Internet Media Group and The African Digital Week conferences respect your privacy.
Our legal status under European Union data protection law is that of a data controller and in this capacity, we will securely store and process your personal information which you have provided to us. Data controller is a legal term used in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to signify who decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
Internet Media Group Conferences collects information that individual visitors provide voluntarily. Some of this information is collected because it is useful in connection with Internet Media Group Conferences’ objectives, which include:
In connection with your use of this website, Internet Media Group Conferences may collect and store your personal data. Personal data is information that can be used to identify you specifically, such as your name, employer, physical address, email address, telephone number, picture, and education and work history. It relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”).
Internet Media Group Conferences may collect and store personal data in various places throughout its websites connected with an application to attend a conference. Personal data may also be collected and stored if you provide it elsewhere in the course of a visit to our Websites, such as while requesting for information from Internet Media Group Conferences.
HOW IS YOUR DATA PROCESSED, STORED AND KEPT SECURE?
Your personal data will be processed in Bulgaria. When you submit your details in whichever country you are situated you agree to the information being processed in Bulgaria.
The websites and our servers, wherever they are based, have appropriate technical and organizational measures in place to protect against the unauthorized or unlawful use of your personal data as well as the accidental loss, destruction or damage of your personal data whilst under our control.
However, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.
Internet Media Group Conferences complies with its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.
HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
In addition to the described below, we may use your personal data to:
If you apply to attend a conference, we will collect personal data to facilitate that process. Such information may include your contact details, such as your name, institution, physical address, email address, and telephone number. This is so that we can contact you and process your application.
If your application is approved, you are expected to register and pay as soon as possible, to confirm your attendance. To facilitate payment by debit card, Internet Media Group Conferences uses a third-party payment processor who collects your payment and billing information — e.g., your debit card number and billing address — who will use such information to process your payments.
If you are accepted to a conference, we will use your personal data to:
We also may share personal data (other than payment information) of conference attendees with the other delegates of the conference. The purpose of this is to enable conference attendees to contact each other before and after the conference, for networking purposes, in furtherance of one aspect of Internet Media Group Conferences’ mission.
Participation as a chairperson or speaker
If you speak or chair sessions in our conferences, we may post your personal data on the relevant page of the website, such as your name, employer, and your photograph if you have provided one.
WHAT IS THE LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
The legal basis for processing your personal data is included in Articles 1 and 2 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These include the following:
Article 1: Lawfulness of processing
Processing shall be lawful only if and to the extent that at least one of the following applies:
Article 2: Processing special categories of personal data
Processing of personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation is not allowed, unless one of the following applies:
Personal data referred to in paragraph 1 may be processed for the purposes referred to in point (h) when those data are processed by or under the responsibility of a professional subject to the obligation of professional secrecy under European Union or Member State law or rules established by national competent bodies or by another person also subject to an obligation of secrecy under European Union or Member State law or rules established by national competent bodies.
DO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH ANYONE ELSE?
We may disclose your personal information to partners of Internet Media Group Conferences who supply us services or are our partners in the organization of a conference, and who need to process personal information in the provision of any services or tasks related to an event. When register to a conference organized by Internet Media Group Conferences, you are consenting to the disclosure of your personal information to Internet Media Group Conferences’ partners who may provide such goods and services under contract and guarantee to our satisfaction that they have sufficiently robust processes in place to ensure the security of your personal information whilst it is in their care.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
We may disclose depersonalized data (such as aggregated statistics) about the users of our website to describe our sales, customers, traffic patterns and other site information to prospective partners, advertisers, investors and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes, but these statistics will include no personally-identifying information.
Under certain circumstances we may occasionally be required by law, court order or governmental authority to disclose certain types of personal information and we reserve the right to comply with any such legally binding request. Examples of the type of situation where this would occur would be:
Other than this, Internet Media Group Conferences will not disclose any of your personal information to any other third parties without your consent.
HOW LONG WILL WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
We will hold your personal information on our systems only for as long as is necessary. We do not delete the data we hold from you on our records if you attended a conference organized by Internet Media Group Conferences unless you request this. You are responsible for and control the periods for which you retain this data. Your data will be deleted as soon as you request us, and we will regularly ask for your consent to keep your data.
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Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights concerning your personal data:
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