[OSM-talk] Updated Privacy Policy

Michael Collinson mike at ayeltd.biz
Wed Sep 28 10:22:03 UTC 2016

Nice work. Thank you to all involved - Mike

On 28/09/16 12:05, Simon Poole wrote:
> The updated privacy policy that was in work since late 2015 has now been
> published and is available here:
> http://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy
> The changes in detail can be viewed here:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Privacy_Policy&type=revision&diff=1350102&oldid=1253512
> One of the reasons for this taking so long were the necessary code
> changes with respect to the gravatar handling. Previously, starting
> October 2012, gravatars were turned on for everybody regardless of if
> they had actually created one with gravatar.com. We now check on initial
> sign up and every time you change your e-mail address in the OSM account
> if a gravatar exists and only enable the display if that is the case.
> Currently a script is working through the OSM database and executing the
> above test for existing accounts, it is roughly 2/3 through at this
> point in time and will take another couple of weeks to complete. You
> will notice a change if you previously hadn't turned gravatars off or
> uploaded a custom image in that the default gravatar generated by
> gravatar.com for your e-mail address is no longer displayed. If you are
> not concerned about the privacy issues for you and people viewing your
> profile you can get the old behaviour by simply turning gravatar support
> back on again.
> Simon
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