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Privacy Policy

This page explains how and when your personal data is collected, processed and used when accessing dokuwiki.org or any of its subdomains. Basis of all processing are the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

In the following text we use

  • “we” for the people managing the website or in GDPR speak: the controller
  • “you” for the users accessing the website or in GDPR speak: the data subject

We're not doing anything different than any other website on the planet, but it's only fair we explain it to you.

This text was written to be short and easy to understand by someone who is not a lawyer.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

We do not specifically market to children under 13.


Cookies are small text files stored by us inside your browser. This allows us to give your browser a short- and long-term memory.

In general, all cookies we set are necessary to provide functionality on our sites. Details on which cookies are set by RandallMikulas.com are listed below;


Used for authentication after login. This holds the necessary data to (re)login a previously authenticated user.

  • Importance: necessary for anyone who needs to log in
  • Typical content: encrypted username and password
  • Expires: in a year 1)


Used for remembering acceptance of the privacy policy and helpful user preferences, like the size of the editor textarea.

  • Importance: functional
  • Typical content: name/value pairs in plain text
  • Expires: in a year


The standard PHP session identifier. Used to hold temporary data and to avoid CSRF attacks.

  • Importance: necessary
  • Typical content: random ID
  • Expires: at the end of the browser session

Some of the third party services we use (see below) may also set their own cookies. We explain those further down. Your browser has settings to control which cookies it accepts and for how long it stores them. How to enable cookies.

Server Logs

The web server hosting our site does not log any information about visitors to our website.

Change Logs

When you edit a page in the wiki, we log the following personal data

  • username
  • IP address

This allows us to easily block users who vandalize the wiki. And your username allows us to credit you according to the CC Attribution Share Alike license we use on this wiki.

User Profiles

When you opt to register for an account you need to provide the following minimal data:

  • username
  • email address
  • password

All other data is optional.

When you want to delete your account, use our Contact Form to send us a message requesting so.

Third Party Processing

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a popular free tool to track how users use a web page. It tracks, for example, where users came from, which pages they looked at and how long they stayed on the site.

This information is useful to us to understand our users better and improve the service.

We use Google Analytics with the 'anonymizeIP' option. That means Google will truncate your IP address before processing it. This way, no personal identifiable information is sent to Google Analytics.

Google's servers do see your full IP address, though, because the analytics script is downloaded directly from them. They promise not to use that though – we trust them.

Google Analytics also uses a cookie to track if you visit a website more often.

You can easily opt out of being tracked at all using their Browser Plugin.

Google AdSense

Yes, we show ads on some of our subdomains (in the forum, for example). Those are provided by Google AdSense.

Again, we do not send any personal identifiable information to Google, but we do load their script and they do set a cookie to “improve the ad experience”.

You can opt out of some of their tracking using their Ad Settings Tool or you can just install an ad blocker. We're not even mad. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

YouTube and other Videos

Some of our pages may contain videos. We use the Video Share Plugin for that. We use the “privacy enhanced” youtube-nocookie.com domain for YouTube videos. That domain will not track your visit. Your IP address will be visible to YouTube's server though.

Videos embedded from other sources may track your visit.

Facebook, Twitter, Google+ Badges

We invite you to join our social communities. To do so we use their social widgets on some pages. These may track you with a cookie.

Fair Information Practices

To comply with Fair Information Practices we will take the following action in the event of a data breach:

  • We will notify visitors via in site notification within 1 business day of being informed of such breach.

Your Rights

The GDPR guarantees your right to information about your personal data, as well as your rights to rectification, erasure, and portability (e.g. for transferring data). Furthermore, you have a right to restriction and objection of processing your data.

Feel free to fill out our Contact Form so that we can work out how we can help you.

Of course, you also have a right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory data protection authority.

If “Remember me” was checked when logging in, otherwise: at the end of the browser session
privacy.txt · Last modified: 2018/12/11 04:56 (external edit)