Privacy Policy

Updated: December 15, 2020.


Who we are

PwOSS is a non-profit organisation. Sponsored by a person - Dan.

The main goal is to minimize data collection from our habits etc. of certain companies. To provide installations, tutorials, guide for inexperienced people.


Our main website address is


We're also hosting other services:

  • - Free search engine
  • - Community Wiki / Tutorials
  • - Gitea instance
  • - Element/Matrix web chat
  • DNSCrypt - DNS Encryption


What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

At our main domain -

We don't use any contact form or plugin to get in touch with you. We list our email address at the main domain. If you want to send us an email you can choose your own email client. We're using our own email server at netcup - Privacy Policy.



We don't use any cookie at our main domain.

We don't use any cookie at from you but only if you're using the default options. If you change the "preferences -" we have to save cookies on your PC. Otherwise, you have to change the option every time. What we saving is listed at " - cookie" (after saving the new settings). So, even if you change some options we don't track you or save any data from you. The list below is showing what kind of cookies are necessary for your new settings. We could change the default but every person is different so we can't make it right for everyone.

At the end, it'll be your choice.

These cookies are necessary if you want to change the settings for the "searX" engine:

  1. results_on_new_tab
  2. doi_resolver
  3. language
  4. locale
  5. disabled_plugins
  6. image_proxy
  7. autocomplete
  8. safesearch
  9. theme
  10. enabled_plugins
  11. disabled_engines
  12. enabled_engines
  13. method
  14. categories
  15. oscar-style

Gitea need the following cookies:


Without registration:





With registration:





Element need the following cookie:


We don't use any cookie at


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.



We don't use any analytics tools. We don't care where you from or what browser etc. you are using.


Who we share your data with / Where we send your data

The services (,,,, and dnscrypt) are hosted at Linode. Our email server as well.

netcup - Privacy Policy


Our domain is from

Namecheap - Privacy Policy


How long we retain your data

We don't collect your data from,,, and


We need to collect your data if you sign up for
But this is possible without email and/or phone number.


We don't collect data from if you're using the service without sign up.
We need to collect your data if you sign up for


If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


Additional information

How we protect your data

Our devices, which we're sending, writing to you with your personal details (email traffic, text, questions etc.) are encrypted. That means, if someone steal or if we loose our devices it'll be hard for everyone to get access to our data/your data. We're using Linux at our Desktop devices which are encrypted with LUKS. And we're using Andorid Phones which are encrypted as well and free of Google with Open Source Software. If we're using Closed Software they're blocked with a firewall or hasn't any internet aspiration.


Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our site. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.


Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our site, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.