Commit 6d465119 authored by Kurt Zeilenga's avatar Kurt Zeilenga
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some rewording

parent d17f3cd4
...@@ -19,55 +19,42 @@ worldwide network of volunteers. ...@@ -19,55 +19,42 @@ worldwide network of volunteers.
<p> <p>
Given the nature of the OpenLDAP Project and particulars of how Given the nature of the OpenLDAP Project and particulars of how
services it provides are managed, little to no privacy can or services it provides are managed, privacy cannot be offered and
should be expected here. shall not be expected.
<p> <p>
Except as explicitly stated herein, users of these services, as Except as explicitly stated herein, users of these services, as
well as any other Internet service provided by the OpenLDAP Foundation well as any other services provided by the OpenLDAP Foundation
and/or OpenLDAP Foundation, shall have no expectation of privacy and/or OpenLDAP Project, shall have no expectation of privacy in
in their communications with the OpenLDAP Foundation, the OpenLDAP their communications with the OpenLDAP Foundation, the OpenLDAP
Project and its volunteers and shall have no expectation of privacy Project and its volunteers, and shall have no expectation of privacy
in communications via services provided the OpenLDAP Foundation in communications via services provided the OpenLDAP Foundation
and/or the OpenLDAP Project. and/or the OpenLDAP Project.
<p> <p>
While the OpenLDAP Foundation staff, OpenLDAP Project and its While staff, volunteers, and users are generally expected to adhere
volunteers, and users of the OpenLDAP provides services are generally to norms of Internet etiquette and professional conduct, failure to
expected to adhere to norms of Internet etiquette and professional adhere to these norms shall not in itself be construed as counter
conduct, failure to adhere to these norms shall not in itself be to any portion of this statement regarding privacy at OpenLDAP.org.
construed as counter to any portion of this statement regarding
privacy at OpenLDAP.org.
<p> <p>
The OpenLDAP Project hosts a number of services, such as our mailing The OpenLDAP Project hosts a number of services, such as our mailing
list system, in which a user is required to register to make use, list system, in which a user is required to register to make use,
or full use, of. In all such systems to which a user registered or full use, of. In all such systems to which a user registered
to use, the user is identified by a user provided email address. to use, the user is identified by a user provided email address.
The user is generally required by confirm they have access to the An email exchange is generally to confirm the user is in direct
independently hosted mailbox identified by the email address by control of the account associated with the email address. The
email exchange. The user's email address is recorded a part of user's email address is recorded a part of user information, is
user information, is used to identify the user in the service and used to identify the user in the service and associated logs, and
associated logs, and is used in providing the particular service is used in providing the particular service to which the user has
to which the user has registered for (such as to provide copies of registered to obtain (such as to provide copies of messages sent to
messages sent to a list to which the user has subscribed). a list to which the user has subscribed).
<p> <p>
The email address identifying the registered user is typically The email address identifying the registered user is typically
published with any materials the user submits to the registered published with any materials the user submits to the registered
service to identify the submitter to other users. service to identify the submitter to other users.
<p>
Only by abstaining from submitting any materials to services requiring
registration may a user prevent their registered email address from
being disclosed to other users and the general public, however
emails addresses of any registered or previously registered users
are available to OpenLDAP Foundation staff and OpenLDAP Project
volunteers. As volunteers are not generally legally bound to
maintain registered users' email addresses in confidence, users
shall have no expectation of privacy with respected their registered
email addresses.
<p> <p>
In the event a user wishes to cease obtain a particular service In the event a user wishes to cease obtain a particular service
that requires registration, the user may deregister from the service. that requires registration, the user may deregister from the service.
...@@ -98,6 +85,15 @@ volunteers managing the project, which in turn may share them with ...@@ -98,6 +85,15 @@ volunteers managing the project, which in turn may share them with
others and/or forward the message to internal mailing lists, and by others and/or forward the message to internal mailing lists, and by
so doing, cause the email to be recorded in archives. so doing, cause the email to be recorded in archives.
<p>
Our services commonly managed with the assistance of volunteers.
Volunteers have access to user information, such as users' registered
email addresses. Volunteers are not generally bound by any legally
enforcable agreemnt to keep user information, or any other information,
in confidence. As such, users of provided services are not offered,
and shall expect, privacy of user information (or other information)
they provide to these services.
<p> <p>
This statement does not absolve anyone from their responsibilities This statement does not absolve anyone from their responsibilities
and duties not to trample the rights of others. This statement and duties not to trample the rights of others. This statement
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