GTR advisory board

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Meet the advisory board
Sian Aspinall
Managing Director, BPL Global

Sian Aspinall has over 25 years of experience in the CPRI market, having previously been Senior Vice President, Trade Credit and Political Risk at Zurich. Having started her career at BPL Global, Sian rejoined in 2014.

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Sian Aspinall
Steven Beck
Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Asian Development Bank

Steven Beck is the head of trade finance at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In his nine years at the ADB, he has managed exponential growth of the bank’s trade finance program and implemented its first supply-chain finance business.

“[NEED UPDATE]Being a member of such a talented team is constantly inspiring. We each bring our passion to the studio to make our company a very special creative hive.”
Steven Beck
Robert Besseling
Founder and CEO, Pangea-Risk

Founder and chief executive at PANGEA-RISK, a specialist intelligence company that provides analysis and forecasts on political, security, and economic risk in Africa and the Middle East.

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Robert Besseling
Maninder Bhandari
Director, Derby Group

A career banker with 29 years’ experience with HSBC, ABN Amro Bank, Emirates NBD and The Bank of New York Mellon in Asia/Pacific (Hong Kong, Singapore & India), Latin America & Caribbean/North America (Sao Paulo & Miami), Middle East & Africa (Dubai). Specialization was in multiple aspects of banking especially Transaction Banking/Trade. Mr. Bhandari is a founding partner of the Encore Group (a private equity fund) and Director/Partner in the Derby Group (provider of back office services). He has remained as an advisor to banks and has been on the project team establishing the Emirates Trade Bank.

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Maninder Bhandari
Mencía Bobo
Global Head of Trade Working Capital Solutions, Santander

Bobo joined Banco Santander in 2006 and since 2014 has been its head of receivables and structured trade, responsible for product development, structuring and execution within the global trade and working capital solutions group.

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Mencia Bobo
Geoffrey Brady

Head of Global Trade & Supply Chain, Bank of America

Managing director and head of Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance in Global Transaction Services (GTS) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Geoffrey oversees management of the origination and delivery of supply chain, receivables and trade finance products that provide liquidity, risk mitigation, and working capital optimization for the bank’s Corporate, Commercial and Business Banking clients. He is based in New York. Prior to joining the bank in August 2018, Mr. Brady was the Americas region executive for JP Morgan’s Global Trade & Loan Products business. He has more than 20 years of experience in banking and has held management roles in a variety of businesses including Portfolio Management and Payments in addition to Trade Finance

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Geoffrey Brady
Daniel Cotti
MD CoE Banking and Trade, Marco Polo Network, TradeIX

Dani has over 30 years of experience in Global Trade Finance, Transaction Services, Banking and Technology. Dani was the European Trade Finance Head at Citibank and Global Head of Trade Finance and Transaction Products at ABN AMRO/RBS. Subsequently, he managed and build out the Global Trade Finance and Loans business at JP Morgan. In 2015, he founded Cotti Trade & Treasury, a consultancy firm for global trade finance. Dani is a Trade Finance industry expert and had industry wide, global engagements with SWIFT, BAFT, ICC and WTO organizations and is currently the non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Bolero Intl. Ltd.

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Daniel Cotti
Alisa DiCaprio
Head of Trade and Supply Chain, R3

Alisa DiCaprio is a Research Economist at ADB Institute in Tokyo. She is currently on secondment from Asian Development Bank. Her research explores ways to make trade a more effective development tool. She has led institutional initiatives on digital trade, e-commerce, trade finance, urbanization, and technology and innovation. Beyond ADB, she has worked with the public and private sector on trade, export promotion, and labor issues. Her PhD is from MIT, and she holds a BA and MA from Johns Hopkins University.

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Alisa DiCaprio
Sean Edwards
Head of Legal EMEA at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking
Corporation Chairman, International Trade & Forfaiting Association

Sean Edwards is an English lawyer, formerly with Clifford Chance, and is now Head of Legal and Special Adviser to the Trade Finance Department at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited. He is Chairman of ITFA and is one of the principal draftsmen of the Uniform Rules for Forfaiting (URF) (ICC Publication no. 800), a joint initiative of the ITFA and ICC and published by the ICC. He was also a member of the drafting group for the Standard Definitions for Techniques of Supply Chain Finance published by ICC, ITFA and a number of other international trade finance organisations.

