Internet Protocol address, the browser type, the browser language, and a timestamp for the request.

We also use a few cookies to remember your preferences when interacting with the website. For completing contact forms or newsletter sign up, we take the information that you've typed into the form and store this securely on the server in our CMS. For your information, Cookies are small digital signature files that are stored by your web browser that allow your preferences to be recorded when visiting the website. Also they may be used to track your return visits to the website.

Use of the Data

We only use your personal information to provide you Velvet services or to communicate with you about the services or the Website. We employ industry standard techniques to protect against unauthorized access of data about you that we store, including personal information. We do not share personal information you have provided to us without your consent.

Velvet Group is operated from China. If you are visiting the Website from outside China, you agree to any processing of any personal information you provide us according to this policy.

Velvet Group Ltd. offers a newsletter. The newsletter, which gives the latest blog news, is e-mailed to persons who have asked to receive it. The only information we need to provide you with this service is your e-mail address. You can request, change or cancel your subscription at any moment simply by writing to us.

Sharing of Data

We don't share your personal information with third parties. Only aggregated, anonymized data is periodically transmitted to external services to help us improve the Velvet Website and service. We currently use Google Analytics (traffic analysis, SEO optimization) and Mailchimp (mailing list management). We listed below what data these third parties extract exactly. Feel free to check out their own Privacy Policies to find out more.

  Google Analytics: anonymous (ad serving domains, browser type, demographics, language settings, page views, time/date), pseudonymous (IP address)

  Mailchimp: name and email of our beta subscription list

We also use social buttons provided by services like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Sina Weibo. Your use of these third party services is entirely optional. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of these third party services, and you are responsible for reading and understanding those third party services’ privacy policies.

Other Website

This website may contain links to other websites. Should you use these links to gain access to the external sites, you have vacated this website which means that the Privacy Policy of this site no long applies. Velvet Group is not responsible for the content or any privacy practices of third party websites.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of July 1, 2013. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. If we change it, we will post the then-current Privacy Policy on this page. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective as of the day they are posted.