Unless otherwise stated, Tech Tour Europe S.A. is the data controller for the Personal Data collected under this Policy.
We may collect a variety of Personal Data from or about you or your devices from various sources, as described below.
In some cases, provision of your Personal Data may be necessary to provide you with our Services. In these cases, if you fail to provide certain Personal Data when requested, we may not be able to give you access to our Services. Where required by applicable law, we indicate whether and why you must provide us with your Personal Data, as well as the consequences of failing to do so.
Registration Information and Account Information. If you sign up for a Tech Tour account or register for an event, we collect Personal Data related to the creation of your account and the usage of our Services via this account. We will ask you to provide your username, and to choose a password. We will also collect information about your title, first and last name , company/organization name, your role, biography, and any additional information about yourself, that you would choose to submit.
Event related information. We also collect Personal Data included in a description of your experience that you may share with us to be communicated in the framework of an event, or in a call for application that we may display on the online platform for matchmaking with other Tech Tour members.
Communications. If you contact us directly, we may receive Personal Data about you, such as your email address, name, the contents of the message and any other Personal Data you choose to provide.
Newsletter. If you sign up to receive emails or information about our Services or related Services provided by our partners and sponsors, we will collect Personal Data from you, such as your first and last name, email address, company/organization name, and whether you are a Tech Tour member.
Information from cookies and similar technologies. We and our third party partners, such as advertising and analytics partners, may collect Personal Data using cookies when you use our Services. Cookies are small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to our Services. We use this information for purposes such as to better understand how our Services are being used and to make improvements to the content and Services we offer, as described above. We usesuse two different types of cookies:
The following are examples of information we may collect with these technologies:
Collecting information in this manner allows us to compile statistics about the usage and effectiveness of Services, personalise your experience and tailor our interactions with you.
Partners. From time to time, we may also collect information that relates to you indirectly, through other sources such as list vendors. When we do so, we ask the vendors to confirm that the information was legally acquired by the third party and that we have the right to obtain it from them and use it.
We use your Personal Data for the following purposes:
We use Personal Data to provide our Services. We use your data to manage events, such as the Tech Tour events, to help entrepreneurs present their business case and to find partners and to promote entrepreneurs. We also use your data to develop and improve our Services, including developing new features, research, and to provide member support.
In particular, we use your data to:
We use Personal Data to develop aggregate analysis and business intelligence that enable us to operate, protect, make informed decisions, and report on the performance of our business.
Some of our Services, such as our events, may be co-branded and/or co-sponsored. You hereby acknowledge that we may share your information, including the above listed Personal Data, with our cooperating partners and our sponsors for communications and marketing purposes.
We use the data we collect to deliver and personalise our communications with you. We enable communications between you and others through our Services, including invitations for meetings and messages.
We may, with your consent, use the information you provide to us, as well as the information we have collected about you indirectly, for marketing purposes. For example, we may contact you by email or other means to inform you about news related to our Services, how to use our Services, upcoming events, security updates, invitations to participate in a survey, reminders or the need to take action to keep your account active and up to date.
You may at any time choose not to receive marketing materials from us by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each e-mail you may receive, or by indicating so when we call you, or by contacting us directly. Our contact details are mentioned under point 8.
We use your Personal Data for statistical purposes and to produce aggregate insights. For example, we may use data to generate statistics about number of users, event participants, geographical breakdown, expertise and other, the number of ad impressions served or clicked on, or the demographic distribution of visitors to a site.
We may use such aggregated statistics for marketing purposes (see section 2.2 above).
We do not deliver third party online advertisements on our web sites but we advertise our Services on others' websites, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others. It is Tech Tour’s intention that all partners and sponsors which get access to data collected by Tech Tour are GDPR compliant. However, other web site operators' or network advertisers' privacy statements and practices relating to advertising, including what type of information they may collect about your internet usage, might be different from Tech Tour’s.
In order to provide you with a better experience, we conduct research by collecting data, including public feedback. The data is analysed and used for further development of our Services, to drive membership growth, to increase engagement on our Services, and to help connect users to each other and thereby grow their business. We also use the data we have to investigate, respond to and resolve complaints and service issues (e.g., bugs).
