ISE Privacy Notice

The Innovative Sector Exchange project team places a high importance on data protection. The aim of this privacy notice is to outline how we will collect and use information through our website but also through our forms.

Information Collection

The ISE project team collects information through its website and through its forms at several stages (registration forms, expression of interest forms, post-event evaluation forms etc.).

Information Provided by You

We collect the following information about the businesses participating in ISE: names, telephone numbers, addresses, email addresses, geographical locations, social media accounts, company websites, as well as details required for travelling abroad such as passport numbers and expiry date, nationality, car registration numbers and date of birth

We may also collect commercial information about the businesses participating in the project such as the annual turnover, number of employees, company description etc. When companies receive 1-2-1 innovation assessments, the team will also collect further information about the SME’s capacity to export and the details necessary to address this.

Attending events and marketing statement

The information that you will supply will be retained on a database and will be used for the purpose of event administration, and to compile either a paper delegate list to be distributed to all attendees at the event, or an electronic delegate list.


Information Usage

Primary Use of Personal Information

The information collected by the ISE project team will be used for processing any event registrations completed through our website and for maintaining up to date records.

The information which you give will be used for the following purposes: to enable the project team to create a computer and paper record of your participation in ISE and its related activities; to enable the project team to compile statistics, or to assist other project partners to do so. No information that would identify you as an individual will be published without your prior agreement. The information will be kept securely, and will be kept no longer than necessary in line with partners’ data protection policies.

Secondary Use of Personal Information

Registered participants to the ISE project and any ISE related activities may receive additional communications from us about ISE support services and newsletters. Anyone wishing to no longer receive any information should notify the project partners to be removed from any contact lists.

Sharing Data with Third Parties

We may share data with the following parties who are also partners in the ISE project: Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, East Flanders Chamber of Commerce, West Flanders Chamber of Commerce, West Flanders Development Agency, Innovation House Foundation (Dutch partner), ADITEC (French partner) and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (observer partner), as well as with other key contacts with whom it is necessary to share information in order to deliver support services to the businesses that have signed up for the project (for example, the Department for International Trade or the Enterprise Europe Network).

Links from our Websites

We offer links to other websites. Please note: When you click on links to other websites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies. Their standards may differ from ours.