For The Users of Website (The Website)


We respect your privacy and we handle your data with utmost security and confidentiality. We use standard cookies and/or sessions and certain third-party services to improve your experience of using the website (

Understanding 'Cookies'

A cookie is a piece of text which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree (or your browser agrees automatically if you have set it up in that way), your browser adds that text in a small file. 

Consent to use of cookies

Cookies collect information about how visitors use the site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies do not collect information which identifies a visitor and we will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. All information is aggregated and therefore anonymous. By using the website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

How to control and delete cookies

We treat all the data held with the utmost care and security. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by, or indeed any other website, or if you wish to receive notification of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Please be aware that declining or denying cookies may prevent you from being able to use the website to its highest capability. Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers as well as more general information about cookies.
Other key information you should know:

1.      Your public IP address with time-stamp is logged and kept on record. This also allows the system to obtain and record certain publicly available meta-information aggregated from your IP address, which may include your ‘country-level’ location and basic information about your internet connection. This is a standard practice invariably applied at any website on the internet.

2.      Your ‘user agent’ information is recorded. ‘User agent’ information may include some details of the device you browse the Website with, its basic model, operating system etc. This is a standard practice invariably applied at any website on the internet.

3.      Your browsing history inside is recorded for statistics anonymously (unless you are logged in).

4.      Your interactions with any third-party run embedded media or authentication facility if any (Example: embedded YouTube video, issue book, SoundCloud audio, Facebook post and video, Instagram post, Flickr photos etc.) within the Website may have different terms and privacy policy set by the respective owners/operators of the embedded media or contents. Those policies may greatly vary from ARCASIA’s privacy policy.

5.      Your connection from your browser to server may be routed through a CDN (Content Distribution Network).

6.      Physical location and local laws: The host organisation Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) is physically located in Dhaka, Bangladesh at this location:

IAB Centre, IAB Centre, Plot-11, Road-7, Block-E,  Agargaon Sher-E-Banglanagar, Dhaka 1200, Bangladesh

The Website can be distributed through a Content Distribution Network (CDN) from various 'cloud stations' in multiple locations all over the world. There is a possibility that you are being served from the nearest CDN server. No matter where the contents are physically served from, we adhere to the local (Bangladeshi) laws of Information and Communication Technology for data protection, privacy, abuse and other statutory issues.

Active Third-party Services at website that might affect your privacy.
The Website uses certain third-party services to improve the experience of its users, to collect traffic information, various optimisations and to serve rich embedded media. These services, embedded contents use their own sets of cookies, often unrelated to The most important ones are:

1. Analytics

The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior. The Website uses:

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy PolicyOpt Out. Privacy Shield participant.

2. Traffic optimization and distribution (Use of CDN)

This type of service allows this Website to distribute their content using servers located across different countries and to optimize their performance.
Which Personal Data are processed depends on the characteristics and the way these services are implemented. Their function is to filter communications between this Application and the User's browser.
Considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain Personal Information User are transferred.

Throughout the Website, there may be embedded content from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Flickr. These third-party services set their own cookies and obtain and track various information, which may be linked to your personal profiles with these services logged-in from the same browser or device.
All third-party service cookies may have separate privacy policies. IAB is not liable for misuse of information transmitted through third-party services and cookies.

For The Participants of ARCASIA Forum 20

(The Events)

Applicable for any invitation-only, semi-public, ticketed, free or open events organised by IAB at the IAB premises or at any out-side venue.

You will be on camera! You will be on record!
Your presence is your consent.

By attending any public or invitation-only event organised by IAB, you give us the consent to take your photo and record your video with audio without any further explicit announcement or agreement, i.e: your presence is your consent to us by default. We may publish your photo and video anywhere in any format without any notification or permission.

Write to 'before' the event you are attending, with your requirements, objections or disagreements etc. if you have any.

Photo and Video Archiving (Third Party 'Facial Recognition' Applied)

All the photos and videos shot at IAB/ARCASIA events, premises are digitally archived offline and with a 'cloud-backup'. Google Photos [Google's Privacy Policy] and Dropbox [Dropbox Privacy Policy] may be used for online cloud backup service. One or more of these third-party services may have 'facial recognition' based archiving system. Which we generally use for internal documentation purposes only.

If you have applied for seminar paper submission, awards program submission, registered for the event you give us some personal details that may include your full name, phone number, email address, mailing address etc. We generally ask as minimum personal information as possible. All the information you send us through online forms are managed with vigilant and strict confidentiality and care. We do not share your contact information collected from any public event subscription/registration/ticket forms to any third-party without your explicit consent.

Respect others’ privacy

While it is generally acceptable to take photographs at/during ARCASIA/IAB events, please make sure you are not disturbing others. Do not use flash at any point during the events. Video/audio recording is discouraged. We request discretion and sensitivity in distributing the photos you take through social or other media. In case of privacy or security infringements, you agree to delete/remove any content that was obtained/recorded/shot at IAB/ARCASIA premises or events organised by the Institute upon request on a case by case basis.

Write to if you have any issue with any published photo that is not covered by the first clause of 'consent by default.'

If You Are Paying Online

If you are paying online for Academic Programs' application, subscription etcetera fees or buying event tickets or any other product, publication or subscription, you will be using "Portwallet" payment processing service. All online payments are subject to Portwallet's terms of use.

Portwallet and all other related third-parties (mobile payment gateways, banks, card issuing authorities etc.) may acquire, store and transmit your name, phone number, email address, credit card information and/or other payment related information that you use. IAB would be only responsible as a 'client' or a 'merchant' of Portwallet; online-payment and its privacy related all other liabilities are on the respective third-parties.

Write to if you have any concern, request or suggestion related to privacy policies.


Pulselinks is the event management platform being used for managing these events and provides the means to collect data that is primarily intended to be used for the purposes of planning, organizing and managing an event or for the purposes of managing the registration and attendance of a participant in an event including making hotel bookings, travel arrangements, payments processing where applicable. The determination of the data to be collected and how it is used is under the control and responsibility of the Client and Data Controller.
- All information collected about individuals are gathered through Pulselinks forms
- Information may be loaded via interfaces to other Client systems e.g. membership databases and/or authentication system
- Pulselinks does not directly source or use data about individuals from external sources.
Data combination and profiling:
- Pulselinks as a platform does not profile any individuals, all data collected serves only as a contact information within an organization
- The Client and Data controller may be combining or profiling data. Please refer to the Client policy above for details.