Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc. (“CDCK”) owns and operates Discourse.org, an open source discussion platform, (“Platform”). Clients license our Platform and in some cases, we may host the discussion forum for their website visitors.
When you create a discussion forum account, you will be asked to enter your name and an e-mail address. We will send you a confirmation email verifying the account. We record the IP address used when you register for an account. We use this to ensure that user accounts are legitimately created by a human and not by script. When you create a new account, you may reserve this user name and email address for future use on any Discourse.org forum.
You may also log into the site with a social media account. When you do, we will import the email associated with that social media account into your Discourse.org account. Any additional information they send us will be deleted. We need your email to notify you of activity occurring in your account. You may change your email in user preferences.
You may browse the site without an account. We record the IP address of every request to our server, whether you are logged in or not. If you are logged in, we will associate this activity with your account.
Nothing that you make available on Discourse.com is private, except your email address. This means anything you post, upload, bookmark or mark as a favorite is public, or may be made public as the product develops. Private messages sent between you and other users are not visible outside of the recipients, however, they, like all other content you create, are associated with your account on the server.
Users may export user content -- including your content -- that was created on Discourse.org to their email or other social media platform.
The servers that run our platform create standard log files about your activity on the forum. These logs record visitor activity and information about your device, such as what browser you’re running, and what pages you access. This information helps us diagnose server and software errors, and in cases of abuse, track and mitigate the abuse.
Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your browser. These cookies enable the site to recognize your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account. We use a session cookie to remember you when you login, so that when you return, you do not need to login again.
We implement a variety of commercially reasonable security measures designed to maintain the safety of your personal information. However we can not and do not guarantee the security of your data so keep this in mind as you participate in the forum.
When you delete user content, it is removed from public view, but remains available on the server indefinitely. To request that an account be deleted, please contact us at email@example.com.
With regards to IP addresses, we make a good faith effort to:
Our Platform is directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If you are under the age of 13, (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act), do not use this Service.
CDCK is a San Francisco, California-based company. Our servers are located in the United States. This Service is not directed to viewers outside of the United States.
Clients who use Discourse.org have choices over what type of sharing rights apply to the content created in their forums. CDCK has no ownership rights in your content other than those defined by the client, or are necessary to provide this service. To understand what sharing rights apply to content posted in a particular clients’ forum, you will need to contact the client website directly.
We may modify this Statement at any time. The last modification date will always be displayed at the bottom of this document. If we make changes to this policy that materially alter its effect, we will make reasonable attempts to try to notify you before the changes are implemented, for example with a prominent notice on the Discussion Forum or via the email address we have on file for you.
Please contact us with questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This document is CC-BY-SA. It was last updated June 25, 2013.