gpodder.net

gPodder is a libre service, allowing the playback of a set of audio and video podcast streams.

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Transparency

Does the policy require users to be notified in case of a data breach? No

0/7

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 8% of the final score.

Note that all companies operating in the EU are subject to Art. 33 of the GDPR, which requires companies to notify their data protection authority of a data breach within 72 hours of discovering it.

Possible Options

No0/7
Yes, eventually5/7
Yes, within 72 hours7/7
N/A (the service collects so little personal data that notification would not be possible)7/7

Note

This policy doesn't require the service to alert users in the event of a data breach

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Will affected users be notified when the policy is meaningfully changed? No

0/5

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

Possible Options

No0/5
Yes5/5
N/A (no personal data—or contact information—collected)5/5

Note

The policy doesn't require the service to notify users of policy changes

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Is the policy's history made available? No

0/5

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

Possible Options

No0/5
Only the date it was last modified3/5
Yes, with revisions or a change-log5/5

Note

There is no date or change-log provided

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Does the policy outline the service's general security practices? Yes

2/3

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 4% of the final score.

Possible Options

No0/3
Somewhat1/3
Yes2/3
Yes, including audits2.5/3
N/A (no personal data collected)3/3
Yes, including independent audits3/3

Citation

We try to protect this data as much as possible by utilizing secure coding practices, and by making sure that updates to vital system packages are always applied from the operating system vendor that we happen to use.

Passwords are stored in hashed format, which means that we cannot retrieve your plaintext password from the database. Instead, when you enter your password, we compare its hash with the stored hash to check its validity. When you forget your password, we cannot tell you old your password, but you can set a new one.

Connections to the web site and API parts are protected via SSL (Secure Socket Layer) HTTP connection ("HTTPS"), so that the data is not sent in plain text over the network.

The code running this web service is open source, and can be audited by independent third parties. We are grateful for any improvement suggestions, and will try to integrate improvement suggestions as quickly as possible.

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Collection

Is it clear why the service collects the personal data that it does? Yes

10/10

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 12% of the final score.

This question deals with transparency. Even if the service uses data for reasons that aren't ideal for privacy, provided they list all of those uses, the service can still receive full credit for this question. However, if they are not explicit about their uses (by employing language like "such as"), a lower score is assigned.

Possible Options

No0/10
Somewhat4/10
Mostly7/10
Yes10/10
No personal data is collected10/10

Citation

We need to store your e-mail address so that we can inform you about news regarding the gpodder.net service. The e-mail address is also used to check your identity to change the password in case of a forgotten password.

Your e-mail address is solely used for the purposes of contacting you in case we upgrade our service, and to reset a forgotten password. We will never sell your e-mail address or give it to third parties.

The application-specific data is collected as part of the gpodder.net service. Without collection application-specific data, the web service can not be used.

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Does the policy list the personal data it collects? Yes, exhaustively

10/10

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 12% of the final score.

All types of collected personal data are listed specifically

Possible Options

No0/10
Only summarily3/10
Yes, generally7/10
Yes, exhaustively10/10
N/A (no personal information is collected)10/10

Citation

When registering an account on gpodder.net, we store the following information about you:

  • E-Mail address

When using a client application with gpodder.net, we might store the following application-specific data:

  • User-supplied device name and type
  • Per-device subscription list of podcasts
  • Episode actions (e.g. play, download, delete) as sent by the client
  • User-generated content when created inside the client application

Depending on the client application you use, we might only store a subset of this data.

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Does the service collect personal data from third parties? No

10/10

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 12% of the final score.

This includes the use of data brokers and independent verification authorities (such as background check providers).

Possible Options

Yes0/10
Only for critical data7/10
No10/10

Note

This service doesn't collect data from third-parties.

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Does the service allow the user to control whether personal data is used or collected for non-critical purposes? N/A (no data used for non-critical purposes)

5/5

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

Some services allow users to opt-out or opt-in to of non-critical collection or use of personal data, such as collecting data for personalized advertisements.

Possible Options

No0/5
On an opt-out basis, but only for some non-critical data/uses1.5/5
On an opt-out basis, for all non-critical data/uses3/5
N/A (no data used for non-critical purposes)5/5
On an opt-in basis5/5

Note

Data isn't used for non-critical purposes

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Handling

Does the policy allow personally-targeted or behavioral marketing? No

10/10

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 12% of the final score.

Possible Options

Yes0/10
Yes, but you can opt-out3.5/10
Yes, but you must opt-in7/10
No10/10

Note

gPodder doesn't share data for marketing purposes

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Does the service allow third-party access to private personal data? Yes, not all parties specified

0/10

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 12% of the final score.

The policy allows sharing personal data with third-parties (not just critical service providers), and does not explicitly list the third-parties.

This may come in the form of outright data sharing or by using local third-party analytics software (such as Google Analytics, which collects a plethora of user information).

Note that whether the policy allows sharing aggregated user data does not affect this question.

If the personal data is encrypted when it passes through the third-party, it does not count as third-party access (as the data is inaccessible to that party).

If personal data has been made public by, for example, posting it to a blog, it does not count as private personal information (and is therefore not considered by this question).

Possible Options

Yes, not all parties specified0/10
Yes, all parties specified (including non-critical service providers such as advertisers)3/10
Yes, not all parties specified (but only to critical service providers)7/10
Yes, all parties specified (only to critical service providers)8/10
No10/10

Note

According to NoScript logs, Ads by Google and Google Analytics is used (and blocked)

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Does the service allow you to permanently delete your personal data? No

0/5

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

Even if there is a reasonable delay before the data is fully deleted (as is common), the data still counts as "permanently deleted" and satisfies the parameters for this question.

Possible Options

No0/5
Yes, by contacting someone3/5
Yes, using an automated mechanism5/5
N/A (no personal information collected)5/5

Note

There is no notice on allowing users to delete accounts.

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When does the policy allow law enforcement access to personal data? Not specified

0/5

Decided May 19, 2020 (revision history). This question accounts for 6% of the final score.

Possible Options

Always0/5
Not specified0/5
When reasonably requested3/5
Only when required by a court order or subpoena4/5
N/A (no personal data to share)5/5
Never (special legal jurisdiction)5/5

Note

It's not specified if the service shares data with law enforcement

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Warnings

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May 19, 2020

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May 19, 2020

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