VaultWiki - Wiki for Forum Communities
Wiki

Privacy Policy Printable Version

https://www.vaultwiki.org/pages/Info/Privacy-Policy

This page has been seen 10,490 times.

    • Created by on
      Last updated by on
Because VaultWiki.org gathers certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.


Commitment to Your Privacy

This site is owned and operated by VaultWiki Team, a division of Cracked Egg Studios, LLC. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. We want to make your online experience satisfying and safe.

We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy. You may contact us by mail at the following address:
Cracked Egg Studios, LLC
35D Edgewater Park
Bronx, NY 10465
Or, you may contact us by e-mail or via Private Message.


Information This Site Gathers and Tracks

VaultWiki.org gathers two types of information about users:
  • Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters; to participate in our message boards or forums; to email a friend; to report bugs, request features, and receive support; and through participation in polls and surveys.
  • Information VaultWiki.org gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to customers' needs and to help our advertising staff better understand the demographics of our audience. Because VaultWiki.org derives a large portion of its revenue from sponsorships, advertisement and / or donations, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Except where required by law or court order, VaultWiki.org does not divulge any identifying information about an individual user to a third party.

VaultWiki.org Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:

Optional Voluntary Information

We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

Electronic newsletters (Dispatches)

VaultWiki.org gathers the email addresses of users at registration. We offer several types of free electronic newsletters to these users. These newsletters can be divided into two types: subscriptions and notifications.

When a user finds some content on VaultWiki.org interesting, the user may opt-in to a subscription newsletter, which will alert the user via email whenever there are updates to that content. Users may remove themselves from subscriptions by following the links provided in every subscription-based email message, which points users to the subscription management page.

VaultWiki.org may also automatically enable several notification-based emails at the time that a user registers on the web site, if the user opts-in to the "Receive Admin Emails" option. Users may also opt-in to these notifications later via the Members tab on the web site. These notifications are sent by our own web site staff and are not handled by any third-party service. Each one of these additional notifications can be removed via the Members tab on the web site, or by replying to the notification email as follows:
  • Include a copy of the original notification in the body of the email.
  • Include the word "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the subject of the email.

Some products, services, and downloadable content on VaultWiki.org come bundled with notification services, if the user is currently opted-in to the "Receive Admin Emails" option in their profile, or if the user opts-in to the bundled notifications. These notifications typically alert users of product updates, security issues, and other related information. These notifications are sent by our own web site staff and are not handled by any third-party service. Each one of these bundled notifications can be removed via the settings for that bundle in the Members tab on the web site, or by replying to the notification email as follows:
  • Include a copy of the original notification in the body of the email.
  • Include the word "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the subject of the email.
Notification settings are tied to specific bundles and purchases. If the user has multiple bundles, changing notification settings for one will not affect other bundles. If the user has multiple bundles with notifications enabled and the user no longer wishes to receive notifications for any of them, the user must unsubscribe from each one individually.

Message boards/forums

Users of the site's Message Boards and Forums must register separately for these services (both are free of charge) in order to post messages, although they needn't register to visit the site. During registration the user is required to supply a username, password, and email address.


Anti-SPAM and Human Verification

During registration, VaultWiki.org uses the following anti-SPAM services in order to protect ourselves from unwanted traffic and messages:
  • stopforumspam.com
  • google.com/recaptcha

At the time of registration, VaultWiki.org may share the user's current IP address, email address, and requested username with the automated service at stopforumspam.com to verify that the user is not currently blacklisted from other web sites. VaultWiki.org may reject the user's registration based on the results of this interaction. If the user's registration is accepted, but we determine that the account has been used for SPAM, VaultWiki.org reserves the right to submit the user's known IP addresses, email address, and username with stopforumspam.com for inclusion in their blacklist database. You should review stopforumspam.com's Privacy Policy to learn how they might use this information.

For some interactions on the web site, such as guest posting, guest searches, contact forms, registration, and a user's first few messages, VaultWiki.org may embed a simple puzzle or game to verify that the user is a human being. This service is provided to VaultWiki.org by Google's reCAPTCHA service. During fulfillment of this service, google.com/recaptcha has access to the user's current IP address, web site location, puzzle responses, and certain device information. You should review reCAPTCHA's Privacy Policy to learn how they might use this information (https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/).

Social Media Sharing

VaultWiki.org allows users to share web site content on popular social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter. These functions are disabled by default, but a user can activate them on-demand by simply clicking on the relevant button. By clicking on the button, the user exposes his/her current IP address, web site location, and certain device information to the social media service. If the user is logged into the service, or by completing a sharing activity, the social media service is able to correlate this information with your social media account. You should review the service's own Privacy Policy to learn how this information might be used.

"E-mail this to a friend" Service

Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking "e-mail this to a friend". The user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.

Polling

We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. VaultWiki.org may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.

Surveys

VaultWiki.org may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.

Product Orders

In order to submit an order for a product, users must register for the site's Message Board and Forums services (both are free of charge). During registration the user is required to create a username and password, and to supply an email address.

We offer a number of products for users to purchase. VaultWiki.org uses PayPal to process the user's payment. The product's name, cost, quantity ordered, and desired options (such as color) will be shared with PayPal. For items that must be delivered to a physical mailing address, VaultWiki.org may need to share the item details and the user's mailing address with the manufacturer and/or the shipping company in order to complete the transaction.

VaultWiki.org tracks when users download digital content and correlates the information to the user's account. This allows us to confirm fulfillment of purchases, and to maintain evidence of License Agreement adherence or otherwise. This information may be used in payment and/or legal disputes.

VaultWiki.org may place unique identifiers in digital content that correlates information to the downloading user's account, such as download time, licensed party, and license number. This information is placed in such a way that it is not visible to the general public, as long as the download is used for its intended purpose. The inclusion of this information helps deter digital piracy by providing an audit trail.

Children

Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Usage tracking

VaultWiki.org tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. VaultWiki.org does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).

VaultWiki.org sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

Cookies

We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

VaultWiki.org uses cookies for the following purposes:
  • to track user traffic patterns (as described above).
  • to maintain persistent login sessions, so that a user can access his/her own account.
  • to better track ad impressions, demographics, click rates, and conversion rates. This information is used by VaultWiki.org internally to improve our own advertising campaigns and marketing techniques.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling, surveys, to access digital goods that you have purchased, and to receive technical support.

Use of Information

VaultWiki.org uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience on our web site, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the site or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to purchase products or to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, forums, and receive technical support. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. VaultWiki.org never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors, or partners.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.

VaultWiki.org creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors, and partners. This allows our advertising and marketing staff to advertise and brand our products more effectively. Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Sharing of the Information

VaultWiki.org uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. If the user is not opting to purchase any product, we will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

If the user is opting to purchase a product, we may share the user's mailing address with the manufacturer and/or the shipping company as needed to complete the transaction.

Security

VaultWiki.org operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

Opt-Out Policy

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
  • Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.
  • Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.


By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by VaultWiki.org. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

We collect the following information:
  1. Click-stream data
  2. HTTP protocol elements
  3. Search terms
  4. Computer information
  5. Demographic information

At the user's option, we may also collect the following data:
  1. User's Name
  2. Email Address
  3. Telephone
  4. Business Address
  5. User's Web Site Address

This data will be used for the following purposes:
  1. Completion and support of the current activity.
  2. Web site and system administration.
  3. Research and development.

Except in the case where a product is ordered, this data will be used by ourselves and our agents. If a product is ordered, the user's mailing address may be shared with the manufacturer and/or shipping company as needed to complete the transaction.

Users Browsing This Page (0 members, 2 guests)