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Privacy policy: minor spelling and wording changes

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## The information we collect
This Privacy Policy applies to all information collected by or submitted to Arch, including personal data. "Personal data" is data that can be used to identify an individual.
This privacy policy applies to all information collected by or submitted to Arch services, including personal data. "Personal data" is data that can be used to identify an individual.
Arch collects personal data when:
- you create a user account;
- you post comments on the boards, AUR, bugtracker or mailing lists;
- you create content on the wiki;
- you create a user account,
- you post comments on the boards, AUR, bug tracker or mailing lists,
- you create content on the wiki,
- you submit packages to the AUR.
Arch may also collect personal data from individuals (with their consent) who participate and/or contribute to Arch.
The types of personal data collected may include (but are not limited to):
- your first and last name;
- your username
- your country code;
- your e-mail address;
- your first and last name,
- your username,
- your country code,
- your e-mail address,
- any information that Arch collects online from you and maintains in association with your account, such as:
- your system password for the forums, wiki, or bugtracker,
- your system password for the forums, wiki, or bug tracker,
- your GPG key ID,
- your SSH public key,
- your IRC nickname,
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- your location (if defined)
- your website, blog, or other affiliations (if defined).
If you wish for this information to be kept private, you can opt-out of displaying this information publicly in your account profile. If you choose to opt-out, Arch will still have access to this information, but it will not be displayed to others, and will be considered Private.
If you wish for this information to be kept private, you can opt-out of displaying this information publicly in your account profile. If you choose to opt-out, Arch will still have access to this information, but it will not be displayed to others, and will be considered private.
## Using (processing) your personal data
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Arch may share your personal data with third parties under any of the following circumstances:
- Your publicly available personal data in the Arch account system, as described above, is accessible by anyone unless you, as the account holder, opt out as already described in this Privacy Policy.
- Your publicly available personal data in the Arch account system, as described above, is accessible by anyone unless you, as the account holder, opt out as already described in this privacy policy.
- As required by law (such as responding to a valid subpoena, warrant, audit, or agency action, or to prevent fraud).
- For research activities, including the production of statistical reports (such aggregated information is used to describe our services and is not used to contact the subjects of the report).
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Arch's online services automatically capture IP addresses. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer our website, and to help ensure the security of your interaction with our services. Your IP address is used to help identify you and your location, in order to provide you data and content from our services as quickly as possible. It is in the interests of the Arch community to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of its services for all users.
As part of offering and providing customizable and personalized services, Arch uses cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. All sections of archlinux.org where you are prompted to log in or that are customizable require your browser to accept cookies.
As part of offering and providing customizable and personalized services, Arch websites use cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. All sections of archlinux.org where you are prompted to log in or that are customizable require your browser to accept cookies.
Generally, we use cookies to:
1. Remind us of who you are and to access your account information (stored on our computers) in order to provide a better and more personalized service. This cookie is set when you register or "sign in" and is modified when you "sign out" of our services.
2. Estimate audience size. Each browser accessing Arch is given a unique cookie that is used to determine the extent of repeat usage and usage by a registered user versus by an unregistered user.
2. Estimate audience size. Each browser accessing an Arch website is given a unique cookie that is used to determine the extent of recurrent usage and usage by a registered user versus by an unregistered user.
3. Measure certain traffic patterns, which areas of Arch's network of websites you have visited, and your visiting patterns in the aggregate. We use this research to understand how our infrastructure needs to scale to meet demand.
If you do not want your personal information to be stored by cookies, you can configure your browser so that it always rejects these cookies or asks you each time if you accept them or not. However, you must understand that the use of cookies may be necessary to provide certain services (see 1. above), and choosing to reject cookies will reduce the performance and functionality of the site. Your browser documentation includes instructions explaining how to enable, disable or delete cookies at the browser level (usually located in the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" facility).
