Privacy Policy

TEDx­Can­ber­ra encour­ages our com­munity to dis­cov­er and share ideas with one another. While gath­er­ing inform­a­tion about the people who use the site is an import­ant part of the exper­i­ence, we take your pri­vacy very ser­i­ously, and make every effort to safe­guard your per­son­al data. This pri­vacy poli­cy is inten­ded to inform you of what inform­a­tion we col­lect, how this inform­a­tion is used, and what steps we take to pro­tect this inform­a­tion. If you have any ques­tions or con­cerns about our pri­vacy poli­cy and pro­tec­tions, please contact us

What inform­a­tion do we col­lect?

We col­lect two kinds of inform­a­tion:

  1. Per­son­al inform­a­tion that you dir­ectly provide to us, which includes inform­a­tion you sup­ply when you com­ment;
  2. Auto­mat­ic­ally col­lec­ted, non-per­son­al inform­a­tion, which includes track­ing inform­a­tion gathered as you use

We may use this inform­a­tion to help cus­tom­ise your exper­i­ence based on your pre­vi­ous activ­it­ies on the site.

Inform­a­tion you provide dir­ectly to us

When you com­ment on, 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 “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.

We are not respons­ible for the per­son­ally iden­ti­fi­able inform­a­tion you choose to sub­mit in these for­ums, and we have no respons­ib­il­ity to pub­lish, remove or edit any of your com­ments, con­ver­sa­tions or oth­er con­tent. For more inform­a­tion, see the Terms of Use.

When you share or recom­mend any con­tent through oth­er social media out­lets, your actions are gov­erned by their pri­vacy policies.

Inform­a­tion gathered auto­mat­ic­ally

We use vari­ous tech­no­lo­gies to man­age 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.

Device inform­a­tion

We may col­lect non-per­son­al inform­a­tion about the com­puter, mobile device or oth­er device you use to access 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 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).

Stat­ist­ic­al ana­lys­is

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.

Third parties

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.


We may use the inform­a­tion that we col­lect to pre­vent illeg­al activ­it­ies, to enfor­ce the Terms of Use, or as oth­er­wise required by law.

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

Changes to this pri­vacy poli­cy:

This pri­vacy poli­cy may be amended from time to time. Any such changes will be pos­ted on this page. We will noti­fy you of any sig­ni­fic­ant or mater­i­al changes in the way we treat your inform­a­tion by pla­cing a prom­in­ent notice on our site or send­ing a notice to the primary email address spe­cified in your account.

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.