We collect your personal information when you interact with us or purchase tickets for our events. We also look at how visitors use our Sites, to help us improve our services and optimise customer experience.
We collect information about our users for four main reasons:
We collect information:
We also collect information from third party sites, such as advertising platforms.
As part of our commitment to the privacy of our customers and visitors to our Sites more generally, we want to be clear about the sorts of information we will collect from you.
When you visit the Sites or purchase tickets through any of our ticketing partners, you are asked to provide information about yourself including your name, contact details, address, order details and payment information such as credit or debit card information. All payment details are handled by our ticketing partner, however other personal information may be passed back to us to help us understand our attendees better and improve our programming of events.
We also collect information about your usage of the Sites and information about you from any messages you post to the Sites or when you contact us or provide us with feedback, including via e-mail, letter, phone or the TED feedback form.
We collect technical information from your mobile device or computer, such as its operating system, the device and connection type and the IP address from which you are accessing our Sites.
We also collect technical information about your use of our services through a mobile device, for example, carrier, location data and performance data. Unless you have elected to remain anonymous through your device and/or platform settings, this information may be collected and used by us automatically if you visit our website through your mobile’s browser or otherwise.
We will only process the data we collect about you if there is a reason for doing so, and if that reason is permitted under data protection law. We will have a lawful basis for processing your information: if we need to process your information in order to provide you with the service you have requested or to enter into a contract; we have your consent; we have a justifiable reason for processing your data; or we are under a legal obligation to do so.
Where we need to in order to provide you with the service you have requested or to enter into a contract, we use your information:
We also process your data where we have a justifiable reason for doing so — for example personalisation of our service. We have listed these reasons below:
Where we rely on legitimate interest as a basis for processing your personal information, we carry out a ‘balancing test’ to ensure that our processing is necessary and that your fundamental rights of privacy are not outweighed by our legitimate interests. You can find out more information about these balancing tests by contacting us using the details above.
Where we are under a legal obligation to do so we may use your information to:
Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it. By default, your browser will only allow a website to access the cookies it’s already sent to you, and not the cookies sent to you by any other website. This is to protect your privacy.
There are effectively four different variants of cookies that websites create:
Session cookies – These types of cookies are only valid when the user browses a site and are expired when the user leaves a website. Session cookies are used to remember if a user has logged into a website for example.
Persistent cookies – Persistent cookies are not cleared when a user closes their browser. They are used to remember if the user has visited the site before, whether they ticked a ‘remember me’ type checkbox when logging into the site or where the user visited the website from. These types of cookies generally have a fixed time-frame before expiring, for example a year.
First party cookies – First party cookies are examples that are only used within one particular website. Data from the cookie isn’t accessible to other websites.
Third party cookies – These cookies do contain data that third party websites can access. Examples include social media sharing controls or analytics based websites.
Some services need to store a cookie on your computer for them to work. These cookies are removed when you finish using the service. If cookies are blocked then these services will not work.
You can set your devices to:
Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
If you want to restrict or block the cookies set by us you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ menu in your browser should explain how you can do this, as well as how to delete cookies from your computer. For more information, see the ‘About cookies’ website.
For information about how to reject cookies on your mobile phone’s browser, see your handset manual.
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the site.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
You can reject or delete this cookie by reading more here.
Where you have given your consent or where we have a justifiable reason for doing so (and are permitted to do so by law) we will use your information to let you know about our upcoming events and other information that may be of interest to you. You can control your email marketing preferences through the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of all emails sent out by us.
We will not retain your information for any longer than we think is necessary.
Information that we collect will be retained for as long as needed to fulfil the purposes outlined in the ‘Use of your information’ section above, in line with our legitimate interest or for a period specifically required by applicable regulations or laws.
When determining the relevant retention periods, we will take into account factors including:
Otherwise, we securely erase your information where we no longer require your information for the purposes collected.
We share your information with third party service providers. The types of third party service providers whom we share your information with includes:
If TEDxLondon Limited enters into a joint venture with, purchases or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed or transferred to the target company, our new business partners or owners or their advisors.
We may also share your information:
Please contact us using the contact details above if you want further information on the countries to which personal data may be transferred and the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.
We adopt robust technologies and policies to ensure the personal information we hold about you is suitably protected.
We take steps to protect your information from unauthorised access and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will take steps to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Sites; any transmission is at your own risk.
Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Under data protection law, you may have a number of rights concerning the data we hold about you. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the contact details above.
For additional information on your rights please contact your data protection authority and see below.
If you’re not satisfied with our response to any complaint or believe our processing of your information does not comply with data protection law, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) using the following details:
Address: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF
Telephone number: 0303 123 1113