Terms and conditions
GDS Publishing Ltd (‘GDS’) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy (together with any other documents to which it refers ) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
The website https://articles.gdsgroup.com is owned and operated by GDS.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect personal information from you in the following ways:
If you take one of the steps mentioned above, we may collect and process personal information about you, such as:
Who we share your data with
With your consent we may share contact information of our delegates with our sponsors pre or post event to connect you with each other. This is in line with our core vision and purpose to facilitate networking for professionals.
There are times when we have to report to our partners and regulators or other relevant bodies how we have used our funds/budgets and, in those circumstances, we will report your information either aggregated or anonymously.
Where we store your personal data
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, our servers in the UK. It may also be processed by persons operating in the EEA who work for us or an organisation we have instructed. If we do send your personal data outside the EEA we will take steps to ensure that the recipient implements appropriate measures to protect your information.
Uses made of the information
We will process any of your personal data, in accordance with our obligations under applicable data protection laws and regulations, for the following reasons:
If, at any time, you do not wish to receive further information about us and our services, contact us at email@example.com.
How long we keep your information
We retain the personal data processed by us in a live environment for as long as is considered necessary for the purpose(s) for which it was collected (including as required by applicable law or regulation).
In addition, personal data may be securely archived with restricted access and other appropriate safeguards where there is a need to continue to retain it.
Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply any agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of GDS or others. This includes exchanging information with other organisations for the purposes of safeguarding or other statutory regulations we must comply with.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GDS may collect information about your computer, including (where available) your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.
Please see our Cookies Policy for more information.
We hope that you won’t ever need to, but if you do want to complain about our use of personal data, please send an email with the details of your complaint to email@example.com and addressed to our Controller. We will investigate and respond to any complaints we receive.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”). For further information on your rights and how to complain to the ICO, please refer to the ICO website https://ico.org.uk/concerns.
If you need further information about GDS and how we manage your personal data, please visit our ‘Contact us’ page where you can contact our individual departments and centres and enquire about their Fair Processing Notices/Privacy Statements.
The GDS Group Cookies Policy
We only use Google Analytics and WordPress on our website. We do not use any other third party cookies. By using this website you consent to the processing of data by Google Analytics and WordPress
If you do not consent to the use of Google Analytics and WordPress cookies, contact us at (https://articles.gdsgroup.com/).We will provide you with advice on how to reject Google Analytics and WordPress cookies via your browser. Please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
For more information about cookies and the type of cookies our website uses, see the frequently asked questions we have prepared below.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is generated by a website and stored in a folder on your computer. The cookie stored is unique to your computer.
Why are cookies needed?
Cookies are needed to make websites work better. For example when you add an item to your shopping cart on the Amazon website, the contents of the shopping cart are stored in the cookie. Another example would be when you log into a webmail service such as Hotmail or Gmail, a cookie is generated that confirms you are logged in. When you log off, the cookie is deleted. This means that if someone goes back to your webmail address, they will not be able to read your emails.
What cookies does GDS use?
GDS uses Google Analytics and WordPress cookies to record visits to the website. This helps us to identify which parts of the website are popular and which are less so. We also help you with your shopping bag in case your web browser closes accidentally, so that you do not lose your basket content.
I still do not want cookies on my PC – what can I do?
Google Analytics and WordPress