TML Testing Wiki:Privacy policy

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Summary

Disclaimer: This summary is not a part of the Privacy Policy and is not a legal document. It is simply a handy reference for understanding the full Privacy Policy. Think of it as the user-friendly interface to our Privacy Policy.

Because we believe that you shouldn't have to provide personal information to participate in the free knowledge movement, you may:

  • Read, edit, or use any Wikimedia Site without registering an account.
  • Register for an account without providing an email address or real name.

Because we want to understand how the TML Testing Wiki is used so we can make it better for you, we collect some information when you:

  • Make public contributions.
  • Register an account or update your user page.
  • Use the TML Testing Wiki.
  • Send us emails or participate in a survey, give feedback or subscribe.

We are committed to:

  • Describing how your information may be used or shared in this Privacy Policy.

  • Using reasonable measures to keep your information secure.

  • Never selling your information or sharing it with third parties for marketing purposes.

  • Only sharing your information in limited circumstances, such as to improve the TML Testing Wiki, to comply with the law, or to protect you and others.
  • Retaining your data for the shortest possible time that is consistent with maintaining, understanding, and improving the TML Testing Wiki, and our obligations under law.

Be aware:

  • Any content you add or any change that you make to the TML Testing Wiki will be publicly and permanently available.

  • If you add content or make a change the TML Testing Wiki without logging in, that content or change will be publicly and permanently attributed to the IP address used at the time rather than a username.

  • Our community of volunteer editors and contributors is a self-policing body. Certain administrators of the TML Testing Wiki, who are chosen by the community, use tools that grant them limited access to nonpublic information about recent contributions so they may protect the TML Testing Wiki and enforce policies.

  • As part of our commitment to education and research around the world, we may release public information and aggregated or non-personal information to the general public through data dumps and data sets.
  • For the protection of the TML Testing Wiki and other users, if you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you may not use the TML Testing Wiki.

Full Privacy Policy

Introduction

Welcome!

The TML Testing Wiki is founded on a simple, but powerful principle: we can do more together than any of us can do alone. We cannot work collectively without gathering, sharing, and analyzing information about our users as we seek new ways to make the TML Testing Wiki more usable, safer, and more beneficial.

We believe that information-gathering and use should go hand-in-hand with transparency. This Privacy Policy explains how the TML Testing Wiki collects, uses, and shares information we receive from you through your use of the TML Testing Wiki. It is essential to understand that, by using the TML Testing Wiki, you consent to the collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure, and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. That means that reading this Policy carefully is important.

We believe that you shouldn't have to provide personal information to participate in the free knowledge movement. You do not have to provide things like your real name, address, or date of birth to sign up for a standard account or contribute content to the TML Testing Wiki.

We do not sell or rent your nonpublic information, nor do we give it to others to sell you anything. We use it to figure out how to make the TML Testing Wiki more engaging and accessible, to see which ideas work, and to make learning and contributing more fun. Put simply: we use this information to make the TML Testing Wiki better for you.

After all, it's people like you, the champions of free knowledge, who make it possible for the TML Testing Wiki to not only exist, but also grow and thrive.

Definitions

Because everyone (not just lawyers) should be able to easily understand how and why their information is collected and used, we use common language instead of more formal terms throughout this Policy. To help ensure your understanding of some particular key terms, here is a table of translations:

When we say... ... we mean:
"the TML Testing Wiki" / "the wiki" / "we" / "us" / "our" The TML Testing Wiki and related websites.
"you" / "your" / "me" You, regardless of whether you are an individual, group, or organization, and regardless of whether you are using the TML Testing Wiki or our services on behalf of yourself or someone else.
"this Policy" / "this Privacy Policy" This document, entitled the "The TML Testing Wiki Privacy Policy".
"contributions" Content you add or changes you make to the TML Testing Wiki.
"personal information" Information you provide us or information we collect from you that could be used to personally identify you. To be clear, while we do not necessarily collect all of the following types of information, we consider at least the following to be “personal information” if it is otherwise nonpublic and can be used to identify you:
  1. your real name, address, phone number, email address, password, identification number on government-issued ID, IP address, user-agent information, credit card number;
  2. when associated with one of the items in subsection 1, any sensitive data such as date of birth, gender, sexual orientation, racial or ethnic origins, marital or familial status, medical conditions or disabilities, political affiliation, and religion; and
  3. any of the items in subsections 1 or 2 when associated with your user account.
"third party" / "third parties" Individuals, entities, websites, services, products, and applications that are not controlled, managed, or operated by the TML Testing Wiki. This includes other TML Testing Wiki users and independent organizations or groups who help promote the TML Testing Wiki such as user groups, volunteers, employees, directors, officers, grant recipients, and contractors of those organizations or groups.

