Privacy Policy

Economist Panda (“Economist Panda”) operates and may operate other websites. It is Economist Panda’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.Website VisitorsLike most website operators, Economist Panda collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Economist Panda’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Economist Panda’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Economist Panda may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.Economist Panda also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blogs/sites. Economist Panda only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.Gathering of Personally-Identifying InformationCertain visitors to Economist Panda’s websites choose to interact with Economist Panda in ways that require Economist Panda to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Economist Panda gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Economist Panda are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Economist Panda collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Economist Panda. Economist Panda does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.Aggregated StatisticsEconomist Panda may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Economist Panda may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Economist Panda does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying InformationEconomist Panda discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Economist Panda’s behalf or to provide services available at Economist Panda’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Economist Panda’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Economist Panda will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Economist Panda discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Economist Panda believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Economist Panda, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Economist Panda website and have supplied your email address, Economist Panda may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Economist Panda and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Economist Panda takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.CookiesA cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Economist Panda uses cookies to help Economist Panda identify and track visitors, their usage of Economist Panda website, and their website access preferences. Economist Panda visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Economist Panda’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Economist Panda’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.Business TransfersIf Economist Panda, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Economist Panda goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Economist Panda may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.AdsAds appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Economist Panda and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.Privacy Policy ChangesAlthough most changes are likely to be minor, Economist Panda may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Economist Panda’s sole discretion. Economist Panda encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.