April 20, 2024

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information when you use the service and tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects You.
We use your personal data to provide and improve the service. By using the service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this privacy policy.
INTLBM (“we”, “our”, or “us”) understands that privacy is important to our users. This privacy statement also tells you about the rights and choices you have with respect to your personal information, how you can assert those rights, and how you can contact us to get answers to your questions.

Transfer of your Personal Data

Your information, including personal data, may be processed in locations where data protection laws differ from those in your jurisdiction. By providing us with your information, you consent to its transfer and processing in accordance with this privacy policy. We take reasonable measures to ensure your data is treated securely and no transfer will occur unless adequate controls are in place. However, we cannot guarantee unauthorized access will never happen. We review our information practices to prevent unauthorized access, and limit access to personal information to those who need it. We use data solely for its intended purposes, and will not disclose confidential information to third parties. Our privacy practices are subject to applicable laws in the regions we operate. If you do not agree to this policy, stop using our site. Additional region-specific terms may apply as required by law.

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our service and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our service. As you use the Internet, a trail of electronic information is left on each website you visit. This information, which is sometimes referred to as “clickstream data,” can be collected and stored by a website’s server. Clickstream data can tell us the type of computer and browsing software you use and the address of the website from which you linked to the website. We may collect and use clickstream data as a form of aggregate information to anonymously determine how much time visitors spend on each page, how visitors navigate throughout the web pages, and how we may tailor our web pages to better meet the needs of visitors. This information will be used to improve our INTLBM website.

What Data Do We Collect?

We use the term “personal information” – also called “personal data” or “personally identifiable information” in the laws of some jurisdictions – to refer to information that reasonably identifies, relates to, describes, or can be associated with you. The following are categories and types of personal information that we may collect from or about you, depending on how you interact with the Properties:

1 While using our service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

a) name;
b) contact address, email address and telephone numbers
c) demographic information such as post code, preferences, and interests;
d) IP address;
e) web browser type and version; and
f) operating system.

Other information such as:

  • Profile information, such as photos, videos, or other information about you and your interests posted or included in connection with a user profile;
  • Job and employment information, such as the name of your company, industry, and job title;
  • Education information, such as school attended and degree obtained
  • Preferences, such as marketing preferences and choice of subscription
  • Device and online identifiers and related information, including internet protocol (IP) address, mobile ad identifiers, data collected from cookies, beacons, and pixel tags, and similar unique identifiers
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to browsing history, search history, and information regarding your interaction with an internet website, application, email, mobile app, or advertisement
  • Geolocation or other information that permits us to determine your location

Demographic information, such as your age or the gender you identify as

· Inferences we may create about you
· Any other personal information that you or somebody on your behalf voluntarily provide us.

Usage Data

· Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.
· Usage Data may include information such as Your Device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
· When you access the service by or through a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
· We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our service or when you access the service by or through a mobile device.

A)If you provide us with the personal data of any other person when using our Site, it is your responsibility to ensure you have gained consent from that person to transfer their personal data to us.

If you interact with us on social media or use features such as plugins, widgets, or other tools made available by social media platforms or networks, we may collect information that you share with us on social media or that such platforms share with us. Please review the privacy policies and settings of the social media platforms and networks that you use for more information about their privacy practices.

How Do We Use Your Data?

1) All personal data is processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with our obligations and safeguard your rights under the GDPR at all times. For more details on security see section 7, below.

2) Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data (e.g. by subscribing to emails), or because it is in our legitimate interests. Specifically, we may use your data for the following purposes:
a) Providing and managing your access to our Site;
b) Personalising and tailoring your experience on our Site;
c) Supplying our services to you (please note that we require your personal data in order to enter into a contract with you);
d) Replying to emails from you;
e) Supplying you with emails that you have opted into (you may unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of each email or you may opt-out at any time by emailing us directly);
f) Analysing your use of our Site to enable us to continually improve our Site and your user experience.

3) With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email with information, news and offers on our services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR act of UAE.

4) Third parties whose content appears on our Site may use third party Cookies, as detailed below in section 13. Please refer to section 13 for more information on controlling Cookies. Please note that we do not control the activities of such third parties, nor the data they collect and use, and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such third parties.

5) You have the right to withdraw your consent to us using your personal data at any time, and to request that we delete it.

6) We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU

We use the term “personal information” – also called “personal data” or “personally identifiable information” in the laws of some jurisdictions – to refer to information that reasonably identifies, relates to, describes, or can be associated with you. The following are categories and types of personal information that we may collect from or about you, depending on how you interact with the properties:

  • Identifiers, such as your name and email address;
  • Contact information, such as your mailing address and telephone number;
  • Profile information, such as photos, videos, or other information about you and your interests posted or included in connection with a user profile;
  • Job and employment information, such as the name of your company, industry, and job title;
  • Education information, such as school attended and degree obtained;
  • Preferences, such as marketing preferences and choice of subscription;
  • Device and online identifiers and related information, including internet protocol (IP) address, mobile ad identifiers, data collected from cookies, beacons, and pixel tags, and similar unique identifiers;
  • Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to browsing history, search history, and information regarding your interaction with an internet website, application, email, mobile app, or advertisement;
  • Geolocation or other information that permits us to determine your location;
  • Demographic information, such as your age or the gender you identify as;
  • Inferences we may create about you;
  • Any other personal information that you or somebody on your behalf voluntarily provide us.
  • If you interact with us on social media or use features such as plugins, widgets, or other tools made available by social media platforms, or if you choose to sign up for a paid subscription via your social media profile, we may collect information that you share with us on social media or that such platforms share with us. Please review the privacy policies and settings of the social media platforms and networks that you use for more information about their privacy practices.

