Children’s Environmental Health in Michigan
If you only read the Children’s Environmental Health in Michigan wiki (hereafter referred to as "this wiki"), there is no more information collected about you than is normally collected by web sites in general in their server logs.
If you contribute to this wiki, you are publishing every word you post publicly. If you write something, assume that it will be kept forever. This includes articles, user pages and talk pages. Some limited exceptions are described below.
- 1 Publishing on this wiki and public data
- 2 Private logging
- 3 Sharing information with third parties
- 4 Security of information
- 5 E-mail
- 6 User data
- 7 Deletion of content
Publishing on this wiki and public data
Simply visiting the web site does not expose your identity publicly (but see private logging below).
When you edit any page in this wiki, you are publishing a document. This is a public act, and you are identified publicly with that edit as its author.
When you publish a page in this wiki, you must be logged in. You will be identified by your user name. This may be your real name if you so choose, or you may choose to publish under a pseudonym, whatever user name you selected when you created your account.
This wiki will set a temporary session cookie (PHPSESSID) whenever you visit the site. If you do not intend to ever log in, you may deny this cookie, but you cannot log in without it. It will be deleted when you close your browser session.
More cookies may be set when you log in, to avoid typing in your user name (or optionally password) on your next visit. These last up to 30 days. You may clear these cookies after use if you are using a public machine and don't wish to expose your username to future users of the machine. (If so, clear the browser cache as well.)
Community interactions depend on the reputation and respect that is built up through a history of valued contributions. User passwords are the only guarantee of the integrity of a user's edit history. All users are encouraged to select strong passwords and to never share them. No one shall knowingly expose the password of another user to public release either directly or indirectly.
Every time you visit a web page, you send a lot of information to the web server. Most web servers routinely maintain access logs with a portion of this information, which can be used to get an overall picture of what pages are popular, what other sites link to this one, and what web browsers people are using. It is not the intention of this wiki to use this information to keep track of legitimate users.
Log data may be examined by developers in the course of solving technical problems, in tracking down badly-behaved web spiders that overwhelm the site, or very rarely to correlate usernames and network addresses of edits in investigating abuse of this wiki.
Policy on release of data derived from page logs
It is the policy of this wiki that personally identifiable data collected in the server logs will not be released by the developers who have access to it, except as follows:
- In response to a valid subpoena or other compulsory request from law enforcement
- With permission of the affected user
- Where the information pertains to page views generated by a spider or bot and its dissemination is necessary to illustrate or resolve technical issues.
- Where the user has been vandalising articles or persistently behaving in a disruptive way, data may be released to assist in the targeting of IP blocks, or to assist in the formulation of a complaint to relevant Internet Service Providers
- Where it is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of this wiki, its users or the public.
This wiki's policy does not permit public distribution of such information under any circumstances, except as described above.
Sharing information with third parties
Except where otherwise specified, all text added to this wiki is available for reuse under the terms of the GFDL, except for Wikinews, where the text is available under a Creative Commons License.
This wiki will not sell or 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.
Security of information
This wiki makes no guarantee against unauthorized access to any information you provide. This information will be available to all developers with access to the servers.
You may provide your e-mail address in your Preferences. This allows other logged-in users may send email to you through this wiki (unless you disable this in your preferences). Your address will not be revealed to them unless you respond, or possibly if the email bounces. The email address may be used by this wiki to communicate with users on a wider scale.
If you do not provide an email address, you will not be able to reset your password if you forget it. However, you may contact one of this wiki's developer to enter a new mail address in your preferences.
Data on users, such as the times at which they edited and the number of edits they have made are publicly available via "user contributions" lists, and occasionally in aggregated forms published by other users.
Removal of user accounts
Once created, user accounts can not be removed. It may be possible for a developer to change the username on an account, but you will need to request this yourself. This wiki does not guarantee that a name will be changed on request.
Deletion of content
Deleting text from this wiki does not really delete them. In normal articles, anyone can look at a previous version and see what was there. If an article is "deleted", any sysop/administrator, meaning almost anyone trusted not to abuse the deletion capability, can see what was deleted. Only a developer can permanently delete information from this wiki and there is no guarantee this will happen except in response to legal action.