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The Oxford-GlobeScan Global Corporate Affairs partnership is actively building a community of leading corporate affairs professionals to help shape and guide a global research programme. Leading professionals across the globe and all sectors will be invited to join the Global Corporate Affairs Council, each representing a centre of excellence in the area they are primarily located.

The benefits of joining the Global Corporate Affairs Council will give members access to an exclusive online community to share ideas and practices that will assist participants to continually improve their individual and collective performance.

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By becoming a member of the Oxford-GlobeScan Global Corporate Affairs Council, I agree to the inclusion of my details on a membership database and as such that I will be part of on-going engagement, receive regular research reports, briefings and other material relevant to the work of the Global Corporate Affairs Council.

Terms and Conditions

This website is provided for your information and we hope you enjoy using it. Please browse the website and make use of its various features, but please be aware that your use of the website is subject to the following Terms and Conditions (defined below). If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this website.

1. Ownership and Operation

This website belongs to GlobeScan Incorporated ("GlobeScan") and The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford (“the University”). For the purposes of this document, GlobeScan and the University shall also be referred to as "we" and "our".

2. Agreement to be bound by these Terms and Conditions

Your use of this website and any services, data, software, applications, or other material provided to you on, or from, or through the website by GlobeScan and the University (collectively called the "Services"), is subject to the terms of a legal agreement between you, GlobeScan and the University. In addition to the Terms and Conditions, the legal agreement includes the Privacy and Cookies Policy and the Code of Conduct (collectively called the "Policies"). To the extent of any conflict between the Terms and Conditions and any other Policies, the Terms and Conditions shall prevail.

3. Continuing Agreement

We may change or revise these Terms and Conditions from time to time by updating this posting, so please visit this area each time you visit the website to keep up to date with the current Terms and Conditions. Your use of the website reaffirms your continuing agreement to the then-current Terms and Conditions.

4. Eligibility and Access

You may not use the website and may not accept the Terms and Conditions if you are (a) below the age of eighteen (18).

Access to the website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right in our sole discretion to modify or discontinue the website or specific portions of it without notice to you. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Subject to applicable law, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate access to the website and/or the Services without notice for failure to comply with the Terms and Conditions or the Policies, for infringing copyright or for any other reason (including repeat minor offences). The decision to terminate an individual's access to the website or the Services shall be final and binding.

5. Registration

If you are invited to register, we will ask you to provide information which is personal to you, such as your name, email address, job title, organization/company name, telephone number and primary geographic location.

You will be responsible for all activities occurring under your registration. If you become aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your registration details, you must notify GlobeScan and the University immediately.

You agree to provide accurate and complete information when registering and using the website and the Services, and you agree to keep your information up to date. You agree that GlobeScan and the University may store and use your information for the purposes envisaged under these Terms and Conditions and in accordance with the Privacy and Cookies Policy.

6. Privacy

GlobeScan and the University take your privacy very seriously and will use and protect any personal information you provide on this website in accordance with our Privacy and Cookies Policy.

7. User Submissions

Certain portions of the website may invite or enable you to post, upload, embed, display or otherwise communicate text, messages, photos, videos, sound recordings, music (including lyrics), graphics, drawings, suggestions, ideas (including product and advertising ideas), your and/or other persons' names, likenesses, voices, usernames, performances and other information, materials or content owned or created by you (collectively, "User Submissions").


You warrant and represent that you have (and will continue to have during your use of the website) all necessary rights, licenses, consents and permissions which are required to enable GlobeScan, the University and other participants to use your User Submissions for the purposes envisaged by the website and these Terms and Conditions.

You further warrant and represent that you have the consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual in your User Submissions to use his or her name or likeness in the manner contemplated by the website and the Services or other materials on or available from the website.

