Privacy Statement

Platform understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits our website and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.

Please read this Privacy Statement carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of our Privacy Statement is deemed to occur upon your first use of our website. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Statement, you must stop using our website immediately.

 
1. Definitions and Interpretation

In this Statement, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

Account” - means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;
Cookie” - means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in section 13, below;
Cookie Law” - means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;
Our Site” - means Platform website www.platformcongress.com
Personal Data” - means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to Us via Our Site. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the EU Regulation 2016/679 - the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and
Platform” means a company registered in England and Wales.

 

 
2. Information About Us

2.1 Our Site is owned and operated by Platform.

 
3. What Does This Statement Cover?

This Privacy Statement applies only to your use of Our Site. Our Site may contain links to other websites. Please note that Platform Markets Group Ltd have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and Platform advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

 
4. Your Rights

4.1 As a data subject, you have the following rights under the GDPR, which this Statement and Platform use of personal data have been designed to uphold:
4.1.1 The right to be informed about Platform collection and use of personal data;
4.1.2 The right of access to the personal data Platform hold about you (see section 12);
4.1.3 The right to rectification if any personal data Platform hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete (please contact Platform using the details in section 14);
4.1.4 The right to be forgotten – i.e. the right to ask Platform to delete any personal data Platform hold about you (Platform only hold your personal data for a limited time, as explained in section 6 but if you would like Platform to delete it sooner, please contact us using the details in section 14);
4.1.5 The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data;
4.1.6 The right to data portability (obtaining a copy of your personal data to re-use with another service or organisation);
4.1.7 The right to object to Platform using your personal data for particular purposes; and
4.1.8 Rights with respect to automated decision making and profiling.
4.2 If you have any cause for complaint about Platform use of your personal data, please contact us using the details provided in section 14 and we will do our best to solve the problem for you. If we are unable to help, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK’s supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office.
4.3 For further information about your rights, please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

 
5. What Data Do We Collect?

Depending upon your use of Our Site, we may collect data from third parties some or all of the following personal and non-personal data (please also see section 13 on):

5.1 Name.
5.2 Business / Company name.
5.3 Job title.
5.4 Contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers.
5.5 Demographic information such as post code, preferences, and interests.
5.6 IP address.
5.7 Web browser type and version.
5.8 Operating system.
5.9 A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on Our Site, and the site you exit to.

 
6. How Do We Use Your Data?

6.1 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. Platform will comply with our obligations and safeguard your rights under the GDPR at all times. For more details on security see section 7, below.
6.2 Platform use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for Platform performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to Platform use of your personal data (e.g. by subscribing to emails), or because it is in Platform’s legitimate interests. Specifically, Platform may use your data for the following purposes:
6.2.1 Providing and managing your Account.
6.2.2 Supplying Platform products/services to you (please note that Platform require your personal data in order to enter into a contract with you).
6.2.3 Personalising and tailoring Platform services for you.
6.2.4 Replying to emails from you.
6.2.5 Supplying you with emails (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by clicking the link on the email or by contacting us directly.
6.2.6 Market research/analysis.
6.2.7 Analysing your use of Our Site to enable us to continually improve Our Site and your user experience.
6.3 With your permission and/or where permitted by law, Platform may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email, telephone, text message, post with information, news and offers on Platform products/services. Platform 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 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
6.4 You have the right to withdraw your consent to Platform using your personal data at any time, and to request that we delete it.
6.5 Platform do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected.

 
7. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?

7.1 Platform only keep your personal data for as long as we need to and/or for as long as we have your permission to keep it.
7.2 Some or all of your data may be stored outside of the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). You are deemed to accept and agree to this by using Our Site and submitting information to Platform. If we do store data outside the EEA, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the GDPR.
7.3 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.

 
8. Do We Share Your Data?

8.1 Subject to section 8.2, we will not share any of your data with any third parties for any purposes.
8.2 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 Platform are complying with legal obligations, a court order, or a governmental authority.
8.3 Platform may contract with third parties to supply Platform product and services to you on behalf of us. These may include payment processing, delivery of goods, providing official qualification certifications, search engine facilities, advertising, and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, Platform will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, Platform obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law. We may compile statistics about the use of Our Site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales, and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying data, or any anonymised data that can be combined with other data and used to identify you. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners, and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.

 
9. How Can You Control Your Data?

9.1 In addition to your rights under the GDPR, set out in section 4, when you submit personal data via Our Site, you may be given options to restrict Platform use of your data. In particular, we aim to give you strong controls on Our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our emails or by contacting us directly.

 
10. Your Right to Withhold Information

10.1 You may access Our Site without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on Our Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
10.2 You may restrict Our use of Cookies. For more information, see section 13.

 
11. How Can You Access Your Data?

You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by Platform (where such data is held). Under the GDPR, no fee is payable and we will provide any and all information in response to your request free of charge. Please contact us for more details at enquiries@platformcongress.com or using the contact details below in section 13.

 
12. Our Use of Cookies

12.1 Some of our Web pages utilise “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A cookie is a small data file that certain Websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you’ve visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Some parts of Our site use cookies to track user traffic patterns. Platform do this in order to determine the usefulness of Our Site’s information to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information. Platform does not correlate this information with data about individual users, nor does it share this information or sell it to any third party.
12.2 You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie or you may choose to block cookies with your browser.
12.3 Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that our site is accessed. Platform use of cookies and other tracking technologies allows us to improve our Website and your Web experience. We may also analyse information that does not contain Personal Information for trends and statistics.
12.4 You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
12.5 It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

 
13. Contacting Us

If you have any questions about Our Site or this Privacy Statement, please contact Platform by email at enquiries@platformcongress.com. Please ensure that your query is clear, particularly if it is a request for information about the data Platform hold about you (as under section 12, above).

 
14. Changes to Our Privacy Statement

Platform may change this Privacy Statement from time to time (for example, if the law changes). Any changes will be posted on Our Site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of Our Site following the alterations. Platform recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.

 
15. Online Privacy Statement Only

This Privacy Statement applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our Website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in Platform. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

 
16. Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Statement and agree to its Terms and Conditions.