Your privacy is of absolute importance to us. Given that cannabis still suffers from a recent bout of societal stigma, we are dedicated to providing a public forum for conversation that lets you maintain anonymity without fear of reprisal.
Your personal information does not benefit us. Because we do not allow advertising on the site, we do not have any financial reason to record your personal information. Beyond that, we are working on a non-profit arm of our site, Keep Cannabis Human. This organization will fight hard to improve people's perception so that the consumption of cannabis is once again a regular, accepted practice, as it has been throughout human history.
Otreeba allows you to have a conversation about cannabis in a broad range of ways. We collect some information in order for you to have an account and contribute to the community. Our goal is to allow you to remain as anonymous as you choose and we don’t sell or profit from the information you share with us.
When you create an account, you are required to provide a username, password and email address. We also log, and retain until account deletion, the IP address from which the account is initially created.
The reviews and comments you make on Otreeba are not private. This means that, by default, your reviews and information posted to the site are viewable to other users.
Log data is certain information that is automatically collected by our systems when you visit Otreeba, including the type of software used to access the site (browser, operating system), the address of the external or internal page that referred you, and your IP address. This information is recorded even if you are logged out of your account. These logs are periodically deleted from our servers.
It takes a lot of work to keep our site running and prevent abuse, and we sometimes use your data in order to facilitate this. Your information is used internally only where necessary to provide our services. For instance, we keep IP addresses and periodically delete them in order to investigate issues with our site, track and block suspected spammers, and otherwise maintain the integrity of the community.
We may disclose your information if we believe we are required to do so by law, or to comply with a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant. If we are going to release your information, we will do our best to provide you with notice in advance via the website’s private messaging system unless we are prohibited by court order from doing so (e.g., an order under 18 U.S.C. § 2705(b)).
Other extraordinary circumstances may require disclosure: we may also disclose your information when we believe it’s necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm to a person; to address fraud, security, or spam; or to protect our rights or property.
You may choose to delete your Otreeba account at any time. The usernames associated with deleted accounts remain unavailable for others to use, and your public profile is no longer visible to users of the site. Your reviews, personal information and identifying information will be removed from our servers. However, the names of cannabis strains and their genetic lineage submitted to the database will remain in order to benefit the world’s understanding of cannabis genetic history.
Otreeba will make every effort to secure any private information submitted to us by our users. However, no data transmission over the internet is completely secure, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of this data. You use the service at your own risk, and are responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account (such as carefully maintaining the secrecy of your password).
Otreeba welcomes questions, concerns, and feedback about this policy. Please feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org