Terms of Usage

At Asia Leaders Series, our goal is to spread ideas. We encourage the Asia Leaders Series community, non-profit organizations, bloggers, companies news media, and the like to share Asia Leaders Series videos that are open for distribution, through social media, other platforms and public events. While sharing ideas openly is a big part of who we are, we do license our content under certain conditions listed below.




1. Asia Leaders Series Videos under Creative Commons License

2. Asia Leaders Series Videos for for-profit companies

3. Projecting Asia Leaders Series Videos to a group

4. Media requests





Personal Use only (non-commercial): We encourage you to share Asia Leaders Series videos, which Asia Leaders Series makes available for distribution under our Creative Commons license, Attribution–Noncommercial–No Derivatives (or the CC BY–NC–ND 4.0 International), which means it may be shared by following a few requirements. Please note that certain Asia Leaders Series Videos, which include musical performances that we have shared but have licensed, may not be distributed.


Attribute Asia Leaders Series as the owner of the Asia Leaders Series Talk and include a link to the talk or video, but do not include any text that shows Asia Leaders Series endorses your website or platform.


Do not use the Asia Leaders Series site content for any commercial purposes, for sale, for profit, sublicense or in an app of any kind for any advertising, or in exchange for payment of any kind, including in any ad supported content or format. This includes the commercial uses outlined here.


You cannot edit, remix, create derivative works of, modify or alter the form of the Asia Leaders Series site content in any way. This includes using the Asia Leaders Series site content as the basis for another work, including dubbing, voice-overs, or other translations not authorized by Asia Leaders Series.


You may not add any more restrictions that we have provided to the Asia Leaders Series site content, such as additional legal restrictions, or charge any fees or technological restrictions to accessing the content.


Non Personal Use (Commercial cases)

Using an Asia Leaders Series Talk or Video in a commercial context requires a license. This type of use is not limited to uses that generate profit, but includes, for example, employee learning, on an intranet system, at a company event, in training materials, within an Asia Leaders Series-branded video offering or editorial program, in tv/film including documentaries, in an online or virtual course, in a podcast, and more. Non-profit or educational institutions may require licenses if the use is commercial in nature. Please fill out our media licensing request form to inquire about licensing Asia Leaders Series content. Read more below about bringing Asia Leaders Series Videos to for-profit companies.


Embedding Asia Leaders Series Videos on your blog or site

Type of site/company: Bloggers, news/information websites and nonprofits (by which we mean: registered 501(c)3 organizations in the United States, and the equivalent in all other countries), may share one or more Asia Leaders Series Videos under a Creative Commons license, provided that they follow the rest of the guidelines on this page and sharing the Asia Leaders Series Videos is not the central purpose of your site. This means that we expect the usage under Creative Commons to be one to share ideas, not to use Asia Leaders Series Videos as the main content for your site, which provides revenue or other sources of income (including from ads) that relies on content we are providing. If you are interested in licensing Asia Leaders Series Videos for other purposes, or for more regular usage, please contact us for more details.


Transcripts and subtitles may be used under the same Creative Commons license in conjunction with the Asia Leaders Series video. Copyright on the transcripts is owned by Asia Leaders Series and any edits, different usage rights or changes to these documents are not permitted without permission. Therefore, if you wanted to publish an Asia Leaders Series Talk or video in a book, test, play, or for any other publication, permission is required.


Video player: You must use the Asia Leaders Series embeddable player. This allows us to further our overall mission by tracking video usage. Scraping video from Asia Leaders Series.com is not permitted.


Attribution: You must attribute Asia Leaders Series as the owner of the Asia Leaders Series video and add a visible link back to asiaseries.com.


Running videos in their entirety: You may not edit Asia Leaders Series videos, or alter them in any way, including by sharing only shortened versions or clips. This is essential for preserving the integrity of the speaker's messages.





Commercial applications of Asia Leaders Series videos, as defined above, require a license. Companies and organizations looking to embed or hyperlink Asia Leaders Series content in contexts that include (but are not limited to) internal communications, employee training materials, and company websites must inquire about licensing Asia Leaders Series Videos. Please note that no promotional applications of Asia Leaders Series content are permitted. Licenses for commercial applications involve a fee, which supports Asia Leaders Series’s core mission to bridge the gap between Europe and Asia.


