What information do we collect?
We collect two kinds of information:
- Personal information that you directly provide to us, which includes information you supply when you comment;
- Automatically collected, non-personal information, which includes tracking information gathered as you use TEDxCanberra.org.
We may use this information to help customise your TEDxCanberra.org experience based on your previous activities on the site.
Information you provide directly to us
When you comment on TEDxCanberra.org, we ask you to provide a valid, unique email address and a name or pseudonym. You may also choose to directly send us information such as email correspondence or search queries.
Billing and credit card information
When required for TEDxCanberra Conference registration or other services, we may request and store name, address, telephone number, email address and billing information. We and our service providers do not store credit card numbers. This information will only be shared with third parties who perform tasks required to complete the purchase transaction.
Comments, conversations and other public activities
We offer you opportunities to engage in public activities on TEDxCanberra.org. “Public activities” are any actions you take that are designed to be visible to other users, including comments, conversations, recommendations and ratings. If you choose to engage in public activities, you should be aware that any personal information you submit there can be read, collected or used by other users of these areas, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages.
When you share or recommend any TEDxCanberra.org content through other social media outlets, your actions are governed by their privacy policies.
Information gathered automatically
We use various technologies to manage TEDxCanberra.org and track use of the content we provide, including:
- the IP address used when registering and submitting content to the site
- standard web analytics information
- aggregated data about email click-through rates and video viewing
- information collected through HTML cookies, Flash cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies.
Non-personal information that we collect using these technologies may be combined with information you provide directly to us.
We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access TEDxCanberra.org services, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.
This information may be used to offer you optimised TEDxCanberra.org experiences based on your device or location.
How we use the information we gather
Providing requested services
We may use the information that we collect to fulfil your requests for services and information. For example, we may use your contact information to respond to your customer service requests, or to enable registration for one of our conferences.
Email and newsletters
If you signed up for one of our email newsletters, we will send you the newsletter that you requested. We may also use the information that we collect to send you other email communications, such as information about your activity with us, changes to the site, or information about our conferences and events (if you have opted in for this information).
We perform statistical analyses of users of the site, and their viewing and participation patterns, for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our audience.
We may employ third parties to perform site-related services, including database management, maintenance services, analytics, marketing, billing and email distribution. These third parties have access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf.
In addition to the uses identified above, we may use the information that we collect for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.
Protection of your information
To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, technical and administrative controls to protect your information. Please note that no method of transmission over the internet is 100 per cent secure.
Children under the age of 13
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as possible. If you believe that we may have collected information from a child under 13, please contact us.
Deleting your information:
You can request that your information be deleted at any time by contacting us. When your information is deleted, your profile and all public activities (comments, conversation topics) will be removed. To unsubscribe from our newsletters, click on the link at the bottom of a newsletter you have received.