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Update *current* Firefox privacy policy with new text about snippets impressions data



5 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: Tom Lowenthal, Assigned: espressive)


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(Whiteboard: r=106423,106425,106510, URL)



5 years ago
This bug is to update the current Firefox privacy policy which is available on mozilla.org, not to make planned changes to the new privacy policy designs.

### Page Location

In the current version (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/legal/privacy/firefox.html), ad the text to "Interactive Product Features" under a subheading of "Snippets", after "Usage Statistics." 

### Final Copy

Firefox's  default home page (<about:home>) loads snippets of info 
that we  think will be useful to you. You can see them right below the 
search bar. Once per day, Firefox gets new snippets from Mozilla. 
Whenever you see a snippet, that snippet makes a request to Mozilla, 
so that we can count how often snippets are viewed. 

This request to Mozilla only sends the name of the snippet and is 
securely transmitted over HTTPS. We only use the 
information from these requests to estimate what fraction of Firefox 
users click on each snippet, and we break down this info into general 
categories like Firefox version and geographic area. We will not use 
any of the information in this request to attempt to identify you or 
your activity anywhere else online, and we aggregate the info we 
receive into these general categories as soon as is practical.


5 years ago
Assignee: nobody → sneethling

Comment 1

5 years ago
Adding our requested live date of Friday, June 15 2012

We hope to launch the actual snippet service that requires this change on Monday.

Comment 2

5 years ago
Change has been made, waiting on SVN commit access to the repo and then we can organize a push to production.


5 years ago
Depends on: 764329

Comment 3

5 years ago
Changes committed, looks to me like the revision numbers are 106423 ans 106425 does this look correct?

Comment 4

5 years ago
Schalk, can you send me a link or otherwise direct me to view? I want to be sure I am looking at the correct thing.


Comment 5

5 years ago

I will follow up with someone in this, Have not worked with SVN in ages so need to figure out where is the best place to direct you.

Comment 6

5 years ago
Ben, here you go:


5 years ago
Keywords: qawanted
Whiteboard: r=106423,106425
Target Milestone: --- → 2.10

Comment 7

5 years ago
This looks good to me with one thing to check:

1) Does the date at the top need to be updated "Last Updated: June 22, 2011"

Comment 8

5 years ago
Tom -> can you advise if the date needs to be updated.

Comment 9

5 years ago
Yes - update the date and add an archived version of the current policy please.

Comment 10

5 years ago
Ben, jmenon, can someone point out what the differences are between the Dec 2010 policy and the June 22, 2011 one? The HTML version is fine, but the text version is more of a challenge to update.

Also, at the top of the 2010 policy there is the following sentence, should this be kept or removed in the June 2011 one?

"Prior Policies [insert link to new page where all previous desktop and mobile privacy
policies should be posted, including versions from January 2010 and any other policies
we have]"

Comment 11

5 years ago

The current version does not have a text version so I think this can be left out (I suspect we are no longer doing these)(JMENON confirm)

If the above is true then we do not have to worry about the [links]. If the above is false, JMENON -> can you advise on what we should do.

Comment 12

5 years ago

The HTML version of the archived policy is done, waiting to hear about the text version. Then regarding the date change for the updated policy, should that be June 15, 2012?

Comment 13

5 years ago

Let's use today as the updated date (should go live today).

Comment 14

5 years ago

Ok, then I am just waiting to hear back about the txt version of the policy.

Comment 15

5 years ago
Let's move forward on this without the txt version of the policy.

The current live version does not have one. If it turns out we need one we can add it later, but I do not want to delay our launch due to this one item.

If you put up the latest version on dev, I will QA and give you an official sign off.

Comment 16

5 years ago
Code submitted, latest revision number is 106510
Whiteboard: r=106423,106425 → r=106423,106425, 106510

Comment 17

5 years ago
I tested everything on dev. This looks good to me and I am OK with pushing this live.


5 years ago
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED


5 years ago
leaving open until it is on production
Keywords: qawanted
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Whiteboard: r=106423,106425, 106510 → r=106423,106425,106510
pushed to production r106517
Last Resolved: 5 years ago5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
verified fixed https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/legal/privacy/firefox.html
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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