Hello there friend! SparkFun will be closed on 8/17/2018 @2pm for a company event. We will not be offering our normal Friday tour or Local Pickups during this time. We will resume normal operations on Monday 8/20/2018. Any orders placed after 2pm MT on 8/17/2018 will be processed when we resume normal operations. Have a great day!
Ugh. I know; I know. “But I never read those! I just accept them and get on with my day.” Well, friend, you are not alone! This is the common response among online users. All too often if we “trust” the organization enough to be signing up with them, we likely also trust them to write policy that is responsible and protects the end user.
Here at SparkFun, we have a long history of discussion about internet privacy, we’ve defended the privacy of our user data, and we’ve even shown support for the protection of internet rights through charitable donation. Security, privacy and the future of the internet are not new topics of conversation around the company kegerator.
Since I started here at SparkFun in 2008, one value has always been held on high: transparency. We apply this to many aspects of our daily business. In this case, for you as a customer, we work hard to provide transparency to what data we collect, and what we do with it. Additionally, we will inform users if we find that their data has been compromised.
If you are interested in learning more about digital privacy, freedom of speech, and other internet freedom topics, check out our friends over at the Electronics Frontier Foundation.