Privacy policy - World Summit AI MENA 2024


Updated 31 October 2019

Complementary documents to this policy:

Terms and Conditions

Cookie Policy 

  1. Scope

This Privacy Policy covers the following company:

  • World Summit AI Ltd – Company number: 10577140

And for the purposes of this document known as World Summit AI Ltd (“World Summit”, “we”, “us”, “our”), organisers of conferences including “World Summit AI” and “World Summit AI Americas” (each, a “Conference”) and World Summit AI Webinar series and owners of the website  and is committed to protecting your personal information. We invite you to read this Privacy Policy, which explains the types of information collected and created in connection with the relevant Conference, how and why we use such information, who we share it with and your legal rights.

Unless indicated otherwise, this Privacy Policy relates to our use of any personal information we collect or use in relation to the following services (collectively, the “Services”):

– the Conference

– the Webinars

– the Conference websites and their related subdomains including those pertaining to registration for attendance at the Conference and to be a volunteer at the Conference;

– the Conference apps;

– online surveys relating to the Conference;

– messages sent via the Conference support portal;

– the Conference official social media channels; and

– subscription to our newsletters.

Personal information processed in connection with the Services is controlled by World Summit AI Ltd, an English company with a registered address at, 39-43 Monument Hill, Weybridge KT13 8RN and a trading address at c/o 39-43 Monument Hill, Weybridge KT13 8RN.

  1. Information we collect

When we provide the Services, we collect and receive information in several different ways. In many cases, you choose what information to provide, although some information is required for us to provide you the Services.

2.1 Directly from you, or approved third parties.

We collect a variety of information from you when you provide it to us directly, when we request it from you, or when you give us permission to get it from a third party source.

– Attendee registration information. When you register to attend a Conference or Webinar, you must provide us with basic information such as Title, Name, Country of residence, Phone number, email address. We also give you the option to provide additional information.

– Volunteer registration information. When you register to volunteer at a Conference, you must provide us with basic information such as Title, Name, Country of residence, Phone number, email address. We also give you the option to provide additional information.

– Payment and credit card information. When purchasing tickets to attend a Conference or Webinar, you must provide us with your name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card, debit card or bank information. This information will only be shared with third parties such as our ticketing partner, or Stripe or GoToWebinar or Paypal, who perform tasks required to complete the purchase transaction.

– Conference app profile information. You have the option to download a Conference app, providing us with additional profile information in the Conference app, such as name, email address and photo, which will be discoverable within the app by other attendees and partners of the Conference.

– Conference survey responses. We may ask you to participate in optional surveys regarding your experience at the Conference in order to help us improve the event and for related commercial purposes.

– Third party social media accounts. If you choose to connect your social media account(s) with the Conference app, we may receive certain information from that account, such as your title, picture, and other information you authorize.

2.2 From your browser or device.

We automatically collect certain information from your browser or device when you use certain Services or read a message from us. For example, we collect data regarding the device you are using, such as its unique identifier and operating system; logs will be recorded by our servers based on the information sent from your app or browser; and information may be recorded by cookies and similar technologies when you use the Services. Please review our cookie policy for further detail on how we use cookies and similar technologies on our Services.

  1. How we use your information

We use your information in order to provide, operate, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services, including:

3.1 Providing and improving the requested Services.

We use your personal information as necessary to run the Conference or Webinar, such as to register attendees, issue tickets, facilitate information sharing with partners with whom you have consented for us to share information, and provide you with relevant connections and content during the Conference based on this information and your use of the Conference app.

3.2 Communicating with you.

We use your personal information to contact you regarding your registration to attend, volunteer or speak at a Conference or sponsor or exhibit, to notify you of any changes to our policies and practices, for commercial, sales or investment purposes, and to respond to any requests or inquiries you may submit to us. If you subscribe to our mailing list, we will use your information as described below.

3.3 Marketing.

If you opt-in to receiving marketing communications from us, we will use your personal information for outreach and marketing, such as to send you information about our future Conferences or to exhibit or sponsor. You can opt-out of these communications by using the unsubscribe links in our communications or by changing your Conference app settings.