HOW WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Personal Information You Provide

We collect personal information that you provide to us directly. This may include, but is not limited to, information you provide:

  • When you contact us via phone, email or text message, or through other internet-enabled communications;
  • When you subscribe to one of our print or digital Services;
  • When you register to become a member of the site or create a user profile;
  • When you register for one of our live or virtual events;
  • On your member profile page and public profile URL (for example, if you choose to add content to your profile page, such as photos, videos or other information about you and your interests);
  • To enter into a sweepstakes, contest, or promotion, or to apply for consideration in connection with a INTLBM list or similar accolade (e.g., Under 30 list applications);
  • When you otherwise voluntarily provide us with personal information on or through the properties.

You always have the option not to provide the information we request. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still access and use the web pages.  If you wish to provide user information to us about a third party, such as your friend or colleague, in connection with a referral, gift subscription, recommendation, nomination (e.g., Under 30 list nomination), or other purpose, please only do so if you have the permission of that third party.

– When you register or become a member of INTLBM or provide information to us in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information.

Third-Party Sources

From time to time, we may collect personal information about you from third-party sources including data append services such as public or social graph data, data co-ops for print magazine publishers, or social media websites if you have chosen to connect with your social media which we will use for our business or commercial purposes (for example, in order to contact you and/or to better serve you with content or promotions). However, we will only use this information where these third parties either have your consent or are otherwise legally permitted or required to disclose your personal information to us.

Information from Third-Party Social Media Services

INTLBM allows You to create an account and log in to use the Service through the following Third-party Social Media Services:

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

And others.

If you decide to register through or otherwise grant us access to a Third-Party Social Media Service, we may collect personal data that is already associated with your third-party social media service’s account, such as your name, your email address, your activities or your contact list associated with that account.

You may also have the option of sharing additional information with the INTLBM website through your third-party social media service’s account. If you choose to provide such information and personal data, during registration or otherwise, you are giving INTLBM permission to use, share, and store it in a manner consistent with this privacy policy.

HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We collect and use personal information for the following purposes:

To communicate with you, which may include:

  • To provide and maintain our service, including monitoring the usage of our service.
  • To contact You: To contact you by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.
  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information.
  • To manage your requests: To attend and manage your requests to us.

For business transfers: We may use your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal data held by us about our service users is among the assets transferred.

 

For other purposes: We may use your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our service, products, services, marketing and your experience.

Contacting you about and providing you and our clients with our services.

Responding to your direct inquiries, requests, issues or feedback, and providing customer service;

  • To provide our products and services, which may include:
  • Delivering content and product and service offerings relevant to your interests;
  • Providing a forum for discussion or community for INTLBM loyal visitors of the website, asking questions, posting photos and reviews, and sharing experiences;
  • Considering you for and/or naming you to a INTLBM list or other similar accolade (e.g., Under 30);
  • Organizing and managing live or virtual events;
  • Shipping you our print magazine;
  • Providing INTLBM award winners with online profiles;

 

For analytics, enhancement, and personalization, which may include:

  • Identifying trends and making inferences about you and your interactions with us or our affiliates or our business partners;
  • Conducting research and analytics to improve our services and product offerings or those of our affiliates and business partners;
  • Understanding how you interact with our services and communications with you to determine the appeal of our products or services, and to improve our services and marketing campaigns;
  • Personalizing your experience to save you time when you visit our website or our social media channels, and to customize the marketing and advertising that we show you;
  • Better understanding our viewers’ needs;
  • Providing personalized recommendations about our products and services;
  • Enhancing the information we may have with information from third parties;

For security and fraud prevention, which may include:

  • Helping maintain the safety, security, and integrity of our web pages, databases and other technology assets, and business;
  • Internal research; technological development and demonstration; and improving, upgrading, or enhancing our web pages;
  • Detecting security incidents; protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; and prosecuting those responsible for that activity;
  • Investigating suspected fraud, harassment, or other violations of any law, rule, or regulation that is against the local laws of the UAE

 

To comply with legal obligations, which may include:

  • Compliance with legal or regulatory obligations, establishing or exercising our rights, and to defending against a legal claim;
  • Responding to law enforcement requests and as required by applicable law, court order, legal process, or governmental regulation;
  • Acting in connection with a bankruptcy proceeding or the sale, merger, acquisition, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, bankruptcy or change of control of the Company or the division responsible for the services with which your information is associated;

To support core business functions, which may include:

