Privacy policy

What do we do with your data?

Nothing. None of your data is collected, sold, or tracked. We will never share your information with anyone else, ever, unless a valid legal request was appropriately served.

Basic account information: If you register on this server, you will be 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 post, the date and time is stored as well as the application you submitted the message from. Posts 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, instance-only, 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. Instance-only posts are delivered to democracy.town only. In some cases, posts 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. This information is never shared publicly and is only accessed in cases of server abuse within this server or involving other servers that result in legal action or attempts to create multiple accounts or evade suspension.
Democracy Town

Welcome to democracy.town, a Mastodon instance focused on United States politics, run by and for progressives.

All are welcome who follow our guidelines.