If you are a for-profit company seeking to: license Asia Leaders Series videos, create an Asia Leaders Series-branded video offering, television series or film (including documentaries), podcast, online or virtual course, original editorial program or other service offering -- please check if your company’s business matches with one or more of the categories listed below, as a formal distribution partnership with Asia Leaders Series is required. To submit an inquiry, please fill out our media licensing request form.


Internet Video Service
Audio Service (including podcasts)
Specialized Cable/Satellite Channel
Home Entertainment Device
IPTV Service and Set Top Box Manufacturer
Mobile and Tablet Manufacturer
Web Browser Applications and Stores
Subscription-Based Educational Service (Online Education Company)
Corporate Education Provider
In-flight, Hospitality or Hotel Entertainment Provider
TV or Film Creator (including documentaries)
Other Commercial Entity


If you'd like to learn more about corporate partnerships with Asia Leaders Series, read about how to partner with us or email partnerships@asiaseries.com.





We encourage you to find creative ways to share Asia Leaders Series videos with your friends, family, students, colleagues and communities. See below for specific examples. Please note that some of the below use cases require a license.


Asia Leaders Series videos in the classroom

Many educators use Asia Leaders Series vbideos to stimulate discussions with students or to complement course materials and we encourage you to do so as well. You can stream Asia Leaders Series videos from asiaseries.com or from Asia Leaders Series’s official YouTube channel, as long as you comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above. Feel free to share links to asiaseries.com or to the Asia Leaders Series official YouTube channel with students on online forums or class websites.


Asia Leaders Series Videos at non-Asia Leaders Series conferences

Conference presenters can stream Asia Leaders Series Videos from asiaseries.com or the Asia Leaders Series’s official YouTube channel in a non-commercial, educational context. Commercial entities require a license to show Asia Leaders Series videos at a conference or industry event and should fill out our media licensing request form. Presenters using Asia Leaders Series in a non-commercial context can stream Asia Leaders Series videos from asiaseries.com or the Asia Leaders Series official YouTube channel, as long as presenters comply with the terms of the Creative Commons license outlined above. In particular, the videos must be shown unedited, including the Asia Leaders Series visuals and if applicable those of the partner conference or Asia Leaders Series event, and those of the Asia Leaders Series video sponsors, as well as the copyright information. For more information about using Asia Leaders Series videos in a commercial context at conferences or industry events, please contact us.


If you’re interested in organizing an Asia Leaders Series-like meeting in your own city, please learn more about how to do so through our Asia Leaders Series Host initiative.


Screening to groups

A variety of companies, organizations and institutions request use of Asia Leaders Series videos for screening within common areas, for educational use in exhibits, and for employee training and development. Some of these use cases require a license. For more information about obtaining a license for these purposes, please fill out the media licensing request form.





Asia Leaders Series videos in documentaries

Requests for use within a documentary should be submitted via our media licensing request form.


Asia Leaders Series videos on a television channel.

At this time we are not extending licenses for use of Asia Leaders Series content to cable, cable access, or PEG channels.


Requests for Asia Leaders Series Photos

At this time we do not license speaker photos or Asia Leaders Series images outside of formal licensing partnerships.


Need more information, or have a unique request?

Please submit your licensing request using our Asia Leaders Series videos media licensing request form.


Media requests FAQ


How long will it take to hear back regarding my media request?

We ask for a minimum of two weeks to review and process all media requests. As an organization dedicated to bridging the gap between Europe and Asia, processing can take longer due to our conference schedule or company holidays. Please know that we are working as quickly and as diligently as possible, however, to address your request.


I have a great person in mind to be an Asia Leaders Series speaker. How can I share this with Asia Leaders Series?

If you would like to nominate a speaker for a Asia Leaders Series Talk, please go here.


Can I use Asia Leaders Series content in my song or music?

It is important for Asia Leaders Series that the integrity of the speaker's message is protected and that the talk is not edited or used in a context not intended. With that in mind, we cannot permit using Asia Leaders Series content in this way.


Where do I direct press related inquiries for Asia Leaders Series content?

For press information, images and media resources about Asia Leaders Series meetings, asiaseries.com and Asia Leaders Series videos, please write to office@asiaseries.com.


Can I translate Asia Leaders Series content for my YouTube channel?

We do not permit individuals and/or organizations to translate or dub outside of the official Asia Leaders Series translator community, as modifying the content in this way is not covered under the Asia Leaders Series Creative Commons license. Please also note Asia Leaders has official channels on YouTube, and our distribution policy does not permit re-uploading Asia Leaders Series content onto other YouTube channels. If you are interested in making our speaker’s statements more accessible to your community, please write to us at office@asiaseries.com.


