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Private logging ==
Every time you visit a web page, you send 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 not the intention of the OrthodoxWiki projects to use this information to keep track of legitimate users.
These logs are used to produce the [http://meta.OrthodoxWiki.org/stats/ site statistics pages]; the raw log data is not made public, and is normally discarded after about two weeks.
Here's a sample of what's logged for one page view:
22.214.171.124 - - [21/Oct/2003:02:03:19 +0000]
"Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/85.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/85.5"
Log data may be examined by developers in the course of solving technical problems, in tracking down badly- behaved web spiders that overwhelm the site, or very rarely to correlate usernames and network addresses of edits in investigating abuse of the wiki.
We also use log data to post [[OrthodoxWiki:Statistics|statistics]] about the website. This includes information about how users find their way to OrthodoxWiki as well as information abotu which words were typed in to a search engine to get to OrthodoxWiki. None of this yields personally identifiable information. We do not publically post the IP addresses of visitors.
Policy on release of data derived from page logs ===
It is the policy of OrthodoxWiki that personally identifiable data collected in the server logs will not be released by the adminstrators who have access to it, except as follows:
In response to a valid subpoena or other compulsory request from law enforcement# With permission of the affected user# Where the information pertains to page views generated by a spider or bot and its dissemination is necessary to illustrate or resolve technical issues.# Where the user has been vandalising articles or persistently behaving in a disruptive way, data may be released to assist in the targetting of IP blocks, or to assist in the formulation of a complaint to relevant Internet Service Providers# Where it is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of the OrthodoxWiki adminsitrators, OrthodoxWiki users or the public.<!-- this line borrowed from Google-->
== Sharing information with third parties ==