Privacy Policy 

This membership privacy policy governs the collection and use of personal information relating to potential and existing customers of Business Leaders for Inclusion through Knowledge eXchange Network.

BLIX is committed to abiding by this Membership Privacy Policy, as well as the requirements of applicable laws, in the operation of its business.

Please read this policy carefully as it explains the kinds of personal information we collect about you and how it is handled. By your continued use of our services (including our websites), you consent to the collection and use of your personal information for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

Confidentiality Policy

BLIX Network would like Mentors/Advisors not to share any non-publicly findable information about your company. Mentees should not ask questions that are not findable in the public domain.

Collection and Use of Personal Information 

We will generally let you know at the time of collection how we intend to use your personal information. Usually, we collect personal information about you which we require to respond to your enquiries for BLIX membership, Knowledge eXchange events, and for the provision of services and offerings to you. We also process your personal information where we are required to do so by law, and for the exercise or defense of legal claims. From time to time, we may contact you for research purposes, or to tell you about our special offers and other services in accordance with your contact preferences. Where appropriate, we will obtain your consent to do so. Personal information collected from you may include your name, email address, mobile telephone number, LinkedIn profile, job title, location - city and country, as well as other non-sensitive personal information. If you use our websites, we may also collect information about you or your computer when you browse to allow you to use the services available.

 At BLIX Network, we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy policy will provide you with information about how we look after your personal data and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

Controller

 

Contact details 

 

Business Leaders for Inclusion through Knowledge eXchange Network 

In short: BLIX Network 

Email address: team@blix.network

Third-party links

Our website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy policies. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

The data we collect about you

 

  • Identity Data - includes first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, job title, company, gender and any KYC (Know Your Client) document required to verify identity.

  • Contact Data - includes registered business address, personal residential address, email addresses, telephone numbers and any KYC documentation required to verify residence.

  • Usage Data -  includes your preferences and other information about how you use our website and services.

  • Technical Data - includes internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access our website.

  • Marketing and Communication Data - includes your preferences in receiving emails and other correspondence from us.

How is your personal data collected?

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

  • Direct Interactions - Current, former and prospective members, opponents, witnesses, business contacts and other third parties may give us their Identity, Contact Data and Identity Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by Social Media post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data they provide to us when they:
     

    • avail for our mentoring services;

    • book ticket to BLIX Network KX Events; 

    • contact us via our website; 

    • give us instruction via team@blix.network;

    • subscribe to join BLIX community; 

    • request to receive marketing or similar information; 

    • give us feedback;

  •  Automated Technologies or Interactions - As users interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies. We may also receive Technical Data about a user’s visit if they visit other websites employing our cookies.

 

 

Purposes for which we will use your personal data

 

We have set out below a description of the ways we may use your personal data. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.

 

Marketing 

We always strive to provide you with choices regarding the uses of your personal data, particularly where we market our services and events to you.

We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Marketing and Communications Data to form a view on the legal services and events that we feel may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which legal services and events may be relevant for you (we call this marketing).

You may receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us in the past or if we have provided legal services to you in the past or if you have contacted us for another reason and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by contacting us using the contact details at the beginning of this privacy policy at any time.

Where you opt out of receiving marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us where the processing of such data was necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Data security

 

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, altered, disclosed, used or accessed in an unauthorised way.

Our technical security measures include password protection for our IT systems and documents, anonymization and pseudonymisation of documents where possible.

Our organisational security measures include security measures for our cloud infrastructures and IT services, limiting access to your personal data to those employees, agents, volunteers and other third parties who have a business need to know (they will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality). We have also put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Data retention

 

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. 

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

Cookies Policy

Your use of our website indicates your consents to the cookies described in this policy.  

What are cookies?

A web cookie, a commonly used data collection technology, is simply a piece of text which can be placed on the browser of your personal computer or mobile device and subsequently read as you visit a website.  A cookie may be a session cookie, that is, a cookie that remains on your browser while you are logged on to a particular website and then disappears when you close your browser, or it may be a persistent cookie, a cookie that remains on your browser over a period of time.  Information from a cookie may be collected and used in aggregate form.  Or data may be collected into an individual profile or record.  That individual record may either be unique but anonymous, or the profile can be linked with information that identifies you as an individual.

How do we use cookies? 

We use cookies for these purposes: 

  • We allow third parties to set analytics, or performance, cookies to collect and report aggregate information. These cookies provide reporting to us on an aggregate basis and so, do not identify you at all. We use the aggregate reports to understand how our web sites are used and improve their usefulness to our audiences.

  • A number of cookies also support how our websites function, identifying your pc or end device on a unique but anonymous basis. These cookies may, for example, remember your language preferences or recognize an individual’s activity within a single session.

  • If you register for a site, we use a cookie to associate your presence with a specific user name and password or account. We may use a persistent cookie to recognize you automatically each time you return, but only if you ask us to do so. We may also use cookies to prepopulate your login or forms you fill out on the site with information you have already provided. Finally, we may use the certain demographic information to enable third party ad servers (see below) to show you ads based on information about you in your business capacity, for example, your title within a company or the size of that company.

How you can control cookies?

 

The cookies we use are an accepted part of ecommerce and important to your use of our websites. Performance cookies allow us to understand our audiences as a whole and improve how our sites meet your needs and expectations. Many the functional cookies are basic to how our sites and services work. The cookies we use for registration allow us to conduct our business online. Our sites and services, or parts of them, may not work properly without these cookies.

Your use of our websites indicates your consent to the cookies we have described in this Policy.
But if you should wish to revoke that consent, or any part of it, at any time you may control cookies and third party ad targeting in the following ways.

Contacting us 

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, you can email at team@blix.network

Changes to our privacy policy 

We reserve the right to add to or amend this privacy policy at our sole discretion, without prior notice to you. Please review our privacy policy on a regular basis to make sure you have read the latest version and you understand what we do with your personal information. Your continued use of our services or our websites following the posting of changes to these terms means that you consent to those changes.

This version of the privacy policy is effective as of 22nd of March 2021