This privacy policy applies across all websites that we own and operate and all services we provide, including special MBA or EMBA Boutique Events, One-to-One Meetings, Round Table meetingsand any other apps or services we may offer (for example, webinars). For the purpose of this notice, we’ll just call them our ‘services’.

‘Personal data’ means identifiable information about you, like your name, email, address, telephone number, bank account details, payment information, and so on. If you can’t be identified (for example, when personal data has been aggregated and anonymized) then this notice doesn’t apply. 
We may need to update this notice from time to time. Where a change is significant, we’ll make sure we let you know – usually by sending you an email.

Last updated: 22 May 2018

Here is a summary of some of the key changes we made on 22ndMay 2018:

  • Navigation: We split the privacy policy into clear and defined sections so that it’s more user-friendly and easier to navigate to the information you need.
  • MBA25: We clarified who MBA25 is, and where we are headquartered.
  • Principles: We’re using the update to our privacy policy as an opportunity to introduce the key principles that guide our approach to data protection – namely: Transparency, Enablement, Security and Stewardship.
  • Collection and Use: We’ve provided information about the ways we collect personal data (when we do so at all) and how we intend to use it.
  • Sharing: We’ve been more prescriptive about who we share your personal data with, which includes third party service providers and partners, regulators, an actual or potential buyer or where required by law.
  • Security: We are committed to protecting your personal data using appropriate technical and organizational procedures.
  • Data Subject Rights: We’ve outlined all rights individuals have in relation to their personal data and how those rights can be exercised. A summary is available in the FAQ section.

Who are ‘we’? 

When we refer to ‘we’ (or ‘our’ or ‘us’), that means MBA25Our headquarters are in the Russian Federation, in the USA and in Europe – in Ukraine but we operate all over the world.  
For European Union data protection purposes, when we act as a controller in relation to your personal data, FASTFORWARD, LLC(Ukraine) (Tax identification number 37566464) is our representative in the European Union.

Our principles of data protection

Transparency: We are open, honest and transparent in our data processing approach.

Enablement: We enable connection and efficient use of personal data (only when absolutely needed) to empower productivity and growth.

Security: We follow the industry best practices to ensure the highest level of security and protection.

Stewardship: We accept the responsibility that comes with processing personal data.

How we collect your data

When you visit our websites or use our services, we may collect personal data. The ways we collect it can be broadly categorized into the following:

Information you provide to us directly: When you visit or use some parts of our websites and/or services we might ask you to provide personal data to us. For example, we ask for your contact information when you sign up for a free trial, respond to a job application or an email offer, take part in training and events, contact us with questions or request support. If you don’t want to provide us with personal data, you don’t have to, but it might mean you can’t use some parts of our websites or services.

Information we collect automatically: We collect some information about you automatically when you visit our websites or use our services, like your IP address and device type. We also collect information when you navigate through our websites and services, including what pages you looked at and what links you clicked on. This information helps us get a better understanding of how you’re using our websites and services so that we can continue to provide the best experience possible.

Information we get from third parties: Most of the information we collect, we collect directly from you. Very rarely, we may collect personal data about you from other sources, such as publicly available materials or trusted third parties like our marketing and research partners. We use this information to supplement the personal data we already hold about you and to validate the personal data you provide.

Where we collect personal data, we’ll only process it:

  • to perform a contract with you, or
  • where we have legitimate interests to process the personal data and they’re not overridden by your rights, or
  • in accordance with a legal obligation, or 
  • where we have your consent.

If we don’t collect your personal data, we may be unable to provide you with all our services ( these include billing, self-billing, etc.), and some functions and features on our websites may not be available to you. 

If you’re someone who doesn’t have a relationship with us, but have reasons to believe that a MBA25 user has entered your personal data into our websites or services, you’ll need to contact that MBA25 user for any questions you have about your personal data (including where you want to access, correct, amend, or request that the user delete, your personal data).

How we use your data

We use your personal data to operate our websites and provide you with any services you’ve requested and to manage our relationship with you. We also use your personal data for other purposes, which may include the following:

To communicate with you. This may include:

  • providing you with the information you’ve requested from us (like training or education materials) or information we are required to send to you
  • operational communications, like changes to our websites and services, security updates, or assistance with using our websites and services
  • marketing communications (about MBA25 or another product or service we think you might be interested in) in accordance with your marketing preferences
  • asking you for feedback or to take part in any research we are conducting (which we may engage a third party to assist with).

To support you: This may include assisting with the resolution of technical support issues or other issues relating to the websites or services, whether by email, chat or otherwise.

To enhance our websites and services and develop new ones: For example, by tracking and monitoring your use of websites and services so we can keep improving, or by carrying out technical analysis of our websites and services so that we can optimize your user experience and provide you with more efficient tools.

To protect: So that we can detect and prevent any fraudulent or malicious activity, and make sure that everyone is using our websites and services fairly and in accordance with our Terms & Conditions.

To market to you: In addition to sending you marketing communications, we may also use your personal data to display targeted advertising to you online – through our own websites and services or through third party websites and their platforms.

To analyze, aggregate and report: We may use the personal data we collect about you and other users of our websites and services (whether obtained directly or from third parties) to produce aggregated and anonymized analytics and reports, which we may share publicly or with third parties.

How we can share your data

There will be times when we need to share your personal data with third parties. We will only disclose your personal data to:

  • third party service providers and partners who assist and enable us to use the personal data to, for example, support delivery of or provide functionality on the website or services, or to market or promote our goods and services to you
  • regulators, law enforcement bodies, government agencies, courts or other third parties where it’s necessary to comply with applicable laws or regulations, or to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights. Where possible and appropriate, we will notify you of this type of disclosure
  • an actual or potential buyer (and its agents and advisers) in connection with an actual or proposed purchase, merger or acquisition of any part of our business
  • other parties where we have your consent.

International Data Transfers

When we share data, it may be transferred to, and processed in, countries other than the country you live in. These countries may have laws different to what you’re used to. Rest assured, where we disclose personal data to a third party in another country, we put safeguards in place to ensure your personal data remains protected.

For individuals in the European Economic Area (EEA), this means that your data may be transferred outside of the EEA. Where your personal data is transferred outside the EEA, it will only be transferred to countries that have been identified as providing adequate protection for EEA data, or to a third party where we have approved transfer mechanisms in place to protect your personal data – i.e., by entering into the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses, or by ensuring the entity is Privacy Shield certified (for transfers to US-based office).


We’re committed to protecting your personal data and have appropriate technical and organizational procedures in place to make sure that happens.


The length of time we keep your personal data depends on what it is and whether we have an ongoing business need to retain it (for example, to provide you with a service you’ve requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements).

We’ll retain your personal data for as long as we have a relationship with you and for a period of time afterwards where we have an ongoing business need to retain it, in accordance with our data retention policies and practices. Following that period, we’ll make sure it’s deleted or anonymized.

Your rights

You have rights to:

  • know what personal data we hold about you, and to make sure it’s correct and up to date. restrict the processing of your personal data or delete it;
  • object to our continued processing of your personal data.
  • You can exercise these rights at any time by sending an email to 

How to contact us?

We prefer to communicate with you by online consultant– this ensures that you’re put in contact with the right person, in the right location, and in accordance with any regulatory time frames.

The relevant email

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