Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy of TEDxGhent

This privacy policy sets out how TEDxGhent uses and protects any information that you give TEDxGhent and its affiliates when you use any of its websites.

TEDxGhent is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Contact information including email address
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our events and tailor our content to your needs.
  • We may periodically send newsletters about new events, or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. However, you will always have the option to unsubscribe or edit your email preferences.
  • We do not share your information with any third parties for marketing purposes. However, your information can be stored on GDPR compliant 3rd party services such as MailChimp which are used to fulfill TEDxGhent activities.
  • When you email us, we will use your email address only for the purpose of responding to you and for no other purpose.

Security

Furthermore, we are committed to make sure we only use GDPR compliant 3rd party data storage services able to enforce our internal auditing and managerial procedures to guarantee data safety.

Mailchimp

If you sign up for our newsletter, which is administered through Mailchimp, or if you register for our site, we will store some of your information, including your email address, IP address and certain information about the links you click within the emails we send you, on a Mailchimp server. Neither we nor Mailchimp will ever sell your email address or share it with any other party, unless we are legally compelled to do so. If you contact Mailchimp directly regarding your subscription to our newsletter, Mailchimp may contact you directly; otherwise, Mailchimp will never contact you. Only authorized Mailchimp employees have access to our subscriber list. You are always free to unsubscribe from our newsletter, but as long as you are registered with TEDxGhent we may use Mailchimp to send you information about your account.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at subscriptions@tedxghent.be.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to info@tedxghent.be.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Links to Other Sites

Our site contains links to other websites. If you click on another third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s website. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.