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This site uses Google Analytics to analyze our traffic and improve the site. What’s Weibo is an Amazon affiliate partner and sometimes – although very rarely – we place links to products we really like and recommend and, at zero extra cost to you, get a small percentage if you purchase. In order to do so, this site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymized tracking data to third-party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.


Who we are


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Log Data and Information Collection & Use



When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Website Visitors and Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Like most website operators, What’s on Weibo 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. What’s on Weibo’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website.

What’s on Weibo also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments (see ‘comments’).

Certain visitors to this site choose to interact with What’s on Weibo in ways that requires What’s on Weibo to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that What’s on Weibo gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a subscription at to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with What’s on Weibo are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, this site collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with What’s on Weibo.


▶︎ If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

▶︎ Third Parties. Some of the services and advertisements included on What’s on Weibo may be delivered or served by third-party companies (such as Google), which may collect information about your use of What’s on Weibo and its services.

These companies may place or recognize cookies, Web beacons or other technology to track certain non-personal information about our website users. For example, in the course of serving certain advertisements, an advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser in order to collect certain information about your use of What’s on Weibo. Read more about how Google uses information from sites or apps that use their services here.

We do not have access to, nor control over, these third parties’ use of cookies or other tracking technologies or how they may be used.

▶︎ We use web analytics services (Google Analytics) to help us understand how people use the site. Cookies allow web analytics services to recognize your browser or device and, for example, identify whether you have visited our website before, what you have previously viewed or clicked on, and how you found us. The information is anonymous and only used for statistical purposes, and it helps us to analyze patterns of user activity and to develop a better user experience. See the Google privacy and terms policy here.

▶︎ What’s on Weibo is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to and affiliated sites (you will clearly know where since these are very clear links to books or other relevant products). As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. These affiliate links are provided by third party services that may collect personal data from users or visitors, e.g. cookies and usage data. What’s on Weibo has no access or control over these cookies that may be used by third party advertisers.

▶︎ For more detailed information about cookies on this site and to change your cookie preferences, go to our dedicated cookie policy page here.

About our email newsletters

If you are a (free) subscriber & have opted-in to our newsletter, What’s on Weibo will send you email newsletters or promotional email about services offered by this site. You can choose not to receive messages in the future by following the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each email. We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission.

If you send us an email, we will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

More on data

This site runs through WordPress. By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone. If you leave a comment on this site, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Privacy policy changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, What’s on Weibo may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in What’s on Weibo’s sole discretion. This site encourages visitors to check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


Contact information


For any questions or comments over this form, you can reach What’s on Weibo at, also see our Contact Page.