Private Policy, use of cookies, protecting confidentiality and personal data

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Tibet Post International TPI ( respects the privacy of all those who use the services we provide on this website. We have a straightforward policy that will not knowingly disclose any personal information about our users unless we first obtain their permission, except as required by law. By using the TPI news website, you consent to the collection and use of your information in accordance with this policy.

Use of Cookies

A "cookie" is a file sent to your browser by a web server and stored on your computer; it contains data that websites use to identify you as a unique user.

Companies that advertise on our site may collect information from you if you click on their advertisements or access their sites. They may do this by using cookies. Due to the way the Internet operates, we cannot control this collection of information. Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can change the settings of your browser to refuse all cookies or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to your computer, giving you the choice whether to accept it or not.

If you have any questions or concerns about the way in which information is collected or used by another site, then you should contact whoever is responsible for that site directly.

What Information does the TPI Website Collect?

TPI, through its website, does not collect any personal information about you (such as your name or email address) except when you specifically and knowingly provide that information. We do keep a record of the IP addresses from which users access our site. This data is used by us for internal administration and to analyze the way in which people use our site so that we can keep improving the services we offer. This data also provides us with anonymous and broad demographic information about those using our site.

Does TPI Website Disclose Information to Anyone Else?

We may share information about the use of our site ( with advertisers, sponsors, content providers, and other third parties. However, we only disclose aggregate, anonymous information about our users and will not disclose any personally identifiable information to any third party without your express consent.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies.

For example, we may disclose the total number of visitors, including "hits" the site receives, or how often the average user visits our site. Please be aware, however, that we will release any specific personal information we may hold about you if required by law.


We receive and reply to emails from readers, supporters, and other users on a regular basis. For record-keeping purposes, we retain copies of all incoming and outgoing emails. Information in the email we receive or send will not be disclosed to any third party without the permission of the sender, either express or implied, unless required by law.


The TPI Website contains a large number of links to external sites. Please be aware that these external sites are developed by people over whom we have no control, and we are not responsible for their privacy practices. This Privacy Policy applies only to the TPI Website. TPI also reminds you that we face constant threats from unknown organisations, including foreign government-supported or associated groups such as hacker groups, over which we have no control; therefore, we are not responsible for the cases and effects.

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy policy of any website you visit which collects personal information and to exercise discretion when providing such information.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time at our discretion and without notice. If we do, an updated version of this Privacy Policy will be made available on this site so that you remain aware of the data we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Further information

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, comments, or would like more information. Our email address is editor[at] This Privacy Statement is version 3.01 and replaces all previous versions. Policies and procedures aim to determine all major decisions and actions, and all activities take place within the boundaries set by them.