ADOPTED: 19 MARCH 2019
The Apereo Foundation, Inc (hereafter “Apereo”) is a foundation established “to assist and facilitate educational organizations which “collaborate to foster, develop, and sustain open technologies and innovation to support learning, teaching, and research" (Bylaws, Sect. 2.A.).
Please assume that everything you contribute intentionally to Apereo, or to any project under the Apereo “umbrella,” is public. This includes emails on public lists, wikis, online discussions of all sorts, and software or documentation that you post to the Apereo website or to any Apereo project website or revision control repositories used by project teams.
Because we follow an academic model that expects mutual personal respect, disclosure of interests and openness of expression is public information. There may be cases where you are invited to share private information for various purposes, and you may denote that information as such. In those cases, we commit to only disclosing that information without your permission upon receipt of a valid subpoena from law enforcement and following notice from Apereo to you.
Although what you disclose to Apereo is public, we are all limited by copyright and patent law in how we may use your contributions. Therefore, Apereo only accepts voluntary contributions of software and documentation that are expressly licensed to Apereo under an approved open source license.
Information about your use of the Apereo website at http://apereo.org is collected using server access logs and tracking cookies. The collected information consists of the following:
- The IP address from which you access the website;
- The type of browser and operating system you use to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The pages you visit; and
- The addresses of pages from where you followed a link to our site.
We use the gathered information to help us make our site more useful to visitors and to better understand how and when our site is used. We do not track or collect personally identifiable information or associate gathered data with any personally identifying information from other sources.
By using this website, you consent to the collection of this data in the manner and for the purpose described above.
The Apereo Foundation is incorporated in the United States and will adhere primarily to US law when it comes to privacy regulations and requirements. Apereo welcomes the assistance of partners from any country in working to ensure that Apereo products meet the legal requirements established for users in those countries.
Likewise, the Apereo Foundation requires projects to meet the privacy and data security requirements of the countries in which those projects are being developed and will assist as we can to ensure privacy requirements are met for our users around the world.