Einstein@home GDPR: New Website features and statistics export option

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#1 Einstein@home GDPR: New Website features and statistics export option

Unread post by Newshound » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:11 pm

We plan to upgrade the Einstein@Home Web site this coming week in order to deploy new features that make our project more GDPR compliant. To that end users will see some new options that I will summarize here.
  • New users may only create an account by registering through the Web site.
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GDPR: New Website features and statistics export option

Submitted on 28 Nov 2018 17:11:05 UTC

We plan to upgrade the Einstein@Home Web site this coming week in order to deploy new features that make our project more GDPR compliant. To that end users will see some new options that I will summarize here.

New users may only create an account by registering through the Web site. After your account is created, you may connect to Einstein@Home using a client.
Existing users will be asked to consent to our privacy policy and forum guidelines.

There is a new privacy option: Do you consent to exporting your data to BOINC statistics aggregation Web sites? This is set to 'No' (disabled) by default. You may enable the feature in Account -> Preferences -> Privacy.
Sites that aggregate project stats, such as BOINCstats, may not function for you if you do not enable this option.

These features are already in place on our test project: Albert@Home.

In order to make the transition easier, there will be a two week period after the Web site is updated but before the statistics export option goes into effect. Users should still go to the privacy preferences page, and enable statistics exports in preparation of the new policy.

PS - Some other BOINC projects may also require users to consent to statistics exports soon. This means you must enable a similar statistics export option on their respective Web sites.
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#2 Re: Einstein@home GDPR: New Website features and statistics export option

Unread post by Bryan » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:32 pm

If you've ever run ALBERT@HOME they've already added the "security" export thingy to their site. You need to login to your account, go to preferences, security, and check the okay to export stats box. Otherwise the stats sites will probably stop showing your credits.
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#3 Re: Einstein@home GDPR: New Website features and statistics export option

Unread post by Alez » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:56 am

Bryan wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:32 pm
If you've ever run ALBERT@HOME they've already added the "security" export thingy to their site. You need to login to your account, go to preferences, security, and check the okay to export stats box. Otherwise the stats sites will probably stop showing your credits.
And you'll also know what a pain that site is to navigate ....
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#4 Re: Einstein@home GDPR: New Website features and statistics export option

Unread post by Alez » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:01 am

From Albert site ----
Terms of Use
Please read and agree to our terms of use


You are at least 16 years old

You have read and acknowledged the Einstein@Home privacy policy and forum guidelines

You will run Einstein@Home only on devices that you own, or for which you have obtained the owner's permission

You understand that Einstein@Home assumes no liability for any damage, data loss, or other event or condition that may occur on your devices as a result of participating in Einstein@Home

You understand that scientific data supplied by Einstein@Home are not to be used for any other purpose

Do you agree with the above terms of use?


NO - LOGOUTNO - DELETE ACCOUNT
Since when did you have to be over 16 to run BOINC ?
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#5 Re: Einstein@home GDPR: New Website features and statistics export option

Unread post by UBT - Woodles » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:37 am

Alez wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:01 am
Since when did you have to be over 16 to run BOINC ?
You don't, you have to be 16 or over to have your data lawfully collected.
Article 8:

... in relation to the offer of information society services directly to a child, the processing of the personal data of a child shall be lawful where the child is at least 16 years old.
Best to check the members here judging by some of the posts .... :D





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#6 Re: Einstein@home GDPR: New Website features and statistics export option

Unread post by Alez » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:50 am

UBT - Woodles wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:37 am
Alez wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:01 am
Since when did you have to be over 16 to run BOINC ?
You don't, you have to be 16 or over to have your data lawfully collected.
Article 8:

... in relation to the offer of information society services directly to a child, the processing of the personal data of a child shall be lawful where the child is at least 16 years old.
Best to check the members here judging by some of the posts .... :D

j/k
I'm sure 16 only refers to physical age :lol:

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#7 Re: Einstein@home GDPR: New Website features and statistics export option

Unread post by UBT - Woodles » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:37 am

Alez wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:50 am
UBT - Woodles wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:37 am
Alez wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:01 am
Since when did you have to be over 16 to run BOINC ?
You don't, you have to be 16 or over to have your data lawfully collected.
Article 8:

... in relation to the offer of information society services directly to a child, the processing of the personal data of a child shall be lawful where the child is at least 16 years old.
Best to check the members here judging by some of the posts .... :D

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I'm sure 16 only refers to physical age :lol:
You make a good point :shifty:

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