User Terms & Privacy Policy


Last Updated: October 21, 2021




This privacy policy (Privacy Policy) applies to China Decision Makers Consultancy (CDMC). We, CDMC, know you care about how your personal information is used and shared - and we take your privacy seriously. By visiting any of the event websites you are agreeing with the practices described in this Privacy Policy.


CDMC reserves the right to change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time. CDMC will post any changes on this page. Please check back to see any updates. If you do not agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy or any changes to it, please do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the event websites and/or CDMC's services.


1. What information does CDMC hold about you and how is it collected?

If you, for example:

1) register;

2) search for a service;

3) place an order for a brochure or other materials;

4) enter a survey;

5) post content;

6) call in or communicate with any third party;

7) or report a problem with any of the event websites


on or via any of the event websites, some or all of your personal information (including your name, job title, job function, company's name, telephone, fax and mobile numbers, postal and email address, the industry you work in and your area of interest, financial and credit card information) may be collected by CDMC. We also collect personal information from you when you contact us (by email or otherwise).


With regard to each of your visits to the event websites we may automatically collect the following information:

1) your browser type and version;

2) time zone setting;

3) browser plug-in types; and

4) versions, operating system and platform.

We may also collect information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from the Websites (including date and time), services you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.


2. Personal Information that we receive from other sources

We may collect Personal Information about you from publicly available sources (either ourselves or via third parties) in connection with our legitimate business interests.

We may also receive information from third parties who collect Personal Information from you and pass it on to us. To the extent necessary, the third party collecting this data is responsible for obtaining the relevant consents from you to ensure you are happy with the ways in which your Personal Information will be used.


3. What does CDMC do with your personal information?

We will only use your Personal Information (including information we receive from other sources) in the following ways (depending on the types of information):

1) so that we can perform a contract with you;

2) for the purposes of legal compliance;  

3) and for the purposes of our legitimate business interests (namely to carry out and improve our business, analyse the use of our Websites and services and support our customers and Website users).

All of the Personal Information described above will be stored on CDMC's user database (unless you notify us that you no longer wish us to retain such information, in which case it will be deleted). CDMC will only use your Personal Information in order to contact you (for example by email, SMS or telephone) for those purposes to which you have previously consented on the site or where we otherwise have a right to do so. For example, if you register on the site, CDMC will email to you CDMC's newsletter and, if you wish, contact you about relevant products and services offered by CDMC or by reputable third parties. CDMC will also contact you to market its products and/or services where it has obtained your details in the course of a sale of any of its products or services. If you do not wish to receive information about CDMC's and/or third parties' products and services, please indicate your preference via the "subscription preferences" link at the bottom of the home page. You may cancel your subscription to CDMC's newsletter at any time by clicking on the link at the foot of any edition of the newsletter or marketing communication.

Should you request us to amend or suppress records containing your information we will endeavour to do so as promptly as practical, however you may receive communications for a transitional period while we process the records.

CDMC will also use the information which you provide in aggregate form (i.e. so that no individual users are identifiable) to determine demographic profiles and browsing patterns in order to

1) develop marketing profiles and assist strategic development;

2) manage CDMC's relationship with its sponsors and advertisers;

3) enable site audits to be performed;

4) enable CDMC to review, develop and improve the services which it offers;

5) notify you about changes to our services.

CDMC will also use the Personal Information collected from your use of the Websites to administer the Websites and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes, to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer, to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so, as part of our efforts to keep the Websites safe and secure, to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you, and to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them.


4. Keeping your personal information up to date

We take all reasonable action to ensure that the information we collect and use is accurate, complete and up-to-date.

However, the accuracy of the information depends to a large extent on the information you provide. That’s why we recommend that you keep us up-to-date with changes to your information such as your name and address; and let us know if there are any errors in the information. You have the right to see the Personal Information we hold about you and to ask us to:

1) make any changes to ensure that any Personal Information we hold about you is accurate and up to date;

2) erase or stop processing any Personal Information we hold about you where there is no longer a legal ground for us to hold it; or

3) transfer any information we hold about you to a specified third party. If you wish to do this, you may contact them directly by email at the following address:


5. To whom is your personal information disclosed?

Each CDMC entity will share your Personal Information with the other members of its group which means its subsidiaries, ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries and (provided that you consented to receiving marketing from such third parties) will make your name and postal address available to reputable third parties so that they can send you details of their products and services.

CDMC will also share your Personal Information with selected third parties including business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract it enters into with them or you, and/or, to the extent you have expressly consented (by ticking the relevant box on the registration form), to advertisers and advertising networks that require your data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others.

Attendance at an event

To gain access to the event, you will be issued with a badge. This will detail your name, job title, company name and a QR code. Badge scanning technology may be used at events for the purposes of access control and security into the event itself, and for location information at areas with the event.

Exhibitors may also ask to scan your badge. By agreeing to allow them to scan your badge your contact details will be shared with the relevant exhibitor and used in accordance with applicable data protection laws and the exhibitor’s privacy policy.

Attendance at a digital event or digital component of an on-site event

CDMC (and any third party platform provider acting on our behalf) will use your personal information provided during the registration process to host and manage the digital event or digital component of an event. The data will also be used for analyzing interactions, monitoring traffic and facilitating networking.

When you enter a virtual space that is sponsored, such as a sponsored session, exhibition booth or download documents provided by sponsors and exhibitors your personal information may be shared with the sponsor and exhibitor to allow them to engage with you.

The event app facilitates networking among attendees. By accepting a connection request or meeting from another attendee you are consenting for your details to be shared with that attendee.

In addition, it may be necessary to disclose your Personal Information if we are under a duty to disclose your Personal Information in order to comply with any legal obligation, enforce our terms and conditions and any other agreement, or protect the rights, property, or safety of CDMC, CDMC's group companies and our contractors, directors, employees or other personnel. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and prevention.


6. When does this Privacy Policy not apply?

This Privacy Policy only applies to the collection and use of data by CDMC. It does not cover third party sites to which we provide links. Those sites may have their own privacy policies. Please check these policies before you submit any Personal Information to these websites.


7. How do we protect your information?

CDMC is committed to data security and will take the appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure that your Personal Information is treated securely. If you subscribe to access our premium content (and, accordingly, enter payment details), CDMC offers the use of a secure server. The secure server software encrypts all information which you input before it is sent to CDMC.

CDMC takes steps to guard against unauthorized access to the Personal Information of the users of the Websites. Although it makes every effort to create a secure environment for your Personal Information, CDMC cannot guarantee the safety of any Personal Information which is transmitted to us on-line and/or via email as, unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although CDMC will take appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your Personal Information, any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use appropriate technical and organizational measures to try to prevent unauthorized access.

We will only keep your Personal Information for as long as we reasonably require and, in any event, only for as long as the Data Protection Legislation allows.


8. Minors

We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 14. If you are under 14, please do not attempt to register for the Service or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under 14, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 14 may have provided us with personal information, please contact us at


9. Contacting us

If you have any questions or concerns about CDMC's use of your Personal Information, please email us at or write to us at

China Decision Makers Consultancy (CDMC)

B-1301, Watts Gallop International Plaza,

2816 Yixian Road,

Shanghai, China