July 21, 2016
Children Under 13 Years of Age
Unless specifically indicated within a Site, the Sites are not intended for minor children not of age (including without limitation those under 13), and they should not use the Sites. If you are under 18, you may use the Site only with involvement of a parent or guardian or if you are an emancipated minor. Except as specifically indicated within a Site, we do not knowingly collect or solicit information from, market to or accept services from children. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we will take reasonable steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personally identifiable information without parental consent, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we may remove the information.
Information About Users That TLF Collects
On the Sites, users may order products or services, and register to receive materials. Information collected on the Sites includes community forum content, diaries, profiles, photographs, names, unique identifiers (e.g., social media handles or usernames), contact and billing information (e.g., email address, postal address, telephone, fax), and transaction information. In order to access certain personalized services on the Sites, you may be asked to also create and store a username and password for an account from TLF.
In order to tailor TLF’s subsequent communications to users and continuously improve the Sites’ products and services, TLF may also ask users to provide information regarding their interests, demographics, experience and detailed contact preferences. TLF and third party advertising companies may track information concerning a user’s use of the Sites, such as a user’s IP address.
How TLF Uses the Information Collected
TLF may use collected information for any lawful purpose related to TLF’s business and the business of the Projects, including, but not limited to:
1. To understand a user’s needs and create content that is relevant to the user;
2. To generate statistical studies;
3. To conduct market research and planning by sending user surveys;
4. To notify user referrals of TLF services, information, or products when a user requests that TLF send such information to referrals;
5. To improve services, information, and products;
6. To help a user complete a transaction, or provide services or customer support;
7. To communicate back to the user;
8. To update the user on services, information, and products;
9. To personalize a Site for the user;
10. To notify the user of any changes with a Site that may affect the user;
12. To allow the user to purchase products, access services, or otherwise engage in activities the user selects.
A user makes the decision whether to proceed with any activity that requests personal information including personally identifiable information. If a user does not provide requested information, the user may not be able to complete certain transactions.
Users are not licensed to add other users to a Site (even users who entered into transactions with them) or to their mailing lists without written consent.
TLF encourages users to evaluate privacy and security policies of any of the Sites’ transaction partners before entering into transactions or choosing to disclose information.
Email from TLF or the Projects
TLF and/or any Project may use contact information received by TLF or any Project or any Site, to email any user with respect to any TLF or Project opportunity, event or other matter.
If a user no longer wishes to receive emails from TLF or any Project or any Site, TLF will provide instructions in each of its emails on how to be removed from any lists. TLF will make commercially reasonable efforts to honor such requests.
Users may have the opportunity to submit photographs to the Sites for product promotions, contests, and other purposes to be disclosed at the time of request. In these circumstances, the Sites are designed to allow the public to view, download, save, and otherwise access the photographs posted. By submitting a photograph, users waive any privacy expectations users have with respect to the security of such photographs, and TLF’s use or exploitation of users’ likeness. You may submit a photograph only if you are the copyright holder or if you are authorized to do so under license by the copyright holder, and by submitting a photograph you agree to indemnify and hold TLF, its directors, officers, employees and agents harmless from any claims arising out of your submission. By submitting a photograph, you grant TLF a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to use the photograph in any media now known of hereinafter invented for any business purpose that TLF, at its sole discretion, may decide.
Links to Third-Party Sites and Services
We may receive information when you use your account to log into a third-party site or application in order to recommend tailored content or advertising to you and to improve your user experience on our site. We may provide reports containing aggregated impression information to third parties to measure Internet traffic and usage patterns.
To purchase services, users may be asked to be directed to a third party site, such as PayPal, to pay for their purchases. If applicable, the third party site may collect payment information directly to facilitate a transaction. TLF will only record the result of the transaction and any references to the transaction record provided by the third party site. TLF is not responsible for the services provided or information collected on such third party sites.
Sharing of Information
Is Information About Me Secure?
To keep your information safe, prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, TLF implements industry-standard physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information TLF collects. However, TLF does not guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never defeat measures taken to prevent improper use of personally identifiable information.
Internal TLF access to users’ nonpublic personally identifiable information is restricted to TLF and Linux Foundation personnel, including contractors for each such organization on a need-to-know basis.
User passwords are keys to accounts. Use unique numbers, letters, and special characters for passwords and do not disclose passwords to other people in order to prevent loss of account control. Users are responsible for all actions taken in their accounts. Notify TLF of any password compromises, and change passwords periodically to maintain account protection.
In the event TLF becomes aware that the security of a Site has been compromised or user’s personally identifiable information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including but not limited to security attacks or fraud, TLF reserves the right to take reasonable appropriate measures, including but not limited to, investigation and reporting, and notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities.
While our aim is to keep data from unauthorized or unsafe access, modification or destructions, no method of transmission on the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
California Privacy Rights
The California Online Privacy Protection Action (“CalOPPA”) permits customers who are California residents and who have provided TLF with “personal information” as defined in CalOPPA to request certain information about the disclosure of information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident with a question regarding this provision, please contact email@example.com.
Please note that TLF does not respond to “do not track” signals or other similar mechanisms intended to allow California residents to opt-out of Internet tracking under CalOPPA. TLF may track and/or disclose your online activities over time and across different websites to third parties when you use our services.
What to Do in the Event of Lost or Stolen Information
You must promptly notify us if you become aware that any information provided by or submitted to our Site or through our Product is lost, stolen, or used without permission at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions or Concerns
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy at TLF, please send us a detailed message to privacy [ at ] linuxfoundation.org.