Privacy Policy

It is Free State Fourth Industrial Revolution Summit's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website and mobile app. This Privacy Policy applies to (hereinafter, "us", "we", or ""). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information you may provide us through the Website. We have adopted this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to explain what information may be collected on our Website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the Website/App and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website/App in accordance with the EU GPDR and SA POPI Act. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Free State 4IR Summit collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Free State 4IR Summit's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Free State 4IR Summit's visitors use its website. From time to time, Free State 4IR Summit may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Free State 4IR Summit also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blog posts. Free State 4IR Summit only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Free State 4IR Summit's websites choose to interact with Free State 4IR Summit in ways that require Free State 4IR Summit to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Free State 4IR Summit gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at and the mobile app to provide a username and email address.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Free State 4IR Summit and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Links To External Sites

Our Service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and conditions of every site you visit.

We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Free State 4IR Summit discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Free State 4IR Summit's behalf or to provide services available at Free State 4IR Summit's website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Free State 4IR Summit's website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Free State 4IR Summit will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Free State 4IR Summit discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Free State 4IR Summit believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Free State 4IR Summit, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of or our mobile app and have supplied your email address, Free State 4IR Summit may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Free State 4IR Summit and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Free State 4IR Summit takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Aggregated Statistics

Free State 4IR Summit may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. Free State 4IR Summit may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Free State 4IR Summit does not disclose your personally-identifying information.


To enrich and perfect your online experience, Free State 4IR Summit uses "Cookies", similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Free State 4IR Summit uses cookies to help Free State 4IR Summit identify and track visitors, their usage of, and their website access preferences. Free State 4IR Summit visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Free State 4IR Summit's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Free State 4IR Summit's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to Free State 4IR Summit's use of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Free State 4IR Summit may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Free State 4IR Summit's sole discretion. Free State 4IR Summit encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at 

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