This policy covers personally identifiable information collected or stored by SeattleTechWiki on its servers. In general, SeattleTechWiki collects and retains the least amount of personally identifiable information necessary.
Contributions to SeattleTechWiki
SeattleTechWiki is a collaborative creation of its users. Anyone with a sincere interest in contributing to enhancing and improving SeattleTechWiki is welcome to edit, but editors are required to edit with their real names. All edits made by users are recored, with a public record of every word added, subtracted, or changed. This editing is a public act. If you do not wish to have your editing of SeattleTechWiki recorded, you should not edit it.
All contributions made to SeattleTechWiki are made are irrevocably licensed by the license agreement currently in effect on SeattleTechWiki. If you do not wish to contribute under this license, you should not edit SeattleTechWiki.
Interactions with SeattleTechWiki
Interactions with SeattleTechWIki, including, but not limited to, browsing and editing pages, and use of wiki the "email user" function, are automatically recorded in server logs. Except in the case of editing, no more information is collected than is typically collected by web sites. These logs may reveal a contributor's IP address, and possibly other personal information, indiscriminately to the general public, or to users or administrators of SeattleTechWiki. These logs are not maintained on a permanent basis, but they may be retained for an indefinite period of time after they are created.
Disclosure of Information
Except insofar as it may be required by law, no person should disclose, or knowingly expose, either user passwords and/or cookies generated to identify a user. Once created, user accounts will not be removed. It may be possible for a username to be changed.
SeattletechWiki sets a temporary session cookie on a visitor's computer whenever a Project page is visted. Readers who do not intend to log in or edit may deny this cookie; it will be deleted at the end of the browser's session. More cookies may be set when one logs in to maintain logged-in status. If one saves a user name or password in one's browser, that information will be saved for up to 30 days, and this information will be resent to the server on every visit to the same Project. Contributors using a public machine who do not wish to show their username to future users of the machine should clear these cookies after use.
Edits or other contributions to SeattleTechWiki articles, user pages and talk pages are generally retained forever. Removing text from a project does not permanently delete it. In rare instances (such as when legally required by a court order or other legal process) page content or history may be permanently deleted.