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I re-added the featured tag to the post. For context, it was featured before but we try to only feature three posts at a time; so we remove the featured tag from older posts when we have newer items to feature. I removed the CM escalation post from Featured on Meta sidebar because a lot of people have read that now. When we do have something new to feature ...


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I never dismissed the notice for the Privacy Policy. It seems to be gone now. How long is a notice like this meant to be up for, and what would be considered a "reasonable" amount of notice?


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Some users have provided more information to the company than the site usually accepts. For example phone number and home address are needed to receive gifts from SO. Is it possible that such information will be used outside of its initial purpose? For example can it be shared with advertising partners? Currently I see no restrictions on it. So if I'm not ...


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Many great criticisms in the answers here... the change that makes me feel ill... and shows the corruption of this network is the simple change from Internet sites and other applications for questions and answers, to Internet sites and other applications for asynchronous collaboration and sharing knowledge, I do love a good 'asynchronous collaboration' ...


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One thing I didn't understand reading the previous nor current version of the Privacy Policy is if the access to some functionalities that don't have an explicit URL are logged. I even asked about this twice, on separate occasions to staff members. And I think the description and explanations they gave were clearer than the way it's currently described in ...


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The way this is written, it seems to imply the policy change has taken place right away (as it mentions September and that month is almost over). However, the standard way of handling a change in these sorts of policies is to give notice days ahead, and to tell people they can opt out of the change by closing their account (or some other method). I agree ...


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WE DO NOT AND WILL NOT SELL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. Well, that's good. Stack Overflow uses data analytics to ensure site functionality and to optimize our Product and Service offerings to you. We use web browser and mobile analytics to allow us to understand Network and Apps functionality. In doing so, we record information including, for example, how ...


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WE DO NOT AND WILL NOT SELL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. First, you don't need to shout at your users. Second, you may elaborate on this statement. How do you imagine "will not sell" anything in future? Is this privacy policy version is rock solid and final? Third, there is more detailed explanation in policy text, which is happened to be the ...


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Some stuff I noticed (emphasis mine): They clarified that content you post is public and often can't be removed even if removed from Stack Overflow If you choose to connect with us through a social media platform, we may, through the social media platform connection, collect additional information from you, such as your usernames, profile picture, contact ...


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I've specific concerns with this part of things. As a moderator, and as a fairly active community member - Children The Stack Overflow platform is not intended for children. We do not knowingly offer this or any other Product or Service to anyone under the age of 16. In its current form has a few things that has me uncomfortable. While I realise the lower ...


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By making the privacy policy so generic, you've made it bind you a lot less. That's the opposite of what you want in a privacy policy. A privacy policy should describe your current practices: how you're currently using people's data. A privacy policy allows us to give meaningful consent for your data processing, and therefore we need to know what you're ...


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Children The Stack Overflow platform is not intended for children. We do not knowingly offer this or any other Product or Service to anyone under the age of 16. Why did the lower age limit get raised from 13 to 16?


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I really wish the "changes include" in the Question would list the meaningful changes. I've really only examined one section — WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH? — and it has some very significant changes. It's significantly more understandable and readable, but a number of bullets are completely new or substantially different. My commentary ...


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The "INTRODUCTION TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY" section defines Personal data is any information about you by which you can be identified or be identifiable (either on its own or when combined with other information). This can include information such as: your name, email address and username; information about your device (e.g., IP address); and ...


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We will use your personal data in the following circumstances: Where it is in our legitimate interests, including our commercial interests or a third party’s legitimate interest in using the personal information. So, basically, whenever? It kind of feels like the update went in this direction: By viewing this page, you implicitly agree to have this page ...


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How can I revoke Stack Overflow's permission to collect my location information? According to the new privacy policy: Location information When you use the Stack Overflow Network, and certain of our Products and Services, we collect location information about you, including your IP address, your location, browser information, and how you came to the Stack ...


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The previous privacy policy stated: We may amend or update this policy from time to time and will notify you of any material changes to this policy. I see that the privacy policy has been updated, but I haven't been "notify"ed of the privacy policy changes, which seem to have already taken effect. The changes to the privacy policy seem decidedly ...


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Correct me if I'm wrong (since there is no diff view as ben is uǝq backwards pointed out), but wasn't the EU privacy contact address in England only? Is this Netherlands address new and somehow connected to the acquisition by Prosus? EU Representative The MD Stack Overflow GMBH HRB 234500 3 Frieslandstraat, Amsterdam, privacy@stackoverflow.com, phone: +44 ...


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Note this answer was added before more information was added to the question or it was featured. I'm leaving it here as I believe that it's important. So, here's the thing. Stack Exchange/Overflow cannot just change the privacy policy without telling people you're doing it or drawing their attention to what has been changed. I mean, it can. It just has, but ...


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This is a great question, and unfortunately, it requires kind of a complex answer that comes down to the specifics of where a user resides, or works, and what the situation is. Like most other companies in the industry, we don’t publish our full compliance strategy around this, because some things are just better kept in your pocket until you need them. It’s ...


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