In connection with User Submissions, you agree that:

(i) you will not submit any User Submission that is subject to any right of a third party including, without limitation:

1. copyright, patent, trade mark, trade secret, or other proprietary or contractual right;
2. right of privacy or publicity; or
3. confidential information

unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from the rightful owner(s) to submit the User Submission and to grant the rights herein;

(ii) neither the User Submissions, nor the use of the User Submissions as permitted in these Terms and Conditions, will infringe upon or violate the rights of any person or entity or any applicable laws;

(iii) you will not submit User Submissions that are unlawful for you to possess in the country in which you are resident, or which it would be unlawful for GlobeScan and the University to use or possess in connection with the provision of the website or the Services; and

(iv) you will not submit a User Submission that:

1. is illegal or encourages or condones illegal acts or the discussion of illegal acts with the intent to commit them, including drug dealing, drug abuse, child pornography, physical or sexual assault, stalking, theft, fraud or conspiracy to commit a criminal act;

2. is defamatory, threatening, abusive, harassing or an invasion of privacy;

3. is discriminatory or prejudicial based upon race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or otherwise;

4. is obscene, pornographic or otherwise sexually explicit;

5. is dangerous, irresponsible or antisocial or encourages or condones dangerous, irresponsible or antisocial behavior;

6. contains a virus or other harmful component, or otherwise impairs, interrupts or damages the website, the Services or any connected network, or otherwise interferes with a person's use or enjoyment of the same; or

7. contains any advertisement, solicitation, chain letter, pyramid scheme, investment opportunity or other unsolicited commercial communication.

You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of your posting or publishing them.

In addition, you understand and agree that when using the website, you may be exposed to User Submissions posted and/or submitted by other users. GlobeScan and the University is not in any manner responsible for User Submissions, and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, quality or intellectual property rights of, or relating to, such User Submissions. In addition, GlobeScan and the University cannot assure that harmful, inaccurate, deceptive, offensive, threatening, defamatory, unlawful or otherwise objectionable User Submissions will not appear on the website.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that the information, materials and opinions expressed or included in any User Submissions are not necessarily those of GlobeScan and the University. GlobeScan and the University expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with any User Submission. You agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against GlobeScan and the University with respect to any User Submissions.

By uploading User Submissions you understand that they may be available to the public and you agree not to assert in any part of the world any claim for invasion of privacy, breach of your rights under applicable data protection law or statute or appropriation of your right of publicity arising from or out of GlobeScan and the University's use of your User Submissions in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. You acknowledge and understand that GlobeScan and the University will consider User Submissions as non-confidential and non-proprietary and does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to User Submissions.

8. Removal of User Submissions

Without prejudice to our other rights under these Terms and Conditions or at law, GlobeScan and the University reserve the right in their absolute discretion and without prior notice to refuse to post, exclude or remove any User Submission from the website that violates the Terms and Conditions and/or the Policies.

9. Identifying Users and Disclosing User Submissions to Third Parties

GlobeScan and the University will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities, court order or subpoena requesting or directing GlobeScan and the University to disclose the identity of anyone posting User Submissions. To the extent we can do so by law, we reserve the right to identify any user to third parties and/or disclose any User Submission or personal data to any third party claiming that a User Submission infringes their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy. We may also disclose such information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of GlobeScan, the University or members of the public.

10. Moderation 

Although GlobeScan and the University are not under an obligation to review or monitor User Submissions, we reserve the absolute right to do so in our sole discretion. In addition, we reserve the right at all times to alter, edit, refuse to post or remove any User Submissions from the website, in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason and without prior notice. You agree that GlobeScan and the University have no obligation to use or respond to any User Submission.

If you upload User Submissions to the website, or make contact with other users of the website, you must comply with the Code of Conduct.

11. Ownership and Use of Website Materials, Products and Services

With the exception of User Submissions, the University and GlobeScan jointly own the copyright and other rights for all of the material on the website or have a valid right from a third party to use material on the website. The University and/or GlobeScan also own or have a valid right to use all trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used on this website. Unless expressly stated, no part of the website may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright, trade mark and other proprietary notices on the materials. Any modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of copyright and other proprietary rights. The use of any such material on any other website or computer network without our written consent is strictly prohibited. Your use of the trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos on this website in any manner other than as authorized in these Terms of Use, or as authorized in writing by the University and GlobeScan, is strictly prohibited.

