MechSoft respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information that you provide to us. This Page explains our policies and practices regarding the use and disclosure of your personal information by MechSoft.
If you only read the Siwpas websites, no more information is collected than is typically collected in server logs by web sites in general.If you contribute to the web site 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 comments.
Publishing private information and data
Simply visiting the web site does not expose your identity publicly. When you edit any page in the web site, you are publishing a document. This is a public act, and you are identified publicly with that edit as its author.
When you publish a page or any content in the Siwpas Web Site, you must be logged into the system. Since you are logged in before using the sytem, you will be identified by your user name. This may be your real name or any other pseudo username. It may be either difficult or easy for a motivated individual to connect your network identity with your real-life identity. Therefore if you are very concerned about privacy, you may wish to publish under a pseudonym.
When you are logged into the Siwpas web site, your IP address will not be available to the public domain except in the cases of abuse, including vandalism of a page by you or by another user with the same IP address. All the time, your IP address will be saved into the our servers and can be seen by Siwpas administrators and by users who have been granted. Your IP address, and its connection to any usernames that share it may be released under certain circumstances. 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.
By accessing and using our protected and secured web site(s), you agree to maintain the confidentiality of the username and password you selected to access such site(s).
When creating a user name, you may also wish to add a contact email address. We do not use emails for any other purpose other than to contact editors regarding the Siwpas and on occasion we think that it helpful to quickly contact an editor regarding a page. If you are very concerned about the privacy of your email address, you might decide to create an email address that uses a pseudonym.
Should you add an email address?
It is for you to weigh up though we have found it does come in handy at times. Your email address should not be seen by other users unless you respond, or possibly if the email bounces. The email address may be used by the Siwpas web site to communicate with users and if you do not provide an email address, you will not be able to reset your password if you forget it. Don't forget you can remove your email address from your preferences at any time.
The web site will set a temporary session cookie whenever you visit. If you do not intend to ever log in, you may deny this cookie, but you cannot log in without it. 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.)
Removing text from the Siwpas Web site 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 website, meaning almost anyone trusted not to abuse the deletion capability, can see what was deleted.
Sharing information with third parties
MechSoft 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.
Siwpas Web Site makes no guarantee against unauthorized access to any information you provide. This information may be available to anyone with access to the servers. A partial list of those people can be found in the developers list.
User specific 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.
Remove of user accounts
Once the user accoun has created, user accounts may not be removed. Whether specific user information is deleted is dependant on the deletion policies of the project that contains the information.
Deletion of content
Removing text from Siwpas Web site 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, 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.
Using External Links
Siwpas Web Site provides links to some third party web sites. Even if the third party is affiliated with MechSoft through a business partnership or otherwise, MechSoft is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices or the content of such external links. These links are provided to you for convenience purposes only and you access them at your own risk.
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