Last updated (December 2020)

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This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal
Information we receive from users of our site.

At TEDxESMT Berlin, we respect your privacy and take all reasonable steps to ensure personal information we collect, use or hold is done confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration. The policy sets out how we handle the information we collect about you.

Our website can generally be used without providing personal data. In so far as personal data (e.g. name, address or email address) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

What is personal information?

Personal information is information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable, whether the information or opinion is true or not, and whether the information is recorded in a material form or not.

How do we collect and hold personal information?

What information we collect

We collect three (3) types of information:

  1. Personal information that you provide directly to us when you create an account, sign up with a
    subscription, and save items to your profile or submit information through a form based on a specific
    request or purpose.
  2. Data collected automatically such as tracking information, IP addresses or other data related to usage of the
  3. Cookies, to help us understand what areas of the Sites are most useful and interesting to our audience.

Personal Information

We may collect your name, address, telephone number, email address and other information you give to us. We collect personal information about you through our website.

Personal information is held securely, is subject to various security protections and is held only for as long as the information remains relevant to the purpose for which it was collected.

We take reasonable steps to ensure the security and integrity of the personal information we collect, store, use and disclose including restricted server access, and other industry standard security protocols.

We will not use or disclose personal information for any secondary purpose, unless that secondary purpose is related to the primary purpose for which we have collected that information, and you would reasonably expect the disclosure in the circumstances, or unless you consent to that use or disclosure.

We collect, hold, use and disclose personal information about you for a number of reasons, including:

  • conducting the TEDxESMT Berlin events and activations.
  • registering attendees at TEDxESMT Berlin events.
  • encouraging connection between TEDxESMT Berlin members
  • communicating with you (including responding to your queries and interacting with you on
    social media)
  • sending you marketing and other information about us (including information about events,
    discounts, competitions and promotions) as well as information about TED and TED related
  • maintaining and improving our organisation and our event, including planning, marketing,
    research and product development.


Some of the websites use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries using the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the request and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

Does this policy change?

We will review and update this Privacy Policy from time to time as needed without notice. Therefore, you should review the terms of this policy periodically to make sure that you are aware of how we collect, hold, store and use personal information.