Draft for a redmine.org privacy policy

Added by Jan Niggemann (redmine.org team member) over 2 years ago

Below is a first draft of a privacy policy for redmine.org. I purposefully used everyday language instead of legal jargon because I find the latter to be unhelpful for normal persons (like me and - probably - like you).
Please give constructive feedback, thank you!

Jan Niggemann, Redmine Community Relations

redmine.org privacy policy

redmine.org does not use social networking stuff - no "+1" or "like" buttons here.
We do not share personal information with third parties.

Information we gather

Our webserver creates a logfile with the following non-personally-identifying information that your browser sends on each request:

  • browser type
  • language preference
  • referring site
  • date and time of request

redmine.org also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
Additional information we require when registering an account

When registering, you're asked to provide the following data (later referred to as profile information):

  • the login name you'd like to use
  • your name (first name and last name)
  • your email address (hidden by default)

You may use the site pseudonymously, but please use an active email address in case an administrator needs to contact you.

We do not collect any more information than those given in the above paragraphs.

How do we use this information

  • We use the information in the logfiles to analyze browser usage and to protect the integrity of the site in case of attacks.
  • Administrators (see below) may use your email address to contact you regarding (mis-)behaviour on our website.

We do not disclose any information to third parties other than under circumstances imposed by the law. The redmine.org server is physically located in Germany, a country with the strongest privacy protection laws in the world.

Who can access your profile information?

Redmine profiles are public, except for your email address. When registering for an account, your email address is hidden from your profile by default. To facilitate contacting you privately via email, you may chose to display your email address on your profile.

Only redmine.org administrators can see your email address regardless of your settings. The following persons are redmine.org administrators:

  • Etienne Massip
  • Jean-Baptiste Barth
  • Jan Niggemann
  • Jean-Philippe Lang
  • Toshi MARUYAMA


You can use redmine.org without cookies, but if you're looging in, we have to set a session cookies to make it possible for you to navigate the website.


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Replies (2)

RE: Draft for a redmine.org privacy policy - Added by Mischa The Evil over 1 year ago

I've unstickied this topic as it's lost its actuality now that the final policy is done and in-place.