Privacy Policy

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This policy sets out what information, including personal data, we ask for, what information we hold and for how long, how we use your data and the legal basis on which your personal data is processed. This applies to information collected through GENN (Global Economic Neural Networks) and

GENN is committed to protecting the privacy of those with whom we interact with, and recognises the need to respect information that is disclosed to us. It shows how our practices comply with the European Union GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) regulations. Whenever you provide personal information we will treat that information in accordance with current UK Data Protection legislation.

We do not sell on or transfer any of your personal data to third parties.

Who we are

We are GENN (Global Economic Neural Networks), an initiative to examine ways to expand and improve the links between global hubs – places like Singapore, UAE and Hong Kong, as well as London and New York – to create prosperity for all.

Our website address is:

The data controller is Shanker Singham.

Our registered address is:

563 Chiswick High Road


W4 3AY

How to contact us

To contact us, please send us an email:

What is the purpose of GENN website?

The purpose of using this website is to be informed, and to be able to contribute to the debate around global prosperity.

What and how is personal information collected?

We process your personal data in a number of different ways, depending on how you interact with us.

You can interact with us directly through our website, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

We process your personal data from the information you supply to us on any form or correspondence. We may collect the following information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, your postcode. This is important, because we want to make sure the feedback we collect can be verified and has been provided by real people. It also enables us, with your permission, to keep you informed and up to date with developments regarding this initiative.

The information we collect may also include where you might “follow”, “like” or otherwise link your social media accounts. Also, any correspondence you send to us may be retained, and we would therefore hold and process the personal data in that correspondence. We may also retain any information you upload or post on our website which may include photos and personal comments, and therefore personal data.

We collect details of your visits to our website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that you access. We may collect information about your computer, including where available: your IP address, operating system and browser type. This information is required for the website to work correctly and allows us to improve the performance and functionality of the website.

It may be also used for system administration and to report and analyse aggregate information. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Their privacy policy can be found here. By using Google Analytics or other services, those providers or we may record information from your device or web browser when you interact with our sites, including location data, operating system and links you have clicked on, including through email and social media. Our website uses Google Analytics for traffic analysis, which enables Google Analytics to collect data about our traffic via Google advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers, in addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation.

Use of cookies

‘Cookies’ are small data files that are sent from a server during a browsing session and which enables the server to collect information about how you navigate the GENN website. They are only used on this site to hold data from one page to another. They are not used to store personal information.

Analytics cookies are used by us and by third parties who may process data for us for analytics purposes (e.g. Google Analytics) so that we can manage and improve the performance and design of our sites and for monitoring, auditing, research and reporting.

Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this, please look at the help menu on your browser. However, if you turn off the cookie function you will not receive the full functionality of the website. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

How does GENN use your information?

When you complete any forms provided on our website, we will collect the information you give to us and we may use it to communicate with you or to interact with you digitally. We process your personal data with your consent.

If you have changed your mind and no longer want us to keep your data, please email

GENN wants to keep in touch with our supporters. We use your data to help us decide which content or services may be of interest to you. We may use your personal data to deliver information to you. This would include our market research on your opinions, and may include us using your personal information in the design of our marketing and campaigns on social media.

We also use your personal information for administration so that we have a record of your relationship with us.

What legal basis do we have for processing your personal data under GDPR?

By signing up to our newsletter, you give us your consent for us to process your personal data. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us at

How is data stored?

Your personal data will be treated confidentially. The GENN team can access the data, which is protected by password access. We use standard security measures take to safeguard your information and put in place appropriate measures to prevent personal data from being accidentally lost, used, accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. Our web server in the UK is password protected to protect from external threats. We limit access to your personal data but cannot not guarantee or warrant that security measures will prevent data breaches, and we have procedures to deal with suspected data breaches. We will notify you and the relevant regulator of any data breach as required by law.

Data Retention

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. We review annually what we hold, and always consider if we still need the personal data, factoring in if it is sensitive, at risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure, and the processing purposes.

In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you as we would no longer be identifying you in the processing.


As noted above, we will only collect your personal data if you have signed up to hear about or leave a comment on the website for GENN. We will only use your personal data which you have provided to us if you have expressly given permission for us to contact you. You may give permission when you sign up through our website or when you take action using our pages on digital platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or other digital platforms.

Your rights in relation to personal data

Under the GDPR, you have the right to access and control your personal data. You can contact us at any time to find out what information we hold on you and how we use it. You may, at any time, ask us to correct or delete your data.

If you would like to contact us, please email


If you would like to opt-out, you can at any time by emailing us ( with the subject line “Opt Out”. To change your setting on external services, please see the links below and refer to their privacy notices.

To opt-out of Twitter communication, please visit the Digital Advertising Alliance’s consumer choice tool at to opt out of seeing interest-based advertising from Twitter in your current browser.

To opt-out or manage your Facebook ads please visit:

Our website may contain links to other websites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

Changes to GENN policy

This Privacy Policy is reviewed and updated from time to time. Do check this page periodically in order to review the latest version. We welcome your questions regarding privacy. Please contact us anytime via