Privacy policy

Statement regarding our handling of personal data and your rights as a data subject under the General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 (“GDPR”).

Allocate to China (“ATC”) Initiative is a research-based communication and solution platform bringing together global investors, asset managers and other stakeholders to share insights about China capital market, to build business relations and to form partnership. Working closely with global investors and asset managers, we identify key investment themes in relation to the China capital market and develop them into workstreams. We organize focus group meetings, investor-manager dialogues, roundtable discussions and other formats of communication sessions to facilitate insight contribution from different stakeholders for each workstream. The outcomes of these well-researched workstreams will be presented to the wider investment community, the regulators and the media, in a variety of formats.

The cautious processing and the protection of your personal data is very important to us as an organisation. With the General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 (“GDPR”) coming into force on 25 May 2018, we would like to inform you about the usage and processing of your data within our organisation and your personal rights as a data subject in this regard. This privacy policy may be subject to changes.

Responsible and point of contact for the processing of your data is:

ATC Initiative Head Office
38 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BH
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0) 20 7369 1649
Contact us

Data categories and sources of data

Allocate to China Initiative (hereafter “ATC”, “the organisation”, “we”) processes data that is acquired directly from yourself, for example via the exchange of business cards at events, or within the professional relationship you have with the organisation, i.e. as a business partner, a member, event attendant or an employee. It is possible that public bodies or other sources may be used to obtain data. The respective source is responsible to ensure compliance with GDPR.

We may also collect and process the information that you provide by filling in forms on our site, which includes information provided at the time of signing up to use our site, subscribing for membership, registering for an event, login details, posting material or requesting services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site.

Examples for the categories of personal data, which can be processed by ATC, are:

  • Personal identification data, such as name, date of birth and contact details,
  • Electronic identification data,
  • Professional data, such as information in regards to your employment, educational background or qualification,
  • Intellectual data, i.e. from your involvement into our working groups, forums or your speeches at our events;
  • Visual and audio material, such as pictures or recordings from events;

Furthermore, for employees, banking and financial data, i.e. bank account information may be processed.

ATC does not collect any personal information from users accessing its website. The public areas of the website can be accessed anonymously. Only aggregate data, such as the number of hits per page, are collected and used for internal statistical purposes only. They do not allow personal identification.

If you use the contact form on our website, your type of request may be extracted for us to monitor the type and frequency of requests we receive. You have the right to opt out again at all times via the unsubscribe function.

Profiling and automated decision-making

ATC does not use profiling or automated decision-making as per Art. 22 and recital 71.

Third-party data processing

The organisation appoints service providers as data processors in order to perform certain tasks on behalf of the organisation. Examples for types of providers are in the IT or the HR sector.

It is possible that personal data has to be transmitted to third parties in the course of the outsourcing process, respecting legal requirements.

The transfer is always based on a legitimate legal ground (see paragraph 2) and respecting the requirements of the GDPR. We perform checks on the third parties we choose for the processing and assess the providers’ compliance with GDPR.

Data is also being transferred to public authorities and audit firms when required.

Transfer to third countries

Your data can be transferred to countries outside the European Union if the type of instruction (or a legal obligation) requires the organisation to do so. Examples for reasons for a transfer to a third country can be ATC’s cooperation with a service provider or the organisation of an event.

Provision of data

Most data obtained from data subjects, such as members, employees, event participants, business partners and their employees is acquired directly from the respective people on a voluntary basis.

Certain data, such as identification data and contact details must be provided to enable ATC to enter into, carry out or end the business relationship with you.

Storage of personal data

All data related to the fulfilment of legal obligations will be stored as long as the law requires. The “Code civil” and the “Code de commerce” lay out legal limitation periods with a duration between three and thirty years. Those indications will also be taken into consideration when determining the data retention period.

For those processes where ATC has a legitimate interest to process and store your data in its central database, you have the right to object to such processing at all times (please refer to section 8).

What are your data protection rights?

ATC would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. You are entitled to the following:

The right to access – you have the right to request our organisation for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that ATC to correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request our organisation to complete information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that our organisation’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that our organisation to restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our organisation’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that our organisation to transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the contact details stated at the beginning of this policy.


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Privacy policies of other websites

The ATC website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

ATC keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 12 February 2020.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about ATC’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email us at:
Call us: +44(0) 20 7369 1649
Or write to us at: 38 St. Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BH, United Kingdom