Website terms & conditions

This BEAM Exchange website is managed by Spike Associates Ltd (UK company number 8924504) with its registered address at 23 Skylines Village, London, E14 9TS, on behalf of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) (together "we", "us").

Privacy Commitment

Introduction

We are strongly committed to privacy issues, and this privacy statement details our approach on such issues. By using this site and submitting any personal data, you agree to the use by us of such data in accordance with this privacy statement. If you have questions on privacy issues, please email us at info@beamexchange.org

Data collection

We only collect identifiable personal data or information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by a visitor to our website. We receive limited identifiable information, such as name, title, company address, email address, and telephone numbers from website visitors. Typically, identifying information is collected to:

  • Register for certain areas of the site
  • Enquire for further information
  • Distribute requested reference materials
  • Visitors are also able to send email to us through the website. Their messages will contain the user’s screen name and email address, as well as any additional information the user may wish to include in the message

Use of data

When a visitor provides personal data to us, we will use it for the purposes for which it was provided to us as stated at the point of collection (or as is obvious from the context of collection).  Examples of the types of use are given in the ‘data collection’ section above.  We may also use your data to contact you with information about the BEAM Exchange, associated events, and other information which may be of interest to you; you may unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by contacting us as set out in the 'Unsubscribe' section below.

Our websites do not collect or compile personally identifying information for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes, or host mailings on behalf of third parties.

Data controller

Spike Associates Ltd is the data controller of any personal data collected through this website, and will process such data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. 

Disclosure to third parties

Our policy is not to share personally identifiable information with any third parties, unless required by law, or unless explicitly requested by a visitor or otherwise as set out in this section. We recognise that your information is valuable and we take all reasonable measures to protect your information while it is in our care.

This data is not shared with any third parties for any secondary or unrelated purposes, unless otherwise disclosed at the point of collection. If there is an instance where such information may be shared, the visitor will be asked for permission beforehand. 

Security

We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally identifiable data and information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. In particular, we ensure that all appropriate confidentiality obligations and technical and organisational security measures are in place to prevent any unauthorised or unlawful disclosure or processing of such information and data and the accidental loss or destruction of or damage to such information and data. Only our authorised personnel are provided access to personally identifiable information and these employees have agreed to ensure confidentiality of this information.

Access to information

If you would like to update any personal data you have submitted through this site, please do so via the original registration page or please email us at info@beamexchange.org.

When personally identifiable information is retained, we do not assume responsibility for verifying the ongoing accuracy of the content of personal information. When practically possible, if we are informed that any personal data collected through a Web site is no longer accurate, we will make appropriate corrections based on the updated information provided by the authenticated visitor.

If you would like details of the information which you have submitted to us through this site, you have a right of access to such information and you may contact us via the above email address. We may charge for a request for access in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Unsubscribe

Should visitors subsequently choose to unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations, we will provide instructions, on the appropriate webpage or in communications to our visitors, or a visitor may contact by email to info@beamexchange.org.

Data retention

The personal data you submit to us will only be retained for as long as is required for the purposes for which it was collected or as required by law.

For example, contact information about visitors (such as information generated though registration for access to areas on the site) will be kept as long as the information is required to completely service the contact request or until a user requests that we delete that information. Mailing list information, discussion posts and email are kept for only the period of time considered reasonable to facilitate the visitor’s requests.

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About Site Provider

This site is provided by Spike Associates Ltd (UK company number 8924504) with its registered address at 5th Floor 744-750, London Wall, London EC2M 5QQ, on behalf of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. We can be contacted by email to contact@beamexchange.org

Legal Disclaimer

Neither Spike Associates Ltd, nor the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation is responsible for any errors or omissions in relation to the information contained on this Site, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. All information in this Site is provided "as is", with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of performance, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Nothing herein shall to any extent substitute for the independent investigations and the sound technical and business judgement of the reader. In no event will Spike Associates Ltd, its employees or agents, be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information in this Site or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

Certain links in this Site connect to other Web Sites maintained by third parties over whom we have no control. We make no representations as to the accuracy or any other aspect of information contained in other Web Sites. Similarly, certain resources (eg. pdf documents) produced by third parties may be included on our Web Site. We make no representations as to the accuracy or any other aspect of information contained in these resources produced by third parties.  

The information contained in this Site is intended solely to provide general guidance on matters of interest for the personal use of the reader, who accepts full responsibility for its use. The application and impact of laws can vary widely based on the specific facts involved. Given the changing nature of laws, rules and regulations, and the inherent hazards of electronic communication, there may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in information contained in this Site. Accordingly, the information on this Site is provided with the understanding that the authors and publishers are not herein engaged in rendering legal, accounting, tax, or other professional advice or services. As such, it should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting, tax, legal or other competent advisers. 

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