Privacy Policy

Updated – September 2020


The UK-ASEAN Business Council (UKABC) is the UK’s leading organisation for promoting opportunities and increasing trade and investment with ASEAN. We are committed to protecting the privacy of your Personal Information. This policy sets out how we collect, use and transfer of your Personal Information, the security measures we employ to protect such data and your rights and choices with regards to access or use of such data.

Personal Data We Collect

We collect a variety of Personal Information in order to assist companies to export to or invest in, Southeast Asia. This data is processed on the lawful basis of legitimate interest and is stored in a secure, proprietary and confidential database.

The data may typically include full name, job title, company name and address, biographical information and appropriate contact information. It may also include details of past and future event attendance, a record of our contact history. In addition to the information provided by you, we may gather information from publicly available sources.

Use and Processing of Personal Data

Any Personal Information we collect is used to provide you with the best possible service and experience in our communications to you.

We automatically log Personal Information by means such as programming, or we link information automatically logged by such means with Personal Information about specific individuals. We do so for the following purposes:

• Operate our website and delivery of services
• Research and development
• Customer administration
• Marketing.

Personal Information, Access and Disclosure

UKABC may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties to assist us in meeting business or operating needs. The providers of such services do have access to certain Personal Information provided by users of the website. Any information used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that UKABC requests. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited.

Data Security and Integrity

We will use our best efforts to ensure that data is accurate, complete, current and reliable for its intended use. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures and safeguards to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorised access, misuse, alteration or loss.

Our internal policies and procedures are designed to help ensure we safeguard the privacy and accuracy of all data we collect or process. If for any reason we need to disclose Personal Information to any third parties, we will require that they properly protect the security and confidentiality of such information and otherwise process such data in accordance with applicable law

Storage of Personal Information

Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your Personal Information on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Policy, or until you request that the information be deleted in accordance with your right of erasure (see “Your rights” section below).

Your Rights

You may instruct us not to process your Personal Information for marketing purposes by email at the address below, at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your Personal Information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your Personal Information for marketing purposes.


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. For further information visit or

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Changes to this Policy

UKABC reserves the right to modify or amend the Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason, as permitted by applicable law. If there are material changes to the Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here.

Contact Information

For any questions about this Privacy Policy or our treatment of your Personal Information, please contact

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