Last updated 22/08/2022
Carbon believes in privacy and online freedom, and that it should be very clear how we collect and manage any personal information.
Manually provided information
If you give us feedback or contact us via e-mail, we will collect your name and email address, as well as any other content included in the email, in order to send you a reply.
In addition, we will collect your name and email address when you comment on release notes.
Automatically collected statistical information
To help debug and improve Carbon we may collect information from you, but not limited to:
Software information: such as version, distribution, system version.
Hardware information: such as model info, manufacturer.
Information regarding usage: time and time zone, errors and reports, the number of speed dial clicks, the number of searches.
Network information: network carrier, rough location according to the IP address, referring site.
Use of the information collected
We collect information to improve, debug, and maintain Carbon.
Carbon may use the information:
for statistical purposes and for reporting to allow us, for example, to monitor performance and detect technical problems.
to release aggregated non-personal information such as usage trends.
In order to comply with any legal obligation that we have, in connection with any legal proceedings, or in order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights.
Use by third-parties
We do not share your information with others except as indicated below.
Online Advertisement by Third-Party Advertisers
Carbon at times may use certain advertisement platforms including Affinity, AdMob (‘Third-Party Advertisers’).
Information including but not strictly limited to network provider, time, device IP address, location based on IP address, advertising ID will be shared with the Third-Party Advertisers.
Web search partners
There are no guarantees that children cannot enter our websites or use our applications without parental consent or notification. Therefore, and as provided in our End User License Agreement, we require children to include their parents in the download process, and we encourage parents to read this privacy statement before allowing their children to use our applications and services.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
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.
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.