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Draft privacy policy

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Privacy Policy
This statement describes the practices that we will follow with respect to the
privacy of the information of users of this site.
What We Collect
Like most website operators, Arch Linux collects information of the sort that
web browsers and servers typically make available for statistical and security
purposes, such as
* The pages you visited on our website.
* The date and time you access a web site.
* The name and version of your browser.
* Your public IP address.
When registering an account, we additionally collect personal information
provided voluntarily, including (but not limited to) your user name, your real
name, your email address, your homepage, your IRC nick name, your PGP
fingerprint, SSH public keys, your language and your timezone.
When logging in with a registered account, we store the time stamp and the
public IP address of your last login. When using the SSH interface with a
registered account, we store the timestamp and your public IP address of the
last SSH connection.
As some of our services may use a rate limiting (abuse protection) implementation,
we store the IP address and the timestamp of each request to one of those services
in our database.
Like many other sites, we use a standard technology called "cookies". A cookie
is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and
that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor
returns. Arch Linux uses cookies to help Arch Linux identify and track
visitors, their usage of Arch Linux websites, and their website access
preferences. Arch Linux visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on
their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Arch
Linux’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Arch Linux’s
websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies (such as login to
any of our web services).
How The Information is Used
Please be aware that most of our services are public and many of your activities
can be viewed by the general public. Any content transmitted with a registered account
will be available to the general public to read. This includes but is not
limited to:
* The full Git history of packages and other contributions submitted to the
Arch Linux User Repository or other Arch Linux projects using the Git interface,
including the content of any files included in the commits, the commit messages,
as well as Git author information such as the
author's name and email address.
* The content of issues reported on our GitLab instance.
* The content of comments posted on services such as the Arch Linux User Repository
or on GitLab.
* The content of package requests.
* The content and author name of posts submitted on the Arch Linux Bulletin Board system.
The user name specified when registering an account is also public and can be
obtained even if the account is dormant.
Personal information you provided voluntarily upon registration, such as (but
not limited to) your real name, your homepage, your IRC nick name, your PGP
fingerprint, SSH public keys, your language and your timezone, is visible to all
registered users. This also applies to your email address, unless you explicitly
make use of the option to hide it in your account settings. Note that the email address
is always visible to the Arch Linux staff, even if you decide to hide it from
registered users. Note that it's not possible to hide your email address in all of
our services (such as Git) for technical reasons.
Potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information other
than the information described above is disclosed only in response to a
subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Arch Linux
believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the
property or rights of Arch Linux, third parties or the public at large. If you
are a registered user of an Arch Linux website and have supplied your email
address, Arch Linux may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new
features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going
on with Arch Linux and our products. We primarily use our main website and
mailing lists to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep
this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a
support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to
publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us
support other users. Arch Linux takes all measures reasonably necessary to
protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of
potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Arch Linux may change its Privacy
Policy from time to time, and in Arch Linux’s sole discretion. Arch Linux
encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its
Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this
Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change. A full list of
all changes and date of last change for all of our legal documents is available
About This Document
This document was derived from the Automattic Privacy Policy and is licensed
under a Creative Commons Sharealike license (CC BY-SA 4.0).
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