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Privacy Policy

SKC.World understands that your privacy is important to you. We are committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal data, which is any information that is capable of identifying you as an individual person, collected via all websites or apps that post a link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, “the Sites”). This Privacy Policy describes how we handle and protect your personal data in connection with the Sites, in our capacity as data controllers. Please see our terms and conditions for use for more information about our online terms and policies in general.

Please read this Privacy Statement carefully. By browsing our website and expressly consenting where required (for instance, when submitting your application), you agree to be bound by this Privacy Statement.

INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT, AND HOW WE USE IT

SKC.World collects information from you when you create your account for the Site or access the site for online services we ask for basic information such as your name, contact information, email address, physical address, birthdate and company information, professional experience, payment details etc.
Ask you to subscribe copies of publications, subscribe for email newsletters, updates and press releases, seek additional information regarding our services or employment opportunities, databases, or register for events, seminars, and sessions. If you do not provide such information, you will not be able to create an account for the Site or access the site.

When you visit the site, we receive data about your interaction with various functionalities on the site, such as when you join a group and share information with other members.

We keep track of your participation in SKC.World’s activities and member services so we can understand our members’ interests and evaluate the effectiveness of our offerings. Where permitted by applicable law, we also collect demographic information from other sources to help us learn more about member characteristics and needs. All of this information helps us better serve our members and to improve our programs.

How do we use personal information?

The purposes and uses of your personal information will depend on the use of the Site and the personal information provided. We process your personal information:
1- For the purposes of safeguarding the legitimate interests pursued by SKC.World. This includes:

  • Informing you about updates to the service and notifying you about other products and services offered by SKC.World that may be of interest to you, including information regarding publications and events, seminars and sessions.
  • Tailoring your experience at the Site with relevant SKC.World materials.
  • Understanding the Site’s user population, identifying subject areas of interest, and determining whether the Site is designed to work with the computer settings of a majority of our visitors.
  • Measuring and improving the effectiveness of SKC.World marketing programs across different channels;
  • Tracing no. of visitors.
  • Improving our web content and navigation.

WHY AND WHEN WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

SKC.World collects your personal information in order to conduct its business operations and activities, market and sell our services and provide you with our services. We collect your personal information when you visit and otherwise use the site (e.g. to publish content or information), when you register on the site, provide us with such information using electronic or paper form, buy our services, contact us by telephone, fax, email, post or any other mean, contact our care service or provide feedback on our services.

HOW WE MIGHT SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

The third parties with whom we may need to share personal information to help us provide services and products to you and to run our website include.

  • Our subsidiaries or affiliates or associates
  • Our advisors, experts
  • Our third party service providers who process information on our behalf to help run some of our internal business operations including email distribution, IT services and marketing and events services.
  • Our business partners for publications and events co-organized by SKC.World and them.
  • Law enforcement bodies in order to comply with any legal obligation or court order.

In some cases, we will ask you for specific permission to process some of your personal information at time of receiving information, and we will only process your personal information in this way if you agree to us doing so.

RETENTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

SKC.World retains your personal information for so long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected. We may retain your personal information for longer if they may be the subject of a legal claim, or may otherwise be relevant for future litigation.

MARKETING

If, at any time, you prefer not to receive further communications from us in any or all forms you will have the ability to unsubscribe from such communications by means of a link provided in every e-mail that is sent to you by us. When subscribing to SKC.World e-mail newsletters, you are given the opportunity to select which promotions, news, and information you would like to receive at the time of sign up, and you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from such communications.

COOKIES

SKC.World may use cookies on this Site and in our communications with you to keep track of your visit to our Site and our communications with you. A “cookie” is a small amount of data sent from a Web server to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Other tracking technologies work similarly to cookies and place a small amount of data on your devices to monitor your website activity to allow us to collect information about how you use our Site and our services, for analytics purposes, e.g. how many people visit the site, which pages are the most and least popular or customize your experience.

With most internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your computer. Please refer to your browser instructions which will give you more information. Once you have given your consent to use cookies we shall store a cookie on your computer or device to remember this for next time. If you wish to withdraw consent at any time you will need to delete our cookies using your web browsers settings. Please be advised that certain sections or functionalities of the Site may be inaccessible to you if your browser does not accept cookies.

SKC.World also partners with third-parties advertising networks providers to either display advertising on the site or manage and administer SKC.World’s advertising on third-party websites. Our partners use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect information relating to your activities on the Exchange for the purpose of providing you with advertising tailored to your centres of interest. You may refuse to have your information used for the purpose of serving you with advertising relevant to you and tailored to your interests using [opt-out tool, e.g. network advertising initiative online opt-out tool]. Please note that you will still see advertising if you opt-out.

