Learnit has appointed Katy Fryatt as their representative in the EU under Article 27 of the GDPR, registered address 5 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7RD, United Kingdom. The representative may also be contacted at
We collect information directly from you, as well as automatically through your use of our Website and from third parties.
The personal information we collect and store may include your name, job title, place of work, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, social media profile(s) and/or credit/debit card details, work responsibilities and employer’s details. We may collect job title and company details through our RFID-enabled badges to help us judge the popularity of different sessions so we can better tailor our content to suit our audience’s needs.
Learnit (or third parties acting on Learnit’s behalf) may collect personal information about you in the following ways:
(a) when you join our mailing list;
(b) when you submit a form on our website (e.g. applying to speak, apply to sponsor, apply for a startup rate ticket or apply for a media rate ticket and others);
(c) during any transaction with us;
(d) when you register for any of our on or offline events, (via our site, or registration services as part of the technical provider) including but not limited to Learnit virtual events;
(e) when you enquire about our activities, email, telephone or write to us or otherwise provide us with personal information;
(f) from other sources, e.g. your company website or LinkedIn profile; and
3.1 Purpose of legitimate interest
Under Article 6.1 of the May 2018 data protection law, (GDPR), legitimate interest is a lawful ground for processing personal information provided that: “processing is necessary for…the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, …except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data”.
This means that:
(a) we must have legitimate interest to process the data;
(b) The data processing must be necessary to this end;
(c) The data processing must not harm the rights and interests of the data subject, i.e. the person whose data is being processed.
At Learnit, we want to change the world through improving education globally. To do that we are building a network and community of education professionals from across the globe. This community includes those working in education establishments (e.g. schools and universities), government bodies and institutions, technology companies, education companies, charities, startups, not for profits and associate media, consultancy, legal and financial institutions. We have a legitimate interest to grow this network and build a community. Any data processing we currently undertake is necessary to this interest.
For every set of data processed we ensure that we do have this legitimate interest by balancing the rights and interests of the data subject with our reasons for processing the data.
Learnit processes personal information for the following purposes:
To respond to any enquiries you make, provide customer support, facilitate your access to our registration platform, enable your participation in our event series (both on and offline) and provide services such as a delegate pass or sponsorship.
To send you news and/or information regarding Learnit and to personalise your interactions with Learnit to ensure you receive the most interesting and relevant communications, and to send you important event information, including but not limited to, speaker announcements, agenda updates and invitations to events held by both Learnit and Learnit’s partners.
Where imagery is captured, (from attendance at on and offline events), this information may be used to promote Learnit’s events more broadly, through social media and direct marketing.
In some cases, where prior opt-in is not required, we may send marketing messages to you on the basis of legitimate interest – in this case the interest is direct marketing. If we contact you in this manner, we will inform you directly with relevant information and you will have an opportunity to opt out in every communication, e.g. by clicking on an unsubscribe link in an email. You can also always opt-out by
contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may use RFID-enabled badges (which we use to track your location around our event venue so we can better understand your areas of interest). This will track your job title and company.
We use your information to produce aggregate insights that do not identify you. For example, we may use your data to generate statistics about users, their profession or industry, the length and depth of engagement with our online events and activity and the number of pages served or clicked on.
We will keep your information for as long as is necessary for us to fulfill the purposes that we describe in this policy. As a general rule, however, we will keep any information you provide via a website form for a maximum of 5 years from the last engagement you had with us.
We do not sell your data to third parties. We use third party suppliers to carry out some of the processing of personal data on our behalf. Where information is shared with a third party for a legitimate business purpose, Learnit will seek reasonable assurances from that third party that the personal information will be processed for legitimate reasons and appropriately protected. Learnit may share your personal information with other companies or individuals in the following instances:
We may share your personal information as necessary to deal with a request, such as to accommodation providers if you have requested accommodation.
Learnit may disclose your data to third parties where it is necessary for the performance of our contract with the data subject. This case applies to the Funding Founders Programme, The Hosted Meetings Programme and our Educator and Government Dinners.
Learnit may publicise names, job titles and company of all attendees via the Learnit app, with the legitimate interest of enabling networking between attendees. An attendee may withdraw their details from the app by contacting
To third parties who will be present at Learnit World events, both on and offline (e.g. selected event sponsors and partners) so that they can better plan their offering for event attendees.
In this case we would share attendee name, email, job title and company names. To opt out of this please email
If Learnit World 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 business despite the change of ownership. Your personal information may also be passed (on a confidential basis) to companies with whom Learnit is negotiating such a sale/merger as part of the verification exercise carried out on Learnit by the third party.
To such individuals and/or bodies as necessary to ensure Learnit’s compliance with any applicable law, regulation, legal proceeding or governmental request.
Internally, at Learnit we process all of your information within the UK or Switzerland, which are the part of EEA.
We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.
We use third party cookies for tracking website performance, specifically Google Analytics – you can find their
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and recall your preferences, such as which sections of the website you want to see when you log in.
Behaviourally Targeted Advertising Cookies
We use the following third parties for this – note that each of these companies is a data controller for the data collected via the advertising cookie:
a) Google AdWords – you can find their
b) LinkedIn – you can find their
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies, some parts of our Site may not work properly. To find out more about how to control cookies, please visit this site:
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of your personal information, please email