What This Privacy Policy Does & Doesn't Cover

Except as explained below, this Privacy Policy applies to our collection and handling of information about you that we receive as a result of your use of any of the TML Testing Wiki. This Policy also applies to information that we receive from our partners or other third parties. To understand more about what this Privacy Policy covers, please see below.

Examples of What This Privacy Policy Covers

For the sake of clarity, this Privacy Policy covers, regardless of language:

  • All parts of this site such as the TML Testing Wiki, including user pages, discussion pages, and noticeboards.
  • Our forums (unless we have provided a separate policy for those services).
  • Our mobile site.
  • Emails, SMS, and notifications from us or sent to us from you.

This Privacy Policy, however, does not cover some situations where we may gather or process information. For example, some uses may be covered by separate privacy policies run by third parties. To understand more about what this Privacy Policy does not cover, please see below.

More on what this Privacy Policy doesn't cover

This section is part of the Privacy Policy and is meant to explain in detail which situations are not covered by our Privacy Policy.

Community members

The TML Testing Wiki contains collaborative labors of love that are constantly maintained and updated by a global community of volunteers. As a result, some volunteers have access to certain nonpublic information, and use of that information may not be governed by this Privacy Policy. Examples include:

  • Administrative volunteers, such as moderators and bureaucrats. These are volunteers who enforce the TML Testing Wiki's policies and ensure the safety of the site. When these administrators access nonpublic information, they are required to comply with our privacy policy, as well as other policies, where needed.
  • Other users. We provide several tools that allow users to communicate with each other. The communications may be covered by this Policy while they pass through our systems, but the users who receive these communications, and what they do with the communications once they receive them, are not covered by this Policy. Examples include:
    • requesting support from volunteers;
    • emailing other users through the TML Testing Wiki; and
    • using the provided forum.
Third parties

This Privacy Policy only covers the way the TML Testing Wiki collects and handles information. Third parties who might receive information when you use the TML Testing Wiki may include:

  • Service providers whom we may use to help provide our services to you. For example, our actions regarding your information on our forum are covered by this Privacy Policy, but if our forum were hosted by WordPress, WordPress may also collect information sent automatically by your browser or through cookies that they set. If you are curious about any third-party provider's privacy practices, you should refer directly to their privacy policy.
  • Websites run by other organizations, like websites linked to from the "References" sections of the TML Testing Wiki. These organizations may receive information from you if you visit their websites after using the TML Testing Wiki. They are governed by their own privacy policies.
  • Mobile applications provided by other organizations or individuals. These organizations or individuals may receive information from you if you use those applications to access the TML Testing Wiki content. They are governed by their own privacy policies.
  • Third-party data-collecting tools that are placed on the TML Testing Wiki by volunteers or other third parties. Sometimes, volunteers may place a data-collecting tool, such as a script, gadget, tracking pixel, or share button, on the TML Testing Wiki without our knowledge. This Policy does not cover how third parties handle the information they receive as a result of such a tool. If you come across such a third-party tool, and you believe it violates this Policy, you can remove the tool yourself, or report it so we can investigate.

Where community policies govern information the relevant community may add to the rules and obligations set out in this Policy. However, they are not permitted to create new exceptions or otherwise reduce the protections offered by this Policy.

Use of Info

Types of Information We Receive From You, How We Get It, and How We Use It

Your Public Contributions

The TML Testing Wiki was created to help you share your knowledge with the world, and we share your contributions because you have asked us to do so.

