Connect the Dots uses a proprietary data-driven, co-creation process to strategically design and deliver customised events. Using insights gathered from attendees before the event, we design and tailor the event around you to make it as engaging and meaningful – and impactful as possible.
This policy is meant to help you understand what data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it. This is important; we hope you will take time to read this carefully. As you experience our services, we want you to be clear how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.
1.0 Information we collect:
We collect information and insights before, during, and after an event to provide better events for all of our users – from data about your background and interest in the event to the questions and concerns you hope to discuss.
Information you give us:
-We asked you to answer a number of key questions before the event – your background/interest in the event and your key question / concerns to discuss.
-We also have personal information of your email address which we will keep confidential. •Information we get from your use of our services, your attendance at our event, we will ask for your explicit consent before sharing it with any third parties, if you do not give your consent, we do not share your information.
-We usually have a photographer and/or a videographer at our events. This is for documenting and marketing purposes for us and/or our client. We will always ask in our survey beforehand if you wish to not be photographed or filmed. If you do not consent to be photographed or filmed then we will ensure you are identifiable to the photographer/videographer and subsequently edited out of or blurred out of the footage/images afterwards,
-There will be a post-event feedback survey that we will send you, this is a crucial part of our proprietary process and we do appreciate your engagement in this final part of our event.
2.0 How we use information we collect:
We use the information we collect from you before the event to offer you tailored content – such as giving you more relevant topics for discussion and facilitating networking by giving you suggestions for who to connect with.
We use the information we get during the event in a variety of ways, depending on the event and its strategic purpose – from collating the data into a report to impact policy to analysing insights about attendees to help companies with recruitment, sales, or communications strategies to providing information to attendees and a way to stay connected. We use Google Docs and Google Sheets as well as Microsoft excel to store your data. We have all google documents and Microsoft Excel’s that hold any personal data password protected. Once we have used the information you give us to from the event itself, we will anonymise it before any further processing takes place.
We use the information we get after the event, like your feedback – to make our next events better and continuously learn and iterate. After we have gleaned what we need from your feedback, we will anonymise it before any further processing takes place.
3.0 How you can find out which information we hold about you:
At your request we can confirm what information we hold about you and how it is processed. If we hold personal data about you, you can request the following information:
- The purpose of the processing as well as the legal basis for processing.
- The categories of personal information collected, stored and processed.
- How long the personal information will be stored.
- Details of your rights to correct, erase, restrict or object to such processing.
- Information about your right to withdraw consent at any time.
- How to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
- The source of personal information if it wasn’t collected directly from you.
We require the following forms of ID before carrying out your request:
Passport; Photo Driving Licence; Utility Bill (from the last three months);