Data Promise

At White October Events, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our website and subscribers to our newsletter. We promise to handle and store your data fairly and legally at all times.

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. If you have any questions about what data we collect, or how we use it, please get in touch and we'll be happy to help: [email protected]

There are a few different reasons we might be storing your data:

  • You've signed up to our mailing list
  • You've bought a ticket to a conference or workshop
  • A sponsor has scanned your badge at an event

We also use cookies on our website.

Newsletter mailing list

When you complete the newsletter sign up form on the website, you are agreeing that you'd like to receive occasional emails about this event. We use a third party service called Pardot to deliver our newsletters, and you can read their privacy notice here.

The emails we send include information about:

  • Call for Proposals
  • Scholarship schemes
  • Ticket launches
  • Speaker announcements
  • Workshops
  • Future conference announcements

We will keep your email address unless you unsubscribe from the mailing list. Links to unsubscribe and to update your email preferences can be found on every email we send you. We don't rent, sell or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses for marketing purposes.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or the emails that we send, please send us an email: [email protected]

Conference attendees

If you are attending the conference, there are a small number of third parties we work with in order to ensure you have a fantastic experience with us:

Tito

Ticketing platform

When you purchase a ticket, we need to collect the following information in order to process the payment:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Payment details

White October Events and Tito keeps a record of your name and email address so that we can contact you about your ticket purchase. We do not keep your payment details. You can read Tito's privacy notice here.

We ask conference attendees to provide us with certain personal information. We ask questions like "do you have any special access or dietary requirements" to help ensure that we are running a high quality and fully inclusive event. Other information (such as job role, or level of experience) helps us get a better understanding about our audience, which helps us to continually refine and improve our service. We might ask for your t-shirt size so that we can give you a t-shirt which fits!

Anonymised data based on some parts of the information we collect is sometimes used in marketing material. We promise never to share you data with any third parties without your express permission. We will keep your data for 4 years after the conference.

Reftec

Delegate badge suppliers

In order for Reftec to print our delegate badges, we provide them with a the following information (if provided when registering your conference ticket):

  • First name
  • Email address
  • Job role
  • Company name
  • Company sector
  • Company size
  • Company website.

Reftech is a UK company and has been awarded ISO certification for data security. You can read more about this here.

Sponsors

At the conference, your badge will feature a barcode unique to you. Our sponsors may request your permission to scan your badge so they can get in touch with you after the conference. If you agree, the sponsor will receive the following information (if provided when registering your conference ticket):

  • First name
  • Email address
  • Job role
  • Company name
  • Company sector
  • Company size
  • Company website.

By allowing our sponsors to scan your badge, you are giving them permission to collect this information from us. Please note, sponsors will not receive your details unless your badge has been scanned by them at the event.


Cookies and how we use them

Most cookies that we use are 'session' cookies and only exist for the time that you are using our site.

We also track cookies anonymously to fuel our site analytics and learn how to improve your user experience. We also track cookies to deliver content, including advertisements, relevant to your interests on third-party sites.

We do not track you on any non-The Lead Developer website or communication.

Browser settings and cookies

We also use technology that uses Internet Protocol (IP) information exchanges during the course of normal web activity combined with data-enhancement technology to get detailed analytics information.

Advertising on the web

On The Lead Developer unaffiliated sites, The Lead Developer displays interest-based advertising using the information you make available to us when you interact with our sites, content, or services. Interest-based ads, also sometimes referred to as personalised or targeted ads, are displayed to you based on information from activities such as purchasing on our sites, use of devices, apps or software, visiting sites that contain The Lead Developer content or ads, interacting with The Lead Developer tools or using our payment services.

Like other online ad networks, we use cookies, web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), and other technologies (collectively, "cookies"). Cookies enable us to learn about what ads you see, what ads you click, and other actions you take on our sites and other sites. This allows us to provide you with more useful and relevant ads. We do not associate your interaction with unaffiliated sites with your identity in providing you with interest-based ads. We do not provide any personal information to advertisers or to third party sites that display our interest-based ads.

Advertising Preferences

You may modify the settings in most browsers to notify you when you receive a new cookie and disable cookies altogether. To opt out of Google's use of cookies and advertising preferences, go to the Adchoices account to activate or deactivate advertising permissions based on your previous web history.

Useful links

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:

Microsoft Cookies guide

Cookie law

The IAB has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising:

youronlinechoices.co.uk/uk

For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful:

Data Protection Act 1998

The Information Commissioner's Office

IAB Europe EU Framework for Online Behavioural Advertising

Sponsors

If you'd like to get involved in supporting the conference, please get in touch to request a sponsor pack.

Hired

Premier Sponsor

Intercom

Platinum Sponsor

GoCD

Gold Plus Sponsor

eSynergy Solutions

Gold Sponsor

YLD

Gold Sponsor

N26

Gold Sponsor

Spotify

Gold Sponsor

Monzo

Gold Sponsor

Yelp

Silver Sponsor

Government Digital Service

Silver Sponsor

Softwire

Diversity & Inclusion Sponsor

Financial Times

Diversity & Inclusion Sponsor

Sticker Mule

Bronze Sponsor

Sign up for conference updates

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