Privacy policy

 
We take 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 TEDxLeicester MailChimp account. This information is kept private.
The TEDxLeicester 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
Comment form: We will store the information we collect so that your comment can continue to be displayed on the website. Only your name will be displayed; your email address will be kept private 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. If you are registered to attend any of our events, we share email addresses only with TED.com for the purposes of an attendee feedback survey. You will be able to opt out of these at any time. 
We do not share your personal information or email address with third parties, other than as stated above.

Protection of your information
TEDxLeicester 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?
WikiHow article on How to Clear Your Browser’s 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 TEDxLeicester website and services, and contact us if you would like any information removed.