Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The openGauss Community understands the importance of your privacy and fully respects it. Please read this openGauss Community Privacy Statement (“Statement”) carefully before you submit your personal data to us. If you have any questions about how we process your personal data, please feel free to contact us. Unless otherwise specified, “we” and “us” in this Statement refers to the openGauss Community.

1.How We Collect and Process Your Personal Data

We generally do not require your personal data if you only browse the general content of the openGauss Community (“Community”). We will collect your personal data accordingly in the following circumstances:

(a) Mail Subscription. When you use our mail subscription service, we will collect your email address and name (optional). We will provide you with the email subscription service through this email address to facilitate your participation in discussions in the community.
(b) Service Optimization. To continuously understand the operating status of the openGauss Community and provide better services for you, we will deploy a third-party plugin in this program. The third-party plugin will collect and record information on your browser, computer, and mobile device, including but not limited to your IP address, access source, number of visits to the community, stay duration, access timestamp, browser type, and server type and version, etc. This will form the basis of our analysis, which helps us to better understand the openGauss Community operation.
© Contributor License Agreement Signing. When you participate in code contribution through the Contributor License Agreement (“CLA”) signing system (click here to learn more), you need to submit your relevant personal data to the CLA signing system. We will obtain such personal data to verify whether you have signed the CLA, and to conduct relevant statistical analysis to understand how the community is operating.
(d) Meeting Service. When you use our meeting service, we will collect your Gitee ID, SIG group name, and (optional) email address for configuring related permissions. You can choose whether to record the meeting. If you agree to record the meeting, we will upload the meeting video to the third-party platform Bilibili (https://www.bilibili.com/) so that more interested individuals or organizations can participate in your meeting.
(e) Certificate Service. When using our certificate query service, you need to enter your email address to query your OGCA certificate in the openGauss community. We will collect your personal information from our partner to generate an OGCA certificate.

2.How We Use Cookies and Similar Technologies

(a) To ensure our website works properly, we may at times place cookies on your computer or mobile device. A cookie is a small data file placed on your computer or mobile device when you access a website. The content of a cookie can be retrieved or read only by the server that creates the cookie. Cookies serve different purposes. For example, they help us understand how the website is used, help you efficiently browse pages, remember your preferences, and improve your browsing experience.
(b) We use two types of cookies:
  (1)Strict and necessary cookies: used for login and verification. When you log in to the website with your HUAWEI ID, cookies improve your Web browsing experience.
  (2)Statistical analysis cookies: We collect information about your use of our services, including your single or multiple visits, which help us understand how the services are running and used. We use the statistical analysis plugin provided by Baidu.
Many services require cookies. If you do not allow cookies related to these services, you may not be able to use these services or some functions of these services.
© Do Not Track. Many Web browsers provide the Do Not Track function, which can be used to send Do Not Track requests to websites. Currently, major Internet standardization organizations have not established policies to specify how websites should handle these requests. If you enable Do Not Track or other similar functions that your browser may provide, we will not change the way your data is collected and used as described in this Statement. However, we reserve the right to respond to your Do Not Track request and stop collecting your data without prior notice.
(d) Your Choice. Most browsers allow you to delete or reject cookies. To do this, follow the instructions in the browser settings. By default, many browsers accept cookies until you change your settings.

