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|Thursday, September 9th, 2004||#1|
Books won't stay banned, ideas won't go to jail
Þeudanaz„Friend of Germanics”
Skadi Funding Member
Skadi Forum Privacy Statement
1. Automatic Data Collection
Like almost all web servers on the Internet, our servers collect and store all of the information that your web browser sends when it requests a web page, including:
Statistics are kept in the aggregate for an indefinite period of time. Raw log files (containing detailed IP addresses) are automatically rotated (deleted) every month. Raw log files are kept for the purpose to allow a manual review if there are any indications of a server attack or of abuse of our services.
2. vBulletin Forum Software
When registering you do not need to provide any information except the bare minimum that we need for your account and to contact you: an account name (username, pseudonym or nickname), an email address, and a password. Upon signup, vBulletin automatically records the IP address of the computer from which you accessed Skadi Forum. The related IP database entries are deleted hourly.
Skadi Forum allows the licit use of proxies.
Skadi Forum accepts email addresses from all ISPs, all websites, and from all free and commercial email providers in the world. Skadi Forum guarantees that it will keep your email address confidential and that your email address will not be shared with anybody that has not been entrusted with administrative forum tasks. In particular, it will not be shared with or sold to commercial companies or non-profit organizations of any kind.
Skadi Forum collects and stores no other information about you, unless you choose to provide such information voluntarily to us or the Skadi Forum community. Skadi Forum explicitly discourages and prohibits the revelation of private information of others (Skadi Rules).
Skadi Forum does not record your IP address upon posting or any other forum activity. At no time but signup your IP address is linked to your account name (username, pseudonym, or nickname) in any log files.
Skadi Forum does not record or store the forum access or surfing behavior of Skadi Forum members. It logs exclusively commands and accesses related to the moderation or administration of Skadi Forum.
If you are a guest and only read Skadi Forum, no personal cookies are used. Those cookies which are used are merely required to control your active session.
If you are a member and decide to enable automatic login (by selecting the [x] Remember Me? checkbox next to the fields where you enter your username and password), Skadi Forum will in addition store personalized cookies on your hard drive. They are stored in the cookie directory of your web browser and contain your user id and login information.
The cookies help you to create a speedy web experience by remembering your login, so you don't have to re-type it when signing in. The cookies do not contain any personal information (such as your name, your telephone number or email address), and we do not use them to track your movements through our site. Whether you want to use them is entirely your choice.
No other web site can use or view the cookies set by Skadi Forum.
Skadi Forum does not use third-party cookies to keep track of your forum identity after you logged out.
4. Private Messaging and Instant Messaging
The purpose of private and instant messaging is to allow for discreet conversations to take place between members. Private and instant messages are stored unencrypted in the database and can with some effort be read by everyone with direct database access (Skadi Forum Administrators). They are private but not necessarily secret.
Private messages are kept in the database until both the sender and recipient have deleted their copies. Instant Messages are regularly deleted from the database in intervals of about one hour after reception.
Skadi Forum guarantees not to monitor or review the content of private messages or instant messages apart from the following cases:
Skadi Forum has no third-party software installed to facilitate the monitoring or review of private messages.
Skadi Forum permits the licit use of cryptographic software in private and instant messages.
5. Reputation Comments
The purpose of reputation comments is to make a brief private comment of approval or disapproval to the author of a post. Reputation comments are stored in the database for an indefinite period of time. Administrators and Senior Moderators (Members of the Witenagemot) of Skadi Forum can easily access reputation comments via a menu. No direct database access is required. Consider them semi-public.
Skadi Forum guarantees not to monitor or review the content of reputation comments apart from the following cases:
6. Authorized Law Enforcement
Skadi Forum will not cooperate with any law enforcement agencies other than those that hold jurisdiction over its server, hitherto called authorized law enforcement. It will in particular not cooperate with foreign pariah regimes that have a record of premeditated disrespect for human rights and freedom of expression.
Skadi Forum will not voluntarily provide a complete record of its database or a complete record of its log files to authorized law enforcement, except for the case that it is ordered to do so by a Court of Law.