When we process and share your Personal Data, we make sure our processing is based on a valid legal ground, as described below:
We may disclose your Personal Data, as described below, or otherwise disclosed to you at the time of collection.
Group companies, partners and sponsors. We may share your Personal Data with Tech Tour Europe-controlled affiliates and subsidiaries, as well as with our partners and sponsors (e.g., in case of co-branding partnerships such as co-branded events and services).
Vendors and Service providers. When you provide payment data to make a purchase, we will share payment data with banks and other entities that process payment transactions or provide other financial services, and for fraud prevention.
We also share your Personal Data with vendors or agents working on our behalf for the purposes described in this Policy. For example, companies we have hired to assist in protecting and securing our systems and services may need access to Personal Data in order to provide those functions. In such cases, these companies must abide by our data privacy and security requirements and are not allowed to use Personal Data they receive from us for any other purpose.
Analytics Partners. We use analytics services, such as Google Analytics to collect and process certain analytics data, such as the device and usage data described above. You can learn about Google’s practices by going to https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and opt out of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfer. We may also disclose Personal Data to service providers, advisors, potential transactional partners, or other third parties in connection with the consideration, negotiation, or completion of any merger, sale, acquisition, liquidation, or transfer of all or a portion of our organization or assets.
As Required by Law or Similar Disclosures. Finally, we will access, transfer, disclose, and retain Personal Data, including your content when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary or appropriate to:
With your Consent. We may also share your Personal Data with your permission.
Certain hypertext links in this Website will lead you to external websites that are not under our control. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties. Please be aware that this Policy does not apply to your activities on these third party services or any information that you disclose to these third parties. We encourage you to read their privacy policies before providing any information to them.
Personal Data collected by us may be stored and processed in any country where our affiliates, subsidiaries or service providers maintain facilities.
Our Services are hosted in the United States . If you choose to use our Services from the EEA, the UK, or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that your Personal Data is processed and stored in the United States.
If you are located in the EEA or in the UK, we will comply with applicable EEA or UK data protection law when transferring your Personal Data outside of the EEA or the UK. We may transfer your Personal Data to countries which have been found to provide adequate protection by the EU Commission or the UK government, use contractual protections for the transfer of Personal Data, transfer to recipients who have adopted Binding Corporate Rules, or rely on an appropriate legal derogation .
For more information about how we transfer outside of the EEA and the UK, or to obtain a copy of the contractual safeguards we use for such transfers, you may contact us using the contact details as indicated in section 8 below.
We take measures to delete your Personal Data or keep it in a form that does not permit identifying you when your Personal Data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we process it unless we are required by law to keep your Personal Data for a longer period. We will only retain your data as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you with the requested Services. When determining the specific retention period, we consider various factors, such as the type of service provided to you, the nature and length of our relationship with you, and mandatory retention periods provided by law and the statute of limitations.
If you wish to request the de-activation of your account, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We will retain and use your data as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We make reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Data and maintain its accuracy. We have implemented physical, administrative and technical safeguards to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use and disclosure. We also require that our suppliers protect such information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure.
Marketing Communications. You can unsubscribe from our promotional emails via the link provided in the emails. Please note that, even if you opt out of receiving promotional messages from us, you may continue to receive administrative messages from us.
Your European Privacy Rights. If you are located in the EEA or the UK, you have the additional rights described below:
You may exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact details as indicated in section 8 below. Before fulfilling your request, we may ask you to provide reasonable information to verify your identity. Please note that there are exceptions and limitations to each of these rights, and that while any changes you make will be reflected in active user databases instantly or within a reasonable period of time, we may retain Personal Data for backups, archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, analytics, satisfaction of legal obligations, or where we otherwise reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so.
Tech Tour is the controller or entity responsible for the processing of your Personal Data pursuant to this Policy. Should you have any questions about the processing of your Personal Data, about exercising your rights or about this Policy, please feel free to contact us at: email@example.com
If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your Personal Data in accordance with applicable privacy and data protection law you can complain to the Privacy Commission. All information can be found at: https://www.privacycommission.be/en