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== Summary ==
 
== Summary ==
  
If you only read the Wikimedia project websites, no more information is collected than is typically collected in server logs by web sites in general.
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If you only read the OrthodoxWiki website, no more information is collected than is typically collected in server logs by web sites in general.
  
If you contribute to the Wikimedia projects, you are '''publishing''' every word you post publicly. If you write something, assume that it will be retained forever. This includes articles, user pages and talk pages. Some limited exceptions are described below.
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If you contribute to the OrthodoxWiki projects, you are '''publishing''' every word you post publicly. If you write something, assume that it will be retained forever. This includes articles, user pages and talk pages. Some limited exceptions are described below.
  
 
==Publishing on the wiki and public data ==
 
==Publishing on the wiki and public data ==
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=== Identification of an author ===
 
=== Identification of an author ===
 
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When you publish a page on OrthodoxWiki, you must be logged in.
When you publish a page in the wiki, you may be logged in or not.
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If you are logged in, you will be identified by your user name. This may be your real name if you so choose, or you may choose to publish under a pseudonym, whatever user name you selected when you created your account.
 
If you are logged in, you will be identified by your user name. This may be your real name if you so choose, or you may choose to publish under a pseudonym, whatever user name you selected when you created your account.
  
If you have not logged in, you will be identified by your network IP address. This is a series of four numbers which identifies the internet address from which you are contacting the wiki. Depending on your connection, this number may be traceable only to a large internet service provider, or specifically to your school, place of business, or home. It may be possible that the origin of this IP address could be used in conjunction with any interests you express implicitly or explicitly by editing articles to identify you even by private individuals.
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When logged in, your IP address will not be available to the public, but it will be stored on the wiki servers for a relatively short amount of time. Thus it will be available to the administrator(s) and may be released under certain circumstances (see below).
 
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It may be either difficult or easy for a motivated individual to connect your network IP address with your real-life identity. Therefore if you are very concerned about privacy, you may wish to log in and publish under a pseudonym. When using a pseudonym, your IP address will not be available to the public, but it will be stored on the wiki servers for a relatively short amount of time. Thus it will be available to developers and may be released under certain circumstances (see below).
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If you use a company mail server from home or telecommute and use a DSL or cable internet connection, it is likely to be very easy for your employer to identify your IP address and find all of your IP based Wikimedia project contributions. Using a user name is a better way of preserving your privacy in this situation. However, remember to disconnect yourself after using a pseudonym to avoid allowing others to use your identity.
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=== Cookies ===
 
=== Cookies ===
  
The wiki will set a temporary session cookie (PHPSESSID) whenever you visit the site. If you do not intend to ever log in, you may deny this cookie, but you cannot log in without it. It will be deleted when you close your browser session.
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The wiki will set a temporary session cookie (PHPSESSID) whenever you visit the site. You may deny this cookie, but you cannot log in without it. In a typical browser configuration, it will be deleted when you close your browser session.
  
 
More cookies may be set when you log in, to avoid typing in your user name (or optionally password) on your next visit. These last up to 30 days. You may clear these cookies after use if you are using a public machine and don't wish to expose your username to future users of the machine. (If so, clear the browser cache as well.)
 
More cookies may be set when you log in, to avoid typing in your user name (or optionally password) on your next visit. These last up to 30 days. You may clear these cookies after use if you are using a public machine and don't wish to expose your username to future users of the machine. (If so, clear the browser cache as well.)
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=== Passwords ===
 
=== Passwords ===
  
Many aspects of the Wikimedia projects community interactions depend on the reputation and respect that is built up through a history of valued contributions. User passwords are the only guarantee of the integrity of a user's edit history. All users are encouraged to select strong passwords and to never share them. No one shall knowingly expose the password of another user to public release either directly or indirectly.
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Many aspects of OrthodoxWiki's community interactions depend on the reputation and respect that is built up through a history of valued contributions. User passwords are the only guarantee of the integrity of a user's edit history. All users are encouraged to select [http://wolfram.org/writing/howto/password.html strong passwords] and to never share them. No one shall knowingly expose the password of another user to public release either directly or indirectly.
  
