|This page documents an official Wikizilla policy.
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Log files[edit source]
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[edit source]
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.
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[edit source]
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.)
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[edit source]
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.
Cookies and Web Beacons
DoubleClick DART Cookie
→ 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.
Our Advertising Partners
wikizilla.org has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
Third Party Privacy Policies
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?
Sharing information with third parties[edit source]
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[edit source]
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[edit source]
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[edit source]
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.
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.
Wikizilla's forum requires users to follow the same
User data[edit source]
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[edit source]
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[edit source]
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.