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Privacy & Cookie Policy

Effective August 19, 2023

Our privacy & cookie policy discusses the information we collect about visitors to the China Leadership Monitor’s (CLM) website and how we use that information for website analytics and functionality. 


We do not host advertisements on the website nor advertise on other platforms.


Which types of cookies does CLM use?

We use strictly necessary, functionality, and analytics cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies will always be enabled. They are required for the website to function.

  • Functionality cookies make sure we remember your preferences. If you enable them, we will know not to display a cookie banner each time you visit our website.

  • Analytics cookies allow us to collect device information – we cover what information this involves below.

  • We do not use marketing cookies, as we do not advertise or sell to advertisers.

    • While our cookie banner still allows you to toggle consent for marketing cookies, this is simply a limitation of the cookie banner we use.


What device information does CLM collect when analytics cookies are enabled?

If you opt-in to the use of analytics cookies, the information we collect about your device includes, but is not limited to,

  • the browser your device used to access the website,

  • device attributes (iOS, Android, Macintosh, Windows, etc.),

  • how your device arrived on our website (organic search, referral, social media, directly, etc.), and

  • your device’s generalized location (IP addresses are not logged nor stored).


This information is aggregated and anonymized. It can never personally identify you.


For users inside the European Union (EU), your data is stored in servers located in the EU.


What personal information does CLM collect?

When you register for our mailing list, we only collect the information you place into our form, namely your email address and name, if your name is connected to your email address. We do not collect any other personally identifiable information.


What information does CLM collect about those on its mailing list?

For users subscribed to our mailing list, we collect information such as whether you have opened an email, clicked on a link within an email, or shared our email campaign via social media.


How does CLM protect my information?

Our website is hosted on the platform. provides us with an online platform that allows us to host our website and conduct email campaigns for our quarterly issues and occasional announcements. Your data may be stored through’s data storage, databases, and the general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 


We also use Google Analytics to conduct basic analyses of user behavior to improve our website. Google Analytics also stores data on secure servers behind a firewall


When using or Google Analytics, we only access these platforms through two-factor authenticated accounts adhering to cybersecurity best practices. 


We cannot guarantee against data breaches, however, which may expose your email address information. If we discover a data breach has occurred, we will alert you as soon as possible.


Can I delete or request my personal information?

Yes, of course. Contact to delete or request your personal information.


What about updates to the CLM privacy & cookie policy?

We reserve the right to modify our privacy policy at any time, with changes taking effect as the policy is posted. Please check our policy at your leisure. We will also notify you of material changes to our policy through the contact information you have given us, if any.


Can I have more information about cookies?

Visit All About Cookies for more information.


To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit this link:

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