Privacy policy

Types of Information We Receive From You & How We Get It

Your contributions

Only registered users have the permission to add content to the website. The user's contributions and contribution history may be stored permanently in the website's database. The user's contribution history may be visible to other users. The user's contribution history includes the following information: the ID of the user and the timestamp of the contribution.

Account Information & Registration

You are not required to create an account to read some content on the website. Only a username and password is required to create an account.

Your username will be publicly visible, so please be careful about using your real name as your username. Your password is only used to verify that the account is yours. Your IP address is also automatically submitted to us, and we record it temporarily to help prevent abuse. No other personal information is required: no name, no email address, no date of birth, no credit card information.

To gain a better understanding of the demographics of our users, to localize our services and to learn how we can improve our services, we may ask you for more demographic information, such as gender or age, about yourself. We will tell you if such information is intended to be public or private, so that you can make an informed decision about whether you want to provide us with that information. Providing such information is always completely optional.

IP Addresses

We automatically receive the IP address of the device (or your proxy server) you are using to access the Internet, which could be used to infer your geographical location. We keep IP addresses confidential, except as provided in this Policy.

Information Related to Your Use of the Website

Because of how browsers work, we receive some information automatically when you visit our website. This information includes the type of device you are using, the type and version of your browser, your browser's language preference, the type and version of your device's operating system, in some cases the name of your internet service provider or mobile carrier, the website that referred you to our website, which pages you request and visit, and the date and time of each request you make to our website.

When May We Share Your Information?

With Your Permission

We share your information for a particular purpose, if you agree.

If the Organization is Transferred

In the event of an ownership change, or a reorganization (such as a merger, consolidation, or acquisition), we will continue to keep your Personal Information confidential, except as provided in this Policy, and provide notice to you before any Personal Information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

To Protect You, Ourselves & Others

We, or particular users with certain administrative rights as described below, may need to share your Personal Information if it is reasonably believed to be necessary to enforce or investigate potential violations of our Terms of Use, this Privacy Policy, or any user community-based policies. We may also need to access and share information to investigate and defend ourselves against legal threats or actions. Some users have special administrative or moderation rights. These rights may include access to limited amounts of otherwise nonpublic information about recent contributions and activity by other users. They use this access to help protect against vandalism and abuse, fight harassment of other users, and generally try to minimize disruptive behavior.

We hope that this never comes up, but we may disclose your Personal Information if we believe that it's reasonably necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm or death to a person, or to protect our organization, users, or the public. We may also disclose your Personal Information if we reasonably believe it necessary to detect, prevent, or otherwise assess and address potential spam, malware, fraud, abuse, unlawful activity, and security or technical concerns.

Because You Made It Public

Any information you post publicly is just that – public. Please think carefully about your desired level of anonymity before you disclose Personal Information.


Privacy policy. (2018, September 26). Wikimedia Foundation Governance Wiki, . Retrieved 19:09, September 25, 2020 from