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Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy

Last updated: 21 March, 2021

Terms of use

Use of this site, and its contents, is subject to the following terms and conditions. By using this site you accept these terms and conditions and agree that you are bound by them. Among other things, these terms limit our liability for any loss or damage which might arise from your use of this site and its contents. These terms and conditions apply in respect of your use of this site on this occasion, and any subsequent use you might make of any material you obtain on this occasion.

Content rights

SmartCitiesWorld and Smart Cities World Ltd are trademarks belonging to Smart Cities World Ltd or its related companies. These trademarks together with any other trademarks owned by Smart Cities World Ltd or its related companies may not be reproduced, or otherwise used or distributed without the prior written permission of Smart Cities World Ltd .

The copyright and all other rights in all of the material on this site are owned by Smart Cities World Ltd or its related companies, or the material is included with the permission of the rights owner. All rights are reserved. As a visitor to this site you may copy or transmit material on this site for your own private, non-commercial purposes only and shall not otherwise copy or transmit the site material.

No part of this website may be distributed, used, adapted, reproduced, translated or copied for any commercial purpose whatsoever without prior written permission from Smart Cities World Ltd .

The information on this site

While we try to ensure that the information on this site is accurate and complete, in no circumstances do we accept liability arising from inaccuracy or omission in the information on this site. We advise you to independently verify the accuracy of any information before relying on it.

Neither Smart Cities World Ltd nor the suppliers of material on this site shall be responsible for or liable for any loss or damage to you or any third party, whether direct, indirect, incidental or consequential, howsoever arising from use of the website. Nothing in these term and conditions shall exclude liability for personal injury or death resulting from Smart Cities World Ltd ’s fraud, negligence or wilful default.

Parts of the material may express the personal opinions of their author. We wish to make it clear that these opinions are not necessarily ours. While our editorial staff will take reasonable care and skill in formulating and expressing their opinions, they are intended to stimulate thought and discussion. We are not liable for any loss or damage you suffer as a result of relying on them.

Links to other sites

On this site you will be offered automatic links to other sites that we hope you will be interested in. Smart Cities World Ltd does not accept any responsibility for the content of those sites, the owners of which do not necessarily have any connection, commercial or otherwise, with Smart Cities World Ltd . Nor can we accept any liability for transactions between Smart Cities World Ltd readers and third parties that are conducted through websites linked to this website.


You agree to indemnify Smart Cities World ltd , its employees and representatives from any and all claims and liabilities (including legal fees) that arise from your unauthorised use of material obtained via this website or otherwise from your breach of these site terms and conditions.

Governing law

These terms and conditions and your use of this site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Privacy Policy

1. Introduction
1.1 We are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. This policy sets out our approach. “We” in this context are Smart Cities World Ltd. We are the Publishers of Smart Cities World ltd and act as the administrators of the policy. In the policy we’re referred to as “The Administrator”.
1.2 We are committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to the website in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) (the “Regulation”)
1.3 This privacy policy explains how we may collect personal data and how we use the information we may collect about you.

2. Information collected and retained by the Administrators
2.1 We collect personal information about you from personal details provided by yourself in relation to the Services we offer to Users. We do not collect any sensitive personal information such as information on your racial or ethnic origins, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union affiliations, sexual life, health or criminal history.

3. Use of information by the Administrators
3.1 We collect information which is necessary to:
3.1.1 provide the Services to you;
3.1.2 notify you of your Service order status; and
3.1.3 carry out internal administration and analysis.
3.2 We can also use that information to enhance your visit to our website by:
3.2.1 telling you about new products, new services and special offers;
3.2.2 tailoring your experience to your preferred choice of activities; and
3.2.3 informing you of changes in our website.
3.3 By providing us with your personal information, you consent to us (and where relevant, our subsidiaries, affiliates and trusted partners) using (including collecting, storing and processing) your personal information. We will of course inform you of any changes to Privacy policy and you will have the opportunity to opt out of those changes which affect you.

4. Accessing and amending your personal information
We will process your personal data for the purposes set out in clause 3 above. If however, you have any queries or requests in relation to Data Protection/GDPR please notify our Data Protection Compliance Officer at : Smart Cities World Ltd, 2nd Floor, St Mary Abchurch House, 123 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 5AU or email: [email protected]

5. Disclosure to Third Parties
5.1 We may disclose your information to necessary third parties to enable us to provide you with the Services. By requesting us to provide you with the Services you consent to this disclosure.
5.2 We also reserve the right to access and disclose to third parties your information to comply with applicable laws including but not limited to disclosure in accordance with the Act, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and lawful authority requests, to safeguard the proper operation of our systems and to protect ourselves and our clients.