Terms of Use

Date updated: Thursday, 12 November 2020


On any Asia Leaders Series platform, we trust that our spaces are being used for legal, respectful and generally trustworthy purposes. While using any of these websites, you agree to abide by these terms and conditions. The policy is updated based on the date provided above. The Asia Leaders Series has the full right to modify these terms based on our discretion. If you do not agree to any of the terms provided herein, please do not participate on the Asia Leaders Series websites.




1. The Asia Leaders Series’ role

2. Interacting with the Asia Leaders Series websites and platforms

3. Copyright issues and licenses

4. Legal Risk and responsibilities





Scope of Terms


By visiting or accessing any Asia Leaders Series websites -- including AsiaSeries.com, Asia Leaders Series applications, created and managed by Europe Asia Company AG (“the Asia Leaders Series”) -- you agree to be bound by our: Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and Community Guidelines, pertaining to your use of any content provided, accessed or distributed on any the Asia Leaders Series platforms (“Content”). You must be at least 13 years of age to create an Asia Leaders Series account. If you are under the age of 13, you may not create an Asia Leaders Series account on any of our websites, but you are welcome to browse unrestricted areas of our websites. If you are under the age of 16, and from the European Union (“EU”), you can only create an account if you have verifiable parental consent.


Asia Leaders Series as Service Provider


The Asia Leaders Series sites may contain links to third party providers and to content that is uploaded by external organizations, including videos, images, descriptions, links and other content. The Asia Leaders Series is not responsible or liable to these third party websites, and you should review any terms of use when entering those websites or viewing their content.





Asia Leaders Series Accounts


In some areas of Asia Leaders Series websites, you may be asked to create an account, access information and or upload data to help use the Asia Leaders Series website or application. These accounts are only available for individuals that are 13 and older, or 16 and older in the EU unless we have parental consent. If you create an account, you are required to provide complete and accurate information. If you have created an account and do not wish to access the Asia Leaders Series content, you may follow the user instructions applicable for that the Asia Leaders Series website or platform and/or ask us to manually deactivate your account. In case you have created a password, you should keep this confidential at all times. All Asia Leaders Series websites must be used based on our guidelines and policies, and if the Asia Leaders Series determines in its sole discretion that you are not using the Asia Leaders Series websites in the way it was intended, we have the right to deactivate your account at any time.


Posting Content


You represent and warrant that any material you post to Asia Leaders Series websites, does not infringe another party’s intellectual property rights or any applicable national or local law that may apply regarding the posting of material. You also agree that any content you post will not infringe on any third-party right -- including copyright, trademark, patent, right of publicity or other intellectual property right, and will not slander, defame, libel or invade the right of privacy or publicity of any other person. If you submit any content to the Asia Leaders Series websites (translations, questions, comments or otherwise) you understand and agree that it may be used by the Asia Leaders Series for any reason throughout the world without requirement or consent, and that the Asia Leaders Series may edit your content as long as the meaning is preserved. You agree that you provide a license for the Asia Leaders Series to use your content worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty free and perpetual, non-revocable license for the Asia Leaders Series to use in whatever way the Asia Leaders Series deems appropriate throughout the world in whole or in part, on any media platforms available now or developed in the future. You are required to follow and be familiar with the Community Guidelines. If you post material or misuse the Asia Leaders Series websites in a way that infringes on another party’s intellectual property rights, or these policies, you understand that we may remove the posting and that you agree to indemnify the Asia Leaders Series based on the indemnification provided below.




DMCA Notice


The Asia Leaders Series posts Asia Leaders Series videos, talks and content from around the world. While the Asia Leaders Series strives to ensure all ideas posted are credible, based on facts and do not infringe on other people’s intellectual property rights, there may be an occasion when content is provided by other parties, and/or may include material that infringes on the copyright of another third party. If this happens, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on any Asia Leaders Series website infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that Content on Asia Leaders Series websites infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send the Asia Leaders Series a notice requesting the material be removed or access to it blocked. All claims of copyright infringement should be emailed to office@asiaseries.com, or sent by mail:


Attention: Legal Department
Europe Asia Company AG
Seilergraben 53
Zurich, CH-8001


The notice must include the following information:


your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address

sufficient detail identifying the copyrighted work alleged to have been infringed

identification of the material that you claim to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to allow the Asia Leaders Series to locate the material on the website

a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; such as, “I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.”

a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; such as, “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”

an electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner that is allegedly infringed.



