Compiled on 11/08/2020
dc hub (Digital Construction Hub), is owned and managed by Ventures Connect, a partnership between Ventures Middle East DMCC and b2b Connect DMCC. It is a website and subscription-based service which aims to be a community and industry resource for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals who are advancing the adoption and use of digital technologies and construction 4.0.
Ventures Connect offers intelligence and practical advice on construction technology and related matters as well as personalized content and services that require business and employment data (Company name that you are currently working, Designation, work phone number and Email ID) of the members. The public (visitors, other members, or anyone not employed by Ventures Connect) cannot access or use the information we gather to identify specific individuals.
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you create an account, participate in any interactive features of the Services, fill out a form, interact with message board, apply for a job, request customer support, use our platform or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your Personal Information and any other information you choose to provide. We or a designated third party may collect payment and credit card information when you subscribe to our paid Services or purchase additional services.
We collect information about your use of the Services, such as the ways in which you use our platform, the way you respond to us when we send you emails or communications or your preferences when you interact with our Services.
We use the information we collect to provide, maintain and improve our services, such as to administer your account and to provide you with insights to help you optimize your use of our platform.
We may also use the information we collect to:
• Provide, maintain, customize and improve our Services;
• Provide and deliver the products and services you request, process transactions and send you transaction-related information, including confirmations and invoices,
• Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages;
• Respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service;
• Communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards and events offered by Ventures Middle East and its group companies, B2B Connect and its group companies, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;
• Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Services;
• Detect, investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities and protect the rights and property of Ventures Connect and others;
• Personalize and improve the Services and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests;
• Carry out any other purpose described to you when your information was collected.
If you no longer want Ventures Connect to use your information to provide the Services to you, you may unsubscribe from our email database or unsubscribe to our platform. Ventures Connect will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements. We also retain log files for internal analysis purposes.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA) we primarily rely on three bases to process your Personal Information lawfully.
First, it is necessary for us to process your Personal Information in certain ways in order to provide the Services to you, in accordance with a contract between you and us, namely, our Terms of Service.
Second, where you have given us valid consent to use your Personal Information in certain ways, we will rely on your consent. This includes situations where we will obtain your consent prior to sending you information about our products and Services.
Third, in certain cases we may process your Personal Information where necessary to further Ventures Connect’s legitimate interests, where those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests. This includes usage statistics, analytics and internal analysis we run to better understand how to use our platform so that we can improve our Services and also provide you with better recommendations on how to get the most out of our platform and to accomplish your goals.
If you are a resident of the EEA, you have the right to access Personal Information we hold about you and to ask that your Personal Information be corrected, erased, or transferred. You may also have the right to object to, or request that we restrict, certain processing activities.
If you submitted Personal Information directly to us or in accordance with the provision of our Services and you would like to view, change, limit or delete your Personal Information, you can do so via your account settings or by contacting us.
If you need assistance accessing or modifying your Personal Information or wish to delete your Personal Information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use of Server Logs
Server logs capture certain non-Personally Identifying data, such as the time and date of an App visit, the operating system being used, the IP address or domain name of the user’s ISP, etc. This information is generally used to help us plan system enhancements when necessary and to provide content which is compatible with our visitor’s App operating systems. We do not use server logs in any way that may disclose your PII.
We use one or more of these features to advertise online:
• Interest Categories
• Similar Audiences
• Other Types of Interest-Based Advertising
• Demographic and Location Targeting
Third-party vendors, including Google, may show our ads on sites across the Internet.
We and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone’s past visits to our website.
We will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone. We will send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people only when: We have your consent to share the information; we need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested; we need to send the information to companies who work on behalf of us to provide a product or service to you. (Unless we tell you differently, these companies do not have any right to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us.) We respond to court orders or legal process or we find that your actions on our website/app violate any of our usage guidelines for specific products or services.
Use of IP Addresses
Use of Email Address
If you provide Ventures Connect with an email address that will result in any email messages from Ventures Connect being sent to you via a computer network or owned by a third party (e.g. your employer or your institution) then you warrant that you are entitled to receive those messages. You also agree that Ventures Connect may refrain from sending messages to you without notifying you, even if you have subscribed to receive them, if we receive a request from a third party to stop sending email messages to you.
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information. While no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure from intrusion, we have used and will continue to use diligent efforts to ensure the protection of your personal information.
We may amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our pages.