Wikizilla:Privacy policy

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Wikizilla recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of the site. We created the following policy guidelines with a fundamental respect for our users' right to privacy. If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email here.

Log files

Like many other websites, wikizilla.org makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site - usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services's analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Publishing on the wiki and public data

Simply visiting the web site does not expose your identity publicly.

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. If you write something, assume that it will be retained forever. This includes articles, user pages, and talk pages.

Identification of an author

Users who are logged-in to edit the wiki will be identified by their username. If you wrote something that was quoted or published here but were not attributed for it, feel free to contact Wikizilla's staff.

Cookies used by the wiki

Wikizilla does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

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.

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

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.

Log files

Like many other Web sites, Wikizilla makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

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 Wikizilla to use this information to keep track of legitimate users.

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.

Ads

At wikizilla.org we consider the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information is collected and recorded by wikizilla.org and how we use it.

Cookies and Web Beacons
wikizilla.org uses cookies to store information about visitors' preferences, to record user-specific information on which pages the site visitor accesses or visits, and to personalize or customize our web page content based upon visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

DoubleClick DART Cookie

→ Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on wikizilla.org.
→ Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our site's visitors based upon their visit to wikizilla.org and other sites on the Internet.
→ Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL - http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Our Advertising Partners
Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include .......

Google
Amazon
While each of these advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their site, an updated and hyperlinked resource is maintained here: Privacy Policies.
You may consult this listing to find the privacy policy for each of the advertising partners of wikizilla.org.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on wikizilla.org and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site's third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site.

wikizilla.org has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices. wikizilla.org's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. You may find a comprehensive listing of these privacy policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites. What Are Cookies?

Information

Sharing information with third parties

Wikizilla will not sell or share private information, such as email addresses, with third parties, unless under certain cases such as you wanting to participate in an activity or it being required by law to release the information.

Security of information

Wikizilla makes no guarantee against unauthorized access to any information you provide. This information will be available to all developers with access to the servers.

Children's information

We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity. wikizilla.org does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that wikizilla.org has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact in the first paragraph) and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

E-mail, Chat, Forums, Comments

E-mail

To edit Wikizilla, you must create an account and confirm it using an e-mail address.

You may provide your e-mail address in your preferences, allowing other logged-in users to e-mail you (if you have not disabled it). Your e-mail address will not be revealed to them unless you respond, or possibly if the email bounces. E-mail addresses may be used by the wiki to communicate with users on a wider scale.

Chat

Wikizilla's chat room records everything that is typed and published into the main chat. However, private messages are never recorded on any sort of log. Chat mods may be present in the chat room to monitor discussion.

See the chat policy for more information.

Forums

Wikizilla's forum requires users to follow the same

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.

Removal of user accounts

Once created, user accounts will 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. Wikizilla does not guarantee that a name will be changed on request.

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

Deletion of content

Text or edits on this site are never truly deleted. All edits made to a page can be seen via the "History" tab at the top, even by non-logged in users. If an article is deleted however, only administrators can see the contents of the page before its deletion. Information can only be deleted permanently by developers, and there is no guarantee this will happen except in response to legal action.


Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our privacy policy and agree to its terms.

Should we update, amend or make any changes to our privacy policy, those changes will be posted here.