3.4 Advertising.

We use your personal information to be able to show you advertising on other websites. Please also review our cookie policy for your options to control how we use cookies and similar technologies for advertising.

  1. Legal bases for processing your information

We rely on a number of bases to lawfully process your personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. We process your personal information:

– when necessary to perform the Terms and Conditions or to provide you with the Services;

– where you have consented to the processing, which you may revoke at any time;

– when necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation, a court order, or to exercise and defend legal claims;

– when necessary to protect your vital interests, or those of others, such as in the case of an emergency;

– where you have made the information manifestly public;

– where necessary in the public interest; and

– where necessary for the purposes of our, your, or a third party’s legitimate interests, such as those of partners or other attendees or volunteers.

  1. Our legitimate interests

As indicated above, in certain cases we use your information where necessary to pursue our, your and others’ legitimate interests, including where necessary to:

– Keep the Services safe and secure. We use your information as it is necessary to pursue our legitimate interests, or those of our attendees, our volunteers or our partners in ensuring the Conference is a safe and secure event, such as enforcing our Terms and Conditions. We also act in the legitimate interests of these parties with respect to our Conference website, app and other Services, such as by implementing and enhancing security measures and protections and protecting against fraud, spam and abuse.

– Provide, develop and improve the Services. We process your information as necessary to pursue our legitimate interests in improving the Conference and our other Services, such as our Conference websites and apps. For example, we use your information in order to conduct access control and enforce security at the Conferences. We also use your information to conduct data analysis and analytics across our Services

– Market the Services. We process your information in accordance with our legitimate interests of marketing the Conference and the Services to you. For example, we use your information to market future Conferences to you. We also use photos and audiovisual footage from past Conferences which may contain your image or voice. If you want to exercise your right to object to any of these uses please email us at

– Provide seamless Services with World Summit companies and affiliates. We may share personal information with our parent company, subsidiaries, or affiliates for internal business purposes and to provide you with the Services in accordance with the Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy. If we share your information within our corporate group we will ensure that your information continues to be used only in accordance with this Privacy Policy and your expressed choices, and in accordance with applicable law.

  1. Sharing with third parties

We share information with attendees, service providers, affiliates, partners, and other third parties where it is necessary to perform the Terms and Conditions, to provide the Services, and for other purposes described in the Privacy Policy.

6.1 Sharing with other attendees.

Our Services, such as the Conference app, provides attendees with the means of making connections with other attendees. For example, the profile information that you choose to provide us will be accessible to other attendees of the Conference, subject to your settings. QR code scanning functionality on your badge is activated by default. You can provide your information to other attendees and partners by allowing them to scan the QR code on your attendee badge. Once this happens, you may consent to the sharing of your contact information with these individuals and companies.

6.2 Sharing with exhibitors, speakers, sponsors or connected parties.

By registering or participating in Sessions that are sponsored or hosted by a third party You consent to the disclosure of Your personal data to such External Session Provider, including Your name, mobile number, email address, company, and job title.  Some External Session Providers are located outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.  By authorising disclosure to them You consent to the transfer of Your personal data to such locations.  If You wish to exercise any data protection rights with regards to how an External Session Provider processes or uses Your personal data, You must do so directly with such External Session Provider.

Additionally, exhibitors, sponsors, partners or other third parties participating at the Event may wish to contact you to facilitate networking and business relationships at the Event or to contact You post-Event.   You understand that Your attendee badge holds secure data related to You including Your name, mobile number, email, company, and job title.  If If You wish to withdraw consent or to exercise any data protection rights with regard to how such recipients process and use Your personal data, You must do so directly with such recipients.

6.3 Marketing.

In order to further our legitimate interests in marketing the Services, we rely on third-party marketing platforms and service providers to assist us and perform certain marketing services for us.

6.4 Advertising.

We might share your personal information with common advertising platforms such as Facebook, Google and LinkedIn to show you advertising when you use those services. Please also review our cookie policy for your options to control how we use cookies and similar technologies for advertising.

