For the purposes of fair and transparent processing of personal data, we hereby provide you with the following information and invite you to carefully become familiarized with these provisions on the processing of personal data before you provide us with any of your personal data.
We hereby inform you we process your personal data, if you opt to provide us with your personal data upon the registration for the participation in “TAPOST” (hereinafter referred to as – the Conference). Thus, you have been informed that the information provided by you may be used in accordance with these provisions on the processing of personal data.
Theory and practice of software testing (TAPOST) conference website collects data about visitors at www.tapost.org. This helps us understand how useful the website is and how to improve it.
You have many rights that you can use to control your privacy. TAPOST respects those rights. We want to help you exercise your rights, so you will find details on how to do so below.
Your data controller
Your data controller is NGO Latvian IT Cluster (legal name Latvijas Informācijas tehnoloģiju klasteris, biedrība). Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone +371 67089815, office/legal address Skolas 11, Riga, Latvia LV-1050.
Filming and Photography
You consent to the Conference (or those specifically employed by the Conference to make on-site recordings) recording you by any means including, without limitation, electronic recording, film, videotape, audio tape and photography (the “Recordings”) without compensation of any kind to you. You further agree that the Conference shall own the copyright of these Recordings. We typically use these recordings for promotional photos and videos displayed on the event websites and social media. Speaking sessions are also filmed and provided to the speakers for their business use.
Registration for Conference
Information on the natural person is necessary for the registration of a person for the participation in the Conference, for the identification of a registered participant upon registration thereof in the accounting register during the Conference and receipt of document confirming participation at the Conference, as well as for the provision of the participant’s participation and communication on possible changes or news related to the process of the Conference. When you register to Conference you agree to receive marketing information, contact details of a participant may be used for sending of informative marketing materials (communication), including by sending information on the events organized by the Controller in the future (forums, seminars and such), information on news and practical solutions in the field testing.
What data do TAPOST collect and how is it used?
Website browsing statistics
TAPOST is constantly improving its website and aims to make using it as easy as possible. For this purpose, TAPOST needs to know what information is most relevant to website visitors, how often they connect, what browser and device they use, what content is mostly read, what region visitors come from, and similar demographics and statistics.
TAPOST collects this information by using an automated tool called Google Analytics. This allows TAPOST to record and analyse how visitors use the website.
You can learn more about how Google Analytics works and the information it allows us to collect and analyse here – https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1012034?hl=lten&ref_topic=6157800
TAPOST uses this data on the basis of our legitimate interest as a business in improving our understanding of client needs and preferences in order to constantly enhance our services and improve client access to information that TAPOST publishes.
You may at any time disable collection of your data by Google Analytics, as described here – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
The server that hosts the TAPOST website may also record requests you make to the server, such as the web address you open, the device and browser you use, your IP address, date and time of access. This data is used only for technical purposes – that is, to ensure the proper functioning and security of the website and to investigate possible security incidents.
The basis for collecting and using such data is TAPOST’s legitimate interest in ensuring the technical availability and security of the TAPOST website.
Cookies and pixel tags
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. A cookie enables the website to remember your actions and preferences ‒ such as login, language, font size and other display preferences ‒ over a period, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
What are pixel tags?
A pixel tag is a type of technology placed on a website or within the body of an email for the purpose of tracking certain activity, such as views of a website or when an email is opened. Pixel tags are often used in combination with cookies.
Other cookies and pixel tags allow TAPOST to track website traffic and users’ interaction with the website – TAPOST uses this data to analyse visitors’ behavior and to improve visitors’ experience. These cookies and pixel tags are placed and used by the Google Analytics tool.
How to control cookies and pixel tags?
You can control and/or delete cookies and pixel tags as you wish. You can delete all cookies and pixel tags that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. But if you do this you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site, while some services and functionalities may not work.
TAPOST may use website visitor statistical data to analyse trends and demographics of TAPOST visitors. However, TAPOST does not assign each visitor an individual profile.
Who may access your data
Statistical data about TAPOST visitors may be accessed by marketing and PR employees, who are responsible for analysing that data and for improving our website.
TAPOST partners who provide TAPOST with website content management tools or who host the TAPOST website may have access to technical log files.
The Google Analytics tool provided by Google Inc. (a US company) has access to statistical data collected by that tool. Google Inc has subscribed to the EU-US Privacy Shield principles EU – US Privacy Shield list, which confirms that what we have provided complies with mandatory