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Sean Edwards
Kai Fehr
Global Head of Trade, Standard Chartered Bank

Fehr joins Standard Chartered from Wells Fargo, where he was global head of international trade services. Before joining Wells Fargo in 2014 – initially as head of international trade services sales in Asia – he led trade finance and working capital teams in Asia Pacific for Barclays, UniCredit, and DZ Bank.

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Kai Fuhr
Rebecca Harding
CEO, Coriolis Technologies

Dr. Rebecca Harding is an independent economist specialising in trade and trade finance and is CEO of Coriolis Technologies, providing data as a service to the trade finance and banking sectors.

She is the co-author of the acclaimed “The Weaponization of Trade: the Great Unbalancing of Policy and Economics." She frequently appears on The Ian King Show, Sky News, BBC World and BBC Radio 5 live, Newsnight and Radio 4. She is frequently cited in the Broadsheet press, including recent articles in the Financial Times, Telegraph and CityAM.

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Rebecca Harding
Ian Henderson
Chairman of the Board and CIO, Artis Finance

Ian has been involved in all aspects of international finance for over 30 years including banking, corporate finance, insurance and asset management. Ian has covered global and emerging markets in origination, structured trade & commodity finance, syndications, asset management & portfolio management, credit risk, asset valuation and asset recovery/ restructuring across all commodity groups, financial institutions and industrial sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and the Islamic Finance Qualification.

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Ian Henderson
Inwha Huh
Partner, Banking & Financial Markets, IBM Global Business Services

With 20+ years of experience in the trade finance market, Inwha joined HSBC from GE Capital, where she was head of global business development and capital markets of Working Capital Solutions. Prior to that, she was head of structured trade finance and distribution-Americas, at Deutsche Bank. She held a variety of roles in syndicated loans and trade finance in the U.S., UK and Asia.

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Inwah Huh
Jonathan Joseph-Horne
Managing Director, Global Trade Finance Department, SMBCE

Jonathan Joseph-Horne is Managing Director for Global Trade Finance Department at SMBC Europe.

Previously Horne was executive director at RBS debt capital markets, where he was responsible for the bank’s commodity monetisation product. Before this, he worked within RBS’s structured trade finance team within project and export finance.

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Jonathan Joseph-Horne
Vinod Madhavan
Group Head of Trade, Standard Bank

With more than 20 years’ experience in commercial banking, Madhavan has worked with corporations and financial institutions to address their transaction banking and working capital financing needs in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Before joining Standard Bank, he worked for Standard Chartered, Citibank and Deutsche Bank. Madhavan’s career has spanned roles in operations, product management and sales positions operating from Singapore, India and South Africa.

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Vinod Madhaven
Lisa McAuley
CEO, Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA)

Lisa has worked in international trade for over ten years, most recently as CEO of the ECA has seen the organisation focus on ground-breaking research and advocacy projects that promote and enhance the global competitiveness of SMEs. Lisa lends her passion for international trade and her respected voice in the industry to various initiatives, from an advisory role on the AmCham Trade Advisory Group, to the board of CargoHound and the Executive Director of the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA).

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Lisa McAuley
Vinay Mendonca
Global Head of Product & Propositions Management, HSBC

Vinay is the Global Head of Product and Proposition for HSBC's Trade and Receivables Finance business. He is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the Group's Trade and Receivable Finance products, working with industry forums and consortiums on global growth programmes, strategic partnerships, and adoption of new digital technologies for Trade.

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Vinay Mendonca
Sekete Mokgehle
Head of Export Credit Finance, Nedbank

Sekete has over 18 years investment banking experience with nine of those years dedicated to project finance transactions, initially with the South Africa Infrastructure Fund where he led a team in carrying out due diligence for equity investments in infrastructure projects in sub-Saharan Africa. He then spent two years with Deutsche Bank South Africa advising on infrastructure and energy project finance transactions before joining, in July 2001, Nedbank’s Infrastructure Project Finance team as senior transactor focussing on lending activities particularly in infrastructure public private partnerships until his appointment in May 2008 as Head of the Global Commodity Finance. His investment banking experience spans across internal audit, corporate banking, infrastructure equity investments, project finance advisory / arranging / underwriting / lending and now in trade and commodity finance.

