We collect, use and are responsible for certain Personal Information about you. When we do so we are subject to data protection laws applicable in the United Kingdom and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that Personal Information for the purposes of those laws.
It would be helpful to start by explaining some key terms used in this policy:
|We, us, our||QD Events Limited, a company registered in Scotland with registered address Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, Scotland, G3 8YW (registered company number SC241462)|
|Our data protection officers||Billy McFadyen and Gayle Shepherd|
|Personal Information||Any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual|
Personal information we collect about you
We may collect the following Personal Information about you:
This Personal Information is required to inform you about the [products and/or services] we can provide to you.
The provision of the information named above is required from you to enable us to provide our services. We will inform you at the point of collecting information from you whether you are required to provide the information to us.
How your personal information is collected
We collect most of this Personal Information directly from you when you sign up for our email service via our website and apps. However, we may also collect information:
If you are involved in an incident or accident on the SEC campus, where it has been necessary to provide you with medical services, our medical services provider may provide us with Personal Information concerning your health and medical treatment you receive while on our campus.
How and why we use your Personal Information
Under data protection law, we can only use your Personal Information if we have a proper reason for doing so. In order to use your personal information, we rely on the following legal bases:
We collect and process your personal information:
Marketing – Opt In
No Personal Information provided by you will be used for marketing purposes unless you provide consent when completing a booking via Eventbrite or Ticketmaster or when signing up to our email service. If you provide consent then we may at times share your information with relevant third parties (described below).
If we provide a one-off form within our site for use of signing you up to a specific email list/preference then we will provide accurate terms and conditions for sign up at that point. Please read through these before submitting your information.
Marketing – Opt Out
You can unsubscribe from receiving marketing emails from us at any time by following the unsubscribe link on the bottom of the e-mail you receive.
Who we share your Personal Information with
We routinely share Personal Information with:
We only allow our service providers to handle your Personal Information if we are satisfied they take appropriate measures to protect your Personal Information. We also impose contractual obligations on service providers relating to ensure they can only use your Personal Information to provide services to us and to you. We may also share Personal Information with external auditors, e.g. in relation to ISO accreditation and the audit of our accounts.
We may disclose and exchange information with law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations.
We may also need to share some Personal Information with other parties, such as potential buyers of some or all of our business or during a re-structuring. Usually, information will be anonymised but this may not always be possible. The recipient of the information will be bound by confidentiality obligations.
We will not share your Personal Information with any other third party.
How long your personal information will be kept
We will keep your Personal Information for as long as is necessary:
We will not retain your Personal Information for longer than necessary for the purposes set out in this policy. Different retention periods apply for different types of Personal Information. If you would like further details regarding the applicable retention period(s) which apply to your data, please contact us (see our contact information below).
When it is no longer necessary to retain your Personal Information, we will delete or anonymise it.
Transferring your personal information out of the EEA
To deliver services to you, it is sometimes necessary for us to share your Personal Information outside the European Economic Area (EEA), for example:
Such countries do not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. Any transfer of your personal information will be subject to appropriate or suitable relevant safeguards. If you would like further information regarding the mechanisms used to comply with data protection laws when transferring your personal information out of the EEA, or to obtain a copy of the safeguards, please contact us (see our contact information below).
You have the following rights, which you can exercise free of charge:
|Access||The right to be provided with a copy of your Personal Information (the right of access)|
|Rectification||The right to require us to correct any mistakes in your Personal Information|
|To be forgotten||The right to require us to delete your Personal Information—in certain situations|
|Restriction of processing||The right to require us to restrict processing of your Personal Information—in certain circumstances, e.g. if you contest the accuracy of the data|
|Data portability||The right to receive the Personal Information you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and/or transmit that data to a third party—in certain situations|
|To object||The right to object:
—at any time to your Personal Information being processed for direct marketing (including profiling);
—in certain other situations to our continued processing of your Personal Information, e.g. processing carried out for the purpose of our legitimate interests.
|Not to be subject to automated individual decision-making||The right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (including profiling) that produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you|
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, please contact us or see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:
Keeping your personal information secure
The site contains links to other websites and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites or for the privacy policies and practices of other third parties. Please review their policies if you want to find out more.
We hope that we or our Data Protection Officers can resolve any query or concern you may raise about our use of your information.
The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns or telephone: 0303 123 1113.
This privacy notice was published on 22 May 2018 and last updated on 22 May 2018.
How to contact us
Our contact details are shown below:
|Our contact details||Our Data Protection Officer’s contact details|
|QD Events Limited
Scottish Event Campus
0141 248 3000
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The terms "QD Events", "us" or "we" refer to the owner of the website. The term "you" refers to the website user. Please note, we may amend these Terms & Conditions at any time - these Terms & Conditions were updated in May 2019.
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Your use of this website, and any dispute arising out of its use, is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Exhibitors are being targeted by companies claiming to be, or work with, event organisers. They use existing event branding and may appear genuine. In the past this has included directories and hotel bookings, but companies are now also claiming they can sell visitor data from events. This is not the case.
Exhibitors need to be vigilant, read the small print, inform their exhibition, marketing and finance teams about the risk of scams and check with their organiser if they receive anything they are not expecting or are unsure of.
