Update to our Privacy Policy

We are updating Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions

We are pleased to announce the release our new Privacy Policy. This new version follows a more standard structure and spells out your rights and how to exercise them under European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Customer Privacy Act (CCPA). It also includes the legal basis we use to process your personal information.

One thing that has not changed is our commitment to your privacy. We collect as little data as possible, we do not (and never will) sell your data, and we provide you with access to all the data we store about you directly from your AMY profile.

As part of reviewing our practices, we have switched the analytics of our websites to use Matomo. With Matomo, the analytics data belong to us.

Cookie consent banners hamper the user experience and we therefore decided to only use strictly necessary cookies across all our sites, even if it means that some of our analytics are not as accurate or detailed as it could be. Additionally, we switched the commenting system on our websites from Disqus to utterances. Utterances is an open source tool that uses GitHub as a backend for storing comments. The first time you leave a comment, you will need to authorize the utterances application to post on GitHub on your behalf.

Our commitment to ensuring best practices in handling your personal information does not stop here. We will continue to improve our systems and workflows to ensure the data we store about you remains safe and that we continue to comply with local and international privacy laws.

It is important that we have up-to-date information about you in our internal database, AMY. To this end, we encourage you to log in to AMY and ensure that your information is accurate. Our Handbook includes information on how to update your profile information. Make sure that your email address is up-to-date, as we will be introducing a new system for Instructors to register their interest for teaching workshops in the upcoming months that will use AMY. Having your current email address will be needed for us to inform you of upcoming teaching opportunities.

When you log in to AMY, we will ask you to:

  • consent to our new Privacy Policy;
  • confirm that you are at least 16 years old, and;
  • consent to the transfer of your data outside the European Economic Area (a necessity for an international organization such as The Carpentries).

Along with the new Privacy Policy, we are also publishing our Terms & Conditions. This document clarifies the expectations of users of our websites and services.

As always, do not hesitate to contact us at team@carpentries.org, if you have trouble accessing your AMY profile or if you have any questions.

We would like to thank Metaverse Law. They drafted these documents and helped us think through our data handling processes.

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