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Sekete Mokgehle
Vincent O’Brien

Member, Executive Committee, ICC Banking Commission

Associate Director, Institute of International Banking Law and Practice (IIBLP), Washington DC, providing direction in application of ICC rules and practice. Trade Facilitation Technical Consultant delivering technical trade finance assistance in more than 100 countries for major banks, development institutions and governmental organisations.

Advisor on Innovation and Market Intelligence at China Systems Corporation, the leading global trade and supply chain finance solutions provider.

Engaged as expert witness in international trade related dispute resolution exercises and legal cases.

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Benedict Oramah

President, African Export- Import Bank (Afreximbank)

Benedict Okey Oramah assumed the position of President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the African Export–Import Bank (Afreximbank) on 21 September 2015. He was previously the Executive Vice President in charge of Business Development and Corporate Banking from October 2008.

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Benedict Oramah
Ebru Pakcan

Global Head of Trade, Citi

Pakcan joined Citi in 1997 as a project manager in the technology team in Turkey. Since then, she has held numerous roles within the bank, including a stint as global head of payments and receivables and most recently as head of TTS for Emea since 2016.

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Ebru Pakcan
Robert Parson

Partner, Clyde & Co

Robert is London based partner in international law firm Clyde & Co specializing in commodity and trade finance law, structuring deals and complex cross-border financing arrangements for many of the world’s major banks, traders, exporters and other participants in west Africa and across the global trade market.

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Robert Parson
Sandra Primiero

Global Head of Structured Commodity Trade Finance, Deutsche Bank

Primiero has been with Deutsche Bank for over 26 years, and before her current roles was regional head of the workout and recovery management Emea team (excluding Germany and the Netherlands), which she started to build in 2011, and which involved the management of debt restructurings for corporates and financial institutions.

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Sandra Primero
Matt Strong
CEO, Credit Specialties, UK & Ireland, Marsh JLT Specialty

Before joining JLT Specialty USA, Strong was responsible for the global business development for CPS, working with JLT’s CPS clients and international network of specialists in 10 financial centres. Before this, Strong served as managing director for the JLT CPS business in Asia for five years, based in Singapore. He has more than 19 years of experience in the insurance broking sector and for the last 16 years has specialised within the credit, political and security risk insurance market.

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Geoffrey Wynne
Claire Thompson
Executive Vice-President, Enterprise Partnerships, Mastercard

Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realise their greatest potential. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.

"Mastercard has long pioneered the power of partnership and collaboration, believing that no one player has the answers and that existing approach meant that we were already firmly by our partners side as they navigated through the fresh challenges they faced."
Michael Vrontamitis
ICC Advisory Board member and Co-Chair of ICC Trade Digitisation Working Group

Michael is responsible for Standard Chartered’s trade finance business with European and American headquartered companies as well as the business across sales, product, service and implementation in Europe and the Americas. He joined Standard Chartered in 1995 and has worked in Hong Kong, London and Singapore. Michael’s experience spans both wholesale and retail clients as well as Investor Relations.

"Mastercard has long pioneered the power of partnership and collaboration, believing that no one player has the answers and that existing approach meant that we were already firmly by our partners side as they navigated through the fresh challenges they faced."
Geoffrey Wynne
Partner, Sullivan

Geoffrey Wynne is head of Sullivan & Worcester’s London office and also head of its Trade & Export Finance Group. He has extensive experience in banking and finance, specifically trade and structured trade and commodity finance, receivable financings, corporate and international finance, asset and project finance, syndicated lending, equipment leasing and workouts and restructurings.

