Privacy Policy

The openLooKeng Community understands the importance of your privacy and fully respects it. Please read this openLooKeng Community Privacy Statement ("Statement") carefully before you submit your personal data to us. If you have any questions about how we process your personal data, please feel free to contact us. Unless otherwise specified, "we" and "us" in this Statement refers to the openLooKeng Community.

1. How We Collect and Process Your Personal Data

We generally do not require your personal data if you only browse the general content of the openLooKeng Community ("Community"). We will collect your personal data accordingly in the following circumstances:

  • (a) Mail Subscription. When you use our mail subscription service, we will collect your email address and name (optional). We will provide you with the email subscription service through this email address to facilitate your participation in discussions in the community.

  • (b) Service Optimization. To continuously understand the operating status of the Community and provide better services for you, we will deploy a third-party plugin in this program. The third-party plugin will collect and record information on your browser, computer, and mobile device, including your IP address, access timestamp, access source, accessed pages, access status, accessed resource size, OS, system language, browser type, browser language, browser version, and server type and version, etc. This will form the basis of our analysis, which helps us to better understand the openLooKeng Community operation.

  • (c) Contributor License Agreement Signing. When you participate in code contribution through the Contributor License Agreement ("CLA") signing system (click here to learn more), you need to submit your relevant personal data to the CLA signing system. We will obtain such personal data to verify whether you have signed the CLA, and to conduct relevant statistical analysis to understand how the community is operating.

  • (d) Content Release. When you participate in Community meetings, Community activities, contribution in the open source Community, blogs, newsgroups, or Community organization, we will request your avatar, name, email address, company name, position, school, individual resume and Gitee ID for posting on our website so that developers can better understand the community, quickly make contact, and participate in the community.

We may also collect your personal data from third parties, including other platforms or communities, within the scope of your authorization and consent, or obtain your personal data from other legal and public channels. We promise to process your personal data in strict accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Please read the privacy policies and user agreements of the third parties carefully. If your personal data provided by a third party is required when you use the openLooKeng Community, but you refuse to allow the third party to collect, use, transfer, or share your personal data when the third party provides services, you may not be able to use related services of the openLooKeng Community.

2. How We Use Cookies and Similar Technologies

  • (a) To ensure our website works properly, we may at times place cookies on your computer or mobile device. A cookie is a small data file placed on your computer or mobile device when you access a website. The content of a cookie can be retrieved or read only by the server that creates the cookie. Cookies serve different purposes. For example, they help us understand how the website is used, help you efficiently browse pages, remember your preferences, and improve your browsing experience.

  • (b) We categorize cookies on our websites into two categories:

    • (1) Required cookies: When you use the websites, cookies improve your Web browsing experience.
    • (2) Statistical analysis cookies: We collect information about your use of our services, including your single or multiple visits, which help us understand how you interact with the services. We use the statistical analysis plugin provided by Baidu.

    Many services require cookies. If you do not allow cookies related to these services, you may not be able to use these services or specific functions of these services.

  • (c) Do Not Track. Many Web browsers provide the Do Not Track function, which can be used to send Do Not Track requests to websites. Currently, major Internet standardization organizations have not established policies to specify how websites should handle these requests. If you enable Do Not Track or other similar functions that your browser may provide, we will not change the way your data is collected and used as described in this Statement. However, we reserve the right to respond to your Do Not Track request and stop collecting your data without prior notice.

  • (d) Your Choice. Most browsers allow you to delete or reject cookies. To do this, follow the instructions in the browser settings. By default, many browsers accept cookies until you change your settings.

  • (e) Expiration Time. Cookies will be retained on your computer or mobile device for six months according to applicable laws and regulations, or until you reject or delete them.

  • (f) Other technologies. In addition to cookies, other similar technologies may be used to automatically collect information. We may use browser web storage through HTML5, also called localStorage objects, to implement similar functions as cookies. Browser web storage can store more data than cookies. Your web browser may be able to clear the browser web storage.

3. How We Share Your Personal Data

Sharing means providing third parties with your personal data. The third parties and we would handle the personal data independently. We do not share your personal data with third parties without your consent, except in the following circumstances or as described in this Statement:

  • (a) Sharing under your instruction. We may share your personal data with your consent and under your instruction to the third parties indicated by you.

  • (b) Sharing your personal information as necessary for protecting national security, public security, and your and other individuals' crucial legitimate rights and interests.

  • (c) Affiliates. We may share your personal data with our affiliates (Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and its affiliates), for the purposes of service support or security support.

  • (d) Partners. We may share your personal data with our partners. However, we will share your personal data only for legitimate, justified, necessary, specified, and explicit purposes, and share only the personal data necessary for providing our services. Our partners may include:

    We integrate Baidu Statistics SDK from Beijing Baidu Netcom Science Technology Co., Ltd. to provide more complete and high-quality services and better support daily data analysis requirements of activity operations, user operations, and technology development. Baidu Statistics SDK needs to collect and use your necessary personal data, including device information (IP address, OS, network service provider, system language, screen resolution, screen color, region, browser type, browser language, and browser version), usage information (access source, search keyword, accessed pages, pop-ups, visitor ID, number of community accesses, stay duration, access timestamp, and server type and version). For details about the types and purposes of personal data collected and used by Baidu Statistics SDK, and how Baidu Statistics SDK protects the collected and used personal data, please read the Baidu Statistics Privacy Policy carefully.

When we share your personal data with associated companies or partners, their responsibilities and obligations will be governed by contracts and we will require them to take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of the personal data processed.

4. How Long We Retain Your Personal Data For

We will retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes set out in this Statement, unless otherwise required by laws or requested by you. Generally, we will store or retain your personal data within the retention period according to applicable laws or service agreements from the date when you obtain your personal data in the openLooKeng Community. If your personal data has exceeded the retention period and no law requires us to continue processing your specific personal data, we will delete your personal data or anonymize it according to applicable laws.

For example, the IP address, access timestamp, access source, accessed pages, access status, accessed resource size, OS, system language, browser type, browser language, browser version, and server type and version information collected for service optimization will be automatically deleted after 10 days.

For example, when the community no longer displays you as a member of the community, we will delete your personal data (avatar, name, email address, company name, position, school,individual resume, Gitee ID) within one month.

5. How We Protect Your Personal Data

We take the security of your personal data seriously. We take appropriate physical, organizational, and technical measures to protect your personal data. For example, we use encryption technologies to ensure the confidentiality of data; we implement protection mechanisms to protect data from attacks. We deploy access control mechanisms to ensure that only authorized personnel can access your personal data. In addition, we hold security and privacy protection training. In a word, we are committed to protecting your personal data. Nevertheless, no security measure is perfect and no product, service, website, data transfer, computing system, or network connection is absolutely secure.

6. How We Access or Control Your Personal Data

In accordance with applicable laws and regulations, you may have the following rights regarding your personal data:

  • (a) Access the personal data we hold about you and obtain copies thereof;
  • (b) Request us to update or correct your personal data;
  • (c) Request us to erase your personal data;
  • (d) Object to our processing of your personal data;
  • (e) Restrict our processing of your personal data;
  • (f) File a complaint with the competent data protection authority.

Please note that these rights are not absolute and may be restricted in accordance with applicable laws. If you need our assistance in exercising the requests or rights above, please contact us as set out in the "How to Contact Us" section below.

Generally, we will respond to you within one month, unless otherwise required by applicable laws. Depending on the complexity of your requests, we may extend the period by two further months. In this case, we will inform you of the extension and its reasons within one month of receiving your request. Please note that under some circumstances, for example where we cannot verify your identity, or your claim exceeds your rights under applicable laws, we may refuse your request. In this case, we will inform you in written form that your request is refused together with the reasons for our refusal. You can change the scope of your authorization for us to collect your personal data or withdraw your authorization. However, your decision to withdraw your consent or authorization does not affect any previous processing of personal data based on your authorization.

7. Personal Data Storage Location

Your personal data will be stored on servers in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

8. How This Statement Is Updated

We may update or modify this Statement from time to time according to changes of our services or data processing. If we update this Statement, we will publish the latest version of the Statement on the website, and it will take effect immediately upon its release. You are advised to review this Statement periodically for any changes. If we make changes to this Statement, we will notify you through appropriate channels (bulletins and pop-ups) and obtain your consent.

9. How We Protect Children's Online Privacy

This website and its contents and services are mainly intended for individuals over the age of 14. Individuals under the age of 14 are not allowed to use the services we provide without the consent of their parents or guardians. If personal data of an individual under the age of 14 is collected with prior parental consent, we will use or disclose the data only if permitted by law, explicitly consented by the individual's parents or guardians, or necessary for the protection of the individual. If we accidentally collect personal data of an individual under the age of 14 without verifiable prior consent from the individual's parents or guardians, we will attempt to delete the data as soon as possible.

10. How to Contact Us

If you want to contact us or exercise your rights, please contact us at:

Last updated: March 1, 2024

Privacy policy version: v20240301