If you download software or other digital content, including apps, from this website ("Products"), the Products, and all files, images and data relating thereto, will be licensed to you by GlobeScan and the University. You do not own the downloaded Products, and we do not transfer ownership of the Products to you. GlobeScan and the University retains full ownership of and title to the downloaded Products and all intellectual property rights related thereto. You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Products to a human-readable form. 

12. Ownership of User Submissions

You shall retain all your ownership rights in your User Submissions, but you are required to grant limited rights to the University and GlobeScan and other users of the website.

In return for using the website and the Services, you grant the University and GlobeScan a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable license (with full right to sub-license) to use your User Submissions in any media format and through any media channel in perpetuity and free of charge. Such use shall include reproducing, copying, editing, adapting, making derivative works from, making available for download, synchronizing, displaying, publicly performing, transmitting, broadcasting, publishing, distributing, sub-licensing and deleting your User Submissions.

You agree that we may use your name to attribute your User Submission to you (although we shall not be obliged to do so).

13. License to Other Users of the Website
You also grant to each user of the website, a non-exclusive, worldwide license to access your User Submissions through and on the website free of charge, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Submissions to the extent permitted on the website and by the functionality of the website and as envisaged by these Terms and Conditions.

14. Consents

You grant the University and GlobeScan all consents required pursuant to applicable copyright laws now or in future in force in any part of the world which may be required for the use by the University and GlobeScan of your User Submissions in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

You waive all moral rights to which you may be entitled under any legislation now existing or in future enacted in any part of the world relating to your User Submissions.

15. Geographic Scope of the Website

GlobeScan and the University control and operate this website from the United States. All visitors to this website are responsible for compliance with all local laws applicable to them with respect to the content and operation of this website.

16. Links to Other Websites

For your convenience and enjoyment, this website may provide links to other websites on the world wide web that are not operated by GlobeScan and the University. We have no control over these websites and are not responsible for their availability. GlobeScan and the University do not endorse, approve or sponsor, nor are we responsible or liable for, any information or content available at the linked sites or any products, or other materials on or available from such sites. We are not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. In addition, GlobeScan and the University are not liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with your use of such content, information, products, goods or services available on or through any such linked websites.

17. Contents of the Website Disclaimer

The material on the website (including any graphics, software, digital content, recommendations or other materials) and any material made available through the website is provided "as is" and without conditions or warranties of any kind, either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, GlobeScan and the University disclaim all conditions and warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, all implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. GlobeScan and the University do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the material on the website in terms of its correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. The material on this website could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors and could be inaccurate or become inaccurate as a result of developments occurring after their respective dates. GlobeScan and the University undertake no obligation to verify or maintain the currency of such information.

18. Operation of the Website Disclaimer

GlobeScan and the University endeavor to maintain this website and its operation, but we are not, and cannot be, responsible for the results of any defects that may exist in the website or its operation. As to the operation of the website, we expressly disclaim all conditions and warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to all implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. We make no warranty that (i) the operation of the website will meet the user's requirements; (ii) access to the website will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other harmful components, or free of defects or errors; (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the website will be accurate or reliable; or (iv) defects will be corrected. You assume the entire cost of all servicing, repair, or correction that may be necessary for your computer equipment and software as a result of any viruses, errors or any other problems whatsoever you may have as a result of visiting this website.

19. Technical Failures

GlobeScan, the University and its agents are not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections of failed, incomplete, corrupted or delayed computer transmissions which may limit a participant's ability to participate.

20. Limitation of Liability

To the extent required by applicable law, we do not limit in any way our liability for death or for personal injury caused by our negligence or for fraudulent misrepresentation or concealment or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited by applicable law.

Subject to applicable law, under no circumstances shall GlobeScan, the University, our licensors or licensees, be liable to you or any other person or entity for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive or other damages, including lost profits, personal injury (including death) and property damage, that may result from (a) the use of, or the inability to use, the website or any material on the website, (b) the conduct of any user of the website, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise. We shall not be liable even if we or our authorized representatives have been advised of the possibility of such damages. These include but are not limited to damages or injury caused by error, omission, interruption, defect, failure of performance, delay in operation or transmission, line failure or computer virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful component.

We assume no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any User Submission or for any libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, illegality, error or inaccuracy contained in any User Submissions.

Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. However, in no event shall our total liability to you for damages, losses, and causes of action whether in contract, tort (including, negligence) or otherwise exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing the website.

21. Indemnification

You hereby agree to indemnify and hold GlobeScan, the University and each of their respective agents, licensees, successors and assigns, harmless from and against any and all claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, relating to or arising out of your use of the website, any use of your User Submissions as permitted in these Terms and Conditions, and/or any breach or alleged breach of any of your warranties, representations or agreements hereunder.

22. Termination

The Terms and Conditions and the Policies are and shall remain effective until terminated. You may terminate these Terms and Conditions by ceasing to use the website and destroying any and all material obtained by you from the website. We may immediately terminate the Terms and Conditions and the Policies, including your access to the website, if you breach or fail to comply with any material term or provision of the Terms and Conditions. Upon termination, you must discontinue use of the website and destroy any and all material obtained by you from the website.

23. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions and any disputes arising under or related to these Terms and Conditions (whether in contract, tort (including negligence), statute or otherwise) will be governed by the laws of England and Wales, without reference to its conflicts of law principles. Any legal actions, suits, or proceedings arising out of these Terms and Conditions (whether in contract, tort (including negligence), statute or otherwise) will be brought exclusively in the courts of England and Wales, and you hereby accept and submit to the personal jurisdiction of these courts with respect to any legal actions, suits or proceedings arising out of these Terms and Conditions.

24. Assignment

These Terms and Conditions, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by GlobeScan and the University without restriction.

25. Severability

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

26. No Waiver

No failure on the part of GlobeScan and the University to enforce any part of these Terms and Conditions shall constitute a waiver of any of our rights under these Terms and Conditions whether for past or future actions on the part of any person. Only a specific, written waiver signed by an authorized representative of GlobeScan shall have any legal effect whatsoever.

27. No Legal Effect

The paragraph titles in these Terms and Conditions are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

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Code of Conduct

GlobeScan and the University encourage the exchange of ideas, opinions and perceptions on the topics being moderated via the Global Corporate Affairs Council Collaboration Forum website. In order to facilitate this, and create a stimulating environment for virtual conversation, GlobeScan and the University request that all Participants abide by this Code of Conduct:

  1. Please only post content relevant to the discussions on the Global Corporate Affairs Council Collaboration Forum. Online moderators will be available to guide the flow of the discussion covering a variety of topics to be agreed upon in advance of the event. Topics may have been previously covered, and viewable in that theme's archived pages.
  2. Please do not use the facility to post unsolicited information that may be construed as advertising a product or service. 
  3. Please observe the moderators' efforts to keep the discussion flowing and refrain from attempts to move the conversation to another location, until the Global Corporate Affairs Council Collaboration Forum discussions have ended.
  4. Offensive or abusive language anywhere on the website will not be tolerated and will be removed.
  5. Please ensure third-party rights are not violated in any material that you may post.
  6. Please do not gather information on Participants for the purpose of making unsolicited sales calls.
  7. Participants in violation of the Code of Conduct will be expelled and blocked from further participation in the forum.

For more information see Terms and Conditions.

Privacy and Cookies Policy

This privacy policy sets out why and how GlobeScan Incorporated (“GlobeScan” and The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford (“the University”) (and for the purposes of this document GlobeScan and the University shall also be referred to as “we”, “us” and “our”) processes and protects your personal information (also referred to here as personal data) that you give GlobeScan and the University when you use the Global Corporate Affairs Council Collaboration Forum website, or if you participate in GlobeScan’s surveys or online forums. We also set out your rights and how to contact us if you need to.

GlobeScan and the University are committed to protecting your privacy.

Our contact details are set out at the end of this policy. We are the controller in relation to the personal data processed in accordance with this policy (except where this policy explains otherwise).

This policy sets out:

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

Your consent


1. Information we collect about you

We may collect personal information directly from you or we may obtain personal information from clients who commission us to provide collaboration forums or research services on their behalf.