You may parameter your web browser settings to limit or block all or certain types of cookies, if you do not wish the Exchange to install cookies on your web browser for the purposes described above. If you disable certain cookies, notably first party technical cookies, the site may not function as intended. We use the following types of cookies:

Cookie type Description Type & Expiry
Performance (i.e., User’s Browser) Our web sites are built using common internet platforms. These have built-in cookies which help compatibility issues (e.g., to identify your browser type) and improve performance (e.g., quicker loading of content). Session deleted upon closing the browser
Security (e.g. Asp .NET) Cookies If you register for access to a restricted area, our cookies ensure that your device is logged for the duration of your visit. You will need your username and password to access the restricted areas. Session deleted upon closing the browser
Site Preferences Our cookies may also remember your site preferences (e.g., language) or seek to enhance your experience (e.g., by personalizing a greeting or content). This will apply to areas where you have registered specifically for access or create an account. Session deleted upon closing the browser
Analytical We use several third party analytics tools to help us understand how site visitors use our web site. This allows us to improve the quality and content on the site for our visitors. The aggregated statistical data cover items such as total visits or page views, and referrers to our web sites Persistent, but will delete automatically after two years if you no longer visit the site.
Site visitor feedback

We use a third party survey tool to invite a percentage of visitors to provide their feedback. Cookies are used to prevent visitors from being invited multiple times.

The first cookie (1) is set if the visitor is not invited to participate in the survey, and is used to ensure visitors are not invited after their first page view.

The second cookie (2) is set if the visitor is invited to participate in the survey, and is used to ensure the visitor is not invited again to participate for a period of 90 days.

1 Session
Deleted upon closing the browser

2 Persistent
Deleted automatically after 90 days or presenting survey invite.

Social sharing We use third party social media widgets or buttons to provide you with additional functionality to share content from our web pages to social media websites and email. Use of these widgets or buttons may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, ensure your interaction is displayed on our webpages (e.g. the social share count cache is updated) and log information about your activities across the Internet and on our web sites. We encourage you to review each provider’s privacy information before using any such service. For further details on our use of social media widgets and applications Persistent, but will be deleted automatically after two years if you no longer visit site.

TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

When you visit our website or information applications, we will record your IP address together with the date, time and duration of your visit. An IP address is an assigned number, similar to a telephone number, which allows your computer to communicate over the Internet. In addition to your IP address the following technical information will also be collected: your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, information about your visit including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from the website (including date and time), pages viewed, download, errors, page interaction information (such as scrolling clicks) and methods used to browse away from the website.
The basis is that such data is necessary for our legitimate interests in running and promoting our business

SECURITY PROCESSES

SKC.World has in place appropriate technological and operational security processes designed to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorized employees and contractors will have access to any data provided by you, and that access is limited by need. Each employee or contractor having access to any personally-identifiable information is obligated to maintain its confidentiality. Although we take steps that are generally accepted as industry standard to protect your personally-identifiable information, SKC.World cannot guarantee that your personally-identifiable information will not become accessible to unauthorized persons and SKC.World cannot be responsible for any actions resulting from a breach of security when information is supplied over the internet or any public computer network.

CHANGE IN PRIVY POLICY

We may edit this Privacy Policy to explain our new practices or changes thereto. If we do make significant changes in our practices or to this Privacy Policy, we will include announcements on the home page of site, so that you will know to review the revised Privacy Policy. If you object to any changes, you may delete your account by contacting us. By continuing to use the Exchange thirty (30) days after published on the site, you will provide implied consent to the changes and agree to be bound by them.

LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES

This website contains links to other Web sites not operated by SKC.World.
SKC.World is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any non- SKC.World web sites to which we link from the Site. We are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting other websites and sites not governed by our Privacy Statement. We cannot control the content or security of such websites. We cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage incurred by a user as a result of visiting such websites. No links are intended to be, nor should be construed as, an endorsement of any kind by us of that other website.

ACCESS RIGHTS

You have a right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and details of how we use that information. If any of the information held about you is incorrect or out of date, you have the right to amend or rectify it by reaching us out. You also have the right to require us to erase your personal data, stop processing your personal data, restricting the processing of your personal information, right of portability of your personal information and/or to withdraw your consent to processing. This may not apply if there are other legal justifications to continue processing. If you think we may have incorrect personal information, or would like a copy of the personal information we hold on you, or to exercise any other data protection right, please contact us.

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