EUNOMIA instance collects all information collected from Mastodon platform:
Basic account information: If you register on this server, you are asked to enter a username, an e-mail address and a password. You may also enter additional profile information such as a display name and biography, and upload a profile picture and header image. The username, display name, biography, profile picture and header image are always listed publicly.
Posts, following and other public information: The list of people you follow is listed publicly, the same is true for your followers. When you submit a message, the date and time is stored as well as the application you submitted the message from. Messages may contain media attachments, such as pictures and videos. Public and unlisted posts are available publicly. When you feature a post on your profile, that is also publicly available information. Your posts are delivered to your followers, in some cases it means they are delivered to different servers and copies are stored there. When you delete posts, this is likewise delivered to your followers. The action of reblogging or favouriting another post is always public.
Direct and followers-only posts: All posts are stored and processed on the server. Followers-only posts are delivered to your followers and users who are mentioned in them, and direct posts are delivered only to users mentioned in them. In some cases, it means they are delivered to different servers and copies are stored there. We make a good faith effort to limit the access to those posts only to authorized persons, but other servers may fail to do so. Therefore, it's important to review servers your followers belong to. You may toggle an option to approve and reject new followers manually in the settings. Please keep in mind that the operators of the server and any receiving server may view such messages, and that recipients may screenshot, copy or otherwise re-share them. Do not share any dangerous information over Mastodon.
IPs and other metadata: When you log in, we record the IP address you log in from, as well as the name of your browser application. All the logged in sessions are available for your review and revocation in the settings. The latest IP address used is stored for up to 12 months. We also may retain server logs which include the IP address of every request to our server. Additionally, participants’ trustworthiness votes will be collected to be anonymously displayed to the users.
We recognize the importance to protect and secure the users' personal data and we are committed to adopt and implement all appropriate technical and organizational measures for the security and protection of the users' personal data. It is necessary to process such data for carrying out the project in a proper and effective manner. However, participation in the project is done so on a voluntary basis and based on the user's consent.
Any of the information we collect from you may be used to provide the core functionalities of EUNOMIA toolkit. We rely on your consent as the lawful basis for doing this. Under certain circumstance and with prior approval from the Institutional Research Board and with your consent we might use for data for research. You will be informed when the data is used for research.
Note, the administrator of TRUSTFIRST reserves the right to remove a post/ toot and ultimately delete an account, after giving suitable warnings, when there are abusive or inappropriate posts/ toots.
We will pseudonymise and where possible anonymise the data you provide us to the extent possible when and if they will be used, removing all personally identifiable information where appropriate. We will only collect and process data that is strictly necessary for running the project.
We will make a good faith effort to:
If you created the account yourself, you can request and download an archive of your content, including your posts, media attachments, profile picture, and header image.
You may irreversibly delete your account at any time. Upon deletion of your account all your posts/ toots will also be deleted from all nodes. You cannot delete or download the data if you are given access to an anonymous account created for you for limited terms.
Your participant data will be shared with third parties according to the IRB protocol established for the research activity you will be a part of.
You have the following rights in relation to any of your personal data that we process. You can exercise your rights, explained below, by contacting by phone, in writing or emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about this project or your prospective involvement in it, please contact:
Note: The code used by this project was created by the EUNOMIA consortium of 10 partners from 9 European countries from cross-disciplines and cross-sectors including academic, decentralised social media, public journalism organisations and SMEs. Specifically, University of Greenwich, Blasting News, Trilateral Research, SYNYO, INOV, University of West Attica, University of Nicosia, ORF, Eugen Rochko (creator of Mastodon), SIMAVI. The joint data controllership is between EUNOMIA project partners: University of Greenwich, INOV, University of West Attica and University of Nicosia. This site is owned by one of the participants in the EUNOMIA project, Sorin Adam Matei.
Sorin Adam Matei
EUNOMIA project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 825171