Privacy Policy

Introduction – how we use your information

Global Market Summits Ltd. (GMS) Including the following brands Global Manufacturing Strategies, BioTalk, PharmaTalk, IoTTalk, IIoTTalk, SCLTalk, MROTalk, AITalk, ManuTalk, EnergyTalk, EngTalk is registered at 30 – 31 Furnival Street, 2nd Floor, London EC4A 1JQ

GMS takes the privacy of its ‘Users’ (defined as any person who is a reader, accesses any GMS websites, or is a customer or client, or forms part of its researched database) very seriously and is committed to safeguarding their privacy and their personal information. GMS complies with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, as amended 2011. This Privacy Policy relates to GMS’s use of any personal information provided to them through the GMS network of websites.

In order to provide users with its services, GMS may request and/or record information about them. We therefore believe that we have a “legitimate business interest” to collect and use this information. This privacy notice explains the type of information collected; how it will be used; whether it will be disclosed to third parties and the use of cookies.

GMS websites may contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties and these websites will have their own privacy notices and GMS encourages users to review them. GMS does not accept any responsibility or liability for the practices of such third party websites and users should read carefully their privacy statements. GMS understands that some communications may be relevant to users and others are not and some unsolicited communications are unwelcome, so it is fully committed to ensuring that the rights and obligations set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, as amended 2011, are respected.

Personal information collected

GMS will ask for limited personal information when users register to receive a service from a GMS website, such as a newsletter or take part in a survey/questionnaire or book a place at an event. GMS will also collect personal information from users when they register for one of its events or when users communicate over the telephone or via written correspondence. This can include information such as name, job title, postal address, telephone or mobile number, fax number, email address. The information collected will vary depending on the website, but only by supplying this data, is GMS able to provide users with the services requested.

How the information is used

The personal information may be used for a number of purposes including the following:

  1. To carry out GMS’s obligations arising from user’s registration or request.
  2. For market research surveys/analysis.
  3. For generic, anonymous tracking, to create general website statistics for analysis.
  4. To create a user online community.
  5. To comply with any legal or regulatory requirements.
  6. Planning and managing GMS’s business activities by understanding aggregated analysis on behaviour and habits.
  7. To provide users with other GMS information, products or services, which it feels may interest them.

In the event that any companies or business of GMS is acquired by or merges with another company, your personal information may be passed to the purchasing/merging company amongst the transferred business assets. This will enable your relationship to continue with the relevant GMS business despite the change of ownership. Your personal information may also be passed (on a confidential basis) to companies with whom the GMS is negotiating such a sale/merger as part of the verification exercise carried out on GMS by the third party.

Disclosure of information

GMS may disclose user’s personal data where it believes it is compelled to do so by law.

Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to any third-party disclosures specifically set out in this policy, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties. This does not include our affiliates and / or other companies within our group.

GMS, from time to time, may employ the services of other third parties for dealing with certain processes which are necessary for the operation of our Websites. The providers of such services have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Website. Any Data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that we request. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any Data that is processed by third parties will be processed within the terms of this privacy policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

User rights and access to information

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 users have the right to request a copy of the personal information held about them. This right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access may be subject to an administration fee of £10 to meet GMS’s costs.

If any of the personal information held by GMS is incorrect, then please get in touch using the contact details below and it will be updated as soon as practically possible.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be updated at any time with or without notice in order to comply with new practices or regulations and will be posted on this page.

Cookies and your privacy

Users should be aware that information may be collected through the use of cookies, whenever accessing GMS websites and/or third party websites. Some cookies are essential for GMS to provide users with the services they have requested. When using GMS websites, users agree to the use of the non-essential cookies, unless they set their browser to reject them. A cookie is a small file, which is placed on a user’s device when they visit a website or open certain emails. A cookie itself does not contain or collect personally identifiable information. Cookies are used for the following purposes:

  1. Identifying users when they sign into a website, allowing them to see a customised version and therefore eliminating the need to re-enter their log-in details.
  2. Tracking use of GMS websites to better develop them in the future.
  3. To speed up searches.


The user shall indemnify GMS against costs claims demands or expenses incurred or made against GMS as a result of any breach of this Privacy Policy.

How do I opt out of the various activities?

If you do not wish to receive certain types of communication, just let us know. Any marketing communications you do subsequently receive from us will always include a clear, simple method to ‘opt-out’ of future communications.

This can be various levels e.g. If you don’t wish to receive any communications at all, we can stop everything just let us know (using the contact details below). If you just want communications on certain subject areas stopped, again just let us know (use the contact details below).

The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) and the Mailing Preference Service (MPS) offer consumers protection against unsolicited marketing contact. If you are registered on either service, GMS will assume that your subsequent submission of personal data means that you have consented to receive marketing from us, as under data protection legislation, we believe we can demonstrate that we have a legitimate interest in using your data for some marketing purposes, but you always have a choice. If you wish to opt out of this use of your data, then please email the data controller using the details below.


If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding this privacy policy, please contact:

Data Controller

Global Market Summits Ltd

30 – 31 Furnival Street, 2nd Floor,