Privacy Policy

Introduction

This website, https://openprivacy.ca (the “Site”) is operated by the Open Privacy Research Society (“We” or “Us”). Open Privacy (for short) is a non-profit organization, legally incorporated.

Open Privacy is strongly committed to protecting your privacy online. As an organization, we’re also strongly committed to data security to ensure our own channels of communication are safe and secure.

Your Personal Information

By default, as much as we can, we do not collect personal information. Where we do, we try to do it as minimally as possible. We will never re-purpose that data or sell it.

We will never share your information without your consent and we will always tell you why first, when or before we ask. We may be forced to comply with the exceptions to this under certain circumstances listed in BC PIPA.

If you have any concerns please contact our privacy officer Dan Ballard

Website

We do not track or log IPs of visitors to our website, or other ancillary sites and utilities we host, such as our volunteers mailing list. We do not use any third party analytics and tracking. Cookies are only required on parts of the website that require logging in.

Donations

In the case of donations, they are mediated through third parties, each with their own privacy policy:

On top of those basics, the following may apply:

  • Bitcoin: The address you use to send will be recorded in the public blockchain
  • Patreon: For some rewards we collect a mailing address. We will never use it for anything else except to mail you rewards, and will delete them at your request or when you unpledge.

When given, we will store the name given on donations in our private accounting records for as long as we need to keep those, typically 7 years.

Mailing List

We run a volunteer mailing list. If you sign up, we will have a record of your email address. If you later unsubscribe your email will be deleted from the registry.

However we also keep web archives of all emails sent to the list so if you participate your email will be there for as long as we keep the archive, which we treat as a public record, and in other subscribers inboxes (as email works).

Software We Develop

Each piece of software Open Privacy develops will have its own privacy policy.

Open Privacy may provide links to third party web sites, and other web sites may provide links to the Site. Third party web sites operate according to their own terms of use and privacy policies. Open Privacy has no control over such third party web sites, and by using this Site, you acknowledge and agree that Open Privacy is not responsible for the availability of such third party sites, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites. You further acknowledge and agree that Open Privacy will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Open Privacy may revise or amend this policy at any time at our sole discretion. If we make any substantive changes in the way we collect or use personally identifying information provided by users, we will post a prominent announcement on our web site home page and post the changes on this page. We will never change our policies and practices to make them less protective of user information collected prior to the effective date of any changes without the consent of affected users. We encourage users to visit this page periodically to review our current policy.

Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, your personal information, or the practices of this Site, you can write to contact@openprivacy.ca.