Terms of service

Collection of Personal Data:

We may collect Personal Data about you from the following sources:

  • Data you provide: We may obtain your Personal Data when you provide it to us (e.g., where you contact us via email or telephone).
  • Relationship data: We may collect or obtain your Personal Data in the ordinary course of our relationship with you (e.g., we provide a service to you, or to your employer).
  • Expert data: We may collect or obtain your Personal Data if you apply to become an Expert.
  • Registration details: We may collect or obtain your Personal Data when you use, or register to use, any of our Sites or services.
  • Also we may create Personal Data about you (e.g., records of your interactions with us, our clients, or our Experts.).

Categories of Personal Data we may Process:

  • Personal details: given name(s); preferred name; and photograph (if provided).
  • Demographic information: date of birth; salutation; title; and language preferences.
  • Expert data: With respect to Experts (in addition to any other applicable category set out in this Notice), payment information, professional biography, and other profiling information pertaining to your experience and expertise.
  • Contact details: address; telephone number; email address; and details of your public business networking profile(s) or online biographies.
  • Consent records: records of any consents you may have given, together with the date and time, means of consent and any related information (e.g., the subject matter of the consent).
  • Employer details: where you interact with us in your capacity as an employee, the name, address, telephone number and email address of your employer, to the extent relevant.
  • Views and opinions: any views and opinions that you choose to send to us.

In Processing your Personal Data in connection with the purposes set out in this Notice, we may rely on one or more of the following legal bases, depending on the circumstances:

  • Consent: We may Process your Personal Data where we have obtained your prior, express consent to the Processing (this legal basis is only used in relation to Processing that is entirely voluntary – it is not used for Processing that is necessary or obligatory in any way);
  • Contractual necessity: We may Process your Personal Data where the Processing is necessary in connection with any contract that you may enter into with us.
  • Compliance with applicable law: We may Process your Personal Data where the Processing is required by applicable law;
  • Vital interests: We may Process your Personal Data where the Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of any individual; or
  • Legitimate interests: We may Process your Personal Data where we have a legitimate interest in the Processing. The balancing test we have conducted in each case is as follows: o we have ensured that the Processing is lawful, proportionate, and conducted in accordance with the terms of this Notice; o we have ensured that we have a legitimate business need to perform the Processing; and o we have ensured that there is no material likelihood of any adverse impact on your interests, fundamental rights, or freedoms, as a result of the Processing.

Data security:

·      We implement appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your Personal Data. Please ensure that any Personal Data that you send to us are sent securely.

·      We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect your Personal Data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized access, and other unlawful or unauthorized forms of Processing, in accordance with applicable law.

·      Because the internet is an open system, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will implement all reasonable measures to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to us using the internet – any such transmission is at your own risk and you are responsible for ensuring that any Personal Data that you send to us are sent securely.

Data accuracy: We take every reasonable step to ensure that your Personal Data is kept accurate and up-to-date and is erased or rectified if we become aware of inaccuracies.

We take every reasonable step to ensure that:

  • Your Personal Data that we Process are accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; and
  • any of your Personal Data that we Process that are inaccurate (having regard to the purposes for which they are Processed) are erased or rectified without delay.
  • From time to time we may ask you to confirm the accuracy of your Personal Data.

Data minimization:

We take every reasonable step to limit the volume of your Personal Data that we Process to what is necessary. We take every reasonable step to ensure that your Personal Data that we Process are limited to the Personal Data reasonably necessary in connection with the purposes set out in this Notice.

Data retention:

We take every reasonable step to ensure that your Personal Data are only retained for as long as they are needed in connection with a lawful purpose.

We take every reasonable step to ensure that your Personal Data are only Processed for the minimum period necessary for the purposes set out in this Notice. The criteria for determining the duration for which we will retain your Personal Data are as follows:


Cookies and similar technologies:

We may Process your Personal Data by placing or reading Cookies and similar technologies. For more information, please see our Cookie Policy.

When you visit a Site we may place Cookies onto your device, or read Cookies already on your device, subject always to obtaining your consent, where required, in accordance with applicable law. We use Cookies to record information about your device, your browser and, in some cases, your preferences and browsing habits. We may Process your Personal Data through Cookies and similar technologies, in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

Direct marketing:

We may Process your Personal Data to contact you with information regarding services that may be of interest to you. You may unsubscribe for free at any time.

We may Process your Personal Data to contact you via email, telephone, direct mail or other communication formats to provide you with information regarding services that may be of interest to you. If we provide services to you, we may send information to you regarding our services, upcoming promotions and other information that may be of interest to you, using the contact details that you have provided to us and always in compliance with applicable law.

You may unsubscribe from our promotional email list at any time by simply clicking on the unsubscribe link included in every promotional email we send. After you unsubscribe, we will not send you further promotional emails, but we may continue to contact you to the extent necessary for the purposes of any services you have requested.



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