This document was last updated on May 23rd, 2018.

1. An overview of data protection

General

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us, for example when you register a accout.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Gina Häußge
Goethestraße 5
63179 Obertshausen
Germany

Telephone: +49 6104 9872629
Email: privacy@octoprint.org

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Notice regarding the hosting of this forum

This forum is hosted with Civilized Discourse Construction Kit Inc. ("CDCK"),

We have entered into an agreement with CDCK for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using this forum.

For more information, see CDCK's Privacy Policy. This can be found at https://meta.discourse.org/privacy.

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of Hessen, Germany. Contact details can be found here: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/SharedDocs/Adressen/LfD/Hessen.html.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

You can download all of your activity at any time in standard comma-separated values format by visiting your account page on the forum.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

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.

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

You are also able to edit, anonymize, or erase your posts. When you edit posts, the forum will keep all versions of your posts. Forum administrators can view old versions of posts, and optionally make them visible to other forum visitors.

Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies

These web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the login session) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources. The logs will not be retained by the provider longer than 90 days.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Registration on this website

You can register on our website in order to access additional functions offered here. The input data will only be used for the purpose of using the respective site or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will reject your registration.

To inform you about important changes such as those within the scope of our site or technical changes, we will use the email address specified during registration.

We will process the data provided during registration only based on your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Many features of this forum require a forum account, for example to post and reply to topics.

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

The forum uses your account data to identify you on the forum, and to create pages specific to you, like your profile page. The forum makes your user name available to everyone who can access the forum or other websites provided under octoprint.org which embed parts of the forum (e.g. the comment section on blog posts at octoprint.org/blog/).

The forum 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. The forum 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.

We will continue to store the data collected during registration for as long as you remain registered on our website. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

Registration with "Google Sign-In"

Instead of registering directly on the forum, you may also register using Google Sign-In. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

If you decide to register with Google Sign-In and click on the "Login with Google" button, you will be automatically redirected to the Google platform. There you can log in with your Google username and password. This will link your Google profile to our website or services. This link gives us access to your data stored on Google. Including especially your:

  • Google name
  • Google profile picture
  • Email address provided to Facebook

This data will be used to set up, provide, and personalize your account.

For more information, see Google's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These can be found at https://policies.google.com/terms and https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Registration with "Facebook Connect"

Instead of registering directly on the forum, you may also register using Facebook Connect. This service is provided by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.

If you decide to register with Facebook Connect and click on the "Login with Facebook" button, you will be automatically redirected to the Facebook platform. There you can log in with your Facebook username and password. This will link your Facebook profile to our forum. This link gives us access to your data stored on Facebook. Including especially your:

  • Facebook name
  • Facebook profile picture
  • Facebook cover picture
  • Email address provided to Facebook
  • Facebook ID
  • Facebook friends
  • Facebook Likes
  • Birthday
  • Gender
  • Country
  • Language

This data will be used to set up, provide, and personalize your account.

For more information, see Facebook's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These can be found at https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/update and https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update.

Registration with "Sign in with Twitter"

Instead of registering directly on the forum, you may also register using Sign in with Twitter. This service is provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St #900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

If you decide to register with Sign in with Twitter and click on the "Login with Twitter" button, you will be automatically redirected to the Twitter platform. There you can log in with your Facebook username and password. This will link your Twitter profile to our website or services. This link gives us access to your data stored on Twitter. Including especially your:

  • Twitter name
  • Twitter profile picture
  • Email address provided to Twitter

This data will be used to set up, provide, and personalize your account.

For more information, see Twitter's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These can be found at https://twitter.com/en/tos and https://twitter.com/en/privacy.

Registration with "Signup with Github"

Instead of registering directly on the forum, you may also register using Github. This service is provided by GitHub Inc., 88 Colin P Kelly Jr St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.

If you decide to register with Signup With Github and click on the "Login with Github" button, you will be automatically redirected to the Github platform. There you can log in with your Github username and password. This will link your Github profile to our forum. This link gives us access to your data stored on Github. Including especially your:

  • Github name
  • Github profile picture
  • Email address provided to Github

This data will be used to set up, provide, and personalize your account.

For more information, see Github's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These can be found at https://help.github.com/articles/github-terms-of-service/ and https://help.github.com/articles/github-privacy-statement/.

Registration with Patreon

Instead of registering directly on the forum, you may also register using Patreon. This service is provided by Patreon, Inc., 230 9th St (Howard), San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

If you decide to register with Patreon and click on the "Login with Patreon" button, you will be automatically redirected to the Patreon platform. There you can log in with your Patreon username and password. This will link your Patreon profile to our website or services. This link gives us access to your data stored on Patreon. Including especially your:

  • Patreon name
  • Patreon profile picture
  • Email address provided to Patreon
  • Pledge status on the OctoPrint campaign

This data will be used to set up, provide, and personalize your account.

For more information, see Patreon's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These can be found at https://www.patreon.com/legal and https://www.patreon.com/privacy.

4. Analytics and advertising

User registration data, posts and other forum activity

The forum uses your registration data and data about your posts and other activity to make automated decisions about whether your posts to discourse.octoprint.org are spam.

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

The forum also uses 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 the forum. They can manually adjust the trust level of your account.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Outsourced data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic data collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics' demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section "Refusal of data collection".

Carbon Ads

This website uses Carbon Ads, a service for including advertisements from BuySellAds.com Inc. ("BuySellAds"). It is operated by BuySellAds.com Inc., P.O. Box 55071 #30027, Boston, MA 02205-5071, USA.

Carbon Ads uses so-called "cookies", which are text files stored in your computer that enable an analysis of the way you use the website.

The information generated by cookies relating to your use of this website (including your IP address), and delivery of advertising formats, is transmitted to a BuySellAds server in the US and stored there. This information can be passed on from BuySellAds to contracting parties of BuySellAds. However, BuySellAds will not merge your IP address with other data you have stored.

Carbon Ads cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. Please be aware that in this case, you may not be able to make full use of all the features of this website. By using this website, you agree to the processing of data relating to you and collected by Carbon Ads as described and for the purposes set out above.

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by BuySellAds by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent ad display and by this your data from being collected on future visits to this site:
Disable Carbon Ads.

For more information about how BuySellAds handles user data, see their data collection statement and their privacy policy: https://content.buysellads.com/articles/what-data-does-buysellads-collect/ and https://carbonads.net/privacy.php.

5. Plugins and tools

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

6. Age restriction

Our site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 16 years old or older. If you are under the age of 16, per the requirements of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Art. 8 (1) and COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act), do not use this site.

7. Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our web site privacy policy.