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:
- 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 everyone.
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 your registration.
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.
Since this notice contains important information, we encourage you to read it. If anything is not clear, please contact us via email at email@example.com.
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 marketing.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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’ needs.
When legally required, particularly if fraud or identity theft is suspected, this information may be passed to the police or other appropriate authorities.
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 standards.
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 general public.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may ask us to remove or delete your personal information from our database by emailing email@example.com.
If you do not wish to receive promotional emails, you may unsubscribe using the links provided within the newsletter footer, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.