Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last updated: July 9, 2022

Section 1. Purpose of this policy

At “CFC Big Ideas” we are committed to keeping Your information safe and secure. Please read the following Policy so that You understand Your rights in relation to this information, including how Your information will be collected, stored, used and processed.

In providing You with our Service, we naturally collect information about You. This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) sets out what we collect, how we use, how we store that information, who we might share it with, and the steps we take to make sure it stays private and secure.

This Privacy Policy is inalienable part of the Website Terms of Use (hereinafter referred to as the “Terms of Use”), available on our Website (as amended from time to time). The terms and definitions referred to in this Privacy Policy are specified in the Terms of Use.

Please read the following information carefully to understand our practices regarding Your information and how we will use it. By continuing to use our Website, You acknowledge that You have read, understood and accepted the information described in this Privacy Policy. If any User does not agree with this Privacy Policy in general or any part of it, such User should not access or use the Website.

Unless otherwise specified herein, this Privacy Policy relates to our use of any personal information we collect or use concerning the following services (collectively, the “Services”):

registration for free consultation;

online surveys relating to the CFC Big Ideas.

messages sent to the CFC Big Ideas free consultation participants via e-mail and/or virtual event platform; and

official social media channels.


Section 2. Collection, processing and use of your information

2.1. Information we collect directly from you (or your representatives):

Participant registration information, including all and any personal data such as full name, gender, address, contact information (phone number, e-mail etc.), date of birth and any additional information needed to perform registration.

Payment and credit card information, including all and any information, such as full name, credit card, debit card or bank information, that will be shared with third party payment processors in order to perform ticket payment transactions only.

We may contact you for the purposes of confirmation of personal information or sale of tickets. To assure the highest level of services provision we may record such calls.

We may ask you to participate in optional surveys regarding your experience of our services or the event and for related commercial purposes.

We collect this information to:

Identify You as the registered user of our site;

Provide our services to You;

Prevent access to Your personal data by unauthorized individuals and to prevent any fraudulent activities;

Follow requirements on person identification, established by payment processors;

Provide technical support to our Users concerning the virtual event platform: for registration or removing registration data, restoring access to personal data (restoration of lost password, login, closed account), assistance in other matters arising during the use of the Website;

Send You important messages. These are, for example messages, concerning the functioning of the Website, information messages, news, commercial information, etc;

Improve quality of the services we provide;

Personalize our Website for You;

Process statistical data regarding the use of our Website.

2.2. Information we collect automatically when You access the Website:

When You access the Website, we collect the information sent to us by Your computer, mobile phone, or other access device. This information includes

Your IP address;

Device information including, but not limited to, identifier, name, and type of operating system;

Mobile network information;

Standard web information, such as Your browser type and the pages You access on our Website.

We collect this information in order to:

  • Administer our Website, personalize it for You;
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activity in connection with our Website and provide third parties with aggregated and anonymized statistical information about our Users;
  • Prevent, deter and investigate violation of this Privacy Policy and/or our Website or any fraud and other illegal activities.

When You access or use the Website we may place small data files called cookies on Your computer or other device. We use these technologies to recognize You as our User, customize our Website for You and to monitor usage of our Website. See Section 3 of this Privacy Policy for more information.

We may use Your personal data and other information we collect to detect, investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities, develop new products and services and to verify compliance with the Terms of Use.

We may refuse You in access to our Website should we, in good faith, have doubts as to validity or authenticity of any personal data You provide.

2.3. Location Data

When You use a location-enabled device to access our Website, we may collect geographical location data or use various means to determine the location, such as sensor data from Your device that may, for instance, provide data on nearby cell towers and wi-fi access spots.

Section 3. Cookies

We use cookies and other similar technologies (e.g. web beacons, Flash cookies, etc.) (“Cookies”) to enhance Your experience of using the Website. Cookies are small text files that are placed on Your computer or other access device by websites that You visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, and to deliver a better and more personalized service.

Cookies may be either “persistent” Cookies or “session” Cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

We use the following Cookies:

  • Strictly necessary Cookies. These are Cookies that are required for the operation of the Website.
  • Analytical/performance Cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of Users and to see how Users move around the Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Website works. We use Google Analytics which is a web analytics tool that helps us understand how Users engage with the Website. Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track User interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how Users use our Website and how they use it. This information is used to compile reports and to help us improve our Website. The reports disclose trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how You visit our Website — for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites You use, visit this Google page
  • Functionality Cookies. These are used to recognize You when You return to the Website. This enables us to personalize our content for You (for example, Your choice of language).

You can find more information about Cookies and how to manage them at

. You may control the use of Cookies within Your internet browsers’ settings. If You reject or delete certain Cookies, be aware that the performance of the related features and functions of our Website may be impaired.

Section 4. How we might share your personal data

4.1 We may share Your personal data where:

  • We need to in order to operate our Website.
  • We need in order to perform and/or validate Your transactions via the Website with the assistance of our partner payment processors.
  • We have a public or legal duty to do so (e.g. to assist with detecting fraud, financial crime prevention, regulatory reporting, litigation or defending legal rights and property).
  • We have asked for Your permission to share Your information and You have agreed.