 
== Private logging ==
 
== Private logging ==
  
Every time you visit a web page, you send a lot of information to the web server. Most web servers routinely maintain access logs with a portion of this information, which can be used to get an overall picture of what pages are popular, what other sites link to this one, and what web browsers people are using. It is not the intention of the Wikimedia projects to use this information to keep track of legitimate users.
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Every time you visit a web page, you send information to the web server. Most web servers routinely maintain access logs with a portion of this information, which can be used to get an overall picture of what pages are popular, what other sites link to this one, and what web browsers people are using. It is not the intention of the OrthodoxWiki projects to use this information to keep track of legitimate users.
  
These logs are used to produce the [http://meta.wikimedia.org/stats/ site statistics pages]; the raw log data is not made public, and is normally discarded after about two weeks.
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These logs are used to produce the [http://meta.OrthodoxWiki.org/stats/ site statistics pages]; the raw log data is not made public, and is normally discarded after about two weeks.
  
 
Here's a sample of what's logged for one page view:
 
Here's a sample of what's logged for one page view:
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  64.164.82.142 - - [21/Oct/2003:02:03:19 +0000]
 
  64.164.82.142 - - [21/Oct/2003:02:03:19 +0000]
 
  "GET /wiki/draft_privacy_policy HTTP/1.1" 200 18084
 
  "GET /wiki/draft_privacy_policy HTTP/1.1" 200 18084
  "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_projects:Village_pump"
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  "http://orthodoxwiki.org/Main_Page"
 
  "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/85.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/85.5"
 
  "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/85.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/85.5"
  
 
Log data may be examined by developers in the course of solving technical problems, in tracking down badly-behaved web spiders that overwhelm the site, or very rarely to correlate usernames and network addresses of edits in investigating abuse of the wiki.
 
Log data may be examined by developers in the course of solving technical problems, in tracking down badly-behaved web spiders that overwhelm the site, or very rarely to correlate usernames and network addresses of edits in investigating abuse of the wiki.
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We also use log data to post [[OrthodoxWiki:Statistics|statistics]] about the website. This includes information about how users find their way to OrthodoxWiki as well as information abotu which words were typed in to a search engine to get to OrthodoxWiki. None of this yields personally identifiable information. We do not publically post the IP addresses of visitors.
  
 
=== Policy on release of data derived from page logs ===
 
=== Policy on release of data derived from page logs ===
  
It is the policy of Wikimedia that personally identifiable data collected in the server logs will not be released by the developers who have access to it, except as follows:
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It is the policy of OrthodoxWiki that personally identifiable data collected in the server logs will not be released by the adminstrators who have access to it, except as follows:
  
 
# In response to a valid subpoena or other compulsory request from law enforcement
 
# In response to a valid subpoena or other compulsory request from law enforcement
 
# With permission of the affected user
 
# With permission of the affected user
# To Jimbo Wales, his legal counsel, or his designee, when necessary for investigation of abuse complaints.
 
 
# Where the information pertains to page views generated by a spider or bot and its dissemination is necessary to illustrate or resolve technical issues.
 
# Where the information pertains to page views generated by a spider or bot and its dissemination is necessary to illustrate or resolve technical issues.
 
# Where the user has been vandalising articles or persistently behaving in a disruptive way, data may be released to assist in the targetting of IP blocks, or to assist in the formulation of a complaint to relevant Internet Service Providers
 
# Where the user has been vandalising articles or persistently behaving in a disruptive way, data may be released to assist in the targetting of IP blocks, or to assist in the formulation of a complaint to relevant Internet Service Providers
# Where it is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of the Wikimedia Foundation, its users or the public.<!-- this line borrowed from Google-->
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# Where it is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of the OrthodoxWiki adminsitrators, OrthodoxWiki users or the public.<!-- this line borrowed from Google-->
 
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Wikimedia policy does not permit public distribution of such information under any circumstances, except as described above.
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== Sharing information with third parties ==
 
== Sharing information with third parties ==
  
Except where otherwise specified, all text added to Wikimedia projects is available for reuse under the terms of the GFDL, except for Wikinews, where the text is available under a Creative Commons License.
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Except where otherwise specified, all text added to OrthodoxWiki projects is available for reuse under the terms of the GFDL as well as a Creative Commons license.
  
Wikimedia will not sell or share private information, such as email addresses, with third parties, unless you agree to release this information, or it is required by law to release the information.
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OrthodoxWiki will not sell or share private information, such as email addresses, with third parties, unless you agree to release this information, or it is required by law to release the information.
  
