If you only read the pages on this web site, no more information is collected than is typically collected in server logs by web sites in general. If you contribute to the ADR Decisions.eu wiki, you are publicly publishing every word you post. 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.
Simply visiting the web site does not expose your identity publicly (but see private logging below). When you edit any page in the wiki, however, you are publishing a document and will by identified publicly as the author of this edit.
You can only save a page to the wiki after you have logged in, and your submission will therefore be identified by your user name. This wiki user name will also be publicly connected to your real name and other contact details, which, by default, will look something like this. If you prefer to present additional information about yourself on your user page, e.g. to provide the complete contact details of your law firm, this can probably be arranged for – just let me know.
User passwords are the only guarantee of the integrity of a user's edit history. All users are requested to select strong passwords and to never share them.
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 (and optionally your password) on the next visit. You may clear these cookies after use if you do not wish to expose your username to future users of the same computer (if so, clear the browser cache as well).
Every time you visit a web page, you send a lot of information to the web server. Most web servers routinely maintain access logs with a portion of this information, which can be used to get an overall picture of what pages are popular, what other sites link to this one, and what web browsers people are using. It is in no way intended to use this information to keep track of legitimate users. These logs are merely used to create anonymous statistics on web site use, to solve technical problems, and may be used to investigate suspected abuses of the web site. Personally identifiable data collected in the server logs will only be released if it is required by law or reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of the website operators or its users.
Web site analytics
This web site uses the "Google Analytics" tool to better understand how users are navigating on the site. Google Incorporated requires to display the following notice:
You may specifiy your e-mail address in your preferences and enable other logged-in users to send email to you through the wiki. Your e-mail address itself will not be revealed to them unless you respond, or possibly if the e-mail bounces. You can remove your e-mail address from your preferences at any time to prevent it being used for these purposes.
The e-mail address may also be used by the site operators to communicate with users regarding this web site project.
Deletion of content
Removing text from a wiki page 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 having administrator access to the wiki can still see what was deleted. Information can be permanently deleted by tweaking the wiki database servers, but there is no guarantee this will happen except in response to legal action.