Last updated November 8, 2018
WriteFreely, the software that powers this site, is built to enforce your right to privacy by default.
It retains as little data about you as possible, not even requiring an email address to sign up. However, if you do give us your email address, it is stored encrypted in our database. We salt and hash your account's password.
Beyond this, it's important that you trust whoever runs people.kernel.org. Software can only do so much to protect you — your level of privacy protections will ultimately fall on the humans that run this particular service.