Privacy Policy

Welcome to the business networking platform that gives you the opportunity to e-meet online with other like-minded professionals with similar profiles and interests (the “Platform” and the “Service”).

This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains how information about you is collected and used by the Platform that is powered by B-there-2 Ltd. (“Bthere2” or “we”, “us”, “our”) and made available to you in cooperation with Kenes International Organizers of Congresses S.A. (“Kenes”). 

We are committed to protecting and respecting data privacy. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.

PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED

We process your registration information as a participant of the conference.

We process the following information about you as a Kenes conference participant: name, email address and physical address, photo, mobile phone, year of birth, professional specialty, role, institutional affiliation and sector. 

You may also optionally provide the following items when you register, in which case we will also collect them: your interests and preferences, your Twitter handle and LinkedIn profile URL and languages spoken. We receive this information from Kenes after you register to the conference hosted and operated by Kenes. We refer to this data as “Registration Information”.

We process your profile information.

In order to provide you with the advanced features of our Service, we will ask you to answer a short questionnaire regarding your personal preferences, interests and personal character. Your answers will help to build a personal profile that describes you, for the purpose of finding other like-minded professionals participating in the conference with similar profiles and interests. We refer to this entire data as “Profile Information”.

You do not have a legal obligation to have us process your Registration Information and Profile Information.  When you register to the Kenes-operated conference, or receive our short questionnaire regarding your personal preferences,  you may opt-out of Bthere2 receiving and processing your Registration Information and Profile Information altogether. However, if you opt-out, you will not be able to use the Platform and the Service because we require that information to operate the Platform and provide you the Service.

We collect and process data regarding your use of the Platform.

We collect meta-data such as the frequency of your use of the Platform, your interaction with the Platform’s user interface, analytics data concerning your use of integrated social medias with the Platform, and general details such as the model of your smartphone and its operating system. We refer to this entire data as “Analytics Information”.

HOW YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS USED AND SHARED

We will not share your information with third parties, except in the events listed below or when you provide us your explicit and informed consent.

We will process your Profile Information and Registration Information to provide the Service and to recommend and connect you with other like-minded professionals with similar profiles and interests that participate in the conference.

We will process your Registration Information and Profile Information to operate and provide the Service’s features, to recommend and connect you with other like-minded professionals with similar profiles and interests that participate in the conference and to facilitate e-meetings and chats among conference participants.

We will use the information publicly available on your Twitter feed and LinkedIn page to compile a more accurate profile about you and your interests.

If you chose to provide your Twitter handle and LinkedIn profile URL, we will use them to access the information publicly available on your Twitter feed and LinkedIn page in order to compile a more accurate profile about you and your interests.

Some of your Registration Information and Profile Information will be visible and available to all other participants of the conference who use the Service.

The following items from your Registration Information and Profile Information will be visible and available to all other participants of the conference who use the Service, so that they can search for you and contact you:

Photo, title, name, city and country, specialty, role, institutional affiliation and sector, languages spoken, details from the ‘I’m looking for’ and ‘I’m interested in’ questionnaires, and details publicly available on your Twitter feed and LinkedIn page.

We will process your Profile Information and Registration Information for our business needs of developing and enhancing our Service.

We will process your Registration Information and Profile Information to help us develop and enhance the Service, and to research and develop new features and new business opportunities.

We process the Analytics Information to maintain, enhance and develop the Platform.

We process the Analytics Information to provide, maintain and improve the Service. We also will use the Analytics Information for quality assurance and for development and enhancement of the Platform. 

We will use the Analytics Information to prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our terms of use for the Platform and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

We will share your Registration Information and Profile Information with Kenes, with whom we cooperate to provide you the Service

We will share your Registration Information and Profile Information with Kenes, with whom we work together to offer you the Platform.

We will process information with our service providers helping us to operate our business.

We will process personal information with the assistance of our service providers who assist us with the internal operations of the Service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information in this context only as necessary to provide these services to us and not for their own promotional purposes.

We will share information with competent authorities if you violate any applicable law.

If you violated any applicable law, we will share information with competent authorities and with third parties (such as legal counsels and advisors), for the purpose of handling of the violation.

We will share your information if we are legally required.

We will share information if we are required to do so by a judicial, governmental or regulatory authority.

We will share your information with third-parties in any event of change in our structure.

If the operation of our business is organized within a different framework, or through another legal structure or entity (such as due to a merger or acquisition), we will share information only as required to enable the structural change in the operation of the business.

SECURITY AND DATA RETENTION

We will generally retain your information the duration of the Kenes-operated conference to which you registered, and thereafter for bookkeeping or legal compliance purposes.

We will retain your information for the duration of the Kenes-operated conference to which you registered, to support our ordinary business activities in providing the Service to you and developing and enhancing our Service. 

Approximately two weeks after the end of the Kenes-operated conference to which you registered, we will either anonymize or delete the information, unless we are required to retain such information under applicable law or for bookkeeping purposes.

We implement measures to secure your information.

We implement measures to reduce the risks of damage, loss of information and unauthorized access or use of information. These include encryption for data in transit and at rest. However, these measures do not provide absolute information security. Therefore, although efforts are made to secure personal information, it is not guaranteed, and you cannot expect that the Service will be immune from information security risks.

INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS

We will internationally transfer information in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

If we transfer your personal data for processing at locations outside your jurisdiction, we will abide by data transfer rules applicable to these situations.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INDIVIDUALS IN THE EU

Bthere2 and Kenes are the companies that collect and process the information described in this policy.

