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[cs_content][cs_section bg_color=”hsl(204, 70%, 53%)” parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px 40px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h1″ looks_like=”h1″ accent=”true” class=”cs-ta-center mtn” style=”color: hsl(0, 0%, 100%);”]Privacy Policy[/x_custom_headline][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” separator_top_type=”none” separator_top_height=”50px” separator_top_angle_point=”50″ separator_bottom_type=”none” separator_bottom_height=”50px” separator_bottom_angle_point=”50″ style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”true” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ class=”cs-ta-justify” style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]<h6>- MODIFIED FEBRUARY OF 2017 -</h6>
The Epoch is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world and themselves. While gathering information about the people who use The Epoch sites, our apps, platforms and related sites (collectively referred to as “The Epoch”), we take your privacy very seriously, and make every effort to safeguard your personal data. This privacy policy is intended to inform you of what information we collect, how this information is used and what steps we take to protect this information.[/cs_text][x_line style=”border-top-color: hsl(0, 0%, 90%);border-top-width: 1px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” class=”mtn” style=”color: hsl(204, 70%, 53%);”]What Information We Collect[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]We collect three kinds of information:
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<li>Personal information that you directly provide to us, which includes information you supply when you register an account with us and save items to your profile.</li>
<li>Non-personal information that’s automatically gathered as you use TheEpoch.com, which includes tracking information for our sites.</li>
<li>Cookies, to help us understand what areas of the site are most useful and interesting to our audience.</li>
</ol>[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h4″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false” style=”color: hsl(204, 70%, 53%);”]Information You Provide Directly To Us[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]<h5>Account Information</h5>
When you register an account with us, we ask for basic information such as email, name and password, and give you the option to provide other information. If you create an account through another user profile (such as Facebook, or other social media) then they will send us your information from your profile to use in accordance with our privacy policy. At times, you may be asked to provide additional information, such as payment for conference registration or module access. We also collect activities you generate by favoriting, saving or watching talks.[/cs_text][cs_text]<h5>Billing and credit card information</h5>
When required for Conference registration, product purchases or other services, we may store your name, address, telephone number and email address. We do not store credit card numbers except for the last 4 digits. This information will only be shared with third parties who perform tasks required to complete the purchase transaction.[/cs_text][cs_text]<h5>Comments and other public activities</h5>
We offer you opportunities to engage in public activities on TheEpoch.com. “Public activities” are any actions you take that are designed to be visible to other users — including comments, recommendations and ratings. If you choose to engage in public activities, any personal information you submit there can be read, collected or used by other users of these areas. Your account is public by default. Please refer to the <a href=”https://www.ted.com/about/our-organization/our-policies-terms/community-guidelines”>Community Guidelines</a> about how to best take advantage of our interactive spaces.

