Snowdrift.coop Privacy Policy

Version 0.4 effective December 1, 2016

Snowdrift.coop is dedicated to maintaining the utmost respect for user privacy. Although technology makes private information easy to collect, we choose to collect it only when deemed necessary.

Policy highlights:

Policy in full

Personal information

We consider "personal information" to mean either directly identifiable information (such as your name or email address) or several pieces of information that in combination may directly identify you, even if each piece individually does not.

Also, if we store personal information with other information, we consider the combination to be personal.

Information collection

We collect information about you when:

  1. You give it to us directly (such as through a form when registering for the site);
  2. We collect it automatically (such as your IP address when your browser makes requests to our web servers);
  3. Someone else tells us something about you (such as when a payment provider shares your email address after you make a deposit); or
  4. We perform analysis on aggregated user information (such as analyzing overall geographic distribution based on IP address).

What we do with your info

We use your information only in the manner to which you consent.

When we share your info

We do not sell or otherwise share your info with any third-party not involved directly in our operations.

Snowdrift.coop is an open organization, and we may publish non-personal aggregated information that we think will help foster an open web. Whenever we publish information about our users, we'll remove anything private that we believe might identify you.

If we share your personal information, we only share it with employees, contractors and service providers who have contractually promised to handle or use the data only in ways that we approve. If our corporate structure or status changes (e.g., if we restructure, are acquired, or go bankrupt), we will give all users a chance to get private information out of our systems before we pass them on to a successor or affiliate.

Storage and protection of data

We implement physical, policy, and technical security measure to protect your information. We take steps to make sure that anyone who sees your personal information (such as an authorized employee or contractor) has a good reason, sees only as much as they absolutely need to, and is only able to do Snowdrift.coop-approved things with your data.

Despite our efforts, we can't guarantee that malicious agents will never break in and access your data. If we find out about a security breach, we'll make concerted efforts to let you know so that you can take appropriate protective steps. We only keep information as long as we need to do the things we collected it for. Once we don't need it any more, we'll destroy it unless we are required by law to keep it longer.

You are always entitled to see and correct the private information we have about you. Please see the contact information below if you wish to do so. If you delete your account, we will retain only as much information as we need for our accounting records and destroy the rest.

When a government agency or civil litigant asks for your personal info, we'll only give it to them if we have a good faith belief that:

We follow the law whenever we receive requests about you and we'll notify you any time we are asked to hand over your personal info like this unless we're legally prohibited from doing so, or circumstances require otherwise. Nothing in this policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party's request to disclose your information.

Policy changes and contact information

We may sometimes change our privacy policies. When we do, we'll post a notice about the change on Snowdrift.coop and email our users. During our initial beta period, the privacy policy may be subject to change without notice, although we welcome public feedback. Once our site is in stable operating status, we will post any proposed changes for a 30-day comment period before they become effective (3 days for changes required purely for legal or administrative reasons).

If you want to make a correction to your information, or you have any questions or comments about our privacy policies, please contact us.


The Snowdrift.coop Privacy Policy is adapted from the Firefox Marketplace Privacy Policy, which is licensed by the Mozilla Corporation under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License v3.0. The Snowdrift.coop Privacy Policy is made available by us in its entirety under version 4.0 of the same CC-BY-SA license.


Footnotes

  1. We do ask projects to summarize whether their external policies deviate substantially from our standards; that way, any issues may be considered when users choose which projects to support.