Cookie Policy

This cookie statement was last updated on 18 March 2020.

1. Introduction
Our website, (hereinafter: “the website”) uses cookies and other related technologies (for convenience all technologies are referred to as “cookies”). Cookies are also placed by third parties we have engaged. In the document below we inform you about the use of cookies on our website.

2. What are cookies
A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit.

3. What are scripts?
A script is a piece of program code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device.

4. What is a web beacon?
A web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. In order to do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.

5. Consent
When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on “All cookies”, you consent to us using all cookies and plug-ins as described in the pop-up and this cookie statement. You can disable the use of cookies via your browser, but please note that our website may no longer work properly.

6. Cookies

6.1 Technical or functional cookies
Some cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing functional cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. This way, you do not need to repeatedly enter the same information when visiting our website and, for example, the items remain in your shopping cart until you have paid. We may place these cookies without your consent.

6.2 Analytical cookies
We use analytical cookies to optimize the website experience for our users. With these analytical cookies we get insights in the usage of our website. We ask your permission to place analytical cookies.

6.3 Advertising cookies
We do not use any advertising cookies on this website.

6.4 Social media buttons
On our website we have included buttons for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to promote webpages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share (e.g. “tweet”) on social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn themselves. This code places cookies. These social media buttons also can store and process certain information, so a personalized advertisement can be shown to you.

Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data which they process using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymized as much as possible. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are located in the United States.

7. Placed cookies

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics for website statistics. Read more. For more information, please read the Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

We use Joomla for website development and content creation.

Google Fonts
We use Google Fonts for display of webfonts. Read more. For more information, please read the Google Fonts Privacy Policy.

We use YouTube for video display. Read more. For more information, please read the YouTube Privacy Policy.

We use Facebook for display of recent social posts and/or social share buttons. Read more. For more information, please read the Facebook Privacy Policy.

We use Twitter for displace of recent social posts and/or social share buttons. Read more. For more information, please read the Twitter Privacy Policy.

We use LinkedIn for displace of recent social posts and/or social share buttions. Read more. For more infomation, please read the LinkedIn Privacy Policy.

We use Instagram for displace of recent social posts and/or social share buttions.Read more. For more infomation, please read the Instagram Privacy Policy.

8. Your rights with respect to personal data

  • You have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what will happen to it, and how long it will be retained for.
  • Right of access: You have the right to access your personal data that is known to us.
  • Right to rectification: you have the right to supplement, correct, have deleted or blocked your personal data whenever you wish.
  • If you give us your consent to process your data, you have the right to revoke that consent and to have your personal data deleted.
  • Right to transfer your data: you have the right to request all your personal data from the controller and transfer it in its entirety to another controller.
  • Right to object: you may object to the processing of your data. We comply with this, unless there are justified grounds for processing.
  • To exercise these rights, please contact us. Please refer to the contact details at the bottom of this cookie statement. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you, but you also have the right to submit a complaint to the supervisory authority (the Data Protection Authority).

9. Enabling/disabling and deleting cookies
You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser.

Please note that our website may not work properly if all cookies are disabled. If you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our websites again.

10. Communications from Our Website
You do not have to register to use our website. However, if you request information from us, e.g. about a project, internship, publication etc, we will contact you with further information to answer your query. If you subscribe to our eNewsletter, we will send you an email with the newsletter. If you no longer wish to subscribe to the newsletter, you may opt-out by emailing us at

11. Legal Disclaimer
Our website was created and maintained with the financial support of the European Union. The website’s contents are the sole responsibility of ASEM InfoBoard Administration team and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.

All event information, documents, photos, videos, news and press releases originate from the respective organisations as stated and are republished with their permission.

The content of the pages of our website is for general information and use only. We may change the content without notice. We do not provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness, or fitness for a particular purpose of any information on our website. You agree that such information may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

We are not liable for your use of any information on our website, which is entirely at your own risk. You are responsible for ensuring the information, services or products available from our website meet your particular requirements.

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.

12. Log Files
Like most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and date/time stamp. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyse trends, administer the website, track users movements around the website and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable information.

13. Links to Other Websites
Our website contains links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us, e.g. 53 ASEM Partners. ASEF is not responsible for the privacy practices of these websites. Please note that this Privacy Policy only applies to information collected by our website. Refer to the individual subsites for their respective privacy policies.

14. Contact Us
For questions and/or comments about our cookie policy and this statement, please contact our Data Protection Officer:
Mr Lawrence Anderson
Director, Communications
31 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore, 119595