Privacy policy

Efma, a certified association under French law, commercially using the tradename Qorus, its subsidiaries and affiliates respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy and any and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations including the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”). 

In the following, we provide an overview of what information we collect when you visit our websites, how this data is used and when we share it with third party.


1. General 


By accessing Qorus websites, you acknowledge this Privacy Policy and agree to be bound by the terms hereof and the terms of use set forth on our websites. If there is anything you do not understand please email any inquiry to If at any time you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, you may not use the websites. 

Although many areas of our websites do not require registration and may be accessed without having to disclose any Personal Data other than cookies as described hereinafter, we may ask you for certain kinds of Personal Data when creating a personal Qorus account. 

Qorus collects some personal information from individuals in order to deliver services to its members and non-members (such as banks, insurance companies, academic institutions and research centers, consulting companies, IT companies, fintech, and nonprofit associations) and to other companies. 

Personal Data is data relating to your identity. This includes, for example, particulars such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, user name and password and email address. 

The Qorus account creation is needed to receive information from Qorus, vote at Qorus awards, submit an innovation, access to the portals’ libraries, other specific features from portals, register at Qorus events, download a Qorus report, read some exclusive news and other types of content. To create an account, user has to go to

Your Personal Data is processed in accordance with French and European data protection regulations. 

We have taken technical and organizational security measures to protect your Personal Data from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. All our employees and any third parties involved in data processing must comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the confidential handling of personal data. Our security measures are regularly updated in accordance with technological developments.


2. The processing of data on our websites 


a) Purposes of the processing of Personal Data 


Qorus collects some personal information from individuals in order to deliver services to its members and non-members (such as banks, insurance companies, academic institutions and research centers, consulting companies, IT companies, fintech, non-profit associations) and to other companies. 

Information that Qorus stores is aimed to deliver our mission: invite individual to events about financial services, confirm registration to events and send user guides, invoice individuals who have purchased specific services, connect members to members, send news about finance, inform about new reports, offer trainings about financial and IT topics, provide insights from the community, inform about Qorus. Qorus stores your Qorus usage, preferences and web navigation on Qorus websites in order to improve your online experience, suggest reports, other content and services that are relevant to you. 

The above mentioned Personal Data will not be retained by Qorus for longer than necessary in accordance with applicable laws. In any case, our policy is to remove all inactive contacts after 3 (three) years of no contact. An email is sent to the inactive contact to ensure the contact doesn’t exist anymore or doesn’t reply. If no reply within two weeks, Qorus removes all information about this individual from its database.



b) Data transmission and recording for statistical purposes


Your internet browser transmits data to our web server when you access our websites. The data collected includes the date and time of access, URL of the referring website, name of the accessed file, browser type and version, operating system and IP address ("access data"). Access data is stored separately from other data you enter when using our website. It is not possible for us to allocate access data to a particular person. Access data is evaluated for statistical purposes and deleted after 6 (six) weeks at the latest.


c) Payment information


Registration forms that include credit cards numbers are destroyed after performance of the corresponding obligation. 

Online payment is secured: SSL protocol. The provider of our online payment solution is STRIPE, which general terms and conditions are accessible here.


d) Cookies


Depending on your browser settings, we use cookies to collect information on how you use our websites. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer when you visit our website. Cookies help us to determine how often our website is used and by how many users. It also makes it as convenient and efficient as possible for you to use our website. We use session cookies which are temporarily stored while you use one of our websites as well as permanent cookies to store information about computers which repeatedly access our website. This enables us to provide you with optimum user guidance and to "recognize" you when you return to our websites so that we can offer you maximum variety and new content. We use permanent cookies to record the number of times you visit our websites, the amount of time you spend on our websites, start and end of use and your interest in our services. 

The content of a permanent cookie is limited to an identification number. Name, IP address or other information regarding your true identity are not stored, and we do not set up any individual profiles regarding your pattern of use. Permanent cookies are automatically deleted. Storage duration varies depending on the cookie. You may delete permanent cookies at any time under the security settings of your web browser. 

Below is an overview of the types of cookies we may use: 

Necessary & Functional cookies. Some cookies are strictly necessary to make our services available to you. For example, to provide the login functionality and to remember your consent and privacy choices. We cannot provide you with the services without these types of cookies. 
Analytical cookies - We also use cookies for website analytics purposes in order to operate, maintain and improve services. We may use our own analytics cookies or use third party analytics providers such as Google Analytics, to collect and process certain analytics data on our behalf. These third parties may also collect information about your use of other websites, apps, and online resources. 
Advertising cookies – we may use cookies for purposes of providing Qorus, its subsidiaries and affiliates, marketing to you across our different Portals. 
We may also work with third-party advertising partners to show you ads about Qorus, its subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as assist us with data collection, reporting, ad-response measurement, analytical information, and delivery of marketing messages and advertisements. To do so, we and our advertising partners may place and access cookies through our Site and otherwise collect or access Personal Data collected over time and across different online services. 



