Privacy Policy


This page explains how we protect and respect the data we collect from you.

If you are accessing this policy via, “we”, “our” and “us” means, in the remainder of this policy, Commercial Real Estate Finance Council Europe (“CREFC Europe”).

In this policy, the term “personal data” has the meaning given to it in the Data Protection Act 1998.


Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to protect any personal data which we collect from you. The CREFC Europe website does not automatically capture or store personal data from visitors to its sites. However, if we do receive your personal data, we will not pass it on to any third party or Government Department unless you give us permission to do so.

We do collect anonymous data, regarding website usage, when cookies are enabled (see our cookies policy for more information). This includes users’ IP addresses and hostnames and session details such as the duration of the visit, pages visited and the nature of the web browser used. This data does not identify you personally; it is used to help us diagnose problems with our data server, to administer our websites and to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our sites.


When you are booking a place at our events we will use reasonable endeavours to ensure your privacy is protected and that any personal data which you provide to us is processed fairly and lawfully. When you contact us directly to make an event booking, we will ask you for contact details, and payment details when relevant. This information allows us to complete your booking and to notify you of details about the event. Payment details will be held on a secure server for as long as is necessary to process payments which you have authorised (and your payment details will be deleted promptly after any such payment has been processed).

Partner events are not covered by our privacy policy. Please refer to third-party organisers’ privacy policies when booking a place at one of our partner events.



Our privacy policy does not apply to third party websites that may be accessible through links from our website (and we do not accept responsibility or liability for the way in which your personal data is processed by the operators of any such third party websites). These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply an endorsement of their activities or products unless otherwise stated. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of those third parties to learn how they collect and use information about you before using our sites or providing any personal data about yourself.