Privacy Policy Last updated 1st May 2022

Introduction

We want to keep this short but informative, but a tl;dr:

We try to collect as little data as possible. We do this by, for example, keeping logs of sensitive data (such as IPs and user agents) to a minimum. We collect a username and a password (which is salted and hashed), and then any data published or uploaded to any of the services we provide.

We will change this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect the current situation. Please keep an eye out. For bigger changes we might send out some form of notice.

This policy is somewhat general, so there might be exceptions for individual services. We will list said exceptions further down the privacy policy.

Data collection

IP Addresses and User Agents

We do not keep access logs - so we can't see who has connected. However, our server uses modsecurity to protect against different types of attacks. Most of the time the modsecurity audit log is disabled, meaning it doesn't log anything. However, we might enable it for short periods of time for debugging purposes, after which we would disable and clear the log. Modsecurity logs may contain IP addesses or user agents!

Cookies

Our main page (qwik.space) does not have any cookies.

Username and password

We will require a username (which could be considered sensitive and/or private and/or personally identfiable). Other users will be able to see your username.

Your password is salted and hashed. (This generally means your password is safe, as long as it is strong enough.)

Data retention

The modsecurity log, when enabled, should be cleared after any debugging is done. We also keep your registration details (username) and published content until you either delete what you can yourself and/or tell us to remove it. (If you want to delete your entire account please ask for help, since you can't do that by yourself.)

Data sharing

We do not share any data with third parties unless we have to by law or state otherwise.

Exceptions

Here are some services that make exceptions to the above statements:

qam - qwik account manager

Our account manager, qam (qwik account manager) uses a cookie when signing in that keeps an API-token.

All services we provide use the same username and password as you specify in qam. All services that we provide will use a mock/fake email address (username@qwik.space or username@localhost) if they require one.

XMPP

Our XMPP server caches messages and uploads for up to seven days. If your client uses encryption (such as OMEMO) the cached messages and uploads will be encrypted. We strongly advise using encryption.

Gitea

Gitea also uses some cookies, but this is for your comfort. For example keeping you signed in and remembering your settings or what not.

Hedgedoc

The documents you write will be stored unecrypted. This also applies to image uploads.

Hedgedoc also uses some cookies, they will be used to keeping you signed in and remembering your settings.

Nitter, Bibliogram, Libreddit, Searx

These services all use cookies to remember your settings.

Recommendations

The internet is not a good place when it comes to privacy. If you want to limit the risks of something or someone invading your privacy online, we recommend: