This Privacy Statement is intended to describe the Gluster Project’s privacy practices and provide information about the choices you have regarding the ways in which information collected by the Gluster Project is used and disclosed. For convenience, the Gluster Project is referred to in this document as “Gluster”.
At Gluster, your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we have provided this Statement explaining our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your personal information is collected, used and disclosed. To make this Statement easy to find, we have made it available on our homepage and at every location where personally-identifiable information may be requested.
This Privacy Statement applies to all information collected by or submitted to Gluster, including personal data. “Personal data” is data that can be used to identify an individual.
Gluster collects personal data when:
Gluster may also collect personal data from individuals (with their consent) at conventions, trade shows and expositions.
The types of personal data collected may include (but are not limited to):
In keeping with the open nature and spirit of Gluster, some personal data is made public by default. Specifically:
The only exception to this is for your email address, which may still be visible in some Gluster services such as Bugzilla and Gerrit as well as git commits on GitHub.
Gluster uses the personal data you provide to:
We also use this personal data to provide you with information related to your account and the products or services you acquire from us, to better understand your needs and interests, to improve our service, to personalize communications, and to comply with or fulfill any contractual obligations to you. It is in Gluster’s legitimate business interests to provide you with the information, communications, and services you request; to create a public record of the data and content produced by Gluster’s services; and to maintain the integrity of that data and content for historical, scientific, and research purposes.
Unless you consent, Gluster will never process or share the personal data you provide to us except as described below.
Gluster may disclose your personal data to third parties under any of the following circumstances:
Gluster may send you e-mail about your account, to inform you of important upcoming Gluster events (e.g. elections), or in response to your questions. For your protection, Gluster may contact you in the event that we find an issue that requires your immediate attention. Gluster processes your personal data in these cases to fulfill and comply with its contractual obligations to you, to provide the services you have requested, and to ensure the security of your account.
Gluster’s online services automatically capture IP addresses. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer our website, and to help ensure the security of your interaction with our services. Your IP address is used to help identify you and your location, in order to provide you data and content from our services as quickly as possible. It is in Gluster’s legitimate business interest to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of its services for all users.
Our website uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, which encrypts your personal data when you send your personal information on our website. In addition, Gluster and its partners enter into confidentiality agreements which require that care and precautions be taken to prevent loss, misuse, or disclosure of your personal data.
Gluster often makes chat rooms, forums, mailing lists, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. Exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal data. Although we value individual ideas and encourage free expression, Gluster reserves the right to take necessary action to preserve the integrity of these areas, such as removing any posting that is vulgar or inappropriate. It is in Gluster’s legitimate business interests to provide all users an accurate record of data and content provided in the public forums it maintains and uses; to maintain the integrity of that data and content for historical, scientific, and research purposes; and to provide an environment for the free exchange of ideas relevant and constructive to the development and propagation of open source software.
Out of special concern for children’s privacy, Gluster does not knowingly accept online personal information from children under the age of 13. Gluster does not knowingly allow children under the age of 13 to become registered members of our sites. Gluster does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information about children under 13.
In the event that Gluster ever decides to expand its intended site audience to include children under the age of 13, those specific web pages will, in accordance with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), be clearly identified and provide an explicit privacy notice addressed to children under 13.
This site contains links to other sites. Gluster does not control the information collection of sites that can be reached through links from gluster.org. If you have questions about the data collection procedures of linked sites, please contact these sites directly.
Where the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”) applies to the processing of your personal data, especially when you access the website from a country in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), you have the following rights, subject to some limitations, against Gluster:
The right to access your personal data;
The right to rectify the personal data we hold about you;
The right to erase your personal data;
The right to restrict our use of your personal data;
The right to object to our use of your personal data;
The right to receive your personal data in a usable electronic format and transmit it to a third party (also known as the right of data portability); and
The right to lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, you may do so via our Personal Data Request Form. Please understand, however, the rights enumerated above are not absolute in all cases.
Where the GDPR applies, you also have the right to withdraw any consent you have given to uses of your personal data. If you wish to withdraw consent that you have previously provided to Gluster, you may do so via our Personal Data Request Form. However, the withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
If you have any questions about any of these practices or Gluster’s use of your personal information, please feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gluster will work with you to resolve any concerns you may have about this Statement.
Gluster reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement from time to time. If we do make changes, the revised Privacy Statement will be posted on the main project’s website. A notice will be posted on our homepage for 30 days whenever this privacy statement is changed in a material way.
This Privacy Statement was last amended on May 23, 2018.