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<title>PwOSS - Privacy Policy</title>
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<h1>Privacy Policy</h1>
<p>Updated: December 15, 2020.</p>
<h2 style="text-align: left;">Who we are</h2>
<p>PwOSS is a non-profit organisation. Sponsored by a person - Dan.</p>
<p>The main goal is to minimize data collection from our habits etc. of certain companies. To provide
installations, tutorials, guide for inexperienced people.</p>
<p style="text-align: left;">Our main website address is</p>
<p style="text-align: left;">We're also hosting other services:</p>
<ul style="text-align: left;">
<li>https://searx.pwoss.org - Free search engine</li>
<li>https://wiki.pwoss.org - Community Wiki / Tutorials</li>
<li>https://git.pwoss.org - Gitea instance</li>
<li>https://element.pwoss.org - Element/Matrix web chat</li>
<li>DNSCrypt - DNS Encryption</li>
<h2 style="text-align: left;"></h2>
<h2 style="text-align: left;">What personal data we collect and why we collect it</h2>
<h3 style="text-align: left;"></h3>
<h3 style="text-align: left;">Contact forms</h3>
<p style="text-align: left;">At our main domain - www.pwoss.org:</p>
<p style="text-align: left;">We don't use any contact form or plugin to get in touch with you. We list
email address
at the main domain. If you want to send us an email you can choose your own email client. We're
our own email
server at netcup - <a href="https://www.netcup.eu/kontakt/datenschutzerklaerung.php" target="_blank"
rel="noopener noreferrer">Privacy
<h3 style="text-align: left;"></h3>
<h3 style="text-align: left;">Cookies</h3>
<p style="text-align: left;">We don't use any cookie at our main domain.</p>
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<p style="text-align: left;">We don't use any cookie at searx.pwoss.org from you but only if you're
the default
options. If you change the "preferences - https://searx.pwoss.org/preferences" we have to save
on your PC.
Otherwise, you have to change the option every time. What we saving is listed at "
https://searx.pwoss.org/preferences - cookie" (after saving the new settings). So, even if you
some options
we don't track you or save any data from you. The list below is showing what kind of cookies are
necessary for your
new settings. We could change the default but every person is different so we can't make it right
<p>At the end, it'll be your choice.</p>
<p>These <strong>cookies</strong> are necessary if you want to change the settings for the
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<p>Gitea need the following cookies:</p>
<p>Without registration:</p>
<p>With registration:</p>
<hr />
<p>Element need the following cookie:</p>
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<p>We don't use any cookie at www.wiki.pwoss.org.</p>
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<h3 style="text-align: left;">Embedded content from other websites</h3>
<p style="text-align: left;">Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images,
articles, etc.).
Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the
other website.
<p style="text-align: left;">These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional
tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your
with the
embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.</p>
<h3 style="text-align: left;">Analytics</h3>
<p style="text-align: left;">We don't use any analytics tools. We don't care where you from or what
etc. you are
<h2 style="text-align: left;">Who we share your data with / Where we send your data</h2>
<p>The services (pwoss.org, git.pwoss.org, wiki.pwoss.org, element.pwoss.org, searx.pwoss.org and
dnscrypt) are
hosted at Linode.
Our email server as well.</p>
<p>netcup - <a href="https://www.netcup.eu/kontakt/datenschutzerklaerung.php" target="_blank"
rel="noopener noreferrer">Privacy
<p>Our domain is from namecheap.com.</p>
<p>Namecheap - <a href="https://www.namecheap.com/legal/general/privacy-policy.aspx" target="_blank"
rel="noopener noreferrer">Privacy Policy</a></p>
<h2 style="text-align: left;">How long we retain your data</h2>
<p>We don't collect your data from pwoss.org, git.pwoss.org, wiki.pwoss.org, element.pwoss.org and
<p>We need to collect your data if you sign up for <a
href="https://element.pwoss.org">element.pwoss.org</a>.<br />
But this is possible without email and/or phone number.</p>
<p>We don't collect data from git.pwoss.org if you're using the service without sign up.<br />
We need to collect your data if you sign up for <a href="https://git.pwoss.org">git.pwoss.org</a>.
<p>If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can
recognize and
approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.</p>
<p>For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide
their user
profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they
change their
username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.</p>
<h2 style="text-align: left;">Additional information</h2>
<h3 style="text-align: left;">How we protect your data</h3>
<p style="text-align: left;">Our devices, which we're sending, writing to you with your personal details
(email traffic,
text, questions etc.) are encrypted. That means, if someone steal or if we loose our devices it'll
hard for
everyone to get access to our data/your data. We're using Linux at our Desktop devices which are
encrypted with
LUKS. And we're using Andorid Phones which are encrypted as well and free of Google with Open Source
Software. If
we're using Closed Software they're blocked with a firewall or hasn't any internet aspiration.</p>
<h2>Third party links</h2>
<p>Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our
These third
party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or
liability for the
content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our
and welcome
any feedback about these sites.</p>
<h2>Do we disclose any information to outside parties?</h2>
<p>We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable
This does
not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our site, conducting our business, or
servicing you, so
long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your
when we
believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or
others rights,
property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to
parties for
marketing, advertising, or other uses.</p>
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