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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: fosspost.org. We make the FOSS Post team which includes people from all over the world. FOSS Post is not a registered company, organization or entity in any country.

What do we collect and why

When you visit fosspost.org, we receive your IP address, browser user-agent and some other cookies your browser may provide us with. Some of this data is stored at our backend servers and some of them are stored remotly at 3rd-party services or the hosting company and CDN we use.

When visitors leave comments on the 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 anonymized 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.

When you send us an email using one of your contact forms, we receive your name, email and message along with your IP address. Any personally-identifiable information that you submit to us is never shared with anyone. 

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). 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.

Analytics

We have Google analytics and WordPress.com tracking scripts set up on our websites. Those scripts may track your IP address, geographical location, browser agent, cookies for other websites you visited or any other information your browser can give about you. Those services’ privacy policies are running between you and them too.

We use this data to learn more about our users and enhance their browsing experiance in our website. 

Who we share your data with

Some of your information are shared with 3rd-party services such as Google Adsense, Google Analytics, WordPress.com and some other plugin developers or service providers we use. Those services use this data to display certain ads for you or track where you are coming from or enhance your experience on our website.

Unless required so by the law, we’ll never share any of your personal information such as IP address, email address or browser agent with any other party unless stated in this page.

How long we retain your data

All logs, emails, comments forms or any other data collected about you when you visit our websites are stored indefinitely.

Compliance with GDPR

Our estimates show that only 10-20% of our visitors are coming from the EU. Since we are not running a commercial activity nor we are an officially registered entity anywhere, nor do we target EU users (or any other users), we see no reason to comply with the GDPR and modify our infrastructure accordingly. Hence, fosspost.org is not compatible with GDPR nor will be anytime soon.

Inquiries

For any question or concern regarding your data or this privacy policy, please email us at contact[at]fosspost.org

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