At the very minimum, the information that we collect is the IP address and browser version of every user that visits this website. If you register an account on this website, we will also store your username, a cryptographically secure hash of your password, and your email address, if provided. Furthermore, any edits that you make to this wiki will be stored and made publicly visible, and this includes on your user page and user talk page.
All of the above information is regarded as personally identifiable information, as defined by the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). This means that any of this information could be used to help identify you. Therefore, you have rights over this information, and we also have obligations to you in how we handle this data.
When you visit any website, the IP address of the connecting computer (you) and the browser name and version is usually included in the request that is sent to that website. This is so that the website knows where to send its content to and what exactly it needs to send.
Here is an example of this information being logged by our servers (the IP addresses have been changed). The first line is an IP address at 0.0.0.0 requesting the Main page. The next line is an IP address 0.0.0.1, which is looking for a sensitive file on the server and it appears like it is trying to find weaknesses in order to attack this site. You can see exactly the sort of information that is collected.
0.0.0.0 - - [26/Jun/2018:19:50:50 +0000] "GET /w/load.php?debug=false HTTP/1.1" 200 55823 "https://www.vixrapedia.org/wiki/Main_Page" "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/60.0" 0.0.0.1 - - [26/Jun/2018:23:37:37 +0000] "GET /phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin/index.php HTTP/1.1" 403 441 "-" "Mozilla/5.0"
Our servers keep a log of this information so that we can monitor traffic and identify abusive and malicious IP activity. This information is not kept indefinitely and is not shared with anybody else, or used by us or anyone else for tracking or advertising purposes. Vixrapedia does not use any advertising whatsoever, for ethical reasons. Nor do we secretly track our users. We also do not conduct any third-party analytics of users visiting this website (such as Google Analytics). Indeed, no other company or website ever runs any content on this website, so you do not need to request information from anyone else but us.
If you register an account on this website, then whenever you make an edit to this website your username is stored along with the edit that you made. This information is made public so that anybody can see who made what edit. The reason we do this is so that everybody can see which author created which content, and also to help resolve disputes. We also use this information to help identify spammers and abusive users. If you do not create an account, you may still create content on this website, and in this case your IP address is stored instead of your username.
Any information that you provide us will never be used to advertise anything to you. Neither will this information ever be shared with anybody else, unless for law enforcement purposes. The information requested by law enforcement officers must be deemed to be appropriate and proportionate. We will not willingly partake in government surveillance, censorship or retribution.
All the data that we store about you is stored securely and with restricted rights access. We try to treat your data the way we would want our data to be treated on other websites.
Regardless of what jurisdiction you live in, we will abide by the EU GDPR rights and regulations. All information that we have about you may be requested from us at any time and we will provide you with all the information we have along with a statement that this information has never been shared with anybody else without your permission within 14 days of the request at the latest.
If you wish for any or all of the information we store about you to be deleted we will do so within 14 days of the request at the latest. Note that this does not include edits that you have made to this wiki because they are released into the public domain (and are therefore made public, by definition). If you do want this information deleted, please contact us and we will try to help you do this if we believe it to be a reasonable request. An example of why we might refuse to do this is because you wish to hide malicious or illegal activity. In general, however, we will try to be reasonable.
To request your data, ask for data to be deleted, or if you have any questions or concerns, please email us here.
Last edited: 2018-06-27 (27 June 2018).