Talk:Privacy Policy - Discussion Draft

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Discuss Privacy Policy - Discussion Draft

See also 'privacy and terms' mailing list post on legal-talk


OSM is not an US project. OSMF is not an US corporation. Reference to specific US law is therefore questionable. The age of thirteen may not be significant elsewhere. Suggest to drop this whole paragraph or replace it by more spongy wording. --Frederik Ramm 14:58, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Clear GIFS/Web Beacons

Anything we do not collect cannot be abused. I see no reason why we would ever use "web beacons" or "clear GIFs". Let us simply say that we only collect information that is required for our service to work, and where it is deemed necessary for security purposes. I believe that we should really make it our policy to drop log files etc. after a while (say, a month?) even if we can think of fringe cases where an old log file might actually be nice to have. --Frederik Ramm 15:06, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

In the Event of a Merger or Sale

Small point: companies in the UK don't "file for bankruptcy". First only individuals become bankrupt, companies can be wound up, put into administration etc. Second you don't "file" you "petition".

Less minor point: you can't own information in English law, so information cannot form an asset. What does this sentence actually mean? Is it suggesting that any obligations of confidentiality under the privacy policy will be avoided on company insolvency? If so, that would seem wrong to me. Francis Davey 21:38, 24 June 2009 (UTC)


I've stuck a merge template on this page mainly to draw people's attention to the Privacy Policy page which we already have.

Whether we actually want to merge with that page, or do a complete rewrite based on this text, or ditch this text in favour of the old one... I'm not sure

-- Harry Wood 15:25, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Google Docs

Are we continuing putting Foundation documents on Google Docs, which presumably doesn’t implement our privacy policy? --Wynndale 17:46, 29 June 2009 (UTC)