- joomla.org and its subdomains
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves via the browser on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site.
They enable the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login details, local language and/or other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. Additionally, it allows the Site or a third-party to recognize you, while making your next visit easier and the Site more useful to you. Sometimes we may use tracking pixels, which are small graphic files linked to our servers that allow us to track your usage over our Site and on related functionalities. Cookies and tracking pixels allow us to serve you better and more efficiently, and to personalize your experience on our Site.
Categories of cookies that Joomla’s properties use
The Joomla Project uses both session and persistent cookies on it’s Site and it uses different types of cookies to run the Site.
Strictly necessary cookies are essential for the operation of the Site in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas, authenticating users and preventing fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these cookies, the Site may not be fully functional. We use the following strictly necessary cookies on our Site:
Non-essential cookies: Performance Cookies
Performance cookies help The Joomla Project improve the way our Site works. We use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website. These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages are visitors more often visit, and if they get error messages from any web pages. We anonymize IP addresses in Google Analytics, and the anonymized data is transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. As a result these cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. It is only used to improve how a website works.
Non-essential cookies: Functionality cookies.
Functionality cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our Site. This allows us to personalise the content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). Also they can be used to provide more personal services like to present feeds or/and iframes by third parties.
Advertising/Targeting cookies limit the number of times you see an advertisement and measure the effectiveness of our digital advertising campaigns. They are also used to deliver more relevant adverts according to your interests. They allow you to limit the number of times an ad is displayed to you and help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They are also used to remember that you have visited a website, and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often advertising or targeting cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. In any case, the third party ads providers have been evaluated and act under the requirements of the GDPR.
What are your choices regarding cookies
We do not require that you accept non-essential cookies. If you do accept our use of non-essential cookies, you can withdraw your consent or adjust your browser’s privacy settings at any time. Please note that blocking of essential cookies may cause some of the Sites’ functionality to not be available.
We plan to release a tool to control cookies on our websites soon. The tool will allow you to accept / delete all the cookies saved by any of the joomla.org websites.
Using your browser
Each browser provides help pages that help you manage cookies in their products. To disable cookies through your browser, follow the instructions usually located within the “Help,” “Tools” or “Edit” menus in your browser, or see detailed information on how to do this via the AboutCookies.org guide.
Joomla! Accessibility Statement
Joomla! means “all together”. Inclusion is in our heart. As a community, we do our best to accept and welcome everyone. As such, we are committed to being accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of ability or technology.
There are two main areas where we are focusing our efforts: the Joomla! CMS and Framework as our “product” and our websites - www.joomla.org and all of our subdomain sites.
Joomla! CMS, Framework and extensions
Joomla! should be an accessible tool and provide a solid out of the box base for building accessible websites.
Since the birth of Joomla, we have made efforts to make our software meet accessibility requirements.
With Joomla! 4.0, our next milestone, we are determined to push further down the road to accessibility. With this in mind, we will strive to ensure full accessibility of all modern dynamic user interface elements. We will, first and foremost, ensure full accessibility of Joomla’s backend so that those with disabilities can use Joomla to create, administer and maintain sites in barrier-free way.
We will give you the tools and the rest is up to you!
While Joomla! enables the creation of accessible AA-level sites, it is up to those building individual sites to implement their own front end implementations in an accessible way. To put it another way, we will give you an accessible base install, but it will be up to you to ensure it is still accessible at the end of the build.
Joomla.org website and subdomains
We are aware that our own websites do not currently meet accessibility guidelines. We are actively working to fix this, and aim for our properties to also meet WCAG 2.1 AA standard when our new global template is rolled out alongside Joomla! 4. We will update this statement when this has been achieved.
Joomla! Accessibility Team (JAT)
Accessibility, much like security, is a constantly evolving journey. Accessibility has to be taken care of constantly. By providing Joomla as a fully accessible foundation, as well as providing tools and information for accessibility of the standards and processes, we hope to make the Joomla ecosystem, as a whole, a beacon for accessibility in the digital world.
To achieve our aim of making Joomla completely accessible inside and out, we need your help.
If you would like to volunteer or contribute to our team in any way, we would love to have you on board! Please join us or contact us on Volunteers Portal.
How to report a problem or suggestion
If you find a bug in Joomla! CMS, please report it on the Issue Tracker.
If you would like to report an issue about any of our *.joomla.org sites, please click on the "Report an issue" link located in the footer of that website.
Our dedicated volunteers will address any issues as soon as humanly possible.
The Joomla! Accessibility Disclaimer
The Joomla! Project is not responsible for compliance with the standards of accessibility of applications and extensions created with and/or for the Joomla! CMS and Framework but is committed to making changes to the Joomla! CMS so that the available applications, extensions, and web sites have a solid foundation in keyboard support, focus support, ARIA markup and other assistive technologies.
