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About Near and Far
Near and Far Ltd connects individuals to agencies and brands who are looking for insight, inspiration and to collaborate on projects.
The work conducted by Near and Far involves finding people to take part in a variety of projects with agencies and brands. This work is fulfilled through a) reaching out to individuals and organisations b) following recommendations and introductions, then gathering information provided by the individual, which will be used to identify suitability for the project/activity.
Near and Far’s website
We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information and purchase history. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page.
How we collect information
When you conduct a transaction on our website, as part of the process, we collect personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. Your personal information will be used for the specific reasons stated above only.
Near and Far's Projects
We collect and store your data for three purposes:
Suitability - we use the information you provide us through email, messaging and any survey tools (Google forms and Typeform) to determine your suitability for the particular project you are applying to.
Logistics - we collect and share the necessary information to approve your participation and connect you to the agency or brand we are working with in order for you to undertake the activity, for example contact details to arrange a meeting, send an invite to a secure online platform, or to connect on the phone/Skype.
Future contact - we store your contact details to follow up on any later stages in the project or additional requests and to inform you about future projects we think may be of interest to you.
What data we collect
Suitability - In order to apply and be selected for a project we will need to gather information about a variety of areas of your life. The particular areas/topics we ask about will be specific to the project we’re working on. As well as asking demographic questions we will be asking about your thoughts and experiences. Personal information may include: Name, Contact details (email, phone, Skype, social media profiles), Location (Country, City), Birthday, Gender, Ethnicity, Employment, Relationship/family status, Hobbies/interests/lifestyle. All information is used as specified for the 3 purposes defined above.
Logistics - We will collect information that enables us to connect you to the individuals/teams in order to take part. This may include email address, telephone, skype or home address. We may also collect your payment details at this point in order for us or our client to make payment after your participation is complete.
Future contact - We will keep information that enables us to recontact you about projects relevant to you if you have given permission.
How we are using and storing data
Suitability - We use any information gathered to help us identify if you’d be right for the project/activity, this is shared with our client for approval. Data gathered will be stored in: Typeform, Google Mail/Form/Drive/Docs/Sheets, Skype, and our website, hosted via WIX (see above). We may provide information in Keynote/Powerpoint/Word documents shared through Gmail’s email service. All files are password protected.
Logistics - We will be using your data to connect you to the client we’re working with, we will either provide the information directly to them or connect you together to share that information. Data may be stored and shared via Google Mail/Calendar/Form.
Future contact - We will hold information enabling us to re-contact you. This will be stored in Typeform, Google Drive/Sheets/Mail.
Who we share the data with and how
Clients - We work collaboratively with our clients to determine who is best suited to take part in a project, so we may share information gathered in the application and initial conversations via email and documents.
Freelancers - We occasionally have additional support through trusted freelancers who assist our projects.
Platforms/Services - If chosen to take part in an online study your email and name will be added to the relevant platform to generate a user account, we will notify you of this and who the platform will be prior to uploading the information. We may also use a payment service to provide payment, this may require your name and email in order to generate a link for you to directly enter your own details, or we may make payment directly from our account, which will require us to add your account details to our banking service.
Other - we may use some data in our own marketing material, shared via our website and social media channels. We would gain permission from the individual for this to happen and it will not include sensitive data, but may use your first name and photos with your image in it.
How long we keep data
Any information pertinent to recruitment is kept for the duration of the project. However, we may keep certain essential data (name, contact details, interview notes and images) for up to 3 years in case of a need to re-contact you.
Getting in touch
We may contact you to notify you about other projects we feel you might be interested in participating in, or to send updates or relevant information about Near and Far. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages.
At Near and Far we take our responsibility to you seriously and will only hold and use data for the purposes set out in this policy and will use and remove with serious consideration of the need and impact of holding it. We will be happy to answer any questions or respond to any concerns you may have.
You have the right of access at any point, which enables you to find out what data we have stored and how it's been processed.
You may request to be forgotten anytime, this will lead to the removal of any data from our records. After such a request is received we will contact you to verify the request. To do this please contact us at:
Near and Far Ltd
92 Lockworks, 3 Wickford way, London E176ZH
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