1. What personally-identifiable information is collected?
2. How may Edgeryders use my personally-identifiable information?
3. Who can you talk to about data protection?
5. Mobile applications
6. Newsletters and alerts
7. Is personally-identifiable information disclosed to third parties?
9. User forums
10. Links to third-party sites
11. How can I access, change, and/or delete information?
13. Transborder hosting and transfer of information
14. Data retention policy
16. Consent; Changes to this document
In order to provide the service, Edgeryders stores one piece of your personal data: your e-mail address. Edgeryders, acting as host of the platform, processes it when you sign in on the platform. This is done to enable communication with you (including e-mail notification of updates in the discussions in which you participate). These data are not shared with anyone, and are not kept if you decide to leave Edgeryders. If you would rather keep your email address private, we recommend registering to Edgeryders via a one-time email address. Services such as GuerrillaMail will provide one for free.
You can (and should, because it looks nicer) beautify your Edgeryders profile with a username and an avatar. You are welcome to use (or not) your real name as username and your real picture as avatar. We don’t care, and we will never check.
You have the right to request information on the personal data concerning you that we store, and you have the right to request its correction or deletion. To do so, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware that communities.edgeryders.eu is a public space where you are responsible for what you post: if you are unsure as to whether it is legal or appropriate to post something, please don’t. Also we ask that you are mindful and protective of your fellow Edgeryders, especially the younger members. If you notice unpleasant or inappropriate behaviour (read: trolling or creepiness) please alert the Edgeryders team by emailing us at: email@example.com.
Edgeryders uses your personally-identifiable information to fulfill your requests for information, publish your posts or comments and attribute them to you as their author, process your requests to participate in conferences and events, evaluate any job applications to the Edgeryders company, recruit personnel, distribute newsletters and alerts to you, personalize content that you view or receive, evaluate and improve our services, and for such other purposes as you may initiate or request. We may keep any of your personally-identifiable information on file and use it to contact you. NB: we keep a spam-free, opt in only, policy for our newsletters.
Matthias Ansorg (firstname.lastname@example.org) is in charge of data protection.
What are “cookies” used for on this website? To administer our website and for research purposes, Edgeryders has also contracted with third parties (Google Analytics) to track and analyze anonymous usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and members. Such information is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis. They use persistent cookies to help us to improve the visitor experience, manage our site content, and track visitor behavior.
Edgeryders currently also uses MailChimp to send e-mail to people who have subscribed to our newsletters. To help measure and improve the effectiveness of our e-mail communications, we assume that they set cookies. All data collected by MailChimp and Google on behalf of Edgeryders is used solely by or on behalf of Edgeryders and is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis. We are slowly migrating away from third party services.
We don’t seek to collect your personal information, and, where we do collect it, we strive to anonymize your personal information as soon as practicable.
In the case that we make applications connection available for mobile devices, Edgeryders may use third-party services to track and analyse user activity in order to fix errors, monitor usage, and improve the performance of the applications. However, this will not happen without a community discussion and consensus around safety guidelines we feel we can stand for.
By registering with recurring newsletters or notifications, you agree to receive on occasion other correspondence from Edgeryders related to the subscribed newsletters and other Edgeryders news and information that you consented to receive during registration.
We ask for your e-mail address at registration. We will send e-mails to this address to confirm your registration, to provide newsletters or notification and to contact you for any other reason. In addition, we may contact you regarding your account status. If you sign up to receive any of our newsletters, alerts, or surveys, you may on occasion receive other correspondence from Edgeryders. Your e-mail address will not be shared with any third party other than MailChimp which we use to send e-mails on our behalf.
Edgeryders does not intentionally disclose or transfer (and takes reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorized or accidental disclosure of) your personally-identifiable information to third parties without your consent, whether for such third parties’ marketing purposes or otherwise. When we use third party services like MailChimp, we check to the best of our ability that they commit to maintain the confidentiality of your information including email addresses, and that they provide an acceptable level of data security.
If you participate in a survey, all of our research results are reported as totals or in other aggregated form, and no information about you as an individual respondent is made public.
Whenever you publicly disclose information on the Internet, there is always a risk that the information is collected and used by others. Edgeryders is not responsible for any action or policies of any third parties who collect information that users publicly disclose on any of the websites we maintain.
To access, correct, update, and/or delete any personally-identifiable information that you submit to Edgeryders please either follow instructions on the page of the Site on which you have provided the information or contact us at email@example.com above. To unsubscribe from mailing lists you follow instructions provided in the newsletters themselves.
We use good practice measures to secure your privacy. This especially means that all your connections to the communities.edgeryders.eu website are SSL encrypted, and that your passwords are stored in a way that does not allow to transform them back to the original text.
However, in the current technological and legal landscape, we cannot guarantee 100% privacy, esp. not against government actors. So, please consider Edgeryders as a public space for discussion on which you could potentially be identified. Which means, only post law-abiding information and data here, and nothing that could cause you problems in other ways if connected to your identity. For legitimate uses of illegally posting information (for example, whistleblowing), there are other platforms …
The Edgeryders website is hosted and backed up within the European Union only. We do not think that the Safe Harbour agreement between the EU and the United States of America has any value, so we do not transfer the website or backups of its database there. Of course, publicly available parts of the website can be downloaded from anywhere in the world.
Content on the communities.edgeryders.eu website is hosted there indefinitely, even after the author deletes their account – because it was published under open content licences. Other information associated with the account is deleted when you delete your communities.edgeryders.eu account. However note that you can edit your own content after publishing it, and communities.edgeryders.eu will only publish the new version then. Older versions are accessible as revisions, but you can request their deletion.
The site is not designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger, and Edgeryders will not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under this age. That said, our community managers maintain friendly, respectful and welcoming environments conducive to mutual support and collaboration. If you notice or suspect any inappropriate behavior please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.