Privacy Policy:

1. Types of data processed

Each time you connect to the NNTP4.net servers, call up the homepage or use the news server, the following data is stored in the log files:

  • Inventory data (e.g., personal master data, names).
  • Contact details (e.g., email).
  • Content data (e.g., text input).
  • content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status / HTTP status code
  • Usage data (e.g. websites visited on this server, interest in content, access times).
  • Meta / communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).

The data recorded in the log files are required for the operation and deployment of NNTP4.net and are not passed on to third parties.
The data will only be released to security and investigative authorities if there is a criminal reason.
This data is stored for a maximum period of 6 months. The deletion is automated.

When using the news server, additional data, such as the message ID, login data, retrieved newsgroup or sent commands are stored in the log files. An entry in the log files of the news server is made according to the following scheme (example):

DATE news nnrpd[13680]: news.nntp4.net (x.x.x.x) connect - port 119
DATE news nnrpd[13680]: Reading access from /etc/news/readers.conf
DATE news nnrpd[13680]: news.nntp4.net res USERNAME
DATE news nnrpd[13680]: news.nntp4.net match_user USERNAME@USERGROUP
DATE news nnrpd[13680]: news.nntp4.net group nntp4.test 0
DATE news nnrpd[13680]: SERVER perl filtering enabled
DATE news nnrpd[13680]: x.x.x.x post ok 
DATE news nnrpd[13680]: x.x.x.x posts received 1 rejected 0
DATE news nnrpd[13680]: news.nntp4.net times user 0.192 system 0.039 idle 0.000 elapsed 0.244
DATE news nnrpd[13680]: news.nntp4.net time 261 idle 5(3) nntpwrite 1(7)

In the above example, "x.x.x.x" stands for your IP address, USERNAME for your login name and USERGROUP for the group of your access rights on the server.

2. Storage of the log files

The servers of NNTP4.net are based on a Linux operating system and therefore the usual standard log files are created.

This includes the following log files in which user-related data is stored:

  • Web server log files
    (Saves the accesses to the homepage of NNTP4.net)
  • Mail server log files
    (Saves the accesses to the mail server and the processed messages)
  • Log files of the Linux system
    (The syslog saves all processes on the server and also includes the storage according to the scheme mentioned in point 1, the news server.)

The data contained in these log files are discarded by the system relatively quickly within 3 - 8 weeks. This depends on how heavily the server is used.

In addition to the standard log files, our news server generates another log file in which every article posted on the Usenet is recorded. This log file contains the public message ID, the user name of the poster, the IP address and the time when the article / post was sent. This additional log file is automatically deleted after 6 months.

The storage period is only extended if there is suspicion of misuse of the server. The log files are only released to security and law enforcement authorities with a valid judicial order. NNTP4.net is a German-Austrian project. The fact that the servers are hosted in France is subject to French law. In exceptional cases, German or Austrian law can also apply. This then depends on the type of procedure in question.

3. Why are log files saved?

Almost every service / provider on the Internet writes log files. Even anonymization services and VPN providers do this, even if they promise not to.

Log files are very helpful in the event of improper use of a server, a malfunction or the maintenance of a server.

In the event of improper use of the server and the services provided on it, or in the event of a violation of applicable law, the culprits can be determined by the law enforcement authorities with the help of the log files.

4. Please note this in the Usenet

With every post on Usenet, various data are publicly stored in the header of the posts, which makes it possible to track posts. This includes, on the one hand, the message ID and an encrypted code via which the creator of a post / article can be traced back via the server via which the post / article was sent.

Posts / articles sent to Usenet may not be completely deleted from all other servers because some news servers are also used as Usenet archives and so-called cancels are not carried out there. Every user is therefore responsible for the data transmitted to Usenet and NNTP4.net accepts no liability.