 
==Security of information==
 
==Security of information==
  
The Wikimedia Foundation makes no guarantee against unauthorized access to any information you provide. This information will be available to all [[m:developers|developers]] with access to the servers.
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OrthodoxWiki's administration makes no guarantee against unauthorized access to any information you provide. This information will be available to all system administrators with access to the servers.
  
 
== E-mail, mailing lists and IRC==
 
== E-mail, mailing lists and IRC==
  
=== E-mail ===
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=== E-mail and mailing lists===
  
You may provide your e-mail address in your Preferences. This allows other logged-in users may send email to you through the wiki (unless you disable this in your preferences). Your address will not be revealed to them unless you respond, or possibly if the email bounces. The email address may be used by the Wikimedia Foundation to communicate with users on a wider scale.
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You may provide your e-mail address in your Preferences. This allows other logged-in users may send email to you through the wiki (unless you disable this in your preferences). Your address will not be revealed to them unless you respond, or possibly if the email bounces. The email address may be used by OrthodoxWiki to communicate with users on a wider scale. We may use your email to send special announcements pertaining directly to OrthodoxWiki. If this does happen, such announcements will be very rare.
  
If you do not provide an email address, you will not be able to reset your password if you forget it. However, you may contact one of Wikimedia developer to enter a new mail address in your preferences.
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If you do not provide an email address, you will not be able to reset your password if you forget it. However, you may contact one of the OrthodoxWiki developers to enter a new mail address in your preferences.
  
You can remove your email address from your preferences at any time to prevent it being used.
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You can remove your email address from your preferences at any time to prevent it from being used.
  
=== Mailing lists===
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Information, including email addresses, sent to OrthodoxWiki's sysops and adminstrators may be shared internally. By sending a mail to one of the sysops, your address may become public within this group.  The sysop team may discuss the contents of your mail with other sysops in order to best answer your query.
 
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If you subscribe to one of the project [http://mail.wikimedia.org/ mailing lists], your address will be exposed to any other subscriber. The list archives of most of Wikimedia's mailing lists are public, and your address may find itself quoted in messages. The list archives are also archived by Gmane services. Mails are usually not deleted or modified, but it may be done in extreme cases.
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=== Information email addresses ===
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Some email addresses (see below) may forward mail to a team of volunteers trusted by the community to use a ticket system (OTRS) to view them and answer them.  Mail sent to the system is not publicly visible, but is visible to this group of Wikimedia editors. By sending a mail to one of these addresses, your address may become public within this group.  The OTRS team may discuss the contents of your mail with other contributors in order to best answer your query.
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Addresses that direct to OTRS system are:
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*info-de@wikipedia.org
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*info-en@wikipedia.org
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Mail to board@wikimedia.org or to board member's private addresses may also be forwarded to the OTRS team.
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=== IRC ===
 
=== IRC ===
 
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The [[OrthodoxWiki:Chat|OrthodoxWiki IRC channel]] is not officially part of OrthodoxWiki proper. By participating to an IRC channel, your IP address will be exposed to other participants. Different channels have different policies on whether logs may be published. We cannot accept responsibilty for any information shared in an IRC channel.
[[m:IRC channels|IRC channels]] are not officially part of Wikimedia proper. By participating to an IRC channel, your IP address will be exposed to other participants. Different channels have different policies on whether logs may be published.  
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== User data ==
 
== User data ==
 
Data on users, such as the times at which they edited and the number of edits they have made are publicly available via "user contributions" lists, and occasionally in aggregated forms published by other users.
 
Data on users, such as the times at which they edited and the number of edits they have made are publicly available via "user contributions" lists, and occasionally in aggregated forms published by other users.
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===User Accounts===
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User accounts, once created, cannot be removed. However, it may be possible for a [[bureaucrat]] to change your username, but you need to make such arrangements yourself. There is no guarantee provided by OrthodoxWiki in the [[privacy policy]] that a name will be changed on request.
  
 
=== Removal of user accounts ===
 
=== Removal of user accounts ===
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Once created, user accounts can not be removed. It may be possible for an administrator to change the username on an account, but you will need to request this yourself. OrthodoxWiki's adminstration does not guarantee that a name will be changed on request. See below for details.
  
