While browsing the Encyclopedia Twinsunica, no personal information about the visitor is collected. Page views are only recorded to use in anonymous site statistics, such as the counter at the bottom of each page (example: "This page has been accessed 5,889 times.").
Data sent by your browser is stored in an access log. This data contains information such as the browser version of the visitor, their operating system, screen resolution, etc. In case of illegal hacking attempts or other suspicious behaviour it's possible for the site administrator to retrieve the IP address of the visitor from these access logs, but those will never made public. Access logs can be used for further anonymous statistics such as browser usage or geographical statistics.
In order to add new pages or edit existing ones on this site, it's mandatory to register. You have to enter a username and a password, optionally you can also enter an email address and your real name. Your account will be displayed in the User list.
Your account will never be shared with any other website or party other than the Encyclopedia Twinsunica.
A username is an online handle or nickname for you. It's used to identify you without having to use your real name.
Your password is stored encrypted into the database. It's not possible for anyone, not even the site administrator, to view or retrieve your password. Site crew will never ask you for your password.
If you have forgotten your password, it's possible to have a new password emailed to you, if you have entered an e-mail address while registering.
Use a hard to guess password, made up by a combination of letters and numbers, and it should not contain (part of) your username.
Entering an e-mail address is optional, but has several benefits. It can be used to send you a new password in case you've forgotten yours, or for other users to send you a message by a using a form (example). Your e-mail address is never public to other users. It will never be used for mailing lists or unrequited emails.
Entering your real name is purely optional. This can be used to credit your contributions using your real name. Enter it only if you feel comfortable with it. Young people should never enter their real name online.
"Remember my login on this computer"
While logging in, it's possible to tick the checkbox labeled "Remember my login on this computer". If you do this you will stay logged in if you return to this site, instead of being automatically logged out after a period of time. The login information is stored in a cookie on the computer.
Do not use this option when using a public computer such as in an internet cafe or library, as other people could use this site under your login.
It's possible to add more information about yourself on your user page after registering (example), but this is purely optional. It goes without saying you should probably not add any personal information such as full names, and definitely no home addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, etc.
Any addition or change you make to any page is recorded into the according page's history with your username next to it (example: ). All users, also anonymous users (not logged in), can view and keep track of these changes. This is to see who is or has been working on a page and also making it possible to revert those changes, for example in the case of vandalism. It also functions as a way of crediting you for your work.