How does Flying Dojo collect data about me?

Flying Dojo collects data about you:

  • when you create and use an account on Flying Dojo Forum
  • when you post, send private messages, and otherwise participate in the Flying Dojo forum.

CDCK collects data when you use forums that Discourse hosts, whether you use the forums using a web browser on your own computer, or use CDCK’s Discourse apps for mobile devices.

CDCK does not buy or otherwise receive data about you from data brokers.

What data does CDCK collect about me, and why?

Flying Dojo collects data about visits to forums.

When you visit the Flying Dojo forum, whether you have an account or not, the forum uses cookies, server logs, and other methods to collect data about what pages you visit and when.

Flying Dojo uses data about how you use the website to:

  • optimize the forum, so that it’s quick and easy to use
  • diagnose and debug technical errors
  • defend the forum from abuse and technical attacks
  • compile statistics on forum and topic popularity
  • compile statistics on the kinds of software and computers visitors use

Flying Dojo usually stores data about how you use the forum in identifiable form for just a few weeks. In special circumstances, like extended investigations about technical attacks, Flying Dojo may preserve log data longer, for analysis. Flying Dojo stores aggregate statistics about use of the forum for as long as Flying Dojo hosts the forum, but those statistics don’t include data identifiable to you personally.

  • To personalize your experience — your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • To improve our site — we continually strive to improve our site offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To improve customer service — your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • To send periodic emails — The email address you provide may be used to send you information, notifications that you request about changes to topics or in response to your user name, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

Flying Dojo collects account data.

To sign up for a forum account, Discourse requires your name, a user name, and an e-mail address.

Flying Dojo uses your account data to identify you on the forum, and to create pages specific to you, like your profile page. If the forum is public, Flying Dojo publishes your account data. If the forum is access-restricted, Flying Dojo makes your account data available to everyone who can access the forum, according to the forum administrator’s configuration.

Flying Dojo uses your e-mail address to:

  • notify you about posts and other activity on the forum
  • reset your password and help keep your account secure
  • contact you in special circumstances related to your account
  • contact you about legal requests, like DMCA takedown requests

You may provide additional data for your account, like a short biography, your location, or your birthday, on the profile settings page for your account. Flying Dojo makes that data available to others who can access the forum. You don’t have to provide this additional information, and you can erase it at any time.

Flying Dojo stores your account data as long as your account remains open.

Flying Dojo collects data about posts and other activity on the forum.

Flying Dojo collects the content of your posts, plus data about bookmarks, likes, and links you follow in order to share that data with others, through the forum. If the forum is public, Flying Dono publishes your activity. If the forum is access-restricted, or access restrictions apply to the specific post, Flying Dojo makes your activity available only to users permitted to see it.

Flying Dono also collects data about private messages that you send through the forum. Flying Dojo makes private messages available to senders and their recipients, and also to forum administrators.

Flying Dojo stores your posts and other activity as long as your account remains open.

How can I make choices about data collection?

You can make choices about how data about you is used on the settings page for your account. When a forum uses access restrictions that vary by category, you can choose who will see your post by choosing the appropriate category.

Flying Dojo does not respond to the Do Not Track HTTP header.

Where does Flying Dojo store data about me?

Most forums that Flying Dojo hosts store all data in Flying Dojo data center in San Jose, California, USA. Some forums that Flying Dojo hosts store data in data centers in multiple jurisdictions, such as the United States and the European Union.

Flying Dojo participates in the Privacy Shields.

Flying Dojo participates in the EU-US Privacy Shield and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield. Under the Privacy Shields:

  • Flying Dojo must respond to questions and complaints within 45 days.
  • Flying Dojo is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Flying Dojo is liable in cases of onward transfers to third parties.
  • Flying Dojo commits to subject all personal data received from the EU in reliance on the Privacy Shield to the Privacy Shield Principles.
  • Flying Dojo is required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

You can find the Privacy Shield list online at https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.

Does Flying Dojo comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation?

Flying Dojo respects privacy rights under Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Information that GDPR requires Flying Dojo to give can be found throughout this privacy notice. So can information about specific rights, like access, rectification, erasure, data portability, and objection to automated decision-making.

Where can I access data about me?

You can see your account data at any time by visiting your account page on the forum. Your account page also lists your posts and other activity on the forum.

Your account activity page also includes a link to download all of your activity in standard comma-separated values format.

How can I change or erase data about me?

You can change your account data at any time by visiting the profile settings page for your account. The settings for a particular forum may also allow you to close your account, on the settings page for your account. Closing your account starts a process of erasing or anonymizing Flying Dojo records of data you provided for your account. Forum administrators can also erase and anonymize accounts.

Depending on the settings for your particular forum, you may also be able to edit, anonymize, or erase your posts. When you edit posts, Flying Dojo will keep all versions of your posts. Forum administrators can view old versions of posts, and optionally make them visible to other forum visitors.

Does Flying Dojo make automated decisions based on data about me?

Flying Dojo classifies posts as spam automatically.

Flying Dojo uses data about your posts and other activity on many forums to make automated decisions about whether your posts to meta.discourse.org and most forums that Flying Dojo hosts are spam. When Akismet decides that a post is likely spam, the forum refuses to accept the post.

If you think a post has been wrongly blocked or removed, contact an administrator of your forum. They can override the decision that a post was spam.

Flying Dojo uses data about posts and activity to set trust levels automatically.

Depending on how administrators of your forum configure the forum, the forum may use data about your posts and activity to award you badges and calculate a trust level for your account. Your trust level may affect how you can participate in the forum, such as whether you can upload images, as well as give you access to moderation and management powers in the forum. Your trust level therefore reflects forum administrators’ confidence in you, and their willingness to delegate community management functions, like moderation.

If you think your trust level has been set incorrectly, contact an administrator of your forum. They can manually adjust the trust level of your account.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

What is your data retention policy?

We will make a good faith effort to:

  • Retain server logs containing the IP address of all requests to this server no more than 90 days.
  • Retain the IP addresses associated with registered users and their posts no more than 5 years.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). These cookies enable the site to recognize your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. 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 information 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 other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our site. 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 site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Our site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If this server is in the USA, and you are under the age of 13, per the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), do not use this site.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our site and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

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Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

This document is CC-BY-SA. It was last updated May 31, 2018.