When you make a contribution to the TML Testing Wiki, including on user pages, discussion pages or the forum, you are creating a permanent, public record of every piece of content added, removed, or altered by you. The page history will show when your contribution or deletion was made, as well as your username (if you are signed in) or your IP address (if you are not signed in). We may use your public contributions, either aggregated with the public contributions of others or individually, to create new features or data-related products for you or to learn more about how the TML Testing Wiki is used.

Unless this Policy says otherwise, you should assume that information that you actively contribute to the TML Testing Wiki, including personal information, is publicly visible and can be found by search engines. Like most things on the Internet, anything you share may be copied and redistributed throughout the Internet by other people. Please do not contribute any information that you are uncomfortable making permanently public, like revealing your real name or location in your contributions.

You should be aware that specific data made public by you or aggregated data that is made public by us can be used by anyone for analysis and to infer information about users, such as which country a user is from, political affiliation, and gender.

Account Information & Registration

Want to create an account? Great! Don't want to create an account? No problem!

You are not required to create an account to read or contribute to the TML Testing Wiki, except under rare circumstances. However, if you contribute without signing in, your contribution will be publicly attributed to the IP address associated with your device.

If you want to create a standard account, in most cases we require only a username and a password. Your username will be publicly visible, so please be careful about using your real name as your username. Your password is only used to verify that the account is yours. Your IP address is also automatically submitted to us, and we record it temporarily to help prevent abuse. No other personal information is required: no name, no email address, no date of birth, no credit card information.

Once created, user accounts cannot be removed entirely (although you can usually hide the information on your user page if you choose to). This is because your public contributions must be associated with their author (you!). So make sure you pick a name that you will be comfortable with for years to come.

To gain a better understanding of the demographics of our users, to localize our services, and to learn how we can improve our services, we may ask you for more demographic information, such as gender or age, about yourself. We will tell you if such information is intended to be public or private, so that you can make an informed decision about whether you want to provide us with that information. Providing such information is always completely optional. If you don't want to, you don't have to—it's as simple as that.

Information Related to Your Use of the TML Testing Wiki

We want to make the TML Testing Wiki better for you by learning more about how you use them. Examples of this might include how often you visit the TML Testing Wiki, what you like, what you find helpful, how you get to the TML Testing Wiki, and whether you would use a helpful feature more if we explained it differently. We also want this Policy and our practices to reflect our community's values. For this reason, we keep information related to your use of the TML Testing Wiki confidential, except as provided in this Policy.

Information We Receive Automatically

Because of how browsers work and similar to other major websites, we receive some information automatically when you visit the TML Testing Wiki. This information includes the type of device you are using (possibly including unique device identification numbers, for some beta versions of our mobile applications), the type and version of your browser, your browser's language preference, the type and version of your device's operating system, in some cases the name of your internet service provider or mobile carrier, the website that referred you to the TML Testing Wiki, which pages you request and visit, and the date and time of each request you make to the TML Testing Wiki.

Put simply, we use this information to enhance your experience with the TML Testing Wiki. For example, we use this information to administer the sites, provide greater security, and fight vandalism; optimize mobile applications, customize content and set language preferences, test features to see what works, and improve performance; understand how users interact with the TML Testing Wiki, track and study use of various features, gain understanding about the demographics of the TML Testing Wiki, and analyze trends.

Information We Collect

We actively collect some types of information with a variety of commonly-used technologies. These generally include tracking pixels, JavaScript, and a variety of "locally stored data" technologies, such as cookies and local storage. We realize that some of these technologies do not have the best reputation in town and can be used for less-than-noble purposes. So we want to be as clear as we can about why we use these methods and the type of information we collect with them.

Depending on which technology we use, locally stored data can be anything from text, pictures, and whole articles (as we explain further below) to personal information (like your IP address) and information about your use of the TML Testing Wiki (like your username or the time of your visit).

