Advocates Pedia:Privacy policy

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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how the Advocates Pedia collects, uses, and shares information we receive from you through your use of the Advocates Pedia Site. It is essential to understand that, by using any of the Advocates Pedia Site, 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.

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 Advocates Pedia Site 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 Advocates Pedia better for you.

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

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 Advocates Pedia. 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.

Your Public Contributions

Whatever you post on Advocates Pedia Site can be seen and used by everyone. The Advocates Pedia were primarily 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 Advocates Pedia Site, including on user or discussion pages, 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. Unless this Policy says otherwise, you should assume that information that you actively contribute to the Advocates Pedia, 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.

Account Information & Registration

You need to create an account to use Advocates Pedia Site. If you do not create an account, you can read, copy but can not edit. 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. Other personal information is optional. 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.

Information We Receive Automatically

Like other websites, we receive some information about you automatically when you visit the Advocates Pedia Site. This information helps us administer the Advocates Pedia Site and enhance your user experience.

Information We Collect

If you choose to provide your email address, we will keep it confidential, except as provided in this Policy.

We may occasionally send you emails about important information.

You may choose to opt out of certain kinds of notifications. You have the option of providing an email address at the time of registration. 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 with Advocates Pedia Site, such as telling you important information about your account, letting you know if something is changing about the Advocates Pedia site 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 Advocates Pedia Site, 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 sending it to, so we can investigate the source of the email.

Surveys & Feedback

We may ask you to provide us with information through a survey or provide feedback.

IP Addresses

When you visit Advocates Pedia Site, we automatically receive the IP address of the device you are using to access the Internet, which can be used to infer your geographical location.

When May We Share Your Information?

We may share your information when you give us specific permission to do so.

Because You Made It Public

Information that you post is public and can been seen and used by everyone. Any information you post publicly on the Advocates Pedia Site is just that – public.

How Long Do We Keep Your Data?

We only keep your personal information as long as necessary to maintain, understand, and improve the Advocates Pedia Site.

Contact Us

If you have questions or suggestions about this Privacy Policy, or the information collected under this Privacy Policy, please email us at

Thank You!

Thank you for reading our Privacy Policy. We hope you enjoy using the Advocates Pedia Site and appreciate your participation in creating, maintaining, and constantly working to improve the largest repository of free knowledge in the world.