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Privacy Policy

 

A. General information Data protection at Media Fusion

Media Fusion is a dynamic exhibitions and publishing company with events across the Middle East & Africa. Headquartered in Dubai over 12 years, the company has achieved an impressive growth in emerging and mature markets across all its portfolios.

For the purpose of applicable data protection laws, the data controller is Media Fusion LLC headquartered in Al Muteena, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This privacy policy governs the collection and use of personal information by Media Fusion. For more information about Media Fusion please visit www.mediafusionme.com

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This privacy policy explains the types of personal information we collect, how we use that information, who we share it with, how we protect that information, and your legal rights in relation to your information. We are committed to abiding by this privacy policy, as well as the requirements of applicable laws, in the operation of our business. Please read this policy carefully as it explains our views and practices regarding your personal information and how it is handled. Visitors to the Media Fusion group internet portal can access many of the information offered there without registering. On subsequent pages, however, it is often necessary for you to enter company-related or personal data, so we can make an offer for the services required or send you the information about our events.

Naturally we are obligated to ensure that the data you have provided is given sufficient protection within our systems in accordance with the applicable laws. We believe you should be able to rely on your data being handled in a responsible and confidential way. Our data-protection concept also incorporates contractors who might need your data to carry out an order to your complete satisfaction. It is not our aim to use or pass on personal data without permission and for purposes other than those stated at the time the data was collected.

Cookies: Whenever content is accessed or requested from our website, we use cookies in order to optimise the communication times and to ensure that we are able to perform an anonymous statistical analysis of the utilisation of our website. If you do not wish cookies to be used, you can prevent this by adjusting your browser settings. The user can either delete the cookies at any time directly in the browser or manage his/her cookie-preferences.

Some of our web sites have links to the internet sites of other suppliers. In view of the fact that we have no responsibility for these sites, we recommend that you read the information about data protection at these sites in detail. Should you have any questions or comments about our web sites or our security concept or if you want your personal data to be blocked, please contact us by e-mail at the following address: privacy@mediafusionme.com

B. Data protection

When you utilise our online system, we obtain the data from you which is necessary for us to process your request and to provide the agreed-upon services. Mandatory data fields which are being used to collect required data are always clearly designated (with an asterisk).

By providing us with additional optional data, e.g. areas of professional interest, you allow us to offer you numerous advantages:

  • We will need to use your personal information where this is necessary for us to perform our obligations under a contract with you, for example where you have purchased services from us, and to ensure your requirements are met at events.
  • We may use your personal information to better understand your requirements and preferences, so that we can provide you with a tailored experience.
  • We will need to use your contact information (such as your email address or postal address) to assist you with any bookings you make through our website.

This means that you are able to make your own decision as to which data we are to receive about you and your company.

To ensure the secure transmission of your data, encrypting systems are used so that the communication between your browser and our order system is illegible for any other participants on the internet.

C. Public Procedures Directory

1. Name of office responsible:
Media Fusion LLC, Al Muteena, Deira, Dubai
2. Board of Management:
Manager entrusted with Information Technology: Taher Patrawala
3. Address of office responsible:
#209, Lulu Building, Al Muteena, Deira, Dubai
4. Determining the purpose of collecting, processing or utilizing the data

The Company's objective is to promote the economy by holding trade fairs, conferences, exhibitions, and publications in UAE and the region; by holding events or conducting congresses and conferences; and by conducting all activities relating to the trade fair, exhibition, publications and conference business.

To achieve this objective, the Company has publications, fair and exhibition facilities, as well as congress and conference rooms, which are used for events or rented out for a reasonable fee. All data collection, processing and utilisation shall take place solely in pursuit of the declared objectives of the company, in particular:

  • For carrying out the business process in question
  • For information purposes and for event advertising
  • For the purpose of market and opinion research
  • For event-related service offers

5. Description of the groups of people concerned and the related data or data categories

Per group of people the following data is collected, processed and used in pursuit of the objectives mentioned in section 4:

Description of the groups of people concerned and the related data or data categories

Per group of people the following date is collected, processed and used in pursuit of the objectives mentioned in section 4:

 
Group of People Data
Representatives of companies visiting all avenues of Media Fusion Data of the company with addresses, contact names and communication data, branch of business, product data, contractual and accounting data
Trade and professional visitors of events (virtual or physical) Data of the company with addresses, contact names and communication data, branch of business, product interests, contractual and accounting data
Visitors of Media Fusion events and magazine without restriction (public) Name, communication data and accounting data
Contact persons of companies interested in an event or in visiting it Data of the company with addresses, contact names and communication data, branch of business, product data / product interests
Representatives of suppliers, service partners and other business partners Data of the company or institution with contact names and communication data, service information, contractual and accounting data
 

6. Recipients or categories of recipients to whom the data can be provided

  • Group companies
  • Responsible sales and service partners
  • Trade fair and exhibition industry associations
  • Those responsible for processing order data
  • Exhibitors - always in order to fulfil the purposes under Item 4
  • Public bodies, but only when legally obligated to do so

7. Legal deadlines for the restriction on use or deletion of data

Data retention regulations

Data needed for the purposes stated in chapter C.4. will be routinely deleted after the expiration of 10 years. Data will be deleted earlier as soon as knowledge of them is no longer needed to carry out the purpose for which they were recorded or the purpose itself is not longer persued.

