The Infinity Project Social Contract

[working draft]

This agreement ("user agreement" or "agreement") delineates mutual expectations between the members of the project ("Infinity team", "project members", "we", "us", "our") and all the participants ("Infinity users", "users", "project users", “the world”) about the Infinity sites (“our service”). By using Infinity Project, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement.

Summary

  1. Project members take certain responsibilities for reliably running the service,
  2. Project users agree to certain use regulations on part of the Infinity Project, necessary to reliably run the service,
  3. Project members give users certain expectations regarding the submitted content and actions,
  4. Project users agree to certain content regulations on part of the Infinity Project, necessary to provide harmonious social discourse, and achieve our mission.

Subjects of the agreement

Terms of the agreement

1. Project members take certain responsibilities for reliably running the service

Being a group of people in different countries and jurisdictions, and wishing to keep it that way indefinitely, we operate as a under different legal entities (Infinity family) united by one common mission to help people achieve their goals. Members of infinity family represent us in different jurisdictions with respect to all Infinity sites. Currently, there is one primary member of the Infinity family, the WeFindX Limited representing us in the Republic of Ireland. Regarding all other jurisdictions, we currently operate our site as natural persons for purposes that don’t strictly need it -- keeping the our team open for future friendships based on trust, and co-creation of organizations to represent it and create trust within other jurisdictions. Ultimately, we believe that the legal entities associated should not own anything -- that they are the vehicles for the transparency of what we do, but ultimately, that it is the physical people who should be direct owners, and be directly responsible for everything they do.

That said, while we take our responsibilities for running the service very seriously, we don’t take the responsibilities equally. Our responsibilities depend on our roles and what every of us does. Moreover, due to time constraints, there are limitations to the number of things we do to ensure that service runs reliably. In this document, we would like to share with you the things that we do so that you could make your reasonable expectations about our service. Please, let us know your suggestions and recommendations of what we should do to increase our service reliability for your business.

Things that we do to make sure that we run reliably:

2. Project users agree to certain use regulations on part of the Infinity Project, necessary to reliably run the service

Users understand, that at this early stage, we might actually go offline to do maintenance, or simply go offline because we run out of money to maintain the service. It doesn’t mean that it will stop operating. Right now, our uptime percentage is approximately 1 minute of downtime in 20 days of uptime. We will do our best to maintain the service. Please, be warned that:

3. Project members give users certain assurances and expectations regarding the submitted content and actions

Our service provides the options to post content both publicly and non-pubic to other users. We did our best and plan to do our best to make sure that the non-public content stays non-public, and public content is public. However, while we had ensured that access policy works correctly, we had not taken steps to encrypt user data, which at this stage is in plain text on our server database.

We do not have plans at the moment to encrypt the data in servers. Creating a collaborative decision-making system, we think that, if a person does something that he or she does not want anyone to know, then probably, he or she shouldn’t do it in the first place. We keep nearly all of the data in the servers in plain text.

While our members can read all of the database messages, we encourage our members not to snoop on people without a reason, and respect people’s privacy.

To make sure that outsiders are unable to view your content, our team members who have access to your data, take the following measures:

That being said, while we value your contributions, please, don’t share any information that you want to keep private. The reason why we call the boolean field .personal on content types, rather than .private, is because we don’t believe in 100% privacy -- we think, people should share everything, have no secrets (make information universally accessible), but respect people's preferences, and ask for permission to look at each other’s secrets -- respect what’s personal, and look at the .personal=True content with good intents in your mind.

Some gotchas:

Also note that:

We had not yet done any penetration testing by a bank-grade tester (we plan to), and while we use many default security features of Django, such as:

and other security measures, we cannot guarantee that there is no loophole in our security.

We provide no insurance against your information loss or leakage.

4. Project users agree to certain content regulations on part of the Infinity Project, necessary to provide harmonious social discourse, and achieve our mission

While it is our policy to seek for ways to create a world where everything that anyone truly wishes, exists, in order to comply with local laws and regulations, as well as to ensure international security, we are looking forward to cooperation with international state-level power structures to ensure sharing on our platform stays universally useful and harmonious.

Privacy policy: our policy is not to share the content that was not intended for us with 3rd parties, if we are not required to do so by law. However, be informed that while we strive to make sure that private content stays private, we do not regulate what people can or cannot do with the information inadvertantly get through process of development. We recommend you to investigate our members (3 of us) to judge if you can trust your data, and what kind of data with us. As we encourage free exchange of information, it is ultimately for our members’ discretion, and each member’s responsibility to decide what content to share with whom, and under what circumstances. Your suggestions for security and privacy practices are very welcome.

This is a work in progress, and will be further edited.

--Mindey
2016-03-04


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