Once created, user accounts can not be removed. It may be possible for a developer to change the username on an account, but you will need to request this yourself. The Wikimedia Foundation does not guarantee that a name will be changed on request. See [[meta:Right to vanish]] for further details.
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Whether specific user information is deleted is dependent on the deletion policies of the project that contains the information.
 
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Whether specific user information is deleted is dependant on the deletion policies of the project that contains the information.
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==Deletion of content==
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Deleting text from Wikimedia projects does not really delete them. In normal articles, anyone can look at a previous version and see what was there. If an article is "deleted", any sysop/administrator, meaning almost anyone trusted not to abuse the deletion capability, can see what was deleted. Only a developer can permanently delete information from the Wikimedia projects and there is no guarantee this will happen except in response to legal action.
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[[Category:OrthodoxWiki]]
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User accounts, once created, cannot be removed. However, if you have made less than 5000 edits, it may be possible for a [[bureaucrat]] to change your username, but you need to make such arrangements yourself. There is no guarantee provided by the [[Wikimedia Foundation]] in the [[privacy policy]] that a name will be changed on request.
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== Right to Vanish ==
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If you have used your real name, or a longstanding pen name, on Wikimedia projects then in principle everything you write can be traced to that name, and thus to you, as discussed above. However, if you decide to leave Wikimedia projects, there are a few steps that you can take to weaken that connection. They are:
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=== Right to Vanish ===
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If you have used your real name, or a longstanding pen name, on OrthodoxWiki then in principle everything you write can be traced to that name, and thus to you, as discussed above. However, there are a few steps that you can take to weaken that connection. They are:
  
# If you have made less than 5000 edits, change your username to some other name, one which is not directly associated with you (see [[Changing username]])
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# Request a name change (see above).
 
# Change references to your former username to be references to your replacement username (you can do this yourself).
 
# Change references to your former username to be references to your replacement username (you can do this yourself).
# Delete your user and user talk subpages (contact an administrator).
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# Delete your user and user talk subpages (contact a sysop).
# Replace your user page with a brief note indicating that you have left Wikimedia projects, and asking that people not refer to you by your name.
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# Replace your user page with a brief note indicating that you would prefer that people not refer to you by your name.
  
You should note that while these measures afford a degree of practical obscurity, they will not stand up to assault from a persistent investigator, and Wikimedia projects has no control over its sublicensees, or over archiving services such as the Internet Archive or Google. Further, these actions require a degree of co-operation from the user of the project, so Wikimedia cannot make guarantees on this matter. However, a few users have taken advantage of these kinds of measures in the past, and appear content with the results.
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You should note that while these measures afford a degree of practical obscurity, they will not stand up to assault from a persistent investigator, and OrthodoxWiki has no control over its sublicensees, or over archiving services such as the Internet Archive or Google. Further, these actions require a degree of co-operation from the user of the project, so OrthodoxWiki cannot make guarantees on this matter.  
 
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See [[MeatBall:RightToVanish|right to vanish]] (meatballwiki)
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==Personal information deletion==
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The Wikimedia projects will delete personal information about contributors (most likely on user and user talk pages) at their request, provided it is not needed for administrative reasons (which is generally limited to dealing with site misuse issues). Personal information about those who merit an encyclopedia article, when in the encyclopedia article, is not included in this. Personal information typically includes, but is not limited to, name, address, telephone number, instant messenger contact details, photograph, appearance, food tastes, political views and similar details of an individual person.
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''This policy is based on [[meta:Privacy_policy]] and [[meta:Right_to_vanish]].''
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==Deletion of content==
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Deleting text from the OrthodoxWiki website does not really delete them. In normal articles, anyone can look at a previous version and see what was there. If an article is "deleted," any sysop/administrator, meaning almost anyone trusted not to abuse the deletion capability, can see what was deleted. Only an administrator can permanently delete information from the OrthodoxWiki projects and there is no guarantee this will happen except in response to legal action.
  
