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Privacy Policy

Nanotechnology World Association (NWA)

Privacy P

This Privacy Policy applies to personal information that NWA controls, collects, uses or processes only.

Personal Information Protection Principles

NWA adheres to the following personal information protection principles:

  • Processing of personal information shall be lawful, fair and transparent, and processing activities shall have lawful grounds.

  • Personal information may only be collected for specific, transparent and objective purposes and processing activities must fit the purpose for which the personal information was collected.

  • The processed personal information must be relevant, adequate and may not include more than what is required for the purpose of the processing.

  • Personal information must be kept updated and must be controlled for error to prevent the processing of false and misleading data/information.

  • Personal information may only be processed for as long as it is required for the object of the collection.

  • Personal information must be secured from unlawful use, loss, unintended deletion and harm.

Personal Information User’s Rights

A user has the following rights in regards to personal information:

  • Right to know whether user’s personal information is being processed.

  • Right to know how user’s personal information is processed.

  • Right to request rectification or erasure of user’s personal information that is inaccurate or incomplete.

  • Right to erasure, meaning user requesting for user’s personal information to be erased from NWA records if there are no legitimate grounds for retaining it.

  • Right to object to processing, meaning in certain cases user’s right to object to processing of user’s personal information, for example in the case of direct marketing.

  • Right to restrict processing of user’s personal information, e.g. if personal information is inaccurate or the processing is unlawful.

  • Right to access the personal information collected from/about the user, including the right to request and obtain a copy of the personal information.

  • Right to lodge a complaint, meaning if a user is not satisfied with the way NWA handles user’s personal information the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority.

  • Right to withdraw any given consent of processing of user’s personal information.

Personal Information Collected

NWA collects and processes Personal Information through several channels, including:

  • Online subscription forms

  • Conference or event registration

  • Telephone and emails

  • NWA website

  • NWA app

Data NWA typically collects and processes may include but are not limited to:

  • Name

  • Email address

  • Phone number

  • Job title

  • Organization or company of employment

Processing of Personal Information

Personal information is only used for the purpose detailed in this Privacy Policy. Personal information is never disclosed, sold or shared without user’s explicit, informed consent, unless required by law.

Personal information is generally used to identify the user as a participant, speaker, exhibitor, sponsor or collaborating partner at any given NWA corporate event in order to develop, organize, promote, execute and evaluate any such NWA corporate event.

NWA processes personal information for the following purposes:

  • To identify user

  • To provide user a service

  • To communicate and interact with user

  • To improve and promote NWA corporate events

  • To conduct questionnaires concerning satisfaction

With user’s consent, NWA processes user’s personal information to send user newsletters and campaigns and for other specific purposes user has given consent to.

Personal information is kept until it is no longer required for these purposes and for other purposes deriving from law. User may withdraw consent at any time.

Securing of Personal Information

NWA has taken technical and organizational measures to prevent that personal information will be subject to deletion, publication, alteration, misuse, or to fall in the hands of an unlawful party as part of its Internal Security Policy. A multi-layered security approach is in place, including physical security, access controls, IT security and use of safety protocols.

Any privacy breach where personal information unintendedly has been deleted, altered or made accessible to an unlawful party, NWA will proceed according to its Internal Security Policy. Such Internal Security Policy includes NWA employees’ awareness of the procedures they must follow to identify and report any suspected or actual privacy breach.

Transferring of Personal Information

Personal information collected and processed by NWA is never sold to third-party vendors.

Information about Cookies

NWA uses cookies and/or similar technologies to analyze user behaviour, administer its website and to collect information about users. This is done to personalise and enhance the NWA website user experience. Cookies store information to help make the website function. Only NWA can access the cookies created by its website.

NWA may use cookies for the following purposes:

Functionality cookies are used to store user’s preferences such as default language.
Analytics cookies are used to track the use and performance of the NWA website and services.
Advertising cookies may be used to deliver advertisements that are relevant to user and to user’s interests.

Privacy Officer

The person responsible for respecting and protecting personal information at NWA is its CEO, Marine Le Bouar. She can be reached email at

NWA reserves the right to revise its Privacy Policy and make changes to it at any time.

Terms of Use

Terms of Use


Thanks for using The Nanotechnology World Association.

Please read these Terms carefully. By using The Nanotechnology World Association or signing up for an account, you’re agreeing to these Terms, which will result in a legal agreement between you and The Nanotechnology World Association (“Agreement”). We’ll start with the basics, including a few definitions that should help you understand these Terms. The Nanotechnology World Association (“The Nanotechnology World Association,” “we,” or “us”) The Nanotechnology World Association is an invitation-only community for executives and organizations who are leading the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of nanotechnology worldwide.