Right of objection

Apart from the mandatory data storage for the purposes of conducting business, you have the right to demand at any time that your data not be retained for other purposes. If you want your personal data to be blocked, please contact us by e-mail at the following address: privacy@mediafusionme.com

 

Cookie Policy

 
Media Fusion L.L.C use cookies and similar technologies to store and manage user preferences, deliver targeted advertising, enable content, and gather analytic and usage data, for example. The use of cookies and other tracking technologies is standard across websites and apps through which information is collected about your online activities across applications, websites, or other services. More information about how we use cookies and similar technologies and how you can control and manage them is below.
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on a computer or other device and is used to identify the user or device and to collect information. Cookies are typically assigned to one of four categories, depending on their function and intended purpose: absolutely necessary cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies, and cookies for marketing purposes.

Absolutely necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to move around a website and use its features. Without these cookies, Services you have asked for, like adding items to an online shopping cart, cannot be provided.

Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how you use our websites. Information collected includes, for example, the Internet browsers and operating systems used, the domain name of the website previously visited, the number of visits, average duration of visit, and pages viewed. These cookies only collect information in an aggregated format. Performance cookies are used to improve the user-friendliness of a website and enhance your experience.

Functionality cookies: These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your username or ID, language preference, or the area or region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts, and other customizable parts of web pages. They may also be used to provide Services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Targeting and advertising cookies: These cookies track browsing habits and are used to deliver targeted (interest-based) advertising. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an ad and to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations, such as advertisers.

You can manage website cookies in your browser settings, and you always have the choice to change these settings by accepting, rejecting, or deleting cookies. If you choose to change your settings, you may find that certain functions and features will not work as intended on the Services. All browser settings are slightly different, so to manage cookies, you should refer to the relevant settings within your browser. Please click below for detailed information on how to disable and delete cookies in some commonly used browsers:

  • Mozilla Firefox®
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome™
  • Safari®

We use certain other tracking technologies in addition to cookies:

Local shared objects/Flash cookies: Flash cookies, also known as local shared objects, are designed to support browser content supported by Adobe® Flash. They are usually used to enable ads and video content on websites. Like other cookies, they will store information on your device, some of which will be specific to the Flash-enabled content. Flash cookies can only be deleted within Adobe Flash rather than via your browser. Please refer to the following help page for information on how to manage your privacy settings and deletion of Flash cookies.

Web beacons: Our web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons (also called single-pixel gifs and transparent graphic images) that we use to help deliver cookies on our sites, count users who have visited those sites, deliver Services, and analyze the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, for example. We may also include web beacons in our marketing email messages or newsletters to determine whether an email is opened or if links are clicked. Web beacons are also used to deliver you interest-based advertising

Web server & application logs: Our servers automatically collect certain information to help us administer and protect the Services, analyze usage, and improve users’ experience. The information collected includes:

  • IP address and browser type
  • Device information including Unique Device Identifier (UDID), MAC address, Identifier For Advertisers (IFA), and similar identifiers we or others may assign
  • Device operating system and other technical facts
  • The city, state, and country from which you access our website
  • Pages visited and content viewed, stored, and purchased
  • Information or text entered
  • Links and buttons clicked
  • URLs visited before and after you use our Services
Some browsers transmit Do Not Track (DNT) signals to websites. Due to the lack of a common interpretation of DNT signals throughout the industry, we do not currently alter, change, or respond to DNT requests or signals from these browsers. We continue to monitor industry activity in this area and reassess our DNT practices as necessary.
Some of our Services may include social networking features, such as the Facebook® “Like” button and widgets, “Share” buttons, and interactive mini-programs. Additionally, you may choose to use your own social networking logins from, for example, Facebook or LinkedIn®, to log into some of our Services. If you choose to connect using a social networking or similar service, we may receive and store authentication information from that service to enable you to log in and other information that you may choose to share when you connect with these Services. These Services may collect information such as the web pages you visited and IP addresses, and may set cookies to enable features to function properly. We are not responsible for the security or privacy of any information collected by these third parties. You should review the privacy statements or policies applicable to the third-party services you connect to, use, or access. If you do not want your personal information shared with your social media account provider or other users of the social media service, please do not connect your social media account with your account for the Services and do not participate in social sharing on the Services.