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Re: [school-discuss] Privacy policy for Tux Paint; ideas?

Bill here in Stockton Bill,

IANAL, but I would love to write one up for you.

Give me a call or drop an email to go over what you do collect at download.  I expect nothing more than the simple logging of the activity would revolve around the status of the server logs. They roll off in 30 days, they are archived indefinitely.

Likewise with the Android and IOS apps, what do you get from the respective "stores" and what happens to the information and If it is kept, where, how long and who controls access etc.

And a statement that indicates you do noting active to collect or retain any information, and a very clear comment that there is nothing in the application to collect and report any user information.

Or we could finally meet up and talk over coffee or lunch.  I have lots of time the next few months as I recover from some surgery.

My cell is 209.518.1687

On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 10:18 AM, Bill Fitzgerald <bill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello, Bill,

It sounds like your app collects no information, but your web site might have some analytics. 

A brief statement describing what little information you collect, why you collect it, and how you use it (or more accurately, don't use it) would cover most inquiries. 

It would also be worth running this past a lawyer - I am not a lawyer, and it's never a bad thing to have a lawyer review legal docs :)



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On Dec 7, 2016, at 9:42 AM, James Burton <J.Burton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Alonzo, you subscribed to a mailing list. Have a look at at the bottom of the emails it has been sending you. 


On 7 Dec 2016 5:38 p.m., "Paz-Tellez, ALONZO" <atellez241@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
STOP sending me emails please, I will much appreciate it 

On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 11:23 AM, Bill Kendrick <nbs@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi all, I'm Bill, lead developer (in snooze mode ATM),
website maintainer, and main 'support' contact for Tux Paint,
the open source drawing program for young kids

In the past month or two, I've had at least two teachers,
and one person from an "internet safety" company, ask about
Tux Paint in regards to privacy, user-identifiable information,
etc.  (I don't think in the previous 12 years I had ever been
asked; I guess some laws changed in the US this year?)

As Tux Paint is a completely offline program, with no network
capabilities at this time -- at least in the Desktop version
(other Tux Paint devs, remind me: what do the Android and iOS
versions do, if anything, online?) -- and as the tuxpaint.org
website does not have any kind of user accounting (login, forums,
cloud storage, etc.), this has never seemed necessary. [*]

However, it seems that, at the very least, it'd be helpful for ME to
have a "privacy policy" page on our site that I can direct teachers
and school IT folks to, rather than have to reply individually each
time... or worse yet, fill-out/sign/scan/email strange government
forms that ask questions that are almost entirely moot. :)

Does anyone out here have experience putting a privacy policy
together, a link you can throw me to some 'best practices',
or other relevant guidance?

Thanks in advance!

[*] There are these mailing lists, managed by SourceForge.net,
    the IRC channel, which lives on FreeNode, and the
    Facebook Group and Page, which live on Facebook -- and
    all of which I currently manage.

    They are outside the scope of Tux Paint itself, but I suppose on
    whatever 'privacy policy' page/document that I come up with, it'd
    make sense to (at the least) link to each service's relevant
    privacy policy page.

Note: Sending this to tuxpaint's dev list, SchoolForge discussion list,
and Software in the Public Interest's general discussion list.

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