"Mastercard has long pioneered the power of partnership and collaboration, believing that no one player has the answers and that existing approach meant that we were already firmly by our partners side as they navigated through the fresh challenges they faced."
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Privacy Policy

Our privacy commitments

This Privacy Policy outlines the information we may collect about you in relation to your use of our websites, events, related publications and services (“personal data”) and how we may use that personal data. It also outlines the methods by which we and our service providers may (subject to necessary consents) monitor your online behaviour to deliver customised advertisements, marketing materials and other tailored services. This Privacy Policy also tells you how you can verify the accuracy of your personal data and how you can request that we delete or update it.

This Privacy Policy applies to all websites operated by Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd (as indicated on the relevant website).

This privacy statement does not cover the activities of third parties, and you should consult those third-party sites’ privacy policies for information on how your data is used by them.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by e-mail to privacy@gtreview.com or by writing to Data Protection Officer at, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd, 4 Hillgate Place, London, SW12 9ER, United Kingdom. Alternatively, you can telephone our London headquarters at +44 (0) 20 8673 9666.

Who are we?

Established in 2002 and with offices in London and Singapore, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd is the world’s leading trade and trade finance media company, offering information, news, events and services for companies and individuals involved in global trade.

Our principal business activities are:

  • Business-to-Business financial publishing. We provide a range of products and services focused on international commodities, export, supply chain and trade finance markets including magazines, newsletters, electronic information and data
  • Organisers of seminars, conferences, training courses and exhibitions for the finance industry

Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd is a company registered in the United Kingdom with company number 4407327 | VAT Registration: 799 1585 59

Data Protection Policy

This Data Protection Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

Why do we collect information from you?

Our primary goal in collecting personal data from you is to give you an enjoyable customised experience whilst allowing us to provide services and features that will meet your needs.
We collect certain personal data from you, which you give to us when using our Site and/or registering or subscribing for our products and services. However, we also give you the option to access our Sites’ home pages without subscribing or registering or disclosing your personal data.

We also collect certain personal data from other group companies to whom you have given information through their websites (including, by way of example, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd and subsidiaries, in accordance with the purposes listed below). Should we discover that any such personal data has been delivered to any of the Sites, we will remove that information as soon as possible.

Why this policy exists

This Data Protection Policy ensures Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd:

  • Complies with data protection law and follow good practice
  • Protects the rights of staff, customers and partners
  • Is open about how it stores and processes individuals’ data
  • pretexts itself from the risk of a data breach

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Data protection law

The Data Protection Act 1998 described how organisations – including Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd – must collect, handle and store personal information. These rules apply regardless of whether data is stored electronically, on paper or on other materials. To comply with the law, personal information collected must be stored safely, not disclosed unlawfully and used fairly.

The Data Protection Act is underpinned by eight important principles. These say that personal data must:

  • Be processed fairly and lawfully
  • Be obtained only for specific, lawful purposes
  • Be adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • Be accurate and kept up to date
  • Not be held for any longer than necessary
  • Processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects
  • Be protected in appropriate ways
  • Not be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA), unless that country of territory also ensures an adequate level of protection

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about products and services, when you register for an event, register to receive eNewsletters, subscribe or register for a trial to our GTR magazine/website.

 Types of Personal Data Held and its Use

1.      Customer Services and Administration

On some Sites, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd collects personal data such as your name, job title, department, company, e-mail, phone, work and/or home address, in order to register you for access to certain content, subscriptions and events. In addition, we may also store information including IP address and page analytics, including information regarding what pages are accessed, by whom and when.

This information is used to administer and deliver to you the products and/or services you have requested, to operate our Sites efficiently and improve our service to you, and to retain records of our business transactions and communications. By using the Sites and submitting personal information through the registration process you are agreeing that we may collect, hold, process and use your information (including personal information) for the purpose of providing you with the Site services and developing our business, which shall include (without limitation) the purposes described in the below paragraphs.

