As our project focuses on respecting user data, we know that privacy is extremely important to you. We do not share any individual information with anybody.

Below we detail how resources and software behave regarding your personal information. We aim to be as transparent as possible.

  • our website :
  • our software: /e/OS and apps
  • our single identity: account
  • our developer portal:
  • our community forum:

e Foundation Policy

About this Website

The source code of the website can be found in It is licensed under the GPL v2 license.

We use Slimstat to create visitors statistics for our internal use. We use these statistics internally, for example, to measure how our website performs or which news site people come from. These statistics are not providing us any personal identifiable information. This information isn’t disclosed to third parties unless legally obliged to do so.

We use cookies to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You can do this through your browser (like Chrome, Safari or Firefox) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies settings. If you disable cookies, some minor features might be disabled.

We honour the do-not-track directive. If enabled, https// won’t create any statistics or cookie per your visit.

Please note that aggregates content from media, blogs and other sources and we cannot be held responsible for their opinions or content.

Do we collect any personal information on

We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, make a donation, interact with us by email, submit a job or an internship application, or enter information on our site.

When you register to receive our newsletter by email, you will get general news about the project including information about new products and services. You may unsubscribe from any of these communications.

We implement a variety of security measures when you place an order and enter, submit, or access your information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

What about the information I submit when I donate?

As a non-profit, we rely on donations and allows you to make a donation. Those transactions are processed by third parties, and not does not receive any financial information, which is transmitted from you to our third party vendors for processing. The name of the third party will be displayed at the time of the transaction.

We use PayPal and Patreon to process donations to the e Foundation.

How do we protect personal data on our servers?

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks at our partners and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

/e/OS Privacy Policy


We don’t collect or keep any information about which Android or Progressive Web Applications you install and run on /e/OS, or what you do within those apps (app metadata). Our search engine Spot is a metasearch engine. It provides basic privacy by mixing your queries with searches on other platforms without storing search data. All your requests are anonymized. There is no systematic mining of the data sent to you other than to provide you with search results. There is no manual processing or transfer to any third party. IP addresses are logged for the minimum legal duration. We can not take any responsibility for third-party apps and the data they store or obtain about users. We do have a policy in our app store against abusing private data and any app that is found to be in violation is removed and its author banned. However, we do not have the ability to check all code of all third-party applications and thus we recommend you are careful when installing third-party apps. If you see any problems, please report it to abuse@e.mail


In /e/OS, we don’t collect or keep any information about your GPS location. To be able to locate you when you use the onboard maps application or other services requiring your location, we do so by leveraging the Mozilla Location Services API, a set of software tools developed by Mozilla Corporation.

Here is what that means for your data

  • This means that Mozilla receives your approximate location when you ask us to locate you. Mozilla will receive your location each time you choose to share your location with another application or website.
  • Mozilla receives publicly observable data about WiFi access points, Bluetooth beacons and cell towers around you, your estimated latitude and longitude, the date and information about your heading, speed and altitude. This information is stored locally on your device until an Internet connection is established. The data is then deleted from your device and sent to Mozilla.
  • If you do not want to report crowd-sourced data to Mozilla, you can set your location services to ‘off’ or ‘device only’. These settings can be accessed from your OS, going into ‘Settings’, then tap ‘Location’. To turn off location services, tap the switch in the top right corner and then  ‘Mode’. To select ‘device only, within the ‘location’ settings page, tap on ‘mode’ and select ‘Device only.
  • In addition, Mozilla may receive certain temporary data such as your IP address. This data is deleted after being used as follows:
  • for security purposes to protect against certain types of attack.
  • to assist in providing you with an approximate location.

Over the Air Updates

When you connect to our servers to update /e/OS, we collect some visitors statistics such as your IP address, only for our internal use. We use these statistics internally, for example, to know which country users come from or which smartphones variants are being updated. These statistics are not providing us any personal identifiable information. This information is not disclosed unless legally obliged to do so. All data on your “own” /e/ server is encrypted and never shared, sold or traded to any third party. We will only disclose the limited user data we possess unless legally obliged to do so. Power users or users concerned about their personal data being in remote servers can choose to self-host. and policy

Our software does not send any of your user personal data to us.

We use NextCloud, OnlyOffice, and Postfix to provide our cloud services.

The following default apps mail/drive/gallery/calendar/files/tasks are linked to your account and communicate seamlessly with your “own” /e/ server (through our partner Nextcloud). While these apps handle your personal mail, calendar and files, they do not send any personal data to us.

All data on your “own” /e/ server is encrypted and never shared, sold or traded to any third party. We will only disclose the limited user data we possess if legally obliged to do so. policy

About this portal

To run our developer portal, we rely on the open source gitlab software. This platform is self hosted and is meant for voluntary contributors and issue logging!

Do we collect any personal information on our portal

We collect information from you when you create an account on our gitlab space, when you post or edit code source, comment, or post an issue. This information is used to identify your profile and contributions on this developer portal. We do not share, disclose or otherwise distribute any data to third parties. In case you would like to delete your account, you can choose to have your contributions anonymised or deleted. policy

About this forum

To run our user forum, we rely on the open source Discourse software. This platform is self hosted and is meant for home users and home user questions! We do not share, disclose or otherwise distribute any data from it.

Do we collect any personal information on our forum

When you connect to our community forum to read, post, send a private message or otherwise participate, we compile statistics such as page views, daily active users, new contributors, …. We don’t use any statistics in an identifiable form. We use these statistics internally for example to measure the community engagement or its growth. This information is only meant for internal use.

Privacy Policy Changes

We may change this privacy policy from time to time and we will update you when it is the case. We also encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes.


If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

e Foundation

28 rue de Hauteville

75010 Paris

Do not send smartphones or any parcels to this address.

Legal Notice

e Foundation
Non-profit organization under the French law for association 1901 registered on April 26th 2018

Nº Siret: 84014633600010
Code APE: 6209Z

28 Rue de Hauteville
75010 PARIS


Legal Representative: Gaël Duval
Publishing Editor: Gaël Duval

Hosting: OVH –


In accordance with the provisions of French Law (Article 34 of Law No. 48-87 of January 6th 1978), the user has the right to access, rectify, or suppress personal data. You also have a right to define instructions that allow access to your data in case of death (the official application rules for this right are currently pending). Requests regarding these rights and delisting right can be exercised:

▸ sending an e-mail using the following address:
▸ a postal mail to the address of the head office of eFoundation indicating its name or company name, physical and/or electronic contact details. The modification will take place within a reasonable time from the receipt of the user’s request, in accordance with the provisions laid down in Law No. 2004 – 575 of June 21st 2004 on “Confiance dans l’Économie Numérique”, in particular the Article 6 thereof.


This website contains information provided by external companies or hypertext links to other sites that have not been developed by e Foundation. The content made available on the site is provided for information purposes only. The existence of a link from this site to another site does not constitute an endorsement of that site or its content. It is the viewer’s responsibility to use this information with critical thinking. cannot be held liable for information, opinions and recommendations provided by third parties.

e Foundation cannot be held responsible for any direct or indirect damage caused to the user’s equipment when accessing the site, resulting either from the use of equipment that does not meet the required technical specifications or from the appearance of a bug or incompatibility.

e Foundation cannot also be held liable for indirect damages (such as loss of market or opportunity) resulting from the use of the site.