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At Akabo Media we take privacy very seriously. Throughout the data collection process, all necessary steps are taken to ensure that data is used only according to the purposes that we have clearly stated.

How to contact us

FAO Database Manager. Akabo Media. The Foundry, 156 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8EN

Database.Manager@akabomedia.co.uk

Purposes for which information is collected

Akabo Media Ltd, our parent company, may use your data for two purposes. First, for the purpose of providing any service requested by you. Second, for the purpose of direct marketing by Akabo Media Ltd publications, events and surveys or relevant third parties on the basis of “legitimate interest”. You must actively give your consent for this at the time the information is collected.

What personal data do we collect

You do not have to give us any individual information in order to use our websites. However, if you wish to register to attend an exhibition we will collect the following personal information from you:

  • Name, company email address, company postal address, telephone number, job title and employer

If you wish to register for one of our publications or another event we will collect the following information

  • Name, company email address, company postal address, telephone number, job title and employer, method of payment (if applicable)

We will keep a record of any financial transaction you make with us if applicable but we do not directly collect, process or store your debit or credit card information. Online payments made through this website are processed securely by Jonas Event Technology – please see their privacy policy here for more information https://jonas.events/legal/privacy.

You may also choose to provide additional voluntary information in the course of your use of this website.

In addition, we may automatically collect information about the website that you came from or are going to. We also collect information about the pages of this website which you visit, IP addresses, the type of browser you use and the times you access this website. However, this information is aggregated and is not used to identify you.

We also use aggregated information so we can administer and improve our website, analyse trends, gather broad demographic information and detect suspicious or fraudulent transactions. We may pass this information to third parties.

Third party data

Akabo Media obtain the following individual information from carefully selected 3rd party data suppliers:

  • Name, company email address, company postal address, telephone number, job title and employer

We will use this information to send you personalised, relevant communications which may be of interest to you. This may include information about Akabo Media publications, events and surveys or relevant third parties on the basis of “legitimate interest”

How we look after your data

We may employ the services of third party service providers to help us in certain areas, such as website hosting, registration, maintenance, call centre operation. In some cases the third party may receive your information. However, at all times, we will control and be responsible for the use of your information.

We retain your data for as long as is necessary to provide you with information on our events and publications. When you have not engaged in any way with us for 18 months we will remove your information from our database

When you allow your badge to be scanned by an exhibitor, sponsor or speaker when at any Akabo Media event, you will be providing the exhibitor, sponsor or speaker with your personal data which they may use to contact you about their products or services please be aware they may transfer this data outside of the European Economic Area for these reasons.

Your right to ‘opt out’

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act, all data subjects have the right to ‘opt out’ of direct marketing campaigns. If you previously gave consent for data to be used and wish to opt out later, you can inform us in writing or by email via the contact details above. Data submitted via this website will then not be used for any kind of direct marketing or mailshots other than for the event, or provided to third parties unless requested. If you wish to opt out of communications, view what data we hold you for or to ask for this to be removed completely please contact us.

Use of email addresses

By submitting your email address to us, you agree to allow us to use this address to notify you of any facts which may be pertinent to your use of this website. This does not permit us to use your email address to send unsolicited marketing material for any purpose or to pass your email address on to third parties. We will not use any email address provided by you for this purpose, or make it available to any third party at any time unless you permit us to do so.

For more information

This statement is a summary and does not represent a complete statement of intent on behalf of Akabo Media Ltd in respect of information privacy. If you require more information, please contact us with your comments and we will do our best to answer you as quickly as possible.