These Terms of Use (“Terms,” including our Acceptable Use Policy, API Guidelines, Copyright and Trademark Policy, and Brand Guidelines define the terms and conditions under which you’re allowed to use the Service in accordance with the Agreement, and how we’ll treat your account while you’re a Member. If you don’t agree to these Terms, you must immediately discontinue your use of the Service.

If you have any questions about our Terms, feel free to contact us.






In order to use the Service, you must:

• be at least eighteen (18) years old and able to enter into contracts;

• complete the registration process;

• agree to these Terms;

• provide true, complete, and up-to-date contact and billing information.


By using the Service, you represent and warrant that you meet all the requirements listed above, and that you won’t use the Service in a way that violates any laws or regulations. Note that by representing and warranting, you are making a legally enforceable promise.

The Nanotechnology World Association may refuse service, close accounts of any users, and change eligibility requirements at any time.



When you sign up for the Service and agree to these Terms, the Agreement between you and The Nanotechnology World Association is formed, and the term of the Agreement (the “Term”) will begin. The Term will continue for as long as you have a The Nanotechnology World Network account or until you or we terminate the Agreement in accordance with these Terms, whichever happens first.


Closing Your Account

You or The Nanotechnology World Association may terminate the Agreement at any time and for any reason by terminating your The Nanotechnology World Association account or giving notice to the other party. We may suspend the Service to you at any time, with or without cause. If we terminate your account without cause, and your account is a paid account, we’ll refund a prorated portion of your monthly/annual prepayment. We won’t refund or reimburse you in any other situation, including if your account is suspended or terminated for cause, like a breach or any violation of the Agreement. Once your account is terminated, you acknowledge and agree that we may permanently delete your account and all the data associated with it.


We may change any of the Terms by posting revised Terms of Use on our Website and/or by notifying you of the new Terms by sending an email to the last email address you gave us or displaying prominent notice within the Service. Unless you terminate your account within 10 days, the new Terms will be effective immediately and apply to any continued or new use of the Service. We may change the Website, the Service, Add-ons, or any features of the Service at any time, and we may discontinue the Website, the Service, Add-ons, or any features of the Service at any time.


Account and Password

You’re responsible for keeping your account name and password confidential. You’re also responsible for any account that you have access to and any activity occurring in such account (other than activity that The Nanotechnology World Association is directly responsible for that isn’t performed in accordance with your instructions), whether or not you authorized that activity. You’ll immediately notify us of any unauthorized access or use of your accounts. We’re not responsible for any losses due to stolen or hacked passwords that are caused by or result from your negligence. We don’t have access to your current password, and for security reasons, we may only provide you with instructions on how to reset your password. We have the right to update any of your contact information in your account for billing purposes. In addition, you represent and warrant that all information you provide to us when you establish an account, and when you access and use the Service, is and will remain complete and accurate.


Account Disputes

We don’t know the inner workings of your organization or the nature of your personal relationships. You won’t request access to or information about an account that’s not yours, and you’ll resolve any account-related disputes directly with the other party. We decide who owns an account based on the content in that account, and if multiple people or entities are identified in the content, then we’ll rely on the contact and profile information listed for that account. In cases where differing contact and profile information is present, we’ll require you to resolve the matter through proper channels outside of The Nanotechnology World Association.

When a dispute is identified, we may suspend any account associated with the dispute, including disabling login and sending capabilities, to protect the security and privacy of the data held within the account.




Monthly Plans

When you sign up for a Monthly Plan, you agree to recurring billing. Billing occurs on the same day each month, based on the date that you started the Monthly Plan. Billing for Monthly Plans may be paused, and you may choose to close your account permanently at any time.

Our charges for Monthly Plans are posted on our Website and may be changed from time to time. If any part of a month is included in the Term, then payment is due for the full month. Payments are due for any month on the same or closest date to the day you made your first monthly payment (the “Pay Date”).


Pay as You Go Plans

You may buy ads, posts in the Newsletter, Sponsorships instead of signing up for a Monthly Plan. If you choose a Pay as You Go Plan, you’ll still be considered a Member, and other than the monthly payment requirement, all of these Terms will still apply to you.