We may process your personal data if:

  • You have registered to join as a member of the Global Corporate Affairs Council
  • You have registered to join our community of experts.
  • You have registered to receive our Espresso newsletter.
  • You have registered to participate in a GlobeScan forum.
  • You have been recognised by us, or by one of our suppliers (of opt-in lists), as an expert in your field of expertise and added to our database of experts.
  • You or the company you work for use our services.
  • You or the company you work for are a customer, supplier or business partner of one of our clients who commission us to provide collaboration forums or research services on their behalf or someone who uses our services.
  • You or the company you work for are a customer or a supplier of ours.
  • You are someone (or you work for someone) to whom we want to share our thought leadership articles and market our goods or services.

Information we collect from you or from a third party

We may process your personal data that we have either obtained from you, or obtained from somewhere else. Personal data which is not collected directly from you may be collected:

  • From clients who commission us to provide collaboration forums or research services on their behalf
  • From list providers who have assured us that their lists comprise only individuals who have consented to be listed (“opt-in” lists).
  • If you use any websites operated by us.

Personal data relating to you that we process may include:

  • Your name.
  • Who you work for, and your job function, department and areas of expertise.
  • Your address, phone number, email address or other contact details (these details may relate to your work or to you personally, depending on the nature of our relationship with you or the company that you work for).
  • Information about you that you give us by communicating with us by phone, by e-mail, via our website, via social media or otherwise. It includes information you give us or that we obtain when you use our website, obtain or subscribe to our goods or services, supply us with goods or services, enquire about a product, place an order, enter a competition, promotion or survey, or contact us to report a problem, or do any of these things on behalf of the person that you work for.
  • Information about events to which you or your colleagues are invited, and your personal information and preferences to the extent that this information is relevant to organising and managing those events.
  • Other information relevant to customer or stakeholder surveys.

Information that we obtain from you when you use our website may include:

  • Technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform
  • Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from our website (including date and time), pages you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page.
  • Location data – we collect information through our website as to your real time location to provide location services where requested or agreed to by you in order to allow tagging to deliver content, or other services that are dependent on knowing where you are. This information may also be collected in combination with an identifier associated with your device to enable us to recognise your mobile browser or device when you return to the website.
  • Delivery of location services will involve reference to one or more of the following: (a) the coordinates (latitude/longitude) of your location; (b) look-up of your country of location by reference to your IP address against public sources; and/or (c) your Identifier for Advertisers (IFA) code for your Apple device, or the Android ID for your Android device, or a similar device identifier. cookie policy for more information on the use of cookies and device identifiers on the site.

2. Cookies and other technologies

Our site uses cookies to collect and store certain information. These typically involve pieces of information or code that a website transfers to or accesses from your computer hard drive or mobile device to store and sometimes track information about you. Cookies enable you to be remembered when using that computer or device to interact with websites and online services and can be used to manage a range of features and content as well as storing searches and presenting personalised content.

Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that and your help screen or manual will tell you how to do this. We also give you information about how to disable cookies below. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of our website if you do so.

A number of cookies we use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Others are used to remember you when you return to the site and will last for longer.

We use these cookies on the basis that they are necessary for the performance of a contract with you, or because using them is in our legitimate interests (where we have considered that these are not overridden by your rights), and, in some cases, where required by law, where you have consented to their use.

We use cookies to create a unique device ID.

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website and under our terms with you. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us for our legitimate interests of improving the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. It also helps us to tailor the website to its viewers’ needs.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us, subject to your choices and preferences, to personalise our content, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Disabling cookies

The effect of disabling cookies depends on which cookies you disable but, in general, the website may not operate properly if all cookies are switched off.

If you want to disable cookies on our site, you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use. Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers are set out below:

For Microsoft Internet Explorer:

  1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
  2. Click on the “privacy” tab
  3. Select the appropriate setting

For Google Chrome:

  1. Choose Settings> Advanced
  2. Under “Privacy and security,” click “Content settings”.
  3. Click “Cookies”

For Safari:

  1. Choose Preferences > Privacy
  2. Click on “Remove all Website Data”

For Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
  2. Click on the icon “privacy”
  3. Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options

For Opera 6.0 and further:

  1. Choose the menu “Files” > “Preferences”
  2. Privacy

Where you have not set your permissions, we may also separately prompt you regarding our use of cookies on the Site.

