WHITE LOTUS collects personal information during its business activities, including in connection with some client services. We also collect personal information on certain areas of the Sites when you register for or apply for jobs, register for WHITE LOTUS newsletters and alerts, register for conferences, training and events, and/or participate in public user posting areas (such as bulletin boards, discussion forums and surveys). The personal information collected varies and may include information that you provide, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and background information required to apply for a job.
We may also automatically collect information about the devices you use to interact with our Sites. The information we automatically collect may include IP address, device identifier, web browser, and browsing information collected through cookies, web beacons, pixels, clear gifs, and other similar technologies on our Sites. Additionally, as you browse the Sites, we collect information about the individual web pages or products or services that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Sites and information about how you interact with the Sites. The information automatically collected may be associated with a unique identifier as well as with any other personal information you have provided.
WHITE LOTUS may also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as data brokers or aggregators, during its business activities including in connection with some client services. This includes demographic, professional, and other information that is publicly available online, including information you choose to make public through social media platforms and other public online forums. We may combine this data with the existing information we have about you or use it independently, for the purposes of our benchmarking and data analytics activities. We will always seek to confirm that the third party has provided transparent information about its use of this data, including its disclosure to third parties like WHITE LOTUS, in compliance with applicable law.
We will collect personal information from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. You can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain site-related activities.
We will not sell, share, or rent or otherwise make available your personal information to other parties, except that we may disclose the information to third parties who perform services on our behalf and have a need to access the information in connection with those services. Any third parties will only process this information to the extent to which and within the limits that WHITE LOTUS itself is permitted to process that data. In addition, WHITE LOTUS may disclose your contact information in response to inquiries by bona-fide rights owners in connection with allegations of infringement of copyright or other proprietary rights arising from information that you have posted on the Sites or otherwise provided to WHITE LOTUS.
The third parties with whom we may need to share personal information to help us provide services and products to you and to run our Sites include our subsidiaries or affiliates, our advisors, our third-party service providers who process the information on our behalf to help run some of our internal business operations including email distribution, IT services and marketing and events services, our business partners for publications and events co-organized by WHITE LOTUS and them; law enforcement bodies in order to comply with any legal obligation or court order.
Because WHITE LOTUS is a global organization, we need to transfer personal information which is collected on the Sites or through other means to help operate our business efficiently. This also includes third parties located in different countries around the world. These arrangements may involve your personal information being located in various countries around the world e.g. USA where privacy laws differ. We only make these arrangements or transfers where we are satisfied that adequate levels of protection are in place to protect information held in that country. In addition, the Sites may be viewed and accessed anywhere in the world including countries that may not have laws regulating the use and transfer of personally identifiable information. By using the Sites, submitting information through this site, or submitting personal information to WHITE LOTUS through other means you voluntarily consent to such international transfer and hosting of such data to those countries and parties.
WHITE LOTUS retains personal information, as necessary, for the duration of the relevant business relationship.
If at any time, you prefer not to receive further communications from us in any or all forms you will have the ability to unsubscribe from such communications by means of a link provided in every e-mail that is sent to you by us. When subscribing to WHITE LOTUS e-mail newsletters, you are given the opportunity to select which promotions, news, and information you would like to receive at the time of signing up, and you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from such communications.
WHITE LOTUS has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized WHITE LOTUS personnel and third-party service providers are provided access to personal information, and these employees and service providers are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, however, WHITE LOTUS cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personal information.
In accordance with applicable data protection laws, including but not limited to the GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), you have a right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and details of how we use that information. If any of the information held about you is incorrect or out of date, you have the right to amend or rectify it. You also have the right to require us to erase your personal information, stop processing your personal information, restrict the processing of your personal information, right of portability of your personal information and/or to withdraw your consent to the processing. This may not apply if there are other legal justifications to continue processing. If you think we may have incorrect personal information or would like a copy of the personal information we hold on you, or to exercise any other data protection right, please contact us. Please note that we need you to prove who you are before we can provide you with any information.
Our legal basis for collecting and processing your personal information for the purpose mentioned above is based on
You may find content on our Sites that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Sites. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites that have a link to our Sites, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
The Sites are not designed for or directed at children 16 years of age or younger, and WHITE LOTUS does not intentionally collect or maintain personal information about anyone under this age.