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What information we collect, the purposes of collection and who we share it with
A “cookie” or a tracer is an electronic file deposited on your terminal (computer, tablet or smartphone) and read when browsing a website, reading an email, installing or using software or a mobile application. The Websites that we manage collect cookies. To learn more about what cookies we collect and how you may be able to stop such collection, please visit our Cookies Policy.
Analytics, Tag manager and reCAPTCHA
The Websites managed by us use the following Google products:
- Google Analytics
We use Analytics services from Google LLC. Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are stored on your computer, in order to help the website analyze how users use the site during their visit. The nature of these cookies is mainly for performance, as also for marketing. The collected data (information about your web preferences, ads based on what you visit or even your language) are analyzed and categorized in order to create a useful report about how this website is used and emphasize on its performance. These data are transmitted and stored on a server controlled by Google, located in the United States.
Google will use all this information, determined by the way you are using our website, in order to generate reports based on website’s activity for website operators and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Your IP address is anonymized before being sent to Google.
All user level and event data are being deleted from Google Analytics 14 months after the last visit in our website.
- Google Tag Manager (GTM)
Our Websites use Google LLC's reCAPTCHA service to protect submissions and prevent spam on the site. It checks if you are a person to prevent certain features of the website from being abused by spam bots.
By filling out the forms using this plugin, you consent to sending your IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service. Your data will be communicated to Google and used by their services. However, your IP address will first be truncated by Google in EU Member States - or in other states that are part of the European Economic Area agreement. In exceptional cases, your full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and then subsequently truncated. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address provided to reCAPTCHA through your browser will not be merged with any other Google data.
We use the hCaptcha anti-bot service (hereinafter "hCaptcha") on our website. This service is provided by Intuition Machines, Inc., a Delaware US Corporation ("IMI"). hCaptcha is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on a login page or contact form) has been entered by a human or by an automated program. To do this, hCaptcha analyzes the behavior of the website or mobile app visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website or mobile app visitor enters a part of the website or app with hCaptcha enabled. For the analysis, hCaptcha evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website or app, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to IMI.
Sale of personal information
Information retention period
We retain your personal information for a period of 36 months. This period may be shorter if you ask us to delete your personal information and we grant your request.
We do not use your information for direct marketing.
Profiling and automated decision-making
We do not use your information for profiling, nor for automated decision-making.
Third party websites
This Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by third parties (not by us), including but not limited to:
- Launch.joomla.org; and
Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents or the privacy or other practices of such websites. It is up to you to read and fully understand their Privacy Policies. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.
- The right to access your information. You have a right to access any information that we may have collected on you. You can request copies of information that we have on you in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format;
- The right to information transmission. You have the right to ask us to transmit your personally identifiable information that we have collected on you, to another provider (where technically feasible);
- The right to rectification of information. You have the right to request that we amend any of the information that we have collected on you;
- You have a right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your data;
- You have a right to request that we restrict the processing of your data;
- You have the right to request that we delete all or some of the personal information that we have collected on you;
- You have the right to lodge a complaint regarding our collection, sharing and processing of data with competent authorities in the proper jurisdiction.
You may opt out of us collecting your personal information at any time by:
- Not inputting your information into any of the Websites;
- Clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email newsletter; or
Location of data processing
The Joomla properties are hosted on servers located in the United States of the following companies and locations:
- Rochen Limited whose registered office is located at 11 Dudhope Terrace, Dundee, DD3 6TS United Kingdom, registered under number SC242971 - https://www.rochen.com
- The Joomla Content Delivery Network (CDN) is provided by:
MaxCDN / StackPath LLC, whose registered office is located at 2021 McKinney Ave. - Suite 1100 - Dallas, TX 75201, United States.
No personal data are transferred to StackPath or through the CDN.
- The Joomla Email accounts (joomla.org, community.joomla.org, opensourcematters.org, conference.joomla.org) as well as any other services provided as part of G Suite subscription are provided through servers located in the United States by: Google LLC, whose offices are located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway - Mountain View, CA - United States. A copy of the Data Processing Addendum (DPA) between Open Source Matters and Google LLC related to GSuite is available here: https://gsuite.google.com/terms/dpa_terms.html
EU Model Clauses for GSuite between Open Source Matters, Inc. and Google LLC are available here: https://admin.google.com/terms/apps/1/5/en/mcc_terms.html
- The backups of all joomla.org properties (websites) are stored at Amazon Web Services. All backup files are hosted in EU located AWS buckets.
Transferring of data
We do not plan to transfer your data other than set forth above.
Contact us and our Data Protection Officer