6. Protection of personal information
We use our reasonable endeavours, to ensure proper storage and careful disclosure of your personal information in order that nothing improper happens to your private information. These security measures mean that we may occasionally have to ask you for proof of identity before we are able to disclose personal information to you.

7. External Websites
This privacy policy only applies to this website. The website may contain links to external websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We recommend that you check the privacy policy of any other websites you may visit through the website. The inclusion of links to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such sites nor any association with their owners or operators. If you have any complaints relating to such sites, please contact them directly.

8. Opt-out
If you tick the opt-out box the Administrators will not provide your information to selected third parties. If left checked we will provide your information to selected partners, sponsors and third parties. We or they may contact you by mail, telephone or e-mail to let you know about services and products which may be of interest to you. You have the right to ask for a copy of the information held by us about you in our records in return for the payment of a small fee. You also have the right to correct any inaccuracies in the information

9. Your rights
You can ask us not to use your data for marketing. You can do this by indicating your preferences on our forms, or by contacting us at any time at [email protected]

9.1 Under the Regulation, you have the right to:
9.1.1 request access to, deletion of or correction of, your personal data held by us at no cost to you;
9.1.2 request that your personal data be transferred to another person (data portability);
9.1.3 be informed of what data processing is taking place;
9.1.4 restrict processing;
9.1.5 to object to processing of your personal data; and
9.1.6 complain to a supervisory authority.
9.2 You also have rights with respect to automated decision-making and profiling as set out in section 9 below.
9.3 To enforce any of the foregoing rights or if you have any other questions about our site or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected]

10. Automated Decision Making and Profiling
10.1 In the event that we use personal data for the purposes of automated decision-making and those decisions have a legal (or similarly significant effect) on you, you have the right to challenge to such decisions under the Regulation, requesting human intervention, expressing their own point of view, and obtaining an explanation of the decision from us.
10.2 The right described in section 10.1 does not apply in the following circumstances:
10.2.1 the decision is necessary for the entry into, or performance of, a contract between the you and us;
10.2.2 the decision is authorised by law; or
10.2.3 you have given your explicit consent.
10.3 Where we use your personal data for profiling purposes, the following shall apply:
10.3.1 Clear information explaining the profiling will be provided, including its significance and the likely consequences;
10.3.2 Appropriate mathematical or statistical procedures will be used;
10.3.3 Technical and organisational measures necessary to minimise the risk of errors and to enable such errors to be easily corrected shall be implemented; and
10.3.4 All personal data processed for profiling purposes shall be secured in order to prevent discriminatory effects arising out of profiling.

11. Sponsored Content
11.1. Upon downloading sponsored content, we will provide your contact information (Name, Email, Job Title, Company, Phone Number) to the sponsor of that content. They may contact you via email or telephone thereafter.
11.1.1. This is performed under legitimate interest, for which we have undertaken assessments to confirm the balance therein, specifically, it is the sponsorship of our partners that make the content possible, and we believe our users will find hearing of their products & services - relevant to the subject of the aforementioned content - to be useful and their right to privacy does not override our legitimate interest..
11.1.2. You may unsubscribe from receiving communications from any third party at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of their email communications.
11.1.3. Smart Cities World Ltd cannot be held liable for any failure of a third party affiliate to reasonably process a request to unsubscribe or for data, once data has been passed over.
11.1.4. We will not pass your personal information on to any third party other than those who are sponsors of the content which you have downloaded
11.1.5. This clause does not extend to Smart Cities Word “Sponsors & Partners” mailing list, which is considered as a part of the Smart Cities World provision. You may unsubscribe from this list at any time.
11.2. Below is a full list of our sponsors and partners with whom we may share your data when you download content for which they are a sponsor and/or contributor:

Current by GE
ESI ThoughtLab
esri uk
Fotech Solutions
HERE Technologies
JETRO (Japan External Trade Organisation)
Moovel (becomes Reach)
Paradox Engineering
Schneider Electric


These Terms and Conditions are subject to change.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by English law. You hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts notwithstanding the jurisdiction where you are based.

These Terms and Conditions override any contrary terms or conditions published by us in relation to any order placed by you with us.


If you have any queries or comments about your subscription please contact our subscriptions team: Telephone UK: 0207 062 2526 Overseas: +44 (0) 207 062 2526 Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.30pm (GMT) Email: [email protected]