What, why and how we treat your personal data
We, the Operators of this Website, provide it as a public service to our users.
We are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children. We do not intentionally collect information from minors, and we do not target this website or any of its contents to children.
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Types of information we collect
Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. We may collect and analyze non-personal (anonymised) information to evaluate how visitors use our websites.
We may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the web sites you visited just before and just after our site), the pages that were viewed, time spent at our website, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. For example, when you request a page from one of our sites, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration.
Every time you request or download a file from this website, we may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. We may use this information to analyze trends, administer the web site, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes.
Our site may use a feature of your browser to set a “cookie” on your computer. Cookies are small packets of information that a website stores on your computer. Our website can then read the cookies whenever you visit southeastasiaglobe.com.
Most browser software can be set up to deal with cookies. You may modify your browser preferences to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, some of the functions and conveniences of our web site may not work properly, and you may be unable to use some of our services that require registration in order to participate; or you will have to re-register or login each time you visit our site. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. We will not link non-personal information from cookies to personally identifiable information without your permission.
Our site may use web beacons to collect non-personal information about your use of our website and the websites of selected partners, your use of special promotions or newsletters, and other activities. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our website or our partners’ and sponsors’ sites; how many people open our emails; and for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our website or those of our partners. We do not link non-personal information from beacons to personally identifiable information without your permission.
Personal information is associated with your name or personal identity. We use such information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better services and tailored information. On some of the our web pages, you may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists, participate in online discussions, collaborate on documents, provide feedback, submit information into registries, register for events, apply for membership, or join committees or working groups. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs, passwords, billing information, or credit card and other payment information.
Information you provide on our membership applications is used to create a member profile, and some information may be shared withing other of our representatives and organizations. For example, payment information will be shared with our accounting department. Member user names may be provided to other members to encourage and facilitate collaboration, research, and the free exchange of information among our members. We prohibit members from using member contact information to send unsolicited commercial correspondence. Members may be automatically added to our mailing lists. From time to time, member information may be shared with event organizers and/or other organizations that provide additional benefits to our members. By providing us with your personal information on the membership application, you expressly consent to our storing, processing, and distributing your information for these purposes.
How we use your data
We may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about our website usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the site.
We may use personal information to provide services that support the activities of our members and their collaboration on journalism or journalism-related projects. When accessing our members-only pages, your personal user information may be tracked in order to support collaboration, ensure authorized access, and enable communication between our members.
Credit card information may be collected to facilitate membership applications and to becoming a member; if you purchase a product or service from our website, such information will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services requested. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for any other purposes. Payment processing services may be provided by a third-party payment service, and an external management company may provide support for our financial activities. We may share your personal information with our partners only to facilitate these transactions.
Length of use / storage of your data
We only use and store your data for the length of your membership, or until you explicitly ask us to not use your data anymore.
We do not sell, rent, or lease any individual’s personal information or lists of email addresses to anyone for marketing purposes, and we take all commercially reasonable steps to maintain the security of this information. However, we reserve the right to supply any such information to any organization into which we as a commercial organization may merge in the future, or to which we may make any transfer in order to enable a third party to continue part or all of our mission. However, such mission must be related to publishing and to the original cause to which you have signed up.
We may maintain publicly accessible archives for the majority of our activities. For example, posting an email to any of our public mail lists or participating in one of our discussion and pitch forums, subscribing to one of our newsletters or registering for one of our public meetings may result in your email address becoming part of the publicly accessible archives.
On some sites, anonymous users are allowed to post content and/or participate in forum discussions. In such a case, since no user name can be associated with such a user, the IP address number of a user is used as an identifier. When posting content or messages to our websites anonymously, your IP address may be revealed to the public.
If you are a registered member of one of our websites or email lists, you should be aware that some items of your personal information may be visible to other members and to the public. Our member databases may retain information about your name, e-mail address, company affiliation (if an organizational member), and such other personal address and identifying data as you choose to supply to us. That data may be visible to other members or to the public. Your name, e-mail address, and other information you may supply also may be associated in some of our publicly accessible records withing various committees, working groups, and similar activities that you join and which are part of our mission, in various places, including: (i) the permanently-posted attendance and membership records of those activities; (ii) documents generated by the activity, which may be permanently archived either by us or by others; and, (iii) along with message content, in the permanent archives of our e-mail lists, which also may be public.
Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of our web site, such as forums, message boards, and news groups, becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public forums.
The EU’s Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individual citizens of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas. The GDPR came into effect on 25 May 2018.
The GDPR aims primarily to give control to individuals over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU. The regulation applies to an enterprise located anywhere that is processing the personal information of data subjects inside the EEA.
In accordance with this regulation, we have put in place appropriate technical and organisational measures to implement the data protection principles. Business processes that handle your personal data are designed and built with consideration of stringent data protection principles, provide safeguards to protect data and use the highest-possible privacy settings by default, so that your data is not available publicly without your explicit, informed consent. No personal data may be processed unless we have received an unambiguous and individualized affirmation of consent from our users or members. You have the right to revoke such consent at any time.
You have the right to request a copy of the data collected in a common format, and the right to have your data erased under certain circumstances.
We agree to report any data breaches within 72 hours if they have an adverse effect on user privacy.
If you do not want your personal information collected and used by the publisher, please do not visit our website or apply for membership of any of our websites or email lists.
Access to and accuracy of member data
We are committed to keeping the personal information of our members accurate. All the information you have submitted to us can be verified and changed. In order to do this, please email us a request. We are working on providing members with online access to their own personal profiles, enabling them to update or delete information at any time. To protect your privacy and security, we also may take reasonable steps to verify identity, such as a user ID and password, before granting access to modify personal profile data. Certain areas of our websites may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords or other personal identifiers.
We make every effort to protect personal information by users of our websites, including using firewalls and other security measures on our servers. No server, however, is 100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential information about yourself on any web site. Much of the personal information is used in conjunction with member services such as collaboration and discussion, so some types of personal information such as your name, company affiliation, and email address will be visible to other members and possibly to the public. We assume no liability for the interception, alteration, or misuse of the information you provide. You alone are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please use care when you access this web site and provide personal information.
From time to time we may email you electronic newsletters, announcements, surveys or other information. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may opt out by following the directions provided within the electronic newsletters and announcements.