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Privacy Statement for HUAWEI ECO-CONNECT EUROPE 2019

HUAWEI ECO-CONNECT EUROPE is organized by HUAWEI Technologies Dusseldorf GmbH who provide technology and management support. Huawei is very aware of how important your privacy is to you, and is committed to respecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement ("this Statement") describes how Huawei uses your personal data and protects your privacy when you register to attend HUAWEI ECO-CONNECT EUROPE ("the Event") to be held between November 4 and 5, 2019. Please read the following to learn more about our Privacy Statement. Huawei will inform you of product- or service-specific data collection through supplementary policies or notices before collection of your personal data. 

1. How We Collect & Use Your Personal Data

2. Cookies & Similar Technologies

3. How We Disclose Personal Data

4. How to Access & Control Your Personal Data

5. How We Protect Your Personal Data

6. Third-Party Providers and Their Services

7. International Transfers of Your Personal Data

8. Updates to This Statement

9. How to Contact Us 

1. How We Collect & Use Your Personal Data

Personal Information is any information or data that may identify an individual or individuals when being used independently or jointly with other information. By agreeing to this Statement and providing your personal information to Huawei, you allow Huawei to collect your personal information through the registration process and provide you with Conference services and information based on your personal information. 

Personal data means any data that, either on its own or jointly with other data, can be used to identify a natural person. When you agree with this Statement and or mobile app. Huawei will use your personal data to provide Event services and information about the Event. 

The personal data we collect and process includes:

  • During Website registration: name, enterprise name, job position, email addresses, and login information (account name and password). We will use the information based on your consent to help you register an account for the Event.
  • On-site live broadcast: we will collect your portrait by picture or video based on our legitimate interest to make propaganda for HCE. The way we display onsite activities includes to large public screens and our website.
  • Business card collection: we will collect your personal information stated on your business card based on your consent while you giving us your business card. We will use the information for the further business contact and to send you the further information about Huawei products/solutions/services through the contact information from your business card, which consent you can withdraw at any  time.
  • As speaker: if you are invited as a speaker in the HCE, we will collect your biography and photo based on your consent to make propaganda for HCE.
  • For interview: if you agree to accept interview in the HCE, we will collect your name, title, portrait base on your consent, to make propagate for HCE.
  • As student: You may participate in the evening debate and receive a prize during this event. For this purpose we will collect your signature, name and will publish your respective photos during this event on our company’s website.
  • During the Event, we may collect your information in questionnaires based on your consent. We will integrate this information with the information you have previously submitted to Huawei, so that we can provide better products and services to you. 
  • If you agree to be informed of the latest products, services, and events, Huawei will keep you updated using your personal data and contact information. We may contact you via phone in a way that you have actively chosen and accepted. You can unsubscribe to Huawei's updates at any time if you do not want to stay informed. Please use following email address:
  • To comply with police regulations on wireless access authentication in public venues, when we provide you with Wi-Fi access in the exhibition halls, in addition to the IP address of your mobile phone, we will also need to collect your mobile phone number or your WeChat account base on your consent to send you text messages for authentication. 

We will use your personal data for the following purposes:

(a) Registering for the Event.

(b) Providing you with onsite services or specific experiences.

(c) Inviting you to participate in online or offline activities.

(d) Fulfilling your requests for changes or providing you with information you have requested (such as marketing materials for products and services, and white papers); and providing technical support.

(e) Contacting you with your consent; sending you information about products and services that may interest you; inviting you to participate in Huawei activities  (including promotional activities), market surveys, or satisfaction surveys; or sending you marketing information. If you do not want to receive these types of information, you can opt out at any time. Please use following email address:

(f) Providing you with customized user experience and content.

(g) Improving our products and services through internal audits, data analysis, and research.

(h) Analyzing the efficiency of our business operations and evaluating market share.

