Wikiwrimo:Privacy policy

The short version: We value your privacy. We don't plan on selling any of your information.

The longer version is adapted from Automattic's Privacy Policy, which is released under a Creative Commons license.


Website Visitors

Wikiwrimo collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. We use Google Analytics to collect this information, so your IP address is not logged at each visit. If this creeps you out, there are ways to disable it, notably AdBlock and NoScript. From time to time, Wikiwrimo may release non-personally-identifying information in aggregate, such as in the occasional website report. Think stuff like "Whoa, look at this spike in visits!" or a neat report on where Wikiwrimo visitors come from. If this ever happens, it will be on your admin's blog.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Wikiwrimo’s websites choose to interact with Wikiwrimo in ways that require Wikiwrimo to gather personally-identifying information. We ask visitors who sign up for a user account at Wikiwrimo to provide a username and an email address. The username is to give one identity to your contributions. The email address is optional but lets you request a password reset should you lose your password. Your IP address is logged when you request an account because there's a limit to how many account requests can come from an IP address per day (and because we haven't figured out how to turn IP logging off there). After that your IP address is never logged. Wikiwrimo doesn't give your information away to anyone. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

We're not going to give your personal info away unless the law's coming after us, and if they do we'd do our best to tell them where to stuff it. Otherwise that'd be silly.

Cookies (not the kind you eat. Your admin accepts delicious cookie donations.)

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Wikiwrimo uses cookies to help Wikiwrimo identify and track visitors, their usage of the Wikiwrimo website, and their website access preferences. Wikiwrimo visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Wikiwrimo’s website, with the drawback that certain features of Wikiwrimo's website (namely logging in and contributing) may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Yes, we can change this. Please check back to make sure you don't have to pry your soul away from NaNoWriMo to give it to us. The easiest way is to check the History tab on this page.