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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Updated: January 03, 2018

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. While gathering information about the people who use the TED site, our apps, platforms and related sites (collectively referred to as “TED”), 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.

Privacy policy sections

What information we collect
How we use this information
What we do to protect your privacy

What information we collect

We collect three kinds of information:

  1. Personal information that you directly provide to us, which includes information you register with us.
  2. Non-personal information that’s automatically gathered as you use, which includes tracking information for our site.
  3. Cookies, to help us understand what areas of the site are most useful and interesting to our audience.
  4. We collect some information to help customize your experience based on your previous activities on

Information you provide directly to us

We collect basic information you provide when you register for TEDxBandra. It’s secure, and we’ll never sell it.

Billing and credit card information

When required for TEDxBandra registration or other services, we may store your name, address, telephone number and email address. We do not store credit card numbers. This information will only be shared with third parties who perform tasks required to complete the purchase transaction.We need payment info to complete purchases, but we don’t store sensitive information.

Comments and other public activities

We are not responsible for personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. Information shared here could be used by others, potentially to send you unsolicited messages. If the information posted publicly is not consistent with our terms of use, your content may be removed.

Tracking information for our site

This type of information relates to how many views are associated with each TED Talk, how many times talks are saved or favorited, and/or other areas of the site that automatically store non-personal information about the sites’ usage, popularity or positive or negative impact. 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 keep track of how often our audience engages with TED and do not share contact information with our advertisers.

Device information

We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access TEDxBandra services, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.

Information collected with cookies

Tracking usage

We use various technologies, including Google Analytics cookies, to manage and track use of the content we provide, including:

  • 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
  • Demographics and other details that are provided to TED to help us customize the site based on your preferences

Cookies provide a mechanism for us to understand how you use the site over time so that we can provide you the best user experience according to your expressed preferences. We do not sell this information to any third party, but may provide information to partners that assist us in updating, managing or maintaining our websites.
We use cookies to customize your experience. We do not sell data collected from cookies to any third party, but may provide information to partners to help us update and maintain our website.

Location information

We may collect and use information about your location (such as your country) to provide a tailored, language-specific experience for your region, but we don’t collect any exact data of you or your device. You can change the settings on your computer or mobile device to prevent your location information from being shared with us. In case you wish to opt-out of the tracking and cookies, please feel free to manage your settings on your browser in privacy, or select other ways to opt-out so that the cookies and/or ad features are turned off.
We collect information about your location to provide you with the most localized experience possible, but never collect data from your device.

How we use this information

We use your information for limited purposes and do not sell it to any third parties. Specific uses are defined below.

Providing requested services

We may use the information that we collect to fulfill your requests for services and information. For example, using your contact information to respond to your customer service requests, or to enable registration for one of our conferences.


We also use the information we collect to send email newsletters, or information about conferences and TEDxBandra events (if you have opted in for this information). We may also use the information that we collect to send you e-mail communications, such as information about your account or changes to the site.

When permitted

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.

Steps we take to protect your privacy

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we 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% secure.

Remember, when visiting a third-party site from, we do not control the privacy policies of other parties, so please check before browsing on those sites to ensure you agree with their terms.

Changes to this privacy policy

This privacy policy may be amended from time to time. When the policy is updated, the date of the last update will appear at the top of the privacy policy. If we make material changes, you will be notified here for a period of 30-60 days based on our last update. As of January 03, 2018, we added information to our privacy policy defining cookies, how we use this data to optimize our website based on your preferences and made a change to our policy update section.

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