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Do you feel safer now?

The regulations that site owners are forced to comply with 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.

Rather than wade through those regulations to see if we might be in danger, we thought it would be quicker to just write all this stuff 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 control freaks will keep coming back until we wake up and remove them.

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 instance of Slimstat Anayltics, located on our own server. 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.

Geo Tracking is by country only, provided by MaxMind’s GeoLite2 database, also located on our own server. All tracking uses cookies and client-side scripting (javascript) so if you block these it won’t even work at all.

By doing it this way 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.

Chat

The chat box on the site is really just a Telegram Group which is synced with the website by the chatbro bot. ClickForAfrica members will be automatically logged in with their site display name, group members with whatever name they signed up with, and guests can choose a name temporarily. Cookies remember the state, otherwise it would not work!

BuddyPress (for Members)

Profile Data

When you register for the site, you may be asked to provide certain personal data for display on your profile. The “Name” field is required as well as public, and user profiles are visible to any site visitor. Other profile information may be required or optional, as configured by the site administrator.

User information provided during account registration can be modified or removed on the Profile > Edit panel. In most cases, users also have control over who is able to view a particular piece of profile content, limiting visibility on a field-by-field basis to friends, logged-in users, or administrators only. Site administrators can read and edit all profile data for all users.

Activity

This site records certain user actions, in the form of “activity” data. Activity includes updates and comments posted directly to activity streams, as well as descriptions of other actions performed while using the site, such as new friendships, newly joined groups, and profile updates.

The content of activity items obey the same privacy rules as the contexts in which the activity items are created. For example, activity updates created in a user’s profile is publicly visible, while activity items generated in a private group are visible only to members of that group. Site administrators can view all activity items, regardless of context.

Activity items may be deleted at any time by users who created them. Site administrators can edit all activity items.

Messages

The content of private messages is visible only to the sender and the recipients of the message. With the exception of site administrators, who can read all private messages, private message content is never visible to other users or site visitors. Site administrators may delete the content of any message.

Cookies

We use a cookie to show success and failure messages to logged-in users, in response to certain actions, like joining a group. These cookies contain no personal data, and are deleted immediately after the next page load.

We use cookies on group, member, and activity directories to keep track of a user’s browsing preferences. These preferences include the last-selected values of the sort and filter dropdowns, as well as pagination information. These cookies contain no personal data, and are deleted after 24 hours.


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