The African Management Initiative (AMI) follows rigorous processes to ensure that we are protecting and storing your data securely. We would like to take the time to explain who we will be sharing your data with. If you have any questions, you can contact AMI by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
How do we use the information you complete in the application form?
- In order to select firms to participate in this programme, the data will be shared with two researchers from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Prof. Tavneet Suri and Prof. John van Reenen.
- In order to show the impact of this programme, we will anonymise and share data with the sponsor of this programme, the Argidius Foundation. The Argidius Foundation invests in programmes that aim to grow small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
AMI is required to collect data on your company’s annual revenue, the number of employees and whether you accessed any finance. We will collect this data for your company for the year before the programme starts, during the programme and for two years after the programme ends.
In order to track your company’s growth, you will be required to track and share your company’s monthly financial figures (income, costs and number of employees) with AMI for the full 12 months of this programme. We may share these figures with the two researchers. We may also share these monthly figures anonymously with the Argidius Foundation.
We will not share any record of your company name, your name or any personal or contact information that can link you to the data with anyone other than the two researchers from MIT.
AMI’s pledge to protect the data you share with us:
- Only AMI employees who have signed contracts to keep company data confidential will have access to your data in order to complete reporting requirements;
- We will store your data in electronic format that requires two-factor verification;
- Your data will be saved in a file that is password-protected and encrypted;
- All data will be anonymised before being shared externally