Privacy Policy

Teaching Open Source respects your privacy. This Privacy Statement applies to personal information collected by Teaching Open Source through the teachingopensource.org website and the teachingopensource.org mailing list.

The Teaching Open Source Privacy Statement (the “Privacy Statement”) describes how teachingopensource.org treats personal information when you use our website or mailing lists, including information collected when you use teachingopensource.org. By accessing and using teachingopensource.org, you are accepting the practices described in the Privacy Statement, as well as the following privacy practices that are specific to opensource.com:

The types of personal information we may collect include, but are not limited to:

  • Your teachingopensource.org username
  • Your teachingopensource.org password
  • Other information that Teaching Open Source collects online from you and maintains in association with your teachingopensource.org account, such as:
    • Any website address you provide
    • Any biographical information you provide

Teaching Open Source gives you the ability to access, modify or update your information at any time. You may select “Edit My Profile” at the top of every teachingopensource.org page to make changes to your login information (i.e., to change your password), your contact information, your general preferences and your personalization settings. If necessary, you may also contact us at the address in Contact Us and describe the changes you want made to the information you have previously provided.

We may also collect information relating to your use of our websites and response to our emails through the use of various technologies. Collecting information in this manner allows us to analyze the effectiveness of our websites and our marketing efforts, personalize your experience and improve our interactions with you. For more information about the technologies we employ for these purposes, see the “Cookies and Other Technologies” section below. Teaching Open Source does not monetize any user information in any way including selling, renting or leasing any personal information.

COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES
When you visit our websites we may automatically collect information such as your IP address, browser type and language, operating system, location, date and time. We may also use cookies to collect information as you navigate our websites. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your device.

Teaching Open Source uses some cookies that are strictly necessary for the delivery of services on our websites. Cookies that are strictly necessary allow us to improve the safety and security of our websites, authenticate account users, allow you to access your private accounts on our websites, allow you to sign into different portions of our websites with the use of only one login, balance the traffic on our websites, and remember items in your shopping cart. Cookies that are strictly necessary are not used for marketing purposes.

Teaching Open Source also uses cookies to improve our service to you and personalize your web browsing experience. Cookies that Teaching Open Source uses to improve our services and your website experience may remember your language and site preferences, invite you to participate in surveys or evaluations, show you when you are logged into our system and allow you to remain logged-in for a period of time, remember your login information, allow you to post content to the site, and prepopulate forms that you have already completed. 

Teaching Open Source also uses cookies that collect information about how you use our websites, including which pages you visit, and whether you experience any errors. These cookies use aggregate information to provide statistics on how our websites are used, help us improve our websites by measuring errors, testing different designs on our websites, and helping us measure the traffic on our websites so that we can optimize our content accordingly. These cookies are used to help us improve how our websites work, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our site is.

If you do not want your information to be stored by cookies, you can configure your browser so that it always rejects these cookies or asks you each time whether you want to accept them or not. However, you must understand that choosing to reject cookies may reduce the performance and functionality of our websites. Your browser documentation includes precise instructions explaining how to define the acceptance of cookies. While the Teaching Open Source website at this time generally does not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, such as “do not track” instructions, you can generally express your privacy preferences regarding the use of most cookies and similar technologies through your web browser.

YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES
In accordance with the laws of certain countries, you may have certain rights and choices regarding the personal information we collect and maintain about you, and how we communicate with you.

Teaching Open Source gives you the ability to access, modify, or update some of your personal information online at any time. You may log in and make changes to your information, such as your password, your contact information, your general preferences, and your personalization settings. If necessary, you may also Contact Us and describe the changes you want made to the information you have previously provided.

SECURITY
Teaching Open Source intends to protect your personal information. We have implemented appropriate physical, administrative and technical safeguards to help us protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure.

SOCIAL MEDIA, PUBLIC FORUMS AND LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Teaching Open Source may provide social media features that enable you to share information with your social networks and interact with Teaching Open Source on various social media websites. Your use of these features may result in the collection or sharing of information about you, depending on the feature. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and settings on the social media websites with which you interact to make sure you understand the information that may be collected, used, and shared by those websites.

Our websites may make chat rooms, forums, blogs, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Remember that your comments and posts become publicly available, and we urge you to exercise discretion when submitting such content.

Our websites may contain links to other websites. Teaching Open Source does not control and is not responsible for the information collected by websites that can be reached through links from our websites. If you have questions about the data collection procedures of linked websites, please contact the organizations that operate those websites directly.

CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY
Teaching Open Source’s content is not directed to children and Teaching Open Source does not knowingly collect online personal information from children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian of a minor under the age of 13 and believe that he or she has disclosed personal information to us, please contact us via Contact Us.

CROSS-BORDER DATA TRANSFERS

Information that Teaching Open Source collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which Teaching Open Source operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available around the world.

You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
Teaching Open Source reserves the right to make corrections, changes or amendments to this Privacy Statement at any time. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement for any changes or updates.

HOW TO CONTACT US
If you have any questions about Red Hat’s privacy practices or use of your personal information, please feel free to Contact Us or email us at owner-tos@gmail.com