Silicon Republic respects your right to privacy. We do not collect or store personal information when you visit our website,

We may update our Cookie & Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect any changes in technology or legislation, or our data-usage policies. Please check the ‘Last updated’ legend at the bottom of this page to see when this policy was last revised.


1.1 What is a cookie?

Cookies are small, often encrypted text files, located in browser directories. They are used by web developers to help users navigate their websites efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing and enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain websites.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (first-party cookies), or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (third-party cookies, such as social media cookies). You can find more information about cookies at or

1.2 Your data and Silicon Republic’s Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy outlines our policy concerning the use of cookies and similar technologies.

Collecting anonymised data from our community allows us to constantly improve the site, through content management, audience insights and new product development.

To enable Silicon Republic and our site partners to process your (aggregated and anonymous) data, you can select ‘Accept All’ when you enter the site and are prompted via our cookie banner. Alternatively, you can select ‘Manage Settings’ for further information, and to manage your choices.

Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the standard of services we are able to offer you.

Below, we’ve provided the information you need to understand the cookies we use, and your choices. Remember, to manage your cookie preferences, simply select the ‘Manage Settings’ button on the cookie banner when you enter our site.

1.3 Complete list of our cookies

You can update your privacy settings by clicking here, or the “Privacy Settings” link in the site footer.

1.4 What we do when you submit your email address

If you volunteer personal information in an email or in the form of a newsletter subscription, enquiry or comment, the data will not be made available to any third party and will be used solely for the purpose for which it was intended.

We use MailChimp to help us deliver email marketing communications. MailChimp has the TRUSTe Privacy Seal. TRUSTe is an independent third party that operates a globally recognised privacy trustmark. Please read MailChimp’s privacy policy for more information as you agree to this, and the transfer of your information to MailChimp, when you sign up to ezines or marketing communications from us.

1.5 What we share with advertisers, partners and sponsors

Regardless of opting in, we only ever share aggregated data on audience behaviour and never share personally identifiable information with our advertisers, partners and sponsors.

We only carry advertisements from trusted partners and/or their agents. We do not carry advertisements from ad exchanges or advertising networks.


Silicon Republic understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of all of our readers and subscribers and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the GDPR.

2.1 Information about us

We are Silicon Republic Knowledge & Events Management Limited (“We”, “Us”, “Silicon Republic” or “”), a limited company registered in the Republic of Ireland. Our business address is Silicon Republic Knowledge & Events Management Ltd, Sobo Works, Windmill Lane, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin, D02 K156, and we can be contacted on

2.2 What does this notice cover?

This Privacy Policy explains how we use your personal data: how it is collected, how it is held and how it is processed. It also explains your rights under the law relating to your personal data.

2.3 What is personal data?

Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679, “GDPR”) as “any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier”.

Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.

The personal data that we use is set out in Part 2.5, below.

2.4    What are my rights?

Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:

(a) The right to be informed about our collection and use of your personal data. This Privacy Policy should tell you everything you need to know, but you can always contact us to find out more or to ask any questions using the details provided below.

(b) The right to access the personal data hold about you. Part 2.11 will tell you how to do this.

(c) The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact us using the details below to find out more.

(d) The right to be forgotten, ie the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we have. Please contact us using the details below to find out more.

(e) The right to restrict (ie prevent) the processing of your personal data.

(f) The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.

(g) The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to us directly, we are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask us for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.

(h) Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. We do not use your personal data in this way.

For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided below.

Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Data Protection Commission.

If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commission.

2.5 What personal data do we collect?

We may collect some or all of the following personal information (this may vary according to your relationship with us):

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Industry
  • Payment information
  • Information about your preferences and interests
2.6 How we use your personal data

Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary to protect your vital interests, for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or processing is necessary for tasks carried out in the public interest.

Your personal data may be used for one of the following purposes:

  • Personalising and tailoring our products and services for you
  • Communicating with you. This may include responding to emails or calls from you
2.7 How we keep your data secure and confidential

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure with us and with the third parties who act on our behalf. We have a number of security precautions in place to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your information. All staff working for us have a legal duty to keep information about you confidential and all staff are trained in information security and confidentiality.

2.8 How long do we keep personal data?

We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected.

2.9 How and where we store or transfer personal data

We may store or transfer some or all of your personal data in countries that are not part of the European Economic Area (the “EEA”), which consists of all EU member states plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. These are known as “third countries” and may not have data protection laws that are as strong as those in the EEA. This means that we will take additional steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the EEA and under the GDPR.

2.10 Sharing of personal data

We may sometimes contract with the following third parties to supply services to you on our behalf. In some cases, those third parties may require access to some or all of your personal data that we hold.

  • Pelcro Inc
  • The Rocket Science Group LLC (Mailchimp)

If any of your personal data is required by a third party, as described above, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data is handled safely, securely and in accordance with your rights and obligations, and the third party’s obligations under the law, as described in Part 2.7.

If any personal data is transferred outside of the EEA, we will take suitable steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the EEA and under the GDPR, as explained in Part 2.9.

In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.

2.11 How can I access my personal data?

If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.

All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses below.

There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive” (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding.

We will respond to your subject access request within a month. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.

2.12 Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was accurate as of 1 September 2021. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our practices in a way that affects personal data protection. Any changes will be made available here.

Contacting us

To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details (for the attention of The Privacy Team).

Email address:

Postal address: Silicon Republic Knowledge & Events Management, Sobo Works, Windmill Lane, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, D02 K156, Ireland

Last updated: 1 September 2021

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