WikiFootprints:Privacy policy

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Data Collection

If you only read WikiFootprints, then no more information is collected than is typically collected in server logs by many web sites.

If you edit WikiFootprints by contributing to the publicly editable pages, then a published document is generated which will be retained indefinitely. Publicly editable pages include articles, user pages, and discussion pages.

Data Publishing

When you edit or contribute to the WikiFootprints project pages you are permanently publishing a public document. You will be permanently identified publicly as the author of the edits you make.


When edits are made to WikiFootprints the editor will be identified by their username if they are logged-in or by their IP address if the editor is not logged in. This information will be permanently available on the project. The username is chosen by the user and can be a real name or pseudonym. IP addresses of registered and unregistered users will be stored on the WikiFootprints servers. These IP addresses can be seen by administrators and users who have been granted administrator status. Your username and the associated IP addresses may be released under certain circumstances. Once created, user accounts can not be deleted.


WikiFootprints will use cookies when you visit the site. If you do not intend to log in to WikiFootprints, you may deny the cookie, but you cannot log in without it.

Additional cookies may be used when you log in. You may clear the cookies and browser cache after use if you are using a public machine and do not wish to expose your username to future users of the public machine.


Aspects of WikiFootprints depend on passwords. User passwords help to protect the integrity of a user's edit history. All users should select strong passwords and never share them or use them on other accounts or websites. No one shall knowingly expose the password of another user to public release either directly or indirectly.

Email Address

You may provide your email address to be associated with your account. If you do not provide an email address, you will not be able to reset your password if you forget it. Your e-mail address can be removed from you preferences to prevent it from being used.

Log Files

When you visit a website your browser posts information to the server. This information is stored to give site operators an overall picture of which pages are popular, which sites link to this one, and which browsers are being used to view the website. WikiFootprints does not intend to use this information to routinely monitor users. The logged data can be analyzed by administrators if technical problems occur, if a web spider is overwhelming the server, or to determine the IP address of a user that is abusing WikiFootprints.


WikiFootprints is provided free to users without subscription fees or other charges.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Data Release

Except where specified otherwise, all information added to WikiFootprints is available for reuse under CC BY-SA 4.0.

WikiFootprints will not sell or knowingly share private information, such as email addresses, with third parties, unless you agree to release this information, or it is required by law to release the information.

Data Security

There is no guarantee against unauthorized access to any information provided to WikiFootprints. This information may be available to anyone with access to the servers hosting WikiFootprints.

Data Deletion

Deleting data from WikiFootprints does not permanently delete the data. Anyone can view previous versions and see what was in the version. If an article is "deleted" by an administrator, administrators can access the deleted article and see what was deleted.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may change. If changes are made to this privacy policy the changes will be posted on this page.