Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the Global Editors Network

Updated on 24 May 2018, to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation.


By registering to use the services provided by The Global Editors Network, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions set out below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not access this website.

This site is owned and made available by The Global Editors Network of 14 rue des Minimes, Paris 75003, France (referred to in these Terms and Conditions as "we" and "us"). The Terms and Conditions form part of an agreement between you, and ourselves and sets out the conditions under which you may access this site and it’s services

We reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time. As soon as any updated terms and conditions are made available and placed on the website for review, new and existing users of the The Global Editors Network service will be bound to the updated terms and conditions of this contract going forward. You should therefore check the website from time to time to review the current Terms and Conditions.

Some areas of GEN require registration. By completing the initial registration form and by entering your email address and password, you will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions. Also, by subscribing to any of our email services, you are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions. If you register with Global Editors Network, you should read our privacy policy.

If you have registered with us and subsequently change your details, you should immediately notify us of any changes by contacting us.

Any changes we make to the terms and conditions will be reflected on this page.

1. Community

The GEN Community is a platform to showcase projects and connect with media innovators from all around the world. Once you complete your registration, you will be able to create a free profile, and search for people, places, and events. Every member of the Community should respect Intellectual Property Regulation. The Global Editors Network could not be held responsible for their infringement.

The Global Editors Network reserves the right to use the content of the Community. Email addresses will be kept confidential, and will not be sold to third parties.

If you wish to delete your profile, you can let us know by contacting us. If we wish to bring the agreement to an end, we will do so by emailing you at the address you have registered stating that the agreement has terminated. The agreement will terminate and your email address and password will become invalid on Global Editors Network within 5 business days.

2. Cancellation of registration

In case you cancel your registration to GEN or any GEN activities, including the annual GEN Summit, the conditions are :

  • 50% will be refunded if cancellation is made at least six weeks before the event is due to start.
  • 25%, if cancellation is made between six and three weeks before the event is due to start
  • no refund will be possible if cancellation happens during the last three weeks before the event is due to start.

Nevertheless, sending just a notification, any registered participant may withdraw from an event in favour of any one he would named to benefit of its registration. The registered participant can also choose to postpone its registration and credit the amount he already paid for any other GEN activity.

3. Use of material appearing on Global Editors Network

For the purposes of this agreement, "material" means material including, without limitation, text, video, graphics and sound material, published on the Global Editors Network, whether copyright of Global Editors Network or a third party.

You may download and print extracts from the material and make copies of these for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You are not allowed to download or print the material, or extracts from it, in a systematic or regular manner or otherwise so as to create a database in electronic or paper form comprising all or part of the material appearing on Global Editors Network.

You must not reproduce any part of Global Editors Network or the material or transmit it to or store it in any other website or disseminate any part of the material in any other form, unless we have indicated that you may do so. For any query, contact us.

4. Disclaimer of liability

To the extent permitted at law, we do not accept any responsibility for any statement in the material. You must not rely on any statement we have published on Global Editors Network without first taking specialist professional advice. Nothing in the material is provided for any specific purpose or at the request of any particular person.

For the avoidance of confusion, we will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing, reading or listening to the material or any part of it (except for death or personal injury attributable to our negligence and to the extent permitted at law).

You can access other sites via links from Global Editors Network. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their content.

We give no warranties of any kind concerning Global Editors Network or the material. In particular, we do not warrant that Global Editors Network or any of its contents is virus free. You must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.

5. Third party material on Global Editors Network

You will see advertising material submitted by third parties on Global Editors Network. Individual advertisers are solely responsible for the content of advertising material which they submit to us, including ensuring that it complies with relevant legislation. We accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material, including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.

If you want to advertise on Global Editors Network, please contact us. 

6. Co-branded sites

In addition to the provisions of Term 5, some third party sites to which links are provided are "co-branded" sites which are operated by third parties with whom Global Editors Network has a commercial association, including sites by means of which you can make payment for use of the Website or associated services. If you wish to make any purchases or enter any financial dealings on a co-branded site, you will be entering a contract with the relevant third party operator who will ask you to supply information about yourself and on your financial affairs, including your bank or credit card details. The third party operator will have their own terms and conditions and privacy policy and it is up to you to indicate your consent or otherwise to the use that the third party proposes to make of your personal data. While we select our trading partners with care, Global Editors Network cannot be held liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which you may suffer as a result of your decision to enter any dealings or transactions with, or supply personal information to, a trading partner or any third party.

7. Privacy

We at the Global Editors Network are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to all of our websites (www.globaleditorsnetwork.org, www.gensummit.org, www.datajournalismawards.org, www.datajournalismden.org, www.startupsfornews.org, community.globaleditorsnetwork.org). This Privacy Policy governs our data collection, processing, and usage practices. It also describes your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal information. If you do not agree with the data practices described in this Privacy Policy, you should not use our Websites. 


We periodically update this Privacy Policy. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice by sending you an email notification, or if you subscribe to our newsletters in the GEN Newsletter, the Data Journalism Awards Newsletter, the Den Bulletin, or are a member of the Community on the Den.


While we will notify you of any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically. We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.


Data protection and privacy

 If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, our treatment of the information you provide us, to have us update or delete your data, please write to us by email at contact@globaleditorsnetwork.org or by mail to the Global Editors Network, 89 rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris, France, Attn: Privacy. 



Information We Collect


When You Visit our Websites

You are free to explore our Websites without providing any Personal Information about yourself. When you register our websites, we request that you provide Personal Information about yourself, and we collect Navigational Information. 


Personal information

We collect information from you when you register for one of our events on our Websites, our reports published on our Websites, or subscribe to one of our newsletters.


Purpose of processing:

Make it possible to register on the website

Make orders on the platform

Maintain a profile


Processing being carried out:

Identifying users; processing of order and transaction information related to payments; Internal registration and revisions



Changes to this policy

If we need to change the contents of this policy we will inform you about this when you visit the website and/or through the additional channels. See the Data protection and privacy section above for more. 


Data sharing

We do not share data, and maintain the confidentiality of your information. This means that we do not share sensitive information (name, email, etc.) with anyone outside of the Global Editors Network, and its subsidiary, GEN Training & Consulting. 


We store your data safely, and use the Customer Relation Management service Salesforce to administer your data, and the distribution service MailChimp to process the communications you have opted in for. 


8. Submitting text for publication on Global Editors Network

Users of our site may submit material for publication in various areas of the site. We accept no liability in respect of any material submitted by users and published by us and we are not responsible for its content and accuracy. Publication of any material you submit to us will be at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to make additions or deletions to the text or graphics prior to publication, or to refuse publication. You grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide licence to republish any material you submit to us in any format, including without limitation print and electronic format. Of course, you warrant to us that any material you submit to us is your own original work and that you own the copyright and any other relevant rights.

Interactions with our site are governed by our Community Standards and Participation Guidelines which expand on the points above and are incorporated in these Terms of Service. You will be deemed to consent to these guidelines if you choose to post any content or comments to the site.

9. Governing law & jurisdiction

This agreement is governed by French law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the French courts.

10. Data protection and the French law

We will use your personal details to administer this site. From time to time, we may send direct marketing or promotional material information from us or selected third parties providing similar services. You can indicate you do not wish to receive such material by editing your account preferences

For any information on data protection ruled by the French law, go to http://www.cnil.fr/english/ 

See also the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (Council of Europe): http://conventions.coe.int/Treaty/en/Treaties/Html/108.htm

And the Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data:


11. Questions and comments

For all queries related to our privacy policy, please contact: director@globaleditorsnetwork.org

The Site is operated by or on behalf of:

Global Editors Network

89 rue de Turenne

75003 Paris