W3C SysAdmin Team

User Information Database Privacy Policy

W3C gathers various bits of information about users who have a Web account (user account information). This information is used primarily for enabling collaboration in and among W3C group participants, and to ensure the proper application of the W3C Process. It is used by other participants for contact information, for statistics, and by Advisory Committee Representatives or W3C Team for administrative purposes. W3C's Member confidentiality policy covers most of the uses of personal information, except for the cases described below.

The data collected is retained indefinitely unless removal is requested by the owner of the account; please direct such requests to sysreq@w3.org. Users can modify most personal information at any time using the update interface. For changes to the name or affiliation associated with the account, please direct requests to sysreq@w3.org.

Required data are family name, given name and email address. All other information is optional but serves the purposes of better cooperation between people working in W3C.

For further information, please consult W3C's public and Member privacy statements.

Information shared publicly

In case of participation in a W3C group operating in public,†the name and affiliation might be shown publicly for certain groups. This is not yet systematically the case.

Information shared among Members

The information published through the Working Groups database is made available to Members to make it easier for participants in a given Working Group and across Working Groups to cooperate. Please remember your obligation to keep this personal data Member confidential.

Optional information with selectable visibility

Users can choose whether to publish more information about themselves, including a picture of themselves, and relevant URIs for their profiles (blog, homepage, foaf...); the user can select whether that information is to made public or Member-only. No user is required to provide this information.

The goal of having these data is to build more human-friendly pages. For example, photos will help people recognize one another at AC meetings or Working Group ftf meetings.


Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org> and Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
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