Organisations such as Event Fair, FairGuide.com/Construct Data Verlag, Expo Guide (Mexico) and International Fairs Directory (Portugal) are targeting exhibitors with their misleading directory services. Unsuspecting exhibitors who sign and return the form are then contracted into a three-year, non-retractable agreement, which could cost the exhibitor a significant amount of money.
For further information follow the link below:
This cookies policy was published on 15 May 2019. We may change the wording of this cookies policy from time to time as our business requirements or the law changes. Any changes to this cookies policy will be updated on our website www.qdevents.co.uk/
The booking engine is supplied by Eventbrite, please see the Eventbrite website for Cookie information.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file made up of text that is downloaded and stored on your computer, mobile or other handheld device by your web browser whenever you visit a website containing cookies. Each time you then visit the website, your computer will send these cookies back to the website allowing the website to recognise you and personalise your experience.
• ‘Session’ cookies are cookies that are downloaded and stored in your browser for a limited amount of time only. For example, these may be cookies used to remember website searches.
• ‘Persistent’ cookies remain in your browser after the session (unless you delete them). They are stored for a longer period, sometimes days or months. They become active each time you visit the website and can be used to enhance your user experience, such as by remembering details or preferences. These cookies can be either first-party or third-party. Third-parties can include websites such as Facebook, Google Analytics, Twitter etc.
• ‘Performance’ cookies collect information about your use of the website, such as webpages visited and any error messages; they do not collect personal information, and the information collected is aggregated such that it is anonymous. Performance cookies are used to improve how a website works.
• ‘Functionality’ cookies allow the website to remember any choices you make about the website (such as changes to text size, customised pages) or enable services such as blog comments.
Some areas of our sites also use Google Remarketing cookies to provide us with information on visitor demographics and interests and Facebook cookies to deliver relevant adverts to Facebook users. We may also use Facebook and Twitter pixels to learn whether someone who has seen an ad on Facebook has later visited our website. Twitter widgets may also be used to enhance the content on our site with recent Twitter feeds.
We do not collect personal information via Google Analytics.
Our websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").
Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our websites. It will compile reports on website activity and internet usage for website operators. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
By using our websites, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Facebook and Facebook owned products (e.g. Instagram)
Our websites use Facebook plugins and pixels provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook").
We sometimes use Facebook plugins and pixels on our websites, however this information is stored by Facebook and not by us. The information is stored in such a way that individuals cannot be tracked, nor can individuals be targeted directly.
We do not collect personal information via Twitter.
Our websites use Twitter widgets, a social plugin service provided by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”).
We sometimes use Twitter widgets on our websites, however this information is stored by Twitter and not by us. The information is processed in such a way that individuals are not tracked. The Twitter website widget is a social plugin that enables us to tailor content on our site(s), either by one or more of the following Twitter plugin features:
• Showing recent tweets
• Showing followers and counts
• Showing an interactive follow button
• Help tailor content and suggestions
For information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Twitter, as well as your rights in this respect and options for protecting your privacy please visit the following links:
Twitter supports Do Not Track
About tailored suggestions
We do not collect personal information via LinkedIn.
Our websites use LinkedIn pixels provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 West Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA.
We sometimes use LinkedIn pixels on our websites, however this information is stored by LinkedIn and not by us. The information is stored in such a way that individuals cannot be tracked.
How to manage cookies
If at any time you wish to disable our cookies you can change your browser privacy settings. Most modern web browsers will allow you to:
• Review all saved cookies
• Block all cookies
• Block all cookies from a particular site
• Block all third-party cookies
• Delete all cookies
If you would prefer to disable cookies you need to change the browser settings on your computer to reject cookies. Please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Choose “Tools” from the menu at the top of your browser
2. Click on “Internet Options”
3. Click on the “Privacy tab”
4. Select the setting that best suits your needs
For Mozilla Firefox
1. Choose “Tools” from the menu at the top of your browser
2. Click on the “Privacy” icon
3. Select the setting that best suits your needs
1. Click the spanner icon on the browser toolbar.
2. Select “Settings”
3. Select “Show advanced settings”
4. Select the setting that best suits your needs
1. Choose “Preferences” from your toolbar
2. Select “Privacy”
3. Select the setting that best suits your needs
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Some of our website(s) use the social plugin "like” button, widgets such as “share this” button, or Facebook Pixels, provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugin is identifiable by the blue and white Facebook logo "f".
By visiting our website(s) your browser establishes a connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin, widget or other similar technologies (like pixels) from your browser, enabling Facebook to receive information about you. We have no direct influence on the data gathered by these technologies.
If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugin by clicking “Like” the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugin will transmit some data e.g. your IP-address.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log out of Facebook before entering our website(s).
The SEC does not intentionally upload any personal information to Facebook for the purposes of targeted marketing e.g. using Facebook services like Custom Audiences. For more information about online behavioural advertising and what you can do to manage your privacy, please visit the pan European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) website: Your Online Choices (www.youronlinechoices.eu).
Social Media Platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that we, and our users, utilise, are bound to the terms and conditions, and the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/ engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy. We will never ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms, and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact us through our standard primary communication channels, such as by telephone or in writing.