We take privacy and security seriously on DareNET. In this policy, we're explicit about how we store and use your personal data.

If  you have any questions or concerns, please send them to support@darenet.org.

Your account password

We store your account password using a strong hash function designed for passwords (bcrypt). We store account credentials on a separate server cluster to the rest of the system.

As a matter of good practice, we recommend that you use a strong, unique password for DareNET, and that you don't reuse your DareNET password on other websites or IRC networks.

Your email address

We will never provide your email address to a third party. We may send you system emails (e.g., forgotten password requests) as requested by you, and legal notices (e.g., updates to our policies) from time-to-time.

Chat logs

We don't store commands you send to the server, such as /msg or N (account) passwords. However, be aware that any credentials included in a response from the server may be stored in your client's backlog.

At this time, we do not provide a logging service or archive for channel messages; however, be aware that some channels may run their own and most client's provide logging capabilities.

Legal demands

We will not reveal user data to any third party unless:

  • We are compelled by law, or
  • We believe it is necessary to prevent serious physical harm to someone.

If we believe a legal warrant to be too broad, we will seek to narrow it. We will notify users about a legal warrant for their data unless we are prevented from doing so by law.


We currently operate servers in the following locations:

  • Ontario, CA
  • Quebec, CA
  • Bayern, DE
  • London, UK
  • California, USA
  • New Jersey, USA
  • New York, USA
  • Texas, USA

Last updated: 20 AUG 2015