  • Maintaining records related to business process management, sales, loss and fraud prevention, and to invoice and collect amounts owing to us;
  • Providing and maintaining the functionality of our web pages, including identifying and repairing errors or problems.
  • We may collect information that is not personal information (“non-personal information”), including information lawfully made available from federal, state, or local government records, or aggregate or de-identified information. Because non-personal information does not personally identify you, we may collect, use, and disclose such information for any purpose permitted by law. In some instances, we may combine non-personal information with personal information. If we combine any non-personal information with personal information, the combined information will be treated by us as personal information.
  • The INTLBM may have features that allow you to post content in the form of comments. You should be aware that personal information which you voluntarily include and transmit online in a publicly accessible blog, forum, social network, or otherwise online may be viewed and used by others. As a general reminder, please think carefully before you decide to put anything on the Internet. For example, if you voluntarily disclose personal information in chat areas or bulletin boards (e.g., comment sections), that information could be seen and used by others, and may result in unsolicited messages from others. We are not responsible for the information you may choose to submit in these public forums. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, please contact us using the information provided in the section titled ‘Contact Us’. In some cases, for legal retention purposes or technical limitations (e.g., the data may not be searchable), we may not be able to remove personal information voluntarily disclosed by you in such forums, in which case, we will notify you.
  • If you have any doubts about posting of Content, then please visit our ‘Terms of Use’ page.

· With respect to how we use ‘Service Data’, we use that information to provide services to our clients.

How Do We Store Your Data?

  1. We only keep your personal data for as long as we need to in order to use it as described above in section 6, and/or for as long as we have your permission to keep it.
  2. Data security is very important to us, and to protect your data we have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through our site.

Retention of Your Personal Data

INTLBM will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your personal data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.
INTLBM will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

We may share your personal information in the following situations:

 

  • With service providers: We may share your personal information with service providers to monitor and analyze the use of our service, to contact you.
  • For business transfers: We may share or transfer your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.

 We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions. If INTLBM is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your personal data may be transferred. We will provide notice before your personal data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

 

With other users:

  • When you share personal information or otherwise interact in public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside.
  • If you interact with other users or register through a Third-Party social media service, your contacts on the Third-Party social media service may see your name, profile, pictures and description of your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of your activity, communicate with you and view your profile.

 

With Your consent:

  • We may disclose your personal information for any other purpose with your consent.
  • We may sometimes use third-party data processors that are located outside of the UAE/Singapore/London. Where we transfer any personal data outside the UAE, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the UAE/Singapore/London and under the GDPR.

In certain circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain data held by us, which may include your personal data, for example, where we are involved in legal proceedings, where we are complying with legal requirements, a court order, or a governmental authority.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may update our privacy policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new privacy policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the ‘Last updated’ date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this privacy policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this privacy policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Comments

When you leave a comment on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Law enforcement

Under certain circumstances, INTLBM may be required to disclose your personal data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Other legal requirements

INTLBM may disclose your personal data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Comply with a legal obligation
  • Protect and defend the rights or property of the Company
  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the service
  • Protect the personal safety of users of the service or the public
  • Protect against legal liability

Please note, your comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Children's Privacy

Our service does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

If we need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your information and your country requires consent from a parent, we may require your parent’s consent before we collect and use that information.

Handling Complaints from Our Service Users and Regulatory Authorities

We regularly review our compliance with this privacy policy and with any and all industry-recommended best practices, as well as applicable laws and regulations. When we receive a formal written complaint, we will contact the person who made the complaint to follow up. This is without prejudice to your right to launch a claim with your local data protection supervisory authority. We work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that we cannot resolve with the users of our service directly.
If you wish to complain about our processing of your personal data, you may contact our privacy team – see contact details below. We may ask you to put your complaint in writing and to provide details about it. We may discuss your complaint with our personnel and our service providers and others as appropriate. Our privacy team will investigate the matter and attempt to resolve it in a timely way. A privacy team will inform you in writing about the outcome of the investigation. If our privacy team does not resolve your complaint to your satisfaction and no other complaint resolution procedures are agreed or required by law, our privacy team will inform you that your complaint may be referred to a privacy regulator for further investigation.

In case of a Complaint

We may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details before we are able to provide you with any information, correct any inaccuracies, or delete any information. Your right to review, update, correct, and delete your personal information may be limited, subject to the law or your jurisdiction:

(i) if your requests are abusive or unreasonably excessive,

(ii) where the rights or safety of another person or persons would be encroached upon, or

(iii) if the information or material you request relates to existing or anticipated legal proceedings between you and us, or providing access to you would prejudice negotiations between us or an investigation of possible unlawful activity.

Your right to review, update, correct and delete your information is subject to our records retention policies and applicable law, including any statutory retention requirements

Delete Your Personal Data

  • You have the right to delete or request that We assist in deleting the Personal Data that we have collected about you.
  • Our service may give you the ability to delete certain information about you from within the service.
  • You may update, amend, or delete your information at any time by signing in to your account, if you have one, and visiting the account settings section that allows you to manage your personal information. You may also contact us to request access to, correct, or delete any personal information that you have provided to us.
  • Please note, however, that we may need to retain certain information when we have a legal obligation or lawful basis to do so.
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