Privacy Policy

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The TLDR;

Our focus at Cinnabar is providing first class Mercurial hosting and project management tools. We’re not in the business of selling ‘clicks’, ‘likes’, ‘views’, or information about our users and their projects.

We must collect some information in order to provide our Services, but we will only collect the minimum information necessary, and we will use it carefully.

Your privacy is important to us. We have a few fundamental principles:

  • We are thoughtful about the personal information we ask you to provide and the personal information that we collect about you through the operation of our Services.

  • We store personal information for only as long as we have a reason to keep it.

  • We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what information is shared publicly (or kept private), indexed by search engines, and permanently deleted.

  • We help protect you from overreaching government demands for your personal information.

  • We aim for full transparency on how we gather, use, and share your personal information.

Below is our full Privacy Policy, which incorporates and clarifies these principles.

The Details

Who We Are and What This Policy Covers

G’day! We’re the folks behind Cinnabar.dev - tools to help people work together, manage their projects, and write great code.

This Privacy Policy applies to information that we collect about you when you use our Services, such as at cinnabar.dev.

Below we explain how we collect, use, and share information about you, along with the choices that you have with respect to that information.

Information We Collect

We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so — for example, to provide our Services, to communicate with you, or to make our Services better. We collect this information from three sources: if and when you provide information to us, automatically through operating our Services, and from other sources that you would reasonably expect. Let’s go over the information that we collect.

Information You Provide to Us

It’s probably no surprise that we collect information that you provide to us directly. Here are some examples:

  • Basic account information: We ask for basic information from you in order to set up your account. For example, we require individuals who sign up for a Cinnabar account to provide an email address and password, along with a username or name — and that’s it. You may provide us with more information — like your address and other information you want to share — but we don’t require that information to create an account.

  • Public profile information: If you have an account with us, and decide to create a public profile, we collect the information that you provide for your public profile. Your public profile information is just that — public — so please keep that in mind when deciding what information you would like to include.

  • Payment and contact information: If you buy Services from us, we’ll collect information to process those payments and contact you. If you buy Services from us, you’ll provide additional personal and payment information like your name, credit card information, and contact information. We also keep a record of the purchases you’ve made.

  • Content information: You may provide us with information about you in draft and published content.

  • Credentials: Depending on the Services you use, you may want to provide us with credentials for your accounts (like SSH public keys to enable access to Mercurial repositories).

  • Communications with us (hi there!): You may also provide us with information if you respond to surveys, communicate with us for support, post a question in public forums, or sign up for our newsletter. When you communicate with us via form, email, phone, online comments, or otherwise, we store a copy of our communications.

Information We Collect Automatically

We also collect some log and usage information automatically. Like most online service providers, we collect information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available, including the browser type, IP address, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information. We collect log information when you use our Services. This helps us troubleshoot and improve our performance, to offer a better, more stable Service.

Information We Collect from Other Sources

We may also get information about you from sources that you would reasonably expect, such as from the provider of your payment method.

How and Why We Use Information

Purposes for Using Information

We use information about you for the purposes listed below:

  • To provide our Services. For example, to set up and maintain your account, host your data, backup and restore your data, provide customer service, process payments and orders, and verify user information.

  • To ensure quality, maintain safety, and improve our Services. For example, by providing automatic upgrades and new versions of our Services.

  • To protect our Services, our users, and the public. For example, by detecting security incidents; detecting and protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; fighting spam; complying with our legal obligations; and protecting the rights and property of Cinnabar and others, which may result in us, for example, declining a transaction or terminating Services.

  • To fix problems with our Services. For example, by monitoring, debugging, repairing, and preventing issues.

  • To communicate with you. For example, to ask for your feedback; to keep you up to date on Cinnabar; to verify your payment; or to let you know of offers and promotions. If you don’t want to hear from us, you can opt out of marketing communications at any time. (If you opt out, we’ll still send you important updates relating to your account.)

Sharing Information

How We Share Information

We share information about you in limited circumstances, and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy. These are spelled out below.

  • Subsidiaries and independent contractors: We may disclose information about you to our subsidiaries and independent contractors who need the information to help us provide our Services or process the information on our behalf. We require our subsidiaries and independent contractors to follow this Privacy Policy for any personal information that we share with them.

