Privacy Policy

Because we believe in clarity of information, we've written our privacy policy to be short and relevant to the specific use of WikiRumours. Note that this privacy policy applies to, so if you've installed an open source copy of the downloadable WikiRumours software on your own domain, please adjust the privacy policy accordingly.

WikiRumours takes precautions to protect your personal information, and shares data with public website visitors or other parties only in anonymized or aggregate form.

WikiRumours collects personal information from users who register on the website or access our API or other services or request information about WikiRumours, such as name, address, phone number, and email address. We also automatically receive and record information from your browser, including your IP address and cookies. The personal information collected is used for identification, authentication, service improvement, research, and contact. We also reserve the right to capture usage data for diagnostic purposes including, but not limited to, IP addresses and geolocation data.

We make reasonable efforts to protect your data from unnecessary or inappropriate use, as documented in this Privacy Policy. Sensitive data is encrypted in our database using a one-way algorithm, and measures are available to users of WikiRumours to anonymize their identity and authorship.

Further, WikiRumours refuses to disclose user data to third parties except as we reasonably believe is required by law or regulation, or as necessary to enforce our Terms of Use or protect the rights, property, or safety of WikiRumours, its users, and the public.

Your personal information is, first and foremost, yours.

You have the right to access the personal information we hold about you in order to verify the accuracy of that information. Upon receipt of your written request, we will provide you with a copy of your personal information and will endeavor to deal with all such requests for access in a timely manner. If you, or a duly authorized verified representative, request that personal information or a profile be removed from the website, we will comply within a reasonable amount of time following such request. We cannot, however, comply with requests for personal information relating to other instances of the WikiRumours software, since we do not have access to those databases.

WikiRumours uses "cookies" for authentication purposes only.

Cookies are used on the website both to ensure valid authentication of registered users and to maintain a logged in state for users who return to the website after closing the browser window or otherwise navigating away from the website.

WikiRumours discourages, but cannot prevent, links to third-party content. Please be cautious.

WikiRumours allows the posting of links to third-party websites. We have no control over third-party websites and the provision of links in no way constitutes an endorsement, authorization, or representation of our connection to that third party. If you access third-party websites using links from WikiRumours or our Services, you should read the privacy policies of those sites and be aware that they may follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of your Personal Information. Additionally, third-party web advertisers may also set cookies. These cookies allow the advertisement server operated by that third party to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. Accordingly, advertisement servers may compile information about where or whether you viewed their advertisements and which advertisements you clicked on. This information allows web advertisers to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy applies to cookies placed on your computer by us, but does not cover the use of cookies by any third-party web advertisers. For the privacy practices of such third-party web advertisers, you should consult the applicable privacy policy for the relevant third-party web advertiser(s).

Your personal information will remain in the database indefinitely unless you request otherwise.

We will keep your personal information for as long as it remains necessary for the operation of the Services or as required by law, which may extend beyond the termination of our relationship with you. In general, once you inform us that you no longer wish to use the Services, we will delete your records from our systems as soon as practicable.

Circumstances change. So will this Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Once a new Privacy Policy becomes effective, it will apply to all personal information submitted by you or collected about you both before and after the date such new Privacy Policy took effect. The date on which the latest update was made is indicated at the bottom of this page. We recommend that you revisit this page from time to time to ensure you are aware of any changes. Your continued use of the Services signifies your acceptance of any changes.

Last updated September 2021