2.      Monitoring use of our Sites

Where, as part of our Site services, we enable you to post information or materials on our Site, we may access and monitor any information which you upload or input, including in any password-protected sections. Subject to any necessary consents, we also monitor and/or record the different Sites you visit and actions taken on those Sites, e.g. content viewed or searched for. If you are a registered user (e.g. a subscriber or taking a trial), when you log on, this places a cookie on your machine. This enables your access to content and services that

are not publicly available. Once you are logged on, the actions you take – for example, viewing an article – will be recorded (subject to any necessary consents). We may use technology or a service provider to do this for us. This information may be used for one or more of the following purposes:

  • to fulfil our obligations to you;
  • to improve the efficiency, quality and design of our Sites and services;
  • to see which articles, features and services are most read and used
  • to track compliance with our terms and conditions of use, e.g. to ensure that you are acting within the scope of your user licence;
  • for marketing purposes (subject to your rights to opt-in and opt-out of receiving certain marketing communications) – see paragraph 3 below;
  • for advertising purposes, although the information used for these purposes does not identify you personally. Please see paragraph 5 below for more details;
  • to protect or comply with our legal rights and obligations; and
  • to enable our journalists to contact and interact with you online in connection with any content you may post to our Sites.

Please see paragraph 5 below for more information on cookies and similar technologies and a link to a page where you can turn them on or off.

3.      Marketing

Some of your personal data collected under paragraphs 1 and 2 above may be used by us to contact you by e-mail, telephone and/or post for sending information or promotional material on our products and/or services and/or those of our other group companies. We give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving marketing communications. Further detail can be found on the applicable Site and in the footer of each marketing communication sent by us, our group companies or service providers. See also “Consents and opt-outs” section below. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

4.      Profiling

We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you.

5.      Cookies and similar technologies

All our Sites use cookies and similar technical tools to collect information about your access to the Site and the services we provide.

What is a cookie?

When you enter some sites, your computer will be issued with a cookie. Cookies are text files that identify your computer to servers. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used.

Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to track traffic flows, recording those areas of the site that have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long.

Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. Selecting not to receive means that certain personalised services Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd offers cannot then be provided to that user.

 

Why do we use cookies?

  1. Log In – Where we provide log in mechanisms for site users a cookie is created at login and for the duration of the session. Each cookie contains a unique reference number only (no personal information) which is used to confirm you are authorised.
  2. Analytics – To allow us to keep track of traffic to our website we use cookies. The cookies simply tell us if you have previously visited our website so we can get more accurate figures for New vs Returning visitors.

Find and control your cookies

All of the major browser providers offer advice on setting up and using the privacy and security functions for their products. If you require technical advice or support for a specific browser/version please contact the provider or visit their website for further details: www.microsoft.com / www.mozilla.com / www.apple.com / www.opera.com / www.aol.com / www.netscape.com / www.flock.com / www.google.com.

We may use cookies to:

  • remember that you have used the Site before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive to different parts of the Site. This allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get and make sure that the Site runs fast enough
  • remember your login session so you can move from one page to another within the Site;
  • store your preferences or your user name and password so that you do not need to input these details every time you visit the Site;
  • customise elements of the layout and/or content of the pages of Site for you;
  • record activity on our Sites so that we understand how you use our Sites enabling us to better tailor our content, services and marketing to your needs;
  • collect statistical information about how you use the Site so that we can improve the Site; and
  • gather information about the pages on the Site that you visit, and other information about other websites that you visit, so as to place you in a “market segment”. This information is only collected by reference to the IP address that you are using, but does include information about the county and city you are in, together with the name of your internet service provider.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that, or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies in general by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser. Please note however, that by blocking, deleting or turning off cookies used on the Site you may not be able to take full advantage of the Site.

6.      E-mail tracking

E-mail tracking is a method for monitoring the e-mail delivery to those subscribers who have opted-in to receive marketing e-mails from GTR, including GTR Africa, GTR Asia, GTR Americas, GTR Europe, GTR Mena, GTR eNews, Third party e-mails and GTR Ventures.

Why do we track e-mails?

So that we can better understand our users’ needs, we track responses, subscription behaviour and engagement to our e-mails – for example, to see which links are the most popular in newsletters. They enable us to understand the consumers journey through metrics including open rate, click-through rate, bounces and unsubscribes. Any other purposes for which Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd wishes to use your personal data will be notified to you and your personal data will not be used for any such purpose without obtaining your prior consent.

How do you track GTR eNewsletters?

