• SIW18 Partners

    Our Official Partners for Scottish International Week 2018

    Bank of Scotland

    International trading is a big step forward for your business, but breaking into a new market can seem complicated. Bank of Scotland have developed the International Trade Portal to give you the background knowledge to plan with confidence and practical resources for every step of the journey, from targeting the right market to making your first shipment.

    Highlands and Islands Enterprise

    Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) is an ambitious organisation with a unique remit from the Scottish Government that integrates economic and community development. We work in a diverse region which extends from Shetland to Argyll, and from the Outer Hebrides to Moray, covering more than half of Scotland’s land mass.

    Scottish Enterprise

    Scottish Enterprise is Scotland’s national economic development agency and aims to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy by identifying and exploiting the best opportunities for economic growth in Scotland and globally.

    We encourage companies to trade internationally, working with partners to ensure all businesses have access to support and advice.

     

    Email: international@scotent.co.uk Telephone: 0300 013 3542

    Institute of Directors Scotland

    The Institute of Directors exists to help, support, advise and set standards for directors.

    In Scotland the IoD operates from a base in Edinburgh and through a number of branches focussing on the Highlands & Islands, Tayside, Fife, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

    SIW18 is delivered by Swift Projex

    Anderson Anderson and Brown Consulting

    Working globally is an increasingly important area for many businesses. Technology has made what was originally seen as an objective only achievable by large corporates an aspiration of all types of businesses, and those aspirations take many forms – with some looking to set up a new business overseas, others looking to expand operations and some performing international projects in multiple countries.

    The Caledonian Club

    A little bit of Scotland in the heart of London. Founded in 1891, our private Members’ Club is situated in the grand & beautiful surroundings of Belgravia, adjacent to Hyde Park Corner & a short walk from Victoria Station.

    The ID Co

    The ID Co. builds products based on (Open) bank data that help businesses onboard their customers by removing friction caused in the application process by current challenges of risk, compliance, fraud and regulation.

    Harper Macleod

    Harper Macleod is a leading independent Scottish law firm with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Lerwick and Thurso, offering a full range of commercial and personal legal services across Scotland, the UK and across globe.

    Edinburgh College

    Edinburgh College is one of the largest colleges in the UK and we would like to invite you to become a student in Scotland's capital city. 96% of our full-time students move onto further education or employment after graduating with us, making Edinburgh the top college for many international students.

  • SIW18 Supporters

    Our Official Supporters for Scottish International Week 2018

    MBN Solutions

    MBN are now recognised as one of Europe's leading Data Science, Big Data, Analytics and Technology Recruitment and 'People Solutions'​ businesses

    Strikingly

    Strikingly is the best website builder for anyone to build a gorgeous, mobile-friendly website easily. Quick, simple and stylish. Get started today.

     

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    Fiverr

    Fiverr is the world's largest freelance services marketplace for lean entrepreneurs to focus on growth & create a successful business at affordable costs.

     

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    Wix.com

    Create a free website with Wix.com. Choose a stunning template and customize anything with the Wix website builder—no coding skills needed

     

    Sign up for free today!

    AM Bid

    AM Bid are bid, proposal and tender experts who are achieving 80%+ bid win rates for regional , national and international organisations. We work in over 20 sectors – we specialise in telling your story in a way that resonates with buyers.

    Taiga

    Taiga is a leading innovative Software Company delivering Solutions to Challenges!

    Taiga Technologies is a global organisation with offices located in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and the USA.

    Exolta Capital Partners

    Exolta operate globally in businesses and companies on all continents, offering support to individuals and businesses focused on achieving their ambitious growth plans and realising value from their business enterprises.

    Asia Scotland Institute

    Your Gateway to Expert Knowledge and Insight on Asia. Inspiring the Next Generation to Engage with Asia

    Audible

    Audible has an extensive catalogue, with over 200,000 titles for millions of listeners to enjoy. Spoken word content encompasses audiobooks on every topic .

     

    Sign up for a Free Trial Here!

    White Light Media

    White Light is Scotland’s most creative, results-driven content marketing agency – making a difference to major brands across Europe and beyond.

    Campfire

    Campfire are evolving the way people work, live, learn and play. Bringing them together to go further, faster.

    Welcome to the lifestyle network of shared spaces.
    Collaborative Spaces Redefined.

     

    DataLab

    The Data Lab enables new collaborations between industry, public sector and universities driven by common interests in the exploitation of data science.

     

    Fintech Fortnight

    A festival of conferences and meet ups celebrating how

    financial innovation, collaboration and inclusion across the nation are creating a thriving fintech economy in Scotland and a global fintech centre

     

    Awin

    Awin are committed to creating the most diverse, connected and effective affiliate network.

     

    Sign up today to see more!

    Principal Hotel

    Overlooking one of Edinburgh’s prettiest private garden squares, The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square — formerly The Roxburghe Hotel — consists of seven inter-connecting Georgian townhouses in the heart of the New Town, a UNESCO world heritage site.

    CEED Scotland

    CeeD is a growing community of businesses and academics. We've joined together to pool our talents, expertise, experience and resource in the pursuit of operational excellence within our own organisations - and yours. In doing so, our aim is to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness – improvements that will impact the bottom line.

    CODEBASE

    EUROPE’S NEXT-GENERATION SCALEUP HUB
    Built entirely on private equity, CodeBase is the UK’s largest tech scaleup incubator, and one of Europe’s fastest-growing tech hubs.We’re on a mission.Come and be part of Europe's fastest growing tech community.

