Privacy Policy updated (20AUG2015)

by DareNET on Thu, Aug 20 2015 18:00:00

We've updated our privacy policy!

Because many of you are allergic to legalese, here's a plain English summary of what changed, for your convenience.

When DareNET first started, we used a rather boilerplate privacy policy, which contained a rather dubious clause (shown below). It wasn't long before some of our more privacy concious users raised their concerns and brought it to our attention. Slightly embarassed, we acknowledged the mistake and did what we should've done from the beginning, finished revising the policy to be an accurate description of our actual privacy practices.

2. Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information (in an aggregated form) is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if DareNET, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred.

Theoretically, this clause would have allowed us to sell or buy any assests, such as user information (in aggregrate form, e.g., no personally identifiable information). Should we had elected to transfer ownership of the network to another individual or organization, user information such as email addresses and usernames could have been part of such an arrangement.

Alarming, we know! We removed this clause because DareNET does not buy or sell assets, nor does it share or sell personal information. DareNET keeps its "lights on" through the generous donations of its server sponsors and administrators, and time devoted by its staff. DareNET does not generate any sort of income or revenue. We donate our time and resources for the common good of the community.

So, we now have a privacy policy that is explicit about how we actually use and store user information. We will continue to comply with the commitment to privacy that we have stated in our Privacy Policy, and any forthcoming changes to this policy will continue to reflect our respect for your privacy and anonymity within the community.

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