<p>FSF staff, management, and volunteers uphold strict internal policies against unauthorized disclosure or use of personal information.</p>
We will never share your information with parties outside the
FSF, unless we have explicitly made you aware that we will before you
give it to us.
We use services for payment processing, which requires sharing the transaction information with them over a secure connection, under legal agreement that appropriately controls its use and retention.
We may establish similar arrangements with other formally contracted service providers, but always use privacy and security as key criteria when selecting them, and only share the data required for the service to function.
As an organization with an ideological commitment to self-hosting nearly everything, the number of such providers is and will be very small.
<p>The FSF uses Piwik, a free software Web analytics system, to monitor traffic on our Web sites.
Piwik records the general geographical vicinity of visitors as well as their browser and operating system, and records their navigation within the sites.
This helps us gauge the impact of our materials and improve our work.</p>
<p>Piwik preserves privacy by anonymizing visitors' IP addresses.
This means that it will not store any personally identifiable information about you, even though your visit produces a record that our site was visited by someone.</p>
<p>Piwik also respects the "Do Not Track" preference offered by some browsers, so if you have this option set, Piwik will ignore your visit.</p>
<p>If you're not using "Do Not Track" and/or you would rather that we don't record your visits with Piwik, you can opt out of tracking on www.fsf.org (but not other domains) by unchecking the box below.
If you choose to opt out, the system will set a "piwik_ignore" cookie for this domain, which indicates to Piwik that it should completely ignore your computer.</p>
<br> Information You Make Public <p>The FSF maintains services such as wikis, email discussion lists,
forums, and software distribution Web sites where users may submit
information to be published publicly.
You are creating a permanent,
public record of information added, removed, and/or altered by you,
including information which may identify you.
For example, emails to
public discussion lists are publicly available in their entirety,
including your email address.
Please think carefully about your desired
level of anonymity before you disclose personal information.</p> Customer Information <p>All information related to financial transactions and member logins is handled through a secure connection.</p>
<p>The FSF does not store complete credit card numbers on our servers.
We retain only the last 4 digits of the card.</p> Sales <p>Contact information is requested at the time of a sale in order to
complete the sale and deliver the products. .
It is also used to
verify the credit card transaction when a credit card is used.
lists are not sold or distributed to third parties. .
Software Foundation uses these customer lists to send occasional
solicitations and its biannual newsletter.
Customers can opt out of all
contact or specify only print or email contact by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org</p> Donations <p>Contact information is requested at the time of a donation.
information is used to verify the initial credit card transaction.
Donor lists are not sold or distributed to third parties.
Software Foundation uses these donor lists to send occasional
solicitations and its biannual newsletter.
Donors can opt out of all
contact or specify only print or email contact by emailing email@example.com.
Donor names are
posted on our Thank Gnus
page as a recognition of their support.
time of the donation, the donor can ask to be anonymous, so that their
name will not be publicly recognized.</p> Membership <p>Contact information is requested at the time of a membership sign-up.
This information is used to verify the initial credit card transaction
and future transactions if the member signs up for monthly deductions.
Member lists are not sold or distributed to third parties.
Software Foundation uses this member list to send a membership packet,
occasional solicitations, and its biannual newsletter.
Members can opt out of receiving the newsletter when they sign up.
Members can opt out of all
contact or specify only print or email contact by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org</p> User Registration <p>The Free Software Foundation uses registration lists to send news updates, occasional solicitations and its biannual newsletter.
You can be removed by writing to email@example.com.</p> General Data Protection Regulation <p>The FSF has the right to process personal data of EU residents (i)
due to their provided consent to FSF.
or (ii) in order to conclude an
agreement with them and to fulfill it.
The legal basis for the processing
of personal data is Article 6 (1) (a)-(b) of the General Data Protection
EU residents under the age of 16 should not submit their
personal data for subscribing to our email solicitations and we will
delete any such data if we become aware of it.
The personal data recipients may be data processors who
provide ancillary services to the FSF.
The FSF will store personal
data during the term of the agreement and during the limitation period
as defined by applicable law or until the consent for direct marketing
The FSF undertakes to handle personal data in compliance with
the applicable data protection law, to ensure the security of the data
processed, and to implement the appropriate technical and organizational
measures for the protection of personal data against unlawful
destruction, accidental change, disclosure and any unlawful
The data subjects are entitled to (i) request that the FSF allows
them to access and correct personal data submitted by them to the FSF.
request that the FSF erase or limit the processing of personal data
submitted by them and disagree with the processing of data if such
requests are compatible with the performance of the agreement and
(iii) data portability.
(iv) submit a complaint
regarding the processing of personal data to the competent EU data
You have the right to contact the FSF for all matters
relating to the processing of your personal data by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
<p>To see previous versions of this policy and a description of what has
changed, see the Privacy
Policy Changelog </p> Document Actions <ul>
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