19th March 2018 Version 1
Contact: Naomi Murphy on email@example.com
Connect the Dots uses a proprietary data-driven, co-creation process to strategically design and deliver customised events, consultation processes, workshops and the like. To do this, Connect the Dots gathers and analyses insights from participants in order to design and tailor the event, next step in a consultation process, or workshop 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 a consultation process to provide a better experience and results for all of our users and client - from data about your background and interest in the project - in this case, your participation will feed into an exploratory process and idea-generating exercise with the view to actionable next steps taken by the MInister Denis Naughten.
2.0 Information you give us
-We asked you to answer a number of key questions as part of this process - around your current use of various assets in Ballinasloe, your perspective and priorities for the development of the area, what you feel might be missing in the area, and what you would like to see happen at St Brigid’s.
-Depending on if you gave your consent in the survey, we also have personal information of your email address which we will keep confidential and will only be potentially used to invite you to participate in next steps of the process
-The information which you share today will be used to form an overall report and next steps for the reimagination of St Brigid’s and will not be attributed to individual people.
-Regarding Information we get from your use of our services, we will ask for your explicit consent in terms of sharing it with any third parties; if you do not give your consent, we do not share your information.
3.0 How we use information we collect:
We use the information we collect from you as part of our exploratory process to allow you to have your say in a public matter.
We use the information you share in a variety of ways, depending on the project 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.
In this case the data will be used as a first initial step in understanding the sentiment and needs that the people that work, live and visit Ballinasloe identify as a top priority - and feed that into the next steps towards the potential reimagining of St Brigid’s.
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 form the next step of the exploratory process, we will anonymise it before any further processing takes place.
4.0 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:
We require the following forms of ID before carrying out your request:
Passport; Photo Driving Licence; Utility Bill (from the last three months);
Have you ever been to an event where you felt that your time was wasted? Where the talks just weren’t relevant to you? Or the networking opportunities weren’t how you liked it?
What if you could ensure that every event you go to exactly matches what you’re looking for? That’s what we’re trying to do at Connect the Dots - and we’d love you to help us make this dream a reality.
At Connect the Dots, we have developed a process to co-create events - helping event hosts give attendees like you the opportunity to have your say before the event - to give your insights and inputs to feed into the content and format of the event.
We are always looking to improve our co-creation process, so would love to hear from you (that’s what co-creation is all about, after all!) Help us understand what YOU want to get out of co-created events and how YOU think can that be best accomplished! That way, we can tailor our process and events to what you want to see delivered.
Below you’ll find a little survey to which we hope you wouldn’t mind donating 3-4 minutes of your time to complete.
To sweeten the pot even more, Connect the Dots is pledging to donate €200 for every 100 responses to the top 2 charities of your liking. So please share this far and wide!
So, get yourself settled with a quick cuppa and have your say. We really appreciate it, and will definitely keep you posted on the results.