myTEDtalk is not TED.
First off, let’s clarify that myTEDtalk.com is *not endorsed by* and has *no affiliation with* the completely separate entity, TED Conference, LLC. None. Nadda. Zippo. Frankly, this doesn’t come up much—except with legal types. But just to clarify, myTEDtalk.com does happen to know a lot about preparing speakers to give TED-like, TED-worthy, TED-styled talks that may appeal to TED Conference, TED.com, and TEDx curators. That *does not imply* any relationship with TED Conference, LLC or TED.com.
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Claims of Copyright Infringement
For those who want the short and relevant answer, we will ALWAYS respect your privacy, your email address, and the information you give us. We’re not going to sell it, trade it, or abuse any information you submit to us. That said, some answers to common questions follow.
1. How’s my information going to be used?
When you sign up to our Products or Services, you’ll receive relevant information about myTEDtalk.com, invites to our online events, and information about programs or products that pertain to public speaker preparation.
2. How do I stop receiving emails from you in the future?
To stop receiving emails from us, you may unsubscribe at any time using the link provided at the bottom of all our emails. But if you’re still receiving emails from us, don’t worry; we’ll get the Gremlins sorted out. All you have to do is drop an email to SOLID [dot] SUPPORT [at] myTEDtalk.com.
3. Who will have my information?
We’ll never give out your email address or any of the information you submit on this Website to anyone else.
4. What if I email you?
Your emails are confidential — we won’t share your email, data, or email address..
Yes. But our cookies don’t contain any personal information. We use them to make using our Website easier, such as:
- to remember your country and language preferences
- to deliver information that matches your interests
- to help us understand our audience and traffic patterns
- to let you automatically log into programs and parts of our Website that require membership
- to manage and present Website info displayed on our Website that will be specific to you.
We also use Web Beacons to collect non-personal data on how you use our site, such as how: long you visited our page, which web browser, operating system, and Internet service provider you’re using. In addition, we also use Google Analytics data and the DoubleClick cookie to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our Website. This data is collected from thousands of Website visits and analyzed as a whole. This helps us build a better Website to match visitors’ needs.
6. What if I post in one of your forums or blog posts?
Occasionally we hold public discussions through forums within myTEDtalk.com. This may be on blog posts we put up or in our membership area. Please be aware that this is public space.
7. How tech savvy are you guys when it comes to data security?
Lots. Lots of administrative, managerial, and technical security measures put in place to protect your personal information. We’ve never had a breach of security and always strive for excellence in maintaining your privacy.
More questions? Knock a note to: SOLID [dot] SUPPORT [at] myTEDtalk.com.
For the full and ever-so-much-fun legalese, just read below.
Personal information myTEDtalk.com collects and how it is used.
Members may be asked to provide certain personal information when they sign up for our Products or Services including name, address, telephone number, billing information (such as a credit card number), and the type of personal computer being used to access the Services. The personal information collected from Members during the registration process (or at any other time) is used primarily to provide a customized experience as you use our Products and Services. Your information will never be licensed or sold to any third party. However, we may make limited disclosure of personal information under the specific circumstances described below.
Responses to Email Inquiries
When Visitors or Members send email inquiries to myTEDtalk.com, the return email address is used to answer the email inquiry we receive. myTEDtalk.com does not use the return email address for any other purpose and does not share the return email address with any third party.
Automatic Collection of Information
Cookies: myTEDtalk.com may use “Cookies” to collect information. Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive, at a Website’s request. myTEDtalk.com Cookies do not contain any personal information, but are used primarily as follows:
- to keep track of temporary information. For example, Cookies allow us to keep track of the pictures you upload and download;
- to register you in special programs. Cookies allow us to remember you when you login to the places on our Website that require Membership;
- to remember your country and language preferences;
- to help us understand the size of our audience and traffic patterns;
- to collect and record information about what you viewed on our Website and what you viewed in our e-mail;
- to manage and present Website information and the pictures displayed on your computer, and
- to deliver information specific to your interests.
Web Beacons: We may also place small “tracker gifs” or “beacons” on many of the pages on our Website, in online advertising with third parties, and in our email. We use these beacons, in connection with Cookies, to collect non-personal data on the usage of our Website including but not limited to the date and time of the visit, the pages visited, the referring web page, the type of browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, NetScape), the type of operating system (e.g., Windows, Linux, or Mac), and the domain name of the visitor’s Internet Service Provider (e.g., AOL). This information is collected about thousands of Website visits and analyzed as a whole. This information is useful in, for example, tracking the performance of our online advertising such as online banner ads and to determine where to place future advertising on other Websites.
Disabling Cookies and Beacons
You may also opt out of the DoubleClick cookie by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page:
Or you may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics Opt-out page.
Some parts of our Website may enable you to participate in public services such as discussion boards, chats, and live events. Please use discretion when posting personal information about yourself when using these services. Be aware that when you disclose personal information at these sites, such as your name, member name, email address, etc., the information may be collected and used by others to send unsolicited email. The services are open to the public, and what you post there can be seen by anyone and is not protected. We try to moderate the comments as best we can but we can’t guarantee total control of the comments that you may receive while you participate in these services. Sometimes, you may find other people’s comments to be offensive, harmful or inaccurate.
myTEDtalk.com’s Commitment to Data Security
We implement a variety of administrative, managerial, and technical security measures to help protect your personal information. myTEDtalk.com has various internal control standards which relate specifically to the handling of personal information. These include certain controls to help safeguard the information we collect online. Our employees are trained to understand and comply with these controls and we communicate our Privacy Notice, practices and guidelines to our employees. However, while we strive to protect your personal information, you must also take steps to protect your information. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal information while you are on the Internet. Services and Websites we sponsor have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining this information.
Revisions to This Policy