License to the Asia Leaders Series Content


The Asia Leaders Series talks and recordings are owned by the Asia Leaders Series, provided on asiaseries.com and any other website that we manage or license to. Unless otherwise indicated on the website, audio and video files, transcripts and/or information about a speaker are licensed via Creative Commons license (CC BY -- NC -- ND 4.0 International), which means that certain Asia Leaders Series content may be used for personal and/or educational purposes as long as the license terms and the Asia Leaders Series talks’ Usage Policy are followed. Except as provided in the Usage Policy, you agree not to distribute any Asia Leaders Series content without the Asia Leaders Series’ prior written authorization, unless the Asia Leaders Series makes available the means for such distribution through functionality offered from pages within asiaseries.com (such as the Embeddable Player).


License to Third Party Content


If third party Content contains the Asia Leaders Series-owned intellectual property, including any the Asia Leaders Series marks, such as the Asia Leaders Series logo, and/or other marks, you are not permitted to publish, display, distribute or use these marks for any purposes without prior written authorisation.




Any MP3, MP4 audio files and XML files that are developed by the Asia Leaders Series, co-produced by the Asia Leaders Series as a podcast provided via a the Asia Leaders Series platform or third party platform, are protected by Swiss and international copyright laws. All rights to podcast(s) are as defined by the hosting provider, asiaseries.com and/or the applicable terms through a subscription, or via a third party hosting provider. However in all instances the Asia Leaders Series podcasts are available for personal, non-commercial use only.


Unless otherwise indicated, you may only use the podcast for personal, non-commercial purposes, provided that:


you do not modify or delete any of the podcast Content nor individual audio files

you do not redistribute the audio files made available as part of the podcast

the use or display does not suggest that the Asia Leaders Series promotes or endorses any third party causes, ideas, products or services

audio files made available for download are not to be reproduced, edited, re-transmitted, or in any way repurposed without prior consent from the Asia Leaders Series.

The Asia Leaders Series reserves the right to discontinue providing podcast(s) and to require that you cease accessing or using the podcast(s) or any elements of the podcast at any time for any reason.


Paid Subscriptions


The Asia Leaders Series offers recorded talks, live discussions and access to webinars via a paid subscription. While podcasts and other forms of Asia Leaders Series content may still include ads that are provided on the platform where they are available, or contain references to sponsors, if applicable. For support issues related to subscriptions, users may submit questions via email to office@asiaseries.com for assistance. The Asia Leaders Series reserves the right to change the terms of your subscription, if applicable and any such changes or updates will be provided on the Asia Leaders Series’ terms of use. Refunds of payments for subscriptions are permissible within 14 days of purchase.


Donations to the Asia Leaders Series


The Asia Leaders Series offers a way for users to donate to the Asia Leaders Series directly on a periodic basis (such as annual) to support the Asia Leaders Series’ mission. Donations to the Asia Leaders Series are non-refundable but renewals are cancellable at any time up to 24 hours prior to the next renewal term. The Asia Leaders Series does not collect any credit card information directly as all payment details will be paid to a third party secure vendor, Stripe, Inc. For more information about their terms and privacy policy, please see here. The Asia Leaders Series collects, stores and processes donor information for its records, and provides a tax receipt for any amounts over $250.00 annually. As a donor, the Asia Leaders Series may provide features as they become available, such as a supporter badge that is added to the donor’s profile.





No Warranties


All Content (including but not limited to: the Asia Leaders Series talks, animations, videos, transcripts, podcasts etc.) is made available AS IS and the Asia Leaders Series does not offer any warranty of any kind, or represent that the Content will be accurate, complete, or error-free. The Asia Leaders Series is not liable for the usage of, implementation of, impact from, or communication of the ideas presented in any Content, or during ad-free video experiences that may be subscribed on asiaseries.com.


Release and Indemnity




Limitation of Liability




Entire Agreement


These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between users and the Asia Leaders Series websites, governed by the laws of Switzerland without regard to conflict of laws or legal principles. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Zurich, Switzerland. Any headings or summaries provided on this page are used for reference purposes only and do not serve any legal effect. By accessing the Asia Leaders Series websites and content, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein.