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===Personal information deletion===
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The OrthodoxWiki projects will delete personal information about contributors (most likely on user and user talk pages) at their request, provided it is not needed for administrative reasons (which is generally limited to dealing with site misuse issues). Personal information about those who merit an encyclopedia article, when in the encyclopedia article, is not included in this. Personal information typically includes, but is not limited to, name, address, telephone number, instant messenger contact details, photograph, appearance, food tastes, political views and similar details of an individual person.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* [[OrthodoxWiki:Copyrights]]
 
* [[OrthodoxWiki:Copyrights]]
 
* [[OrthodoxWiki:Disclaimer]]
 
* [[OrthodoxWiki:Disclaimer]]
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* [[OrthodoxWiki:Chat#Disclaimer]]
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:''This policy is based on [[meta:Privacy_policy]] and [[meta:Right_to_vanish]].''
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[[Category:OrthodoxWiki]]
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[[Category:Help]]
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[[fr:OrthodoxWiki:Confidentialité]]
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[[ro:OrthodoxWiki:Politica de confidenţialitate]]

Latest revision as of 14:42, September 29, 2010

This page is an official policy on OrthodoxWiki. It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that all users should follow. If you are part of the administration, please feel free to update this page as needed, but make sure that changes you make to this policy really do reflect OrthodoxWiki's perspective before you make them.


Contents

Summary

If you only read the OrthodoxWiki website, no more information is collected than is typically collected in server logs by web sites in general.

If you contribute to the OrthodoxWiki projects, you are publishing every word you post publicly. If you write something, assume that it will be retained forever. This includes articles, user pages and talk pages. Some limited exceptions are described below.

Publishing on the wiki and public data

Simply visiting the web site does not expose your identity publicly (but see private logging below).

When you edit any page in the wiki, you are publishing a document. This is a public act, and you are identified publicly with that edit as its author.

Identification of an author

When you publish a page on OrthodoxWiki, you must be logged in.

If you are logged in, you will be identified by your user name. This may be your real name if you so choose, or you may choose to publish under a pseudonym, whatever user name you selected when you created your account.

When logged in, your IP address will not be available to the public, but it will be stored on the wiki servers for a relatively short amount of time. Thus it will be available to the administrator(s) and may be released under certain circumstances (see below).

Cookies

The wiki will set a temporary session cookie (PHPSESSID) whenever you visit the site. You may deny this cookie, but you cannot log in without it. In a typical browser configuration, it will be deleted when you close your browser session.

More cookies may be set when you log in, to avoid typing in your user name (or optionally password) on your next visit. These last up to 30 days. You may clear these cookies after use if you are using a public machine and don't wish to expose your username to future users of the machine. (If so, clear the browser cache as well.)

Passwords

Many aspects of OrthodoxWiki's community interactions depend on the reputation and respect that is built up through a history of valued contributions. User passwords are the only guarantee of the integrity of a user's edit history. All users are encouraged to select strong passwords and to never share them. No one shall knowingly expose the password of another user to public release either directly or indirectly.

Private logging

Every time you visit a web page, you send information to the web server. Most web servers routinely maintain access logs with a portion of this information, which can be used to get an overall picture of what pages are popular, what other sites link to this one, and what web browsers people are using. It is not the intention of the OrthodoxWiki projects to use this information to keep track of legitimate users.

These logs are used to produce the site statistics pages; the raw log data is not made public, and is normally discarded after about two weeks.

Here's a sample of what's logged for one page view:

64.164.82.142 - - [21/Oct/2003:02:03:19 +0000]
"GET /wiki/draft_privacy_policy HTTP/1.1" 200 18084
"http://orthodoxwiki.org/Main_Page"
"Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/85.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/85.5"

Log data may be examined by developers in the course of solving technical problems, in tracking down badly-behaved web spiders that overwhelm the site, or very rarely to correlate usernames and network addresses of edits in investigating abuse of the wiki.

We also use log data to post statistics about the website. This includes information about how users find their way to OrthodoxWiki as well as information abotu which words were typed in to a search engine to get to OrthodoxWiki. None of this yields personally identifiable information. We do not publically post the IP addresses of visitors.

Policy on release of data derived from page logs

It is the policy of OrthodoxWiki that personally identifiable data collected in the server logs will not be released by the adminstrators who have access to it, except as follows:

  1. In response to a valid subpoena or other compulsory request from law enforcement
  2. With permission of the affected user
  3. Where the information pertains to page views generated by a spider or bot and its dissemination is necessary to illustrate or resolve technical issues.
  4. Where the user has been vandalising articles or persistently behaving in a disruptive way, data may be released to assist in the targetting of IP blocks, or to assist in the formulation of a complaint to relevant Internet Service Providers
  5. Where it is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of the OrthodoxWiki adminsitrators, OrthodoxWiki users or the public.

