Privacy Policy

Who we are

Starseed Hub is a web site reachable at https://www.starseedhub.com. It is run by a group of volunteers. You may contact us by writing to Starseedhubmusketeers@protonmail.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When you register as a member of this site, we store your e-mail address. We do not share your e-mail address, unless you also fill it in on your profile.

Your profile

If you wish to see the map and be listed on it, you may fill in your profile. All profile information is shared with all other members.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. See also the Gravatar service’s privacy policy. This Gravatar will be shown with your profile information, unless you upload another avatar.

If you upload an avatar 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.

Your location

If you wish to see the map and be listed on it, you may give us your location. Your location is shared with all other members as latitude/longitude co-ordinates. It is also sent to Google Maps (without connecting it to any other personal information) in order to look up an address, to help you pick a location. This address is stored, but not shared with anyone.

You are invited to give a location some distance from where you actually live. That way, you can avoid disclosing your exact location, while still giving other members a sense of how close you are to them.

Sign in using social networks

If you wish, you may sign up or sign in using an identity from another service (such as Facebook or Google). While signing up or signing in, we are given temporary identifiers to your account at the external service, and the other service will know that you are using Starseed Hub. No cookies or other information is exchanged with the other service once the authentication process is complete.

Cookies

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 some preferences. Login cookies last for two days, and preference 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.

To avoid automated attacks on this website, we activate Google’s ReCAPTCHA service on certain pages (such as signing up or signing in). This service detects Google cookies and leaves its own cookies. While you are on these pages, ReCAPTCHA will analyze your browser and behavior in order to determine that you are human. No personally identifying information is shared.

We use a cookie to show success and failure messages to logged-in users in response to certain actions. These cookies contain no personal data, and are deleted immediately after the next page load.

These cookies are all strictly necessary for the functioning of the website and the protection of member data, and therefore do not require prior consent.

Analytics

We do not perform analytics at this time.

Who we share your data with

Your location is sent to Google Maps (without connecting it to any other personal information) in order to look up an address, to help you pick a location.

To avoid automated attacks on this website, we share your usage patterns with Google’s ReCAPTCHA service on certain pages. See our ReCAPTCHA policy above.

Where we send your data

As outlined above, we share your data with certain services from Google. Google may store some data outside the EU. They are certified to do so under both the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks.

How long we retain your data

We keep the information you supply until you delete it.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, you can see, edit, or delete your personal information at any time (except you cannot change your username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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.