Privacy Policy

1. Who We Are

At Connecting Dots, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our web site. In particular, we want you to know that Connecting Dots is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. We just don’t do that sort of thing. But just in case you don’t believe us, in this Privacy Policy, we’ve provided lots of detailed information on when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it, the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

2. Cookies

When you visit our website or use any of our products and services, we may collect information using cookies. This information is used to provide you with a more personalised service and so we can continuously improve our products.

We never sell the information we collect using cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties.

Cookies are small files of numbers and letters that are stored in a user’s browser when they visit a website. When a user returns to the website, their browser sends these files back to the website, allowing personalised content to be shown on the users’ screen.

2.1 How Do You Manage Cookie Preferences?

If you would like to monitor or prevent cookies from being set in your browser, you can modify your browser settings to receive notifications whenever cookies are being used or to completely block the storage of cookies. You may also delete cookies that are already stored in your browser. Where to find these settings depends on your browser. Using your browser’s “Help” section, you will be able to locate these settings.

2.2 Consent To The Use Of Cookies?

If cookies are necessary for the use of the Connecting Dots webpage (functionality), those session cookies do not require your prior consent. Those session cookies will expire after you have left the homepage. Persistent cookies and third-party cookies may require your prior consent to track choices you made on the website. Your consent is declared through the opt-in function on our website.

3. Cookies That We Use

We may use the following the cookies.

3.1 Google Analytics

When someone visits www.connectingdots.marketing, we use Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

3.2 Facebook Custom Audiences

In the context of interest-based online advertising, we use the product Facebook Custom Audiences. For this purpose, a non-reversible and non-personal checksum (hash value) is generated from your usage data. That hash value can be transmitted to Facebook for analysis and marketing purposes. The collected Information contain your activities on the website of Connecting Dots (e.g. browsing behaviour, visited subpages, etc.). Your IP address is transmitted as well and used for geographical controlling of advertising. The data collected is only transmitted encrypted to Facebook and is anonymous to us that means the personal data of individual users are not visible to us. For more information about the privacy policy of Facebook and Custom Audience, please check https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ or https://www.facebook.com/business/a/online-sales/custom-audiences-website

3.3 Facebook Conversion Tracking Pixel

This tool allows us to follow the actions of users after they are redirected to our website by clicking on a Facebook advertisement. We are thus able to record the efficacy of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes. The collected data remains anonymous. This means that we cannot see the personal data of any individual user. However, the collected data are saved and processed by Facebook. We are informing you on this matter according to our information at this time. Facebook is able to connect the data with your Facebook account and use the data for their own advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s privacy policy found under: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. Facebook Conversion Tracking also allows Facebook and its partners to show you advertisements on and outside Facebook. In addition, a cookie will be saved onto your computer for these purposes.

By using the website you agree to the data processing associated with the integration of Facebook pixel.

4. Mailing Lists

As part of the registration process for our e-newsletter, free online products/services and paid products/services we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons:

  • To tell you about stuff you’ve asked us to tell you about
  • To contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information
  • To check our records are correct
  •  To let you know about new products, services and offers that we have

We do not sell, rent, buy or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

We use a third-party provider, Infusionsoft, to deliver our emails. We gather statistics around email opening, clicks and interests using industry standard technologies to help us monitor, improve and personalise our email communication. For more information, please see Infusionsoft’s Privacy Policy. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing Gareth Robinson.  Email request will be processed within 2 business days.

5. Access To Your Personal Information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data protection officer Gareth Robinson at [email protected]

6. Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last reviewed on 13 May 2018 and will be reviewed again in November 2018, unless there is cause to do so in the interim. In which case we will review and amend the policy as necessary when required.