Bthere2 and Kenes collect and process the information described in this policy.

The following is the contact information of Bthere2:

B-there-2 Ltd.

3 Ha’Etrog Street, Herzliya, Israel

Email: privacy privacy-kenes@bthere2.com   

The following is the contact information of Kenes:

Kenes International Organizers of Congresses S.A. 

Rue François-Versonnex 7

1207 Geneva, SwitzerlandEmail: privacy@kenes.com

Legal bases under EU law for processing your personal data.

The legal basis under EU law for processing your Registration Information and Profile Information for the operation of the Service is our legitimate interest in providing you a virtual conference experience.

The legal basis under EU law for sharing your Registration Information and Profile Information with other participants of the conference who use the Service, is our legitimate interest in promoting connections, conversations and discussions among conference participants.

The legal basis under EU law for processing your Analytics Information Registration Information and Profile Information for our research and development purposes, is our legitimate interest in developing, maintaining and improving our business, the Service and the Platform.

The legal basis under EU law for processing your information with authorities or where we are legally required to share it, is our legitimate interests in complying with mandatory legal requirements imposed on us.

The legal basis under EU law for processing your information in the event of a change in our corporate structure is our legitimate interests in our business continuity.

You have certain rights to access, update or delete information, obtain a copy of your information, and object or restrict certain data processing activities.

If you are in the EU, you have the following rights under the GDPR:

Right to Access your personal data that we process, and receive a copy of it.

Right to Rectify inaccurate personal data we have concerning you and to have incomplete personal data completed.

Right to Object, based on your particular situation, to using your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest.

Right to Data Portability, that is, to receive the personal data that you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You have the right to transmit this data to another service provider. Where technically feasible, you have the right that your personal data be transmitted directly from us to the service provider you designate.

Right to Restrict the processing your personal data (except for storing it) if you contest the accuracy of your personal data, for a period enabling us to verify its accuracy; if you believe that the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request instead to restrict its use; if we no longer need the personal data for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, but you require them to establish, exercise or defense relating to legal claims, or if you object to processing, pending the verification whether our legitimate grounds for processing override yours.

Right to be Forgotten. Under certain circumstances, such as when you object to us processing your data and we have no compelling legitimate grounds to override your objection, you have the right to ask us to erase your personal data. However, we may still process your personal data if it is necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject under laws in EU Member States or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

If you wish to exercise any of your EU rights, please contact us at: privacy-kenes@bthere2.com    

We reserve the right to ask for reasonable evidence to verify your identity before we provide you with information. Where we are not able to provide you the information that you have asked for, we will explain the reason for this.

You have a right to submit a complaint to the relevant supervisory data protection authority.

Subject to applicable law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority. If you are in the EU, then according to Article 77 of the GDPR, you can lodge a complaint to the supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement of the GDPR. For a list of supervisory authorities in the EU, click here.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INDIVIDUALS IN CALIFORNIA

Below is a detailed description of the information we collect from users to our commercial purposes for which we use each category of personal information. This is also the information we have collected in the past 12 months.

Categories of personal information and source from which the information is collectedSpecific Types of Personal Information CollectedBusiness or commercial purposes pursuant to the CCPASpecific purposes
Identifiers – collected directly from you when you register to the conference operated by Kenes.As described above in the “Personal Data Collected” section.Undertaking activities to verify or maintain the quality of the Service and to improve, upgrade or enhance the Service.Undertaking internal research for technological development and demonstration.Detecting security incidents, protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecuting those responsible for that activity.Debugging to identify and repair errors.As specified above in the “How Your Personal Data is Used and Shared” section.
Professional and employment-related information – collected directly from you when, or after, you register to the conference operated by Kenes.
Inferences to create a profile about a consumer reflecting your preferences, characteristics and abilities – created by the Service based on the above information collected from you.
Internet or other electronic network activity information – collected through the device you use to access the Service.

We do not sell your personal information and have not done so in the past 12 months.

Your rights under the CCPA if you are a resident of California.

Disclosure of personal information we collect about you.

You have the right to know: 

  • The categories of personal information we have collected about you; 
  • The categories of sources from which the personal information is collected; 
  • Our business or commercial purpose for collecting personal information; 
  • The categories of third parties with whom we share personal information, if any; and 
  • The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.

Right to deletion.

Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:

  • Delete your personal information from our records; and
  • Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.

Please note that we may not delete your personal information if it is necessary to:

  • Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
  • Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
  • Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
  • Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.

Protection against discrimination.

You have the right to not be discriminated against by us because you exercised any of your rights under the CCPA. This means we cannot, among other things:

  • Deny goods or services to you;
  • Charge different prices or rates for goods or services, including through the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties;
  • Provide a different level or quality of goods or services to you; or
  • Suggest that you will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.

Please note that we may charge a different price or rate or provide a different level or quality of goods and/or services to you, if that difference is reasonably related to the value provided to our business by your personal information.

Exercising your CCPA rights.

If you would like to exercise any of your CCPA rights as described in this Privacy Policy, please email us at: privacy-kenes@bthere2.com

We may ask you for additional information to confirm your identity and for security purposes, before disclosing the personal data requested to you, by using a two or three points of data verification process, depending on the type of information you require.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE

If we change this Privacy Policy, we will make efforts to proactively notify you of such changes.

From time to time, we may change this Privacy Policy. If we do so, we will make efforts to proactively notify you of such changes. In any event, the latest version of the Privacy Policy will always be accessible at HERE.

Last Update: March 16, 2021