Privacy Notice

FOSS Galaxy is a group of Free Software developers and users. Services are maintained by:

Joseph Walton-Rivers
Bruce Cowan
Piers Williams

This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website, our any of our services.

What information we collect about you?

We collect information about you:

  • When you browse one of our websites
  • When you create and user an account on one of our services
  • When you make contributions to projects using our services

How will we use the information about you?

When you visit our websites

When you visit our websites, whether you have an account or not, we use cookies, server logs, and other methods to collect data about what pages you visit and when.

We use this data to:

  • diagnose and debug technical errors
  • defend our services from abuse and technical attacks
  • compile statistics on popularity
  • compile statiatics on software and computers visitors use

We usually store this data about how you use our services in an identifiable form for just a few weeks. In speical circumstaces, like extended investigations about technical attacks, we may perserve log data for longer for analysis. We store aggregate statistics about use of the forum for as long as the forum exists but this does not include personally identifable information.

Account data

Many features of the services we provide require an account. For example, to file bug reports or post forum topics. To create an account, we require some personally identifable information such as your name and email address.

We use email addresses to:

  • notify you about activity
  • reset your password and help keep your account secure
  • contact you in special circumstaces related to your account
  • contact you about legal requests

You may also optionally provide additional information such as a short biography. This information may be made available as part of your public profile. You may delete this information at any time.

We store account data for as long as your account remains open. Your rights and Choices in the EEA

  • Access your personal data
  • Rectify the personal data we hold about you
  • Erase your personal data
  • Restrict our use of your personal data
  • Object to our use of your personal data
  • Recieve your personal data in a usable electronic format
  • Lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority

Access to your information and correction

You can access information we hold about you by doing the following:

  • Gitlab
  • Discourse
  • Comet - contact us using the information below
  • FreeIPA - contact us using the information below

Other companies

We use a number of other companies to help us provide our services.

Company Role Policy
OVH Server Hosting Privacy Policy
Google Analytics

Supporting Services

The following 3rd parties provide services to the public or our maintainers on our behalf. While we do not share data with them directly, you may interact with them though use of our software.

Company Role Policy
Freenode Chat services Privacy Policy
New Vector Matrix Integrations
Sonartype Maven Central
Docker Hub Docker Hub

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How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you:

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this privacy policy from time to time. If we do make changes, the revised Privacy Statement will be posted on this site.

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