Tsinghua SIGS Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement discloses the privacy practices for'Website'the official English website of Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School (Tsinghua SIGS). By using the Website, you are consenting to our collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Personal information we collect

'Personal information' refers to any kind of information related to an identified or identifiable natural person as electronically or otherwise recorded, excluding information that has been anonymized.

Tsinghua SIGS collects your personal information from a variety of sources, including the information you provide directly (e.g. when you contact us or complete the Tsinghua SIGS Weekly newsletter sign-up form on the Website, which asks you to provide your name [optional] and e-mail address [obligatory]) and information we generate about you in the course of our relationship with you (e.g. information collected from cookies, certain information regarding your use of the Website collected by us and third-party supplier Nanjing Sudi Technology Co., Ltd, such as your IP address).

We may receive personal information from third-party sources, both public and private —for example, news reports or our partners and service providers, which have access to personal information about you that we may not otherwise have  for example, when you sign up directly with that provider and may share some or all these information with us.).

Cookies and similar technologies

Whenever you visit or use our Website, we may use cookies and similar technologies (“Cookies”) to collect certain personal information (for example, your IP address) about you. Cookies are plain text files stored on computers or mobile devices by network servers. The contents of a cookie can only be retrieved or read by the server that created it. Each cookie is unique to your web browser or mobile application. Cookies usually contain identifiers, site names, and some numbers and characters. We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about Website traffic and Website interaction so that we can offer better Website experiences in the future. To find out more about cookies, visit

You can review your Internet browser settings to exercise choices you have for certain Cookies, or you can optout of the collection and use of some Cookies. If you disable or delete certain Cookies in your settings, you may not be able to use features of our Website.

How we use the information we obtain

We may use, disclose or otherwise handle the personal information described in this Privacy Statement for the following purposes:

  1. Operate, evaluate, develop, promote, and improve our organization;

  2. Comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements and our policies;

  3. Protect against, identify and prevent fraud, breach of confidence, cyber-attacks, theft of proprietary materials, and other unlawful activity;

  4. Operate, administer and improve the user’s experience of the Website in some cases;

  5. Send you (or produce) promotional materials, newsletters and other communications, including in visual and audio form (such as videos, podcasts and online seminars);

  6. Respond to your inquiries.

We will only process your personal information as necessary so that we can pursue the purposes described above. We do not sell the information we obtain. We may disclose your information to third parties under the following circumstances:

  1. Service Providers: We may share your information with third parties that help us provide services and/or products to you, support our operations, or to help fulfill our obligations.

  2. Required by Law: We may share your information with third parties to the extent we are required to do so by law, court order or other legal processes.

  3. De-Identified and Aggregate Information: We may use and disclose your information in an anonymized or aggregate form without limitation.

Retention and deletion of your information

We will retain your personal information for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out above, in accordance with relevant law and the regulation for acquiring the information. We will delete the information that we hold about you when we no longer need it or you contact us and explicitly ask us to delete your personal information.

International transfer of information

Much of our personal information processing takes place in China, though sometimes we or third parties with whom we share information may process information in other countries. The Personal Information Protection Law of the People's Republic of China and other countries may provide less protection than such laws in your relevant country. In the event we transfer your personal information outside your relevant country as part of our personal information processing, we rely where required on appropriate or suitable safeguards or specific legal provisions permitting such transfers under the relevant Law.

Information protection

We take administrative, technical and physical measures to protect personal information we obtain through the Website against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use. However, no protection measure or method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure.

Links to other websites

Our Website may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may operate independently from us. Linked websites may have their own privacy statement or policies, which we strongly suggest you review. To the extent any linked websites are not owned or controlled by us, we are not responsible for their content, any use of the websites, or the privacy practices of the websites.

Updates to the Statement

This Privacy Statement may be updated from time to time without prior notice to you. We will post the updated version on the Website.

Contact us

If you have any questions, comments, requests or concerns about this Statement or other privacy-related matters, you may contact us in the following ways:


*Address: Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, University Town of Shenzhen, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518055 P.R. China

Effective date

The effective date of this Statement is November 28, 2022.