Sharing information with third parties

Except where otherwise specified, all text added to OrthodoxWiki projects is available for reuse under the terms of the GFDL as well as a Creative Commons license.

OrthodoxWiki will not sell or share private information, such as email addresses, with third parties, unless you agree to release this information, or it is required by law to release the information.

Security of information

OrthodoxWiki's administration makes no guarantee against unauthorized access to any information you provide. This information will be available to all system administrators with access to the servers.

E-mail, mailing lists and IRC

E-mail and mailing lists

You may provide your e-mail address in your Preferences. This allows other logged-in users may send email to you through the wiki (unless you disable this in your preferences). Your address will not be revealed to them unless you respond, or possibly if the email bounces. The email address may be used by OrthodoxWiki to communicate with users on a wider scale. We may use your email to send special announcements pertaining directly to OrthodoxWiki. If this does happen, such announcements will be very rare.

If you do not provide an email address, you will not be able to reset your password if you forget it. However, you may contact one of the OrthodoxWiki developers to enter a new mail address in your preferences.

You can remove your email address from your preferences at any time to prevent it from being used.

Information, including email addresses, sent to OrthodoxWiki's sysops and adminstrators may be shared internally. By sending a mail to one of the sysops, your address may become public within this group. The sysop team may discuss the contents of your mail with other sysops in order to best answer your query.

IRC

The OrthodoxWiki IRC channel is not officially part of OrthodoxWiki proper. By participating to an IRC channel, your IP address will be exposed to other participants. Different channels have different policies on whether logs may be published. We cannot accept responsibilty for any information shared in an IRC channel.

User data

Data on users, such as the times at which they edited and the number of edits they have made are publicly available via "user contributions" lists, and occasionally in aggregated forms published by other users.

User Accounts

User accounts, once created, cannot be removed. However, it may be possible for a bureaucrat to change your username, but you need to make such arrangements yourself. There is no guarantee provided by OrthodoxWiki in the privacy policy that a name will be changed on request.

Removal of user accounts

Once created, user accounts can not be removed. It may be possible for an administrator to change the username on an account, but you will need to request this yourself. OrthodoxWiki's adminstration does not guarantee that a name will be changed on request. See below for details.

Whether specific user information is deleted is dependent on the deletion policies of the project that contains the information.

Right to Vanish

If you have used your real name, or a longstanding pen name, on OrthodoxWiki then in principle everything you write can be traced to that name, and thus to you, as discussed above. However, there are a few steps that you can take to weaken that connection. They are:

  1. Request a name change (see above).
  2. Change references to your former username to be references to your replacement username (you can do this yourself).
  3. Delete your user and user talk subpages (contact a sysop).
  4. Replace your user page with a brief note indicating that you would prefer that people not refer to you by your name.

You should note that while these measures afford a degree of practical obscurity, they will not stand up to assault from a persistent investigator, and OrthodoxWiki has no control over its sublicensees, or over archiving services such as the Internet Archive or Google. Further, these actions require a degree of co-operation from the user of the project, so OrthodoxWiki cannot make guarantees on this matter.

Deletion of content

Deleting text from the OrthodoxWiki website does not really delete them. In normal articles, anyone can look at a previous version and see what was there. If an article is "deleted," any sysop/administrator, meaning almost anyone trusted not to abuse the deletion capability, can see what was deleted. Only an administrator can permanently delete information from the OrthodoxWiki projects and there is no guarantee this will happen except in response to legal action.

Personal information deletion

The OrthodoxWiki projects will delete personal information about contributors (most likely on user and user talk pages) at their request, provided it is not needed for administrative reasons (which is generally limited to dealing with site misuse issues). Personal information about those who merit an encyclopedia article, when in the encyclopedia article, is not included in this. Personal information typically includes, but is not limited to, name, address, telephone number, instant messenger contact details, photograph, appearance, food tastes, political views and similar details of an individual person.

See also

This policy is based on meta:Privacy_policy and meta:Right_to_vanish.
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