Many websites link to their “privacy policies” from their homepages, but those policies are less about describing how much privacy they offer and more about how they plan to use your data. We believe that it is important to be transparent that this policy is a promise about how we will use the data you leave when you visit this site, but neither this promise nor the promise of any other site gives you full privacy.
The Data Use Policy is a compulsory legal disclosure of how a website operator collects, retains and shares personally identifiable information. In other words, it’s often a list of ways your personal data is not private and under their control. There are legitimate reasons that people and organisations running websites need to keep data about your visits. We limit the data that we keep to only what we need for maintaining the site and satisfying legal and funding-related reporting requirements.
Visiting the XYZ
The XYZ is operated by Tactical Technology Collective, a non-profit operating from Berlin, Germany and is governed by EU Data law.
When you visit this site, we collect information about your visit of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available. This is information like:
- the time and date you visited the site
- the first page you visit
- how many times you click on links
- how long you stayed on the site
- the last page you visit before leaving
- what site brought you to the page (if you followed a link form another page, like on a search engine or social media)
- what sites you visited through links on our site
- what you download from our site
- what keyword or keywords you used if you found the site through a search engine
- what browser you use
- some of the plugins you use on your browser
- what operating system you use
- what kind of device you use (computer vs smartphone vs feature phone)
- what brand device you use
- what model device you use
- your country
- your IP address (we anonymise Visitors' IP addresses in our stats)
- your screen resolution
- language of your browser
- number of times you have visited the site
- days since the last time you visited the site
We do this to better understand how people use the site and so we can fix problems with the site when they arise. From time to time, we also release reports that include very general information about who visits this site, like the total number of visitors or which countries or other websites comprise the most visits.
We also collect information that is unique to you, like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We use this information to protect our servers from misuse. We do not use this information to identify XYZ visitors.
We may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to the XYZ. We do this so that we can figure out how we can improve the XYZ.
We collect this information using open source analytics software, which we host ourselves. This means that even the people who wrote the software do not see any of your information. We do not partner with third parties to collect this information, nor do we share information with third parties, with the exception of the release of non-personally-identifying information in formats described above.
Using the XYZ and Related Services
Occasionally, we may link to other Tactical Tech projects from this site. Sometimes, these features will encourage engagement with other Tactical Tech projects in a way that requires collecting personally-identifying information, like providing an email address so that we can send you updates that you have decided that you want to receive. In each case, Tactical Tech collects such information only as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction.
You can always refuse to supply your unique information or withdraw your consent at any time. This may prevent you from fully engaging in certain activities, but we try hard to make as much of our content available without any kind of barrier. Any way that you chose to engage with a Tactical Tech site is voluntary and will not affect your use of the XYZ. Through your use of the XYZ itself, you will not be asked to provide personally identifying information.
Cookies and how the XYZ takes you to where you last were
An internet cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer. The next time that browser visits a website set up to access that cookie, the cookie sends information to the website. Different cookies contain different kinds and amounts of information. Cookies play a roll in lots of different things from tracking you across sites, to loading accessability preferences, to keeping you logged into websites and services. Just like real cookies, some are worth eating and others are unhealthy and not delicious enough to be part of your life.
In the event that you choose to use the XYZ in a web browser with blocked cookies, we have designed the XYZ to remain as functional and feature-complete as possible. If you choose to use the Data Detox Kix without cookies, you will need to keep track of your progress yourself and navigate to the next day manually.
Changes to this Policy
Although most changes are likely to be minor, we may change the XYZ Data Use Policy from time to time, in responce to legal and technical changes and at our discretion. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to this Data Use Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Data Use Policy constitutes your acceptance of these change.
All questions related to the data use policies of the XYZ should be directed in writing to the Tactical Tech Data Protection Officer.
Reusing this Data Use Policy
You are welcome to reuse and be inspired by this Data Use Policy after making sure it complies with the way your website tracks, uses and discloses users' information.
This document was last updated 25 May 2018.