LAST UPDATED: September 11, 2020
We value your privacy — and we really mean that when we say it.
That’s why we explicitly collect as little information as we possibly
can about anyone who visits this website.
The short version:
The only way we collect metrics on this website is through Fathom analytics. From their data policy:
- Fathom truly anonymizes visitors through complex hashes, making it
possible to track unique visits in the most privacy-focused manor.
- Fathom is fully GDPR and E-Privacy (including PECR) complaint and
will continue to comply with any rule, law or regulation that protects
consumer privacy online.
Basically: we don’t care what you had for breakfast, what you’re
shopping for on Amazon, or what pages you like on Facebook. What we do
care about is which pages on our website are performing well and which
ones aren’t. We view that by sticking to basic analytics without
attaching anyone’s identity.
Also, from time to time we may count our total social media
followers. This number helps us attract sponsors, who help us help you
by contributing to TypeWknd's budget. We never provide anyone --
including sponsors -- lists of our followers, and we don't share your
social media handles with anyone either.
If you choose to sign up for our newsletter, we will only collect
your email address. Otherwise you’d have no hope of ever receiving it.
We use MailChimp
to send you messages and do our best to keep it up to date with the
best privacy standards they can provide including GDPR compliance for
You may see social media sharing buttons on some pages of our
website. These are plain links that direct you to the relevant social
media sharing platform. We do not include or embed any of their
script-ridden sharing buttons that track you. We can’t guarantee that
the plain links we do provide do not, but it's the best solution we know
about at this time.
When you register for our conference, you will be asked to provide a
few identifying details about yourself including your name as well as
contact information, including your email address. If you register for a
workshop, you may be asked to provide payment information to process
You may be identified at conference events with the name that you
provide to us, but we will never share your contact information or other
private details without talking to you, in writing, first.
Last but not least, if you're the kind of person who enjoys long
walks on the beach with a multi-page EULA, we've posted the longer legal
TypeWknd (the “conference”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) has created this
visitors’ privacy. This notice describes how we collect personal
information, how we use it, the limited conditions under which we may
disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. It also explains your
rights regarding your personal information and how you can contact us.
Since this notice contains important information, we encourage you to
read it. If anything is not clear, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE TYPES OF INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT
In order to make our services available to you, or to meet legal
obligations, we need to collect and use certain personal information. We
collect this information directly from you either in person or via a
website, application, or social media.
When we receive personal information about you from different
sources, we may combine or link that information. Linking different
sources of information enables us to provide a better support when you
contact us and to provide you with personalized services, content, and
We collect personal information when you:
- access our site or services
- register or participate in an event, contest, or promotion
- submit content and materials in conjunction with your participation in an event, contest, or promotion
- submit a review or participate in a survey
- communicate or interact with us via social media
- contact us for assistance
This information might include:
- Name or country of residence
- Contact information such as email address, telephone number, or address
- Payment information
- Your reviews about our products and services, or information about your preferences
- Marketing communication
- Photographs, videos, and artwork submitted by you
- Broad usage data transmitted by your computer, mobile device, or web browser
We also collect personal information from other sources:
- Information received as part of routine card verification (fraud) checks
- Social network information that you make accessible to us when you tag us or comment on our social media content
THE WAYS WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Providing access to our services:
We may use your personal information to provide you with products and
services, to process your event registration and orders, to take
payment for items you have purchased from us, or to arrange for
electronic access to items you have purchased. We may also use personal
information to protect against or identify potentially fraudulent
transactions and to send you administrative information, such as changes
in our terms and conditions or policies.
If you contact us, we may use your personal information such as your
registration, order information, or contact history, to provide you with
assistance or to answer your inquiry.
Administering product giveaways, offers and events:
We may conduct product giveaways, contests, and other promotional
offers. If you participate, we will use your information to administrate
such promotions and offers. If you win, we may ask you for further
information in order to provide your prize. Some of these promotions may
have additional rules containing information about how we will use and
disclose your personal information.
