Privacy Policy

The Patriot Woodwiki

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 The Patriot Woodwiki without registering an account.
  • Register for an account without providing an email address or real name.

Because we want to understand how The Patriot Woodwiki 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 The Patriot Woodwiki site.
  • Send us emails or participate in a survey or give feedback.

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 Patriot Woodwiki, 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 Patriot Woodwiki, and our obligations under law.

Be aware:

  • Any content you add or any change that you make to The Patriot Woodwiki will be publicly and permanently available.

  • If you add content or make a change to The Patriot Woodwiki site 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 Patriot Woodwiki, who are chosen by the community, use tools that grant them limited access to nonpublic information about recent contributions so they may protect The Patriot Woodwiki site and enforce policies.

  • This Privacy Policy does not apply to all sites and services run by The Patriot Woodworker, such as sites or services that have their own privacy policy (like The Patriot Woodworker Shop) or sites or services run by third parties (like third-party developer projects for the software we use for this wiki).
  • As part of our commitment to education and research withing the woodworking world, we occasionally release public information and aggregated or non-personal information to the general public through data dumps and data sets.
  • For the protection of The Patriot Woodworker and other users, if you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you may not use The Patriot Woodwiki.