  • Third-party vendors: We may share information about you with third-party vendors who need the information in order to provide their services to us, or to provide their services to you or your site. This includes vendors that help us provide our Services to you (like payment providers that process your credit and debit card information, fraud prevention services that allow us to analyze fraudulent payment transactions); those that make tools to help us run our operations (like programs that help us with task management, scheduling, word processing, email and other communications, and collaboration among our teams); other third-party tools that help us manage operations; and companies that make products available on our websites, who may need information about you in order to, for example, provide technical or other support services to you. We require vendors to agree to privacy commitments in order to share information with them.

  • Legal and regulatory requirements: We may disclose information about you in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request.

  • To protect rights, property, and others: We may disclose information about you when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Cinnabar, third parties, or the public at large. For example, if we have a good faith belief that there is an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury, we may disclose information related to the emergency without delay.

  • Business transfers: In connection with any merger, sale of company assets, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company, or in the unlikely event that Cinnabar goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would likely be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. If any of these events were to happen, this Privacy Policy would continue to apply to your information and the party receiving your information may continue to use your information, but only consistent with this Privacy Policy.

  • With your consent: We may share and disclose information with your consent or at your direction. For example, we may share your information with third parties when you authorise us to do so.

  • Published support requests: If you send us a request for assistance (for example, via a support email or one of our other feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish that request in order to clarify or respond to your request, or to help us support other users.

We have a standing policy that we do not sell our users’ data. We aren’t a data broker, we don’t sell your personal information to data brokers, and we don’t sell your information to other companies that want to spam you with marketing emails.

Information Shared Publicly

Information that you choose to make public is — you guessed it — disclosed publicly. That means information like your public profile, posts, other content that you make public via your account, are all available to others — which is why you made it public!

Public information may also be indexed by search engines or used by third parties. Please keep all of this in mind when deciding what you would like to share publicly.

How Long We Keep Information

We generally discard information about you when it’s no longer needed for the purposes for which we collect and use it — described in the section above on How and Why We Use Information — and we’re not legally required to keep it. For example, we keep the web server logs that record information about a visitor to our site, like the visitor’s IP address, browser type, and operating system, for approximately 30 days. We retain the logs for this period of time in order to, among other things, analyse traffic to our site and investigate issues if something goes wrong on one of our websites. After the thirty days are up, the deleted content may remain on our backups and caches until purged.

Security

While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorised access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so. We monitor our Services for potential vulnerabilities and attacks.

Choices

You have several choices available when it comes to information about you:

  • Limit the information that you provide: If you have an account with us, you can choose not to provide the optional account information, profile information, and transaction and billing information. Please keep in mind that if you do not provide this information, certain features of our Services may not be accessible.

  • Opt out of marketing communications: You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from us. Just follow the instructions in those communications or let us know. If you opt out of promotional communications, we may still send you other communications, like those about your account and legal notices.

  • Close your account: While we’d be very sad to see you go, you can close your account if you no longer want to use our Services. Please keep in mind that we may continue to retain your information after closing your account, as described in How Long We Keep Information above — for example, when that information is reasonably needed to comply with (or demonstrate our compliance with) legal obligations such as law enforcement requests, or reasonably needed for our legitimate business interests.

How to Reach Us

You can usually access, correct, or delete your personal data using your account settings and tools that we offer, but if you aren’t able to or you’d like to contact us about one of your rights, please get in touch. When you contact us about one of your rights under this section, we’ll need to verify that you are the right person before we disclose or delete anything. For example, if you are a user, we will need you to contact us from the email address associated with your account. You can also designate an authorised agent to make a request on your behalf by giving us written authorisation. We may still require you to verify your identity with us.

If you have a question about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at .

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Cinnabar may change its Privacy Policy from time to time. Particularly as we develop new features to provide better Services. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If we make significant changes, we will notify you, and, in some cases, we may provide additional notice. Your further use of the Services after a change to our Privacy Policy will be subject to the updated policy.

Credits

We love open-source software. Actually, open-source anything, including Privacy Policies. This policy is adapted from the one generously shared by Automattic. This privacy policy is published under a Creative Commons Sharealike license.

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