Private policy


TEDxAstonUniversity takes your privacy seriously

What information is collected

We do not actively track you as an individual.

Should you post a comment on the website, your details will be stored in our website database (as you would expect).

Should you register for our mailing list, your email address will be stored in our Mailchimp account. This information is kept private.

The TEDxAstonUniversity team and speakers are not paid. We are entirely dependent on many thousands of volunteer hours and the generosity of our sponsors for our events

How this information is used

Contact form: We will store the information we collect and we will only use it to contact you if necessary.

Mailing list registration: We will store your information we collect so that we can send you emails to keep you updated on the campaign. You will be able to opt out of these at any time.

Event registration: We will store your information we collect so that we can send you emails to keep you updated about the event, when the talks go live, interesting event information and when tickets are released for the next event.

We do not share your personal information or email address with third parties, other than as stated above.

Protection of your information

TEDxAstonUniversity uses best endeavour to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. We do not use encryption (such as SSL) or firewalls to further protect the information as it travels across the Internet. We do not believe that the personal information we collect warrants this level of security. It is important to be aware that there is no such thing as “perfect internet security”.

Cookies

We use cookies to ensure proper running of this website, and also to help us improve your experience when browsing. We do not use third party, tracking or advertising cookies. The cookies we use are listed below

WordPress: used to ensure the website runs effectively for you.

Google Analytics: anonymous data is sent to Google so that we can analyse the use of our website to see, e.g., which sections are popular, which regions visitors are from and the change in traffic over time.

BBC WebWise article on What are cookies?

Changes to the Privacy Policy

From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy in line with website changes that may affect the personal information we gather about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use the site and services. If you do not accept such changes then you should stop using the TEDxAstonUniversity website and services, and contact us if you would like any information removed.