Privacy Policy

At Boardroom, we are committed to offering you a Service that respects your privacy. We strongly believe you own your data, and that it is unethical for companies to buy and sell data without the consent of the owner of that data. Wherever possible, we avoid collecting any data that is not critical for us to provide you with our service. If you have any questions about any of our terms, please send an email to

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our app/website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in Boardroom. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this app/website.


By using our app/website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Information We Collect

At Boardroom, we prioritize your privacy while ensuring a safe and personalized experience. Here's an overview of the information we collect:

Basic Registration Information:

When you sign up for Boardroom, a crucial step involves the collection of essential registration details that are fundamental in setting up your profile and authenticating your identity.

  • This process includes gathering your first name, which helps in personalizing your experience and enabling other users to identify you. We also require your email address, which serves as a primary mode of communication and a means to recover your account if needed.
  • Your date of birth is collected to ensure that all users meet our age requirements and to offer age-appropriate content and interactions.
  • Additionally, we gather information about your gender, which can be used to tailor your experience on our platform.
  • Lastly, we ask about your preferences regarding who you'd like to connect with, which plays a pivotal role in helping us match you with compatible individuals and enhance your overall experience on our platform.

Additional Personal Information for Enhanced Service:

To further personalize and enhance your experience on our platform, we collect additional information that plays a significant role in enriching your interactions and connections.

  • This includes your photos, which are crucial in creating a visual identity and making your profile more engaging and relatable to other users.
  • We also gather details about your occupation and place of employment, as this information can be instrumental in connecting you with others who may share similar professional interests or backgrounds.
  • Additionally, we offer the option to provide your rough location. This is not mandatory, but it greatly assists in matching you with people in your vicinity, thereby facilitating more meaningful and potentially practical connections.
  • In efforts to keep our community safe, we process chats and content published by users.
  • Collectively, these pieces of information contribute to a more tailored and fulfilling experience on our platform, helping us to better align our services with your preferences and needs.

Information Received from Others

To strengthen our verification process and maintain the trustworthiness of our community, we gather certain information from external sources:

LinkedIn Authentication:

When you link your LinkedIn account, we receive:

  • Your Name
  • LinkedIn Profile Picture
  • LinkedIn Email Address
  • LinkedIn Headline

Background Checks:

Where legally permissible, we conduct checks to identify suspected or convicted bad actors, enhancing the safety of our platform.

Professional Verification:

We may consult with professional boards, such as SAICA or the HPCSA, to verify the professional status of our members as part of our commitment to maintaining a safe and credible community.

How we use your information

At Boardroom, your information is used to help you succeed in the match making service. We understand the importance of how your information is shared and used within our community. Here's how we handle the sharing of your information.

Sharing Information with Other Users

At Boardroom, we facilitate various ways for our users to connect and interact, which involves sharing certain information. It's important for our users to understand how this information is shared and to be mindful of their privacy settings and the information they choose to make public.

Public Profile Information:

Your public profile is the face of your digital presence on our platform. It includes information such as your name, interests, photos, and bio. This information is visible to other users to foster connections based on shared interests and compatibility. While we encourage you to express yourself and share aspects that represent who you are, we also urge you to consider carefully what you choose to disclose publicly. The information on your public profile can be seen by anyone on the platform, so it's important to share only what you are comfortable with others knowing.

Direct Messages with Matches:

One of the key features of our service is the ability to send and receive direct messages with users you have matched with. These messages are a private way to communicate and get to know each other better. While these messages are not publicly visible, we encourage you to maintain a level of discretion with what you share. Personal information disclosed in direct messages should be given thoughtfully, keeping in mind the private nature of these interactions.

Encouraging Thoughtful Sharing:

We believe in creating a safe and respectful environment for all our users. Part of this responsibility lies in encouraging our community to be thoughtful about the information they share. Whether it's through your public profile or in private messages, always consider the implications of sharing personal details. We are committed to maintaining your privacy and security, but a collaborative effort is essential in fostering a safe online community.

Third party services

The app does rely on third party services that may collect information used to identify you. Here are links to the privacy policies of those third party service providers:

Log Files

Boardroom follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the app/website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other app/website, Boardroom uses 'cookies'. These cookies are used to store information including visitors' preferences, and the pages on the app/website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users' experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors' browser type and/or other information.

For more general information on cookies, please read "What Are Cookies" from Cookie Consent.

In addition to the ways we use your information to enhance your experience on our platform, we are also committed to adhering to legal standards and regulations in the handling of your data. This commitment to legal compliance plays a crucial role in how we manage and utilize the information we collect.

Adherence to Laws and Regulations

We use your information in strict compliance with applicable laws and regulations. This includes responding to legal requests and court orders, or in situations where we are required to do so to comply with the law. Our adherence to these legal requirements ensures that we operate not only ethically but also in a manner that upholds the law.

Cooperation with Law Enforcement

In certain circumstances, we may be required to share your information with law enforcement or other government agencies. This would occur only in response to a valid request related to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity. In such cases, we aim to review each request carefully to ensure it aligns with both the letter and spirit of the law.

Protecting Our Rights and Interests

We may also use your information to protect the rights, property, or safety of Boardroom, our users, or others. This includes sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents, or government agencies if we have good faith belief that the access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to meet any applicable legal process or enforceable governmental request.

Transparency and Responsibility

We believe in maintaining transparency with our users about how we handle their information in compliance with legal obligations. We are committed to responsibly managing your data, ensuring its security, and using it in ways that respect your privacy and the law.

Duration of Information Retention

Understanding the importance of your privacy, we are committed to only retaining your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, as outlined in our privacy policy. This includes providing you with the services you have requested and maintaining the functionality of our platform.

The duration for which we keep your information is also guided by our need to comply with legal obligations and resolve disputes, as mentioned in our Legal Compliance in Information Usage  section. We retain personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

When your personal information is no longer required for these purposes, we ensure it is securely deleted or anonymized. In cases where data needs to be retained for legal reasons, it will be isolated and used only for those legal purposes. We regularly review our data retention policies to ensure they align with our legal obligations and the commitments we have made to our users.

Advertising Partners Privacy Policies

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of Boardroom.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on Boardroom, which are sent directly to users' browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that Boardroom has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

Boardroom's Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers' respective websites.

CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

Request that a business that collects a consumer's personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.

Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.

Request that a business that sells a consumer's personal data, not sell the consumer's personal data.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

GDPR Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

Children's Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

Boardroom does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 18. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our app/website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

If you suspect that a user is below the age of 18, please use our reporting tools to bring it to our attention.