For site auditing, research and security purposes, as well as to ensure that this service remains available to all users, we use software programs to monitor traffic and to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. In the event of authorized law enforcement investigations and pursuant to any required legal process, information from these sources may be used to help identify an individual.
Our site's registration form requires users to enter their email address. The information from this registration form is used to verify registration, contact authors, and provide periodic newsletters. We do not disclose your name or email address to any third parties.
Although we make every effort to secure our networks, the MetaWater cannot guarantee privacy of online communications. Our website uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, which encrypts the personal information you submit on registration and login. If you are a registered user, ensure that you keep your session under the HTTPS protocol, which also applies to the login step; then remember to "log out" before you leave your working session or to properly lock down that session. Otherwise, the next person to use the computer may see your information or can fake your identity. Maintaining and preserving the privacy of user data is an important value for this site. Nevertheless, MetaWater cannot guarantee that user information will remain private. We acknowledge that, in spite of our committed effort to protect private user information, determined individuals may still develop data-mining and other methods to uncover such information and disclose it. For this reason, our lab can make no guarantee against unauthorized access to information gathered while surfing our web site.
This web page was written by looking at different disclaimer, copyright and privacy policies of different web sites, including among others Free Software Foundation, Creative Commons, WikiMedia Foundation, and other sources from public universities and research labs. Some sentences were adapted from the sources trying to keep as much as possible their legal meaning.