4.2. We may share Your personal data and information with:

  • Law enforcement, government officials, or other third parties when we are compelled to do so by a subpoena, court order, or similar legal procedure; or we believe in good faith that the disclosure of personal data is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to report suspected illegal activity or to investigate violations of any of our policies;
  • Our partners, vendors and agents, hired by us to provide You with the services through the Website;
  • Operators (for the purpose of Your transactions performance on the Website and their servicing).

4.3. How we will use Your personal data:

  • We use your personal information to contact you regarding your registration, to notify you of any changes to our policies and practices, for commercial, sales or investment purposes, and to respond to any requests or inquiries you may submit to us. If you subscribe to marketing, such as newsletters, we will use your information as described below. We may collect information from these communications to improve our Services and for the training and development of our staff.
  • If you opt-in to receiving marketing communications from us, we will use your personal information for outreach and marketing, such as to send you information about our future events and to exhibit attending companies. You can opt-out of these communications by using the unsubscribe links in our communications or by changing your Online Forum app settings or your Website Account.

4.4. What we will not use Your personal data for:

  • We will not provide Your personal data to any other Website users or third parties other than described in this Privacy Policy without notifying You first.
  • We will not sell, store, share, lease or rent Your personal data, including all credit/debit cards’ details and personally identifiable information, to any third parties, other than as described in this Privacy Policy without notifying You first.
  • All credit/debit cards’ details and personally identifiable information will NOT be stored, sold, shared, rented or leased to any third parties,
  •  will not pass any debit/credit card details to third parties.

4.5. Links to third party websites or services, and third party services:

  • Our Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites or services of our partner networks, advertisers, payment processors, etc.
  • If You follow a link to any of these websites or services, please note that these websites and any services that may be accessible through them have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or for any information, including personal data that may be collected through these websites or services, such as contact and location data. Please check these policies before You submit any information or personal data to these websites or use these services.
  • Our Website may also contain services of/from our partners, agents or vendors.
  • For the purpose of duly transactions performance via the Website Users shall be required to provide their identification data (including payment means identification data) to the respective Operators, including the consent for processing these data by the Operator in order to carry out the requested transactions. Please note that the respective personal and payment processing data provided by You to a third party Operator shall be collected, stored and processed solely by the respective Operator and not subject to this Privacy Policy. You should read carefully and follow the applicable privacy policies of the respective Operator. The Administrator neither collects, nor processes any of Your card identification data and does not bear any liability for performance of transactions by the means of using such information. The respective liability is solely borne by the respective Operator.

Section 5. How we keep your information safe

We protect Your information using security standards such as firewalls and data encryption, physical access controls to our premises and information access authorization controls. We also authorize access to Your information only for those employees or contractors who require it to fulfill their job or service responsibilities.

Please note that transmission of data or information (including communications by e-mail) over the internet or other publicly accessible networks is not one hundred percent secure. Please note that we are not liable for the security of any data You are transmitting over the internet.

Please pay attention that the information You voluntarily disclose on the personal information page, on forums or social networks becomes public and open to other Website users. For example, if You indicate Your name, e-mail or phone number, they will be visible to other Users, who can copy them and use to the detriment of You. Administrator shall not be responsible for the distribution and use of Your personal information that You have made visible to other Website users. Such information shall lose the status of personal data.

Section 6. How we transfer your information

We store and process Your information using cloud services in various jurisdictions, including the European Economic Area. As such, the information that we collect from You may be transferred to, and stored in various jurisdictions outside of Your country of residence and outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). The laws on processing such information, including where such information is classed as “personal data”, in these locations may be less stringent than in Your country. It may also be processed by staff operating outside of Your country or the EEA who work for us, for one of our service providers or one of our business partners. By submitting Your information, You agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Section 7. Your rights

You may access, review, edit and delete Your personal data at any time by contacting our support team. You may be requested by our team to provide the respective confirmation documents in case of Your personal data information change.

European users have the right under applicable privacy laws to ask us to provide details of the personal data we hold about them or in certain circumstances, may request we delete their personal data.

To exercise the above mentioned rights, please contact us by email as specified in “Contact” section of this Privacy Policy.

If we have specifically asked for your consent to use your information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

A request on access, review, provision of details, amendment or deletion of personal data is usually processed within 72 hours from the moment we receive it. However, due to technical reasons delays are possible, and in such case we shall process the respective request within a reasonable term.

Section 8. Updates or amendments to this policy

We reserve the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at our discretion. Any changes can be viewed in the “Last Updated” field above, so please check the section regularly.

If we make any material changes, we will post the new policy on the Website, with a new effective date.

Section 9. Contact

If You have any questions concerning this Privacy Policy or want to exercise any of Your rights as specified herein, please feel free to contact us by email as specified on our Website.


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