This page documents a global Miraheze policy. This policy follows consensus and/or guidelines set by global officials. All Miraheze users should follow it, and changes made to it should be discussed on the talk page.
1.1 Public Content. In general, all content (pages, images, files, etc.) on Miraheze is public, including any contributions made by Miraheze community members. The history of every edit to content made through the Services is publicly displayed and retained indefinitely by Miraheze. Even if an article is "deleted," a website administrator or volunteer may still see what was removed from public view. Aside from the rare times when Miraheze is required to delete editing-history in response to a court order or legal process, there is no guarantee that permanent deletion will occur.
1.2 Individual Contributions. If you contribute or edit content on through the Services ("Contributions"), your Contributions will be visible to the public and may show up in search results of third-party search engines. If you have registered an account with Miraheze, your Contributions will be associated with your username. If you have not registered with Miraheze, your Contributions will be associated with your IP Address.
1.3 Private Wikis. Some wikis may be marked as private, which means that Contributions therein are not normally released to the general public. Miraheze personnel and a small number of vetted volunteers have access to content on private wikis as part of their role in assisting to provide our Services. Access to content on private wikis is granted or revoked by the creators and administrators of these wikis. Be aware that the wiki administrators can restrict your access to Contributions you have made on a private wiki, or even to make the entire wiki public content.
2. Information Collected by Miraheze
As part of the Services, we may collect the following types of information from you when you use the Services ("User Information"):
2.1 Registration Information. In order to access certain portions of the Services you must complete a registration form. In this registration form, we collect certain personal information, such as your email address, username and password. Your email address will remain private, unless you choose to post it on public facing portions of the Services, such as your profile page or the Contributors Page. Please use discretion on what you choose to post on public facing portions of the Services, as it will be available to the public and may show up in search results of third-party engines.
2.2 Username. You will also be asked to create a username, which will be used to identify when you are logged onto the Services, and to identify your Contributions to the Services. Again, your username will be visible to the public, and may show up in search results of third-party search engines.
2.3 Optional user information: As a registered user, you may choose to share more details publicly. You may provide your name, a personal website, share your email address, and talk about yourself on your profile page. Please use discretion on what you choose to post on public facing portions of the Services, as it will be available to the public and may show up in search results of third-party engines. If provided, your name may be used to identify your Contributions to the Service, and may be used by third parties as a means to attribute your contributions.
2.5 IP Address. Contributions made by unregistered users will be publicly identified by that user’s IP Address.
3. Information Collected by Hosted Wikis
- Maintaining logged in status, using an account, and setting preferences; or
- Ensuring that once you have read the cookie warning required by UK law, you no longer see this notice; or
- Gathering Usage Information for statistical purposes. This may be disabled by setting your browser to send a Do Not Track header. Use of this data is subject to the restrictions of Section 7 below.
Miraheze may retain User Information collected through the Services indefinitely for restorative, archival, or research purposes. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.
Miraheze retains individual Usage Information for 90 days, after which it is deleted.
6. Email Communications
Miraheze may send you emails containing Miraheze-related news, products, offers, surveys or promotions. You may also receive notification emails from Miraheze to inform you of changes in the Services, new service offerings or other information related to your use of the Services. If you do not want to receive promotional emails from Miraheze, please visit your User Preferences page or follow the opt-out instructions contained in email messages you receive from us. However, please note that, even if you choose not to receive marketing emails from Miraheze, you will continue to receive all emails related to your use of the Services (e.g. those regarding forgotten user passwords) from Miraheze. Controls to set which emails you receive from Miraheze are in the Preferences page.
In addition to automated messages sent by the Services, users with verified email addresses may wish to communicate with each other. By default, if you have a verified email address, other users may use a Special page ("EmailUser") to send messages to you and vice versa. When you use EmailUser to send a message, Miraheze will send an email to the recipient of your choice which includes your email address and the content you chose to send. Your email address is not revealed when others contact you. EmailUser functionality may be enabled or disabled on the Preferences page.
7. Sharing of Information with Third Parties
Generally, Miraheze does not share User Information with third parties without your consent. Nonetheless, in order to maximize your user experience on the Services, the following individuals or entities may have access to User Information:
7.1 Miraheze Personnel. Miraheze personnel and a small number of vetted volunteers may have access to User Information as necessary for Miraheze to operate its business and to provide you the Services.
7.2 Third Party Service Providers. Miraheze may share User Information with its third-party service providers as necessary for those third party service providers to provide services to Miraheze.
7.3 Business Transfers. If Miraheze is acquired by or Miraheze otherwise transfers and/or sells substantially all its assets to another company, Miraheze will transfer any User Information it has in its possession to the other company as part of the sale or transfer of the company or assets.
7.4 Protection of Miraheze and Others. We may share User Information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with a court order; to comply with applicable law; to comply with a subpoena from a third party; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Miraheze, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection.
7.5 Data Analysis. Miraheze may use, transfer, and share aggregated, anonymous data derived from User Information with wiki administrators, researchers, journalists, funders and other third parties that Miraheze may choose to work with. This data will not include any personally identifiable information.
Miraheze does not operate Services that are targeted at people under 13 years of age, and does not collect personally identifiable information. If you are a parent or guardian and become aware that your child has been using the Services, please let us know and we will remove your child’s information.
9. Transfer of Information Across Borders
Your information may be transferred to, and maintained on, servers and databases located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as your jurisdiction. Please be advised that we may transfer your information to and from any state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction, and process it in the United States, the Netherlands, or elsewhere. By using the Services, you consent to any such transfer of your information.
10. Copies, Amendments, and Erasure of Personally Identifiable Information
You have a right to a digital copy of all personally identifiable information (PII) stored about you by Miraheze. You also have the right that we correct any PII that Miraheze has collected or displays on the Service.
Additionally, you have a right to request erasure of PII stored by Miraheze. Wiki Contributions are typically not subject to this clause, as they are governed by the applicable content license contract under which you submitted the data. In particular, you should be aware that most Creative Commons licenses require that Miraheze provide attribution of the author of the content.
In order to make any of these requests, please follow our Data Request Process.
11. Security Notifications
You have the right to be notified of any security breach at Miraheze which exposes your personal information. Miraheze will make public disclosures of security breaches that we uncover on the Website. If we determine that a breach of the Services has revealed personally identifiable information of a large number of users, Miraheze will announce the issue by a notice on all wikis. If it is likely that your information has been hacked, and you have provided Miraheze with your email, Miraheze will send email notifications on the breach to you.
- This policy was last revised on 2019-12-30.