Privacy

Last updated: May 15th, 2021

Cities and Collaboration Limited is a company registered in England (company registration number 09913265) whose registered office is at 4 Crown Place, London, England, EC2A 4BT. Cities & Collaboration Limited respects your right to privacy. 

This Privacy Policy explains who we are, how we collect, share and use personal information about you, and how you can exercise your privacy rights. 

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, that you provide to us, or that we may collect from other sources will be processed by us. This includes the various ways in which you interact with us, whether through one of our many websites, for example www.fdicampus.com. Together our sites are known as our “platforms”. We may also interact with you through the various services we provide, from providing consultancy to organising events.

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, then please contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

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We recommend that you read this Privacy Policy in full to ensure you are fully informed.  However, if you only want to access a particular section of this Privacy Policy then you can click on the relevant link below to jump to that section.

What does Cities & Collaboration Limited do?

Cities & Collaboration is a company that advises countries, cities and region on how to attract and retain foreign direct investment (FDI). Part of that consultancy support includes training to help delegates become the FDI experts the industry needs. Our platform facilitates the transfer of knowledge and commoditises this into training experiences such as courses, mentoring and assessments. For more information about Cities & Collaboration, please see the “About Us” section at http://www.citiesandcollaboration.com/about/.

What personal information does Cities & Collaboration collect and why?

The personal information that we may collect about you broadly falls into the following categories:

  • Information that you provide voluntarily

    Certain parts of our Platform may ask you to provide personal information voluntarily: for example, we may ask you to provide your contact details in order to register an account with us, to subscribe to marketing communications from us, and/or to submit enquiries to us.  The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

  • Information that we collect automatically

    When you visit our Platform, we may collect certain information automatically from your device.  In some countries, including countries in the European Economic Area, this information may be considered personal information under applicable data protection laws.

    Specifically, the information we collect automatically may include information like your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser-type, broad geographic location (e.g. country or city-level location) and other technical information.  We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with our Platform, including the pages accessed and links clicked. 

    Collecting this information enables us to better understand the visitors who come to our Platform, where they come from, and what content on our Platform is of interest to them.  We use this information for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our Platform to our visitors.

    Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained further under the heading “Cookies and similar tracking technology” [link] below.

  • Information that we obtain from third party sources

    From time to time, we may receive personal information about you from third party sources (including Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook), but only where we have checked that these third parties either have your consent or are otherwise legally permitted or required to disclose your personal information to us. 

    The types of information we collect from third parties include registration and profile information and we use the information we receive from these third parties to maintain and improve the accuracy of the records we hold about you.

    In general, we will use the personal information we collect from you only for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or for purposes that we explain to you at the time we collect your personal information.  However, we may also use your personal information for other purposes that are not incompatible with the purposes we have disclosed to you (such as archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or statistical purposes) if and where this is permitted by applicable data protection laws.

Who does Cities & Collaboration share my personal information with?

We may disclose your personal information to the following categories of recipients:

  • to our group companies, third party services providers and partners who provide data processing services to us (for example, to support the delivery of, provide functionality on, or help to enhance the security of our Platform), or who otherwise process personal information for purposes that are described in this Privacy Policy or notified to you when we collect your personal information.

  • to any competent law enforcement body, regulatory, government agency, court or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary (i) as a matter of applicable law or regulation, (ii) to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights, or (iii) to protect your vital interests or those of any other person;

  • to a potential buyer (and its agents and advisers) in connection with any proposed purchase, merger or acquisition of any part of our business, provided that we inform the buyer it must use your personal information only for the purposes disclosed in this Privacy Policy;

  • to any other person with your consent to the disclosure.

Legal basis for processing personal information (EEA visitors only)

If you are a visitor from the European Economic Area, our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it. 

However, we will normally collect personal information from you only where we have your consent to do so, where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you, or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.  In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you or may otherwise need the personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person.

If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contact with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information). 

Similarly, if we collect and use your personal information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are.

If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal information, please contact us using the contact details provided under the “How to contact us” heading below [link].

Cookies and similar tracking technology

We use cookies and similar tracking technology (collectively, “Cookies”) to collect and use personal information about you, including to serve interest-based advertising and to report statistics to third parties.  For further information about the types of Cookies we use, why, and how you can control Cookies, please see our Cookie Notice.

How does Cities & Collaboration keep my personal information secure?

We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect the personal information that we collect and process about you.  The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your personal information. 

International data transfers

Your personal information may be transferred to, and processed in, countries other than the country in which you are resident.  These countries may have data protection laws that are different to the laws of your country (and, in some cases, may not be as protective).

Specifically, our Platform servers are located in the United Kingdom, and our group companies and third party service providers and partners operate around the world.  This means that when we collect your personal information we may process it in any of these countries.

However, we have taken appropriate safeguards to require that your personal information will remain protected in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Data retention

We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements). 

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymise it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

Your data protection rights

You have the following data protection rights:

  • If you wish to access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information, you can do so at any time by contacting us using the contact details provided under the “How to contact us” heading below [link].
  • In addition, if you are a resident of the European Union, you can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information. Again, you can exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact details provided under the “How to contact us” heading below [link].

  • You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time.  You can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing e-mails we send you.  To opt-out of other forms of marketing (such as postal marketing or telemarketing), then please contact us using the contact details provided under the “How to contact us” heading below [link].
  • Similarly, if we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time.  Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

  • You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information.  For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. (Contact details for data protection authorities in the European Economic Area, Switzerland and certain non-European countries (including the US and Canada) are available here.)

We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. When we update our Privacy Policy, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make.  We will obtain your consent to any material Privacy Policy changes if and where this is required by applicable data protection laws.

You can see when this Privacy Policy was last updated by checking the “last updated” date displayed at the top of this Privacy Policy. 

How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, please contact us using the following details: info@citiesandcollaboration.com

Appendix A

Below is a full list of our platforms:

Cities & Collaboration: www.citiesandcollaboration.com

For more information about Cities & Collaboration, please see the “About Us” section at http://www.citiesandcollaboration.com/about/.

fdiCampus: www.fdicampus.com

For more information about fdiCampus visit the ‘About’ section at   https://fdicampus.com/about/

Aftercare Explained: www.aftercareexplained.com

For more information about the book visit the ‘Book’ and ‘Authors’ section at

https://www.aftercareexplained.com/book/

https://www.aftercareexplained.com/authors/

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