Last updated: 2021-03-09

Security B-Sides (“BSidesSF”, “us”, “we”, or “our”) operates bsidessf.org, bsidessf.net, and other relevant domains and subdomains (the “Site”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site. We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site and for providing services related to your conference registration and participation. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection and Use

BSidesSF uses various third party services to provide the Site, related services, and analyze their use. Please refer to the appropriate third party privacy policy for complete information on their privacy practices.

Cookies

BSidesSF uses cookies for analytics, abuse detection, and integration with third party services.

A cookie is a small piece of text that our Site stores on your computer or mobile device, which your browser sends to us when you return to our Site. By using the Site, you agree that we can place these cookies on your computer or device. You may disable your browser or device’s ability to accept cookies from BSidesSF without any loss in Site functionality provided by BSidesSF. However, you may experience problems accessing functionality provided by our third party services.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics as a third party tracking service, but we don’t use it to track you individually or collect your Personal Information. We use Google Analytics to collect information about how our website performs and how our users, in general, navigate through and use the Site. This helps us evaluate our users’ use of the Site; compile statistical reports on activity; and improve our content and website performance.

Google Analytics gathers certain simple, non-personally identifying information over time, such as your IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring and exit pages, timestamp, and similar data about your use of the Site. We do not link this information to any of your personal information such as your name or email address.

BSidesSF will not, nor will we allow any third party to, use the Google Analytics tool to track our users individually; collect any Personal Information other than IP address; or correlate your IP address with your identity. Google provides further information about its own privacy practices and offers a browser add-on to opt out of Google Analytics tracking.

Certain pages on our site may set other third party cookies. For example, we may embed content, such as maps, from another site that sets a cookie. While we try to minimize these third party cookies, we can’t always control what cookies this third party content sets.

Log Files

BSidesSF uses logs to track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

Conference Registration - RegFox

BSidesSF via its provider Webconnex LLC (“RegFox”) and their partners collects the following information in order to facilitate your purchase of ticket(s) and other conference merchandise:

  • Name

  • Email address

  • Credit card information

  • Country

  • ZIP/postal code

  • IP address

  • Phone number (if you elect to deliver your ticket(s) via text message)

BSidesSF’s provider will use this information to validate your credit card purchase and deliver your tickets. BSidesSF will use your name and email address to provide you with important information about your conference registration and opportunities to attend future events. You may unsubscribe from future emails at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any non-transactional email or by emailing info[@]bsidessf.org.

Donations

BSidesSF via its providers Donorbox, PayPal, Square, Stripe, and any sub-processors collects the following information in order to facilitate your donation(s):

  • Name

  • Email address

  • Credit card information

  • ZIP/postal code

  • IP address

BSidesSF’s providers will use this information to validate your donation and send you a receipt. BSidesSF will use your name and email address to thank you for the donation and to provide you information about future events or donation opportunities. You may unsubscribe from future emails at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any non-transactional email or by emailing info[@]bsidessf.org.

For donations where Stripe is utilized, Stripe collects identifying information about the devices that connect to its services. Stripe uses this information to operate and improve the services it provides to BSidesSF, including for fraud detection.

Mailing List

BSidesSF provides the following information to Mailchimp in order to send non-transactional emails (i.e. newsletters and information about future events):

  • Name

  • Email address

  • Interests in sponsoring, presenting, volunteering, etc.

  • Past conferences attended

You may unsubscribe from these emails at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link included at the bottom of each email or by emailing info[@]bsidessf.org.

Store - Shopify

When you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers), email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information.”

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:

  • Communicate with you;

  • Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and

  • When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

Talk Feedback/Q&A - Slido

BSidesSF via its provider Slido collects the following information from feedback submitters:

  • Name

  • Email address

We will use this information to contact you and/or provide updates regarding the feedback / Q&A you submitted. If you do not wish for us to retain this information, please contact info[@]bsidessf.org to request removal.

Talk Submission - PaperCall

BSidesSF via its provider PaperCall collects the following information from presentation submitters:

  • Name

  • Email address

  • T-shirt size

We will use this information to contact you and/or provide updates regarding the presentation / workshop you submitted. If you do not wish for us to retain this information, please contact program[@]bsidessf.org to request removal from the submissions.

Tracking

Do Not Track” is a privacy preference you can set in your browser if you do not want online services to collect and share certain kinds of information about your online activity from third party tracking services. We do not track your online browsing activity on other online services over time, and we do not permit third-party services to track your activity on our site beyond our basic Google Analytics tracking, which you may opt out of here. Because we do not share this kind of data with third party services or permit this kind of third party data collection on the Site for any of our users, and we do not track our users on third-party websites ourselves, we do not need to respond differently to an individual browser’s Do Not Track setting.

If you are interested in turning on your browser’s privacy and Do Not Track settings, the Do Not Track website has browser-specific instructions.

Volunteer Registration - CERVIS

BSidesSF via its provider CERVIS collects the following information from volunteers:

  • Name

  • Email address

  • Phone number

  • T-shirt size

We will use this information to contact you and/or provide updates regarding the volunteer positions you selected during signup. This may include text messages sent via Twilio. If you do not wish to volunteer after signing up, please contact volunteer[@]bsidessf.org to request removal from the volunteer list.

Disclosure

BSidesSF will not sell, trade, or otherwise disclose your Personal Information to third parties except when necessary to fulfill your conference registration and participation, store order, when compelled to by applicable laws and regulations or a valid and legal court order (such as a subpoena, search warrant, or other lawful request for information we receive), or to otherwise protect our rights. If we are going to release your Personal Information, our policy is to provide you with notice unless we are prohibited from doing so by law or court order (including orders under 18 U.S.C. § 2705(b)).

Changes

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons.

Contact Us

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at info[@]bsidessf.org or by mail using the details provided below:

548 Market Street PMB 22241, San Francisco, CA, 94104, United States