MWC Wiki:Privacy policy

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(Privacy Policy adapted from Automattic's legal documents available under Creative Commons Sharealike license)

What is MWCWiki.com and What This Policy Covers

Howdy! Model Warship Combat Wiki (MWCWiki.com) is a wholly volunteer community created and moderated resource. The goal is to provide a platform where users from various clubs and formats can share, edit, and ultimately build a repository of information that benefits new and existing hobbyist in the area of Model Warship Combat. This Privacy Policy applies to information that is collected about you when you use MWCWiki.com

Throughout this Privacy Policy the website and other products and services will be referred to collectively as “Services.”

Collected Information

Information is only collected about you if there is reason to do so — for example, to provide Services, to communicate with you, or to make Services better. This information is collected from two sources: if and when you provide information and automatically through operating the Services. Let’s go over the information that is collected.

Information You Provide

It’s probably no surprise that information that you directly provide is collected. Here are some examples:

  • Basic account information: Basic information is collected from you in order to set up your account. For example, individuals who sign up for a MWCWiki.com account provide an email address and password, along with a username or name. You may provide more information, but it is not required to create an account.
  • Public profile information: If you have an account with MWCWiki.com, some information that you provide is used for your public profile. For example, your username is part of that public profile, along with any other information you put into your public profile. Your public profile information is just that — public — so please keep that in mind when deciding what information you would like to include.
  • Content information: You might provide information about yourself in draft and published content (a post or comment that includes biographic information about you, or any media or files you upload).
  • Communications with MWCWiki.com (hi there!): You may also provide information when you post a question, or sign up for a newsletter. When you communicate with MWCWiki.com via form, email, comment, or otherwise, copy of communications is stored.

Information Collected Automatically

Some information is automatically collected:

  • Log information: Like most online service providers, information may be collected from web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically made available, including the browser type, IP address, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information. The log information is collected when you use the Services — for example, when you create or make changes to the Wiki.
  • Usage information: Information about your usage of our Services is collected. For example, information about the actions that site administrators and users perform on the Wiki is collected — in other words, who did what and when.
  • Location information: The approximate location of your device may be determined from your IP address. This information is collected to, for example, calculate how many people visit the Services from certain geographic regions.
  • Information from cookies & other technologies: 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. The site uses cookies and other technologies to help identify and track visitors, usage, and access preferences for Services.

How and Why Information is Used

Purposes for Using Information

The information about you is used for the purposes listed below:

  • To provide Services. For example, to set up and maintain your account.
  • To ensure quality, maintain safety, and improve Services. For example, by monitoring and analyzing how users interact with Services so changes can be monitored, or features can be added that allow users to manage the wiki more efficiently or make Services easier to use.
  • To protect Services, users, and the public. For example, detecting and protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or fighting spam.
  • To fix problems with Services. For example, by monitoring, debugging, repairing, and preventing issues.

Information Shared Publicly

Information that you choose to make public is — you guessed it — disclosed publicly. That means information like your public profile, posts, other content that you make public, and your comments are all available to others (and we hope they get a lot of views)! Public information may also be indexed by search engines. Please keep all of this in mind when deciding what you would like to share publicly.

Your Rights

If you are located in certain parts of the world, including California and countries that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (aka the “GDPR”), you may have certain rights regarding your personal information, like the right to request access to or deletion of your data.

Analytics Services Provided by Google

MWCWiki.com uses Google Analytics to monitor traffic information.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Visitors are encouraged to frequently check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy. Your further use of the Services after a change to our Privacy Policy will be subject to the updated policy.