Doué World Limited (‘Doué’, ‘We’ or ‘Us’) take data protection very seriously and are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We are the data controller and Our place of business is 71-75 Shelton Street, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9JQ. 

This policy (together with Our Terms of Use and any other documents referred to in either document) explains how We collect, use and handle any personal information We collect from you when you use Our website at (our ‘Site’), which We call Our ‘Service’.

Please read the following carefully to understand Our views and practices regarding your personal data and how We will treat it. By visiting the Site and using Our Service you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.


Our digital platform exists to help our members and users to advance and develop their careers, and to find career opportunities and talent. With this goal in mind, we may collect and process the following data about you:

Information you give us. You may give us information about you or relating to you:

  • if you register to become a user of Our Service;
  • if you send Us a message through Our Service or correspond with Us by telephone in writing or otherwise;
  • as you visit web pages on Our Website;
  • if you subscribe to one of Our Service;
  • if you enter a competition, promotion or survey;
  • if you report a problem to us; and
  • from any of your activities in connection with your use of Our Service.

Before you can access and use all of Our Service’s features, you must register to become a user of Our Services.

To register, we ask that you provide Us with certain personal information, which will generally include you name, address, phone number, email address, date of birth, profile picture, personal website, social media handles, ( each to allow Us to customise your experience), a username and a password created by you. You may also elect to upload materials to your profile that include info, including, but not limited to pictures, videos and physical attributes. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you do not want to be publicly available. 

Information We collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to Our Services, we may automatically collect the following information:

  • technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, your ISP and/or mobile carrier, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, your location (if you are accessing the Services from a mobile device (note that most mobile devices will allow you to prevent location data from being sent to us));
  • information about your visits, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) to, through and from which you access Our Service (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page, and any phone number used to contact us.

Information We receive from other sources.

  • You and others may post content that includes information about you on Our Services. 
  • You and others may post content that includes information about you on Our Services
  • Customers and partners may provide data to us.
  • We work closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers and search information providers) and may receive information about you from them. At present these services are provided by the following entities and / or their groups of companies:
    • Cloudflare, Inc.
    • Facebook, Inc. and Facebook Ireland Limited
    • Google LLC, Google Ireland Ltd
    • Google G Workspace
    • Hotjar Limited
    • Stripe, Inc.
    • Twitter, Inc.
    • Pixify Limited
    • Xero Ltd


The purpose for which We use and process your personal data (excluding sensitive personal data) and the lawful basis on which We carry out each type of processing is explained below.

PurposesLawful Basis
To create, personalise, provide support and maintain your user account and profile for Our Services.Legitimate interests
To send you information about your account, the facilities We or Our related companies provide or changes or upgrades that We make to those facilities.Legitimate interests
To authenticate you and authorise access to Our Services.Legitimate interests
To alert you via email of relevant opportunities and activities (including, without limitation, jobs, workspaces, content and notifications (for example, if another user follows your profile)).Legitimate interests
To allow you to stay, up to date with, and aware of professional opportunities (including jobs, and events). Legitimate interests
To process applicant details when applying for a role or when seeking a talent for a project.Legitimate interests
To operate a customer helpdesk service to respond to membership queriesLegitimate interests
To log certain security and privacy-related activities that occur on your account in line with our legal obligationsLegal Obligation
To circulate feedback via surveys to our members asking how we can improve Doué WorldConsent
To allow you to seek out and be found for career opportunities.Legitimate interests
To promote our members profiles and careers, such as promoting your work or profile on Doué Legitimate interests
To send you newsletters which you may elect to receiveConsent
To provide a platform for you to attend private and public events, and to network with other members at / after those events. By attending events your profile will be visible as an attendee of the event on the public internet. You will have the option of consenting to have your personal data passed to the event sponsors, but that this will require your explicit consent.Legitimate interests
To promote you, and enable you to enter competitions.Consent
To send you events & opportunities emails that contain promotions on and behalf of our third party partners.Consent
To process potential applicant details for jobs with Doué World when applying for a role.Legitimate interests

Except as set out in this Privacy Policy or otherwise agreed by you, We will not share your personal information with third parties (such as marketing companies) or use your personal information other than for Our internal purposes.

We do not store credit card details.

We monitor for and try to prevent security breaches.


We use ‘cookies’ and similar technologies (e.g. web beacons, pixels, ad tags, and device identifiers) to identify information about your web browser session and personalisation data each time you visit and use Our Services. A ‘cookie’ is a small data file that will be stored by your web browser when you access Our Services. These cookies do not contain any of your personal information such as name or email, the information stored in the cookie will only identify you to Doué World. Cookies can be used to enhance your use of Our Services, as We use them to help personalise Our delivery of services and material to you, such as information which is most relevant to your profile and interests.