We use this information to make your experience with the TML Testing Wiki safer and better, to gain a greater understanding of user preferences and their interaction with the TML Testing Wiki, and to generally improve our services. We will never use third-party cookies, unless we get your permission to do so. If you ever come across a third-party data collection tool that has not been authorized by you (such as one that may have been mistakenly placed by another user or administrator), please report it to us.

Locally stored data, JavaScript, and tracking pixels help us do things like:

  • Provide you with a personalized experience, such as using cookies to know your language preference, to remember the user preferences you set so we can provide you with the customized look and feel that you want, and to tell you about interesting TML Testing Wiki issues and events in your area.
  • Deliver more relevant content to you faster. For example, we may use local storage to store your most recently read articles directly on your device, so they can be retrieved quickly. Also, we may use cookies to learn about the topics searched so that we can optimize the search results we deliver to you.
  • Understand how you use the TML Testing Wiki, so that we know what works and what is useful. For example, we might use cookies to learn about the list of articles you are following on your watchlist so that we can recommend similar articles that you may be interested in.
  • Understand how you use the TML Testing Wiki across different devices, so that we can make the TML Testing Wiki more efficient and effective for you.
  • Make the TML Testing Wiki more convenient to use, such as by using cookies to maintain your session when you log in or to remember your username in the login field.

We believe this data collection helps improve your user experience, but you may remove or disable some or all locally stored data through your browser settings, depending on your browser. While locally stored data may not be necessary to use our sites, some features may not function properly if you disable locally stored data.

While the examples above concerning information about you collected through the use of data collection tools are kept confidential in accordance with this Policy, please note that some information about the actions taken by your username is made publicly available through public logs alongside actions taken by other users. For example, a public log may include the date your account was created on the TML Testing Wiki along with the dates that other accounts were created on the TML Testing Wiki. Information available through public logs will not include personal information about you.

Emails

You have the option of providing an email address at the time of registration or in later interactions with the TML Testing Wiki. If you do so, your email address is kept confidential, except as provided in this Policy. We do not sell, rent, or use your email address to advertise third-party products or services to you.

We use your email address to let you know about things that are happening on the TML Testing Wiki, such as telling you important information about your account, letting you know if something is changing about the TML Testing Wiki or policies, and alerting you when there has been a change to an article that you have decided to follow. Please note that if you email us, we may keep your message, email address, and any other information you provide us, so that we can process and respond to your request.

You can choose to limit some of these kinds of notifications, like those alerting you if an article changes. Others, such as those containing critical information that all users need to know to participate successfully in the TML Testing Wiki, you may not be able to opt out of. You can manage what kinds of notifications you receive and how often you receive them by going to your Notifications Preferences.

We will never ask for your password by email (but may send you a temporary password via email if you have requested a password reset). If you ever receive such an email, please let us know by so we can investigate the source of the email.

Direct communications between users (such as messages sent through the "Email this user" feature), to the extent such communications are nonpublic and stored in or in transit through the TML Testing Wiki systems, are kept confidential by us, except as provided in this Policy.

Surveys & Feedback

Participating in optional surveys or providing feedback helps us make the TML Testing Wiki better. Because every survey and request for feedback may be used for various purposes, we will tell you, at the time we give you the survey or request for feedback, how we plan on using your answers and any personal information you provide. If you don't feel comfortable with how we plan on using the survey or feedback results, you are not obligated to take the survey or give feedback.

Location Information

GPS & Other Location Technologies

Some features we offer work better if we know what area you are in. But it's completely up to you whether or not you want us to use geolocation tools to make some features available to you. If you consent, we can use GPS (and other technologies commonly used to determine location) to show you more relevant content. We keep information obtained by these technologies confidential, except as provided in this Policy.

Metadata

Sometimes, we may automatically receive location data from your device. For example, if you want to upload a photo, we may receive metadata, such as the place and time you took the photo, automatically from your device. Please be aware that, unlike location information collected using GPS signals described above, the default setting on your mobile device typically includes the metadata in your photo or video upload to the TML Testing Wiki. If you do not want metadata sent to us and made public at the time of your upload, please change your settings on your device.