(i) Complying with and enforcing applicable legal requirements, industry standards 

Huawei may also collect and use non-personally identifiable information (Non-PII). Non-PII is information that cannot be used to identify a particular individual. For example, Huawei will collect statistical data, such as the numbers of visits to its website. We collect this data to understand how users use our websites, products, and services, so that we can improve our services and better satisfy your needs. Huawei may collect, use, process, transfer, or disclose non-PII for other purposes at its own discretion. 

We will isolate your personal data from non-PII and ensure that the two types of data are used separately. If personal data is combined with non-PII, it will still be treated as personal data during processing. 

Huawei will process your personal data following the requirements of applicable laws on an appropriate legal basis, including: 

(1) Processing your personal data to fulfill the contract when responding to a transaction or service request. 

(2) Processing your personal data with your consent; processing based on the legitimate interests of Huawei or a third party when we use your personal data to contact you, conduct marketing or market surveys, improve our products and services, execute and improve our loss prevention and anti-fraud programs, and other purposes. Legitimate interests include enabling us to more effectively manage and operate our business and provide our products and services; protecting the security of our businesses, systems, products, services, and customers; internal management; complying with internal policies and processes; and other legitimate interests described in this Statement. 

(3) Processing your personal data as necessary to comply with and fulfill legal obligations. 

2. Cookies & Similar Technologies

2.1 Cookies 

To ensure our website works correctly, we may at times place a small piece of data known as a cookie on your computer or mobile device. A cookie is a text file stored by a web server on a computer or mobile device. The content of a cookie can be retrieved or read only by the server that creates the cookie. The text in a cookie often consists of identifiers, site names, and some numbers and characters. Cookies are unique to the browsers or mobile applications you use, and enable websites to store data such as your preferences or items in your shopping cart. 

Like many other websites or Internet service providers, Huawei uses cookies to improve user experience. Session cookies are deleted after each visit, while persistent cookies remain in place across multiple visits. Cookies allow websites to remember your settings such as language, font size on your computer or mobile device, or other browser preferences. This means that a user does not need to reset preferences for every visit. On the contrary, if cookies are not used, websites will treat you as a new visitor every time you load a web page. For example, if you are redirected to another web page from a website you are already logged in to and then return to the original website, it will not recognize you and you must log in again. 

Huawei will not use cookies for any purposes not stated in this Statement. You can manage or delete cookies based on your own preferences. For details, visit You can clear all the cookies stored on your computer, and most web browsers provide the option of blocking cookies. However, by doing so, you have to change your user settings every time you visit our website. Find out how to manage cookie settings for your browser here: 

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2.2 Web Beacons and Pixel Tags

In addition to cookies, we may also use other similar technologies on our websites such as beacons and pixel tags. For example, when you receive an email from Huawei, it may contain a click-through URL that links to a Huawei web page. If you click the link, Huawei will track your visit to help us learn about your preferences for products and services and improve our customer service. A web beacon is a transparent graphic image embedded in a website or in an email. We use pixel tags in emails to find out whether an email has been opened. You can unsubscribe from the Huawei mailing list at any time if you do not want to be tracked in this manner. 

By using our website, you consent to the use of cookies, web beacons, and pixel tags as described above. 

3. How We Disclose Personal Data

Huawei will only disclose your personal data under the following circumstances; otherwise, we will not share your personal data with any third party. 

(1) Huawei may disclose your personal data to its subsidiaries or authorized third-party partners. To respond to your requests, Huawei may need to provide some services through its subsidiaries or partners. Therefore, we may need to share some of your personal data with that subsidiary or partner. For example, to prepare the exhibition pass, Huawei has to share your personal data with the exhibition service providers. To provide you with better services, with your consent, we will share your personal data with the sponsors of the Event, so that they may contact you to keep you informed of the latest products and services. However, we strictly forbid our partners from using your personal data for other purposes. 

(2) To comply with the law, Huawei may also disclose your personal data in response to demands from courts, in lawsuits, and from law enforcement or other government agencies. 

4. How to Access & Control Your Personal Data

It is your responsibility to ensure that all personal data submitted to Huawei is correct. Huawei is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy and completeness of personal data and keeping the data up-to-date. 