You can set up your browser so that it does not accept Our cookies. You can also manually delete Our cookies from your browser. However, you will not be able to login to Our Services without cookies being enabled on your browser. When browsing without logging in, some features may not behave as intended when cookies are not accepted.

Cookies from other entities – ‘third party’ cookies – may also be set on your devices.

Please see Our Cookie Policy for further information.


We may engage third parties to undertake some of Our Services or related services such as hosting, archiving, data security and email communications. We may provide those third parties access to personal information for the sole purpose of them providing their services to us. We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that those third parties only use your personal information for the specific purposes for which it is provided to them and consistently with this Privacy Policy.

We use others to help provide Our Services (e.g. maintenance, analysis, audit, payments, fraud detection, marketing and development). They will have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform these tasks on Our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for other purposes.

We may also disclose your personal information:

  • to analytics and search engine providers that assist Us in the improvement and optimisation of Our Services;
  • to Our related companies;
  • to Our professional advisors;
  • to law enforcement authorities, if We suspect that an unlawful act is being committed or that such disclosure will prevent that unlawful act; or
  • as otherwise required or authorised by law.

If you apply for a position that is advertised via Our Services, We will provide your contact details to the person or company advertising that position.

Other than the types of disclosures set out in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise agreed by you, We will not disclose your personal information to any third party.


The data that We collect from you may also involve transfer of your personal data to any country, including countries outside the European Economic Area, but that in those cases, except where the relevant country has been determined to ensure an adequate level of data protection by the European Commission or We need to make the transfer in order to perform a contract concluded in your interests, We will ensure that the transferred personal data is protected by a data transfer agreement in the appropriate standard form approved for this purpose by the European Commission or by a binding legal agreement. it may also be processed by our staff operating outside the EEA who work for us. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other the provision of support services or for other services required to enable us to deliver our service to you. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.


We implement security safeguards designed to protect your data, such as HTTPS. We regularly monitor Our systems and Services for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, We cannot warrant the security of any information that you send us. There is no guarantee that data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of Our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.


Please be aware that Our Services may contain links to third party websites. If you visit such websites, before providing your personal information on or in connection with those websites, We suggest you review the privacy policy and terms and conditions of use of the third party website. We are not responsible for external links provided by partners & brands. 


You are entitled to know what personal information We hold about you. You are also entitled to update or correct your personal information. If you would like to contact Us in relation to your personal information, please do so by emailing As of 25 May 2018, these rights will be replaced by their equivalents in the “GDPR” section immediately below.


You shall have the right, in accordance with the GDPR, to obtain from Us the following:

  • Right of confirmation
    Confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed.
  • Right of access
    Free information about the personal data We store about you at any time and to receive a copy of it.
  • Right to rectification
    Rectification without undue delay of inaccurate personal data about you.
  • Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)
    The erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay, subject to Our legal rights and obligations to retain the same.
  • Right of restriction of processing
    Restriction of processing where:
    • you contest the accuracy of the personal data, for a period while We verify its accuracy;
    • the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of your personal data and request that it be restricted instead;
    • we no longer need your personal data for the purposes of the processing, but do require them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and
    • you do not agree with Our assessment that the processing is permitted for Our “legitimate interests”, for a period while verification is carried out as to whether those interests override your own interests.
  • Right to data portability
    You shall have the right to have the personal data concerning you, which was provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to have it transmitted to another entity (to the extent that such data was processed by Us on the basis of consent or because it such processing was necessary for the performance of a contract).

Additionally, you will have the following rights:

  • Right to object
    • to object on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning you, which is based on Our legitimate interests. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions;
    • to object to Our processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing;
  • Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
    Not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you, or similarly significantly affects you.

You may be able to exercise some of these rights directly through the functionality We provide on Our Services. Alternatively, or where that is not possible, or if you wish to ask a question about your rights, please contact Us on


We may change the terms of Our Privacy Policy from time to time and at any time, and without actual notice to you. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes We make, as these are binding on you.

The criteria We use for retaining different types of personal data, includes the following:

General queries – when you make an enquiry or contact us by email or telephone, we will retain your information for as long as necessary to respond to your queries.After this period, We will not hold your personal data for longer than 1 year if We have not had any active subsequent contact with you.
Membership data – which will generally include your name, address, phone number, email address, date of birth, academic record, profile picture and personal website, a username and a password created by you.Deactivate Account: We will retain your information for as long as your account is in a deactivated state, but your account will not be accessible from our website. If you wish to have your account permanently deleted. Please raise a request by emailing Deletion: We will remove all personal identifiable data belonging to you within 30 days of receiving your request to delete.
Direct marketing – where we hold your personal data on our database for direct marketing purposesWe will retain your information for as long as we have your explicit consent.


Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (‘Children’).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If We become aware that We have collected personal data from children without verification of parental consent, We will take steps to remove that information from our servers.


We may change the terms of Our Privacy Policy from time to time and at any time, and without actual notice to you. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes We make, as these are binding on you.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to