The Wikiobits Website was primarily created to help you share your knowledge about people with the world, and we share your contributions because you have asked us to do so.
When you make a contribution to the Wikiobits Website, you are creating a permanent, public record of every added, removed, or altered by you. The page history will show when your contribution or deletion was made, as well as your username (if you are signed in) and or your IP address. We may use your public contributions, either aggregated with the public contributions of others or individually, to create new features or products.
Unless this Policy says otherwise, you should assume that information that you actively contribute to the Wikiobits Website, including personal information, is publicly visible and can be found by search engines. Like most things on the Internet, anything you share may be copied and redistributed throughout the Internet by others without your knowledge. Please do not contribute any information that you are uncomfortable making permanently public, like revealing your real name or location in your contributions.
You should be aware that specific data made public by you or aggregated data that is made public by us can be used by anyone for analysis and to infer information about users, such as which country a user is from, political affiliation, and gender.
Want to create an account? Great! Don't want to create an account? No problem!
You are not required to create an account to read, contribute to, or modify the Wikiobits Website, except under rare circumstances. However, if you contribute without signing in, your contribution will be publicly attributed to the IP address associated with your device.
If you want to create a standard account, in most cases we require only a username and a password. 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 to help prevent abuse. No other personal information is required.
Once created, user accounts cannot be removed entirely by you. This is because your public contributions must be associated with their author (you!). So make sure you pick a name that you will be comfortable with for years to come.
We want to make the Wikiobits Website better for you by learning more about how you use it. Examples of this might include how often you visit, what you like, what you find helpful and how you get to the Wikiobits Website. We also want this Policy and our practices to reflect our community's values. For this reason, we keep information related to your use of the Wikiobits Website confidential, except as provided in this Policy.
Because of how browsers work and similar to other major websites, we receive some information automatically when you visit the Wikiobits Website. This information includes the type of device you are using (possibly including unique device identification numbers, for some beta versions of our mobile applications), 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 the Wikiobits Website, which pages you request and visit, and the date and time of each request you make to the Wikiobits Website.
We use this information to enhance your experience with Wikiobits Website. For example, we use this information to administer the sites, provide greater security, and fight vandalism; optimize mobile applications, customize content test features to see what works, and improve performance; understand how users interact with the Wikiobits Website, track and study use of various features, gain understanding about the demographics of the different Wikiobits Website, and analyze trends.
We actively collect some types of information with a variety of commonly-used technologies. This generally only includes cookies at this time.
We use this information to make your experience with the Wikiobits Website safer and better, to gain a greater understanding of user preferences and their interaction with the Wikiobits Website, and to generally improve our services.
We believe this data collection helps improve your user experience, but you may remove or disable some or all locally stored data through your browser settings, depending on your browser. Some features may not function properly if you disable locally stored data.
Our advertisers and third party content providers may also employ cookies on our website. For details about how they use the information please refer to their specific privacy policies.
You have the option of providing an email address at the time of registration or in later interactions with the Wikiobits Website. If you do so, your email address is kept confidential, except as provided in this Policy. We do not sell, rent, or use your email address to advertise third-party products or services to you.
We use your email address to let you know about things that are happening with the Wikiobits Website, such as telling you important information about your account, letting you know if something is changing about the Wikiobits Website or policies. Please note that if you email us, we may keep your message, email address, and any other information you provide us, so that we can respond to your request.
When you visit any Wikiobits Website, 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. For example, if you make a contribution, your IP address used at the time will be publicly and permanently recorded. If you are visiting Wikiobits Website with your mobile device, we may use your IP address to provide anonymized or aggregated information to service providers regarding the volume of usage in certain areas. We use IP addresses for research and analytics; to better personalize content, notices, and settings for you; to fight spam, identity theft, malware, and other kinds of abuse; and to provide better mobile and other applications.
We may share your information for a particular purpose, if you agree. You can find more information in the list of examples in our FAQ.
We will disclose your information in response to an official legal process only if we believe it to be legally valid. We will notify you of such requests when possible.
We may access, preserve, or disclose your personal information if we reasonably believe it necessary to satisfy a valid and legally enforceable warrant, subpoena, court order, law or regulation, or other judicial or administrative order.
Any information you post publicly on the Wikiobits Website is just that – public. For example, if you put your mailing address on any page, that is public, and not protected by this Policy. And if you edit without registering or logging into your account, your IP address will be seen publicly. Please think carefully about your desired level of anonymity before you disclose personal information on your user page or elsewhere.
We strive to protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We use a variety of physical and technical measures, policies, and procedures (such as access control procedures, network firewalls, and physical security) designed to protect our systems and your personal information. Unfortunately, there's no such thing as completely secure data transmission or storage, so we can't guarantee that our security will not be breached (by technical measures or through violation of our policies and procedures).
We only keep your personal information as long as necessary to maintain, understand, and improve the Wikiobits Website or to comply with Canadian law.
Once we receive personal information from you, we keep it for the shortest possible time that is consistent with the maintenance, understanding, and improvement of the Wikiobits Website, and our obligations under applicable law. Non-personal information may be retained indefinitely.
Please remember that certain information is retained and displayed indefinitely, such as your IP address (if you edit while not logged in) and any public contributions to the Wikiobits Website.