Terms of Service [DRAFT]

  1. We are currently working on a specific Privacy Policy. It is based upon the policy found at https://www.eff.org/policy.
  2. We shall never voluntarily share your information with a third party for their own use, and will fight to the degree that we are able any legal or government action that attempts to obtain such data. We will keep a public list (click to view) of any third party service providers that we use to further our stated purposes. Supporters will be given 14 days notice before any changes to this list.
  3. Where cookies are used on our sites they are used for technical and security purposes, such as logins, and not for general visitor profiling.
    [from: openrightsgroup.org/privacy]
Server access logs are only used for technical and security purposes and not for general visitor profiling. [from: openrightsgroup.org/privacy] Subject access requests 6. Under the Data Protection Act, you may at any time request a copy of the information we hold on you (for which we may charge a small fee to offset our administration costs) by writing to us at the above address. [from: openrightsgroup.org/privacy] [CONSIDER WHAT OF THE FOLLOWING, IF ANY TO KEEP] Federation is a new paradigm. We try to keep your data as secure as we can. We don't aim to use any of your personal information ??? The network should be considered as obscuring what you share from outside interference. It does not guarantee anonymity. This should not come as a shock; no network can guarantee 100% anonymity. In circumstances that require such privacy, you'd be better off whispering down the pub. Please read here for further information: ??? Do we disclose any information to outside parties? 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, conducting our business, or servicing you, 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. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Third party links Occasionally, at our discretion, we 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. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance Our site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old. If this server is in the USA, and you are under the age of 13, per the requirements of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act) do not use this site.

Founded on #4opens, motivated by the #PGA hallmarks and moderated by an ethical code of conduct. Its an unfettered space for Activists and groups to communicate via #openweb projects.

"We can't engage as communities, unless we have money. I can't even express how angry this makes me."
- an activist group using Facebook. People and organisations who feel this way are our initial targets.

We are launching two new Mastodon instances for activists and campaigners to aid communication of grassroot groups; putting social media back in our hands by providing a free, unfettered home for campaigners, NGO’s and activists to communicate among their peers and beyond.

This project is a way out of the restricted, algorithmic, for-profit mediation and commercialisation of communication we increasingly experience. If you do not pay to "boost" each post, a Facebook page will only reach 3-6% of members. This soon becomes an expensive drain on limited NGO and activist budgets.
Activists and campaigners alike are ready to shift their outreach away from the corporate social networks paid-per-view “walled gardens”.

Mastodon is the worlds largest free open source decentralised microblogging network; it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs.
You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet, host your own, on your own terms. It remains possible for members of each to instance to interact with others.
There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking.

We aim to help activism/campaigning groups to make this step now.


A note on Security and Privacy - these take a somewhat different shape within the #openweb. Have a read about our thoughts on the matter.

How are OMN projects run?