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Privacy Policy

Who are we?

We are the Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance, which is part of King’s College London (King’sthe Collegeweourus). Our notice explains our approach to collecting and using personal information (any information which relates to or identifies an individual) about people we interact with.

It should be read alongside the King’s College London Privacy Notice. If you need to contact us about this privacy notice, please write to

Why do we process your personal information?

In order to ensure that we can contact you about future Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance events, news and activities. In addition to facilitating our annual conference and other events delivered by the centre.

More about ‘legal’/’lawful’ basis:

We can only process (collect, use, store etc) your personal information if one of the following applies:

  • We need your personal information for a legitimate interest of the university or a third party, provided that interest is not overridden by your interests and rights (for example, we may need to process your information to protect our network and information security). Note this justification cannot be used when we are carrying out our official functions.
  • You provide consent for us to process your personal information, based on clear and specific information, with a genuine choice (without any pressure), and the ability to change your mind at any time.

You can withdraw your consent at anytime by emailing us at the following address:

What are your rights?

By law, you have certain rights over your personal information:

  • To receive a copy of your information
  • To ask us to correct any errors
  • To delete it once we no longer need it
  • To ask us to stop using your information in a certain way
  • To ask for certain information in a portable, electronic format
  • To object to certain uses of your information (for example, marketing, promotion, or decision making)

How long do we keep your information for?

We will keep your information for one year from Friday 27 January 2023 this is to ensure that information about our programme(s), speakers and other resources are still available for review, such as presentation slides or award information.

Do we share your information with other organisations?

In order to deliver the conference website, we use a third-party service provided by cvents. We share personal information to facilitate and deliver the annual conference. For example registration, ticketing and payment (if required) and provide your details to be contacted about the event including any changes to the programme, timings, its speakers and its delivery.

Cvents secures its data by a ‘…variety organizational, technical and administrative measures’ and brief2event ‘…encrypt your data both in transit and, for sensitive information, on their servers as well as maintaining physical security.’ You can view the policies for cvents  and brief2event at the provided links.

Will your personal information be transferred overseas?

In order to deliver its services, Cvents may collect, transfer or store personal data in the United States or other countries where they operate including the UK, European Economic Area (EEA), and Switzerland.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Cookies are text files, which identify a user’s computer to our servers. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used.

Our website uses cookies for collecting user information which may include IP address, operating system, and browser information. We use persistent cookies to track returning visitors. They expire after 12 months and enable us to compare website traffic from month to month. To see more about our cookies, see the cookie use page.

Information on controlling or rejecting cookies is available from several websites, such as Most browsers allow you to refuse cookies – see the help section of your browser’s toolbar for further information.

Do we carry out marketing?

If you register for our conference, we shall ask you to opt-in to receive our marketing communications. This is completed at the point where your personal information is first collected. Within any of our marketing communications, you will be provided with a simple and transparent way to unsubscribe.

Any changes you request to how your personal information is processed for the purposes of marketing and/or the provision of service updates will be acted on promptly.

Will changes be made to this privacy notice?

This privacy notice was last updated on 18 January 2023

How can you contact us or make a complaint to the regulator?

To contact us about our privacy notice or information we hold about you, please write to the university’s Data Protection Officer, Olenka Cogias:

  • by email –
  • or by post – Information Compliance team, King’s College London, Room SW1.09 Somerset House, Strand Campus, WC2R 2LS

If you do not feel we have dealt with your request appropriately, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.