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3. How we use your information

The basis for processing your personal information is the consent you gave when registering for the Global Corporate Affairs Council Collaboration Forum and your use of this website.

We use the personal data which you submit or which we collect to:

(a) enable your use of the Forum website, including by publishing any messages that you choose to submit onto the website. We or other users may choose to respond to your messages, or choose to try to interact with you via the website, as described at the time when we collect your information or as otherwise described to you prior to the use of your information;

(b) manage your use of the website, including for such issues as user support;

(c) generate reports and academic papers on the use of the website and on the Global Corporate Affairs Council Collaboration Forum as a whole. Such documents may include information that you have chosen to submit to us (including quotes, experiences, opinions, and audio-visual images), which may be attributed to you personally. Such documents and the underlying data can be used internally within GlobeScan and the University for their own purposes, but may also be shared with third parties (including academic institutions and policy bodies) for the purposes of drafting or reviewing such documents and/or for the publication of such documents, including via the Internet. Please do not submit any information that you consider to be sensitive or that you do not wish to see publicly attributed to you.

(d) Your contact information may be used to send you information on the outcome of the Global Corporate Affairs Council Collaboration Forum and on similar events in which GlobeScan participates in the future. It will not be used for other purposes without your express prior consent. 

(e) As noted above, please keep in mind that certain areas of our web site are interactive in nature and allow you to post information that other users can see. If you do not wish to have information viewed publicly, please do not use those portions of the website.

Information we collect about you from your use of our website

We will use this information in our legitimate interests, where we have considered these are not overridden by your rights:

  • To administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes.
  • To keep our site safe and secure.
  • To improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To contact you about and allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, like Forums or surveys, when you choose to do so.

We may also use your information to meet legal and regulatory requirements.

Information we receive from other sources

We will combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you in our legitimate interests (where we have considered that these are not overridden by your rights). We will use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).

Occasionally we may contact you to ask for your permission to use your information for a new purpose. We will never contact you to ask this if we do not already have a valid reason to contact you.

4. Our surveys and promotional updates and communications

Participation in surveys and forums conducted by GlobeScan and the University, and receipt of mailings generated by GlobeScan and the University, are entirely optional and at the discretion of the registrant, survey respondent or forum participant. You are always free to choose whether or not to participate in a survey, free to choose not to answer any specific questions and free to discontinue participation at any time.

Where permitted in our legitimate interest or with your prior consent where required by law, we will use your personal information for marketing analysis and to provide you with thought leadership or promotional update communications by email about our services.

You can object to further marketing at any time by checking and updating your contact details and preferences within your profile or selecting the “unsubscribe” link at the end of all our invitations, thought leadership and promotional update communications to you, or by sending us an email with “remove” in the subject line, indicating your full name and email address in the body of the message, to

You can also request that we send marketing or thought leadership material to a non-personal email address instead of one that identifies you as an individual.

5. Who we give your information to

We may share your personal data with:

  • Any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, who support our processing of personal data under this policy. If any of these parties are using your information for direct marketing purposes, we will only transfer the information to them for that purpose with your prior consent.
  • Appropriate third parties including:
    • our clients, partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into or other dealings we have in the normal course of business with you or the company that you work for;
    • our auditors, legal advisors and other professional advisors or service providers;
  • In relation to information obtained via our website:
    • analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site and subject to the cookie section of this policy.

Other disclosures we may make

We will disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we will disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets subject to the terms of this privacy policy.
  • In the unlikely event that GlobeScan or the University are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our Global Corporate Affairs Council members will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of supply terms and other agreements with you or the company you work for; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of GlobeScan, the University or others. 
  • Please note that subject to applicable data privacy legislation, we will also disclose your personal information if we believe we are required to do so to comply with any law, regulation, court order, or legal or government request. Without assuming any obligation to do so, we also reserve the right to collect and share any information we deem necessary to investigate or take action in connection with suspected fraud, illegal activities, possible harm to persons or property, to protect ourselves or one or more of our users or their heirs, or as otherwise required or permitted by law.

