Privacy Policy

This policy describes how - "Angus' Sandbox" or "Angus" for short - collects and uses data about you.

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What is Angus' Sandbox?

Angus' Sandbox is where Angus McLeod tests his Discourse plugins.

How does Angus' Sandbox collect data about me?

Angus' Sandbox collects data about you:

  • when you browse Angus' Sandbox

  • when you create and use an account on Angus' Sandbox

  • when you post, send private messages, and otherwise participate in Angus' Sandbox

Angus does not buy or otherwise receive data about you from data brokers.

What data does Angus' Sandbox collect about me, and why?

Angus' Sandbox collects data about visits to forums.

When you visit Angus' Sandbox, whether you have an account or not, the forum uses cookies, server logs, and other methods to collect data about what pages you visit and when.

Angus' Sandbox uses data about how you use the website to:

  • optimize the forum, so that it’s quick and easy to use

  • diagnose and debug technical errors

  • defend the forum from abuse and technical attacks

  • compile statistics on forum and topic popularity

  • compile statistics on the kinds of software and computers visitors use

Angus' Sandbox usually stores data about how you use the forum in identifiable form for just a few weeks. In special circumstances, like extended investigations about technical attacks, Angus' Sandbox may preserve log data longer, for analysis.

Angus' Sandbox collects account data.

Many features of Angus' Sandbox require a forum account. For example, Angus' Sandbox requires an account to post and reply to topics.

To sign up for a forum account, Angus' Sandbox requires your name, a user name, and an e-mail address.

Angus' Sandbox uses your account data to identify you on the forum, and to create pages specific to you, like your profile page. Angus' Sandbox is public, so some of your account data is published on the internet.

Angus' Sandbox uses your e-mail address to:

  • notify you about posts and other activity on the forum

  • reset your password and help keep your account secure

  • contact you in special circumstances related to your account

  • contact you about legal requests, like DMCA takedown requests

You may provide additional data for your account, like a short biography, your location, or your birthday, on the profile settings page for your account. Angus' Sandbox makes that data available to others who can access the forum. You don’t have to provide this additional information, and you can erase it at any time.

Angus' Sandbox stores your account data as long as your account remains open.

Angus' Sandbox collects data about posts and other activity on the forum.

Angus' Sandbox collects the content of your posts, plus data about bookmarks, likes, and links you follow in order to share that data with others, through the forum. Angus' Sandbox publishes your activity.

Angus' Sandbox also collects data about private messages that you send through the forum. Angus' Sandbox makes private messages available to senders and their recipients, and also to forum administrators.

Angus' Sandbox stores your posts and other activity as long as your account remains open.

How can I make choices about data collection?

You can make choices about how data about you is used on the settings page for your account. When a forum uses access restrictions that vary by category, you can choose who will see your post by choosing the appropriate category.

Angus' Sandbox does not respond to the Do Not Track HTTP header.

Where does Angus' Sandbox store data about me?

Angus' Sandbox stores your data on Digital Ocean's servers in New York.

Does Angus' Sandbox comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation?

Angus' Sandbox respects privacy rights under Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Information that GDPR requires Angus' Sandbox to give can be found throughout this privacy notice. So can information about specific rights, like access, rectification, erasure, data portability, and objection to automated decision-making.

Where can I access data about me?

You can see your account data at any time by visiting your account page on the forum. Your account page also lists your posts and other activity on the forum.

Your account activity page also includes a link to download all of your activity in standard comma-separated values format.

How can I change or erase data about me?

You can change your account data at any time by visiting the profile settings page for your account. The settings for a particular forum may also allow you to close your account, on the settings page for your account. Closing your account starts a process of erasing or anonymizing Angus' Sandbox's records of data you provided for your account. Forum administrators can also erase and anonymize accounts.

Depending on the settings for your particular forum, you may also be able to edit, anonymize, or erase your posts. When you edit posts, Angus' Sandbox's will keep all versions of your posts. Forum administrators can view old versions of posts, and optionally make them visible to other forum visitors.

Does Angus' Sandbox make automated decisions based on data about me?

Angus' Sandbox uses data about posts and activity to set trust levels automatically.

Depending on how administrators of your forum configure the forum, the forum may use data about your posts and activity to award you badges and calculate a trust level for your account. Your trust level may affect how you can participate in the forum, such as whether you can upload images, as well as give you access to moderation and management powers in the forum. Your trust level therefore reflects forum administrators’ confidence in you, and their willingness to delegate community management functions, like moderation.

If you think your trust level has been set incorrectly, contact an administrator of your forum. They can manually adjust the trust level of your account.

Does Angus' Sandbox share data about me with others?

Angus' Sandbox shares account data with others as mentioned in the section about account data.

Angus' Sandbox shares data about your posts and other forum activity with others as mentioned in the section about account data.

Angus' Sandbox does not sell or give information about you to other companies or services. However, Angus' Sandbox does use services from other companies. The companies behind those services may collect data about you on their own, for their own purposes. Some of these services may be used to collect information about your online activities across different websites.

Service Privacy Notice Description
Digital Ocean Hosts Angus' Sandbox and stores backups.
KeyCDN Provides a content delivery network.

Other individuals and companies may also reuse data about you that Angus' Sandbox publishes, such as your posts to public forums.

How can I contact Angus' Sandbox about privacy?

You can send questions and complaints to:

Angus McLeod

For complaints under the GDPR, European Union users may lodge complaints with their local data protection supervisory authorities.

How can I find out about changes?

This version of Angus' Sandbox privacy notice took effect May 24, 2018.

Angus' Sandbox will post the next version at Angus' Sandbox may change how it announces changes in future versions.

In the meantime, Angus' Sandbox may update its contact information without announcing a change. Please refer to for the latest contact information at any time.