New: GDPR-compliant website features and statistics export option

Shawn Kwang
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We plan to upgrade the Einstein@Home Web site this coming week in order to deploy new features that make our project more GDPR compliant. To that end users will see some new options that I will summarize here.

  • New users may only create an account by registering through the Web site.
  • Existing users will be asked to consent to our privacy policy and forum guidelines.
  • There is a new privacy option: Do you consent to statistics exports? This is 'No' or 'Off' by default. You may enable the feature in Account -> Preferences -> Privacy.
    • Sites that aggregate project stats, such as BOINCstats, may not function for you if you do not enable this option.

These features are already in place on our test project: Albert@Home.

PS - Some other BOINC projects may also require users to consent to statistics exports soon. This means you must enable a similar statistics export option on their respective Web sites.

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Shawn Kwang
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