IP Addresses

Finally, when you visit the TML Testing Wiki, we automatically receive the IP address of the device (or your proxy server) you are using to access the Internet, which could be used to infer your geographical location. We keep IP addresses confidential, except as provided in this Policy. For example, if you make a contribution without signing into your account, your IP address used at the time will be publicly and permanently recorded. If you are visiting the TML Testing Wiki with your mobile device, we may use your IP address to provide anonymized or aggregated information to service providers regarding the volume of usage in certain areas. We use IP addresses for research and analytics; to better personalize content, notices, and settings for you; to fight spam, identity theft, malware, and other kinds of abuse; and to provide better mobile and other applications.

Sharing

When May We Share Your Information?

With Your Permission

We may share your information for a particular purpose, if you agree.

For Legal Reasons

We may access, preserve, or disclose your personal information if we reasonably believe it necessary to satisfy a valid and legally enforceable warrant, subpoena, court order, law or regulation, or other judicial or administrative order. However, if we believe that a particular request for disclosure of a user's information is legally invalid or an abuse of the legal system and the affected user does not intend to oppose the disclosure themselves, we will try our best to fight it. We are committed to notifying you via email at least ten (10) calendar days, when possible, before we disclose your personal information in response to a legal demand. However, we may only provide notice if we are not legally restrained from contacting you, there is no credible threat to life or limb that is created or increased by disclosing the request, and you have provided us with an email address.

Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal objections or defenses you may have to a third party's request (whether it be civil, criminal, or governmental) to disclose your information. We recommend seeking the advice of legal counsel immediately if such a request is made involving you.

If the Organization is Transferred

In the extremely unlikely event that ownership of all or parts of the TML Testing Wiki changes, or we go through a reorganization (such as a merger, consolidation, or acquisition), we will continue to keep your personal information confidential, except as provided in this Policy, and provide notice to you via the TML Testing Wiki or mailing list at least thirty (30) calendar days before any personal information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

To Protect You, Ourselves & Others

We, or particular users with certain administrative rights as described below, may need to share your personal information if it is reasonably believed to be necessary to enforce or investigate potential violations of our Terms of Use, this Privacy Policy, or any Foundation or user community-based policies. We may also need to access and share information to investigate and defend ourselves against legal threats or actions.

The TML Testing Wiki is collaborative, with users writing policies and selecting from amongst themselves people to hold certain administrative rights. These rights may include access to limited amounts of otherwise nonpublic information about recent contributions and activity by other users. They use this access to help protect against vandalism and abuse, fight harassment of other users, and generally try to minimize disruptive behavior on the TML Testing Wiki. These various user-selected administrative groups may have their own privacy and confidentiality guidelines, but all such groups are supposed to agree to follow this Policy. These user-selected administrative groups are accountable to other users through checks and balances: users are selected through a community-driven process and overseen by their peers through a logged history of their actions. However, the legal names of these users may not be known to the TML Testing Wiki.

We hope that this never comes up, but we may disclose your personal information if we believe that it's reasonably necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm or death to a person, or to protect our organization, employees, contractors, users, or the public. We may also disclose your personal information if we reasonably believe it necessary to detect, prevent, or otherwise assess and address potential spam, malware, fraud, abuse, unlawful activity, and security or technical concerns.

To Our Service Providers

As hard as we may try, we can't do it all. So sometimes we use third-party service providers or contractors who help run or improve the TML Testing Wiki for you and other users. We may give access to your personal information to these providers or contractors as needed to perform their services for us or to use their tools and services. We put requirements, such as confidentiality agreements, in place to help ensure that these service providers treat your information consistently with, and no less protective of your privacy than, the principles of this Policy.

To Understand & Experiment

The open-source software that powers the TML Testing Wiki depends on the contributions of volunteer software developers, who spend time writing and testing code to help it improve and evolve with our users' needs. To facilitate their work, we may give some developers limited access to systems that contain your personal information, but only as reasonably necessary for them to develop and contribute to the TML Testing Wiki.