Skadi Forum reserves the right, however, to provide on demand, requested excerpts of its database or its log files to authorized law enforcement, if such a measure appears, having considered all the circumstances, necessary in order to prevent a confiscation of its server or complete database.
7. Criminal Intrusion (Hacking)
Skadi Forum strives to maximize its security, is well administered, and, despite many attempts in the past, has so far never been hacked.
Given potential security holes in modern software and the possibility of human error, Skadi Forum can, however, give no guarantees whatsoever that its database or parts thereof cannot fall into the hands of data criminals.
Make sure you understand that you use Skadi Forum at your own risk. Do not store anything on or transmit anything via Skadi Forum, you would mind to be published somewhere on the Internet.
8. Links to Other Websites
Should you have any other questions or concerns about Skadi Forum's Privacy Statement and use of personal information, please feel free to contact us.
|Wednesday, November 21st, 2007||#2|
Books won't stay banned, ideas won't go to jail
Þeudanaz„Friend of Germanics”
Skadi Funding Member
Skadi Forum Stance on Privacy
Skadi Forum maintains a pro-privacy stance. We understand that due to many political and social circumstances, Skadi Forum members want to keep their identities anonymous. We do not require that you give us your names, pictures, location of residence and other personal details.
In light of recent occurrences, we must stress that the revelation and sharing of personal information of Skadi Forum members without their consent is not permitted. Private details that may make members identifiable as real persons include names (including names of family members), pictures, video/audio recordings, location of residence, IPs and others similar. Posting links to or quotes of others who have revealed such details shall equally not be permitted. If you are unsure what constitutes sensible, identifiable information, do not post it by default. See rule 7 (a):
Threatening members with the revelation of their private details or pictures shall not be tolerated either. Threatening members with physical violence shall equally not be tolerated. If you are unsure what constitutes a threat of physical violence, do not threaten by default. We will assume by default that you are serious about your threats and take necessary action. We shall accept no excuses for revelation of private details and/or threats, so by resorting to such behavior, you do so at your own risk.
The public posting of private messages from members or staff without consent is also prohibited. They are called private messages for a reason. If there are no particularly sensible details in these private messages the offenders will not be banned, but may receive a warning or infraction based on the gravity of the offense. Those who continue to post private material from messages without consent may be placed under extended moderation or receive temporary or permanent bans, according to the gravity of the offense.
N.B.: Warnings and infractions also constitute private messages. If you have a complaint or desire to discuss a particular disciplinary measure or the conduct of a staff member, please contact said staff member or a member of the administration or use our contact form. The procedures are illustrated and explained by our rules 30 & 31.
Reputation comments are semi-private so much of the above applies if they contain sensible, identifiable information. Impersonal and/or non-sensible reputation comments can be posted in specific public topics, such as "Favorite reputation comments". If you are unsure what constitutes sensible, identifiable information, do not post them by default.
Private Sections and the Staff Forum
The public posting of information from private forums specific to those forums, such as the Althing, Skadi Asgård Club or the Staff Forum is generally not permitted. Sharing such information with non-members or with/by ex-members is equally not permitted.
The Staff Forum is dedicated to the discussion of issues related to the moderation and administration of the Forum. The Staff Forum is private and can only be read by current Staff members. Its content must thus be kept confidential. It must not be shared with members who are not part of the Skadi Staff. This also holds true for former staff members, i.e. it must not be shared with or by members who are no longer active Staff.
Staff members also have the responsibility to respect and protect the privacy of forum members. They must not provide members with details that cannot accessed by the public, such as e-mail addresses, no matter the reason.
Illicit Obtaining and Use of Information
The public and private exchange of private information, i.e. of information to which one could only have gained knowledge by learning access of forums he didn't have legitimately access to, i. e. Staff or the Althing, or of such information of private nature, i. e. PM, chat, IRC is not permitted and the person who reveals the information may be banned, be it then one reveals the source of the information; in the latter case a milder measure may be taken and the originator or leaker may be banned.
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