3.How We Share Your Personal Data

Sharing means providing third parties with your personal data. The third parties and we would handle the personal data independently. We do not share your personal data with third parties without your consent, except in the following circumstances or as described in this Statement:
(a) Sharing under your instruction. We may share your personal data with your consent and under your instruction to the third parties indicated by you.
(b) For compliance, fraud prevention and safety. We may share your personal data for the purposes of compliance, fraud prevention, and safety.
© Affiliates. We may share your personal data with our affiliates, for the purposes of transaction support, service support, or security support.
(d) Partners. We may share your personal data with our partners. However, we will share your personal data only for legitimate, justified, necessary, specified, and explicit purposes, and share only the personal data necessary for providing our services. Our partners may include:
  (1) Developers, platforms, and social media networks. Some products or services may be directly provided to you by third parties. In this case, we need to provide them with the transaction information. If you associate our services or products with third-party platforms or social media networks (for example, direct login through a third-party website, virtual login, or associated login), we may disclose your personal data with your authorization. We do not control the third party’s use of your personal data.
  (2) Service suppliers or professional service providers. We may share your personal data with third-party companies and individuals that provide services on our behalf or help us operate the website and services (such as supply, infrastructure, hosting, customer support, marketing and analytics, and data processing services). We share such data only for purposes consistent with this Statement or under your authorization. We may disclose your personal data to professional advisors, such as auditors, insurers, bankers, and lawyers, where necessary in the course of the professional services that they render to us.
When we share your personal data with associated companies or partners, their responsibilities and obligations will be governed by contracts and we will require them to take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of the personal data processed.

4.How Long We Retain Your Personal Data For

We will retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes set out in this Statement, unless otherwise required by laws or requested by you.
Generally, we will store or retain your personal data within the retention period according to applicable laws or service agreements from the date when you obtain your personal data in the openGauss Community. If your personal data has exceeded the retention period and no law requires us to continue processing your specific personal data, we will delete your personal data or anonymize it according to applicable laws.

5.How We Protect Your Personal Data

We take the security of your personal data seriously. We take appropriate physical, organizational, and technical measures to protect your personal data. For example, we use encryption technologies to ensure the confidentiality of data; we implement protection mechanisms to protect data from attacks. We deploy access control mechanisms to ensure that only authorized personnel can access your personal data. In addition, we hold security and privacy protection training. In a word, we are committed to protecting your personal data. Nevertheless, no security measure is perfect and no product, service, website, data transfer, computing system, or network connection is absolutely secure.

6.How We Access or Control Your Personal Data

In accordance with applicable laws and regulations, you may have the following rights regarding your personal data:
(a) Access the personal data we hold about you and obtain copies thereof;
(b) Request us to update or correct your personal data;
© Request us to erase your personal data;
(d) Object to our processing of your personal data;
(e) Restrict our processing of your personal data;
(f) File a complaint with the competent data protection authority.
Please note that these rights are not absolute and may be restricted in accordance with applicable laws. If you need our assistance in exercising the requests or rights above, please contact us as set out in the “How to Contact Us” section below.
Generally, we will respond to you within one month, unless otherwise required by applicable laws. Depending on the complexity of your requests, we may extend the period by two further months. In this case, we will inform you of the extension and its reasons within one month of receiving your request. Please note that under some circumstances, for example where we cannot verify your identity, or your claim exceeds your rights under applicable laws, we may refuse your request. In this case, we will inform you in written form that your request is refused together with the reasons for our refusal.
You can change the scope of your authorization for us to collect your personal data or withdraw your authorization. However, your decision to withdraw your consent or authorization does not affect any previous processing of personal information based on your authorization.

7.Personal Data Storage Location

We provide products and services for you through our global resources and servers. Your personal data collected by us may be stored in the countries or regions where we, our affiliates, service providers, and subcontractors are located. This means that your personal data may be transferred to other jurisdictions outside the country or region where the product or service you use is located, or may be accessed from these jurisdictions.
Jurisdictions where such personal data is stored may have laws that protect personal information to varying degrees or may not have personal data protection laws. We will ensure that your personal data is protected by applicable laws and regulations as well as this Statement.

8.How This Statement Is Updated

We may update or modify this Statement from time to time according to changes of our services or data processing. If we update this Statement, we will publish the latest version of the Statement on the website, and it will take effect immediately upon its release. You are advised to review this Statement periodically for any changes. If we make any substantial changes to this Statement (any change of personal data we collect or we use for), we will notify you through appropriate channels and obtain your consent.

9.How to Contact Us

If you want to contact us or exercise your rights, please contact us at contact@opengauss.org.

Last updated: June, 2021