We collect information from you when you register on our site and gather data when you participate in the forum by reading, writing, and evaluating the content shared here.
When registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your name and e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site without registering. Your e-mail address will be verified by an email containing a unique link. If that link is visited, we know that you control the e-mail address.
When registered and posting, we record the IP address that the post originated from. We also may retain server logs which include the IP address of every request to our server and diagnostic information for errors.
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information. Communication is encrypted using modern cryptographic standards (Using SSL with a certificate signed by LetsEncrypt). Full access to data is restricted to people who unavoidably require such access to perform maintenance operations, such as the administrator.
All data we collect is stored on a virtual private server in the USA, operated by Digital Ocean. A daily backup copy of all data excluding log files is stored on a computer operated by the web site administrator. These off-site backups are located in the USA.
We will make a good faith effort to:
You can export most of the data we collect about you using site features. You can contact us via e-mail to get exports of your data beyond that.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our site, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. Non-personally identifiable visitor and aggregate information may be provided to other parties to help improve the website.
We do transfer some of your personal data, such as posts you make and the pseudonym with which you have registered on this website, to other servers in the ActivityPub and OStatus networks. We also store and display such data that we receive from other servers on the network. We do this because it is neccesary to do it for this website to provide the services of a distributed social network. You can opt out of this by only allowing people from your local server to follow you. If you use web notifications, we share your data (in an encrypted form) with your web notification provider. You can opt out of this by not using web notifications.
Occasionally, we or our users may include or offer third party products or services on our site. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Our site and services are all directed to people who are at least 18 years old. If you are under 18, you must get parental consent to be allowed to use this website. If you are below the age of 13, you may not use this website.
All inquiries and requests (for export, correction, deletion or other things) regarding the use of your data on this website should be directed to @OffTheHook.
InkWeb is a mastodon instance and part of the ActivityPub network / the Fediverse.
You can make an account on any Mastodon instance and interact with users on this or any other one. That being said, here's reasons why you should choose this instance: