Bridging Barriers Mentoring Programme 

Last updated: October 2021

These Terms and Conditions constitute a legally binding agreement made between you, whether personally or on behalf of an entity (“you”) and Bridging Barriers (“we,” “us” or “our”), concerning your participation and involvement in the Bridging Barriers Mentoring Programme.
You agree that by signing up to participate in the Programme, you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by all of these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with all of these Terms and Conditions.
It is your responsibility to periodically review these Terms and Conditions to stay informed of updates. You will be subject to, and will be deemed to have been made aware of and to have accepted, the changes in any revised Terms and Conditions by your continued participation in the Programme after the date such revised Terms and Conditions are circulated.

01.    Bridging Barriers Mentoring Programme
Bridging Barriers involvement in the mentoring programme is limited to identifying the Mentor and Mentee from a pool of volunteers and introducing the Mentor to the Mentee. 
Bridging Barriers will have no other role in the operation of the programme, except to seek feedback from the Mentors and Mentees. Bridging Barriers has not verified the skills, character, circumstances or other attributes of any Mentor or Mentee. 
The expectation is that the mentoring programme will consist of meetings or phone calls via the preferred method of communication of both parties, e.g., phone calls, zoom meetings, team meetings, face to face meet ups, etc. It is the responsibility of the Mentor and the Mentee to manage the relationship as they consider appropriate. 
The content, frequency and duration of the mentorship is recommended by us to be 1-2 hours a month, for 3-6 months, however this can be agreed between the Mentor and Mentee.
The Mentor shall not at any time be obliged to provide or continue to provide any services to the Mentee. Equally, the Mentee shall not any time be obliged to request or receive mentoring services from the Mentor. 
The Mentor shall keep confidential all information and guidance provided as part of the services. Personal information and data about either a Mentor or Mentee shall not be used for any purpose unrelated to the particular mentoring relationship, unless permission is provided by the party involved. 
While the Mentor and Mentee remain engaged in the mentoring programme, these terms and conditions will continue in force. 

02.    Expectations for Mentors and Mentees
-    Review and advise Mentee with their application processes and any career related questions. 
-    Provide help by serving as a learning broker and be a sounding board for issues related to the Mentee’s academic or professional goals. 
-    Provide guidance and suggestions that widen the opportunities available to the Mentee.
-    Give feedback and advice tentatively, respecting the Mentee’s decision whether to follow it. 
-    Respect the Mentee’s time and privacy.

-    Take responsibility of scheduling regular communications with the Mentor.
-    Take initiative in the relationship, and remaining open and honest in goals relating to the mentoring relationship and expected outcomes.
-    Be honest about any concerns related to the mentoring relationship. If things are not working, follow a “no fault” separation policy to be assigned a new mentor. 
-    Respect the Mentor’s time and privacy. 

03.    Privacy Policy
Bridging Barriers holds the right to keep certain personal data relating to members in order to carry out its basic roles, including but not restricted to programme maintenance and marketing communications. We are committed to protecting your privacy and security.
Why and how do we collect your personal data?
Data is held for the main purpose of contacting you about our events. This helps us keep you informed with what is going on, as you are a member of the Bridging Barriers community. The data we hold is limited to your contact details and employment status. Most often, data is provided by members directly, though at times it is received from third parties, by means of referral. 
Do we disclose your personal data?
No, your data is kept between you and us. 
How long do we store your personal data for?
We hold on to member data only for the duration of their participation in the mentoring programme. 
What rights do you have?
Every right relating to your personal information. You can ask us to:
-    Give you a copy of the personal data we hold about you.
-    Have the data changed, if it is wrong.
-    Have the data erased if it is no longer necessary.
-    Restrict or object to the processing of your data.