Snowdrift.coop Privacy Policy

Version 0.6 effective June 7, 2018

Snowdrift.coop maintains utmost respect for user privacy. We collect, store, and process personal data only in the ways described below. Aside from any legal obligations, we do not share your data with any party not directly involved with our operations.

Contents

  1. Definition of personal data
  2. When and what personal data do we collect?
  3. What do we do with your data?
  4. When do we share your data?
  5. Storage and protection of data
  6. Getting, correcting, or deleting your data
  7. Specific privacy issues for our Discourse forum
  8. Appendices

Definition of personal data

We consider "personal data" to mean any of:

When and what personal data do we collect?

What do we do with your data?

(comic) Mimi: 'I sent $20 to a non-profit. Since then, they've spent $30 sending me junk-mail solicitations. I want a refund.' Eunice: 'But you owe them $10!'

We may use your data to provide a customized experience with our website and as part of determining non-personal aggregate statistics about the service. We otherwise aim to offer opt-in choices for personal data processing whenever feasible.

Besides notifications and announcements that you opt-in to receiving, we will use your email address to send you important policy and security updates.

When do we share your data?

Storage and protection of data

We make concerted efforts to follow the best security practices. But if we discover a security breach, we'll make concerted efforts to let you know as soon as possible.

Unless we are legally required to retain it, we make a good faith effort to delete personal data when no longer needed.

Getting, correcting, or deleting your data

If you want to download your personal data or have it edited, anonymized, or deleted, please email privacy@snowdrift.coop.

Specific privacy issues for our Discourse forum

At community.snowdrift.coop, we run an instance of Discourse, a free/libre/open forum program.

Discourse tracks users in order to customize the experience, award badges, calculate a "trust level" for each user, provide stats about usage, determine when to send notification emails, and prevent spam.

We make no use of this data outside of Discourse. Within available settings, we turn off unecessary tracking where we can. We also advocate at Discourse's own community forum for stronger privacy options.

We know that Discourse collects at least the following data:

Correcting, anonymizing, or deleting your data in Discourse


Appendices

Policy changes

We may sometimes change this privacy policy. When we do, we'll post a notice about the change on Snowdrift.coop and email anyone who we have on record as accepting the previous policy version. When feasible, we will post proposed changes in advance and offer a reasonable comment period before they become effective. Once official, we will ask users to accept the updated policy.

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License for this policy

The Snowdrift.coop Privacy Policy is available for free adaptation under the CC-BY-SA 4.0 International license.