We realise that data privacy is a hot topic, and we want you to be comfortable with what happens to your data by using the forum.
When you sign up to the forum you submit certain information such as your name and email address. We also collect some information about your use of the forum like your IP address.
We’ll also have access to any information that you choose to post publicly on the forum. Our admins do have access to direct messages you may send to other users, but will rarely access these. For example, if someone reports that they’ve received messages that break our guidelines.
What is your information used for?
The simple answer is that it is used to properly run #wearedozens. We use the information you provide to:
- help us manage your #wearedozens account
- track, analyse and improve #wearedozens
- make sure everyone is following our guidelines
We will only use your information to communicate with you by email if you have given us permission to do this. You can always unsubscribe from receiving these if you want to, by email or in your account settings.
Where does your information go?
Remember that your posts on #wearedozens are public and visible to everyone. Otherwise your #wearedozens account information is kept confidential. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. We will only share it with the following:
- #wearedozens administrators and other dozens staff when they need it to do their job.
- #wearedozens forum provider Discourse.
We’ll also share it to comply with the law; to enforce our terms of service or other agreements; or to protect the rights, property or safety of us, #wearedozens community members, our customers or others.
We keep your data as long as you’re using #wearedozens, and after that we anonymise inactive accounts to remove all personal data at least every 3 years.
If you’d like your data anonymised before this, please contact us.
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 this). These cookies enable the site to recognise your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account.
You have a right to:
- access the personal data we hold about you, or to get a copy of it
- make us correct inaccurate data
- ask us to delete, ‘block’ or suppress your data, though for legal reasons we might not always be able to do it
- object to us using your data for direct marketing and in certain circumstances ‘legitimate interests’, research and statistical reasons
- withdraw any consent you’ve previously given us.
To do so, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We might transfer and store the data we collect from you somewhere outside the European Economic Area (‘EEA’). People who work for us or our suppliers outside the EEA might also process your data. We may share data with organisations and countries that:
- the European Commission say have adequate data protection
- we’ve agreed standard data protection clauses with