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The (International) DIY Conspiracy

Legal Disclaimer & Privacy Policy

At The (International) DIY Conspiracy Webzine, we understand that punx, activists and independent journalists or whistle blowers are often subject to harassment or threats to their safety. We also understand that average, everyday citizens who are trying to “think differently” may not want their personal information spread across the web, especially in the face of large data mining operations where a users identity is sold to advertisers. We recognize that the right to privacy and anonymity is vitally important to a free society and the freedom of expression.

Legal Disclaimer

The information on the website is for the purpose of education, awareness, and information only. It should not be used to commit criminal acts or harassment.

We do not support any illegal activities and have no links or involvements with any kind of illegal activity. Any articles published on this website that might relate in some way to activities or people prosecuted by the law enforcement are posted for the sole purpose of news publishing and information purposes only, and are not intended to incite, support or encourage illegal acts.

SSL and / or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as sending us an email through our contact form, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from „http://“ to „https://“ and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line. Make sure you always have this secure connection when visiting any page of the website. Please immediately let us know if you see any „http://“ request on the site.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways in connection with activities, services, features or resources we make available on our website. Users may visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Commenting

Disqus is used for commenting on the site. Disqus privacy policy: https://help.disqus.com/terms-and-policies/disqus-privacy-policy.

Contact forms

If you fill out a contact form, we collect your full name and email address for customer service purposes only. The data is collected on the website database and stored indefinitely.

Newsletter

If you sign up for our weekly newsletter, your name and email address is shared with MailChimp in order to send you automated emails with our latest publications. MailChimp does not use the data. MailChimp privacy policy: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Non-Personal identification information

We collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site.

Analytics collected on this site are collected by Google Analytics. Google Analytics tracks where you came from by your IP address location. Google Analytics privacy policy: https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/us/

Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site serves “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Bandcamp

Our website embeds music of the website Bandcamp. The website operator is Bandcamp Inc., 178 Castro St., San Francisco, California 94114, USA.

As soon as you start to play a Bandcamp song on this website, a connection to Bandcamp’s servers will be established. As a result, the Bandcamp server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your Bandcamp account while you visit our site, you enable Bandcamp to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your Bandcamp account.

The use of Bandcamp is based on our interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner. Pursuant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legitimate interest. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.

For more information on how Bandcamp handles user data, please consult the Bandcamp Data Privacy Policy under:
https://bandcamp.com/privacy/

Youtube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube.

Vimeo

Our website uses features provided by the Vimeo video portal. This service is provided by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. Here the Vimeo server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo when you visit our plugin or do not have a Vimeo account. The information is transmitted to a Vimeo server in the US, where it is stored.

If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, Vimeo allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to the Vimeo Privacy Policy.

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our plugin. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

SoundCloud

On our pages, plugins of the SoundCloud social network (SoundCloud Limited, Berners House, 47-48 Berners Street, London W1T 3NF, UK) may be integrated. The SoundCloud plugins can be recognized by the SoundCloud logo on our site.

When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the SoundCloud server is established via the plugin. This enables SoundCloud to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the “Like” or “Share” buttons while you are logged into your SoundCloud account, you can link the content of our pages to your SoundCloud profile. This means that SoundCloud can associate visits to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by SoundCloud. For more information on SoundCloud’s privacy policy, please go to https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.

If you do not want SoundCloud to associate your visit to our site with your SoundCloud account, please log out of your SoundCloud account.

Mixcloud

On our pages, plugins of the Mixcloud network may be integrated. They can be recognized by the Mixcloud logo on our site.

The website operator is Mixcloud Limited, 96 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH, UK. If you are a registered user of Mixcloud they can connect your usage of our website with your profile.

If you do not want Mixcloud to associate your visit to our site with your Mixcloud account, please log out of your Mixcloud account.

For more information on Mixcloud’s privacy policy, please go to https://www.mixcloud.com/privacy/

Who We Give Information To

The (International) DIY Conspiracy does not give your information up to anybody without a valid court order or other legal justification. We do not respond to requests outside of our own jurisdiction. We will not respond to nice requests or demands for information (without legal justification). We will fight any court order or any other legally-sanctioned order if we believe it to be illegitimate.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information and data stored on our Site.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

While we make every effort possible to insure your privacy on our servers, there are still ways that it can be violated. We can’t guarantee that nobody will hack into our servers and steal your data or that somebody isn’t listening in on your communications with us. We also can’t guarantee the physical security of our servers, that your computer hasn’t been backdoored, or that the encryption algorithms we use will be unbreakable forever. We can’t guarantee that our web host and ISP isn’t listening in or handing over your information.

Ultimately, privacy is your responsibility. If you are concerned about the above threats to your privacy and ours, then consider taking additional measures to protect it such as encrypting your hard drive, encrypting your emails, and using proxy systems like Tor.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Changes to this privacy policy

The (International) DIY Conspiracy has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:
diyconspiracy-at-riseup.net

Last updated on November 12, 2020