3. Control of Personal Information and Opt-Out 


Once you subscribed to Qorus newsletter or logged in your user account on our websites, as part of your professional activity, you will receive from Qorus email communications concerning financial services, such as newsletter or Qorus communication. 

You may opt out of receiving email communications anytime by following the instructions provided at the bottom of each email, clicking the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of emails we sent you; and/or by managing your preferences of our Qorus account profile on, and/or by emailing us at Opting out of receiving communications will not prevent you from using Qorus websites and portals.



4. Access to and disclosure of Personal Data 


Qorus doesn’t sell or resell any Personal Data. We share your Personal Data with Qorus partners (associate members or sponsors) only if the individual user has accepted the Qorus data policy and confirmed he/she allows Qorus to share personal data with third parties. 

Qorus might disclose the access to Personal Data you transmit through the websites to the following categories of recipients:


Affiliated companies and subsidiaries of Qorus
Partners as described in section 5 hereinafter
Several service providers which are instructed in connection with the performance of contractual obligations, such as hosting companies, subprocessors or marketing teams. Service providers include, but are not limited to: 
Stripe (payment services provider)
HubSpot (contact information storage)

Those public or private bodies to which we have to disclose Personal Data to meet a statutory obligation. 

We provide these companies only with the information they need to perform their services. We require that these recipients agree to keep all information shared with them confidential and to use the information only to perform their obligations to us. 

In any case, any and each recipients of Personal Data must comply with GDPR requirements and take all necessary technical and organizational measures to perform processing in accordance with the regulation. 

We also intend to transfer your personal data to recipients in third countries. Third countries are countries outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area where it is not always possible to assume that the level of data protection is comparable to that of the European Union. 

Before any such data transfer we ensure that the required level of data protection is ensured in the third country concerned or at the recipient in the third country. This make the form of an “adequacy decision” of the European Commission which ensures that an adequate level of data protection has been ascertained overall for a certain third country. Alternatively, we can also transfer data on the basis of “EU standard contractual clauses”.



5. Qorus partners


Our partners are selected by Qorus and recognized for their value in financial services.


a) Qorus events


Registration process to Qorus events requires agreeing to our data privacy policy. This includes that registered individuals agree to share their name, picture, job title and company name with other registered persons of the same event. Qorus will communicate names, job titles, emails and company names and any contact information to partners of the event. Qorus will not share Personal Data with other partners if the individual has opted out the option to share his/her personal information.


b) Co-branded reports and webinars


Co-branded reports and webinars that are a common initiative from Qorus and an Associate Member or a Community partner (co-organizer or co-publisher) can be accessed after identification of the user. In that case, names, first names, emails, job titles and company names will be shared with the partner.


c) Qorus Innovation Awards


Qorus created specific initiatives to bring more services to Qorus members about financial services like the global Banking Innovation Awards, the global Insurance Innovation Awards and Qorus Regional Awards in Europe, APAC and MEA.

Awards that are jointly managed by Qorus and a selected Qorus partner are common initiatives and can be accessed after identification of the user. In that case, Qorus and Qorus’ partner(s) are joint controllers of the Personal Data provided by the user.


d) Communities


By subscribing to Qorus Communities, you allow Qorus and Qorus partners, that jointly manage the Community, to process your Personal Data according to the Privacy Policy. 



6. Security of your Personal Data


We use physical, organizational, and technical safeguards that are designed to improve the integrity and security of Personal Data that we process.


a) Security of your Qorus account


Any individual can create a Qorus account by providing professional information and a password. It enables any user to access Qorus services that require this account information. User ID is the user professional email address. Password created by the user must be more than 6 (six) characters long and should contain at least 1 (one) uppercase, 1 (one) lowercase, 1 (one) numeric and 1 (one) special character. The password is encrypted and Qorus doesn’t store it on its database. No one, even the user nor any Qorus employee, can retrieve passwords. If the password is forgotten by the user, he or she needs to create and submit a new one and activate the account by clicking on the link contained in the received email.


b) Other security measures


Personal Data are hosted by: 
 - DigitalOcean (for web data), 101 Avenue of the Americas (Grand St.), New York, NY 10013, United States. 

- Hubspot (for CRM data). 
25 First Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02141, United States 

Qorus makes sure to implement all necessary security measures relating to the Personal Data processed, as required by applicable rules. 



7. Your rights when your Personal Data is processed


You have a permanent right of access, rectification, opposition, erasure, restriction and portability to all your Personal Data, in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation. 

If you have given us your consent, you also have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. 

You are entitled to assert the above-mentioned rights against us, e.g. by notifying us via one of the methods of contact listed at the end of this Privacy policy. 

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation. 

In such cases Qorus will no longer process your personal data unless it can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims. 


8. Contact information


If you have any further questions relating to data protection and the processing of your Personal Data, you can exercise your rights, by e-mailing or with a detailed request. 

Qorus Data Privacy Officer (DPO) is Céline Ristors. She can be contacted at the following address: 


Phone number: +33 1 47 42 52 72 

You also have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, such as the CNIL, if you consider that any processing of your Personal Data infringes the requirements of Data Protection Legislation.