AquaPedia:Privacy policy

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Anyone with internet access can use AquaPedia to view pages and comments made upon them. All contributors edits and discussion page comments are logged. All information on a User's Talk (profile) page is publicly available. All edits are considered to be a public act. All contributions can be freely copied, quoted, reused, and adapted by third parties with few restrictions.

This website was created using MediaWiki. the privacy settings and information used by the software is determined by the software. We do not have any additional data collection tools in place.

Data Retention

IP Address

When a page is edited by a logged-in editor, the server confidentially stores related IP information for a limited period of time. This information is automatically deleted after a set period.


A temporary cookie is set for anonymous (non-logged in users). A cookie is used when users log in. 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.

Page History

Any edit to any page may be saved forever. It should be expected that any comment, edit, addition, etc to any page on the AquaPedia site may be publicly available forever. This includes information changes made to a user's profile/talk page.

User contributions

User contributions are also aggregated and publicly available. User contributions are aggregated according to their registration and login status. Data on user contributions, such as the times at which users edited and the number of edits they have made, are publicly available via user contributions lists, and in aggregated forms published by other users. Users group (editing status) is also publicly viewable.

Access to and release of personally identifiable information

Sharing information between privileged users (AquaPedia Administrators) is not considered "distribution."

Release: Policy on Release of Data

It is the policy of Wikimedia that personally identifiable data collected in the server logs, or through records in the database via the CheckUser feature, or through other non-publicly-available methods, may be released by Wikimedia volunteers or staff, in any of the following situations: In response to a valid subpoena or other compulsory request from law enforcement, With permission of the affected user, When necessary for investigation of abuse complaints, 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 vandalizing articles or persistently behaving in a disruptive way, data may be released to a service provider, carrier, or other third-party entity 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 the Wikimedia Foundation, its users or the public. Except as described above, our olicy does not permit distribution of personally identifiable information under any circumstances.