Privacy Policy

Date updated: Wednesday, 20th January 2021




The Asia Leaders Series is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of Asia and the world. While gathering information about the people who use asiaseries.com, our mobile apps, platforms and related sites (collectively referred to as “The Asia Leaders Series Sites”), we take your privacy very seriously and make every effort to safeguard your personal data. This privacy policy is intended to inform you of what information we collect, how this information is used and what steps we take to protect this information, as well as providing you a process to update, change or delete your personal data.

All information will be collected, processed and held with the provisions of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and your rights under the GDPR or superseding legislation.

By using the Asia Leaders Series Sites, you agree to our privacy policy. If you wish to update your personal information or any specific consent that you have provided to the Asia Leaders Series on any of the Asia Leaders Series Sites, please contact the Asia Leaders Series at privacy@asiaseries.com.


What information we collect

We collect three (3) types of information:


1. Personal information that you provide directly to us when you create an account, sign up with a subscription to the Asia Leaders Series, and save items to your profile or submit information through a form based on a specific request or purpose.

2. Data collected automatically such as tracking information, IP addresses or other data related to usage on Asia Leaders Series Sites.

3. Cookies, to save your search criteria between pages, to keep you logged in between pages, and to help us understand what areas of the Asia Leaders Series Sites are most useful and interesting to our audience.




Account information

At account registration, you provide personal information, such as your name, email address and password, and you have the option to provide other information. If you create an account through a user profile (such as Facebook, or other social media sites), then your information is sent from your profile to use in accordance with our privacy policy. We also collect information on your site activity when you “like”, or watch talks.


Conference information

When required for the Asia Leaders Series Conference registration, we collect and process your personal information including your name, address, telephone number and email address, and other preferences such as profile, photos, workshop and activity choices. At times, you may be asked to provide additional information, such as payment to provide under a secure conference registration process. When you provide your credit card number, it will only be shared with verified third parties who perform tasks required to complete the purchase transaction, and only the last four digits will be stored.


Asia Leaders Series online events

When using the Asia Leaders Series online event platform, we collect, process and in some cases display your personal information such as your Asia Leaders Series profile text, badge information and photo to highlight, promote or share activity with those also participating in the event. The Asia Leaders Series may share elements of information with others in the the Asia Leaders Series community, partners, or future attendees to explain the nature of the different types of interactions that attendees can have in attending a virtual Asia Leaders Series program.


Subscriber information

When signing up as a subscriber to the Asia Leaders Series, we may collect your personal information to manage, store and process subscriber information, including your name, email address and preferred countries, industries, themes and speakers. No personal payment information is collected, as it is only provided directly to our payment provider, Stripe.


Supporter information

When signing up as a supporter, you agree to donate the specified amount on asiaseries.com. By making the donation, the Asia Leaders Series processes your payment through a secured third-party provider and does not collect or store your payment information. We collect your personal information to manage, store and process supporter information, including your name and amount of donation so that we can provide a receipt of any donations above CHF 250.00 and send you supporter related information. Additional benefits may be introduced to supporters when they become available.


Comments and other public activities

We offer you opportunities to engage in public activities on asiaseries.com. "Public activities" are any actions you take on Asia Leaders Series Sites that are designed to be visible to other users -- including comments, likes, recommendations and ratings. Your account is public by default. If you choose to engage in public activities, any personal information you upload may be read, collected or used by third parties. Please refer to the Community Guidelines about how to best take advantage of our interactive sites. We are not responsible for any personally identifiable information you choose to submit in public forums. Information shared here may be used by others, potentially to send you unsolicited messages. If publicly posted information is not consistent with our terms of use, your content may be removed. For more information, see the asiaseries.com Terms of Use.




Tracking information for our site

This type of information relates to how many views are counted for each Asia Leaders Series video, talk or online event and how many times Asia Leaders Series content is saved or liked. Other areas of the site automatically stores non-personal information about the sites’ usage, popularity, and positive or negative impact. We perform statistical analyses of users of the site, and their viewing and participation patterns, for product development purposes and to generally inform sponsors about the nature of our audience.


Device data

We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access Asia Leaders Series Sites, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other preferences automatically collected.




Tracking usage

We use various technologies, such as Google Analytics cookies, to manage asiaseries.com and track use of the content we provide. These technologies include:


- standard web analytics information
- aggregated data about email click-through rates and video viewing
- data collected through HTML cookies, web beacons and similar technologies
- demographics and other details to help us customize our sites based on your preferences
- data on view counts and video search functionality


Cookies provide a mechanism for us to understand how you use the site over time so that we can provide you the best user experience according to your expressed preferences. We do not sell this information to any third party, but may provide information to partners that assist us in updating, managing or maintaining our websites.


