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Privacy Policy

Update: January 2020

Transfer of Stewardship (aka 'responsibility' or 'control' in some circles)

We created the internet domain https://agilelean.eu for the exclusive use of the Agile Lean Europe community specifically to share information about the annual ALE Unconference.

We are a volunteer organisation representing the community of Agile and Lean practitioners in Europe. We organise the ALE Unconference for the community who opts in to attending the event which is held at least once a year.

Each year the ALE Unconference meets in a different European city. While we continue to represent the community, the formal structure of the volunteer group and the key contact person changes to be in-line with the customs and regulations of the city where we will meet next.

We transferred the stewardship of this website from the Verein Agile Lean Europe in Zurich to the formal organisation which will represent the same group of volunteers based in Portugal for 2019. Further we transferred to the formal organisation of the same type based in Riga, Latvia for 2021.

The website servers and database infrastructure has not changed.

Who we are ?

We are volunteer organizers representing the community of Agile and Lean practitioners in Europe.

In 2018 this website was maintained by: Verein Agile Lean Europe / CH-8005 Zürich

President: Timo Bezjak

In 2019 the website is maintained by Agile Lean Europe 2019 Porto (Manifestembrace - Associação)

President: Sónia Won

In 2020 and 2021 the website is maintained by "Agile Lean Europe 2020 Conference" biedrība (association) from Riga

Leads: Arturs Gedvillo and Ivo Peksens

Our website address is: https://agilelean.eu

What personal data we collect – and why we collect it ?


When visitors leave comments on this 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 anonymised 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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 Other Submissions

If you enter information on one of our contact forms we may story any of the information you enter along with your IP Address and browser user agent string.

Spam Detection

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment and other form submission data is processed to reduce spam.


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 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.) This includes Weezevent which we use for registrations. 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Registrations and Ticket Sales

All ticket sales are processed by our ticket handler Weezevent. We embed content from Weezevent on our site via iframe. We do not have anyway to directly record the information provide Weezevent. We will never ask for your credit card or sensitive billing data, and we never see your secure billings data. Therefore we can never store it on our platform. We will receive a copy of the other ticket sales information that you provide Weezevent which is necessary for us to process your registration (including your email and post mailing address). We may store this information and use it to correspond with you about the ticket transactions and send you news about the event so that you may use your ticket.

Mailing Lists

We use MailChimp for mailing lists. Your email address and other information you provide is sent to Mailchimp. We will send our email address and information you provide to mailchimp when you purchase a ticket through Weezevent, when you contact us through Contact Us! form or when you submit a session to our call for sessions.

You have the rights to opt out of mailings at anytime.

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.

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.

You may opt out of all mailings.

Where we send your data ?

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service as mentioned above. We also may collect anonymised information from your IP address which can be sent to google analytics but only in compliance with all regulations.

What data do we receive from third-parties ?

We receive data as described above from Weezevent. We may also receive anonymised data from google analytics.

If you have any questions about this policy please contact us.