Portability Policy Generator

Use the form below to help you create your own Portability Policy. Provide your response and then click the "generate" button to create a customized policy the you can edit and include directly in your site.

NOTE: this is version 1.0, updated May 18, 2010, of the Portability Policy.

BTW -- none of this shit is private -- and if you close the page we'll delete everything!

General Information:

Your website address:

Brief description of your website:

The name of your company:

Your name:

Contact information:


APIs and Data Formats:

Are your APIs and Data Formats Documented?

Yes
No

Identity and Authentication:

Do people need to create a new identity for this site, or can they use an existing one?

Create a new identity
Use Existing

Home or Visitor:

Must people import things into this product, or can the product refer to things stored someplace else? Can this product work with objects and information whose "authoritative home" is another product, or can this product only work with things that it hosts directly?

Home
In order for this product to work with a thing, it must be hosted directly

Visitor
This product has the ability to access and work with things that are hosted by third parties, assuming that the third party allows this.


Observer:

Can this site watch for updates that people make on other sites? In cases where the product tracks or manages things that the person has stored on some third party product, can this product automatically keep itself up to date?

No Imports
This site does not import data

One Time Import
This product only sees the remote thing at import time, and does not watch for changes.

Watch For Updates
This product watches the third party for changes, and updates its own view of the remote thing to match.


Broadcaster:

If person updates something here, is that change stored only here or can it notify another product? Does this product provide a way for others to ask for updates?

Silent
This product does not broadcast changes.

Chatty
Updates made here are also forwarded to a third party.


Delegated Access:

Can the person allow other sites to use the things they've created or updated here? Does this product provide a way for third parties to authenticate a person and read or write?

No Access
The person must use this product to read or access whatever it manages.

Other Products Can Read
The person can provide the third party with authentication credentials, and can read data managed by this product.

Other Products Can Write
The person can provide the third party with authentication credentials, and can write data managed by this product.


Personal Backup:

Can the person download or remotely access a copy of everything they've provided to this service? As part of their standard use of most products, people import or create things. Does this product provide an open, DRM-free way for people to retrieve or access via third party all of the things they've created or provided?

No Download
This product does not offer the person the ability to download the things they've provided.

Some Download
This product allows the download of a subset of what the user has provided

Full Download
The product provides an open, DRM-free way for people to download all of the things they've provided to the product, or remotely access it using a third party product.


Public Data:

Can the person download or remotely access information that others have provided to the product? In cases where the product allows download or remote access, can the person export or access all of the data to which they have access, or only data which they have directly created?

Provider Only
This person may only export or access data which they have directly provided.

Full Access
The person may export or download any data to which they have access on this product, subject to reasonable usage and abuse rules


Account Mortality:

Will this site delete an account and all associated data upon a user's request? If the user creates a password or account for use with this product, does the product provide a way to cancel the account and erase all data associated with it?

Immortal Accounts
Accounts or passwords, once created, are assumed to live for as long as the product is available. Desktop applications and other stand-alone products that do not have host services may have no way to remotely revoke accounts or passwords.

Data Expires, how much time before it expires:
If this product acts as a hub, the data it copies from other sites will expire in a set amount of time. This product must be linked to a place where it can refresh or synchronize data in order to stay current.

Accounts Deleted Upon Request
This product has the ability to remove a person's account and all relevant data, and will do so when requested by the person or third party with appropriate legal standing.


Termination:

Do you give notice before terminating an account?

Yes
No

Appeal:

Do you have a posted appeals process or dispute resolution procedure?

Yes
No

Physical Servers

Do you disclose where my data is being kept in the real world?

Yes
No