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Data FAQ

The Million Lives Club takes the handling of applicant and Member data very seriously. With this in mind, our application process has been created to minimize the amount of personal data that we require. Below we answer some key questions around the handling of your data.


MLC and GDPR

The legal basis for us to collect your data is consent. During the application process you will be asked to answer Yes/No to the following statement:

This platform may collect data of a personal nature. While we intend to safeguard it to the best of our ability, please confirm that you consent to data collection.

Given the nature of our initiative, we are unable to accept applications from those that do not consent to data collection. To find out more about the legal bases for data collection and other GDPR commitments click here.

How long will the Million Lives Club store my data?

We will store your personal data using the Survey Monkey Apply platform for up to 5 years. You may contact us at admin@millionlivesclub.org if you wish to update any information provided as part of your Million Lives Club application. In addition, you may contact us and request that we erase your data from our system at any time. We may keep anonymized data after this 5-year retention period.

Who can view my application form?

Your application will be reviewed by a small number of reviewers from the MLC Partner network. Once your application has been reviewed, only the MLC project management team will have ongoing access to your application data on the Survey Monkey Apply platform. Please see below for information on how we will use your data following the review process.

How will you use the funding data that I provided as part of my application?

The funding data (funder organization and amount) that you provide in your application will only be shared with selected individuals in our Partner Network during the application review process. Following the review, we may use this data to form a view on how we can best support your organization, and with this in mind we may provide our Partner Network with information on your funding history. Your funding data will not be shared publicly by the Million Lives Club outside of our Partner Network.

My application was unsuccessful or deferred, how are you using my data?

In order to advance our Learning Agenda to bring you meaningful insights around successful scaling pathways, we will conduct analysis of MLC applications (successful and unsuccessful) from time to time. Insights and findings will be aggregated and anonymized, and sensitive data (e.g. applicant name and email address) will not be shared beyond our MLC Partner Network . We will also use your name and email addresses as a point of contact for your organization for general updates and enquiries.

How does the Survey Monkey Apply (SM Apply) platform handle my data?

Once you have submitted your application to the Million Lives Club, the MLC Project Management Team as Data Controllers become responsible for your data. If you would like to learn more about the handling and processing of data on Survey Monkey Apply please click here.

I am an MLC Member, how are you using my application data?

In order to advance our Learning Agenda to bring you meaningful insights and opportunities around successful scaling pathways, from time to time we may:

  • Conduct analysis of MLC Member application responses. Insights and findings will be aggregated and anonymized, and sensitive data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.) will not be shared beyond the Partner Network, except where we have gained permission from you in advance.
  • Use insights referring to your organization in learning/knowledge sharing outputs. In instances where we would like to provide detail about your organization beyond what is on your GIE profile and/or website, we will contact you to gain permission and discuss with you the appropriate terms for sharing and disseminating any information relating to your innovation or organization.
  • Introduce you to upcoming opportunities and useful contacts. In these instances, we may share applicant name and contact details within the MLC Partner Network, provided you have given your consent during the application process. We will also use your name and email addresses as a point of contact for your organization for general updates and enquiries. When filling out the application form you will be asked the following questions with this in mind:
  • Do you give your consent that, if selected: i) Information about your innovation will be made publicly available through a variety of online and offline media, and ii) We may contact you from time to time, to request your participation in publicity, events or other Million Lives Club initiatives?

    Do you consent for the information you submit to be made available to funders who may be interested in providing additional financing and/or resources to promising innovations?

    Who can I contact if I have further questions about how the Million Lives Club uses data?

    For other questions about the use and storage of your data, please contact the MLC Project Management Team: admin@millionlivesclub.org.