Privacy Questions and Answers

This notice describes how community.chakralinux.org collects and uses data about you.

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What is community.chakralinux.org?

community.chakralinux.org is the support forum where the Chakra Linux community receive news from the contributors, get and give help, and discuss various topics related to the Chakra Linux operating system.

How does community.chakralinux.org collect data about me?

community.chakralinux.org collects data about you:

community.chakralinux.org does not buy or otherwise receive data about you from data brokers.

What data does community.chakralinux.org collect about me, and why?

community.chakralinux.org collects data about visits to the community.chakralinux.org forum.

When you visit the community.chakralinux.org forum, whether you have an account or not, the forum uses cookies, server logs, and other methods to collect data about what pages you visit and when.

community.chakralinux.org uses data about how you use the website to:

  • optimize the forum, so that it’s quick and easy to use
  • diagnose and debug technical errors
  • defend the forum from abuse and technical attacks
  • compile statistics on forum and topic popularity
  • compile statistics on the kinds of software and computers visitors use

community.chakralinux.org usually stores data about how you use the forum in identifiable form for just a few weeks. In special circumstances, like extended investigations about technical attacks, community.chakralinux.org may preserve log data longer, for analysis. community.chakralinux.org stores aggregate statistics about use of the forum for as long as community.chakralinux.org hosts the forum, but those statistics don’t include data identifiable to you personally.

community.chakralinux.org collects account data.

Many features of the forum that community.chakralinux.org hosts require a forum account. For example, to post and reply to topics.

To sign up for a forum account, Discourse requires your name, a user name, and an e-mail address.

community.chakralinux.org uses your account data to identify you on the forum, and to create pages specific to you, like your profile page. If the forum is public, community.chakralinux.org publishes your account data. If the forum is access-restricted, community.chakralinux.org makes your account data available to everyone who can access the forum, according to the forum administrator’s configuration.

community.chakralinux.org uses your e-mail address to:

  • notify you about posts and other activity on the forum
  • reset your password and help keep your account secure
  • contact you in special circumstances related to your account
  • contact you about legal requests, like DMCA takedown requests

You may provide additional data for your account, like a short biography, your location, or your birthday, on the profile settings page for your account. community.chakralinux.org makes that data available to others who can access the forum. You don’t have to provide this additional information, and you can erase it at any time.

community.chakralinux.org stores your account data as long as your account remains open.

community.chakralinux.org collects data about posts and other activity on the forum.

community.chakralinux.org collects the content of your posts, plus data about bookmarks, likes, and links you follow in order to share that data with others, through the forum. If the forum is public, community.chakralinux.org publishes your activity. If the forum is access-restricted, or access restrictions apply to the specific post, community.chakralinux.org makes your activity available only to users permitted to see it.

community.chakralinux.org also collects data about private messages that you send through the forum. community.chakralinux.org makes private messages available to senders and their recipients, and also to forum administrators.

community.chakralinux.org stores your posts and other activity as long as your account remains open.

How can I make choices about data collection?

You can make choices about how data about is used on the settings page for your account. When a forum uses access restrictions that vary by category, you can choose who will see your post by choosing the appropriate category.

community.chakralinux.org does not respond to the Do Not Track HTTP header.

Where does community.chakralinux.org store data about me?

The community.chakralinux.org forum is hosted on a Virtual Private Server, or VPS for short, rented from Host1Plus, which is located in a data center in Frankfurt, Germany.

Does community.chakralinux.org comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation?

community.chakralinux.org respects privacy rights under Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Information that GDPR requires community.chakralinux.org to give can be found throughout this privacy notice. So can information about specific rights, like access, rectification, erasure, data portability, and objection to automated decision-making.

Where can I access data about me?

You can see your account data at any time by visiting your account page on the forum. Your account page also lists your posts and other activity on the forum.

Your account activity page also includes a link to download all of your activity in standard comma-separated values format.

How can I change or erase data about me?

You can change your account data at any time by visiting the profile settings page for your account. The settings for a particular forum may also allow you to close your account, on the settings page for your account. Closing your account starts a process of erasing or anonymizing community.chakralinux.org’s records of data you provided for your account. Forum administrators can also erase and anonymize accounts.

Depending on the settings for your particular forum, you may also be able to edit, anonymize, or erase your posts. When you edit posts, community.chakralinux.org will keep all versions of your posts. Forum administrators can view old versions of posts, and optionally make them visible to other forum visitors.

Does community.chakralinux.org make automated decisions based on data about me?

community.chakralinux.org classifies posts as spam automatically.

community.chakralinux.org uses data about your posts and other activity to make automated decisions about whether your posts to community.chakralinux.org are spam. When Akismet decides that a post is likely spam, the forum refuses to accept the post.

If you think a post has been wrongly blocked or removed, contact the staff. They can override the decision that a post was spam.

community.chakralinux.org uses data about posts and activity to set trust levels automatically.

Depending on how administrators of your forum configure the forum, the forum may use data about your posts and activity to award you badges and calculate a trust level for your account. Your trust level may affect how you can participate in the forum, such as whether you can upload images, as well as give you access to moderation and management powers in the forum. Your trust level therefore reflects forum administrators’ confidence in you, and their willingness to delegate community management functions, like moderation.

If you think your trust level has been set incorrectly, contact an administrator of your forum. They can manually adjust the trust level of your account.

Does community.chakralinux.org share data about me with others?

community.chakralinux.org shares account data with others as mentioned in the section about account data.

community.chakralinux.org shares data about your posts and other forum activity with others as mentioned in the section about account data.

community.chakralinux.org does not sell or give information about you to other companies or services. However, community.chakralinux.org does use services from other companies. The companies behind those services may collect data about you on their own, for their own purposes. Some of these services may be used to collect information about your online activities across different websites. All of these services are based in the United States.

Service Privacy Notice Description
Akismet https://automattic.com/privacy/ Reduces spam posts.
Amazon Web Services https://aws.amazon.com/privacy/ Provides cloud servers and services, in service regions across the world, to host our backups.
Fastly https://www.fastly.com/privacy Provides a content delivery network of servers that host copies of content like images and website files, so that users around the world can download them quickly, from servers close to where they are.
Mailgun https://www.mailgun.com/privacy-policy Mailgun is an e-mail automation service for sending, receiving, and tracking e-mail sent from this forum.
Apple Push Notification Service https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/ Sends push notifications to users of the Discourse iOS app.
Google Cloud Messaging https://policies.google.com/privacy Sends push notifications to users of the Discourse Android app.

Other individuals and companies may also reuse data about you that community.chakralinux.org publishes, such as your public posts.

How can I contact community.chakralinux.org about privacy?

You can send questions and complaints to:

staff@chakralinux.org

For complaints under GDPR more generally, European Union users may lodge complaints with their local data protection supervisory authorities.

How can I find out about changes?

This version of community.chakralinux.org’s privacy questions and answers took effect May 24, 2018.

community.chakralinux.org will post the next version at Privacy Policy - Chakra's Community. community.chakralinux.org may change how it announces changes in future versions.

In the meantime, community.chakralinux.org may update its contact information without announcing a change. Please refer to Privacy Policy - Chakra's Community for the latest contact information at any time.