The Dots Global Limited (‘The Dots’, ‘We’ or ‘Us’) take data protection very seriously and are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We are the data controller and Our place of business is 31 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EY.
This policy (together with Our Terms and Conditions of Use and any other documents referred to in either document) explains how We collect, use and handle any personal information We collect from you when you use Our website at www.the-dots.com (our ‘Site’) and Our mobile app (our ‘App’), both of which together We call Our ‘Services’.
Please read the following carefully to understand Our views and practices regarding your personal data and how We will treat it. By visiting the Site or the App or using Our Services you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.
COLLECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Our professional network exists to help our members and users to advance and develop their careers, and to find career opportunities and talent. With this goal in mind, we may collect and process the following data about you:
Information you give us. You may give Us information about you or relating to you:
Before you can access and use all of Our Service’s features and services, you must register to become a user of Our Services.
To register, We ask that you provide Us with certain personal information, which will generally include your name, address, phone number, email address, date of birth, academic record, profile picture and personal website (each to allow Us to customise your experience), a username and a password created by you. You may also elect to upload materials to your profile that include personal information. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you do not want to be publically available..
Information We collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to Our Services, We may automatically collect the following information:
Information We receive from other sources.
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use your personal information in the following ways:
We do not store credit card details.
We monitor for and try to prevent security breaches.
ADVERTISING AND COOKIES
We use 'cookies' and similar technologies (e.g. web beacons, pixels, ad tags, and device identifiers) to identify information about your web browser session and personalisation data each time you visit and use Our Services. A 'cookie' is a small data file that will be stored by your web browser when you access Our Services. These cookies do not contain any of your personal information such as name or email, the information stored in the cookie will only identify you to The Dots. Cookies can be used to enhance your use of Our Services, as We use them to help personalise Our delivery of services and material to you, such as information which is most relevant to your profile and interests.
You can set up your browser so that it does not accept Our cookies. You can also manually delete Our cookies from your browser. However, you will not be able to login to Our Services without cookies being enabled on your browser. When browsing without logging in, some features may not behave as intended when cookies are not accepted.
Cookies from other entities – ‘third party’ cookies – may also be set on your devices.
HOW WE MAY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
We use others to help provide Our Services (e.g. maintenance, analysis, audit, payments, fraud detection, marketing and development). They will have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform these tasks on Our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for other purposes.
We may also disclose your personal information:
If you apply for a position that is advertised via Our Services, We will provide your contact details to the person or company advertising that position.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We implement security safeguards designed to protect your data, such as HTTPS. We regularly monitor Our systems and Services for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, We cannot warrant the security of any information that you send us. There is no guarantee that data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of Our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
YOUR ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You are entitled to know what personal information We hold about you. You are also entitled to update or correct your personal information. If you would like to contact Us in relation to your personal information, please do so by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. As of 25 May 2018, these rights will be replaced by their equivalents in the “GDPR” section immediately below.
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (“GDPR”)
This GDPR comes into force on 25 May 2018 and as of that date you will have the rights set out in this section. You may be able to exercise some of these rights directly through the functionality We provide on Our Services. Alternatively, or where that is not possible, or if you wish to ask a question about your rights, please contact Us on email@example.com.
You shall have the right, in accordance with the GDPR, to obtain from Us the following:
Additionally, you will have the following rights: