Important: If you were redirected here by a popup that said something along the lines of "Posts on Mastodon are not end-to-end encrypted. Do not share any sensitive information over Mastodon.": This is correct. Posts on the Fediverse, no matter how private your post visibility settings, can always be seen by anyone with database access to the servers the post federates to. The same is the case on basically any other social network. Do not use Fediverse instances (including CatCatNya~) to share sensitive information with anyone, unless you trust the admins of all instances involved that they'll never read the contents of the database or have a data breach.
In the following text, pronouns such as “us”, “we”, “our” and the like describes the maintainers of all services hosted on CatCatNya~. At the time of writing, this applies to one person: Jeremy Kescher.
We collect the following data, depending on the services you use:
Personal identification information (Name, email address, phone number)
We require an email address on sign-up, as well as a username. The latter may also collected when you interact with posts that have federated to us, from an otherwise unrelated third-party instance we federate with.
We do not currently collect phone numbers.
Service access information (IP addresses, User-Agent strings, date and time)
We collect all of the above if you access CatCatNya~ while logged into an account.
You directly provide us with all data we collect. We collect and process data when you:
We collect data so we can:
Additionally, the following usage applies to third-party services:
Federation with other ActivityPub-capable software.
In this case, we only send and/or receive your user generated content, metadata of your profile (limited view of followers/follows, your bio and profile fields), your username and your display name.
We securely store your data at a datacenter in Vienna, Austria. We have security measures in place that prevent unauthorized access to our servers. Additionally, fully encrypted backups are taken daily and stored in several locations in Austria.
We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:
The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data.
The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data.
The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to processing of your personal data.
The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cookies are text files placed on your computer by a website. Most cookies are used for authentication and storing client-side settings. On CatCatNya~, that is their sole purpose. On many websites, these have been, and still are, used for tracking you. This is not the case - we do not track.
For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.
There are a number of different types of cookies, however, we only use those that are classified under Functionality: We use them to recognize your authentication on a service and remember your preferences. This includes trivial settings such as theme settings and your preferred language. All of these cookies are first-party cookies - no third-party cookies are used.
You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the website mentioned in the “Cookies” section tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, you will not be able to use the web interface with an account at our service, and will have to use a separate client app instead.
Email us at: email@example.com
Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that we have not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you can contact the Austrian Data Protection Authority.
Österreichische Datenschutzbehörde Barichgasse 40-42 1030 Vienna Austria / Europe
Telephone: +43 1 52 152-0
We are CatCatNya~, a left-wing instance by cats, for cats (and more!).