  • SIW18 Official Press Partner

    Scottish Business News Network

    Scottish Business News Network (SBNN) brings you all the best business news from around Scotland along with interviews and original content.

  • Partnership and Sponsorship

    We have a lot of exciting opportunities for companies and organisations to get involved.

    Download our Sponsorship Pack here to learn more.

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    Privacy policy
    1.	Introduction
    1.1	We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors
    1.2	This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
    1.3	We use cookies on our website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.
    1.4	Our website incorporates privacy controls which affect how we will process your personal data. By using the privacy controls, you can specify whether you would like to receive direct marketing communications. You can access the privacy controls via https://www.scottishinternationalweek.com/.
    1.5	In this policy, "we", "us" and "our" refer to Scottish Business Network.
    2.	Credit
    2.1	This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (https://seqlegal.com).
    3.	How we use your personal data
    3.1	In this Section 3 we have set out:
    (a)	the general categories of personal data that we may process;
    (b)	the purposes for which we may process personal data; and
    (c)	the legal bases of the processing.
    3.2	We may process data about your use of our website ("usage data"). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is Google Analytics and Strikingly Analytics. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely genuine interest in Scottish International Week.
    3.3	We may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding Scottish International Week ("enquiry data"). The enquiry data may be processed for the purposes of offering, marketing and selling relevant goods and/or services to you. The legal basis for this processing is consent. 
    3.4	We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters ("notification data"). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is consent. 
    3.5	We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.
    3.6	In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
    3.7	Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.
    4.	Providing your personal data to others
    4.1	We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group of companies this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on the legal bases, set out in this policy. These companies include Scottish Business Network, Institute of Directors Scotland and dedicated venue hosts. 
    4.2	Financial transactions relating to our website and events may be handled by our payment services providers, Stripe. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds. You can find information about the payment services providers' privacy policies and practices at https://stripe.com/gb/legal
    4.3	In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
    5.	International transfers of your personal data
    5.1	In this Section 5, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
    5.2	The hosting facilities for our website are situated in The Unites States. The European Commission has made an "adequacy decision" with respect to the data protection laws of each of this country. Transfers to this country will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission, a copy of which you can obtain from https://support.strikingly.com/hc/en-us/articles/214364828.
    5.3	You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through our website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.
    6.	Retaining and deleting personal data
    6.1	This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
    6.2	Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
    6.3	We will retain your personal data as follows:
    (a)	Email Addresses will be retained for a minimum period of 4 months following 10.07.18 and for a maximum period of 12 months following 21.09.18.
    6.4	In some cases it is not possible for us to specify in advance the periods for which your personal data will be retained. In such cases, we will determine the period of retention based on the following criteria:
    (a)	the period of retention of email addresses will be determined based on if the individual submitted an enquiry to www.scottishinternationalweek.com or not.
    6.5	Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
    7.	Amendments
    7.1	We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
    7.2	You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
    7.3	We may notify you of significant changes to this policy by email.
    8.	Your rights
    8.1	In this Section 8, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
    8.2	Your principal rights under data protection law are:
    (a)	the right to access;
    (b)	the right to rectification;
    (c)	the right to erasure;
    (d)	the right to restrict processing;
    (e)	the right to object to processing;
    (f)	the right to data portability;
    (g)	the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
    (h)	the right to withdraw consent.
    8.3	You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee. You can access your personal data by emailing scott@sbn.scot.
    8.4	You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.
    8.5	In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
    8.6	In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.
    8.7	You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
    8.8	You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.
    8.9	You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
    8.10	To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:
    (a)	consent; or
    (b)	that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract,
    	and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
    8.11	If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
    8.12	To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.
    8.13	You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by emailing scott@sbn.scot.
    9.	About cookies
    9.1	A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
    9.2	Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
    9.3	Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
    10.	Cookies that we use
    10.1	We use cookies for the following purposes:
    (a)	authentication - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookies used for this purpose can be found at www.scottishinternationalweek.com).
    (b)	status - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookies used for this purpose can be found at www.scottishinternationalweek.com).
    (c)	personalisation - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookies used for this purpose can be found at www.scottishinternationalweek.com).
    (d)	security - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookies used for this purpose can be found at www.scottishinternationalweek.com).
    (f)	analysis - we use cookies we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookies used for this purpose can be found at www.scottishinternationalweek.com).
    (g)	cookie consent - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website (cookies used for this purpose can be found at www.scottishinternationalweek.com).
    11.	Cookies used by our service providers
    11.1	Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.
    11.2	We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
    12.	Managing cookies
    12.1	Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
    (a)	https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
    (b)	https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
    (c)	http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
    (d)	https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
    (e)	https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
    (f)	https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).
    (g)    https://www.cookiebot.com/en/privacy-policy/
    
    12.2	Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
    12.3	If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
    13.	Our details
    13.1	This website is owned and operated by Scots Business Network Ltd.
    13.2	We are registered in Scotland under registration number SC548512 and our registered office is at 9 Springfield Road, Linlithgow, EH49 7JH.
    13.3	Our principal place of business is at 9 Springfield Road, Linlithgow, EH49 7JH.
    13.4	You can contact us:
    (a)	by post, to the postal address given above;
     
    (b)	by email, using the email address published on our website.
    14.	Data protection officer
    14.1	Our data protection officer's contact details are: christine@sbn.scot