6.5 Third party service providers.

We may share your personal information to help us operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services. These third parties provide us with services including for customer support, data storage and website hosting, ticketing and payments processing, legal advice and compliance, and marketing and data analysis. These third parties are contractually required to use it only to provide their service to us, and prohibited from using it for their own purposes.

6.6 Business re-organisation.

In instances where World Summit AI or its affiliates are subject to a re-organisation, such as a merger or acquisition of some or all of its assets, we may, in accordance with our legitimate interests, need to share information in the course of the transaction. In such circumstances, your information may be disclosed, where permitted by applicable law, in connection with such corporate restructuring, sale, or assignment of assets, merger, or other changes of control or financial status of World Summit AI or its affiliate.

6.7 Legal and safety reasons.

We may retain, preserve, or share your personal information if we have a good-faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to (a) respond, based on applicable law, to a legal request (such as, a subpoena, search warrant, court order, or other request from government or law enforcement); (b) detect, investigate, prevent, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; (c) protect our rights, property, or safety; (d) enforce our Terms and Conditions or any other agreements we have with you; or (e) prevent physical injury or other harm to any person or entity, including yourself and members of the general public.

6.8 Aggregated information.

We may also share aggregated or de-identified information, such as counts of attendee job titles or their affiliated companies, with companies we do business with, including our advertisers, partners as well as other organisational members.

  1. Data retention

We will retain your personal information for as long as is necessary, up to a period of three years after such information is collected, to achieve the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, such as to provide you with the Services. We may also need to retain some of your information for a longer period to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our Terms of Service.

  1. Data transfers

As a global business, we access and transfer information around the world. If you are based in the EU, this means that we access and transfer your personal information outside the EU, including in and to the United States. The privacy protections and the rights of authorities to access your personal information in some of these countries may not be the same as in your home country. We transfer your personal information in accordance with law, and take steps to ensure that your information is appropriately protected.

In particular, where we transfer information to countries that are not viewed as providing adequate protections, we generally rely on an approved mechanism known as the “standard contractual clauses” to protect the information transferred. These are template contracts published by the European Commission containing approved commitments to protect the privacy and security of the information transferred. To request a copy of the clauses, please contact us.

  1. Your rights

You have a number of rights in relation to your information that we process. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. We describe these rights below.

9.1 Access and Porting.

You can access much of your information by logging into your Conference profile. If you require access to additional information, please contact us. Where legally required, we will provide your information in an easily accessible format and assist in transferring some of this information to third parties.

9.2 Rectify, Restrict, Delete.

You can amend, update and delete some of your information by logging into your Conference profile. If you don’t have a Conference profile, or want us to amend, update or delete other information, please contact us.

9.2 Object.

Where we process your information based on the legitimate interests described above, or in the public interest, you can object to the processing in certain circumstances. We will generally stop processing your information unless we have compelling grounds to continue processing, such as where needed for legal reasons. Where we use your information for direct marketing, you can always object using the unsubscribe link in such communications, changing your profile settings or by contacting us.

9.3 Revoke consent.

If we have specifically asked for your consent to use your information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. For example, if we ask for your consent for direct marketing purposes, you can revoke your consent using the unsubscribe link in such communications, changing your profile settings or by contacting us.

9.4 Complain.

If you wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local supervisory authority or World Summit AI’s lead supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office.

  1. Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. We strive to use appropriate technical and organisational to protect your personal information. Despite these measures, the Internet is not a fully secure environment and we cannot guarantee that your personal information won’t be intercepted or improperly accessed.

  1. Children

Attendees under 18 years of age may attend the Conference if accompanied by an adult or guardian, depending on the age of the attendee. You can find further information on our age limitations in our Terms and Conditions.

  1. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time so please review it occasionally. If we make material changes, we will take steps to notify you. The date of the most recent revisions will appear on the top of this page.

  1. Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices generally, or if you would like to exercise your statutory rights,
you can contact us at:

World Summit AI

Registered address:
39-43 Monument Hill, Weybridge KT13 8RN

Trading address:
39-43 Monument Hill, Weybridge KT13 8RN

You can contact our Data Protection Officer, Sheraz Iqbal at