For performance reasons, any of these connections may also be served through one or more content delivery networks (CDNs) and as such also subject to the Privacy Policies of such CDNs. One notable CDN we use in many locations is CloudFlare.
Last updated: 2021-09-01.
How We Collect DataWe collect data about your visit and use of our sites and services in industry-standard ways. Normal operational data is collected in site access logs, and your session data for parts of our sites where you log in (e.g. the forum) will be collected and stored in the relevant databases.
We do not collect any data outside of our controlled services, and we do not track you in any way.
What Data We CollectAs part of your visit, we will collect your IP address, user agent, and any referrers sent by your browser in access logs. We also log the nature of your visit and which parts of the sites and/or services you have accessed.
In addition, for account-relative actions (that require you to set up an account and log in, e.g. the forum), we collect personal information like your chosen (user)name, a password and e-mail address. Only those items of personal information necessary to operate the accounts or provide services will be required. Any other volunteered information is at your own discretion.
We do not collect telemetry on your browser use or extension use.
Occasionally, we may collect data on specific software update requests over a short period of time to measure the approximate size of our user base. This data will be stored temporarily only for the purpose of this measurement.
Data ProtectionWe protect your data by:
Data RetentionIn principle we store data only for as long as is reasonably necessary/commonly practiced to operate our sites and services.
Site access logs are cycled regularly, at which point old entries will be discarded. This site access log retention is in principle 30 days or less. If necessary, this retention period may temporarily be extended as-needed to a maximum of 90 days to address important issues requiring long-term investigation. This log retention period of time balances privacy concerns with the need to ensure that log processing systems have time to operate, that operators have time to monitor and fix technical, security and performance problems, that any abuse reports can be handled properly and supplied with relevant data to authorities, and that data aggregation systems (i.e.: administration graphs of server load and usage, needed to adjust resources based on our usership) have time to operate. These logs will not be used for any other purposes, nor will they be archived or stored in any way past their retention period.
Forum accounts are pruned occasionally to prevent unnecessary storage of personal information in our database (based on last-logged-in data). Forum accounts will be purged in manually-initiated pre-announced purges by forum staff.
Pale Moon Sync accounts are automatically purged if unused, in regular (weekly) maintenance windows, using the retention period as outlined in the Pale Moon Sync terms.
Data disclosure to third partiesData about your visits is not transmitted to any third parties. Any backup and inspection of such data will be restricted to transfer over encrypted connections to prevent eavesdropping, and copies will be deleted as soon as their purpose has been fulfilled.
In principle, we never disclose visitor data to third parties, including our partners. An exception to this non-disclosure principle is if your visit or behavior is either suspect of abuse or criminal activity (i.e.: if you perform misconduct, we may report you to the relevant authorities), or if such disclosure is mandated by a court order that is valid in the country where either the domain owner or the hosting server resides (i.e.: we will not obstruct justice, but will not volunteer this information unless legally required to do so).
We may also disclose this information in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to third parties to prevent fraud).
User Trust and Disclaimer
By using our sites and services, you indicate, as a user, that you
integrity and handling of your data. If you cannot, for any reason,
place this kind of trust in us, then you should refrain from using our
sites and services.
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