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Do you feel safer now?

This is all rather silly. The regulations that site owners are forced to implement only give an illusion of privacy. Governments and big corporations don’t care at all about your privacy, in fact, they would rather you had none. It’s better to understand that and not ask the predators to protect us.

However, some governments decided to impose some regulations on some types of sites. Rather than wade through those regulations to see if we might be in danger, we thought it would be quicker to just comply anyway. We think if you take a look (pdf), you’ll agree. (scroll down… it’s unbelievable, no wonder they need all those billions in taxes!)

And there is more crap on the way too, see Update on EU’s Copyright Reform Proposal (youtube) (this failed to get through but these people will keep coming back like a dose of clap until we remove them entirely and put them in a social housing project with no possibility to ever again be put in a position of power).

Overview

We don’t ask for any personal info except your email address. If you like, you can use a different address set up just for this site, or even something like mailinator.com (but then we would not be able to contact you). You must accept that anything you enter in the site could be leaked or stolen by third parties. Nothing is 100% secure anywhere.

Over time, we aim to get rid of anything google, facebook, etc, but for now, there may be a bit of tracking going on from them. It’s hard to do a site without that getting in these days.

We’ve made it relatively easy to make it difficult to identify you if you want it to be, at least on our side. The rest is up to you.

Ads

For ads, we use a-ads, who don’t track you. See our review! All other ads you may see are hosted on our own server.

Site Metrics

Instead of using an external site analytics service we use our own, located on our own server. The tracker is is a wordpress plug-in called slimstat. The purpose of this tracking is to see what sites our visitors come from, what pages they view and which links they leave from. IP addresses are anonymized. By doing this we protect users from cross-site data analysis. Find out more on this excellent site. (give it a while to load…)

CoinPayments Adapter

We use coinpayments.net for the wallet addresses, but the only data that they have is the currency addresses and the amounts transferred. You can only transfer funds within the site to other users (i.e. those running the projects you can see on the site). Without external transfers on the blockchain happening, the usual stuff about using blockchain analytics tools to personally identify a user does not apply here (as far as we know…).
Transferring funds in from an external wallet that you own might be identifiable, depending on how you’ve set up and used your own wallets.
When you perform cryptocurrency transactions on this site, we may transmit some of the transactions that you perform to a third party service, coinpayments.net. This service maintains cloud wallets and may use transaction information to perform withdrawals or to receive deposits on your behalf. This transaction information can include blockchain addresses and transaction IDs that, using analytics tools or via other means, can be used to identify your financial transactions on a cryptocurrency network.

Bitcoin and Altcoin Wallets

When you perform cryptocurrency transactions to and from this site, such as deposits or withdrawals, we record details of these transactions to credit or debit your cryptocurrency wallets. The details recorded for cryptocurrency transactions include blockchain addresses and transaction IDs that can potentially be used to personally identify you via blockchain analytics tools or other methods (let your imagination run wild!).

Like.Coin

Like.coin is a new blockchain-based way of rewarding content producers for their efforts (instead of lining the pockets of SiliconValley Executives!). The like buttons we display use cookies. You can see their privacy policy on their site. If you sign up with our reflink we will get some extra coins and you’ll get a bonus to start off.

Social Media

We offer you the possibility to use so-called “Social Media Buttons”. The share buttons are implemented as static images, which contain a link to the corresponding social network site. If you click on such a button, you will be redirected to the respective social network site in the same way, as normal links would do as well. If you do not click on such a share button, no data will be transmitted. This is unlike most other sites, where facebook etc can track you even if you don’t click. This is done using a plug-in called Shariff. More information about the plugin and the Shariff solution can be found on their site.

Anti-Spam

Akismet.com collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use their Akismet anti-spam service. The information they collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Cookies

If you’re not a member, these are the cookies we found in our last audit. For the most up-to-date cookie scan, see the cookie scan page.

For Members, we use additional cookies to track wallet transactions and to save you from being logged out each time you open a new page.

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