AVR-Eclipse:Privacy policy

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Note: this policy is a modified version of the Wikimedia Foundation Privacy policy, used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. Due to the hobbyist nature of the AVR Eclipse Plugin project this privacy policy has not been subjected to a legal review.

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Summary

If you only read the AVR Eclipse project website, no more information is collected than is typically collected in server logs by web sites in general.

If you contribute to this website, you are publishing every word you post publicly. If you write something, assume that it will be retained forever. This includes articles, user pages and talk pages. Some limited exceptions are described below.

Publishing on the wiki and public data

Simply visiting the web site does not expose your identity publicly (but see log files below).

When you edit any page in the wiki, you are publishing a document. This is a public act, and you are identified publicly with that edit as its author.

Identification of an author

When you publish a page in the wiki, you may be logged in or not.

If you are logged in, you will be identified by your user name. This may be your real name if you so choose, or you may choose to publish under a pseudonym, whatever user name you selected when you created your account.

If you have not logged in, you will be identified by your network IP address. This is a series of four numbers which identifies the Internet address from which you are contacting the wiki. Depending on your connection, this number may be traceable only to a large Internet service provider, or specifically to your school, place of business, or home. It may be possible that the origin of this IP address could be used in conjunction with any interests you express implicitly or explicitly by editing articles to identify you even by private individuals.

It may be either difficult or easy for a motivated individual to connect your network IP address with your real-life identity. Therefore if you are very concerned about privacy, you may wish to log in and publish under a pseudonym.

When using a pseudonym, your IP address will not be available to the public except in cases of abuse, including vandalism of a wiki page by you or by another user with the same IP address. In all cases, your IP address will be stored on the wiki servers and can be seen by SourceForge server administrators. Your IP address, and its connection to any usernames that share it may be released under certain circumstances (see below).

If you use a company mail server from home or telecommute and use a DSL or cable Internet connection, it is likely to be very easy for your employer to identify your IP address and find all of your IP based AVR Eclipse Plugin project contributions. Using a user name is a better way of preserving your privacy in this situation. However, remember to log out or disconnect yourself after each session using a pseudonym on a shared computer, to avoid allowing others to use your identity.

Cookies

The wiki will set a temporary session cookie (PHPSESSID) whenever you visit the site. If you do not intend to ever log in, you may deny this cookie, but you cannot log in without it. It will be deleted when you close your browser session.

More cookies may be set when you log in, to avoid typing in your user name (or optionally password) on your next visit. These last up to 30 days. You may clear these cookies after use if you are using a public machine and don't wish to expose your username to future users of the machine. (If so, clear the browser cache as well.)

Passwords

Many aspects of the AVR Eclipse Plugin projects' community interactions depend on the reputation and respect that is built up through a history of valued contributions. User passwords are the only guarantee of the integrity of a user's edit history. All users are encouraged to select strong passwords and to never share them. No one shall knowingly expose the password of another user to public release either directly or indirectly.

Log Files

The AVR Eclipse Plugin website is hosted on servers owned by Sourceforge Inc.

The AVR Eclipse Plugin project maintainers do not have access to the logfiles generated by the Sourceforge servers.

Please refer to the Sourceforge privacy policy for the privacy policy with regard to the server logfiles.

Sharing information with third parties

Except where otherwise specified, all text added to this website is available for reuse under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (GDFL).

The AVR Eclipse Plugin project will not sell or share private information, such as email addresses, with third parties, unless you agree to release this information, or it is required by law to release the information. When required by law to release such information, the project maintainers will notify, when possible, those members of the community whose personally identifiable data has been sought through, or produced as a result of, civil or criminal legal process, except when such notification is forbidden by an applicable law.

Security of information

The AVR Eclipse Plugin project makes no guarantee against unauthorized access to any information you provide. This information may be available to anyone with access to the servers.

E-mail, mailing lists and IRC

E-mail

Due to the restrictions imposed by Sourceforge for project websites, this website currently has all email functionalities provided by the MedaWiki content management software disabled. This may change in the future if the restricting Sourceforge policies are changed.


Mailing lists

If you subscribe to one of the project mailing lists, your address will be exposed to any other subscriber. The list archives of these mailing lists are public, and your address may find itself quoted in messages. The list archives may also be archived by third parties. Mails are usually not deleted or modified, but it may be done in extreme cases.


User data

Data on users, such as the times at which they edited and the number of edits they have made are publicly available via "user contributions" lists, and in aggregated forms published by other users.

Removal of user accounts

Once created, user accounts will not be removed. It may be possible for a username to be changed (depending on the policies of your local wiki). The AVR Eclipse Plugin maintainers do not guarantee that a name will be changed on request.

Deletion of content

Removing text from this website does not permanently delete it. In normal articles, anyone can look at a previous version and see what was there. If an article is "deleted", any user with "administrator" access on the wiki, meaning almost anyone trusted not to abuse the deletion capability, can see what was deleted. Information can be permanently deleted by those people with access to the servers, but there is no guarantee this will happen except in response to legal action.

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