Location information

We may collect and use your location data (such as your country) to provide a tailored, language-specific experience for your region, but we don’t collect any geolocation-specific data from you or your device. You can change the settings on your computer or mobile device to prevent your location data from being shared. If you wish to opt-out of tracking and cookies, please manage your privacy settings on your browser, or select other ways to turn off cookies and/or ad features.



We acknowledge that any information about you or your employees that you provide to us is confidential information (“Confidential Information”). We shall ensure that our employees:

1. Take all reasonable actions necessary and appropriate to preserve the confidentiality of and prevent the disclosure of your Confidential Information;

2. Do not show or otherwise make available any of your Confidential Information to any individual, other than those individuals working for the Asia Leaders Series with a legitimate business reason to know such information to perform their duties or supervisory, compliance and risk management responsibilities, auditors or legal counsel; and

3. Do not use any of your Confidential Information other than as permitted in these Terms.


The obligation of confidentiality described above shall not apply to information that:

1. has been voluntarily disclosed to the public by you;
2. entered the public domain; or
3. was known by us prior to its receipt from you.

This clause shall continue to apply after the termination of this Agreement without a limit of time.


How we use your data

We use your data for limited purposes and do not sell it to any third parties. Specific uses are defined below.


Providing requested services

We may use the data to fulfil your requests for services and information. For example, using your contact information to respond to your customer service requests, or to enable registration for one of our conferences.



We use data we collect to send email newsletters, or information about conferences and Asia Leaders Series events (if you have opted in for this information). We may also use the data to send you email communications, such as information about your account or updates to the site.



We may use the data to prevent illegal activities, to enforce the asiaseries.com Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.



The Asia Leaders Series connects Google Analytics client ID data with the Asia Leaders Series user ID data so that we can create a more personalized experience for users, even when not logged in.


Program specific uses

In addition to the uses identified above, we may use your personal information for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your data or pursuant to your consent, such as applications for various Asia Leaders Series programs, nomination forms and requests submitted by users including as defined below.


Request Access form

The Asia Leaders Series collects and processes personal information to:


1. evaluate all requests made via the Request Access form

2. contact a participant if they are selected


Podcast programming

The Asia Leaders Series collects and processes information to:


1. evaluate the application for participating in a current or future show

2. contact a participant if they are selected

3. if they are not selected, store the information provided for a future interaction


The Asia Leaders Series Conferences

The Asia Leaders Series collects and processes personal information to:


1. evaluate the application for attending an Asia Leaders Series conference or event

2. process payment through our third party vendors that manage secure payment processing on our behalf, such as Stripe.

3. process registrations and identifications for attendeesù

4. manage the information required for planning and running events, including exhibits, activities, parties and meals

5. communicate to registrants regarding notifications, newsletters, updates, and information pertaining to their application or future Asia Leaders Series events

6. show participation at Asia Leaders Series conferences through photography, recordings and video in and around Asia Leaders Series conferences

7. manage, store and process photos which are maintained by the Asia Leaders Series, its photographers and audio-visual teams, and/or distributed to the Asia Leaders Series’ partners

8. post photography and recordings from events on social media, and or photography sites, such as Instagram or Flickr.


Asia Leaders Series Speakers

The Asia Leaders Series collects and processes personal information to:


1. Evaluate nominations for Asia Leaders Series speakers

2. Communicate with applicants

3. Store information on file in case it is needed in the future


Asia Leaders Series Meetings

The Asia Leaders Series collects and processes personal information to:


1. manage Asia Leaders Series Meetings and evaluate the feedback provided by attendees

2. understand and share feedback provided to the Asia Leaders Series by attendees and organizers such as photos, videos or audio recordings

3. promote, educate, and highlight the Asia Leaders Series Meeting to the larger Asia Leaders Series community, and its partners if applicable.


Our GDPR update

As of May 25, 2018, a new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) goes into effect. As a result, the Asia Leaders Series has implemented a number of updates in various areas across our organization to ensure we comply with the intent and spirit of the law. Here is a summary of updates the Asia Leaders Series has implemented. We have:


1. added more details to our privacy policy with respect to how the Asia Leaders Series processes, stores and manages your data.

2. notified users on our Asia Leaders Series Sites that we have updated our privacy policy and terms of use through a banner, in order to help our users understand the new changes.

3. added consent options where users submit their personal information to ensure they are aware and agree to submitting their information prior to completing a form.

4. updated our vendor agreements with those third parties that manage data as a data processor on our behalf, to ensure they have appropriate safeguards in place to process, manage and secure data as required.

5. implemented new disclosures on all our forms where users submit their data so that users are aware of how the Asia Leaders Series processes their information.

6. modified our internal processes to ensure we have a way to contact users in the event that there is a breach in data storage of your personal information.

7. created a new way for users to reach out to privacy@asiaseries.comabout any privacy issues, such as questions or requests for modifications including deactivation of any account.

8. added a confidentiality clause


Steps we take to protect your privacy

To protect and prevent unauthorized access to your personal information, maintain data accuracy, prevent accidental loss, destruction, damage or theft of data, the Asia Leaders Series implements and maintains security and organizational measures with commercially reasonable physical, technical and administrative controls. Please note that no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. When visiting a third-party site from asiaseries.com, we do not control the privacy policies of other parties, so please check before browsing on those sites to ensure you agree with their terms.


Children under age

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 without verifiable parental consent. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 or under the age of 16 from the European Union without verifiable parental consent, we will delete it from our database as quickly as possible. If you believe that we may have collected information from a child under age, please contact us at privacy@asiaseries.com


Changes to this privacy policy

This privacy policy may be updated from time to time, and when the policy is updated, the version date will appear at the top of this privacy policy. If we make material changes, you will be notified here for a period of 30 - 60 days based on our last update. As of May 14, 2020, we updated the policy to include how we manage data with respect to subscriptions.


Deactivating your account and managing privacy settings

You can request that your account be deactivated at any time by contacting us. When your account is deactivated, your user profile and all public activities (such as comments) will be hidden. To unsubscribe from our newsletter, click on the link at the bottom of the newsletter you have received, or you can manage your subscriptions from your asiaseries.com profile (“My Account”). For any other changes regarding your personal data, please contact privacy@asiaseries.com with your request and we will respond to you promptly.

Community Guidelines

Date updated: Thursday, 12 November 2020


We value our community for the deep participation that occurs within the comment section of each talk and video — a commenting culture that encourages robust, thoughtful observations, feelings and insights that bring talks, ideas, messages and insights to life. At the Asia Leaders Series, we love maintaining this culture and take the discussion of ideas seriously. The guidelines below seek to protect the integrity of both.



To help you make the most of your comment, here are four things to do before clicking Submit:


1. Read with your audience in mind: Is your comment appropriate for the community -- including speakers, the Asia Leaders Series staff, and your fellow commenters?

2. Revise: Can I make this calmer and clearer? Can I be more concise?

3. Support what you say: Can I make negative feedback more constructive? Can I elaborate further on positive feedback? Can I provide sources that support my claim?

4. Review how you say it: Does my comment encourage a healthy discussion or is it going to put others on the defensive? The idea expressed in a comment may be a valid point, but if it is combative or rude to community members, it will be removed.



Although we don’t like doing it, occasionally comments must be removed for the overall health of the asiaseries.com community. To help you avoid the frustrations of comment removal, here are some reasons your comment may have been removed:


Not appropriate for the asiaseries.com audience: pseudoscience, zealotry, personal requests, proselytizing and self-promotion are not acceptable and will be removed.

Inappropriate language: chat-room banter, text-speak and combatively postured comments are not appropriate. Calls to violence are never acceptable.

Response to an inappropriate comment: Please use the Flag button instead.

Terms of Use violation: We will remove any comment that violates the asiaseries.com Terms of Use.

Monopolizing the conversation: Excessively posting the same comment or link across multiple talks or in response to multiple comments will result in the removal of all comments containing the duplicated material.

Stereotyping: Sweeping generalizations of any group or individual based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or age will be removed, as will comparisons to Nazis.

Honesty: Don’t post false information, rumours, or hearsay. If you don’t know it to be true, please don’t say it.




Our moderators are human so mistakes may happen. Please respond to the removal email you received if you feel your comment may have been removed in error.

Harassing or attacking the Asia Leaders Series team will result in the removal of your asiaseries.com account.

Removing comments that are not suitable for the community, as well as the asiaseries.com accounts in their entirety, is within the asiaseries.com Terms of Use.