Your privacy is important to Innovation Gateway, and we are committed to protecting the personal information you share with us. This policy covers how Innovation Gateway collects and uses your personal information to provide services that you request and how Innovation Gateway treats personal information that you choose to provide us with.
Innovation Gateway adheres to the following principles in order to protect your privacy:
- Innovation Gateway will not share your personal information to 3rd parties, except as defined in “Information sharing and disclosure” below.
- You decide which personal information you have made available to Innovation Gateway is shared with other members of Innovation Gateway.
- You should have access to the information that others wish to share about themselves.
- Any personal information that you provide will be secured to the best of our ability.
COLLECTION AND RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personal information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, email address, a postal address, other contact information, title, organization, occupation, industry, personal interests.
REGISTRATION (MANDATORY INFORMATION):
In order for the Innovation Gateway services to function, Innovation Gateway needs to collect personal information in the course of the registration process. This information is as follows: first name, last name, company name, position (job title), business email account, business telephone number, country.
The following personal information from these mandatory fields is accessible to other Innovation Gateway members without any restrictions: first name, surname, company name, position (title), country.
With respect to the following Personal Data, you may choose in each individual case whether the data shall be displayed to a specific Innovation Gateway member or not: business email account, business telephone number.
YOUR PROFILE INFORMATION
If you wish, you may provide additional information about yourself on a voluntary basis ("Profile information"), in order to allow other members to get to know you better and potentially encourage them to choose you as an appropriate business contact. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is optional, but enables you to network more effectively and build relationships.
Currently, you are able to enter many types of profile information. You may also upload a photograph of yourself, if you wish.
You may also provide additional contact information, such as your business address.
TREATMENT OF YOUR PROFILE AND CONTACT INFORMATION
By default, all other members may access your profile and view all the information displayed within it, including any business address that you have given, but not your phone numbers or email address. Some members may be able to access more or less of your profile information in accordance with the privacy settings that you have defined on your privacy settings page
Your name, job title and company name are always available in search results. The availability of other profile details in search results will depend upon your privacy settings.
If you send members a request to become one of your contacts, and these members confirm your request for contact, these members shall be listed against your profile as your contacts. You will also be listed against their profiles as their contact. Likewise, if other members request to be your contact, and you confirm these requests, these members will be listed on your profile as your contacts. You will also be listed against their profiles as their contact.
By default, only your contacts can see your list of contacts. However, you may change this setting at any time so that your list of contacts is not visible by anybody at all, is visible to everybody, or is visible only to certain of your contacts, for example to the direct contacts of your contacts.
Other members may send private messages to you in order to establish contact with you. Your messaging settings will be pre-set so that by default all members may send you private messages. You may restrict the ability of members to send you private messages at any time so that either nobody or only selected contacts can send you private messages, for example only your contacts.
DEACTIVATION OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
INFORMATION ABOUT PEOPLE YOU WISH TO INVITE TO JOIN:
SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Innovation Gateway will not transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent, except under the limited conditions described under the discussion entitled "Information Sharing and Disclosure" below.
In some cases we will provide you with the opportunity to "opt in" prior to receiving direct marketing or market research information. This means we will require your affirmative action to indicate your consent before we use your information for purposes other than the purpose for which it was submitted. At a minimum, we will always give you the opportunity to "opt out" of receiving such materials. This means we assume you have given us your consent to collect and use your information in accordance with this Privacy Statement unless you take affirmative action to indicate that you do not consent, for instance by asking for your information to be removed from the Innovation Gateway service.
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
HOW INNOVATION GATEWAY USES INFORMATION COLLECTED
Innovation Gateway uses information for several general purposes: to fulfill your requests for services, to personalize your experience on our website, to keep you up to date on the latest information we think you would like to hear about either from us or from our business partners, and to better understand your needs and provide you with better services. We may also use your information to send you direct marketing information or contact you for market research.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
Because Innovation Gateway is a global service, your personal information may be shared with other Innovation Gateway offices or subsidiaries or service providers around the world. All such entities are governed by appropriate confidentiality and data transfer agreements.
Your personal information is never shared with third parties without your permission, except under conditions explained below. Data is stored in controlled servers with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in the UK or any other country where Innovation Gateway, its subsidiaries, affiliates or service providers are located. Innovation Gateway will always ensure that your data will only be processed outside the EU when we can be sure that it will be adequately protected.
Innovation Gateway may send your personal information to other companies or people under any of the following circumstances:
- When we have your consent to share the information.
- If sharing your information is necessary to provide a product or service.
- If you attend a webinar, roundtable or other event where a presenter, host or event sponsor has a right to know who they are addressing.
- If you join a private group that we run on behalf of a third party organization you already have a relationship with, we may share our records with this organisation (but not including information that has been given to us in confidence).
Your account is password-protected for your privacy and security. Innovation Gateway uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to enhance the security of sensitive data transmissions. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit to us, and so we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often and use a combination of letters and numbers.
CHILDREN AND PRIVACY
Our websites do not target and are not intended to attract children under the age of 13. Innovation Gateway does not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 13 or send them requests for personal information.
THIRD PARTY SITES
The services we provide contain links to other sites. Innovation Gateway does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of these third party sites.
QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS
If you have questions or concerns about our collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information, please contact us using this form.
This document was last updated March 2018.