Updated: August 2, 2019.

Who we are

We're people who want to get rid of the data collector. To achieve the freedom of Internet use.

So many people out there without knowing about the problems with data loss of their digital devices. The big companies, even small app developers, collect your data to make money with your data. They take advantage of your inexperience.

We want to show how "easy" it is to stop the "big data problem". Nobody knows what they will have to do in 10 years. In the worst case, you can lose your home and your job at the same time.  Sharing data can make your life more difficult in the future. To find the right job, the right home or even a partner.

Sure, nobody knows. It's like insurance. Stop sending data now.... just in case.

 

Our main website address is

https://pwoss.org

 

We're also hosting other services:

  • https://searx.pwoss.org - Free search engine
  • https://wiki.pwoss.org - Community Wiki / Tutorials
  • https://git.pwoss.org - Gitea instance
  • https://riot.pwoss.org - Riot web chat

 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

At our main domain - www.pwoss.org:

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 Linode - Privacy Policy.

 

Cookies

 

www.pwoss.org

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


 

www.searx.pwoss.org

We don't use any cookie at searx.pwoss.org from you but only if you're using the default options. If you change the "preferences - https://searx.pwoss.org/preferences" we have to save cookies on your PC. Otherwise, you have to change the option every time. What we saving is listed at " https://searx.pwoss.org/preferences - 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

 

www.git.pwoss.org

Gitea need the following cookies:

 

Without registration:

{session-cookie:lang}

{session-cookie:i_like_gitea}

{session-cookie:_csrf}

 

With registration:

{localStorage}

{session-cookie:lang}

{session-cookie:i_like_gitea}

{session-cookie:_csrf}


 

www.riot.pwoss.org

Riot need the following cookie:

{localStorage}


 

www.wiki.pwoss.org

We don't use any cookie at www.wiki.pwoss.org.


 

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.

 

Analytics

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 (pwoss.org, git.pwoss.org, wiki.pwoss.org, riot.pwoss.org, chat.pwoss.org and searx.pwoss.org) are hosted at Linode. Our email server as well.

Linode - Privacy Policy

 

Our domain is from namecheap.com.

Namecheap - Privacy Policy

 

How long we retain your data

We don't collect your data from pwoss.org, git.pwoss.org, wiki.pwoss.org, riot.pwoss.org, chat.pwoss.org and searx.pwoss.org.

 

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

 

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

 

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.