I’m reading this in the Terms Of Service:
That special license allows the company to copy, publish, and analyze content you submit to the forum.
I wanted to double-check on the meaning before making wild promises to my community that aren’t true. If I’m reading the whole of the TOS correctly …
A user posting in my forum can safely assume:
I own my content and Discourse honors that.
My use of the forum is being tracked only so far as to ensure the safety and health of the community and reward me for my awesome engagement.
(e.g. trolls, spammers, hackers, search & find goodness, new rooms to explore, no one’s been engaging this room for a while so let’s get rid of it, etc)
My profile data, private messages, and content is never being scraped for advertising data (assuming the host/I/me has all ad features turned off).
Please let me know if I’m making things up, misunderstanding, or otherwise failing to fully understand this wonderful tool.
(There could easily be features I haven’t stumbled into yet that run stats I haven’t even imagined I would be needing.)