We are not responsible for personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. Information shared here could be used by others, potentially to send you unsolicited messages. If the information posted publicly is not consistent with our terms of use, your content may be removed. For more information, see the <a href=”https://theepoch.org/about/the-epoch-policies-terms-and-conditions/terms-of-use/”>The Epoch Terms of Use</a>.[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h4″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false” style=”color: hsl(204, 70%, 53%);”]Information Collected Using “Cookies”[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]<h5>Device information</h5>
We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access The Epoch resources, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.[/cs_text][cs_text]<h5>Tracking information for our site</h5>
This type of information relates to how many views are associated with each post on The Epoch, how many times posts are saved or favorited, and/or other areas of the site that automatically store non-personal information about the sites’ usage, popularity or positive or negative impact. We perform statistical analyses of users of the site, and their viewing and participation patterns, for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our audience.[/cs_text][x_custom_headline level=”h4″ looks_like=”h4″ accent=”false” style=”color: hsl(204, 70%, 53%);”]Non-Personal Information Collected Automatically[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]<h5>Tracking usage</h5>
We use various technologies, including Google Analytics cookies, to manage TheEpoch.com and track use of the content we provide, including:
<ul>
<li>Standard web analytics information</li>
<li>Aggregated data about email click-through rates and video viewing</li>
<li>Information collected through HTML cookies, Flash cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies</li>
<li>Demographics and other details that are provided to The Epoch to help us customize the site based on your preferences</li>
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Cookies provide a mechanism for us to understand how you use the site over time so that we can provide you the best user experience according to your expressed preferences. We do not sell this information to any third party, but may provide information to partners that assist us in updating, managing or maintaining our websites.[/cs_text][cs_text]<h5>Location information</h5>
We may collect and use information about your location (such as your country) to provide a tailored, language-specific experience for your region, but we don’t collect any exact data of you or your device. You can change the settings on your computer or mobile device to prevent your location information from being shared with us. In case you wish to opt-out of the tracking and cookies, please feel free to manage your settings on your browser in privacy, or select other ways to opt-out so that the cookies and/or ad features are turned off.[/cs_text][x_line style=”border-top-color: hsl(0, 0%, 90%);border-top-width: 1px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” class=”mtn” style=”color: hsl(204, 70%, 53%);”]How We Use This Information[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]We use your information for limited purposes and do not sell it to any third parties. Specific uses are defined below.[/cs_text][cs_text]<h5>Providing requested services</h5>
We may use the information that we collect to fulfill your requests for services and information. For example, using your contact information to respond to your customer service requests, or to enable registration for one of our conferences.[/cs_text][cs_text]<h5>Communication</h5>
We also use the information we collect to send email newsletters, or information about conferences and The Epoch Live events (if you have opted in for this information), product launches and discounts. We may also use the information that we collect to send you e-mail communications, such as information about your account or changes to the site.[/cs_text][cs_text]<h5>Enforcement</h5>
We may use the information that we collect to prevent illegal activities, to enforce the The Epoch Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.[/cs_text][cs_text]<h5>Personalization</h5>
The Epoch connects Google Analytics client id data with The Epoch user ID data so that we can create a more personalized experience for users, even when not logged in.[/cs_text][cs_text]<h5>When permitted</h5>
In addition to the uses identified above, we may use the information that we collect for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.[/cs_text][x_line style=”border-top-color: hsl(0, 0%, 90%);border-top-width: 1px;”][x_custom_headline level=”h3″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”false” class=”mtn” style=”color: hsl(204, 70%, 53%);”]Steps We Take to Protect Your Privacy
[/x_custom_headline][cs_text]To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we put in place commercially reasonable physical, technical and administrative controls to protect your information. Please note that no method of transmission over the internet is 100% secure.

Remember, when visiting a third-party site from TheEpoch.com, we do not control the privacy policies of other parties, so please check before browsing on those sites to ensure you agree with their terms.[/cs_text][cs_text]<h5>Children under the age of 13</h5>
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as possible. If you believe that we may have collected information from a child under 13, please <a href=”https://theepoch.org/contact/” target=”_blank”>contact us</a>.[/cs_text][cs_text]<h5>Changes to this privacy policy</h5>
This privacy policy may be amended from time to time. When the policy is updated, the date of the last update will appear at the top of the privacy policy. If we make material changes, you will be notified here for a period of 30-60 days based on our last update.[/cs_text][cs_text]<h5>Accessing and updating your personal information</h5>
Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.

We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup systems).

Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems[/cs_text][cs_text]<h5>Deactivating your account and managing privacy settings</h5>
You can request that your culture account be deactivated at any time by <a href=”https://theepoch.org/contact/” target=”_blank”>contacting us</a>. When your account is deactivated, your user profile and all public activities (such as comments) will be hidden. You can also manage who can view your TheEpoch.org profile activity in the Privacy Tab of your profile’s account settings. To unsubscribe from our newsletters, click on the link at the bottom of a newsletter you have received, or you can manage your subscriptions from your culture profile.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]

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