To the extent required by applicable law, you may (i) have the right to access certain personal data we maintain about you, (ii) request that we update or correct inaccuracies in that data, (iii) object or restrict to our use of your personal data, and (iv) ask us to delete your personal data from our database. To exercise these rights, please contact us at Your written request may be required for security. 

We may decline the request if we have reasonable grounds to believe that the request is fraudulent, unfeasible, or may jeopardize the privacy of others. 

If allowed by applicable laws, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time when Huawei possesses your personal data based on your consent. However, withdrawal does not affect the legitimacy and effectiveness of how we process your personal data based on your consent before the withdrawal is made; nor does it affect any data processing based on another justification other than your consent. 

For EU customers, if you think that the way we process your personal information does not comply with applicable data protection laws, you can contact the relevant competent data protection authority. You can obtain the information for contacting EU data protection authorities at  

5. How We Protect and Retain Your Personal Data

The security of your personal data is important to us. We use appropriate physical, management, and technical measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, disclosure, use, modification, damage, or loss. For example, we use cryptographic technologies for data confidentiality, protection mechanisms to prevent attacks, and access control mechanisms to permit only authorized access to your personal data. We also provide training on security and privacy protection for employees to raise their awareness of personal data protection. Huawei is committed to protecting your personal data; however, please note that no security measure is perfect. In case of information leakages, we will take all measures required by applicable laws and regulations to mitigate or eliminate any negative impact. 

We will retain your personal information for no longer than is necessary for the purposes stated in this Statement, unless otherwise extending the retention period is required or permitted by law. The data storage period may vary with scenario, product, and service. The standards Huawei uses to determine the retention period are as follows: the time required to retain personal data to fulfill business purposes, including providing products and services; maintaining corresponding transaction and business records; controlling and improving the performance and quality of products and services; ensuring the security of systems, products, and services; handling possible customer queries or complaints and locating problems; whether the customer agrees to a longer retention period; and whether the laws, contracts, and other equivalencies have special requirements for data retention; etc. We will maintain your registration information as long as your account is necessary for service provision. You can choose to deregister your account. After you deregister your account, we will stop providing you with products and services through your account and delete your relevant personal data registered for the Event, provided that deletion is not otherwise stipulated by special legal requirements. 

6. Third-Party Providers and Their Services 

To ensure a positive Event experience, you may receive content or web links from third parties other than Huawei and its partners ("third parties"). You can share information via the Event minisite with Huawei and third parties. Huawei does not have the right to control such third parties and their privacy practices and data protection policies that are not subject to this Statement. When you submit personal information to such a third party, please read and refer to the privacy protection Statement of the third party. 

7. International Transfers of Your Personal Data 

The Event will be held in Paris, France; therefore, the personal data you submit to Huawei will be transferred to France. France’s data protection laws may be different from those of your country. In such circumstances, Huawei will take measures to ensure that data is processed as required by this Statement and applicable laws, which includes when transferring the data subject's personal data from the EU to a country or region which has not been acknowledged by the European Commission as having an adequate level of data protection, we may use a variety of legal mechanisms, such as signing standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission, obtaining the consent to the cross-border transfer of a data subject in the EU, or implementing security measures like anonymizing personal data before cross-border data transfer. You can click here to obtain a copy of the EU's standard contractual clauses. 

8. Updates to This Statement

Huawei reserves the right to update or change this Statement at any time. We will release the latest Privacy Statement on this page for any changes. If major changes are made to the Privacy Statement, we may notify you through different channels, for example, posting a notice on our website or sending you direct notification. You are welcome to read this Statement to understand the details at any time. 

9. How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact If you have any privacy complaints or issues, and wan to contact Huawei Data Protection Officer (DPO), please click here. Where your personal data is processed by Huawei in accordance with this Statement, the Huawei entity that responds to your request, contacts you, provides you with products or services, or has signed or is about to sign a contract with you is the controller of the related personal data. You can click here to obtain the contacts of Huawei entities. 

Last updated: September 2019