Due to the nature of a public voting process, much of the data you enter will be visible to the public. Please consider this while entering your proposal.
We are aware that you’ll be interested in how we handle your personal information. And we can assure you that this will be undertaken conscientiously at all times. For more details, please see below:
All email addresses will be kept totally private. This means that we won’t publish or sell them, and will only use them to contact their respective owners. By entering an email address, whether your own or someone else’s, you grant us permission to use them. We won’t spam anyone, but be prepared to receive the occasional mail about the conference.
To authenticate everyone who votes and proposes on our website we use Facebook Connect provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). Once you allow the site to connect with Facebook, you will be able to propose a speaker or vote for a proposal and you will be able to publish your activity on the site to your Facebook profile. Whenever you do anything on the site that you might want to publish to Facebook you will be asked whether you want to publish that activity on your Facebook news feed. No Facebook news feed and/or other stories about actions you take on the site will be generated or published without your permission.
Additionally, by using Connect, you permit the site to: access Facebook information related to you (including your profile information, friends, and privacy settings).
In order to make Connect possible, you agree to allow Facebook to check your Facebook cookies when you are visiting the site, and allow Facebook to receive information concerning the actions you take on the site (which we will only send with your permission). The information shared with Facebook will be transmitted to and stored by Facebook on servers in the United States. In the event you no longer want the site to publish stories about you, or want to otherwise limit the ways in which the site interacts with your Facebook account, you can always disable this feature by changing your application settings in Facebook.
Use of Facebook Social Plugins
Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see developers.facebook.com/plugins.
When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge:
The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP address to Facebook.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off from Facebook before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker“.
Google +1 Button
Our website uses the Google +1 button provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google“).
The fact that you +1’d something will be recorded by Google, along with information about the page that you were viewing when you clicked the +1 button. Your +1’s may appear to others as an annotation with your profile name and photo in Google services (such as in search results or on your Google Profile) or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet.
Google may share aggregate statistics relating to users’ +1 activity with the public, users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or connected sites.
Google will store data (such as your recent +1’s) locally in your browser. You may be able to access and clear this information in your browser settings.
We need to share our new cookie recipe with you. As part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation changes, and to make sure we’re clear about your privacy when using our website, we’ve developed clearer information on cookies and how we use them. The term cookies refers to tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. We use these important pieces of information to make your use of our website more convenient, for example, by remembering your user preferences and who you are when you come back. Completely harmless to your computer, cookies don’t store personally identifiable information such as name, address or payment details, but they do provide us with encrypted information to help improve your experience of the site. For example, they help us to identify errors and allow you to connect with social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter. You always have the option of disabling cookies, but your browsing experience will be compromised.
A list of all the cookies used on the website is set out below:
- Doubleclick (Google)
- Adwords (Google)
- Analytics (Google)
- Dynamic Remarketing (Google)
- Dynamic Remarketing (LinkedIn)
- Omniture (Adobe)