USCBC Privacy Policy


Effective Date: August 2, 2018

Welcome to the US-China Business Council (“USCBC”) website. The US-China Business Council (USCBC) is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of approximately 200 American companies that do business with China. Founded in 1973, USCBC has provided unmatched information, advisory, advocacy, and program services to its members for over four decades. Through its offices in Washington, DC; Beijing; and Shanghai, USCBC is uniquely positioned to serve its members' interests in the United States and China.


USCBC values the privacy of individuals and their personal data, and has established the following Privacy Policy, which explains USCBC’s data processing activities as well as data protection and privacy rights that you may have in accordance with certain privacy and data protection laws and regulations.

This Policy explains our practices regarding the collection and use of personal information from our professional and corporate contacts who are our members, sponsors, event attendees, industry contacts, and other stakeholders (such as academics, investors, and policymakers), as well as information collected from registered users or other visitors to USCBC’s website, mobile site, and applications:

This Policy provides information on:

  • Personal Information Collected;
  • Use and Disclosure of Collected Information;
  • Information Security;
  • Communications;
  • International Audience;
  • Changes to the Policy; and
  • Your Rights and How to Contact Us.

This policy does not apply to the practices of third party companies that USCBC does not own or control, to third party websites (even if linked to our website), or to individuals that USCBC does not employ or manage.


Personal Information: We may collect your personal information to service your USCBC membership, in furtherance of USCBC’s mission statement provided above or for other legitimate business interests. Personal information we collect includes contact information (i.e., name, address, telephone number, email) that we receive through your membership subscription, from a referral, or as provided voluntarily to us, such as when you register for or sponsor a USCBC event, request our newsletter, submit a Press Inquiry or Contact Us form, provide payment for dues or conferences, or provide personal information through our website. The personal information we process is generally limited to contact information to communicate with or respond to requests from members and non-members, and payment information to process dues or fees. Occasionally, USCBC may request additional personal information from members to submit to a governmental entity in order to obtain security clearance for USCBC member meetings with government policymakers.

Website Information and Tracking Technologies: We also automatically collect information about your use of our website or online services. We use Google Analytics to collect information about use of this website. Google Analytics collects information, such as how often users visit this website, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other websites they used prior to coming to this website. We use the information we get from Google Analytics to improve our website. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics places a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

Children’s Privacy: This website and our online services are not intended for children. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 and in the event that we learn that a child under the age of 13 has provided information on our website, we will delete that information as soon as possible.


Third Party Service Providers, Agents, Contractors, or Partners: We do not share personal information with unaffiliated third parties for those third parties’ own purposes. We may, however, share personal information with our third-party service providers, agents, contractors, or partners in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for or with USCBC. This includes services such as sending email messages, managing data, hosting our databases, or providing data processing services. These service providers, agents, contractors, or partners are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for USCBC.

With Other Members or USCBC Event Attendees: We may provide methods for members or USCBC event attendees to communicate with each other for business, networking or educational purposes. We do not pre-approve or monitor communications between members or event attendees directly. Please note that any such interactions are not governed by this Policy.

As Required by Law or for the Protection of Others: We may disclose information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, such as to respond to a subpoena or similar legal process, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website, to limit our legal liability, and to protect our rights or to protect the rights, property, or safety of visitors of this website or the public, and to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or regulatory authorities.

Business Transfers: We may transfer or share a copy of personal information about you in the event that USCBC goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another entity, or selling a portion of its assets. You will be notified via email or prominent notice on our website prior to a change of ownership or control of your personal information, if your personal information will be used contrary to this policy. Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to interfere with the ability of USCBC to transfer all or part of its assets to an affiliate or independent third party at any time, for any purpose, without any limitation.

California Privacy Rights: Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents are entitled to request information relating to whether a business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. That notice will identify the categories of information shared and will include a list of the third parties and affiliates with which it was shared, along with their names and addresses. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, or have any further questions about our policy, please submit your request to the email address below.


USCBC endeavors to protect personal information in its possession and uses technical and organizational security measures and safeguards to help protect your information. However, USCBC cannot guarantee the security of personal information. Your member account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You should help to prevent unauthorized access to your account by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.

We retain personal information of members for purposes of providing membership services. Any sensitive personal information that USCBC collects from members for government security clearances for meetings with policymakers is destroyed immediately upon the meeting for which such information was collected. We retain personal information of non-members in order to better service these individuals who may attend USCBC events, share common interests, become USCBC members, or for other similar legitimate business interests. We will expunge personal information of non-members after it is no longer needed for the purpose it was retained in compliance with USCBC retention policies and any legitimate need or legal requirement to maintain the data.


For USCBC members, we may use your information to communicate with you to provide membership services, including newsletters, notifications about relevant industry news and USCBC activities (such as meetings and events). For non-members, we may send you USCBC or industry news and information, notifications of USCBC events, or other information that you may sign up for on our homepage. If, at any time, you would like to unsubscribe from our mailing lists, you may contact us at the email address below or follow the instructions to unsubscribe at the bottom of our emails.


When you use our website or provide personal information to USCBC, that information is shared with USCBC’s US and China offices. Please do not use our website if you do not agree to the transfer and processing of your personal information by USCBC to those offices or are otherwise prohibited under your local law from providing information to USCBC.


We may update this Privacy Policy and will place any updates on our website with a “last updated” date at the top of the Policy. We will inform you of any material changes to the Privacy Policy.


You may have certain rights under applicable law, including the right to access or for USCBC to update, rectify or delete the information we have on you, as well as the right to object or restrict our data processing activities. As noted above, you have the right to reject cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings. However, please be aware that if you set your browser to reject cookies, certain features on the sites may not operate as intended. You also have the right to unsubscribe from communications at any time by emailing us at the contact below or following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of our emails. If you have any comments, questions, concerns or complaints about how we are processing your information, please contact us at the email below. If we are unable to address your concerns, you also have the right to challenge our data processing decisions with a supervisory authority.

If you have any comments, questions or concerns, or would like to exercise your data protection rights as described in this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected]