Privacy statement

Privacy Statement

Small Cell Forum (SCF) is a not-for-profit membership organisation established in 2007 and housed within an English company limited by guarantee. Our mission is to drive the wide-scale adoption of small cells and accelerate the delivery of integrated HetNets.

The purpose of this privacy statement is to inform you about the way your personal data is handled and protected by SCF in accordance with UK law and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679


This privacy statement sets out how the SCF Secretariat (hereafter “SCF”) uses and protects any personal data that you give us when you use this website, when you use the SCF Portal and services or when you provide SCF with your personal data by mail or e-mail.

“Personal data” has the meaning ascribed to it under Art-4-gdpr of the above regulation and means any information relating to an identified or identifiable person; an identifiable person being one who can be identified, directly or indirectly by reference to an identification number or to one or more elements specific to the person.

SCF is committed to ensure that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website or any other service of SCF, we assure you that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. This privacy statement describes what information we collect, why we collect it and what we do with it.

Please be sure to read this entire privacy statement before using or submitting information to this site.
We may change this privacy statement from time to time by updating this page. We invite you to visit this page regularly in order to view the current terms and conditions.


By using this website or any SCF platform and services, or by otherwise providing your personal data to SCF, you acknowledge and consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal data in accordance with the terms and conditions of this privacy statement in its latest version.

Personal data we collect and why

We collect your personal data only when you have provided it voluntarily when you use our services and interact with us. We collect only the personal data necessary to achieve the purposes for which your personal data is collected and/or as necessary to meet our contractual and legal obligations, protect the security of our systems and our users, or fulfil other legitimate interests.

Data provided when downloading documents enables us to become more familiar with which customers visit our site and what documents are of most interest to which customers.

Personal data held online, in hard copy form or in other electronic forms by SCF is used for tracking, communicating with and servicing potential and actual customers.

The minimum personal data stored is:

  • full name
  • email address
  • company

Optionally, the user can provide:

  • salutation
  • job title
  • country of residence
  • phone number
  • mailing address
  • interests
  • twitter profile
  • LinkedIn profile
  • profile picture

If you do not want us to retain your contact information on our marketing database, please send an email to .

Unless specifically requested and using the method we have specifically identified for such purpose, we ask you not to send us any confidential or sensitive personal data such as, but not limited to, national ID or passport number, credit card number, health insurance number, driving license number, photos, videos, birthdays or equivalent.

You can use this website without divulging any personal information.

Voluntary information

We may occasionally ask for further information about you to enable us to better provide you with appropriate services. You may at any time request that this information be removed from our database by writing to

Users may find out what personal information we hold about themselves on our database at any time, by writing to the above address.


We use cookies or similar technologies to collect data about your use of this website. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies to capture information about your visit on this website for the following purposes only:

  • for statistical or survey purposes to improve this website and its services to you
  • to provide you with this website content
  • to administer this website

Whilst this website uses cookies, you can set up your browser to reject cookies and disabling their use will not materially impact on your interaction with this website.

Reasons we communicate personal data

We never sell, lease or rent your personal data.
We communicate your personal data to third parties only with your consent or when it is necessary to provide you with the service you have requested or authorised and for which you have provided your personal data.
We may also share your personal data with vendors working on our behalf, when required by law or to respond to legal process, to protect our users, to protect lives, to maintain the security of our products, and to protect the rights or property of SCF.

Transfer of personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA)

By using this website or any SCF platform and services, or by otherwise providing your personal data to SCF, you agree that your personal data may be transferred from your country to another country outside of the EEA that may not provide an equivalent level of privacy or data protection law as the UK.  In such a case, we ensure that adequate protection for your personal data is provided by our service providers and partners.

Accuracy of your personal data

We take reasonable measures to keep the personal data we process accurate and to delete incorrect or unnecessary personal data.

Your rights

You have rights of access, rectification, objection and erasure related to the personal data we hold about you. You may exercise your rights by contacting us. When updating your personal data, we will ask you to demonstrate your identity before acting on your request. We may also reject requests that are repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, harm the privacy rights of others or would be extremely impracticable (such as for example, requests related to information residing in backup systems).

Children’s privacy

Our website is open to an overall audience and is designed to allow visitors to browse through the website without providing any personal data.

However, when the collection of personal data is required or permitted, this is not to attract children. We do not knowingly collect personal data from anyone under the age of 13 and will immediately destroy such information from our records if we discover it.


Where this site contains links to other websites, SCF is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other such sites. We encourage users to read the privacy statements of each site they link to that may collect personal data.

Other Terms

Your use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions. Accessing this site constitutes agreement with those terms.

How to Contact Us

The Site is owned and operated by Small Cell Forum Ltd. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Statement or the information practices of this site, please contact us:

Small Cell Forum Ltd
PO Box 23
GL11 5WA

Changes to the Privacy statement

Please accept this Privacy Statement as current. We reserve the right to change, modify or update this statement at any time without notice.

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