To do this, we use pixel GIFs, also known as “pixel tags” – these are small image files that are placed within the body of our e-mail messages. When that image is downloaded from our web servers, the e-mail is recorded as being opened. By using some form of digitally time-stamped record to reveal the exact time and date that an e-mail was received or opened, as well the IP address of the recipient.

7.      Consents and opt-outs

You can give your consent to opt-out of all or any particular uses of your data as indicated above by:

  • Indicating at the point on the relevant Site where personal data is collected
  • Informing us by e-mail, post or phone
  • Updating your preferences on the applicable Site or eNewsletter (unsubscribe and preference options are available in the footer of each eNewsletter)

To turn cookies and similar technologies on and off, see the information in paragraph 5 above. Any questions regarding consents and opt-outs should be sent by e-mail to privacy@gtreview.com or by writing to Data Protection Officer at, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd, 4 Hillgate Place, London, SW12 9ER, United Kingdom. Alternatively, you can telephone our London headquarters at +44 (0) 20 8673 9666.

8.      Disclosures

Information collected at one Site may be shared between Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd and other group companies for the purposes listed above.

We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this policy to third parties as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change of control, transfer of assets or reorganisation of our business.

9.      Public forums, message boards and blogs

Some of our Sites may have a message board, blogs or other facilities for user generated content available and users can participate in these facilities. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to disclose your personal information.

10.  Data outside the EEA

Services on the Internet are accessible globally so collection and transmission of personal data is not always limited to one country. Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd may transfer your personal data, for the above-listed purposes to other third parties, which may be located outside the European Economic Area and/or with a different level of personal data protection. However, when conducting transfers, we take all necessary steps to ensure that your data is treated reasonably, securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Who has access to your information?

Confidentiality and Security of Your Personal Data

We are committed to keeping the data you provide us secure and will take reasonable precautions to protect your personal data from loss, misuse or alteration.

However, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features described above to try to prevent unauthorised access.

We have implemented information security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

  • unauthorised access
  • improper use or disclosure
  • unauthorised modification
  • unlawful destruction or accidental loss

All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those who process your personal data on our behalf, for the purposes listed above), who have access to, and are associated with the processing of your personal data, are obliged to keep the information confidential and not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for us.

Responsibilities

Everyone who works for or with Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd has some responsibility for ensuring data is collected, stored and handled appropriately. Each team handling personal data must ensure that it is handled and processed in line with this policy and data protection principles. However, the following people have key areas of responsibility. The board of directors is ultimately responsible for ensuring that Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd meets its legal obligations.

Name of Data Controller

The Data Controller is Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd. Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd is subject to the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and is registered in the UK with the Information Commissioner`s Office.

How to access, update and erase your personal information

If you wish to know whether we are keeping personal data about you, or if you have an enquiry about our privacy policy or your personal data held by us, in relation to any of the Sites, you can contact the Data Protection Officer via:

  • By writing to this address: Data Protection Officer, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd, 4 Hillgate Place, London, SW12 9ER, UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8673 9666
  • E-mail: privacy@gtreview.com

Upon request, we will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you. We may require proof of your identity and may charge a small fee (not exceeding the statutory maximum fee that can be charged) to cover administration and postage.

Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd allows you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate in accordance with applicable laws, you may have your personal information:

  • erased
  • rectified or amended
  • completed

Disclosing data for other reasons

In certain circumstances, the Data Protection Act allows personal data to be disclosed to law enforcement agencies without the consent of the data subject. Under these circumstances, Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd, will disclose requested data. However, the Data Controller will ensure the request is legitimate, seeking assistance from the board and from the company’s legal advisors where necessary.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect new legislation or industry practice, group company changes and customer feedback. We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement periodically to be informed of how we are protecting your personal data.

Providing information

Exporta Publishing & Events Ltd aims to ensure that individuals are aware that their data is being processed, and that they understand.

  • How the data is being used
  • How to exercise their rights

To this end, the company has a privacy statement, setting out how data relating to individuals is used by the company. This is available on request and available on the company’s website.

Review of this policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Privacy Statement was last updated in April 2018.

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