Privacy Policy

Last updated: April 20, 2020

FOSS Responders collect the bare minimum of personal data necessary, and we do not sell or mine your data or share it for any reason - except to safely provide information and resources to you.

This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used, and disclosed by (“FOSS Responders” or “we”). This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect when you use our websites and online services (collectively, the “Services”) or when you otherwise interact with us.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you a notification).

Collection of Information

Information You Provide

We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you fill out a form, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, name of your organization and any other information you choose to provide.

Information We Collect From Other Sources

When you access or use our Services, we automatically collect information about you, including:

  • Log Information: We collect log information about your use of the Services, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address and the page you visited before navigating to our Services.
  • Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We use various technologies to collect information, including cookies, local storage and web beacons. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Your Choices” below.

Information We Collect From Other Sources

We may also obtain information from other sources. For example, if you connect your account with an account you have with a third-party service (such as GitHub), we will have access to certain information from that service, such as your profile information, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by that service.

How We Use Personal Data

We use your personal information to provide services to you and to communicate with you:

  • We show your first and last name in Google Forms when you log in and when other users of your organization interact with your account, such as when viewing organization users.
  • We use your email address to send notification emails from the * domain, including updates on status.
  • We use your organization name so that we may verify whom we are interacting with.


Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current Site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about Site traffic and Site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. While you may disable the use of cookies through your browser’s settings or options page, you may lose some of the features and functionality of the Site, Services, and/or Products, as cookies are necessary to help track and enhance your experience on the Site.

Third Parties

We link to a number of authorized third-parties in order to provide our services. They are not permitted to use information we share with them for any other purpose. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Open Collective

Open Collective enables groups to quickly set up a collective, raise funds and manage them transparently.


GitHub is a repository of data with clear version control.


Google is an optional identity provider that may be used to sign up or log into your account. GDPR:

Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).

Google Analytics uses cookies to help analyze how individuals use websites they visit. Non-personal information generated by this cookie about your use of FOSS Responders is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google does not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Google uses this information to understand how you use, and compiles reports on this activity to help us improve for our users. By using, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google for these purposes.

You may disable cookies within your browser to block this tracking by Google, understanding that doing so may affect the availability and functionality of our Services. For certain browsers, you can also prevent Google from collecting information (including your IP address) via cookies and processing this information by downloading and installing this browser plug-in:



FOSS Responders is GDPR compliant. We are not in the business of selling data to any 3rd party. Only the admins of FOSS Responders (core contributors) get access to your email address. We don’t store credit card information on our servers. We don’t store any passwords. Since our entire code base is open source, anyone can easily audit it.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: