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ALIBABA GROUP INTERNATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT INFORMATION REQUEST GUIDE

This Guide is intended for law enforcement agencies outside of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) seeking user information regarding users of certain platforms operated by subsidiaries of the Alibaba Group Holding Limited (“Alibaba Group”) (“User Information”).  Alibaba Group’s principal business operations and operating subsidiaries are based in the PRC, though our websites and certain products and services may be available in other jurisdictions around the world.

 

This Guide is subject to change without notice. This Guide is applicable to requests from law enforcement agencies only.  Nothing in this Guide shall be used to create any legal obligations or any enforceable rights against Alibaba Group or change Alibaba Group’s legal defenses.  Alibaba Group reserves all rights to the interpretation and application of this Guide.

 

  1. General

 

Alibaba Group understands there will be times when our assistance will be required to assist law enforcement agencies in the performance of their duties.  Alibaba is committed to the highest standards of business conduct in our relationships with our users, customers, suppliers, and business partners.  We strive to be a good citizen and conduct ourselves in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations while respecting the privacy of our users, customers, suppliers, and business partners.

                                                                                                          

In observing the above values and principles, except as provided below, Alibaba Group will not disclose or release User Information without a valid, legally binding  request (such as a subpoena, search warrant, court order, or other legal process) (“Request”) served on the appropriate contact through proper channels.  Alibaba Group reserves its right to reject, in whole or in part, User Information Requests that conflict with PRC and other applicable laws and regulations or that are otherwise inappropriate.

 

  1. Applicable Platforms and Operating Entities

 

This Guide applies to several e-commerce platforms (“Platforms”).   A Request for User Information must be served on the appropriate contact for the Platform with which the requested User Information is associated.  For your convenience, please refer to the table below for each Platform’s contact information.

 

Platform

Contact Information

1688.com

Hangzhou Alibaba Advertising Co., Ltd.

5/F, Block No. 1

No. 699 Wangshang Road

Binjiang District

Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310052, PRC

Attn: International Legal Department

alibaba.com

Alibaba.com Hong Kong Limited

26/F, Tower One, Times Square

1 Matheson Street

Causeway Bay

Hong Kong SAR, PRC

Attn: International Legal Department

aliexpress.com

Alibaba.com Hong Kong Limited

26/F, Tower One, Times Square

1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay

Hong Kong SAR, PRC

Attn: International Legal Department

taobao.com

Zhejiang Taobao Network Co., Ltd.

Room 601, Block No. 1

969 West Wen Yi Road

Yuhang District

Hangzhou, Zhejiang 311121, PRC

Attn: International Legal Department

Tmall.com

Zhejiang Tmall Network Co., Ltd.

3F, Building No.3

168 Wuchang Street

Yuhang District

Hangzhou, Zhejiang 300013, PRC

Attn: International Legal Department

Tmall.hk

Taobao China Holding Limited

26/F, Tower One, Times Square

1 Matheson Street

Causeway Bay

Hong Kong SAR, PRC

Attn: International Legal Department

 

  1. Service of Requests

 

Alibaba Group does not maintain a specific agent for receipt of Requests for the Platforms.  Under applicable laws, and in particular, PRC laws and regulations, Requests generally must be served through the various legal and/or diplomatic channels recognized by the PRC and/or other relevant jurisdiction.  Such channels include, for example:

 

 

  1. Required Information

 

We require law enforcement agencies to provide us with the following before we can process any Request:

  1. Signed copy of the Request;
  2. Your full contact details, including but not limited to name, email address, telephone number, and physical address;
  3. Credentials for verifying your identity;
  4. Detailed identification information of the targeted person(s), including all known names, aliases, street addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, Platform IDs, and, if applicable, relevant listings and transactions;
  5. Detailed description of the User Information requested, including time frame;
  6. Statement of the nature of the investigations or proceedings for which the User Information is required; and
  7. Recitation of the applicable legal grounds for the Request.

 

  1. Information That May Be Disclosed

 

While we endeavor to assist you to the best of our ability, our ability to disclose information may vary based on the type of information requested and the Platform(s) involved as our ability is governed by PRC laws and regulations and/or the laws and regulations of other applicable jurisdictions.  If you have any questions regarding the type of information that a specific Platform may disclose, please address the corresponding contact listed in Section 2 above.

 

  1. Discretion In Emergencies

 

Subject to applicable laws and regulations, Alibaba Group reserves its right to voluntarily disclose User Information in response to urgent law enforcement requests in cases involving immediate threats to public safety or risk of harm to any person, provided that we are assured that an appropriate Request that meets the requirements recited in this Guide will follow promptly in due course.

 

  1. Cost Reimbursement

 

Alibaba Group reserves all rights to require any law enforcement agency to reimburse the costs incurred in responding to a Request.

 

For general questions not related to specific Request(s), User Information, or Platform(s), you may email enforcementenquiry@alibaba-inc.com.

 

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