- 1 Introduction
- 2 Collection & Use of Info
The Wiki movement is founded on a simple, but powerful principle: we can do more together than any of us can do alone. We cannot work collectively without gathering, sharing, and analyzing information about our users as we seek new ways to make the archery.wiki site more usable, safer, and more beneficial.
We believe that you shouldn't have to provide nonpublic personal information to participate in the free knowledge movement. You do not have to provide things like your real name, address, or date of birth to sign up for a standard account or contribute content to archery.wiki.
We do not sell or rent your Personal Information, nor do we give it to others to sell you anything. We use it to figure out how to make archery.wiki more engaging and accessible, to see which ideas work, and to make learning and contributing more fun. Put simply: we use this information to make archery.wiki better for you.
After all, it's people like you, the champions of free knowledge, who make it possible for archery.wiki to not only exist, but also grow and thrive.
Because everyone (not just lawyers) should be able to easily understand how and why their information is collected and used, we use common language instead of more formal terms throughout this Policy. To help ensure your understanding of some particular key terms, here is a table of translations:"archery.wiki" / "we" / "us" / "our" |archery.wiki, the non-profit organization that operates the site.
|When we say...||... we mean:|
|"you" / "your" / "me"||You, regardless of whether you are an individual, group, or organization, and regardless of whether you are using archery.wiki or our services on behalf of yourself or someone else.|
|"contributions"||Content you add or changes you make to any Wikimedia Sites.|
|"personal information"||Information you provide us or information we collect from you that could be used to personally identify you. To be clear, while we do not necessarily collect all of the following types of information, we consider at least the following to be “personal information” if it is otherwise nonpublic and can be used to identify you:
|"third party" / "third parties"||Individuals, entities, websites, services, products, and applications that are not controlled, managed, or operated by archery.wiki. This includes other archery.wiki users and independent organizations or groups who help promote archery.wiki.|
Sometimes, volunteers may place a data-collecting tool, such as a script, gadget, tracking pixel, or share button, on a Wikimedia Site without our knowledge. This Policy does not cover how third parties handle the information they receive as a result of such a tool. If you come across such a third-party tool, and you believe it violates this Policy, you can remove the tool yourself, or report it so we can investigate.
Collection & Use of Info
Types of Information We Receive From You & How We Get It
Your Public Contributions
When you make a contribution to archery.wiki, including on user or discussion pages, you are creating a permanent, public record of every piece of content added, removed, or altered by you. The page history will show when your contribution or deletion was made, as well as your username. We may use your public contributions, either aggregated with the public contributions of others or individually, to create new features or data-related products for you or to learn more about how archery.wiki is used.
Publicly Visible Information
Unless this Policy says otherwise, you should assume that information that you actively contribute to archery.wiki, including Personal Information, is publicly visible and can be found by search engines. Like most things on the Internet, anything you share may be copied and redistributed throughout the Internet by other people. Please do not contribute any information that you are uncomfortable making permanently public, like revealing your real name or location in your contributions. You should be aware that specific data made public by you or aggregated data that is made public by us can be used by anyone for analysis and to infer further information, such as which country a user is from, political affiliation and gender.
Account Information & Registration
Want to create an account? Great! Don't want to create an account? No problem!
You are not required to create an account to read anything on archery.wiki.
If you want to create a standard account, in most cases we require only a username and a password.
More on Usernames
Your username will be publicly visible, so please be careful about using your real name as your username. Your password is only used to verify that the account is yours. Your IP address is also automatically submitted to us, and we record it to help prevent abuse. No other personal information is required: no name, no email address, no date of birth, no credit card information.
Once created, user accounts cannot be removed entirely (although you can usually hide the information on your user page if you choose to). This is because your public contributions must be associated with their author (you!). In some circumstances, archery.wiki communities can assist users with removing additional information related to their account from the project.
Sometimes, we automatically receive location data from your device. For example, if you want to upload a photo, we may receive metadata, such as the place and time you took the photo, automatically from your device. Please be aware that the default setting on your mobile device typically includes the metadata in your photo or video upload. If you do not want metadata sent to us and made public at the time of your upload, please change your settings on your device.
When you visit archery.wiki, we automatically receive the IP address of the device (or your proxy server) you are using to access the Internet, which could be used to infer your geographical location.