Privacy policy and spam from Redmine.com

Added by Cris Fuhrman almost 2 years ago

I received a spam today from redmine.com sent to the UNIQUE email I used to sign up for Redmine.org.

Most privacy policies state that email addresses are not given (sold?) to third parties, but I always use unique addresses (because I've suspected that such emails are shared, but also I use them for security reasons).

Anyway, I'm classifying/reporting such an email as spam because a) I didn't sign up for it with Redmine.com and 2) it's asking me to unsubscribe (opt-out == spam).

It may be legal to give my redmine.org email to redmine.com, because there is no privacy policy here (I couldn't find it in your search engine), but I consider such use unethical especially in 2015.

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RE: Privacy policy and spam from Redmine.com - Added by Toshi MARUYAMA almost 2 years ago

Cris Fuhrman wrote:

I received a spam today from redmine.com sent to the UNIQUE email I used to sign up for Redmine.org.

You can hide your email address at your user profile.

It may be legal to give my redmine.org email to redmine.com, because there is no privacy policy here (I couldn't find it in your search engine), but I consider such use unethical especially in 2015.

I don't know privacy policy is required for OpenSource Project.
Please create issue and write your suggestion.

RE: Privacy policy and spam from Redmine.com - Added by Cris Fuhrman almost 2 years ago

Toshi MARUYAMA wrote:

You can hide your email address at your user profile.

Thanks for pointing that out. I now realize the default is that it email was visible! I admit that is a surprise and explains a lot.

I don't know privacy policy is required for OpenSource Project.

I don't know either. But it's a pretty common practice and IMO it's easier to put one in place than to deal with the problems if you don't have one. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privacy_policy

Please create issue and write your suggestion.

Will do.

RE: Privacy policy and spam from Redmine.com - Added by Jan Niggemann (redmine.org team member) almost 2 years ago

Please see the new sticky post regarding a first draft...

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