Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site and gather data when you participate in the forum by reading, writing, and evaluating the content shared here.

When registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your name and e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site without registering. Your e-mail address will be verified by an email containing a unique link. If that link is visited, we know that you control the e-mail address.

When registered and posting, we record the IP address that the post originated from. We also may retain server logs which include the IP address of every request to our server.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience — your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • To improve our site — we continually strive to improve our site offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To improve customer service — your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • To send periodic emails — The email address you provide may be used to send you information, notifications that you request about changes to topics or in response to your user name, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. We will not send unsolicited emails, such as e-mail subscriptions, without your prior consent.

How do we protect your information?

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

What is your data retention policy?

We will make a good faith effort to:

  • Retain server logs containing the IP address of all requests to this server no more than 90 days.
  • Retain the IP addresses associated with registered users and their posts no more than 6 months.

Account Deletion

We provide the ability for individual users of this service to purge all of their content by using the Account Deletion tool. We can only guarantee the removal of all content on the Tuxspace web site. Third party services who have previously been granted access to your content, through means of sharing to other users, cannot be assured. However, if a deletion has been requested, third party services are notified of this request. Third party services may delete your content from their service at their discretion.

To delete your account, please visit the "Account Deletion" page whilst you are signed in. This will permanently, irreversibly remove content from your account and deactivate it.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). These cookies enable the site to recognize your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. We will not directly provide a third party with access to your information without prior consent. You, the end user, may revoke these permissions at any time by navigating to the "Authorized Applications" section of your user preferences.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our site, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law. Personally identifiable visitor information will not be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other purposes that could be considered nefarious.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our site. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Our site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old. This server is hosted in the Netherlands, and therefore are not required to comply with the requirements of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act). However, at our discretion, we may revoke access to a user's account in order to protect their safety, or the safety of others. If you are under the age of 13 years, we would ask that you obtain the approval of a parent or guardian before joining this site.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our site and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our web site privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Recent Changes to our Privacy Policy

Wednesday, April 19th, 2018
Following user feedback, our Privacy Policy has been amended:

  • IP Address retention will be kept for no longer than 6 months. Previously, this was 5 years.
  • Amends to cookies and user information, regarding third party services.
  • Added information on where you can change your privacy settings
  • Modified clause: "Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.". This is no longer the case.
  • Added section for Account Deletion

This document is CC-BY-SA. It was last updated April 19, 2018. Originally adapted from the Discourse privacy policy.