Privacy Policy

Who we are: Women Speak Tech is a meetup style event organizer based in Northern California.  Our website address is

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 visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media: 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.

Contact forms and Cookies: If you complete a contact form on our website, the contact form is accessible to our site administrators and Women Speak Tech personnel. Based on your opt-in requests your information will be stored appropriately for the request made. We use Benchmark Email: and for anyone has registered using this platform. Ticketing for events we use:

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 (1) 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics: We use the site analytics provided by Siteground, WordPress and Jetpack.

Who we share your data with: We share event registrant data with our sponsors to enable access to their venues and the event(s).  Our registrant data comes from Eventbrite and our Meet Up site —

See their privacy policies: and for anyone has registered using this platform.

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.

If you have provided us your information by whatever means we use to manage your ability to opt out of future event notifications and Benchmarkemail automatically removes you from our contact lists stored within their platform. For more information on Benchmarkemail’s policies please see:

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.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data: We use the services of Siteground,  Word Press, Jetpack, Benchmarkemail, Meet Up, and Eventbrite to help keep your data safe.

If you have any questions or need to opt out please contact us via email at or by phone at 530-448-8284.