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Last Modified: _ 17 May, 2018_

1. Scope

This Privacy Policy applies to information, including personal information, collected and used by Canadian Solar Inc. and its affiliated companies and subsidiaries (“Canadian Solar”).

1.  适用范围

     本隐私政策仅适用于Canadian Solar Inc.(以下简称阿特斯)的信息方面:包括由Canadian Solar Inc.及其附属公司及子公司收集并使用的个人信息。

2. Information collected by Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar may collect data and information about you such as name, surname, company, contact details, email, IP address, your request data, and any other data you provide us and /or that will be needed to install our business relationship.

Data may be collected from a variety of sources, including:

          Information we collect from you directly via email, phone, letter, fax and any other means;

          Information we collect about you when you call us, visit our sites, use our mobile applications or services, or view our online advertisements;

          Information we collect about you from other sources, such as commercially available sources.

2.  阿特斯 如何收集信息



3. Use of data

All the information Canadian Solar collects about you may be combined to improve our communications with you and to develop world-class products and services. Canadian Solar will use the information collected to:

          provide the products and services you request (newsletter, guarantee on products, quotations, offers etc.);

          evaluate our potential or existing commercial relationship and your ability to perform the contract based on our legitimate interest to do so;

          conduct marketing and sales activities (including generating leads, pursuing marketing prospects, performing market research, determining and managing the effectiveness of our advertising and marketing campaigns and managing our brand);

          operate, evaluate and improve our business (such as by administering, enhancing and improving our products and services; developing new products and services; managing our communications and customer relationships; performing accounting, auditing, billing, reconciliation and collection activities);

          maintain and enhance the safety and security of our products, services, network services, information resources and employees.

Where required by applicable law, Canadian Solar will obtain your consent for the processing of your personal information for direct marketing purposes.

The legal basis for Canadian Solar processing your personal information as described above will typically be one of the following:

          Your consent;

          Performance of a contract with you or a relevant party;

          Our legitimate business interests; or

          Compliance with our legal obligation.

Data will be retained by Canadian Solar only for a period as it may be considered necessary according to applicable laws and reasonable business practices.

3.   数据使用


      根据相适用的法律要求,针对直接市场目的的个人信息处理时, 阿特斯须获得您的同意。



4. Disclosure of Data to Third Parties

Canadian Solar does not sell or otherwise disclose personal information about you except as described here or at the time of collection.

          Canadian Solar may share personal information within the Canadian Solar Group for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

          Canadian Solar may share personal information with service providers Canadian Solar has retained to perform services on our behalf (such as payment processing, order fulfillment, customer support and data analytics). These service providers are contractually required to safeguard the information provided to them and are restricted from using or disclosing such information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements.

          Canadian Solar may share personal information with our joint marketing partners and other business partners for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

          Canadian Solar may share personal information about you to a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of if assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by Canadian Solar about our customers is among the assets transferred.

    Canadian Solar may disclose personal information about you (1) if we are required or permitted to do so by applicable law or legal process (such as a court order), (2) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials to comply with a legitimate legal request, (3) when we believe disclosure is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, (4) to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights, (5) in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual fraud or illegal activity or (6) otherwise with your consent.

4.   向第三方披露数据

      除了以下情形或在收集时,阿特斯不会向第三方出售或以其他形式披露您的个人信息: 基于本隐私政策描述的目的,阿特斯可能在其集团内披露您的个人信息。阿特斯可能会向阿特斯授权的服务商披露您的个人信息(如付款进程、订单执行、客户支持、数据分析)。这些服务商有合同义务保护您的信息,他们仅在代表我们为您提供服务或遵循法律要求时使用或披露您的个人信息。

5. Data Transfers

Canadian Solar may transfer the personal information Canadian Solar collects and store such data in other countries, including China, Canada and the U.S., which may have different data protection laws than the country in which the information was provided. If we do so, we will transfer the personal information only for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. To the extent required by applicable law, when we transfer your personal information to recipients in other countries, we will take adequate measures to protect that information.

5.   数据转移


6. Your rights

You are entitled to see the information Canadian Solar holds about you. You can also request changes to be made to incorrect information. You can ask for information to be deleted or blocked if you think that Canadian Solar should not be processing that information, or is processing it incorrectly.

