DIAL Community Hub Privacy Policy

The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) Community Hub is a service project organized by a distributed group of individuals. Our challenges and goals are large. For that reason, we have a very permissive (non) privacy policy that mirrors our public mission.

Please assume that everything you contribute intentionally to the DIAL Community Hub is public. This includes messages on public forums, wikis, online discussions of all sorts, and software or documentation that you post to our websites.

Because we value mutual personal respect, disclosure of interests, and openness of expression, even your DIAL Community Hub profile is public information. There will be cases where you are invited to share private information for various purposes, and denote that information as such. In those cases, we commit to only disclosing that information without your permission upon receipt of valid legal orders, and whenever possible, following notice from DIAL to you.

Although what you disclose here is public, we are all limited by copyright and patent law in how we may use your contributions. Therefore, DIAL only accepts voluntary contributions of software and documentation that are expressly licensed to DIAL under an approved open source license. Refer to the DIAL Community Contribution Policy for additional details.

DIAL welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy. Send them to osc @ dial.community.

About our Use of Cookies

This website is powered by the open source Discourse software, which sets several cookies essential for functionality of the application, such as supporting the process of creating accounts, and maintaining the status of your login when you return to the site. You can read about the cookies this software uses at List of cookies used by Discourse - faq - Discourse Meta. Please note, we have disabled the “Google Analytics” features of the software, so those non-essential cookies are not used. Instead, in interest of your privacy, we run our own data analytics software – see the next section of this page for details.

Data Analytics

We use our own self-hosted installation of the open source Matomo platform to understand how people use this web site. This installation honors your web browser’s “Do Not Track” settings, anonymizes IP addresses, and replaces any stored usernames with pseudonyms. The following box contains privacy preferences that are displayed to you directly by that platform (or view it directly in your browser):


This work “DIAL Community Hub Privacy Policy” was adapted from “LibreHealth Privacy Policy” by Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc., used under the Creative Commons 4.0 International Attribution License (CC BY 4.0).