## Public forums reminder
Arch makes its [wiki](https://wiki.archlinux.org/), [IRC chat rooms](https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_IRC_channels), [bulletin boards](https://bbs.archlinux.org/), [mailing lists](https://lists.archlinux.org/), and a [bugtracker](https://bugs.archlinux.org/) available to its users. Please remember that _any information_ that is disclosed in these areas becomes __public information__. Exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal data. Although we value individual ideas and encourage free expression, Arch reserves the right to take necessary action to preserve the integrity of these areas, such as removing any posting that is vulgar or inappropriate. See our [Code of conduct](https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Code_of_conduct) for what is acceptable behaviour.
Arch makes its [wiki](https://wiki.archlinux.org/), [IRC chat rooms](https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_IRC_channels), [bulletin boards](https://bbs.archlinux.org/), [mailing lists](https://lists.archlinux.org/), and a [bug tracker](https://bugs.archlinux.org/) available to its users. Please remember that _any information_ that is disclosed in these areas becomes __public information__. Exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal data. Although we value individual ideas and encourage free expression, Arch reserves the right to take necessary action to preserve the integrity of these areas, such as removing any posting that is vulgar or inappropriate. See our [Code of conduct](https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Code_of_conduct) for what is acceptable behavior.
It is in the interest of the Arch community to provide all users an accurate record of data and content provided in the public forums it maintains and uses; to maintain the integrity of that data and content for historical, scientific, and research purposes; and to provide an environment for the free exchange of ideas relevant and constructive to the development and propagation of open source software.
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- The right to receive your personal data in a usable electronic format and transmit it to a third party (also known as the right of data portability); and
- The right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact the administrators of the forum, wiki, or bugtracker where your information is stored. Please understand, however, the rights enumerated above are not absolute in all cases. Nor does this extend to public information (see the [Public forums reminder](#public-forums-reminder) section).
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact the administrators of the forum, wiki, or bug tracker where your information is stored. Please understand, however, the rights enumerated above are not absolute in all cases. Nor does this extend to public information (see the [Public forums reminder](#public-forums-reminder) section).
Where the GDPR applies, you also have the right to withdraw any consent you have given to uses of your personal data. If you wish to withdraw consent that you have previously provided to Arch, you may do so via email to the relevant administrators. However, the withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
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Arch gives you the ability to access, modify or update your personal data at any time. You may log in and make changes to your login information (change your password), your contact information, your general preferences and your personalization settings. If necessary, you may also contact us and describe the changes you want made to the personal data you have previously provided via email.
If you wish to remove your personal data from Arch, you may contact us via email and request that we remove this information from the relevant Arch Account System. Other locations where you may have used your personal data as an identifier (e.g. forum or bugtracker comments, list postings in the archives, wiki change history, and spec changelogs) will not be altered.
If you wish to remove your personal data from Arch, you may contact us via email and request that we remove this information from the relevant Arch account system. Other locations where you may have used your personal data as an identifier (e.g. forum or bug tracker comments, list postings in the archives, wiki change history, and spec changelogs) will not be altered.
## How to contact us
If you have any questions about any of these practices or Arch's use of your personal information, please feel free to contact us at [privacy@archlinux.org](mailto:privacy@archlinux.org), and we will work with you to resolve any concerns you may have about this Policy.
If you have any questions about any of these practices or Arch's use of your personal information, please feel free to contact us at [privacy@archlinux.org](mailto:privacy@archlinux.org), and we will work with you to resolve any concerns you may have about this policy.
## Changes to this Privacy Policy
## Changes to this policy
Arch reserves the right to change this policy from time to time. If we do make changes, the revised Privacy Policy will be posted on this site. A notice will be posted to our [News](https://www.archlinux.org/news/) whenever this privacy statement is changed in a material way.
Arch reserves the right to change this policy from time to time. If we do make changes, the revised policy will be posted on this site. A notice will be posted to our [News](https://www.archlinux.org/news/) whenever this privacy statement is changed in a material way.
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