By accessing and using the services and products of the Archives Unleashed Project, users accept the practices outlined in the policy below.
Information Collection and Use
We request the minimum amount of personal information necessary for the operation of Archives Unleashed software. We collect several types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our service to you.
While using our service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you.
|Archives Unleashed Service||Information Required||Required||Collected by AU||Explanation|
|Archives Unleashed Cloud||GitHub/Twitter Credentials||Yes||Yes||
Your Github/Twitter username and password are used to authenticate. We do not have access to any information, except your username.
We need a point of contact to connect with you.
We like to know who our users are.
We like to know a bit about our users: where they're from, what sort of user they are, so we can best target and refine our services.
|Archive-It Account Information||Yes||Yes||
Credentials are necessary to connect Archive-It to the Cloud. This information is encrypted with a salt in our database.
|Archives Unleashed Toolkit||None||No||No||
The Toolkit is used locally, so we don't need any information.
An email address is needed so we can send you our quarterly newsletter. This services is opt-in and is maintained by Mailchimp. Users have the option to opt-out at any time.
|First name (optional)||No||Yes||
It’s always nice when we can personalize a message to our subscribers and get to know them. This information is ONLY collected if provided.
|Last name (optional)||No||Yes|
To join our Slack channel you’ll need to input this information. All we will see is when you post to any of our channels or direct message our team.
When anyone follows, watches, or contributes to any of the Archives Unleashed GitHub Repositories, we are able to see usernames, but participation is voluntary and we do not collect any information.
We may also collect information how our services are accessed and used. In some case reports are generated by the applications we’ve subscribed to, such as Slack, MailChimp and GitHub. These reports include general usage statics and descriptive data.
|Archives Unleashed Cloud||
|Archives Unleashed Toolkit||
|Newsletter (by Mailchimp)||
General stats that help us understand how people are interacting with our newsletters:
Report provided to Slack account stats to understand:
Our public repositories provide insights into the repositories maintained by the Archives Unleashed Project to understand the work being done and who are contributors are.
Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. They are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. The Archives Unleashed Cloud uses a session cookie, which can let you stay logged in between visits to the page.
No personal or identifying information is collected while using cookies, and you can always opt out by changing your browser settings or permanently using a browser plugin. If you do not accept cookies, you may encounter some minor issues when using our service.
Use of Information Collected
In accessing Archives Unleashed tools and services, collected information is used for a variety of purposes:
- To provide and maintain Archives Unleashed services
- To notify users about changes to our policies or immediate news about our services (e.g. systems interruptions, maintenance)
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our services when you choose to do so, such as our newsletter, Slack channel, or within our GitHub repositories.
- To provide user support by responding to inquiries and requests
- To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
- To monitor the usage of the service
- To detect, prevent and address technical issues
Security of Information
We do not sell or provide access of any user information to third-parties. We will NOT share any of your information without consent.
As mentioned before we do not store or have access to your authenticating credentials for GitHub or Twitter. Authentication with these applications are only used to authenticate to the Archives Unleashed Cloud. Archive-It credentials are supplied over HTTPS, and are salted and encrypted.
Links To Other Sites
We are strongly committed to serving and participating in open-source communities, which is why you will find that our services reference and link out to other projects and resources that are not operated by us.
- University of Waterloo, Website privacy statement
- GitHub, Privacy Statement