Similarly, we may share non-personal or aggregated information with researchers, scholars, academics, and other interested third parties who wish to study the TML Testing Wiki. Sharing this information helps them understand usage, viewing, and demographics statistics and patterns. They then can share their findings with us and our users so that we can all better understand and improve the TML Testing Wiki.

When we give access to personal information to third-party developers or researchers, we put requirements, such as reasonable technical and contractual protections, in place to help ensure that these service providers treat your information consistently with the principles of this Policy and in accordance with our instructions. If these developers or researchers later publish their work or findings, we ask that they not disclose your personal information. Please note that, despite the obligations we impose on developers and researchers, we cannot guarantee that they will abide by our agreement, nor do we guarantee that we will regularly screen or audit their projects.

Because You Made It Public

Any information you post publicly on the TML Testing Wiki is just that – public. For example, if you put your mailing address on your talk page, that is public, and not protected by this Policy. And if you edit without registering or logging into your account, your IP address will be seen publicly. Please think carefully about your desired level of anonymity before you disclose personal information on your user page or elsewhere.

Protection

How Do We Protect Your Data?

We strive to protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We use a variety of physical and technical measures, policies, and procedures (such as access control procedures, network firewalls, and physical security) designed to protect our systems and your personal information. Unfortunately, there's no such thing as completely secure data transmission or storage, so we can't guarantee that our security will not be breached (by technical measures or through violation of our policies and procedures).

How Long Do We Keep Your Data?

Once we receive personal information from you, we keep it for the shortest possible time that is consistent with the maintenance, understanding, and improvement of the TML Testing Wiki, and our obligations under applicable United States and Australian law. Non-personal information may be retained indefinitely.

Please remember that certain information is retained and displayed indefinitely, such as your IP address (if you edit while not logged in) and any public contributions to the TML Testing Wiki.

Important info

For the protection of the TML Testing Wiki and other users, if you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you may not use the TML Testing Wiki.

Where is the Foundation & What Does That Mean for Me?

The TML Testing Wiki is a non-profit organization based in Australia, with servers and data centers located in the United States If you decide to use the TML Testing Wiki, whether from inside or outside of the United States and Australia, you consent to the collection, transfer, storage, processing, disclosure, and other uses of your information in the United States and Australia as described in this Privacy Policy. You also consent to the transfer of your information by us from the United States and Australia to other countries, which may have different or less stringent data protection laws than your country, in connection with providing services to you.

Our Response to Do Not Track (DNT) signals

We are strongly committed to not sharing nonpublic information with third parties. In particular, we do not allow tracking by third-party websites you have not visited (including advertising networks and social platforms), nor do we share your information with any third parties for marketing purposes. Under this Policy, we may share your information only under particular situations, which you can learn more about in the “When May We Share Your Information” section of this Privacy Policy.

Because we protect all users in this manner, we do not change our behavior in response to a web browser's "do not track" signal.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Because things naturally change over time and we want to ensure our Privacy Policy accurately reflects our practices and the law, it may be necessary to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. We reserve the right to do so in the following manner:

  • In the event of substantial changes, we will provide the proposed changes to our users for a period lasting at least thirty (30) calendar days via this page.
  • For minor changes, such as grammatical fixes, administrative or legal changes, or corrections of inaccurate statements, we will post the changes and, when possible, provide at least three (3) calendar days' prior notice via this page.

We ask that you please review the most up-to-date version of our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the TML Testing Wiki after this Privacy Policy becomes effective constitutes acceptance of this Privacy Policy on your part. Your continued use of the TML Testing Wiki after any subsequent version of this Privacy Policy becomes effective, following notice as outlined above, constitutes acceptance of that version of the Privacy Policy on your part.

Contact Us

If you have questions or suggestions about this Privacy Policy, or the information collected under this Privacy Policy, please contact us directly.

Thank You!

Thank you for reading our Privacy Policy. We hope you enjoy using the TML Testing Wiki and appreciate your participation in creating, maintaining, and constantly working to improve the wiki!

Approval of Privacy Policy

This privacy policy was approved on April 2nd 2015 and went into effect on the same date.