V1.0 – 2019-01-07
Introduction and summary
Privacy is at the center of our project, and we recognize that your privacy is extremely important when you visit our website or use our services. We do not share any of your individual information with anybody without your permission.
We leverage tools from third parties to deliver you our services.
- We use Slimstat, an analytical WordPress plugin as a tool to get information on how our website is used. We do not collect any individual identifiable data. Furthermore we will not hand over individual data to anybody else.
- We use Discourse, an open source forum sotfware to power our forum, community.e.foundation. This forum platform is meant for home users and home user questions.
- We use Gitlab, an open source repository manager to store our DevOps packages and other critical information to deliver the OS, apps and other services.
- We use Sendgrid to send our email newsletters and other emails to registered users who have opted in.
- We use Postfix to send emails
- We use NextCloud for online Drive
Our website embeds content, like videos, captchas and others. We don’t share any of your data with the parties behind them, however, they can gather some information when you watch a video or click the captcha.
Please note that our blog on e.foundation/blog aggregates content from newspapers, blogs and other sources and we can not be held responsible for their opinions or content.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
Like most websites, e.foundation collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, operating system, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. e.foundation’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how e.foundation’s visitors use its website. From time to time, e.foundation may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
e.foundation also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. e.foundation does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information to third parties unless legally obliged to do so.
We honour the do-not-track directive. e.foundation won’t track anything if this is enabled.
When registering or submitting a form on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details. See below on what happens with that data.
When do we collect information?
On our website:
We don’t collect your personal information when you browse on the e.foundation website. But you may decide to give us some personal information when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form, make a donation, interact with us on social media, submit a job or an internship application, or enter information on our site.
e.foundation allows you to make donations which are essential to the existence of our project. This transaction is processed by third parties, and not e.foundation.
e.foundation 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.
How do we protect visitor information?
We use regular Malware Scanning.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks 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.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order and enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits, and select the right language, if available.
Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We do not use third-party services (like Google Analytics) that track this information on our behalf, as we do not use any third party tracker.
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 do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer 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 do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Think aggregated statistics (number of website visitors in a particular month) or trends (“we see an increase in the number of visitors from Asia”).
Users are able to change their personal information:
By emailing us
By calling us
How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
We do not allow or employ third-party behavioral tracking. Our website features no third party ads or tracking tools.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from correspondence by that tool. Note that you have to unsubscribe separately from our newsletter and our marketing automation tool.
Find the legal notice here.
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