Privacy Policy – Linuxpeak Pty Ltd (WPQuasar)

1. Preamble

This Privacy Policy explains the collection, use, processing, transferring and disclosure of personal information by Linuxpeak Pty Ltd (“Linuxpeak” or “WPQuasar”). Unless otherwise noted on a particular website or service hosted by Linuxpeak, this Privacy Policy applies to your use of all websites that Linuxpeak operates.

These include https://www.linuxpeak.com and https://www.wpquasar.com, together with all other subdomains thereof, (collectively, the “Websites”).

This Privacy Policy also applies to all products, information, and services provided through the Websites.

By accessing or using any of the Services, you are accepting and agreeing to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

2. Principles

Linuxpeak has designed this policy to be consistent with the following principles:

  • Privacy policies should be human readable and easy to find.
  • Data collection, storage, and processing should be simplified as much as possible to enhance security, ensure consistency, and make the practices easy for users to understand.
  • Data practices should always meet the reasonable expectations of users.

3. Personal Information

Linuxpeak collects and how it is used As used in this policy, “personal information” means information that would allow someone to identify you, including your name, email address, IP address, or other information from which someone could deduce your identity.

Linuxpeak collects and uses personal information in the following ways:

Website and Fundraising Analytics: When you visit our Websites and use our Services, Linuxpeak collects some information about your activities through third-party tools, such as analytics services. The type of information that we collect focuses on general information such as country or city where you are located, pages visited, time spent on pages, heat-map of visitors’ activity on the site, information about the browser you are using, etc. Linuxpeak collects and uses this information pursuant to our legitimate interest in enhancing the security and utility of our Services.

The information we gather and process is used in the aggregate to spot trends without deliberately identifying individuals, except in cases where you engage in a transaction with Linuxpeak by purchasing a product or service. In those cases, Linuxpeak retains certain information about your transaction, including information about the referral site that led you to our services, and this information is stored in connection with other personal information you provide to Linuxpeak.

Information from cookies: We and our service providers may collect information using cookies or similar technologies for the purposes described above and below. Cookies are pieces of information that are stored by your browser on the hard drive or memory of your computer or other Internet access device. Cookies may enable us to personalize your experience on the Services, maintain a persistent session, passively collect demographic information about your computer, and monitor advertisements and other activities.

The Websites may use different kinds of cookies and other types of local storage (such as browser-based or plugin-based local storage). Log-In Services: When you register to obtain a user account on any of the Services (any such person, a “Registered User”) you will be asked to provide information to create your account and establish a password and profile.

Linuxpeak collects and uses this information pursuant to its legitimate interest in establishing and maintaining your account providing you with the features we provide Registered Users. We may use your email address to contact you regarding changes to this policy or other applicable policies. The name or nickname you provide in connection with your account may be used to attribute you in connection with any content you submit to any Service.

Emails and Newsletters: When you sign up to receive updates from Linuxpeak, or otherwise subscribe to one of our mailing lists, you consent to receiving direct updates from Linuxpeak. You may unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each newsletter.

Email Analytics: When you receive communications from Linuxpeak after signing up for the Linuxpeak newsletter, campaign updates, or other ongoing email communications from Linuxpeak, we use analytics to track whether you open the mail, click on the links, and otherwise interact with what we send.

Voluntarily Provided Information: When you provide feedback to Linuxpeak, sign a petition distributed by Linuxpeak, or otherwise submit personal information to Linuxpeak, Linuxpeak collects and uses this personal information pursuant to its legitimate interest in better understanding our community of supporters and volunteers and in furtherance of the particular program or activity to which you provided feedback or other input.

4. Retention of Personal Information

The majority of the personal information collected and used as explained in Section 3 above is aggregated and stored in a central database. Linuxpeak aggregates this data pursuant to its legitimate interest in having information stored in a single location to minimize complexity, increase consistency in internal practices, better understand its community of supporters and volunteers, and enhance the security of the data.

Linuxpeak erases the web browser logs described above on a regular, rolling basis. We generally retain other personal information for the purposes for which it was collected. This may mean that we retain your personal information indefinitely in some cases.

5. Access to Your Personal Information

You are generally entitled to access and transfer to a third-party any personal information that Linuxpeak holds and to have inaccurate data corrected or removed to the extent Linuxpeak still maintains it. In certain circumstances, you also may have the right to object or restrict for legitimate reasons to the processing or transfer of personal information.

6. Disclosure of Your Personal Information

Linuxpeak does not disclose personal information to third parties except as specified elsewhere in this policy and in the following instances:

  1. Linuxpeak may share personal information with our contractors and service providers in order to undertake the activities described in Section 3.
  2. We may disclose your personal information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our Master Terms and this Privacy Policy; or (c) comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order.

7. Security of Your Personal Information

Linuxpeak has implemented reasonable physical, technical, and organizational security measures for personal information that protects against accidental or unlawful destruction, or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, in compliance with applicable law. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.

If any data breach occurs, we will post a reasonably prominent notice to the Websites and comply with all other applicable data privacy requirements including, when required, personal notice to you if you have provided and we have maintained an email address for you.

8. Third Party Service Providers

Linuxpeak uses many third party service providers in connection with the Services, including website hosting services, database management, credit card processing, and many more. Some of these service providers may place session cookies on your computer, and they may collect and store your personal information on our behalf in accordance with the data practices and purposes explained above in Section 3.

9. Third Party Sites

The Services may provide links to a wide variety of third party websites. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other websites.

10. Location of Services

If you are accessing or using the Services in regions with laws governing data collection, processing, transfer and use, please note that when we use and share your data as specified in this policy, we may transfer your information to recipients in countries other than the country in which the information was originally collected. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information.

11. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will provide you with notice of such update through (at a minimum) a reasonably prominent notice on the Websites and Services, and will revise the Effective Date below.

We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting, using, processing and transferring the personal information we collect.

Effective Date: 01 January 2019.