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Privacy Policy

Nanotechnology World Association (NWA)

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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.

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