It is your responsibility to keep your personal information up to date so that accurate records can be maintained.

6.   您的权利


7. Links to Third-Party Sites and Social Media

Canadian Solar sites may include links to third party sites. Canadian Solar does not control these third party sites, and we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every site you visit.

Canadian Solar sites may also have “plugins” (such as the Facebook “Like” button) to third-party sites or offer login (such as log in with Facebook) through a third-party account. Third-party plugins and login features, including their loading, operation and use, are governed by the privacy policy and terms of the third-party providing them. 

7.  第三方链接及社交媒体



8. Changes to this Policy

Please check this privacy policy periodically to inform yourself of any change. The date this privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of this page.

8.   隐私政策的更新


9. Cookies, domain names and web beacons

Canadian Solar's website server automatically records "Visitor Information" based on your activity on the Website, through the use of "IP addresses" (as described below) or "Cookies" (as described below) or other industry-standard techniques, such as domain names or web beacons. Canadian Solar may use Visitor Information, including user behavior, user experience, user equipment and the computing and Internet environment, to improve the performance of the Website. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our website.

Canadian Solar uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, when e.g. technical breakdowns occur in Europe, it may be necessary for the full IP address to be transmitted to and shortened by a Google server in the United States. On behalf of Canadian Solar, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage to Canadian Solar. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software or by using the browser plug-in available under the following link Download and install:

We also may use automated data collection technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). Some web browsers permit you to broadcast a signal to websites and online services indicating a preference that they “do not track” your online activities. At this time, we do not honor such signals and we do not modify what information we collect or how we use that information based upon whether such signal is broadcast or received.

9.   域名与网络信标

      阿特斯通过使用(IP) 地址、“Cookie”和其他行业标准技术(如域名、网络信标),自动保留您浏览网站的“访客信息”。阿特斯可能会使用访客信息:包括用户行为、用户体验、用户设备信息及电脑运算和网络环境,以提高阿特斯网站的性能。您可以通过激活浏览器上的设置拒绝接受浏览跟踪。然而, 如果您选择该设置就可能无法访问我们网站的某些内容。除非您重新调整您的浏览器设置,以便拒绝cookies,否则当您将浏览器导向我们的网站是,我们的系统将发出Cookies.

      阿特斯使用Google Analytics,由谷歌公司(“谷歌”)提供的网络分析服务。Google Analytics使用称作“cookies”的存储在您电脑中且被允许分析您对网站的使用情况的文本文件。通过cookie生成的关于您使用网站的信息通常会被传输到并存储在位于美国的Google服务器上。您的IP地址会被事先缩短,因为谷歌与欧盟成员国或其他缔约国有相应的欧洲经济区协议。只有在特殊情况下,如当在欧洲发生技术故障,才有必要传输完整的IP地址,并由位于美国的Google服务器进行缩短。谷歌将代表阿特斯,使用这些信息对您的网站使用进行评估,编制报告并向阿特斯提供其他关于网站使用和网络使用的服务。Google Analytics 提供的IP地址作为Google Analytics的一部分,并不合并到Google其他数据中去。您可以通过设置您的浏览器软件或通过下载、安装并使用浏览器插件来阻止cookies的存储:


10. Canadian Solar Protection of Information

Canadian Solar takes adequate security measures to protect all Information collected from unauthorized access, maintaining data accuracy and enabling the correct use of Information.

10.  信息保护


11. Commercial information and minors

Our websites are intended to provide commercial information and to collect data only from commercial operators and it is not intended to be used by minors under 18 years of age. No one under age 18 may provide any information to or on the websites. If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on our websites or on or through any of its features. If we learn we have collected or received personal data from a child under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.

11.  商业信息及未成年人


12. Accessing your data and Privacy Complaint

If you have any Complaint about this Policy, the practices of this Website, or if you want to exercise any of the rights that you are given under this Policy or under European General Data Protection Regulation, you may contact us by sending a letter or email to:

Canadian Solar Inc.

Attn. Data Protection Officer

545 Speedvale Avenue West

Guelph, Ontario.

Canada N1K 1E6


Or contact your local Data Privacy Authority.

12.  访问您的个人数据及投诉


Canadian Solar Inc.

Attn. Data Protection Officer

545 Speedvale Avenue

West Guelph, Ontario.

Canada N1K 1E6