We may work with a third-party to administer a giveaway, contest or
other promotional offer. These third parties may process personal
information on our behalf, that you supply, in order to provide your
prize. If you do not wish to share your information with us or with
affiliated third-parties, you should not participate in the giveaway,
contest, promotional offer or event.
Sending you information about our (and third parties') products and services:
If you have asked to receive marketing communications from us, we may
send you newsletters, promotions, offers or other information that we
think might be of interest to you. We use personal information to send
you these marketing communications. We don’t rent or trade email lists
with other organizations or businesses.
We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter.
We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry
standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter.
For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can
unsubscribe to general mailings at any time by clicking the unsubscribe
link at the bottom of any such mailings or by emailing email@example.com.
We will seek to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably
practicable. Please note that if you opt-out of receiving marketing
communications from us, we may still send you important administrative
messages, from which you cannot opt-out.
Business administration purposes:
We may use information you have provided to use to conduct data
analysis, to improve the efficiency of our services, to conduct internal
licensing, financial and legal or regulatory compliance audits, to
monitor our site for fraud and security purposes, to develop new
products and services, to enhance, improve or modify our current site,
products and services, to identify registration trends, to determine the
effectiveness of our marketing campaigns, and for the operation and
expansion of our business activities so that we can best meet our users’
When legally required, particularly if fraud or identity theft is
suspected, this information may be passed to the police or other
Where you have provided a review of one of our events or products, we
may publish this review online on our website or within social media
accounts maintained by us. This information will be made public so
please do not include any information that should be kept confidential.
HOW WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share personal information that you have provided to us with
third parties only as necessary to complete your transaction or to
provide you with the service you have requested. We seek to use service
providers who are able to provide appropriate data privacy and security
When you share personal information on message boards, within chat
services, on profile pages, social media accounts, blogs, or other
websites or services to which you are able to post information and
content, this information will become public and may be available to the
By connecting with us on social media, you will share information
about friends, contacts, and other data associated with your social
media account. By doing so, you authorize us to facilitate this sharing
of information, and you understand that the use of shared information
shall be governed by the social media provider’s privacy policies.
We have a legitimate business interest in disclosing and transferring
your personal information to a third party in the event of a sale,
joint venture, assignment, transfer, reorganization, merger or other
disposition of any or all portions of our business. These third parties
may include an acquiring entity or advisors.
We may also disclose personal information as required to comply with
legal or tax obligations, in response to requests from international,
federal, state or local government or law enforcement agencies, or to
protect the rights, privacy, property or safety of our business,
co-founders or representatives. These obligations and requests can
include laws and authorities outside your country of residence.
YOUR RIGHTS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information
that we hold, excluding identifying and registration information
connected to an order, which you may view only. If you wish to view,
amend, or delete such information, you may request these records
electronically by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may require you to prove your identity and/or provide further
information in order to identify your information. We will respond to
your requests consistent with applicable law.
If we hold personal information about you that is incorrect, you have
the right to tell us that it is incorrect and request an amendment. We
will amend your information consistent with applicable law. If you would
like to correct your personal information, please email email@example.com.
You may ask us to remove or delete your personal information from our database by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not wish to receive promotional emails, you may unsubscribe
using the links provided within the newsletter footer, or by emailing email@example.com.
We take your information security very seriously. We use various
security measures and tools to help protect against the loss, misuse and
alteration of the personal information under our control.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage
system can be guaranteed secure. Please do not send us sensitive
personal information, including but not limited to social security
numbers, racial or ethnic origin, political or religious opinions, or
health information through our website, through social media, or
directly to us.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from minors.
We are not responsible for the privacy, information, or other
practices of third parties, including any third party operating any
website or service to which we link. The inclusion of a link on our
website does not imply endorsement of the linked destination or service.
Policy was last revised. Any changes will become effective when we post
services following these changes means that you accept the revised