Privacy and Cookies
Data Protection Act 1998
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) processes personal data for the purposes of promoting UK business competitiveness, to help secure overseas sales and investments and to support and develop UK inward investment. Recipients of the personal data we may hold on you may include our UK regional network, our overseas network, other UK Government Departments and our partners.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
• enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
• recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
• measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through "Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them”
Cookies for recognising users and their preferences
Typical Content: holds the session ID (created when the user starts browsing)
Expires: active for the duration of session, expires after max 30 mins of inactivity (or when user closes the browser)
Cookies for improving service
Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast.
Typical content: randomly generated number
For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website
Typical Content: holds basic encrypted account information.
Expires: active for the duration of your session or until you close/logout of the booking system.
Holds basic account information you have registered with the system in order to associate bookings to your account. All data is stored in encrypted format.
You must register on this UKTI event online booking website to book for the event through your registered “booking” account. Registration is required to ensure bookings are associated to you and you alone.
As a mandatory minimum we require you to register with us: your username (which does not need to be your real name), a password, e-mail address, business name, phone contact details (for the Event Managers to contact you on the day should any last minute changes be made to your booking) and your location. This information is stored securely on our database so that you do not need to re-register when you come back to the same event site.
If you wish to amend your personal profile, please log into the event website you are attending and click on the “My Profile” tab. Here you can change your various contact and location details. E-Mails sent from the booking system are mandatory to ensure you receive your booking details. These emails are only sent during the period the event is running and are not reused for any other purpose unless you have stated so in the registration sign up process.
You can send a message to the Event Manager by selecting the “contact us” tab of the main event pages. If you are asking for information we do not already publish on the site, we will deal with your query. In doing so we may need to contact other organisations to find answers to your questions. If your question is technical, we may need to pass it to our technology supplier. In such cases we will only pass on personal data if it is necessary to do so, and we will not keep your personal data or records of our correspondence longer than necessary.
Updating your personal information
You have the right to access and correct the personal information retained by this event website. To do this, you must log into the event website using your username and password. From the grey tabs at the top of the page, choose “My Profile”.
Changes to this Privacy and Data Protection statement
If this privacy and data protection statement changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.
Any information you provide will be held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
You have a right to request a copy of your personal details at any time to check the accuracy of the information held. If you want to ask whether UKTI holds any personal data relating to you, please write to us at:
Data Protection Officer
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Commercial Directorate/Information Rights Unit
1 Victoria Street
Alternatively you can email your request to email@example.com