The Register FAQ
Can I buy the Geek’s Guide ebook without using my Facebook account?
Yes, you can buy the ebook by topping up your SatoshiPay wallet with credit card or PayPal.
What are the reasons to use Facebook as an account validator for the SatoshiPay credits provided by the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF)?
SDF uses Facebook to validate location and identity information for KYC (know your customer) purposes. SDF also uses Facebook’s user name to provide a unique user value to ensure we’re not giving lumens to the same individual repeatedly. While SDF acknowledges Facebook can be spammed - using an external social tool does afford us more confidence we’re working with legitimate people.
Which personal Facebook data is accessed by SDF and for how long are they held?
SDF accesses your User ID (anonymised), name, last name, email, current city and photos.
Your data is currently held for 1 year. Depending on your location SDF determines if they’re able to provide you a lumen invite based on regulatory restrictions. Further they access your photos as they use the date of your first profile photo to tell how old the profile is (and ensure someone isn’t just creating fake fb accounts to claim lumens).
What are you doing to protect my data being handed to third parties and partners of Facebook?
SDF is not sharing any data back to Facebook. What happens in the validation process is that your data is pulled by SDF from Facebook, where it is used to verify you’re a unique user. Following that, your data is stored securely with SDF for 1 year. At no point will the data be shared with any third parties. SatoshiPay and The Register never have access to your Facebook data.
What powers of consent do I have: can I allow or deny the use of my data offered by third parties and partners of Facebook?
You have the chance to deny the use of your data by not allowing SDF to access your Facebook account. SDF is not sharing any additional data to Facebook or any other partners. SDF saves the data in a hashed unique id, in addition to the other pieces of information noted.
What’s your GDPR policy and can I read a copy?
Who do I contact should I want my personal data deleted from your system or the system of Facebook and its third parties and partners?
To remove your Facebook data from Stellar Development Foundation’s systems, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will deleting my personal data affect my ability to use SatoshiPay credits?
Deleting your personal data will not affect your ability to use your SatoshiPay credits after they have been claimed.
Will deleting my personal data affect my ability to buy the Geek’s Guide ebook or read it after I have purchased it?
Deleting your personal data will not affect your ability to buy the Geek’s Guide ebook or read after you purchased it.
If my data is deleted, will it affect my ability to buy future new content paid for using SatoshiPay credits on The Register?
Your ability to buy future new content using SatoshiPay credits on the Register will not be affected if your data is deleted.