Last Updated 04/01/2022
Who we are
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitorís IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We collect the personal information requested in the form, which may include name, email address and phone number from users who submit contact forms. We also collect a visitorís IP address and browser user agent string for spam prevention.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We do not share collected personal data, unless required by law. Public contact information may be displayed for events, blog posts and features.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Form submissions may be checked through and automated human verification service.
How we protect your data
We take your privacy and security seriously. We actively monitor traffic for unusual activity, and we protect your data by making sure your data is encrypted, and by making sure that access to your information is limited to a few people as possible, and such individuals are bound by confidentiality agreements. Furthermore, we do not allow advertisers, partners, or third parties access to your personal information. Communications must be routed through our systems where your information is kept private.
What data breach procedures we have in place
In the event of a breach, all information is locked down to prevent data loss, and we begin the process of identifying the source of the breach. Once found, a report is made to appropriate law enforcement agencies to begin the process of prosecution. After a breach, all visitors to the website must pass a human validation check, and all account holders are required to change their passwords.
What third parties we receive data from
From time to time, when signing up for any of our services, users may have the option to sign up with Facebook, Google, or Twitter accounts. Only the information required for account creation is used. We do not receive data from third parties otherwise.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We do not use automated decision making and/or profiling with user data.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
If you create, submit, import, save, or publish Event, Venue, or Organizer information, such information is retained in the local database:
Venue information: name, address, city, country, state, postal code, phone, website, geographical coordinates (latitude and longitude)
When purchasing Eventbrite Tickets, attendee, purchaser, and order information are stored and managed by Eventbrite.
We make use of certain API keys, in order to provide specific features.
These API keys may include the following third party services: Google Maps, Meetup, PayPal, and Eventbrite (API key, auth URL and Client Secret).