Privacy Policy

The Asia-Europe Foundation (“ASEF”) is committed to respecting the privacy concerns of all users of its website at (“our website”). ASEF (“we”, “our”, “us”) is the sole owner of the information collected on our website. 

Communications from Our Website

You do not have to register to use our website. However, if you request information from us, e.g. about a project, internship, publication etc, we will contact you with further information to answer your query.  If you subscribe to our electronic newsletter, we will send you an email with the newsletter. If you no longer wish to subscribe to the newsletter, you may opt-out by emailing us at

Information Sharing & Disclosure

When you request information from us, order a publication or subscribe to our newsletter, we collect details about you, e.g. name, address, email address and contact number. We store the information we collect about you in our database. We do not share, rent or sell your personally identifiable information, such as your name and email address, to any third parties. However, we will disclose such information if you give us your permission or if it is necessary to complete a transaction you have agreed to.

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.

Log Files

Like most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files.  This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and date/time stamp. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyse trends, administer the website, track users movements around the website and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable information.


A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on our website. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our website.

We use session ID and persistent cookies.  We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our website. A session ID cookie expires when you close your Internet browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. We set a persistent cookie to cache web pages so that our website loads faster into your Internet browser.  

You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “Help” file.  If you reject cookies, you may still use our website, but the speed at which the pages of our website are displayed on your Internet browser is reduced.

This Privacy Policy only covers the use of cookies on our website only and does not cover the use of cookies by any other website. (See ‘Links to Other Websites’).

Links to Other Websites

Our website contains links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us, e.g. ASEF partners. ASEF is not responsible for the privacy practices of these websites.   Our website also contains links to ASEF subsites, which are websites that are owned or controlled by us. Please note that this Privacy Policy only applies to information collected by our website. Refer to the individual subsites for their respective privacy policies.

Changes in this Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently.  

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at