Credit Cards

As long as you’re a Member with a paid account or otherwise have an outstanding balance with us, you’ll provide us with valid credit card information and authorize us to deduct the charges against that credit card. You’ll replace the information for any credit card that expires with information for a valid one. If your credit card is automatically replaced with a new card by a payment processor, you acknowledge and agree that we’re authorized to deduct any charges on your account against the new credit card. Anyone using a credit card represents and warrants that they are authorized to use that credit card, and that any and all charges may be billed to that credit card and won’t be rejected. If we’re unable to process your credit card order, we’ll try to contact you by email and suspend your account until your payment can be processed.



We’ll give you a refund for a prepaid month if we stop providing the Service and terminate your account without cause. You won’t be entitled to a refund from us under any other circumstances. We may, at our sole discretion, offer a refund if a Member requests one.


Billing Changes

We may change our fees at any time by posting a new pricing structure to our Website and/or sending you a notification by email. Quoted fees don’t include sales or other transaction-based taxes of any kind.




Proprietary Rights Owned by Us


You will respect our proprietary rights in the Website and the software used to provide the Service (proprietary rights include, but aren’t limited to, patents, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, copyrights, and other intellectual property). You may only use our brand assets according to our Brand Guidelines.

Proprietary Rights Owned by You

You represent and warrant that you either own or have permission to use all of the material, content, data, and information (including your personal information and the personal information of others) you submit to The Nanotechnology World Association in the course of using the Service (“Content”). You retain ownership of the Content that you upload to the Service. We may use or disclose your Content (including any personal information therein) only as described in these Terms, our Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and, if applicable, our Data Processing Addendum.


Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. Please read our Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement for information regarding how we collect, use, and disclose your Content and personal information and protect your privacy when you use the Service.


Rules and Abuse


General Rules


The Nanotechnology World Association doesn’t allow accounts with the primary purpose of promoting or inciting harm toward others or the promotion of discriminatory, hateful, or harassing content. To this end, we may suspend or terminate your account if you distribute any content that we determine, in our sole discretion, contains either of the following:

• A Threat of Physical Harm. This means any statement, photograph, advertisement, or other Content that in our sole judgment could be reasonably perceived to threaten, advocate, or incite physical harm to or violence against others.

• Hateful Content. This means any statement, image, photograph, advertisement, or other Content that in our sole judgment could be reasonably perceived to harm, threaten, promote the harassment of, promote the intimidation of, promote the abuse of, or promote discrimination against others based solely on race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, disease, or immigration status.

We also may suspend or terminate your account if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you are either:


• an organization that has publicly stated or acknowledged that its goals, objectives, positions, or founding tenets include statements or principles that could be reasonably perceived to advocate, encourage, or sponsor Hateful Content or A Threat of Physical Harm;


• a person that has publicly made a comment or statement, or otherwise publicly made known a position, including by membership in an organization as discussed above, that could be reasonably perceived as Hateful Content or A Threat of Physical Harm;


• a person or organization that has acted in such a way as could be reasonably perceived to support, condone, encourage, or represent Hateful Content or A Threat of Physical Harm.

If you violate any of these rules, then we may suspend or terminate your account.


Reporting Abuse


If you think anyone is violating any of these Terms, please notify us immediately. If you received spam you think came from a The Nanotechnology World Association Member, please send us an email at


Compliance with Laws


You represent and warrant that your use of the Service will comply with all applicable laws and regulations. You’re responsible for determining whether the Service is suitable for you to use in light of your obligations under any regulations like HIPAA, GLB, EU data privacy laws (including the General Data Protection Regulation) (collectively, “EU Data Privacy Laws”), United States export control laws and regulations and economic sanctions laws and regulations (“U.S. Export Control Laws and Regulations”), or other applicable laws. If you’re subject to regulations (like HIPAA) and you use the Service, then we won’t be liable if the Service doesn’t meet those requirements. You may not use the Service for any unlawful or discriminatory activities, including acts prohibited by the Federal Trade Commission Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or other laws that apply to commerce.



Limitation of Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, you assume full responsibility for any loss that results from your use of the Website and the Service, including any downloads from the Website. We and our Team won’t be liable for any indirect, punitive, special, or consequential damages under any circumstances, even if they’re based on negligence or we’ve been advised of the possibility of those damages. In any calendar month, our total liability to you arising under or in connection with the Agreement—whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise—will be no more than what you paid us for the Service the preceding month.

In addition, for the avoidance of doubt, in no instance will we or our Team be liable for any losses or damages you suffer if you use the Service in violation of our Acceptable Use Policy, regardless of whether we terminate or suspend your account due to such violation.


