Privacy policy

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Petrus Communications is committed to protecting the rights of individuals in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (reference EU2016/679) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data (hereinafter referred as : ‘GDPR’) as well as each applicable national Personal Data protection laws and regulations (collectively referred as “Data Protection Laws and Regulations”).

In order to provide our services to you, we will need to collect and process certain personal information from you. If you have any questions about this policy or the Website, or about how we use and process your personal information, feel free to contact us at


Personal Data is information that can be used to identify a person either directly or indirectly (hereinafter referred as: ‘Personal Data’). A ‘personal identifier’ is a piece of information that can identify an individual. This definition covers a wide range of personal identifiers to constitute Personal Data, including name, address, email address, identification number, location data or online identifier.


Information you provide through our Website

When you visit the Website, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Website, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Website, and information about how you interact with the Website.

We also collects your personal data as listed in the online contact form – we will use your Personal Data to communicate with you about GEDC Industry Forum, including responding to requests for assistance. Your personal data will not be processed subsequently in a way that is incompatible with the purposes described above.

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

“Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique

· “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

· “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

Information you provide through our services or direct communication

Through our services and events we organise or attend as well as direct or email communication you provide us with data about yourself and about the purpose for which we can contact you.


We may use your personal information to:

· To comply with contractual obligations – reply to inquiries you send to us

· As a result of your consent – where you have specifically agreed to this, send you marketing communications by email relating to our work which we think may be of interest to you

· Within the scope of a legitimate interest – improve and optimise our Site as well as improve safety and security (for example for verifying your account, detecting fraudulent activities and anything else that would make our Services more secure)

· On the basis of Petrus Communications’ legal obligations or in the public interest – Petrus Communications, as any other company, is subject to legal obligations and In some cases the processing of your Personal Data will be necessary for Petrus Communications in order to fulfill these obligations


We will only pass your data to third parties in the following circumstances:

· we may share event participant contact information with carefully selected and relevant partners including the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), for the purpose of communicating about the GEDC Industry Forum and related initiatives, including responding to requests for assistance.

· you have provided your explicit consent for us to pass data to a named third party;

· we are using a third party purely for the purposes of processing data on our behalf and we have in place a data processing agreement with that third party that fulfills our legal obligations in relation to the use of third party data processors;

· we may share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

In addition, we will only pass data to third parties outside of the EU where appropriate safeguards are in place as defined by article 46 of the General Data Protection Regulation.


We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

If your Personal Data is no longer required for the performance of the contractual or statutory obligations, these will be erased on a regular basis unless further processing is necessary, for instance, for preserving particular evidence under the applicable Data Protection Laws and Regulations, or in the context of legal statutes of limitation.

In some circumstances, we may anonymise your personal information so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such information without further notice to you.


We use technical and organisational security measures in order to protect the data we have under our control against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction and against access by unauthorised persons. Our security procedures are continually enhanced as new technology becomes available.


You may exercise certain rights regarding the data processed by us:

· Withdraw your consent at any time – Users have the right to withdraw consent where they have previously given their consent to the processing of their personal data.

· Access your data – Users have the right to learn if personal data is being processed by us, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the data undergoing processing.

· Verify and seek data – Users have the right to verify the accuracy of their personal data and ask for it to be updated or corrected.

· Restrict the processing of your data – Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of their data. In this case, we will not process their data for any purpose other than storing it.

· Have your personal data deleted – Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of their data from us.

· Receive your data and have it transferred to another controller – Users have the right to receive their data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance. This provision is applicable provided that the data is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on the user’s consent, on a contract which the user is part of or on pre-contractual obligations thereof.

· Lodge a complaint – Users have the right to bring a claim before their competent data protection authority.


What are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses Cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these Cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these Cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

How we use Cookies

We use cookies to record the preferences of our users, to enable us to optimise the design of our Website. They ease navigation, and increase the user-friendliness of websites and applications. Cookies also help us to identify the most popular sections of our Website.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of Cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling Cookies may affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling Cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable Cookies.

To find out more about Cookies, including how to see what Cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or

Which Cookies do we use?

You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here:


This Privacy Policy is effective 19th of April 2019 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.


The Website contains links to third-party websites. Please be aware that we cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection practices of third-party websites. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies of these websites before providing any information to them.


Petrus Communications Limited

Registered Office Address:

Martlet House; E1, Yeoman Gate, Yeoman Way; Worthing, BN13 3QZ, United Kingdom

Registered Company No: 4063094

Petrus Communications France SARL

Registered Office Address:

3 avenue de l’Opéra 75001, Paris, France

Registered Company No: 480737543

Petrus Communications SRL

Registered Office Address:

Bulevardul Regina Maria, nr.1, scara 1, bloc P5B, etaj 2, ap. 4, Sector 4, Bucuresti

Registered Company No: RO31016902

Contact Information

Telephone: +33 (0) 180 965 950

Mobile: +40 (0) 724 280 784 E-mail: Website:

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