This is a question that must be asked, because everyone has their own levels of trust, which depend on many things. Here, we’ll give you some elements, then it’s up to you to make up your own mind.
Framasoft is a not-for-profit associations (under the French 1901 act): Our aim is not to make money, just to earn the means to pursue our actions and achieve financial balance. So we have no interest in exploiting your data, profiling you, etc.
Framasoft’s business model is generosity: we are funded from individuals’ donation, and have been for years. Our accounts are audited by an independent auditor, whose the reports are published here, in French (2018 report is currently being processed).
Our actions are known and recognized in the French-speaking free software community. From our free resources directory to our free licensed book publishing house via the 34 alternative services that we host to Degooglize the Internet, which we have demonstrated our commitment to strong ethics.
With more than 15 years of existence, Framasoft’s reputation is established (search us!). We have already had crowdfundings to finance the developments of MyPads and PeerTube, which we have developed beyond what was promised (and funded) during these campaigns.