No Warranties

To the maximum extent permitted by law, we provide the Website and the Service as-is. This means that, except as expressly stated in these Terms, we don’t provide warranties, conditions, or undertakings of any kind in relation to the Website and/or Service, either express or implied. This includes, but isn’t limited to, warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, which are to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Agreement. Since Members use the Service for a variety of reasons, we can’t guarantee that it’ll meet your specific needs.



You agree to indemnify and hold us and our Team harmless from any losses, including legal fees and expenses that directly or indirectly result from any claims you make that aren’t allowed under these Terms due to a “Limitation of Liability” or other provision. (Indemnity is an agreement to compensate someone for a loss.) You also agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any losses, including legal fees and expenses, that directly or indirectly result from (a) your Content, (b) your use of the Service, (c) your violation of any laws or regulations, (d) third-party claims that you or someone using your password did something that, if true, would violate any of these Terms, (e) any misrepresentations made by you, or (f) a breach of any representations or warranties you’ve made to us.


Legal Fees and Expenses

If we file an action against you claiming you breached these Terms and we prevail, we’re entitled to recover all reasonable legal fees, expenses, and any damages or other relief we may be awarded.


Equitable Relief

If you violate these Terms, then we may seek injunctive relief (meaning we may request a court order to stop you) or other equitable relief.


Subpoena Fees

If we have to provide information in response to a subpoena, court order, or other legal, governmental, or regulatory inquiry related to your account, then we may charge you for our costs. These fees may include attorney and employee time spent retrieving the records, preparing documents, and participating in a deposition.


We and our Team aren’t responsible for the behavior of any third parties, linked websites, or other Members.


Congratulations! You’ve reached the end.

Thanks for taking the time to learn about The Nanotechnology World Association’s policies.

Updated January 14th , 2021.




Cookies statement


Cookies served through our Website

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Website and the purposes they perform are described in further detail below:


Essential Website Cookies


These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the websites, you cannot refuse them without impacting how our websites function. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, as described under the heading "How can I control cookies?" in the Cookie Statement.


Performance and Functionality Cookies


These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.


Analytics and Customization Cookies


These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our websites are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our websites and application for you in order to enhance your experience.


Advertising (Targeting) Cookies


These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests. They also perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests. For further information, see the section of the Cookie Statement entitled "Targeted online advertising".


Other tracking technologies


We and our third party partners may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons, pixels (or “clear gifs”) and other tracking technologies. These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our Websites or, in the case of web beacons, opened an e-mail that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to serve targeted advertisements to you and others like you, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of marketing campaigns. While you may not have the ability to specifically reject or disable these tracking technologies, in many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly; accordingly, in those instances, declining cookies will impair functioning of these technologies.


Landing Pages

If a user elects to use the The Nanotechnology World Association feature known as “Landing Pages,” the use of that feature will permit additional cookies or tracking technologies to be employed by the user. Users who create Landing Pages will have the option to set cookies on the device of any visitors to those pages. When a user chooses to set cookies, The Nanotechnology World Association installs the Snippet on that user’s Landing Page to facilitate the deployment of the cookie(s) selected by that user. Subscribers should review the relevant user’s privacy notice and cookie disclosures for further information about the specific types of cookies and other tracking technologies used on any Landing Page.


How can I control cookies?


You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.


Website Cookie Preference Tool: You can exercise preferences about what cookies are served on our Websites by visiting our cookie settings preference center, available here: Privacy Settings. You can also exercise your Website cookie preferences by visiting the TRUSTe preference center by clicking this link:


Browser Controls: You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our Websites though your access to some functionality and areas of our Websites may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.


Disabling Most Interest Based Advertising: Most advertising Associations offer you a way to opt out of Interest Based Advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit or


Mobile Advertising: You can opt out of having your mobile advertising identifiers used for certain types of Interest Based Advertising, including those performed by us, by accessing the settings in your Apple or Android mobile device and following the most recent published instructions. If you opt out, we will remove all data about you and no further data collection or tracking will occur. The random ID we (or our third party partners) had previously assigned to you will also be removed. This means that if at a later stage, you decide to opt-in, we will not be able to continue and track you using the same ID as before, and you will for all practical purposes be a new user to our system.


Do Not Track: Some Internet browsers - like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari - include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. Since uniform standards for “DNT” signals have not been adopted, our Websites do not currently process or respond to “DNT” signals. The Nanotechnology World Association takes privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard. To  about “DNT”, please visit All About Do Not Track.


How often will you update this Cookie Statement?


We may update this Cookie Statement from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Statement regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

Where can I get further information?


If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at .

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