6. Where we store your information

For non-EEA residents:

Please note that in certain cases, your personal information may be transferred to processors, affiliated companies or third parties with whom we manage the Global Corporate Affairs Council Collaboration Forum, some of which may be located outside the United States of America in countries where the privacy laws may not be as protective as your jurisdiction. By using this site you hereby accept the transfer of your personal data in such cases.

For EEA residents:

The data that we process in relation to you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) that may not be subject to equivalent data protection law. It may also be processed by staff situated outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers.

  • In order to store it.
  • In order to enable us to provide goods or services to and fulfil our contract with you or the company your work for. This includes order fulfilment, processing of payment details, and the provision of support services.
  • Where we are legally required to do so.
  • In order to facilitate the operation of our group of businesses, where it is in our legitimate interests and we have concluded these are not overridden by your rights.

We may transfer your personal information to the following countries outside the EEA:

Where your information is transferred outside the EEA, we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is subject to appropriate safeguards, such as relying on a recognised legal adequacy mechanism, and that it is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

7. How we protect your information

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, all information is kept behind suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

We inform our employees about our policies and procedures regarding confidentiality, security and privacy, and we emphasize the importance of complying with them. Our security procedures are consistent with generally accepted commercial standards used to protect personal information.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Data collected from market and social research studies are shared with our clients or partners in aggregate (or group) form, and responses are not attributed to individuals, in other words we combine your survey responses with the responses of all other survey participants and report aggregate responses.

We may transfer personal information to affiliated companies or non-affiliated service providers for research-related purposes, such as data processing (as detailed in the ‘Where we store your information’ section.) We require these companies to safeguard all personal information in a way that is consistent with our firm’s measures and as regulated by law. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.

GlobeScan and the University shall maintain reasonable and systematic controls, schedules and practices for information and records retention and destruction which apply to personal information that is no longer necessary or relevant for the identified purposes or required by law to be retained. Such information shall be destroyed, erased or made anonymous.

Our website may, from time to time, contain links to external sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of such sites.

8. How long we keep your information

The length of time we hold your personal information varies depending on the type of information and its use. We will retain your personal information on our systems only for as long as necessary to provide the services or information you have requested or for such other essential purposes such as complying with our legal obligations

Other personal data will be retained for up to 12 months from the time of last engagement with us, e.g., attending a webinar or forum, responding to a survey, opening an email.

We may also retain aggregate information beyond this time for research purposes and to help us develop and improve our services. You cannot be identified from aggregate information retained or used for these purposes.

9. Your rights

You have the right under certain circumstances:

  • to be provided with a copy of your personal data held by us;
  • to request the rectification or erasure of your personal data held by us;
  • to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data (while we verify or investigate your concerns with this information, for example);
  • to object to the further processing of your personal data, including the right to object to marketing as mentioned in ‘Our survey promotional updates and communications’ section;
  • to request that your provided personal data be moved to a third party.

You may opt out at any time from allowing further access by us to your location data by following instructions in the Cookie section of this Policy.

Your right to withdraw consent

Where the processing of your personal information by us is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent without detriment at any time by contacting us. You can also change your marketing preferences at any time as described in ‘Our survey promotional updates and communications’ section.

How to exercise your rights

At any time, you may withdraw your consent; exercise your right to access, rectify and, as the case may be, delete any personal data relating to you, in compliance with applicable data privacy law, by sending a request to or in writing to Privacy Officer, 145 Front Street East, Suite 208, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5A 1E3.

If you believe that any information, we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. 

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to yourself infringes this Regulation.

10. Changes to this policy

GlobeScan and the University may update and revise this policy from time to time, review its Personal Information collection, use, and disclosure practices in order to assure compliance with laws and regulations. Any changes we make to our privacy policy in future will be posted on our website at and in relation to substantive changes, you will be notified by e-mail. Please check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This policy was last updated on October 31st 2019

11. Contact us

Our full details are:

GlobeScan Incorporated
145 Front Street East, Suite 208,
Toronto, Canada M5A 1E3
Privacy Officer
Telephone +1 416-969-3077

University of Oxford SaÏd Business School
Park End Street
Oxford OX1 1HP UK
Privacy Officer